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Band- Megadeth
Song- The Tears In A Vial

Tuning: Standard


Intro (Play 2x)
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-5-------5---4-------4---|
D|-7-------7---5-------5---|
A|----0--0---0----0--0---0-|
E|-------------------------|
      *  *   *    *  *   *
   "This may seem..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-2-------2---1-------1---|
D|-3-------3---2-------2---|
A|----0--0---0----0--0---0-|
E|-------------------------|
      *  *   *    *  *   *
   "...confusing..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-5-------5---4-------4---|
D|-7-------7---5-------5---|
A|----0--0---0----0--0---0-|
E|-------------------------|
      *  *   *    *  *   *
   "How I could walk away..."
e|----------------------------|
B|--------------------0-------|
G|-7-------7---7----7---7---7-|
D|-7-------7---6--6-------6---|
A|----0--0---0----------------|
E|----------------------------|
      *  *   *
   "...pure..."



Riff 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
   "Lately..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-2----------2---1----------1---|
D|-3----------3---2----------2---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
           "...but not wanting you..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
  "Attraction that once..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-----------------------0-------|
G|-7----------7---7----7---7---7-|
D|-7----------7---6--6-------6---|
A|----000-000---0----------------|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *
   "...there..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
   "And it sucks..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-2----------2---1----------1---|
D|-3----------3---2----------2---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
   "...granted..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-2----------2---1--------------|
D|-3----------3---2--------------|
A|----000-000---0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    * * * * * *
   "...veil is drawn..."



Riff 2                         x3
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|----------5-4-----------------|
A|-0--0-3p0-----5----3-5----3-5-|
E|----------------2------1------|
   "I had to walk away..."

e|----0-----------------------|
B|----0-----------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-2-------3---2--------------|
E|-0-----0-1-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
         *   *    * * * * * *
   "And save my tears..."



Riff 3
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|------------5---4----------4---|
D|------------7---5----------5---|
A|-0--000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-4----------4---3----------3---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4--------------|
D|-4----------4---3--------------|
A|----000-000---0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    * * * * * *


Guitar fill over Riff 3
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-7----7/9----9/10----10/12-|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-7----7\5----5/10----10\9-|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|



Riff 3a
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
   "Everything..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-4----------4---3----------3---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
      "I had to let it go..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
   "To find myself..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-----------------------0-------|
G|-7----------7---7----7---7---7-|
D|-7----------7---6--6-------6---|
A|----000-000---0----------------|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *
   "...new, brand new..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-2----------2---1----------1---|
D|-3----------3---2----------2---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
   "...and face who..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-2----------2---1--------------|
D|-3----------3---2--------------|
A|----000-000---0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    * * * * * *
   "Now it's just me..."


Play Riff 2   "I had to walk away..."



Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-----5~----7-5------5~----7-5---|
D|-/7------7-----7-5------5-----5-|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

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

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|----5~----7-5------5~----7-5---|
D|-7------7-----7-5------5-----5-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

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


Solo (Mustaine)
e|-----------------------------|
B|------------------------10~--|
G|-[8]9r8b9------[8]9r8b9------|
D|----------10~----------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-7-8-7--------------------|
B|--------10-8-7------------|
G|---------------9--7-------|
D|--------------------10----|
A|-----------------------8~-|
E|--------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|---------7~------7--9~------9-10~-|
A|---5/6/7-------7----------7-------|
E|-8--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|------------------------8-6/-12\-10~-|
G|-----7-----7-9--7--10-9--------------|
D|-10----10----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 4a
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|----5~----7-5------5~----7-5---|
D|-7------7-----7-5------5-----5-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

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

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|----5~----7-5------5~----7-5---|
D|-7------7-----7-5------5-----5-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|----5~----7-5------------------|
D|-4------4-----4----------------|
A|----------------3--------------|
E|----------------1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
                     * * * * * *

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-----9~-----10-9--------9~-----10-9----|
D|-10------10------12-10------10------12-|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----9~-----10-9--------9~-----12-10----|
D|-10------10------12-10------10-------12-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-----9~-----10-9--------9~-----10-9----|
D|-10------10------12-10------10------12-|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----9~-----12-10-----------------------|
D|-10------10-------12--9--------(9)b10~~-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|




Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-4----------4---3----------3---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------4---|
D|-7----------7---5----------5---|
A|----000-000---0----000-000---0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *** ***   *

1st ending:
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4--------------|
D|-4----------4---3--------------|
A|----000-000---0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    * * * * * *
Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----4---4---4-|
D|-4----------4---3----3---3---3-|
A|----000-000---0----0---0---0---|
E|-------------------------------|
      *** ***   *    *   *   *

2nd ending:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-5----------5---4----------|
D|-4----------4---3----------|
A|----000-000---0----0-0-0-0-|
E|---------------------------|
      *** ***   *    * * * *


