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Mother Russia bass tab



				Mother Russia
				-------------
				By Steve Harris for
				Iron Maiden of the album
				No prayer for the dying

			Transcribed by Andreas Blomqvist, Sweden


Intro 1					Intro 2
G||-----------15--12--14------------| |-----------15--12--14----------------|
D||--12-12-12--------------15-14-15-| |--12-12-12--------------15-14-15--14-|
A||---------------------------------| |-------------------------------------|
E||---------------------------------| |-------------------------------------|
		
			Intro 3 
Play intro 1 again 	|-----------15--12--14--------------------------||
 then play intro 3 	|--12-12-12-------------15-14-15--14---12-11-12-||
  			|-----------------------------------------------||
  			|-----------------------------------------------||



Riff 1
G||---2--2--3--0--2--2--0--0-| play 3    |---------0-----0------||
D||--0--0--0--0--0--3--0--2--| times     |---3--3-----3-----2-0-||
A||--------------------------| then play |--3--3--3--3--3--3----||
E||--------------------------| 		 |----------------------||


riff 2
G||-------------------5-------| |-------------------5---|
D||----7--7--5-7-8--8---7-5---| |----7--7--5-7-8--8---7-|
A||--5----------------------8-| |--5--------------------|
E||---------------------------| |-----------------------|

  |-------------------5-------| |------------------------||
  |----7--7--5-7-8--8---7-5---| |----5--5--2-3-5-5-3-2-0-||  play riff 2
  |--5----------------------8-| |--3---------------------||  2 times
  |---------------------------| |------------------------||


verse 1  part 1
     Mother russia how are you sleeping      middle winter cold winds blow
G||-------------------------------------| |------------------------------|
D||-------------------------------------| |------------------------------|
A||--5---7--8---5---10----10-----8--8---| |--5----7--8--5---10---10----8-|
E||-------------------------------------| |------------------------------|

     from the trees the snowflakes driting
  |----------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------|
  |--5-----7---8-----5---10--10-----8---8--|
  |----------------------------------------|

     swirling round like ghosts in the snow
  |----------------------------------------||
  |----------------------------------------||
  |--3-----5----6---3------10-----10-------||
  |------------------------------------12--||


verse 1  part 2

     Mother Russia poetry majestic     tells the time of a great empire
G||-------------------------------| |-------------------------------||
D||----------------8-8-8-10-8-7---| |--------------------8-8-8-10-7-||
A||--8--10--12--8---------------8-| |--8-----10--12---8-------------||
E||-------------------------------| |-------------------------------||


     turning round the old  man   ponders
  |----------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------|
  |--5-----7---8-----5---10--10-----8---8--|
  |----------------------------------------|

    reminiscing an age gone by
  |----------------------------||
  |----------------------------||
  |--3--5--6--3----10--10------||
  |-------------------------12-||


Now play riff 2 two times


Interlude 1	*1				    *2
G||------4-4-5-5-----4-4-------------| |------4-4-5-5-----4-4-------|
D||--2-2---------7-7-----5-5-7-7-4-4-| |--2-2---------7-7-----5-5-4-|
A||----------------------------------| |----------------------------|
E||----------------------------------| |----------------------------|

  repeat      |------------------------|
  interlude 1 |------5-5-7-7-5-5-7-4---|
  *1          |--5-5-----------------5-|  repeat entire interlude 1 
  then play   |------------------------|

Interlude 2  	*1				*2
G||----------------------------------| |----------------------------|
D||------5-5-6-6-3-3-5-5-1-1-3-3-0-0-| |------5-5-6-6-3-3-5-5-1-1-0-|
A||--3-3-----------------------------| |--3-3-----------------------|
E||----------------------------------| |----------------------------|

  repeat      |----------------------------|  Now play interlude 2 *1
  interlude 2 |------1-1-3-3-1-1-3-3-0-0---|  then 2 *2 and 2 *1 again
  *1	      |--3-3---------------------3-|
  then play   |----------------------------|	Then finally play this:


G||--------------------------||
D||------1-1-3-3-1-1-3-3-0-0-||
A||--1-1---------------------|| 
E||--------------------------||    The next riff goes along with the drums
				   Listen to recording for exact timing
				   Guitars play some notes in between the
				   bass lines
Pre solo
G||----------------------------------------------|
D||-------2-----------2---------------------4--2-|
A||--2--5--------2--5--------2--5--3-------------|
E||----------------------------------------------|

  |---------------------------------------------||
  |-------2-----------2-----------------------2-||
  |--2--5--------2--5--------2--5--3--------4---||
  |---------------------------------------------||


Solo riff 1
G||----------------------------------------||
D||----------------------------------------|| play four times
A||----------------------------------------||
E||--2-2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-5-||

Solo riff 2
G||----------------------------------------||
D||----------------------------------------|| play four times
A||--3-3--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3-6-||
E||----------------------------------------||

Solo riff 3
G||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-9-9-10-10--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-10-10-12-12-|
E||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  |---------------------------------------------------|
  |---------------------------------------------------|
  |--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-12-12-14-14-|
  |---------------------------------------------------|

  |----8-7-5-7-5---------------------||
  |--5-----------8-7-8-7-5---5-------|| play solo riff 3 three times
  |------------------------8---8-5---||
  |--------------------------------8-||


verse 2
    Mother Russia dance of the tsars hold up your head be proud of what you are
G||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||--5-7---8---5---10--10-------------5------7----8--------5--------10-10---7-|
E||----------------------------10---------------------------------------------|

     Now it has come  freedom at last turning the tides of history and your past
  |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |-----------------------------------------8p7------7------------------------|
  |--7---7---8---10----7-7-7--8---10-----7-------10----10--8--7----8-8--7---5-|
  |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

repeat verse 2 and slow down last messure

Finally play riff 1 two times and slow down at the end.

Finally I¸m done with this. Basically it¸s the same scales throughout the song,
so if there are any misstakes they should be rather easy to correct 
(if you bother doing so). I would also like to add that the bass fills in the
end of the verses aren¸t 100% correct, but they are in the right scale so you
can play it without any notes sounding as if they weren¸t ment to be there.
Thats all for now. C-ya, cheers!!
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov