Sweet Matthew - Holy War tab

Band:  Thin Lizzy
Album: Thunder and Lightning
Song:  Holy War

Copyright (c)  (Vertigo) (1983)
Version 1.0 - (06/03/07)


Transcribed By: Steve
Email:          stephen.elvidge1@ntlworld.com


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - harmonic
pb - pre bend

Tuning E A D G B E




 Bass and drums on own

 Harmonised main riff

Guitar 1 [--------------------PM----------------------][------------------------------------------------|[-10-10-9--9--7--7-------------------------------|[--------------------9--9--7--7--6--6------------|[--------------------------------------9--9--7---|[------------------------------------------------|[------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[[--------------------PM----------------------][------------------------------------------------|[-14-14-12-12------------------------------------|[-------------14-14-13-13-12-12------------------|[-------------------------------14-14-12-12--11--|[------------------------------------------------|[------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 [------------------PM---------------------][-------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------|[-9--9--7--7--6--6--------------------------|[-------------------9--9--7--7--6--6--------|[-------------------------------------9--9--|[-------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[[------------------PM--------------------][-------------------------------------------|[-10-10-9--9--7--7--------------------------|[-------------------9--9--7--7--6--6--------|[-------------------------------------9--7--|[-------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 [----------------------------PM--------------------------][--------------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------7------7-9----7-9-10-7-10-12-14--|[-------------6-----6-7---7-9---7-9------9---------------------|[-----6---7-9---7-9-----9--------------------------------------|[-7-9---7------------------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[[---------------------------PM---------------------------][-------------------------------------------7-7-9-10-7-9-10-12-|[---------------------------7-7-9-10-7-9-10--------------------|[-------------6-6-7-9-6-7-9------------------------------------|[-6-7-9-6-7-9--------------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------------------------|
Rpt
Guitar 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[-------------------------------|[-10----------------------------|[-------------------------------|[-------------------------------|[-------------------------------|[-------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[-------------------------------|[-14----------------------------|[-------------------------------|[-------------------------------|[-------------------------------|[-------------------------------|
Backing for intro
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------3-------------(3)--------------3-||--------------------------------2-------------(2)--------------2-||--------------------------------0-------------(0)--------------0-||-4-------------(4)------------2----------------------------------||-2-------------(2)------------0----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------3--------||----------------------------------------2--------||-6-------------(6)-------------\4--/6---0---2----||-4-------------(4)-------------\2--/4-------0----||----------------------------------------------4--|
Rpt above Verse
|-------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------||------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------||------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------2--||-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------0--||-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------| Rpt
|-------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------||------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------||------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------6--||-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------4--||-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------||-3-----------(3)---------------------------------------------------||-2-----------(2)---------------------------------------------------||-0-----------(0)------------6------------------------------------2-||----------------------------4---4-------------(4)----------------0-||--------------------------------2-------------(2)------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------||------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------||------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------2--||-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------0--||-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------| Rpt
|-------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------3--5-5-5---------(5)-----------------||------------------------------2--4-4-4---------(4)-----------------||------------------------------0--2-2-2---------(2)--------------6--||-4-------------(4)----------------------------------------------4--||-2-------------(2)-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------||-3-----------(3)---------------------------------------------------||-2-----------(2)---------------------------------------------------||-0-----------(0)------------6------------------------------------6-||----------------------------4---4-------------(4)----------------4-||--------------------------------2-------------(2)------------------|
Chorus ~~|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------2-------------(2)--------------6---||-4-------------(4)------------0-------------(0)--------------4---||-2-------------(2)--------2-4------------------------------------| Rpt
|------------------------------------------------------------------||-3-------------(3)------------------------------------------------||-2-------------(2)------------------------------------------------||-0-------------(0)-----------4--6-------------(6)------------7\6--||-----------------------------2--4-------------(4)------------5\4--||------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------2-------------(2)-----------2--||-4-------------(4)----------------0-------------(0)-----------0--||-2-------------(2)-----------4-----------------------------------|
Rpt Verse and Chorus Rpt harmonised guitars 2 X Guitar
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~|----------------------------------------------------------------12-14--||-12b---r-12fb-----------------------------\-12brp10-12-----10b---------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~|-14fb-----16-16b-15--------12-----------------17-19-19fb-------19fb-r--||------------------------------15-15b-----\-17b-------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-17-22fb--------------||----------------------||----------------------||----------------------||----------------------||----------------------|
Double tracked part
h h|-16-17p16----16-------------16-17-16--------------------------||----------19----19-17----------------19-17-19-----------------||----------------------18p16-------------------16-18-18--------||-------------------------------------------------------19p16--||--------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 h h h h h h[-------------------------------14-17p15p12----12-----------------|[----------------12-14-14-15-17-------------17----17-17p15p14-12--|[-11-13-14p13-14--------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[-----------------------------------------------------------------|[-10p9p7-10p9p7-9-10-------------------10p9p7-10p9p7-7-9----------|[-----------------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~[----------------------------------------------17-16-16b------------|[-17fb--------17fb---r17p15-17------15------------------------------|[--------------------------------------16---------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~[------------------------------------------17b-------16b------------|[------17fb---17fb---r17p15-17------15------------------------------|[--------------------------------------16---------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~|-17-19b----------17-22fb---22b--21----17-----------19-19br-----------||-----------------------------------------19--------------------17----||---------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-17-17br------16----16--------16br---------------------||-----------------19----------------17-17b--------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------|
~~~|--------------------------------||-14p12-14-12p10-12--------------||-------------------11-----------||-----------------------9\7---\--||--------------------------------||--------------------------------|
Rpt Chorus Breakdown
|-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-4-----------------------------(4)---------------------------------||-2-----------------------------(2)---------------------------------|
Play as volume swells with light overdrive
Guitar 1[--------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------|[-4<--------------------2<-------------------|[--------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[--------------------------------------------|[----10<--------------------12<--------------|[----11<--------------------9<---------------|[--------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------|[--------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 [---------------------PM-------------------][-------------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------|[--6-66---6---6---6---2--4-44---4---4---4---2-----|[--4-44---4---4---4---0--2-22---2---2---2---2-----|[-------------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[-------------------------------------------------|[-----------------------------12<-----------\-----|[----11<----------\-----------9<------------\-----|[----11<----------\-------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------|[-------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 [------------------------------PM-----------------------------][------------------------------------------------------------------|[------------------------------------------------------------------|[--6-66---6---6---6---2--4-44---4---4---4---2--2-22---2---2---2----|[--4-44---4---4---4---0--2-22---2---2---2---2--0-00---0---0---0----|[------------------------------------------------------------------|[------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar 2[-----------------------------12<----------------------------------|[----10<----------------------12<-----------\--10<-----------------|[----11<----------\-----------9<------------\--11<-----------------|[----11<----------\------------------------------------------------|[------------------------------------------------------------------|[------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 [-------PM-------][-----------------------------------------|[-----------------------------------------|[----------------------------------2-2-2--|[----------------------------------2-2-2--|[-4-44---4---4---4--<--------------0-0-0--|[-2-22---2---2---2--
[Guitar 2[--9<-------------------------------------|[--10<------------------------------------|[--11<-----------------------------2-2-2--|[----------------------------------2-2-2--|[----------------------------------0-0-0--|[-----------------------------------------|
Rpt Verse and Chorus to fade END
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