Megadeth - The Scorpion Chords & Tabs

 

The Scorpion Chords & Tabs

Megadeth Chords & Tabs

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The Scorpion Tab

   
Artist: Megadeth
Song: The Scorpion
Album: The System Has Failed
Tabbed by: Jason Shank

I've had this song figured out for a while, but finally decided to sit down and tab it out.
It should be about 99.999999% right.  This is, in my opinion, the best song on TSHF.

Legend:

Palm mute    *
String mute  X
Hammer on    h
Pull off     p
Vibrato      ~
Slide up     /
Slide down   \
Harmonic     ^
Repeat riff  :

Intro Riff 1: Gtr. 1 (played through entire intro until verse)

    h       h       h      h        h        h                             
e--0-7-----0-7-----0-7----0-6------0-6------0-6----:--------------
B------8-------8-------8------7--------7--------7--:--------------
G--------9-------9--------------9--------9---------:--------------
D--------------------------------------------------:--------------
A--------------------------------------------------:--------------
E--------------------------------------------------:--------------


Intro Riff 2a: Gtr. 2 (listen for entry point and timing)

                                                                      
e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------9-9-------------------------------
D-------------------2-----4-----9-9-----4-------------------------
A----------2-0------2-----4-----7-7-----4-------------------------
E----3-3--------3-2-0-----2-----0-0-----2-------------------------
     ^ ^    p        hold \\\     hold\\\\\           

Intro Riff 2b: Gtr. 2 (immediately follows Riff 2a until verse)

    * * * * * * *  * * * * * * *   5 more times, then both guitars-                         
e---------3-0-3-0--------2-0-2-0---:------------------------------
B-------0--------------------------:------------------------------
G-----0--------------0-3-----------:------------------------------
D---2--------------2---------------:--------5----2----4--5--4-----
A----------------------------------:------3----0----2----5--4-----
E----------------------------------:---------------------3--2-----
                                                         *  *   

Verse 1: Gtr. 1&2

e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D--2---2-4-X-X--X-X-X-X-X---2-4-5-X-X--X-X-X-X-X------------------
A--2---2-4-X-X--X-X-X-X-X---2-4-5-X-X--X-X-X-X-X------------------
E--0---0-2-X-X--X-X-X-X-X---0-2-3-X-X--X-X-X-X-X------------------ 
         ~   

                                            3 more times    
e-------------------------------------------:---------------------
B-------------------------------------------:---------------------
G-------------------------------------------:---------------------
D--5-4-2-X-X--X-X-X-X-X----9-8-7------------:---------------------
A--5-4-2-X-X--X-X-X-X-X----9-8-7----9-8-7---:---------------------
E--3-2-0-X-X--X-X-X-X-X----7-6-5---10-9-8---:---------------------
                                        ~~~

Pre-chorus 1: Gtr.2 (while Gtr.1 solos)

e------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A--2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3---0-2--0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-3----------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------  
   ~    h p p   h p p   h    * ~  *  h  *  h  *  h                    
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/megadeth/the_scorpion_tab.html ]
e------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A--0-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3---0-2--0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-3--------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------  
   * ~    h p p   h p p   h    * ~  *  h  *  h  *  h                

e------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A--0-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3------0-0-2--0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-3----------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------  
   * ~    h p p    ~~~~~~ * * ~  *  h  *  h  *  h                

e------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------4-2-0--------------------
D-----------------------------------------------4-2-0--------------
A-0-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3---0-2--0-2-3--------------3-2-0--------
E-----------------------------------------------------------3-2-0--  
  * ~    h p p   h p p   h    * ~  *  h    p p   p p   p p   p p

Chorus 1: Gtr. 1&2

      hold                                     3 more times, then
e-----0----------------------------------------:------------- Gtr. 2
B-----0----------------------------------------:--------------------
G----------------9-5-5-5-5---------------------:--------------------
D--2-----X-X---X-9-5-5-5-5---------------------:---------------2----
A--2-----X-X---X-7-3-3-3-3-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-----:---------------2----
E--0-----X-X---X-------------------------------:---------------0----
                  \  * * * * * * * * * * *                     hold 

Gtr. 1 plays Intro Riff 1 while Gtr. 2 plays Intro Riffs 2a & 2b 

Verse 1

Pre-chorus 1

Chorus 1

Solo Rhythm: Gtr. 2 (while Gtr. 1 solos)

      hold                                    3 more times, then     
e-----2---------------------------------------:------------- Gtr. 2
B-----2---------------------------------------:--------------------
G----------------11---------------------------:--------------------
D--4-----X-X---X-11------------------4-2------:--4-2-----2-0-------
A--4-----X-X---X-9------3----------------4-3--:------4-3-----3-2---
E--2-----X-X---X------------------------------:--------------------
                  \\\\\ ~~~~~~~~~~~~  p  * *      p       p     

Chorus 2: Gtr. 2

      hold                                     3 more times
e-----0----------------------------------------:--------------------
B-----0----------------------------------------:--------------------
G----------------9-5-5-5-5---------------------:--------------------
D--2-----X-X---X-9-5-5-5-5---------------------:--------------------
A--2-----X-X---X-7-3-3-3-3-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-----:--------------------
E--0-----X-X---X-------------------------------:--------------------
                  \  * * * * * * * * * * *                     

Verse 2: Gtr. 1&2

e-----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D--2---2-4-X-X--X-X-X-X-X---2-4-5-X-X--X-X-X-X-X------------------
A--2---2-4-X-X--X-X-X-X-X---2-4-5-X-X--X-X-X-X-X------------------
E--0---0-2-X-X--X-X-X-X-X---0-2-3-X-X--X-X-X-X-X------------------ 
         ~   

                                            3 more times, then Gtr.2     
e-------------------------------------------:-----------------adds
B-------------------------------------------:---------------------
G-------------------------------------------:---------------------
D--5-4-2-X-X--X-X-X-X-X----9-8-7------------:-----------------2---
A--5-4-2-X-X--X-X-X-X-X----9-8-7----9-8-7---:-----------------2---
E--3-2-0-X-X--X-X-X-X-X----7-6-5---10-9-8---:-----------------0---
                                        ~~~                   hold

Gtr. 1 plays Intro Riff 1, while Gtr. 2 plays Intro Riffs 2a & 2b to end of song
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