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this is the tabs for "the general" by dispatch. its an awesome song and i love
playing it so i decided to share with the rest of the world the tabs so everyone
else could play it also


Tuning: E A D G B e


[Intro] (x2)

e|------------------|-1-1--1-|-------------------|-3-3--3-|----------
B|------------------|-3-3--1-|-------------------|-4-4--3-|----------
G|------------------|-3-3--2-|-------------------|-5-5--4-|----------
D|------------------|-3-3--3-|-3-3h5-3-----------|-5-5--5-|----------
A|--------1-1-------|-1-1--3-|---------3-1-----3-|-3-3--5-|----------
E|-1-1/3-------3-1--|-1-1--1-|--------------3----|-3-3--3-|----------

e|---------------------|-6-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------
B|---------------------|-8-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------
G|---------------------|-8-|-----|-7-|-|-2-2-x-3-2-2-|----------------
D|---------------------|-8-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|----------------
A|-----1-3-1-------1/6-|-6-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|----------------
E|-1/3--------3-1------|-6-|-5/6-|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------


[Verse 1] (x4)

e|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
B|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
G|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-2--2-2-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-4--4-4-|-----------------
D|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
A|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
E|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------

e|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
B|-|-8-8-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
G|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-2-2-x-2-2-2-|------------------------------
D|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
A|-|-6-6-|--|-7-7-7-7-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
E|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------


[Bridge] (x2)

e|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
B|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
G|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-2--2-2-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-4--4-4-|-----------------
D|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
A|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
E|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------

e|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
B|-|-8-8-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
G|-|-8-8-|--|-7-7-7-7-|--|-2-2-x-2-2-2-|------------------------------
D|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
A|-|-6-6-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
E|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------


[Chorus] (x2)

e|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
B|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
G|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-2--2-2-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-4--4-4-|-----------------
D|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
A|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
E|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------

e|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
B|-|-8-8-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
G|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
D|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
A|-|-6-6-|--|-7-7-7-7-|--|-2-2-x-2-2-2-|------------------------------
E|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------


[Fill] (x2)

e|-|-1/2--3--3-3--3-|---------------|-1-1--1-|------------------------
B|-|-1/2--4--4-4--4-|---------------|-1-1--1-|------------------------
G|-|-2/3--5--5-5--5-|---------------|-2-2--2-|------------------------
D|-|-3/4--5--5-5--5-|-3-5-3---------|-3-3--3-|------------------------
A|-|-3/4--3--3-3--3-|--------5-3----|-3-3--3-|------------------------
E|-|-1/2--3--3-3--3-|-------------1-|-1-1--1-|------------------------


[Verse 2] (x2)

e|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
B|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
G|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-2--2-2-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-4--4-4-|-----------------
D|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
A|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
E|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------

e|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
B|-|-8-8-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
G|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-2-2-x-2-2-2-|------------------------------
D|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
A|-|-6-6-|--|-7-7-7-7-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
E|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------


[Bridge] (x2)

e|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
B|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
G|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-2--2-2-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-4--4-4-|-----------------
D|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
A|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
E|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------

e|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
B|-|-8-8-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
G|-|-8-8-|--|-7-7-7-7-|--|-2-2-x-2-2-2-|------------------------------
D|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
A|-|-6-6-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
E|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------


[Chorus] (x2)

e|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
B|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------
G|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-2--2-2-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-4--4-4-|-----------------
D|-|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-5--5-5-5-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
A|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-3--3-3-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-5--5-5-|-----------------
E|-|-1--1-1-1-|--|-1--1-1-|--|-3--3-3-3-|--|-3--3-3-|-----------------

e|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
B|-|-8-8-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------
G|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
D|-|-8-8-|--|-8-8-8-8-|--|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|------------------------------
A|-|-6-6-|--|-7-7-7-7-|--|-2-2-x-2-2-2-|------------------------------
E|-|-6-6-|--|-6-6-6-6-|--|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|------------------------------


[Fill] (x2)

e|-|-1/2--3--3-3--3-|---------------|-1-1--1-|------------------------
B|-|-1/2--4--4-4--4-|---------------|-1-1--1-|------------------------
G|-|-2/3--5--5-5--5-|---------------|-2-2--2-|------------------------
D|-|-3/4--5--5-5--5-|-3-5-3---------|-3-3--3-|------------------------
A|-|-3/4--3--3-3--3-|--------5-3----|-3-3--3-|------------------------
E|-|-1/2--3--3-3--3-|-------------1-|-1-1--1-|------------------------


