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                   Creeping Death
          As performed by Metallica
          From "Ride the Lightning"
        

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

  Musical Definitions at the end of file.
  transcribed : Steve Grace
  


    Intro
						2x
 &-#---||--------------------|--------------------||
 &-----||--------------------|--------------------||
 &---4-||o-----------%-9-----|-----------%-9-7---o||
 &---4-||o-----------%-9-----|-----------%-9-7---o||
 &-----||--------------7-----|-------------7-5----||
 &-----||--0-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-0----------||
           pm.......   ~~~~~   pm.......   ~~~~~

guitar 1&2
||---||-------------------|-----------------------||
||---||-------------------|-----------------------||
||---||o-----------%-9--9-|-----------%-9--7--7--o||
||---||o-----------%-9--9-|-----------%-9--7--7--o||
||---||--------------7--7-|-------------7--5--5---||
||---||--0-0-0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-0-0-------------||
||       pm.......          pm.......         ~~
||
||---||-------------------|-----------------------||---------|intro ends
||---||-------------------|-----------------------||---------|
||o--||-----------%-------|----------------------o||-}-------|
||o--||-----------%-9---9-|-----------%-9--7--7--o||-}-------|
||---||-------------10-10-|-----------%-10-9--9---||---7-5-5-|
||---||-0-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-0-------------||---5-3-2-|
        pm.......           pm.......       ~~

  (second guitar in on 4th time)         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--|
  pm..    . .   .     . .   .      H P P      . .   . .     . . 

                    2x    let ring----}
||------------------|----------------------]|---|---|---|---------|
||------------------|----------------------]|---|---|---|---------|  
||------------------|----------------------]|---|---|---|---4-6---|
||------2-----2---2-|-----2----------------]|-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-4-6-4-|
||------2-----2---2-|-----2---2-3-2-3-2-0--]|-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-2-4-4-|
||--0-0---0-0---0---|-0-0---0--------------]|-0-|-0-|-0-|-0-----2-|
  pm. .   . .   .     . .   .                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   slaves hebrews born to serve.....
   now let my people go land of goshen...                                     
 
					 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--|
  pm. .   . .   .     . .   .      H P P      . .   . .     . .
    Chorus
        
       so let it..... so let it be done!    
           
    E5         C5 D5        F5                         G5		    @
||---|--------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------||
||---|--------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------||
||---|----------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-||
||-2-|-2--------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-||
||-2-|-2--------3-5-|-5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-/8--10\-|-5-|-9-------3-5-||
||-0-|-0--0-0-0-----|---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---------|---|---0-0-0-----||
    ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~         ~~~
   pm     . . .			       . . .			   . . .   
                                            
