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Song: Swing Life Away                             |
Artist: Rise Against                              |
Album: Siren Songs of the Counter Culture         |
Tabbed by: Geoff Taylor (gt_301289@hotmail.com)   |
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Tuning: drop half a step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)
Strumming: Down Down Up Down Up Down, Down Up Down Up Down...
           (listen for Palm Muting in the Verse)
Chords of course are all Flat because of the Tuning.

Am:       X0221X
A6/7sus4: X5403X
C:        X3201X
C5:       X355XX
Cadd9:    X32033
D:        XXX232
Dsus4:    XXX233
Em:       022XXX
G:        320033
G5:       355XXX

Intro: x3 (strings replace harmonics)

eb|----------------------------|G
Bb|--0------------0-0-0-0-0-0--|U
Gb|----0---2-0----0-0-0-0-0-0--|I
Db|------0-----4--2-2-2-2-2-2--|T
Ab|---------------2-2-2-2-2-2--|A
Eb|---------------0-0-0-0-0-0--|R
                       Em

eb|--3-3-3--3-3-3---3-|G
Bb|--3-3-3--3-3-3---3-|U
Gb|--2-2-2--2-2-2---2-|I
Db|--0-0-0--0-0-0---0-|T
Ab|-------------------|A
Eb|-------------------|R
         Dsus4

Verse: x2                        On 2nd, play:

eb|-----------------------------|-----------------------|G
Bb|-----------------------------|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|U
Gb|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5--|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|I
Db|--2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5--|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|T
Ab|--2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3--|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|A
Eb|--0-0-0--3-3-3---------------|-----------------------|R
       Em     G5        C5               A6/7sus4

Chorus: x2                            on 2nd time, play D 10 times:

eb|----------------3-3-3-----------------------2-2-2-2-2-2--|--2-2-2-2--|G
Bb|---------1-1-1--3-3-3--1-1-1---------1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3--|--3-3-3-3--|U
Gb|---------0-0-0--0-0-0--2-2-2---------0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2--|--2-2-2-2--|I
Db|--2-2-2--2-2-2--0-0-0--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0--|T
Ab|--2-2-2--3-3-3--2-2-2--0-0-0--2-2-2--3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0--|A
Eb|--0-0-0---------3-3-3---------0-0-0----------------------|-----------|R
      Em      C      G      Am     Em     C         D             D

Verse: x2                        On 2nd, play:

eb|-----------------------------|-----------------------|G
Bb|-----------------------------|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|U
Gb|----------------5-5-5-5-5-5--|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|I
Db|--2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5--|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|T
Ab|--2-2-2--5-5-5--3-3-3-3-5-5--|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|A
Eb|--0-0-0--3-3-3---------------|-----------------------|R
       Em     G5        C5               A6/7sus4

Chorus: x2                            on 2nd time, play D 12 times:

eb|----------------3-3-3-----------------------2-2-2-2-2-2--|--2-2-2-2-2-2--|G
Bb|---------1-1-1--3-3-3--1-1-1---------1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3--|--3-3-3-3-3-3--|U
Gb|---------0-0-0--0-0-0--2-2-2---------0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2--|--2-2-2-2-2-2--|I
Db|--2-2-2--2-2-2--0-0-0--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0-0-0--|T
Ab|--2-2-2--3-3-3--2-2-2--0-0-0--2-2-2--3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0-0-0--|A
Eb|--0-0-0---------3-3-3---------0-0-0----------------------|---------------|R
      Em      C      G      Am     Em     C         D               D

Ending: x2

eb|---------3-3-3---------------|G
Bb|---------3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1--|U
Gb|---------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--|I
Db|--2-2-2--0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2--|T
Ab|--2-2-2--2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3--|A
Eb|--0-0-0--3-3-3---------------|R
      Em      G         C


eb|---------3-3-3----------------|G
Bb|---------3-3-3--1-1-1--1-1-1--|U
Gb|---------0-0-0--2-2-2--0-0-0--|I
Db|--2-2-2--0-0-0--2-2-2--2-2-2--|T
Ab|--2-2-2--2-2-2--0-0-0--3-3-3--|A
Eb|--0-0-0--3-3-3----------------|R
      Em      G     Am      C


eb|---------3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3--|G
Bb|---------3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0------3--|U
Gb|---------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0----0--|I
Db|--2-2-2--0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------0--0--|T
Ab|--2-2-2--2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------2--|A
Eb|--0-0-0--3-3-3----------------------------3--|R
      Em      G          Cadd9        End on G      ...End.


Harmonics in intro are something like:

eb|------------------------------------------------|G
Bb|--+12>-----------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0--|U
Gb|-------+12>----------+12------+12--0-0-0-0-0-0--|I
Db|------------+12-+7------------+12--2-2-2-2-2-2--|T
Ab|------------------------+5 or +12--2-2-2-2-2-2--|A
Eb|-----------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0--|R
                                           Em
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asthenia_rules 10 Jun 27, 2005 08:00 PM

In the intro, it's not Em, it's G.

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WhAtSeRnAmE<3 21 Feb 15, 2006 02:04 PM

Its not G either. ITs Csus4.

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Archaos 10 May 17, 2009 04:34 AM

For the intro the chords are this i think
---x--x-x-x-x-x-----------E
---3--3-3-3-3-3-----------B
---0--0-0-0-0-0-----------G
---0--0-0-0-0-0-----------D
---3--3-3-3-3-3-----------A
---x--x-x-x-x-x-----------E
And then on the last time of the intro

-x--x-x-x-x-x-----------------E
-3--3-3-3-3-3-----------------B
-2--2-2-2-2-2-----------------G
-0--0-0-0-0-0-----------------D
-0--0-0-0-0-0-----------------A
-x--x-x-x-x-x-----------------E

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