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Iron - Maiden - Fortunes Of War bass tab

Fortunes of War ( Harris )

( From the album " The X-Factor" )

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play slowly

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Ritardando on last repetition

Play this riff eight times. THE LAST NOTE IS NOT PLAYED THE LAST TIME.

Then wait for the guitar to play their riff and come in on cue :

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This riff is played and then the guitar plays a riff. The bass enters

twice and the third time the riff is played continuously for three reps.

Then the lyrics begin along with the following riff(played 4 times):

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Now is the chorus:

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fast

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Play this riff four times. /|

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This one is played 3 times /| This is the chorus

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This next part is the "oh,ooh" ( play 4 times )

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On the last repetition, there is a ritard.

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Right here you have to slow down a lot.

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play slowly

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Slow down a lot and then

the guitar plays the outro.

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