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Manowar tabs

The Power Of Thy Sword guitar tab

Artist:   MANOWAR
Song:     THE POWER OF THY SWORD
Album:    THE TRIUMPH OF STEEL (1992)
Tabbed:   Lord Reveres frauzel@azstarnet.com

That I know of, the bass mirrors the guitar all the way through one octave lower (except the solo of course).
Intro - 3 swords draw, then scrape together
   Riff A
e|------------------------------------------------------------------
b|------------------------------------------------------------------
g|------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
E|------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      (end Riff A)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
  
   Choir
e|----------------------------------------------0---------------2---|
b|--5-----------5---3-----------3---1-------1-------3-------3-------|
g|----------4---------------2-----------0---------------2-----------|
D|--9---5-----------7---4-----------5---------------7---------------|
A|--7---------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
   Second gtr. (Riff A1)

Both Guitars
e|------------------|
b|------------------|
g|------------------|
D|----9-------------|
A|----7-------------|
E|----0-------------|

   Lord of...       pray on...      conquest by the rising sun
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------------------|

  Rhy.Fig.1                                         (end Rhy.Fig.1)
   Wait for...      flame and...
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------------|

   North to the south               black of the night
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-2---4---|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------0---2---|

       The clash of honor calls to stand when others fall
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------9--------5-----------7-----9-----|
A|--5----------------5------7--------3-----------5-----7-----|
E|--3----------------5---------------------------------------|

    Gods of war feel the power of my sword
e|----------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------|
D|--7--------5-------------7------------9-------|
A|--5--------3-------------5------------7-------|
E|--5--------3----------------------------------|

   Now follow the same pattern for the second verse.  After the chorus however, play this one measure lead into for the "Interlude".

e|-----------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2--|

Interlude

e|----N.H.---(24)trem(17)trem(15)trem(12)--------------------------------------------------|
b|--15bb-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------5p3p0-5p3p0-5p3p0-5p3p0-5p3p0-5p3p0-5p3p0-5p3p0--|

e|--t--------t--------t--------t--------t--------t--------t------t-------------------|
b|--10p8p7p5-10p3h5h7-10p8p7p5-10p3h5h7-10p8p7p5-12p8p7p5-10p3p1-8p3p1-t------t------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------------10p7p5-9p7p5--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                   
e|----------------------------------N.H.-------------N.H.---------------------|
b|--t-----t-----t-------------------15bb-------------13pbb-----------/8-------|
g|--9p4p2-7p4p2-5p4p2-9----------14-------16-16-------------------------------|
D|----------------------9^^^^^^-----------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------0trem-----------|
E|----------------------------------------------0trem-(strike while tremmed)--|

e|--t--------t------t--------------------------------------------15bb---------|
b|--12p8p7p5-10p7p5-8p5p3-t------t-----t-----t-----t---------/17-N.H.--17-17--|
g|------------------------10p7p5-9p5p4-7p4p2-5p4p2-7p4p2-9--------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------9------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----3bb-------15p14p12-15p14p12----12-15p14p12-15p14p12----12-15p14p12p0----17-17-------------|
b|--5-----5-5---------------------15----------------------15---------------17-------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9---------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9-trem----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7---------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(0)--|

Violins
e|--0----------------------------------------------------|
b|--0-----------10-12------------------------------------|
g|--2---------------------7-9---7------------------------|
D|--------------------------------9---7------------------|
A|--------------------------------------9---7------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

       The clash of honor calls
e|--------------------------0--------14--15--14--12------12(trem pick)---|
b|--------------------3-----0--------------------------------------------|
g|--0-----------------2-----0--------------------------------------------|
D|--0-----------------0-----2--------------------------------------------|
A|--2-----------------0--------------------------------------------------|
E|--3--------------------------------------------------------------------|

   I will stand when others fall
e|----------------------------0------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------3-----0------------------------------------------|
g|----------0-----------2-----0------7--9--7--5--------------------------|
D|----------0-----------0-----2------------------9-----------------------|
A|----------2-----------0---------------------------7--------------------|
E|----------3------------------------------------------------------------|

       Open magic doors              They will know the power of my sword
e|------------------0------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------3-----0------------------------------------------------------|
g|--0---------2-----0-------------------------------------7----------------|
D|--0---------0-----2-----------------5-------------------7-----------9----|
A|--2---------------------------------5-------------------5-----------7----|
E|--3---------------------------------3-------------------------------0----|

w/Riff A (2 Times) over the swords

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

Verse 3 is like the previous 2.  After the chorus, play Riff A1, fading over the guitar solo, which I again did not bother to learn.  There's the majority of the song anyway.  Enjoy!

TAB terms used in this song:
p.m. - palm muting.  While I didn't mark this, make sure you do this as often as possible (this IS Manowar after all).  Palm muting is done by placing your hand slightly over the string at the bridge to muffle the sound (Metallica used this to get the rhythmic section the boost it has).
bb - a full step bend, which produces the note 2 frets higher
N.H. - caused by laying the pick on the string and with the bone of the thumb striking both at the same time, giving it a weird harmonic sound (Zakk Wylde kills this in his playing)
trem - caused by lowering the tremolo bar to the noted pitch.  NOTE: whenever a trem is followed by open strings playing in this particular song, strike the notes while the trem bar is lowered.  Strike them again, over and over, because that is how this song is played).
p - pull off.  While fretting both (or all) the notes indicated, strike the first note mentioned, and then lift that finger of to the next without playing it.
h - same as pull off, but while fretting a note, fret the next in sequence without playing it.
t - tap the indicated note with the tip of the pointer finger or with the edge of the pick.  Like a pull off for the right hand.
^^^ - vibrato.  Shake the string violently, or use the tremolo bar.
/ - slide up to the note.
trem pick - strike the note as fast as possible over and over.  This was used for the violin part.  When violins repeatedly play by moving the bow up and down, it sounds a lot smoother than a pick does.  You cannot repeat this sound even with a synth guitar.

Well that's all.  Comments/suggestions frauzel@azstarnet.com
I did my best on the Interlude.  If you don't think it's right, why don't you try and figure it out (it's a bitch!)

Yet forthcoming is the final of the Manowar trilogy: Ride the Dragon



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