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Tool – The Grudge
Song: The Grudge
Artist: Tool
Album: Lateralus

Tabbed By Steve

        Intro/theme x4
G|--------14-14---------12-12---------17-17---------14-14---|
D|--000----------000-----------000-----------000----------*|
A|--------------------------------------------------------*|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|

After that x4
G|-----------7----------------------7-----------3---|
D|--0h1p0------0h1p0---3---0h1p0-------0h1p0------*|
A|------------------------------------------------*|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

Build-up
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---|
A|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|

Then play the intro/theme until it explodes, get a rhythm and don’t let the
Vocals (Wear the Grudge like a crown) throw you off, it has it’s own rhythm.

Explosion
G|---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7---|
D|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|
A|---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5---|
D|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|

Little bass part
G|-------------|---14---10--------17---------------------------|
D|---12---10---|*------------14--------12---10---15-14-12-10--*|
A|-------------|*---------------------------------------------*|
D|-------------|-----------------------------------------------|

Verse   The timing is a little weird so try to sort it out
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------*|
A|--------------------3h5--*|
D|---0--0-0-2-0---2-3--------|

Pre-chorus/post chorus/other – it follows the rhythm of the first vocal part
Where Maynard says “wear the grudge like a crown of negativity etc…”
G|---7-7-7-7-7-7---7---7--7-7-7-7---7-7-7--7-7-7---7-7-7---|
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0-0---|
A|---5-5-5-5-5-5---5---5--5-5-5-5---5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5-5---|
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0-0---|

Chorus – the same as the verse with more emphasis on the first beat of each
Bar.  Listen for when to emphasize.
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------*|
A|--------------------3h5--*|
D|---0--0-0-2-0---2-3--------|

  After that comes this part, which appears later, as with the rest, listen
For the correct timing.  This continues with variations all the way to the
Little bass interlude.

G|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------*|
A|--3p0---5p3p0----------------*|
D|-------0-------3---0---0h3-3---|

Bass Interlude – “choose to…let this go…” play that 4x
G|------10-----5h7---10---9---7---|
D|--0------0--------------------*|
A|-------------------8---7---5--*|
D|--------------------------------|

Then drop an octave to this
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------*|
A|-----------------------8h10--*|
D|---0---12---0---10h12----------|

Explosion
G|---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7---|
D|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|
A|---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5---|
D|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|

Then blast right back into the main riff
G|--------14-14---------12-12---------17-17---------14-14---|
D|--000----------000-----------000-----------000----------*|
A|--------------------------------------------------------*|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|

And the part after that
G|-----------7----------------------7-----------3---|
D|--0h1p0------0h1p0---3---0h1p0-------0h1p0------*|
A|------------------------------------------------*|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

And after that
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---|
A|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|

       “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!”   occasionally
G|------------------------------------------------|------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------*|------------------|
A|---------5----------------------5-------------*|------------------|
D|---0h1p0------0h1p0---3---0h1p0-----0h1p0---3---|---0h1p0---3--1---|

After the screaming – check the timing
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---00h1p0-00h1p0-00h1p0-00h1p0-00h1p0-00h1p0-00h1p0-00h1p0-00h1p0---|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

The guitar wails for a little bit and the bass doesn’t play

Then there’s a really messed up sounding riff
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0-0-1p0--0-0h1p0-0-0h1p0-0-----------------3--3-3-3—3h5p3-1--|
A|-------------------------------3--3-3-3--3-3--------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---0--0-0-0h1p0--0-0-0h1p0--0-0-0h1p0---3-3-3-3-3-3h5p3---1---|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|

After that goes a couple of times the drums blast you away with sporadic
Time changes, fills and bass drum hits to throw you off, play this and
Ignore it.

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---0--0-0h1p0--0--0h1p0-0--0-0h1p0-0—0--0h1p0---|
A|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|

Then finally finish big with this

G|-------------------------------------------7---|
D|---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0---|
A|-------------------------------------------5---|
D|---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0h1p0-0---0---|

     That's the song, remember that the timing of it and the layering are
Really bad at throwing you off, so watch out.  This tab should be 90%
Correct, I know that the part until Maynard screams is correct, as I saw
Them play this live at Edgefest '01, but otherwise send any
Corrections/quections/comments to metalliduck62@hotmail.com.

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