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Symphony X - Thorns Of Sorrow tab

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THORNS OF SORROW
As recorded by Symphony X
(From the 1994 Album SYMPHONY X)

Transcribed by Linus "Mr.Gul" Abrahamson
	

Words and Music by Romeo, Miller, Pinnella, Tyler and Rullo

Gtr I (D G C F A D) - 'Rhythm'
Gtr II (D G C F A D) - 'Lead'

 Intro
  Moderate Rock Q=136
  E5F#5 Em                                Gm
 4/4                3/4
  Gtr I
        PM----| ~                         PM----| ~
  S S E E E E E Q    q  H      q  H       E E E E Q    q  H      q  H
|------------------|---------|---------||------------|---------|---------|
|------------------|---------|---------||------------|---------|---------|
|------------------|---------|---------||------------|---------|---------|
|-2-4---2-1-2-4-5--|-2-------|-4-------||------------|---------|---------|
|-2-4--------------|---------|---------||------------|---------|---------|
|-0-2--------------|---------|---------||-3-2-3-5-6--|-3-------|-5-------|


               Dm
   ~~~         PM----| ~
   H     Q     E E E E Q    q  H      q  H
|-----------||------------|---------|---------||
|-----------||------------|---------|---------||
|-----------||------------|---------|---------||
|-----------||------------|---------|---------||
|-[1]-------||-5-4-5-7-8--|-5-------|-7-------||
|-----------||------------|---------|---------||


  Fm                            Ab5
           4/4
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  H    Q    W          +H.      Q
|---------|----------|---------------||
|---------|----------|---------------||
|---------|----------|---------------||
|-3----5--|-6--------|-(6)------6\---||
|---------|----------|----------6\---||
|---------|----------|---------------||


 Riff
                          BbA5BbA5
                                                          PM--------|
                                                    |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------6h7p6--------------|
|-----7-----8-----5h7-----8s7-8s7-|-----7-----8-----------8-7-5--------|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-8s7-8s7-|-0-0---0-0---0-0-------------8-7-5--|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|


                          BbA5BbA5
                                    PM----------|           PM----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------6---7-6-9-7-6-----------|
|-----7-----8-----5h7-----8s7-8s7-|-7-5-8-7---8-----------8-7-5-----|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-8s7-8s7-|-----------------------------8-7-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


                            BbA5BbA5
                                                            PM--------|
                                                      |-3-|
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|-----------------6h7p6-------------|
||------7-----8-----5h7-----8s7-8s7-|-----7-----8-----------8-7-5-------|
||o-0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-8s7-8s7-|-0-0---0-0---0-0-------------8-7-5-|
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


                          BbA5BbA5
                                    PM----------|           PM----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
|---------------------------------|---------6---7-6-9-7-6------------||
|-----7-----8-----5h7-----8s7-8s7-|-7-5-8-7---8-----------8-7-5------||
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-8s7-8s7-|-----------------------------8-7-o||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||


                                     Verse 1
                                      Em
  PM----------------------|           PM----------------------------|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S     S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   8x
|---------------------------------||------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------||o----------------------------------o||
|---------------------------------||------------------------------------||
|-------6---7-6-9-7-6-------------||------------------------------------||
|-5-8-7---8-----------8-7-5-------||o----------------------------------o||
|---------------------------8-7-5-||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||


   Pre-Chorus
                       1.          2.
    C#5       B5        A5          A5        A5
   3/4
    H.        H.        H.          H.        +H.
||----------|---------|----------||---------|--------||
||o---------|---------|---------o||---------|--------||
||--6-------|-4-------|-2--------||-2-------|-(2)----||
||--6-------|-4-------|-2--------||-2-------|-(2)----||
||o-4-------|-2-------|-0-------o||-0-------|-(0)----||
||----------|---------|----------||---------|--------||


 Chorus
  Gm/D Gm/BbC5     G/B  Fmadd9    Gm/D Gm/BbC5     F5  G5AbG5GbF5
 4/4
                                                   PM----------|
  Q  E Q  E Q    E Q  E E E E E   Q  E Q  E Q    E E E E E E E E
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----0----0----|-0----0---0-----|----0----0-5--|-----------------|
|-0------------|----------------|-0---------5--|---3-3-5-6-5-4-3-|
|------1----3--|---2------------|------1----3--|---3-3-5-6-5-4-3-|
|--------------|--------1---4-3-|--------------|---1-1-3-4-3-2-1-|


  Gm/D Gm/BbC5   G/B    Fmadd9    D5      Bb5  Bb5
  Q  E Q  E Q    E Q  E E E E E   H.      Q    +W
|--------------|----------------|------------|--------||
|--------------|----------------|-3----------|--------||
|----0----0----|-0----0---0-----|-2-------3--|-(3)----||
|-0------------|----------------|-0-------3--|-(3)----||
|------1----3--|---2------------|---------1--|-(1)----||
|--------------|--------1---4-3-|------------|--------||


 Riff
                          BbA5BbA5
                                                          PM--------|
                                                    |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------6h7p6--------------|
|-----7-----8-----5h7-----8s7-8s7-|-----7-----8-----------8-7-5--------|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-8s7-8s7-|-0-0---0-0---0-0-------------8-7-5--|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|


                          BbA5BbA5
                                    PM----------|           PM----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------6---7-6-9-7-6-----------|
|-----7-----8-----5h7-----8s7-8s7-|-7-5-8-7---8-----------8-7-5-----|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-8s7-8s7-|-----------------------------8-7-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  PM----------------------|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-------6---7-6-9-7-6-------------|
|-5-8-7---8-----------8-7-5-------|
|---------------------------8-7-5-|


   Verse 2
    Em                                  E5
    PM----------------------------|
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S  7x q  Q  H
||-----------------------------------||------------||
||o---------------------------------o||------------||
||-----------------------------------||------------||
||-----------------------------------||-2----------||
||o---------------------------------o||-2----------||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||-0----------||


   Pre-Chorus
                       1.          2.
    C#5       B5        A5          A5        A5
   3/4
    H.        H.        H.          H.        +H.
||----------|---------|----------||---------|--------||
||o---------|---------|---------o||---------|--------||
||--6-------|-4-------|-2--------||-2-------|-(2)----||
||--6-------|-4-------|-2--------||-2-------|-(2)----||
||o-4-------|-2-------|-0-------o||-0-------|-(0)----||
||----------|---------|----------||---------|--------||


   Chorus
    $
    Gm/D Gm/BbC5     G/B  Fmadd9    Gm/D Gm/BbC5     F5  G5AbG5GbF5
   4/4
                                                     PM----------|
    Q  E Q  E Q    E Q  E E E E E   Q  E Q  E Q    E E E E E E E E
||---------------|----------------|--------------|------------------|
||o--------------|----------------|--------------|------------------|
||-----0----0----|-0----0---0-----|----0----0-5--|------------------|
||--0------------|----------------|-0---------5--|---3-3-5-6-5-4-3--|
||o------1----3--|---2------------|------1----3--|---3-3-5-6-5-4-3--|
||---------------|--------1---4-3-|--------------|---1-1-3-4-3-2-1--|


                                                           To Coda
  Gm/D Gm/BbC5     G/B  Fmadd9    D5      Bb5  Bb5            Bb5
  Q  E Q  E Q    E Q  E E E E E   H.      Q    +W             +W
|--------------|----------------|------------|-------------||---------||
|--------------|----------------|-3----------|------------o||---------||
|----0----0----|-0----0---0-----|-2-------3--|-(3)---------||-(3)-----||
|-0------------|----------------|-0-------3--|-(3)---------||-(3)-----||
|------1----3--|---2------------|---------1--|-(1)--------o||-(1)-----||
|--------------|--------1---4-3-|------------|-------------||---------||


 Interlude
  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|-6--------|-4--------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|-7--------|-6--------|


                        C#5
  W          W          W          +H     +H
|----------|----------|----------|----------------||
|----------|----------|----------|----------------||
|----------|----------|-6--------|-(6)----(6)\----||
|----------|----------|-6--------|-(6)----(6)\----||
|----------|----------|-4--------|-(4)----(4)\----||
|-4--------|-4--------|----------|----------------||


 Guitar Solo 1
  F
  Gtr II
   ~~~~~                                       ~~~~~
   Q.              S  S  E       +S   S  S  S  E
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-15b18-----------11-14-13b14r==(13)p11-10h11-10---|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr I
|  PM-----------------------------------------------
|  S    S S S S S  S  S  S    S   S   S  S  S  S S
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--1----1-1-1-1-1--1--1--1----1---1---1--1--1--1-1-|


