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BACK IN THE DAY
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 2004 Album THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED)

Transcribed by livingzombie & abysslord
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Dave Mustaine Rhythm'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Dave Mustaine Solo'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Chris Poland'

   Intro
    Q=240
    N.C.
   4/4
    Gtr I
     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   4x
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||--10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0-|-10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0---||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||


   Verse
     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   4x
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||--10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0-|-10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0---||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||


   Chorus
    D5   A5     Bb5                    D5   A5     Bb5            C5
                         PM--------|                        PM--|
    Q.   Q.   E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q.   Q.   E E   +Q   E E E  Q.
||----------------|------------------|---------------|--------------------||
||o---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------o||
||--7-------------|------------------|-7-------------|--------------------||
||--7----7----7s8-|-(8)--------------|-7----7----7s8-|-(8)----------------||
||o-5----7----7s8-|-(8)--------------|-5----7----7s8-|-(8)--------10-----o||
||-------5----5s6-|-(6)--6-6-6-6-6-6-|------5----5s6-|-(6)--6-6-6--8------||


    N.C.
     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||--10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0-|-10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0---||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||


   Verse
     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||
||--10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0-|-10-0-0-8-0-0-7-0-|-0-8-0-0-7-0-7-0---||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------||


   Chorus
    D5   A5     Bb5                    D5   A5     Bb5            C5
                         PM--------|                        PM--|
    Q.   Q.   E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q.   Q.   E E   +Q   E E E  Q.
||----------------|------------------|---------------|--------------------||
||o---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------o||
||--7-------------|------------------|-7-------------|--------------------||
||--7----7----7s8-|-(8)--------------|-7----7----7s8-|-(8)----------------||
||o-5----7----7s8-|-(8)--------------|-5----7----7s8-|-(8)--------10-----o||
||-------5----5s6-|-(6)--6-6-6-6-6-6-|------5----5s6-|-(6)--6-6-6--8------||


 Solo (Poland)
  N.C.
  Gtr I
   Q.                Q.     Q    +E   E  E  E       E    E   E  E
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------2---------|----------------------------------|
|---------------------------2--|-(2)--2--2p=0-------2p===0--------|
|--0---------------------------|-----------------------------3--2-|
|
| Gtr III
|                        ~~
|  E      +E   +E   +E   H        E   E  E  E      +E   +E   E  E
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-14b16==(14)-(14)r(14)p12-----|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-14--12---------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------14-12b14==(12)r(12)----12-|
|------------------------------|----------------------------15----|


   Q.        Q.           Q      +E      E  E E  E       E  E E
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------3-----------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------3----|-(3)-----3--3p2--3p======2------|
|--0---------------------------|----------------------------3-2-|
|
|  E   E  E  E   E     E  E  E    E     +Q.      E      +Q.
|------------------------12----|-15b17-(15)-----17b19==(17)-----|
|---------------------12----12-|--------------------------------|
|-----------12--14b16r=========|================================|
|-----12-14--------------------|--------------------------------|
|-14---------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    Q.      Q.        Q      +E   E  E  E  E     E  E  E
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------2--------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------2----|-(2)--2--2p=0--2p====0-------|
|---0----------------------|------------------------3--2-|
|
|   \4
|  +Q    E  E   E  E  E  E    E   E  E  E  E     E  E  E
|-(17)---------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------17p12--15p12-------|--------------------15-------|
|--------------------16-14-|-12-----12-14-14b16----14-12-|
|--------------------------|-----14----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Q.        Q.    Q      +E  E   E        E  E E   E    E
|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------3----------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------3----|-(3)-3---3p=======2--3p2-----------|
|--0--------------------|---------------------------3----2--|
|
|            ~~~
|  E   E  E  Q.    E  E    E  E   E       +Q.      +E   +E
|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----14-12-------12-14-|-12s14-[14]b16==(14)-----(14)r(14)-|
|-14--------14----------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------------|


   Verse
    Gtr I
    Q.   Q.   Q    +E  E E E E E E E   Q.   Q.   Q    +E  E E E E E E E
||---------------|-------------------|--------------|---------------------||
||o--------------|-------------------|--------------|--------------------o||
||---------------|-------------------|--------------|---------------------||
||-------2-------|-------------------|------3-------|---------------------||
||o-----------2--|-(2)-2-2p0-2p0-----|-----------3--|-(3)-3-3p2-3p2------o||
||--0------------|---------------3-2-|-0------------|---------------3-2---||


