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Iced Earth tabs

Declaration Day guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Declaration Day

transcribed by: Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)

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Date last modified:  01/30/04
  
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Tuning: Eb


Lead in from Star Spangled Banner:
Guitar 1
eb|----------|
Bb|----------|
Gb|----------|
Db|-(4)------|
Ab|-(2)--2---|
Eb|------0---|

Guitar 2, 3, 4, 5
eb|-(14-12)--|
Bb|-(10--9)--|
Gb|-(11--9)--|
Db|----------|
Ab|---9--7---|
Eb|----------|



Riff 1
Guitar 1
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|-000-0-000-0-000-0-000-0-...-00-|
    *** * *** * *** * *** *     **

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|-9--------9-10--------10-9--------9-7----7-5----7-|
Ab|-7--------7--7---------7-7--------7-5----5-3----5-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|



Riff 2
Guitar 1
eb|----0----------------------------------------|
Bb|----0----------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------5----5---7-9\-|
Ab|-2-------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--3----3-0-5-7\-|
Eb|-0-------------------------------------------|
                                         *
eb|------0-------------------------------------|
Bb|------0-------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--8----8-10\-|
Eb|-000----------------------------------------|
    ***

Guitar 2
eb|----0-----------------------------------------|
Bb|----0-----------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------(5-4\)-| <-- harmony guitar
Db|---------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9-----------7-5\--|
Ab|-2-----------------------------7----7-0-------|
Eb|-0--------------------------------------------|
                                         *
eb|------0---------------------------------------|
Bb|------0---------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9--10----10-12\-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-000------------------------------------------|
    ***


Play Riff 1  "The odds are stacked..."


Riff 2a
Guitar 1
eb|----0----------------------------------------|
Bb|----0----------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------5----5---7-9\-|
Ab|-2-------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--3----3-0-5-7\-|
Eb|-0-------------------------------------------|
                                         *
     "So we make our..."
eb|------0---------------------------------------|
Bb|------0---------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--8----8-10-7\-|
Eb|-000------------------------------------------|
    ***
    "...day..."
eb|------0----------------------------------------|
Bb|------0----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------5----5---7-9\-|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--3----3-0-5-7\-|
Eb|-000-------------------------------------------|
    ***                                    *
     "So we make our..."
eb|------0-------------------------------------|
Bb|------0-------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--8----8-10\-|
Eb|-000----------------------------------------|
    ***
    "...day..."

Guitar 2
eb|----0-----------------------------------------|
Bb|----0-----------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------(5-4\)-| <-- harmony guitar
Db|---------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9-----------7-5\--|
Ab|-2-----------------------------7----7-0-------|
Eb|-0--------------------------------------------|
                                         *
eb|------0-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------0-----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9--10----10-12-9\-|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-000--------------------------------------------|
    ***
eb|------0-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------0-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------(5-4\)-| <-- harmony guitar
Db|-----------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9-----------7-5\--|
Ab|---------------------------------7----7-0-------|
Eb|-000--------------------------------------------|
    ***                                    *
eb|------0---------------------------------------|
Bb|------0---------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9--10----10-12\-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-000------------------------------------------|
    ***



Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-9--------------------------------|
Ab|-7--77777777777777777777777777-00-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
       ************************** **
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-10--------------------------------|
Ab|--7--77777777777777777777777777-00-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
        ************************** **
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-9--------------------------------|
Ab|-7--77777777777777777777777777-00-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
       ************************** **
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-7----------------5----------------|
Ab|-5--5555555555-00-3--3333333333-00-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
       ********** **    ********** **


Solo
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|------------7b9r7~----12-11-9~-|
Db|----------9--------------------|
Ab|-7~----10----------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------|
Bb|-10-12-13~----12b13r12-10-12~-|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

eb|--------------------15-17-19-17b19r17~-|
Bb|-17-19-19b20~-----17-------------------|
Gb|----------------19---------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-----14-15-17-15-14-15-------------|
Bb|---15------------------15b17r15~~--|
Gb|-17--------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------9-12---------------14---|
Ab|----10------12-9----12-14---14-|
Eb|-12--------------10------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------17-12-|
Gb|-12----------14----12----16-12-------|
Db|----14-16-12----16----14-------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------14----------15----14----16b18r16~-|
Bb|-15-------15-17-12----17----15-----------|
Gb|----14-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|-12-15-12----15-12-15----12-12-----|
Bb|----------15----------15----15b17--|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|-12----------------------------------|
Bb|----12-15----------------------------|
Gb|----------14b16--12-14p12-14b16r14~--|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------12-------------12-14-------------------12-------|
Bb|-15b17----15-12----12-------15-12-15-12-15b17----15-12-|
Gb|----------------14-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|----------12-14----12-12----12-17-15-12-15----12----12-12-|
Bb|-------12-------15----15b17----------------15-15b17-------|
Gb|-14b16----------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-12----12----------------12--------------------------|
Bb|-15b17----15-12-15-----------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------14b16----[14]16r14p12-14----12-14-|
Db|--------------------------------------------14-------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-14---------------------------------------------|
Db|----14-12-14----14----12------------------------|
Ab|-------------14----14----14\12-10-12----12/19~~-|
Eb|-------------------------------------12---------|

End Solo



Riff 4
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----|
Eb|-0-0--00-0-0--00-0-0--00-0-0--00-|
    * *  ** * *  ** * *  ** * *  **
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-5-5-----5-5-----7-7-----7-7-----|
Ab|-3-3--33-3-3--33-5-5--55-5-5--55-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
    * *  ** * *  ** * *  ** * *  **
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----2-2-----|
Eb|-0-0--00-0-0--00-0-0--00-0-0--00-|
    * *  ** * *  ** * *  ** * *  **
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-5-5-----5-5-----7-7-----7-7-----|
Eb|-3-3--33-3-3--33-5-5--55-5-5--55-|
    * *  ** * *  ** * *  ** * *  **

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7--777-9-10--9--7--5--55-3----333-3/7-5----55-10-9--99-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7--777-9-10--9--7--5--55-10----101010-12-9----99-10-9-5-|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-5--555-7-9--7--5--4--44-2----222-2/5-4----44-9-7--77--|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-5--555-7-9--7--5--4--44-9----999-10-7----77-9-7-4-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|



Play Riff 1  "With virtue as..."


Riff 2b
Guitar 1
eb|----0----------------------------------------|
Bb|----0----------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------5----5---7-9\-|
Ab|-2-------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--3----3-0-5-7\-|
Eb|-0-------------------------------------------|
                                         *
     "So we make our..."
eb|------0---------------------------------------|
Bb|------0---------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------| ------|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--8----8-10-7\-|       |
Eb|-000------------------------------------------|       |
    ***                                                  |
    "...day..."                                          |--> Play 3x
eb|------0----------------------------------------|      |
Bb|------0----------------------------------------|      |
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|      |
Db|---------------------------------5----5---7-9\-| -----|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5-7--3----3-0-5-7\-|
Eb|-000-------------------------------------------|
    ***                                    *
     "So we make our..."
eb|------0------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------0------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------7-7-7-7-5-3-5----5----7----8----8----10--8\-|
Eb|-000---------------------------------------------------|
    ***
    "...day..."
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|------------|
Ab|-7----(7)---|
Eb|------------|
   "...breath..."

Guitar 2
eb|----0-----------------------------------------|
Bb|----0-----------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------(5-4\)-| <-- harmony guitar
Db|---------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9-----------7-5\--|
Ab|-2-----------------------------7----7-0-------|
Eb|-0--------------------------------------------|
                                         *
eb|------0-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------0-----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9--10----10-12-9\-| -----|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|      |
Eb|-000--------------------------------------------|      |
    ***                                                   |
eb|------0-----------------------------------------|      |--> Play 3x
Bb|------0-----------------------------------------|      |
Gb|-----------------------------------------(5-4\)-|      |
Db|-----------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7-9-----------7-5\--| -----|
Ab|---------------------------------7----7-0-------|
Eb|-000--------------------------------------------|
    ***                                    *
eb|------0---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------0---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------9-9-9-9-7-5-7----7----9----10----10----12--10\-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-000------------------------------------------------------|
    ***
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|-9----(9)---|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|




Ending:
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|------5----10----9----|
Ab|-2----3-----8----7----|
Eb|-0----------8----7----|
  "...breath..."

Guitar 2
eb|------------------------16-17-19~~--|
Bb|-/12-13-17~-------17-19-------------|
Gb|---------------16-------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

eb|-/12-14-16~----16b17--14~---------|
Bb|-----------------------------17~--|
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
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov