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DOWN FOR LIFE
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1999 Album THE GATHERING)

Transcribed by BOTE
	

Words by Chuck Billy Music by Eric Peterson, Chuck Billy

C5III
x 3 5 5 x x
	
Eb5
x 6 8 8 x x
	
E5open
0 2 2 x x x
	
E5VII
x 7 9 9 x x

F5
1 3 3 x x x
	
F5VIII
x 8 10 10 x x
	
F5III
x x 3 5 6 x
	
F5I(type 2)
1 3 x x x x

G5III
3 5 5 x x x
	
A5
x 0 2 2 x x
	
A5V
5 7 7 x x x
	
Bb5
6 8 8 x x x

Bb5I
x 1 3 3 x x
	
Bbsus4
x 1 1 3 x x

Gtr I (Db Gb B E Ab Db) - 'Eric Gtr. 1'
Gtr II (Db Gb B E Ab Db) - 'Eric Gtr. 2'
Gtr III (Db Gb B E Ab Db) - 'Pickslide Gtr.'

 Intro
  Q=210
  E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
 4/4
  Gtr I
    PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8--||-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--|
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| Gtr II| PM PM| E E Q H H E E E E E E Q H E E E E E E Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-2---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|---8S7---7---8--||-0---------------|---------3S5-5h6-|-0---------------|---6S5-5-5-5-6--|
E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 Gtrs I, II PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| PM| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------||-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|------||-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0---|------|
E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 BbA5 Bb5 PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| PM| PM--| PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---o||||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||
1st & 2nd Verse E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 BbA5 Bb5 PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| PM| PM--| PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---|||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6---|
E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 BbA5 Bb5 PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| PM| PM--| PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8--||-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--|
E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 BbA5 Bb5 PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| PM| PM--| PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8--|||-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--||
Pre-Chorus A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 BbA5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 BbC5 Bb5 PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3-||-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 BbC5 Bb5 PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|||-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3--|||-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1-o|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
Chorus E5open F5VIII Bb5IF5 Gtr II Q Q H H Q Q W H E E Q | | | | / / / /
Gtr I PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3------||-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1---3--||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-1--|
F5 E5 Gtrs I, II PM| PM PM PM PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q E Q E Q W|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------|||-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------|||-----------------|-------------10--|--------------|------|||-----------------|-------------10--|-2----2----2--|------|||-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-2----2----2--|------|||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0----0----0--|------||
3rd Verse E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 BbA5 Bb5 PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| PM| PM--| PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q 3x||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---o||||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||
Pre-Chorus A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 BbC5 Bb5 PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||||------2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3---||||o-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1--o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
Chorus E5open F5VIII Bb5IF5 Gtr II Q Q H H Q Q W H E E Q | | | | / / / /
Gtr I PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3------||-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1---3--||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-1--|
F5 E5 Gtrs I, II PM| PM PM PM PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q E Q E Q W|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------|||-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------|||-----------------|-------------10--|--------------|------|||-----------------|-------------10--|-2----2----2--|------|||-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-2----2----2--|------|||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0----0----0--|------||
Bridge F5 Bb5F5 Gtrs I, II PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q 3x||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------o||||------------------|-------------10--|-----------------|-----------------||||------------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3-------||||o-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1--3---o||||--0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0------1----||
F5 Bb5F5 Gtr I PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------------|||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3-----|||-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1--3--|||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0------1--||
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| Gtr II| PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|||-----------------|--------------6--|-----------------|---------------|||-----------------|--------------5--|-----------------|---------------|||-----4h5---4h5---|-4h5---4h5----3--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7-----3-----|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------5-1--3--|||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0------1--||
4th Verse E5 F5 E5 Eb5 F5 G5 F5 Gtrs I, II PM| PM| PM| PM----|
W +Q E E Q Q Q E E Q E E H E E E E 3x||-----------|-----------------|---------------|----------------||||o----------|-----------------|---------------|---------------o||||-----------|-----------------|---------------|----------------||||--2--------|-(2)------10--9--|-8------3------|-5--------------||||o-2--------|-(2)-------8--7--|-6------3------|-5----3-3---3--o||||--0--------|-(0)--0-0--------|----0-0-1--1-1-|-3----1-1---1---||
E5 BbsusE5 BbsE54 F5 PM--| PM--| PM--| PM| PM--| PM----------| PM| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E Q 4x||------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||||o-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------o||||------------------|-------------3--|-----------------|-----3-----------||||------------------|-------------1--|-----------------|-----1-----------||||o-2-2-2---2-2-2---|-2-2-2---2-2-1--|-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-|-2-2-1--2-2-3---o||||--0-0-0---0-0-0---|-0-0-0---0-0----|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-0----0-0-1----||
E5open Gtr I W +W +W +W +W +W | | | | | | / / / / / /
Gtr II Gtr III TP W +W +W +W +W W|----------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------|||----------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------|||----------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------|||-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|--x\----|||-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|--x\----|||-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|--x\----||
5th Verse E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 F5 E5 BbA5 Bb5 Gtrs I, II PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| PM| PM--| PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q 3x||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---o||||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||
Pre-Chorus A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 A5Bb5 BbC5 Bb5 PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||||------2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3---||||o-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1--o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
Outro E5open F5VIII Bb5IF5 Gtr II Q Q H H Q Q W H E E Q | | | | / / / /
Gtr I PM| PM PM PM PM PM| PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3------||-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1---3--||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-1--|
F5 E5 Gtrs I, II PM| PM PM PM PM PM PM PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q E Q E Q|-----------------|-----------------|--------------*||-----------------|-----------------|--------------*||-----------------|-------------10--|--------------*||-----------------|-------------10--|-2----2----2--*||-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-2----2----2--*||-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0----0----0--*|
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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