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ATWA

As recorded by System Of A Down


(from the 2001 Album "Toxicity")
Transcribed by Tim Chambers Words by Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian
Music by Daron Malakian

A Intro
P = 85
1 4 j gV j fV j V j V j gV j fV j V j gV
I4
Gtr I

T
3 2 5 7 8 7 5 3
A
B

j j V j V j gV j fV j V j
5
I V gV fV gV

T
3 3 2 5 7 8 7 5 3
A
B

B 1st Verse

j j V j V j gV j fV j V j
9
I V gV fV gV

T
3 3 2 5 7 8 7 5 3
A
B

C Pre-Chorus

13 l l l l
I VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV 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 V V V V V V V V V V V
Gtr II
P.M.
T
A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
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 5 5 5 5
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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15 j gV j fV j V j V j gV j fV j V j gV
I
Gtr I

T
3 2 5 7 8 7 5 3
A
B

I W
W W W gW gW W W
Gtr II
P.M.
T
A
B 5 3 7 8 10 8 7 5

j j V j V j gV j fV j V j
19
I V gV fV gV

T
3 3 2 5 7 8 7 5 3
A
B

I W
W W W gW gW W W
P.M.
T
A
B 5 3 7 8 10 8 7 5

D 2nd Verse

j j V j V j gV j fV j V j
23
I V gV fV gV

T
3 3 2 5 7 8 7 5 3
A
B

I W
W W W gW gW W W
P.M.
T
A
B 5 3 7 8 10 8 7 5

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E Pre-Chorus

27 l l l l
I VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV 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 V V V V V V V V V V V
Gtr II
P.M.
T
A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
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 5 5 5 5
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

F Chorus

29
I VV VV VV VV VV ggVV VV VV VV VV VV ggVV VV VV VV VV VV ggVV VV VV VV VV VV VV ggVV
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
T
A 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6
B 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6
5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6

G Bridge

33
I W
W W W gW gW
Gtr II
P.M.
T
A
B 5 3 7 8 10 8

V V V V V V V V V gV V V V V V V V gV V V V
V V V V V V V V
I V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V

Gtr III

T
12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15
A
B 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 15 15 15 15 13 13 13 13
sl. sl. sl. sl. sl.

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I
W W W W
P.M.
T
A
B 7 5 5 3
semi harm. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 V V V V V V V

T
14 14 14 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
A
B 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10
sl. sl.

38
I W
W gW gW
P.M.
T
A
B
-7- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -8- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -10
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -8- - - - - - - - - - - - -

V V V V V V V V gV V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V gV V V V V V V V
I
T
14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
A
B

H 3rd Verse

40
I V WW WW WW gWW
W V W W
V W W
P.M.
T
A 5 3 7 8
B 12 5 3 7 8
-7- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5
- - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
-----| 5 3 7 8
sl. sl.

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
I
T
14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
A
B

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I Pre-Chorus

4x
l l
43
I WWW gWW WW WW VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV VV
W W W V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
P.M.
T
A 10 8 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
B 10 8 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
10 8 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

J Outro-Chorus

47 k
I VV VV VV VV VV ggVV VV VV VV VV VV ggVV VV VV VV VV VV ggVV VV VV VV VV VV ggVV
V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
T
A 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6
B 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6
5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6

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