The Middle East – The Darkest Side tab ver. 2

Intro
Capo 3 standard tuning

challenging picking pattern.  This is 99% accurate if not 100%.  Much time spent 
perfecting and studying.  I have divided the song into sections.  Please read this tab through 
chronologically to play.  Hope you enjoy.

opening progression:
Note:
there are a few tricky techniques here.  First, the notation of 1h>>>3 on the B string 
signifies that the hammer on is a delayed hammer on.  you will see that the bass A note 
is played before the hammer on is completed.

Second, the hammer-on on the A string (there is only one) is not plucked.  The string is 
fretted with the left hand sounding the note, but the string is not plucked.

Third, 0h>>>2  once again signifies a delayed hammer on.

Fourth, the 0h>>>>2/3.  the low E string has a delayed hammer from 0 to 2.  this hammer 
is just enough to sound the note.  the note is then slide up (2/3) seamlessly to pluck 
the next chord configuration.

SECTION 1 x 2E|-|--------------------------------0-----------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1---------------1h>>>3--------------------0-----------------|-|G|-|--0h2-------2-----0h2-----------0----------0h>>>2-----------0-------|-|D|-|------2-------2-------2--------------0h2--------------0h4-------4p0-|-|A|-|--0-------0-------0-------0------0h2-----2--------0-------2-------0-|-|e|-|-------------------------------------0--------0h>>2/3-3-------3---- |-|
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
Verse:x2 start with slide coming out of intro Love....etc
SECTION 2E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--/------8--------\--------7-------\-------5------\------3------\---|-|G|-|--/-0---------0---\--7---------7---\--5--------5--\--0------0---\---|-|D|-|--/----9--------9-\-----7--------7-\-----5------5-\----4------4-\---|-|A|-|--/-10-----10-----\--9-------9-----\--7------5----\--5-----5----\---|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|A|-|--0-------0-------0--------0--------0------0--------0-------0-------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
E|-|-----------------------------|First Time end below------|-----------|-|B|-|-----------------------------------1-------------1------------------|-|G|-|------0-------------0---------0--------0----0--------0------repeat--|-|D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0------2-------2-----2-------2------------|-|A|-|----2-------------2-------0---3------3------3------3----------------|-|e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3---------------------------------------------|-|
E|-|second Time end below------------|----------------------------------|-|B|-|------3-------------------------------------------------------------|-|G|-|--2-------2----x4---------------------------------------------------|-|D|-|----4-------4-------------------------------------------------------|-|A|-|--5-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
chorus: and it's the darkest...
SECTION 3 x 4E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-------3-------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------1---------|-|G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2---------2-----|-|D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2---------2--|-|A|-|--0-------0-------0--------0--------0------0--------0-------0-------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
end of 4 time through
when I die i'm alive...SECTION 4E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|-----------------------------------1--------------------------------|-|G|-|------0-------------0---------2--------2---------0------------------|-|D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0------2-------2---2-------2--------------|-|A|-|----2-------------2-------0---0------0---------2-------2------------|-|e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------0-----0----------------|-|
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1--------------------1-------------1------------1-----------|-|G|-|--0---------0----------0h2-------2----2-------2----2------2---------|-|D|-|------2-------2---x4-------2-------2-----2------2-----2-----2-------|-|A|-|--3-------3------------3-------3------3------------3----------------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1-------\---------------------------------------------------|-|G|-|--0h4-------4---\--slide to second verse----------------------------|-|D|-|------2-------2-\---------------------------------------------------|-|A|-|--3-------3-----\---------------------------------------------------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
Second Verse: same progression as first (SECTION 2) verse EXCEPT during the second time through omit the chord plucking pattern below on the left of the tabulature.
E|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------------------------------------------------------3------------|-|G|-|------0-------------0--------instead directly play--2--------2----x4-|-|D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0----------------------------4-------4-----|-|A|-|----2-------------2-------0-------------------------5------5---------|-|e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------------------------------|-|
chorus 2 and it's the darkest... SECTION 3 x 4
end of 4th time throughwhen I die...mmmmhmmm...SECTION 6 x 2E|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|-----------------------------------1--------------1------------------|-|G|-|------0-------------0---------0--------2-----0-------2---------------|-|D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0------2-------2------2------2-------------|-|A|-|----2-------------2-------0---3------3-------3------3----------------|-|e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------------------------------|-|
when I die I'm alive... Repeat SECTION 4 Musical Interlude Repeat SECTION 1 x 4 at end of second repeat there is a slight variation. See the tabulature below for variation at end of 4th repeat play the second tabulature below
variationE|-|--------------------------------0-----------------------------------|-|B|-|--------1---------------1h>>>3--------------------0-----------------|-|G|-|--0h2-------2-----0h2-----------0----------0h>>>2-----------0-------|-|D|-|------2-------2-------2--------------0h2--------------0h4-------4p0-|-|A|-|--0-------0-------0-------0------0h2-----2--------0-------2-------0-|-|e|-|-------------------------------------0--------0h>>2/3-3-------3---- |-|
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|B|-|--------1---------------1----------------1----------------0----------|----|G|-|--0---------0-----2-----------2-----4--------4------2--------0-------|----|D|-|------2-------2-------2---------2------2--------2------2------------|-----|A|-|--3-------3-------3--------3--------3------3--------3-----3--2--------|---|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
end of 4th repeatE|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|-------3-------------------------------------------------------------|-|G|-|---2-------2----x4---------------------------------------------------|-|D|-|-----4------4--------------------------------------------------------|-|A|-|---5-----5-----------------------------------------------------------|-|e|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
Verse 3: Repeat SECTION 2 once EXCEPT omit the chord plucking pattern below on the left of the tabulature.
E|-|---------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--------------------------------------------------------3------------|-|G|-|------0-------------0--------instead directly play--2--------2----x4-|-|D|-|--2-------2---0h4-------4p0----------------------------4-------4-----|-|A|-|----2-------------2-------0-------------------------5------5---------|-|e|-|--0-----0---2-3-------3----------------------------------------------|-|
Chorus: SECTION 3 x 4 then SECTION 6 x 3 then tag below 3 more times
E|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|---|B|-|--------1-----------------------------------------------------------|---|G|-|--0---------0-------------------------------------------------------|---|D|-|------2-------2---------------------------------------------------|-----|A|-|--3-------3---------------------------------------------------------|---|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|---|
followed by SECTION 4 (with no slide at the end)
END on strum ofE|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|B|-|--1-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|G|-|--2-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|D|-|--2-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|A|-|--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|-|e|-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|-|
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