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			Creeping Death
		  As performed by Metallica
		  From "Ride the Lightning"
		Copyright (c) 1984 Creeping Death Music

  Words & Music By : James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, & Kirk Hammett

  Musical Definitions at the end of file.
  Typed by : Christopher Sean Forgeron and nico de nooijer
  Spread this around all you want.

Tempo = Fast Rock = 184 bpm

	Intro
        (Ryth Fig 1)                 (end Ryth Fig 1)

 &-#---||----------------|---|-----------------|----||
 &-----||----------------|---|-----------------|----||
 &---4-||o-----------%---|---|-----------%-----|---o||
 &---4-||o-----------%-9-|-9-|-----------%-9-7-|-7-o||
 &-----||--------------9-|-9-|-------------9-7-|-7--||
 &-----||--0-0-0-0-0---7-|-7-|-0-0-0-0-0---7-5-|-5--||
                       ~~~~~                 ~~~~~


  w/Ryth Fig 1 (once) (two guitars)

||-------------------|-----------|------------------|----------||---------|
||-------------------|-----------|------------------|----------||---------|
||o-------------%----|-------%-}-|------------------|-----%-}-o||-}-------|
||o-------------%-9--|-9--9--%-}-|-----------%-9--7-|-7-7-%-}-o||-}-------|
||----------------10-|-10-10-----|-----------%-10-9-|-9-9------||---7-5-5-|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0------|-----------|-0-0-0-0-0--------|----------||---5-3-2-|
                  ~~~~~~~                         ~~~~~

 (Ryth Fig 3)                (end Ryt Fig 3)(Ryth Fig 4)      (end Ryth Fig 4)
                                         x8                                x4
||------------------|----------------------||-------------|------------------||
||------------------|----------------------||-------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|---------------------o||o------------|-----------------o||
||o-----2-----2---2-|-----2---------------o||o------------|-----------------o||
||------2-----2---2-|-----2---2-3-2-3-2-0--||-----5-----5-|------------------||
||--0-0---0-0---0---|-0-0---0--------------||-0-0-3-0-0-3-|-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2--||
                                    H P P

  You then play Ryth Fig 3 four times, and then continue.



 |---|---|---|---------|
 |---|---|---|---------|  The singing starts. Keep playing Ryth Fig 3
 |---|---|---|---4-6---|  until the singing stops (16 bars later) then
 |-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-4-6-4-|  start playing Ryth Fig 4 four times.
 |-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-2-4-4-|
 |-0-|-0-|-0-|-0-----2-|
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~


 Chorus

    E5         C5 D5        F5                         G5                   @

 ||---|-------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------|
 ||---|-------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------|
 ||-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-|
 ||-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-|
 ||-7-|-7-------3-5-|-5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-/8--10\-|-5-|-9-------3-5-|
 ||---|---0-0-0-----|---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---------|---|---0-0-0-----|
    ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~         ~~~

                                             w/Ryth Fig 3 (twice)

 ---|------|---|-------------|---|---------|---||
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|---------|---|| Go back up to the part where
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6-4-|-4-|| the singing starts
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6-4-|-4-||
 -5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-5-|-5-2-4-2-|-2-||
 ---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---|---------|---||
 ~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~


  Lotsa solo stuff. Damned fast, but not hard. Usual pentatonic minor soloing.


 Bridge
 (Half Time Feel)

 (This is the "Die, by my hands..." part)

 Each chord is a half note, except the E which is 4 quarter notes using only
the bottom string. The progression is like this:

 E5 E E E E F5 D5 E5 E E E E G5 F5 (x3) ( LOOK AT THE END OF THE LAST SOLO FOR THE TAB)

 Then it's Ryth Fig 3 for 6 bars. On the sixth bar, another gutair plays the
following:

  |-----------|
  |-----------|  Go back to where the singing originally started. Play it
  |-[~3~]-7\--|  through with the third verse, and when you hit the @ sign,
  |-2-3-5-7\\-|  go to this next part.
  |-2-3-5-5\\-|
  |-0-1-3---\-|


 Ryth Fig 9

 |------------------|------------|-------------------|------------||
 |------------------|------------|-------------------|------------||
 |------------------|------------|-------------------|------------||
 |------2-----2---2-|-(2)----2-2-|-----2-----2-----3-|-(3)----0-0-||
 |------2-----2---2-|-(2)----2-2-|-----2-----2-----3-|-(3)----0-0-||
 |--0-0---0-0---0---|------------|-0-0---0-0---0-0---|------------||
   


