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Styx - Heavy Water tab

Heavy Water - Styx

A great Styx song off of the Brave New World Album


Tuning: Standard

Song order:
Intro
Verse 1
Main riff
Verse 2
Bridge
Chorus (partial)
Verse 3
Bridge
Chorus (full)
Guitar solo
Bridge
Chorus (full)
Outro


   E       A       B       A*
e|-0-|  e|-0-|  e|-0-|  e|-0-|  
B|-0-|  B|-0-|  B|-0-|  B|-5-|  
G|-1-|  G|-4-|  G|-6-|  G|-6-|  
D|-2-|  D|-5-|  D|-7-|  D|-7-|  
A|-2-|  A|-5-|  A|-7-|  A|---|  
E|-0-|  E|-0-|  E|-0-|  E|---|  

  B5      A5       D        Asus(TS)
e|---|  e|---|  e|---|    e|---|
B|---|  B|---|  B|-3-|    B|-3-|   
G|-4-|  G|-2-|  G|-2-|    G|-2-|  <- Tommy Shaw plays a slow upstroke on this chord at the lines
D|-4-|  D|-2-|  D|-0-|    D|-2-|     "All of mankind worship at the altar" and
A|-2-|  A|-0-|  A|---|    A|-0-|     "Better living for the masses"
E|---|  E|---|  E|---|    E|---|    at the same time that JY plays the E chord
 


Main riff/intro/chorus

Lead guitar
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-2-0-------------0-2-0-------------0-2-0-------------0-2-0-----------|
D|-0h2-0-2-0-2p0h2---0h2-0-2-0-2p0-0---0h2-0-2-0-2p0h2---0h2-0-2-0-2p0--0----|
A|-0h2-------2p0h2---0h2-------2p0-0---0h2-------2p0h2---0h2-------2p0--0----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm guitar
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----5-7-5-------------5-7-5-------------5-7-5-------------5-7-5-----------|
E|-5h7-------7p5h7---5h7-------7p5-5---5h7-------7p5h7---5h7-------7p5--5----|



Verse 1:

E                   A
Sittin' here on the Terra Firma

B                       A*
 It's the place we were meant to be

E              A
Out here kinda lost in space now

B                 A*
 Pondering life's mysteries

E              A
All of mankind worship at the altar

B           A*
 Of the old mythology

E               A
But the genie's out of the bottle

B                      A*
 Collision course with eternity


Play main riff.


Verse 2:

E              A
Young children playin' in the chat room

B                        A*
 With the freaks and the satellites

E             A
Upload to the nearest planet

B                   A*
 Burnin' out at the speed of light

E                     A 
Better living for the masses

B             A*
 With the new technology

E                  A
But some fool went pushed the button

B                 A*
 He didn't get an apology



Bridge 1:

B5                A5
Feelin' good is a new sensation

B5            D D D D D D D
Panacea for a Prozac nation 



Chorus 1 (partial)
play main riff twice

Heavy, heavy water
Won't wash away the sins of the father



Verse 3:

E          A
Sacred Cow sizzlin' in the fire

B             A*
 As we all go up in flames

E                A
With millions of true believers

B            A*
 And their unfamiliar names 



Bridge 2:

B              A
On the road to good intentions

B                    D D D D D D D
Blown to hell by our own inventions




Chorus 2 (full)
play main riff four times

Heavy, heavy water
Won't wash away the sins of the father
Unholy, holy water
Leading us like lambs to the


Solo
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------7-10-7-10-12--17br-15--12~~------------------------------|
g|-9--7----7---7-9-----------------------------14~~~---12~11~--7/9~--------|
D|-----9--9-9--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--12-11~--7/9~~---16-14~-12-11~-16-14~-9/11~~-15-13~-8/10~~--------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------5/7/9/10/12-<-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge 3:

B5                  A5
Custom made for the self reliant

B5               D D D D D D D
Lemonade for the thirsty giant



Chorus 3 (full)
play main riff four times

Heavy, heavy water
Won't wash away the sins of the father
Unholy, holy water
Leading us like lambs to the
Slaughter



Outro:
     
              Heavy Water                             Heavy Water
e|-------------------------------------0--------------------------------------0-|
B|------------------------------------0--------------------------------------0--|
G|-0-2-0------------------0-2-0------1-----0-2-0-----------------0-2-0------1---|
D|-0-2-0-2p0h2------------0-2-0-2p0-0------0-2-0-2p0h2-----------0-2-0-2p0-0----|
A|-------2p0h2------------------2p0-0------------2p0h2-----------------2p0-0----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

              Heavy Water           Can't cure the sadness       
e|-------------------------------------0-|
B|------------------------------------0--|
G|-0-2-0------------------0-2-0------1---|
D|-0-2-0-2p0h2------------0-2-0-2p0-0----|
A|-------2p0h2------------------2p0-0----|
E|---------------------------------------|

              Heavy Water            Can't cool the fire
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-0-2-0------------------0-2-0----------|
D|-0-2-0-2p0h2------------0-2-0-2p0-0----|
A|-------2p0h2------------------2p0-0----|
E|---------------------------------------|



/ = slide up
\ = slide down
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = bend
r = release
hb = half step bend
wd = whammy dive
~ = vibrato
+ = harmonic
< = pick slide
x = Mute note
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