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Powerslave (By IRON MAIDEN)
 
From: robs@violet.berkeley.edu (Rob Schenk)
Subject: Tab: Iron Maiden "Powerslave"
Date: Tue Jun  7 10:36:55 CDT 1994

Powerslave

By Iron Maiden

Off the album, Powerslave

From Hal Leonard transcription book of
Powerslave/Somewhere in Time

Legend:
h: hammer on
p: pull off
b: bend
br: bend and release
/: slide

Intro/Verse

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-7-----------------------10------------------------8-7-------------------------
10
-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--8--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--6-5--5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5-5--8

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
---5-4-5-7-5h7p5-4h5p4------------
-5----------------------6----------

Prechorus

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-5/13---9/10-9----6----5/13---9/10--9---6-----
------------------------------------------------
-2/10---6/7--6----3----2/10---6/7---6---3-----
------------------------------------------------
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Tell me why I had to be....
Chorus

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-9--5--7--------------------------------------------------------------------
-9--5--7--------------------------------------------------------------------
-7--3--5--------------------------------------------------------------------
----------3p0-0-0-0--0-0-3p0--0-0-0-0-0-0h2-2-2-2h3-3-3-3h5-5-5-5-3-2-0-

presolo

-0----------------------------------
-0----------------------------------
-0----------------------------------
-2----------------------------------
-2----------------------------------
-0----------------------------------

(clean sound)

-----------------------------------
-----3-------3-------3------------
-------4-------4-------4----------
---4-------4-------4--------------(repeat)
-2-------2-------2-------2--0-----
-----------------------------------

guitar solo 1

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-5/7-5h7p5/3/2--3p2~~~--2h3p2---------------------------------------------10/12
-
--------------------------------4/2/4---6-7-9-9br-p7/6h7p6---------7-9br-7-----
--
------------------------------------------------------------9---7-9------------
---
--------------------------------------------------------------9----------------
---
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---

------------------------------------------------------------9-10-9h10p9--------
---
-10h12p10--7h10p7-----------------------------------10-12--------------12-10-12
--
-------------------9-7h9p7/6---6/4--4----------9/11----------------------------
---
------------------------------9-------------7-9--------------------------------
----
------------------------------------------9------------------------------------
-----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----

-9-10-12-10-9h10p9------------------------------------------------10-9h10p9----
---
--------------------10---------------------------------------10-12-----------12
-10
-----------------------9/7-9br-7h9p7-6h7p6/4---------7-9/11--------------------
---
--------------------------------------------------7-9--------------------------
-----
------------------------------------------------9------------------------------
-----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----

-12b--12bp10-9h10p9------------------------------------------------------------
----
---------------------12----------------14h15-17-15-14h15p14-----15-14h15p14----
--
--------------------------------14h16-------------------------16--------------1
6-14
--------------------------14/16------------------------------------------------
----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----

--------------14-15-17-17br-17b-----17-15-14h15p14----14-15-17-15-14h15p14-----
-
----14-15-17-----------------------------------------17-----------------------1
7---
-16----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----
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------
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-14h15p14----------------------------------------------------7---------7-------
---
-----------17-15-14h15p14-------------------------------------10----7---10p7---
---
---------------------------16-14----------------------------------9b-----------
----
---------------------------------16-15-14/12-14p12-14p12-----------------------
--
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----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-9p7-9-7---------------------------
---------9-7-9/-------------------
----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

Solo rhythm

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------7-7-7-----2-----2-----2-2-2----
-4---4----4-4----4--4-----4--4-----5---7-7-7-----2-----2-----2-2-2----
-2-0-2--0-2-2--0-2--2--0--2--2-0--5---5-5-5-----0-----0-----0-0-0----
------------------------------------3----------------3------3-----------

Harmony interlude

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-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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-------4-5-4--------------4-5-4---7/9-7~~-----7-9-7h9p7----------------4-5-4-
-5~~-7-------7-4-5~~---7-------7-----------10-----------10-7-9~~--5-7--------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------(repeat)
-----------------------------------
-7-4-5~~--------------------------
-----------------------------------

Solo outro

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-------------------------------------------
-10-9----8-7---5-4------------------------
-10-9----8-7---5-4---5-2------------------
--8-7----6-5---3-2---5-2------------------
----------------------3-0------------------

Outro to song
Slave to the power of death....

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-5--7--------------------------------------5-7-7-7-9-----------------
-5--7--------------------------------------5-7-7-7-9-(trem picking)---
-3--5--------------------------------------3-5-5-5-7-----------------
--------3p0-0-0-0-0---0-0-3p0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
-----------------------5/6--5/6---9/6---9-10--13--12/13/12-10--9/10/9--6/9/6--5
--
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
----------------3--3---2/3--2/3---6/3---6--7--10---9/10/9---7---6/7/6---3/6/3--
2--
----------------3--3-----------------
-----------------------------------------------
-5-4-5-7-5-4---1--1------------------------------------------------------------
----

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--9/---------------------------------
--9/---------------------------------
--7/---------------------------------
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