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Machine Gun Man Tab

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Tuning: Standard

This is a fairly simple song. If you have any questions just email me.
This was taken from the MTV Headbangers Ball performance where zakk played machine gun man solo 
on his acoustic. so here goes..

Legend:
h - hammer on
p - pull off
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - downstroke
^ - upstroke

Intro: 2x                    v  ^  v  ^  v  v
||-------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------12-10-------------------------||
||-------------11/13-13-11---7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-------9h11----------------7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-9h11--9-------------------9--9--7--7--7--7------||
||-0-----0------------------10-10--9--9--9--9------||

    v  ^  v  ^  v  v           v    ^  v    v
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------0h1--1--0h1--1------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/8---7--2----2--2----2------||
||--9--9--7--7--7--7--9/10--9--2----2--2----2------||
||-10-10--9--9--9--9-----------0----0--0----0------||

Verse 1 & 2: 2               v  ^  v  ^  v  v
||-------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------12-10-------------------------||
||-------------11/13-13-11---7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-------9h11----------------7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-9h11--9-------------------9--9--7--7--7--7------||
||-0-----0------------------10-10--9--9--9--9------||

    v  ^  v  ^  v  v           v    ^  v    v
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------0h1--1--0h1--1------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/8---7--2----2--2----2------||
||--9--9--7--7--7--7--9/10--9--2----2--2----2------||
||-10-10--9--9--9--9-----------0----0--0----0------||

Pre-Chorus: i put the chords.. just figure out the strum pattern

||-------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------||
||-2------------2-----------------2-------------------2--||
||-2------------2-----------------2-------------------2--||
||-0-----------------------------------------------------||
||--------------4-----------------3-------------------2--||
   its a shame, its a shame lord, the trigger be his only friend

||---------------------------------------------------------------||
||---------------------------------------------------------------||
||--2-----------2--------4------------------7--------------------||
||--2-----------2--------4------------------7--------------------||
||--0--------------------2------------------5--------------------||
||--------------4------------------------------------------------||
   its a shame, oh yeah, but aint, no mama, no aint never gonna end

Chorus:
   v  v              v   v    v     v  ^  v  ^  v
||----------------------------------2--2--2--2--2---||
||----------------------------------2--2--2--2--2---||
||-7--7-----------------------------2--2--2--2--2---||
||-7--7--------------2---2-----2----2--2--2--2--2---||
||-5--5--------------2---4-----2----0--0--0--0--0---||
||-------------------0---0-----0--------------------||
  thats right, hes a pocket full of hate,

                           ^    ^  v   v
||----------------2------|-0----0--0---0----------||
||----------------2------|-0----0--0---0----------||
||----------------2------|-1/5--6--6p5-5\---------||
||--2---2---2-----2------|-3/7--7--7---7\---------||
||--2---4---2-----0------|------------------------||
||--0---0---0------------|------------------------||
   that dont give a damn

||-----------------------------------2------||
||-----------------------------------2------||
||--------------4---------7----------2------||
||--2--2---2----4---------7----------2------||
||--2--4---2----2---------5----------0------||
||--0--0---0--------------------------------||
   what fate awaits the machine gun man?

    v   v     v    v  ^  v  ^  v         v   v     v    v  ^  v  ^  v
||-----------------2--2--2--2--2---|-----------------2--2--2--2--2---||
||-----------------2--2--2--2--2---|-----------------2--2--2--2--2---||
||-----------------2--2--2--2--2---|-----------------2--2--2--2--2---||
||--2---2-----2----2--2--2--2--2---|--2---2-----2----2--2--2--2--2---||
||--2---4-----2----0--0--0--0--0---|--2---4-----2----0--0--0--0--0---||
||--0---0-----0--------------------|--0---0-----0--------------------||
   Well he aint got no future, lord,  and he aint no plan..

||-----------------------------------2------||
||-----------------------------------2------||
||--------------4---------7----------2------||
||--2--2---2----4---------7----------2------||
||--2--4---2----2---------5----------0------||
||--0--0---0--------------------------------||
   what fate awaits the machine gun man?   step aside child

Interlude:                  v  ^  v  ^  v  v
||-------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------12-10-------------------------||
||-------------11/13-13-11---7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-------9h11----------------7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-9h11--9-------------------9--9--7--7--7--7------||
||-0-----0------------------10-10--9--9--9--9------||

    v  ^  v  ^  v  v           v    ^  v    v
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------0h1--1--0h1--1------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/8---7--2----2--2----2------||
||--9--9--7--7--7--7--9/10--9--2----2--2----2------||
||-10-10--9--9--9--9-----------0----0--0----0------||

