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Honor Thy Father
Dream Theater - Honor Thy Father
from the 2003 album Train Of Thought

Transcribed by Travis Lausch

Notes: I just got the cd, and it's heavier than everything else out there.
I'm sure John Petrucci uses a 7 string for most of the album. Anyway, here's 
my tab for the song "Honor Thy Father", it's in Dropped D tuning one full
step down (C G C F A D), and played with a lot of distortion. I only figured
out about half the song so far, the rest will come as soon as my fingers 
stop bleeding. For those who don't know where the "verse" or "chorus" is, I
also included lyric markers so you know where you are. If anyone has any 
questions, comments, corrections, or additions, just email me at the 
address above. I'd really appreciate it!

Intro - Drums

Riff 1
(w/dist.)
                     fast-----
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--5653-5653--|

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--2320-2320--|

|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--9-10-9-7-9-10-9-7--|

|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0---------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--14151412-14151412--|

Riff 2

|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-6-6-6-6-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-6-6-6-6-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-6-6-6-6-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-|

|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|--------------7-7-7-7-|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0---------|

Riff 3

|-----------------------------------|
|----3---3---3---3---3--------------|
|----2---2---2---2---2--------------|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-2/3-3-3-|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-2/3-3-3-|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-2/3-3-3-|

|-----------------------------------|
|----3---3---3---3---3--------------|
|----2---2---2---2---2--------------|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-3/6-6-6-|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-3/6-6-6-|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-3/6-6-6-|

|-----------------------------------|
|----3---3---3---3---3--------------|
|----2---2---2---2---2--------------|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-2/3-3-3-|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-2/3-3-3-|
|--0---0---0---0---0------0-2/3-3-3-|

~~
|--------------------------------|
|----3---3---3-------------------|
|----2---2---2-------------------|
|--0---0---0---------------------|
|--0---0---0-----/3-0-----0------|
|--0---0---0---0--------5---3-1--|

Riff 4

|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--12-10-12-0-3-0-12-10-12-0-7-0-8-7-8-10-|-12-10-12-0-3-0-8-7-8-0-3-0-7-5-7-10-|

Pause for bass, then:

Verse 1 (we're taught unconditional love...)

(clean)
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2--|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2---0h2-|
|--0-----0-----0---0---0------|--0-----0-----0---0---0-----0-----|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2--|------2---0h2---5---3---0h2---0h2-|
|--0-----0-----0---0---0------|--0-----0-----0---0---0-----0-----|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

Riff 5

(w/dist.)
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|--0--7-0-8p7-0-5-0-7-0-2-0-3-0-5--|

Verse 2 (you pretended I was your own...)

- Short stabs of open bottom strings (C5 chord)

Pre-Chorus 1 (on and on and on and on...)

|------------------------|-------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|-------7--------9--|-------10-------12/14---|
|--10--------10-10-10-10-|-------x--------x--|-------x--------x-------|
|--8---------10-10-10-10-|-------5--------7--|-------8--------10/12---|
|--8--strum--10-10-10-10-|-0--0-----0--0-----|-0--0-----0--0----------|



|-----------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|
|--10-------10-10-10-10-|-3--5--2--3--x-x-1---|
|--8--------10-10-10-10-|-3--5--2--1--x-x-1---|
|--8--strum-10-10-10-10-|-3--5--2-----x-x-1---|

Chorus (how can you sleep a wink at night...)

P.H.  P.H.                       P.H. P.H.
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------3p2-0-7--0-2/3--|--------------3p2-0-7--0-2/3\2/3--|
|--0-7--0-6--0-3p2-0-7--0-2/3--|--0-7--0-6--0-3p2-0-7--0-2/3\2/3--|

Verse 3 (I tried your 4 bill therapy...)

|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2--|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2---0h2-|
|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0----|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2--|------2---0h2---5---3---0h2---0h2-|
|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0----|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

Verse 4 (Expexting everyone to bow and kiss your feet...)

|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2--|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2---0h2-|
|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0----|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---|
|-----------------------------|--1---1-1-1---1-1-1-1-1-1---1-1---|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------2---0h2---3---2---0h2--|----------------------------------|
|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0----|------2---0h2---5---3---0h2---0h2-|
|--3---3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3----|--0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus 2 (on and on and on and on...)

note: I'm not 100% sure about the faster parts

|-----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|---------10-----|----------10p8p7---------------|
|----8-7-8-10-7-8-|----8-7-8-10-7-|---8-7-8----7-8-|---7-8-10--------10p8p7--------|
|--8--------------|-8-------------|-8--------------|-8----------------------10p8p7-|

|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------------------|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------------------|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------14-----|---10-----------------------|
|----121012131012|----1210121312-|---121012--1012-|-----13\12-12131210101210-8-|
|--12------------|-12------------|-12-------------|-12-------------------------|

|-----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|---------10-----|----------10p8p7---------------|
|----8-7-8-10-7-8-|----8-7-8-10-7-|---8-7-8----7-8-|---7-8-10--------10p8p7--------|
|--8--------------|-8-------------|-8--------------|-8----------------------10p8p7-|



A.H.
                  ~~~~
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|-----------------8---|
|-3--5--2--3--x-x-----|
|-3--5--2--1--x-x-----|
|-3--5--2-----x-x-----|

Bridge - (watch where you walk...)
I have no f*ckin' clue. It's in the key of F though. 
(5th fret, low C string)

Interlude

Note: still not 100% sure!

|--------------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------|
|o------------------------o|--------------------|
|o--3-2-0-3-2-0-0-0--0--0-o|--7--8--5--7--2--5--|
|---3-2-0-3-2-0-0-0--0--0--|--7--8--5--7--2--5--|
|---3-2-0-3-2-0-0-0--0--0--|--7--8--5--7--2--5--|



and that's as far as I got.
 
 
Dream Theater - Honor Thy Father :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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If you don't really know how to deal with "Absus4" chord and his equally confusing brothers, just put the mouse cursor over them and you will be shown a helpful chord diagram.

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