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Md 45 - Creed tab

                                 THE CREED
                                   MD45
                    (From The 2004 Album The Carving)


Transcribed by Jonathan Casper (confinedforever)

Gtr 1 & 2 - Standard Tuning - (E A D G B E)




Riff 1 (Play 2x)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Ab|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * * * 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Ab|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * * * 
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-------------|
Ab|-0-0-0-3----3-3/5--|
Eb|-------3----3-3/5--|
    * * * 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Ab|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * * * 

Harmonica over Riff 1 (arranged for guitar)
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|-/17~----17-19~----20-19-17~----|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|


Riff 2 (Play 1x)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
 
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|---7---------------|
Db|-7-5-7-5----5-5/7--|
Ab|-5---5-3----3-3/5--|
Eb|-------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|


Harmonica over Riff 2 (arranged for guitar)
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|----20----17~-----------20----17~--|
Gb|-19----19------------19----19------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|----20----17~----/17-19~----20-19-17~--|
Gb|-19----19------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|


Riff 2a (Play 1x)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|---7---------------|
Db|-7-5-7-5----5-5/7--|
Ab|-5---5-3----3-3/5--|
Eb|-------------------|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|---7---------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--7--5--4--|
Ab|-5---5-7--5--3--2--|
Eb|-------------------|


Harmonica over Riff 2a (arranged for guitar)
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|----20----17~-----------20----17~--|
Gb|-19----19------------19----19------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|----20----17~----/17-19~----20-19-17-|
Gb|-19----19----------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|------------------|
Bb|-----20--19--/17\-|
Gb|-19---------------|
Db|------------------|
Ab|------------------|
Eb|------------------|



Riff 3
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Ab|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Eb|-------------------------|
    *  * * *  * * * * * * * 
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Ab|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
    * * *  * * *  * * * * * * * 
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Ab|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
    * * *  * * *  * * * * * * * 
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------[steady gliss]--|
Db|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0--7\6\5\4\3\2\1\0-|
Ab|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0--7\6\5\4\3\2\1\0-|
Eb|------------------------------------|
    * * *  * * *       ***************


Riff 4
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|-2--2--2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Ab|-2--2--2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Eb|------------------------|
   "...dust of which I came..."
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-------------------2h3-2-0---|
Db|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0-2h3-2-0-3-|
Ab|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0---------3-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
   "To dust I return again..."
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-------------------0---|
Db|-----------------0-0-0-|
Ab|-3--3-2-3--3-2-3-0---0-|
Eb|-3--3-2-3--3-2-3-------|
    *  * * *  * * *
   "From my mother..."
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|---------------2h3-2-0---|
Db|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2h3-2-0-3-|
Ab|-2--2-0-2--2-0---------3-|
Eb|-------------------------|
    *  * * *  * *
   "With my brothers..."


Riff 4a
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Ab|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Eb|-------------------------|
    *  * * *  * * * * * * * 
   "We escape..."
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-------------------2h3-2-0---|
Db|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0-2h3-2-0-3-|
Ab|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0---------3-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
    * * *  * * *  * *
   "To try outrun..."
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-------------------0---|
Db|-----------------0-0-0-|
Ab|-3--3-2-3--3-2-3-0---0-|
Eb|-3--3-2-3--3-2-3-------|
    *  * * *  * * 
   "Take my own life..."
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------[steady gliss]--|
Db|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0--7\6\5\4\3\2\1\0-|
Ab|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0--7\6\5\4\3\2\1\0-|
Eb|------------------------------------|
    * * *  * * *  * *  ***************
   "Fearing God..."


Riff 5
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-9-------7--9-------7-|
Ab|-7----9--5--7----9--5-|
Eb|------7----------7----|
   "Take my ancient hand..."
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|------------9-------7-|
Ab|-8----7--5--7----9--5-|
Eb|-6----5--3--0----7----|
   "...and look me in the eye..."

