Jerry Cantrell - Breaks My Back tab

Jerry Cantrell - 'Breaks My Back'
From 'Boggy Depot'
Eb tuning
Tabbed by jjhand

A lighter song Jerry that has some great arpeggios and lead riffs. Lead has
Jerry's tube distortion, Rhythm has chorus effect only, and third track is an
acoustic. During the Bridge and Ending, a second distorted guitar plays.

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Intro -

Lead C# B F# Eeb-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|Bb--10----------10-|-10\8--8------8-|-8/12--12--12-12br13-|-12br13-10-10--8-10-|Gb-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|Db-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|Ab-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|Eb-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|
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|Rhythmeb-----------------|----------------|---------3-----3-3---|-----1------------1-|Bb--7----7---7---7-|-7\5---5----5---|-3---------------3---|---1-------1------1-|Gb-----7---9---7---|-----5----5---5-|-------4-----4-------|-2-------------2----|Db-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|Ab-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|Eb-----------------|----------------|---------------------|--------------------|
Lead BEb---------------------|----------------------|Bb--10br12-8-----------|----------------------|Gb-----------9~~-------|----------------------|Db---------------------|----------------------|Ab---------------------|----------------------|Eb---------------------|----------------------|
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| Rhythm 6 beats (Acoustic Melody part)eb-----------0---------|---------------------------|Bb-----------1---------|---------------------------|Gb-----------0---------|---------------------------|Db-----------2---------|---------------------------|Ab------3----3---------|-3-5-5b7---5-3---------3---|Eb---------------------|---------------0-3~--0---0-|
Verse Riff 1 (half as fast as intro)
LeadEb-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------|Bb-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------|Gb-------------------------|------------------------4-|-5p4---5--7--5--5-4~|Db-5/7---------------------|--------------------5-7---|-----5-5--7--5------|Ab-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------|Eb-------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------|
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| AcousticEb-------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------|Bb-------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------|Gb-------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------|Db-------------------------|--------------------------|----------------------|Ab---------------------3---|-----3-5-/7-----------3---|-------3-3-----3------|Eb-3-5-------3-5-----3---5-|-3-5--------3-5--5--3---5-|-3-5-------3-5---5-3-5|
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| RhythmEb--------0-----------0--3-|Bb-----3-----3-----3-------| play 3xGb-0h2---------0h2---------|Db-------------------------|Ab-------------------------|Eb-------------------------|
Verse Riff 1 Ending
Lead|---------------------------||---------------------------||-(4~)----------------------||---------------------------||---------------------------||---------------------------|
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| Acoustic|-------------------------------||-----5br6----------------------||----------7-/9-7-5---------5-7-||-------------------5---5-7-----||---------------------7---------||-3-5---------------------------|
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| Rhythm|--------0-------------0--3-----||-----3-----3-------3-----------||-0h2----------0h2--------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------|
Verse Riff 2 (play 2x, with 2 endings)
LeadEb--------13~------13p12---12-----|---12p10---10--------10----15---15-|Bb-----/10-------10------10-------|-10------10--------10---/15---15---|Gb--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|Db--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|Ab--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|Eb--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
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| AcousticEb--------------------------------|------------------------------------|Bb--------6--6------6p5---5---5---|-5----------------------------------|Gb-7br8-7---------7-----7---------|---7p5-7---7----------5-4----4-5----|Db--------------------------------|------------------------------------|Ab--------------------------------|------------------------------------|Eb--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
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| RhythmEb------10---10--------9-----9----|-------5-------5---------7-----7----|Bb----10---10--10----10---10--10\-|-----3-------3---------8-----8---8--|Gb--------------------------------|-----------5------------------------|Db--------------------------------|------------------------------------|Ab--------------------------------|------------------------------------|Eb--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
1 "Through windows by my bed, miles away I" 2 "No coldness in my eye, cut the skin and" Verse Riff 2 Continued: Ending 1 Ending 2 (add 1 bar)
3 beats 4 beats againEb-15\13----13-----------|--------------------| |------------------|----|Bb-----------------------|--------------------| |------------------|----|Gb-------14___-----------|-12b14_________r12--| |--------9br10-7---|----|Db-----------------------|--------------------| |---------------10-|-9~-|Ab-----------------------|--------------------| |------------------|----|Eb-----------------------|--------------------| |------------------|----|
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| Acoustic (varies on 2nd time)Eb-----------------------|-------------------3-----| |----0-------------|Bb------6----------------|-------------------0-----| |----0-------------|Gb----5------------------|-------------------0-----| |----0-------------|Db-----------------------|-------------------0-----| |----2-------------|Ab-----------------------|-----5-7h8p7-------2-----| |----2-------------|Eb-----------------------|-5-----------------3-----| |-0--0-------------|
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| RhythmEb------8------------5---|-------------------3-----| |----0-------------|Bb---10----------------5-|-------------------0-----| |----0-------------|Gb---------------4/5-----|-------------------0-5-7-| |----0-------------|Db-----------------------|-------------------0-----| |----2-------------|Ab-----------------------|-------------------x-----| |----2-------------|Eb-----------------------|-5-5--------5------3-----| |-0--0-------------|
1."rest my weary head next to you" 2."take my sorry hide cover you make love with you" (1:11) Chorus - Play Verse Riff 1 Again Lyrics: "It bleeds upon my back Strapped with silver tacks Wish I'd loved you more And never shut that door"
Change in Lead Part (1:20, During 3rd like of these lyrics)|----------------------||----------------------||---4-5---5-7-4~~------||-7-----5--------------||----------------------||----------------------|
Play Verse Riff 2 Again, with Acoustic Change Lyrics: "The waves that run the shore Wash away the stones of pain we bore"
Acoustic (1:41)|------------------------------------|--------10-10--12-12b-||------------------------------------|----------------------||------------------------------------|----------------------||---------------------5-/7-----------|----------------------||---------- 7-7h8p7-8-------8\7--8\7-|-7\5------------------||------------------------------------|----------------------|"I tortured you" "I tried to drown my
|-------------------------|------10--------------||-------------------------|-13b15--13b15-10------| <- This bar|-------------------------|----------------------| is 3 beats|-------------------------|----------------------||-------------------------|----------------------||-------------------------|----------------------|"hate Underneath an ocean I still wait"
|---------------------|--------------------------------||---------------------|-10-10~-------------------------||-12b14r12-10-9-------|----------9-9b10-9---9-9-9~-----||---------------------|--------------------------------||---------------------|--------------------------------||---------------------|--------------------------------|"Remembering you, always true"
Play Chorus Again - Same Lyrics
Lead Electric Part (2:15, Added to 3rd line in Chorus)|---------------13---/15----------||----13pbr12---------------13~----||-14---------14-------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------| "Wish I'd loved you more and never shut that door"
(2:24) Bridge
Rhythm Gtr: bars 1-2Eb--------------------------|-------------------------|Bb--------------------------|-------------------------|Gb----13-14--15---13-14--15-|---13-14--15---13-14--15-|Db--------------------------|-------------------------|Ab--------------------------|-------------------------|Eb--------------------------|-------------------------|
Rhythm bars 3-4|----15-----------15--------|----15-----------15--------||---------------------------|---------------------------||----13h14--15----13h14--15-|----13h14--15----13h14--15-||-12------------------------|-12------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------|
Acoustic/ Clean Guitar|-----------------------||-12-12--15~-12-12--15~-||-----------------------||-----------------------||-----------------------||-----------------------|
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| Rhythm Guitar (Distorted for bars 5-6)|---------------------|-----------------------------------------------||---------------------|-----------------------------------------------||-9---------9---------|-7---------------------------------------------||-9---------9---------|-7--hold-for 8 beats---------------------------||-7---------7---------|-5---------------------------------------------||---------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
