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16/7/2002
Song:The Bard's Song
Music and Lyrics by Blind Guardian
Tabbed by Sebastian (Kaikis Giannis)

It's a great song and not that difficult.listen to the cd(I prefer
listening with the earphones)and take it easy. good luck.


Legend:

*..*  - repeat everything in between
 ~    - vibrato
 ^    - stress

Intro, Verses - 4/4
Choruses, Coda - 3/4


[Intro]
                                      -------------     ----------
                                           |1.               |2.
E|--0----------|------------|----------|   |-------------|   |---------||
B|-----3--1--0-|-0--1--0----|-0--------|   |-1--3--1-0-1-|   |---------||
G|*------------|----------0-|----2--0-*|   |-------------|   |--2------||
D|*------------|------------|---------*|   |-------------|   |---------||
A|--0----------|------------|----------|   |-0-----------|   |--0------||
E|-------------|-3----------|-0--------|   |-------------|   |---------||
                                            1st time          2nd time
                                -------------------------    ----------------
                               |1.                          |2.
E|-8--10-8-10-|-7----------|   |-------7-8-|-7--8---10--|   |--------7-8/12-||
B|------------|----10----8-|   |-8--10-----|------------|   |-8--10---------||
G|------------|------------|   |-----------|------------|   |---------------||
D|------------|------------|   |-----------|------------|   |---------------||
A|------------|------------|   |-----------|------------|   |---------------||
E|------------|------------|   |-----------|------------|   |---------------||
 |            |            |   |           |            |   |               ||
E|-0----------|------------|   |-----------|------------|   |---------------||
B|----3--1--0-|-0--1--0----|   |-0---------|-1--3-1-0-1-|   |-0-------------||
G|------------|----------0-|   |----2----0-|------------|   |----2-----0----||
D|------------|------------|   |-----------|------------|   |---------------||
A|-0----------|------------|   |-----------|-0----------|   |---------------||
E|------------|-3----------|   |-0---------|------------|   |-0-------------||
    
                             1st time                     2nd time
 [Verse 1]

E|-0----------|-----|-----------------------|------------|
B|------3---1-|-0---|-0---------1------0----|-1----------|
G|------------|-----|-----------------------|------------|
D|------------|-----|-----------------------|------------|
A|-0----------|-----|-----------------------|-0----------|
E|------------|-3---|-0---------------------|------------|
   Now you all  know  the bards  and   their  songs.  When

E|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|---1---3-----1---|-0-----1-----0---|-----------------|-1-----0-----1---|
G|-----2---2-----2-|---0-----0-----0-|-0-----2-----0---|---2-----2-----2-|
D|-----------2-----|-----0-----0-----|---2-----2-----2-|-----2-----2-----|
A|-0---------------|-----------------|-----2-----2-----|-0---------------|
E|-----------------|-3---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
   Hours have  gone  by,               I     close  my   eyes.       In  a

E|-12~-------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
B|-------15~---13~-|-12~---13~---12~-|-----------------|-12-12h13p12----------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-12~---14~---12~-|-------------14-12/14~|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
 |                 |                 |                 |                      |
E|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
B|---1---3-----1---|-0-----1-----0---|-----------------|-1----------0-----1---|
G|-----2---2-----2-|---0-----0-----0-|-0-----2-----0---|----2---------2-----2-|
D|-----------2-----|-----0-----0-----|---2-----2-----2-|--------2-------2-----|
A|-0---------------|-----------------|-----2-----2-----|-0--------------------|
E|-----------------|-3---------------|-0---------------|----------------------|
  world far  away               we    may    meet  again,                   but

