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From crisan@shadow.netSat Jun 22 11:35:50 1996
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 20:36:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: crisan@shadow.net
To: bass@olga.net
Subject: BTA ("Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden)

                                         _
|  |>    /\   |\|     |\/|   /|  |  |\  |_  |\|
|  | \  /__\  | |     |  |   \|  |  |/  |_  | |

Bass tab 
Transcribed by G. Crisan ( crisan@shadow.net )

Thanks to Mark Smeets and Joel Desjardins for correcting the errors.
 (MSmeets@ibm.net & desj01@gel.usherb.ca , respectively).
All textual notes refer to the tab ABOVE it. Any comments, suggestions, 
or errors refering to the tab below that should be brought to my attention, 
please e-mail me.

Tab explanations
-----------------------------------------------------
>   Accent                 |      /   Slide up
.   Staccatto              |      \   Slide down
h   Hammer-on/ pull off    |      :   Repeat
†   Harmonic               |      ~   slight bend 
-----------------------------------------------------


Fear of the Dark ( Harris )
 ( From the album " Fear of the Dark " )      
 


-7-----5-----7-----5-----------12-----------10-----12--|----7---7---7---7----
-7-----5-----7-----5-----7-----10-----7------8-----10--|.--------------------
-5-----3-----5-----3-----7-----10-----7------8-----10--|.-5---5---5---5------
-------------------------5------------5----------------|---------------------
Intro*

---3---3---3---3----5---5---5---5-----3---3----5---5----7---7---7---7----3---
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-1---1---1---1----3---3---3---3-----1---1----3---3----5---5---5---5----1-----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---3---3---3-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|----7---7---7---7----3---3-
------------------------------------------------.|---------------------------
-1---1---1-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3----.|--5---5---5---5----1---1---
-------------------------------------------------|---------------------------
                                                   Vocals enter

--3---3----5---5---5---5----3---3---5---5-----7---7---7---7----3---3---3---3-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1---1----3---3---3---3----1---1---3---3-----5---5---5---5----1---1---1---1---
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---5---5---5---5----3---3---5---5-----7---7---7---7-----3---3---3---3----5---
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-3---3---3---3----1---1---3---3-----5---5---5---5-----1---1---1---1----3---3-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-5---5---5-----5---5----7---7----7---7---7---7-----3---3---3---3------5---5--
-------------3---3----5---5--------------------------------------------------
---3---3-----------------------5---5---5---5-----1---1---1---1-----3----3----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
       "...a little strange"

--5---5---5---5---5---5-----3---3---3---3----5---5---5---5----7---7---7---7--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3---3---3---3---3---3-----1---1---1---1----3---3---3---3----5---5---5---5----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---5---5---5---5-----3---3---3---3------5---5---7---7-----7---7---7---7---7--
--------------------------------------3---3---5---5--------------------------
-3---3---3---3-----1---1---1---1------------------------5---5---5---5---5----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---7---7---7----3---3---3---3-----5---5---5---5-----7---7---7---7----5---5---
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5---5---5----1---1---1---1-----3---3---3---3-----5---5---5---5----3---3---3-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-5---5-----3---3---3---3-----5---5---7---7-----7---7---7---7---7---7--------|
---------------------------3---3---5---5------------------------------------|
---3-----1---1---1---1-----------------------5---5---5---5---5---5---5------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                           End intro

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-/5--5-0---5-5-0--5-5-0--5-5--0-1-1----1-1----1-1-----1-1----3-3-----3-3-----
------------------------------------1------1------1--------1-----3--------3--
Faster,heavier

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-3-3------3-3----5--5-0-0-5-5-7-7-8-8-10-10-8-8-7-5---5-0----5-5-0----5-5-0--
-----3---------3-------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5-5--0--1--1------1-1-------1-1------1-1-----3---3------3-3-----3-3-----3-3-
--------------1---------1--------1----------1-------3--------3-------3-------

-----------------------------------------7-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------------7-----------------------------------
---5--5-0-0-5-5-7-7-8-8-10-10-8-8-7-5----5---5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--
-3---------------------------------------------------------------------------

-3-----------------------------------5-----------------------------------7---
-3-----------------------------------5-----------------------------------7---
-1---1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--3---3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5---
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------7--------------------------------------------3-------
------------------------7--------------------------------------------3-------
-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5---5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--1---1-1-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------5-----------------------------------7------------
----------------------------5-----------------------------------7------------
-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--3---3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5---5-5--5-5-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------3-----------------5-----------------7---------------
-------------------------3-----------------5-----------------7---------------
-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---1---1-1--1-1-1-1--3---3-3--3-3-3-3--5---5-5--5-5-5-5
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        "Fear of the dark..."

5-----------------3--------------------5-------7-------7-----------------3---
5-----------------3--------------------3-------5-------7-----------------3---
3---3-3--3-3-3-3--1---1-1--1-1-1-1---------------------5---5-5--5-5-5-5--1---
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------5------------------7-------------------5-----------------3----
---------------5------------------7-------------------5-----------------3----
-1-1--1-1-1-1--3---3-3--3-3-3-3---5---5-5--5-5-5-5----3---3-3--3-3-3-3--1----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---5-----7-----7-------------------7-------------------3------------------5--
---3-----5-----7-------------------7-------------------3------------------5--
---------------5---5-5--5-5-5-5----5---5-5--5-5-5-5----1---1-1--1-1-1-1---3--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------7------5-----7------------------3------------------5--------
-----------------7------5-----7------------------3------------------5--------
-3-3--3-3-3-3----5------3-----5---5-5--5-5-5-5---1---1-1--1-1-1-1---3--3-3---
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------7------------------3------------------5--------
------------------------------7------------------3------------------5--------
-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3----5---5-5--5-5-5-5---1---1-1--1-1-1-1---3---3-3--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------5------7---7-------------------3-----------------5----------------
-----------3------5---7-------------------3-----------------5----------------
-3-3-3-3--------------5---5-5--5-5-5-5----1--1-1--1-1-1-1---3---3-3--3-3-3-3-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------3--------------5--------------7--------------5----------
---------------------3--------------5--------------7--------------5----------
--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3---1--1-1-1--1-1--3--3-3-3--3-3--5--5-5-5--5-5--3--3-3-3--3
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Slower

-----3--------------5------7---7------------------------------3--------------
-----3--------------3------5---7------------------------------3--------------
-3---1--1-1-1--1-1-------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5----1--1-1-1--1-1--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

5---------------7---------------5---------------3---------------5------7---7-
5---------------7---------------5---------------3---------------3------5---7-
3--3-3-3--3-3---5--5-5-5--5-5---3--3-3-3--3-3---1--1-1-1--1-1--------------5-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5---5-5-0--5-5-0--5-5-0---5-5---0--1---1----1-1----1-1--
--------------------------------------------------------------1------1------1
                         Faster

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-1-1---3---3----3-3----3-3----3-3------5-5-0-0-5-5-7-7-8-8-10-10-8-8-7-5---5-
-----1-------3------3------3------3------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-0--5-5-0--5-5-0--5-5---0--1---1-----1-1----1-1----1-1------3---3----3-3-----
---------------------------------1-------1------1--------1--------3------3---

----------------------------------------------------7------------------------
----------------------------------------------------7------------------------
-3-3----3-3-----5-5-0-0-5-5-7-7-8-8-10-10-8-8-7-5---5--5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-
-----3------3----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    Much Slower

---------3---------------------------------------------3----5----7-----------
---------3-------------------------------5-------------3----5----7-----------
-5-5-5---1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1---5-------------1----3----5--5-5-5--5-
-----------------------------------------3--3-3-3--3-3-----------------------

---------------------------------------------------3-------------------------
---------------------------------------------------3-------------------------
-5-5---5-5-5---5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------3-----5----7-------------------------------------------
--------5-------------3-----5----7-------------------------------------------
-1-1-1--5-------------1-----3----5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5
--------3--3-3-3--3-3--------------------------------------------------------

----------------3----------------------------------------------------5-----7-
----------------3-------------------------------5--------------------5-----7-
-5-5-5--5-5-5---1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1---5--------------------3-----5-
------------------------------------------------3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3---------

-----------------------------------------------------------3-----------------
-----------------------------------------------------------3-----------------
-5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5---1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------5-----7--------------------------|
--------------5--------------------5-----7--------------------.--.--|
-1-1--1-1-1---5--------------------3-----5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--|
--------------3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3----------------------------------|


-7--------------------------7--------------------------3---------------5-----
-7-----------------------.--7-----------------------.--3---------------5-----
-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--1--1-1-1--1-1---3--3-3
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar Solo

---------7--------------------------7--------------------------7-------------
---------7-----------------------.--7-----------------------.--7-------------
-3--3-3--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5--5-5-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------3--------------5--------------7---------------------------11-
------------.---3--------------5--------------7-----------------------.---11-
--5--5-5-5--5---1--1-1-1--1-1--3--3-3-3--3-3--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5----9-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------11-----------------------------7---------------9----
----------------------.--11------------------------.----7---------------9----
-9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9---9---9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9----5--5-5-5--5-5---7--7-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guitar solo 2

------------11---------------------------11---------------------------11-----
------------11-----------------------.---11-----------------------.---11-----
-7-7--7-7----9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9----9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9----9--9-9
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------7--------------9--------------11-----------------------
------------------.---7--------------9--------------11-----------------------
-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9---5--5-5-5--5-5--7--7-7-7--7-7---9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----11--------------------------7----------------------------7--------------
--.--11-----------------------.--7----------------------------7--------------
--9---9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--9--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        End Solo

---------3-----------------------3-------------------------------------------
---------3-----------------------3-----------------------5-------------------
-5-5-5---1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1---5-------------------
---------------------------------------------------------3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3-

-3----------------------------7----------------------------------------------
-3----------------------------7----------------------------------------------
-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             
------7----------------------------------------------------------3-----------
------7----------------------------------------------------------3-----------
-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5---1--1-1-1--1-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Fear of the Dark..."

