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Sad But True Chords & Tabs

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Sad But True Tab

   
Sad But True
As Recorded By Metallica 
(From the  Elektra Recording METALLICA [THE BLACK ALBUM])
Words and Music by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich

This Song Is Layered Into 5 Guitars.
                                            Lyrics

Verse 1					    Verse 2                                        Verse 3                                                        
Hey, I'm your life.                         You, you're my mask.                           Hate, I'm your hate.
I'm the one who takes you there.            You're my cover, my shelter.                   I'm your hate when you want love.
Hey, I'm your life.                         You, you're my mask.                           Pay, pay the price.
I'm the one who cares.                      You're the one who's blamed.                   Pay, for nothing's fair.
They, they betray.                          Do, do my work.                                Hey, I'm your life.
I'm your only true friend now.              Do my dirty work, scapegoat.                   I'm the one who took you there.
They, they'll betray.                       Do my deeds.                                   Hey, I'm your life, 
I'm forever there.                          For you're the one who's shamed.               And I no longer care.

Chorus 1 & 2                                Chorus 3			                Chorus 4
I'm your dream, make you real.              I'm your dream.                                I'm your dream, make you real.
I'm your eyes when you must steal.          I'm your eyes.                                 I'm your eyes when you must steal.
I'm your pain when you can't feel.          I'm your pain.                                 I'm your pain when you can't feel.    
Sad but true.                               I'm your dream.                                Sad but true. 
I'm your dream, mind astray.                I'm your eyes.                                 I'm your truth, telling lies.
I'm your eyes while you're away.            I'm your pain.                                 I'm your reason, alibis.
I'm your pain while you repay.              You know its sad but true.                     I'm inside, open your eyes.
You know its sad but true.                                                                 I'm you.
Sad but true.                                                                              Sad but true.


Key:
/= Slide Up
\= Slide Down
P= Pull Off
^= Bend 
r= Release Bend
(3)= Muted Note
P.M.--|= Palm Mute


Tune down 1 step:
(low to high)D-G-C-F-A-D

	Intro

Guitars 1 & 2 
             P.M.------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------||
||--------------------------------------------------------------||
||-2-----------------------3----------3----2--------------------||
||-2----------2---2---2----3----------3----2----------/7--6--5--||
||-0----------0---0---0----1----------1----0--------------------||
||--------------------------------------------------------------||

            
             P.M.------|                            P.M.-----|         
||--------------------------------------------------------------||
||--------------------------------------------------------------||
||-2-----------------------3----------3----2--------------------||
||-2----------2---2---2----3----------3----2----------2--2--2---||
||-0----------0---0---0----1----------1----0----------0--0--0---||
||--------------------------------------------------------------||


Guitars 1 & 2  
Riff A
      P.M.----|                     P.M.----|                     P.M.----|     End Riff A
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-2------2--2--/5p0--1p0------|-2------2--2--/5p0--1p0------|-2------2--2--/5p0--1p0------||
||-0------0--0-------------3p0-|-0------0--0-------------3p0-|-0------0--0-------------3p0-||


Riff B    P.M.----|                            P.M.----| 
||----------------------------|Repeat |--------------------------------------------||
||----------------------------|Riff A |--------------------------------------------||
||----------------------------|3 Times|--------------------------------------------||
||----------------------------|Then   |--------------------------------------------||
||-----2------2--2---5p0--5-5-|End    |-----2------2--2---5p0--5-5------5p0--5-5^r-||
||-----0------0--0------------|       |-----0------0--0----------------------------||

     
      P.M.----|                     P.M.----|      End Riff A             
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-2------2--2--/5p0--1p0------|-2------2--2--/5p0--1p0------||
||-0------0--0-------------3p0-|-0------0--0-------------3p0-||


Riff C (Verse Riff)
Guitars 1&2                     Play Riff C 4 Times

Hey,                I'm  your life       I'm the one who takes you there...

P.M.-----------|    P.M.---------------------------|       P.M.---------------|
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||---------------0-------------------------------------3------------------------||
||--2---2---2-2--0---2---2--------2--2----2---2---2----1----2----2--------2--2--||
||--0---0---0-0------0---0--------0--0----0---0---0---------0----0--------0--0--||


Riff D (Chorus)  (1:17)
Guitars 1 & 2 Main Chorus Riff
Play 2 Times

 I'm your dream,  make you real.   I'm your eyes  when you must steal. I'm your pain when you  cant feel
P.M.-----------|       P.M.-------------------|       P.M.----------|               P.M.-----------------|
||------------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
||--------3-3-0---3---2---------|--------3-3-0---3---2----2-2-|-2--2------------2-------------------5-5-5-5-----|
||--2--2--3-3-0---3---2----2-2--|--2--2--3-3-0---3---0----0-0-|-0--0--0p2p0-----0--5----5-5---5--5--3-3-3-3--2--|
||--0--0-------------------0-0--|--0--0-----------------------|-------------3------3----3-3---3--3-----------0--|


Guitar 3 (Background Filling In)
Play 2 Times 

||--0--0----0-----0---0--0----0--|--0--0----0-----0---5--5---5--5-|-5--5--5--5p7p5-----5------------------
||--5--5--6-------6---5--5--5----|--5--5--6-------6---5--5---5--5-|-5--5--5--5-----8---5--8--8---8--8-----
||------------7------------------|------------7-------------------|-----------------------0--0---0--0-----
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------


