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Fadetobl   Metallica




				Fade To Black
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		    From "Ride the Lightning" by Metallica


			Transcribed by Carl Culpepper

			   Keyed in by A.J.Harsley


Notes by AJH:
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	I've tried to include as much information below as is given in the
original tablature. It might make it more difficult to understand but it's all
there if you want it. At the top of each section of tab is the chord for the
bar (bar lines included). I haven't included note lengths or rests. You'll have
to listen to the actual song and work them out for yourself. The bar lines
should give you an idea towards timing. The song's in 4/4 time, 116 bpm.


All tab markings are at the top of the tab. Markings used:
	P  - pull off.
	H  - hammer on.
	T  - tap - fret at note shown, tap at note in brackets.
     .---. - sustained note. 
       sl  - slide.
   vibrato - vibrate string. (or use tremolo).
       )\  - bend and release
      /  \
	)  - string bend (usually full - f)
       /        
       //  - repeat previous beat (used for 1/16 notes)
      '/,  - repeat previous measure (bar)
	x  - rake - drag pick across strings shown from low to high


    Bm(flat 6)     Bm/A            Bm(flat 6)       A/C#

     Rhy. Fig 1 (acoustic guitar)                      end Rhy Fig 1
e |----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B |----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G |-----0----------|----0----------|----0----------|----2----------|
D |---4---4---4---4|--4---4---4---4|--4---4---4---4|--2---2---2---2|
A |-2-------2---5--|0-------0---5--|2-------2---5--|4-------4---0--|
E |----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  |                                                                |
  |                              Elec Gtr. w/flanger or chorus     |
e |----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------------------------7|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------7--|
D |----------------------------------------------------------/9----|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |----------------------------------------------------------------|



	 w/Rhy Fig 1 (4 times)
    Bm(flat 6)        Bm/A            Bm(flat 6)
					    .--------------.
	  sl                      .---.    '  P  P  sl H  P `
e |-----------------|---------------|------------------------------|
B |---7--8/10--8--10|-12--10--8--10-|(10)--12--10--8\7--8--7-----7-|
G |-----------------|---------------|-------------------------9----|
D |-9---------------|---------------|------------------------------|
A |-----------------|---------------|------------------------------|
E |-----------------|---------------|------------------------------|



    A/C#                 Bm(flat 6)    Bm/A       Bm(flat 6)       A/C#
      H                     .---.    sl     P                    sl  vibrato
e |---------------------|-------------|----------|----------------|-----------|
B |-7--8--7-----7-------|-------------|---------8|-7------------8/|10^^^^^^^^-|
G |----------9-----9--7-|-----------7\|6--7--6---|----------------|-----------|
D |---------------------|7--9--(9)\---|----------|----------------|-----------|
A |---------------------|-------------|----------|----------------|-----------|
E |---------------------|-------------|----------|----------------|-----------|


								Bm/A
	    Bm(flat 6)                                   full )\ 
			       P                             /  \    vibrato
e |-----14-|19--14----------15--14-----------------------------|--------------|
B |-16-----|--------15--------------15------17--15--14---------|--------------|
G |--------|------------16--------------14--------------16--14-|(14)^^^^^^^^--|
D |--------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------|
A |--------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------|
E |--------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------|
	

				Bm(flat 6)                              A/C#
       H      vibrato      H                       H   P           H
e |----------------------------|---------------------------------------|------|
B |----------------------------|--------14--15--14--15--14------14--15-|14----|
G |-14--16---------------------|14--16----------------------16---------|------|
D |---------14^^^^^^^^--14--16-|---------------------------------------|------|
A |----------------------------|---------------------------------------|------|
E |----------------------------|---------------------------------------|------|


			    Bm(flat 6_                 Bm/A
				     vibrato
e |-19--17---15---15---17-|14------------------14--15-|14----------14--15-----|
B |-----------------------|----15---------------------|----15-----------------|
G |-----------------------|--------16^^^^^^^^---------|--------14-------------|
D |-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
A |-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
E |-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|


    Bm(flat 6)     A/C#   F6              E/G#            E/B
					  
e |-14------17--15-|14---|---------------|---------------|------------12--13--|
B |-----16---------|-----|---------------|---------------|12--13--15----------|
G |----------------|-----|---------------|--------12--14-|--------------------|
D |----------------|-----|------------12-|14--15---------|--------------------|
A |----------------|-----|12--14--15-----|---------------|--------------------|
E |----------------|-----|---------------|---------------|--------------------|


	   H   P
e |-15--13--15--13-----||
B |-----------------15-||
G |--------------------||
D |--------------------||
A |--------------------||
E |--------------------||



  Am                          C                         G
		       H                         T   T      T
e| -17------------------------|-------------------------|---------------12----|
B|.------------------0--1-----|-------------------------|3(15)----------------|
G| -2-------------------------|-0-----------------4(16)-|---------------------|
D|.---------------------------|----------------5(17)----|---------------------|
A| ---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
E| ---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 | Rhy. Fig. 2                                                                |
 |    H                 H                         H                           |
e| -------------0-------------|-----------0-------------|-----------3-----3--3|
B|.-0--1--------------------1-|(1)--1-----------------0-|(0)--3---------------|
G| -2-----2-----------0--2----|-0---------------0--2----|-0---------------2--0|
D|.-2--------2-----2----------|-2------2-----2----------|--------0-----0------|
A| -0-------------------------|-3-----------------------|---------------------|
E| ---------------------------|-------------------------|-3-------------------|
      
			
    Em                  Am                           C
								       T   T
e |-10----------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|
B |--8----------------|--------------------------1-|--------------------------|
G |--9----------------|-2--------------------------|-0------------------4(16)-|
D |-------------------|----------------------------|-----------------5(17)----|
A |-------------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|
E |-------------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |                                                                           |
  |                                                                           |
  |               sl      H                  H                         H      |
e |-------------------|-------------0--------------|-----------0--------------|
B |----------0--(1)/3-|-0--1---------------------1-|(1)--1-----------------0--|
G |-0--------0--(2)/4-|-2-----2------------0--2----|-0---------------0--2-----|
D |----2--------------|-2--------2-----2-----------|-2------2-----2-----------|
A |-------2-----------|-0--------------------------|-3------------------------|
E |-0-----------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|


    G                           Em
       T                    T      T
e |---------------------------|-3(15)------------------ ||
B |-3(15)----------------5(17)|------------------------.||
G |---------------------------|------------------------ ||
D |---------------------------|------------------------.||
A |---------------------------|------------------------ ||
E |---------------------------|------------------------ ||
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
  |                   H P                         sl    |
e |------------3--------------|-0---------------------- ||
B |-(0)--3--------------------|-0-----------0--(1)/3---.||
G |--0---------------0-2-0--0-|-0-----------0--(2)/4--- ||
D |---------0-----0-----------|-2-----2----------------.||
A |---------------------------|----------2------------- ||
E |--3------------------------|----0------------------- ||


  

FILL 2                       FILL 3
e |------------3----------|  |-------|
B |-(0)--3-----------3----|  |-------|
G |--0------------------2-|  |-0-----|
D |---------0-----0-------|  |-------|
A |-----------------------|  |-------|
E |--3--------------------|  |-3-----|


1st,2nd verses
w/Rhy. Fig. 2

   Am                   C               G                  Em

1. Life it seems will fade away,        drifting further every day.
2. Things not what they used to be,     missing one inside of me.


   Am                   C               G                  Em
									
1. Getting lost within myself,          nothing matters, no one else.  
2. Deathly lost, this can't be real,    cannot stand this hell I feel.


W/Rhy. Fig 2 (1st 7 bars only)
   Am                   C               G                  Em

1. I have lost the will to live,        simply nothing more to give.
2. Emptiness is filling me,             to the point of agony.


   Am                   C               G

1. There is nothing more for me.        Need the end to set__
2. Growing darkness taking dawn,        I was me, but now__


  w/Fill 3
    E+5                        A                     C
  |
1.|__me free
2.|__     he's           gone____________.
  |
e |------------------------|| ---------------------|----------------------|
B |-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-||.-0--2--2-------------|-5--5--5--------------|
G |-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|| -2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5--------------|
D |-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-||.-2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5--------------|
A |------------------------|| -0--0--0-----------5-|-3--3--3-----------5--|
E |-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|| ----------0--0--3----|----------0--0--3-----|


    A        D5  E            (C5      A                     C
				  G/B)
e |------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
B |-2--2--2----|-9--9--9-------------|-0--2--2-------------|-5--5--5----------|
G |-2--2--2--7-|-9--9--9-------------|-2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5----------|
D |-2--2--2--7-|-9--9--9--------5--5-|-2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5----------|
A |-0--0--0--5-|-7--7--7--------3--2-|-0--0--0-----------5-|-3--3--3---------5|
E |------------|----------0--0-------|----------0--0--3----|---------0--0--3--|


	     
    A               E
					
e |---------------|---- ||                
B |-2--2--2-------|----.||
G |-2--2--2-------|-1-- ||
D |-2--2--2-------|-2--.||
A |-0--0--0--5--4-|-2-- ||
E |----------4--2-|-0-- ||




 Interlude
 w/Rhy. Fig. 2
    Am                  C                         G
				   sl                       sl
	e |------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
Gtr 1   B |-10^^^^^^--10--12-|-13^^^^^^--13/15--13--12-|-----------------|
Gtr 2   G |--9^^^^^^---9--11-|-12^^^^^^--12/14--12--11-|-12^^^^^^--12/14-|
	D |------------------|-------------------------|-12^^^^^^--12/14-|
	A |------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
	E |------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|

