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Intro
Capo 3 standard tuning

challenging picking pattern.  This is 99% accurate if not 100%.  Much time spent 
perfecting and studying.  I have divided the song into sections.  Please read this tab through 
chronologically to play.  Hope you enjoy.

opening progression:
Note:
there are a few tricky techniques here.  First, the notation of 1h>>>3 on the B string 
signifies that the hammer on is a delayed hammer on.  you will see that the bass A note 
is played before the hammer on is completed.

Second, the hammer-on on the A string (there is only one) is not plucked.  The string is 
fretted with the left hand sounding the note, but the string is not plucked.

Third, 0h>>>2  once again signifies a delayed hammer on.

Fourth, the 0h>>>>2/3.  the low E string has a delayed hammer from 0 to 2.  this hammer 
is just enough to sound the note.  the note is then slide up (2/3) seamlessly to pluck 
the next chord configuration.

SECTION 1 x 2
E|-|--------------------------------0-----------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1---------------1h>>>3--------------------0-----------------|-|
G|-|--0h2-------2-----0h2-----------0----------0h>>>2-----------0-------|-|
D|-|------2-------2-------2--------------0h2--------------0h4-------4p0-|-|
A|-|--0-------0-------0-------0------0h2-----2--------0-------2-------0-|-|
e|-|-------------------------------------0--------0h>>2/3-3-------3---- |-|

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|
G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|
D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|
A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|


Verse:x2

start with slide coming out of intro

Love....etc

SECTION 2
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--/------8--------\--------7-------\-------5------\------3------\---|-|
G|-|--/-0---------0---\--7---------7---\--5--------5--\--0------0---\---|-|
D|-|--/----9--------9-\-----7--------7-\-----5------5-\----4------4-\---|-|
A|-|--/-10-----10-----\--9-------9-----\--7------5----\--5-----5----\---|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|
G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|
D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|
A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|
G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|
D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|
A|-|--0-------0-------0--------0--------0------0--------0-------0-------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

E|-|-----------------------------|First Time end below------|-----------|-|
B|-|-----------------------------------1-------------1------------------|-|
G|-|------0-------------0---------0--------0----0--------0------repeat--|-|
D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0------2-------2-----2-------2------------|-|
A|-|----2-------------2-------0---3------3------3------3----------------|-|
e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3---------------------------------------------|-|

E|-|second Time end below------------|----------------------------------|-|
B|-|------3-------------------------------------------------------------|-|
G|-|--2-------2----x4---------------------------------------------------|-|
D|-|----4-------4-------------------------------------------------------|-|
A|-|--5-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

chorus: and it's the darkest...

SECTION 3 x 4
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|
G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|
D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|
A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|
G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|
D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|
A|-|--0-------0-------0--------0--------0------0--------0-------0-------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

end of 4 time through

when I die i'm alive...
SECTION 4
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|-----------------------------------1--------------------------------|-|
G|-|------0-------------0---------2--------2---------0------------------|-|
D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0------2-------2---2-------2--------------|-|
A|-|----2-------------2-------0---0------0---------2-------2------------|-|
e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------0-----0----------------|-|

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1--------------------1-------------1------------1-----------|-|
G|-|--0---------0----------0h2-------2----2-------2----2------2---------|-|
D|-|------2-------2---x4-------2-------2-----2------2-----2-----2-------|-|
A|-|--3-------3------------3-------3------3------------3----------------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1-------\---------------------------------------------------|-|
G|-|--0h4-------4---\--slide to second verse----------------------------|-|
D|-|------2-------2-\---------------------------------------------------|-|
A|-|--3-------3-----\---------------------------------------------------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|

Second Verse: same progression as first (SECTION 2) verse EXCEPT during the second time 
through omit the chord plucking pattern below on the left of the tabulature.

E|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------------------------------------------------------3------------|-|
G|-|------0-------------0--------instead directly play--2--------2----x4-|-|
D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0----------------------------4-------4-----|-|
A|-|----2-------------2-------0-------------------------5------5---------|-|
e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------------------------------|-|

chorus 2
and it's the darkest...
SECTION 3 x 4

end of 4th time through
when I die...mmmmhmmm...
SECTION 6 x 2
E|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|-----------------------------------1--------------1------------------|-|
G|-|------0-------------0---------0--------2-----0-------2---------------|-|
D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0------2-------2------2------2-------------|-|
A|-|----2-------------2-------0---3------3-------3------3----------------|-|
e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------------------------------|-|

when I die I'm alive...
Repeat SECTION 4


Musical Interlude
Repeat SECTION 1 x 4
at end of second repeat there is a slight variation. See the tabulature below for variation
at end of 4th repeat play the second tabulature below

variation
E|-|--------------------------------0-----------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------1---------------1h>>>3--------------------0-----------------|-|
G|-|--0h2-------2-----0h2-----------0----------0h>>>2-----------0-------|-|
D|-|------2-------2-------2--------------0h2--------------0h4-------4p0-|-|
A|-|--0-------0-------0-------0------0h2-----2--------0-------2-------0-|-|
e|-|-------------------------------------0--------0h>>2/3-3-------3---- |-|

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------0----------|----|
G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2--------0-------|----|
D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2------------|-----|
A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-----3--2--------|---|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

end of 4th repeat
E|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|-------3-------------------------------------------------------------|-|
G|-|---2-------2----x4---------------------------------------------------|-|
D|-|-----4------4--------------------------------------------------------|-|
A|-|---5-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|-|
e|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|


Verse 3:
Repeat SECTION 2 once EXCEPT omit the chord plucking pattern below on the left of the tabulature.

E|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--------------------------------------------------------3------------|-|
G|-|------0-------------0--------instead directly play--2--------2----x4-|-|
D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0----------------------------4-------4-----|-|
A|-|----2-------------2-------0-------------------------5------5---------|-|
e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------------------------------|-|

Chorus:
SECTION 3 x 4

then

SECTION 6 x 3

then tag below 3 more times

E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|---|
B|-|--------1-----------------------------------------------------------|---|
G|-|--0---------0-------------------------------------------------------|---|
D|-|------2-------2---------------------------------------------------|-----|
A|-|--3-------3---------------------------------------------------------|---|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|---|

followed by

SECTION 4 (with no slide at the end)

END on strum of
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
B|-|--1-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|
G|-|--2-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|
D|-|--2-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|
A|-|--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|
e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
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cab4444 27 Dec 07, 2013 06:26 AM

This is a fantastic tab. Absolutely perfect! Thank you for this, I really needed a tab that wasn't simplified and boiled down to something not close to the real complexity.

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michael.grojec 10 Dec 08, 2013 11:07 AM

Most accurate version of this song

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