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Ride the lightning
Performed by Metallica
from the album "Ride the lightning" (1984)
Music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Clifford Burton
and David Mustaine
Words by James Hetfield
Transcribed by Ludvig Forssblad - Niemistoe Custom Guitartech
- Niemistoe Productions AB
E-mail: Niemistoe_AB@hotmail.com

This is a really good un, the solo is just fantastic,
but unfortunately I can't play it. If anyone can or has
got the tab, please mail it to me.

The rhythm in this tab is not correct, you'll have to
listen to the tune to figure it out.
Intro/outro:

e-|-7-8-------5-7------------------------|
B-|-7-8-------3-5------5-7------8-5------|
G-|--------------------2-4---------------|
D-|-----------------------------0-2------|
A-|--------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------|


Riff 1:
       P.M.    P.M....
e-|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|
D-|-------------------|
A-|-/8-----/8---------|
E-|-/6-0-0-/6-0-0-0-0-|

Riff 2:
                P.M
e-|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|
D-|-----------2-----5-|
A-|-4---2---4-0-4---3-|
E-|-2---0---2---2-2---|

Add 1:

e-|--------|
B-|--------|
G-|--------|
D-|-4------|
A-|-4------|
E-|-2------|

Add 2:

e-|-------|
B-|-------|
G-|-------|
D-|-5---4-|
A-|-3---2-|
E-|-------|


Riff 3:

       P.M    P.M....|
e-|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|
D-|-/5-----/5---------|
A-|-/3-----/3---------|
E-|----2-2----2-2-2-2-|


Chorus:
                P.M...........|             P.M.........|
e-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-6---5-4---6-----------------6---5-4---6-------------------|
A-|-4---3-2---4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4---3-2---4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2br-|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 4:
         P.M  |.|       |.....|     |-------|
e-|-------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------------|
D-|-9\8\7---5-----4---------------------------------|
A-|-7\6\5---3-----2-5-----------5-2-----------5-2---|
E-|-------0---0-0---3---0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0---|


Riff 5:
    P.M...|     |.........|     |.........|     |.........|
e-|-----------------------------------------------------------
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------5---------------5---------------4---------------4-
A-|-4-4-4-4-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------

 P.M.......|     |.........|     |.........|     |.........|
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
-------------3---------------3---------------2---------------2-
-2-2-2-2-2-2-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-1---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
---------------------------------------------------------------

 P.M....|    |.........|     |..........|    |..........|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
---------3---------------3---------------5---------------8---|
-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-6-6-6-6-6---|


Riff 6:
         P.M.
e-|----------------|
B-|----------------|
G-|---------5------|
D-|-9\8\7---5------|
A-|-7\6\5---3------|
E-|-------0--------|


Add 3:

e-|--------|
B-|--------|
G-|-4------|
D-|-4------|
A-|-2------|
E-|--------|


Riff 7:
            P.M      |...|
e-|----------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------|
G-|-------------5--------------------|
D-|-2-----------5--------------------|
A-|-2-----------3---3-----5/---7-7---|
E-|-0-------0-0-----3-3-3-3/---5-5---|


Riff 8:
        P.M....|    |......|             |.|     |.|     |.|
e-|----------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------7--------------------------------------------|
A-|-4-----------5-----------7/---7---7-------7-------7-------|
E-|-2---2-2-2-2-----5-5-5-5-5/---5---5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|


Riff 9:

e-|----------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------|
G-|----------------------------------------|
D-|----------------------------------------|
A-|-7---7---7------5---5------3------------|
E-|-5---5---5------3---3------1------------|


Riff 10:
    P.M...................................|
e-|-------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------------------4---5---4---|
A-|---------4-5-----------4-5-----------4-5---2---3---2---|
E-|-0-0-0-0-2-3---0-0-0-0-2-3---0-0-0-0-2-3---------------|


Riff 11:
    P.M....|    |.........|     |.........|     |.........|
e-|------------------------------------------------------------
B-|------------------------------------------------------------
G-|------------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------5---------------5---------------4---------------4--
A-|-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2--
E-|------------------------------------------------------------

P.M........|    |..........|    |.........|     |..|
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-------------3---------------3---------------2-------
-2-2-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-
-----------------------------------------------------

 P.M.....|   |..|
-----------------|
-----------------|
-----------------|
---------2-------|
-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-|
-----------------|


Riff 12:
    P.M....|    P.M........|    P.M........|    P.M.......|
e-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------10--------------10--------------7---------------8-|
A-|-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8---8-8-5-5-5-5-5---5-5-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Add 4:

e-|-------------|
B-|-------------|
G-|-------------|
D-|-5---4---3---|
A-|-3---2---1---|
E-|-------------|


Riff 13:

e-|------------------------|
B-|------------------------|
G-|------------------------|
D-|-----------2-----5------|
A-|-4---2---4-0-4---3------|
E-|-2---0---2---2----------|


Riff 14:

e-|---------------------|
B-|---------------------|
G-|---------------------|
D-|-----------2---------|
A-|-4---2---4-0-4---2---|
E-|-2---0---2---2---0---|


Riff 15:
                        P.M.    |.|     |.|     |.|
e-|-------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------2-----5-------5-------5-------5-------5\4---|
A-|-4---2---4-0-4---3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3\2---|
E-|-2---0---2---2-----------------------------------------|

Add 5:
    P.M.......... .|
e-|-----------------|
B-|-----------------|
G-|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|
A-|-----------------|
E-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


That was all the riffs, lads!
This will show you when to play them:


Intro x4

Riff 1 x12

Riff 2 x4
Add 1 x1
Add 2 x1

Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1

Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1

Riff 3 x4

Chorus x1

Riff 3 x2

Chorus x1

Riff 2 x4

Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1

Riff 1 x4
Add 2 x1

Riff 3 x4

Chorus x1

Riff 3 x2

Chorus x1

Riff 4 x4

Riff 5 x1

Riff 4 x3

Riff 6 x1
Add 3 x1

Riff 7 x4

Riff 8 x4

Riff 9 x1

Riff 10 x4

Riff 11 x2

Riff 12 x1

Riff 11 x1

Riff 12 x1

Riff 4 x4

Riff 5 x1

Riff 4 x3

Riff 6 x1

Riff 1 x12
Add 4 x1
Add 1 x1

Riff 1 x4
Add 1 x1

Riff 1 x4
Add1 x1

Riff 3 x4

Chorus x1

Riff 3 x2

Chorus x1

Riff 2 x4

Riff 13 x1

Riff 14 x1

Riff 13 x1

Riff 14 x1

Riff 15 x1

Riff 14 x1
Add 5 x1

Riff 15 x1

Riff 14 x1
Add 5 x1

Outro x1


That's it, mail corrections and stuff like that to
Niemistoe_AB@hotmail.com

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