• TO DEFY THE LAWS OF TRADITION  by Primus
  • Tabbed by Jim Wade
  • INTRO
  • G --9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-
  • D -----------------6---6---7---7-----------------------6---
  • A -7---7---7---7-------------------7-------7---7---7-------
  • E -------------------------------------0-------------------
  • G ---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-
  • D -6---7---7-----------------------6---6---7---7---5---5---
  • A -------------7-------7---7---7---------------------------
  • E -----------------0---------------------------------------
  • G ---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-|
  • D -5---5---5-----------------------------------------------|
  • A -------------5---5---6---7-------7---7---7---7---7---7---|
  • E -----------------------------0---------------------------|
  • G ---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-
  • D -------------X---8---X---X---8---X---X---X---X---8---8---
  • A -7---7---7-----------------------------------------------
  • E ---------------------------------------------------------
  • G ---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-
  • D -8---8---X---X---X---X---8---8---8---8---X---X---X---8---
  • A ---------------------------------------------------------
  • E ---------------------------------------------------------
  • G ---9---9---9---9-------5-6-9-|
  • D -8---8---8---8---X-----5-6-9-|
  • A -----------------------------|
  • E -----------------------------|
  • VERSE
  • G -----------6-6-6--6-----------6-6--6-7-6-|
  • D -----------6-6-6--6-----------6-6--6-7-6-|
  • A -----------------------------------------|
  • E -0-4\5-5/4----------0-4\5-5/4------------|
  •    S     S            S     S
  • BREAKDOWN (during this part, tap on the G string between frets
  • 15 and 24 nonstop with your right hand. The right hand taps this…)
  • D ---------------|
  • A -----------5-6-|
  • E -7-6-5---------|
  • This is the same basic riff that you use for “to defy.”
  • LYRICS
  • What if Christmas didn't come this year
    and no one paid for Christmas cheer?
    Who would cry the biggest tear,
    the child or the store?
                                     
  • Why do brides wear virgin white?
    Most do not deserve that right
  • But to choose a color of their delight
    would surely bring on the frowns
     
  • To defy the laws of tradition
    is a crusade only of the brave
                                     
  • Suppose the taxman, he comes to town,
    and you don't lay your money down
    Yet Mr. Jones he killed Mr. Brown the other day
    Well I wonder, who's gonna go to hell