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Iron Maiden tabs

The Ides Of March guitar tab

                            THE IDES OF MARCH
                             by Iron Maiden
                         Tabbed by John Twynam (wratchild@geocities.com)


This is the intro riff (both guitars):
                                                                        
E-------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------
B-------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------
G---9--------11-----|--12--------------|------------------|-------------
D---9--------11-----|--12--------7--9--|--10--------9-----|-------------
A---7--------9------|--10--------7--9--|--10--------9-----|-------------
E-------------------|------------5--7--|--8---------7-----|-------------
 
E-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------
B-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------
G-----------------|--7--------9-----|--11--------12--11--|--------------
D---7-----5p4-----|--7--------9-----|--11--------12--11--|--------------
A---7----------7--|--5--------7-----|--9---------10--9---|--------------
E---5-------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------
 
E------------------|-----------------|----------------------------------
B------------------|-----------------|----------------------------------
G---9--------7-----|--9--------7-----|----------------------------------
D---9--------7-----|--9--------7-----|----------------------------------
A---7--------5-----|--7--------5-----|----------------------------------
E------------------|-----------------|----------------------------------

Then some harmony starts (2 guitars - one plays the upper notes, the 
other plays the lower notes):

E------|------------------|--------------------|------------------------
B---7--|--8--------10-----|--12--------13--15--|------------------------
G---7--|--9--------11-----|--12--------14--16--|------------------------
D------|------------------|--------------------|------------------------
A------|------------------|--------------------|------------------------
E------|------------------|--------------------|------------------------
 
E-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|----
B---15^-------15h17p15--|--13--------15p13\12--|--10--------12-----|----
G---16^-------16h17p16--|--14--------16p14\12--|--11--------12-----|----
D-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|----
A-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|----
E-----------------------|----------------------|-------------------|----
 
E-----------------------|-------------------|------|--------------------
B---13--------13^---13--|--12--------10-----|--12--|--------------------
G---14--------14^---14--|--12--------11-----|--12--|--------------------
D-----------------------|-------------------|------|--------------------
A-----------------------|-------------------|------|--------------------
E-----------------------|-------------------|------|--------------------

Then the rhythm guitar plays this (twice):

E---------------------------------------------------|-------------------
B---------------------------------------------------|-------------------
G---9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------
D---9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-------------------
A---7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-9--9--9--9--9--9--|-------------------
E---------------------------------------------------|-------------------
 
E---------------------------------------------------------|-------------
B---------------------------------------------------------|-------------
G---12---12-12-12-12---12-12-12-12---12-12-12-------------|-------------
D---12---12-12-12-12---12-12-12-12---12-12-12-7-7-7-9-9-9-|-------------
A---10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-7-7-7-9-9-9-|-------------
E---------------------------------------------5-5-5-7-7-7-|-------------

E---------------------------------------------------------|-------------
B---------------------------------------------------------|-------------
G---------------------------------------------------------|-------------
D---10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-------------
A---10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-------------
E---8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------

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

E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
B---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
G---7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-------------------------
D---7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-------------------------
A---5---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------------------
E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
 
E---------------------------------------------------------------|-------
B---------------------------------------------------------------|-------
G---11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-12-12-12-11-11-11-|-------
D---11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-11---11-11-11-12-12-12-11-11-11-|-------
A---9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--9----9--9--9--10-10-10-9--9--9--|-------
E---------------------------------------------------------------|-------
 
E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
B---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
G---9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------------------
D---9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------------------
A---7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------------------
E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
 
E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
B---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
G---9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------------------
D---9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------------------
A---7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------------------
E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------

Then it goes back and plays the part with the harmony again. Here's the 
solo (I'm not sure if I got all the bar lines in the right place):

E--------|-----------------------------|----------|------15^--15--|-----
B---15^--|--15^--15p12-----------------|----------|--12-----------|-----
G--------|--------------14^--(14)--12--|--14^--12\|---------------|-----
D--------|-----------------------------|----------|---------------|-----
A--------|-----------------------------|----------|---------------|-----
E--------|-----------------------------|----------|---------------|-----
 
E---12-------12---------------|--------12-------------------------|-----
B-------15^------15--12--15^--|--(15)------15--12-----------------|-----
G-----------------------------|--------------------15p14--12------|-----
D-----------------------------|-------------------------------14--|-----
A-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|-----
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|-----
 
E---------------------------------|-------------------------------------
B---------------------------------|-------------------------------------
G---12h14--12------12h14--12------|-------------------------------------
D--------------14-------------14--|-------------------------------------
A---------------------------------|-------------------------------------
E---------------------------------|-------------------------------------
 
