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Shamandalie 
Sonata Arctica 
Track number 10 from Reckoning night (2004)
                      & 
Track number 8 from  For The Sake Of Revenge (live vertion) 
Tabbed By: Mariano Arnaiz
Anything to : marianoarnaiz@hotmail.com
Tunning: 1/2 step down (EbAbDbGbBbeb)

This song is for two guitars, the acoustic one plays the chords all along the song.
the second guitar plays the fill (clean when theres no distortion, and the distorter 
                                  part along with the acustic guitar struming once)


Piano Intro: Piano only, follow the picking and struming as the piano plays 

  Dmadd13- Dm    C           F     Bb             Gm       Csus4 C
eb||--5----5--|--3--------|--1--|--1-----------|--3-------|--1---0---||
Bb||--6----6--|--5-----5--|--1--|--3--------3--|--3--3----|--1---1---||
Gb||--7----7--|--5-----5--|--2--|--3----3------|--3----3--|--0---0---||
Db||--8----7--|--5--5-----|--3--|--3--3---3----|--5-------|--3---2---||
Ab||--5----5--|--3--------|--3--|--1-----------|--5-------|--3---3---||
Eb||----------|-----------|--1--|--------------|--3-------|----------||

     Gm        Dm       C         F    Bb             Gm           Asus4 A
eb||--3--3--|--1--1--|--0---0--|--1--|--1----3------|--3---------|--0--(0)--||
Bb||--3-----|--3-----|--1--1---|--1--|--3------3----|--3--3------|--3.\.2---||
Gb||--3-----|--2-----|--0------|--2--|--3--------3--|--3----3----|--2--(2)--||
Db||--5--5--|--0--3--|--2------|--3--|--3--3--------|--5------5--|--2--(2)--||
Ab||--5-----|--0-----|--3------|--3--|--1-----------|--5---------|--0--(0)--||
Eb||--3-----|--------|---------|--1--|--------------|--3---------|----------||



Verse 1: Piano and guitar, the guitar strums the chords following the rhythm, no picking.

Am          Dm        Bb         C
In good old times, remember my friend
                                        (FILL 1)
F             Bb           Dm            F  F/E
Moon was so bright and so close to us, sometimes
Am            Dm        Bb           C
We were still blind and deaf, what a bliss?
                                      (___FILL 2___)   
 F             Bb           Dm         F   F/E   C
Painting the world of our own, for our own eyes, now?


FILL 1                   FILL 2
       F    F/E            F    F/E    C                         
eb||--------------||  ||-------------------||
Bb||---10----10---||  ||---10----10----5---||
Gb||---10----9----||  ||---10----9-----5---||
Db||---10----10---||  ||---10----10----5---||
Ab||---8-----7----||  ||---8-----7-----3---||
Eb||--------------||  ||-------------------||

Chorus: play as the verse (the struming i mean)

(C)          Bb                  F
"Can we ever have what we had then?

Gm           Dm
Friendship unbreakable

C          F
Love means nothing to me

Bb      Gm         Csus4
Without blinking an eye

C       Gm         Dm
I'd... fade, if so needed,

C         F
All those moments with you
             (_FILL 3_)
Bb   Gm      Asus4   A
If I had you beside  me"

FILL 3
    Asus4   A
eb||---0----0---||
Bb||---3----2---||
Gb||---2----2---||
Db||---2----2---||
Ab||---0----0---||
Eb||------------||


Verse 2: Piano and guitar, the guitar strums the chords following the rhythm, no picking.

Am         Dm     Bb            C
One cloudy day we both lost the game?
                             (FILL 1)
F             Bb       Dm     F  F/E
We drifted so far and away

Am         Dm       Bb         C
Nothing is quite as cruel as a child
                                    (___FILL 2___)
F             Bb           Dm         F  F/E   C
Sometimes we break the unbreakable, sometimes?


FILL 1                   FILL 2
       F    F/E            F    F/E    C                         
eb||--------------||  ||-------------------||
Bb||---10----10---||  ||---10----10----5---||
Gb||---10----9----||  ||---10----9-----5---||
Db||---10----10---||  ||---10----10----5---||
Ab||---8-----7----||  ||---8-----7-----3---||
Eb||--------------||  ||-------------------||



Chorus
(C)              Bb                F/A
"And we'll never have what we had then

Gm            Dm
Friendship unbroken

C            F
Love means nothing to me

Bb       Gm        Csus4
Without blinking an eye

C       Gm          Dm
I'd... fade, if so needed,

C           F
All those moments with you
              (_____FILL 4_____)
Bb   Gm       Asus4   A      Am
If I had you beside   me     now"

FILL 4
    Asus4   A    Am     
eb||---0----0----0---||
Bb||---3----2----1---||
Gb||---2----2----2---||
Db||---2----2----2---||
Ab||---0----0----0---||
Eb||-----------------||


Middle: Nice thing to rest form all those chords. 
        After the First line play the chords from the middle OVER THE LYRICS.

