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Artist: Within Temptation
Song: Our Solemn Hour
Album: The Heart of Everything

Tuning: Drop-D low(d-a-d-g-b-e)high
Time: 4/4 at approx. 88 bpm


Key:

h = hammer
p = pull
^ = bend
() = bend to ()
r = release
v = vibrato
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
~ = let ring
. = palm mute
|--3--| = triplets
* = see note below


"Sanctus espiritus
Redeem us from our solemn hour
(...I speak to you for the first time as Prime Minister...)
Sanctus espiritus
(...In a solemn hour for the life of our country...)
Insanity is all around us"


INTRO (0:11)

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +      1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
|-----------------|-----------------|  |-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|  |-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|  |-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-8-8-8-8-3-3-2-2-|  |-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-8-8-7-7-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-8-8-8-8-3-3-2-2-|  |-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-8-8-7-7-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-8-8-8-8-3-3-2-2-|  |-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-8-8-7-7-|

Repeat first two measures, end on:

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +    1 2 3 4
|-----------------|-------------------------|----------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|----------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|----------|   
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-0~~------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-0~~------|   fade out
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-0~~------|

VERSE 1 (0:36)- No guitar

"In my darkest hour, I could not forsee
 That the tide could turn so fast, to this degree.
 Can't believe my eyes, How can you be so blind?
 Is the heart of stone, No empathy inside?"


PRE-CHORUS 1 (0:57)

  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4
|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|-8~~-----|-0~~-----|-7~~-----|-8~~-----|
|-8~~-----|-0~~-----|-7~~-----|-8~~-----|
|-8~~-----|-0~~-----|-7~~-----|-8~~-----|

"Time keeps on slipping away and we haven't learned,
 So in the end now, what have we gained?"


CHORUS (1:08)- Repeat intro 

"Sanctus espiritus, Redeem us from our solemn hour
 Sanctus espiritus, Insanity is all around us
 Sanctus espiritus, Is this what we deserve, can we break free
 From chains of never-ending agony?"


VERSE 2 (1:33)


  (4+)  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|  x2
|---\-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|--*\-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
    . .   . .   .     . .   . .   .     . .   . .   .     . .   . .   .

*It's not in the album version, but I like to slide down into the first chord*


"Are they themselves to blame, the misery, the pain?
 Didn't we let go, allowed it, let it grow?
 If we can't restrain the beast which dwells inside,
 It will find it's way, somehow, somewhere in time."


PRE-CHORUS 2 (1:54)

  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------777-|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-7-777777-|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-7-777777-|
    . .   . .   .     . .   . .   .     . .   . .   .     . .     ...gradually let off p.m.

"Will we remember all of the suffering?
 Cause if we fail it will be in vain."


CHORUS (2:05)- Repeat intro


BRIDGE (2:27)

|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|-8~~-----|-10~~----|-0~~-----|-7~~-----|-8~~-----|-5~~-----|
|-8~~-----|-10~~----|-0~~-----|-7~~-----|-8~~-----|-5~~-----|
|-8~~-----|-10~~----|-0~~-----|-7~~-----|-8~~-----|-5~~-----|

   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 2 3 4
|-------------------|------------------|---------|
|-------------------|------------------|---------|
|-------------------|------------------|---------|
|------7\-----------|-----7\-----------|-0~~-----|
|--77-77\------87-5-|-77-77\------87-5-|-0~~-----|
|-*77-77\------87-5-|-77-77\------87-5-|-0~~-----|
  .. .        .. .   .. .        .. .   

*rhythm here is a tricky to write out, but pretty easy to hear on the track*



"Sanctus espiritus
 (...the battles raging in France and Flanders...)
 Sanctus espiritus
 (...the Germans, by remarkable combination of air-bombings and heavily armored tanks...)"


SOLO (3:00)-with slight delay/reverb

*I use alternate picking with a few exceptions, but do what feels comfortable*

                                       
  1    +  2 + 3 +  4 +   1  +  2  +  3  +    4   +    1 + 2   +   3  +  4 +
|----------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------5~-----|-----------------------------|
|-9\7^(9)-slow-release-|-slow release---5h7~~~7/9-9-|-9^(10)-r9p7-----5h7-5h7p5---|
|----------------------|---------------*---#--------|-------------8v------------8-|
|----------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
*The rest of the notes in this measure are the same length, but it's a weird 
 3-on-2 rhythm or something. Just keep them even and make them fit.*

#Keep the 7 on third string and 5 on second string ringing until you slide up to 9th fret#

                |---3---|---3---|                                    |--3---|---3---|---3-----|
  1+ 2 + 3 +    4        +         1 + 2 +    3  + 4 +    1+ 2 + 3   +       4       +
|--------------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|----------------------------10-11-13-|
|---------------12(12)--12h14----|-------9h10-12vv-10-9-|------9-------------9-10-12----------|
|-7-/14v---14h15---*--15------15-|-12v------------------|-12-----10--8-10-12------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|-------------------------------------|
*Note in () is not played, but is written in to help show the triplet pattern*

                            |---3----|
     1+ 2  +   3        +   4          1+ 2      +           3+4+
|--------12-13-13^(15)r(13)-13-15-17-|-18-17^(18)vv-r(17)p15-17\-|
|-13/15v-----------------------------|---------*-----------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
                         *Vibrato WHILE playing the half-bend at the 17th fret*


CHORUS (3:22)- No guitar until (3:27)

"Sanctus espiritus
 Redeem us from our solemn hour"

Then guitar comes in at 3rd measure of intro riff, play through, then repeat CHORUS (3:44),

End on open D power chord, let ring.
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