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Iced Earth tabs

Dark Saga guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Dark Saga

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
                 Mika Ristiranta (m_ristiranta@hotmail.com)
                 Rob Steinway (shaded_enmity@hotmail.com)

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Date last modified:  April 24, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (Clean)             x2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------0------------0----|
Db|-----4----------------4--|
Ab|---2--------------2------|
Eb|-0--------------0--------|
   "The deal was rigged..."
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------0-------0---------|
Db|-----0-------0-------0---|
Ab|---2-------0-------0-----|
Eb|-3-------2-------1-----1-|


Riff 2 (Distortion)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-2-----------2-3-------------3-2-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * *     * * * * * *
   "An empty soul..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-------------2-3---------5-5-4-4-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-2-2-|
    * * * * * *     * * * *
   "...alone and confused..."


Riff 2a
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-2-----------2-3-------------3-2-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * *     * * * * * *       
     "Images flash..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------2-3---------5-5-4-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-2-|
    * * * * * *     * * * * 
   "...he took my life..."


Riff 3
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------9--9\-|
Ab|-3--3----------2--2------7--7\-|
Eb|-1--1--111-3-0-0--0-0000-------|
          *** * *      ****
   "I cheated myself..."
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|-3--3----------2--2------2--2-|
Eb|-1--1--111-3-0-0--0-0000-0--0-|
          *** * *      ****
   "Love, unconditional..."


Play Riff 2    "Fight, ..."
Play Riff 2a   "You must accept..."
Play Riff 3    "I cheated myself..."


Play Riff 1    Solo Rhythm

Solo
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|-------/12--13-12~--------/12--13-10~-|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|-9/10---------------9h10--------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------/12--13-----------15b17-|
Gb|---------------12--------------|
Db|-9h10--------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|-15b17r15-13-12-13-13--12h13-10----12-13----|
Gb|-----------------------------------------12-|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 1a
Guitar 1 (Clean)           x2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------0------------0----|
Db|-----4----------------4--|
Ab|---2--------------2------|
Eb|-0--------------0--------|
   "I know there's goodness..."
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------0-------0---------|
Db|-----0-------0-------0---|
Ab|---2-------0-------0-----|
Eb|-3-------2-------1-----1-|
   "...slave..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion, comes in at end)
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-5---------4---------3-------|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-3-1-|
      * * * *   * * * *   * * *
   "...slave..."


Play Riff 2   "No, I was betrayed..."
Play Riff 2a  "I'll follow my heart..."
Play Riff 3   "I cheated myself..."


Riff 1a
Guitar 1 (Clean)           x2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------0------------0----|
Db|-----4----------------4--|
Ab|---2--------------2------|
Eb|-0--------------0--------|

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2------|
Eb|-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--...-|
    * *  * * *  * * * 


Ending:
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-5---------4---------3-------2-|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-3-1-0-|
      * * * *   * * * *   * * *


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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