 (Following Can be played by 2 guitars, one high, one low, but one can do it)


  w/Ryth Fig 9

       /\                                      x3
 ||---/--\--------|----|------/\---------|------||
 ||--15--15-13-12-|-12-|-12-12--12----13-|-13---||
 ||o-14--14-12-11-|-11-|-11-11--11-14-12-|-12--o||
 ||o--------------|----|-----------14----|-----o||
 ||---------------|----|-----------------|------||
 ||---------------|----|-----------------|------||
             ~~~~~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~~



                                                                     x3
 --------------|---|-----------|---||------------|---|-----------|----||
 --------------|---|-----------|---||------------|---|-----------|----||
 -----9--7-5-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---5-|-5-||o-5-9-5-7-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---4-|-4-o||
 -----9--7-5-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---5-|-5-||o-5-9-5-7-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---4-|-4-o||
 -----7--5-3-2-|-2-|-2-3-2-0-3-|-3-||--3-7-3-5-2-|-2-|-2-3-2-0-2-|-2--||
 -0-0----------|---|-----------|---||------------|---|-----------|----||
             ~~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~~~~~         ~~~~~

           Something for 4 bars... Probably one of the above riffs.

  Ryth Fig 2 (twice) Then it's free time.

  Then it's 4 chords, with a slight retard:

  -----|-----|---|
  -----|-----|---|
  -*---|-----|---|
  -*---|-----|-2-|
  ---7-|-5-5-|-2-|
  ---5-|-3-2-|-0-|
              Tremolo picking

  Now, in the Exact same bar where the E5 Tremolo picking starts,
  this scale starts, with two guitars.

   |-------------|-------------|-14-15--14----|-------------|----------|----|
   |-------------|-------16-17-|--7--8---7-17-|-16----------|----------|----|
   |----------14-|-16-17--8--9-|------------9-|--8-17-16-14-|----------|----|
   |-14-16-17--7-|--9-10-------|--------------|----10--9--7-|-17-16-14-|-14-|
   |--7--9-10----|-------------|--------------|-------------|-10--9--7-|--7-|
   |-------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------|----|
                                 ~~~~~                ~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                     H                    H       P  P

  And of course, it ends with 2 hard E5 chords, and a slide to nothing.



 % = Quarter Rest      O = Whole Note   / = Quarter Note    \ = Thirty-Second
 } = Full Rest         o = Half Note    | = Sixteenth

 -||--    --||-                               ---|---
 -||--    --||-   This is the repeat          ---|--- A tied note. You only
 -||o-    -o||-   loop. It is repeated        ---|--- play it once, and hold
 -||o-    -o||-   1 time (x1) unless          -2-|-2- it.
 -||--    --||-   otherwise marked at         -2-|-2-
 -||--    --||-   the top.                    -0-|-0-
  begin    end                                 ~~~~~



 ---              ---        ---         ---         ---/\---
 ---              ---        ---         ---         --/--\-- Bend up
 -%- Quarter      -}- Full   -*- 1 Beat  -*- 2 Beat  -12--12- a full note
 -%- Rest         -}- Rest   ---  Rest   -*-  Rest   --------
 ---              ---        ---         ---         --------
 ---              ---        ---         ---         --------

 --------
 ---/\--- Bend up
 -12--12- a half note
 --------
 --------
 --------


 - That's it.. Enjoy.

 
====================================================================================
 
                                Creeping Death - Solo
 
From the Album "Ride The Lightning"
Tab by Christian Theves
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Pit/1570/index.html
 

 Triplets (next 2 bars)
|--------------------------------------|----------------------19h20h22--|
|--12-13-15-17p15-13-14-15-17-19p17-15-|-15-17-19-17-19-20-22-----------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--22b24----22b24----22b24----|--22b24--r22----22b24-r23-b24--22--19--|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|



|--22--20--19-\17--21--19--17-\15--19--17--15-\14--17--15--14-\12--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|



|--15p14--------------------------------------------------|
|---------17p15--15p14p12h14--12-\10--10------------------|
|------------------------------------------12b14-r13-b14--|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|



|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|--------10--15------15---12--------------|-----------------------------------|
|--(14)------14b16---14---12------12--14--|--14b16--r14--12b13--------12--14b-|
|-----------------------------14----------|-----------------------14----------|
|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|



|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------12--15p12--15p12--------------12--15p12--15p12--|
|--b16---------------------14b16-(16)--------------------|
|---------------------------------*----------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
 * : hold bend and strike note                              


