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Sickman by Alice In Chains


Transcribed by: Anthony Helms (ahelms@phs.k12.ar.us)
Sent by: Tim (dherrman@acme.csusb.edu)

Here's the tab for sickman, straight out of the actual tab book.

Tune all strings down 1/2 step

(drums) 3 Gtr 1 Rhy. Fig. 1
|---------|----------------|----------------------------------|
|---------|----------------|----------------------------------|
|---------|--11-----------|----------------------------------|
|---------|--11-------11p7|----------------------------------|
|---------|----------------|----------3-3-3-------3-------3---|
|---------|----------------|--2-2-2-2-------2-2-2---2-2-2---2-|
|Gtr. 2 P.M...........................
|---------|----------------|------------------------------|
|---------|----------------|------------------------------|
|---------|----------------|------------------------------|
|---------|----------------|--7--------------------7------|
|---------|----------------|------------------------------|
|---------|----------------|------------------------------|
w/delay
Gtr.1
(end Rhy. Fig1)
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---------3-3-3-------3-------3----|---------3-3-3-------3-------3----|---------3-3-3-------3-------3----|
|-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2---2-2-2---2--|-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2---2-2-2---2--|-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2---2-2-2---2--|
|P.M.....................................................................................................
|Gtr. 2
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--7------------------7------------|--7------------------7------------|--7------------------7------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|

Verse w/Rhy. fig. 1
1. What the hell am I? Thousand eyes a fly. Lucky then I'd be in one day deceased.
2. What the hell am I? Leper from inside. Inside wall of peace dirty and deceased.
3. What the hell am I? Worn eroded pride. Saddened ten miles wide. I'm gonna let it slide

chorus w/ Rhy. Fig. 2
1.,2.,3. Sickman sickman, sickman, sickman
Rhy fig. 2 Gtr. 1
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------8-8-8--------7-7-----5-|
|---------3-3---------3-3-----3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7----5-5-5-5-5-3-3-5-|
|---------1-1---------1-1-----1-|--------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---|--------------------------------|

Rhy. fig. 1 (first 2 meas.)

Bridge Gtr. 1
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------/10----------/10-------|--------/10----------/10-------|
|---------/8-----------/8-------|---------/8-----------/8-------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
ah ah ah ah
ah ah ah ah

The slow part(?) Gtr. 1
let ring
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------4-----------4---|---------4-----------4---|---------4-----------4---|--------4-----------3----|
|------2----------2-------|------2----------2-------|------2----------2-------|-----2--------------2----|
|--------------1----------|--------------0----------|--------------1----------|------------5---5---0----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|--0---------3---3---0----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
I can feel the wheel but I can't steer,
I can see the end is get - ting near

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------0-|
|------------4--------4---|---------4-----------4---|---------4-----------4---|--------4--------3---------0-|
|---------2--------2------|------2----------2-------|------2----------2-------|-----2-----------2-----------|
|---------------1---------|--------------0----------|--------------1----------|-----------5--5--0-----------|
|--3b--0------------------|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|--0--------3--3--0-----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------3b-0-----|
when my thoughts become my big - gest fear
I won't rest un - til my head is clear

Rhy fig. 3 Gtr.1 (end Rhy. fig. 3)
|-------------------------|-----------------------0--|
|-------------------------|-----------------------0--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------3---------2--|--------------------------|
|------5-----------4------|--5---5---7---5b----------|
|--6------------5---------|--3---3---5---3b---0------|
Ah what's the difference I'll die

w/Rhy. Fig. 3 (twice)
In this sick world of mine

2nd time through
Interlude
Rhy. Fig. 4 Gtr. 1
(end Rhy. fig. 4)
|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|--------4------------|-------------------3---|--------4--------------|-----------------3-----|
|-----4-----------4---|--------4--------------|-----4--------------4--|--------4--------------|
|--2-----------2------|-----2---------3-------|--2------------2-------|-----2--------4--------|
|-----------0---------|--3---------2----------|------------3----------|--3--------2-----------|

w/Rhy. Fig. 4 (3 1/2 times)
Can you see the end?
Choke on me my friend
Must to drown these thoughts
Purity over rot

Rhy. Fig. 5 Gtr. 1
(end Rhy. fig. 5)
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|--------6--------------|--------5---------4----|--------6--------------|--------5--------------|
|-----6------------6----|-----------------------|-----4-------------6---|-----------4---2---2---|
|--4-----------4--------|-----6---------5-------|--4------------4-------|-----6-----4---2---2---|
|-----------5-----------|--4--------3-----------|-----------5-----------|--4--------2---0---0---|

(Rhy. fig. 5 is played twice under the guitar solo)


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