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The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner bass tab

          The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
                By Iron Maiden(Steve Harris)
From Somewhere in Time.

Tabbed by Andrew Godley

drifter@earwax.pd.uwa.edu.au  or godley@physics.usyd.edu.au

Home Page :)
 http://www.pd.uwa.edu.au:80/Physics/Undergrads/Andrew_Godley/


Intro Riff 
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------7-8-10-8-7-8---------7-8-7h8p7------|
G|:-9--9--------------7--7--9-----------9-7-:|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------10-11-13-11-10-11------------10-11-10h11p10-------------|
G|:-9/12-12-------------------10--10--12----------------12-10------:|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Repeat both lines again.  Slide first times only.
Below are the chords that the second guitar plays with the above riffs. 
First time through, play the appergiated chords, second play the power
chords.

  E5  C5  D5  E5 D5E5  C5  D5 E5 D5 
e|-7---3---5---7-x-7---3---5---7-x-|
B|-7---3---5---8-7-7---3---5---8-7-|
G|-9---5---7---9-7-9---5---7---9-7-|
D|-9---5---7---9-7-9---5---7---9-7-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

  G5   Eb5  F5   G5 F5 G5  Eb5  F5   G5 F5
e|-10---6---8----10-x--10---6---8----10-x----------|
B|-11---6---8----11-10-11---6---8----11-10---------|
G|-12---8---10---12-10-12---8---10---12-10---------|
D|-12---8---10---12-10-12---8---10---12-10---------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


Verse Guitars 1+2
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|:------------------------------------------7-5---------------:|
D|-7-------------9-------------10----------------8-7-5----------|
A|-5-555-555-555-7-555-555-555-8-555-555-555-----------8-7------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------8----|
                                            first ending
                                  pre chorus
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------7---------------9---------|
G|--7-5-----------------------7-4--7-6--4-4--7-4-6--9-8--6-6--9-6-\-|
D|------8-7-5-----------5-7-8---2--5-4--2----5-2-4--7-6--4----7-4-\-|
A|------------8-7-5-7-8---------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
   second ending                 |:          :|1|2|           :|1|2|
1st time end on b, second time c# then first time d#, second time
slide the E down.  Now go back and play the verse and prechours again.                            
Chorus
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|:---7----7----7----7-7\-----3----3-----3p2-0------5----5----5----5|
D|----7----7----7----7-7\-----3----3---3-------3----5----5----5----5|
A|-55---55---55---55-------11---11---1-----------33---33---33---33--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                    ------------
                   one gtr continues with chord pattern

                                 Riff 1
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-5\--------------------------|--10--------9-----------------------|
D|-5\----3----3----3----3-3\--:|-----12-------10--------------------|
A|-------3----3----3----3-3\---|--------12-------10-----------------|
E|----11---11---11---11--------|------------------------------------|
On repeat of chorus, one guitar plays the chords again, the other
repeats riff 1.

Harmony
   Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-8h10p8------10-8--------------8-10-8--------------10----------|
G|-----------10-9------10-9-10-9-10--------10-9-10-9-10----10\\~~~\\|
D|:----------------------------------------------------------------:|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Guitar 2                                                         |
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6-5h6p5-----6-5-----------5-6-5-----------6----------------------|
G|---------7-5-----7-5-7-5-7-------7-5-7-5-7---7\\~~~\\-------------|
D|:----------------------------------------------------------------:|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
First time slide and vibrate, second time just vibrate.  Play 4 times.

   Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------10-8--------------10----------------------|
G|-----------------------------10-9-10-9-10----10~~~\\\-------------|
D|:----------------------------------------------------------------:|
A|--88888-88888-88888-10--------------------------------------------|
E|--66666-66666-66666--8--------------------------------------------|
 | Guitar 2                                                         |
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------6-5-----------6---------------------------|
G|----------------------------7-5-7-5-7---7~~~~~\\\-----------------|
D|:----------------------------------------------------------------:|
A|--33333-33333-33333-5---------------------------------------------|
E|--11111-11111-11111-3---------------------------------------------|
First time slide and vibrate, second time just vibrate.  Play 2 times.

Second Harmony
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
This is to remind me to tab up the second harmony.... ughghgh
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge
  Guitars 1+2  PM on A string
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-----9-----9---9-----9-----9\--5-----5-----5-----5-----5-5-5-5--|
D|-9-----9-----9---9-----9-----9\--5-----5-----5-----5-----5-5-5-5--|
A|---7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7-------3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
               I've got to keep running the.....

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-----7------7-7-----7-----7-2-----2-----2-5-----5-----7---------|
D|-7-----7------7-7-----7-----7-2-----2-----2-5-----5-----7---------|
A|---5-5---5--5-----5-5---5-5-----0-0---0-0-----3-3---3-3-----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
..course  I've got to keep running and win at all...

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-----9-----9---9-----9-----9---5-----5-----5-----5-----5---5\2--|
D|-9-----9-----9---9-----9-----9---5-----5-----5-----5-----5---5\2--|
A|---7-7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7---7---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
...costs.  I've got to keep going be....

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
...strong  Myst be so determined and push myself on  ->   SOLO

The Solo... not tabbed up, has an overdubbed harmony in the middle and
at the end.  The rhythm progression is a bit strange too.  Basically it
is:

G5  D5   E5   C5   G5   D5   C5   D5 G5   D5   E5   C5   G5   D5   C5

A5  F5   D5  \A5   F5  D/F#  A5   F5   D5   A5   F5   D/F# / / / / / /

Where D/F# is 2x023x   You finish the solo with a whole lot of them.

Then comes the verse, prechorus and chorus, then the
chorus again, then the intro riff played faster.  Then the final harmony:
Guitar 1
e|------------7---------------------------------7--------------10-7-|
B|-7h8-7-8-10---10-8-7-8-7-----------7h8-7-8-10---10-8-7-8-7-8------|
G|-------------------------9-7-7h9~~--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 plays the above five frets, 1 string down... be careful swapping
from the b-g string!

Guitar 1    (Guitar 2 plays the first part of what guitar 1 was playing)
e|-------------10-12-10---------------------------------------------|
B|-10h12-10-12----------12-10-12-10---------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------12-11-12~~~~~-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Play 3 times                              |
A third guitar comes in for the 2+3rd times, playing what guitar 2 was
playing, ie 5frets down from what guitar 2 is now playing.



e|-------------10-12-10----------------10----------|
B|-10h12-10-12----------12-10-12-10-12---12~~~~----|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|------------14-15-14----------------------------------------------|
B|--17--15-17----------17-15-17-15----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------16-14-16~~~~~--------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------10-12-10---------------------------------------------|
B|-10h12-10-12----------12-10-12-10h11p10---------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------12-11\\\\\\\\9~~~~~~~-----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
All with a doublet feel.  This is guitar 1's part.  2+3 are like this
either 5 frets down or whatever... in harmony!

Sorry, but I don't have time to tab up the solo.  Please don't mail me
just to ask for the solo... one day it'll happen.

So this is from the Powerslave/Somewhere in Time  tab book.  It's from 
Hal Leonard Guitar.  Transcribed by Wolf Marshall.  
ISBN 0-88188-777-3            the Hal Leonard number is HL00693096
Take that number to the book store, and they should be able to tell you
if it is still in print and order you a copy.  I got mine from a 
second hand music store... that might be a good place to look.  No, I don't
want to sell mine.  There is a bass version of this book, and I have seen
a new Somewhere in Time book by itself.  Both books have the cool Stranger
in a Strange land picture on the cover.

See ya.

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