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Phantom Of The Opera Bass tabs (ver.2)

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Iron Maiden - Phantom of the opera 
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This is the bass tab to Phantom of the opera.

It comes in two halves:

Part 1 : Intro + verse.
Part 2 : The instrument section.

Any comments/suggestions or errors mail me.
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Key:
 r  = rest
 p  = pull off
 h  = hammer on
 /  = slide
 b  = bend
 ~  = vibrato
---                                                         
Triplet feel

	N.C.                                          Play 3 times
  /3\     /3\ /3\ /  3  \   /  3  \ /  3  \               /3\
	       p
G --- ||  444 544 7-4 --- | 7-4 --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---   ||
D r45 ||o --- --- --- -5- | --- -5- 4-5 -7- | --- --- --- r45  o||
A --- ||o --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | 2-- --- --- ---  o||
E --- ||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---   ||

  /3\ /3\ /  3  \   /  3  \ /  3  \
G 444 544 7-4 --- | 7-4 --- --- ---
D --- --- --- -5- | --- -5- 4-5 -7-
A --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---
E --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---

  /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\
G --- --- --- --- | --- 222 555 777 | 999 999 799 999 | 799 999 9-- ---
D --- --- --- 222 | 555 --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---
A 222 333 555 --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- 9/-
E --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---

				    Play 4 times
       Em                        G   D
       /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\        
G ||   --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---  ||
D ||o  --- 5-- --- 5-- | --- 5-- 5-- --- o||
A ||o  777 -77 777 -77 | 777 -77 --- 5-- o||
E ||   --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---  ||

						  Play 3 times
       F#m               Gm
       /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /  3 \ / 3 \ / 3  \ / 3 \       
G ||   --- --- --- --- | ------ ----- ------ -----  ||
D ||o  --- 7-- --- 7-- | ------ 8---- ------ 8---- o||
A ||o  999 -99 999 -99 | 101010 -1010 101010 -1010 o||
E ||   --- --- --- --- | ------ ----- ------ -----  ||     

							  
							 
     Em      B         C       D         Em                Em      D
     /  3  \ /  3  \   /  3  \ /  3  \    /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\  /3\ /3\ /  3  \ 
G||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---
D||o --- --- --- --- | --- --- --5 --- | --- 5-- --- 5-- | --- 5-- --- ---
A||o 7-7 -r- 2-2 -r- | 3-3 -r0 5-- -5- | 777 -77 777 -77 | 777 -77 5-5 -5-
E||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---

		   ---------------    ---------------
		  |1.                |2.
  Em                       D          Em      D
  /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\  /3\ /3\ /  3  \   /3\ /3\ /  3  \     
G --- --- --- ---| --- --- --- --- || --- --- --- --- 
D --- 5-- --- 5--| --- 5-- --- ---o|| --- 5-- --- -45 
A 777 -77 777 -77| 777 -77 5-5 -5-o|| 777 -77 r-- --- 
E --- --- --- ---| --- --- --- --- || --- --- --- --- 

Verse:
	
	N.C.                              Em                        D
      /3\ /3\ /  3  \   /  3  \ /  3  \   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /  3  \
	   p
G ||  444 544 7-4 --- | 7-4 --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---
D ||o --- --- --- -5- | --- -5- 4-5 -7- | --- 5-- --- 5-- | --- 5-- --- ---
A ||o --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | 777 -77 777 -77 | 777 -77 5-5 -5-
E ||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---
		      
		      ---------------     ---------------
		     |1                  |2. 
      Em                       D                  D
     /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\  /3\ /3\ /  3  \     /3\ /3\ /  3  \
				       ||
G   --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---  || --- --- --- ---
D   --- 5-- --- 5-- | --- 5-- --- -45 o|| --- 5-- --- ---
A   777 -77 777 -77 | 777 -77 5-5 --- o|| 777 -77 5-5 -5-
E   --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---  || --- --- --- ---


  Em      B         C       D           Em      D         Em      D
  /  3  \ /  3  \   /  3  \ /  3  \     /3\ /3\ /  3  \   /3\ /3\ /  3  \
G --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- ||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---   ||
D --- --- --- --- | --- --- --5 --- ||o --- 5-- --- 5-- | --- 5-- --- ---  o||
A 7-7 -r- 2-2 -r- | 3-3 -r0 5-- -5- ||o 777 -77 777 -77 | 777 -77 5-5 -5-  o||
E --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- ||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---   ||

  Em      B         C       D         Em      D         Em      D
  /  3  \ /  3  \   /  3  \ /  3  \   /3\ /3\ /  3  \   /3\ /3\ /  3  \
G --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- 
D --- --- --- --- | --- --- --5 --- | --- 5-- --- 5-- | --- 5-- --- -45
A 7-7 -r- 2-2 -r- | 3-3 -r0 5-- -5- | 777 -77 777 -77 | 777 -77 5-5 ---
E --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---

End Verse

Lyrics:
I've been looking so long for you now that you wont get away from my grasp
You've been living  so long in hinding in hinding behind that false mask
And you know that I know you ain't got that time to last
Your looks and you feelings are just the remains of your past

