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Megadeth:  When

transcribed by: Russ Elton      (vicelton@yahoo.com) 
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1  (Play 4 times)
Guitar 1 (acoustic)
e|---------0---------------0-------|
B|-------0---0-----------0---0-----|
G|-----5-------5-------5-------5---|
D|---7-----------7---7-----------7-|
A|-0---------------7---------------|
E|---------------------------------|
                    "No one..."
e|---------0-------------------------|
B|-------0---0-----------------------|
G|-----5-------5-------5-----5-----5-|
D|---7-----------7---7-----7-----7---|
A|-6---------------------------------|
E|-----------------8-----7-----6-----|
  "...hears a word I say..."

Guitar 2 (distortion) x4
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-10--9--8--7--(7)\\--|
E|--8--7--6--5--(5)\\--|


Riff 2
Guitar 1 (acoustic)              x12
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-----5-------5-------5-------5---|
D|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-|
A|-0-------7-------6---------------|
E|-------------------------8-------|
  "But you'll never see the pain inside of me..."


Guitar 2 (distortion)
                 x7
e|----------------|----------|
B|----------------|----------|
G|----------------|----------|
D|----------------|--------7-|
A|-10-9-8-7-(7)\\-|-10-9-8-5-|
E|--8-7-6-5-(5)\\-|--8-7-6---|


Riff 3 (acoustic)                 
e|---------------------------------|
B|-----3-------3-------3-------3---|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
D|-0-----------------------3-------|
A|---------0-------1---------------|
E|---------------------------------|
  "And the oath I take on this day..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|-----3-------3-------3-------3---|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
D|-0-------------------------------|
A|---------0-------1-------3-------|
E|---------------------------------|
  "...is to know that you will be repaid..."
e|---------------------------------|-------------------|
B|-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-----3-------3-----|
G|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2---|
D|-0-----------------------3-------|-0-----------------|
A|---------0-------1---------------|---------0-------1-|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------|
  

Riff 4
Guitar 1 (acoustic)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
D|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A|---------2-------1-------0-------|
E|-0-------------------------------|
  "One day the sun will die..."


Guitar 2 (distortion)
                    x8
e|-------------------|---------|
B|-------------------|---------|
G|-------------------|---------|
D|-------------------|---------|
A|--5--4--3-------2--|-5--4--3-|
E|--3--2--1-0-0-0-0--|-3--2--1-|
            * * * 


Riff 5 (distortion)                                       x4
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------5--4--3-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-3--2--1-|
   * * * * * *   * * * * * *   * * * * * *   * * * 

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-2----------3~--2~--------/6~-7~--|
E|-0--3~--2~---------3~--2~---------|


Riff 6
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------5/7---------7/8-----7/8-|
E|-0-0-0-0-3/5-0-0-0-0-5/6-0-0-5/6-|
   * * * *     * * * *     * * 
  "When no words are spoken..." 


Riff 7
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------7/9---------9/10-----9/10-|
A|---------5/7---------7/-8-----7/-8-|
E|-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7------7-7------|
   * * * *     * * * *      * * 
  "It all seems so deceitful..."

Play Riff 6   "When judgement has failed you..."
Play Riff 7   "It all seems so deceitful..."
Play Riff 6   "When judgement has failed you..."

Riff 8
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9---------7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-9-8-----5-|
E|-----------7-6-5-3-5-|
                 * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------5/7---------7/8-----7/8-|
E|-0-0-0-0-3/5-0-0-0-0-5/6-0-0-5/6-|
   * * * *     * * * *     * * 
                      x3
e|---------------------|-------------------|
B|---------------------|-------------------|
G|---------------------|-------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9---------7-|-9-9-9-9-9---------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-9-8-----5-|-7-7-7-7-7-9-8-7-5-|
E|-----------7-6-5-3-5-|-----------7-6-5-3-|


Riff 9 (solo rhythm)                    x4
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|-000-000---000-000---000-000---000-000-|
   *** ***   *** ***   *** ***   *** ***
                                          x2
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-777777777777777777-6666666666-5555-3333-|
   ****************** ********** **** ****
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|-000-000---000-000---000-000---000-000-|
   *** ***   *** ***   *** ***   *** ***
                                          x3
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-777777777777777777-6666666666-5555-3333-|
   ****************** ********** **** ****
                                          x4
e|-----------------------------------------|-----|
B|-----------------------------------------|-----|
G|-----------------------------------------|-----|
D|-----------------------------------------|--2--|
A|-----------------------------------5-4-3-|--2--|
E|-000-000---000-000---000-000---000-3-2-1-|--0--|
   *** ***   *** ***   *** ***   ***


Solo
 
e|-19tm--18tm--15tm--12tm--|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

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

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

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

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

End solo


Play Riff 4   Song fades out with this


Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd 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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StephenLee1994 10 Oct 19, 2009 09:20 AM

You don't have all the solo?

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