Megadeth - Looking Down The Cross tab

Band- Megadeth
Song- Looking Down The Cross

Tuning: 1/4 step down

NOTE: For the intro, let the notes on the high 'e' and
low 'E' strings ring while you tap the harmonics.
To fret the notes, either use your thumb to come over and
fret the note on the low 'E', or do an overhand technique
and use your index and middle finger on the low 'E' and
high 'e', respectively.  Then finger pick the two strings,
using your middle finger to tap the harmonic.

To do the harmonic, you tap the fretwire over the 24th fret,
similar to The Conjuring intro.  You don't need a 24th
fret to do this either, just tap the string down where the
24th fret would be, you should get the same effect.



Riff 1Guitar 1e|-7----------------------6----------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>-|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-7----------------------6----------------------|
e|-7----------------------6----------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>-|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-7----------------------6----------------------|
e|-10---------------------9----------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>-|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-10---------------------9----------------------|
e|-10---------------------9----------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>----<24>-<24>-<24>-<24>-|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-10---------------------9----------------------|
Guitar 2e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|-2------------1------------|E|---3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3-|
e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|----------------------------|A|-2------------1-------------|E|---3--3--3--3---3--3--3-0-3-|
e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|-5------------4------------|E|---3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3-|
e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|-5------------4------------|E|---3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3-|
Riff 1aGuitar 1e|-19t15p12-19t15p12--------19t15p12-19t15p12--------19t15p12---------|B|------------------19t15p12-----------------19p15t12--------19t15p12-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-18t15p12-18t15p12--------18t15p12-18t15p12--------18t15p12---------|B|------------------18t15p12-----------------18p15t12--------18t15p12-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-19t15p12-19t15p12--------19t15p12-19t15p12--------19t15p12---------|B|------------------19t15p12-----------------19p15t12--------19t15p12-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-18t15p12-18t15p12--------18t15p12-18t15p12--------18t15p12---------|B|------------------18t15p12-----------------18p15t12--------18t15p12-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-22t18p15-22t18p15--------22t18p15-22t18p15--------22t18p15---------|B|------------------22t18p15-----------------22p18t15--------22t18p15-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-21t18p15-21t18p15--------21t18p15-21t18p15--------21t18p15---------|B|------------------21t18p15-----------------21p18t15--------21t18p15-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-22t18p15-22t18p15--------22t18p15-22t18p15--------22t18p15---------|B|------------------22t18p15-----------------22p18t15--------22t18p15-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-21t18p15-21t18p15--------21t18p15-21t18p15--------21t18p15---------|B|------------------21t18p15-----------------21p18t15--------21t18p15-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 keeps playing Riff 1 Riff 1b Guitar 1 keeps playing Riff 1a
Guitar 2e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------|A|-9--------8\--------9--------8\----|E|-7--------6\--------7--------6\----|
"Whoaaaaa..."e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------|A|-12-------11\------12-------11\----|E|-10--------9\------10--------9\----|
Riff 1ce|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|-9--------8-8\------9--------8/9-8--|E|-7--------6-6\------7--------6/7-6--|
"Now before they take me..."e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------|A|-12-------11-11\----12----12/14-12-11--|E|-10--------9--9\----10----10/12-10--9--|
"I'll recall my perils..."e|------------|B|------------|G|------------|D|------------|A|-9----9--5--|E|-7----7--3--|
Riff 2e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|---------4---5-------6----|D|-2-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|--------------------------|
* * * * * * "Whoaaaa..."e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-7-------9---10-----12-----14\-|D|-7-------9-x-10-----12-----14\-|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-10-0-0-12\-|E|-------------------------------|
* * * * * * *e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-------4---5-------6----|D|-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|------------------------|
* * * * * *e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|-7-------9---10------7-5-4-|D|-7-------9-x-10------------|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0--------|E|---------------------------| * * * * *
Riff 3e|------------------------------------------------------|B|-5------5------5------5--4------4------4--------------|G|-5------5------5------5--5------5------5------7-5-4-5-|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|----0-0----0-0----0-0-------0-0----0-0----0-0---------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * "Though too much to live for..."e|------------------------------------------------------|B|-5------5------5------5--7------7------7--------------|G|-5------5------5------5--5------5------5------7-4-5-4-|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|----0-0----0-0----0-0-------0-0----0-0----0-0---------|E|------------------------------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * "Ask not for salvation..."