You're standing in the wings, there you wait for the curtain to fall
Knowing the terror and holding you have on us all     
Yeah I know you're gonna scratch me and maim me and maul
You know I'm helpless from your mesmerising cat call


Straight eights
G -------------- | -------------- | -------------- | --------------
D -------------- | -------------- | -------------- | --------------
A -------------- | -------------- | -------------- | --------------
E -------------- | -------------- | -------------- | --------------
     
     Em                           D    Em                           D
G||  ----9-------9---|----9-----------|----9-------9---|----9-----------
D||o ------9-------9-|------9---------|------9-------9-|------9---------
A||o 7-7-----7-7-----|7-7-----7---5---|7-7-----7-7-----|7-7-----7---9---
E||  ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------

							 Play 3 times
						     ----------------
						    |1.
  D                C                Em                           D
G ----7-------7---|----5-------5---|----9-------9---|----9-----------  ||
D ------7-------7-|------5-------5-|------9-------9-|------9--------- o||
A 5-5-----5-5-----|3-3-----3-3-----|7-7-----7-7-----|7-7-----7---5--- o||
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------  ||

Keep your distance walk away. Dont take his bait.
Don't you stray, don't fade away.

Watch your step, he's out to get you, come what may.
Don't you stray, from the narrow way.

This is the instrumental section.

6/8 time, half time
  C              Em             F     G        Em
G ------------ | ------------ | ------------ | ------------
D ------------ | ------------ | ------5--575 | --------7---
A ------------ | 7---777---77 | 8---88------ | 7--77700-07-
E 8---8-8-7-5- | ------------ | ------------ | -----------0
						     ^^ ^ ^
						       10

  C              Em             F     G        Em
G ------------ | ------------ | -------544-- | ------------
D ------------ | ------------ | -97---5---57 | ------7-----
A ------------ | 7---777--777 | 8---8------- | 7--777-0707-
E 8--8888-7-5- | ------------ | ------------ | -----------0
						      ^ ^ ^
							10

  C              Em             F     G        Em
G ------------ | ------------ | --------75-- | ------------
D ------------ | ------------ | -----55---75 | ---------7--
A ------------ | 7---777---77 | 8---8------- | 7--7770---07
E 8---888-7-5- | ------------ | ------------ | ------------
						     ^   ^
						       10

  C              Em             F     G        Em
					       Fermenta
G ------------ | ------------ | -------7--7- | ------------
D ------------ | ------------ | -7----5-7--7 | ------------  pause
A ------------ | 7---777---7- | 8---8------- | 7-----------
E 8---888-7-5- | ------------ | ------------ | ------------


4/4 Time,Double Time, Triplet feel
Riff 1    
     [E]                        Three Times
     / 3  \ / 3  \ / 3  \ / 3  \
G||  --1416 --1416 --1416 --1416  ||
D||o 14---- 14---- 14---- 14---- o||
A||o ------ ------ ------ ------ o||
E||  ------ ------ ------ ------  ||

Riff 1 in D C D E D C D
  
  E                 D                 C                 D
  /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\
G --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---
D --- --- 9-- --- | --- --- 7-- --- | --- --- 5-- --- | --- --- 7-- ---
A 777 077 -77 077 | 555 755 -55 755 | 333 533 -33 533 | 555 755 -55 755
E --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---

Riff 1 on octave lower in E D C D E D C

Then

  D
  /3\ / 3  \ /3 \
G --- 121212 1097 5--
D 777 ------ ---- ---
A 555 ------ ---- ---
E --- ------ ---- ---

Riff 2
     Em                G                 Am                C       Bm
     /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\
G||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---  ||
D||o --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | 777 777 777 777 | 000 000 999 7-- o||
A||o 777 777 777 777 | 000 000 000 000 | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- -00 o||
E||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---  ||
		       ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^                     ^^^ ^^^      ^^
			 10th Fret                            10th Fret
     
End Riff 2     

     Em                G                 Am                N.C.
     /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\   /3\ /3\ /3\ /3\
G||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- 097  ||
D||o --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | 777 777 777 777 | 097 097 097 --- o||
A||o 777 777 777 777 | 000 000 000 000 | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- o||
E||  --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- --- | --- --- --- ---  ||
							   ^   ^   ^   ^
							      10       11

Riff 2  x2
								 
Straight Eights
     ----------------                                       Play ad infinitum
     |5 time fill 1 |
  Em                                G                A       C   D
G||  ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------- ||
D||o ----------------|----------------|5-555-555-555-56|7-777------------o||
A||o 7-777-777-7775-5|7-777-777-7775-5|-------------5--|------003---5----o||
E||  --------------7-|--------------7-|----------------|----------------- ||

Fill 1
G  ----------------
D  ----------------
A  77-77-777-777-5-
E  ----------------


--
Welcome to where time stands still.   No one leaves and no one will.
Moon is full never seems to change.   Just labelled mentally derranged.

Zookeeper  alias John Castle (they'll come to take me away one day).
            
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