Alter Bridge – Show Me A Sign tab ver. 2

Alter Bridge - "Show Me A Sign"
From "AB III"
Tuning: Drop Db (Half-Step down)
Tabbed by jjhand
Edited by LURKINGRAIDARS

"Show Me A Sign," is the song in the ABIII album that plays like a concept
record whose main character is someone desperately struggling to find their
place in a world steeped in doubt and emptiness. It's the band's favorite.
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Intro - Clean Guitar, vol knob turned down Db Gbsus/Deb|------------------------|----------------------|Bb|------------------------|---------1------------|Gb|-------------0-2----0-2-|-2b3r2---0------------|Db|-----0------------------|---------0------------|Ab|------------------------|----------------------|Db|-0-----0-2-3------------|-------1--------------|
Db D(b5)eb|------------------------|----------------------|Bb|------------------------|----------------------|Gb|-------------0-2----0-2-|-2b3r2---0------------|Db|-----0------------------|---------1------------|Ab|------------------------|---------0------------|Db|-0-----0-2-3------------|-------1----------12\-|
Main Riff - Heavy Guitareb|------------------------|--------------------------------|Bb|-----3------------------|---------1----------------------|Gb|-----2-------0-2----0h2-|-2b3r2---0----3--2--0-----------|Db|-----0-------0-0----0---|---------0-----------3-2-0------|Ab|------------------------|--------------------------2-1-0-|Db|-0-----0-2-3------------|-------1------------------------|
eb|------------------------|--------------------------------|Bb|-----3------------------|---------1----------------------|Gb|-----2-------0-2----0h2-|-2b3r2---0----3--2--0-----5-3-0-|Db|-----0-------0-0----0---|---------3-----------3-2-0------|Ab|------------------------|--------------------------------|Db|-0-----0-2-3------------|-------1------------------------|
eb|------------------------|--------------------------------|Bb|-----3------------------|---------1----------------------|Gb|-----2-------0-2----0h2-|-2b3r2---0----3--2--0-----------|Db|-----0-------0-0----0---|---------0-----------3-2-0------|Ab|------------------------|--------------------------2-1-0-|Db|-0-----0-2-3------------|-------1------------------------|
eb|------------------------|--------------------------------|Bb|-----3------------------|--------------------------------|Gb|-----2-------0-2----0h2-|-2b3r2---0----------------------|Db|-----0-------0-0----0---|---------1----------------------|Ab|------------------------|---------0----------------------|Db|-0-----0-2-3------------|-------1------------------------|
Verse - Clean, Let Strings Ringeb|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|Bb|-----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|Gb|-------0----------0----|-------0-----------|-------0----------0----|Db|---7----------5--------|-----4-------------|---7----------5--------|Ab|-----0----------0------|---0---------------|-----0----------0------|Db|-10---------8----------|-0-----------------|-10---------8----------|
"A trail of tears beyond redemption Just a word and nothing"
eb|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|Bb|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|Gb|-------0------0---0----|-------0----------0----|-------0-----------|Db|-----4----------4------|---7----------5--------|-----4-------------|Ab|---0--------0----------|-----0----------0------|---0---------------|Db|-0---------------------|-10---------8----------|-0-----------------|
"more no more I must reveal I am falling"
eb|-------------------------|-----------------------|Bb|-------------------------|-----------------------|Gb|-2------0-2-3--------2-0-|-2b3r2-----------------|Db|-3----------1------------|-0---------------------|Ab|-------------------------|-----------------------|Db|-------------------------|-----------------/12\--|
"To the dark I now am born" For Prechorus - Play the Main Riff Again (first 4 bars) "So if you hear this cry" Chorus - Play twice (look for fourth bar of riff further down):
Guitar 1eb|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|Bb|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|Gb|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|Db|-8--------8-------|-8-------8---------|-0----------------------|Ab|-8--------8-------|-8-------8-8-7~----|-0----------------------|Db|-8--------8-------|-8-------8-8-7~--3-|-0----------------------|
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| Guitar 2eb|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|Bb|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|Gb|-7------7-9-----9-|/10---10-9---------|-9------9---------------|Db|------------------|-------------------|---------10-10-10-10-10-|Ab|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|Db|------------------|-------------------|------------------------|
1 "Show me a sign, give me meaning Lead me to life let me know" 2 "Why all the lies I'm believing Have led me so far, far from home"
Chorus - cont'd, 4th bar before repeat|------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||-12---------------------------------||-10---------------------------------||-10---------------------------------|
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| Guitar 2 / Lead|------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||-12~--12-12~------------------------||-10~--10-10~------------------------||--------------10-12-14--15-14-12-10-| <- these notes are first time only
Transition to Verse 2 (Guitar 1 plays first two bars of Verse 1 2x):