  F
 ~~~~~~
                                              |-----------5-----------|
   +E     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  T  T  T  T  S  S    S    +S        +S
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(10)------10----10----10----10------------------------------------------|
|--------11----10---------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------13----11----10h11p10----10---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------13----13---12---(12)b13r==(12)--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S     S     S    S    S         S
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-----1-----1----1----1---------1-------|


  F
                       T         T           T            T           T         T              T
    |-------5-------|  |----------7----------|  |----------7----------|  |----------7----------|
   +S  S   S   S    S  S S    S  S    S S    S  S S    S  S   S  S    S  S S    S  S   S  S    S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------8h==11h14p==11p8---------------------8h11h==14p11p8---------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(12)-9---8---9h==12-15--------------------15p12p9h==12-15--------------------15p12p==9h12h==15-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   PM--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|   S    S   S   S     S   S       S      S     S   S       S      S     S   S       S      S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---1----1---1---1-----1---1-------1------1-----1---1-------1------1-----1---1-------1------1----|


  F
         T        T          T          T        T       T          T
   |--------7---------|  |---------7----------|  |--------7---------|
   S  S  S  S  S  S   S  S   S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S S  S  S  S    S  T   E..
|-------------------------------------------------------17p14p11-------------------||
|-10h13h16p13p10---------------10h13h==16p13p10------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------------------------17p14p=11\------||
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|----------------15p==9h12h=15------------------15p12-9----------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|
|  E.               S   +E           E           E.              S    +E       E
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|--1----------------2---(2)----------5-----------6---------------5----(5)------2---||


 Keyboard Solo 1
  F                                 F
  W                                 W
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
| PM--------------------------------------------------------------|
| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|


  F                                 F
                                                           |--3--|
  W                                 H..                    S  S  S
|---------------------------------|--------------------------11-13--||
|---------------------------------|----------------------/14--------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|
| PM----------------------------|
| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   E.  S +E  E E. S +E    E
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1---2-(2)-5-6--5-(5)---2--------||


 Guitar Solo 2
  F
   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T
|-14-13-11----13-11-------11----------------11-13-14-13-11----13-11-------11----------------11-13-|
|----------14-------14-13----14-13-11-13-14----------------14-------14-13----14-13-11-13-14-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  PM---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1----|


  F
   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T T
|-14-13-11----13-11-------11---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------14-------14-13----14-13-11-14-13-11-10-13-11-10----11-10-------10---------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------13-------13-11----13-11-10-13-11-10-8-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  PM---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1---|


  F
                                  ~~~~~~~~
   T  T T  T  T T  T  T T  T  T T E   +Q        +E     E
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-11-10-8----10-8-------8----------------------------------|
|---------11------11-10---11-10-8-7---(7)-------(7)\-------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  PM----------------------------------------------------|
|  S    S     S    S    S     S   S S  S  S S S  S   S S S
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|--1----1-----1----1----1-----1---1-1--1--1-1-1--1---1-1-1-|


  F
  E. S +E  E E. S +E  E
|------------------------||
|---------------7-(7)-4--||
|-2--3-(3)-5-6-----------||
|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|
| E. S +E  E E. S +E  E
|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|-1--2-(2)-5-6--5-(5)-2--||


 Keyboard Solo 2
  F                                    F
   Q         Q       H                 W
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-[6]\-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|  PM----------------------------------------------------------------|
|  S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--1---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|


  F
  W
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|
| PM----------------------------|
| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|


                                 D.S. al Coda
  F  Gb    AmBbmAm    Gb  F  Gb    AmBbm
                                      ~~~~
  E. S +E  E E. S +E  E   E. S +E  E  Q    Q
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-2--3-(3)-5-6--5-(5)-3-|-2--3-(3)-5-[6]\------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|
| E. S +E  E E. S +E  E   E. S +E  E  q    Q
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-----------------------|----------------------||
|-1--2-(2)-5-6--5-(5)-2-|-1--2-(2)-5--6--------||


 Outro
  &
                          BbA5BbA5
  Gtr I
                                    PM----------|           PM----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------6---7-6-9-7-6-----------|
|-----7-----8-----5h7-----8s7-8s7-|-7-5-8-7---8-----------8-7-5-----|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0-8s7-8s7-|-----------------------------8-7-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  D5     E5        A5         A5           A5
  Q.   E  Q.   E   W          +W           +W
|----------------|----------|------------|--------*|
|----------------|----------|------------|--------*|
|-7\------9\-----|-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-7\------9\-----|-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-5\------7\-----|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)----*|
|---------7\-----|----------|------------|--------*|



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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