Megadeth - This Was My Life tab

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THIS WAS MY LIFE
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1992 Album COUNTDOWN TO EXTICTION)

Transcribed by Mental Goat
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine
Arranged by Dave Mustaine

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Dave Gtr. 1'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Marty Gtr. 2'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Marty Gtr. 2 (Doubled)'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Fill In Gtr.'

 Intro
  Moderately Fast Rock Q=138
  B5             Bb5 A5      G5      A5  G#5 G5      F5
 4/4
  Gtrs I, II
  <
  W           E   E   E  E E  Q.      E   E   E  E E  Q.
|----------|-----------------------|------------------------||----------|-----------------------|------------------------||----------|-----------------------|------------------------||-9--------|-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)/---||-9--------|--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3/----||-7--------|--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1/----|
E5 PM--------------------------|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||-/9--------------|-----------------||-/9--------------|-----------------||-/7--------------|-----------------||-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B5 Bb5 A5 G5 A5 G#5 G5 F5 E E E E E Q. E E E E E Q.|-----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)---|||--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3----|||--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1----||
Verses 1 & 2: PM PM PM E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E||------------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|||o-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|||------------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|||--2---0h2-(2)---2-(2)---|-----0h2-(2)---2-----|-----0h2-(2)---2-(2)---|||o---2------2-------2--3-|---3------3------3-4-|---4------4-------4--5-|||--------------0---------|-------------0-------|-------------0---------|
PM PM E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------||-----4-------4---|-----7h9-(9)---9----9--|-----9h10-(10)---10-(10)-10--||---5---6---6---7-|---7------7------7-(7)-|---7--------7---------7--(7)-||-----------------|-------------0---------|---------------0-------------|
PM----------|
E E S S E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|---------------------|-------------------||---------------------|-------------------||---------------------|-------------------||-----7h8-(8)---8-----|-------------------||---9------9------9S2-|-(2)---------------||-------------x-------|-----5-3-2-5-3-2-1-|
PM PM PM E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------||-----0h2-(2)---2-(2)---|-----0h2-(2)---2-----|-----0h2-(2)---2-(2)---||---2------2-------2--3-|---3------3------3-4-|---4------4-------4--5-||-0-----------0---------|-------------0-------|-------------0---------|
PM PM E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------||-----4-------4---|-----7h9-(9)---9----9--|-----9h10-(10)---10-(10)-10--||---5---6---6---7-|---7------7------7-(7)-|---7--------7---------7--(7)-||-----------------|-------------0---------|---------------0-------------|
PM----------|
E E S S E E E E E +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|---------------------|-------------------|------------------|||---------------------|-------------------|------------------|||---------------------|-------------------|-------5-4--------|||-----7h8-(8)---8-----|-------------------|-4---4-----7-5-4--|||---9------9------9S2-|-(2)---------------|-2-6--------------|||-------------x-------|-----5-3-2-5-3-2-1-|------------------||
Chorus ~~~~~~~~ ~ E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|---------5-3-------||-------5-4-2-----|-----2-5-----5-2---||-7-6-7-------2-3-|-(3)---------------||-----------------|-----------------2-|
~~~ ~ +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------||-------------------|-------------------|-----------------||-------------------|-----------2---2-4-|-----------------||---------4-2-----4-|-(4)-3-5-4-4-5-4-5-|-------5-4-2-----||-----1-4-----4-1-6-|-(6)-5-7-6---7-----|-7-6-7-------2-3-||-(2)---------------|-------------------|-----------------|
~~~ ~~~~~~~~ +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|---------5-4-------||---------5-3-------|-------------------|-------2-5-4-5-4-2-||-----2-5-----5-2---|---------4-2-----1-|-(1)-4-4-----7-5-4-||-(3)---------------|-----1-4-----4-1-2-|-(2)-6-------------||-----------------2-|-(2)---------------|-------------------|
PM--------------------------|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||-9\--------------|-----------------||-9\--------------|-----------------||-7\--------------|-----------------||-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E E E E E Q. E E E E E Q.|-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)/---||--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3/----||--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1/----|
PM--------------------------|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||-/9--------------|-----------------||-/9--------------|-----------------||-/7--------------|-----------------||-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E E E E E Q. E E E E E Q.|-----------------------|------------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------o|||-----------------------|------------------------|||-(9)-(8)-(7)-----(5)---|-(7)-(6)-(5)-----(3)----|||--9---8---7-------5----|--7---6---5-------3----o|||--7---6---5-------3----|--5---4---3-------1-----||
Bridge Q E E E E E E +E S S E E E E E E|-----------------|---------------------||-----------------|---------------------||-9\--------------|---------------------||-9\------------2-|-(2)---------------6-||-7\------------3-|-(3)---------------4-||-----0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
+E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-------------------|----------------------||-------------------|----------------------||-------------------|-----------------(9)--||-(6)-------------4-|-(4)--------------9---||-(4)-------------5-|-(5)--------------7---||-----0-0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0------|
+Q E E E E E E +E S S E E E E E E|-------------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------||-(9)\--------------|---------------------||-(9)\------------2-|-(2)-----------------||-(7)\------------3-|-(3)---------------1-||-------0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
