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Metallica - The Thing That Should Not Be tab

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                               M E T A L L I C A

                                       -

              T H E   T H I N G   T H A T   S H O U L D   N O T   B E
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                                MASTER OF PUPPETS
               (c) Elektra/Music For Nations/Vertigo Records (1986)
                             http://www.metallica.com/


                                D Standard Tuning
                                   D G C F A D

                                  Tempo = 56 BPM
                               Time Signature = 4/4



                          -----------------------------
                                 Transcribed by

                                 PADDY MCMULLAN
                           pmtabs (@t) gmail [dot] com

                          Version 1.0 [25th September 2012]

                                   Date Tabbed
                               25th September 2012
                             -----------------------

                             Tablature Symbols Used:


 (/)       -  Legato Slide (Blank space indicates length of slide)
 \         -  Slide Down to/Down From
 /         -  Slide Up to/Up From
 ( )       -  Ghost Note/Tied Note/Implied Note
 REST      -  Rest and sustain rest for duration of blank space
 |_3_|     -  Triplet Notes
 P.M...    -  Palm Mute
 5b6       -  Bend
 6r5       -  Release Bend
 13b;      -  Quarter Note Bend
 5~~       -  Vibrato
 x         -  Dead Note/Muted Note
 %         -  Whammy Bar Articulation
 5h7       -  Hammer-On
 7p5       -  Pull-Off
 *         -  Staccato Notes (Bring the indicated note(s) to an abrupt end)
 (9t12)    -  Trill (quickly hammer-on and pull-off between the written notes)



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Part 1: Guitars 1, 2 & 3                                  [ Time 00:00 - 01:02 ]
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---------
Guitar 3: Clean (Doubled with Acoustic)
---------


* Let notes ring wherever possible *


| |--------| |---------------------|---------------------|
| |--R- ---| |---------------------|---------------------|
|1|--E- ---|4|---------------------|---------------------|
|/|--S- ---|/|---------------------|---------------------|
|4|--T- -2-|4|--4----------------2-|--4----------------2-|
| |------0-| |--2----------------0-|--2----------------0-|


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



Rest for 9 bars



--------------
Guitars 1 & 2: Distortion
--------------


| |-------| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
| |--R-  -| |--               --|--               --|--               --|
|1|--E-  -|4|--               --|--               --|--               --|
|/|--S-  -|/|--               --|--               --|--               --|
|4|--T-  -|4|--               --|--               --|--               --|
| |-------| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


|----------------------|------------------------------|
|--               -----|------------------------------|
|--               -----|------------------------------|
|--               -----|--------5-5----6-----7---7----|
|--               --2--|--2-3-4-3-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
|-------------------0--|--0-1-2------2-----2-------0--|
                   ...    .....     ...   ...     ...

|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------5----6-----7---7----|--------5----6-----7---7----|
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|
   .....   ...   ...     ...    .....   ...   ...     ...

|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------5----6-----7---7----|--------5------6------7---------|
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|
   .....   ...   ...     ...    .....    ...    ...    .....

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------5------6------7---------|
|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|
|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|
   .....    ...    ...    .....


  Fret E-string with thumb                                         
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--7--9--9--9-----9----------5--5--5-----5-----|
|--7--7--7--7-----7----------3--3--3-----3-----|
   ..........    ...         .......    ...

|----------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|--4----------4----4---------------------------|---------------------|
|--4----------4----4---1-1---------------------|---------------------|
|----6--6--6----6----------3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|--4----------------2-|
|----4--4--4----4----------1--1--1--1--1--1--0-|--2----------------0-|
     .......   ...         ................

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



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Part 2: Guitars 1, 2 & 3                                  [ Time 01:02 - 01:32 ]
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--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
||--4----------------2-|--4--4--4--3--3--3--3--4--4--4--4--5--5-10\ -2--|
||--2----------------0-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-10\ -0--|
                          ..................................        ...

|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------5----6-----7---7----|--------5----6-----7---7----|
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|
   .....   ...   ...     ...    .....   ...   ...     ...

|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|--4----------------2-|--4--4--4--3--3--3--3--4--4--4--4--5--5-10\ -2--|
|--2----------------0-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-10\ -0--|
                         ..................................        ...

|----------------------------||
|----------------------------||
|----------------------------||
|--------5----6-----7---7----||
|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--||
|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--||
   .....   ...   ...     ...



