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Achiles Agony & Ecstasy In 8 Parts guitar tab

Artist:   MANOWAR
Song:     ACHILLES, AGONY AND ECSTASY IN EIGHT PARTS
Album:    THE TRIUMPH OF STEEL (1992)
Tabbed:   Lord Reveres frauzel@azstarnet.com

"Prelude"
This part is played in chords, but not any fifths I tried.  It might be that D, (fret 5 on the A string), is the bottom note for all these, but I wasn't sure.  Try it and play what you like
                                        Play 2 Times:
e|------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--5--7--7-7-7-7---5--4--4---4--5--7--5--4--0--2--2--|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
                       2 Times
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--5--4--0--2------4--5--4--0--2---|--4--5--4--0--2-----4--5--4--0--2----4--5--4--0-------|
A|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------3----|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|

I. Hector Storms the Wall                         Play 4 Times
  (N.C.)Em    Riff A                              C5    D5   B5     
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------9---------9---------9---------9---------5----7----4----|
A|---------7---------7---------7---------7---------3----5----2----|
E|--0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----0--0-0----------------|

Verse 1 (Over Riff A)
(N.C.)Em                                        C5               D5            B5
See my chariots run to your ships               I'll drive you   back to the   sea
You came here for gold the wall will not hold   This day was     promised to   me
The gods are my shield my fate has been sealed  Lightning and    javelins      fly
(N.C.)Em                                        C5               D5            E5
Soon many will fall we are storming the wall    Stones fall like snow from the sky

  Rhy.Fig.1                 Play 4 Times
e|-----------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------0----9-----|
A|-7-9--9-9-7--7-7-5--5-5---5---0----7-----|
E|-5-7--7-7-5--5-5-3--3-3---3--------------|

Verse 2
(N.C.)Em                                          C5                 D5           B5
We will pay with our glory in the fire of battle  Zeus     to    -   day is       mine
Killing all in my way like sheep and like cattle  Smashing skulls of all who      defy
I spare not the hammer I spare not the sword      This day will      ring with my name
(N.C.)Em                                          C5                 D5           E5
None have to chase me let he who will face me     Kill me or         die   by the sword

w/Rhy.Fig.1 (4 Times) -- last time, let the E5 hold

II. The Death of Patroclus

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----5--5-------5-------5-----5-----8-----8---------------------------------|
A|--5--3--3----5--3----5--3--5--3--8--6--8--6--6--8--8----8--8--8----8--8-----|
E|--3----------3-------3-----3-----6-----6-----4--6--6----6--6--6----6--6-----|

Then the 3 chords:

Eb5   F5   G5 (let ring)

Then, an organ plays this:
                  Oh friend of mine          how to say goodbye
   G  F# Em D  Bm               D          G             D                 G
e|-3--2--0---------------------------3--5--3-------------------------5--2--3---|
b|-3--2--0--3--3----------------3----------3-------------3--------3--------0---|
g|-0--3--0--2--4----------------2----------0-------------2-----------------0---|
D|-0--4--2--0--4----------------0----------0-------------0---------------------|
A|-------------2----------------0------------------------0---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


     This was your time             but the armor you wore  was mine
                    D                          Bm         D
e|------------------2------------15-----------14-----------------------|
b|------------------3---------15--------------------------3------------|
g|------------------2------16------------------0----------2------------|
D|---------------------------------------------0----------0------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------0------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then the choir comes in and the organ is inaudible (but I think it's still playing)  You get the general idea here, though of what it would be playing
B5           C5         D5                B5           (B5)               G5     D5                 E5
  I will not rest until Hector's blood is spilled   His bones will all be broken dragged across the field

Then the organ plays the louder melody:
      This dear friend is how we'll say goodbye  Until we meet in the sky
    G              Bm      F#             Bm       Em       G          D
e|--3----------------------2-----------------------0---------------------------|
b|--0---------------3------2--------------3--------0--------3----------3-------|
g|--0---------------4------3--------------4--------0--------0----------2-------|
D|------------------4---------------------4-----------------0----------0-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

