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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
** Cause of Death
** by OBITUARY
** from the album 'Cause of Death'
** Transcribed by Kevin Phillips, kphill@iconz.co.nz

As always, RIFF's are first, then Song STRUCTURE.  'x' means a palm-mute,
and I apologise for any mistakes..  If somebody fixes something, can you
email me with it so I can update my tab collection?  Thanks!

For those who are interested, I have also Tabbed 'INFECTED' and 'MEMORIES 
REMAIN', but seem to have misplaced the tab sheets somewhere for now..
Will get them uploaded soon.. Anybody else got TAB from this great album 
that they'd like to share?

Enjoy..
Kev.  8)



REMEMBER : Always listen to original to get the Timing and feel correct!

CAUSE OF DEATH - RIFFS

RIFF A: (Lotsa Distortion/Let it ring)
e:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
g:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:-----9---9---9-------10-------7-------9---9---9-------12-------11---|
A:---9---9---9---9---10--10---7---7---9---9---9---9---12--12---11--11-|
E:-7---------------8--------5-------7---------------10-------9--------|

RIFF B:
e:-----------------------|
b:-----------------------|
g:-----------------------|
D:-2-----3--5-----6---0--|
A:-2-----3--5-----6---0--|
E:-----------------------|

RIFF C:
e:---------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------|
A:-2-------------5-------------6-------------5-------------|
E:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
     x x x x x x   x x x x x x   x x x x x x   x x x x x x

RIFF D:
e:-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
b:-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
g:-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D:----3--------5-----|-------------------------------------------------|
A:-2--1--2--5--3--5--|---------1-1-1-1-----------------3-3-3-3---------|
E:-0-----0--3-----3--|-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|
      ^        ^
      |        |
      See "Special Note" below!

RIFF E:
e:-------------------------------|
b:-------------------------------|
g:-------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------|
A:-8/5-------10------5-------5/6-|
E:-6/7--0-0--8--0-0--3--0-0--3/4-|

RIFF F:                                
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
   x x x x x x x x  x x x x  x x x x  x x x x x x x x  x x x x x x x x

(Riff F Continued..)
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
   x x x x x x x x  x x x x  x x x x  x x x x x x x x  x x x x x x x x


Missing Riff:

All with tremolo picking

e:-----------------|
b:-----------------|
g:-----------------|
D:-----------------|
A:-----7---6---5---|
E:-0-6---5---4---3-|


RIFF G:
e:----------------------------------------------------------|
b:----------------------------------------------------------|
g:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:---------------------5-4---3------------------------------|
A:-2---------2---------3-2-3-1--2---------2---------2-3-5-3-|
E:-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----1----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-3-1-|
     x x x x   x x x x            x x x x   x x x x

                               *****************
                               **SPECIAL NOTE:**
******************************************************************************
Note that Obituary uses a lot of slight variations in their riffing.  One time
a riff may have a C5-chord like:  D:--5--
                                  A:--3--
                                  E:-----

Whereas, the next time around, they get more 'Grind' into it by using:
                                  D:--5--
                                  A:--3--
                                  E:--3--   <-Add a 4th (is that right-'4th'?)

RIFF D has this variation, usually always on the second repitition.  Listen
to the album to hear this.. I didn't tab it because its basically a copy of the
first time around! (and cause I'm lazy! - Plus this costs $$$ to eMail/FTP!)
******************************************************************************


CAUSE OF DEATH - STRUCTURE:

**Introduction:
Riff A x 6         -Fade in on first
                   -Guitar Solo starts on third

RIFF B x 8         -Slight Variations in repeats 4-7
                   -8th : Hold Chord

RIFF C x 6
RIFF D x 2         -Remember Variation! (See Special Note!)
RIFF C x 4
RIFF D x 2         -Ditto!

RIFF E x 4
RIFF F x 2
RIFF E x 4
RIFF F x 2

[Missing Riff here x 8]  - 8th hold chord/Gtr 2:divebomb w/Whammy bar

RIFF G x 4
RIFF D x 2        -Ditto (again!)

**Lead Break:
RIFF E x 4

RIFF F x 2

**Finale':
[Missing Riff x 6]
[Silence for one bar]
[Missing Riff once and finish]

Hope you enjoy this..  Its a pretty cool song-If you don't have the album, get
it now!  8)  See ya around!  Kev.

            
            
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