Alice In Chains - God Am tab version 2

Alice in Chains - "God Am"
From the "Alice in Chains" 1995 Album
Eb tuning
tabbed by jjhand

I always liked this song's cool drum beat and it was interesting how the music 
paints a surreal conversation with God questioning tragedy in life.
The guitar riffs are well done here, so please rate or comment if you like.


(0:27) pick-up chords (after random feedback & harmonic squeals)

eb|---------------|Bb|---------------|Gb|-4--4-2-2-4----|Db|-4--4-2-2-4-3--|Ab|-2--2-0-0-2-3--|Eb|------------1--|
Main Verse Riff
|------1--------------0---|-------1--------------------|||------1--------------0---|-------1--------------------|||------2------------------|-------2------4--4-2-2-4----|||----3----3-3-3--3--3-----|-3--3-----x-x-4--4-2-2-4-3--|||----3----3-3-3--3--3-----|-3--3-----x-x-2--2-0-0-2-3--|||----1----1-1-1--1--1-----|-1--1-----x-x------------1--||
"Dear God, how have you been then? I'm not fine, fuck pretending All of this death your sending Best throw some free heart mending Invite you in my heart then When done, my sins forgiven? This God of mine relaxes World dies I still pay taxes" Chorus-
1 3 4 1 3 4|-------------------------------|----------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------||-------------------------------|-----------4------4---||-3-------------5-------7-------|-(7)-------4------4---||-3-------------5-------7-------|-(7)-------2----0h2---||-1-------------3-------5-------|-(5~~~~)--------------|
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| Lead (with some ad lib on pinch harmonics)|-17PH~~~-----------------------|-------------------15-------||---------------15PH_b16r15--15-|-(15)--------15h17----17p15-||-------------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------------| "Can you be as God am Can I be as my God am Can I be as my God am God of all my God am"
Play Verse Again 4x, Lyrics: "So Lord, I see you grinnin' Must be grand always winning How proud are you being able To gather faith from fable" Play Chorus Again Break & Solo (2:30)
Rhythm|-------------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------------|---------------------5-5----||-5----/9-9-9-9-9\7-7-7-5-5-4/5-|-4-2~~~------2-2-4~------4--||-------------------------------|---------------------2-2----||-3----/7-7-7-7-7\5-5-5-3-3-2/3-|-2-0~~~------0-0-2~------2--||-------------------------------|----------------------------|
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|Lead Gtr Solo|-------------------------------|-----------------------------||---10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10-10|------5-5-5-5----5-5-5---5-5-||---12---------12-------12------|------7----------7-----7-----||-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Lead Gtr Continued (Rhythm repeats)|------------------------------------------|--------------------------||-13b15r13--10--10----------------10-10b12-|-(b12)--------------------||-------------12--12b14~~-12-10-12---------|--------12h14p12p10~~~~---||------------------------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-0------------------------0---|--------------------|--------------------||-5b6--5---5---0-0---0-0-3-3b5-|-(b5)___gr----------|-0----5-5-5-5-5-----||--------7---7-5-4---4-5-------|-------------0--2---|------2-------------||------------------------------|--------------------|--------------------||------------------------------|--------------------|--------------------||------------------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------||-----------10b12r10b12___(b12~)------------------||-(0)-------------------|----------10p9-----------||-----------------------|--------------12p10~~~~~-| use echo here|-----------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|-------------------------|
Play Verse Again 4x, Lyrics: "All the respect I'm giving Shared strength acquired by living All blooming life you're feeding Can't hide sick ones you're weeding" Play Chorus Again Ending (3:43) - with rhythm playing Chorus part
|-0------------------------0---|--------------------|---------------||-5b6--5---5---0-0---0-0-3-3b5-|-(b5)___gr----------|-0-------------||--------7---7-5-4---4-5-------|-------------0--2---|-2----0--------||------------------------------|--------------------|---------------||------------------------------|--------------------|---------------||------------------------------|--------------------|---------------| "God am"
|-------------------------------------|-0-------------------------0---||-------------10-10-10----10-13b15~~--|-5b6--5---5---0-0----0-0-3-3b5-||-(0)---------12-------12-------------|--------7---7-5-4----4-5-------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------| "God am"
|---------------------|---------------|---------------------||-(b5)___gr---------1-|-0--5----------|-(5)--------/10~~~~~-||-------------0--2----|-2--2----------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------|---------------------| "God am" "God am"
KEY | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | b bend string to higher note indicated | r release bend | gr gradual release (slow & dramatic) | ~ vibrato | PH pinch harmonic | x Mute note | () note held over from previous bar
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