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Alter Bridge - The Damage Done tab

'The Damage Done' by Alter Bridge
written by Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy
Bonus track for the album 'Blackbird' (sold at Best Buy)

Tabbed by J. Handfield
Note: The solo is fast, but I think I tabbed it well. Note the tunings:

Eb tuning, but drop sixth string to Bb (use higher gauge string to get good sound)
Guitar 2 - sixth string is Ab (for the bridge)

All Guitars - Heavy Distortion

  Intro (bass plays 1st measure)
       w/ wah and wide tremelo bar vibrato          ^ bend up +3 then release
Eb-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
Bb-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
Gb-------|----------7~~-|--(7~~)------9~-|--(9~~)---10^----|
Db-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
Ab-------|---*2~~---5~~-|--(5~~)------7~-|--(7~~)---8^-----|
Bb-------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|

  Riff 1					      play {} on 2nd time
Eb-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------|--------------------------------o|
Gb-------------4-----------2-----|--------4---4~-------2---2~------|
Db-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Ab----------/5---5~-----/3---3~--|-----/5---5-------/3---3--------o|
Bb---0---------------0-----------|--0------------------------{1}---|


Verse:
		    PM_____   PM_	    PH	   PM_____   PM_	    NH
Eb---------------|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb---------------|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb---------------|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Db------------2--|------------------------------|---------------------------*2.2-|
Ab---2--------3--|----------2-----------2-------|----------2-----------2---------|
Bb---0--------1--|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-*2~-|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-0-----|
  Guitar1    Both Guitars
"I wonít waste away, I wonít let this take me down. I canít survive as long as I keep it"


     PM_____   PM_	      PH     PM_____   PM_	     PH
Eb--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Bb--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Gb--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db--------------------------------|------------------------------|
Ab------------2-----------2-------|----------2-----------2-------|
Bb---0-00-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-*2~-|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-*2~-|
 "around"			   "I wish it would fade But it will just sell me"
 


     PM_____   PM_	     		bend while picking
Eb------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
Bb------------------------------|------5-5-5-b6-b6-b6-b7-b7-b7-5b7r5-3-----|
Gb------------------------------|--------------------------------------*4~-|
Db------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----------2------|------------------------------------------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---3-2--|--0---------------------------------------|
					Guitar 2
"out"                                 "Over and over and over I cried out" 


     PM_____   PM_	     	  
Eb---------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|
Db---------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----------2---------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0-3-*2~-|
     Both Guitars Again
"loud"                 "Somebody Save"

PreChorus
Eb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Bb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Gb-------------4----|--------2-----|--------4---4~--|-----2---2~---|
Db------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Ab----------/5---5~-|-----/3---3~--|-----/5---5-----|--/3---3------|
Bb---0--------------|--0-----------|--0-------------|--------------|
    "me"					     "Somebody save"

Eb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Bb------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
Gb-------------4----|--------2-----|--------4---4~--|-----2--------|
Db------------------|--------------|----------------|-----------2--|
Ab----------/5---5~-|-----/3---3~--|-----/5---5-----|--/3---3---3--|
Bb---0--------------|--0-----------|--0-------------|-----------1--|
    "me"

Chorus: Guitar 1 	Both parts have a sixteenth note strum rhythm
Eb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-----------------------|
Bb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-----------------------|
Gb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-----------------------|
Db---4----|---4-------|---9------------|---4----|---4----|---9-------------------|
Ab---5----|---4-------|---10-----------|---5----|---4----|---10----------9-9-9-9-|
Bb---3----|---2-------|---8------------|---3----|---2----|---8-----------7-7-7-7-|
|
|Guitar 2 w/ wah	play 2 beats each	     
Eb---5----|---5-------|--10--------10--|---5----|---5----|--10------10-------|
Bb---7----|---7-------|--13--------12--|---7----|---7----|--13------12-------|
Gb---7----|---6-------|--12--------12--|---7----|---6----|--12------12-------|
Db--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|

Chorus Lyrics: "The race I run, it keeps me focused on the man I could become. 
		The damage done, I want to wash the filth away till there is none." 

Play Riff 1 once, then play Verse 2:

	      bend while picking
Eb------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb------0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|-------------------------------|
Gb------4-4-4-4-b5-b5-b5-b5-b6-b6-b6-b6-----|-------------------------------|
Db------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------------3--|-----------2-----2-----2-------|
Bb--0------------------------------------1--|---0-0-0-0---0-0-----0---0-*2~-|
  Guitar 1 bottom, Guitar 2 top part		Both Guitars
       "I run till I break from the way it was killing me"


     PM_____   PM_	   PM_ NH   PM______   PM_	     PH
Eb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------2.2-|-------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----2-----2---------|-----------2-----2-----2-------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-----0---0-0-----|--0-00-0-0---0-0-----0---0-*2~-|
   "Profuse to the day Iíll suffer afraid to speak"         "I carry"


     PM_____   PM_	     		bend while picking
Eb------------------------------|----------------------5----8-------------|
Bb------------------------------|------5-5-5-b6-b6-b6----b7-----7r5-3-----|
Gb------------------------------|-------------------------------------*4~-|
Db------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----------2------|-----------------------------------------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0---3-2--|--0--------------------------------------|
					Guitar 2 - Top part
 "the shame And beg for a remedy" "How long must I live With the damage of my"
 
     PM_____   PM_	   	PH  	  
Eb----------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------|
Gb----------------------------------|
Db----------------------------------|
Ab-----------2-----2-----2----------|
Bb---0-0-0-0---0-0-----0---0--5-*4~-|
     Both Guitars Again
"disease"		"Somebody save"

Play Prechorus and Chorus Again as before, Then 

Bridge - 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/a/alter-bridge/98157.html ]
Guitar 1
     PM_____  
Eb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab---2-2-2-2-------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb---0-0-0-0-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|    Guitar 2
|    PM_____
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Db--------------5-4-2-0---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-2-0---2------0-|
Ab---2-2-2-2---------------------------|----------------------4------|
Ab---2-2-2-2------------2-2-2-2--------|--2-22-2-2-------2-2----2-2--|
    

     Guitar 1
Eb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db---2-2-2---------------------------|-----------------------------8-|
Ab---0-0-0---------------------------|-----------------------------9-|
Bb-----------------------------------|-----------------------------7-|
|
|    Guitar 2
|      PM___
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Db--------------5-4-2-0---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-2-0---2------0-|
Ab---0---------------------------------|----------------------4------|
Ab-----0-0-0------------0-0-0-0--------|--0-00-0-0-------0-0----0-0--|

  Guitar 1 
Eb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db---9-------------------------------|--(9)--------------------------|
Ab---10------------------------------|--(10)-------------------------|
Bb---8-------------------------------|--(8)--------------------------|
|
| Guitar 2 (w/ harmonizer: +3rd interval, Bb minor), both parts written here
|      PM___
Eb-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Gb--------------4-2-0-----------4-2-0--|----------4-2-0-------0--------|
Db--------------5-4-2-4---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-2-4-----2-2----4-|
Ab---0----------------5----------------|----------------5-------4----5-|
Ab-----2-2-2------------2-2-2-2--------|--2-22-2-2--------2-2-----2-2--|
  
     Guitar 1
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Db---6---------------------------------|---8-------------------------|
Ab---7---------------------------------|---9-------------------------|
Bb---5---------------------------------|---7-------------------------|
|
|    Guitar 2
|    PM_____
Eb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gb--------------4-2-0-----------4-2-0--|----------4-2----------------|
Db---0----------5-4-2-4---------5-4-2~-|----------5-4-4--5b6r5~--4-5-|
Ab---2----------------5----------------|--------------5--7b8r7~--5-7-|
Ab---0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0--------|--0-00-0-0-------------------|

