Brighter Days tab with lyrics by Govt Mule - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Govt Mule – Brighter Days tab

Song: Brighter Days
Artist: Gov't Mule
Album: High & Mighty
Year: 2006

Tabbed by: JBankAZ
Email: JBankAZ@yahoo.com

Tuning: (Low to high)C-G-C-G-C-C

This is tab for Brighter Days off of Mule's latest album High & Mighty. After many hours
to figure it out, I found an article where Warren Haynes explained that he was using a
RD with extremely heavy strings tuned all the way down to an open C chord. You can 
with the tuning if you don't wish to detune that low...but this is how he plays it.
distortion - bottom heavy distortion - and a slide on the entire song.

Not all parts are exact, specifically the break/solo and the verse, but it is pretty
and should give you the right idea. Enjoy. Got Mule?

Intro:w/slide:C|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|C|--<0-(0)--0-(3)/5~~~~/7~~~/7/7/p0-4/5/4/5/4~~~/p0-------|G|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|C|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|G|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------|C|--<0-(0)------------------------------------------------| < (volume swell)
C|--------------------------------------------------------|C|--0-(3)/5~~5~/10~10~10~10/7~~~~6/7/6/7/6/7~~~~/p(0)-----|G|--------------------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|C|--0-0-/2p0-0-/4p0-/5~~~~~/p0--2p0-4/5-4/5/4~~~/p0-------|G|--------------------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|C|---------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|C|--0-/2p0-0-/4p0-0/5~~~~~/0--2p0-4/5-4/5/4~~~~/p0---------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|C|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------/(12)~~~~//p0---(0)-------|C|---------------------------4/5/4~~/p0----/(12)~~~~//p0---(0)-------|G|-----------------------------------------//12~~~~~//p0---(0)-------|C|--/7~~~/10~~~~~/6///0--------------------//12~~~~~//p0---(0)-------|G|-----------------------x0---------------------------------0--------|C|----------------------x0----------------------------------0--------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|C|--(7)/17-16/17/16~--(7)/17-16/17/16/17/16~~~~--(7)/17-16/17/16/19~~~~--|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|C|-(7)/17-16/17/16~--(7)/17-16/17/16/19~~~~-(7)/17-16/17/16~~-10~~/12~~~-|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------------------------(0)-|
Main Riff:w/ slideC|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|C|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|G|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|C|--0------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|G|---------------||--------------------------------------|C|---------------||--------------------------------------|*(1st time Only)*
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|G|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|G|--------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------|[Play 4 times - Drums enter on 3rd time]
Verse: w/ slide
Part I: 1. If I live...die... ...will....just-ly.... 2.....'til I wake... ...will...remem-ber 3.....to myself.... ...will...I.... something...C|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|C|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|G|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|C|--/2~~~~-----||-------/5~~~~-/4------------2~/p0---------------|G|-------------||------------------------------------------------|C|-------------||------------------------------------------------|*(1st Time Only)*
C|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|C|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|G|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|C|---0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|G|---------------------------------------|C|---------------------------------------|
2. If I sleep.... 3. If I lie....C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|G|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p2~~~~---------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|C|----------------------------------------------------|[Play 3x - one time for each of the first 3 lines of the verse]
Part II:
4. If...fears... ...means...C|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|C|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|G|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|C|--/5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/8~~~~-/7-/5-0/3~0----------|G|-----------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------|[Play 1x - one time for the last line of the verse]
Chorus 1:w/ slideC|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|C|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|G|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|C|--0-------------||--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~~--------------|G|----------------||--------------------------------------|C|----------------||--------------------------------------|*(1st time Only)*
C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|G|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|C|--0--0/2/p0--0//4/p0--//5~/4~~/p0-----------|G|--------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------|[Play 3x]
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|C|-/(2)~~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~(2)~/(5)~~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)~(5)----|G|-//2~~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~//5~~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5-----|C|-//2~~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~~2~~//5~~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5~~~5-----|G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|[Play 1x]
Verse 2: [Same as Verse 1 but with different lyrics.] Chorus 2: [Same as Chorus 1]
Break/Solo:w/ slideC|-------------------------------------------------|C|----------------------------0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3~~~~--|G|--0-0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3-/1~~~~-----------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------|[Play 4x - Keys enter on the third]
The rest of the solo and break are mostly keys with some rhythm guitar using wah. It doesn't sound too tough, just a two chord vamp.
Break/Solo Outro:w/ slideC|-------------------------------------------------|C|----------------------------0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3~~~~--|G|--0-0-/3p0-/5-/4-/3-/1~~~~-----------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------|G|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|C|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|
[Play 1x] [Drum Bridge] Outro/Chorus: [Repeat Main Riff Many Times] Final Riff/Outro:
w/ slideC|-----------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------------------|G|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|C|---5-5-4/5-4/5//1--/6-5--/5-3--/3-1~~~~~~------|
[Play 1x]
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