Alter Bridge

Words Darker Than Their Wings

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Words Darker Than Their Wings

	  		Riff Acústico (12- ou 6 cordas) 
 
     A                         Db/Ab 
Eb|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
Bb|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
Gb|-----3-2-3-------3-2-3---|-----3-2-3-------0-2-0---| 
Db|---0-------0---0-------0-|---0-------0---0---------| 
Ab|-1-----------1-----------|-0-----------0-----------| 
Eb|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
 

 
     B6                        Amaj7 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
|-------2-0---------2-0---|-------2-0---------2-0---| 
|---5-0-----0---5-0-----0-|---3-0-----0---3-0-----0-| 
|-3-----------3-----------|-1-----------1-----------| 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
 

 
   A                         Db/Ab 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
|-----3-2-3-------3-2-3---|-----3-2-3-------0-2-0---| 
|---0-------0---0-------0-|---0-------0---0---------| 
|-1-----------1-----------|-0-----------0-----------| 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
 

 
   B6                        Gb/Bb 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
|-------2-0---------2-0---|-------2-0---------2-0---| 
|---5-0-----0---5-0-----0-|---5-0-----0---5-0-----0-| 
|-3-----------3-----------|-2-----------2-----------| 
|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
 

PreChorus - Electric (drop Db tuning) 
 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------| 
|-3----3---3-3----3---3-|-3----3---3-3----3---3-|-3---3-3--3-3--3---3-| 
|-2----2---2-2----2---2-|-2----2---2-2p0--0---0-|-2---2-2--2-2--2---2-| 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------| see 
|-3----3---3-3----3---3-|-1----1---1-1----1---1-|---------------------| below 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------| 
 

| Acoustic, 12-string 
 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|---------------------| 
|-8----8---8-8\6--6---6-|-6----6---6-6\3--3---3-|-3-------------------| 
|-0----0---0-0----0---0-|-0----0---0-0----0---0-|-2-------------------| 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-0----same pattern---| 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-x-------------------| 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-3-------------------| 
 
Mark: "Just don't you lose hope                I swear   I'll   never 
2 "alone.  Now don't you let go                 I swear I still believe 

Last bar of preChorus- 
  Electric 
 
|-----------------------| 
|-1----1-1--1-----------| 
|-2----2-2--2-0---0---0-| 
|-------------3---3---3-| 
|-----------------------| 
|-----------------------| 
 

| Acoustic 
 
|-----------------------| 
|-1----1-1--1-----------| 
|-2----2-2--2-0---0---0-| 
|-3----3-3--3-3---3---3-| 
|-3----3-3--3-3---3---3-| 
|-1----1-1--1-1---1---1-| 
 
1 "dreamed that we're" 
2 "though I don't know" 

Play Acoustic Riff again for verse 2, as before 

Lyrics: 
"Remember the years I still walked tall 
 I only feared, now I only crawl" 

PreChorus 2 (same riff) 
"How could I be wrong? 
I hope there comes a day your fear is gone 
How could we be lost? 
Lost just cease to be not carry on" 

After preChorus 2 - played 2x into Chorus 
 
|----------------------------| 
|-3----3---3-3----3----3---3-| 
|-3----3---3-3----3----3---3-| 
|-3----3---3-3----3----3---3-| 
|-1----1---1-1----1----1---1-| 
|----------------------------| 
 

(1:52) Chorus - Distorted Electric, play through 2x, then repeat 
 
Eb|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------| 
Bb|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------| 
Gb|-7---7---7-7----7-7-x-|-5---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-3---3-3--3-3---3-3--3-| 
Db|-5---5---5-5----5-5-x-|-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3---3-3--3-3---3-3--3-| 
Ab|-5---5---5-5----5-5-x-|-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-1---1-1--1-1---1-1--1-| 
Db|-5---5---5-5----5-5-x-|-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-----------------------| 
 
1. "Into the light may you fall                 Into the light may you" 
2. "Into the light may you know                 Truth alone" 

 
|-----------------------| 
|-----------------------| 
|-------------5---5---5-| 
|-3---3-3-3-3-3---3---3-| 
|-0---0-0-0-0-3---3---3-| 
|-------------3---3---3-| 
 
1. "follow" 

Break- in 4/4 , played 4x with endings shown 

Acoustic - with delay 
 
|-----------------------|------------------3----|-----------------------| 
|---3------3----3----3--|---3------3----3-------|---1------1--3-1--0-1--| 
|--------0---------0----|--------0-----------0--|--------0--------------| 
|-3----3------3---------|-2----2------2---------|-1----1----------------| 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| 
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| 
 

1st/3rd ending                        2nd/4th ending 
 
|---------------------|         |---------------------| 
|---1----1----0-----0-|         |---1----1----0-------| 
|----------------2----|         |----------------2--0-| 
|-0----0----0---------|         |-0----0----0---------| 
|---------------------|         |---------------------| 
|---------------------|         |---------------------| 
 

(3:05) Heavy Guitar Bridge- Electric (Drop Db tuning), played 2x 

 
   D5                    Db+      Db5 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|------------------| 
|-3----3----3----3----|-3----3p2-2---2-2-2-|-5----5-5-5----5--|-5---5---5---5----| 
|-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-3----3-3-3----3--|-2---2---2---2----| 
|-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-3----3-3-3----3--|-2---2---2---2----| 
|-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-3----3-3-3----3--|-2---2---2---2--0-| 
 
1. "Go                    never   to    ask   why               Or to fear again" 
2. "Go                    set out towards the sun              Let the new begin" 

line 2: 
 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|-3----3----3----3----|-3----3p2-2---2-2-2-|------------------|-------------------| 
|-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-5--5--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--| 
|-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-5--5--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--| 
|-1----1----1----1----|-0----0---0---0-0-0-|-5--5--5--5--5--5-|-5--5--5--5--5--5--| 
 

1. "Go               find your peace tonight" 
2. "Go               soon your day will come" 

(3:43) Play Acoustic Riff 2x with lyrics: 

      "Your day will come" 

Electric Ramp-up part before Chorus: 

   Palm muted****************************  %   %   % 
 
Eb|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
Bb|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
Gb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------| 
Db|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------| 
Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1--1~--0------| 
Db|-------------------------|----------------------0--| 
 

% notes used again in final Chorus as it repeats 


Play Chorus Again 

(4:37) Ending - 2 Electrics in drop Db, played 4x 

  Rhythm (* = first note in last bar is omitted on final repeat) 
 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|-1----------------|-*-----------------| 
|-5--------/17~-------|-3--------/15~------|-1-------6--5--3--|-2~------5---------| 
|-5--------/17~-------|-3--------/15~------|-1----------------|---------5---------| 
 
| 
|Lead - All Tremelo picking! 
 
|-13-----TP-----------|-12-----TP----------|-11-----TP--------|-10-----TP---------| 
|-16b18--TP-----------|-15b17--TP----------|-14b16--TP--------|-13b15--TP---------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
|---------------------|--------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
 

KEY 
************************************ 

| /   slide up 
| \   slide down 
| h   hammer-on 
| p   pull-off 
| ~   vibrato 
| +   harmonic 
| x   Mute note 
| b   Bend 
| r  Bend release 

************************************ 
 
		  

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