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EVE OF DESTRUCTION

As recorded by Barry McGuire
(From the 1965 Album EVE OF DESTRUCTION)

Words and Music by P. F. Sloan

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'P.F. Sloan - Acoustic Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'P.F. Sloan - Acoustic Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Thomas 'Tommy' Tedesco - Electric Guitar'


 Intro
  Q=112
  D      Dsus4        D      Dsus4
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E. S E E +E  Q  E   E. S E E +E  Q  E
|-2--2-2-3-(3)-0----|-2--2-2-3-(3)-0----|
|-3--3-3-3-(3)-3----|-3--3-3-3-(3)-3----|
|-2--2-2-2-(2)------|-2--2-2-2-(2)------|
|-0---------------0-|-0---------------0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  D      Dsus4        D      Dsus4
  E. S E E +E  Q  E   E. S E E +E  Q  E
|-2--2-2-3-(3)-0----|-2--2-2-3-(3)-0----||
|-3--3-3-3-(3)-3----|-3--3-3-3-(3)-3----||
|-2--2-2-2-(2)------|-2--2-2-2-(2)------||
|-0---------------0-|-0---------------0-||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|-------------------||


   1st & 2nd Verses
    D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
    E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
||--2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-|
||o-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
||--2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
||--0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
||o---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-|
||----------------------|-3-3-3-x---------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x---------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x---------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x--|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x--|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x----------|


                                          Chorus
  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A          D                 G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-||-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-||-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-||-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-||-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-||-----------------|-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x---------||-----------------|-3-3-3-x---------|


  D                 Bm                G                 A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--|
|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-4-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-4-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-----------------|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|------------------|


  D
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E S S E E +E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


 1.
  G                 A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x---||
|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--o||
|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x---||
|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x---||
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--o||
|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-------------------||


  2.
  G                     A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-----------------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   D       Dsus4 DsDs2
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E S S E E +E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-||
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-||
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-||
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-||
|---------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------||


 3rd & 4th Verses
  $
  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0--0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0--0-0-x-|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x----------|
|
| Gtr II
| H          E  E E E   H       Q.     E
|------------2--0-----|------------------|
|-----------------3-2-|-0-------2------0-|
|-2-------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0--0-0-x--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0--0-0-x--|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x-----------|
|
| H          E  E E E   H       Q.     E
|------------2--0-----|-------------------|
|-----------------3-2-|-0-------2------0--|
|-2-------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0--0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0--0-0-x-|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x----------|
|
| H          E  E E E   H       Q.     E
|------------2--0-----|------------------|
|-----------------3-2-|-0-------2------0-|
|-2-------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0--0-0-x--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0--0-0-x--|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x-----------|
|
| H          E  E E E   H       Q.     E
|------------2--0-----|-------------------|
|-----------------3-2-|-0-------2------0--|
|-2-------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0--0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0--0-0-x-|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x----------|
|
| H          E  E E E   H       Q.     E
|------------2--0-----|------------------|
|-----------------3-2-|-0-------2------0-|
|-2-------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|


  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0--0-0-x--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x--|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0--0-0-x--|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x-----------|
|
| H          E  E E E   H       Q.     E
|------------2--0-----|-------------------|
|-----------------3-2-|-0-------2------0--|
|-2-------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|


                                           Chorus
  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   G       A           D                 G       A
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E  E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0--0-0-x-||-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-0-0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-||-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-||-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2--2-2-x-||-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-2-2-2-x-|
|---------------------|-2-2-2-x-0--0-0-x-||-----------------|-2-2-2-x-0-0-0-x-|
|---------------------|-3-3-3-x----------||-----------------|-3-3-3-x---------|
|
| H          E  E E E   H       Q.     E    W                 W
|------------2--0-----|------------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------3-2-|-0-------2------0-||-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-------------------|------------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|------------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|------------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|------------------||-----------------|-----------------|


  D                 Bm                G                 A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--|
|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-4-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-4-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|
|-----------------|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|------------------|


           To Coda
  D                                    G                 A
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E  E E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0--0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|
|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x--|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2--2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x--|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2--2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|
|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x--|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-2--2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|
|------------------|-----------------|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0--0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|
|------------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|------------------|
|
| Gtr III
| W                  H       Q   Q     H       Q   Q     H.           Q
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|---------0-------|------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------4---|-2----------------|
|------------------|---------5---4---|-2---------------|------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


                              D.S. al Coda  &
  D       Dsus4 DsDs2   D       Dsus4 DsDs2
  E S S E E +E  E E E   E S S E E +E  E E E
|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-|-2-2-2-2-3-(3)-0-2-x-||
|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-|-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-x-||
|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-x-||
|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-x-||
|---------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------||


 Outro
  D                 G
  E E E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-x-|
|-3-3-3-x-3-3-3-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-|
|-2-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-|
|-0-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-|
|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-x-|


  A                   D       Dsus4 DsusD   G                     D
  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E S S E E E   E S S E E S S E E E   W
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-0-0-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2----*|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3----*|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2----*|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0----*|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-|---------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|------*|
|-------------------|---------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths




The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction.

Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say
Can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today?
If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away
There'll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction.

Yeah, my blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
I can't twist  the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it's the same old place
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace
And... tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction.

            
            
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