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Skillet - Thirst Is Taking Over, The

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Title:  The Thirst is Taking Over
Artist: Skillet
Album:  Alien Youth
Tabbed by:  Slick (SlickZero@juno.com)
Tuning: Drop-D 

I saw that there was another tab for this song, but I just saw skillet in 
concert twice, and this is what Ben Kasica plays, so I know it's right (except
the second riff, which sounds right but I'm not sure).  It's also easier to 
tune to Drop-D then drop whole step.

Verse Riff (Clean Electric w/ .5 second Delay)

E----------------------------------
B------4------3-1------4------3-1--
G----------------------------------
D----------------------------------
A--3------3--------3------3--------
E----------------------------------	

Second Verse Riff
I’m not entirely sure about this part, but it’s close
E--------------------------
B--------------------------
G--------------------------
D------5-5-------5-----4---
A------6-6-------6-----5---
E---6---------5-----4------

Chorus (Distortion)
        F       C        D#       F
E----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------
D---33333333-55555555-11111111-33333333—-
A---33333333-55555555-11111111-33333333--
E---33333333-55555555-11111111-33333333--

Bridge (Clean)
       C#       D#       C        C#
E----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------
D---66666666-11111111-55555555-66666666--
A---66666666-11111111-55555555-66666666--
E---66666666-11111111-55555555-66666666--


Outro
E-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------
B—-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4-------

Comments about this tab

spazboy20180 - 2004-07-25

this song is great...it's one of my favorites on the cd. It's very well done, but i found 1 error in it. the main body part where u do 3 4 3 31 u play each one of the notes twice. it sounded to me the 2nd riff was right...nice job.


hiskey - 2004-12-06

the notes u have are wrong if u tuned to drop d..a little confusing at first glance but a good tab nevertheless.


kevin 987654321 - 2005-01-06

Dropped D


kevin 987654321 - 2005-01-06

like not E dude else sounds like crap

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CrazyJewBoy - 2005-06-12

Is it so hard to say "Drop C#" I mean geez lol


Jdillia - 2005-10-03

Gee kevin-
lay off! lol
i think it sound sweet the way it is
(and i think Lauren will agree)
right skillet girl? lol


Skilletfan424 - 2005-10-03

Dude the song sounds awesome, I agree with Jdillia! Keep up the good work yo


zero91 - 2006-05-26

i agree with spazboy20180, it sounds like you should hit the notes in the first verse twice. but other than that it sounds good. this is a great song, i'm so glad you tabbed it! good job! keep it up!


Dunk3k - 2006-09-08

ok, yeah playing the notes twice would work, but its done with a delay, so the notes repeat till they fade. so its kinda um...right...right?


DreamersImperia - 2007-08-17

Couldn't you also play them like this with no delay? I do and it sounds alright to me:

1st riff:
E--------------------------------------------------
B--------4-4-------3-3-1-1-------4-4-------3-3-1-1-
G--------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--3-3-3-----3-3-3---------3-3-3-----3-3-3---------
E--------------------------------------------------

2nd riff:
E--------------------------------
B--------------------------------
G--------------------------------
D---------5-5------5-5-----4-4---
A---------6-6------6-6-----5-5---
E---6-6-6------5-5-----4-4-------

though I'll admit I could be wrong since I don't know the first thing about tabbing songs :P But when I play it sounds good to me.


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