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Author
Band- Megadeth
Song- Promises

Tuning: Standard

[Intro] (Acoustic)
e|-5-----5-----5-----5----|
B|-6-----6-----6-----6----|
G|----7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|


Riff 1 (Acoustic)
e|-5-----5-----5-----5----|
B|-6-----6-----6-----6----|
G|----7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
   "Two hearts..."
e|-6-----6-----6-----6----|
B|-5-----5-----5-----5----|
G|----7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
   "...talk to each other..."
e|-6-----6-----6-----6----|
B|-5-----5-----5-----5----|
G|----6-----6-----6-----6-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
   "...close, in a town..."
e|-5-----5-----5-----5----|
B|-7-----7-----7-----7----|
G|----5-----5-----5-----5-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
   "...like a prison cell..."


Riff 2 (Acoustic)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------11---8-----8-----------11---8-|
G|------8----8-----8---8-------8----8---|
D|-8--8----------8--------8--8----------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|


Play Riff 1  "You come from..."


Riff 3 (Distortion)            x2
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-8-------10--------8-------10-|
A|-6--------8--------6--------8-|
E|------------------------------|
   "And when we walk..."
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-8-------10----12--|
A|-6--------8-----9--|
E|-------------------|
   "But it's much too late..."


Riff 4 (Distortion)                                x3
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-12-------12-8-------8-10-------10----------------|
A|-10----xx-10-6----xx-6--8----xx--8--5/6-6-6-6\5-5-|
E|-10----xx-10-6----xx-6--8----xx--8----------------|
   "Oh I will meet you..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-12-------12-8-------8-10--|
A|-10----xx-10-6----xx-6--8--|
E|-10----xx-10-6----xx-6--8--|
   "I promise, I promise..."

Play Riff 1   "There's so many fighting..."


Riff 3a (Distortion)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-8-------10--------8-------10-|
A|-6--------8--------6--------8-|
E|------------------------------|
   "And when we walk..."
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-8-------10----12--|
A|-6--------8-----9--|
E|-------------------|
   "But it's much too late..."


Play Riff 4   "Oh I will meet you..."

Lead into next section:
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|--11--------12--|
A|---9--------10--|
E|---9--------10--|


[Interlude]

Riff 5 (Acoustic, Play 2x)
e|----3-3---3------3------3-3---1------1---|
B|-3--3-3-3-3----3---3-3--3-3-3-3----3---3-|
G|-3------3-3--3-------2------2-2--2-------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|------1-1--------0----0----0----------0---|
B|-3--3-3-3-3----3---3--2--2---2-2----2---2-|
G|-1--1-----1--1--------2--2---2-2--0-------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


Riff 6 (Distortion, Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-2----xx-2-4----xx-4-5----xx-5-7----xx-7-|
E|-0----xx-0-2----xx-2-3----xx-3-5----xx-5-|

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

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

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


[Solo] (Pitrelli)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|------13-16-/15~--11~----------|
D|----14--------------~--11-12~\-|
A|-/14---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|--------------------------19\-|
B|------12-15-/17~--14~------x--|
G|----12-----------------14-16\-|
D|-/12--------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|------16-19-/18~-------------------|
B|----17-----------19~---------17----|
G|-/16-----------------18---19----19-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|----------------------/17-16\-|
B|----------------17-19---------|
G|-19\18-16-18-19---------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|------13-16-/15~--11~----------|
D|----14-----------------11-12~\-|
A|-/14---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|------12-15-/17~--14~----------|
G|----12-----------------14-16~~-|  division
D|-/12---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

Second guitar comes in on last note:
e|------------------------------7-------8-------9------10-------|
B|-------7------------9-7-9-7--10b12~--11b13~--12b14~--13b15~~\-|
G|----xx-7h8-xx----xx-9-7-9-7-----------------------------------|
D|-9~-xx-----xx-9~-xx-------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 4   "Oh I will meet you..."


[Ending] (Fades out)
Guitar 1 (Acoustic)
e|-5-----5-----5-----5----|
B|-6-----6-----6-----6----|
G|----7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-/7---------------|
A|-/5----[let ring]-|
E|------------------|


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

| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato
| b  Bend
| h  Hammer-on

Notation:

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.

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Nahualamish 10 Oct 27, 2009 09:34 PM

Thanks man gReat täb this is one of the best Megadeth´s songs

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guitar.nerd 10 Apr 02, 2013 08:57 AM

great! but that main acoustic intro/riff goes all the time in the song,or am i wrong?

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PiercedBand 841 Apr 04, 2015 09:56 PM

Perfect tab, thanks

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