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Spirit In Black guitar tab

#------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------# 
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # 
#song.  You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.# 
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                              Spirit in Black 
                                By:  Slayer 
 
Tuning:  Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, eb 
Tempo= 124 bpm 
 
Intro- 
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|-----------------------------------------------5-3-- 
|-2----7p5----8p7----10p8----2----7p5----8p7----5-3-- 
|-0-00-----00-----00------00-0-00-----00-----00-3-1-- 
  pm--     --     --      --   --     --     -- 
 
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-2----7p5----8p7----10p8----2----7p5----2-3-2-------3-| 
-0-00-----00-----00------00-0-00-----00-------3-2-0-1-| 
 pm--     --     --      --   --     -------------- 
 
The verse is just a variation on the intro except with a 
few palm muted E5 (-2-) chords played between the notes. 
                  (-0-) 
 
Chorus- 
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|-------------------------------3-2-----------| 
|-2----3--------3--------3----2-----3-2-1-----| 
|-0-00-1-000000-1-000000-1-00-------------2-1-| 
  pm--   ------   ------   ------------------ 
 
 Alt. endings: 
|----------------|---------------| 
|----------------|---------------|  play E5 instead of F5 on 
|----------------|---------------|  last chord of 2nd Alt. ending 
|--3-2---------1-|---------------|  on 2nd chorus (does this make 
|-2----3-2-1---1-|-2-3-2-------3-|  sense?!?!?) 
|------------3---|-------3-2-0-1-| 
pm-------------    ----------- 
 
1st lead=  At the end of the lead the chorus starts in again and there's lead stuff playing with that too.  For the backup just play the verse riff. 
 
     full          full       full    1 1/2 
|-----/------------/\--/-----/\--/-----/\---------- 
|-/22/--(22)~~~-22/--\/---22/--\/---22/--\(22)p19-- 
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                                                                             full 
----------------------------------t22p19-----------t22p19------------------/\--/----- 
-t22p19h22p19-t22p19h22p19-t22p19--------t22p19h22--------t22p19-t22p19h22/--\/---19- 
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-21-------19-------17-------15------------------------------------------------- 
----19\17----17\15----15\14----13-12h13p12h13p12h13---------------------------- 
----------------------------------------------------14-12-14p12h13p12---------- 
----------------------------------------------------------------------14p12h14- 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
-----------------________------------------------------------------------------------ 
----------------/--------------------------------------------------------12---------- 
-12-14p12h14-14/---14--14\--11-12----11-12----11-12-14-13-12----11-12-14----14-12-11- 
----------------------------------14-------14----------------14---------------------- 
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
-------------------------------------------------------15-17-15---------------- 
----11-12-14-12-11----11-12-14/16-17-14-16-17-14-16-17----------17-16-14-16-17- 
-14----------------14---------------------------------------------------------- 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
w/Fill 1 
--------------------------------------19--| 
-15-17-15-------------20-17-19-20--17-----| 
----------17-16-14-16---------------------| 
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Fill 1: 
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-15----------------15- 
----17-16-14-16-17---- 
---------------------- 
---------------------- 
---------------------- 
 
Now, a chorus starts in and there's a lead playing with that too.  Here it is: 
          1/4 step              1/2 step 
|---------/\--/\--/\-----------/\--/\--/\--- 
|-17-(17)/--\/--\/--\--16-(16)/--\/--\/--\-- 
|------------------------------------------- 
|------------------------------------------- 
|------------------------------------------- 
|------------------------------------------- 
 
---full----------------------------------17h18p17---------------------- 
----/---------------17h18h20----17h18h20----------20p18p17------------- 
-19/-------16h17h19----------19----------------------------19p17p16h19- 
--------19------------------------------------------------------------- 
----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
(Coils of the serpent unwind) 
 
    1/4 step         1/2 step 
----/\--/\----------/\--/\--/\--/-|---------/\------------------- 
-17/--\/--\-16-(16)/--\/--\/--\/--|-19-(19)/--\------------------ 
----------------------------------|------------------------------ 
----------------------------------|------------------------------ 
----------------------------------|---------------13\------------ 
----------------------------------|---------------0\-\----------- 
                                                    \ \ trem. bar 
                                                     \ \ slack 
                                   (Buried beneath you will find) 
 
   full       full      1 1/4      1 1/4          full 
-19-/--19----/\--/\---19-/--19----/\--/\--|-17---/\--/------------------ 
-22/------22/--\/--\--21/------21/--\/--\-|---20/--\/------------------- 
------------------------------------------|----------------------------- 
------------------------------------------|----------------------------- 
------------------------------------------|------------12\-------------- 
------------------------------------------|------------12\\------------- 
                                                          \\ trem. bar 
                                                           \\  slack 
                                           (Deep in the halls of the damned) 
 
   full      full     1 1/4      1 1/4      full     full 
-19-/--19---/\--/\--19-/---19---/\--/\--|-17-/---17-/\--/-----------| 
-22/-----22/--\/--\-21/------21/--\/--\-|-20/----20/--\/-----(20)\--| 
----------------------------------------|---------------------------| 
----------------------------------------|---------------------------| 
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                                         (Spirit in black till the...end) 
 
Do a pick slide, then.... 
 
