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Don't Tread On Me
                          by: The Mighty Metallica


This song isn't in OLGA, or wasn't anyways..., so I thought I'd post it for
you die-hards out there who just have to know how to play every Metallica
song ever.  It's not terribly difficult, so here it goes.

All gtrs tune down 1/2 step
                        
        Note, in part of the solo, i placed the Hammer ons and pull offs
       above the staff to make reading easier.  I also used lower case
       and upper case for the same reason.  There is no difference in 
       the meanings.


   Rhy. Fig 1---------------------------------------------------------------|
   12/8 time                              two guitars
   p.m. -|            p.m. -|             p.m. ------| (cont muting pattern)
D#|------------------|------------------|----------------------------------|
A#|------------------|------------------|----------------------------------|
F#|------------------|------------------|-------9-9-9----------------------|
C#|------------------|------------------|-9-9-9-2-2-2--9/11----------------|
G#|-2-2-2-----2-2----|-2-2-2-----2-2----|-2-2-2--------2/4---12-----7------|          
D#|-0-0-0-----0-0----|-0-0-0-----0-0----|---------------------5-----0------|

D#|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
F#|-------9-9-9-9/11------------------|------121212--11------------------|
C#|-9-9-9-2-2-2-2/4----13-------------|121212-5-5-5---4-----12-----------|
G#|-2-2-2---------------8-----9-------|-5-5-5----------------5-----12----|          
D#|---------------------------7-------|-----------------------------5----|

  6/8 time             12/8 time
  p.m.---------------| let ring--------------------------| w/Rhy Fig 1 (3x)
D#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|------------------|----9------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|---------10-10-10-|-9--2--9---------|(9)--------------|-----------------|
G#|10-10-10--3--3--3-|-2-----2---------|(2)--------------|-----------------|          
D#|-3--3--3----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                       Rhy. Fig. 2
                       p.m.--|    p.m.---|    p.m.-----| (sim.)
D#|------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A#|------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
F#|------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
C#|------------------|-------3-----------3-----|-------3-----------------|
G#|------------------|-2-2-2-1---3-2---2-1---3-|-2-2-2-1---3-2---3/5---3-|
D#|------------------|-0-0-0-----1-0---0-----1-|-0-0-0-----1-0---1/3---1-|

                                     (end Rhy Fig 2)  w/Rhy Fig 2 (2x)
D#||-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
A#||-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
F#||-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
C#||-------3-----------3-----|-------3-----------------|-----------------|
G#||-2-2-2-1---3-2---2-1---3-|-2-2-2-1---3-2---3/5---3-|-----------------|          
D#||-0-0-0-----1-0---0-----1-|-0-0-0-----1-0---1/3---1-|-----------------|

                     Riff A    w/slide
D#|----------------|---------------------|------------------|-----------------|
A#|----------------|---------------------|------------------|-----------------|
F#|----------------|---------/12-\-11--9-|(9)----/12\11-9-9-|------/12-\-11-9-|
C#|----------------|---------------------|------------------|-----------------|
G#|----------------|---------------------|------------------|-----------------|          
D#|----------------|-0-------------------|------------------|-0---------------|
                    Don't tread on me

          (end Riff A)  Rhy Fig 3
D#|------------------||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|------------------||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|(9)----/12\11-9-9-||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|------------------||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G#|------------------||--2-2-2----2--2---|-2-2-2----3--3---|-4-4-4----5--5---|          
D#|------------------||--0-0-0----0--0---|-0-0-0----1--1---|-2-2-2----3--3---|
                     Liberty or...

        (end Rhy Fig 3) w/Rhy Fig 2
D#|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|---------------7---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G#|-6-6-6----7--8-5---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|          
D#|-4-4-4----5--6---7-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                          Never begins...

