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Author/Artist: Creed 
Title: My Sacrifice 
Album: Weathered 
Tuning: D A D A D D (low to high) 
Transcribed by: Adam Strachn 
Email: CookieMonster912@hotmail.com

To make all of you happy I made this in the DADADD tuning. It sounds the same 
but I have always loved how the two high stings are in unison. Well, I saw him 
play this on Jay Leno and on the VH1 Awards and this is how he plays it. I'm 
not sure about the clean part but in the music video it looks like he plays it that way. 

One more thing; when Mark plays this song live he doesn't really add the high 
e and b strings on the chorus. He just plays the open chords and bar chords as 
I have them tabbed. But on the album he hits the bottom strings more. Mainly 
because it is layered guitars. If you are playing this add little fills between 
each chord. You have to have a pretty good ear to do this though and still keep 
in time. 

Notes:

Intro - Play this with your fingers, it sounds like he uses a delay effect. 

Verse - Octave chords, weeeeee!

Chorus - Listen to the song closely for the timing of how to play the chords. 
         I added some of the stuff he did live on Jay Leno.

Bridge – Easy octave riffs, simple yet effective.

Other - The clean chorus after the bridge is played with a phase shifter; 
        I think, And has some picking in it. The rest is pretty simple.


Intro -
(clean tone, let notes ring out) 
-------------0-------------------------------------------------| 
----------------0----------------------------------------------| 
-------4-----------4-----------------------12----------12------| 
----------4-----------4----------------12------12----------12--| 
-2-------------------------0-------10--------------10----------| 
--------------------------------0------------------------------| 

-0-0--0----0----0----0-0--0------0------0---0--------| 
-0-0--0----0----0----0-0--0------0------0---0--------| 
-5-5--5/4--4/5--5----5-5--5/4----4/9----9---9/10-----| 
--------------------------------------------------0--| 
-5-5--5/4--4/5--5----5-5--5/4----4/9----9---9/10--0--| 
-0-0--0----0----0----0-0--0------0------0---0-----0--| 

-------------0-------------------------------------------------| 
----------------0----------------------------------------------| 
-------4-----------4-----------------------12----------12------| 
----------4-----------4----------------12------12----------12--| 
-2-------------------------0-------10--------------10----------| 
--------------------------------0------------------------------| 

Kick in the distortion and let the feedback roll a little 

------------------------------|---------------------------| 
------------------------------|---------------------------| 
-5/4--4/5--5-5-5--4/5--5-5-5--|--5/4--4/5--5-5--4/5--5-4--| 
------------------------------|---------------------------| 
-5/4--4/5--5-5-5--4/5--5-5-5--|--5/4--4/5--5-5--4/5--5-4--| 
-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-----|
---------------------------|--/12--12--12-12-12-12-12-12-12--0--|              
-4---4---4---4-4--4-4---0--|--/12--12--12-12-12-12-12-12-12--0--|              
-2---2---2---2-2--2-2---0--|--/10--10--10-10-10-10-10-10-10--0--|           
------------------------0--|--------—---------------------------|
                        *                                    *

Verse - 
------------------------------|---------------------------| 
------------------------------|---------------------------| 
-5/4--4/5--5-5-5--4/5--5-5-5--|--5/4--4/5--5-5--4/5--5-4--| 
------------------------------|---------------------------| 
-5/4--4/5--5-5-5--4/5--5-5-5--|--5/4--4/5--5-5--4/5--5-4--| 
-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------|                
---------------------------|------------------------------|                
-4---4---4---4-4--4-4---0--|--/5---5---5-5--5--5-5-5---0--|                
-2---2---2---2-2--2-2---0--|--/5---5---5-5--5--5-5-5---0--|             
------------------------0--|--/5---5—--5-5--5--5-5-5---0--| 
                        *                              *
      
Right before the chorus do a pick scrape across the top D & A strings 

Chorus – 
When you are with me . . . . . . I’m free . . . .  . . . . I’m 
--------------------------------------|-----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--| 
--------------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
-5--5-5----9-10-10-12-----------------|-------------------------------| 
-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-------0--|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--| 
-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-------0--|--4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4--| 
-0--0-0-0--------------0-0-0-/5-3--0--|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--| 

Careless . . . . . . . . . I believe . . . . “ 
-----------------0--0--0--0--0--0---------0-0---------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
-0--9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-12-12-11--9--0-0--5-5-5---5p3--x--3--3h5--5p3--0--| 
-0--9-9-9-9-9-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--0-0--5-5-5---5p3--x--3--3h5--5p3--0--| 
-0--9-9-9-9-9-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--0-0--5-5-5---5p3--x--3--3h5--5p3--0--| 
                                   * *                               *     

Bridge – “I just want to say hello to again . . .“ 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
-9/7--7-7-----7/5--5-5-----5/4--4-4-----2/4--4/5--5/4--4/7--7-7-5--5-5-----| 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
-9/7--7-7--0--7/5--5-5--0--5/4--4-4--0--2/4--4/5--5/4--4/7--7-7-5--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--| 
           *	      *		*	                          * 

A little later on – (a Led Zeppelin like riff ala “Kashmir”)
------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------| 
------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------| 
-13-13-13-13-----13-13-13-13--x--13-13-13-13-----13-13-13-13------|---------5~~--|
------------------------------x-----------------------------------|------0--0~~--| 
-13-13-13-13--0--13-13-13-13--x--13-13-13-13--0--13-13-13-13--0---|--0-0-0--0~~--| 
--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--x---0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0---|--0-0-0--0~~--|
              *                               *               *      * * *    

Clean chorus – (listen to the song well to get this part and strum the chords) 
-0--0-0-------4-4-----5-5-----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--| 
-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--|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--| 
-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0--0--|--4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4--| 
-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--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0---0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0--0-0----0-0-0--| 
--------------------11--12----11--5--0----------------5-5-0--| 
-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--9---9--9--9--0--0--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0--| 
-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--9---9--9--9--0--0--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0--| 
-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--9---9--9--9--0--0--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0--| 


Right before the distorted chorus Mark does harmonics 
between the 2nd and 3rd frets -
-------------------| 
-------------------| 
-------------------| 
-------------------| 
-2.7^--2.7^--2.7^--|
-2.7^--2.7^--2.7^--| 

Then it goes into the dirty chorus - 
When you are with me . . . . . . I’m free . . . .  . . . . I’m 
---------------------------------|-----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--| 
---------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
-5--5-5--------------------------|-------------------------------| 
-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0--|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--| 
-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0--|--4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4--| 
-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-/5-3--0--|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--| 

Careless . . . . . . . . . I believe . . . . “ 
-----------------0--0--0--0--0--0---------0-0---------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
-0--9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-12-12-11--9--0-0--5-5-5---5p3--x--3--3h5--5p3--0--| 
-0--9-9-9-9-9-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--0-0--5-5-5---5p3--x--3--3h5--5p3--0--| 
-0--9-9-9-9-9-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--0-0--5-5-5---5p3--x--3--3h5--5p3--0--| 
                                   * *                               *     

Then the bridge riffs into the end

Outro -
I don't have the outro . . . just let the guitar feedback forever like Mark does live. Or just end on the open D chord and let it ring forever and a day.


Tab Key- 
h = hammer on 
P = pull off 
~ = let note(s) ring 
/ slide up or down 
x = mute sting(s)  
^ = harmonics 
* = palm mute
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