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Iced Earth tabs

The Ripper guitar tab

Iced Earth:  The Ripper (Judas Priest)

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

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Date last modified:  06/26/02
  
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Tuning: Eb

Intro
Guitar 1
eb|---------------15-------19~~~-|
Bb|--13-15-16--13----16-14-------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|---------------17-------21~~~-|
Gb|--14-16-17--14----17-15-------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|


Riff 1
eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-...-|
Eb|-----------------|
    * * * * * *   
  "You're in for a surprise..." 
eb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--1-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * * * * * * 
  "When you least expect me..."


Riff 2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-5-5-5-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * *


Riff 3
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-5--5------------------|
Ab|-3--3--5------3--3--2--|
Eb|-------3------1--1--0--|
   "All hear my warning..."
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------8-7-------------|
Gb|---------------7-9------7-10-9----8-|
Db|-7-9-10-9---10-----------------10---|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|
   "...on the ripper!"


Play Riff 2   "You'll soon shake..."

Guitar 2 plays this during Riff 2:
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7--[let ring]-------------------|
Ab|-0-------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------7-----5-------|
Db|-(7)---------------7-----5-7-5-7-|
Ab|-(0)-----------------------7-5-7-|
Eb|---------------------------------|


Riff 3a
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-5--5------------------|
Ab|-3--3--5------3--3--2--|
Eb|-------3------1--1--0--|
   "Except for the Ripper..."         x2
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------8-7-------------|
Gb|---------------7-9------7-10-9----8-|
Db|-7-9-10-9---10-----------------10---|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|
   "...knife!"
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------8-7----------------------|
Gb|---------------7-9------7-10-9----8-7---7----|
Db|-7-9-10-9---10-----------------10-----9---10-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)        x2
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-------9---------------7--|
Ab|-7-777-7----------7-77-5--|
Eb|--------------------------|
    * ***            * **
  
eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------2-------------------2----5--4-----2-------9\-|
Ab|-0-000-0----0-00-5---0-000-0----3--2--5--0--5----7\-|
Eb|-----------------3--------------------3-----3-------|
    * ***      * **     * ***

Solo
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-15b17r15-13-12---13-----13-12-------12-13-15-|
Gb|-------------------------------13-14----------|
Db|---------------------14-----------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-15b17r15-13-12---13-----13-12----12-------12-|
Gb|-------------------------------14----13-14----|
Db|---------------------14-----------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12b13r12-10-12-----10---13-12-10-12--9-10-12-|
Gb|-----------------12---------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12b13r12-10-12------------13-12-13-12--12-13----10~\\-|
Gb|-----------------11-12-9----------------------13-------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 5                                  x2
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------7-------------------7~~-|
Ab|--7-9-10-9-10---10-9--7-9-10-9-10-----|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
     * *  * *  * *  * *  * *  * *  * 
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------8----------------------8~~-|
Ab|--8-10-11-10-11---11-10--8-10-11-10-11-----|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  * *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * 
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------9----------------------9~~-|
Ab|--9-11-12-11-12---12-11--9-11-12-11-12-----|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  * *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * 
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|------------5----------------6-----|
Db|--5-7-8-7-8---8-7--6-8-9-8-9---9-8-|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
     * * * * *   * *  * * * * *   * *
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------9-|
Db|--7-9-10-9--8-10-11-10--9-11-12-11-12---|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
     * *  * *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *


Riff 5a
Guitar 1                                x2
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------7-------------------7~~-|
Ab|--7-9-10-9-10---10-9--7-9-10-9-10-----|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|---------------|
Bb|---------------|
Gb|---------------|
Db|------------2--|
Ab|-2----------0--|
Eb|-0-------------|


Play Riff 2   "In your back alley street..."

Guitar 2 plays this during Riff 2:
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7--[let ring]-------------------|
Ab|-0-------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------7-----5-------|
Db|-(7)---------------7-----5-7-5-7-|
Ab|-(0)-----------------------7-5-7-|
Eb|---------------------------------|


Riff 2a
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-5-5-5-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
   "I'm a nasty surprise..."

Guitar 2
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|----------6-------12----------|
Ab|-7--------6-------10--------7-|
Eb|-5--------------------------5-|
      


Riff 3b
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-5--5------------------|
Ab|-3--3--5------3--3--2--|
Eb|-------3------1--1--0--|
   "All hear my warning..."           x2
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------8-7-------------|
Gb|---------------7-9------7-10-9----8-|
Db|-7-9-10-9---10-----------------10---|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|
   "...Ripper!"
eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------8-7---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------7-9------7-10-9----8-7---7---------------|
Db|-7-9-10-9---10-----------------10-----9---10----10-9-10-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------7---------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|--9----------5-4-5--2--|
Ab|--7----------3-2-3--0--|
Eb|-----------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
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov