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Bad Seed guitar tab

 Bad Seed  - Metallica

Below are 2 different tabbings for the same song.  They sound the same only they use
2 different tunings.  The first one uses a dropped D type tuning (except it's flat)
and the second one uses a standard tuning except the low 'E' string is tuned to C#.
Db = C# (just incase you don't know any music theory)  The first tab will sound fuller
on some of the riffs because it's easier to do power chords in that tuning, but the
second will be easier to play if you don't want to change the tuning of your guitar,
you can play it in standard tuning, it will just sound higher than the album.

tab by Phil Boyle 


tune all guitars dropped D down 1/2 step (dropped Db)
low to high  Db, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb,


coughing and drum intro
1)
eb--------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb--------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb--------------------------------------------------------------------
Db---------------------------3--------------------------0-0-0-0-------
Ab--5-3-0--------5-3-0-------3-5-3-0--------5-3-0-------0-0-0-0-------
Db--------5-3-0--------5-3-0-3-------5-3-0--------5-3-0-0-0-0-0-3~~3~~
intro riff


2)
Db----0-0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0-0-------------3-3-3-3-5--6-6
Ab----0-0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0-0-------------3-3-3-3-5--6-6
Db--3p0-0-0-0-0-5p0-3h5-3p0-0-0-0-0-0-5p0-3h5-3p0-3-3-3-3-5--6-6
     pm........             .........             ..............


3)
Db----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0
Ab----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0
Db--3p0-0-0-0h2h3-0-0-0-0h2h3-0-0-0
     pm....       .....       .....
verse
"Come clean, fess up."


4a) James
Db--5-3----------5-3---------7
Ab------5-3----------5-3-----5
Db----------8-5----------8-5--

4b) Kirk
Db--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7
Ab--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7
Db--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7
bridge
"Ladies and gentilmen"


5a) James
Db--3-3-3-3-0----------------3-3-3-3-0----------------3-3-3-3-5------------
Ab--3-3-3-3-0----------------3-3-3-3-0----------------3-3-3-3-5------------
Db--3-3-3-3-0-0h5p0-3h5-3p0--3-3-3-3-0-0h5p0-3h5-3p0--3-3-3-3-5-5p0-3h5-3p0

5b) Kirk
eb------------5~~~~~~~~~~--------------10~~~~~~~~~~-------------5~~~~~~----
Bb--------------------------------------------------------------4----------
Gb-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db--3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3--------------
Ab--3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3--------------
Db--3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3--------------
Chorus
"Swing the noose again."


6)
Db--0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6
Ab--0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6
Eb--0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6
"Choking on a bad seed" (about 2:00)

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Bad Seed (standard C#)
written by Hetfield, Ulrich, and Hammett

tab by Phil Boyle; 


tune all guitars down 1 1/2 steps ('E' string sounds C#)
low to high C#, F#, B, E, G#, c#

coughing and drum intro
1)
c#--------------------------------------------------------------------
G#--------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B---2-0----------2-0---------5-2-0----------2-0---------2-2-2-2-------
F#------2-0----------2-0-----5-----2-0----------2-0-----2-2-2-2-------
C#----------3-0----------3-0-3---------3-0----------3-0-0-0-0-0-3~~3~~
intro riff


2)
B-----2-2-2-2-2-------------2-2-2-2-2-------------5-5-5-5-7--8-8
F#----2-2-2-2-2-------------2-2-2-2-2-------------5-5-5-5-7--8-8
C#--3p0-0-0-0-0-5p0-3h5-3p0-0-0-0-0-0-5p0-3h5-3p0-3-3-3-3-5--6-6
     pm........             .........             ..............


3)
B-----2-2-2-------2-2-2-------2-2-2
F#----2-2-2-------2-2-2-------2-2-2
C#--3p0-0-0-0h2h3-0-0-0-0h2h3-0-0-0
     pm....       .....       .....
verse
"Come clean, fess up."


4a) James
B---7-5----------7-5----------10
F#------5-7----------7-5------10
C#----------8-5----------8-5--8-

4b) Kirk
B---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9
F#--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9
C#--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7
bridge
"Ladies and gentilmen"


5a) James
B---5-5-5-5-2----------------5-5-5-5-2----------------5-5-5-5-7------------
F#--5-5-5-5-2----------------5-5-5-5-2----------------5-5-5-5-7------------
C#--3-3-3-3-0-0h5p0-3h5-3p0--3-3-3-3-0-0h5p0-3h5-3p0--3-3-3-3-5-5p0-3h5-3p0

5b) Kirk
c#------------7~~~~~~~~~~--------------12~~~~~~~~~~-------------7~~~~~~----
G#--------------------------------------------------------------6----------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---5-5-5-5------------------5-5-5-5------------------5-5-5-5--------------
F#--5-5-5-5------------------5-5-5-5------------------5-5-5-5--------------
C#--3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3------------------3-3-3-3--------------
Chorus
"Swing the noose again."


6)
B---2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8
F#--2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8
C#--0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6
"Choking on a bad seed" (about 2:00)
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