Solo (Poland)
e|-17b19--(19)b20-{19}~~--(19)b20r19-|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|-17-18-17b18r17b18r17-------------17-18-|
G|----------------------19-17-19b21-------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|-18b20----18b20-18b20-18b20~~-|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-18p17-18p17-------------------------|
G|-------------19-17-21-19-17----------|
D|----------------------------21-19-17-|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-19-17-15--------------------------------|
A|----------19-17-15-20-19-17--------------|
E|----------------------------20-19-17-15\-|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-------------12----12/14~~--(14)\10h12-8~-|
E|-12~--10-12-----12------------------------|

e|--------------15b17~----------------------------------|
B|-[16]17r16b17---------[16]17r16b17-----15----15b16r15-|
G|-----------------------------------17~----17----------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|----20b23--20b22~----------------------------|
B|-17----------------18~--17-------------------|
G|---------------------------19-16-19b21r19b21-|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D|-21b24r21--19p17-19-----------14~--15-14--------|
A|--------------------17\15-17~------------17-14\-|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-[18]20r18b20-(20)b20^--17b19r17-14-----------------|
D|------------------------------------17b19-17b19r17~-|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

End Solo



Riff 6 (Slight palm mutes, harmony guitar in () )
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|---7-10----7-10----7-9----7-9-|
A|-7-------7-------7------7-----|
E|------------------------------|
   * *     * *     * *    * *
        "You were so beautiful..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---7-12----7-12----7-10----7-9-|
A|-7-------7-------7-------7-----|
E|-------------------------------|
   * *     * *     * *     * *
   "...to look upon..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---7-10----7-10----7-9-------9-|
A|-7-------7-------7------7-10---|
E|-------------------------------|
   * *     * *     * *    *  *
         "I can see the light..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------(4)----(5)---(7)-----|
D|------7-------7-------6--(5)-7-(7)-9--(9)-|
A|-7-10-------8-------8-----7-----8-----10--|
E|---------10------10-----------------------|
   *  *     * *     * *     *     *      *
   "...in your smile..."


Riff 6a (Slight palm mutes)
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-10-10----7-10----7-9----7-9-|
A|--------7-------7------7-----|
E|-----------------------------|
          * *     * *    * *
        "Your eyes were..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---7-12----7-12----7-10----7-9-|
A|-7-------7-------7-------7-----|
E|-------------------------------|
   * *     * *     * *     * *
   "...into your soul..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---7-10----7-10----7-9-------9-|
A|-7-------7-------7------7-10---|
E|-------------------------------|
   * *     * *     * *    *  *
        "Your body was..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|------7-------7-------6----7---9-----|
A|-7-10-------8-------8----7---8---10--|
E|---------10------10------------------|
   *  *     * *     * *    *   *    *
  "...just like the sky!"

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-15-14-----10-14-----10-12-----10-12-|
A|--------10--------10--------10-------|
E|-------------------------------------|
           *  *      *  *      *  *
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----10-15-----10-15-----10-14-----10-12-|
A|-10--------10--------10--------10-------|
E|----------------------------------------|
    *  *      *  *      *  *      *  *
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----10-14-----10-14-----10-12--------12-|
A|-10--------10--------10--------10-14----|
E|----------------------------------------|
    *  *      *  *      *  *      *  *
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-------10--------10--------9-----10----12----|
A|-10-14--------12--------12----10----12----14-|
E|-----------13--------13----------------------|
    *  *     *   *      *  *     *     *     *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-15-14~----[long hold]--|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|



Riff 7
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-5-5~----7-5-4----5-4--------|
D|----------------------7--6---|
A|---------------------------7-|
E|-----------------------------|

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

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

Guitar 1
e|-----------------------|
B|-9~--------------------|
G|-----10~--9~--7~--5--4-|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
                         x4
e|--0---------------------|
B|--0---------------------|
G|--5---------------------|
D|--7---------------------|
A|--0----0-000-000-000-00-|
E|------------------------|
         * *** *** *** **

Guitar 2 (Harmony)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-12/-17~--15~--13~--12~--10--9-10~-[long hold]--|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|



Riff 8
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-2-----------------------------------|
A|-0--000-000-0000-2~--000-000-0000-3~-|
E|-------------------------------------|
      *** *** ****     *** *** ****
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-000-000-0000-----0000-----0000-|
E|--------------3~-------2~-------|
   *** *** ****     ****     ****
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----------------10---------------|
A|-3----------------8--888888888888-|
E|-1--111111111111------------------|
      ************     ************
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----8-9----------7---------4-5--|
A|-7--6-7---10-9-7-5--5-4-2--2-3--|
E|-0------0--8-7-5----3-2-0-------|
          *  * * *    * *

Final time:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|----8-9----------7---------4-5---|
A|-7--6-7---10-9-7-5--5-4-2--2-3-0-|
E|-0------0--8-7-5----3-2-0--------|
          *  * * *    * *


Guitar fills over Riff 8 (Some effect used)
#1 (Comes in the second time)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-7~--------9~----10~-----------------|
A|------------------------10~--9~--8~--|
E|-------------------------------------|

#2 (Comes in the third time)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-10~------12~----13~-----------------|
G|------------------------12~-11~-10~--|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------~--|
E|-------------------------------------|


Ending:                  x4
e|--0---------------------|--0--|
B|--0---------------------|--0--|
G|--5---------------------|--5--|
D|--7---------------------|--7--|
A|--0----0-000-000-000-00-|--0--|
E|------------------------|-----|
         * *** *** *** **


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.

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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xXshadowswordXx 40 Jul 17, 2010 05:51 AM

Dude this tab is sick thanks for tabbing the song proberly best off the system has failed :D

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grapefruit7 785 Aug 27, 2013 03:59 PM

great tab 5*

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valderonix 56 Feb 02, 2015 01:01 PM

The best tabs I found on the internet!
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