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Band- Megadeth
Song- Poison Was The Cure

Tuning: Standard

[Riff 1]                                  x3
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------5-6-2-2-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-4-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------5-6/14-14-14-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-4/12-12-12-|
E|----------------------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|--------(14)\----------------|
A|--------(12)\---[slow slide]-|
E|-----------------------------|

[Riff 2]
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----7p5---5-----5h7p5---5-------|
A|-0------7---6h7-------7---7-6p5-|
E|--------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------------7p5p0-5p2p0-4-|
D|----7p5---5-------------------|
A|-0------7---6p0---------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----7p5---5-----5h7p5---5-------|
A|-0------7---6h7-------7---7-6p5-|
E|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|----7p5---5--------------------|
A|-0------7---6p0-5p3p0--6p4p0-7-|
E|-------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---2---0---2-------0-|
D|---2---0---2---2---0-|
A|-0---0---0---0-2-0---|
E|---------------------|
   *   *   *   *   *

e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|---2---0-----------|
D|---2---0---7--5--4-|
A|-0---0---0-5--3--2-|
E|-------------------|
   *   *   *

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---2---0---2-------0-|
D|---2---0---2---2---0-|
A|-0---0---0---0-2-0---|
E|---------------------|
   *   *   *   *   *

e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|---2---0-----------|
D|---2---0---7--8--9-|
A|-0---0---0-5--6--7-|
E|-------------------|
   *   *   *

[Riff 3]
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-------------------2--|
A|-3--4--5--6--5--4--0--|
E|-1--2--3--4--3--2-----|
   *  *  *  *  *  *
                  "Once stalked..."

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|----------------5-4--|
A|-3--4--5--6--5--3-2--|
E|-1--2--3--4--3-------|
   *  *  *  *  *
           "Sleep walk to..."

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-3--4--5--6--5--2---4--5--6--7--6--2-|
E|-1--2--3--4--3--0---2--3--4--5--4--0-|
   *  *  *  *  *  *   *  *  *  *  *  *
        "I'm the sun..."

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-5--6--7--8--7--2---7--8--9--7--8--9-|
E|-3--4--5--6--5--0---5--6--7--5--6--7-|
   *  *  *  *  *  *   *  *  *  *  *  *
   "...til I finally..."

[Riff 4]
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-12--------------12-11--------------|
D|-10--------------10--9--------------|
A|----000000000000-------000000000000-|
E|------------------------------------|
      ************       ************
   "...knowing when I'd..."

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-11-10--------------10-9--------------|
D|--9--8---------------8-7--------------|
A|-------000000000000------000000000000-|
E|--------------------------------------|
         ************      ************
   "...brain was just..."

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-9-8--------------8-7---------------|
D|-7-6--------------6-5---------------|
A|-----000000000000------000000000000-|
E|------------------------------------|
       ************      ************
   "...rock star..."

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-7-6--------------6-5--|
D|-5-4--------------4-3--|
A|-----000000000000------|
E|-----------------------|
       ************
   "...tidepool, taste the..."

[Riff 5]
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----5------------------------2--|
A|-3--3--5---3--4--5--6--5--4--0--|
E|-1--3--3---1--2--3--4--3--2-----|
             *  *  *  *  *  *

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----------------5--4-----|
A|-3--4--5--6--5--3--2--5--|
E|-1--2--3--4--3--------3--|
   *  *  *  *  *
                   "Taste me..."

[Riff 6] (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-2----------------5----------------|
A|-0-00000000000000-3-00000000000000-|
E|-----------------------------------|
     **************   **************

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-7----------------10--------9--------|
A|-5-00000000000000--8-000000-7-000000-|
E|-------------------------------------|
     **************    ******   ******

[Final time]
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-7-------------------7-10------6-9---|
A|-5-00000000000000--8------8--7-----7-|
E|-------------------------------------|
     **************

[Solo] (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|---2p0---5p2p0-2p0-------------|
D|-------------------2p0-0h1h2p0-|
A|-0-----0-----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
         *

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|---2p0---5p2p0-2p0-----------|
D|-------------------2p0-0h1h2-|
A|-3-----3---------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
         *

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|---2p0---5~----2p0---5~---2-0-|
D|-0-----0-----------0----------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|
         *           *

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

[Riff 7] (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-2----------------5----------------| ----|
A|-0-00000000000000-3-33333333333333-|     |
E|-----------------------------------|     |
     **************   **************       |
                                           |
e|-------------------------------------|   |--> Play 2x
B|-------------------------------------|   |
G|-------------------------------------|   |
D|-7----------------10--------9--------| --|
A|-5-55555555555555--8-888888-7-777777-|
E|-------------------------------------|
     **************    ******   ******

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2--------2-3-4-5--------5-6-9-|
A|-0-000000-0-1-2-3-333333-3-4-7-|
E|-------------------------------|
     ******         ******

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7--------7-8-9-10--------9--------|
A|-5-555555-5-6-7--8-888888-7-777777-|
E|-----------------------------------|
     ******          ******   ******

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2--------2-3-4-5--------5-6-9-|
A|-0--------0-1-2-3--------3-4-7-|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7--------7-8-9-10----9----2-|
A|-5--------5-6-7--8----7----0-|
E|-----------------------------|

[Ending Solo] (Friedman)
e|------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------7b8~~~-|
G|-7b9r7b9~~--(9)b10--7b9r7p5---------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-5------------------------------------------------|
B|---8-5---------------------------5----------------|
G|-------8-7-5-5b7--(7)r5----7-5-7---7-5------5-4~~-|
D|---------------------------------------7~~--------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------12-15-15p12-------|
B|--------------------12-13-------------13-12-|
G|---------------9-12-------------------------|
D|----------9-10------------------------------|
A|-----7-10-----------------------------------|
E|-7-8----------------------------------------|

e|-15p12-----12-13-----15b17---------|
B|------13h15-----15p12------[15]17~-|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|----13-17p13-------------------10-13-10----------|
B|-15----------15-------------10----------10-------|
G|----------------14\10----10----------------10-10-|
D|----------------------12-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-/22p17------------------------|
B|--------18---------------------|
G|-----------19\14-12----14-12~~-|
D|--------------------12---------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-20-17-------------20-17-------------20-17-------|
B|-------20-17-------------20-17-------------20-17-|
G|-------------19-17-------------19-17-------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-20-17-------------20-17-------20b24r20\-|
B|-------20-17-------------20-17-----------|
G|-------------19-17-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------10-9-8-7----------------------------------------|
G|------------9----------10-9-7-10-9-7--------------------------|
D|-0h1/7-9-10--------------------------9-11-10-9----9h10p9------|
A|-----------------------------------------------12--------12~~-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                         Guitar division

New guitar:
e|-5-----------------5-------------------5-----------|
B|---8-5---------------8-5-----------------8-5-------|
G|-------7-5---------------8-7-5---------------8-7-5-|
D|-----------7~~~----------------7~~~----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------10-15p10-----------------------------|
B|-/13p10----10h13----------13p10----10-----17-20p17-17-|
G|--------12----------------------12----/19-------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-22b24r22\20p17-----------|
B|----------------20b22~~\--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
[End Solo]

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

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret.
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill

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

            
            
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metal4all 50 Nov 27, 2005 05:03 AM

5 stars, great job

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our band rules 10 Feb 09, 2006 08:53 AM

Great tab. that is onecrazy riff

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Th6r6a6sH 91 Jul 16, 2007 10:56 AM

excellent tab. truly magnificent riffing dont you agree?

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