[Bridge 2] (x4)

e|------------------|-1-1--1-|-------------------|-3-3--3-|----------
B|------------------|-3-3--1-|-------------------|-4-4--3-|----------
G|------------------|-3-3--2-|-------------------|-5-5--4-|----------
D|------------------|-3-3--3-|-3-3h5-3-----------|-5-5--5-|----------
A|--------1-1-------|-1-1--3-|---------3-1-----3-|-3-3--5-|----------
E|-1-1/3-------3-1--|-1-1--1-|--------------3----|-3-3--3-|----------

e|---------------------|-6-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------
B|---------------------|-8-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------
G|---------------------|-8-|-----|-7-|-|-2-2-x-3-2-2-|----------------
D|---------------------|-8-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|----------------
A|-----1-3-1-------1/6-|-6-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|----------------
E|-1/3--------3-1------|-6-|-5/6-|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------


[End]

e|------------------|-1-1--1-|-------------------|-3-3--3-|----------
B|------------------|-3-3--1-|-------------------|-4-4--3-|----------
G|------------------|-3-3--2-|-------------------|-5-5--4-|----------
D|------------------|-3-3--3-|-3-3h5-3-----------|-5-5--5-|----------
A|--------1-1-------|-1-1--3-|---------3-1-----3-|-3-3--5-|----------
E|-1-1/3-------3-1--|-1-1--1-|--------------3----|-3-3--3-|----------

e|---------------------|-6-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------
B|---------------------|-8-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------
G|---------------------|-8-|-----|-7-|-|-2-2-x-3-2-2-|----------------
D|---------------------|-8-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|----------------
A|-----1-3-1-------1/6-|-6-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|----------------
E|-1/3--------3-1------|-6-|-5/6-|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|----------------

e|------------------|-1-1--1-|-------------------|-3-3--3-|----------
B|------------------|-3-3--1-|-------------------|-4-4--3-|----------
G|------------------|-3-3--2-|-------------------|-5-5--4-|----------
D|------------------|-3-3--3-|-3-3h5-3-----------|-5-5--5-|----------
A|--------1-1-------|-1-1--3-|---------3-1-----3-|-3-3--5-|----------
E|-1-1/3-------3-1--|-1-1--1-|--------------3----|-3-3--3-|----------

e|---------------------|-6-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|-----|-1-|------
B|---------------------|-8-|-----|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|-----|-3-|------
G|---------------------|-8-|-----|-7-|-|-2-2-x-3-2-2-|-----|-3-|------
D|---------------------|-8-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|-----|-3-|------
A|-----1-3-1-------1/6-|-6-|-----|-8-|-|-3-3-x-3-3-3-|-----|-1-|------
E|-1/3--------3-1------|-6-|-5/6-|-6-|-|-1-1-x-1-1-1-|-1/3-|-1-|------


And that's it. Looks long, but really isn't because it's basically just the same
riffs over and over again.


Lyrics:
Dispatch
The General


[Verse 1]

There was a decorated general with a heart of gold
That likened him to all the stories he told
Of past battles won and lost and legends of old
A seasoned veteran in his own time

On the battlefield, he gained respectful fame
With many medals of bravery and stripes to his name
He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face
And bravely urged his men on

But on the eve of a great battle, with the infantry in dream
The old general tossed in his sleep and wrestled with its meaning
He awoke from the night to tell what he had seen
And walked slowly out of his tent

All the men held tall with their chests in the air
With a courage in their blood and a fire in their stare
It was a gray morning and they wondered how they would fare
'Til the old general told them to go home

He said


[Bridge]

I have seen the others, and I have discovered
That this fight is not worth fighting
And I've seen their mothers, and I will no other
To follow me where I'm going
So,


[Chorus]

Take a shower and shine your shoes
You got no time to lose, you're a young man you must be living
Take a shower and shine your shoes
You got no time to lose, you're a young man you must be living
Go now, you are forgiven


[Verse 2]

But the men stood fast with their guns on their shoulders
Not knowing what to do with the contradicting orders
The general said he would do his own duty, but he would extend it no further
The men could go as they pleased

But not a man moved, their eyes gazed straight ahead
'Til one by one they stepped back and not a word was said
And the old general was left with his own words echoing in his head
He then prepared to fight

He said


[Bridge]

I have seen the others, and I have discovered
That this fight is not worth fighting
And I've seen their mothers, and I will no other
To follow me where I'm going
So,


[Chorus]

Take a shower and shine your shoes
You got no time to lose, you're a young man you must be living
Take a shower and shine your shoes
You got no time to lose, you're a young man you must be living
Go now, you are forgiven


[Bridge 2]

Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you are forgiven
Go now you got to be, got to be, got to be, got to be, got to be
Yeah

The end



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| h  Hammer-on
| /  Slide up

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indianbrain14 10 Mar 04, 2005 07:00 PM

good tab man, a few mistakes here and there, but nothing a little tweaking and listening to the song can't fix

this song rocks

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homestarrunner9 72 Oct 29, 2005 03:27 PM

awesome tab man

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MPA91589 31 Jun 18, 2006 10:29 AM

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