PM--| +E E E E E E E E +Q Q E E E E|--------------------|-----------------||--------------------|-----------------||--------------------|---------------9-||--------------------|---------------9-||-(1)--------------2-|-(2)--3--------7-||-(2)--0-0-0-0-0-0---|---------3-2-1---|
+Q E E E E E E +E S S E E E E E E|-------------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------||-(9)\--------------|---------------------||-(9)\------------2-|-(2)---------------6-||-(7)\------------3-|-(3)---------------4-||-------0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
+E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-------------------|----------------------||-------------------|----------------------||-------------------|-----------------(9)--||-(6)-------------4-|-(4)--------------9---||-(4)-------------5-|-(5)--------------7---||-----0-0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0------|
+Q E E E E E E +E S S E E E E E E|-------------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------||-(9)\--------------|---------------------||-(9)\------------2-|-(2)-----------------||-(7)\------------3-|-(3)---------------1-||-------0-0-0-0-0---|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
PM----|
+E E E E E E E E +Q Q E E E E|--------------------|-----------------|||--------------------|-----------------|||--------------------|-----------------|||--------------------|-----------------|||-(1)--------------2-|-(2)--3----------|||-(2)--0-0-0-0-0-0---|---------3-2-1-0-||
Guitar Solo Gtr I E Q. E S S E E|--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||------------------------------2-------||------7\-------------2------------2---||--0----------------------3-3----------|
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| Gtrs II, III| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-12-0-0--0-12-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
E Q S +S E S +S E E|-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------2-------||-------7--------7-(7)--3---------------3---||--0-------------------------3-(3)----------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-10-0-12-0-0-0-10--0--10-10-0--0--10-0-0-0-||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|
E Q. E S S E E E Q. E S S E E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------2-------|-------------------------------------||------7\-------------4------------4---|------7\------------5--------6-------||-0-----------------------3--3---------|-0----------------------3--3-----7---|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-9-0-12--0-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-9-0-|-8-0-12--8-0-0-8-0-12-8-0-12-8-0-8-8-||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E Q. E S S E E|--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||------------------------------2-------||------7\-------------2------------2---||--0----------------------3-3----------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-12-0-0--0-12-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
E Q S +S E S +S E E|-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------2-------||------7---------7-(7)--3---------------3---||--0-------------------------3-(3)----------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-10s9-0-10-0-0-10--0--12-10-0--0--10-0-0-0-||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|
E Q. E S S E E E Q. E E E E|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|||------------------------------2--------|----------------------------------|||------7\-------------4-------------4---|-----7\-----------5---------------|||-0-----------------------3--3----------|-0--------------------3---2---1---||
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-9-0-12--0-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-9-0-12-0-|-8-0-0--7p0-0-5p0-3p0-0-2p0-0-1p0-|||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
Gtrs I, II E S S +S S E E S S +S S E E S S +S S E E S S +S S E||------------------------------|--------------------------------|||o-----------------------------|--------------------------------|||------------------0h2-(2)-0-0-|-(0)---------------0h2-(2)-0-0--|||----0h2-(2)-0-0---------------|-----0h2-(2)-0-0----------------|||o-----------------------------|--------------------------------|||--0-------------3-------------|--2--------------1--------------| H H H H
E S S +S S E E S S +S S E E S S +S S E E S S +S S E|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|||-----------------------------|-------------------------------o|||-----------------0h2-(2)-0-0-|-(0)---------------0h2-(2)-0-0--|||---0h2-(2)-0-0---------------|-----0h2-(2)-0-0----------------|||-----------------------------|-------------------------------o|||-0-------------3-------------|--2--------------1--------------|| H H H H
PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
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| Gtr III| H H H H H H H H|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||---------4-------|-3-------2-------|---------4-------|-3-------2-------||-5---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
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| Gtrs III, IV| H H H H H H H H|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||---------5-------|-4-------1-------|---------5-------|-4-------1-------||-4-------4-------|-3-------2-------|-4-------4-------|-3-------2-------||-5---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
PM--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||-2-------5-------|--4--------3-------|-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------||-2-------5-------|--4--------3-------|-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------||-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|--2--2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
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| >| W +W W W|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||-4---------------|-(4)---------------|-----------------|-----------------||-5---------------|-(5)---------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
PM--------------------------------- E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------||-2-------5-------|-4-------3-------||-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
---------------| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-------------------------||-----------------|-------------------------||-----------------|-------------------------||-2-------5-------|-------------------------||-2-------5-------|-------------------------||-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
E E Q H|-------------*||-------------*||-------------*||-2-----------*||-2-----------*||-0-----------*|
Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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