Nine Inch Nails - The Only Time tab

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THE ONLY TIME
As recorded by Nine Inch Nails
(From the 1989 Album PRETTY HATE MACHINE)

Transcribed by Adam Steele
	

Words and Music by Trent Reznor
Arranged by Trent Reznor

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Synth'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Synth'

 Verse
  Q=90
  N.C.     A5           D5    C5        A5           D5    C5
 2/4      4/4
  Gtr I
  H        q  q  H      e. e. q  Q.     q  q  H      e. e. q  Q.
|------||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|||------||o------------|---------------|------------|----------------o|||------||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------|||------||--2--2-------|-7--7--5-------|-2--2-------|-7--7--5---------|||------||o-0--0-------|-5--5--3-------|-0--0-------|-5--5--3--------o|||------||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------||
A5 N.C. D5 C5 A5 N.C. D5 C5 q q E E Q e. e. q Q. q q E E Q e. e. q Q.|--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------||-2--2----5----|-7--7--5-------|-2--2----5----|-7--7--5-------||-0--0---------|-5--5--3-------|-0--0---------|-5--5--3-------||-------3------|---------------|-------3------|---------------|
A5 D5 C5 A5 D5 C5 q q H e. e. q Q. q q H e. e. q Q.|------------|---------------|------------|---------------||------------|---------------|------------|---------------||------------|---------------|------------|---------------||-2--2-------|-7--7--5-------|-2--2-------|-7--7--5-------||-0--0-------|-5--5--3-------|-0--0-------|-5--5--3-------||------------|---------------|------------|---------------|
Chorus N.C. Gtr III S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E S S E||------------------------|---------------1-------|||o-----------------------|-------3-5-----------3-|||----------------------2-|-4---------------------|||------0-2-----4-6-------|-----------------------|||o-----------------------|-----------------------|||--0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1---0-1---|
S S E E S S E E S S E E S S S E S S S E S S S S|-----------------------|-----------------------10-12---|||-----------------------|---------------3-5------------o|||---------------------2-|-4-----------------------------|||-----0-2-----4-6-------|-------0-2---------------------|||-----------------------|------------------------------o|||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1-----0-1---------||
Verse A5 D5 C5 A5 D5 C5 Gtr I q q H e. e. q Q. q q H e. e. q Q.||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------||||o------------|---------------|------------|----------------o||||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------||||--2--2-------|-7--7--5-------|-2--2-------|-7--7--5---------||||o-0--0-------|-5--5--3-------|-0--0-------|-5--5--3--------o||||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------||
Breakdown A5 D5 C5 Gtr II E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S||--------------------|-------------------------8-5-|||o---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------/5----5-7-7-8--8-5-----|||----------------7-5-|-(5)\------------------------|||--------------------|-----------------------------|||o-------------------|-----------------------------|||--------------------|-----------------------------|
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| Gtr I| q q H e. e. q Q.||--------------------|-----------------------------|||o-------------------|-----------------------------|||--------------------|-----------------------------|||--2---2-------------|--7------7----5--------------|||o-0---0-------------|--5------5----3--------------|||--------------------|-----------------------------|
A5 D5 C5 E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S|-------------------|-------------------------8-5--|||---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------/5----5-7-7-8--8-5-----o|||---------------7-5-|-(5)\-------------------------|||-------------------|------------------------------|||-------------------|-----------------------------o|||-------------------|------------------------------||
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| q q H e. e. q Q.|-------------------|------------------------------|||-------------------|-----------------------------o|||-------------------|------------------------------|||-2---2-------------|--7------7----5---------------|||-0---0-------------|--5------5----3--------------o|||-------------------|------------------------------||
Verse A5 D5 C5 A5 D5 C5 Gtr I q q H e. e. q Q. q q H e. e. q Q.||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------||||o------------|---------------|------------|----------------o||||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------||||--2--2-------|-7--7--5-------|-2--2-------|-7--7--5---------||||o-0--0-------|-5--5--3-------|-0--0-------|-5--5--3--------o||||-------------|---------------|------------|-----------------||
A5 N.C. D5 C5 A5 N.C. D5 C5 q q E E Q e. e. q Q. q q E E Q e. e. q Q.|--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------||-2--2----5----|-7--7--5-------|-2--2----5----|-7--7--5-------||-0--0---------|-5--5--3-------|-0--0---------|-5--5--3-------||-------3------|---------------|-------3------|---------------|
A5 D5 C5 A5 D5 C5 q q H e. e. q Q. q q H e. e. q Q.|------------|---------------|------------|---------------||------------|---------------|------------|---------------||------------|---------------|------------|---------------||-2--2-------|-7--7--5-------|-2--2-------|-7--7--5-------||-0--0-------|-5--5--3-------|-0--0-------|-5--5--3-------||------------|---------------|------------|---------------|
Chorus N.C. Gtr III S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E S S E||------------------------|---------------1-------|||o-----------------------|-------3-5-----------3-|||----------------------2-|-4---------------------|||------0-2-----4-6-------|-----------------------|||o-----------------------|-----------------------|||--0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1---0-1---|
S S E E S S E E S S E E S S S E S S S E S S S S|-----------------------|-----------------------10-12---|||-----------------------|---------------3-5------------o|||---------------------2-|-4-----------------------------|||-----0-2-----4-6-------|-------0-2---------------------|||-----------------------|------------------------------o|||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1-----0-1---------||
Breakdown N.C. Gtr II E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S|-------------------|---------------------8-5-||---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------/5-5-7-7-8-8-5-----||---------------7-5-|-(5)\--------------------||-------------------|-------------------------||-------------------|-------------------------||-------------------|-------------------------|
E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S|-------------------|---------------------8-5-||---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------/5-5-7-7-8-8-5-----||---------------7-5-|-(5)\--------------------||-------------------|-------------------------||-------------------|-------------------------||-------------------|-------------------------|
Gtr I < E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S E E E E E E E S S W|-------------------|---------------------8-5-|-------------------|------||---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------/5-5-7-7-8-8-5-----|---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------||---------------7-5-|-(5)\--------------------|---------------7-5-|------||-------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|------||-------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|------||-------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|-0----|
Interlude N.C. Gtr III S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E S S E||------------------------|---------------1-------|||o-----------------------|-------3-5-----------3-|||----------------------2-|-4---------------------|||------0-2-----4-6-------|-----------------------|||o-----------------------|-----------------------|||--0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1---0-1---|
S S E E S S E E S S E E S S S E S S S E S S S S 3x|-----------------------|-----------------------10-12---|||-----------------------|---------------3-5------------o|||---------------------2-|-4-----------------------------|||-----0-2-----4-6-------|-------0-2---------------------|||-----------------------|------------------------------o|||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1-----0-1---------||
N.C. Gtr II E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S|-------------------------|-------------------------8-5-||-----5-5-7---7-8-8-------|------/5---5-7-7---8-8-5-----||---------------------7-5-|-(5)\------------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------------|
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| Gtr III| S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E S S E|-------------------------|-------------------1---------||-------------------------|-----------3-5-----------3---||---------------------2---|--4--------------------------||-----0-2-----4-6---------|-----------------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------------||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1-----|-------0-1-----0-1---0-1-----|
E E E E E E E S S|--------------------------||-----5-5-7---7-8-8--------||---------------------7-5--||--------------------------||--------------------------||--------------------------|
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| S S E E S S E E S S E|--------------------------||--------------------------||---------------------2----||-----0-2-----4-6----------||--------------------------||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1------|
Wx8|--------||--------||--------||--------||--------||--------|
N.C. E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S||--------------------|---------------------8-5-|||o---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------/5-5-7-7-8-8-5-----|||----------------7-5-|-(5)\--------------------|||--------------------|-------------------------|||o-------------------|-------------------------|||--------------------|-------------------------|
E E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S S S|-------------------|---------------------8-5----|||---5-5-7-7-8-8-----|------/5-5-7-7-8-8-5-------o|||---------------7-5-|-(5)\-----------------------|||-------------------|----------------------------|||-------------------|---------------------------o|||-------------------|----------------------------||
Outro N.C. Gtr III S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E S S E|-----------------------|---------------1-------||-----------------------|-------3-5-----------3-||---------------------2-|-4---------------------||-----0-2-----4-6-------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1---0-1---|
S S E E S S E E S S E E S S S E S S S E S S S S|-----------------------|-----------------------10-12--||-----------------------|---------------3-5------------||---------------------2-|-4----------------------------||-----0-2-----4-6-------|-------0-2--------------------||-----------------------|------------------------------||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1-----0-1--------|
N.C. S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E E S S E S S E|-----------------------|---------------1-------||-----------------------|-------3-5-----------3-||---------------------2-|-4---------------------||-----0-2-----4-6-------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1---0-1---|
S S E E S S E E S S E E S S S E S S S E Q|-----------------------|----------------------*||-----------------------|---------------3-5----*||---------------------2-|-4--------------------*||-----0-2-----4-6-------|-------0-2------------*||-----------------------|----------------------*||-0-1-----0-1-----0-1---|---0-1-----0-1--------*|
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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