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August Burns Red
Carol of the Bells

Drop C

this is the best Christmas song ive ever heard!
it took me about an hour to learn this song after they released it. so its not hard at 
just listen to the song to get the timings, patterns, and harmonized parts. i think its 
in order. let me know if ive messed up somewhere.

. palm mute
/ slide up
\ slide down
* tremolo picking
~ hold note
x dead string


Guitar 1
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5-|
|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-12~--------10~--------8~--------7~-----|
|-12~--------10~--------8~--------7~-----|
|-12~--------10~--------8~--------7~-----|

Guitar 3
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-10-10-9-10-7-7-10-10-9-10-7-7-10-10-9-10-7-7-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
   .  . .  . . .  .  . .  . . .  .  . .  . . .

Guitar 2
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-12--------10--------8--------7-----------|
|-12-(12x)--10-(12x)--8-(12x)--7-(12x)-----|
|-12--------10--------8--------7-----------|
   .         .        .        .

Guitar 3
|----------------------------------------------|
|-10-10-8-10-6-6-10-10-8-10-6-6-10-10-8-10-6-6-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
   .  . .  . . .  .  . .  . . .  .  . .  . . .

Guitars 1 and 3 gradually stop palm muting

Guitar 1
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-777-7------------------------------------------------|
|---------10\8-7-777-7-------------------7/8-------------|
|----------------------10\8/10-101010-10-----5-555-5-5---|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
    ... .        ... .          . . .  .       ... .

Guitar 2
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-12------7------5~------0~------|
|-12------7------5~------0~------|
|-12------7------5~------0~------|

Guitar 1
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-0*--4*--5*--7*-8*-7*-5*--0*--4*--5*--7*-8*-7*-5*--|
|---------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-----6*--7*--9*-10*-9*--7*-----6*--7*--9*-10*-9*-7*-|
|-7*------------------------7*-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5-|
|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-12~----10~----8~----7~-----|
|-12~----10~----8~----7~-----|
|-12~----10~----8~----7~-----|

Guitar 3
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-10--9-10-7--10--9-10-7--10--9-10-7--10--7-10-9--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-10--8-10-6--10--8-10-6--10--8-10-6--10--8-10-6--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-14~---------12~---------10~----------9~---------|
|--x~----------x~----------x~----------x~---------|
|-12~---------10~----------8~----------7~---------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15-151515-15-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------17\15-14-141414-14--------------------14/15-----------------|
|---------------------------------17\15/17-171717-17-------12-121212-12-12-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
      . . .  .           . . .  .           . . .  .           . . .  .

Guitar 2
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-777-7------------------------------------------------|
|---------10\8-7-777-7-------------------7/8-------------|
|----------------------10\8/10-101010-10-----5-555-5-5---|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
    ... .        ... .          . . .  .       ... .

Guitar 1
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-0*--4*--5*--7*-8*-7*--5*--7*--8*--7*-8*-7*--/17--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-----6*--7*---9*-10*-9*-----6*--7*---9*-10*-9*--/19-|
|-7*---------------------7*--------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

break it down now...
Guitar 3
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-0-000-00000-00000-000-00000-00000-000-00000-00000-|
|-0-000-00000-00000-000-00000-00000-000-00000-00000-|
|-0-000-00000-00000-000-00000-00000-000-00000-00000-|

do a long pick slide

Guitar 1
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-8*--7*-8*-5*--8*--7*-8*-5*--8*--7*-8*-5*--8*--7*-8*-5*-|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
  .   .  .  .   .   .  .  .   .   .  .  .   .   .  .  .
Guitar 2
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-7*--5*-7*-3*--7*--5*-7*-3*--7*--5*-7*-3*--7*--5*-7*-3*-|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
  .   .  .  .   .   .  .  .   .   .  .  .   .   .  .  .

Guitar 1
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15-151515-15-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------17\15-14-141414-14--------------------14/15-----------------|
|---------------------------------17\15/17-171717-17-------12-121212-12-12-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
      . . .  .           . . .  .           . . .  .           . . .  .

Guitars 1
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-0*--4*--5*--7*-8*-7*-5*--0*--4*--5*--7*-8*-7*-5*--|
|---------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-----6*--7*--9*-10*-9*--7*-----6*--7*--9*-10*-9*-7*-|
|-7*------------------------7*-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-10*--9*-10*-7*--10*--9*-10*-7*--10*--9*-10*-7*--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
   .   .   .  .    .   .   .  .    .   .   .  .

Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-10*--8*-10*-6*--10*--8*-10*-6*--10*--8*-10*-6*--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
   .   .   .  .    .   .   .  .    .   .   .  .

Guitar 1
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15-151515-15-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------17\15-14-141414-14--------------------14/15-----------------|
|---------------------------------17\15/17-171717-17-------12-121212-12-12-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
      . . .  .           . . .  .           . . .  .           . . .  .

Guitar 1
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-----------------------0-0--|
|-0*--4*--5*--7*-8*-7*--0-0--|
|-----------------------0-0--|
                        . .
Guitar 2
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-----6*--7*--9*-10*-9*------|
|-7*--------------------0-0--|
|-----------------------0-0--|
|-----------------------0-0--|
                        . .
Guitar 1
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-----------------------0-0--|
|-0*--4*--5*--7*-8*-7*--0-0--|
|-----------------------0-0--|
                        . .

Guitar 1
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-5*--7*--8*--7*-8*-7*--/17--|
|----------------------------|

Guitar 2
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--7*--9*--10*--9*-10*-9*-/19--|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|


Guitar 1
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5--8--7-8-5-|
|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-12~----10~----8~----7~-----|
|-12~----10~----8~----7~-----|
|-12~----10~----8~----7~-----|

Guitar 3
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3--7--5-7-3-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|


Guitar 1
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-10--9-10-7--10--9-10-7--10--9-10-7--10--7-10-9--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-10--8-10-6--10--8-10-6--10--8-10-6--10--8-10-6--|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

start playing slower towards the end

|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-0~--|
|-0~--|
|-0~--|


please tell me if ive made ANY mistakes.
(sorry if the palm muted parted look out of order. i tried to fix it but it wouldn't work)

            
            
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GuitarNubie 128 Dec 24, 2007 11:29 AM

lol this is such a cool song. im glad they redid it. nice tab too. have a great Christmas. *****

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sshsguitarist21 10 May 08, 2008 08:35 AM

dude this is a freakin' awesome song and your tab looks to be perfect *****

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ixilthixilix 71 Aug 10, 2008 06:03 PM

hey dude umm yeah the * that means scream ur cord.. just to say looks like ur jsut lazy but sometimes i got ****ed other than that sounds good,....

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