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Heaven Can Wait guitar tab

From: wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 
To: "Iron Maiden Chilean F.C" http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/1553
Subject: TAB ("Heaven Can Wait" by Iron Maiden)
Transcribed by Oskar "The Seventh Son" Wigren ( wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com )

All textual notes refer to the tab ABOVE it. Any comments, suggestions, 
or errors refering to the tab below that should be brought to my attention, 
please e-mail me.


HEAVEN CAN WAIT
Written by Steve Harris.
Performed by IRON MAIDEN.
Taken from the album SOMEWHERE IN TIME.

NOTE:
This song is about a guy
who has a near-death-experience.

Transcribed by Oskar "The Seventh Son" Wigren.
E-mail me at wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com

Riff 1:
E---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G--7-9-7-9---7---9---7---7-7-9-7--|--5-7-5-7---5---7---5----5-5-7-5--|
D--7-7-7-7---7---7---7---7-7-7-7--|--5-5-5-5---5---5---5----5-5-5-5--|
A---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G--7-9-7-9---7---9---7---7-7-9-7--|--10-12-10-12---10---12-14-12-14---12--|
D--7-7-7-7---7---7---7---7-7-7-7--|--10-10-10-10---10---12-12-12-12---12--|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Riff 2:
E---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D--7-9-7-9---7---9---7---7-7-9-7--|--5-7-5-7---5---7---5----5-5-7-5--|
A--7-7-7-7---7---7---7---7-7-7-7--|--5-5-5-5---5---5---5----5-5-5-5--|
E---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D--7-9-7-9---7---9---7---7-7-9-7--|--10-12-10-12---10---12-14-12-14---12--|
A--7-7-7-7---7---7---7---7-7-7-7--|--10-10-10-10---10---12-12-12-12---12--|
E---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

Verse:
1.Can't understand what is happening to me, this isn't real, this is only a dream
2.I have a lust for the earth below and hell itself is my only foe
3.My body tingles I feel so strange I feel so tired I feel so drained
E--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------7--8--7--|--------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------7--7--7--|--------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------7--7--7--|--------------------------------------|
A--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
E--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

but I never felt no I never have felt this way before
cause I've no fear of dying I'll go when I'm good and ready
and I wonder if I'll ever be the same again
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------7--|
D--5--4---------------5--4---------------5--4--7--|
A--------7--5----7----------7--5----7----------5--|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------7--8--7--|
G-----------------------------7--7--7--|
D-----------------------------7--7--7--|
A--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------|
E--------------------------------------|

I'm looking down on my body below I lie asleep in the midst of a dream
I snatch a glimpse of the lights eternal rays I see a tunnel I stand amazed
Is this in limbo or heaven or hell? Maybe I'm going down there as well
E--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------7--8--7--|--------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------7--7--7--|--------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------7--7--7--|--------------------------------------|

A--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
E--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Is it now could it be the angel of death has come for me
at all of the people standing there in front of me
I can't accept that my soul drift forever
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------7--|
D--5--4---------------5--4---------------5--4--7--|
A--------7--5----7----------7--5----7----------5--|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------7--8--7--|
G-----------------------------7--7--7--|
D-----------------------------7--7--7--|
A--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------|
E--------------------------------------|

Pre-chorus:
1.I can't believe that really my time has come
2.Into the paths of rightness I'll be led
3.I feel myself floating back down to earth
E---------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------|
G--3-----------------------------------3---3--|
D--3-----------------------------------3---3--|
A--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1---1--|
E---------------------------------------------|

I don't feel ready There's so much left undone
is this the place where the living join the dead
so could this be the hour of my rebirth
E---------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------|
G--3-----------------------------------3---3--|
D--3-----------------------------------3---3--|
A--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1---1--|
E---------------------------------------------|

and it's my soul and I'm not going to let it get away
I wish I knew this was only just a nightmare
or have I died or will I wake from dreaming
E-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G--5-----------------------------------5--5--5--|--------------------5------------|
D--5-----------------------------------5--5--5--|--3--2--------------5------------|
A--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--------5--3--------3------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Chorus:
Heaven can wait                Heaven can...
E---------------------|--------------------|
B--7------------------|--7-8---7-----------|
G--7------------------|--------------7-----|
D--7------------------|--------------------|
A---------------------|--------------------|
E---------------------|--------------------|

...wait                        Heaven can...
E---------------------|--------------------|
B--10-----10----------|--8-----7-----------|
G---------------------|--------------------|
D---------------------|--------------10----|
A---------------------|--------------------|
E---------------------|--------------------|

...wait                        Heaven can...
E---------------------|--------------------|
B--10-----10----------|--10-11-------10----|
G---------------------|--------------------|
D---------------------|--------------------|
A---------------------|--------------------|
E---------------------|--------------------|

...wait 'til another day
E----------------------|--------------------|
B--(12)----------------|--------------------|
G---------(12)---------|--------------------|
D----------------(12)--|--------------------|
A----------------------|--------------------|
E----------------------|--------------------|

