Melissa Etheridge – This War Is Over tab

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Date: 26 Feb 1996 11:35:39 +0000
From: "Boulton, Nic" 
Subject: /e/Melissa_Etheridge/This war is

This war is over (Melissa Etheridge)

>From the "Your Little Secret" album. Guitar chords are written above the
lyrics, Bass parts below the lyrics.

[Intro] :


// * | * * \\A --------||.------/5--/-10-------(10\)|-----/5--/-10----\7~~-\5~~\--.||E --3/5\3-||.--3-\-------------(13)----|(3\)-------------------------.|| \\ | //
[repeat bassline1 three more times] G G G G Take off my shield carry my sword I won't need it any more <---bassline1----> <--bassline1--> <-----bassline1----> <-bassline1-> G G G G Find me a sky & give me my wings frozen & broken, but free <--bassline1--> <---bassline1---> <-----bassline1----> <-bassline1-> [Chorus]: C G Tell them I'm all right I'm coming home <--bassline2--> <--bassline1-> C G Tell them I'm all right I am alone <--bassline2--> <--bassline1-> Am C G This war is o-ve-r--. I'm coming home bass: E-----8-7--5-/15-- <--bassline1--> G G G G Take off my shame bury it low I won't need it any more Find me the Sun & give me it whole melt all the chains in my soul [Chorus] [Break]:
e -----------------------------------------------------------------|B -15--13--12--12----15--13--12--12----15--13--12-----13--12--12---|G ------------------------------------------------14---------------|
e --------------13--------------12--(12h)13--12--------------------|B --12--13--15-----------------------------------15--12------------|G -----------------------------------------------------------------|
e --------------13-----(13h)15--12--(12h)13--12--------------------|B --12--13--15-----------------------------------15--12------------|G -----------------------------------------------------------------|
e ------------up---down---------------------------------|B -----------12-(13)-12---------------------------------|G ----------------------12------------------------------|D ----------------------------14----12----(12h14p12)12--|A ------------------------------------------------------|E ------------------------------------------------------| Take off...
(acapella) Take off my pain carry me slow I won't fight here any more [Chorus] [Ad lib guitar over bassline 3 to fade]
// bassline 3 :A -||.------------------------------------|E -||.-3--3--3--3--/10------10--12--10-\--| \\
\\A --------------------------10--12--10-\--.||E ----3--3--3--3--/10---------------------.|| //
& occasionally: ... A -----12--10--------| E -------------12-\--|
EADGBe 320003 - G X32010 - C X02210 - Am / is a slide up \ is a slide down * is don't pick the note, just slide up/down to it h is a hammer on p is a pull off ~~ is finger vibrato up down B-12-(13)-12- is pick at the 12th fret, bend the b upto c then back down bassline2 (first half of first two lines of chorus) is :
// | \\D -||-------------*-------------|----------5p0----------------||A -||:------/5--/-7~~\----------|----------------\7~~-\5~~\--:||E -||---3-\---------------------|-----------------------------|| \\ | //
I'm not a bass player, but it seems to sound best if you play most of the bass part with one finger, sliding up and down the neck. Of course, you can play the bass parts on a regular guitar- fretting and tuning is the same- its just one octave lower on a bass. I kept having trouble finding the right key for the vocal. Start on a 'd'. Here's the melody for the first line: d c b b d c b b d c b b a b g Take off my shield carry my sword I won't need it any more Any comments/improvements, etc. welcome. Now go find yourself a bass player! Nic
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