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Band- Megadeth
Song- This Was My life

Tuning: Standard


Intro (Fade in)
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--9--|
E|--7--|


Riff 1
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|---------------------------9\-|
A|-9-8-7----5----7-6-5----3--7\-|
E|-7-6-5----3----5-4-3----1-----|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-9-8-7----5----7-6-5----3--|
E|-7-6-5----3----5-4-3----1--|


Riff 2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----0h2-----2--------0h2-----2-----|
A|---2-----2-----2----3-----3-----3---|
E|-0---------0-----0----------0-----0-|
             *                *
   "It's just another..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---0h2-----2--------4------4---|
A|-4-----4-----4----5------6-----|
E|---------0-----0------0------0-|
           *
   "It's just another..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|---7h9-----9--------9h10-----10-----|
A|-7-----7-----7----8------8------8---|
E|---------0-----0-----------0------0-|
           *                 *
   "It's words strung..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---7h8-----8-----------------------|
A|-9-----9-----9\--2~----------------|
E|---------0-----------5-3-2-5-3-2-1-|
           *           * * * * * * *
   "It's doomed..."


Riff 2a (Single notes played by guitar 2 only)
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-4------10-9-7------|
A|-2--6-9--------10-9-|
E|--------------------|


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------10-8-----------|
A|-7-6-7-10-9-7-------7-10------10-7\-----|
E|--------------7-8~-------------------2~-|
       "Lying in your bed..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----4-2-------------------------|
A|-1-4-----4-1-/6~--5-7-6-9-7-9-10-|
E|---------------------------------|
          "This is the part..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------10-8-----------|
A|-7-6-7-10-9-7-------7-10------10-7\-----|
E|--------------7-8~-------------------2~-|
      "Paybacks are a..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----4-2-------------10-9-7------9\-|
A|-1-4-----4-1-2~--6-9--------10-9-7\-|
E|------------------------------------|
       "Somewhere an electric..."

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------10-8-----------|
A|-7-6-7-10-9-7-------7-10------10-7\-----|
E|--------------7-8~-------------------2~-|
       "Lying in your bed..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-2-----4~--3-5-4-7-5-7-9-|
A|-1-4-----4-1-------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
          "This is the part..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------10-8-----------|
A|-7-6-7-10-9-7-------7-10------10-7\-----|
E|--------------7-8~-------------------2~-|
      "Paybacks are a..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|---------------------5-4----------|
G|-------------------2-----5-4-2----|
D|-----4-2-----1~--4-------------9\-|
A|-1-4-----4-1-------------------7\-|
E|----------------------------------|
       "Somewhere an electric..."

Both Guitars:
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  "...awaits!"


Play Riff 1   "Hey, this was my life..."
Play Riff 2   "This was the wrong..."
Play Riff 2a
Play Riff 3   "Lying on my bed..."
Play Riff 1   "Hey, this was my life..."


Riff 4
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-9\------------2--------------|
A|-7\------------3--------------|
E|-----0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
       * * * * *    * * * * * *
           "In our life..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-6--------------4--------------|
A|-4--------------5--------------|
E|----0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * * *    * * * * * *
   "...there's 'If'..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-9--------------2--------------|
A|-7--------------3--------------|
E|----0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * * *    * * * * * *
           "In our beliefs..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-1--------------2~-3---------|
E|-2--0-0-0-0-0-0--------3-2-1-|
      * * * * * *        * * *
    "...there's 'lie'..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-9--------------2--------------|
A|-7--------------3--------------|
E|----0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * * *    * * * * * *
          "In our business..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-6--------------4--------------|
A|-4--------------5--------------|
E|----0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * * *    * * * * * *
   "...there's 'Sin'..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-9--------------2--------------|
A|-7--------------3--------------|
E|----0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * * *    * * * * * *
          "In our bodies..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-1--------------2~-3---------|
E|-2--0-0-0-0-0-0--------3-2-1-|
      * * * * * *        * * *
   "...there's 'Die'!"


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---7\----2---/7-----7\----3---/7---|
E|-0---------3----7-0---------3----8-|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|---7\----4---/7-----7\----5---6---|
E|-0---------3----9-0---------3---7-|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---7\----2---/7-----7\----3---/7---|
E|-0---------3----7-0---------3----8-|

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



Solo (Mustaine)
e|-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-0-0-|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-10-0-0-10-0-0-10-0-0-10-0-0-10-0-0-0-|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-9-0-0-9-0-0-9-0-0-9-0-0-9-0-0-0-|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-8-0-0-8-0-0-8-0-0-8-0-0-8-0-0-0-|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-0-0-|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-10-0-0-10-0-0-10-0-0-10-0-0-10-0-0-0-|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-9-0-0-9-0-0-9-0-0-9-0-0-9-0-0-0-|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-8-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-3-0-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 6
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|--------------0h2-0-0-|
D|---0h2-0-0------------|
A|----------------------|
E|-0----------3---------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|--------------0h2-0-0-|
D|---0h2-0-0------------|
A|----------------------|
E|-2----------1---------|



Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--2--2--2--2--1--1--1--1-|
   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Guitar 2 (Harmony guitar in () )
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-5----9----8----7----5----9----8----7--|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-(4)--(9)--(8)--(5)--(4)--(9)--(8)--(5)--(4)--| Last notes carry
D|--5----9----8----7----5----9----8----7----5---| into next riff
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|


Riff 8
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-----------5-----------4-----------3----------|
E|-0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--2--2--2--2--1--1--1--1-|
      *  *  *     *  *  *     *  *  *     *  *  *
              "This was..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-----------5-----------4-----------3----------|
E|-0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--2--2--2--2--1--1--1--1-|
      *  *  *     *  *  *     *  *  *     *  *  *
   "...life..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-----------5-----------4-----------3----------|
E|-0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--2--2--2--2--1--1--1--1-|
      *  *  *     *  *  *     *  *  *     *  *  *
   "...fate..."
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-----------5-----------------------------------2-|
E|-0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|
      *  *  *     *  *  *  * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "...life..."                              "...fate."



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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