Go back to verse part and play that and the chorus, its the same thing.. 
then skip the interlude and go to the bridge part here

Bridge

||------------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------------||
||---4----4--------------2---2--------------------------------||
||---4----4--------------2---2-------2---2--------------------||
||---2----2--------------0---0-------2---2--------------------||
||-----------------------------------0---0--------------------||
   he keeps on shootin, oh mama, like any old fool would do

||------------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------------||
||---4----4--------------2---2--------------------------------||
||---4----4--------------2---2-------2---2--------------------||
||---2----2--------------0---0-------2---2--------------------||
||-----------------------------------0---0--------------------||
   lord the life he be leadin, aint the one he had to choose, yeah

||------------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------------||
||---4----4--------------2---2--------------------------------||
||---4----4--------------2---2-------2---2--------------------||
||---2----2--------------0---0-------2---2--------------------||
||-----------------------------------0---0--------------------||
   As he walks on out the door, mama breaks down to cry

||--------------------------------------------2---2-----2-------------------||
||--------------------------------------------2---2-----2-------------------||
||---4----4------------2---2------------------2---2-----2-------------------||
||---4----4------------2---2-------2---2------2---2-----2-------------------||
||---2----2------------0---0-------2---2------0---0-----0-------------------||
||---------------------------------0---0------------------------------------||
    Lord as she waves, the machine gun man, goodbye, goodbye, Oh goodbye 
son!

Solo: now for this, zakk obviously didnt play the album version solo on his 
acoustic, he replaced the album solo with..

play this 2 times
    v   v   v     v        ^    ^  v   v
||----------------2------|-0----0--0---0----------||
||----------------2------|-0----0--0---0----------||
||----------------2------|-1/5--6--6p5-5\---------||
||--2---2---2-----2------|-3/7--7--7---7\---------||
||--2---4---2-----0------|------------------------||
||--0---0---0------------|------------------------||

||-----------------------||
||-----------------------||
||--------------4-----7--||
||--2---2---2---4-----7--||
||--2---4---2---2-----5--||
||--0---0---0-----2h4----||

then, when zakk goes 'oh yeah, now,' play this bit twice
   v     v     v    v   ^      ^   v      v
||-9-----9-----9----9---9/11--11--11\9----9-------||
||-9-----9-----9---10--10/12--12--12\10--10-------||
||-9-----9-----9---11--11/13--13--13\11--11-------||
||-9-----9h11--9----------------------------------||
||-9h11--9-----9----------------------------------||
||-0-----0----------------------------------------||

then for the last of the solo play:
    v     v      v
||--9-----9------9--------------------------------------||
||--9-----9------9--------------------------------------||
||--9-----9------9----4-----7---------------------------||
||--9-----9h11---9----4-----7---------------------------||
||--9h11--9------9----2-----5---------------------------||
||--0-----0-------------2h4-----------------------------||

after the solo go back and play the pre-chorus and chorus

and then for the last part where he is singing 'the machine gun man' over 
and over just strum a D chord

Outro:                             v  ^  v  ^  v  v
||-------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------12-10-------------------------||
||-------------11/13-13-11---7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-------9h11----------------7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-9h11--9-------------------9--9--7--7--7--7------||
||-0-----0------------------10-10--9--9--9--9------||

    v  ^  v  ^  v  v           v    ^  v    v
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||-----------------------------0----0--0----0------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------0h1--1--0h1--1------||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/8---7--2----2--2----2------||
||--9--9--7--7--7--7--9/10--9--2----2--2----2------||
||-10-10--9--9--9--9-----------0----0--0----0------||

                             v  ^  v  ^  v  v
||-------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------12-10-------------------------||
||-------------11/13-13-11---7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-------9h11----------------7--7--7--7--7--7------||
||-9h11--9-------------------9--9--7--7--7--7------||
||-0-----0------------------10-10--9--9--9--9------||

    v  ^  v  ^  v  v
||-----------------------------0---||
||-----------------------------0---||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------0h1-||
||--7--7--7--7--7--7--7/8---7--2---||
||--9--9--7--7--7--7--9/10--9--2---||
||-10-10--9--9--9--9-----------0---||
                               ^ Arpeggio down

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fretsofthebeast wrote on August 27 2009, 05:21 pm

all around good, pre chorus doesnt sound right to me tho

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fretsofthebeast wrote on August 29 2009, 05:01 pm

after playing it i found out it is right, so yeah anyways 5 stars

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