                                         w/Rhy Fig 2 (1st 2 bars only)
D#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|          
D#|------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|(0)--------------|
                               ...rage.                               Say, 
                                                    Rhy Fig 4
||-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
||-------4---------------|-------2-----------------|-------------------------|
||-2-222-2-2-2-222-5-2-2-|-2-222-0-2-2-------------|-2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-|          
||-0-000---0-0-000-3-0-0-|-0-000---0-0-6-0-5-0-3-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|
 don't tread on me                                              So  be  it

                                                          (end Rhy Fig 4)
D#|-------------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
A#|-------------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
F#|-------------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
C#|---------------------2---|-8---8---8-8-8---8--8-|---------------2--3-|
G#|-2---2-2-2-2-2-------0---|-5---5---5-5-5---5--5-|-5---5-----6---0--1-|          
D#|-0---0-0-0-0-0---2-3-----|----------------------|-3---3-----4--------|
            threaten no more        to secure peace               war

   w/Rhy Fig 4 (1st 3 bars only)
D#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|--------------9---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|----------7/9-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5--5--5-5--5----|          
D#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3--3--3-3--3----|

                        |--------------------------------------------------
                        |1.
                         w/Rhy Fig 2 & Riff A
||---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||-2-222-5-2-222-5-2-2-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|          
||-0-000-3-0-000-3-0-0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

--------------------| |--------------------                 Guitar Solo
                    | |2.                              FINE|w/Rhy Fig 2 (2x)
                    | |                     6/8 time        12/8 time
||------------------||---------------------|---------------|-------------------|
||------------------||---------------------|---------------|tr~~~tr~~~tr~~~tr~~|
||-----------------o||---------------------|---------------|12(0)11(0)12(0)11(0|
||-----------------o||---------------------|---------------|-------------------|
||------------------||-5-555-5---8--5---3--|---------------|-------------------|          
||------------------||-3-333-3---6--3---1--|---------------|-------------------|
                                         Don't tread on me!
                                                                         1/2
                                F    F                                     F
||--------------------------|-----------12--------F-12|----------------------
||---------------/12--11-10\|-15^--15^-----15-12--12--|-15-------------------
||-12-(0)-11-(0)------------|-------------------14^---|---12---------H---14^-
||--------------------------|-------------------------|-----14-12--12-14-14^-
||--------------------------|-------------------------|----------14----------          
||--------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------

                            1/2                           1/2
                      F       F    F    F           F       F    F    2
D#|----P-----------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|(14)-12---------|---12---14^-----12-----------|---12---14^------12----------|
F#|(14)-12---------|14^--12-14^--14^--14^-12~~~~~|14^--14-14^--14^--14^-12~~~~~|
C#|---------14~~~~~|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|          
G#|----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D#|----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

         F      H P P       H P P    P           H P
D#|---15^--15141514121412------------------------------|----------------------
A#|----------------------14151412-1412\1012------------|14-12---14-12---14-12-
F#|----------------------------------------14-121412---|14-12---14-12---14-12-
C#|--------------------------------------------------14|-----14------14-------
G#|----------------------------------------------------|----------------------          
D#|----------------------------------------------------|----------------------

                  P                                                     
D#|------------|1712-12-12------------------------------------|----------------|
A#|------------|----------17-12-12-12-----P-------------------|----------------|
F#|------------|---------------------12-1712121212----P-------|----------------|
C#|-14-14~~~~~~|----------------------------------121712121212|-----------H----|
G#|------------|----------------------------------------------|12-17-12\1012-10|          
D#|------------|----------------------------------------------|----------------|

                           H P  ph   P   p h      P  ph     H P
D#|----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------|-----------------------------------------13------|
F#|------------12--------|9129-----1310------11-129-------101310---13---14-|
C#|---------------14~~~~\|----10910----111011------1091010------11---------|
G#|---10--12/14----------|-------------------------------------------------|          
D#|-12-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
                                                          H      F     F
||-------------------------------------|------------19-/-------13----14---|
||-16-14----16-14----17-15----17-15----|---19----17-----1517---16^---17^--|
||-16-14----16-14----17-15----17-15----|16----19--------------------------|
||-------16-------16-------17-------17-|----------------------------------|
||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|          
||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

