Search tabs:
Browse artists: 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
/ Metallica / Ride The Lightening (1984) / For Whom The Bell Tolls guitar tab

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
From the Album: Ride The Lightning
Words and music by: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Cliff Burton
Transcribed by Travis fitch (Fitch@eng2.eng.monash.edu.au)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Moderate Rock  120

					  (Rhy 1)                         (End of Rhy 1)
Intro									  (Play 8 times)
     w/Bells                    F#5 F#5   E5                                 F#5 F#5   
e:-------------------|-------------------|--10--9--8--7--|--------10-------------------|
B:-------------------|-------------------|---------------|--8--7-----------------------|
G:-------------------|-------------------|---7--6--5--4--|---------7--7--6-------------|
D:-------------------|-------------------|---------------|--5--4-----------------------|
A:-------------------|--------4-4---4-4--|---------------|------------5--4-------(4)\--|
E:-------------------|--------2-2---2-2--|---------------|-----------------------------|



w/Rhy 1                     (Play 4 times)
e:-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G:-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D:-------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------2--|
A:-------------------|-------------------|--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--|--2--5--4--3--2--5--6--0--|
E:-------------------|-------------------|--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--|--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|



e:--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B:--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G:--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D:--------------------------|-----------------------4--|--2----------------|--(2)--------------|
A:--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--|--2--5--4--3--2--4--5--2--|--2----------------|--(2)--------------|
E:--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--|--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|--0----------------|--(0)--------------|



Rhy Fig 2
  E5
e:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|
G:-----9-----7--9--------9-----7--9-----|------9-----7--9--------9-----7--9----|
D:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|



  G5                                      G5 (abrupt halt on G5) 
e:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|
G:-----9-----7--9--------9-----7--9-----|------9-----7--9--------9-----7--9----|
D:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|



  E5
e:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|
G:-----9-----7--9--------9-----7--9-----|------9-----7--9--------9-----7--9----|
D:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|



                                                                            (x2)
                                                              (End of Rhy Fig 2)
  G5                                     C5                 A5                   
e:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B:--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|--8-----7--------7--8-----7--------7--|
G:-----9-----7--9--------9-----7--9-----|------9-----7--9--------9-----7--9----|
D:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|



(Rhy Fig 3)                                                                  (end of Rhy Fig 3)
e:---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
B:---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
G:---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
D:------------------2--|-------------3------|------------------2--|----------------3----------|
A:--------5---------0--|---------5---1---4--|--------5---------0--|--------5-------1---4---3--|
E:--0-0-0-3---0-0-0----|---0-0-0-3-------2--|--0-0-0-3---0-0-0----|--0-0-0-3-0-0-------2---1--|



1st Verses
w/Rhy 2 (2 times)

Make his fight on the hills in the early days.
Constant chill deep inside.
Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey.
On they fight for they're right Yes, but who's to say?
For a hill men would kill. Why? They do not know.
Suffered wounds test their pride. Men of five still alive through the raging glow.
Gone insane from the pain that they surely know.

(Chorus) w/Rhy Fig 3 (2 times)
For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on.
For whom the bell tolls



Interlude
  E5                                          E5
e:-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G:--12--9--11----9---------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D:------------12----11--12--9--11-----9--10--|--2----------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------12--------|--2----------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------|--0----------------------------------------|



  E5                                          G5
e:-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G:--12--9--11----9---------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D:------------12----11--12--9--11-----9--10--|-------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------12--------|--5------5-5-5--5-----5-5-5----------------|
E:-------------------------------------------|--3------3-3-3--3-----3-3-3----------------|



  E5                                          B5
e:-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G:--12--9--11----9---------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D:------------12----11--12--9--11-----9--10--|--4----------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------12--------|--2----------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|



  E5                                          E5
e:-------------------7-------------------7---|--(7)------------------------------------|
B:--8------7-----------8------10--7---8------|-----------------------------------------|
G:-----9-------7--9--------9-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
D:--9------11-----9----12--9--11------9------|-----------------------------------------|
A:-----12------12---10------------12-----10--|-----------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|



  E5                                          G5
e:-------------------7-------------------7---|-----------------------------------------|
B:--8------7-----------8------10--7---8------|-----------------------------------------|
G:-----9-------7--9--------9-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
D:--9------11-----9----12--9--11------9------|-----------------------------------------|
A:-----12------12---10------------12-----10--|--5------5-5-5--5-----5-5-5--------------|
E:-------------------------------------------|--3------3-3-3--3-----3-3-3--------------|



  E5                                         B5
e:------------------7-------------------7---|-----------------------------------------|
B:--8------7----------8------10--7---8------|-----------------------------------------|
G:-----9------7--9--------9-----------------|-----------------------------------------|
D:--9------11----9----12--9--11------9------|--4--------------------------------------|
A:-----12-----12---10------------12-----10--|--2--------------------------------------|
E:------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|



1st Verses
w/Rhy 2 (2 times)

Take a look to the sky just before you die.
It's the last time he will.
Blackened roar massive roar, fills the crumbling sky.
Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry.
Stranger now are his eyes to this mystery.                                                     
Hears the silence so loud.
Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be.
Now they see, what will be, blinded eyes to see.

(Chorus) w/Rhy Fig 3 (2 times)
For whom the bell tolls.
Time marches on.
For whom the bell tolls



Outro
Not in strict time
2nd time w/tremolo bar effects (till fade)
w/Bells
                                                              (Repeat and fade)
  E5(VII)      F#5(IX)      E5(VII)      F#5(IX)      G5(X)
e:-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
B:-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
G:-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
D:--9----------11--11--11--|--9----------11--11--11--|--12--12--12------------|
A:--7----------9---9---9---|--7----------9---9---9---|--10--10--10------------|
E:-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|






Metallica albums
2003 St. Anger
1998 Garage Inc.
1997 Reload
1996 Load
1991 Metallica (Black Album)
1988 And Justice For All
1987 Garage Days Re-Revisited
1986 Master of Puppets
1984 Ride The Lightening
1983 Kill'em All
Ride The Lightening tabs
01Fight Fire With Fire tabbass tab
02Ride The Lightning tabbass tab
03For Whom The Bell Tolls tabbass tab
04Fade To Black tabbass tab
05Trapped Under Ice tabbass tab
06Escape tabbass tab
07Creeping Death tabbass tab
08The Call Of Ktulu tabbass tab

 

1