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Nile - "The Blessed Dead" Guitar Tab

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Updated: 2004-02-29 13:10:32

 

By:

johnmansley

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#Unless specified otherwise, this is NOT an official tab from the band members.#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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Band:  Nile
Album: In Their Darkened Shrines
Song:  The Blessed Dead

Copyright (c)  (Relapse) (2002)
Version 2.0 - (10/01/04)

Transcribed By: John Mansley
Email:          john@smansley.freeserve.co.uk


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Notes:  I have a 7-string version of this tab for anybody who
        doesn't have a guitar with at least 23 frets.  I will
        gladly email the notepad file upon request.

Tunning: A E A D F# B


Intro:

|---------|----------|----------|----------|-------------------|
|---------|----------|----------|----------|-------------------|
|---------|----------|----------|----------|-7h8p7-5-4---------|
|-0-------|-11----\--|-0--------|-11----\--|-----------7-6-4-3-|
|-0-------|-11----\--|-0--------|-11----\--|-------------------|
|-0-------|-11----\--|-0--------|-11----\--|-------------------|

|-------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-5h6p5-3-2---------|-0--1--4--0-1-4-5-4-|------------------|
|-----------7-6-4-3-|-0--1--4--0-1-4-5-4-|-8888887777778888-|
                               . . .       ................

|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|----------56865---|--------------------|
|-------457-----87-|------8--7--5--4----|
|----346-----------|------------------6-|
|-578--------------|-0000---------------|
  ......             ....


Verse 1a:          ________________  ________________  ____________
                                1,2|                3|            4|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-12-11--9--8-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-10--9--7--6-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-10--9--7--6-|
|0000888877770000-|8888777755554444-|88887777-7/1010~-|-10--9--7--6-|


Verse 1b:          ________________  ________________
                              1,2,4|                3|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|0000888877770000-|8888777755554444-|88887777-7/1010~-|


Rhy. Fill 1:

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


Verse 2:         ___________  _______________
                       1,2,4|               3|
|---------------|------------|----------------|
|---------------|------------|----------------|
|---------------|------------|----------------|
|------8-7------|-8--7--5--4-|-8--7--7/10-10~-|
|---------------|------------|----------------|
|-0000-----0000-|------------|----------------|
  ....     ....


Rhy. Fill 2:

|----------------|
|----------------|
|-14------13-----|
|-12------11-----|
|----------------|
|----------------|


Riff A:

|------------------------------|--------------------|--------------|
|----------11h12p11-11-8h9p8-8-|--------------------|-------3-6-4~-|
|------------------------------|--------------------|----245-------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|-235----------|
|------------------------------|-----------------24-|5-------------|
|-00000000---------------------|-00000000--245457---|--------------|
  ........                       ........  ........  .......


Verse 3:           _______________  ____________
                               1,3|          2,4|
|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
|------10--9------|-10--9-12/13-12-|-10--9--7--6-|
|-------8--7------|--8--7-10/11-10-|--8--7--5--4-|
|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
|-0000-------0000-|----------------|-------------|
  ....       ....


Rhy. Fill 3:

|----------|-----------|
|----------|-----------|
|----------|-----------|
|-8--------|-7----6----|
|-6--------|-5----4----|
|----------|-----------|


Lead Fill 1:

|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-7h8p7-5-4---------|-------------------|
|-----------7-6-4-3-|-------------------|
|-------------------|-5h6p5-3-2-----4-3-|
|-------------------|-----------7-6-4-3-|
                                    . .


Riff B:

|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|
|--------7-|---6------|
|-0------7-|---6---\--|
|-0------5-|---4---\--|
|-0--------|-------\--|


Riff C:
                    _________________  _____________________
                                1,2,3|                     4|
|------------------|------------------|----------------------|
|------------------|------------------|----------------------|
|------------------|------------------|----------------------|
|------------------|------------------|---------8-7-11-10-11-|
|-5555555566556666-|-5555556655998899-|-555555--6-5--9--8--9-|
|------------------|------------------|----------------------|
  ................   ................   ......


Riff D:

|------------|-------------------|
|------------|-------------------|
|----8\7-8---|---7/11-11\10-10---|
|----6\5-6---|---5/-9--9\-8--8---|
|----6\5-6---|---5/-9--9\-8--8---|
|-0--6\5-6---|-0-5/-9--9\-8--8---|
  .            .


Lead Fill 2:

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-7--8--7------------|
|----------10--9--9--|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|


Riff E:            ____________________  ____________
                                  1,3,5|            2|
|-----------------|---------------------|-------------|
|-----------------|----------------ph---|-------------|
|-----------10bh--|---------------------|-6/7-6-6\5-5-|
|-----------------|----------------5bh--|-4/5-4-4\3-3-|
|-4-----1---------|---------------------|-4/5-4-4\3-3-|
|-4-000-1-0-------|-00001144440011------|-4/5-4-4\3-3-|
    ... . .
 _________________  _____________
             ph  4|             6|
|------------------|--------------|
|------------12bh--|--------------|
|------------------|-12-11----9-8-|
|-2/3-2--1---------|-10--9----7-6-|
|------------------|-10--9----7-6-|
|-2/3-2--1---------|-10--9----7-6-|


Riff F:           _______________  _______________  ______________
                              1,3|             2,4|              5|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|----11/12-11----|-11/12-11-8/9-8-|-11/12-11-14-15-|-11/12-11--9-8-|
|-----9/10--9----|--9/10--9-6/7-6-|--9/10--9-12-13-|--9/10--9--7-6-|
|-----9/10--9----|--9/10--9-6/7-6-|--9/10--9-12-13-|--9/10--9--7-6-|
|-00--9/10--9-00-|--9/10--9-6/7-6-|--9/10--9-12-13-|--9/10--9--7-6-|
  ..          ..


