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Don't Tread on Me  Metallica

DON'T TREAD ON ME
As recorded by Metallica
(From the 1991 Album METALLICA)
Transcribed by www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk
Words & Music by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
E5 0 2 x x x x
B5 x 2 4 x x x
D5 x 5 7 x x x
F5 1 3 x x x x
Bb5 6 8 x x x x
F#5 2 4 x x x x
G5 3 5 x x x x
G#5 4 6 x x x x
A5 5 7 x x x x
Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'James Hetfield - Rhythm w/dist'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Kirk Hammett - Rhythm w/dist'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Kirk Hammett - Lead w/dist'
Intro
Q.=104
12/8
Gtr I
|-Rhy Fig 1 end Rhy Fig 1-|
[E5]E E E +Q. Q E Q. E E E +Q. Q E Q.
| | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
 
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|

w/last bar of Rhy Fig 1
Gtrs II, III
 
 PM----------|

E E E E E E a Q E +E Q
 
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |--------9--9-9-------------------|
 |-9-9-9--2--2-2-9s11--------------|
 |-2-2-2---------2s=4--12-(12)-7---|
 |----------------------5--(5)-0---|

E E E E E E a Q E +E Q
E E E +Q. [B5] Q E Q.
| | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
 
 PM----------|

E E E E E E a Q E +E Q
 
 |--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|
 |--------9--9-9-9s11-------------|
 |-9-9-9--2--2-2-2s=4--13-(13)-9--|
 |-2-2-2----------------6--(6)----|
 |-----------------------------7--|

E E E E E E a Q E +E Q
[D5] 6[F5]/8
E E E +Q. Q E Q. E E E +Q.
| | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 PM-------------| PM-------------|

E E E E E E Q E +E Q E E E E E E
 
 |------------------------------------|---------------------|
 |------------------------------------|---------------------|
 |----------12--12-12-11--------------|---------------------|
 |-12-12-12--5---5--5--4--12-(12)-----|----------10--10-10--|
 |--5--5--5----------------5--(5)-12--|-10-10-10--3---3--3--|
 |---------------------------------5--|--3--3--3------------|

E E E E E E Q E +E Q E E E E E E
12/8
[E5]Q E +Q. +H. +H. +H.
| | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
Q E +E Q +H. +H. +H.
 
 |----------------------|-------------------|
 |----------------------|-------------------|
 |----9-(9)-------------|-------------------|
 |-9--2-(2)-9--(9)------|-(9)------(9)------|
 |-2--------2--(2)------|-(2)------(2)------|
 |----------------------|-------------------|

Q E +E Q +H. +H. +H.
Rhy Fig 1
w/Rhy Fig 1 x2
Gtr II
 
 PM--| PM---| PM------| PM PM--| PM---| PM

E E E Q E Q E Q E E E E Q E Q E Q E E E E Q E Q E Q E
 
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-2-2-2-/8---3-2--2-8---3-|-2-2-2-/8---3-2--3S5---3-|-2-2-2-/8---3-2--2-8---3--|
 |-0-0-0-/6---1-0--0-6---1-|-0-0-0-/6---1-0--1S3---1-|-0-0-0-/6---1-0--0-6---1--|

|-Rhy Fig 2
Gtrs I, II
PM--| PM Rhy Fig 2 x2
E E E Q E Q E Q
 
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
 |-------------------------|
 |-------------------------|
 |-------------------------|
 |-2-2-2-/8---3-2--3S5---3-|
 |-0-0-0-/6---1-0--1S3---1-|

end Rhy Fig 2-|
Gtr III
W W H. Q. Q E
 
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|--------------/12\----11--9--|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|-0---------------------------|

|-Riff a
+H. +Q E E E E H. Q. Q E
 
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-(9)-----------(9)S=12\-11-9-9-|--------------/12\----11--9-|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|-0--------------------------|

+H. +Q E E E E
 
 |--------------------------------||
 |--------------------------------||
 |-(9)-----------(9)S=12\-11-9-9--||
 |--------------------------------||
 |--------------------------------||
 |--------------------------------||

end Riff A-|
Verse 1, 2
Gtrs I, II
|-Rhy Fig 3
[E5]E E E +Q. Q E Q. E E E +Q. [F5]Q E Q. [F#5]E E E +Q. [G5]Q E Q.
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
 
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

end Rhy Fig 3-|
[G#5]E E E +Q. [A5]Q [BbB5D5B]E E E E
| | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / o |-w/Rhy Fig 2
 
 |------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|

|-w/Rhy Fig 2 1st bar
Gtr III
W W H. +H.
 
 |----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
 |----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
 |----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
 |----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
 |----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|
 |----------------------|----------------------|-0-----------(0)----------|

[E5] E E E [Bb5F5E5]Q E Q [F5G5]E Q [F5]E [E5]E S S E [B5E5]E E E E S S E [G5E5]E E E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
>
+H. +H. W
 
 |--------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-(0)----------(0)---------|-----------------------------|

W
Gtrs I, II
PM----| PM|
E S S E E E E E E E E E E
 
 |---------------------------||
 |---------------------------||
 |---------------------------||
 |---------2-----------------||
 |-2-2-2-2-0-2-2-------------||
 |-0-0-0-0---0-0-6p0-5p0-3p0-||