---------
Guitar 3:
---------


||---------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--R--            ----|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--E--            ----|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--S--            ----|---------------------|-------------------------|
||--T--            --2-|--4----------------2-|--4---3-----4-----5------|
||-------------------0-|--2----------------0-|--2-------2-----2--------|

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

|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||
|--4---3-----4-----5------||
|--2-------2-----2--------||



Messenger of fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light

Hybrid children watch the sea
Pray for father, roaming free



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Part 3: Guitars 1 & 2                                     [ Time 01:32 - 02:08 ]
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    Fret E-string with thumb
||----------------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------------|
||--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
||--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
||--7--9--9--9-----9----------5--5--5-----5-----|
||--7--7--7--7-----7----------3--3--3-----3-----|
    ..........    ...         .......    ...

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--4----------4----4---------------------------|
|--4----------4----4---1-1---------------------|
|----6--6--6----6----------3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|
|----4--4--4----4----------1--1--1--1--1--1--0-|
     .......   ...         ................

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--------------7-----7-- \-3----------3-----3--|
|--7--9--9--9-----9----------5--5--5-----5-----|
|--7--7--7--7-----7----------3--3--3-----3-----|
   ..........    ...         .......    ...

|----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
|----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
|--4----------4----4---------------------------|3|--4----5-------------|
|--4----------4----4---1-1---------------------|/|--x----x----0-1-1-0--|
|----6--6--6----6----------3--3--3--3--3--3--2-|4|--2----3----0-1-1-0--|
|----4--4--4----4----------1--1--1--1--1--1--0-| |---------------------|
     .......   ...         ................                  ...   ...

| |-----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
| |-----------------------------------------------| |---------------------|
|4|-----------------------------------------------|3|--4----5-------------|
|/|--1-----------------------------------0-1-1-0--|/|--x----x----0-1-1-0--|
|4|--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0-1-1-0--|4|--2----3----0-1-1-0--|
| |-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------| |---------------------|
        ..................................    ...               ...   ...

| |-----------------------------------------------|------------------------||
| |-----------------------------------------------|------------------------||
|4|-----------------------------------------------|--4----5---------4------||
|/|--1-----------------------------------0-1-1-0--|--x----x----3----x------||
|4|--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0-1-1-0--|--2----3----x----2---2--||
| |-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------|------------1--------0--||
        ..................................    ...                      ...



Fearless wretch
Insanity
He watches, lurking beneath the sea

Great old one
Forbidden sight
He searches, hunter of the shadows is rising

Immortal

In madness you dwell



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Part 4: Guitars 1, 2 & 3                                  [ Time 02:08 - 02:34 ]
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--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
||--------5-----6-----7---7----|--------5----6-----7---7----|
||--2-3-4-3---4-4---4-5---5-2--|--2-3-4-3--4-4---4-5---5-2--|
||--0-1-2-----2-----2-------0--|--0-1-2----2-----2-------0--|
    .....    ...   ...     ...    .....   ...   ...     ... 

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------5------6------7---------|--------5------6------7---------|
|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|--2-3-4-3--3-4-4--3-4-5--3-4-2--|
|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|--0-1-2----1-2----1-2----1-2-0--|
   .....    ...    ...    .....     .....    ...    ...    ...

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



---------
Guitar 3:
---------


Rest for 5 bars


|---------------------||
|--R--            ----||
|--E--            ----||
|--S--            ----||
|--T--            --2-||
|-------------------0-||



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Part 5: Repeat Part 2                                     [ Time 02:34 - 03:04 ]
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Crawling chaos underground
Cult has summoned twisted sound

Out from ruins once possessed
Fallen city, living death



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Part 6: Repeat Part 3 with the following variation        [ Time 03:04 - 03:43 ]
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--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


