Iron

Iron - Maiden - The Sign Of The Cross guitar tab

0:00 - 01:20 = PRE-INTRO (background chanting)

01:20 - 01:55 = INTRO 1 (bass + guitar ?)

(X2)

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A|----0-2-3--2--0-2-3-2------0-2-3---2-3-5--3--2------0-2-3--2--0-2-3-2--

E|-0----------------------0------------------------0---------------------

[ending 1] [ending 2]

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01:55 - 02:47 = INTRO 2 (occassional chords)

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02:47 - 03:26 = VERSE 1 (thumping chords, 4 a bar, hit;miss;hit;hit)

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03:26 - 03:44 = VERSE 2 (similar to Verse 1, but with LEAD 1)

[LEAD 1]

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B|-5--5-7-8-7-----0---5--5-7-8-7------|

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03:44 - 04:04 = CHORUS (chords)

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04:04 - 04:22 = VERSE 2

04:22 - 04:42 = CHORUS

04:42 - 05:01 = RIFF 1 (2 guitars + bass, guitar 1 top;guitar 2 bottom)

(X2)

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B|---12-12-12--10-12-12-12----12-12-12--10-12-12-12----12-12-12--10-12-12-12--

G|-9------------------------9------------------------9------------------------

D|----9--9--9---7--9--9--9-----9--9--9---7--9--9--9-----9--9--9---7--9--9--9--

A|-7------------------------7------------------------7------------------------

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--13-13--12-12--10-10--12-12---|

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--10-10---9--9---7--7---9--9---|

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(X2)

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B|---10-10-10---8-10-10-10----10-10-10---8-10-10-10----10-10-10---8-10-10-10--

G|-7------------------------7------------------------7------------------------

D|----7--7--7---5--7--7--7-----7--7--7---5--7--7--7-----7--7--7---5--7--7--7--

A|-5------------------------5------------------------5------------------------

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05:01 - 05:30 = RIFF 2 (chords, by the threes)

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05:30 - 06:06 = RIFF 3 (background chanting)

[part 1] X2 [part 2]

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G|-----------------------|-----------------------|- PART 1 -|

D|--9--9-8----9--9--8-7--|--7--7-6----7--7--6-5--|- (X1) -|

A|-7--7------7--7--7-----|-5--5------5--5--5-----|----------|

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06:06 - 07:08 = RIFF 4

[part 1] [part 2]

e|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------

B|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------

G|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------

D|--9-9-9-8-------------9-9-9-8---7--------------------|--9-9-9-8--------------------

A|-7----------7---7----7--------7-----7---7---7---7----|-7----------7---7---7---7----

E|----------000-000-00--------------000-000-000-000-00-|----------000-000-000-000-00-

[part 3]

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---9-9-9-8---7--------------------|--7-7-7-6-------------7-7-7-6---5--------------------|-

--7--------7-----7---7---7---7----|-5----------7---7----5--------5-----7---7---7---7----|-

---------------000-000-000-000-00-|----------000-000-00--------------000-000-000-000-00-|-

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--- PART 2 --|

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07:08 - 07:25 = RIFF 5

[part 1] (X2) [part 2]

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D|--9-----10-----7-----9--|--7-----8-----5-----7---------7-----8-----5-----7------|

A|-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|

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07:25 - 07:44 = RIFF 5 with LEAD 2

[LEAD 2]

[part 1] (X2) [part 2] (X2)

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B|-12--10-12-13-----13-10-----10-12--|-10---8-10-11-----11--8------8-10--|

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07:44 - 07:57 = RIFF 6 (heavy and fast)

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07:57 - 08:17 = RIFF 7

(X4)

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B|-------12--10---------------12--10----------------------------|

G|-9--9---------12-11---9--9---------12-11-9----9-12-9-12--11---|

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08:17 - 08:36 = SOLO 1

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08:36 - 08:55 = SOLO 2

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08:55 - 09:14 = RIFF 7 (X4)

09:14 - 10:10 = RIFF 8 (with background chords on 3rd & 4th repeat;

slows on 6th repeat, into OUTRO 1)

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B|----10-12-12--12-12--12-13-12-10-12---------10-12-12--12-12--12-13-12-10------12-10---

G|-9----------------------------------------9-------------------------------------------

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A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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(X6)

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10:10 - 10:47 = OUTRO 1 (slow and crunchy)

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10:47 - 11:12 = OUTRO 2 (INTRO 1 with ENDING 2)

>>> THE EPIC IS OVER THE EPIC IS OVER

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