III. Funeral March
The song starts by the bell ringing four times.  One beat before the forth ring, Gtr.I comes in
   Harmony 1 (Gtr.I):
e|-------------------------------------14-17^^^^^^-----------------------------------17-19^^^^^^---|
b|---------------7-5---------/12-14-15-------------------------7-5---------/12-15-14---------------|
g|----/7-6-4-6-7-----6------------------------------/7-6-4-6-7-----6-------------------------------|
D|---------------------7---------------------------------------------7-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------(9)-------------------------------------------(9)-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Harmony 2 (Gtr.II):    [comes in second time] I think another gtr. plays this 2 octaves lower as well
e|------------------19-17--------------------17-22^^^^-----------------19-17--------------------22-24^^^^---|
b|--/20-19-17-19-20-------19-------/17-19-20-----------/20-19-17-19-20-------19-------/17-20-19-------------|
g|---------------------------19-------------------------------------------------19--------------------------|
D|------------------------------21-------------------------------------------------21-----------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Harmony 3 (Gtr.III):   [comes in third time]
   G5 F#5 E5 F#5 G5 B5 A5 F#5 D5 B5 E5 F#5 G5 A5 C5   G5 F#5 E5 F#5 G5 B5 A5 F#5 D5 B5 E5 G5 F#5 D5 E5
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------4--2------0---------------2--5---------------------4--2------0---------------7--9----|
A|--5--4--2--4---5--2--0--4---0--2--2--4---5--0--3----5--4---2--4---5--2--0--4---0--2--2--5--4---5--7----|
E|--3--2--0--2---3--------2------2--0--2---3----------3--2---0--2---3--------2------2--0--3--2-----------|

These three are all played with little improvisation several times, until finally they ring out and fade

IV. Armor of the Gods

This song is a drum solo, and while I could take the time to devise a method of TABbing it for drums, is there actually anyone out there that listens to this song?

V. Hector's Final Hour
The song is directly linked to Armor of the Gods, and this Intro may actually be considered part of Armor of the Gods, you'd have to ask Manowar to be sure

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--5-4-5-4-5-4-5-4------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------5-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-------9----------7---------9----------7----------9-----|
A|----------------------------------------7----------5---------7----------5----------7-----|
E|----------------------------------0-0-0------0-0-0-----0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0-------|

The last E5 is held out, and the drums begins playing a military drum beat.  Then the flutes come in after the drums repeat their rhythm four times
Flute (arr. for Gtr.)
e|---------------------------14-----12-----------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----12------10-------------------------12------7----------------7--/12--10--7---5-------------|
g|--11---------------------------------14------------4----6--7--9---------------------6--2--4----|
D|----------------14--16-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
        Here inside the walls of Troy       the gods weigh my fate            from this day
     D                                                                    Bm
e|---10-------------------------------9--10------------------------------------------------------|
b|---10-------------------------------------------------------------------7----------------------|
g|---11------------------11-----------------------------------------------8----------------------|
D|---12--------------11--12----------11--12----------------------------7--9---------11--12-------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------7--9----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    do I abstain        to a memory of hate    to pay for all the blood that spilled many thousands
                    D                              B                            D
e|---------------9--10----------------------10-----7----------------------------10---------------|
b|------------------10----------------------10-----7----------------------------10---------------|
g|------------------12-----------------------------8----------------------------11---------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------9---------------------11-----12---------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
     I did kill          No walls can contain           the Gods' almighty will
            B                              D
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5----10----|
b|----------7---------7--------------------10---------7------------------0----3----7---------------|
g|----------8------9--8--------------------11---------8--------------------------------------------|
D|---7--9---9---------9----------------11--12---------9--------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D             A         (e g) G       Bm        D             A   (e g) G              Bm
  I hear the silent voices   I cannot hide  The gods leave no choices   so we all must die
(Bm)     D   Bm              D   G         Em         G                Em
 Oh Achilles  let thy arrows fly  Into the wind where eagles cross the sky
A           D                A        D    G          Em          G   Em G   Bm
  Today my mortal blood will mix with sand It was foretold I will die by thy hand into

    Hades  my soul descend
     A                 B5            A5 B5           A5 (repeat 4 times)
e|---5---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---5---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---6---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7-----------------4--------------2--4------------2--------------------|
A|---7-----------------2---2-2--2-2---0--2--2-2--2-2--0--------------------|
E|---5-----------------2---2-2--2-2------2--2-2--2-2-----------------------|
then drums play the riff before verse, fading out

VI. Death Hector's Reward
cymbals lead in
   Intro
e|--------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--9----9--7--9----9----9--7--5----5--5--7---|
E|--7----7--5--7----7----7--5--3----3--3--5---|

   Riff A                 Play 8 Times
e|----------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------7---|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5---|

   Rhy.Fig.1        Play 2 Times
e|-----------------------------|
b|-----------------------------|
g|-----------------------------|
D|----7--------------4---------|
A|----5----7----2----2---------|
E|---------5----0--------------|

   Rhy.Fig.2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--4-----4--------5-----5--2-----2-----7-----7----------------|
A|--2--5--2--5--2--3--2--3--0--3--0--3--5--8--5--8--7-----7----|
E|-----3-----3--0-----0--------1-----1-----6-----6--5-----5----|
play Riff A twice