---------------------------------------------------------------------------3-
-----------------------------------------------5---------------------------3-
-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1---5---------------------------1-
-----------------------------------------------3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3---

---------------------------7-------------------------------------------------
---------------------------7-------------------------------------------------
-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-7----------------------------------------------------------3----------------
-7----------------------------------------------------------3----------------
-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--1--1-1-1--1-1-1--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------------3-------
-----------------------------------------5---------------------------3-------
-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1--5---------------------------1--1-1-1
-----------------------------------------3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3---------

--------------------7--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------7--------------------------------------------------------
-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5---/5--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       Faster

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5-0---5-5-0--5-5-0--5-5--0-1-1----1-1----1-1-----1-1----3-3-----3-3------3-3
--------------------------------1------1------1--------1-----3--------3------
                
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----3-3----5--5-0-0-5-5-7-7-8-8-10-10-8-8-7-5---5-0----5-5-0----5-5-0--5-5--
3---------3------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--0--1--1------1-1-------1-1------1-1-----3---3------3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----
----------1---------1--------1----------1-------3--------3-------3--------3--

----------------------------------------7--------------3--------------5------
----------------------------------------7--------------3--------------5------
--5--5-0-0-5-5-7-7-8-8-10-10-8-8-7-5----5--5-5--5-5-5--1--1-1--1-1-1--3--3-3-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------3-----5-----7--------------3--------------5--------------------------
--------3-----5-----7--------------3--------------5--------------------------
-3-3-3--1--1--3--3--5--5-5--5-5-5--1--1-1--1-1-1--3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

--7-------------3--------------5-------------5----7----7--------------3------
--7-------------3--------------5-------------3-3--5-5--7--------------3------
--5-5-5--5-5-5--1--1-1--1-1-1--3--3-3--3-3-3-----------5--5-5--5-5-5--1--1-1-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------3--------------5--------------7---------------5--------------3------
---------3--------------5--------------7---------------5--------------3------
-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1--3--3-3-3--3-3--5--5-5-5--5-5---3--3-3-3--3-3--1--1-1-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Slower

----------5----7----7----------------------------3--------------5------------
----------3-3--5-5--7----------------------------3--------------5------------
-1--1-1-------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5--1--1-1-1--1-1--3--3-3-3--3-3
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

--7------------5------------------3--------------5----7----7-----------------
--7------------5------------------3--------------3-3--5-5--7-----------------
--5--5-5-5--5--5--3--3-3-3--3-3---1--1-1-1--1-1------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----------3--------------5--------------7--------------5--------------3-----
-----------3--------------5--------------7--------------5--------------3-----
-5-5--5-5--1--1-1-1--1-1--3--3-3-3--3-3--5--5-5-5--5-5--3--3-3-3--3-3--1--3-3
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------5----7----7----------------------------3--------------5-------------
---------3-3--5-5--7----------------------------3--------------5-------------
-3--3-3------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5--1--1-1-1--1-1--3--3-3-3--3-3-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-7--------------5--------------3-------------5----7----7-|
-7--------------5--------------3-------------3-3--5-5--7-|
-5--5-5-5--5-5--3--3-3-3--3-3--1--1-1-1--1-1-----------5-|
---------------------------------------------------------|
                                            Ritard.

---7---7---7---7----3---3---3---3-----5---5---5---5-----3---3-----5---5-----7
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5---5---5---5----1---1---1---1-----3---3---3---3-----1---1-----3---3-----5--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Outtro (much slower)

---7---7---7-----3---3---3---3-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5------7---7--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5---5---5-----1---1---1---1-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3------5---5----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---7---7----3---3---3---3-----5---5---5---5------5---5----7---7---7---7----||
-----------------------------------------------3---3----5---5--------------||
-5---5----1---1---1---1-----3---3---3---3------------------------5---5---5-||
---------------------------------------------------------------------------||
                                                               Last note
                                                               rings a while

* The intro can also be:

-7--------------------------------------5------------------------------------
-7--------------------------------------5-----------------2-2----------------
-5--0-0--5-5--7-7--8-8--7-7--5-5--7-7---3-------3-3--5-5-------5-5--3-3--5-5-
-------------------------------------------3-3-------------------------------

--------7--------------------------------------5-----------------------------
-2------7--------------------------------------5-------------------2-2-------
----3---5--0-0--5-5--7-7--8-8--7-7--5-5--7-7---3-3--------3-3--5-5------5-5--
-----------------------------------------------------3-3---------------------

------------------2----------------------------------------5-----------------
-----------2------2----------------------------------------3-3-------3-3--5-5
-3-3--5-5-----3---0-0-------0-0--2-2--3-3--2-2--0-0--2-2---3----3-3----------
-----------------------0-0---------------------------------------------------

-2-2------------2------2---------------------------------------5-5--0-0--5-5-
------5-5--3-3-----3---2-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------0-0-------0-0--2-2--3-3--2-2--0-0--2-2----------------
----------------------------0-0----------------------------------------------
                                                                  Ritard.
-7-7--9-9--7-7--5-5--9---5---|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|
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METSOAD wrote on March 12 2006, 09:05 am

no, this is steve harris, he plays power chords on bass
and i've listened to the record and this is correct

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