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Behind The Crooked Cross guitar tab

SLAYER 
                        BEHIND THE CROOKED CROSS 
                 From their fine album 'South of Heaven' 
 
Tabbed by:      Jason Mathie 
                Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca 
 
Another one of my favorite songs on 'South of Heaven'.  The only tabbed  
version I've seen around of this song is of considerably low quality (no 
offense intended to the author of that tab - at least the main riff was 
right). 
 
Comments: 
 
Another Slayer song that you could play on a four-string guitar (except 
for those nutty solos, of course).  I've ignored the top two strings 
again. 
 
Okay, I'll do some palm muting this time, 'cause it's important on this 
song. 
 
I didn't even attempt to do the solos. 
 
Throughout the song, play all downpicks.  I know it's fast and your wrist 
starts to hurt.  Quit whining.  Slayer is supposed to hurt. 
 
As usual, guitars are tuned to Eb.  Hanneman has the left stereo channel. 
 
Generally one dash is a sixteenth note in length.  So ---- is one beat. 
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 
Tempo 220 bpm  (ie crazy fast) 
 
Intro 
Gb |-----------------| 
Db |-----------------| 
Ab |-----------------| 
Eb |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
P.M  . . . . . . . . 
 
Left Gtr plays the intro riff 4x 
Both Gtrs play the intro riff 16x (after 4x the drums enter) 
 
Riff A 
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Db|-----3-----2-----|-----------------|-----3-----2-----|-------------4---| 
Ab|-----3-----2-----|-4-----3-----3-4-|-----3-----2-----|-4-----3-----4---| 
Eb|-2-2---2-2---2-2-|-4-2-2-3-2-2-----|-2-2---2-2---2-2-|-4-2-2-3-2-2-----| 
P.M  . . . . . . . .   . . . . . .       . . . . . . . .   . . . . . .  
 
Both Gtrs play Riff A 2x 
 
Riff B1 
Gb |-Left-Gtr--------|-----------------| 
Db |-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab |/4~----3~--------|---------5-6-5---| 
Eb |-------------5---|---4-----3-4-3---| 
   |                 |                 | 
Gb |-Right-Gtr-------|-----------------| 
Db |/6~----5~--------|-----------------| 
Ab |-------------7---|---6-----5-6-5---| 
Eb |-----------------|-----------------| 
P.M                            . . 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff B1 
Both Gtrs play Riff A 4x with lyrics: 
 
  Time melts away in this living inferno 
  Trapped by a cause that I once understood 
  Feeling a sickness building inside of me 
  Who will I really have to answer to 
 
Riff C 
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab|/4~----3~--------|---------5-6-5---|-----------------|-----------------| 
Eb|-------------5---|---4-----3-4-3---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| 
P.M                            . .       . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . .  
 
Both Gtrs Play Riff C 3.5x with lyrics: 
 
  March on through the rivers of red 
  Souls drift, they fill the air 
  Forced to fight behind 
  The crooked cross. 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff A 6x, lyrics after 2x: 
 
  Do only what is expected of me 
  With no emotions my feelings suppressed 
  Blind obedience carries me through it all 
  Conscience a word I learned to forget. 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff C 3x, then Riff B1, with these lyrics: 
 
  March on through the rivers of ... (same as before) 
 
Then both Gtrs play 
Gb |-----------------|-----------------| 
Db |-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab |-4---------------|-----------------| 
Eb |-2---------------|------rest-------| 
      ^---quick chord 
 
Riff D 
Gb |-----------------|-----------------| 
Db |-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab |-----4-----4-----|-3---3---7-7-6---| 
Eb |-2-2---2-2---2-2-|---2-----5-5-4---| 
P.M   . . . . . . . .   . . .   . . 
 