E|-7~--------------|---------------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|-------10~---8~--|-7~----8~----7~------|-----------------|-8p7---------|
G|-----------------|---------------------|-7~----9~----7~--|-----9~------|
D|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|-------------|
A|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|-------------|
E|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|-------------|
 |                 |                     |                 |             |
E|-0---------------|---------------------|-----------------|-------------|
B|---1---3-----1---|-0-----1-----0-------|-----------------|-1-----------|
G|-----2---2-----2-|---0-----0-----0-----|-0-----2-----0---|-------------|
D|-----------2-----|-----0-----0---------|---2-----2-----2-|----------7--|
A|-0---------------|---------------------|-----2-----2-----|-0-----------|
E|-----------------|-3-------------------|-0---------------|-------------|
  now   hear  my    song        about the dawn  of    the   night.   Let's

E|-----|-----|------|-----|---------|---------|-----|------||
B|-5---|-3---|-1----|-3---|-5-----5-|-3-----3-|-1---|-3~---||
G|-----|-----|---2--|-----|---5-----|---4-----|---2-|------||
D|---7-|---5-|------|-----|-----7---|-----5---|-----|----5-||
A|-7---|-5---|-0----|-5---|-7-------|-5-------|-0---|------||
E|-----|-----|------|-----|---------|---------|-----|------||
   sing  the   bard's song                               To -


[Chorus 1]

E|-------|--------|--------|-------|--------|-------|----------|--------|
B|-------|--------|--------|-------|--------|-------|----------|--------|
G|-----4-|------5-|--------|-----5-|--------|-----5-|----------|--------|
D|---5---|---7----|--------|---7---|--------|---7---|----------|--------|
A|-5-----|-7------|-5------|-7-----|-5------|-7-----|-7--------|-8----8-|
E|-------|--------|--------|-------|--------|-------|----------|--------|
  -mor  -  row will take us away,    far from home    no one will ever

E|--------|--------|-----------|-----------|-------|-------|--------|--------|
B|--------|--------|-4---------|-----------|-------|-------|--------|--------|
G|--------|------7-|---7-------|-----------|-------|-----4-|-----5--|--------|
D|--------|---7----|-----7-----|-----------|-------|---5---|---7----|--------|
A|-/10----|-5------|-----------|-8------8--|-/10---|-5-----|-7------|-5------|
E|--------|--------|-----------|-----------|-------|-------|--------|--------|
   know our names,       but the bard's song will Tomor  -   row will take it
                                                  remain.
E|--------|----------|-------|----------|-------|-------|----------|----------|
B|--------|----------|-------|----------|---6---|-------|----------|----------|
G|------5-|----------|-----5-|----------|-------|---5---|----------|----------|
D|---7----|----------|---7---|----------|-------|-7-----|----------|----------|
A|-7------|-5--------|-7-----|-5--------|-8---8-|-------|-7---5--7-|-3--5--2--|
E|--------|----------|-------|----------|-------|-------|----------|----------|
   away,the fear of today      it will be gone           due to our magic songs


[Solo]

   ^              ^    ^     ^       ^       ^   x2
E|--------------|-----------------|--------------||  1st time 8ve below.
B|-13p12p10-----|-10--------------|--------------||  2nd time one guitar
G|*----------12-|----9-10----9~---|--9~---9--11-*||   plays this and the
D|*-------------|---------12------|-------------*||   other 8ve below
A|--------------|-----------------|--------------||
E|--------------|-----------------|--------------||

   ^                  ^                ^
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|--9~-------------|-----------------|
D|-7~----9-----10--|-------10----9---|-------------14~-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-8-----10--------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 |                 |                 |                 |
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
B|-0-----1-----3---|---0---3-----1---|-1-----3-----5---|
G|---2-----2-----2-|-----0---0-----0-|---2-----2-----4-|
D|-----2-----2-----|-----------2-----|-----3-----1-----|
A|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-0---------------|-1---------------|

   ^      ^        ^          ^                ^     ^        ^
E|-------------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
G|-------------------------|-----------------|-------12-10-10h12p10-7-|
D|-12~-15-14-12-10h12p10-9-|-10-----12---14--|-12~--------------------|
A|-------------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
 |                         |                 |                        |
E|-------------------------|-----------------|-0----------------------|
B|-3------5--------3-------|-0-----1-----3---|---0---3-------1--------|
G|---4-------4-----------4-|---2-----2-----2-|-----0----0-----------0-|
D|-----5--------3----------|-----2-----2-----|-------------2----------|
A|-------------------------|-0---------------|------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------|-----------------|-0----------------------|

   ^          ^
E|----------|-------||
B|----------|-------||
G|-------14-|-12~---||
D|-12-14----|-------||
A|----------|-------||
E|----------|-------||
 |          |       ||
E|----------|-------||
B|-1------5-|-3-----||
G|-2--------|-4-----||
D|-3--------|-5-----||
A|-3--------|-5-----||
E|-1------3-|-3-----||
                 There's ....

