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The Bard's Song (live) by Blind Guardian
transcripted by Stefan Arheilger

Comment: This is from a live Version taken from the Blind Guardian Open Air.
I'm not sure about the second Guitar and their were also a third, but I have not
managed to figure it out, yet.


[Intro a]                                       first end       2nd end    
E||--0------------------------------------------|---------Triols|---||
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----------|---------------|---||

                                         first end       2nd end    
E||--0------------------------------------------|---------Triols|-------||
B||------3---1---0---0---1---0-------0----------|-1---3---1-0-1-|-1-----||
G||------------------------------0-------2---0--|---------------|---2-0-||
D||---------------------------------------------|---------------|-------||
A||--0------------------------------------------|-0-------------|-0-----||
E||------------------3---------------0----------|---------------|-------||

gtr.2                                            first end
E||--8--10---8--10---7-------------------7---8--|-7---8--10-----|
B||---------------------10---8---8--10----------|---------------|
G||---------------------------------------------|---------------|
D||---------------------------------------------|---------------|
A||---------------------------------------------|---------------|
E||---------------------------------------------|---------------|

second end
E||----------7-8/12-||
B||--8--10---Triols-||
G||-----------------||
D||-----------------||
A||-----------------||
E||-----------------||


[Intro b] (8/8)
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||--8--10---8--10------7---------------------||
B||------------------------10---8--10/13------||
G||-------------------------------------------||
D||-------------------------------------------||
A||-------------------------------------------||
E||-------------------------------------------||

    Am                Gm                E                 Am
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----------------------13----12----13---||
G||------------------------------------12----14----12---------------------||
D||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
A||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
  
Am                 Gm                 E                Am
  world  far   away               we   may  meet again,                 but
E||-12-----------------------------------------------------------------||
B||-------15---13---12---13---12------------------12-12h13p12----------||
G||--------------------------------12---14---12---------------14-12/14-||
D||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
A||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
E||--------------------------------------------------------------------||

   Am                Gm                E                 Am
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||-7-----------------------------------------------------------------||
B||-------10----8-----7-----8-----7-----------------------8p7---------||
G||-------------------------------------7-----9-----7---------9-------||
D||-------------------------------------------------------------------||
A||-------------------------------------------------------------------||
E||-------------------------------------------------------------------||


[Verse end]

   A     G     Am     G    A       G       Am  G
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 -
E||-12---10-----8-----10--12------10-------8--10---||
B||-------------------------12------11-------9---8-||
G||--9----7-----5------7------14------12-----------||
D||------------------------------------------------||
A||------------------------------------------------||
E||------------------------------------------------||end of Verse-Riff


[Chorus 1 - part 1] (Chorus-Riff) (3/4)             
   G     A            A            A              C     
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 a-way, fa-ar from home no one will ever
E||--------------------------------------------------------||
B||----12----13-----------13-----------13-------------14---||
G||--12----14-----------14-----------14-------------15-----||
D||12----14----12-----14----12-----14----14-------15----15-||
A||--------------------------------------------------------||
E||--------------------------------------------------------||
   
    G      A                C           G
E||--------------------------------------------||
B||---------------4----------------------------||
G||-------------7---7--------------------------||
D||-----------7-------7------------------------||
A||-/10-----5----------------8-----8-----/10---||
E||--------------------------------------------||
   know our names,       but the bard's song will remain.
E||--------------11----------------------------||
B||------------15--15-----------14-------------||
G||----------14------14-------15---------------||
D||-/17----12---------------15----15-----/17---||
A||--------------------------------------------||
E||--------------------------------------------||end of Chorus Riff


[Chorus 1 - part 2]
E||--------------------||
B||--------------------||
G||-----4-----5--------||
D||---5-----7----------||
A||-5-----7-----5------||
E||--------------------||
   Tomor  - row will take it
E||--------------------||
B||----12----13--------||
G||--12----14----------||
D||12----14----12------||
A||--------------------||
E||--------------------||

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
E||-----------------------------------------------------------||
B||----13------------13----------------13---------------------||
G||--14------------14----------------14-----------------------||
D||14----12------14----12------15--15-------------------------||
A||-----------------------------------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------------------------------||


[Solo]

    A            G       Am     G (from verse end)
E||-----------------------------------------||  
B||-13p12p10-----10-------------------------||  
G||-----------12----9-10----9---9---9--11---|| 2x 
D||----------------------12-----------------||   
A||-----------------------------------------||
E||-----------------------------------------||

gtr.1
E||-------------------------------------------------||
B||-------------------------------------------------||
G||------------------9------------------------------||
D||-7-----9-----10--------10----9---------------14--||
A||---------------------------------8-----10--------||
E||-------------------------------------------------||
gtr.2
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---------------||

gtr.1
E||----------------------------------------------------------------||
B||----------------------------------------------------------------||
G||-----------------------------------------------12-10-10h12p10-7-||
D||-12--15-14-12-10h12p10-9-10-----12---14--12---------------------||
A||----------------------------------------------------------------||
E||----------------------------------------------------------------||
gtr.2
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----------------------||

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


[Verse 2]
(Verse-Riff)

Am          Gm        E     Am
...only one song left in my mind Tales...
Am      Gm        E         Am
...of a brave man who lived far from here...
Am         Gm           E            Am
...now the bard's songs are over and it's time to leave...
   A            G           Am          G
...noone should ask you for the name of the one...
   A   G     Am  G
...who tells the story 


[Chorus 2] (2x Chorus Riff)

    G  A             A
1)Tomorrow will take us away
2)Tomorrow all  will be known and
    A     
1)far from home
2)you're not alone
  C               G        A
1)noone will ever know our names
2)so don't be afraid in the dark and cold
     C          G
1)but the bard's song will remain
2)cause the bard's song 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
E||-------------------8------------------------7h8p7--||
B||----13----12-----8---8------13----12---------------||
G||--12----14-----9-------9--12----14-----------------||
D||10----12-----7----------10----12------7h9p7--------||
A||---------------------------------------------------||
E||---------------------------------------------------||

C     G            Am                   C      G     Am
In my thoughts and in my dreams they're always in my mind These...

C        G        Am                 C     G     Am
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
E||------------------------------||
B||------------------------------||
G||-----------------------9p7h9--||
D||10----12--------14------------||
A||--------------14--------------||
E||------------12----------------||

That's it. I hope I get some ideas about the third Guitar.

Comments and wishes please sent to knopf-im-ohr@web.de



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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up

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Bilzzard_of_Ozz 55 Sep 02, 2004 08:00 PM

Awesom tab, no I just need a decent Acoustic to play it!

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NeverReadyWyatt 20 Oct 27, 2007 07:42 PM

you forgot to mention the guitars are tuned down a half-step, so its
Eb---------------------
Ab---------------------
Db---------------------
Gb---------------------
Bb---------------------
Eb---------------------
like that...

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Schdaiff 358 Jul 19, 2008 04:35 AM

sry NRW you're right ;)

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