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Be Quick Or Be Dead (2) (By IRON MAIDEN)
 
                              BE QUICK OR BE DEAD (Dickinson, Gers)

This track is to be found on the Fear Of The Dark,A Real Live One,
Live at Donnington and Best Of The Beast albums.

Guitar 1:Dave Murray    
Guitar 2:Janick Gers   

B:bend           H:hammer-on     P:pull-off      /:slide    
:end of measure  P.M.:palm mute  ~:vibrato       B...R:bend and release

The music was copied from the Fear Of The Dark tablature book by Tolis.

Riff 1:Play 4 times      *:Play only the 4th time.

Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
E----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D-----5^0--0--1^0--3^0--1^0--0--0--|-----5^0--0--1^0--3^0--1^0-------------|
A------P-------P----P----P---------|------P-------P----P----P---3--(1^0)*--|
E--3-------------------------------|---3-----------------------------P-----|


Riff 2:

Guitar 1 & Guitar 2: 
  Covered  in  sinners  and  dripping  with     guilt  
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------7---8--|
A------------------------------------------------5---6--|
E--1/3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
       < --------------P.M.---------------- >

   Making   your   money   from    slime and from filth
E--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------3---5----------8---8--|
A----------------------------------1---3----------6---5--|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------------------------|
  < -----------P.M.----------- >

   Parading    your   bellies  in   ivory       towers
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------7---8--|
A------------------------------------------------5---6--|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------|
  < ----------------P.M.------------------ >

 Investing  our  lives in your    schemes and your powers
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------3---5-----------8---8--|
A----------------------------------1---3-----------6---5--|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------|
  < ---------P.M.----------- >


Chorus:

Riff 3:Play 2 times

Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
   You've   got   to   watch   them   be     quick    or   be     dead
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---3--3--3--3--3--3--3------------------------|
A--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---1--1--1--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|
  <  ---------------------------------------P.M.-------------------------------------- >

   Snake     eyes      in      heaven  the  thief's   in   your    head
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---3--3--3--3--3--3--3----8--8--8--|
A--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---1--1--1--1--1--1--1----6--5--6--|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  < -----------------------------P.M.--------------------------- >



Riff 4:Play 4 times(On the original track both guitars play the same. When playing 
                    live Dave plays an octave higher from the 10th fret of  A)    

 Be quick                                     or be dead 
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|       
G-----------------------------------------------------------|                               
D----5/7--5--0----3/5--3--0-----1/3--1--0----1--1--1^0------|                                   
A---------------------------------------------------P---3---|
E--3-----------3-------------3-------------3----------------|


Chorus:

Riff 5: Play 4 times.  
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:                 

   1. See ,who's ruling all our lives 
   2. See, who's puling strings.
   3. See, what's ruling all our lives
   4. See who pulls the strings.
E------------------------------------|                            
B------------------------------------|                                
G------------------------------------|                                                               
D------------------------------------|                                 
A-------3----------------5-----------|                                 
E-------1----------------3-----------|                                

Riff 6:

Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:

 I bet you won't  fall on your face yeah  You're belly will hold you in place...
E-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|--------------|
B-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|--------------|
G-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|--------------|
D--3----------5----------3------------|-----3-----------5----------3----5----7--|-----8----10--|
A--1----3-----3-----5----1----3----5--|-----1----3------3-----5----1----3----5--|-----6----8---|
E-------1-----------3---------1----3--|----------1------------3-----------------|--------------|


Now play Riff 1 (4 times), Riff 2 , Riff 3 (2 times) and Riff 4 (4 times).

The lyrics for the 2nd verse are

Verse 2:
The serpent is crawling inside of your ear
He says you must vote for what you want to hear
Don't matter what's wrong as long as you're alright
So pull yourself stupid rob yourself blind


Riff 7: Play 2 times

Guitar 1: Rhythm riff for solo:
E---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D--5---3---5---3---5---3---5---3---5---8---8--|---5---3---5---3---5---3---5---3---5-----------|
A--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---6---6--|---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---8---6---|
E---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------6---4---|

Guitar 2: Solo: (The solo is taken from the original track )
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------8^13^8-----11^10^8-----8--|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--10^12---H--P---10---P--P---10----|-11^10^8------8--7^8^7------7----7^8^7-----7----7^8^7------7----7^8^7-----7--|
D----B------------------------------|---P--P---10------H--P---10---10--H--P--10---10--H--P--10----10--H--P--10----|
A-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------|----8---8--8--8-----------------------------8---------8--8--|
B----------------------------------------------------------|----8---8-------11^8--11^8-----8--8--8--11--8---------8--8--|
G------7^10^7-----7-----7^8^7-----------------------10^12--|------------------P-----P---10----------------10-10---------|
D--10---H--P---10---10---H--P---10--8--7------7--10---B----|------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------10---------------|------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|

E--------8---------11^13^11-13^15-13-11/10-11-10----10-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-11^8---8------8----B--R-----B------------------11----11----------------------------------------------------------|
G---P-------10----------------------------------------------10/8---8/7--------7^8^7-----7--------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------10--8---H-P---10---10^7-----7---------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------P---10---10^7----------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------P--10--8/3--|

Guitar 1:                                             Guitar 2:
E------------15-13-12-10-13-12-10-----10---|          E------------18-17-15----17-15------------|      
B--15-15^18-----------------------13-------|          B--18-18^22-----------18--------18-17-18--|
G-------B----------------------------------|          G-------B---------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|          D-----------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------|          A-----------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|          E-----------------------------------------|

Riff 8 : Play 2 times

Guitar 2: rhythm riff for solo:
E----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D--7---5---7---5---7---5---7---5---7--10--10---|--7---5---7---5---7---5---7---5---7---5---3---|
A--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---8---8---|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3---1---|
E----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1: Solo:

E--10--11--10^11^10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------H--P----10--11^10--11^10-------------------10--11--13--10--11^10--11^10--13^11--10---|
G--------------------------P------P-----9^10^9^10^9--12-------------------P------P------P---------|
D----------------------------------------H--P--H--P-----------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------11/13^10-15/17^15--|
B-< -----------------------  trill  ------------------------>--|---10/11^10-------P--------P----|
G-12^10-12^10-12^10-12^10-12^10-12^10-12^10-12^10-12^10-12^10*-|--------P-----------------------|
D---P-----P-----P-----P-----P-----P-----P-----P-----P-----P----|--------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
     < ----------------------slowly bend the tremolo-bar-------------------------- > *:dive-bomb

E-18^20^18--17--15--15/17^15/13--15^13--15^13/12^13^12----------------------------------------------|
B---B--R-----------------P---------P------P-----H--P----15^13/10-13^11^13^11/10-----------11^10-----|
G---------------------------------------------------------P--------P--H--P------12^10^12----P----12-|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------P--H--------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------15^18^15--15--18^15-----15^18^15-----15^18^15--18^20----|
B---------15^16^15-----16^18----H--P----------P----17---H--P----17---H--P------B------|
G--15^17----H--P----17---H------------------------------------------------------------|
D----H--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Now Riff 3 ( 2 times ) and then Riff 4 ( once ).
Ending:
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------|
D----5/7--5--0----3/5--3--0----1/3--1--0----1--1--1^0-------|  
A--------------------------------------------------P---3----|
E--3------------3-----------3-------------3--------------3--|






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