I Stay Away - Alice in Chains
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
I tabbed this out on a normal acoustic using standard tuning (but it also sounds great
down 1/2 step) The other tabs for this song were kinda weird sounding. This is pretty
accurate


[Intro]

e|-0h2-2-2-0---3------------------------------|
B|-3---3-3-3---3------------------------------|
G|-2---2-2-2---5-----0-----0------------------|
D|---------0-0-----2-----0-------0-----0-----0|
A|---------0-0---3-----2-------2-----0-------0|
E|---------0-0---------------5-----5-----5p4-0|


[Verse]

e|-0h2-2-2-0---0---0-0-3----------------------------------|
B|-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3----------------------------------|
G|-2---2-2-2---0---0-0-0---------0-----0------------------|
D|-0-------0-0-2---2-2-2-------2-----0-------0-----0-----0|
A|-0-------0-0-3---3-3-3-0-2-3-----2-------4-----0-------0|
E|-0-------0-0---------------------------5-----5-----5p4-0|

Yeah hey yeah want to travel south this year
I wo- -ont won't prevent safe passage here


This part sounds kinda wierd acoustically, but this is the closest I could come
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-0h3p0-------------------|
D|-------0h3p0-------------|
A|-------------0h3p0-------|
E|-------------------3p0-3b|

Why you act crazy
Not an act maybe
So close a lady
Shif- -ty eyes shady

After this, you repeat the intro , then you do the next verse, identical to the first,
but the first part is done only once


Hey, yeah tears that soak a careless heart


Then the second part of the verse is done to these lyrics

Why you act frightened
I am enlightened
Your weakness builds me
So someday you'll see



Then the big powerful sounding chorus. Play it this way. but listen to the song for the
rhythm



[Chorus]

e|-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-2---2-2-2-2-2-------------2|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-5-3|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-3---3-3-3-5-2|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-3---3-3-3-5-0|
A|-------------------------------------------------1---1-1-1-3-0|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------0|
I stay away



************************************

| h Hammer-on
| p Pull-off
| b Bend

************************************
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Artist: Alice In Chains
Album : Jar Of Flies
Song : I Stay Away

Tuning : Written in Standard Flat. Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb, but you can play it standard just fine.

First off, I have taken bits and pieces from other tabs, this is not my work,
except for fixing a few things i noticed. The second guitar is only included
for the solo. For a more complete version, get the power tab one. This just
has all parts of the song for people who want the online version.

Everything played clean except solo.

Intro
e]-0h2-2-2-0---3--------------------------------|
B]-3---3-3-3---3--------------------------------|
G]-2---2-2-2---5-----0-----0--------------------|
D]---------0-0-----2-----0-------0-----0--------|
A]---------0-0---3-----2-------2-----0-------00-|
E]---------0-0---------------3-----3-----5p4-00-|

Verse
e]-0h2-2-2-0---0---0-0-3------------------------------------|
B]-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3------------------------------------|
G]-2---2-2-2---0---0-0-0---------0-----0--------------------|
D]-0-------0-0-2---2-2-2-------2-----0-------0-----0--------|
A]-0-------0-0-3---3-3-3-0-2-3-----2-------2-----0-------00-|
E]-0-------0-0---------------------------3-----3-----5p4-00-|

Chorus
||----------------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------------|
||----------------------------------------|
||--5b7-5-3-------------------------------|
||o---------5-3b4-3p0---------------------|
||--------------------3b4==(3)b5==(3)r-3--|
4x
|---------------------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------------o||
|---------------------------------------------||
|-5b7==(5)r(5)p3p0-0--------------------------||
|--------------------3p0---------------------o||
|------------------------3b4==(3)b5==(3)r-3---||


Bridge
|-2-2-------2---0-0-0-|--2--0-0---3-3-----3-0-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|--3--3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2--2-2-2-5-5-5---5---|
|-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-------|
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|--0------------0-------|
|
| Gtr III
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-7-------------------|-(7)-------------------|
|-7-------------------|-(7)-------------------|
|-5-------------------|-(5)-------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|


Bb C D
|-1-1-1-(1)------|------------2--2-3-3-2-0-0-|
|-3-3-3-(3)------|-3-------3--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-3-3-3-(3)------|-3-x-5-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-3-3-3-(3)------|-3-x-5-0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-1-1-1-(1)------|-1-x-3-0-0-----------------|
|----------------|---------0-----------------|
|
|----------------|---------------------------|
|----------------|---------------------------|
|-3-3-3-(3)------|-3---5---7-(7)-------------|
|-3-3-3-(3)------|-3---5---7-(7)-------------|
|-1-1-1-(1)------|-1---3---5-(5)-------------|
|----------------|---------------------------|

Dsus2 Cadd9 Dsus2 Bb
|---0-----0-0-----0-----|--3----3---3-0-----------|-1-1-1--(1)-1-(1)----|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|--3--3-3---3-3-3-3---3---|-3-3-3--(3)-3-(3)----|
|-2-2-2-2-----2-2---2-2-|--5----5---5---2-2-5-2---|-3-3-3--(3)-3-(3)----|
|-0---0-0-------0---0-0-|--0----0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3--(3)-3-(3)----|
|-0---0-0-------0-------|--0--------0-----------0-|-1-1-1--(1)-1-(1)----|
|-0---0-0-------0-------|--0--------0-------------|---------------------|
|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
|-7---------------------|-(7)---------------------|-3-3-3---------------|
|-7---------------------|-(7)---------------------|-3-3-3---------------|
|-5---------------------|-(5)---------------------|-1-1-1---------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|

Solo

GTR I
|---------------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------|
|-----0-----0----2----------------|------------------|
|---0-----0---0-----3p0-2---3-5-5-|-7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
|-1-----3-------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------|

GTR II
|---------------------------------|-2-2-2-0-0---3--|
|-3-----5-----3-(3)-------3-3-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3---3--|
|-3-----5-----2-(2)-------0-2-5-5-|-2-2-2-0-0---0--|
|-3-----5-----0-(0)-------2-3-5-5-|-0-0-0-2-2---2--|
|-1-----3-------------------------|-------3-3---3--|
|---------------------------------|----------------|

GTR I
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------5---5-7b9==(7)-|-7r======(7)p5-----5-(5)---------|
|-7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---7------------|-----------------7---------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

GTR II
|----------------------------------------|-------2-----------3------3------|
|----------------------------------------|-3-----3-----------3------3-3-3--|
|-----0-----0----------------------------|-0h2-2-2-------0---0------0-0-0--|
|---0-----0-------0-----0----------------|-0---0-0-------0---2------2------|
|-3-----2-------0-----0-------0-------0--|-0-------------0---3------3------|
|-------------3-----3-----5-4-0-------0--|-0-------------------------------|

GTR I
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-5------------------------------------------------|
|---7-6-5-3-5b6==(5)r====(5)-3p0-3---(3)-------0---|
|----------------------------------------3h5p3---3-|
|--------------------------------------------------|

GTR II
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-----0-----------0--------------------------------|
|---0-----0---------------0--------0---------------|
|-3-----2--------------0---------0-----------0-0---|
|--------------------3-------3--------5--4---0-0---|

GTR I
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------3h5p3h5b6==(5)r(5)p3p0-3b4==(3)r-0------------------------|
|-5p3h5--------------------------------------3h5p3------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------3h5b7==(5)r(5)---|

GTR II
|-------2-2---------------3-----------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-3---------------3-----------------------------------------|
|-2-----2-2---------------0-----------------------------------------|
|-0-----0-0---------------2-----------------------------------------|
|-0-------------0---------3------------------------------------0--2-|
|-0-------------0---------------------------------------------------|

GTR I
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-|
|---------------------5b7====(5)---(5)r==(5)-----------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-3pb5r(3)-3pb5r(3)----------------------------------|

GTR II
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------0-------------0---------------------------|
|---0-----------------0-------------0--------0---------|
|-3----------------2-------------0--------0--------0-0-|
|-----------------------------3--------3-------5-4-0-0-|

GTR I
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-5-2-1-----0---------5-7-------|
|---------------3-5s7-----7s12--|
|-------------5-----------------|
|-------------------------------|