Guitar 2 (two parts combined here)eb|---------------------------------|------------------------|Bb|-------5-------5-------6-5-------|------6-5-----5---------|Gb|-5---5---7-5-7-----5---------7-5-|---7--------7-----------|Db|---7-----------------------------|------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------|------------------------|Db|---------------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------5-------5-------6-5-------|-------------13--------------||-5---5---7-5-7-----5---------7-5-|----/12-10~-----9b10r9b10r9~-||---7-----------------------------|-----------------------------||---------------------------------|-----------------------------||---------------------------------|--switch to neck pickup------|
Verse 2 - Same as Verse 1, except 2 ending bars are repeated Lyrics: "Cutting anguish not forgotten Eternal life will not be mine, tonight But if I wake to find perdition At least I know the fault was mine At least I know the fault was mine" Play Main Riff for 4 bars Play Chorus Again Break - w/ flange-like effects, Guitar continues to play this during solo
|--------------------------|-----------------------------------------||--------------------------|----------------------12-------11--------||-------8------------------|-------8------------12-------11----------||---7-7-----7--------------|---7-7-----7-----------------------------||-6-----------0------------|-6-------------10--------9---------------||-------------0------------|-------------0---------------------------|
Short Solo - Use heavy fuzz overdrive to get right harmonic-like sound
|-11-10---------------|-10------/14~~---|(14)---------14-15~--14-15-||------13-11-10-11-13-|-----------------|-----------15--------------||---------------------|-----------------|---------------------------||---------------------|-----------------|---------------------------||---------------------|-----------------|---------------------------||---------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
|-17----17b18r17~~~-----15-|-14b15r14b15r14-----------------||--------------------------|----------------15b16r15~~~-----||--------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bridge - Note that fourth bar of riff is further down|----------------------|---------------------|------------------------||----------------------|------3--3-----------|------------------------||----------------------|-3----3--3-----------|------------------------||-1----1----1--1-------|-3----3--3---3--3-3--|-7----7----7-7--7--7-7--||-1----1----1--1-------|-1----1--1---3--3-3--|-5----5----5-5--5--5-5--||-1----1----1--1-------|-------------3--3-3--|-5----5----5-5--5--5-5--|1. "When the fire inside is gone"2. "And all that I once had is lost"3. "To the darkness I am born"
4th bar of riff|------------------------||------------------------||------------------------||-7----7----7-7--7--7-7--| |-5----5----5-5--5--5-5--||-4----4----4-4--4--4-4--|
Spooky Part - Use Delay pedal, other guitar plays intro similarly
4:03 4:09 4:15 4:21|-----------------|----------------|-pb17r15---------|-17/22-----------||-13b15r13--------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-12b13~~~-------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
* Lyrics are 1st Verse On last spooky note, Rhythm guitar (#1) palm mutes open Db chords Play Chorus 2x
Outro Solo (with Chorus in background from Guitar #1)4:47|-------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------||-10--13------------|-------------10-13-10--10-|--------------------------||-10--12b14r12-10---|-10h12~~~~~----------13---|-pb13r12_b13-12b14-10~~---||----------------12-|--------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
-10-13-10--10-|-10-----------10-----------10-----------13b15-13~-10---------------|---------13---|-13b15--10-10-13b15--10-10-13b15--10-10-------------13-10----------|--------------|--------------------------------------------------------pb13r12-10-|--------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
4:57|-------------13-15p13--13----------13----|-13-----13---------------------------||---------/15---------15--13--13-15-------|-16b18--16b18-r\15~~-x-x-17p13-17p13\||-12~~-10-------------------14---------14-|-------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------||\10-13p10--10-------------------------------------------------||---------13--12p10-13p12-10--12--10---------------------------||---------------------------12--12--12p11p10-------------------||-------------------------------------------12p11p10-12--10--8-||--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------18b20-|-18-17-15-----15-15---15-15---15-15--------------||--------------x-10---x-------|---------18b20-----b20-----b20-------------------||--------------x-10---x-------|------------------------------------10--9-7------||--------------x-10-----------|-------------------------------------------10-9--||-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||-10b12-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Ending - rhythm guitar starts at #-----------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------|-----------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------|-----------|------#2-------------|-(2)-----------------|-----------|-----------|-0----#0-------------|-(0)----------8-7--5-|-0---------|-8-7-5-----|-0----#1-------------|-(1)----------8-7--5-|-0---------|-------5-3-|-3-------------------|--------------8-7--5-|-0---------|
---------------|---------------------|-----------|---------------|---------------------|-----------|--2------------|-(2)-----------------|-----------|--0------------|-(0)----------8-7--5-|-0---------|--1------------|-(1)----------8-7--5-|-0---------|---------------|--------------8-7--5-|-0---------|
slide down to the last chord and hold till fade|--------------|---------------||--------------|---------------||-5--5---5----\|-2-------------||-x--0---0----\|-0--hold-out---||-3--3---3----\|-1-------------||--------------|---------------|
KEY ************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | b Bend | pb Pre-bend | r Bend release ************************************
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