Final time:
eb|---------------|
Bb|---------------|
Gb|---------------|
Db|------------9--|
Ab|-8----7--5--7--|
Eb|-6----5--3--0--|
   "...show me how..."


Riff 4b
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Ab|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2-0-2-0-2-|
Eb|-------------------------|
    *  * * *  * * * * * * * 
   "As the sun..."
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-------------------2h3-2-0---|
Db|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0-2h3-2-0-3-|
Ab|-2-0-2--2-0-2--2-0---------3-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
    * * *  * * *  * *
   "I'm not afraid..."
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-------------------0---|
Db|-----------------0-0-0-|
Ab|-3--3-2-3--3-2-3-0---0-|
Eb|-3--3-2-3--3-2-3-------|
    *  * * *  * * 
   "My ear upon..."
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|---------------2h3-2-0---|
Db|-2--2-0-2--2-0-2h3-2-0-3-|
Ab|-2--2-0-2--2-0---------3-|
Eb|-------------------------|
    *  * * *  * *
   "For the iron horse's sound..."


Play Riff 4a  "Encircle glowing rocks..."


Riff 5a
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-9-------7--9-------7-|
Ab|-7----9--5--7----9--5-|
Eb|------7----------7----|
   "Take my ancient hand..."
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|------------9-------7-|
Ab|-8----7--5--7----9--5-|
Eb|-6----5--3--0----7----|
   "...and look me in the eye..."

Final time:
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|------------|
Ab|-8----7--5--|
Eb|-6----5--3--|
   "...show me how to..."



Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-----------5----4--|
Ab|-2----5----3----2--|
Eb|-0----3------------|


Solo                      x13
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-2p0---------0h2p0-------|
Db|-----2-2p0---------2p0---|
Ab|-----------2-----------2-|
Eb|-------------------------|

eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------0h2p0-------|
Db|-----2-2p0---------2p0---|
Ab|-----------2-----------2-|
Eb|-------------------------|
                           x2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-2p0---------0h2p0-------|
Db|-----2-2p0---------2p0---|
Ab|-----------2-----------2-|
Eb|-------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 5  "Take my ancient hand..."


Riff 1a (Play 2x)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Ab|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * * * 
   "My hands..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Ab|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * * * 
   "...of beginning to the end..."
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-------------|
Ab|-0-0-0-3----3-3/5--|
Eb|-------3----3-3/5--|
    * * * 
   "The time for learning..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Ab|-0-0-0-2--(2)^r--(2)^r--(2)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * * * 
   "...it was all wasted..."


Harmonica over Riff 1 (arranged for guitar)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-14~----14-16~----17-16-14~----|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|


Riff 2b (Play 2x)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    "All that I know..." 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    "...my heart beats..."
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|---7---------------|
Db|-7-5-7-5----5-5/7--|
Ab|-5---5-3----3-3/5--|
Eb|-------------------|
    "...out tribal rhythms..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|


Harmonica over Riff 1 (arranged for guitar)
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|----12------------------12---------|
Db|-12----12-14~--------12----12-14~--|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|----12---------------------------------|
Db|-12----12-14~----/14-16~----17-16-14~--|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|



Ending:
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|---7---------------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--(9)^r--(9)^r--(9)^r--|
Ab|-5---5-7--(7)^r--(7)^r--(7)^r--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
 
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|---7---------------|
Db|-7-5-7-5----5-5/7--|
Ab|-5---5-3----3-3/5--|
Eb|-------------------|

eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|---7------------------|
Db|-7-5-7-9--7--5--4--2--|
Ab|-5---5-7--5--3--2--2--|
Eb|-------------------0--|


Harmonica over Riff 1 (arranged for guitar)
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|----20----17~-----------20----17~--|
Gb|-19----19------------19----19------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|----20----17~----/17-19~----20-19-/17-|
Gb|-19----19-----------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------|
Bb|-----20--19--/17~~~--|
Gb|-19------------------|
Db|---------------------|
Ab|---------------------|
Eb|---------------------|


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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