Chorus
$
Gtrs I, II
|-Rhy Fig 4
[E5]Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q [F#G]S S [A5]Q. [D5]E E E E E E Q. Q E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / o o / / / / / / / /
Gtr III
H. Q E E E E W H. Q E E E E
 
 |------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
 |------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------9---|------------------------|----------------------7---|
 |----------------7s9-----|------------------------|------------------5s7-----|
 |------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
 |------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|

|-Fill 2 end Fill 2-| |-Fill 3 end Fill 3-|
end Rhy Fig 4-|
[G5]E E E Q. [G#5A5]Q E +E [Bb5]Q
| | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
 
 |-----------------------|

Rhy Fig 4 1st 3 bars and Fill 2
[G5]E E E E E E H. [E5]E S S E [G5E5]E E E E S S E [G5E5]E E E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 |---------------------|------------------------------|

1.
---||
--o||
Rhy Fig 2 and Riff A---||
---||
--o||
---||
2.,D.S.
Fine
[G5]Gtrs I, II[Bb5G5] [F5]
E S S E Q. Q E +E Q W
| | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
 
 |-------------------------|--------------||

Guitar Solo
w/Rhy Fig 2 x2
Gtr III
~~~
Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q E Q.
 
 |--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------|--------------------/12--11-10\----|
 |-12tr0-----11tr0----12tr0----11tr0----|-12tr0-----11tr0-------------------|
 |--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Q. Q. E E E E E E
 
 |--------------------12----------------12--|
 |-15b17-----15b17-------15-12-------12-----|
 |-----------------------------14b16--------|
 |------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------|

~~~
E E E E E S S a +E +E E Q.
 
 |-------------------------------------------------|
 |-15-12----------------14b15==(14)r(14)p12--------|
 |-------14-12----12h14-14b16==(14)r(14)p12--------|
 |-------------14---------------------------14-----|
 |-------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------|

~~~ ~~~
E E E Q. E E E Q. E E E Q +E E E E Q.
 
 |--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
 |-------12----14b15----------12--------------|-------12----14b15===(14)r-------12-------------|
 |-14b16----12-14b16----14b16----14b16-12-----|-14b16----12-14b16===(14)r-14b16----14b18-12----|
 |--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

E E. S S S S S S S S S T S. S T T S S T T S E
 
 |---15b17---15-14h15p14p12-14-12-----------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------14h15p14p12--14p12s10-12----------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------------14-12h14p12----|
 |---------------------------------------------------------------------14-|
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

~~~
E E E E E E E E E Q.
 
 |-----------------------------------|
 |-14-12----14-12----14-12-----------|
 |-14-12----14-12----14-12-----------|
 |-------14-------14-------14-14-----|
 |-----------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------|

[E5] E E E +Q. Q E Q.
| | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
|3-| |-3-|
S S E S +S E S. T +S S +T S. S T T S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-17p12-12-12-(12)-12-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------17--12-(12)-13-(13)-12------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------12-17p12-12-12-12-12--------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------------------12--17p12-12-12-12-|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

H. E E E +Q.
| | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] 
~~~
S S S S E S S E S S E Q. +Q
 
 |------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------12--------------------|
 |-----------------------------------14--------(14)\----|
 |-12--17-12s10h12-10----10-12s14-----------------------|
 |--------------------12--------------------------------|

[F5] Q E Q. H.
| |
[/] [/]  
a S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S a S S S S +S S
 
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------13-(13)----|
 |-9h12p9------------13p10----------11-12p9------------10h13p10----13-(13)-14-|
 |--------10p9h10-10-------11p10-11---------10p9h10-10----------11------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[F#5] E E E +Q. [G5] Q E Q. [G#5] E E E +Q. [A5] Q [Bb5] E [B5D5]E E [B]E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / o
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +E a Q Q Q
 
 |---------------------------------------|--------------19-(19)/--------13------14-------||
 |-16-14----16--14----17-15----17--15----|----19----17-----------15s17--16b18---17b19----||
 |-16-14----16--14----17-15----17--15----|-16----19--------------------------------------||
 |-------16--------16-------17--------17-|-----------------------------------------------||
 |---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------||
 |---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------||

[E5] E S S E [G5E5]E E E E S S E [G5] E [E5]E E
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
~~~~
H. +Q. +Q E
 
 |-22b24==============(22)-------(22)r-----|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|

E S S E [G5E5]E E E E S S E [G5E5]E E E W
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
Gtrs I, II
PM----| PM| PM
W E S S E E E E E E E E E E
 
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|-2-2-2-2-7-2-2--------------|
 |-----------------------------|-0-0-0-0-5-0-0-6p0-0-3p0-0--|
 PM----| PM--------| PM----------| PM| PM

E S S E E E E E S S E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E
 
 |-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 |-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-7-2-2-------------|
 |-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-5-0-0-6p0-5p0-3p0-|
 PM----| PM--------| PM|

E S S E E E E E S S E E E E
 
 |------------------------------|
 |------------------------------|
 |------------------------------|
 |------------------------------|
 |-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-2-2--|
 |-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0--|

Chorus
Rhy Fig 4 and Fill 2 |-w/Fill 3
 
 |------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|

|-w/Rhy Fig 3
W Q. +Q. Q. E +E E
 
 |-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-12------(12)\----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-12------(12)\---------14pb16r(14)-12b14==|
 |-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------|------------------------------------------|

|-4:3-|
+Q. Q. Q. Q Q
 
 |-------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------17b18-15b17---|
 |-(12)r-------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------|

~~~
a H. +Q. E E E
 
 |-------------------------------------|
 |-15h17------------(17)\----14--12-12-|
 |---------------------------14--12-12-|
 |-------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------|

Q. Q. Q. +E E +E D.S. al Fine
 
 |--------------------------------------------*|
 |-14b15-----14b15---14b15=====(14)r-12-(12)\-*|
 |-14b16-----14b16---14b16=====(14)r-12-(12)\-*|
 |--------------------------------------------*|
 |--------------------------------------------*|
 |--------------------------------------------*|


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