 Solo (Mustaine)
  Gtr I
                ~                             ~
  E  E E a Q  E Q       E E E a  Q         E  Q
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|--------7h8----7-----|-------9h10------------9---|
|-0--0-0------0-------|-0-0-0--------------0------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| Q.       H      +E    E E E    E    +E  +E  E E
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------5---|
|---------------------|-5---5----7b8==(7)r(7)---7-|
|-4--------4------(4)-|---4-----------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|


  E E E a Q   E  E   E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-------7h8------7-----|-----------5-6-7--|
|-0-0-0-------0--------|-----5-6-7--------|
|--------------------5-|-7-8--------------|
|
|           ~
| E E E   E Q   +Q       W
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-7p5------------------|------------------|
|-----7p==5-7---(7)\---|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|


                       ~                           ~~
  E  E E a Q         E Q     E  E     E   a  Q   E Q
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------7h8-----------7--|---------------9h10-----9---|
|-0--0-0-------------0----|--0--0-----0----------0-----|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|
|                      ~~~~~~~~~
| Q.       E    +Q     Q    +E  E    +Q        E E E E
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------5b6==(5)r------|-----7b8==(7)r--------------|
|----------5b6==(5)r------|-----7b8==(7)r------5h6-----|
|-7--------------------7--|-(7)--------------------7p5-|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|


  E  E E a Q  E  E   E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|--------7h8-----7-----|-----------5-6-7--|
|-0--0-0------0--------|-----5-6-7--------|
|--------------------5-|-7-8--------------|
|
| ~~
| H.            +Q       W
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-7-------------(7)\---|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|


                      ~                      ~
  E     E   E a Q   E Q     E E E a  Q   E   Q
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------7h8-----7---|-------9h10-------9---|
|-0-----0---0-------0-----|-0-0-0--------0-------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|
| E    +Q.        E E E E   E E E    E E E   E E
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-----------------5-5-7-5-|-8-7-5------5---------|
|-7b9==(7)r---------------|----------7---7b8-7-5-|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|


  E E E a Q         E  E    E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|
|-------7h8------------7------|-----------5-6-7--|
|-0-0-0-------------0---------|-----5-6-7--------|
|---------------------------5-|-7-8--------------|
|
| E E E   E     +Q    +Q        W
|-----------------------------|------------------|
|---------8b10==(8)---(8)r\---|------------------|
|---5-7-----------------------|------------------|
|-7---------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------|


                    ~~                             ~~
   E  E E a  Q   E  Q      E   E E a  Q         E  Q
|----------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------7h=8------7--|-----------9h10------------9----|
|--0--0-0--------0-----|---0---0-0--------------0-------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------|
|
|                   ~~~~~~~~~~
|  Q.        Q.     Q     +E   Q      E  Q         E  E
|----------------------|--------------------------------|
|-19--------17-----19--|-(19)-19-----17-19b19.5---------|
|-19--------17-----19--|-(19)-19-----17-19b19.5---17-19-|
|----------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------------------|


   E    E     E a  Q        E  E    E       E  E    E     E  E    E     E  E
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------7h=8-----------7---------|------------------------5-----6--7-|
|--0----0-----0-------------0------------|----------5-----6--7---------------|
|-----------------------------------5----|--7--8-----------------------------|
|
|                                                                          ~~
|  |---3---|       |--3--|     |---3---|       |---3---|     |---3---|
|  E  E    E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E    E    E  E  E    E  E  E  E    E  E  E
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-21p19p==17------21p19p17----21p19p==17-|----21p19p==17----21p19p==17----17-|
|------------19------------19------------|-19------------19------------19----|
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


 Bridge
  C5          Ab5   G5        F5   G5     C5   Ab5  G5        Eb5  D5
    Q.        Q.    Q    +Q   Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q    +Q   Q.   Q.
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|---5------------------|----------------|-5------------|------8----7-----|
|---3---------6-----5--|-(5)--3----5----|-3----6----5--|-(5)--6----5-----|
|-------------4-----3--|-(3)--1----3----|------4----3--|-(3)-------------|
|
|   ~~~~
|  +Q    +Q      H        W               W               W
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-(17)--(17)\----------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|


