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LEPER MESSIAH

As recorded by Metallica
(from the 1986 Album "Master Of Puppets")
Transcribed by GuitarGod78@cs.com Words by Hetfield, Ulrich
Music by Hetfield, Ulrich

E5E5 F5F5 G5G5 3fr. A5A5 5fr. D5D5 5fr. B5B5 7fr.
o xxx xxx xxx xxx x xx xxx

A Intro
Medium Rock P = 136
g 4
1
I 4 VV V VV WW VV W WW VV VV
V V V V V VV V W V V V V V WW W
V V V V V V V V V V
Gtr I
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
2 2
A 5 5 2 2 5 5 5 2 2
B 2 2 5 2 2 5 0 0 2 2 5 2 2 5 5 2 2
0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 0

3
VV VV VV
6
I VV VV VV VV f VV WW VV VV VV VV VV 4 3

V V V V V W V V V V V V V V V V V V V V fV
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
2
A 5 2 2 5 3 3 2 2 5 2 2 2 2 2
B 5 2 2 5 3 3 2 2 5 2 2 0 2 2 2
3 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 3 5 3 2 1

10 4 ck k ck k ck
I4 V
V
ggVV VV f V gVV c gVV VV VV VV VV V gVV c gVV VV VV VV VV
V V V V gV V V V V V V V gV V gV V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 2 4 4 4 5 4 4
B 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 2 3 4 4 4 5 4 4
0 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2

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g j j
I U UU UU UU VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
U
U U U U V VV VV VV
P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
B 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

c
20 j j j j j 5 V VV k
I VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV 4 VV VV VV V V VV V
V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
2 5
A 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 5 2 5
B 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 5 3 2 0 3
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

B 1st, 2nd Verses

24 4
I 4 VV V VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV V gV V V gV V V
V
V V V V V V V V V V gV V V V VV V V V gV V V V VV VV V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5
B 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3
P P P P sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

28
g
I VV V VV VV VV VV VV VV f VV VV V gV V V gV V V
V
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V VV V V V V V V V VV VV V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5
B 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3
P P P P sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

32
g
I VV V VV VV VV VV VV VV f VV VV V gV V V gV V V
V
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V VV V V V V V V V VV VV V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5
B 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3
P P P P sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

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g
I VV V VV VV VV VV VV VV f VV VV V gV V V gV V V
V
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V VV V V V V V V V VV VV V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5
B 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 3
P P P P sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

g W ggWW WW ggWW WW ggWW WW ggWW


40
I WW W W W W W W W
W W
T
9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6
A 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6
B 7 6 5 4 7 6 5 4
0 0

g V VV ggVV ggVV ff VV VV ggVV VV VV ggVV ggVV ff VV VV ggVV


44
I VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
V
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
9 9 8 8 7 7 6 9 9 8 8 7 7 6
A 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 9 9 8 8 7 7 6
B 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 7 7 6 6 5 5 4
7 0 0 7 6 0 0 6 5 0 0 5 4 0 0 7 0 0 7 6 0 0 6 5 0 0 5 4 0 0
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

g V VV ggVV ggVV ff VV VV ggVV


48
I VV VV VV VV VV VV VV gV f V gV f V
V gV f V V V V V gV f V V V V V
V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
9 9 8 8 7 7 6
A 9 9 8 8 7 7 6
B 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 6 5 6 5
7 0 0 0 7 6 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

51
g c k k c k
I gV f V gV f V VV gVV VV f V gVV c gVV VV VV VV
gV f V V V V V gV f V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 4
B 6 5 6 5 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4
4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2
sl. sl.

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g k ck ck 5 k ck
I V
V V gVV c gVV VV VV VV VV VV gV VV f V gVV
V 4 c gVV VV VV VV VV VV
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 4 4 4 5 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 2 2
B 2 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 2 2
0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 0 0

g 4 3 4
VV VV VV
58
I 4 VV VV VV 4 3 4 W 3
VV 3
V 3
V W V V f V VV
V V V V V V V V V V VfV W V VfV V V gV f V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
2
A 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
B 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 0 0 0 0 5 3 5 3 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 3 2 1

C Interlude
P
Faster = 184
E5 F5 G5 A5
^
Gtr II ^ ^ ^ ^
g
62
I V V V V W V
V V V
W V
V V V W V V V V V V V V

P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M.


T
4 4 4 4 5 4 5
A 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 5 7 5 7 7
B

E5 D5 A5 B5
^ ^ ^ ^ ^
g
66
I V V V V W V
V V V
W V
V V gV f W V V V V V V V V

P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M.


T
4 4 4 4 3 2 4 5 4 5
A 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 2 2 7 5 7 7
B

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E5 F5 G5 A5
^ _ _ j ^ ^ ^
g
70
I V V V V W V
V V V
W V
V V V fW V V V V V V V V

P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\P.M. ||||||||||||||P.M.


