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'The Damage Done' by Alter Bridge
written by Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy
Bonus track for the album 'Blackbird' (sold at Best Buy)
tuning: Guitar 1 - Eb tuning, but drop sixth string to Bb
        Guitar 2 - sixth string is Ab (for the bridge)
Tabbed by jjhand

The intro & Verse is for one guitar and the solo part is fast, but I think I
tabbed it well. Note the tunings:


All Guitars - Heavy Distortion

  Intro (bass plays 1st measure)
       w/ wah and wide tremelo bar vibrato          ^ bend up +3 then release
Eb-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
Bb-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
Gb-------|----------7~~-|--(7~~)------9~-|--(9~~)---10^----|
Db-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
Ab-------|---*2~~---5~~-|--(5~~)------7~-|--(7~~)---8^-----|
Bb-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|

  Riff 1					      play {} on 2nd time
Eb-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------|--------------------------------o|
Gb-------------4-----------2-----|--------4---4~-------2---2~------|
Db-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Ab----------/5---5~-----/3---3~--|-----/5---5-------/3---3--------o|
Bb---0---------------0-----------|--0------------------------{1}---|


Verse:
		    PM_____   PM_	    PH	   PM_____   PM_	    NH
Eb---------------|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb---------------|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb---------------|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db------------2--|------------------------------|---------------------------*2.2-|
Ab---2--------3--|----------2-----------2-------|----------2-----------2---------|
Bb---0--------1--|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-*2~-|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-0-----|
  Guitar1    Both Guitars
"I won’t waste away, I won’t let this take me down. I can’t survive as long as I keep it"


     PM_____   PM_	      PH     PM_____   PM_	     PH
Eb--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Bb--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Gb--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Ab------------2-----------2-------|----------2-----------2-------|
Bb---0-00-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-*2~-|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-*2~-|
 "around"			   "I wish it would fade But it will just sell me"

     PM_____   PM_	     		bend while picking
Eb------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
Bb------------------------------|------5-5-5-b6-b6-b6-b7-b7-b7-5b7r5-3-----|
Gb------------------------------|--------------------------------------*4~-|
Db------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----------2------|------------------------------------------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---3-2--|--0---------------------------------------|
					Guitar 2
"out"                                 "Over and over and over I cried out"


     PM_____   PM_
Eb---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|
Db---------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----------2---------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-3-*2~-|
     Both Guitars Again
"loud"                 "Somebody Save"

PreChorus
Eb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Bb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Gb-------------4----|--------2-----|--------4---4~--|-----2---2~---|
Db------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Ab----------/5---5~-|-----/3---3~--|-----/5---5-----|--/3---3------|
Bb---0--------------|--0-----------|--0-------------|--------------|
    "me"					     "Somebody save"

Eb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Bb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Gb-------------4----|--------2-----|--------4---4~--|-----2--------|
Db------------------|--------------|----------------|-----------2--|
Ab----------/5---5~-|-----/3---3~--|-----/5---5-----|--/3---3---3--|
Bb---0--------------|--0-----------|--0-------------|-----------1--|
    "me"

Chorus: Guitar 1 	Both parts have a sixteenth note strum rhythm
Eb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-----------------------|
Bb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-----------------------|
Gb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-----------------------|
Db---4----|---4-------|---9------------|---4----|---4----|---9-------------------|
Ab---5----|---4-------|---10-----------|---5----|---4----|---10----------9-9-9-9-|
Bb---3----|---2-------|---8------------|---3----|---2----|---8-----------7-7-7-7-|
|
|Guitar 2 w/ wah	play 2 beats each
Eb---5----|---5-------|--10--------10--|---5----|---5----|--10------10-------|
Bb---7----|---7-------|--13--------12--|---7----|---7----|--13------12-------|
Gb---7----|---6-------|--12--------12--|---7----|---6----|--12------12-------|
Db--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|

Chorus Lyrics: "The race I run, it keeps me focused on the man I could become.
		The damage done, I want to wash the filth away till there is none."


Play Riff 1 once, then play Verse 2:

	      bend while picking
Eb------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb------0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|-------------------------------|
Gb------4-4-4-4-b5-b5-b5-b5-b6-b6-b6-b6-----|-------------------------------|
Db------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------------3--|-----------2-----2-----2-------|
Bb--0------------------------------------1--|---0-0-0-0---0-0-----0---0-*2~-|
  Guitar 1 bottom, Guitar 2 top part		Both Guitars
       "I run till I break from the way it was killing me"


     PM_____   PM_	   PM_ NH   PM______   PM_	     PH
Eb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------2.2-|-------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----2-----2---------|-----------2-----2-----2-------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-----0---0-0-----|--0-00-0-0---0-0-----0---0-*2~-|
   "Profuse to the day I’ll suffer afraid to speak"         "I carry"


     PM_____   PM_	     		bend while picking
Eb------------------------------|----------------------5----8-------------|
Bb------------------------------|------5-5-5-b6-b6-b6----b7-----7r5-3-----|
Gb------------------------------|-------------------------------------*4~-|
Db------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----------2------|-----------------------------------------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---3-2--|--0--------------------------------------|
					Guitar 2 - Top part
 "the shame And beg for a remedy" "How long must I live with the damage of my"

     PM_____   PM_	   	PH
Eb----------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----2-----2----------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-----0---0--5-*4~-|
     Both Guitars Again
"disease"		"Somebody save"

Play Prechorus and Chorus Again as before, Then


Bridge -
Guitar 1
     PM_____
Eb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab---2-2-2-2-------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb---0-0-0-0-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|    Guitar 2
|    PM_____
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Db--------------5-4-2-0---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-2-0---2------0-|
Ab---2-2-2-2---------------------------|----------------------4------|
Ab---2-2-2-2------------2-2-2-2--------|--2-22-2-2-------2-2----2-2--|


     Guitar 1
Eb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db---2-2-2---------------------------|-----------------------------8-|
Ab---0-0-0---------------------------|-----------------------------9-|
Bb-----------------------------------|-----------------------------7-|
|
|    Guitar 2
|      PM___
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Db--------------5-4-2-0---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-2-0---2------0-|
Ab---0---------------------------------|----------------------4------|
Ab-----0-0-0------------0-0-0-0--------|--0-00-0-0-------0-0----0-0--|

  Guitar 1
Eb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db---9-------------------------------|--(9)--------------------------|
Ab---10------------------------------|--(10)-------------------------|
Bb---8-------------------------------|--(8)--------------------------|
|
| Guitar 2 (w/ harmonizer: +3rd interval, Bb minor), both parts written here
|      PM___
Eb-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb--------------4-2-0-----------4-2-0--|----------4-2-0-------0--------|
Db--------------5-4-2-4---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-2-4-----2-2----4-|
Ab---0----------------5----------------|----------------5-------4----5-|
Ab-----2-2-2------------2-2-2-2--------|--2-22-2-2--------2-2-----2-2--|

     Guitar 1
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Db---6---------------------------------|---8-------------------------|
Ab---7---------------------------------|---9-------------------------|
Bb---5---------------------------------|---7-------------------------|
|
|    Guitar 2
|    PM_____
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb--------------4-2-0-----------4-2-0--|----------4-2----------------|
Db---0----------5-4-2-4---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-4--5b6r5~--4-5-|
Ab---2----------------5----------------|--------------5--7b8r7~--5-7-|
Ab---0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0--------|--0-00-0-0-------------------|

Solo-
Guitar 1 (Rhythm) plays Chords:
Eb---------|----------|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|--------|
Bb---------|----------|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|--------|
Gb---2-----|--(2)-----|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|--------|
Db---2-----|--(2)-----|---9-----|--(9)----|--8-----|--(8)---|---4---|---10---|
Ab---0-----|--(0)-----|---10----|--(10)---|--9-----|--(9)---|---5---|---11---|
Bb---------|----------|---8-----|--(8)----|--7-----|--(7)---|---3---|---9----|


