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Here's some (fairly) old Alice In Chains I transcribed. I first
did it just because I liked it, then my band started using it as a
warm-up song. Mentioning my band, i'd like to plug it here real
quick. :) The name's Fools Journey, we play kind of a heavy-
alternative type music. If you'd like a tape (or an upcoming
CD..) ... get in touch with me at jkcable@iastate.edu. Anyway,
hope you enjoy the tab!

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A L I C E I N C H A I N S

"Man In The Box"
from _Facelift_

Transcribed by Steve Cable


Tune Gtrs. down 1/2 step s =slight bend X =fret-hand muting
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ v =vibrato t =trill
h =hammer on b =bend 1/4 step
B =bend 1/2 step f =bend full step
F =bend 1 1/2 step PM =pick-hand muting
p =pull off

_INTRO_________________________________________________________________________
N.C.
(drum fill) Gtr.1 (dbld) (E5) Rhy.Fig. 1 Repeat 2 times
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------X--X---|---------------------------------|
|--------------------------X--X---|--5----X-5-----------5-----------|
|--------------------------X--X---|--0----X-0-----------0--------0--|

Lead Intro.Fig. 1
Gtr. 2 w/Rhy.Fig. 1 (2 times)
end Rhy.Fig. 1 w/dist. and talk box
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------7v---------7h9v--------|
|---------------------------------|--9v-----------------------------|
|--5----X-5--------------------5--|---------------------------------|
|--0----X-0-----------0----5h7----|---------------------------------|


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--7v------7h9v----------5v-------|--5h7v------5b-------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------7v------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

End Lead Intro.Fig. 1
Repeat once
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|----------7------------------5---|
|-----------------0-----5h7-------|



_VERSES 1 & 2__________________________________________________________________

1. I'm the man in the box.
2. I'm the dog who gets beat.

N.C. (E5)
Rhy.Fig. 2
Gtrs. 1 and 2
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5----X---5-----------5---------|--5----X---5----------5----------|
|--0----X---0-----------0------0--|--0----X---0----------0-------0--|
PM ...............................................................


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5----X---5-----------5---------|--5----X---5------------------5--|
|--0----X---0-----------0------0--|--0----X---0---------0---5h7-----|
PM........................................................

Buried in my shit.
Shove my nose in shit.
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5----X---5-----------5---------|--5----X---5----------5----------|
|--0----X---0-----------0------0--|--0----X---0----------0-------0--|
PM ...............................................................


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5----X---5-----------5---------|--5-------5------5t7-------------|
|--0----X---0-----------0------0--|------0-------------------0---0--|
PM...............................

_PRE-CHORUS____________________________________________________________________

Won't you

G5 G6 G5 G6 G5 G6 G5 G6 G5
Rhy.Fig. 3
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5---5---7---5---5---7---5---5--|--5---5---7---5---5---5---7---5--|
|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|
PM.................................................................

come and save
G6 G5 G6 G5 G6 G5 G6
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5---5---7---5---5---7---5---5--|--5---5---7---5---5---5---7------|
|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---0--|
PM...................................................................

me, save
N.C. (E5)
Gtrs. 1 and 2
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5-----------5-----------5v-----|--5-----X---5--------5-----------|
|--0---0---0-------------------0--|--0-----X---0--------0--------0--|
PM........... PM....................................

me.
w/Fill 1 1st time
End Rhy.Fig. 3 Play Fill 2 2nd time
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5-----X---5--------5-----------|--5t7------5---------------------|
|--5-----X---5--------5--------0--|------------------7---6---5---3--|
PM...............................

_FILL 1________________________________________________________________________

Gtr. 3
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--15t17----15----12--------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------15--14--12--|--15fv---------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

_FILL 2________________________________________________________________________

Gtrs. 1 and 2
|----------------------------------|
|--14B-(14)--14B-(14)--12----------|
|--14f-(14)--14f-(14)--12----------|
|------------------------- 14--12--|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

_CHORUS________________________________________________________________________

%

Feed_________________________________________ my eyes,

E5 G D
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------2--|
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------3--|
|------------------------------0--|------------------------------2--|
|--2---------------------------0--|------------------------------0--|
|--2---------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|--0---------------------------3--|---------------------------------|

can you sew them shut?