E-----------------------------------|---------|-------------------------
B-----------------------------------|---------|-------------------------
G---12------------------------------|---------|-------------------------
D-------14--12--10--12--10----------|---------|-------------------------
A---------------------------12--10--|--10~~~--|-------------------------
E-----------------------------------|---------|-------------------------
 
E---15p14---------------|--------|--15p14----------17^--17~~~--|--------
B----------15------17^--|--(17)--|---------15------------------|--------
G--------------14-------|--------|-------------14--------------|--------
D-----------------------|--------|-----------------------------|--------
A-----------------------|--------|-----------------------------|--------
E-----------------------|--------|-----------------------------|--------

E---(17)--|-------12--------------12--12--12--|-------------------------
B---------|--15^------15p12--15^--------------|-------------------------
G---------|-----------------------------------|-------------------------
D---------|-----------------------------------|-------------------------
A---------|-----------------------------------|-------------------------
E---------|-----------------------------------|-------------------------
 
E---15p12------12------------------------------|------------------------
B----------15------15p12--15p12----------------|------------------------
G--------------------------------15p14p12------|------------------------
D------------------------------------------14--|------------------------
A----------------------------------------------|------------------------
E----------------------------------------------|------------------------

E-----------------------------|---------------------|-------------------
B-----------------------------|---------------------|-------------------
G---14--------12--------------|---------------------|-------------------
D-----------------14--12------|---------------------|-------------------
A-------------------------14--|--13--12--10---------|-------------------
E-----------------------------|--------------12~~~--|-------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
B---12h15p12------12h15p12------12h15p12------12h15p12------|-----------
G-------------14------------14------------14------------14--|-----------
D-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
A-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
E-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
 
E------------------------------------------|------------|---------------
B---12h15p12------12h15p12------12--15/17--|--17^--17^--|---------------
G-------------14------------14-------------|------------|---------------
D------------------------------------------|------------|---------------
A------------------------------------------|------------|---------------
E------------------------------------------|------------|---------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B---15--17p15--17p15p14--15p14--15p14-----------------------------------
G--------------------------------------16--14\12--14p12--14p12----------
D---------------------------------------------------------------14------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  
E----------------------------------------|------------------------------
B----------------------------------------|------------------------------
G---12h14--12------12p11------12p11------|------------------------------
D--------------14---------14---------14--|------------------------------
A----------------------------------------|------------------------------
E----------------------------------------|------------------------------
 
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------11--12------------------------------12------------
D----------11--12h14----------14--12--14----------12--14------14--------
A---12h14---------------------------------12--14------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
E--------|--15^-----15^--15^--15^--|------------------------------------
B--------|-------------------------|------------------------------------
G--------|-------------------------|------------------------------------
D---~~~--|-------------------------|------------------------------------
A--------|-------------------------|------------------------------------
E--------|-------------------------|------------------------------------
  
E---17^--17^--17^--15p14--15p14--12--14p12------|-----------------------
B-------------------------------------------15--|-----------------------
G-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
D-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
A-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
E-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
 
    t          t          t          t                                  
E---19--15p12--19--15p12--19--15p12--19--15p12--|-----------------------
B-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
G-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
D-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
A-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
E-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
 
    t          t          t          t                                  
E---19--15p12--19--15p12--17--14p12--17--14p12--|-----------------------
B-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
G-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
D-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
A-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
E-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------

    t          t          t          t                                  
E---19--15p12--19--15p12--19--15p12--19--15p12--|-----------------------
B-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
G-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
D-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
A-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
E-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------

    t          t          t          t                                  
E---19--15p12--19--15p12--17--14p12--17--14p12--|-----------------------
B-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
G-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
D-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
A-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
E-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------
                                                                        



========================================================================
==                       TABLATURE EXPLANATION                        ==
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----------                ----------                ----t---
----5h8--- Hammeron       ----(8)--- Ghost          ----6--- Tap
----------                ---------- Note           --------
----5p8--- Pulloff        ----------                --------

----------                ----------                -----p--
----5/8--- Slide Up       -----x---- Dead           -----7-- Pop
----------                ---------- Note           --s-----
----5\8--- Slide Down     ----------                --5----- Slap 

----------                ||------|| Repeat         --------
----5~~~-- Vibrato        ||*----*||                ---5^--- Bend
----------                ||*----*||                --------
----------                ||------||                --------

----------                ----------                --------
-4:------- Time           ----------                --------
-4:------- Signature      ----------                --------
----------                ----------                --------

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