Stabbing Westward - What Do I Have To Do tab

Stabbing Westward - What Do I Have To Do?

Artist: Stabbing Westward
Song: What Do I Have To Do?
Album: Wither Blister Burn + Peel
Released: 1996
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Someone already tabbed out the majority of the guitar parts,
but me being the completist that I am, tabbed out all
the synth parts as well as the specifics of the guitar riffs.

Tuning: All guitars down a half step

Eb		D#
Bb		A#
Gb      or	F#
Db		C#
Ab		G#
Eb		D#

h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
x - mute string
* - use tremolo bar, lower half step

Guitars Needed: 1, 2nd guitar is optional for synth riffs etc.

Before we get going into the actual guitar parts, here is
every synth riff in the song arranged for the guitar.

Section I: Synth Riffs

Riff A - Clean tone, maximum bass-------(0:00)Synth Bass Arranged For GuitarEb|--------------------------|Bb|--------------------------|Gb|--------------------------|Db|--------------------------|Ab|--------------------------|Eb|--2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2--|
Riff B - Clean tone------(0:06)Synthesizer Arranged For GuitarEb|------------|Bb|--13--------|Gb|------------|Db|--------11--|Ab|------------|Eb|------------|
Riff C - Clean tone, played softly------(0:09)Synthesizer Arranged For GuitarEb|-7-7--6-6--4-4-3|Bb|----------------|Gb|----------------|Db|----------------|Ab|----------------|Eb|----------------|
Riff D - Clean tone------(0:11)Synthesizer Arranged For GuitarEb|--------------------|Bb|--------------------|Gb|----1---------------|Db|--4---2----------4--|Ab|---------2-4--------|Eb|--------------2-----|
Riff E - Clean tone------(0:22)Synthesizer Arranged For GuitarEb|--7p0----------|Bb|------8p0------|Gb|----------7----|Db|-------------8-|Ab|---------------|Eb|---------------|
Riff F - Clean------(2:15)Synthesizer Arranged For GuitarEb|--7---7--|Bb|---------|Gb|---------|Db|---------|Ab|---------|Eb|---------|
Riff G - Medium Distortion------(2:59)Synthesizer Arranged For GuitarEb|--2--------0h2p0--4-5----|Bb|-----0h2---------------2-|Gb|-------------------------|Db|-------------------------|Ab|-------------------------|Eb|-------------------------|
Section II: Guitar Verse 1: Guitar first comes in at 0:56, before is all synth.
(0:56) - Medium DistortionEb|-----------------|Bb|-----------------|Gb|-----------------|Db|-----------------|Ab|-----------------|Eb|--x-x-x-x--x--x--|
Chorus 1 - Heavy Distortion---------(1:18) "", "", "", "...can't..."Eb|-------------------|Bb|-------------------|Gb|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Db|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Ab|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|Eb|-------------------|
"...happy?", "...understand?", "...want me?"Eb|-------------------|Bb|-------------------|Gb|-------------------|Db|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|Ab|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|Eb|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
"...what do I have to do?"(1:38)Eb|-------------------|Bb|-------------------|Gb|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|Db|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|Ab|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Eb|-------------------|
Verse 2:
(1:52)Eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|Gb|---------------------------|Db|---------------------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|--0-2-2-0-2-2-0-2-0-3-0-5--| [palm mute]
Chorus 2: (2:36)
"", "", ""Eb|-------------------|Bb|-------------------|Gb|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Db|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Ab|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|Eb|-------------------|
..."happy?", "understand?", "...want me?"Eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|Gb|---------------------------|Db|---------------------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|--0-2-2-0-2-2-0-2-0-3-0-5--| [palm mute]
"...can't make you want me..."Eb|----------------|Bb|----------------|Gb|--7---9-9--9-9--|Db|--7---9-9--9-9--|Ab|--5---7-7--7-7--|Eb|----------------|
Bridge\Interlude:(2:58)Eb|-----------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------|Gb|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------| - 5xDb|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|Ab|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|Eb|------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
Chorus 3: (3:21)
"", "", ""Eb|-------|Bb|-------|Gb|--7-7*-|Db|--7-7--|Ab|--5-5--|Eb|-------|
"...happy?", "...understand?", " me?"Eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|Gb|---------------------------|Db|---------------------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|--0-2-2-0-2-2-0-2-0-3-0-5--| [palm mute]
"...can't make you love me..."Eb|-------------|Bb|-------------|Gb|--7--9-9--9--|Db|--7--9-9--9--|Ab|--5--7-7--7--|Eb|-------------|
Outro: (3:43) Outro is same synth riffs as intro. Lyrics: Verse 1: You make it hard to breathe. It's as if I'm suffocating. And when you're next to me, I can feel your heart beat through my skin. It makes me sad to think this could all be for nothing. I wish there was a way, a way for you to see inside me. I've never felt this way, about anyone or anything. Tell me... Chorus: What do I have to do, to make you happy? What do I have to do, to make you understand? What do I have to do, to make you want me? But if I can't make you want me, what do I have to do? Verse 2: I know exactly what you're thinking. But I swear this time I will not let you down. I'm not as selfish as I used to be. That is a part of me that never made me proud. Well right now I think I would try anything. Anything at all to keep you satisfied. God I hope you see what losing you would do to me. All I want is one more chance...tell me... Chorus: What do I have to do, to make you happy? What do I have to do, to make you understand? What do I have to do, to make you want me? But if I can't make you want me, just tell me, tell me! Bridge/Interlude: How can can can I... Chorus: What do I have to do, to make you want me? What do I have to do, to make you understand? What do I have to do, to make you love me? And if I can't make you love me, just tell me, What do I have to forget about you?
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