Tabulature for "Commissar"
Off the album "Poets and Madmen"
Written by Savatage

Transcribed by Jacques Moch

Piano Intro

						2 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------|
A-|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------|
E-|-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------|
  |p.m .....................   .....................
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------5~-----2~---------2--3-/5--3--2~-------|
A-|------------5-5-----5-5---------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|
   p.m.       .....   .....


						2 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------|
A-|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------|
E-|-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------|
  |p.m .....................   .....................
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------5~-----2~---------2--3-/5--3--2~-------|
A-|------------5-5-----5-5---------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|
   p.m.       .....   .....
             Do you see comissar?    The night is darker
	     Do you think comissar? Their dreams are stalker


						2 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------|
A-|-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------|
E-|-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--------|
  |p.m .....................   .....................
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------6~-----3~---------3--4-/6--4--3~-------|
A-|------------6-6-----6-6---------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|
   p.m.       .....   .....
             Do you hear comissar?   The night is breathing
	     Could it be comissar?   We should be leaving


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------5--------|
D-|-----2---3---5--5---3---2-----3---5---7---5----5--------|
A-|-----2---3---5--5---3---2-----3---5---7---5----3--------|
E-|-----0---1---3--3---1---0-----1---3---5---3-------------|
       Now before the curtain  Does comes crashing down

						2 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------|
A-|-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------|
E-|-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------|
  |p.m .....................   .....................
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------5~-----2~---------2--3-/5--3--2~-------|
A-|------------5-5-----5-5---------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|
   p.m.       .....   .....
             Do you hear comissar?    The night is silent
	     Do you think comissar?   It is defiance


						2 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------|
A-|-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------|
E-|-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--------|
  |p.m .....................   .....................
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------6~-----3~---------3--4-/6--4--3~-------|
A-|------------6-6-----6-6---------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|
   p.m.       .....   .....
             Do you see comissar?    The mob has faces
	     Could it be comissar?   The dark embraces


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------5--------|
D-|-----2---3---5--5---3---2-----3---5---7---5----5--------|
A-|-----2---3---5--5---3---2-----3---5---7---5----3--------|
E-|-----0---1---3--3---1---0-----1---3---5---3-------------|
        All as dark - ness will And in that dark we`ll drown



Play this riff a while over the rhythm
e-|--15p13p12--h15p13p12--h15p13p12--h15p13p12--h15p13p12--|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|------7---5---------------------------------------------|
D-|------7---5---5---3---5-5-5---------------5-5----------3|
A-|------5---3---5---3---5-5-5---------------5-5----------3|
E-|--------------3---1---3-3-3---------------3-3----------1|


						4 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
A-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
E-|--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---|
  |p.m...................................................
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---/2---------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------2----3--------2---------------------------------|
E-|-----------------5--------3----5---2----3-3--3p2---0----|
   p.m.                                   .....


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
A-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
E-|--00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-2--2h3|
   p.m.................................................
    Cities, towns, weve torn them down...


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
A-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
E-|--00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-------|
   p.m...............................................
    But never fear I will stay near and to...


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
A-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
E-|--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-------|
   p.m...............................................
    Knights    on    horse    -     back


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-------|
A-|--44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-------|
E-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
   p.m...............................................
    Bishops                    pa     -    cing


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-------|
A-|--55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-------|
E-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
   p.m...............................................
    All     are           lo      -       sing


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
A-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
E-|--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-------|
   p.m...............................................
       Ground    The pawn is now a queen, hes moved...


						4 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
A-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
E-|--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---|
  |p.m...................................................
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---/2---------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------2----3--------2---------------------------------|
E-|-----------------5--------3----5---2----3-3--3p2---0----|
   p.m.                                   .....


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
A-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
E-|--00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-2--2h3|
   p.m.................................................
    I believe, that weve intrigued for far too long...


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
A-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
E-|--00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-------|
   p.m...............................................
    A quick retreat, into the street, admin defeat...


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
A-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
E-|--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-------|
   p.m...............................................
    Across        their         throats          the


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-------|
A-|--44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-44-------|
E-|--22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-22-------|
   p.m...............................................
    Blade            does        wan     -     der


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-------|
A-|--55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-------|
E-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
   p.m...............................................
    They       died           with    -     out      a


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
A-|--33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-33-------|
E-|--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-------|
   p.m...............................................
    Sound      Who`d have thought wed meet as bones...


e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---/2---------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------2----3--------2---------------------------------|
E-|-----------------5--------3----5---2----3-3--3p2---0----|
  |p.m.                                   .....
  |
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--2-----------------------------------------------------|
A-|--2--(use Floyd Rose or Vibrato)------------------------|
E-|--0-----------------------------------------------------|


						3 Times
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---/2---------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------2----3--------2---------------------------------|
E-|-----------------5--------3----5---2----3-3--3p2---0----|
  |p.m.                                   .....
  |
e-|----12--------------------------------------------------|
B-|----15b---r---------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|



Cool Solo Rhytm Riff
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----3--2--2------3--2--2------3--2-----2-2-2--2-2------|
A-|-----3--2--2------3--2--2------3--2-----2-2-2--2-2------|
E-|-----1--0--0------1--0--0------1--0-----0-0-0--0-0------|
   p.m.      ...          ...             ............

2nd Solo riff
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--------/3----2---0h2----0h2----------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------2--------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|



It is hard to figure the solo out, I included only a few lines,
perhaps it helps you to figure out the whole solo and then you 
can mail it to me... so.. here is the way, how I play it...



e-|-----------12h13h15-15p13p12----------------------------|
B-|--12h13h15-------------------15p13p12-12h13-------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------14p12-------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|

		 [repeat a few times  ]
e-|--------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------12-14b---14b---14b---14b---r--12h14~~~-------|
D-|--15p14p12----------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|


e-|---------17--15--17----------17--15--17----------17--15-|
B-|--15h17---------------15h17---------------15h17---------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|


e-|--19--17--15-13--12-12h13p12~~~-------15p13p12-15p13p12-|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------------------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|


e-|--15p13p12-15p13p12-15p13p12----------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------15p13p12----------12h13h15-|
G-|--------------------------------------11h12h14----------|
D-|--------------------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|

                    [           4 Times               ]
e-|--12h13h15~~~~------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------7-7------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------7-7------|
A-|------------------3--2--0---3--2--0---3--2--0--5-5------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------|
   p.m.             .............................

Thanks to Partick van der Horst, who helped me a lot to 
correct this TAB