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/ Metallica / Master of Puppets (1986) / Leper Messiah guitar tab

LEPER MESSIAH
                 from Metallica's 'Master of Puppets'
     Transcribed and tabbed by Juerg M. Blum (blumj@ubaclu.unibas.ch)
                             April 15, 1995


INTRO

 e  e  q  e  e  q  H     e  e  q  e  e  H     e  e  q  e  e  q  H
----------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
-------5--------5--7--|--------5--------5--|--------5--------5--3--|
-------5--------5--7--|--------5--------5--|--------5--------5--3--|
-0--0--3--0--0--3--5--|--0--0--3--0--0--3--|--0--0--3--0--0--3--1--|


 e  e  q  e  e  q  e  e  e  e  e  e  q^ q^ q^
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
-------5--------7-----------------------------|
-------5--------7--------------2--------------|
-0--0--3--0--0--5--3--2--5--3-----5--3--2--1--|


RHYTHM FIGURE 1A

     q  q  e  e  q  q  e  e  q     q  e  e  e  e  q  q  e  e  e  e
||------------------------------|------------------------------------||
||------------------------------|------------------------------------||
||*-----------------------------|-----------------------------------*||
||*-----------------------------|-----------------------------------*||
||---2--4-----3--4--4--4--5--4--|--2--4--------3--4--4--4--5---------||
||---0--2--2-----2--2--2--3--2--|--0--2--0--2-----2--2--2--3--2--2---||
							END RH.FIG. 1A


  w      e e  q  e e  q  e e  e e e e  q   3x e e  q  e e  e e  q  e e  q  q
-----||-------r-------r----------------r---||------r--------------------------|
-----||-------e-------e----------------e---||------e--------------------------|
-----||*------s-------s----------------s--*||------s--------------------------|
--2--||*------t-------t----------------t--*||------t------------5-------7-----|
--2--||--2-2-----2-2-----2-2--5-5-4-4------||-2-2-----2-2-------5-------7--3--|
--0--||--0-0-----0-0-----0-0--3-3-2-2------||-0-0-----0-0--2-0--3--2-0--5-----|
                              Bass
                             (arr. for guit.)


 s E  e e  s E  e e  s E  e  s s  s E  s E   s E  e e  s E  e e e e  q  e e  q
-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-3\2-------3\2-------3\2----------3\2--4/5-|-3\2-------3\2-----------5-------7-|
-3\2-------3\2-------3\2----------3\2--4/5-|-3\2-------3\2-----------5-------7-|
-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0--0-0--2/3-|-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-3-0--3--3-0--5-|
 (see notes at end)


BEGIN VERSE (play 2x)


RHYTHM FIGURE 2

     s E  e  e  s E  e  e  s E  e  s s  s E  s E
||------------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------------|
||*-----------------------------------------------|
||*--3\2--------3\2--------3\2----------3\2--4/5--|
||---3\2--------3\2--------3\2----------3\2--4/5--|
||---0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-0--0--0-0--0-0--2/3--|
                            Spineless...

 s E  e  e  s E  e  e  s E  e  s s  s E  s E   4x
-----------------------------------------------||
-----------------------------------------------||
----------------------------------------------*||
-5\4--------5\4--------5\4----------5\4--4/5--*||
-5\4--------5\4--------5\4----------5\4--4/5---||
-2-2--2--2--2-2--2--2--2-2--2--2-2--2-2--2/3---||
                      Sucked...     END RH.FIG.2


CHORUS

     h  h  h  h        q  e  e  s E  e  e  s E  e  e  s E  e  e
||----------------||----------------------------------------------||
||----------------||----------------------------------------------||
||*-----8--7--6--*||*--------------------------------------------*||
||*--2--8--7--6--*||*-/9--------9\8--------8\7--------7\6--------*||
||---2--6--5--4---||--/7--------7\6--------6\5--------5\4---------||
||---0------------||--/7--0--0--7\6--0--0--6\5--0--0--5\4--0--0---||
    You will          Time for lust...

