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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. #
"Flood" - by Tool

One of the best songs on "Undertow", it often gets overlooked beacuse
of its long opening. As with lots of Tool songs, it's Drop D tuned. 

Bear with me. My rhythem ain't so good

/ = slide up
\ = slide down
~ = bend

Opening:       (slowly)
low D: -0--0--6--6-6----6/////////12--12

Opening Part Riff:
d -5--5-6-6-6-6-0-3-3-3-2-0-0-0   muted   2-3------0
A -5--5-6-6-6-6-0-3-3-3-2-0-0-0    then   2-3------0
D -5--5-6-6-6-6-0-3-3-3-2-0-0-0   slowly  2-3------0
When Opening Part Riff is repeated:
d -5--5-6-6-6-6-0-3-3-3-2-0-0-0-6  |
A -5--5-6-6-6-6-0-3-3-3-2-0-0-0-6 :|   rinse and repeat
D -5--5-6-6-6-6-0-3-3-3-2-0-0-0-6  |

Main Part Riff (single string):
A -3-5-6-5-0-3-5-0-6-5-0-3-0  :|    rinse and repeat

Main Part Riff (chords):
d -3-5-6-5-0-3-5-0-6-5-0-3-0  :|
A -3-5-6-5-0-3-5-0-6-5-0-3-0  :|    rinse and repeat
D -3-5-6-5-0-3-5-0-6-5-0-3-0  :|

When Maynard says "This ground is not the rock I thought it would be", you play:

d -3---3---3---3---0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0
A -3---3---3---3---0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0
D -3---3---3---3---0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0

When he says "I was wrong. This changes everything", you play:

d -5----------0               0
A -5-let ring-0 "I was wrong" 0 "This..."
D -5----------0               0

                                bend and slowly release
d -0/////////////10----9-10-12------12~~~~~~~

d -13-12--10-12--13-12--10--10-12-13-12--17-15--15\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\3

I'm not sure which notes to play for the "Runnin' away" part. Sorry. 

Be careful to listen for variations when they don't play the
open note. For example, they play:

A -3-5-6-5---3-5---6-5---3--  :|    you know the drill

Ending Riff:
d -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-1-2-3
A -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-1-2-3
D -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-1-2-3

d -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-3-4-2
A -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-3-4-2
D -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-3-4-2

d -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-1-2-3
A -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-1-2-3
D -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-1-2-3

d -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-33333
A -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-33333   <----- strum really fast here
D -0--0--0--6--0--5--0--8--0-33333               at the 3's

Final Part:
d -3---3---3---5-6-5 :|
A -3---3---3---5-6-5 :|      repeat 4 times, then
D -3---3---3---5-6-5 :|

d -3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0
A -3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0
D -3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0

This is my first TAB, so if you have any suggestions or if I totally messed
this up, mail me at             BKOHARSKI@AOL.COM

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