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THE UNFORGIVEN As recorded by METALLICA (From the 1991 Album METALLICA) Transcribed by Jon Symons x

Music by

A5 xxx

C5 xxx

x

E5 xxxx

x

D5 5 fr. Am x xx x

C

x

G

Em

E

All Guitars Standard Tuning: EADGBE

A Intro Slowly N.C. 1

P = 69

Asus2

Am

Asus2

I 44 U

4x

Reverse Horn Sample (Trumpet) Gtr V

T A B

Am

j

V P V z

V

VVV

Gtr II Clean elec. Guitar ,bridge pickup

[[[[

4 4 5

2

5 4 2

3 H

I 44

4x V VVVVVVVVVVVVVV V VVVVVVVVVVVVVV U U

mf Acoustic Spanish Guitar (w/fingers) let ring

Gtr I

T A B

0 0

Asus2 4

2

Am

0 2

2

0 2

2

0 2

let ring

2

Asus2

VV V V V Pz V [[[[[[[[[[[[[

T A B

5 2

4 4 5

2

0 2

(2)

H

2

2

0 2

Asus2

1

2

2

2

5 4 2

1 2

2

2

Am

VVV V V V Pz V [[[[[[[[[[[[

4 4 5

2

0

2

0

Am

V V Pz V I V [[[[[[ 2

1

2

(2)

VV [[[[[[

4 4 5

2

H

5 2

H

I V VVVVVVVVVVVVVV V VVVVVVVVVVVVVV V VVVVVVVVVVVVVV U U U let ring

T A B

0 0

let ring

2

0 2

2

1 2

2

1 2

2

1 2

2

0 2

0

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

1 2

2

1 2

2

0 2

0

2

0 2

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2

1 2

2

1 2

2

1 2

2

2


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C

V V Pz V I V [[[[[[ T A B

4 4 5

2

G

E5

Am

C

PV z

V VVV V V u [[[[[[

R VPV V V V Pz V Pz V [[[[[[ [[[[[

V

4 5

5

2 2 4

3 5

5

H

5 4

4

5

H

2 sl.

2

4 4 5

2

H

H

H

R V V I V V V V VV V V V V V V V V V V V V V P V V V V V VV V V V V V V V V V play with slight variations throughout ad lib. let ring

T A B

2

2

0

0

2

1 3

G 10

1 3

2

1

0

2

0

0

0

3

E

2

3

2 2

2 2 4

2 0

0

Asus2

Am

T A B

4 1 2 4

4

1 sl.

sl.

3

3

0

1

2

Asus2

VVVV U dim. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[

4

2

0

1

H

V V gV I VV u [[[[[[ 5 3

0

0

2

Am

2

H

k V V V V V V VVVVVVVVVVVVVV V VVVVVVVVVVVV I gV V V V U U V V V V let ring

T A B

let ring

1 3 0

3

3

1

3

1

0

4 1 2 4

2 0

0

let ring

0 2

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

1

2

2

0 2

2

0

0 2

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

1 2

H

B 1st and 2nd Verses A5 Gtr IIIf

C5

_ _ _

E5

_ _

elec. w/dist*

13

V V V PR V V V V V PV V

I Gtr IV

T A B

f 12 0

elec. w/dist*

10 0

9 0

E

D5

A5

___

_ _ _ _ _

V V

V gV V V V V V V V V

6 open PM----|

VV P.M.

9 10 0 H

10 0

A5

5 open PM---|

V VVV

A5

C5

_ _ _

E5

_ _

V V V PR V V V V V PV V

P.M.

12 0 0 0

A

___

12 0

11 0

11 0

10 0

10 0

12 0 0 0

E

D5

___

6 open

VV

V V

P.M.

12 0

10 0

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9 0

9 10 0 H

10 0

12 0 0 0


THE UNFORGIVEN - METALLICA

D5

A5

A

_ _ _ _ _ 16

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A5

C5

_ _ _

5 open

V gV V V V I V V V V V

E5

_ _ _

E

_ _

V V

V gV V V V V V V V V

6 open

V V

P.M.

T A B

12 11 11 0 0 0 10 10 0 0

0

C5

E5

19

RV V V V P I V V V VPV V

0

12 0

12 10 0 0

9 0

9 0

10

E

D5

0

_ _ _ _

V V

24 V gV V V V V V V

6 open PM--|

VV

12 0

C5 22

I VV

10 0

9 9 10 0 0 H

G5

VV V V W VW

10 0

12 0

5 3

5 3 0 5 3

11 0

11 0

V V V V

10 0

N.C.

V

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V VV

10 0 P

0 0

P.M.

9 0

0 0

9 0 P

0 0

7 0 P

0 0

0 0

P

C5

P.M.

0

P.M.

7 0

P.M.

0 0

P

P

G5

VV V V W VW

5 0

E5

24

WW

P.M.

5 0 P

12 0

44 V V VVV VVVVVVVVVVV

P

P.M.

0

N.C.

10 0

0 0

P.M.

T A B

5 open

12 11 11 0 0 0 10 10 0 0

Gtrs III, IVP.M.

12 0

V

0

A5

___

A5

P.M.

12 0

10 0

P.M.

T A B

A

_ _ _

P.M.

H

_ _ _ _ _

A5

_ _ _ _ _

V V V PR V V V V V P V V

V V V V

D5

_ _ _

0 0

5 3

5 3 0 5 3

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2 0

0 0


THE UNFORGIVEN - METALLICA

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C Chorus

T ^

A5 Gtr IIIf

26

C

I 44 j

V V V

E5

V

V VVV

[[[[[[

mf

Gtr II

G

Asus2

C

dim.

T A B

2

4

5

[[[[[[ 5

5

5 4

4

5

R VPV V

V V u

V V V

[[[[[[ 2 2 4

2 sl.

2

V

V

5

5

[[[[[[ 2

4

5

H

RV V VV 4 V V V V V V V V V V P V V V I4 V V VV V V VV V VV V V VV V V V V V Gtr I let ring

T A B

2

2

0

0

2

1

3

G 29

1

1

2

3

0

2

0

0

0

3

E

2

3

2 2

2 2 4

0

0

Asus2

2 0

2

2

0

3

C

G

V VVV V V u [[[[[[

T A B

4 1 2 4

5

4

1

sl.

2

2

4

2

E5

V VVVV V V V V [[[[[[ [[[[[[

4

3

1

H

V V gV I VV u [[[[[[ 5 3

0

1

5

5

5 4

4

5

H

R VPV 2 2 4

2 sl.

H

RV V gV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V P I VVV V V VV V VV V VV V V V V V V V V let ring

T A B

1 3 0 3

3 3

1 0

1

4 1 2 4 0

2 0

H

2

2

0

1 3

1 3

2

1

0

2

0

0

3

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0 3

2 0

2 2

2 2 4 H

0


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1.

Asus2 32

C

G

To Coda Asus2

E

Am

Asus2

Am

V V VVV V V VV U I V VVV gV V u dim. [[[[ [[[[ [[[ [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ T A B

2

5

2 4 5

5

5 3

4

4 1 sl.

4 1 2 4 sl.

2

H

k V V V V V V V V gV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V I V VVVVVV VV U U V V V V let ring

T A B

2 0 0

let ring

2

2

0

0 1 3 3

1

0

1 3 0

3

2 3

3

1 1 4 1 2 4 0

2 0

0

let ring

0 2

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

1 2

2

0 2

2

0

0 2

2

0 2

0

2

2

2

1 2

H

D Interlude 2.

Asus2 36

Am

Asus2

Am

V V V V V V V V V V V V PR V 3 [[[[[[[[[ played w/fingers

I T A B

7

4

5

7

5

4

5 H

I V U

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V

let ring

T A B

0 0

V U let ring

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

1 2

2

0 2

0

4

7

4

5

5

P

7 H

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V let ring

2

0 2

2

0 2

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2

0 2

2

1 2

2

2


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Asus2 38

Am

V I V T A B

VV VV VV VV VV

0 0

0 1

0 3

VV

0 5

Asus2

VV VV P V V z [[[[[[[

0 3

0 1

1

3

8 7

H

let ring

T A B

2

0

0 2

0

2

0

2

2

1

2

2

2

Asus2

40

2

Am

3

I V U

5

3

5

6

7

5

5

5

sl.

0 0

3

5

0

2

2

2

0 2

0

2

4

5

1

2

2

2

2

2

Am

V V V V V V

V l V gV V V V V V V V 3

7

H

8

H

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V

3

4

H

7

7

let ring

T A B

5

let ring

0

8 5

3

7 7

Asus2

V V PR V I V V eV fV V V V V [[ [[[[[[[[[[[[ T A B

8 7

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V

0 2

gVV l P V V V V V V V z [[[[[[

sl.

V U let ring

0

10 9 sl.

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V

I V U

Am

k VV VV VV

V U

V

9

7

8 10

7

[[[[ 8

7

[[[[ 8

8

10

P

V V V V V V V V V V V V V

let ring let ring

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

0 2

2

1 2

2

0 2

0

2

0 2

2

0 2

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2

0 2

2

1 2

2

2

[[[ 8


THE UNFORGIVEN - METALLICA

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j

Gtr III

k

_

T A B

8 10

12

10 12

10

sl.

V V V

let ring

12 14

15

14

0

2

0

5

_

MM

D5

___

6 open

R V P V V

V V

1/2 Full

7 7

E

_

PP VV z

MM

17

sl.

[[[[[[[[[[[ FullM

7 7

5

7 (7)

7

O

played w/pick

V V V V V V V

V V V V

_

0

2

2

A5

_

_

0 2

0

2

2

A

_

2

A5

___

5 open

7

5

3 sl.

5

3

3

5

3

5

(3)

7 sl.

1 2

2

_

l V V R I V V V V V V V V V P V V Full M T A B

R bPP VV

[[[[[[[[[

E5

_

let ring

_ 44

[[[[ 12

C5

_

w/delay and reverb 1/2 Gtr IV Full

sl.

I V U T A B

14

A5

_

6 18fr.

V V V P V gV V V P gV V V V V V P z z 42 I z [[[[

E Guitar Solo

c

5

2

C5

_

E5

_

_

E

_

D5

___

6 open

V V V V V V V V V g V V V V V V V V V P V z [[ [[ [[[[[ A.H. A.H. 7

5

7

7

9

7

9

7

9

7

8

7

sl.

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8

14

H sl. A

15

14 A

14

13

14


THE UNFORGIVEN - METALLICA

D5

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A5

N.C.

A5 Gtr III

_

C5

_

E5

_

_

E

_

D5

___

6 open

8va

V V V V V } P V 46 z I Full M [[ [[[[ T A B

14

15

V P V V z Full M

20

14

V P V V V z Full M O (20) 20 (20) (20)

(20) 20

P V V V V V z Full 1M 1/2 M[[[[[[[ FullM O 17 20 20 (20) (20) V

P V z

V

M

O

1 1/2 20 (20)

x sl.

I VV

VV

VV

VV

Gtr III

T A B

7 5

V V V V V V V

V

M

1/2

P.M.

7 5

7 5

2 0

M

Note is played by overdubbed guitars , other guitars cont. in slash.

[[[[[[[[[[[[

1/2

O

4 (4) (4) (4)

k

V

O

2

4

2

0 H

_

A5

A

_ _ _ _

A5

___

5 open

R P V V V V V V V V P V V V 48 z I [[[[[[ 1M 1/2 Full M O 17 17 20 17 17 20 (20) 8va

T A B

20

20

(20)

17 P

V

C5

_

E5

_ _

_

E

_

5 open

V gV V V V V V gV V V V V V V V V V V V 6 6

10 9 7 9 9 sl.sl.

D5

___

10

7

V

6

[[[[[[ 8 7

9

7

9 7 5 7 5 4 5 4 2

P

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sl.

sl.

14 sl.


THE UNFORGIVEN - METALLICA A5

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_ _ _ _

C5

G5

PV VVVVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVV z 44 50 I 24 [[[[[ FullM T A B

13

12

13

12

14

13

12

13

14

I 24

12

14

13

12

14

13

12

14

13

12

14

13

19

14

M

Full

T A B

10 0

P.M.

0 0

P

9 0

0 0

P

P.M.

7 0

19(19)

0 0

P

5 0

0 0

5 3

(20)

C5

H P

P

V I VV VV

VVV V

P.M.

10 0

0 0

P

VV V

P.M.

9

0

G5

7

0

P

P

0

M

Full

19(19)

^ W

Gtr IV

[[[[[[[[[[[[

17

44

^ V V

[[[[[[[[[

O 17 20

18 20 18

H

VV

VV

VV V V W VW

P.M.

0

5 0

5 3

0 0

5 3 0 5 3

P D.S. al Coda

E5 Gtr III

VVV

PVVVVV z

P

VV

P.M.

0 0

17 19

20

5 3 0 5 3

P

A B

T A B

M[[[[[

Full

VV V V W VW

V V V V V V V P V V V V V Pz V V V V Pz V V V Pz V V V Pz V V 53 z I 3 Full Full Full Full Full M M M M M 20 19 17 19 17 19 17 17 20 T (20) 20 17 20 17 O O 19 19 19 19(19)(19)17 19(19)(19)17

55 I 24

O 17 20

VV

P.M.

N.C. 8va

T A B

M

Full

44 V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V VV Gtr III P.M.

8va

P V V V Pz V Vu Pz V z

S _

Am Gtr I

W

__

_

C

__

strum chords

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__

__


THE UNFORGIVEN - METALLICA G

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Em

Am

_____ _______ _

_

R VPV

j V

j

I

C

2 gtrs

T A B

2 2 4

G

E

3 5 3 5

7 3

__ _ __ __ __ _ ___ _______ __ RW W RV V P V W V P V P W V VV V P V z z both gtrs vib. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ 1 2

2

H

3 3 5 4 4 5

3 3

5 5

H

H

F Outro Am

61

C

G

E

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ U U U [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[

I

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

8

T A B

5 2 Top 2 notes play 1st time only bottom note play all other times

V

I

V P V z

V

V

V

V V V

Gtr II

[[[[[[[[

T A B

2

Am

_ I

V u

gV

V

R V P V

4

1

1

2

[[[[[[[[[[

2

4

Gtr II 1st time enter on 2nd beat

63

_

4

5

5

5

5

4

5

H

sl.

C

G

E

4 H

Am

C

__ _ __ _ _ __ _____ _______ _ _ __ _ __ __ __ j V WW U j V V WW [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[

T A B

5 2

4

7 5

4 2

2 7

PV V V Pz V I V z [[[[[[ [[[[[[

V VVV V gV V V PR V V V V Pz V u [[[[[[ [[[[[[

T A B

5

2

2

2

4 4 5 H

3 5

H

5 3

4

4

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1

2 2 4

2

H

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4 4 5 H

V

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E

Am

C

G

E

_____ _______ _ _ __ _ __ _ _ __ _____ _______ _ Repeat and fade j V W 1 WW V V W I j [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ T A B

5 2

4

7 5

4 2

PV V gV V V PR V V V V P V I VVV z z u [[[[[[ [[[[[ [[[[[[

V VVV V gV V V PR V u [[[[[[[[

T A B

5

5 4

5

4

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1

2 2 4 H

2

2

4 4 5 H

3 5

5 3

4

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4

1 sl.

1

2

2 4 H

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