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.44 Caliber Love Letter    Alexisonfire



".44 Caliber Love Letter" by Alexisonfire
off the self-titled album
transcribed by Matt McDougal

intro

guitar 1 (zero hammer first time only)

d#-------3------/-7-|
a#------------------|
f#-(0h)5--------/9--| x24 (not a typo, 24)
c#------------------|
g#------------------|
d#------------------|

guitar 2 (silent for 4. this is 5-12 of 24)

d#-17-------------------------------|
a#-----12-13-15----15h17-12-13---12-|
f#----------------------------------| x4
c#----------------------------------| (12 to go)
g#----------------------------------|
d#----------------------------------|

d#-------------------|
a#-12-13----12h13-15-|
f#-------------------| x4
c#-------------------| (8 to go)
g#-------------------|
d#-------------------|

d#-17---------------------------------------------| this one runs
a#-----12-13-15----15h17-12-13---12---------------| for 4 of the
f#------------------------------------------------| 24, you're
c#---------------------------------------------//-| down to 4
g#---------------------------------------------//-| (slide hard
d#---------------------------------------------//-| at the end)

d#---------(\\3~~~)-|
a#-----------------|
f#-----------------| x4
c#-2/7777----------|
g#-2/7777----------|
d#-0/5555----------|

guitar 1 changes here (be quick 2nd part)

d#-----8p7--------|    |-------7----7-8-7--| x3 |-------7~~~-|
a#----------------|    |---8-8-----------8-|then|---8-8------|
f#------------7h9-| x4 |-5--5-5----5-5-5---|this|-5--5-5-----|
c#-10-------------|then|-------------------|the |------------|
g#----------------|    |-------------------|4th |------------|
d#----------------|    |-------------------|time|------------|

guitar 2

d#--------1717------------------------1717---------------------|
a#------------1212131315131212------------1212131315h17p151312-|
f#-------------------------------------------------------------| x3
c#-2/7777----------------------2/7777--------------------------|
g#-2/7777----------------------2/7777--------------------------|
d#-0/5555----------------------0/5555--------------------------|

then

d#--------1717------------------------151515151515151515151515-|
a#------------1212131315131212---------------------------------|
f#-------------------------------------------------------------|
c#-2/7777----------------------2/7777--------------------------|
g#-2/7777----------------------2/7777--------------------------|
d#-0/5555----------------------0/5555--------------------------|

guitar 1    (downstroke first part, upstroke second part)

d#-33333333-33333333-|    |------|
a#-00000000-33333333-|    |------|
f#-55555555-55555555-| x4 |------|
c#-------------------|then|-7777-|
g#-------------------|    |-7777-|
d#-------------------|    |-5555-|

guitar 2

d#------10h12p10-8/7-8h10p8h10-|    |--------------------------|
a#-----------------------------|    |--------------------------|
f#-----------------------------| x8 |------7h9p7-5\\4/5-7-9~~~~-|
c#-7777------------------------|then|-7777---------------------|
g#-7777------------------------|    |-7777---------------------|
d#-----------------------------|    |-5555---------------------|

1:52 elapsed! this song rox so far.

guitar 1 (let the first chord ring & slide hard at the end)

d#-----------------------------------|
a#-----------------------------------|
f#-----------------------------------|
c#-7--------------------------\\\\\\///-|
g#-7--------------------------\\\\\\///-|
d#-5--------------------------\\\\\\///-|

guitar 2

d#---------------------------20-20-19----|
a#------13-12~~--------17-17-------------|
f#-/7-9----------------------------------|
c#---------------------------------------|
g#---------------------------------------|
d#---------------------------------------|

SIFTING THROUGH WEATHERED PHOTO ALBUMS...

guitar 1

d#-------------------------------------|
a#-------------------------------------|
f#-------------------77777777----------|
c#-77777777-33333333-77777777----------|
g#-77777777-33333333-55555555-77778877-|
d#-55555555-11111111-------------------|

guitar 2 distorted heavily... not chords really...

d#-----------------------8-7-------8-7------|
a#------------------------------------------|
f#--------------0----7-9-------7-9-----9----|
c#-------5----2---2-------------------------|
g#-7-7-7-7--3-------------------------------|
d#-5--------1-------------------------------|

ALSO there, a third guitar part...

d#-------------------7-8-10-8-7h8--7-8-10-8-7h8-|
a#----------------------------------------------|
f#----------------------------------------------|
c#----------------------------------------------|
g#----------------------------------------------|
d#----------------------------------------------|

continuing on

guitar 1

d#--------------------------------------|
a#--------------------------------------|
f#-------------------44444444-5555-4444-|
c#-77777777-33333333--------------------|
g#-77777777-33333333--------------------|
d#-55555555-11111111--------------------|

guitar 2

d#----------------------8-7-------------20-19-|
a#-----------------------------1515h1717------|
f#-------------------7-9----------------------|
c#-7-7-7-5--3-3-3-----------------------------|
g#-7--------3---------------------------------|
d#-5--------1---------------------------------|

Dallas: "It wouldn't really make a difference, would it?"

guitar 1

d#-------------------------------------|
a#-------------------------------------|
f#-------------------77777777-77777777-|
c#-77777777-33333333-77777777----------|
g#-77777777-33333333-55555555----------|
d#-55555555-11111111-------------------|

guitar 2

d#------------------------8-7--------8-7---|
a#-----------------------------------------|
f#-----5--------0----7-99-------7-99-------|
c#-7-7------3-3----------------------------|
g#-7-7------3-3----------------------------|
d#-5-5------1-1----------------------------|

Dallas: "And I..."

guitar 1

d#------------------------------------|
a#------------------------------------|
f#-------------------7777777777777777-|
c#-77777777-33333333-7777777777777777-|
g#-77777777-33333333-5555555555555555-|
d#-55555555-11111111------------------|

guitar 2 (repeat of earlier)

d#-----------------------8-7-------8-7------|
a#------------------------------------------|
f#--------------0----7-9-------7-9-----9----|
c#-------5----2---2-------------------------|
g#-7-7-7-7--3-------------------------------|
d#-5--------1-------------------------------|

continuing on (2.37)

guitar 1

d#-------------------------------------|
a#-------------------------------------|
f#-------------------77777777----------|
c#-77777777-33333333-77777777-77788877-|
g#-77777777-33333333-55555555----------|
d#-55555555-11111111-------------------|

guitar 2 (it's really hard to hear over the bass and three voices... not
that that's a bad thing... i'm just saying... so the best i can say is
just repeat this again

d#-----------------------8-7-------8-7------|
a#------------------------------------------|
f#--------------0----7-9-------7-9-----9----|
c#-------5----2---2-------------------------|
g#-7-7-7-7--3-------------------------------|
d#-5--------1-------------------------------|

DUN DUN     DUN DUN "smile for the camera sweetheart..."

guitar 1 (2.47)   don't play power chord 1st time

d#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
f#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
c#-------------------2-2---2-2---------2-2---2-2-----------2-2---2-2-----------|
g#-------------------2-2---2-2---------2-2---2-2-----------2-2---2-2-----------|
d#-------------------0-0---0-0---------0-0---0-0-----------0-0---0-0-----------|

guitar 2 (2.47)

d#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a#---------0/5-5\\-/3-----------0/5-5\\3-----------0/5-5\\-/3-----------0/5-5\\0---|
f#---------------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
c#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

WITH FRIENDS      LIKE YOU      (aka 2.56)

guitar 1 play same as above, except play all four times, not just last three.

guitar 2

d#---------3/7-7\\-/8p7---------3/7-7\\-8p7--------3/7-7\\-8p7--------3/7-7\\-8p7--|
a#----------------/8------------------8-----------------8-----------------8----|
f#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
c#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

DUNUNUNUNUN SUB DUNUNUNUNUN TEXT (3.06)

guitar 1

d#-----------------------------------------------00-|
a#-----------------------------------------------00-|
f#-----------------------------------------------00-|
c#-2222-xxxx-2222-xxxx-2222-xxxx-2222-xxxxxxxxxx-22-|
g#-2222-xxxx-2222-xxxx-2222-xxxx-2222-xxxxxxxxxx-22-|
d#-0000-xxxx-0000-xxxx-0000-xxxx-0000-xxxxxxxxxx-00-|

guitar 2

d#------7h8p7h8p7h8h10----|
a#------------------------| x4
f#------------------------| let ring (shake yer guitar or whatever
c#------------------------| you need to sustain the note) on the
g#------------------------| fourth time
d#------------------------|

