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/ Metallica / Metallica (Black Album) (1991) / Sad But True bass tab

Metallica
Sad But True
written by Hetfield, Ulrich and Hammett
as performed on Metallica
Someone else transcribed this but it was for a five string so a fixed it for a Four string. (John Rose)drop-down@usa.net
Tuned 1 whole step below standard

low to high (A,D,G,C,F)

F:------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C:------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G:--0----------0--0--0--1----------1--|--0-----------0--0--0--1-------------|
D:------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

F:-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|------|
C:---------------------------------8--5----|-------------------------|------|
G:--0----------0--0--0--1---------------8--|--0----------0--0--0--1--|-Rest-|
D:-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|------|
               Riff 1.                    (x3) Bass Fill 1.
F:-----------|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
C:-----------|*-----------------------------*|--------------------~~~~~~~--|
G:-Drum-Fill-|---------------5p0--1p0--------|--------------5-0-5-5--------|
D:-----------|*--0-----0--0------------3p0--*|--0-----0--0-----------------|

F:--------------|----------------------|-------------|---------------|
C:--------------|----------------------|-------------|---------------|
G:-Riff-1-(x3)--|---------------rest---|--Drum-Fill--|--Riff-1-(x2)--|
D:--------------|--0-----0--0----------|-------------|---------------|

   Bass Riff 2. (Verse)                              (x4)
F:--------------------------------------------------------|
C:*------------------------------------------------------*|
G:------------5-------------------------------------------|
D:*-0--0--0-0----0--0--R--0-0--0--0--0--6--0--0--R--0-0--*|

   Bass Riff 3. (Chorus)
F:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C:*--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:------------5--------------------------5-----------------------------------|
D:*-0--0--1-1----1--0--0--0-0--0--0--1-1----1--5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5-4-3--5--3--|

                                  (x2)
F:------------------------------------|-------------|--------------|
C:-----------------------------------*|-------------|--------------|
G:--------------3-3-3-3-------2-3-5---|-Riff-1-(x3)-|-Bass-Fill-1--|
D:3--3-3--3--3-----------0--X--------*|-------------|--------------|

                                                 *2nd Verse
F:---------|---------------------|-------------|---------------------|
C:---------|---------------------|-------------|---------------------|
G:-Riff-1--|---------------Rest--|--Drum-Fill--|--Bass-Riff-2.-(x4)--|
D:---------|--0-----0--0---------|-------------|---------------------|

   *2nd Chorus                            Bass Fill 2.
F:---------------------|----------------|----------------------------|
C:---------------------|----------------|----------------------------|
G:--Bass-Riff-3.-(x2)--|--Riff-1.-(x2)--|------------------0h1p0-----|
D:---------------------|----------------|--0-----0--0--0-3-------3---|

                                         (x4)
F:-------------------------------------------|--------------|
C:-------------------------------------------|--------------|
G:--0---------0-----0--1------------1--1--1--|--Rest,-Drums-|
D:---------------3---------------------------|--------------|

  Gtr. Solo 1
F:----------------|---------------------------|----------|---------|
C:----------------|---------------------------|----------|---------|
G:--Riff-1.-(x3)--|--------------5-0----------|--Riff-1--|-Fill-2--|
D:----------------|--0-----0--0------0-0-3-5--|----------|---------|

                           (x4)  *3rd Chorus     Gtr Solo 2
F:-----------------------------|---------------|----------|----------|
C:-----------------------------|---------------|----------|----------|
G:--0--0--1-1----1--0--0--0-0--|--Riff-3-(x2)--|--Riff-1--|--Fill-2--|
D:------------3----------------|---------------|----------|----------|

                                                            *3rd Verse
F:----------|---------|---------------------|-------------|---------------|
C:----------|---------|---------------------|-------------|---------------|
G:--Riff-1--|-Fill-2--|---------------Rest--|--Drum-Fill--|--Riff-2-(x4)--|
D:----------|---------|--0-----0--0---------|-------------|---------------|

    *4th Chorus                         (x2)
F:---------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
C:---------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G:--Riff-3-(x2)--|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D:---------------|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--12\---0--0--0--0--|

F:------------------------|--------------|-------------------------||
C:------------------------|--------------|-------------------------||
G:------------------------|--Gtr,-Drums--|------------Rest.--------||
D:--0--0--0--0--0---Rest--|--------------|--0----------------------||
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Metallica albums
2003 St. Anger
1998 Garage Inc.
1997 Reload
1996 Load
1991 Metallica (Black Album)
1988 And Justice For All
1987 Garage Days Re-Revisited
1986 Master of Puppets
1984 Ride The Lightening
1983 Kill'em All
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