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Heavy Is The Head Tabs

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Zac Brown Band
[Intro]

D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|  play 2x
C#|---------0-2---------0-2-0-2-----|-----0-2---------0-2---------0-2--|
G#|---0-2-0-------0-2-0---------0-2-|-4-2-------0-2-0-------0-2-0------|
D#|-0-----------0-------------------|---------0-----------0------------|



[Slide Riff]

    Rhythm Guitar holds the chords noted above lead part

    D#5          A#5            B5           G#
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-------8/9-----------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-9------------9\7----5-----|-7/8\7-----5--------5--------|
G#|---------------------------|--------------7--------7\5---|
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
    "Heavy        is      the   head   that wears the crown"

D#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
C#|-12--12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14---|-----12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14--|
G#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------0-----------0------------|-0-0-----------0-----------0-----------|

    A#5          F#5            G#5          F5
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-------8/9-----------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-9------------9\7----5-----|-7/8\7-----5--------5--------|
G#|---------------------------|--------------7--------7\5---|
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
    "Heavy        is      the   head   that wears the crown"

D#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
C#|-12--12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14---|-----12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14--|
G#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------0-----------0------------|-0-0-----------0-----------0-----------|



[Verse]

    Slide part - repeats throughout similarly on some accented beats
D#|---------------------------|
A#|--/12~~--------------------|
F#|--/12~~--------------------|
C#|--/12~~--------------------|
G#|---------------------------|
D#|---------------------------|

    Rhythm Part:
D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----x-x-0---------x-x-0-----|-----x-x-0-------2b3--2p0----|-----x-x-0----------x-x-0----|
C#|-2-------------2-------------|-2---------------------------|-2------------0h2------------|
G#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
   "Black dog drinks from the water Trying to cool his tongue   Like the king finds no peace"

D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
F#|-----x-x-0-----------------|-------------------x-x-0-----|-------------------------------|
C#|-2-------------5-----4-----|-2-------------2-------------|-2---x-x--9\----2---x-x--9\----|
G#|---------------5-----4-----|-----------------------------|---------10\------------10\----|
D#|---------------3-----2-----|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
   "His work is never done     Night falls, smoke on the water. Darkness closes in

D#|---------------------------|---------------|
A#|---------------------------|---------------|
F#|---------------4--3--4-----|-3---2p0-2p0---|
C#|-2-------------2--2--2-----|-------------2-| 2 beats on last bar
G#|---------------------------|---------------|
D#|---------------------------|---------------|
   "Cold white hand, in the deep Will drown you for your sin"



[Prechorus Lick]
    7/4 (7 beats)
D#|---------------------------------------------------------10-|
A#|-------------------------------------7---9---10----11/12----|
F#|---------------------7---9---7---9-----9---9----10----------|
C#|-----5---7---8---8/9---9---9---9---9------------------------|
G#|-5h7---7---7---7--------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------------------|



[Chorus]
    4/4                                                   6/4 (6 beats)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
A#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-7-------------------------|
C#|-7---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|-7--------4----------------|
G#|-7---------------|-5---------------|-3---------------|-5--------4----------------|
D#|-5---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|----------2----------------|

   Lyrics:
   "Its a lifelong expedition
    Second guessing your decisions
    Trying to find out what's been missing
    Pages keep on filling"



[Bridge Riff 1]

    Odd timing here, but its divided in bars where Bass plays marked notes
   
    7/8 (D#5)                      5/8 (C#5)   (G#5)
D#|------------------------------|---------------------|
A#|---------8---------------10-8-|---8-7---7-----------|
F#|-6-7-8-9---9-7---7-9-7--------|-9-----9---7---7-6---|  play 4x
C#|---------------9-------9------|-------------9-----9-|
G#|------------------------------|---------------------|
D#|------------------------------|---------------------|

    7/8 (D#5)                      2/4   
D#|------------------------------|---------------------|
A#|---------8---------------10-8-|---------------------|
F#|-6-7-8-9---9-7---7-9-7--------|-9-------------------| last bar overlaps 
C#|---------------9-------9------|---------------------| Bridge Ending 
G#|------------------------------|---------------------|
D#|------------------------------|---------------------|


   During the end of Bridge Riff 1, Lead Guitar adds a few notes:
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------15~~~~---------15--------------------15b17~~-----------|
F#|-14b16----------14b16----14b16r14p12-14~~---------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------------|



[Slower Bridge Ending]

    pick-up beats
D#|---------------|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|---------------|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|---------------|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
C#|-14---12---12--|-14-14-14----------------------|-12-12-12---------------------|
G#|-14---12---10--|-14-14-14----------------------|-12-12-12---------------------|
D#|-12---10-------|-12-12-12----------------------|-10-10-10---------------------|
                 "Crying out, Go and wake the king. Call to arms for those who kiss the ring

D#|--------------------------------------------|------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------|------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------------------|------------------------| last bar is 2 beats
C#|-10-10-10-----------------------------------|-9--9--9------9--9--9---|
G#|-10-10-10-----------------------------------|-9--9--9------9--9--9---|
D#|--8--8--8-----------------------------------|-7--7--7------7--7--7---|
   "Stand your ground The walls are coming down. It's do or die, do or die!"



[Slide Riff - 2nd Time]

    Rhythm Guitar holds the chords noted above lead part

    D#5          A#5            B5           G#
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-------8/9-----------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-9------------9\7----5-----|-7/8\7~----5--------5--------|
G#|---------------------------|--------------7--------7\5---|
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
    "Heavy        is      the   head     that wears the crown"

D#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
C#|-12--12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14---|-----12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14--|
G#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------0-----------0------------|-0-0-----------0-----------0-----------|

    A#5          F#5            G#5          F5
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-------8/9-----------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-9------------9\7----5-----|-7/8\7~----5--------5--------|
G#|---------------------------|--------------7--------7\5---|
D#|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
    "Heavy        is      the   head     that wears the crown"

D#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
C#|-12--12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14---|-----12--12\11---12--12\11---11/12-14--|
G#|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D#|---------------0-----------0------------|-0-0-----------0-----------0-----------|



[Verse 2]

    Rhythm
D#|---------------------------|--------------0------------|----0-----------------------|
A#|---------------------------|-----------0---------------|-------0--3-----------------|
F#|------------/3--2p0--2p0---|------0h1------------------|-------------2--2h4-2p0-----|
C#|----5--2-------------------|-2-------------------------|------------------------2p0-|
G#|---------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------------|
D#|---------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------------| 
   "Mad man, Blood on the altar The Queen will have his head  His ghost will shake those rattling chains"

D#|----------------------------|--------------------------|--------------0---------|
A#|----------------------------|--------------------------|-----------0------------|
F#|----2/4--2p0----------------|------------/3--2p0-2p0---|------0h1---------------|
C#|-2-----------2p0--5----4----|-----5--2-----------------|-2----------------------|
G#|------------------5----4----|--------------------------|------------------------|
D#|------------------3----2----|--------------------------|------------------------|
   "Long after he's dead        No soul knows his trouble   High upon his throne"

                                  2 beats                 7 beats (transition to Chorus)
D#|----------------------------|-----------------------|--12~~~\----------------------------------|
A#|-5--5--5--3-----------------|-----------------------|--12~~~\-------------5p3p0----------------|
F#|-------------2--2/4--2p0----|-2/4--2p0--2p0---------|--12~~~\--------------------4p2p0--4p2p0--|
C#|----------------------------|---------------2p0--2--|------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------------------|
"Loved by few and judged by many He bears that weight alone"



    Slide Guitar - brief, but starts in bar 3 of rhythm part above
D#|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
A#|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
F#|-/9~~~~~~~~~~~---|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
C#|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
G#|-----------------|----------5--5/7---|-(7)----------------|--rest-------------|
D#|-----------------|-------------------|--0-----------------|-------------------|
   


[Chorus 2]
    4/4                                                   6/4 (6 beats)
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
A#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-7-------------------------|
C#|-7---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|-7--------4----------------|
G#|-7---------------|-5---------------|-3---------------|-5--------4----------------|
D#|-5---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|----------2----------------|

Lyrics:
"It's a lifelong expedition
Second guessing your decisions
Trying to find out what's been missing
And the pages keep on filling"



[Solo Jam]
    Timing/Chords are like Bridge Riff 1

    Slide Guitar
D#|-10/12---/12~---------------|-----------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------|-15---12\10------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|-------------12--------------------|
C#|----------------------------|-----------------14\12----14\13/14-|
G#|----------------------------|-----------------------14----------|
D#|----------------------------|-----------------------------------|

    Lead Guitar (overlaps end of Slide part)
D#|--------------------------------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-12h14p12----------12h14p12----------12h14p12-----------|
C#|----------14p12h14----------14p12h14----------14p12h14--|
G#|--------------------------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------------|
        >          >     >           >      >          > 


    Slide Guitar ending:
 
D#|-12/15\-------14/17\------15/19--------19~~~~~------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------------------------------------------|
C#|----------------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------|



[Bridge Ending 2]

    pick-up beats
D#|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
C#|-14-14-14----------------------|-12-12-12---------------------|
G#|-14-14-14----------------------|-12-12-12---------------------|
D#|-12-12-12----------------------|-10-10-10---------------------|
  "Crying out, Go and wake the king. Call to arms for those who kiss the ring

D#|--------------------------------------------|------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------------------|------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------------------|------------------------| last bar is 2 beats
C#|-10-10-10-----------------------------------|-9--9--9------9--9--9---|
G#|-10-10-10-----------------------------------|-9--9--9------9--9--9---|
D#|--8--8--8-----------------------------------|-7--7--7------7--7--7---|
   "Stand your ground The walls are coming down. It's do or die, do or die!"



[Outro]

    Clean                                              Distortion
D#|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|-------8----------7-----|-------------------------|-(15~~~)-------------------------|
F#|------------------7-----|----0--------------------|--12--12--12-------12--12--12----|
C#|----9----------7-----7--|-------7-----------------|--12--12--12-------12--12--12----|
G#|-7----------5-----------|-4----------3------------|---------------------------------|
D#|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
   "Heavy       is   the    head that wears the crown"

D#|---------------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
F#|-12--12--12------12--12--12------|-------7/9---------------|------------------------|
C#|-12--12--12------12--12--12------|-/9-----------9\7---5----|-7~------5--------5-----|
G#|---------------------------------|-------------------------|-------------7------7\5-|
D#|---------------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
                                     "Heavy       is    the    head that wears the crown"

D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A#|-12--12--12------12--12--12------|-12--12--12------12--12--12-------|
F#|-12--12--12------12--12--12------|-12--12--12------12--12--12-------|
C#|-12--12--12------12--12--12------|-12--12--12------12--12--12-------|
G#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

    ** slower **
    Rhythm
D#|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C#|-9-------5-------7-------4-------|--2---------------------------------------|
G#|-9-------5-------7-------4-------|--2---------------------------------------|
D#|-7-------3-------5-------2-------|--0---------------------------------------|
  |
  | Slide
D#|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
F#|-12-------------/14--12------12--|------------------------------------------|
C#|-----14--12-/14----------14------|-14---------------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
   "Heavy is the head that wears the crown"            
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