Iron

Iron - Maiden - Alexander The Great guitar tab

intro (clean sound)

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distortion

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fast

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verse

Near to the east... in an ancient land...

King Darius the third.... Scythians fell.....

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called Macedonia...

river Jaxartes.....

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At the age of nineteen... All of Asia minor....

By the Tigris river... Battle of Arbela....

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By the Aegean sea.... 4 B.C. he utterly....

Entering Babylon.... treasures he found. took Persepolis

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Chorus

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Interlude

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interlude 2

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Rhythym during solo

Am C G Bb5 F5

Second section:

E5 C5 G5 D5 C5 D5 E5

Last verse:

A phrygian king.....

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Alexander cut the Gordian knot....

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and legend says that...

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he would become the master...

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Marching on....

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battle weary marching....

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died of fever in Babylon

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outro repeat fast intro

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