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| Lead (Solo Lick)|---------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||-12~-------12--------|-----------------------------------------------------||-14b16~----14b16~----|-16pbr14--12-14-15-14h15p14--14----------------------||---------------------|---------------------------15--15-14-12-14-15-14tr15-||---------------------|-----------------------------------------------------||---------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
Lead (Rhythm holds C#5 chord from above)|-------------------------------------------------13------||---------------------------------------------------13-15~||-----------------------------------12/15-12-14~~---------||---------------------------------12----------------------||---------------10h12--------10h12------------------------||-10~~--10h12h13-----10h12h13-----------------------------|
(2:54) Bridge Ending - Rhythm Guitar C# B F# E|--------------------------|----------------------------------||-----7-7---7------5-5---5-|---12----------10------------10---||---7-----7----5-------5---|-------------------------10----10-||--------------------------|-12-----9-9--9---10---10-10----10-||--------------------------|------10---10-------12-----12-----||--------------------------|----------------------------------|"Oh, restitution day, all I have I give away to"
Rhythm|-------------------||-------------------||-------------------||-10-10-------------||-10-10-------------||-8--8--------------|
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| Lead|-22--20--20h22~~~~--||--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||--------------------|"Be with you"
Bridge ends with Acoustic melody lick part from the beginning Play Verse Riff 1 and 2 again as he sings: "If it breaks my back... breaks my back" (3:26) Play Verse Riff 2 Again, Same Lyrics Play Chorus Again
(4:10) Lead Adds to Chorus:|-------------------------|----------------------|-----||-------------------------|----------------------|-----||-------------------------|-----5-------5-4~-----|-7---||----------------------5--|---5---5~--5----------|-7---||-----7----------5--7-----|-7--------------------|-5---||-5-8--8~-----8-----------|----------------------|-----|
(4:19) Play Bridge Again (note that bar 5 from before is repeated 1x)
Lead Solo Lick (slightly different than previous Break)|-----------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------||-16pbr14--12-14-15-14h15p14--14----------------------------||---------------------------15--15-14-12-14-15tr14----------||-------------------------------------------------15-14-12--||-----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------||----------------------15-12h14-14---14b17~~~~~--||--------------10h12/14--------------------------||---------10h12----------------------------------||-10h12h13---------------------------------------|
Play Bridge Ending, but Acoustic Part is played by the Distorted Electric
Lead Plays (Second Guitar plays this an octave lower)|-----------------------------||-----------------------------||-5-7-7b9---7-5---------------||-----------------5~-----5----||---------------7------7---7--||-----------------------------|
Song Ending:
Rhythm - hold out chord for 8 beats each time, repeat til fade|-------------|--------------||-------------|--------------||-------------|--------------||-5/7---------|-(7)----------||-5/7---------|-(7)----------||-3/5---------|-(5)----------|
Lead (5:22)
|-20b22~~~~r20---17-20-17-20pb22-b22-------------|---------||--------------------------------------17-20~~~--|-20b22~--||------------------------------------------------|---------||------------------------------------------------|---------||------------------------------------------------|---------||------------------------------------------------|---------|
(5:39)|-----------------------------------------------|--------||-----------------------------------------------|--------||-------------5-7b9-7---5p4~--------------------|--------||---5---7-5-7-----------------5-----------------|-5/7----||-7-----------------------------7~--------------|-5/7----||-----------------------------------8-7~--3-0---|-3/5----|
(5:57)|--------------------------------|----------------||-------8~---8-------8--8--------|----------------||-7b9--b9~--b9-----7b9-b9r___--5-|----------------||--------------------------------|-5h7~~~---------||--------------------------------|----------------||--------------------------------|----------------|
(6:18)|-----------------------------------|----------------|-------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------|-------------------||------------------7~--0------------|-7b9~~~~~~~~----|-7b9--7-0-7-5~~~---||-------------9-10-------10-9~~-----|----------------|-------------------||-7~~~------7------------------10-7-|----------------|-------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------|-------------------|
Fade Continues Key b = bend r = release bend pbr = pre-bend and release ~ = vibrato / = slide up \ = slide down p = pull off h = hammer on tr = trill (hammer on, pull off a few times quick)
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