     (Am)    F    Dm   C    Em E5   C    D
eb||--(0)----1----1----0----0-------0----5-------------------||
Bb||--(1)----1----3----1----0-------1----7-------------------||
Gb||--(2)----2----2----0----0-------0----7-------------------||
Db||--(2)----3----0----2----2--2----2----7-------------------||
Ab||--(0)----3----0----3----2--2----3----5----7-8-7-5--------||
Eb||---------1--------------0--0----------------------8-7-5--||

(FILL 5 x4) 
A5  B5  C5  Bb      F             G
I   was un-able to cope with what you said

A5    B5    C5  Bb         F           G
Some- times we  need to be cruel to be kind

A5    B5   C5  Bb         F           G
Child that I  was, could not see the reason

A5  B5    C5  Bb         F           G
Fee-lings I  had were but sham and a lie?

FILL 5
     A5 B5 C5      Bb      F       G
eb||-----------|-------|-------|-------||
Bb||-----------|---3---|-------|-------||
Gb||--2--4--5--|---3---|---2---|---4---|| x4
Db||--2--4--5--|---3---|---3---|---5---||
Ab||--0--2--3--|---1---|---3---|---5---||
Eb||-----------|-------|---1---|---3---||


Bridge:

Cm A    D#       Bb           G#
I have never forgotten your smile

Bb             Cm
Your eyes, oh, Shamandalie

G#        Bb          D#     G#
Time went by, many memories died
                                       (___FILL 6___) 
Fm                       G             D#5  D#5*(no3)
I'm writing this down to ease my pain

Cm  G#  D#        Bb           G#
You saw us always clearer than me
            (FILL 7)
    Bb       Cm
How we were never meant to be

G#      Bb            D#               G#
Love denied meant the friendship would die

Fm                   Gsus4 G
Now I have seen the light

Fm                     G
These memories make me cry


FILL 6                     FILL 7
    D#5   D#5*(no3)           Cm
eb||------------||     eb||--(3)---------------||     
Bb||------------||     Bb||--(4)---------------||     
Gb||---8----6---||     Gb||--(5)---------------||     
Db||---8----8---||     Db||--(5)---5-3---------||     
Ab||---6----5---||     Ab||--(3)-------6-5-3---||     
Eb||------------||     Eb||--------------------||     

      
Intrumental: every instrument on the track plays this, I actually like to play only the lows notes
             you can play the full chords if you want but is kind of difficult at that speed.
            
eb||-------------|-------|-------|-------|-------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------||
Bb||-------------|---6---|---3---|---5---|-------------|----------------|--------------|--(10)-(10)--5---||
Gb||---2--4--5---|---7---|---3---|---5---|----------2--|---3--5--7--7---|---7--9--7----|---10---9----5---||
Db||--(2)(5)(5)--|---7---|---3---|---5---|---3--5--(2)-|--(3)(5)(7)(7)--|--(7)(9)(7)---|---10---10---5---||
Ab||---0--2--3---|---5---|---1---|---3---|--(3)(5)--0--|---1--3--5--5---|---5--7--5----|---8----7----3---||
Eb||-------------|-------|-------|-------|---1--3------|----------------|--------------|-----------------||

Chorus
(C)          Bb                F/A
"Can we ever have what we had then?

Gm           Dm
Friendship unbroken

C          F
Love means nothing to me

Bb      Gm         Csus4
Without blinking an eye

C       Gm          Dm
I'd... fade, if so needed,

C         F
All those moments with you

Bb       Gm           Csus4 C   Gm
see the world with my wide open eyes


(Gm)            Dm
Friendship got broken

C          F
There's no other for me

Bb       Gm        Csus4     C
Like the one of my childhood days

Gm      Dm
Can you forgive me?

C          F
Love's got better off me,
                    (_FILL 3_)
Bb       Gm         Asus4  A
On that day back in old    times"


FILL 3
    Asus4   A
eb||---0----0---||
Bb||---3----2---||
Gb||---2----2---||
Db||---2----2---||
Ab||---0----0---||
Eb||------------||


Piano Outro (WELL NO IDEA)

eb||--------------------------------------------------------||
Bb||--------------------------------------------------------||
Gb||--------------------------------------------------------||
Db||--------------------------------------------------------||
Ab||--------------------------------------------------------||
Eb||--------------------------------------------------------||



WEIRD CHORDS USED ALL ALONG THE SONG


    Dmadd13- Csus4   F/E    Gsus4   F/A
eb||--5-----|--1---|------|---3---|--1--||
Bb||--6-----|--1---|-(10)-|---1---|--1--||
Gb||--7-----|--0---|--9---|---0---|--2--||
Db||--8-----|--3---|--10--|---0---|--3--||
Ab||--5-----|--3---|--7---|---2---|--0--||
Eb||--------|------|------|---3---|-----||




            
            
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Tirith 52 May 15, 2008 02:39 PM

This is in the wrong key.

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MyChemicalTonno 62 Feb 10, 2009 04:53 AM

you can play it in standard tuning as well but your tab's ok!! 5* to me!

P.S: the piano outro is the best part tabbed :P
if you just play the last A chord and let it ring it works well all the same, so no need of it IMHO

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