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Alter Bridge - Never Say Die tab

Alter Bridge - "Never Say Die" (Also referred to by the title "Outright")
Bonus Track from "Fortress"
Tuning: Guitar 1 Drop-D lowered by 1 fret
        Guitar 2 Double Drop D lowered 1 fret (DbAbDbGbBbDb)
Tabbed by jjhand

This bonus song from the Fortress sessions combines some of AB's bright
power ballad songwriting and unique lead guitar lines. Please rate or
comment.


Intro
    Guitar 1              play bar 2x
eb|---------------||------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------||------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-4-4-4-6-6-6-7-||----------------------------------4-4-4-6-6-6-7-|
Db|---------------||------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-2-2-2-4-4-4-5-||-0--------------------------------2-2-2-4-4-4-5-|
Db|---------------||-0----------------------------------------------|
  |
  | Guitar 2 (clean tone, let notes ring)
db|---------------||-0--0--2-4p0---0--2-4p0---0--2--5------0--2--5--|
Bb|---------------||------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------||----------------------0-----------0-------------|
Db|---------------||------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------||------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------||------------------------------------------------|


Intro pt 2 - played as shown (Guitar 1 changes on 2nd time)

  Guitar 1                             Ending #1            Ending #2
|----------------------------------------------------|----------7~~~---9~~~-10~~~|
|----------------------------------------------------|----10b12~-12b14~-----13b15|
|--------------------------------------4-4-4-6-6-6-7-|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-0------------------------------------2-2-2-4-4-4-5-|---------------------------|
|-0--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| Guitar 2
|-0-------12-----------12-----------12------------12-|-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|---11--9---11---11--9---12---12--9----12---12--9----|--repeat---------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|



Main Riff - play 2x
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-7-4-0---7-4-0-7-4-0-4-7-7-4-0-|-9-5-0---9-5-0-9-9-9-11-11-11-12--|






Verse Riff - Guitar 2, guitar 1 holds open Db chord like intro

    play 2x
db|-0--0--2-4p0---0--2-4p0---0--2--5------0--2--5-----|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------0------------0---------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|

at the end of this part, Guitar 1 plays:

|------|-----------------------------|
|------|-----------------------------|
|------|-----------------------------|
|------|-----------------------------|
|--0-0-|-0---------------------------|
|--0-0-|-0---------------------------|
  PM PM  let-ring


 Guitar 2 - play 2x
|-0-------12-----------12------------12-----------12-|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|---11--9---11---11--9---12---12--9----12---12--9----|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


Prechorus
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------7b8r7--|----------------------------|
|-------/7-7---------------|----------------------------|
|-5--5--------4--4---------|-2---2---2-2----------------|
|-5--5--------4--4---------|-2---2---2-2---0-2-4-4b5r-0-|
|-5--5--------4--4---------|-2---2---2-2----------------|

|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------7b8r7--|---------------------------|
|-------/7-7---------------|---------------------------|
|-5--5--------4--4---------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------12\|
|-5--5--------4--4---------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------12\|
|-5--5--------4--4---------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------12\|




Chorus - Play Main Riff Again



Verse 2 - Same as Verse 1, less Guitar 1 this time


Play Prechorus and Chorus Similarly to 1st time




Bridge - Straight 16ths here

    First bar
     play 3x                                    4th bar
db|-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--------------|
Bb|---15-15---14-14---8-8---10-10---7-7--|   ---8-7---8----8-7---8--------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|   -----------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|   -----------------------pick scrape-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|   ------------------------x\\\\\-----|
Db|--------------------------------------|   ------------------------x\\\\\-----|


play First bar 2x

Bridge Pt 2

|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-11---12---14---11---12---14--|-7----6-6----6-6-----9~---|
|------------------------------|-7----7-7----7-7----------|
|-9----10---12----9---10---12--|-0----0-0----0-0-----7~---|
|------------------------------|--------------------------|

play First bar 2x again

|------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-11---12---14---11---12---14--|-7----6-6--6-6---6-6-6---6-|
|------------------------------|-7----7-7--7-7---7-7-7---7-|
|-9----10---12----9---10---12--|-0----0-0--0-0---0-0-0---0-|
|------------------------------|---------------------------|

|-----------------------------|----------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6---7---9--|----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------|----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--4---5---7--|-0--------------|
|-----------------------------|-0--------------|



Guitar 2 plays Verse Riff 2x


Guitar 1, with slide on Verse Riff repeat
eb|------------------|---------------7-------9--10---|
Bb|-/8______\7~------|---------10b12---12b14---13b15-|
Gb|---------------7/-|/14~---------------------------|
Db|------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab|------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|------------------|-------------------------------|


Play Chorus Again



Outro Solo
db|--------------------------------9--0-|
Bb|------------8/12-10---10--5--8-------|
Gb|-7/12-9---9--------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|


|-------------------14-16-17p16p14-16-17-19p17p16--------|
|-15-14h15p14--14-15-----------------------------17-15---|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------16-|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


|-/19----19-17-16h17p16---------|--------------16--16-17-19-16-17-19-21-24~~-|
|-------------------------------|----------------15--------------------------|
|-----------------------14\11~~-|-----11--14/16------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------12-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-9/10---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


Ending
     Guitar 2
     play 3x                                    4th bar
db|-0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0|   -0---0----0---0------------0---|-0---|
Bb|---15-15---14-14---8-8---10-10---7-7--|   -7/8-7/8--7/8-7-10p8p7-8p7-5/7-|-5/7-|
Gb|--------------------------------------|   -------------------------------|-----|
Db|--------------------------------------|   -------------------------------|-----|
Ab|--------------------------------------|   -------------------------------|-----|
Db|--------------------------------------|   -------------------------------|-----|
  |
  | Guitar 1
eb|--------------------------------------|   -------------------------------|-----|
Bb|--------------------------------------|   -------------------------------|-----|
Gb|--------------------------------------|   -------------------------------|-----|
Db|-0------------------------------------|   -0-----------------------------|-0---|
Ab|-0------------------------------------|   -0-----------------------------|-0---|
Db|-0------------------------------------|   -0-----------------------------|-0---|



KEY
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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| r   Bend release
| br  bend as indicated, then release

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