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#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


"I Stay Away" by Alice In Chains
From the album Jar of Flies

Tab transcription by Mark van 't Zet (tmvtzet@cs.vu.nl)


After finding the time and the capo I finally got to work on this
song. It looks like there's 3 guitars in this song:

Guitar 1 - a clean electric with a capo on the 5th fret
Guitar 2 - a distorted electric with dropped-D tuning (DADGBE)
Guitar 3 - just your average distorted guitar

It's possible to play the solo with the dropped D (just raise fretnumbers
on low E-string by 2) and the verse-chords with a finger-barre, but I can't
advise that.. Here goes..

Notation

XhY     - hammer on
XpY     - pull off
XbY     - bend at fret X to pitch of fret Y
XrY     - release bent note at pitch of fret X to pitch of fret Y
X~~     - vibrato
(X)     - ghost note
X/Y X\Y - slides from X up/down to Y
(...)   - hold previous note



INTRO/VERSE - Guitar 1, positions relative to capo on 5th fret


    D              D7sus4  Gsus4  G      D
  ------0----------3-----------------------------------------------
  --0h2---0-----0--3-----------3------3----------------------------
  --2-----2-----2--2---------2------2----------2--------2----------
  --2--------2-----2-------5------4------0h(2)----0h(2)------------
  --0--------0---------------------------------------------5p4--0--
  -----------------------------------------------------------------



PRE-CHORUS - Guitar 2, chord notes implied by vocals & bass


  Why you act crazy
  Not an act maybe
  etc.

        D                             F
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ------5h6p5p3---------------------------------------------
  ---------------5h6p5p3------------------------------------
  ------------------------5h6p5p3(...)b5(...)r3~~-----------
  Count 1        &        2           3      4

        E                             D#
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ------5h6p5p3---------------------------------------------
  ---------------5h6p5p3------------------------------------
  ------------------------5h6p5p3(...)b5(...)r3~~-----------
        1        &        2           3      4



CHORUS/OUTRO - Guitar 2


  I stay away

  ----------------------------------------------------------
  --3-------------------------------------------------------
  --2-------------------------------------------------------
  --0--------8--------8---10---12---------------------------
  --0--------8--------8---10---12---------------------------
  --0--------8--------8---10---12---------------------------



SOLO - Guitar 3, enters with short ascending run on the end of
       chorus

  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  -----------------------------5---5----7b9~~----r7--5---5--
  -----------2--3--5---5/7~~-----7---------------------7----
  --1--3--5-------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------


  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  --5-------------------------------------------------------
  -----7--6--5--5--5b6----5---------------------------------
  ---------------------------8--5---3h5p3h5p3h5p3h5---x-x---
  ----------------------------------------------------------
    _____________P.H.____________

  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ---/5--3p0h3---------------------5b6---r5-----------------
  --------------5p3p0---------------------------------------
  ---------------------5p3h5---3~---------------------------


  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------5--7--------------
  ---5--5--5--5--3----------------3--5/7--------------------
  ------------------5----5--3--5----------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
     ______P.H.______

  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  --------10----------10-----12b14--12b14r12--10----10------
  ---/12-----12-12-12----12----------------------12----12\--
  ----------------------------------------------------------
  ----------------------------------------------------------





    this is i stay away THE RIGHT WAY by alice in chains.  You start off
with a D chord, C,then into this riff,1:
1:             3
2:
3:    0     0
4:  0     0    0                     X?
5:3     2      2
6:             3  3  3 3 2 0
    The post chorus is 4 power chords D, F, E, and D#
Chorus is
1:0  0  0
2:3  3  3
3:2  2  2
4:              8   8  10  12
5:              8   8  10  12
6:              6   6  8   10
Sorry, i'm still working on the solo


    this home-made tab is by ADAM BENDORF alias THE DUDE on compuserve
alias SEYMOUR BUTTS alias KICK-HAPPY.





How to play I Stay Away the right way.  First tune your guitar down (Db,
Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb)

()=hammer-on or pull-off
b=bend
e-------2--0-------0----------]-----------------------------------]
b-3-----3--3-------3----------]-----------------------------------]
g-0-(2)-2--2-0-----0----------]------0------0---------------------]
d-0-------------0--2----------]----0------0-------0-----0---------]
a-0----------------3----------]--3------2-------0-----0-----------]
e-0---------------------------]---------------5-----5-----5-4-0---]


Pre-Chorus:

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d-5b-5-3-(5)-(3)-(0)---0-----------------------5b--5(3)-------
a--------------------3---3-(0)---------------------------
e------------------------------5-3b----3b-3------------------

e--------------------------]
b--------------------------]
g--------------------------]
d--------------------------]
a-0-(3)-(5)--3-(0)---------]
e------------------3b---3--]



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