Solo-
Guitar 1 plays Chords:
Eb---------|----------|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|--------|
Bb---------|----------|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|--------|
Gb---2-----|--(2)-----|---------|---------|--------|--------|-------|--------|
Db---2-----|--(2)-----|---9-----|--(9)----|--8-----|--(8)---|---4---|---10---|
Ab---0-----|--(0)-----|---10----|--(10)---|--9-----|--(9)---|---5---|---11---|
Bb---------|----------|---8-----|--(8)----|--7-----|--(7)---|---3---|---9----|

Guitar 2 (harmonizer off):				prebend
Eb---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Bb--------2-3-2---------2-3-2------|-------2-3-2-----2-b3r2-b3r2------|
Gb---4--4-------4-2---4-------4-2--|--4--4-------4-2-------------2-4--|
Db---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

     previous line w/ harmonizer (harmony is tabbed here)	     &&
Eb--------0-2-0---------0-2-0------|-------0-2-0------------------------------|
Bb---3--3-2-3-2-3-2---3-2-3-2-3-2--|--3--3-2-3-2-3-2-5-b7r5-b7r5--2--2b3-2p0--|
Gb---4--4-------4-2---4-------4-2--|--4--4-------4-2-6-b7r6-b7r6--2-----------|
Db---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
Ab---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
	&& switch pedal to an octave below, or use separate octave pedal

Eb----------------------------------------------7--------------7-----|
Bb---2b3-2p0-2b3-2p0-2b3-2p0-------5-5h7p5-9-10---10b12~----10---7~--|
Gb---------------------------4-6-7-----------------------------------|
Db-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb---T3-p2-p0-T3-p2-p0-T3-p0--T5-p2-p0-T5-p2-p0-T5-p0--T7-p2-p0-T7-p2-p0-T7-p0--
Gb------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Eb-------------------------------|-----------------12--------12-14-12-----12------------
Bb---T12-p2-p0-T12-p2-p0-T12-p0--|--15-14-12--12-15--15-12-14--------14-15--12-14-15-14-
Gb-------------------------------|----------14------------------------------------------
Db-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------
Ab-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------
Ab-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------

Eb---------------|------------
Bb------12-------|------------
Gb---14----12-0--|------------
Db---------------|--12~-------
Ab---------------|------------
Ab---------------|------------

Play Final Chorus:
  Guitar 1 	Both parts have a sixteenth note strum rhythm
Eb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Bb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Gb--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Db---4----|---4-------|---9------------|---4----|---4----|---9---------------|
Ab---5----|---4-------|---10-----------|---5----|---4----|---10--------------|
Bb---3----|---2-------|---8------------|---3----|---2----|---8---------------|
|
| Guitar 2 w/ wah	play 2 beats each	     
Eb---5----|---5-------|--10--------10--|---5----|---5----|--10------10-------|
Bb---7----|---7-------|--13--------12--|---7----|---7----|--13------12-------|
Gb---7----|---6-------|--12--------12--|---7----|---6----|--12------12-------|
Db--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|----------------|--------|--------|-------------------|

  Guitar 1
Eb--------|-----------|--------------------|
Bb--------|-----------|--------------------|
Gb--------|-----------|--------------------|
Db---4----|---4-------|---9----------------|
Ab---5----|---4-------|---10-------9-9-9-9-|
Bb---3----|---2-------|---8--------7-7-7-7-|
|
| Guitar 2 		play 2 beats each	     
Eb---5----|---5-------|--10-----10---------|
Bb---7----|---7-------|--13-----12---------|
Gb---7----|---6-------|--12-----12---------|
Db--------|-----------|--------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|--------------------|
Ab--------|-----------|--------------------|

Play Riff 1 again and end on final chord

Eb--------
Bb--------
Gb--------
Db--------
Ab---2----
Bb---0----

Key:

T  right hand tap
/  slide up
\  slide down
h  hammer-on
p  pull-off
*  harmonic indicator
PH  Pinch Harmonic
NH  Natural Harmonic (Lightly touch with fret hand finger)
b   bend
r   release
()  held note
~   vibrato
PM  Palm Mute

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