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Number Of The Beast (By IRON MAIDEN)
 
>From: C.W.G.M.Enders@kub.nl  (Constantijn Enders)

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST - IRON MAIDEN
 
[the intro is written in 5/4 measure (5 ticks in 1 measure)]
 
   D!
E--------------------|
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D--------------------|
A--12-12-12-12-10-10-|
E--10-10-14-14-10-10-|
 
[intro]
 
                                                   I      left   a-
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A--12--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x-12-12---12-12-10-10----|
E--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---14-14-10-10----|
 
   lone                                             my     mind   was
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E--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---14-14-10-10----|
 
   blank                                     C!     I      need- ed  
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A--12--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x--x-12---10-10-10-10---10-10--8--8----|
E--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10----8--8--8--8---12-12--8--8----|
 
   time        to      think      to         get   the      mem'   ries    
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E---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8-12-----8----|
 
 D! from my     mind                               What    did   I     
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E--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---14-14-10-10----|
 
   see                                              can    I     be-  
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A--12--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x-12-12---12-12-10-10----|
E--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---14-14-10-10----|
 
   lieve                                     C!     That   what  I   
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A--12--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x--x-12---10-10-10-10---10-10--8--8----|
E--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10----8--8--8--8---12-12--8--8----|
 
   sawe       that     night        was    real    and     not     just   
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A--10--x--x-10----x--x--x-10----x--x--x-10----x--x--x-10---10-10-----8----|
E---8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8----8-12-----8----|
 
   fan- ta- sy                                     Just    what  I    
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D-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--12--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x--x-12----x--x-12-12---12-12-10-10----|
E--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10---14-14-10-10----|
 
[end intro]
 
[repeat intro]
saw in my own      dreams were the re- 
flections of my warped mind staring 
back at me.
'Cos in my dreams  it's always there. The evil
face that twists my mind and brings me 
to despair.
 
D! / / / /
 
D! / / / / / / C! / / / / D! / / /
 
[the rest is written in 4/4 measure (4 ticks in 1 measure)]
[verse]
D!
Night was black was no use holding back 'Cos I just
                           C!         D!
had to see was   some-one  watching me
D!
In the mist dark figures move and twist    was all
                           C!         D!       
this for real or just some kind of hell
 
[chorus]
C!            G!             C!              D!
Six    six    six    the num-ber of the beast
Hell and fire       was born   to be released
 
[play verse]
Torches blazed and secret chants were phrased as they 
start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires are burning bright the ritual
has begun           satan's work is done
 
C!            G!             C!              D!
Six    six    six    the num-ber of the beast
Sac-   ri-    fice   is  going   on tonight
 
  D!
E--(repeat three times---------------|---------------------------------)--|
B------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G--2-2-2-4----2---4-4-4--5------4----|--5-5-5--7----5-------7--7--7--5----|
D--0-0-0-0----0---0-0-0--7------0----|--7-7-7--0----7-------0--0--0--7----|
A------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 
[sorry no solo avaible]
 
Bb! / /  / F! / / /
Bb! / /  / F! / / /
Bb! / /  / F! / / /
Bb! / D! C!
 
                                C! Bb!                                G! F!
E------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D----12----10------------------------|----8-----6-------------------------|
A-12----12----12-10-8-10-------------|-8-----8-----8--6-----6-------------|
E------------------------12-10-8-----|-------------------9-----8--6--4----|
 
F! /  /  / G! / A!  C! D!
D! / F!  / G! / Bb! C! D!
D! / F!  / G! / Bb! C! D!
D! / F!  / G! / Bb! C! D!
D! / F!  / G! / Bb! C! D!
 
[bass "solo"]
D! / F!  / G! / Bb! C! D!
D! / F!  / G! / Bb! C! D!
 
[play verse]
(This) can't go on I must inform the law can this 
still be real or just some crazy dream
but I feel drawn towards the chanting hordes seems to 
mesmerize can't avoid their eyes
 
C!            G!             C!              D!
Six    six    six    the num-ber of the beast
Six    six    six    the one for you and me
 
[play intro]
I'm coming back      I will return
And I'll posess your body and I'll make you burn
I have the fire      I have the force
I have the power to  make my evil take it's course
 
D! / / /  / D! / / / / /
D! / / C! / / / / / D! / C! D!
 
CHORDS
   D!   C!   G!   Bb!   F!   A!
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B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--7----5-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D--7----5----5-----8----3----7--------------------------------------------|
A--5----3----5-----8----3----7--------------------------------------------|
E------------3-----6----1----5--------------------------------------------|
 
Tab taken from the song book "Iron Maiden Recorded versions"
Originally published by Cherry Lane Music Co., Inc.
ISBN : 0-89524-190-0



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