A
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------0--|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------0----3v---|

Jesus_______________________________________________ Christ,

E5 G D
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------2--|
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------3--|
|------------------------------0--|------------------------------2--|
|--2---------------------------0--|------------------------------0--|
|--2---------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|--0---------------------------3--|---------------------------------|

deny your maker.

A
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------0--|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------0----3v---|

He_______________________________________________ who tries

E5 G D
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------2--|
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------3--|
|------------------------------0--|------------------------------2--|
|--2---------------------------0--|------------------------------0--|
|--2---------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|--0---------------------------3--|---------------------------------|

will be wasted.

A
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------0--|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------0----3v---|

Feed__________________________________________ my eyes.

E5 G D
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------2--|
|------------------------------3--|------------------------------3--|
|------------------------------0--|------------------------------2--|
|--2---------------------------0--|------------------------------0--|
|--2---------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|--0---------------------------3--|---------------------------------|

Now, you've sewn them shut.

A
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------2--|---------------------------------|
|------------------------------0--|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------0----3----|
PM........

_GUITAR SOLO___________________________________________________________________

N.C. (E5)
Gtr. 3 (w/dist and wah pedal)
w/Rhy.Fig.2
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--5t7----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
(grad. close pedal) (grad. open pedal)

hold bend..
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------10f-|
|--------7h9---9F--------9--7-----|---------------------------------|
|--7h9-------------------------9--|--8---7---5---7-----7f--(7v)-----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

...keep holding bend................................
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
(gradually open wah pedal)

..hold bend...........
|-----------------------------------------|
|--10B--10--10--10--10--10f--(10)p8-------|
|-------------------------------------9v--|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|


|-----------------------------------------12--15--15F--|
|-------12--12h15p12-12h15p12--15fv--15f---------------|
|--14f-------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
G5 G6 G5 G6 G5
hold bend...
|-------15--12--------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------12h14v-------14f--|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

Gtr. 3 w/Rhy.Fig. 3 G6 G5 G6 G5
...keep holding bend................................................
G5 G6 G5 G6 G5
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------15v--------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------(14v)-------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
| |
| G6 G5 G6 G5 |
|.................(feedback)....................................... | |
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------15----------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
pitch: D

Gtr. 4
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--15--------15v------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--14--------14v------------------|---------X------X--X--14B--14--12------|
|-----------------14--------------|--12h14--X--14--X--X--------------14v--|
|------X--X-----------------X--X--|---------------------------------------|
|------X--X-----------------X--X--|---------------------------------------|
| |
| |
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------12---------------------|----------------------15v--------------|
|--------------15--14--12--12fv---|----12f----12---9----------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Gtr. 4 slide down
|--12--15--15--15f--(15)p12--------------|
|----------------------------15v-----15--|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|

slide up
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--12---------------X---------12--|--------------------------------------|
|--12--------(12)---X---------12--|----------------------------------2f--|
|--12--------(12)---X---12----12--|--X-----------------------------------|
|------X--X-----------------------|--X--------7v---X--X--X--X--5h7-------|
|------X--X-----------------------|--X--3h5------------------------------|

E5
Gtrs. 1 and 2
w/Fill 3 D.S. % al Coda
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-------5---2-------2------|
|---------------5----------|
|-----------------------3--|

Coda
N.C. (E5)
Gtr. 2 w/Rhy.Fig. 1 (2 times)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------7v-------7h9v---------|---------------------------------|
|---9v----------------------------|---7v-------7h9v---------5v------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---5h7v--------5b----------------|
|------------------------7v-------|
|---------------------------------|

1st Ending
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-------7--------------------5----|
|----------------0----5h7---------|

2nd Ending
|---------14--14-----12--12--12---|
|---------14--14-----12--12--12---|
|---------14--14-----12--12--12---|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

_FILL 3________________________________________________________________________

Gtr. 3
hold bend.....
|----------------0----------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-------2f----------2f--(2)p0-----|
|------------------------------2--|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

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