                  I'm creeping death!
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|----------|----||
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|----------|----|| 
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6----|----|| 
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6-4--|-4--||
 -5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-5-|-5-2-4-4--|-4--||
 ---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---|-------2--|-2--||
 ~~~~~~      ~~~~~ . . .   ~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~
                            
                            
                         2x   let ring----}
||------------------|----------------------]|---|---|---|---------|play from verse 
||------------------|----------------------]|---|---|---|---------|two   
||------------------|----------------------]|---|---|---|---4-6---|( now let my 
||------2-----2---2-|-----2----------------]|-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-4-6-4-|  people go...)
||------2-----2---2-|-----2---2-3-2-3-2-0--]|-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-2-4-4-|
||--0-0---0-0---0---|-0-0---0--------------]|-0-|-0-|-0-|-0-----2-|2nd time is to 
                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~        behind solo w/solo
        
behind solo
					 4x
||------------------|----------------------]------------------|----------------------]
||------------------|----------------------]------------------|----------------------]
||------------------|----------------------]------2-----2---2-|----2---5-------------]
||------2-----2---2-|-----2----------------]------2-----2---2-|----2---5-------------]
||------2-----2---2-|-----2---2-3-2-3-2-0--]--0-0---0-0---0---|0-0---0-3-------------]
||--0-0---0-0---0---|-0-0---0--------------]------------------|----------------------]
    . .   . .   .     . .   .      h p p      . .   . .   .    . .   .  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                   4x
-------------|------------------||
-------------|------------------||
o------------|-----------------o||
o------------|-----------------o||
-----5-----5-|------------------||
-0-0-3-0-0-3-|-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2--||

  E5         C5 D5        F5			G5			  @
 
||---|--------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------| 
||---|--------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------| 
||---|----------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-| 
||-2-|-2--------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-| 
||-2-|-2--------3-5-|-5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-/8--10\-|-5-|-9-------3-5-| 
||-0-|-0--0-0-0-----|---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---------|---|---0-0-0-----|
    ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~         ~~~

 behind solo riffs end solo ends with slide    
                               2x
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|----------|----||
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|----------|----|| 
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6----|----|| 
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6-4--|-4--||
 -5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-5-|-5-2-4-4--|-4--||
 ---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---|-------2--|-2--||
 ~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~


 Solo
 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----11-h-12-p-11--|--------------11--12--14--|
|--14------14-------------|------------------------------|12---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-|-15p14p12-15p14p12-15p14p12-5p14p12--|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



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



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



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

(words come in on 5th measure time)
  DIE   BY MY HAND  I CREEP ACROSS THE LAND  KILLING FIRST BORN MAN.
                                    7x
|----------------------------]-------------------------------||
|----------------------------]-------------------------------||
|----------------------------]o-----------------------------o||
|--9-----10-7-9-----12-10-9--]o-------10-7-9------12-10-9---o||
|--7------8-5-7-----10--8-7--]---------8-5-7------10--8-7----||
|----0000-------0000---------]---0000--------0000------------||
pm   ....       ....             ....        ....
                       E5  let ring----------------------}
                         2x  
||------------------|----------------------]-------------------------------]----------
||------------------|----------------------]-------------------------------]-------17-
||------------------|----------------------]-------------------17----------]-----16---
||------2-----2---2-|-----2----------------]----------12-14-15----15-14-12-]---15-----
||------2-----2---2-|-----2---2-3-2-3-2-0--]-12-14-15----------------------]-14-------
||--0-0---0-0---0---|-0-0---0--------------]-------------------------------]----------

				]---------|
				]---------|
				]---4-6---|
				]-2-4-6-4-|
				]-2-2-4-4-|
				]-0-----2-|


    i rule the midnight air final darkness....
					 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
    Chorus
        
       so let it..... so let it be done!    
           
    E5         C5 D5        F5                         G5		    @
 
||---|--------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------| 
||---|--------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------| 
||---|----------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-| 
||-2-|-2--------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12\-|-7-|-7-------5-7-| 
||-2-|-2--------3-5-|-5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-/8--10\-|-5-|-9-------3-5-| 
||-0-|-0--0-0-0-----|---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---------|---|---0-0-0-----|
    ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~         ~~~

                                            
                  im creeping death!
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|----------|----||
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|----------|----|| 
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6----|----|| 
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6-4--|-4--||
 -5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-5-|-5-2-4-4--|-4--||
 ---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---|-------2--|-2--||
 ~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~
                            
    fig 9							6x             
 |------------------|------------|-------------------|------------||
 |------------------|------------|-------------------|------------||
 |------------------|------------|-------------------|------------||
 |------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---|------------||
   
                   w/Ryth Fig 9 on 3rd time till the 6x then played with fig 9a

               /\                                     8x              
         ||---/--\--------|----|------/\---------|------||
         ||--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||
         ||---------------|----|-----------------|------||
         ||---------------|----|-----------------|------||
                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~~
                 fig 9a                           4x                          
         --------------|---|-----------|---||
         --------------|---|-----------|---||
         -----9--7-5-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---5-|-5-||
         -----9--7-5-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---5-|-5-||
         -----7--5-3-2-|-2-|-2-3-2-0-3-|-3-||
         -0-0----------|---|-----------|---||
                             ~~~~~~          ~~~~~
                        played on fig 9a 3rd time
                e------------  e------------     
                B----19p16p0-  B----20p17p0-
     

then play outro which is the intro beginning of song
     A5  G5 F#5  E5
  -----|-------|---|
  -----|-------|---|
  -*-2-|-------|---|
  -*-2-|-5---4-|-2-|
  ---0-|-5---4-|-2-|
  -----|-3---2-|-0-|
                tremelo picking E5


    2 guitars
                                        * feedback
   |-------------|-------------|-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

   E5    E5          the end!!!!

 notation
 pm . . . = palm mute the dotted notes
 H        = hammer
 p        = pull off
 ~~~~~~   = let ring