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Foo Fighters - 'Miss the Misery'

From 'Wasting Light'

Standard Tuning

Tabbed by jjhand for Ultimate-Guitar.com

 

Thanks to the other tab of this song by Eli4s that I used as a reference.

Its a great rock song with some little twists thrown in, so please

rate or comment.

 

 

Intro - Heavy Flanger

e--0------------------------------------------------|

b--0---------0--2--2b3r-0-----------0--2--2b3r-0----|

G--0---------0--2--2b3r-0-----------0--2--2b3r-0----|

D--2------------------------------------------------|

A--2------------------------------------------------|

E--0------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

Main Riff - 6 beats per bar (Flange off) played 2x

 

sometimes B string is heard during this riff

e-----------------------------|-------------------------|

b----------------(0-2--2b3r-0)|-------------------------|

G-----------------0-2--2b3r-0-|-------------------------|

D-2---2-----------------------|-2---2-------------------|

A-2---2------0----------------|-2---2------0----5-7-7-5-|

E-0---0-3~--------------------|-0---0-3~----------------|

 

 

 

Guitar 2 (adds to Main riff, starting 3rd time through)

e-----------------------|---------------------|

b-----------------------|---------------------|

G-12---11----9----7-----|-(7)-----------------|

D--x----x----x----x-----|---------------------|

A-10----9----7----5-----|-(5)---------5-7-7-5-|

E-----------------------|---------------------|

 

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Verse Part, clean guitar:

 

e--3---3-3--3----3-3-3-3--|

b--0---0-0--0----0-0-0-0--|

G--0---0-0--0----0-0-0-0--|

D--2---2-0--2----0-2-2-0--|

A--2---2-x--0-------------|

E--0---0-3----------------|

 

Lyrics:

"If I had my way

If I had to lose

Wouldn't take back one thing

Never had much to choose

 

Then it dawned on me

Coming down on you

Like a cold sky raining under a burning moon

 

 

 

 

(1:01) Guitar parts added to end of verse (w/ flanger), played 2x:

 

upstroke the notes (high string to low)

V

e|-0---------------------------------|

b|-0-----------------------0-2-2b3-0-|

G|-0-----------------------0-2-2b3-0-|

D|-2---------------------------------|

A|-----------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------|

 

"Waiting all your life your wish is coming true

Bless your heart for beating me right out of you"

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Just before Prechorus:

e|----------------|

b|----------------|

G|--7-9-9-7-------|

D|--7-9-9-7-------|

A|--5-7-7-5-------|

E|----------------|

 

 

PRECHORUS:

 

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

b|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-9---9---9---9---|-9---9---9---9---|-9---9---9---9---|-8---8---8---8---|

D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

A|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|-6---6---6---6---|

E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|

| Guitar 2

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

b|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-----------------|

D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|

A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|

E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

 

"Miss the misery Need a reason for a change"

 

 

 

e|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

b|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

G|-9---9---9---9---|-9---9---9---9---|-9---9-9-9-9-9/11-|

D|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

A|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7-7-7-7-7/9--|

E|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

|

| Guitar 2

e|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

b|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|

D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|

A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|

E|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

 

"Need a reason to explain So turn it on again"

 

 

Prechorus Ending:

 

Guitar 1

|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|

|-11-11-11/12-12-12-12\----|

|-x--x--x------x--x--x-----|

|-9--9--9/10--10-10-10\----|

|--------------------------|

|

| Guitar 2

|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|

|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---|

|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---|

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

CHORUS:

 

e-3--3-3--3--3-3-----------------|-0--0-0--0--0-0------------------|

b-0--0-0--0--0-0--3--3-3--3--3-3-|-0--0-0--0--0-0------------------|

G-0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2--2-2-|-x--x-x--x--x-x--4--4-4--4--4-4--|

D-2--2-2--2--2-2--0--0-0--0--0-0-|-2--2-2--2--2-2--4--4-4--4--4-4--|

A-3--3-3--3--3-3--0--0-0--0--0-0-|-2--2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2--|

E--------------------------------|-0--0-0--0--0-0------------------|

 

"Don't change your mind You're wasting light"

 

 

 

e--3--3-3--3--3-3------------------|

b--3--3-3--3--3-3--3--3-3--3-3-3---|

G--0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2-2-2---|

D--x--x-x--x--x-x--0--0-0--0-0-0---|

A--3--3-3--3--3-3------------------|

E----------------------------------|

"Given endless ??"