     q  e  s s  s E  e  s s  s E  e  s s  s E  e  s s
||------------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------------||
||*----------------------------------------------------*||
||*-/9----------9\8----------8\7----------7\6----------*||
||--/7----------7\6----------6\5----------5\4-----------||
||--/7--0--0-0--7\6--0--0-0--6\5--0--0-0--5\4--0--0-0---||
    Send me money...

     s E  s s s s   3x  s E  e  e
||------------------||-------------|
||------------------||-------------|
||*----------------*||-------------|
||*--6\5-----------*||--6\5--------|
||---6\5------------||--6\5--------|
||--------0-0-0-0---||-------0--0--|
     Bow... (on 3rd repeat)

RHYTHM FIGURE 1B

 q  q  e  e  q  q  e  e  q     e  e  e  e  q  q  e  e  e  e  e
----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
-2--4-----3--4--4--4--5--4--|--2--4--2-----3--4--4--4--5--------|
-0--2--2-----2--2--2--3--2--|--0--2--0--2-----2--2--2--3--2--2--|

 q  q  e  e  q  q  e  e  q     e  e  q  e  e  q  e  e  e  e  e  e  q^ q^ q^
----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------|--------5--------7-----------------------------|
-2--4-----3--4--4--4--5--4--|--------5--------7--------------2--------------|
-0--2--2-----2--2--2--3--2--|--0--0--3--0--0--5--3--2--5--3-----5--3--2--1--|
								END RH.FIG.1B

END VERSE (repeat)


  H       q^ q^ q^  q   3x
-----||-----------------||
-----||-----------------||
-----||*---------------*||
--2--||*------------2--*||
--2--||-------------2---||
--0--||---3--2--1---0---||
        (let ring the last time)


INTERLUDE 1

     e  e  e  e  h     e  e  e  e  h    e  e  e  e  e  e  e e
||------------------||---------------|-----r-----r-----r------|
||------------------||---------------|-----e-----e-----e------|
||*-----4----------*||----4----------|-----s-----s--4--s------|
||*--2-----5--4--2-*||-3-----5--4--3-|--4--t--5--t-----t--4h5-|
||------------------||---------------|------------------------|
||------------------||---------------|------------------------|

                                      1.-----------------------| 2.------------|
     e  e  e  e  h     e  e  e  e  h    e  e  e  e  e  e  e e      q  q  q  q
||------------------||---------------|-----r-----r-----r-------||--------------|
||------------------||---------------|-----e-----e-----e-------||--------------|
||*-----4----------*||----4--4--3--2-|-----s-----s--4--s------*||--------------|
||*--2-----5--4--2-*||-2-------------|--4--t--5--t-----t--4h5-*||--5--5--7--7--|
||------------------||---------------|-------------------------||--5--5--7--7--|
||------------------||---------------|-------------------------||--3--3--5--5--|
								END INTERLUDE 1


RHYTHM FIGURE 3A (play 2x)

                                   1.-------------------------| 2.------------|
   s s s s  q   4x  s s s s  q      s s s s  q   s s s s  q      q  q  q  q
||--------------||---------------||------------|--------------||--------------||
||--------------||---------------||------------|--------------||--------------||
||*------------*||*-------------*||------------|-------------*||-------------*||
||*---------2--*||*----------3--*||----------5-|----------7--*||-5--5--7--7--*||
||----------2---||-----------3---||----------5-|----------7---||-5--5--7--7---||
||-0-0-0-0--0---||--1-1-1-1--1---||-3-3-3-3--3-|-5-5-5-5--5---||-3--3--5--5---||
   Witchery... (on repeat)                                        END RH.FIG. 3A


SOLO (with Rh.Fig. 3B played 2x)


RHYTHM FIGURE 3B (during solo)

                              1.----------------------------| 2.------------|
     e  s s   8x   e  s s   4x   e  s s        e  s s           q  q  q  q
||------------||------------||------------||------------||--||--------------|
||------------||------------||------------||------------||--||--------------|
||*----------*||*----------*||*----------*||*----------*||-*||--------------|
||*--2-------*||*--3-------*||*--5-------*||*--7-------*||-*||--5--5--7--7--|
||---2--------||---3--------||---5--------||---7--------||--||--5--5--7--7--|
||---0--0-0---||---1--1-1---||---3--3-3---||---5--5-5---||--||--3--3--5--5--|
							      END RH.FIG. 3B


