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Die By The Sword Bass

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DIE BY THE SWORD (Bassline)
As recorded by Slayer
(From the 1983 Album SHOW NO MERCY)

	

Words and Music by J.Hanneman
Arranged by Slayer

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'T.Araya'

 Intro
  Fast Rock Q=192
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  H.        E E H.        Q  E E E Q.     W
|------------|-------------|---------------|------|
|------------|-------------|---------------|------|
|------------|-------------|---------------|------|
|-0----------|-0-0---------|-0----0-0------|------|


  E E E E E E S +S  E   E E E E E E Q
|---------------------|----------------|
|---------------------|----------------|
|-7-----7-----4-(4)s5-|-7-----7-----8--|
|---0-0---0-0---------|---0-0---0-0----|


  E E E E E E S +S  E   E E Q  E  Q.
|---------------------|-----------------||
|---------------------|-----------------||
|-7-----7-----4-(4)s5-|-----8----10-----||
|---0-0---0-0---------|-0-0----0--------||


   1st and 2nd Verses
    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
||o----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------5--|
||o-7-----7-----5--|-7-----7-----8--|-7-----7-----5--|-7-----7--------|
||----0-0---0-0----|---0-0---0-0----|---0-0---0-0----|---0-0---0-0----|


  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------5---|
|-7-----7-----5--|-7-----7-----8--|-7-----7-----5--|-7-----7---------|
|---0-0---0-0----|---0-0---0-0----|---0-0---0-0----|---0-0---0-0-----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E Q.
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-7-----7-----8-7-|-7-----7-----8-7-|-7-----7-----8-7-|-----3----2-----|
|---0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---0-0-----|-0-0----0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E Q.
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-7-----7-----8-7-|-7-----7-----8-7-|-7-----7-----8-7-|-----3----2-----||
|---0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---0-0-----|-0-0----0-------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||


 Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-3-2-------------|-3-2-------------|-3-2-------------|-5--4--------|
|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-------6--5--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------o||
|-3-2-------------|-3-2-------------|-3-2-------------|-5--4--------o||
|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-------6--5---||


                 Breakdown
              Slower Q=144
  Q  Q  Q  Q      E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  5x E E E E E E E E
|-------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|
|-------------||o-----------------|-----------------o||------------------|
|-3--2--------||o-----------------|-----------------o||------------------|
|-------3--2--||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|


                    Bridge
                                                ~~
  E E E E  H         E E E E E E Q    +Q   Q  E Q.     E E E E E E Q
|----------------||-----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------||o----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------||o-------------2--|-(2)--2--2-1----|----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-12\----||--0-0-0-3-0-0----|----------------|-0-0-0-3-0-0-1--|


                              Interlude
                              6/4
  +Q   E E E +E  E +E    4x    W.              W.              W.
|------------------------||-||---------------|---------------|-------|
|-----------------------o||-||---------------|---------------|-------|
|----------2-(2)S8-(8)\-o||-||---------------|-2-------------|-1-----|
|-(1)--0-0---------------||-||-0-------------|---------------|-------|


  W.              W.               W.               W.
|---------------|---------------|----------------|--------|
|---------------|---------------|----------------|--------|
|---------------|---------------|-/8-------------|-10-----|
|-1-------------|-2-------------|----------------|--------|


  W.                E E E E E E E E  E E E E
|---------------||---------------------------|
|---------------||o---8-7--------------------|
|-7-------------||o---------8-7---8-10---8-7-|
|---------------||--0-----0-----0------0-----|


 1.                           2.
                              5/4
  E E E E E E E E  E E E E     E E E E E E E E  E E
|---------------------------||----------------------|
|---8-7--------------------o||---8-7----------------|
|---------8-7---8-10-------o||---------8-7---8-10---|
|-0-----0-----0------0-8-7--||-0-----0-----0------0-|


   Guitar Solo
    Faster Q=192
   4/4
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E Q.     4x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------o||
||o-7-----7-----8-7-|-7-----7-----8-7-|-7-----7-----8-7-|-----3----2-----o||
||----0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---0-0-----|---0-0---0-0-----|-0-0----0--------||


   Solo Switch
    H.      E +E     H.       E  +E    W          H    H
||----------------|------------------|----------|-----------|
||o---------------|------------------|----------|-----------|
||o-7-------7-(7)S|=10-------10-(10)S|=9--------|-3----2----|
||----------------|------------------|----------|-----------|


  W          W          W          H    H
|----------|----------|----------|------------||
|----------|----------|----------|-----------o||
|-7--------|----------|----------|-3----2----o||
|----------|-3--------|-2--------|------------||


    E E E E E E S +S  E   E E E E E E Q
||----------------------|----------------|
||o---------------------|----------------|
||o-7-----7-----4-(4)s5-|-7-----7-----8--|
||----0-0---0-0---------|---0-0---0-0----|


  E E E E E E S +S  E   E E Q  E  Q.
|---------------------|-----------------||
|---------------------|----------------o||
|-7-----7-----4-(4)s5-|-----8----10----o||
|---0-0---0-0---------|-0-0----0--------||


   Out-Chorus
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------o||
||o-3-2-------------|-3-2-------------|-3-2-------------|-5--4---------o||
||------3-2-5-3-2-0-|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-----3-2-5-3-2-0-|-------6--5----||


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  H.
|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------*|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------*|
|-3--2--------|-5--4--------|-3--2--------|----------*|
|-------3--2--|-------6--5--|-------3--2--|-0--------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
            
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