                                               Triplets (next 2 1/2 bars)
 
|------------------------------------------12-|-15p12----12----------------------14-|
|---------12--15p12--15p12--15b17----(17)-----|-------15----15-12-15p12----12-------|
|--14b16------------------------------*-------|-------------------------14----14----|
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



|-17p15-14-15p14----14-------12-------|-------------------------------------|
|----------------17----17p15----15p14-|-15p14-12-14-12----------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------14--12------12--14-/-|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------14-----------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


                                  Sweep picking
|----------17--19-/22-~-~-22-~-~-|---------12--17p12-----------------12--17p12-------|
|------18------------------------|-----13-------------13---------13------------13----|
|-/19----------------------------|-14---------------------14-14-------------------14-|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|



|----------12--17p12-------------------12--17p12------|
|------13-------------13-----------13-------------13--|
|--14--------------------14-14-14---------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|



|--12h15p12---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-----------15---12----12-15p12-------------|--15------15------15-------------(15)\--|
|-------------------14----------14-12----12-|--14b16---14b16---14b16-r14-b16--(14)\--|
|-------------------------------------14----|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|



|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|--7--7-7-8-8-8-8-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-10-9-10-9-10-9-11-10-12-11-12-11-12-11-13-12-|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|



|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------11-|
|-14-13-14-13-14-14-15-15-14-14-15-14-14-14-15----|
|-------------------------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------12/14--|
|-11-12-11-12-11-12-12-12-12-13-12-13-15-15---15-15--------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|


                       [-----Triplets----]
|-------------------------------------14-|-17p14-------------------------------------|
|-------------------14-17-14----14-17----|-------17-14-----14---17p14----------------|
|--17--14--13-14-16----------16----------|-------------16--------------16-14------14-|
|----------------------------------------|------------------------------------16-----|
|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


 Triplets (next 1 1/2 bars)
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-16p14----14-------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------16----16p14-16p14----14-------|----------------------------12--12--|
|-------------------------16----16-14-|-16p14-12-14p12-----12--14----------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------14------------------|



|-------------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------11--12--14--|--(14)----12----12-h-14-p-12--|--------------11--12--14--|
|--14------14-------------|------------------------------|--12------14--------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|



|----------------------------|--12--------12-/14--15--17--|
|----------12----13----15----|----------------------------|
|--(14)----------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------|


                              trem. pick
|--(17)----15----14----------|--/17--------17--19----20--|--(20)--19----17----15-14h15-|
|----------------------17----|---//----------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------|


 Triplets (next 6 bars)
 
|-15p14p12-15p14p12-15p14p12-15p14p12-|-15p14p12-15p14p12-15p14p12-15-12/14-|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



|-17p15p14-17p15p14-17p15p14-17p15p14-|-17p15p14-17p15p14-17p15p14-17-15-15-|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



|-19p17p15-19p17p15-19p17p15-19-15-16-|-20p19p17-20p19p17-22p20p19-22p20p19-|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



|--22b24----22b24----|--22b24----22b24--22b24-~-|------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|------------|
|--------------------|--------------------------|--14-\-\-\--|
|--------------------|--------------------------|--14-\-\-\--|
|--------------------|--------------------------|--12-\-\-\--|


  DIE   BY MY HAND  I CREEP ACROSS THE LAND  KILLING FIRST BORN MAN.
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-----10-7-9-----12-10-9--------------------9-----10-7-9------12-10-9----|   
|--7------8-5-7-----10--8-7--------------------7------8-5-7------10--8-7----|
|----0000-------0000-----------------------0000--0000--------0000-----------|


 /--------this is how they play it live----------------\
/							\
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |--9-----10-7-9-----1212-1010-9-------------------------|  this is the live shit.
 |--7------8-5-7-----1010--8-8-7-------------------------|  they dont play it always like 
 |----0000-------0000------------------------------------|  this. but it sounds cool.


Here's an addition sent in by MetGuitar@aol.com

The first one is the part where Kirk plays the high part, right before they play
the intro riff to end the song.

e---------------------       (8 times)
B----19p16p0----------       

e--------------------       (8 times)
B----20p17p0---------

(you just those repeat those twice, the 20p17p0 is only 4 times the second 
time)

* When he plays it live, after those first parts he plays this:

e----------------19p16p0---    (4 times)
B---19p16p0----------------

e----------------20p17p0----     (2 times)
B---20p17p0-----------------