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Alter Bridge - Lover tab

Alter Bridge - 'Lover'
From the album 'Fortress' (2013)
Drop D Tuning, down 1 fret
tabbed by jjhand

A deep ballad with chords similar to "Burn it Down" but a much deeper
polished sound. Its a nice slower AB number. Please rate or comment.


Intro - played 3x 

   Guitar 1 - Acoustic

eb|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|
Bb|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|
Gb|-4----4----4-4-3----3-3-|-4----4----4-4-2----2-2-|
Db|-4----4----4-4-4----4-4-|-4----4----4-4-4----4-4-|
Ab|-x----x----x-x-x----x-x-|------------------------|
Db|-4----4----4-4-4----4-4-|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|

1  "If you deny the wounds of your lover,     you will"
2  "That what you had is shattered and wasted, did you have to"


eb|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|
Bb|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|-0----0----0-0-0----0-0-|
Gb|-4----4----4-4-4----4-4-|-4----4----4-4-3----3-3-|
Db|-4----4----4-4-4----4-4-|-4----4----4-4-4----4-4-|
Ab|-x----x----x-x-x----x-x-|------------------------|
Db|-0----0----0-0-2----2-2-|-4----4----4-4-4----4-4-|

1  "Discover                  Ah"
2  "take it              so far?"

For intro, repeat this and strum the chord in 4th bar once


Short Intro Solo 
|--------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------5-|-------------------------|------------5---5-7br10-5-|
|------2-4-4brb6-----|-4\2~~-----2-4-4brb6-4---|-2h4~----/6---6-----------|
|----4---------------|---------4-------------4-|--------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|

|--------------------|
|-7--5---------------|
|------\4--2--4-/3~--|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|



Verse - Repeat Intro, with lyrics:

"The truth exposed to love is devoured
And the ivory tower is coming down
I felt betrayed and order is broken
The wounds are open and bleeding out"


Prechorus -

Acoustic
|-------0-------0-|-------0---------|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|
|-----3-------3---|-----3-------5---|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|
|---2-------2-----|---2-------4---4-|-4---4-4---4---4-3---3-3-3-|
|-0-------2-------|-4---------------|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-| 
|-----------------|---------2-------|-x---x-x---x---x-x---x-x-x-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-|

|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|-------0-------0-|-------0---------|
|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|-----3-------3---|-----3-------5---|
|-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3-3-|---2-------2-----|---2-------4---4-|
|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-|-0-------2-------|-4---------------| 
|-x---x-x---x---x-x---x-x-x-|-----------------|---------2-------|
|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-|-----------------|-----------------|

|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|
|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0-0-|
|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-|
|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-|-4---4-4---4---4-4---4-4-4-|
|-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2-2-|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|


Electric - Low Distortion, played with Acoustic above 2x

                                   1st ending              2nd ending
|---------------|---------------|----------|----------| |----------|---------|
|---------------|---------------|----------|----------| |----------|---------|
|---------------|---------------|----------|----------| |----------|---------|
|-0------2------|-4-------------|-4--------|-4--------| |-4--------|-1-------|
|---------------|--------2------|----------|----------| |----------|---------|
|---------------|---------------|----------|----------| |----------|---------|



Chorus

  Electric 1
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|-0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2-|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|-0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2-|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|-0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2-|
|
| Electric 2, with effects
|-9-----9-----9-----9----|-10----10----10----10---|-10----10----10----7----|
|----7-----7-----7-----7-|----7-----7-----7-----7-|----7-----7-----7-----7-|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
1  "If you deny the wounds of your lover,     you will  discover"
2  "That what you had is shattered and wasted, did you have to take it"


ending 1
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|
|
|
|-9-----9----------------|
|----7-----7--11brbr12---|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
  "Ah"




ending 2
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|-4--4--4--4--4-----6--7-|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|-4--4--4--4--4-----6--7-|
|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-2--2--2--2--2-----4--5-|
|------------------------|------------------------|
 "So Far"




Bridge - Lyrics

"Should you have to throw it all away?
Did you have to shove it in my face?
Did you have to tear my world apart?
Did you have to take so selfishly?
No matter how you hurt the ones you need?
Did you have to fall so very far?"

** Play Chords shown on Guitar 1 (relative to standard tuning)

Guitar 2, played 2x
  A5                B C    G5                       F#5
|-----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-7----6--4--6----------|-5----4--2--4-----4--4-|-4--3--3--1--3----------|
|-7----7-----7-----4-5--|-5----5-----5-----5--5-|-4--4--4-----4----------|
|------------------2-3--|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

 ending 1                      ending 2
  F#
|------------------------|   |------------------------|
|------------------------|   |-7~~~~~~~~~~~~----------|
|-------------------6--7-|   |-9b11~~~~~~~~~-----6--7-|
|-4--4--4--4--4-----6--7-|   |-------------------6--7-|
|-4--4--4--4--4-----4--5-|   |-------------------4--5-|
|-4--4--4--4--4----------|   |------------------------|




part 2, slight variation
  A5                     G5                     F#
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|
|-7-----6-----6-------|-5-----4-----4-------|-4-----3-----3--------|
|-7-----7--9--7-------|-5-----5--7--5-------|-4-----4--6--4--------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|
         
                           A5                      G5 
|------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|------------------------|----------------10~~~~-|----------------------|
|-------------------6--7-|-7----6-----6---12b14~-|-5-----4-----4--------|
|-4--4--4--4--4-----6--7-|-7----7--9--7----------|-5-----5--7--5--------|
|-4--4--4--4--4-----4--5-|-----------------------|-----------------7\---|
|-4--4--4--4--4----------|-----------------------|-----------------7\---|

  F#5
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-4-----3-----3----------|
|-4-----4--6--4----------| hold F#5 chord, both guitars
|------------------------|
|------------------------|

  

Play Intro Again  - Lyrics:

"The triggerís warm, the chamber is loaded
Lost in the moment. What went wrong?
Thereís nothing left this house has been broken
But still Iím holding, Iím holding on"



Play Chorus Again 6x until end. Electric 2 changes on 4th time

|-14~~~~~-------14-12/|/14---------16-17p16-|-14~~~~~~~----------|
|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|

|-14~~~----12/14-/14-/14-/14-|-14~~~~~-------17p16-|-14----------17p16|
|----------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------|------------------|

|-14~~~---------------|-14~~~---------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


KEY
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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| r  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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