       F
D#|-22^-------~~~~~--|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A#|------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
F#|------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
C#|------------------|-------------------------|-------2-----------------|
G#|------------------|-2-222-5-2-2---222-5-2-2-|-2-222-0-2-2--P-----P----|          
D#|------------------|-0-000-3-0-0-0-000-3-0-0-|-0-000---0-0-6-0-0-5-0-0-|

D#|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
A#|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
F#|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
C#|-------------------------|-------2-----------------|-----------------------|
G#|-2-222-5-2-2-2-222-5-2-2-|-2-222-0-2-2------P---P--|-2-222-5-2-2-2-222-5-22|          
D#|-0-000-3-0-0-0-000-3-0-0-|-0-000---0-0-6-0-5-0-3-0-|-0-000-3-0-0-0-000-3-00|

   [Chorus]
   w/Rhy Fig 4 
D#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|--------------9---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|----------7/9-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|          
D#|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
          So be it        threaten...     to secure peace          ...war

   w/Rhy Fig 3      F             1/2  F
D#|------------------|-----------------|---H----------------|
A#|-----------F------|-----------17^15^|-1517----\-14-12-12-|
F#|-12---\----|\-----|-----------------|-----------14-12-12-|
C#|-12---\---14--12^-|(12)-------------|--------------------|
G#|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|          
D#|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
      Liberty or...

     1/2  1/2   1/2
       F    F     F          D.S. (take 2nd ending) al Fine
D#|------------------------|-----------------|     
A#|------------------------|-----------------|   ^^^
F#|-14^--14^---14^---12-\--|-------------9---|   What this means is go back to 
C#|-14^--14^---14^---12-\--|---------7/9-----|   the repeat, take 2nd ending
G#|------------------------|-----------------|   again, and then stop at Fine.
D#|------------------------|-----------------|
                   tail.          So be it,


Lyrics:

Liberty of death, what we so proudly hail.
Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail.
Never begins is, never but once engaged,
never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage.
Say, Don't tread on me.

Chorus
So be it, threaten no more.
To secure peace is to prepare for war.
So be it, settle the score.
Touch me again for the words that you will hear evermore.

Don't tread on me

Love it or leave it, she, with the deadly bite.
Quick is the blue tongue, forked as the lightning strike.
Shining with brightness, always on surveillance.
The eyes, they never close, emblem of vigilance.
Say, Don't tread on me.


  Welp, I hope you guys like it.  Took me a while, but a figure it's worth
  it to keep all the Metalli-friends jamming.  Oh, don't give me any crap
  about not putting in the Rythem section under the solo... It's not perfect
  but it's as close as care to come....  Hopefully, I'll be sending more
  stuff your way soon.




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

p.m. - palm muting
     ^    - bend, above the staff is the amount of bend
            F - full step     1/2 - half step    2 - two steps...
     tr~~~- trill between note and note in paranthesis
     H    - Hammer on
     P    - Pull off

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

            
            
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KirkHammettfan 10 Jan 03, 2002 07:00 PM

Wow, you must have taken a while to tab this out! Appericate your hard work!

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Rebelw/outaCord 130 Dec 12, 2002 07:00 PM

hey, nice tab
i just found one small thing, on the into, where it does the power chords part (lol, which one?? the one right after the first "dont tread on me"

i think it goes
E5 E5 E5 B5 B5 E5 E5 B5 B5
E5 E5 E5 B5 B5 F5 E5 F5 G5 F5

thats what it says in my book, anyway
good luck, and happy headbanging

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Fretallica 10 Dec 31, 2002 07:00 PM

YOU'RE ?UCKING STUPID! how the hell can you play those cords??/ ?ucking dumba$s...

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