THIS IS A 44. CALIBER LOVE LETTER STRAIGHT FROM MY HEART (in case you can't
notice that song climax, 3minutes and 18 friggin seconds)

guitar 1 (3.20)

d#------------------------------------|
a#------------------------------------|
f#-----------------7-7-5h7-9999101099-|
c#-7-------3-------7-7----------------|
g#-7-7-7---3-3-3---5------------------|
d#-5-5-5---1-1-1----------------------|

guitar 2 (12x10 is the same as 7x5 one string up, i just think it's easier
          to play on the lower strings)

d#------------------------8-7-------8-7---|
a#----------------------------------------|
f#--------------------7-9-------7-9-------|
c#-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-12---------------------|
g#-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x----------------------|
d#-5-5-5-5-1-1-1-1-10---------------------|

STRAIGHT           FROM            MY           HEART (3.29)

guitar 1

d#----------------------------------|
a#----------------------------------|
f#----------------------------------|
c#-----------------7-7-7-7----------|
g#-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-77778877-|
d#-5-5-5-5-1-1-1-1------------------|

guitar 2

d#----------------------------------|
a#----------------------------------|
f#---------------------5-4------5-4-|
c#-----5-------2--------------------|
g#---7-------3-----5-7------5-7-----|
d#-5-------1------------------------|

we are at 3.38... last before outro.

guitar 1

d#------------------------------------|
a#------------------------------------|
f#-------------------7777777777777777-|
c#-77777777-33333333-7777777777777777-|
g#-77777777-33333333-5555555555555555-|
d#-55555555-11111111------------------|

guitar 2

d#--------------------------7-8-10-10-10-8-7-|
a#-------------------------------------------|
f#---------------------5-4-------------------|
c#-----5-------2-----------------------------|
g#---7-------3-----5-7-----------------------|
d#-5-------1---------------------------------|

HEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT

we begin the outro... (3.48)

guitar 1

d#---------------------------------------|
a#---------------------------------------|
f#-------------------7----2--------------|
c#-------------------7---------2---------|
g#-77777777-33333333-5--------------2----|
d#-55555555-11111111---------------------|

guitar 2

d#-------20-20-19-19-------|    |----------8-7-----8-7-|
a#-17-17-------------17-17-|    |----------------------|
f#-------------------------| x4 |-7----7-9-----7-9-----|
c#-------------------------|then|-7--------------------|
g#-------------------------|    |-5--------------------|
d#-------------------------|    |----------------------|

second time around (3.57)

guitar 1

d#---------------------------------------|
a#---------------------------------------|
f#-------------------7----2----5----4----|
c#-------------------7-------------------|
g#-77777777-33333333-5-------------------|
d#-55555555-11111111---------------------|

guitar 2

d#-------20-20-19-19-------|    |----------8-----------|
a#-17-17-------------17-17-|    |----------------------|
f#-------------------------| x4 |-7--------------------|
c#-------------------------|then|-7--------------------|
g#-------------------------|    |-5--------------------|
d#-------------------------|    |----------------------|

the almighty outro!!!!! all good things must come to an end... (4.06)

guitar 1

just repeat this chord as necessary for the remainder of the song...
listen for the rhythm, it's fairly simple.

d#-------|  and |-////\\\\\\\\--------|
a#-------| then |-////\\\\\\\\--------|
f#-------|  at  |-////\\\\\\\\--------|
c#---7---| the  |-////\\\\\\\\-7----7-|
g#---7---| very |-////\\\\\\\\------7-|
d#---5---| end  |-////\\\\\\\\------5-|
                 SLIDE HARD

guitar 2 fun ending!

d#---------------------5555555555555555-|
a#--------------------------------------|
f#-4-4-4-4-5-5-7-7-4-4------------------|
c#--------------------------------------|
g#--------------------------------------|
d#--------------------------------------|

guitar 2 cont'd (4.12)

start at 5 on high d# (e) string and just keep going until fret #20...
then stop going up and remain there and kinda fade out, then play what


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