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Wasted Years (2) (By IRON MAIDEN)
 
From: "Christian Liljequist" <lilviking3@hotmail.com>
Subject: i/iron_maiden/wasted_years.tab
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 22:03:30 -0500

revised, resubmitted.


Song:  Wasted Years
Artist:  Iron Maiden
Album:  Somewhere In Time
Tabbed By:  Christian Liljequist (lilviking3@hotmail.com)


This is my first tab, so I figured I'd start with an essential
Maiden piece.  All who know this song know it's a very energetic
crowd pleaser....and fun as all hell to jam with some beers!
Hopefully I can do it some justice, although my guitar isn't in front
of me at the moment...be nice, but critique MORE THAN
WELCOME!  Have fun shreddin this mother...


This is the basic way to play it.  There's some adlibing that they
do throughout each verse...  You should be able to find your way.
The guitars do some different positions...E/E5, octaves, barre
kinda dynamics...  Like I said, you'll dig your own way through it.
But this is the song all and all.


The intro to this requires some really fast, controlled picking.
I like using .88 green Dunlop Tortex picks for stuff like this.
Maybe that'll help out some.  Try to keep your up and downs tight
as to not hit the B.  It might seem hard not to double pick the
fretted notes at first.  (It even happens to them live!)

Standard tuning (E A D G B E)        (I use "." for palm mutes)

Intro:  key of E

E 12-0-0-0-7-0-0-0-9-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-7-0-0-3-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-3-0-0-0
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------



			(repeat this 3 times)
E -5-0-0-2-0-0-3--------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------



(then...)							D

E 12-0-0-0-7-0-0-0-9-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-7-0-0-3-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-2-------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G -------------------------------------------------------------7-7------
D -------------------------------------------------------------7-7------
A -------------------------------------------------------------5-5------
E -------------------------------------------------------------0-0------
                                                          (let ring out)

Verse:     (play rhythm using all down strokes for tighter feel)

          D   E5                         D     G                       D
                 .     . .   . . . .                    .  .     .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D --------7 / 9--9--9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9  7--7/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---
A --------5 / 7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7  5--5/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12
E --------------------------------------------------------------------10
         "From the..."                        "Across the seven..."

                                  D   E5                         D     G
   .     .     .  .           . .        .     . .   . . . .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D --------------------------------7 / 9--9--9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9  7--7/12
A 12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-0-0-5 / 7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7  5--5/10
E 10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------------------------------
                                 "I traveled..."

                         D                   G             C
          .  .     .        .     .     .  .                 .   .   .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D -12-12-12-12-12-12-12----------------------12-12-12-12  5-5-5-5-5-5--
A -10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10  3-3-3-3-3-3--
E ----------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10----------------------------
                                               "But now it seems..."

           D   E5                         D     G                      D
                  .     . .   . . . .                    .  .     .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D 5--5-----7 / 9--9--9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9  7-7/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---
A 3--3-----5 / 7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7  5-5/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12
E --------------------------------------------------------------------10
     "I'm just a stranger to myself..."

                              G            C                      D   E5
   .     .     .  .                           .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D ---------------------------12-12-12-12  5--5--5--5--5--5-5-5-5/7-7/9-
A 12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10  3--3--3--3--3--3-3-3-3/5-5/7-
E 10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--------------------------------------------
                                                               "I close

                       G                       D
  .   .   .       .          .                    .     .     .  .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D 9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---------------------------
A 7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12
E --------------------------------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10
  my eyes...              And      I think of home..."

      A   D   E5                          G           D
      . .        .     . .   . . . .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D --------7 / 9--9--9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12-------------------
A 12-0-0-5 / 7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/10-10-10-1012--12--12--12-12--
E 10------------------------------------------------10--10--10--10-10--
      "Another city goes by..."            "In the night..."

   G            C                 D       E5                  G
                                  . .       .   .   .
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D 12-12-12-12  5--(5)-----(5)----7-7-7 / 9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9/12-12-12--
A 10-10-10-10  3--(3)-----(3)----5-5-5 / 7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/10-10-10--
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  "Ain't it funny..."                                    "And my heart..."

   D                 G            C

E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D ------------------12-12-12-12  5--(5)-----(5)------------------------
A 12--12--12--12-12-10-10-10-10  3--(3)-----(3)------------------------
E 10--10--10--10-10-----------------------------------------------------

========================================================================
Chorus:
Guitar I
  G      C   A   D      C   A   E      D      A#        G
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G -------5---2---7------5---2-------------------------------------------
D 5------5---2---7------5---2----------7------11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12
A 5------3---0---5------3---0---2------5-------9--9--9-10-10-10-10-10-10
E 3-----------------------------0---------------------------------------
"So..."                                (This part can be done different
"Face up..."                            ways, but this sounds cool -
                                         So does using an octave of G)

Guitar II
  G      C   A   D      C   A   E5     D       C
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G -------5---2---7------5---2----------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5
D 5------5---2---7------5---2---9------7-------5-5-5-5-5-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
A 5------3---0---5------3---0---7------5-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3
E 3---------------------------------------------------------------------

========================================================================


   Verse II

   Chorus

   Intro riff again

   Into solo which starts with some 3 - 5 - 7 (?) fret tapping
   on the high E, then goes ballistic...I'll leave that up to your
   creative imagination.

   Chorus X2

   then intro riff again...but after hammering the G (3rd fret, high E)



E 12-0-0-0-7-0-0-0-9-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-7-0-0-3-0-0-0-5-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-3-
B -----------------------------------------------------------------
G -----------------------------------------------------------------
D -----------------------------------------------------------------
A -----------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------------


    finish it off with a two guitar harmony that's something like this:
========================================================================
Guitar I
                            E5
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G /9---7---5~---4-------------------------------------------------------
D ------------------5---0---9----(9)----(9)----(9)----------------------
A --------------------------7----(7)----(7)----(7)----------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    (let ring out - feedback)

Guitar II
                    .   .   E
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G -2---0----------------------------------------------------------------
D ---------3~---2-------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------2----(2)----(2)----(2)----------------------
E ------------------3---2---0----(0)----(0)----(0)----------------------
                                    (let ring out - feedback)
========================================================================
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