Solo-riff
E------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G------------------------------------|------------------------9-7--------|
D--9----9---7---5---7---9---7---5----|----9---7---5---7---9-------9-7-7--|
A--7--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|--7---7---7---7---7---7---------5--|
E------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G------------------------------------|-------------------------9-----5---|
D--9----9---7---5---7---9---7---5----|----9---7---5---7---9----9-----5---|
A--7--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7--|--7---7---7---7---7---7--7-----3---|
E------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D--5---5---4---5---4---5---4---5-5--|--5---5---4---5---4---5---4---5-2--|
A--3-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3--|--3-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---0--|
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D--2---5---4---5---4---5---4-2------|------5---4---5---4---5---4-4------|
A--0-0---0---0---0---0---0----------|----0---0---0---0---0---0-----5-7--|
E--------------------------------0--|--0--------------------------------|

Riff 3:
   Take                    my     hand                  I'll...
E------------------------------|------------------------------|
B------------------------------|------------------------------|
G--9-------9-------9-------12--|--7-------7-------7-------12--|
D--9-------9-------9-------12--|--7-------7-------7-------12--|
A--7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-10--|--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-10--|
E------------------------------|------------------------------|

...lead you to the promised land
E-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G--9-------9-------9-------9--|--5---5-5-5----7---7-7-7--|
D--9-------9-------9-------9--|--5---5-5-5----7---7-7-7--|
A--7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7--|--3---3-3-3----5---5-5-5--|
E-----------------------------|--------------------------|

   Take                    my     hand                  I'll...
E------------------------------|------------------------------|
B------------------------------|------------------------------|
G--9-------9-------9-------12--|--7-------7-------7-------12--|
D--9-------9-------9-------12--|--7-------7-------7-------12--|
A--7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-10--|--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-10--|
E------------------------------|------------------------------|

   give you immortality
E-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G--9-------9-------9-------9--|--5---5-5-5----7---7-7-7--|
D--9-------9-------9-------9--|--5---5-5-5----7---7-7-7--|
A--7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7--|--3---3-3-3----5---5-5-5--|
E-----------------------------|--------------------------|

   eternal                       youth                I'll...
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--2-------2-------2-------5--|--------------------------5--|
D--2-------2-------2-------5--|--5-------5-------5-------5--|
A--0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-3--|--5-------5-------5-------3--|
E-----------------------------|--3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3----|

...take you to the other side                        to...
E-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G--2-------2-------2-------2--|--------------------------|
D--2-------2-------2-------2--|--3---3-3-3----5---5-5-5--|
A--0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--|--3---3-3-3----5---5-5-5--|
E-----------------------------|--1---1-1-1----3---3-3-3--|

...see                   the     truth                 the...
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--2-------2-------2-------5--|--------------------------5--|
D--2-------2-------2-------5--|--5-------5-------5-------5--|
A--0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-3--|--5-------5-------5-------3--|
E-----------------------------|--3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3----|

...path for you is decided
E-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B-----------------------------|--------------------------|
G--2-------2-------2-------2--|--------------------------|
D--2-------2-------2-------2--|--3---3-3-3----5---5-5-5--|
A--0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--|--3---3-3-3----5---5-5-5--|
E-----------------------------|--1---1-1-1----3---3-3-3--|

Bridge before riff 4:
E--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|
D--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|
A--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-----|--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-----|
E--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Riff 4:
   OH      OH      OH               OH  OH  OH  OH  OH       OH  OH
E--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|
D--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|
A--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-----|--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-----|
E--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   OH      OH      OH               OH  OH  OH  OH  OH
E--------------------------------|----------------------|
B--------------------------------|----------------------|
G--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|--7-------7--5--5-----|
D--7-------7-------7-------7--5--|--7-------7--5--5-----|
A--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-----|--5---5-5-5--3--3-----|
E--------------------------------|----------------------|

Riff 5:
   OH      OH      OH            OH  OH  OH  OH  OH    OH  OH
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--7-------7-------7-------7--|--3-------3-------3-------3--|
D--7-------7-------7-------7--|--3-------3-------3-------3--|
A--5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5--|--1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1--|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

   OH      OH      OH            OH  OH  OH  OH  OH
E-----------------------------|---------------------------|
B-----------------------------|---------------------------|
G--5-------5-------5-------5--|--7-------7-------7-----5--|
D--5-------5-------5-------5--|--7-------7-------7-----5--|
A--3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3--|--5---5-5-5---5-5-5--0--3--|
E-----------------------------|---------------------------|

Riff 6:
E----------------|----------------|
B----------------|----------------|
G----------------|----------------|
D--3--3-2---2----|--3--3-2---2----|
A---------5---3--|---------5---3--|
E----------------|----------------|

E----------------|----------------|
B----------------|----------------|
G----------------|----------------|
D--3--3-2---2----|--3--3-2---2----|
A---------5---3--|---------5---3--|
E----------------|----------------|

Outro:
E-----------------|---------------------------------------|
B-----------------|---------------------------------------|
G-----------------|---------------------------7-----------|
D--5-7-5-3-----3--|--2-2-2-3---2--------------7-----------|
A----------5------|----------------3-5--------5-----------|
E-----------------|---------------------------------------|

Songstructure:
Riff 1(3 times)
Riff 2(2 times)
Verse 1
Pre-chorus
Chorus(2 times)
Verse 2
Pre-chorus
Chorus(2 times)
Solo-riff(2 times)
Riff 3
Bridge
Riff 4(2 times)
Riff 5(4 times)
Solo-riff(2 times)
Riff 6(4 times)
Verse 3
Pre-chorus
Chorus(4 times)
Riff 2(2 times)
Riff 1(2 times)
Outro
END

OSKAR WIGREN 97-03-05
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