Right Gtr plays Riff D 4x while Left Gtr solos 
Left Gtr plays Riff D 4x while Right Gtr solos 
 
Then this little intermission: 
Left Gtr continues P.M like in Riff D 
 
Gb|-Left-Gtr--------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab|-----4-----4-----|-3---3---7-7-6---|-----4-----4-----|-3---3---7-7-6---| 
Eb|-2-2---2-2---2-2-|---2-----5-5-4---|-2-2---2-2---2-2-|---2-----5-5-4---| 
  |                 |                 |                 |                 | 
Gb|-Right-Gtr-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab|-----------------|---------7-7-6---|-----------------|---------7-7-6---| 
Eb|-----------------|---------5-5-4---|-----------------|---------5-5-4---| 
 
Gb|-Left-Gtr--------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Db|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab|-----4-----4-----|-3---3---7-7-6---|-----4-----4-----|-3---3---7-7-6---| 
Eb|-2-2---2-2---2-2-|---2-----5-5-4---|-2-2---2-2---2-2-|---2-----5-5-4---| 
  |                 |                 |                 |                 | 
Gb|-Right-Gtr-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
Db|-----6-----6-----|-5---5-----------|-----6-----6-----|-5---5-----------| 
Ab|-----4-----4-----|-3---3-----------|-----4-----4-----|-3---3---7-7-6---| 
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------5-5-4---| 
 
Then Left Gtr plays Riff D 4x while Right Gtr solos 
Then Right Gtr plays Riff D 4x while Left Gtr solos 
 
Riff B2 
Gb |-Left-Gtr--------|-----------------| 
Db |-----------------|-----------------| 
Ab |/4~----3~--------|---------5-6-5---| 
Eb |-------------5---|---4-----3-4-3---| 
   |                 |                 | 
Gb |/6~----5~--------|-----------------| 
Db |-------------7---|---6-----5-6-5---| 
Ab |-----------------|-----------------| 
Eb |-Right-Gtr-------|-----------------| 
P.M                            . . 
 
Play Riff B2 
Both Gtrs play Riff A 4x with lyrics: 
 
  Time melts away in this living inferno 
  Trapped by a cause that I once understood 
  Blind obedience carries me through it all 
  Do only what is expected of me. 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff C 2x                           \ 
Both Gtrs play Riff B1 and last half of Riff C      >--all with lyrics: 
Both Gtrs play Riff B2 and last half of Riff C     / 
 
  March on through the rivers of ... (same as before) 
 
And, end on the quick chord: 
Gb |---| 
Db |---| 
Ab |-4-| 
Eb |-2-| 
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 
 
E-mail me with any concerns, questions, requests, corrections... 
 
      Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        "Behind the Crooked Cross" 
                                By: Slayer 
 
Tuning: Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,eb (half step lower than normal) 
 
Here's everything but the leads.  I'm working on the 1st lead right now, but it may be a while before I get em all unless anyone wants them quickly (just e-mail me).  Also, I must put an honor to my friend Mike's washing machine.  When the drums enter in this song, it's exactly how his washing machine can get.  Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 
Intro- 
|-------------| 
|-------------| 
|-------------| 
|-------------| 
|-------------| 
|-22222222222-| etc. 
pm-----------| 
 
verse- 
|---------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------------------| 
|----3----2----------------------3----2--------------4----| 
|----3----2----4----3----3-4-----3----2----4----3----4----| 
|-22---22---22-4-22-3-22------22---22---22-4-22-3-22------| 
pm--   --   --   --   --      --   --   --   --   -- 
 
transition riff- 
|------------------| 
|------------------| 
|------------------| 
|------------------| 
|-4-3--------------| 
|-----4-3-2-2-3p2--| 
 
Gtr. 2 plays some other stuff for the transition riff on the 2nd chorus and the 
end of the song. 
 
Fill 1- 
|------------------| 
|------------------| 
|------------------| 
|-6-5--------------| 
|-----6-5-4-4-5p4--| 
|------------------| 
 
Fill 2- 
|------------------| 
|------------------| 
|-6-5--------------| 
|-----6-5-4-4-5p4--| 
|------------------| 
|------------------| 
 
For chorus, play transition riff and then play the F# that's played in the Intro. 
 