Guitar 2 (harmonizer off):			    prebend
Eb-----------------------------|----------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------|----------------------------|
Gb------6-7-6-------6-7-6------|---6-7-6------6-7p6-7p6-----|
Db-9---9-----9-7---9-----9-7---|-9------9-7---------------7-|
Ab-----------------------------|----------------------------|
Ab-----------------------------|----------------------------|

     previous line w/ harmony or harmonizer pedal
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------5-7-5----------5-7-5-------|---5-7-5-------5-7p5-7p5-----|
|-----7-6-7-6-7-6---7--6-7-6-7-6---|-7-6-7-6-7-6---6-7p6-7p6---7-|
|-9---9-------9-7---9--------9-7---|-9-------9-7---------------9-|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|


* Now use octave pedal to end of solo
|-----------------------------------7h9p7--7-9-10-|-10~------9-10-------|
|----------------------------7-8-10------10-------|--------------10---0-|
|--7p6--7p6--7p6--7p6--6-7-9----------------------|---------------------|
|-----9----9----9----9----------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|---------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--3p2p0-3p2p0-3p0-5p3p0-5p3p0-5p0-7p5p0-7p5p0-7p0-10p7p0-10p7p0-10p0--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


*last 3 notes are slower
|----------------14-15-14--------15-17-15--------14--------------------------|
|-17-15-14--14-15--------17-15-17--------17-15-17--17-15-14-----12-----------|
|---------16-----------------------------------------------12-14--14-12-11---|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------12-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------
|--------
|--------
|--12~---
|--------
|--------



Play Final Chorus:
  Guitar 1 	Both parts have a sixteenth note strum rhythm
Eb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Bb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Gb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Db---4----|---4-------|---9------------|---4----|---4----|---9---------------|
Ab---5----|---4-------|---10-----------|---5----|---4----|---10--------------|
Bb---3----|---2-------|---8------------|---3----|---2----|---8---------------|
|
| Guitar 2 w/ wah	play 2 beats each
Eb---5----|---5-------|--10--------10--|---5----|---5----|--10------10-------|
Bb---7----|---7-------|--13--------12--|---7----|---7----|--13------12-------|
Gb---7----|---6-------|--12--------12--|---7----|---6----|--12------12-------|
Db--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|

  Guitar 1
Eb--------|-----------|--------------------|
Bb--------|-----------|--------------------|
Gb--------|-----------|--------------------|
Db---4----|---4-------|---9----------------|
Ab---5----|---4-------|---10-------9-9-9-9-|
Bb---3----|---2-------|---8--------7-7-7-7-|
|
| Guitar 2 		play 2 beats each
Eb---5----|---5-------|--10-----10---------|
Bb---7----|---7-------|--13-----12---------|
Gb---7----|---6-------|--12-----12---------|
Db--------|-----------|--------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|--------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|--------------------|




Play Riff 1 again and end on final chords

Eb--------|
Bb--------|
Gb--------|
Db--2---4-|
Ab--3---2-|
Bb--------|

Key:

/  slide up
\  slide down
h  hammer-on
p  pull-off
*  harmonic indicator
PH  Pinch Harmonic
NH  Natural Harmonic (Lightly touch with fret hand finger)
b   bend
r   release
()  held note
~   vibrato
PM  Palm Mute

            
            
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daylightdies370 349 Jan 22, 2008 01:27 PM

I have the Blackbird and this song is not on it.

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Jhenri 101 Feb 22, 2008 10:50 PM

it depends on which copy you got. Bestbuy had the one with the two bonus tracks. The Damage Done and New Way To Live

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alterbridge1988 143 Mar 11, 2008 06:53 AM

It's on the Ties That Bind UK Single as well

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