Alter Bridge - Words Darker Than Their Wings tab

Alter Bridge - "Words Darker Than Their Wings"
From the Album "ABIII"
Tuning - Acoustics in Eb
         Electric in Drop Db (DADGBE down 1/2 step)
Tabbed by jjhand


This song is in a fast paced 6/8 time, but the acoustic part repeats 
enough to make it not too hard to play. I think I got the notes pretty 
close to accurate, but if so, let me know so I can fix it up. Please 
rate if its good!
  

Acoustic Riff (12-string & 6 string, with reverb) A Db/Abeb|-------------------------|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|-------------------------|Gb|-----3-2-3-------3-2-3---|-----3-2-3-------0-2-0---|Db|---0-------0---0-------0-|---0-------0---0---------|Ab|-1-----------1-----------|-0-----------0-----------|Eb|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B6 Amaj7|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------2-0---------2-0---|-------2-0---------2-0---||---5-0-----0---5-0-----0-|---3-0-----0---3-0-----0-||-3-----------3-----------|-1-----------1-----------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
A Db/Ab|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-----3-2-3-------3-2-3---|-----3-2-3-------0-2-0---||---0-------0---0-------0-|---0-------0---0---------||-1-----------1-----------|-0-----------0-----------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
B6 Gb/Bb|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------2-0---------2-0---|-------2-0---------2-0---||---5-0-----0---5-0-----0-|---5-0-----0---5-0-----0-||-3-----------3-----------|-2-----------2-----------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
Verse - Play Acoustic Riff 1x, then repeat final bar Lyrics: "You say you're alright... I hope that I'm wrong I know that you try, but still it is gone"
Prechorus - Electric (drop Db tuning)|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------||-3----3---3-3----3---3-|-3----3---3-3----3---3-|-3---3-3--3-3--3---3-||-2----2---2-2----2---2-|-2----2---2-2p0--0---0-|-2---2-2--2-2--2---2-||-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------| see|-3----3---3-3----3---3-|-1----1---1-1----1---1-|---------------------| below|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
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| Acoustic, 12-string|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------||-8----8---8-8\6--6---6-|-6----6---6-6\3--3---3-|-3-------------------||-0----0---0-0----0---0-|-0----0---0-0----0---0-|-2-------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------|-0----same pattern---||-----------------------|-----------------------|-x-------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------|-3-------------------|Mark: "Just don't you lose hope I swear I'll never 2 "alone. Now don't you let go I swear I still believe
Last bar of prechorus- Electric|-----------------------||-1----1-1--1-----------||-2----2-2--2-0---0---0-||-------------3---3---3-||-----------------------||-----------------------|
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| Acoustic|-----------------------||-1----1-1--1-----------||-2----2-2--2-0---0---0-||-3----3-3--3-3---3---3-||-3----3-3--3-3---3---3-||-1----1-1--1-1---1---1-|1 "dreamed that we're"2 "though I don't know"
Play Acoustic Riff again for Verse 2, as before Lyrics: "Remember the years I still walked tall I only feared, now I only crawl" Prechorus 2 (same riff) "How could I be wrong? I hope there comes a day your fear is gone How could we be lost? Lost just cease to be not carry on"
After prechorus 2 - played 2x into chorus|----------------------------||-3----3---3-3----3----3---3-||-3----3---3-3----3----3---3-||-3----3---3-3----3----3---3-||-1----1---1-1----1----1---1-||----------------------------|
(1:52) Chorus - Distorted Electric, play through 2x, then repeatEb|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|Bb|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|Gb|-7---7---7-7----7-7-x-|-5---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-3---3-3--3-3---3-3--3-|Db|-5---5---5-5----5-5-x-|-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3---3-3--3-3---3-3--3-|Ab|-5---5---5-5----5-5-x-|-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-1---1-1--1-1---1-1--1-|Db|-5---5---5-5----5-5-x-|-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-----------------------|1. "Into the light may you fall Into the light may you"2. "Into the light may you know Truth alone"
|-----------------------||-----------------------||-------------5---5---5-||-3---3-3-3-3-3---3---3-||-0---0-0-0-0-3---3---3-||-------------3---3---3-|1. "follow"
Break- in 4/4 , played 4x with endings shown
Acoustic - with delay|-----------------------|------------------3----|-----------------------||---3------3----3----3--|---3------3----3-------|---1------1--3-1--0-1--||--------0---------0----|--------0-----------0--|--------0--------------||-3----3------3---------|-2----2------2---------|-1----1----------------||-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
1st/3rd ending 2nd/4th ending|---------------------| |---------------------||---1----1----0-----0-| |---1----1----0-------||----------------2----| |----------------2--0-||-0----0----0---------| |-0----0----0---------||---------------------| |---------------------||---------------------| |---------------------|
(3:05) Heavy Guitar Bridge- Electric (Drop Db tuning), played 2x
D5 Db+ Db5 |---------------------|--------------------|------------------|------------------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|------------------||-3----3----3----3----|-3----3p2-2---2-2-2-|-5----5-5-5----5--|-5---5---5---5----||-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-3----3-3-3----3--|-2---2---2---2----||-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-3----3-3-3----3--|-2---2---2---2----||-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-3----3-3-3----3--|-2---2---2---2--0-|1. "Go never to ask why Or to fear again"2. "Go set out towards the sun Let the new begin"
line 2:|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||-3----3----3----3----|-3----3p2-2---2-2-2-|------------------|-------------------||-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-5--5--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--||-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-5--5--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--||-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-5--5--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--|
1. "Go find your peace tonight" 2. "Go soon your day will come" (3:43) Play Acoustic Riff 2x with lyrics: "Your day will come" Electric Ramp-up part before chorus:
Palm muted**************************** % % % eb|-------------------------|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|-------------------------|Gb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------|Db|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------|Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1--1~--0------|Db|-------------------------|----------------------0--|
% notes used again in final chorus as it repeats Play Chorus Again (4:37) Ending - 2 Electrics in drop Db, played 4x
Rhythm (* = first note in last bar is omitted on final repeat)|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||---------------------|--------------------|-1----------------|-*-----------------||-5--------/17~-------|-3--------/15~------|-1-------6--5--3--|-2~------5---------||-5--------/17~-------|-3--------/15~------|-1----------------|---------5---------|
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|Lead - All Tremelo picking!|-13-----TP-----------|-12-----TP----------|-11-----TP--------|-10-----TP---------||-16b18--TP-----------|-15b17--TP----------|-14b16--TP--------|-13b15--TP---------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------||---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------|
KEY ************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | b Bend | r Bend release ************************************
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