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"I Stay Away" by Alice In Chains
From the album Jar of Flies

Tab transcription by Mark van 't Zet (tmvtzet@cs.vu.nl)



After finding the time and the capo I finally got to work on this
song. It looks like there's 3 guitars in this song:

Guitar 1 - a clean electric with a capo on the 5th fret
Guitar 2 - a distorted electric with dropped-D tuning (DADGBE)
Guitar 3 - just your average distorted guitar

It's possible to play the solo with the dropped D (just raise fretnumbers
on low E-string by 2) and the verse-chords with a finger-barre, but I can't
advise that.. Here goes..

Notation

XhY - hammer on
XpY - pull off
XbY - bend at fret X to pitch of fret Y
XrY - release bent note at pitch of fret X to pitch of fret Y
X~~ - vibrato
(X) - ghost note
X/Y X\Y - slides from X up/down to Y
(...) - hold previous note



INTRO/VERSE - Guitar 1, positions relative to capo on 5th fret


D D7sus4 Gsus4 G D
------0----------3-----------------------------------------------
--0h2---0-----0--3-----------3------3----------------------------
--2-----2-----2--2---------2------2----------2--------2----------
--2--------2-----2-------5------4------0h(2)----0h(2)------------
--0--------0---------------------------------------------5p4--0--
-----------------------------------------------------------------



PRE-CHORUS - Guitar 2, chord notes implied by vocals & bass


Why you act crazy
Not an act maybe
etc.

D F
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
------5h6p5p3---------------------------------------------
---------------5h6p5p3------------------------------------
------------------------5h6p5p3(...)b5(...)r3~~-----------
Count 1 & 2 3 4

E D#
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
------5h6p5p3---------------------------------------------
---------------5h6p5p3------------------------------------
------------------------5h6p5p3(...)b5(...)r3~~-----------
1 & 2 3 4



CHORUS/OUTRO - Guitar 2


I stay away

----------------------------------------------------------
--3-------------------------------------------------------
--2-------------------------------------------------------
--0--------8--------8---10---12---------------------------
--0--------8--------8---10---12---------------------------
--0--------8--------8---10---12---------------------------



SOLO - Guitar 3, enters with short ascending run on the end of
chorus

----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------5---5----7b9~~----r7--5---5--
-----------2--3--5---5/7~~-----7---------------------7----
--1--3--5-------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------


----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
--5-------------------------------------------------------
-----7--6--5--5--5b6----5---------------------------------
---------------------------8--5---3h5p3h5p3h5p3h5---x-x---
----------------------------------------------------------
_____________P.H.____________

----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
---/5--3p0h3---------------------5b6---r5-----------------
--------------5p3p0---------------------------------------
---------------------5p3h5---3~---------------------------


----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------5--7--------------
---5--5--5--5--3----------------3--5/7--------------------
------------------5----5--3--5----------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
______P.H.______

----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
--------10----------10-----12b14--12b14r12--10----10------
---/12-----12-12-12----12----------------------12----12\--
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------





this is i stay away THE RIGHT WAY by alice in chains. You start off
with a D chord, C,then into this riff,1:
1: 3
2:
3: 0 0
4: 0 0 0 X?
5:3 2 2
6: 3 3 3 3 2 0
The post chorus is 4 power chords D, F, E, and D#
Chorus is
1:0 0 0
2:3 3 3
3:2 2 2
4: 8 8 10 12
5: 8 8 10 12
6: 6 6 8 10
Sorry, i'm still working on the solo


this home-made tab is by ADAM BENDORF alias THE DUDE on compuserve
alias SEYMOUR BUTTS alias KICK-HAPPY.





How to play I Stay Away the right way. First tune your guitar down (Db,
Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb)

()=hammer-on or pull-off
b=bend
e-------2--0-------0----------]-----------------------------------]
b-3-----3--3-------3----------]-----------------------------------]
g-0-(2)-2--2-0-----0----------]------0------0---------------------]
d-0-------------0--2----------]----0------0-------0-----0---------]
a-0----------------3----------]--3------2-------0-----0-----------]
e-0---------------------------]---------------5-----5-----5-4-0---]


Pre-Chorus:

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d-5b-5-3-(5)-(3)-(0)---0-----------------------5b--5(3)-------
a--------------------3---3-(0)---------------------------
e------------------------------5-3b----3b-3------------------

e--------------------------]
b--------------------------]
g--------------------------]
d--------------------------]
a-0-(3)-(5)--3-(0)---------]
e------------------3b---3--]
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