    Em                     Am                     C    full  )\
	      sl     sl      sl                             /  \
e |----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
B |----------------------|------------------12-|-13^^^^^^--15------13----|
G |-9^^^^^^--9/11--11/12-|-12/14^^^^^^--14--11-|-12^^^^^^--14------12----|
D |-9^^^^^^--9/11--11/12-|-12/14^^^^^^--14-----|-------------------------|
A |----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
E |----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|

	full (Gtr I + II)
    G  )   )   )   )\        
      /   /   /   /  \              
e |----------------|----------------------|
B |-15--15--15--15-|-(15)^^^^^^-----------|
G |-14--14--14--14-|-(14)^^^^^^-----------|
D |----------------|----------------------|
A |----------------|----------------------|
E |----------------|----------------------|


  Rhy. Fig. 3
  Faster 144 bpm

    D5 E5       D5 E5   G5  F#5  D5
     sl                sl
e |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
B |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
G |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7-------------------------------------4|
D |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7--9--9--9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4--|
A |-5/7--7--7-|-5--7--7/10---9-|-5--5--5--------------------------------------|
E |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|


    D5 E5       D5 E5   G5  F#5  D5
     sl                sl
e |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
B |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
G |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7--------------------------------------|
D |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7--9--9--9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4-5|
A |-5/7--7--7-|-5--7--7/10---9-|-5--5--5--------------------------------------|
E |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|


  Bridge
  w/Rhy. Fig. 3

   D5 E5                        D5  E5      G5  F#5          D5

1. No one but me                can save myself but it's too late
2. Yesterday seems              as though it never existed

   D5  E5                       D5    E5       G5  F#5   D5 

1. Now I can't think,           think why I should even try.
2. Death greats me warm,        now I will just say goodbye.


	  w/Rhy. Fig. 3
	   D5 E5             D5 E5    G5  F#5        D5
	     sl                sl
	e |-----------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
Gtr I   B |-7/8--9--8^^^^^^-|-7/8--8--12--10^^^^^^-|-7--7-----------12--12-|
	G |-----------------|----------------------|-------7^^^^^^---------|
Gtr II  D |-7/9--9--9^^^^^^-|-7/9--9--12--11^^^^^^-|-7--7--7^^^^^^--12--12-|
	A |-----------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
	E |-----------------|----------------------|-----------------------|


    N.C. (no chord)                      D5 E5             D5 E5    G5  F#5
					   sl                sl
e |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B |-12--10--10--10--8--8--8--7--7--7----|-7/8--8--8^^^^^^-|-7/8--8--12--10^^^^|
G |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D |-12--11--11--11--9--9--9--7--7--7--9-|-7/9--9--9^^^^^^-|-7/9--9--12--10^^^^|
A |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
E |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|


	    D5                       N.C.

	e |------------------------|-----------------------------------------||
	B |-------------------7--7-|-7----5--5--5----3--3--3----2--2--2----3-||
Gtr I   G |-11--11--11^^^^^^--7--7-|-7----6--6--6----4--4--4----2--2--2----4-||
Gtr II  D |--7---7---8^^^^^^-------|-----------------------------------------||
Gtr II  A |--9---9---9^^^^^^-------|-----------------------------------------||
	E |------------------------|-----------------------------------------||


     N.C.       E5     N.C.         G5  F#5  N.C.        D

e | ------------------|--------------------|----------------------------------|
B |.------------------|--------------------|-------------7--------------------|
G | -------------9--9-|-------------12--11-|-------------7--------------------|
D |.-------------9--9-|-------------12--11-|-------------7--------------------|
A | -------------7--7-|-------------10---9-|-------------5--9--9--9--7--7--7--|
E | -0--0--0--0-------|-0--0--0--0---------|-0--0--0--0-----------------------|




e |----------------------------------- ||
B |-----------------------------------.||
G |--------------------------------4-- ||
D |-9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4--(5)-.||
A |----------------------------------- ||
E |----------------------------------- ||


  Rhy. Fig. 4
  Two Gtrs. Gtr II to left of !
  Riff A Gtr I                                A5
	 sl                                      sl
e |--------------|--------------------------|------------|--------------------|
B |--------------|--------------------------|------------|--------------------|
G |--------------|--------------------------|------------|--------------------|
D |------/4--2!5-|-(2/5)--4--2--------------|----/4--2!5-|-(2!5)--4--2--------|
A |-2!5----------|--------5--4--2!5--4------|-4----------|--------5--4--2/5---|
E |--------------|-------------------5--2!5-|-5----------|--------------------|

	     G5                                     A5
		sl                                      sl
e |--------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
B |--------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
G |--------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
D |--------|----/4--2!5-|-(2!5)--4--2--------------|----/4--2!5-|
A |-4------|-2----------|--------5--4--2!5--4------|-4----------|
E |-5--2/5-|-3----------|-------------------5--2!5-|-5----------|


			     w/Rhy. Fig. 4 & Riff A (till fade)
			     B5                         )  )  )  ) 

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