GTR II
|---------3-3---3---------3-----|
|-3---3-3-3-3---3---------3-----|
|-2---2-2-0-0---0---------0-----|
|-0---0-0-2-2---2---------2-----|
|-0---0-0-3-3---3---------3-----|
|-0---0-0-----------------------|


GTR I ~~
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10----10----10-10-12b14==(12)r---12b14==(12)r(12)p10----10--------|
|----12-12-12-12---------------------------------------12----12-----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

GTR II
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------0--------0-------------------------------------------------|
|-----0--------0----------------------------0-----------0-----------|
|--3--------2--------------------0-------------------0----------0-0-|
|----------------------------3-------------------3---------5--4-0-0-|


GTR I
PM----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------3-----3---3---5---|
|-----0-----0----2------0-------------|
|---0-----0---0-------2-----3---5-----|
|-1-----3-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


GTR II
|-----------------------------------|
|-3-----5-----3-(3)-------3-3---5-5-|
|-3-----5-----2-(2)-------0-2---5-5-|
|-3-----5-----0-(0)-------2-3---5-5-|
|-1-----3---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


End of solo.

This is not by any means as complete as the power tab version, but it's a very good
for learning the song.

h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
r - bend
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
~ - vibrato
PM - palm muting

Tabbed By Miles. "guitar@stereoradical.com" if you need anything.
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Artist: Alice in Chains
Song: I Stay Away
Album: Jar of Flies

Tuning: Guitar I acoustic Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Guitar II electric Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Intro x4
Guitar I
Eb|--0h2--2---2--3----------------------------------|
Bb|--3-3--3---3--3----------------------------------|
Gb|--0h2--2---2--5--------0-----0-------------------|
Db|--0----0---0---------2-----0------0-----0--------|
Ab|-------0-----------3-----2------2-----0-------0--|
Db|-------0----------------------5-----5-----5p4-0--|


Verse 1 x4
Guitar I MAIN RIFF
Eb|--0h2--2---2--3--3-------------------------------------|
Bb|--3-3--3---3--3--3-3-----------------------------------|
Gb|--0h2--2---2--0--0-0--------0-----0--------------------|
Db|--0----0---0--2--2-2------2-----0-------0-----0--------|
Ab|-------0------3--3-3--X-3-----2-------2-----0-------0--|
Db|------------------------------------5-----5-----5p4-0--|
Hey, Yeah, I want to travel south this year
I wont, wont prevent safe passage here


Chorus 1 x8
Guitar II (Semi-Heavy distortion and wah)
Eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--2b3r2p0-----------------|
Db|----------0h3p0-----------|
Ab|----------------3p0h3-----| Wah:
Db|----------------------3b--| /: Wah up
Wah: /-^-\__/-^-\_/-^-\___/ \: Wah down
Why you act crazy
Not an act maybe
So close a lady
Shifty eyes shady

Verse 2 x4
Guitar I
Eb|--0h2--2---2--3----------------------------------|
Bb|--3-3--3---3--3----------------------------------|
Gb|--0h2--2---2--5--------0-----0-------------------|
Db|--0----0---0----x----2-----0------0-----0--------|
Ab|--0----0--------x--3-----2------2-----0-------0--|
Db|--0----0----------------------5-----5-----5p4-0--|
| |
| |
|Guitar II (Semi-Heavy Distortion) x1 |
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2----------------------------------------------|
Db|--0----------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0----------------------------------------------|
Db|--0--------------(0)-----------------------------|
Yeah, Hey, Yeah, tears that soak a callous heart

Chorus 2 x4
Why you act frightened
I am enlightened
Your weakness builds me
Someday youll see

Bridge 1 x2
Guitar I
Eb|---0h2-2--2-2---0--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Bb|---3-3-3--3-3---3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3--|
Gb|---0h2-2--2-2---2--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Db|---0--------0------0----0-0------0--0--0--|
Ab|------------0-----------------------0-----|
Db|--(0)-------0----------(0)----------0-----|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|--(0)-------------------------------------|
Bb|---3--------------------------------------|
Gb|---2--------------------------------------|
Db|---0--------------------------------------|
Ab|---0--------------------------------------|
Db|---0------------------------------------=-|


Guitar I
Eb|------------------------2---2--2-3-3-2--|
Bb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--3---3--3-3-3-3--|
Gb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--2---2--2-2-2-2--|
Db|--3-3-3-----------3--5--0---0------0-0--|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------1--3--0---------------|
Db|------------------------0-----------(0)-|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--7---------------|
Db|--3-3-3-----------3--5--7---------------|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------1--3--5---------------|
Db|------------------------0---------------|


Guitar I
Eb|---0h2-2--2-2---0--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Bb|---3-3-3--3-3---3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3--|
Gb|---0h2-2--2-2---2--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Db|---0--------0------0----0-0------0--0--0--|
Ab|------------0-----------------------0-----|
Db|--(0)-------0----------(0)----------0-----|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|--(0)-------------------------------------|
Bb|---3--------------------------------------|
Gb|---2--------------------------------------|
Db|---0--------------------------------------|
Ab|---0--------------------------------------|
Db|---0--------------------------------------|
I Stay Away!

Guitar I
Eb|------------------------2---2--2-3-3-2--|
Bb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--3---3--3-3-3-3--|
Gb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--2---2--2-2-2-2--|
Db|--3-3-3-----------3--5--0---0------0-0--|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------1--3--0---------------|
Db|------------------------0-----------(0)-|
| |
| |
|Guitar II (sorry for the spacing here) |
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------3--3--3--3--3~------|
Gb|--3-3-3------------5--5--5--5--5--------|
Db|--3-3-3--------------0--2--3--5---------|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------3---------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|


Guitar Solo
Guitar I: MAIN RIFF
Guitar II: Solo
I apologize for not having the solo, but later I will post it.

Chorus 3 x4
Why you act crazy
Not an act maybe
So close a lady
Shifty eyes shady

Bridge 2/Outro x2
Guitar I
Eb|---0h2-2--2-2---0--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Bb|---3-3-3--3-3---3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3--|
Gb|---0h2-2--2-2---2--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Db|---0--------0------0----0-0------0--0--0--|
Ab|------------0-----------------------0-----|
Db|--(0)-------0----------(0)----------0-----|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|--(0)-------------------------------------|
Bb|---3--------------------------------------|
Gb|---2--------------------------------------|
Db|---0--------------------------------------|
Ab|---0--------------------------------------|
Db|---0------------------------------------=-|


Guitar I
Eb|------------------------2---2--2-3-3-2--|
Bb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--3---3--3-3-3-3--|
Gb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--2---2--2-2-2-2--|
Db|--3-3-3-----------3--5--0---0------0-0--|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------1--3--0---------------|
Db|------------------------0-----------(0)-|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--7---------------|
Db|--3-3-3-----------3--5--7---------------|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------1--3--5---------------|
Db|------------------------0---------------|
I Stay Away!

Guitar I
Eb|---0h2-2--2-2---0--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Bb|---3-3-3--3-3---3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--3--3--|
Gb|---0h2-2--2-2---2--2-2--0h2-2--2-2--2--2--|
Db|---0--------0------0----0-0------0--0--0--|
Ab|------------0-----------------------0-----|
Db|--(0)-------0----------(0)----------0-----|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|--(0)-------------------------------------|
Bb|---3--------------------------------------|
Gb|---2--------------------------------------|
Db|---0--------------------------------------|
Ab|---0--------------------------------------|
Db|---0--------------------------------------|


Guitar I
Eb|------------------------2---2--2-3-3-2--|
Bb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--3---3--3-3-3-3--|
Gb|--3-3-3-----------3--5--2---2--2-2-2-2--|
Db|--3-3-3-----------3--5--0---0------0-0--|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------1--3--0---------------|
Db|------------------------0-----------(0)-|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------3--3--3--3--3~------|
Gb|--3-3-3------------5--5--5--5--5--------|
Db|--3-3-3--------------0--2--3--5---------|
Ab|--1-1-1-----------3---------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
I Stay Away!

Guitar I
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|--3-------------------------------------|
Gb|--2-------------------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------------------|
Ab|--0-------------------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------------------|
| |
| |
|Guitar II |
Eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|--3-------------------------------------|
Gb|--2-------------------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------------------|
Ab|--0-------------------------------------|
Db|--0-------------------------------------|
Song info
I Stay Away
Alice in Chains
2001
  • Rock
  • Grunge
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