INTERLUDE 2 (Play 2x)

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e  e  e  e e
||---------------------------||------------------------|----r-----r-----r------|
||---------------------------||------------------------|----e-----e-----e------|
||*-----4-------------------*||----4-------------------|----s-----s--4--s------|
||*--2-----5--4--2--2--2--2-*||-3-----5--4--3--3--3--3-|-4--t--5--t-----t--4h5-|
||---------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------|
||---------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------|


     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  s s   q  e  s s  q  q
||---------------------------||--------------------------|-----------------|
||---------------------------||--------------------------|-----------------|
||*-----4-------------------*||----4--4--3--2--2--2------|-----------------|
||*--2-----5--4--2--2--2--2-*||-2------------------------|-5--5-------7--7-|
||---------------------------||--------------------------|-5--5-------7--7-|
||---------------------------||----------------------3-3-|-3--3--5-5--5--5-|
							    END INTERLUDE 2


     e  s s   8x   e  s s   4x   e  s s        e  s s        h  h  h  h
||------------||------------||------------||------------||----------------||
||------------||------------||------------||------------||----------------||
||*----------*||*----------*||*----------*||*----------*||*-----8--7--6--*||
||*--7--7-7--*||*--5--5-5--*||*--4--4-4--*||*--3--3-3--*||*--2--8--7--6--*||
||---7--7-7---||---5--5-5---||---4--4-4---||---3--3-3---||---2--6--5--4---||
||---5--5-5---||---3--3-3---||---2--2-2---||---1--1-1---||---0------------||
							   Time for lust...

     s s s s  q   3x   h  h  h  h       s s s s  q   3x
||----------------||----------------||---------------||
||----------------||----------------||---------------||
||*--------------*||*-----8--7--6--*||*-------------*||
||*-----------2--*||*--2--8--7--6--*||*----------5--*||
||------------2---||---2--6--5--4---||-----------5---||
||---0-0-0-0--0---||---0------------||--3-3-3-3--3---||
                      Send me money...

     q  e  s s  q  e  s s  q  e  s s  q  e  s s
||------------------------------------------------||
||------------------------------------------------||
||*-------------8----------7----------6----------*||
||*--2----------8----------7----------6----------*||
||---2----------6----------5----------4-----------||
||---0--0--0-0-----0--0-0-----0--0-0-----0--0-0---||
    Lie, lie, lie...


     q  e  s  s   4x  q  q  q  q     w     w    e  e  e  e  e  e  q^ q^ q^
||----------------||--------------|-----|--r--|----------------------------|
||----------------||--------------|-----|--e--|----------------------------|
||*--------------*||--------------|-----|--s--|----------------------------|
||*--5-----------*||--5--5--5--5--|--5--|--t--|----------------------------|
||---5------------||--5--5--5--5--|--5--|-----|-------------2--------------|
||---3--3--3--3---||--3--3--3--3--|--3--|-----|-3--2--5--3-----5--3--2--1--|
                     Slow down      Depress tremolo bar
                                    (with feedback)



Play Rh.Fig. 1b  (1x)


  q  h  q  q^ q^ q^ e
-----r-----------------||
-----e-----------------||
-----s-----------------||
--2--t--3-----------2--||
--2-----3-----------2--||
--0-----1--0--0--0--0--||
                       END.

Juerg M. Blum, Basel, Switzerland


========================================================================
			TABLATURE EXPLANATION
========================================================================

                                                          5x
---------               ---------                 ||------|| Repeat Start & End
---5h8--- Hammeron      ---5/8--- Slide Up        ||*----*|| (e.g. repeat 5x).
---------               ---------                 ||*----*|| If not indicated,
---8p5--- Pulloff       ---8\5--- Slide Down      ||------|| repeat 2x.

Rhythm:
  w = whole note            W = dotted whole
  h = half note             H = dotted half
  q = quarter note          Q = dotted quarter
  e = eighth note           E = dotted eighth
  s = sixteenth note        S = dotted sixteenth
  ^ = triplet

NOTES:
------

The whole song is in E-minor (with additional notes to create the typical
Metallica-like dissonance and aggression). Guitars are in standard tuning.

