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Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue tab

Artist: Alice In Chains
Title:  Black Gives Way to Blue
Album:  Black Gives Way To Blue

Tuning: (low to high) Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb (half step down)

Tabbed by: luckyshot60

None of the tabs on the site were quite accurate or were missing parts so I figured I’d 
it all in one place.

There are three guitars in the song: Guitar 1 is playing the rhythm part tabbed out, 
2 is the lead guitar, and Guitar 3 is playing chords. I didn’t specifically put “Guitar 3” 
but the chords it is playing are above Guitar 1’s parts.

Credit to K!!LsWITCH’s Guitar Pro tab for helping out some with the lead guitar. The 
guitar may not be tabbed perfectly (some of the slides may be bends etc.) but all the notes 
be there.

This tab doesn’t give the timing but just play along with the song and you should get 
hang of it! Alright, that’s enough rambling, enjoy the tab.


Intro:

Guitar 1:
     D                    Bm                   A
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

     E
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----9-----9-----9---------|
Db|-----6-----6-----6---------|    x2
Ab|-/7-----7-----7-----7------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------10-10/12\10-9--10-9\5-5/7~-|
Gb|-/7~-6--4~--2~--------/7~-6--4~--/11--9----------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------/7~-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse: “I don't wanna feel no more...”

Guitar 1:
     D                    Bm                   A
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

     E
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----9-----9-----9---------|
Db|-----6-----6-----6---------|    x3
Ab|-/7-----7-----7-----7------|
Eb|---------------------------|


     D                    Bm
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|


“...tomorrows haunted by your ghost...”

Guitar 1:
     A                    C#                   D
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------13-----------------------|
Bb|--/17-14~-----14~--12~/14~\12~~~----|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|


Chorus: “Lay down, black gives way to blue...”

Guitar 1:
     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|--\10~--12-10--9--10-9\5-5/7~~~----|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

“Lay down, I’ll remember you...”

Guitar 1:
     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--7\5~~~----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------6/7~--7/6~~~----|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|


Break:

Guitar 1:
     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm                   A                    C#
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3-----|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse: “Fading out by design...”

Guitar 1:
     D                    Bm                   A
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--0-----0-----0-----0--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

     E
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----9-----9-----9---------|   x3
Db|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Ab|-/7-----7-----7-----7------|
Eb|---------------------------|

     D                    Bm
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----4-----4-----4--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--5-----5-----5-----5--2-----2-----2-----2--|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

“...tomorrows forcing a good-bye...”

Guitar 1:
     A                    C#                   D
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------13-----------------------|
Bb|--/17-14~-----14~--12~/14~\12~~~----|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|


Chorus: “Lay down, black gives way to blue…”

Guitar 1:

     A                     E                    D
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------9-----9-----9--------6-----6-----6-----|
Db|-----2-----2-----2---------6-----6-----6--------4-----4-----4-----|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--/7-----7-----7-----7--5-----5-----5-----5--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Bm
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6---------|
Db|-----4-----4-----4---------|
Ab|--2-----2-----2-----2------|
Eb|---------------------------|

Guitar 2:
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|--\10~--12-10--9--10-9\5-5/7~~~----|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

“Lay down, I’ll remember you.”

Guitar 1:
     A                    C#                     D
eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----6-----6-----6--------6-----6-----6-------6~-------|
Db|-----2-----2-----2--------3-----3-----3-------4~-------|
Ab|--0-----0-----0-----0--4-----4-----4-----4----5~-------|

Guitar 2:
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|--6~-6/9\6-4/6~------------|
Db|-----------------/7~~~~----|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|
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