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Ghost of Days Gone By  Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge - "Ghost of Days Gone By"
Tuning - Guitar 1 - Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Guitar 2 - Db Ab Db Ab Db Db (needed for Main riff & solo)
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Intro - Guitar 1 w/ flanger
 
 eb|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--9-|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-|
 Bb|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
 Gb|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Ab|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|-------------------------|
 |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|

Main Riff - at 0:07
Guitar 1, similar to intro
 
 eb|-------10----------------|--9---------------|-10----------------|
 Bb|-------10----x8----------|-10----x8---------|-10----x8----------|
 Gb|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
 Ab|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|------------------|-------------------| 

|
| Guitar 2 - w/ fingers (w/ pick-up notes from previous beat)
 
 db|-0h2-|-4-2-0-------------|-------------------|------------------|
 db|-----|-------0-----0-----|---------------0---|-------------0----|
 Ab|-----|---------4-0-------|-------------------|-4-------------2--|
 Db|-----|-------------------|-------------4-----|-2----------------|
 Ab|-----|-------2---------2-|-2---2-2-2-2-----0-|-----0-0-0-0------|
 Db|-0---|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|

Guitar 1
 
 |--12-------------|-10-----------12-|-12----------------|
 |--10----x8-------|-10----x7-----10-|-10----x8----------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------| 

|
| Guitar 2
 
 |---------------0-|-----------------|-------------------|
 |-------------2---|-0---------------|-------------------|
 |---4-----2h4-----|---------0-------|-------------------|
 |-------2---------|---------------0-|(0)--------0-4p2p0-|
 |-0---0-----------|-----------------|-------------------|
 |-----------------|-5-5-5---5-5-5---|-5-5-5-5-5---------|

Guitar 1
 
 |-10--------------|-10--------------|
 |-10----x8--------|-10----x8--------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------| 

|
| Guitar 2
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-12--------------|
 |-------------9/10|-----9~~---------|
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|

Verse 1- Repeat Main Riff 2x
"The misery I know
Like a friend that won't let go
Is creeping up on me now once again
So I sing this song tonight
To the ghost that will not die
And somehow it seems to haunt til the end"
Chorus - 2 Guitars w/ Distortion (Guitar with open tuning is similar)
[Gb2] [Ebm] [Ebm7]  
 
 db|-----------|---------------|----------------|--------0------|-----0---------|
 Bb|-----------|---------------|----------------|--------3------|-----3---------|
 Gb|-----------|--------7------|-----7----------|-0------0------|-0---0---------|
 Db|-x-0-0-12\-|-7------7------|-7---7----------|-2------2------|-2---2---------|
 Ab|-x-0-0-12\-|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|
 Db|-x---------|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|

"Do you feel the same For what was remained"
[Bb5] [Ab5] [Ab]  
 
 |------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|
 |-0-------0--------|-0---0---0--------|-2--2--2--2--|-2--0-------|
 |-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
 |-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
 |-2-------2--------|-2---2---2---0----|-0--0--0--0--|-0--0----0--|
 |------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|

"Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again"
 
 |---------------|----------------|-0-------
 |---------------|----------------|-3-------
 |--------7------|-----7----------|-0-------
 |-7------7------|-7---7----------|-2-------
 |-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2-------
 |-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2-------

"Do you ever cry for the Ghost of Days Gone By"
Verse 2 - Play Main Riff again 1x, then lyrics enter & repeat riff 2x
"I remember summer days
We were young & unafraid
With innocence we'd glide beneath the stars
It seems so long ago
Beyond the life that I now know
Before the years would have their way & break my heart"
(1:53) Play Chorus Again
Heavy Part - Starting at (2:14)
Guitar 2
 
 |-------------------|
 |-------------------|
 |-------------------|
 |-0-----------------|
 |-0--hold-----------|
 |-0-----------------|

|
| Guitar 1 - w/ tremelo set for eighth note spurts (play 2x)
 
 |--8---------|--------------|-13-----------|-13-----------|
 |-10---------|-11-------10--|-10-----------|-10-----------|
 |------------|-10-------10--|--------------|--------------|
 |------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
 |------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
 |------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

2:28 - PM all notes, except open strings (play 2x)
 
 -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 -----------------|-----5---3-5-1p0-|-1-1-0________V____-|
 -8p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-3---4-----1p0-|-1-1-0________V____-|

"And I know it's drawing closer
With each day I feel the end"
V = open strings are lowered in pitch & released by pressing whammy bar down
Part II -
***play 3x 4th time
 
 |-----------------|-----------------| -----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------| -----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------| -----------------|------------4NH--|
 |-----------------|-----------------| -----------------|------------5NH--|
 |-----------------|-----5---3-5-1p0-| -----------------|-----5---3-------|
 |-8p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-3---4-----1p0-| -8p4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-0-3---4---------|

"I... don't want to die" etc.
(2:56) Heavy Riff 2
Guitar 1
 
 |----------------|-----------------|
 |----------------|-----------------|
 |----------------|-----------------|
 |----------------|-----3-----3-----|
 |-8-4-4-4-4------|-0-3-5-0-4-5-1p0-|
 |-8-4-4-4-4------|-0-3---0-4---1p0-|

|
| Guitar overdub
 
 |----------------|-----------------|
 |---------3------|-----3-----3-----|
 |---------2------|-----2-----2-----|
 |---------0------|-----0-----0-----|
 |----------------|-----------------|
 |----------------|-----------------|

"Die!________________________"
Solo - Guitar 2 ( Guitar 1 plays Chorus Chords as indicated)
[Gb2] [Ebm]  
 
 db|---------------------------|-------------0-0--|-0----0--0--0--0--0-|
 db|-x\---0---0--0--0--0--0--0-|-0---0-------0-0--|/12--12-12-12-10-12-|
 Ab|-x\--/12--12-12-12-12-10-9-|-10-/12~~---------|--------------------|
 Db|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
 Ab|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|
 Db|---------------------------|------------------|--------------------|

[Bb5]  
 
 |--0---0-----0---------0-|------------------|---------------------------|
 |/17--17~---16h17p16-----|---------12-------|-12----12-16-14-12---------|
 |------------------------|----16------16----|----16------------16-14-12-|
 |------------------------|------------------|---------------------------|
 |------------------------|-14----14------14-|---------------------------|
 |------------------------|------------------|---------------------------|

[Ab5]  
 
 |-----------------|-----14TP-----------|
 |---------12------|-10-----------------|
 |-12---12----12---|--------------------|
 |-12--------------|--------------------|
 |-12--------------|--------------------|
 |-----------------|--------------------|

Final Chorus
 
 db|---------------|----------------|--------0------|-----0---------|
 Bb|---------------|----------------|--------3------|-----3---------|
 Gb|--------7------|-----7----------|-0------0------|-0---0---------|
 Db|-7------7------|-7---7----------|-2------2------|-2---2---------|
 Ab|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|
 Db|-5------5------|-5---5----------|-2------2------|-2---2-----x-x-|

1. "Do you feel the same For what was remained"
2. "Do you ever cry for the Ghost of Days Gone By, Or do they"
[Bb5] [Ab5] [Ab]  
 
 |------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|
 |-0-------0--------|-0---0---0--------|-2--2--2--2--|-2--0-------|
 |-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
 |-4-------4--------|-4---4---4---2----|-2--2--2--2--|-2--2----2--|
 |-2-------2--------|-2---2---2---0----|-0--0--0--0--|-0--0----0--|
 |------------------|------------------|-------------|------------|

1. "Yesterday is gone, we can't go back again"
2. " haunt you like a ghost until the end? Haunt you until the ..."
Ending - Guitar 1 Repeats similarly until end:
 
 db|-22-22-22-22-22-22-|-22-22-22-22b24-b24-22-|---19-----19---19--|----19---19---19-|
 Bb|-------------------|-----------------------|-----20b22--b22----|-b22--b22--b22---|
 Gb|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
 Db|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
 Ab|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
 Db|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

Guitar 2 plays "Heavy Riff 2" from before
KEY
************************************
| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| NH natural harmonic
| PM palm mute
| V push tremelo bar in to lower string tone & release
| x Mute note
| b Bend
| r Bend release
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