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COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION
                      By Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, 
                       Nick Menza and Marty Friedman
 

 This is a real good and easy song, hope you enjoy it                     


  Normal tunning 
     Moderately Rock = 126

[Intro]

  Gtr. 1  w/dist.
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---2----------------10---------------------------------------------|
 |---2----------------10---------------------------------------------|
 |---0------2---3------8------2---3--------------------2--3----------|
 |-----------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3---------3---3--|
            .   .             .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .   .

   Gtr. 1     Let ring while Gtr.2 plays
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |--10----9----------------2--------|
 |--10----9----------------2--------|
 |---8----7---------3------0--------|
 |----------------------------------|



  Gtr. 2
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--0--0--0--0--0--2/3/8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Gtr. 2
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------7---|
 |--------------7--7--7--7\-----0--0--0--0--0--3/5h7-----|
 |--3--3--3--3-------------------------------------------|

  Gtr. 2
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------2-----------------------|
 |--8--8--8--8--8--8--7h8--7---5--5--5--5--5--5\3h5---------------7--7--7--7|
 |-----------------------------------------------------3--3--3--3-----------|


[Verse 1]

  Clean
 |---------------1----------2--------3-----0----|----------|
 |---------------1----------3--------3-----0----|----------|
 |---2-----------2----------2--------0-----1----|----%-----|
 |---2-----------3----------0--------0-----2----|----------|
 |---0------------------------------------------|----------|
 |----------------------------------------------|----------|


  w/dist.
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|
 |--2-------------10--------7-----------------9--|-----%------------|
 |--2-------------10--------7---------5-------9--|-(without-slide)--|
 |--0----3/--------8--------5---------5-------7--|------------------|
 |------------------------------------3----------|------------------|

 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---2----------------10---------------------------------------------|
 |---2----------------10---------------------------------------------|
 |---0------2---3------8------2---3--------------------2--3----------|
 |-----------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3---------3---3--|
            .   .             .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .   .

 
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |--10----9-------------------------|
 |--10----9-------------------------|
 |---8----7---------3---------------|
 |----------------------3-----------|


[Verse]

 Endangered species, caged in fright,
 Shot in cold blood, no chance to fight,
 The stage is set, now pay the price,
 An ego boost, don't think twice.
 Technology, the battle's unfair,
 You pull the hammer without a care.
 Squeeze the trigger that makes you Man.
 Pseudo-safari, the hunt is canned...
 The hunt is canned

 
[Chorus]

  Gtr. 1 on top, 2 on bottom
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------12-13------12------------------------------------------|
 |--14-14-14--14--14--4--5--12---4----14-14-14---14-12-----12---------------|
 |---7--7--7---7---7---------5---------7--7--7----7--5--15--5--15-14--------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------8------8--7--------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Repeat six times then.-

  Gtr. 1 on top, 2 on bottom
 |--5-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----8--6--5------6--5------------5---------------------------------------|
 |--2-----------7---------7--6---------7--6-----------7--6------------------|
 |-----5--3--2------3--2--------8---2--------8----7---------8---7---5-------|
 |--------------5---------5--4--1------5--4--1--------5--4--1---------------|
 |------------------------------------------------5-------------5---3-------|
                 
                /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
 |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|-5-----*8------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|-------*7------7-----------------|
 |--7brfull--(7)------------------|-7-----+5------4-----------------|
 |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--5brfull--(5)------------------|---------------------------------|

  *Gtr 1
  +Gtr 2


[Chorus]

  All are gone all but one.
  No contest no where to run.
  No more left only one.
  This is it, this is the 
  countdown to extinction.


[Verse 2]

  Gtr. 1&2
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|
 |--2-------------10--------7-----------------9--|-----%-X3---------|
 |--2-------------10--------7---------5-------9--|-(without-slide)--|
 |--0----3/--------8--------5---------5-------7--|------------------|
 |------------------------------------3----------|------------------|
 |Gtr. 3&4                                                          |
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|
 |--5--------------6--------7--------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|
 |--2--------------3--------4--------------------|--(don't repeat)--|
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------|------------------|

  Gtr. 1&2
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---2----------------10---------------------------------------------|
 |---2----------------10---------------------------------------------|
 |---0------2---3------8------2---3--------------------2--3----------|
 |-----------------------------------3--3--3--3--3--3---------3---3--|
            .   .             .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .   .

 
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |--10----9-------------------------|
 |--10----9-------------------------|
 |---8----7---------3---------------|
 |----------------------3-----------|


[Verse 2]

 Tell the truth, you wouldn't dare.
 The skin and trophy, oh so rare.
 Silence speaks louder than words.
 Ignore the guilt, and take your turn.
 Liars anagram is "liars,"
 Man you were never even there.
 Killed a few feet from the cages,
 Point blank, your so courageous...
 So corageous.