[Verse 2] - just like Verse 1


[Chorus 2]

 The beginning is the same as in Chorus 1
 End from "...afraid" is changed:

E|-...--|------------|-------|----------|---------|--------|--------|
B|-...--|------------|-------|----------|-4-------|--------|--------|
G|-...--|------------|-------|--------7-|---7-----|--------|--------|
D|-...--|------------|-------|-----7----|-------7-|--------|--------|
A|-...--|-8---8------|-/10---|---5------|---------|-8----8-|--/10---|
E|-...--|------------|-------|----------|---------|--------|--------|
      be afraid in the dark and cold,       but the bard songs will re-


[Coda]

   C       G       Am               C       G        Am
E|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|-------|--------|--------|
B|-------|-------|-------|-1------|-------|-------|------1-|-0h1----|
G|-----5-|-----4-|-----2-|---2----|-----5-|-----4-|----2---|----2---|
D|---5---|---5---|---2---|-----2--|---5---|---5---|-0h2----|------2-|
A|-3-----|-5-----|-0-----|--------|-3-----|-5-----|--------|--------|
E|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|-------|--------|--------|
  -ma   -  a   -   ain,        they all     will     remain

   C       G            Am                   C       G       Am
E|-------|------------|-------|------------|-------|-------|--------|--------|
B|-------|------------|-------|-1----------|-------|-------|------1-|-0h1----|
G|-----5-|----------4-|-----2-|----2-------|-----5-|-----4-|----2---|----2---|
D|---5---|------5-----|---2---|------2-----|---5---|---5---|-0h2----|------2-|
A|-3-----|-5----------|-0-----|------------|-3-----|-5-----|--------|--------|
E|-------|------------|-------|------------|-------|-------|--------|--------|
   In my   thoughts and in my dreams they're always  in my   mind         These

   C        G       Am                  C       G       Am
E|--------|-------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|---------|--------|
B|--------|-------|-----------|-1-----|-------|-------|-------1-|-0h1----|
G|-----5--|-----4-|--------2--|---2---|-----5-|-----4-|----2----|----2---|
D|---5----|---5---|-----2-----|-----2-|---5---|---5---|-0h2-----|------2-|
A|-3------|-5-----|--0--------|-------|-3-----|-5-----|---------|--------|
E|--------|-------|-----------|-------|-------|-------|---------|--------|
   songs of hobbits, dwarves &  men, &  elves   come   close your eyes.You can

   C       G       Em
E|-------|-------|-------|-----0-|
B|-------|-------|-------|---0---|
G|-----5-|-----4-|-------|-0-----|
D|---5---|---5---|-----2-|-------|
A|-3-----|-5-----|---2---|-------|
E|-------|-------|-0-----|-------|
   see     them    too...


this is the end,my only friend the end...
you can find me here kaikis@otenet.gr for anything you want
music make us brothers



************************************

| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato
| ^  Stress
| *..* repeat everything in between


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deathwalker 10 Feb 05, 2006 01:33 AM

right this tab looks really good, but one question for the verse would it be better to finger pick that? because i'm having trouble getting that up to speed at the moment

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tweeres04 50 Mar 30, 2006 08:28 PM

I'm pretty sure most of it is to be fingerpicked

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pepiñeros 32 Sep 14, 2006 04:55 AM

the chorus is (at least in my version) very different from what you tabbed here. The rest of the song was good, but I can find that piece anywhere I want...

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