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"22 Acacia Avenue" by Iron Maiden (from the album "The Number of the Beast")
============================================================================

Transcribed by Gilles Velay (gvelay@free.fr)

Updates :
* 12 Dec 2000, correction on guitar solo part thanks to pk2000@tin.it

Notation :
	w : whole       ^ : triplet
	h : half        R : rest
	q : quarter     / : slide up
	e : 8th         h : hammer on
	s : 16th       +++: tied notes 


First 3 bars : only guitar playing E5
                                              *
         e    q  h+q         w                q  h+q         q+e   q   q   ss
G-|--------||--------------|----------------|--------------|------------------|
D-|--------||--------------|----------------|--------------|------------------|
A-|-R----5-||-7--R---------|-R--------------|-5--R---------|-R-----5---5---55-|
E-|--------||--------------|----------------|--------------|------------------|
                                    *
    q  h+q         w                q   h+q          q+e   q   q   ss         
G-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A-|-7--R---------|-R--------------|-5---R----------|-R-----5---5---55-|
E-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|

    q  h+q         h+q       e ss   q   h+q          h+e        e e e  
G-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A-|-3--R---------|-R---------5-55-|-7---R----------|-R----------7-6-5-|
E-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-5-|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-------------4h5-|-------------5h7-|-----------------|-----------------|(x3)
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-----|-5---5-5-5-5-----|-5---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-5-|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   h+q           w
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---R-----------|-R---------------||
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||

Play the 6 lines above twice. 
For the second time, notes with * are hold longer and the last line must 
be replaced with :

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   w +++++++++++++++ w
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|

Then there is a guitar interlude and rhythm changes to triplet feel :

               e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|---------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|---------||-------------------------|-------------------5-5-5-|
A-|----10-\-||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
E-|---------||-------------------------|-------------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------5-5-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-|-------5-5-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-|
A-|-3-3-3-------------------|-3-3-3-------------------|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------||
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------||
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------||

Play the 4 lines above twice

Then we enter the Chorus Part "22, the avenue..." :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5-5-|
E-|->-----------------------|->-----------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-2-R-2-2-2-2-2-R-2-2-2-2-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|
E-|->-----------------------|->-----------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5---|
E-|->-----------------------|->------------------->---|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q     e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5---|-7-R-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E-|->------------------->---|->-----------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5-5-|
E-|->-----------------------|->-----------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-2-R-2-2-2-2-2-R-2-2-2-2-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|
E-|->-----------------------|->-----------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5---|
E-|->-----------------------|->------------------->---|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q     e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5---|-7-R-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E-|->------------------->---|->-----------------------|

Repeat everything since beginning of triplet feel
but replace last line with :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-5-4-2-4-2---2-----------|
D-|-------------------------|-----------5---5-4-5-4---|
A-|-2-R-2-2-2-2-2-R-2-2-2-2-|-----------------------5-|
E-|->-----------------------|-------------------------|

Then go on with :

     q ^ e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e [x3] e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e 
G-||--------------------------||--------------------------|
D-||--------------------------||--5-5-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-4-4-4-| (x4)
A-||-5---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||--------------------------|
E-||->--->--------------------||--------------------------|


Guitar Solo :

    w ++++++++++++++++++++++++ q+e      e  e^e^e e  e
G-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|----------3--2------------| 
A-|-7------------------------|-7-------------3-2--------|
E-|->------------------------|---------->--------3--2---|

    e+s s h         e     e   e+s s h           e     e
G-||-------------11\12-11\12-|---------------11\12-11\12-|
D-||-------------------------|---------------------------|
A-||----7-7------------------|-5--5-5--------------------|
E-||-0-----------------------|---------------------------|

    q+e      e  e^e^e e  e  [x4]
G-|--------------------------||
D-|----------3--2------------||
A-|-3-------------3-2--------||
E-|---------->--------3--2---||

Break :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-9-9-9-7-7-7-------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------9-9-9-------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------101010-|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Verse :

     e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-||-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-||-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-||-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
E-||->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|
E-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-2h3-3-3-3-3-2h3-3-3-3-3-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|
E-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|--------------------------||
D-|-------------------------|-------------7------------||
A-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7--10-9-10-9-7-||
E-|->----------->-----------|->------------------------||

Repeat the four lines above six times :
  - 1st time without vocals
  - 2nd, 3rd and 4th time with vocals and last bar identical to 
    penultimate bar
  - On 5th time, guitar solo begins and last bar is still
    identical to penultimate bar

For the 6th time, replace last 2 bars with : 

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------7-7-7-|
D-|-------------------------|-------7-7-7-9-9-9-------|
A-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-101010------------------|
E-|->-----------------------|-------------------------|

and continue with :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-7h9-9-9-9-9-7h9-9-9-9-9-|-7h9-9-9-9-9-7h9-9-9-9-9-|
D-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
D-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-4h5-5-5-5-5-4h5-5-5-5-5-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
D-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-7h9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-7---7-----------------|
D-|->-----------------------|-----9---9-7-9-7---7-----|
A-|-------------------------|----------------10--10-9-|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
E-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|
E-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   q+e      e  e^e^e e  e   
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|----------3--2-----------|
A-|-2h3-3-3-3-3-2h3-3-3-3-3-|-3-------------3-2-------|
E-|->----------->-----------|->-------->---------3-2--|
    
    w
G-|------------------------|
D-|------------------------|
A-|------------------------|
E-|-0----------------------|
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mezmetized33 wrote on May 24 2007, 12:08 pm

thanks man!

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Zapist219 wrote on August 31 2010, 04:55 am

NICE WORK!

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