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Battery by Metallica

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BATTERY by Metallica
From the album ¨Master of Puppets¨

	There’s about half a dozen guitar parts on the intro where Jaymz
 layered acoustics, steel strings, spanish guitars and god knows what else.
 One acoustic plays riff  1 and the rest of the layered guitars play along
 the lines of riff 2 (I Think)

Acoustic Riff 1
e-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
G-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
D-|--3--2-----------2-(2)-------------|--2-----------0--0-(0)-----------------
A-|--2--------------0-(0)-------------|--0--------------5-(5)-----------------
E-|--0--------------1-(1)-------------|--2--------------3-(3)-----------------

Acoustic Riff 2
e-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
G-|--4--5--------4-----------4--5-----|--4--5--------------------5--4---------
D-|--------7--------------------------|--------7-----5------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------

Acoustic Riff 2b
e-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
G-|--4--5--------4-h5-p4-----4--5-----|--4--5--------------------5--4---------
D-|--------7--------------------------|--------7-----5------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
Start with Acoustic Riff 1 once and then while that keeps playing Gtr II plays

 Riff 2  Riff 2b Riff2  Riff2

Then the electrics come crashing in:-

    Chord diagramE5E5                Chord diagramE5E5 Chord diagramE5E5 Chord diagramF5F5         Chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7                     Chord diagramG5G5
e-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
G-|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
D-|--2-----------------2--2--3--------|--5-----------------5--5--5------------
A-|--2-----------------2--2--3--------|--5-----------------5--5--5------------
E-|--0-----------------0--0--1--------|--2-----------------2--2--3------------

While 2 other electrics play Riffs 2 and 2b
This continues for several bars and then

    Chord diagramE5E5    Chord diagramB5B5    Chord diagramG5G5   F#/Eb
e-|-----------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------|
G-|--------4--------------------------|
D-|--2-----4-----5-----4--------------|
A-|--2-----2-----5-----6--------------|
E-|--0-----------3--------------------|
Verse:

Riff 3                        Chord diagramBb5Bb5    Chord diagramA5A5                               Chord diagramE minorEm  F#/Eb
e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------5--5--4
A-|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------7--7--6
E-|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0---------
           ---t---     ---t---                    ---t---     ---t---

    Chord diagramE minorEm                        Chord diagramBb5Bb5    Chord diagramA5A5   Chord diagramF#5F#5    Chord diagramG5G5         Chord diagramAb5Ab5
e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D-|--5--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
A-|--7--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
E-|--------0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--2-----3-----3-----4---------------
 	   ---t---     ---t---

Play this twice but on the second time at the % play this
    Chord diagramA#5A#5      Chord diagramA5A5       Chord diagramA5A5       Chord diagramA5A5
e-|--------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------|
D-|--8--------7--------7--------7--------|
A-|--8--------7--------7--------7--------|
E-|--6--------5--------5--------5--------|

Then Fill 1 and into the verse

Fill 1 Chord diagramE5E5    Chord diagramG5G5    Chord diagramA5A5       Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramF5F5 F#/Eb ?
e-|--------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------|
D-|-----2-----5-----7--------------4-----|
A-|-----2-----5-----7--------3--3--6-----|
E-|-----0-----3-----5--------1--1--------|



Riff 3
e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------5--5--4
A-|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------7--7--6
E-|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0---------
           ---t---     ---t---                    ---t---     ---t---
     Lashing out  the action....


e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D-|--4--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
A-|--6--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
E-|--------0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--2-----3-----3-----4---------------
           ---t---     ---t---
     Weak are ripped  and......

Lashing out the action.......
Weak are ripped and ......
Hipnotizing power.....
Battery is here ....


With Fill 1

Chord diagramE5E5     			       Chord diagramC5C5
Smashing through the ....
	     Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramF5F5 F#/Eb
Cannot stop .....


Riff 3


With Fill 1

Chord diagramE5E5			Chord diagramC5C5
Pounding out agression......
	     Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramF5F5 F#/Eb
Cannot stop.......


Riff 3 (first 2 bars)

Chord diagramE5E5              Chord diagramB5B5      Chord diagramG5G5	    F#/Eb
Cannot kill the family.........


Riff 3 (first 3 bars)|
		     |
Chord diagramBb5Bb5 Chord diagramF5F5 Chord diagramE5E5	     |  	Play this several
Bat-ter-y 	     |      times and then back to the next verse


Outro:
	Repeat lots		Last time
e-|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------
G-|--3--4--3--4--3-----------|--3--4--3--4--3--4--3--4------------------------
D-|--3--4--3--4--3--4--3-----|--3--4--3--4--3--4--3--4--------4--3--3--3--3--2
A-|--1--2--1--2--1--4--3-----|--1--2--1--2--1--2--1--2--------4--3--3--3--3--2
E-|-----------------2--1-----|--------------------------------2--1--1--1--1--0

verses

Crushing all decievers......
Never ending ....
Hungry violence .....
Breeding on ......


Chorus

Circle of destruction....
Powerhouse of .....
Whipping up .......
We create the ....


Chorus


	I think this is pretty close. I’m not sure about the names of the
funny chords though (marked  ?) I’m not too hot on theory!! :)

Other versions of Battery

Alternative guitar chords and tabs for Battery (Ver. 3) by Metallica

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