Iron Maiden - Alexander The Great Text Guitar Tab

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by Iron Maiden

from Hal Leonard publishing

intro
clean sound)
-9~-9------------7----9~-------------7-9------9------------7-9/12/9~

------7-8-10-8-7---------7-8-10-8-7-----10b----7-8-10-8-7----------
-9~-9------------7----9~-------------7-9------9------------7-9~-----

fast

-----7-8-10-8-7---------7-8-10-8-7-----------7-8-10-8-7------------
-9-9------------7-9---9-------------7-9-----9------------7-9-7------
Near to the east...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in an ancient land...
King Darius the third....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Scythians fell.....
                called Macedonia...
                                                                river Jaxartes.....

-5-5-5--5-5-4-------------------------repeat
-3-3-3--3-3-2-------------------------
-----------------5-3-2~---------------

At the age of nineteen...                                                                                                                                                                                                       All of Asia minor....
By the Tigris river...                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Battle of Arbela....
-5-3-2~-------------------------------

By the Aegean sea....                                                                                                           4 B.C.  he utterly....
Entering Babylon....                                                                                                                    treasures he found. took Persepolis
-5-3-2~-------------------------------

Chorus

-9----7----2----5---7----9------------
-9----7----2----5---7----9-----repeat--
-7----5----0----3---5----7------------

-------7-9--10-9-7h9p7----------7-9-7----7----repeat
-10-10-----------------10-10-10-------10---9~-

---4-5-4-7-5-4h5p4---------2----------
-7------------------7-3-3-5--5-3-5-2~-repeat

-2--2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-continue pattern

------------8------------------8---------11~~
-11~~-9h11---11-9h11~~--9-11---11-9-11------

-8p6---10p8----12p10----14p12---
-----8------10--------12---------

---4-3~------4-3~---3---------------4-3~--3------------------------
-------------------5---5-4-1-2~----------5--5-4-2-5-4-2---5--7-----
---------2-----------------------2-----------------------2--3--5-----
-0-------2-0-----------------------0---------------------------------

-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-continue pattern

interlude 2

---4-5-7-5-4-----------5-6-5---8-10-6-5----------------------------------
-7-----------5/7---5-7-------7-----------7-5/4----------------------------
------------------------------------------------7-53/5-5-3-5-3~~-3h5-3---

Rhythym during solo

Am    C    G      Bb5    F5

Second section:

E5    C5    G5    D5    C5     D5   E5

Last verse:
A phrygian king.....
Alexander cut the Gordian knot....
and legend says that...

-7---7-7-7---7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--4--
-5---5-5-5---5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--2-

he would become the master...

-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-5---7-------------------
-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-3---5-------------------

Marching on....

-9--12--7---9-12--7----------------------------
-9--12--7---9-12--7----------------------------
-7--10--5---7-10--5----------------------------

battle weary marching....
-(9)---9-7-------------------------------------
-----------10-9~~--9-7-------------------9----
------------------------10--9--9-10--9~~-7----