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Alexander The Great (By IRON MAIDEN)
 
Alexander the Great

by Iron Maiden

from Hal Leonard publishing

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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