T
4 4 4 4 5 4 5
A 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 3 7 5 7 7
B

E5 D5
^ __j ^
g
74
I V V V V W V
V V V W V
V V gV f W VV VV VV l VV VV VV VV
V V V V V V V
P.M. ||||||||||||P.M. ||||||||||||P.M. ||||||||||||
T
4 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4
A 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4
B 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

78
I VV VV VV VV VV VV
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
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 2 2 2 3 3
B 2 2 2 2 3 3
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

g
81
I VV VV VV VV VV VV
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
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 5 7 2 2 2 2
B 5 7 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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D Guitar Solo

V V V
V V V V V V V V V
g V VV
84
I V V V V VV VV VV VV l VV VV VV VV 3 3
V V V V V V V V V V V V 3 3

P.M. P.M.
19 15 15 19 15 15
T 17 17 17 17
7 7 16 16
A 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9 9
B 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 9 9
5 5 5 5 5 7 7
P P

V V V V V V V V V
V V V V V V V V V fV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
87
g 3 3
I 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3 3 3

19 15 15 19 15 15 20 17 17 20 17 17 22 19 19 22 19 19
T 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 20 20 20 20
16 16 17 17 19 19
A
B
P P P P P P

V V 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 gV f V V V V V V
90
g
I 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
19 15 15 19 15 15 19 15 15 19 15 15 22 20 19 17 21 19 17 19 16 17
T 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 20 20 19 20 19 17
16 16 16 16
A
B
P P P P

V V V V V V V V V V
gV fV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
gV
g
93
I u
3
|||||
FullM M
Full M
Full M Full

T 20 19 17 19 17 15 14 17 15 15 13 12 15 15 15 15 12 12 15 12 15 15 15 12 12
19 14 13
A
B
P P P

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} V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
V V V V V V V V VV V V V V
g V V V
96
I u
M
Full

x 15 12 7 19 15 15 19 15 17 15 15 19 15 17 15 15
T 15 12 12 15 12 15 15 17 17 17
14 14 12 12 14 14
A 14
B
P P P sl. sl. P P P P P

V V
V
V V V V V V V V WW V V V V V V W
V u
99
g
I 3

|||||| |||
FullM M Full M
Full M Full

19 15 19 15 17 15 19 15 17 15 20 20 19 17 17 22 22
T 17 15 20 19
A
B
P P P P P P

E Interlude
E5 F5 G5 A5
^
Gtr II ^ ^ ^ ^
102
I V V V gV V V V V V
V V gV V V
V V V
V V gV f V V V V V V V V V V V V

P.M.
T
4 4 4 4 5 4 5
A 2 5 4 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 3 7 5 3 7 5 7 7
B

E5 D5
^ ^ ^
g
106
I V V V V V V V V V
V V V V V V V V
V V gV f V V gV f V VV VV VV l VV VV VV VV
V V V V V V V
P.M.
T
4 4 4 4 3 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4
A 2 5 4 2 5 4 2 2 5 4 2 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4
B 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

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g
I
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 V V V V
P.M.
T
A
B 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

F Chorus

113
g WW ggWW WW ggWW WW ggWW
I W W W W W W
V V V V V V fV V V V V V W W
P.M.
T
9 8 7 6 9 8
A 9 8 7 6 9 8
B 7 6 5 4 7 6
2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

g W ggWW
117
I WW W VV VV VV VV
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
7 6
A 7 6 2 2 2 2
B 5 4 2 2 2 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

g W ggWW WW ggWW WW ggWW WW ggWW


120
I WW W W W W W W W
W W
T
9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6
A 9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6
B 7 6 5 4 7 6 5 4
0 0

124
g
I VV VV VV VV 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
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 5 5 5 5
B 5 5 5 5 7 6
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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g
I V VV VV VV VV
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 V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 5 5 5 5
B 5 4 5 5 5 5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

130
g
I WW WW WW WW UU UU UU UU
W W W W U U U U
5

T
A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
B 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Tempo 1 P = 136
136
g ck k ck
I 3
VV gV VV f V gVV
V c gVV VV VV VV VV V gVV
V V V V V V V V fV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
A 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 2 4
B 2 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 2 3 4
3 2 5 3 5 3 2 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 2

140
g k c k c k 5 k c k
I c gVV VV VV VV VV VV gVV VV f V gVV 4 c gVV VV VV VV VV VV
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M.
T
A 4 4 5 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 2 2
B 4 4 5 4 4 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 2 2
2 2 2 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 0 0

g 4 3 4 j 3
j
VV VV VV
143
I 4 VV VV VV 4 3 4 V f VV VV VV VV VV
V V V V fV V
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M. P.M. P.M.
T
2
A 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
B 5 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
3 0 0 0 0 5 3 5 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

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