Riff 2ae|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|---------4---5-------6----|D|-2-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|--------------------------|
* * * * * *e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-7-------9---10-----12-----14\-|D|-7-------9-x-10-----12-----14\-|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-10-0-0-12\-|E|-------------------------------|
* * * * * * * "Beckoning you in..."e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-------4---5-------6----|D|-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|------------------------|
* * * * * *e|----------------------------|B|--------------------3-------|G|-7-------9---10-------5-4-3-|D|-7-------9-x-10-------------|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0---------|E|----------------------------| * * * * *
Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm, listen for the rhythm "groove")e|-------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------4/5-|G|-2~--4-5~--xx--5-4-2-------2--/4--xxxx-4/5-|D|---------------------5-3------/3--xxxx-----|A|-------------------------3-----------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|---22-4-5~--4h5-7p5-4h5-----2-1tr2-xx-5p4p3-4---|D|------------------------3---------------------3-|A|-0------------------------3---------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|---------------[solo begins]------------4/5-|G|---22-4-5~--4h5-7p5-5p4-----2--/4--xxxx-4/5-|D|------------------------3------/3--xxxx-----|A|-0------------------------3-----------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|---22-4-5~--4h5-7p5-4h5-----2-1tr2-xx-5p4p3-4---|D|------------------------3---------------------3-|A|-0------------------------3---------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
Riff 3a (Solo Rhythm)e|------------------------------------------------------|B|-5------5------5------5--4------4------4--------------|G|-5------5------5------5--5------5------5------7-5-4-5-|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|----0-0----0-0----0-0-------0-0----0-0----0-0---------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * *e|------------------------------------------------------|B|-5------5------5------5--7------7------7--------------|G|-5------5------5------5--5------5------5------7-4-5-4-|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|----0-0----0-0----0-0-------0-0----0-0----0-0---------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * *e|------------------------------------------------------|B|-5------5------5------5--4------4------4--------------|G|-5------5------5------5--5------5------5--------------|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|----0-0----0-0----0-0-------0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|E|------------------------------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Solo (Mustaine, comes in where noted above)e|-----------------------12h13-12-|B|-5-3----------------------------|G|-----5-4-2~---------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------10---10h12-10h12h13-12h13h15-13-15-|B|-12p10p9h10h12--10h12-13--12h13----13------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-15b17-15b17-15b17-15b17-15b17-15b17-15b17~~--15b17-15b17--(17)r15-|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[tremolo pick entire bar]e|-12-13-15-13-12----------------------------------------------|B|----------------15-13-12-------------------------------------|G|------------------------14-12-10-----------------------------|D|--------------------------------13-11-10---------------------|A|-----------------------------------------13-11-10------------|E|--------------------------------------------------13-11-10-8-|
e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|--------------------------|A|--------------------------|E|--X\\--[long pick slide]--|
End Solo
Riff 2be|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|---------4---5-------6----|D|-2-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|--------------------------|
* * * * * * "Down the walkways..."e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-7-------9---10-----12-----14\-|D|-7-------9-x-10-----12-----14\-|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-10-0-0-12\-|E|-------------------------------|
* * * * * * * "...through the blood-stained town..."e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-------4---5-------6----|D|-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|------------------------|
* * * * * * "Looking down the cross.."e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-7-------9---10-----12-----14\-|D|-7-------9-x-10-----12-----14\-|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-10-0-0-12\-|E|-------------------------------|
* * * * * * * "...bleeding from the crown..."e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-------4---5-------6----|D|-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|------------------------|
* * * * * * "Led to slay.."e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-7-------9---10-----12-----14\-|D|-7-------9-x-10-----12-----14\-|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-10-0-0-12\-|E|-------------------------------|
* * * * * * * "...die beside the theives..."e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-------4---5-------6----|D|-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|------------------------|
* * * * * * "Kill the king..."e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-7-------9---10-----12-----14------------------|D|-7-------9-x-10-----12-----14------------------|A|-5-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-10-0-0-12--[let ring]------|E|-------------------------------------------X\\-| * * * * * * * "...of the world to be!"
