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/ Creed / Weathered (2001) / Who's Got My Back? guitar tab

Author/Artist: Creed
Title: Who's Got My Back?
Album: Weathered
Tuning: Drop D
Transcribed by: Philip Ströller & Adam Strachn
Email: PStroeller@gmx.de & Creedoholic@hotmail.com

Philip and I both worked on this GREAT song. 

Notes:

Intro/Verse - There is a weird effect going on here. Delay or reverb?

Pre-Chorus/Chorus - Octave chords. Listen to song to get it right!

Interlude - clean but palm mute it!

Bridge - palm mute the open chords. 

Other - Just follow the song.


Intro - (clean tone, in at 1:18)                                                           
----------------------|--------------------|------|-------------------------|
-7---7-8-10-10-11-10--|--13-11-10-8-10--8--|--11--|--8-7-5-5/7-8-7---8---8--|
----------------------|--------------------|--10--|-------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|-------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|-------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|-------------------------|


Verse - (in at 1:41) "Run . . . hide . . ."
----------------------|--------------------|------|
-7---7-8-10-10-11-10--|--13-11-10-8-10--8--|--11--|
----------------------|--------------------|--10--|
----------------------|--------------------|------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|                                                         

-----------------------------------------|
-7---7-8-10-10-11-10---13-11-10-8-10-8---|
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|
                                                                
----------------------|--------------------|------|----------------------------|
-7---7-8-10-10-11-10--|--13-11-10-8-10--8--|--11--|--8-7-5-5/7-8-7---8---7--8--|
----------------------|--------------------|--10--|----------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|----------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|----------------------------|
----------------------|--------------------|------|----------------------------|


Pre-Chorus - (strum, in at 2:38) "To rest our head on . . ."                                                                             
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/8-8-8-8-8-8-8/100-10-10-10-10\6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6/8-|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-77--7--7--7--7\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/5-|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--00--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--00--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


Chorus - (strum with clean tone, in at 2:45)                            
"Who’s . . . . . . . . got my . . .  back . . .  now . . . ."
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7/8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8/10--10-10-10--|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4/5--5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5--5/-7---7--7--7--|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0------0--0--0--|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0------0--0--0--|
                                                                            
"When all we have left is deceptive . . . so disconnected . . . ."
----------------------------------------------------------------|
-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-13-13-11-10-8-8-8-8/100-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-11-11--|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10--8--7-5-5-5-5/-77-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9--9--|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0--00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0--00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--|

"What is the truth now? . . ."
---------------------------------------------------|
-----8-7-5-5/7-8-7----------7-7-7-7-7-77-7----8-8--|
---------------------------------------------------|
-----5-4-2-2/4-5-4----------4-4-4-4-4-44-4----5-5--|
-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-00-0----0-0--|
-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-00-0----0-0--|


Then go into the verse (in at 3:08)


Pre-Chorus - (play with distortion, in at 4:29)       
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-7b-----7-7-----7-8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----13-13-11-10-8-10-8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-4b-0---4-4-0-0-4-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----10-10--8-10-5--7-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0--0--0--0-0--0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
 *  *   * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *    *  *  *  * *  * *
      

Chorus - (distorted, in at 4:35)
"Who’s . . . . . . . . got my . . .  back . . .  now . . . ."
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7/8--8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8--8/10--10-10-10--|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4/5--5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5--5/-7---7--7--7--|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0----0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0------0--0--0--|
                                                                            
"When all we have left is deceptive . . . so disconnected . . . ."
----------------------------------------------------------------|
-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-13-13-11-10-8-8-8-8/100-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-11-11--|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10--8--7-5-5-5-5/-77-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9--9--|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0--00-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--|

"What is the truth now? . . ."
---------------------------------------------------|
-----8-7-5-5/7-8-7----------7-7-7-7-7-77-7----8-8--|
---------------------------------------------------|
-----5-4-2-2/4-5-4----------4-4-4-4-4-44-4----5-5--|
---------------------------------------------------|
-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-00-0----0-0--|


Then it goes into the ‘tribal’ interlude - (in at 5:20)

Play 3 x -   Then this -
-------------|----------------------------|
-------------|----------------------------| This is all
-------------|----------------------------| palm muted!
-5--7--8--7--|--5--7--8--7--10--8--7--55--|
-------------|----------------------------|
-------------|----------------------------|
                                                                                                                                

Bridge - (in at 5:47) "What is the truth now?"
---------------------------------|
-7-8-10-------8-10-11------11-8--|
---------------------------------|
-4-5--7--0-0--5--7--8--0-0--8-5--|
---------0-0-----------0-0-------|
-0-0--0--0-0--0--0--0--0-0--0-0--|
         * *           * *

It goes onto the chorus. (in at 6:07) "Who’s got my back now?"
 
Then play the bridge until the end "What is the truth now . . ." (in at 6:51)

Then goes back to the Cherokee Indian chants.

Tab Key -  
* = palm mute
b = bend string
/ = slide up
\ = slide down


Creed albums
2001 Weathered
1999 Human Clay
1997 My Own Prison
Weathered tabs
01Bullets tabbass tab
02Freedom Fighter tabbass tab
03Who's Got My Back? tabbass tab
04Signs tabbass tab
05One Last Breath tabbass tab
06My Sacrifice tabbass tab
07Stand Here With Me tabbass tab
08Weathered tabbass tab
09Hide tabbass tab
10Don't Stop Dancing tabbass tab
11Lullaby tabbass tab

 

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