-----------8-8-8-8--0----0---0--|
-----8--8--8-8-8-8--5--5---5----|
-----0--0-----------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|


Guitar 4 (Background Filling In)
Play 2 Times 
*Part is loosely doubled

w/ slide

||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|-------------------------|
||------12-----(12)p-\-10------|-(10)-\-8--------(8)-/-10----|-(10)-\-8-------|-(8)-\-5-----------------|
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|-------------------------|
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|-------------------------|
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|-------------------------|
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------|-------------------------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/metallica/sad_but_true_tab_ver_5.html ]
Coda 1
Guitars 3 & 4 end
Guitars 1 & 2
      
      P.M.----|                     P.M.----|      End Riff A             
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------||
||-2------2--2--/5p0--1p0------|-2------2--2--/5p0--1p0------|-2------2--2------0p-1p0---||
||-0------0--0-------------3p0-|-0------0--0-------------3p0-|-0------0--0--0-3--------3-||

Interlude  (2:48)
Guitar 3
||--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------------||
||--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------------||
||--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|----------------/9--8--7--||
||----/7--6--5\2------|----/7--6--5---\3----|----/7--6--5\2------|----/7--6--5-\3-----------||
||--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------------||
||--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------------||


Guitars 1 & 2
             P.M.-------|                          P.M.-------|
||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||----2----------2--2--2----3----------3----2----------2--2--2----3----------/7--6--5--||
||----0----------0--0--0----1----------1----0----------0--0--0----1--------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||

                                    P.M.-----------|          P.M.-----------|
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
||---/2---------/9--8--7---\3-----------9---8---7-----------------9---8---7-----------------
||--------2----------------------3--------7---7---7---7-------------7---7---7----8----------
||---------------------------------------------------------7--------------------------------
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
---\2---------/7--6--5---\3-----------7---6---5-----------------7---6---5-------------------||
--------0----------------------1--------7---7---7---7----0--------7---7---7----8------------||
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||

(3:12)
Guitar Solo 1
Guitars 1 & 2 With Riff A 2 Times
Then Riff D 4 Times

||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||--------/12------------------12-12----------------12-------------------------------------||
||--4/----/13------------------12-12-12-------------12-------------------------------------||
||-----------------------12-14--------------14---------14-12----12p14p12----(12)\---12-14--||
||-------------------/14-------------------------------------14-----------------/14--------||
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||


||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||--12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||--12--------------------------9p7p6-----------------------4p5p4----4-------------------------------||
||-----14--12------12p14---14\---------9--7--7p/9-----(9)\--------7----7--5--4----------------9p\5/--||
||-------------14---------------------------------------------------------------5-5p/7---------------||
||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||


||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||------------12---15p12--15p12-------12--15p12--15p12--------12p15p12-------12p15p12--------------------||
||-----14-----------------------14---------------------14--------------14--------------14--12------------||
||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14---14--||
||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||


||--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------
||-------12-----------------------------------|-14----(14)14----(14)14----(14)12----12--14-14----(14)--12------12--
||-------12----14-12--------------------------|-14----(14)14----(14)14----(14)12----12--14-14----(14)--12------12--                 
||-12-14----14-------14-12--------------------|----------------------------------14------------------------14------
||-------------------------14-12p\10p12-10----|--------------------------------------------------------------------
||--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
--------------12-----14----(14)--12-14---(14)--12-14---(14)--12-14---(14)----------------||
----------14--12-----14----(14)--12-14---(14)--12-14---(14)--12-14---(14)--12-14---------||
----------14-------------------------------------------------------------------------12--||
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||


||------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------12--12-14-12-14/16-16-14p16/17-16-17/19-19-17--||
||----------12--12-14-12-14--14-------------------------------------------||
||--14-12-14--14----------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------------------------||


||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-----17p20p17--------17--17--17--20p-17--17p20p17--17--17--20p-17-----------------------------------------||
||-----------------19------------------------------------------------19--17------17--19p17------17----19----||
||---------------------------------------------------------------------------19-------------19--------------||
||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||


(3:59
Coda 2
Guitars 1 & 2 with Riff D 2 Times.
Guitars 3&4 End For The Rest Of The Song

Solo 2
Guitar 5
||-----------------------------|----------0-------0--0------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-------0----3p/5-------5p\3--0----------------||
||-----------------------------|-2p/4---------------------------3p2p0---------||
||----2---2p0--2---2p0--2------|---------------------------------------2------||
||-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------||
||-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------||


||-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------||
||-----------------------------------------------|--------12--12-----12--12------12--12--12--12------12--12--12--||
||-4^----4^----4^----4^----4^------(4)--0--------|--------12--12-----12--12------12--12--12--12------12--12--12--||
||------------------------------------------2----|--5p/14--------------------------------------------------------||
||-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------14------------------14--------------||
||-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------||


||----------------12---------12-------12-12--\------||
||------------12------15^-------15^------15--\------||
||------14^-----------------------------------------||
||--------------------------------------------------||
||--------------------------------------------------||
||--------------------------------------------------||


(5:04)
Coda 3
Outro
Guitars 1&2 With Riff A Times

||----------------------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------2-------|
||-----2------2--2---5p0--5-5---------(5)-----------2-------|
||-----0------0--0----------------------------------0-------|



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