Note the full chord in the first bar


|----------------------| |--------------------| |
|----------------------| |--------------------| |
|--4----5---------4----|2|--(4)---------------|4|
|--x----x----3----4----|/|--(4)---0--1--1--0--|/|
|--2----3----x----2----|4|--(2)---0--1--1--0--|4|
|------------1---------| |--------------------| |



------------
Lead Guitar: Guitar solo segue
------------

                                  |_3_|
|-------------------| |-----------9h 12-| |
|--               --| |--       --------| |
|--               --|2|--       --------|4|
|--               --|/|--       --------|/|
|--               --|4|--       --------|4|
|-------------------| |-----------------| |



------------
Lead Fill 1:
------------


|-------------------| |------------------------| |--------------------||
|--               --| |--  ----%---%---%---%---| |--%-----------------||
|--               --|2|--  --0-9---11--12--14--|4|--15--            --||
|--               --|/|--  --------------------|/|--------------------||
|--               --|4|--  --------------------|4|--------------------||
|-------------------| |------------------------| |--------------------||



% - Pull bar up one step then dip one step below the written note; the final
    note is gradually dipped down over the course of the bar.



------------
Lead Fill 2:
------------


|-------------------| |-----------------------| |
|--               --| |-----------------------| |
|--               --|2|--   ------------------|4|
|--               --|/|--   ------------------|/|
|--               --|4|--   --%---%---%---%---|4|
|-------------------| |-------0---12--14--15--| |



% - Pull bar up one step then dip one step below the written note.



Fearless wretch
Insanity
He watches, lurking beneath the sea

Timeless sleep
Has been upset
He awakens
Hunter of the shadows is rising

Immortal

In madness you dwell



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Guitar Solo: Guitars 1, 2 & Lead Guitar                   [ Time 03:43 - 04:13 ]
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--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


||-----------------------------------------------| |
||-----------------------------------------------| |
||-----------------------------------------------|*|
||--1-----------------------------------0-1-1-0--|*| x 4
||--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0-1-1-0--| |
||-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----------| |
       ..................................    ... 

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--2-----------------------2-----------------------|
|--2-------2--3-2----3--2--2-------2--5-3-2--3--2--|
|----3--5---------3----------3--5------------------|
     ....................    ....................

|------------------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------------------|-----------------------||
|--4----5----------------------------|--4----5---------4-----||
|--x----x----2----------2------------|--x----x----3----x-----||
|--2----3----2-------2----3-2--3--2--|--2----3----x----2---2-||
|--------------3--5------------------|------------1--------0-||
               ....................



------------
Lead Guitar:
------------


     % - Gradual dive                % - pre-dip then return
||--(9t12)---------------------------16~~-------------------/12-12-12-|
||---%-------------------------------%--------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||---------------------------------------------13\ -------------------|

   |_____3_____|                      |_3__|      |_3__|
|--16-14--12--15-(13p12)-(16 p13p12)-(16 p13p12)-(16 p13h|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

       |___3___|
| 12)-(16 p13p12)-(16p13p12)-(16p13p12)-(16p13p12)-(16p|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


| 13p12)-(16 p13p12)-(16p13p12)-12---------------------|
|----------------------------------15-(15b17;r15)~~----|
|----------------------------------------------------x-|
|----------------------------------------------------x-|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


[With Lead Fill]
|---------------11-12-11h12p11---------------------------------------------|
|--------11-12------------------12-11--------------------------------------|
|--11h12------------------------------13-12--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------14-13--------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------15-14-10h11-10~~---13\ --|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------13\ --|


       |__3___| |__3___| |__3___| |__3___| |__3___|
|------16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-|
|------%-                                          -|
|--0------------------------------------------------|
|--%------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
   % - Dive
   % - 1/4 gradual dive


   |__3___| |__3___| |__3___|
|--16p13p12-16p13p12-16p13p12-----------|---------------------||
|                            -15--------|---------------------||
|-----------------------------%---14~~--|--(14)---------------||
|---------------------------------%-----|---------------------||
|---------------------------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------------------------|---------------------||
% - Pre-dip and return
% - Extreme vibrato