  C5       Ab5       G5                F5        G5
   Q.       Q.        Q         +Q      Q.        Q.
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|--5--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--3--------6---------5-------|-(5)-----3---------5--------|
|-----------4---------3-------|-(3)-----1---------3--------|
|
|  E  E  E  E   E  E  S  S  E    E   E  E   E  E  E   E  E
|-----------------------------|------------11-13p11--16p11-|
|--------------------13h15p13-|-12--13h15------------------|
|-15p12----12--15h16----------|----------------------------|
|-------15--------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|


  C5    Ab5  G5        Eb5  D5
   Q.   Q.   Q    +Q   Q.   Q.
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|
|--5------------|------8----7----|
|--3----6----5--|-(5)--6----5----|
|-------4----3--|-(3)------------|
|
|  ~~~
|  W               W
|-15------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|


  C5       Ab5       G5             F5        G5
   Q.       Q.        Q      +Q      Q.        Q.
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--5-----------------------|----------------------------|
|--3--------6---------5----|-(5)-----3---------5--------|
|-----------4---------3----|-(3)-----1---------3--------|
|
|  E  E  E  E   E  E  E  E    E   E  E   E  E  E   E  E
|-20p16----16--------------|----------------------------|
|-------20-----18-20-16-18-|-16-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----19-20--17-19-20--19-17-|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------|


  C5    Ab5  G5        Eb5  D5
   Q.   Q.   Q    +Q   Q.   Q.
|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|
|--5------------|------8----7-----|
|--3----6----5--|-(5)--6----5-----|
|-------4----3--|-(3)-------------|
|
|  ~~~
|  W               W
|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|
|-21------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|


  C5    Ab5         G5           F5     G5
   Q.   Q.          Q       +Q   Q.     Q.
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|--5----------------------|----------------------|
|--3----6-----------5-----|-(5)--3------5--------|
|-------4-----------3-----|-(3)--1------3--------|
|
|  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~             ~~~
|                                     |---3----|
|  H        +E   E.    E.    H        Q     Q  Q
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-16-------(16)-15----13--|-15-------13-------13-|
|-------------------------|----------------16----|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|


  C5              Ab5         G5            Eb5  D5
   Q.              Q.           Q      +Q   Q.   Q.
|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
|--5--------------------------------|-------8----7----|
|--3---------------6------------5---|--(5)--6----5----|
|------------------4------------3---|--(3)------------|
|
|                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  E   S  S  S  S  S  S  E  E  +Q      +W
|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
|-16--13h16p13-12h13p12----12-(12)--|-(12)------------|
|-----------------------16----------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------|


   Verse
    Q.=116
    C5
   12/8
    Gtr I
    E S S E E S S E E S S E E E E   E S S E E S S E E S S E E E E
||--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||o-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||o-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-6-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5-|
||--------------------------------|-------------------------------|


  E S S E E S S E E S S E E E E   E S S E E S S E E S S E E E E
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-6-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5----|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|


  Eb5                               D5              Db5
  E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E   E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  C5
  E S S E E S S E E S S E E E E   E S S E E S S E E S S E E E E     4x
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|----------------------------------o||
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-6-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5----o||
|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||


    C5
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E
||----------------------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------|
||o-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-6-|
||----------------------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E  4x
|----------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------o||
|----------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5-o||
|----------------------------------------------||


 Outro
  C5
           PM--------|            PM--------|
  q  q  q  E E E E E E   q  q  q  E E E E E E
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|-5--5--5--------------|-5--5--5--------------|
|-3--3--3--3-3-3-3-5-6-|-3--3--3--3-3-3-3-6-5-|
|----------------------|----------------------|


           PM--------|
  q  q  q  E E E E E E   H.      H.
|----------------------|---------------*|
|----------------------|---------------*|
|----------------------|---------------*|
|-5--5--5--------------|-5\------------*|
|-3--3--3--3-3-3-3-5-6-|-3\------------*|
|----------------------|---------------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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