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Show Me The Way tab

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I love this song, and I searched the entire web looking for a tab of this
solo. But all i found was chord progressions. Which help, but I eventually
had to figure this out by ear. So if you're anything like me, and really
wanted a tab of this. Here you go. Sorry if it's a little hard to read or
inaccurate. But this is my first tab. Any suggestions for future tabbing
will be highly appreciated. Thanks! :) Yes  I did borrow some things from
other tabs. I would give credit, but I have no clue who I would give credit
to. Here's the link to a tab I got most of this from.
http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/s/styx/show_me_the_way-crd.shtml
My goal is not to be the one with the best tab but to help others learn the
song in one easy tab.

b = bend
r = release
~ = hold, vibrato
tr = trill
h = hammer on
p = pull off

__________________________________________________________________________
Verse:
__________________________________________________________________________
F#   Abmin   Bbmin Ebmin          B

Ever night I say a prayer, in the hopes that


          C#

there's a heaven

    F#   Abmin   Bbmin   Ebmin        B

but everyday I'm more confused as the saints


          C#

turn into sinners


        Ebmin*** (This is a walkdown with Ebmin)

All the heroes and legends I knew as a child


     B                  C#

have fallen to idols of clay


      F#        Abmin Bmin     Ebmin     B

And I feel this empty space inside, so afraid


                  C#

that I've lost my faith
______________________________________________________________________
Chorus:
______________________________________________________________________
            F#      C# B

Show me the way


            F#      C# B

Show me the way


        F#             Bbmin     Ebmin

Take me tonight to the river and wash my

            Abmin    C#

illusions away

            F#

show me the way
____________________________________________________________________________
Then just play another verse and switch on the distortion, cuz here comes the best parts :)
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
Chorus:
____________________________________________________________________________
        e|----------------------------|   }
        b|----------------------------|   }
        g|---------------6------4-----|   }
        d|--4------------6------4-----|   }x2
        a|--4------------4------2-----|   }
        e|--2-------------------------|   }
                                          }
Show me the way ________________________  }

   e|--------------------------------------------------|
   b|--------------------------------------------------|
   g|--------------------------------------------------|
   d|--------------------6------6---8---9---11---------|
   a|--/9---8---6---4----6------6---8---9---11---------|
   e|--------------------4------4---6---7---9----------|
Take me tonight......           .   .   .
_________________________________________________________________________
Guitar riff:
_________________________________________________________________________
e|--16b18~~~~~~~--16b18r16-14~~--------------------------|
b|--------------------------------/16-14---12tr14--11~~~~|
g|-------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
__________________________________________________________________________
The interlude that seemingly changes keys:
__________________________________________________________________________
Bb                             Ebmin-C#-B

And if I see a light, should I believe


                   Abmin C#

Tell me how will I know

__________________________________________________________________________
Mini acoustic solo:
__________________________________________________________________________
e---------------------------------------------12-|
b----9---9-11---11--13-14-13-11---9---13-14-11---|
g------------------------------------------------|
d------------------------------------------------|
a------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------14---|
b----9---9-11---11--13-14-13-11-13-14------|
g------------------------------------------|
d------------------------------------------|
a------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

e--13p12--13p12--13--12--13-14-13-12-13-12-13-12-|
b------------------------------------------------|
g------------------------------------------------|
d------------------------------------------------|
a------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

e--13-12-----------------------------------------|
b---------13-11----------------------------------|
g------------------------------------------------|
d------------------------------------------------|
a------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

____________________________________________________________________________
Solo:
____________________________________________________________________________
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------12b13------12p11-12~~~~-------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------11h13-11~~~~---------|
a|-------------/11------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--13b15-13b15--13p11--------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------13~~~~------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

and then that small little run

e|-------------------------------------|
b|--------------------11-14-14b16~~--14|
g|--------------11-13------------------|
d|--11-11h13h15------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|

e|--16b18r16b18r16-p14-16-14~~--18-21-21b23-21b23~~~~--21b23-21b23-21~~|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--21b23r21-18--------------|
b|---------------21-19-------|
g|---------------------------|
d|---------------------------|
a|---------------------------|
e|---------------------------|

Then back to the chorus, which is played twice. Then into the outro, which
is just the first line of the first verse, so you would play this:

F#   Abmin   Bbmin Ebmin          B

Ever night I say a prayer, in the hopes that


          C#

there's a heaven

Chords:

F#          Abmin       Bbmin       Ebmin       B           C#          Bb
e|---2----| e|---4----| e|--------| e|--------| e|--------| e|--------| e|--------|
b|---2----| b|---4----| b|---2----| b|---7----| b|---4----| b|---6----| b|---3----|
g|---3----| g|---4----| g|---3----| g|---8----| g|---4----| g|---6----| g|---3----|
d|---4----| d|---6----| d|---3----| d|---8----| d|---4----| d|---6----| d|---3----|
a|---4----| a|---6----| a|---1----| a|---6----| a|---2----| a|---4----| a|---1----|
e|---2----| e|---4----| e|--------| e|--------| e|--------| e|--------| e|--------|

Once more, thanks to the anonymous donor for the chords for the song.
And please, if you think this tab has any flaws, point them out.
Please give suggestions for my next tabs too.

            
            
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Mr. Salt 30 Jul 28, 2009 08:33 PM

Not trying to be a hard-ass or rude or anything, but the acoustic solo is wrong, and I haven't tried the electric solo so I don't know what to think of it.

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tjcoleman95 41 Aug 26, 2009 12:46 PM

the acoustic solo was part of the tab that i ripped from another site, ill see if i can redo that. the electric solo is good, except for one line that im guessing the UG staff changed and put it a string lower than i had it :/

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Phycopath09 664 Sep 20, 2009 07:35 AM

perfect nice job 5 stars

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