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The Islander Tab

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Intro

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Song: The Islander
Artist: Nightwish
Album: Dark Passion Play
Tuning: Standard

I looked at all the other tabs of this song, and I felt that there was always something
with the intros. I found out the other tabs just had part of it. There are two guitars
of just one, as well as in the verses. So, here's my tab: I transcribed as much as I 
This is one of my favorite songs in the world, and I hope this will help. Thanks to
Damaged Roses for the Chords in the Verse and Chorus.

Notes: this might all not be 100 percent correct, but a lot of it's hard to hear. And
strumming patterns are what I use. It sounds right to me.

Key
---
- = Palm Mute
b = Bend
h = hammer on
p = pull of
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
v = vibrato
~ = hold note
x = mute note

Intro
Wood Flute
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------11~--------\---11~-----11p9h11h12~----11~-----\---|
|-9~-----------7--------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

This whole section played four times:
Guitar I
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---2-3-2-0h2p0---0-------------------------------------|
|-4-------------2---------------------------------------|
|-4-----------------4~------0-0h2p0---0-----------------|
|-2---------------------------------2---4-0-2~----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar II
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-2-3-2-0h2p0---0-------------------------------------|
|-4-------------2-----------------------------4-------2-|
|-4-----------------4~------0-0h2p0---0---------2---4---|
|-----------------------------------2---4-0-------------|
|-------------------------------------------3~----0~----|

Wood Flute
(coming in on the 2nd time)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-2-3-2-0h2p0---0-------------------3-2---------------|
|---------------2-------------------4-----2-0~----------|
|-------------------4~------0-0h2p0---------------2~----|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

Piano
(coming in on the 3rd time)
|-2-2-2-2---2---0-2-------2---0-2---2-0-------0-2---2-0-|
|-0-2-3-2-------------0-3---0-----0---------0-----0-----|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Verse
Piano
|-------7-----------7---|
|---5-7---7-5---5-7---5-|
|-4-----------4---------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|

Verse 2x
Guitar 1
|-2----2-----2----2----3--3-3-3-3-3----3---------------------------------------------|
|-3--3-3-----2--2-2----3--3-3-3-3-3----3----2--2-2-----3--3-3-----2--2-2-------------|
|-4--4-4-----4--4-4-xx-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-xx-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-xx-4-4-4-4--|
|-4--4---4-4-4--4---xx-0--0-0-0-0-0--0---xx-2--2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2----2-xx-4-4-4-4--|
|-2------2-2-2------xx-2----------2------xx-0--0-------0----------0------xx-2-2-2-2--|
|----------------------3----------3--------------------------------------------------|
         - -                                       - -        - -

Guitar II
|-2-----2-----2-----2-----3-----3-----3-----3-----0-----0-----------------------------2-----------|
|---3-----3-----2-----2-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3---3-----3-----2-----2-------3---------|
|-----4-----4-----4-----4-----0-----0-----0-----0-----2-----2---2-----2-----2-----2-------4-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------2-----2-----2-----2-------4-----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus
Guitar I
|-2----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2----|
|-3----3-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----|
|-4----4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4----|
|-4----4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4-4----4-4-4-4----|
|-2----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2----|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar II
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----|
|---4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4---|
|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-|
|-------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
Guitar I and II - 4x
|-3~-------2~-------0~-------2~-------|
|-3~-------3~-------0~-------3~-------|
|-0~-------2~-------0~-------4~-------|
|-0~-------0~-------2~-------4~-------|
|-2~----------------2~-------2~-------|
|-3~----------------------------------|

Repeat Intro
Repeat Verse and Pre-Chorus

Second time in Verse 2
Wood Flute
First Pre-Chorus    Verse
|-----------14~----|-14~---12~---15~---14~---14~---12~---------14~---15p12h14-|
|------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-11h12p11---------|----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------------------------------------------------|

|-14~---12~---15~---14~---14~---12~---10~---7~-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat Chorus

With Strings and Wood Flute
|-15----14----17----------15----14----17-----12h14h15---------17--17p14h15----17--------|
|-------------------15------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------14-------------------------14~-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge

Guitars play the Intro


Wood Flute
|-19~-------\--------------------------15~-------17~-----15h17h19~----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bagpipes at 3:20
|----12-14-19-14-12----12-14-19b~-----19p17h19p17-12h14----15---14-15-14--------------|
|-12----------------12---------------------------------------------------15-10/12~----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Violin
|----12-14-19-12-14----12-14-19-12-14----12-14-19-12-14----12-14-19-12-14-|
|-12----------------12----------------12----------------12----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-15-14-12-----------------------------12-14-19-12-14----12-14-19---12h14-|
|----------15-14-10-12~-------------12----------------12------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Violin and Bagpipes
|-15-14-12-------------------------------12-------14---------------12-14-|
|----------15-14-10-12~----14----15-----------------------------12-------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------2---------2---------2--2-----------|
|-------------------------------------3---------3---------3--3-----------|
|--------------------------------4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4--4--4--|
|--------------------------------4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4--4--4--4--4--|
|--------------------------------2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2--2--2--2--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                 | Guitar I comes In


Final Chorus
Bag Pipes
|-19----15v---17----14----15----14-12----15--14------------|
|-------------------------------------15-------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------11v--------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|-15----14--------------12h14h15----14v----14--------------|
|-------------15----14---------------------------12~-------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

Outro
Bag Pipes
|-/19------17-15p14p12h14-/17--------------15p14-12h14-14~----|
|------------------------------------------------------12~----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Then Violin
|----12-14-19-12-14----12-14-19-12-14----12-14-19-12-14----12-14-19-12-14--------|
|-12----------------12----------------12----------------12----------------12~----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then Wood Flute
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------h8h10~------12p10----------10----h10h12~------10h12p10---------|
|-(9)/11~-----11p9h11-----------------9/11~-------11p9---------------------h9/11~---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
5 comments total. Showing first comments.
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the_messenger66 wrote on December 17 2008, 08:49 pm

that's thanks to Damaged Roses fer the chords in the verse and chorus.

0 reply
Body-M wrote on January 5 2009, 12:29 pm

great tab , looks right , I don't know about that A-Asus4 ...sounds better with G ...but I don't think it's that simple , anyway great tab , must have been very hard to figure out all the violins ,flutes and bag-pipes , 5 stars :)

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Lix!! wrote on February 16 2009, 02:40 pm

Thanks a bunch man, first time i heard this song i just knew i HAD to learn it, Wonder if i can sing it with the accent? lulz.
But yeah great tab I've yet to find an imperfection :D

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