Be careful to play the rhythm precisely and mute notes where appropriate. Pay
special attention to notes that are played 'staccato' (i.e. muted right
AFTER they are played) in Rhythm Figures 1. The rhythm indicated above
the TAB is only to be taken relatively within each section. Bars are
only there to indicate phrasing and make the TAB more readable.
Listen to the recording!

The slides down during the verse are played as follows: Strike the whole chord
(including the 6th string), then slide only the notes on the 5th and 4th string,
without striking the 6th string again, while letting all three strings ring. 
The slides in the second bar of Rhythm Figure 2 are easiest to play with the 
left hand using the index on the 6th string, and ring finger and pinky on the 
5th and 4th, respectively. (If this is too difficult to you, you can alternatively 
play the slides as pulloffs, playing only the notes on the 5th and 6th string.)


Send comments, corrections, additions (the solo), and money to:

Juerg M. Blum (blumj@ubaclu.unibas.ch)
Department of Economics   University of Basel
Petersgraben 51    CH-4003 Basel     Switzerland

------------------

METALLICA - Leper Messiah (solo)
 
as recorded on the album "Master Of Puppets"
Music & Words by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
Tab by Christian Theves
 
 
Legend
------

 h  = hammer-on
 p  = pull-off
 b  = bend
 r  = bend release
 /  = slide up/down
<5> = natural harmonic
[5] = artifical harmonic
 ~  = vibrato



|--19p15--------------15--19p15--------------15--|--19p15--------------15--19p15--
|---------17------17-------------17------17------|---------17------17-------------
|-------------16---------------------16----------|-------------16-----------------
|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------




 --------------15--|--20p17--------------17--20p17--------------17--|--22p19------
 --17------17------|---------18------18-------------18------18------|---------20--
 ------16----------|-------------17---------------------17----------|-------------
 ------------------|------------------------------------------------|-------------
 ------------------|------------------------------------------------|-------------
 ------------------|------------------------------------------------|-------------




 ----------19--22p19--------------19--|--19p15--------------15--19p15--------------
 ------20-------------20------20------|---------17------17-------------17------17--
 --19---------------------19----------|-------------16---------------------16------
 -------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------
 -------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------




 --15--|--19p15--------------15--19p15--------------15--|--22--20--19--17--21--19--
 ------|---------17------17-------------17------17------|--------------------------
 ------|-------------16---------------------16----------|--------------------------
 ------|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------
 ------|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------
 ------|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------




 --17------19--16----------17--------------|-----------------------------------------
 ------20----------20--19------20--19--17--|--20--19--17------19--17--15--14--17p15--
 ------------------------------------------|--------------19-------------------------
 ------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------




 ----------------|---------------------------------------|------------------------
 ----13--12--15--|--15b17----15b17----15p12------12--15--|--12--15b17----15b17-~--
 ----------------|---------------------------14----------|------------------------
 ----------------|---------------------------------------|------------------------
 ----------------|---------------------------------------|------------------------
 ----------------|---------------------------------------|------------------------




 -----------------|--X----15p12------------------------------------|---------------
 --15p12------12--|--------------15p12------12--15p12--------------|---------15----
 ---------13------|---------------------14-------------14--12------|--12--14b16----
 -----------------|--------------------------------------------14--|---------------
 -----------------|------------------------------------------------|---------------
 -----------------|------------------------------------------------|---------------




 ---------7----/--|--19p15------15--19p15--17p15------15--19p15--17p15------15--|
 -----------------|---------17--------------------17--------------------17------|
 ------\----------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 ------\----------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 -----------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 -----------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|




|--19p15------19p15--17p15------19p15--17p15--|--20b22----20b22-~------19p17------|
|---------17----------------15----------------|--20b22------------------------19--|
|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|




|--17--22b24----22b24-~~---------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|



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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01Battery tabbass tab
02Master Of Puppets tabbass tab
03The Thing That Should Not Be tabbass tab
04Welcome Home (Sanitarium) tabbass tab
05Disposable Heroes tabbass tab
06Leper Messiah tabbass tab
07Orion tabbass tab
08Damage, Inc. tabbass tab

 

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