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Blessed Are You guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Blessed Are You

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
       solo by:  Chipsie (IchJQ@gmx.de)

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Date last modified:  April 30, 2003
  
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Tuning:  Eb

Riff 1 
Guitar 1 (Clean)                      x2
eb|---------5--------------------------|
Bb|-------6---6-------5-----5---6------|
Gb|-----7-------7-------7---------7----|
Db|---7-----------7-------7---------7--|
Ab|-5----------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|
   "Pure ambition..."

Two guitars for the next part:
Guitar 1 (Clean)
eb|------6--------6---------6----------6-|
Bb|--------6--------6---------6------6---|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|---8---------8--------8---------8-----|
Eb|-6---------6--------6---------6-------|

Guitar 2 (Acoustic)
eb|------0------------------0-------------5-|
Bb|--------3------------------3-----------6-|
Gb|----------3------------------3---------7-|
Db|---3------------------3----------------7-|
Ab|-1------------------1------------------5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

 

Riff 2 (Distortion)   x2
eb|--------------------|
Bb|--------------------|
Gb|--------------------|
Db|-7--7-5--7--------5-|
Ab|-5--5-3--5----/7--3-|
Eb|--------------/5----|
       * *           
  "Blessed are you..."   
                     x2      
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-3--3-2--3----3--5-|
Ab|-1--1-0--1----1--3-|
Eb|-------------------|
       * *
  "Children of the night..."

Lead into next section:
eb|-----|
Bb|-----|
Gb|-----|
Db|--7--|
Ab|--5--|
Eb|-----|

Play Riff 1    but guitar 2 plays this:
Guitar 2
eb|-8-6h8p6\5---5----|
Bb|-----------8---6~-|
Gb|------------------|
Db|------------------|
Ab|------------------|
Eb|------------------|

eb|-----5---------|
Bb|-6-8---8-6-5---|
Gb|-------------7-|
Db|---------------|
Ab|---------------|
Eb|---------------|


Play Riff 2    "Blessed are you..."

Riff 3 
[Note: on the live version, guitar 2 plays the open Db string
during the second part.]

Guitar 1                      x2                        x2
eb|----------------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-----7---7-5----------------|-3-------3---3-----3-5-5-|
Ab|-5-5---5-----8-5-8-5-8-7-5\-|-1-111-0-1---1-111-1-3-3-|
Eb|----------------------------|-------------------------|
    * *   *       *   *          * *** *     * ***
Guitar 2                      x2                        x2
eb|----------------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|-----5---5-4----------------|-------------------------|
Db|-4-4---4-----7-4-7-4-7-5-4\-|-3-------3---3-----3-5-5-|
Ab|----------------------------|-1-111-0-1---1-111-1-3-3-|
Eb|----------------------------|-------------------------|
    * *   *       *   *          * *** *     * ***


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-------8-------5-----7---------|  -----|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|       |
Eb|---------------------------------|       |
      * * *   * * *   * *   * * * *         |
eb|----------------------------------|      |
Bb|----------------------------------|      |
Gb|----------------------------------|      |
Db|-7-------8-------5-----7----------|      |
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5555-|      |
Eb|----------------------------------|      |
      * * *   * * *   * *   * * ****        |
eb|---------------------------------|       |-----> Play 2x
Bb|---------------------------------|       |
Gb|---------------------------------|       |
Db|-5-------6-------3-----5---------|       |
Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|       |
Eb|---------------------------------|       | 
      * * *   * * *   * *   * * * *         |
eb|----------------------------------|      |
Bb|----------------------------------|      |
Gb|----------------------------------|      |
Db|-5-------6-------3-----5----------| -----|
Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3333-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
      * * *   * * *   * *   * * ****
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|------3-3-3---------5-5-5---|
Ab|-1-11---1-1-0--3-33---3-3-0-|
Eb|----------------------------|
    * **          * **
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|-5-7--7--7-7-7\5-5--5---|
Ab|-3-5--5--5-5-5\3-3--3-0-|
Eb|------------------------|


Solo
Harmony part:
Guitar 1                                           
eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------5-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8/10-10-10-10/11-11-11-11--|
Gb|--7~--7--------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-10~-11-10~--10-11-10-8----10-8------8---------------------------|
Gb|------------------------10------10-9---10-9-7-10-9-7--5~-5/7~-7/-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                      
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|-9~------9-10--12--10-9~--|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|
         
eb|------10h12p10-----10h12p10--------10h12p10---------|
Bb|-10h11--------11-10--------11-10h11--------11-10h11-|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|

eb|-12p10-13p10-15p10-13p10-12p10-13-|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|
        
eb|-------10h12p10----------10--12--13--13^^-|
Bb|-10h11----------11-10h11------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

eb|-12p10--------------------------|
Bb|----------13~-------6~--8p6\5~--|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|

Guitar 2                                                                          
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------6-8-10-10-10-10-11-11-11-11/13-13-13-13/15-15-15-15-|
Gb|--7~-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-13~-15-13~--13-15-13-11-10-13-11-10-|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|----11-10-------10-8-----------------|
Gb|-12-------12-10------10--9~-9-10~-10-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-------------10--11--10------|
Gb|-12~------12------------12~--|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

eb|------17h18p17-------17h18p17--------17h18p17---|
Bb|-17h18--------18-17----------18-17h18--------18-|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

eb|------18p17-20p17-22p17-20p17-18p17-18--|
Bb|-17h18----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
            
eb|-------17h18p17----------17--19--20--20^^---19-17-|
Bb|-17h18----------18-17h18--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------|
Bb|--20~-------10~--11p10-8~--|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|   
 
Both guitars 
eb|----------------------------12h13p12-15p12----------12-17p13-------|
Bb|--------10h11h13/15-11h13h15--------------13------13--------15-----|
Gb|-9h10h12------------------------------------12--12------------14---|
Db|----------------------------------------------14----------------15-|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                       
eb|----12-13------12-13-15--13--12h13p12h13p12h13p12p13--|
Bb|-15-------15------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-13-12-13------------13-12--12~--|
Bb|----------15~--15-15-------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
                                                       
eb|-----12-13------12-13-15--13--12h13p12h13p12h13p12h13--|
Bb|--15-------15------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|--13-12-13------------13-12-12~--12p10-----10h12-|
Bb|-----------15~--15-15-----------------11p10------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
eb|-----/13-12-10~-|
Bb|-15-------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|----------------|
Eb|----------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-13--/17-15-13~-|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|----------------|
Eb|----------------|

End solo

Play Riff 2   "Blessed are you..."

Outro lead                        x2
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|-11p10--10--11------11-11-10----|
Gb|------10-------10~-----------10-|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|
                                    x2
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|-/13--11-11--10-11--/13--13-11-10-|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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