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

Verse 2 - Same as Before, Lyrics are:

 

"What a nice long leash, what a nice tight noose

Never worked for me but sure would look good on you

Been waiting all your life your wish is coming true

Bless your heart for beating me right out of you"

 

 

 

 

 

Play Prechorus & Chorus Again

 

 

 

 

 

(2:56) Modified Pre-Chorus

Guitar 1 - Keep muting notes to make them short

e|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

b|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

G|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

D|-5-5-5--5---5---|-7---7---7---7---|-9-9-9---9---9---|-4---4---4---4--|

A|-3-3-3--3---3---|-5---5---5---5---|-7-7-7---7---7---|-2---2---2---2--|

E|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|

|

| Guitar 2 - play steady eighths (shown as pick notes x8)

e|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

b|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-9--x8----------|-9--x8-----------|-9---x8----------|-8--x8-----------|

D|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

A|-7--x8----------|-7--x8-----------|-7---x8----------|-6--x8-----------|

E|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 

"Miss the misery give me a reason for a change"

 

 

 

| Repeat Guitar 1 above

|

| Guitar 2

e|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

b|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

G|-9--x8----------|-9--x8-----------|-9---x8----------|-11--x8----------|

D|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

A|-7--x8----------|-7--x8-----------|-7---x8----------|-9---x8----------|

E|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

 

 

"Miss the misery give me a reason to refrain"

 

Modified Pre-Chorus, Part 2 Riff:

 

e-----|-12----12----12-----12----|-14----14----14----14------|

b-/12-|----12----12----12-----12-|----13----13----13----13---|

G-----|--------------------------|---------------------------|

D-----|--------------------------|---------------------------|

A-----|--------------------------|---------------------------|

E-----|--------------------------|---------------------------|

"Miss your misery today"

 

 

e|-12----12----12-----12----|-11----11----11----11------|

b|----12----12----12-----12-|----10----10----10----10---|

G|--------------------------|---------------------------|

D|--------------------------|---------------------------|

A|--------------------------|---------------------------|

E|--------------------------|---------------------------|

"Miss your misery today"

 

 

e|-12----12----12-----12----|-14----14----14-----------|

b|----12----12----12-----12-|----13----13----13--------|

G|--------------------------|--------------------------|

D|--------------------------|--------------------------|

A|--------------------------|--------------------------|

E|--------------------------|-------------------12\----|

"C'mon and turn it on again"

 

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________

 

Interlude - Part 1

 

Guitar 1

e|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

b|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

G|-----------------0-2--2b3r-0-|---------------0-2--2b3r-0--|

D|-2---2-----------------------|-2---2----------------------|

A|-2---2------0----------------|-2---2------0---------------|

E|-0---0-3~--------------------|-0---0-3~-------------------|

|

|Guitar 2

e|-----------------------------|-------------------------|

b|-5-----10----12--------------|-5---/14----12~~---------|

G|-7b9---12b14-14b16-----------|-7b9-----14--------------|

D|-----------------------------|-------------------------|

A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|

E|-----------------------------|-------------------------|

 

 

 

e|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

b|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

G|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

D|-2-----8----10----10/12-12---|-2----10---12----12/14-14---|

A|-2-----8----10-----8/10-10---|-2----10---12----10/12-12---|

E|-0-----6-----8-----8/10-10---|-0-----8---10----10/12-12---|

|

|

e|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

b|-0----------------/8--8--8~--|-3---------------10---10-10-|

G|-2b4~--5~----5~--------------|-5b7---5---7~~---12b14-b--b-|

D|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

A|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

E|-----------------------------|----------------------------|

 

 

 

e|--------------------------------|----------------------------|

b|--------------------------------|----------------------------|

G|-------------------0--2--2b3r-0-|---------------0-2--2b3r-0--|

D|-2---2--------------------------|-2---2----------------------|

A|-2---2------0-------------------|-2---2------0---------------|

E|-0---0-3~-----------------------|-0---0-3~-------------------|

|

|

e|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

b|-5-----10----12-----------------|-5---/14----12~~---------|

G|-7b9---12b14-14b16-12-14-14b-12-|-7b9-----14--------------|

D|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

A|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|-------------------------|

 

 

 

 

 

Play Modified Pre-Chorus Part 2 Riff Again for 8 bars

 

 

Play Main Riff a few times

 

 

Play Main Riff with the G string bend part only 4x

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