Verse 1 (over Riff A 8 Times)
(N.C.)Bm                                                  A5
Cowards in the grip of fear no valor to uphold
Cut into the earth with honor long been sold
For all shall come to know me as they fall unto their knees
Zeus the thunderer control my destiny
When the cards of life were dealt my hand a ruthless fate
To avenge and bringeth fury Hector feel my hate
A bloodbath I was born to bring my life I'm an assassin
To cut the cord of life and death ties to earth unfasten

w/Rhy.Fig.1 (2 Times)

Chorus (over Rhy.Fig.2)
B5        G5   B5        G5        E5   C5     E5  C5
Blood and fire death and hate your body I will desecrate
A5       F5       A5       E5        D5      Bb5   D5     Bb5
Dogs and vultures eat your flesh the hall of Hades awaits
A5       A5

w/Riff A (2 Times)
Kill kill kill kill....

Verse 2 (over Riff A 8 Times)
(N.C.)Bm
Hector's blood lies on the battlefield his body's mangled wounds
The Gods who once protected him are now his Gods of doom
Like a tower standing tall steadfast in direction
I fall upon your bringing death the Gods give no protection
Coward in the grip of fear no valor to uphold
Cut into the eart, with honor long been sold
For all shall come to know me as they fall unto their knees
Zeus the thunderer control my destiny

w/Rhy.Fig.1 (2 Times)

Chorus (over Rhy.Fig.2)
B5        G5   B5        G5        E5   C5     E5  C5
Blood and fire death and hate your body I will desecrate
A5       F5       A5       E5        D5      Bb5   D5     Bb5
Dogs and vultures eat your flesh the hall of Hades awaits
A5       A5

w/Riff A (6 Times)
Die die die die....

Outro:
Play Rhy.Fig.1 Twice
Play Rhy.Fig.2

VII. The DEsecration of Hector's Body
I don't particularly like this song.  The bass solo is rad, and the underlying harmony is cool, but the two just don't mix.  As I didn't want to waste time on a song I would never be able to play without a real bass guitar, I'll leave this one to someone else.

VIII. The Glory of Achilles
And here is the first of the Eight I originally posted.

Intro
This is free time, if you listen to the record it jumps and doesn't keep in any set time (it's very fucking confusing!):

E5 (strum several times) G5 F#5 (Play a few times)

Then:                                       Play 2 Times
     N.C. (Em)                                  G5  F#5
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------5---4------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------3---2------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|


e|-------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------/10\---2---5---4-------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------0---3---2-------|

   Riff A                                     Play 3 Times
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------5--------7--------4-----|
A|----------------------------------3--------5--------2-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------|

   Rhy.Fig.1
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------5-----7-----9-----------|
A|----------------------------------3-----5-----7--/10\-----|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------|

   Rhy.Fig.2                                   Play 4 Times
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------5--7--9--12----------------------------------|
A|--2--4--5-----3--5--7--10----------------------------------|
E|--0--2--3--0---------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

Verse 1 (Riff A 3 Times, then Rhy.Fig.1)
(N.C.)Em                                                                                 C5 D5 B5
The oaths of the Gods this day was fulfilled in the heat of the battle Hector was killed
See him Patroclus down in the dust rejoice in his death my symbol of trust
A dozen highborn youth have been killed cutting their throats their blood was all spilled
(N.C.)Em                                                                           C5 D5 E5 (/g\)
Their bodies set at the foot of your fire with oxen, sheep, and two of your hounds

Chorus (Rhy.Fig.2 4 Times)
E5 F#5 G5 e C5 D5 E5 G5 (N.C)Em
----------------------- Ohhhh ohhhh ohhhh ohhhh (2 Times)
----------------------- Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh (2 Times)

Verse 2
Your funeral pyre high off the ground Hector's body dragged three times around (C5 D5 B5)
I will carry the torch to your funeral pyre I will ask of the wind to send high your fire (C5 D5 B5)
Hector's blood will not be washed from my body until your body is burned (C5 D5 B5)
A prophecy spoken a promise fulfilled more blood will be spilled more will be killed (C5 D5 E5 /g\)

E5 F#5 G5 e C5 D5 E5 G5 (N.C.)Em
----------------------- Ohhh ohhhh ohhhh ohhhh (2 Times)
----------------------- Ohhhhhhhhhhhh (2 Times)

Then the closing solo, which I have no idea what is (I'll try to figure some others out as I post TABs).
There's the entire part.  Have fun.

Forthcoming:
Ride the Dragon
The Power of Thy Sword

Sorry, until I get more Manowar, only Triumph of Steel can be TABbed.
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