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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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