 (repeat chorus, but without last bar)

 Guitar solo 1:
         /\/\/\/\          /\/\                  /\/\/\
 |-------------------------------|--------|---------------------------------|
 |--5---5---------7---7-----7----|--------|--5--5-------7--7---5------------|
 |--5---5---------7---7-----7----|--%-X5--|--5--5-------7--7---5------------|
 |-------------------------------|--------|---------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|--------|---------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|--------|---------------------------------|
           
       /b«       /b«
 |---/-/---\---/-/--\---------|
 |--7-/-----(7)-/----(7)\5----|
 |--7-------(7)------(7)\5----|
 |----------------------------|
 |----------------------------|
 |----------------------------|

 
[Interlude]

 |--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------2---3---2/7-------------------2---3--2/7---------------|
 |----0---------------7-----------------------------7--------0--|
 |------------------------8--7-----3---------------------8------|

   Hold-----ª
 |--------0-----3/5---3-------------------------------------|
 |--------3--------------5\3p1---3p1------1---3/5---3---1---|
 |--------2----------------------------2--------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------|
 |---2------------------------------------------------------|

 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---2---3---2/7---------------2--3--2/7-----------------2--3--2/7----------|
 |----------------7-----1---2------------7---5--3--2---3------------7--6p5p3|
 |-------------------8------------------------------------------------------|
 
   Hold------------ª        Interlude.-
 |---------------3-------|  One hour from now, another species of life
 |------------3----------|  form will disappear off the face of the planet,
 |---------5-------------|  forever, and the rate is accelerating.
 |------4----------------|
 |---5-------------------|
 |-----------------------|

  Guitar solo 2:
  Gtr. 1
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------5-------------------5---------------5----------------6--5----8--10--|
 |---------7-------------------7---------------7-----5---4------------------|
 |---7-----------5---7-------------7p5--------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------8-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |Gtr. 2                                                                    |
 |------8--7----------------8--7------------8--7-----5-------5-------7---5--|
 |---------------5---6-------------6p5-------------------8------9-----------|
 |--------------------------------------7-----------------------------------|
 |---7----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Gtr. 1
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------5-------------------5---------------5----------------6--5----8--10--|
 |---------7-------------------7---------------7-----5---4------------------|
 |---------------5---7-------------7p5--------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------8-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |Gtr. 2                                                                    |
 |------8--7----------------8--7------------8--7-----5-------5-------7---5--|
 |---------------5---6-------------6p5-------------------8------9-----------|
 |--------------------------------------7-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Gtr. 1
 |-----12------------------12--------------12--15-----------13--12---15--17-|
 |---------15------------------15-------------------13--12------------------|
 |--------------12--14------------14p12-------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------15-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |Gtr. 2                                                                    |
 |------8--7----------------8--7------------8--7-----5-------5-------7---5--|
 |---------------5---6-------------6p5-------------------8------9-----------|
 |--------------------------------------7-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                       (hold)
  Gtr. 1                                                                  |
 |-----12------------------12--------------12--15-----------13--12---15--17-|
 |---------15------------------15-------------------13--12------------------|
 |--------------12--14------------14p12-------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------15-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |Gtr. 2                                                                    |
 |------8--7----------------8--7------------8--7-----5-------5-------7---5--|
 |---------------5---6-------------6p5-------------------8------9-----------|
 |--------------------------------------7-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Repeat the second chorus and add this ending.-
   Hold----------------ª
 |-------------------0----|
 |---------------0--------|
 |-----------5------------|
 |-------7----------------|
 |---0--------------------|
 |------------------------|

   Well... that's all for now see ya next tab



************************************

       % = repeat last bar
       / = slide up
       \ = slide down
       . = palm mute 
       p = pull off
       h = hammer on
       /\/\/\ = vibrato (it's up to you if you want to use the bar or not)
       b«   = bend half step or equivalent
       pb«  = pre-bend 
       br«  = bend and release
       pbr« = pre-bend and release

************************************

            
            
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Wasted-Youth 10 Dec 31, 2004 07:00 PM

awesome tab dude and what other tabs have you done

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..NEM.. 315 Apr 13, 2006 06:01 AM

shouldn't it be

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2-------10----------------------------------|
|-2-------10----------------------------------|
|-0--2-3--8---2-3---------------2-3-----------|
|------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-------4-4------|
- - - - - - - - - -

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Metal Psycho 10 Oct 23, 2006 07:22 AM

Nice job tabbing it.. good song

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