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Matchbox Twenty

Sad But True

 

 

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Subject: SadButTrue.tab by Metallica

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SAD BUT TRUE - METALLICA

Copyright Cherry Lane Music Company, Inc.

 

Tabbed by Vassilis Tzerpos

 

Key:

s = slide p = pull-off

__3__ = Triplets h = hammer-on

^ = bend r = release bend

x = dumped string % = repeat last measure

/ = slide up to the note indicated from a few frets below

\ = slide back a few frets from the note indicated

* = slide to the above or below indicated note from as many frets below

as the number of stars

 

Tune guitar one whole step down.

 

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

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

2-------------------2---2---2---|3-----------------------3-------|

2-------------------2---2---2---|3-----------------------3-------|

0-------------------0---0---0---|1-----------------------1-------|

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

 

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

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

2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

2------------------/7---6---5---|3-5-3-5-3-5-353535353535--------|

0-------------------------------|------------------------x\------|

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

 

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

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

2-------------------2---2---2---|3-----------------------3-------|

2-------------------2---2---2---|3-----------------------3-------|

0-------------------0---0---0---|1-----------------------1-------|

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

 

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

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

2-------------------------------|5--- -------------------|

2------------------/7---6---5---|3--- -------------------|

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

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

 

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

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

--------------------------------| % | % |--------------------------------| 4%

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----| | |2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|

0-----------0---0-----------3p0-| | |0-----------0---0---------------|

 

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

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

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

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

--------------------5p0-5-5-----|(5)^----r-----------x---x-x-x-x-|

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

 

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

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

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

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|

0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|

 

All these lyrics are played over the following tablature line.

 

Verse 1:

Hey, I'm your life. I'm the one who takes you there.

Hey, I'm your life. I'm the one who cares.

They, they betray. I'm your only true friend now.

They, they'll betray. I'm forever there.

 

Verse 2:

You, you're my mask. You're my cover, my shelter.

You, you're my mask. You're the one who's blamed.

Do, do my work. Do my dirty work, scapegoat.

Do, do my deeds, for you're the one who's shamed.

 

Verse 3:

Hate, I'm your hate. I'm your hate when you want love.

Pay, pay the price. Pay, for nothing's fair.

Hey, I'm your life. I'm the one who took you there.

Hey, I'm your life. And I no longer care.

 

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

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

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

------------7-------------------|------------3-------------------|

------------5-------------------|------------1-------------------|

0---0---0-0-----0---0-------0-0-|0---0---0-------0---0-------0-0-|

 

 

I'm your dream, make you real. I'm your eyes when you must

I'm your dream, mind astray. I'm your eyes when you're a-

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

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

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

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

--------3-3-0---3---2-----------|--------3-3-0-------7---7---7-7-|

0---0-------------------0---0-0-|0---0-----------0---5---5---5-5-|

 

steal I'm your pain when you can't feel Sad but true

way I'm your pain while you repay You know it's sad but true.

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

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

--------------------------------|--------___3___-----------------|

--------------------------------|--------5--5--5-5---------------|

7---7---8-8-5---7---5---5---5-5-|5---5---3--3--3-3-------3-3-----|

5---5---6-6-3---5---3---3---3-3-|3---3---------------0---1-1-0---|

 

_____________________

| 1. Sad but true.

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

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

--------------------------------| % | % |--------------------------------|

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----| | |2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|

0-----------0---0-----------3p0-| | |0-----------0---0---------------|

 

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

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

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

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----|

0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0---------------|

 

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

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

--------------------------------| Go back and play verse 2.

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

(5)-----------------x---x-x-x-x-|

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

 

_____________________

| 2. Sad but true.

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

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

--------------------------------| % |--------------------------------|

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----| |2-----------2---2-------0h1p0---|

0-----------0---0-----------3p0-| |0-----------0---0---0-3-------3-|

 

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

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

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

---/7---6---5---2---------------|---/7---6---5---3---------------|

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

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

| |

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

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

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

2-------------------2---2---2---|3-----------------------3-------|

0-------------------0---0---0---|1-----------------------1-------|

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

 

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

--------------------------------|--------------------5---4---3---|

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

---/7---6---5---2---------------|---/7---6---5---3---------------|

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

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

| |

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

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

--------------------------------|-------------------/7---6---5---|

2-------------------2---2---2---|3-------------------------------|

0-------------------0---0---0---|1-------------------------------|

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

 

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

--------------------5---4---3---|--------------------------------|

2-------------------------------|3-------------------------------|

--------------------------------|--------------------2-3-5-3-5-3-|

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

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

| |

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

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

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

2------------------/7---6---5---|3-------------------2-3-5-3-5-3-|

--------0-----------------------|--------1-----------------------|

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

 

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

--------------------------------|---- ------------3-s-|

2-------------------------------|---- ------------5-s-|

--------------------2-3-5-3-5-2-|3--- ----------------|

--------------------------------|---- --Solo 1--------|

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

| |

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

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

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

2-------------------2-3-5-3-5-2-|3--- ----------------|

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

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

 

For the backing rhythm figure of solo 1 see end of transcription

 

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

12----------------------------------------------12--12--12------|

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

--------------------------------14\-----12--14------------------|

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

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

 

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

----------------12----------------------------------------------|

----------------12----------------------------------------------|

14------------------14--12------14-12-----------\-------12--14--|

----------------------------14--**------------------14----------|

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

 

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

12--------------------------------------------------------------|

12------------------------------9p7p6---------------------------|

----14--12------14----------------------9---7---9-----------\---|

------------14--**------------------------------**--------------|

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

 

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

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

4-h-5p4-----4---------------------------------------------------|

--------7-------7---5---4-----------------------9---s---5---s---|

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

--------------------------------**------------------------------|

 

---------- -- -- -- ____3___--- -------- -- ------ -- --------------------|

----12--15p12 15p12 ---12 12-15p12----12h15p12--12h15p12------------------|

14^------- -- -- -- 14^-- ----- --14^--- -- --14-- -- --1412--------------|

---------- -- -- -- ----- ----- -------- -- ------ -- --------14--14------|

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

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

 

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

--------12------------------------------------------------------|

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

12-h14------14----------14--12----------------------------------|

--------------------------------14--12-s10--12--10--------------|

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

 

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

14^-r---14^-r-------------------14^-r-----------12--------------|

14^-r---14^-r---14^r12--12--14--14^-r---12------12----------12--|

----------------------14--------------------14----------14------|

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

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

 

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

14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r-----------------------|

14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-r---12--14^-------------|

------------------------------------------------------------12--|

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

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

 

________6________ ________6________ _________6________ ________6________|

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

----------------- ----------------- -------------12-12 13-12-13-15-15-15|

----------------- ---------12----12 14-12-14-14^------ -----------------|

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

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

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

 

__________6_________ _______6_______

12h15p12--12--12 12 15p12 12 12 12 12 12-15p12 -- --------- --------------|

-- -- --15------ -- ----- -- -- -- -- -------- 15p13--13-15p13----13--15--|

-- -- ---------- -- ----- -- -- -- -- -------- -- --14----- --14----------|

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

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

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

 

15------15------------------------------r-----------------------|

15^-----15^-----------------------------r-----------------------|

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

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

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

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

 

At this point play Chorus once and go on with the second solo:

 

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

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

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

2-------2-p-0---2-------2-p-0---2-------------------------------|

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

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

|

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

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

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

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

2-----------------------2-------2-------5-p-0---1-p-0-----------|

0-----------------------0-------0-----------------------3-p-0---|

 

 

-------0------------0-------------------------------------------|

-----------3^-----------3---0-----------------------------------|

2^------------------------------2^rp0---------------------------|

----------------------------------------2-----------------------|

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

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

|

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

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

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

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

2-----------------------2-------2---------------0-h-1-p-0-------|

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

 

 

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

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

4^------4^------4^------4^------4^--------------0---------------|

-----Semi - harmonics-------------------------------2-----------|

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

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

|

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

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

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

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

2-----------------------2-------2-------5-p-0---1-p-0-----------|

0-----------------------0-------0-----------------------3-p-0---|

 

 

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

--------12--12--x---12--12------12--12--12--12--x---12--12--12--|

--------12--12--x---12--12------12--12--12--12--x---12--12--12--|

/14--------------------------14----------------------------------|

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

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

|

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

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

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

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

2-----------------------2-------2---------------0-h-1-p-0-------|

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

 

 

--------12----------12------12----------------------------------|

----12------15^---------15^-----15^-\---------------------------|

14^-------------------------------------------------------------|

-------------------------------------------End of Solo 2--------|

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

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

|

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

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

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

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

2-----------------------2-------2-------5-p-0---5---5-----------|

0-----------------------0-------0-------------------------------|

 

 

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

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

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

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

--------------------5p0-5-5-----|(5)^----r-----------x---x-x-x-x-|

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

 

 

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

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

----------------| Go back and play verse 3.

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

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

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

 

 

At the end of the chorus play the basic riff and end with:

 

 

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

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

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

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-5-5-----| |-----------------x---x-x-x-x-|2---

0-------------------------------| |-----------------------------|0---

 

 

Backing guitar for solo 1

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

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

--------------------------------| % | % |--------------------------------|

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----| | |2-----------2---2---5-0---------|

0-----------0---0-----------3p0-| | |0-----------0---0-------0-0-3-5-|

 

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

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

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

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

2-----------2---2---5p0-1p0-----|2-----------2---2-------0h1p0---|

0-----------0---0-----------3p0-|0-----------0---0---0-3-------3-|

 

 

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

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

--------------------------------| 3% -> To chorus

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

7---7---8-8-5---8---7---7---7-7-|

5---5---6-6-3---6---5---5---5-5-|

 

 

 

 

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