Riff 5e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-5-----------------5----7--------|A|-3--------7\-------3----5----7\--|E|----------5\-----------------5\--|
"More corrupt..." x8e|-----------------|B|-----------------|G|-----------------|D|-----------------|A|-0-0-0-3-0-0-1-0-|E|-----------------|
* * * * * * * * * "The putrefaction..."e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-5-----------------5----7--------|A|-3--------7\-------3----5----7\--|E|----------5\-----------------5\--| "Crushing the bones of a hundred-fold..."
Riff 6 x3e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|---7\6---5\4---2p0-------------|A|-0-----0-----0-----3-0h3-2p0---|E|-----------------------------3-|
e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|---7\6---5\4p0----7\6---5\4p0-|A|-0-----0-------0------0-------|E|------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|---7\6---5\4---2p0-------------|A|-0-----0-----0-----3-0h3-2p0---|E|-----------------------------3-|
e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|---7\6---5\4p0----7\6---5\4p0-|A|-0-----0-------0------0-------|E|------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|---7\6---5\4---2p0-------------|A|-0-----0-----0-----3-0h3-2p0---|E|-----------------------------3-|
Riff 7e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|---------4-5-------6-7----|D|-2-------4-5-------6-7----|A|-0-------2-3-------4-5----|E|--------------------------|
"And this was all you got..."e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|-9-10-----12----14\-|D|-9-10-----12----14\-|A|-7--8-----10----12\-|E|--------------------|
"...bells of Hades rings..."e|------------------|B|------------------|G|-4-5-------6-7----|D|-4-5-------6-7----|A|-2-3-------4-5----|E|------------------|
"Is this a nightmare..."e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|-9-10-----12----14\-|D|-9-10-----12----14\-|A|-7--8-----10----12\-|E|--------------------|
"...dancing in the flames..."e|------------------|B|------------------|G|-4-5-------6-7----|D|-4-5-------6-7----|A|-2-3-------4-5----|E|------------------|
"No help now..."e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|-9-10-----12----14\-|D|-9-10-----12----14\-|A|-7--8-----10----12\-|E|--------------------|
"...has got you by the ass..."e|------------------|B|------------------|G|-4-5-------6-7----|D|-4-5-------6-7----|A|-2-3-------4-5----|E|------------------|
"Set free..."e|----------------|B|----------------|G|-9-10-----12----|D|-9-10-----12----|A|-7--8-----10----|E|----------------| "...you're weeping all alone..."
Guitar fill over Riff 7e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-...-|D|---[tremolo pick]--------------|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------| "No help now..."
Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm) x4e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-14-----14-13-----13-12-----12-----------|A|-12-----12-11-----11-10-----10-12--------|E|-----0---------0---------0-----10--11-12-|
* * * x4e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|-7-----7-6-----6-5-----5-5--6-7-|E|-5--0--5-4--0--4-3--0--3-5--6-7-| * * *
Solo (Mustaine)e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|-14-----14-13-----13-12-----12-11-|D|-14-----14-13-----13-12-----12-11-|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------14-16-18-|D|-----------------12-14-16--------14-16-18---------|A|---------12-14-15--------12-14-15-----------------|E|-12-14-15-----------------------------------------|
e|---------15-17-19-22b24--22b24-22b24--22b24-22b24--22b24-|B|-15-17-19------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|-20h22-20h22-20p19------------------|B|------------------20h22-20h22-20p19-|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-13h17-13h16-13----------------------|G|----------------16-11h15-11h14-11----|D|----------------------------------15-|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-10h14-10h13-10----------------------------------------------10----|A|----------------14-9h13-9h12-9-------------------12p10-12-14----14-|E|-------------------------------13-8h12-8h11-8h10-------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------10h12-14-12p10-12p10---------------------12h14-12---------|D|-10h12-14--------------------14p12-10-----12h14-16--------16p14-12-|A|-------------------------------------14p12-------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------15-17-18-19s22--|B|----------------------------------------15h17-19-----------------|G|----------16h17-16-17h19-17-16-16h17-19--------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-16p12-14--------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-22b24-22p20-17-22-20-17----------------17-17-------------------------|B|-------------------------15-17----17h20-------20-17-20-19-20----------|G|-------------------------------14----------------------------17-19-19-|D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-17-19-17-19-20-19-17-19---------------------------------------------|G|------------------------19b20-17-19-19b20-17-19-17--------17h19-17---|D|--------------------------------------------------19-17h19--------19-|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------12h14-12----13h14-13-12-13p12-13-14-|D|---------------13p12-10-12-13/-14----------14-------------------------|A|-12-15-12-15-x--------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------15b16-13--------13-13----13----------------------------13-15-|B|-13--13-15----13--13h15-15-13-15-13-15-15-15-13-15-15-13-15-17-------|G|---14-----------14---------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-17----17----17----17----17----17-17----17-17----17-17----17-|B|-20b22-20b22-20b22-20b22-20b22----20b22----20b22----20b22----|G|-------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-20b24r20-17-17-17-------17-17-------17---------------------|B|-------------------20b22-------20b22---20p17----------20-17-|G|--------------------------------------------19p17--17-------|D|-------------------------------------------------19---------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-18-17-16-15-14-15-16-17-16-14h15-14--------------14-15-16-17-16-15h17-|G|------------------------------------16-15-14-13-14---------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------17-------15-------17--------------17------20p17--------------|B|-20-17-20----20-17----17-15----20-17--17-20---20-17-------20p17--------|G|------------------------------------20--------------------------19p17\-|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 8ae|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|-7-----7-6-----6-5-----5-5--6-7-|E|-5--0--5-4--0--4-3--0--3-5--6-7-| * * * "Looking down the cross..."
Last time:e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|-------------------------7--5-4-|A|-7-----7-6-----6-5-----5-5--3-2-|E|-5--0--5-4--0--4-3--0--3--------| * * * "I am looking down the cross..."
Riff 9e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|---------4---5-------6----|D|-2-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|--------------------------|
* * * * * *e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|---------9---10-----12-----14-|D|-2-------9-x-10-----12-----14-|A|-0-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-10-0-0-12-|E|------------------------------|
* * * * * * *e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-------4---5-------6----|D|-------4-x-5-------6-x--|A|-0-0-0-2-x-3-0-0-0-4-x--|E|------------------------|
* * * * * *e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|---------9---10-----7-5-4-|D|-2-------9-x-10-----------|A|-0-0-0-0-7-x--8-0-0-------|E|--------------------------|
* * * * *e|-----------|B|-----------|G|-----------|D|--2--2-----|A|--0--0--3--|E|--------1--| "Whoaaa!"
Notation: 10^ = bend a quarter step. 10b11 = bend a half step. 10b12 = bend a full step. 10b12r10 = bend and release. [10]12 = pre-bend. [10]12r10 = pre-bend and release. {14} = pick the 14th fret while holding the most previous bend. <17> = touch the string above the 17th fret while previous note(s) is(are) still ringing. 10b13* = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret. 7d4* = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 12~* = tremolo bar vibrato. x = mute with fret-hand * = palm mute X\\ = pick slide h = hammer-on p = pull-off ~ = vibrato t = finger tap / = slide up \ = slide down h. = natural harmonics a = artificial harmonics (9) = ghost note tm = trem picking tr = trill
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