Solo Backing 1:

|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|
|-0000888877770000-|-8888777755554444-|
  ................   ................


Solo Backing 2:

|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|-10--9----10--9--9/13-12-|----10--9------|
|-7h8-7-5-4--------------|--8--7-----8--7--7/11-10-|-----8--7------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------|
|-----------5-4-11110000-|-------00----------------|-00-------1111-|
                ........         ..                  ..       ....


Rhy. Fill 3:

|------------|
|------------|
|-5----------|
|-5----------|
|-3----------|
|------------|


Rhy. Fill 4:

|------------|
|------------|
|-14---------|
|-12---------|
|-12---------|
|-12---------|


Solo: Not sure about the sweep at the end but it sounds good enough
      to me.  Also, the solo comes in at the beginning of the 3rd
      time you play Solo Backing 1.

 long slide                                   grad bend

|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-/----/17~~~-|-~~~~~~~~~~~-|-~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-bh------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|


|-----------------------89-|-1191112-141517151718-----------|
|-----------91012101213----|----------------------791091012-|
|-781081011----------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|


|-------141514-12119891112-141514bh-|-181715171514-1514121412-11--|
|-131416----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|


|-10--------10-9-|---------6h8p6-5-|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


|---------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------9101213-|--------------9101213-13141617-|
|------------781011---------|-------781011------------------|
|------67910----------------|-67910-------------------------|
|-5689----------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                                                  x3
|------------------------14151718-|12141514151715141817151415171514-|
|--------9101213-13141617---------|---------------------------------|
|-781011--------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                              grad bend        grad bend & release
|-18--17--15--14-----|--------------|---^-----------|--------------|
|-----------------16-|-15---13bh----|---------------|--------------|
|--------------------|--------------|--------15bh---|--------------|
|--------------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
|--------------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
|--------------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|

       grad bend                                 slight grad release
|---------------|--------------|--------23bh-r-bh--|---------------|
|----15bh-------|-----r-~~~~~~-|-~~~~~-------------|---------------|
|--r------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------|
|---------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------|
|---------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------|
|---------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------|

                              * Play these as natural harmonics and
                                then do a slow whammy bar dive to the
                                end of the next bar

|----r-bh-~~~~-|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|-7*----------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|-7*----------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

                 x2
|-1514151415141714-|-----15h18p15------------------------|
|------------------|---16--------16----------------------|
|------------------|-17------------17\15p12--------------|
|------------------|-----------------------13p10---------|
|------------------|----------------------------10-------|
|------------------|------------------------------13p10~-|


Riff G1:

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-8"-7"-5"-4"-5"-4h5p4-----|
|----------------------6---|
|------------------------0-|
                         .

Riff G2:

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-------6"-----------------|
|-8"-7"----8"-7"-5h7p5-4---|
|--------------------------|
|------------------------0-|
                         .

Rhy. Fill 5:

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-9--10--9--7--6--6--|
|-7---8--7--5--4--4--|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|


Rhy. Fill 6:

|-----------|------------|
|-----------|------------|
|-----------|------------|
|-1---------|-7----6-----|
|-1---------|-5----4-----|
|-1---------|------------|


Outro:

|-----------|------------|
|-----------|------------|
|-----------|------------|
|-0---------|-0----0-----|
|-0---------|-0----0-----|
|-0---------|-0----0-----|
              .



Song Structure:

Intro
Verse 1a
Verse 1b
Rhy. Fill 1
Verse 2
Rhy. Fill 2
Riff A
Verse 3
Rhy. Fill 3
Riff A
Lead Fill 1
Riff B          x2
Riff C
Riff D          x4
Lead Fill 2
Riff D          x4
Riff E
Riff F
                                _
Solo Backing 1  x4               |
Solo Backing 2                   |
Solo Backing 1  x4               | Solo played over this section,
Rhy. Fill 3                      | coming in on the 3rd time of
Riff E                           | the earlier Solo Backing 1.
Riff F (up to 4th ending only)   |
Rhy. Fill 4                     _|

Riff G1         x2
Riff G2
Riff G1
Verse 1b
Rhy. Fill 5
Verse 2
Rhy. Fill 2
Riff A
Verse 3
Rhy. Fill 6
Riff A
Lead Fill 1
Riff B          x4
Verse 3
Lead Fill 1
Outro           x3


Hope it's all there!  Any comments, corrections or suggestions
welcome.


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