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MAN IN THE BOXAliceinChains

WORDS AND MUSIC BY Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley TRANSCRIBEDBY Alex Houton and Michael DuClos

** * NEW FORMAT ** *
Bass lines are included in the guitar transcriptions
All gtrs. are tuned down one half-step (low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb).
Bass tuning (low to high): Eb Ab Db Gb.
All notes and chords sound one half step lower than written (key of Eb minor).
E7(no 3) GS G6 ES GS open D A

Moderate Rock
~ Intro
q =108

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E7(no3)
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Rhy. Fig. I
(0:01)
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end Rhy. Fig. J


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V I u V I u V I u ~nd Bass Fig. 1

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Gtr. I plays Rhy. Fig. I twice
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Gtr. 2 (w/dist and talk box)

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Bass plays Bass Fig. I three and three quarter times
Ii] Verses (0:37, 2:06)
1. I'm the man in the box
2. I'm the dog who gets
E7(no3)'
10 114 Rhy. Fig. 2

Burled In my shit
beat Shove my nose In shit
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Won't you come
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end Rhy. Fig. 2 Rhy. Fig. 3
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As heard on Alice in Chains' Columbia recording Facelift
Cl990 Suttnuggtt Publishing and Jack Lord Music {ASCAP). lntefnational copyright secur~.
All Oa'hh re$ffied. Reprinted by. pe,mi$$ion of Hal Leona.rd Corporation.

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MAN IN THE BOXAliceinChains
llld u ve me Save me
G6 G5 G6 E7(no 3)
Grr. 3 plays Fill l first rime
Gtrs. 1 & 2 substitute Fill 2
Gtrs. 1 and 2 end Rlty. Fig. 3 second rime
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Feed my eyes Can you sew them shut
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Fill 2 (2:39)
E7(no3)
Fill 1(1:11) 112
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MAN IN THE BOXAliceinChains
(3rd rime) To Coda,$-
(skip ahead ro meas. 61) [El Guitar Solo (3: 16)
Now you've sewn them shut
A E7(no 3)
(go back ro meas. 5 first rime) Gtrs. I & 2 play Rhy. Fig. 2
G1r. 3 (w/disl. and wah-wah pedal)
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