Lead riff- 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------| 
|------------------------| 
|----6----6---5-5--------| 
|----4----4---3-3-6-5-4--| 
|-00---00---0-----4-3-2--| 
pm--   --   -     ----- 
 
Key- 
pm-palm mute 
p-pull off 
 
Questions, comments, requests, death threats: dschellhaas@hotmail.com 
Enjoy...or you'll be shot.  :) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
behind the crooked cross (SOLO) 
album: south of heaven 
slayer 
 
tabbed by Rudy Guzman 
 
SOLO 1 
  2 TIMES     PLAY 4 TIMES 
eb-16B-16B~~-*---16H20P16-*-----------------------------------------------------* 
 
Bb-19B-19B~~-*19----------*19-17-19B--------------------------------------------* 
 
Gb-----------*------------*----------------------------------------------12-14B-* 
 
Db-----------*------------*----------------------------------12-14-12-14--------* 
 
Ab-----------*------------*----------------------12-14-12-14--------------------* 
 
Eb-----------*------------*----------12-15-12-15--------------------------------* 
 
                                     pm .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 
 
eb----------------------------12-14-15-14-12----------------------* 
Bb-------------12-13-12-13-15----------------15-12-13-12-13-------* 
Gb-12-14-12-14----------------------------------------------14\---* 
Db----------------------------------------------------------------* 
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------* 
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------* 
 
SOLO 2 
     I'M NOT SURE IF THIS SOLO IS RIGHT 
 
       NOTE: IF THIS DOESNT SOUND RIGHT TRY AH 
eb-----18B~~----------------------------------------8-9~~--14-15-17-15-14H15P14-* 
 
Bb-----23B~~---------------------------------7-8-10-----------------------------* 
 
Gb----------------------------8-9~~---8-9-11------------------------------------* 
 
Db--------------------9-10-12---------------------------------------------------* 
 
Ab---0-------12-13-15-----------------------------------------------------------* 
 
Eb-0----------------------------------------------------------------------------* 
 
eb-15P14-17-15-14--------------------* 
Bb----------------17-14H15P14-14-----* 
Gb-------------------------------16B-* 
Db-----------------------------------* 
Ab-----------------------------------* 
Eb-----------------------------------* 
 
SOLO 3 
                 4 TIMES 
                  BAR 
eb--------------*---------*----------------------------------------------------17-18-19B-* 
 
Bb--------------*---------*----------17H18P17-18-17-18-17-------------17-18-20-----------* 
 
Gb-7B------7B~~-*-0H5H7P5-*-7/20B-20----------------------20-17-18-20--------------------* 
 
Db--------------*---------*--------------------------------------------------------------* 
 
Ab--------------*---------*--------------------------------------------------------------* 
 
Eb--------------*---------*--------------------------------------------------------------* 
 
 
 
SOLO 4 
 
   PLAY 4 TIMES                                     2 TIMES  2 TIMES  2 
TIMES 
eb----16-19-16-19-*--------------------------------*--------*--------*--------* 
 
Bb-18-------------*-19B-19B~~-16-19-16-19----------*--------*--------*--------* 
 
Gb----------------*-----------------------18-16-18B*--------*--------*--------* 
 
Db----------------*--------------------------------*--------*--------*12-13-15* 
 
Ab----------------*--------------------------------*--------*12-13-15*--------* 
 
Eb----------------*--------------------------------*12-13-15*--------*--------* 
 
                                                   pm.  .  .  .  .  . 
.  .  . 
 
eb-------------------12-15--22B-22B-22B-22B-22B-22B-22B-22B-22B\-* 
Bb----------12-13-15---------------------------------------------* 
Gb-12-13-15------------------------------------------------------* 
Db---------------------------------------------------------------* 
Ab---------------------------------------------------------------* 
Eb---------------------------------------------------------------*
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