----------
Lead Fill:
----------


|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------19-20-19h20p19----------------------------------|
|--------19-20------------------\19-19-------------------------|
|--19h20---------------------------------\19-19-16h17p16-------|
|--------------------------------------------------------18-17-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--18h19p18------------ \--|



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Part 7: Repeat Part 4 with the following fills            [ Time 04:13 - 04:39 ]
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------------
Lead Fill 1:
------------


||--------------------|----------------------------|
||--------------------|-------------(15)-----------|
||--%----%------------|---------9----14------------|
||--5----5------------|--(5)----%------------------|
||--3----3------------|--(3)-----------------------|
||--------------------|----------------------------|
    % - Pre-dip 2 steps and return
    % - Pull 2 steps up, dive 4 steps, pull up 1 step, dive 1 step
    % - Pre-dip 4 steps, pull up 1 step
    % - Pre-dip a 1/2 step, return, dive



|-------------------------------|
|--12---------------------------|
|--%----------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|---------------12\ -------12\ -|
|---------------12\ - /12--12\ -|
   % - Pre-dip 1 step, return, dive



|--------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|-------------------||
|--%-----------------|-------------------||
|--10----------------|--(10)-------------||
|--8-----------------|--(8)--------------||
   % - Dip, return, pull up 4 steps, wiggle and dive



------------
Lead Fill 2:
------------


                                             Drag string over edge of fretboard
||---------(14 r 12)--0---|--(0)----10-------x----------------------|
||--     -------------0---|--(0)----10-------%----------------------|
||--     -------------%---|-----------------------------------------|
||--     -----------------|-----------------------------------------|
||--     -----------------|-----------------------------------------|
||------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
                      % - Pre-bend a 1/2 step and return
                      % - Pull bar up one step


                                      |____3____|
|--x------x------------x--|-----x----------20------(22b23)---22---|
|---------%------------%--|-----------(22b24)--22------------%----|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
          % - Dive 2 steps
          % - Pull up 1 step
          % - Uneven dive


|-----------------------------22--|--(24)-22--22--22-----22--22--22--22----||
|--   --(24b;b25;26)----(26)--24--|--(24)-24--24--24-----24--24--24--24----||
|--   ------------------(0)---%---|-------%-------%------%---%---%---%-----||
|--   ----------------------------|---------------(0)----------------------||
|--   ----------------------------|----------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------||
                              % - Pull bar up one step
                              % - Return previous bend
                              % - Dive 2 & 1/2 steps
                              % - Pre-dive 4 steps, return, raise 1 step
                              % - Return previous bend
                              % - Pre-dive 3 steps and return
                              % - Pull up 2 steps, dive



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Part 8: Repeat Part 2                                     [ Time 04:39 - 05:09 ]
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Not dead which eternal lie
Stranger eons, death may die

Drain you of your sanity
Face the thing that should not be



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Part 9: Repeat Part 3 with the following variation        [ Time 05:09 - 05:45 ]
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Replace the last bar with the following:


|----------------------||
|----------------------||
|--4----5---------4----||
|--x----x----3----x----||
|--2----3----x----2----||
|------------1---------||



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Part 10: Guitars 1, 2 & Lead Fill                         [ Time 05:45 - 06:38 ]
================================================================================


--------------
Guitars 1 & 2:
--------------


| |--------------------------------------||
| |--------------------------------------||
|3|--------------------------------------||
|/|--2----------2------------0--1--1--0--||
|4|--2-------2----3-2--3--2--0--1--1--0--||
| |----3--5------------------------------||
       .......................       ...

| |--------------------------------------------------| |
| |--------------------------------------------------| |
|4|--------------------------------------------------|*|
|/|--1-----------------------------------0--1--1--0--|*| Repeat until fade
|4|--1--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0--1--1--0--| |
| |-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------------| |
        ..................................       ...



----------
Lead Fill: with wha
----------


||--------------------------------------------------| |
||--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--| |
||--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|*|
||--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|*| Repeat until fade
||--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--| |
||--------------------------------------------------| |



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End
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Tab summary:        Part 1
                    Part 2
                    Part 3
                    Part 4
                    Part 5
                    Part 6
                    Guitar Solo
                    Part 7
                    Part 8
                    Part 9
                    Part 10

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