Tempo= 220 bpm 
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|----------5h6p5h7p6p5h6p5h6p5----------5h6p5h7p6p5-6-| 
|-00000000---------------------00000000-------------4-| 
pm--------                     -------- 
 
Play w/more pm'd open e string but keep all that 
5h6p5h6p5h6p5 crap going (just listen to the damn song!!!) 
 
2nd Guitar Solo= I had to do this one, it's reeaallyy kick ass!! 
It has a lot of weird bendy crap that is hell to figure out, I 
hope it isn't too hard for anyone to understand.  Sorry! 
 
Backup riff played during most of the lead 
4|o-----------------------------3--5-- 
5|------------------------------3--5-- 
6|o--333333333333333333333333-3-1--3-- 
   pm-------------------------- 
 
--6---------------------------9--6--o| 
--6---------------------------9--6---| 
--4-44-44444444444444444444-4/7--4--o| 
    pm------------------------ 
 
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|--------19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-etc.-20~~-- 
|---------------------------------------------------- 
|-0\------------------------------------------------- 
|---\------------------------------------------------ 
trem bar 
to slack 
 
  1/4 bend 
-------------------3--4--7-4-3---------------------------- 
----/\--/\---------------------6-4-3---------------------- 
-20/--\/--\-20\----------------------5-4------------------ 
-----------------------------------------6-5-3------------ 
----------------x\-----------------------------6-5-3------ 
-----------------------------------------------------7-4-- 
 
---------------------------------------------------------- 
---------------------------------------------------------- 
-5-4-2-----------------------------------------0\--/-6p0-- 
-------6-5-3-------------------------------------\/------- 
-------------6-5-3---------------------------------------- 
-------------------7-4-3-7-4-3-4---4--3\------------------ 
                                        \slack  (2 steps,) 
                                                (1 1/4, 2) 
 
                                               1 1/4   1 1/4 
----------------------full bend---full bend------/\------/--- 
-----1 step--full bend--/7\~~~------/9\~~~---/12/--\(12)/---- 
-6p0-\--/----/7\~~~------------------------------------------ 
------\/----------------------------------------------------- 
------------------------------------------------------------- 
------------------------------------------------------------- 
vib. w/bar>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
     1 1/4             full bend 
------_/~~~~\-------------/------------------------------- 
-(12)/-------\(12)\9--(9)/--------15p13-15p13\12p9/16p13-- 
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---------------------------------------------------------- 
---------------------------------------------------------- 
---------------------------------------------------------- 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
 
--------------------------------------------------------- 
-12p9/18p13-(13)-18p13-12p9/16p13-16p13-12p9/15p13-15p13- 
--------------------------------------------------------- 
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--------------------------------------------------------- 
 
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-12p9-16p13-16p13-12p9/18p13-18p13-12p9/16p13-16p13-12p9--- 
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---------------------------------------------------------0\ 
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                                                         slack 
 
The kick ass 2 Gtr. part!!!!!!! 
New Backup riff: 
 Keep struming an F5 then play one Gb5, repeat throughout 
 (listen to the album to get rythm, obviously) 
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|----------------18----18-20-18-20-21-20-21----21---| 
|-18-19-22-19-22----22------------------------------| 
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|-------------------------------------------13------| 
|----------------13----13-15-13-15-16-15-16----16---| 
|-13-14-17-14-17----17------------------------------| 
 
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|----------------------------------------18----18-19-18-19-| 
|----------------------19----19-20-19-20----20-------------| 
|-18-20-18-20-21-20-21----21-------------------------------| 
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|----------------------------------------13----13-14-13-14-| 
|----------------------14----14-15-14-15----15-------------| 
|-13-15-13-15-16-15-16----16-------------------------------| 
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|----------18----18--19-22-22-22-22-22-22-18-18-18-18-18-18-| 
|-21-19-21----21--------------------------------------------| 
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|----------13----13--14-17-17-17-17-17-17-13-13-13-13-13-13-| 
|-16-14-16----16--------------------------------------------| 
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                           gradual bend> / 
|-19-19-19-19-19-19-22-22-22-22-22-22-23/---| 
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|                          gradual bend> /  | 
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-17-17-17-17-17-17-18/---| 
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Backup: 
Hold E5 chord                      / full bend 
|-17--16--15--------------17--(17)/--~~~~~~----| 
|-------------17-------------------------------| 
|-----------------17--16-----------------------| 
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|----------------------------------/full bend--| 
|-15--14--13--------------15--(15)/--~~~~~~----| 
|-------------14-------------------------------| 
|-----------------15--14-----------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------| 
 
At end of song, hold Ab5 (6th string, 4th fret) while drums 
and bass do some thing, then play these chords to end 
the song: 
5|--9--6-5--| 
6|--7--4-3--| 
 
Then, it ends. 
 
~~~~=vibrato 
 / 
/  -bar up to the specified step 
 
\ 
 \ -bar down to the specified step 
   _______ 
  / 
 / 14 14   -pull bar up and play notes while keeping it up 
14 
 
pm- palm mute 
\ or /-  slide to next note/chord indicated 
(2)- hold note 
x-pick slide 
>>>>>>- vibrato the note(s) w/the bar 
 
Questions, comments, requests, death threats: dschellhaas@hotmail.com 
Enjoy...or you'll be shot.  :)
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov