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The Final Countdown Tab

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                               THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
                              As recorded by Europe
                    (From the 1986 Album THE FINAL COUNTDOWN)

Transcribed by Dr. Mészáros

Normal Tuning

117 Bpm

Synth arranged for guitar 
4X
|-9-7-9----10-9-10-9-7--10-9-10---------------------------|
|-------7-----------------------7--12-10-12-10-9-12-10----|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------9-------------10-9--9-10--9-7-9----|
|-9-10-12--10-12---12-10-9--------------------------|
|--------------------------11-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


Riff 1 X 2
  PM----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5----|
|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--------------------------------|


  PM----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0----|


Riff 2 x 1
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--------2----2-4-2-----5--4----|
|-2--4-5----5-------5-4---------|


Riff 3 x 1
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------2-4----------------------|
|-4----------2-4------2-4--2-4----2-4--6--7----|
|-4------X\--2-4------0-2--2-4----2-4--7--7----|
|-2------X\--0-2-----------0-2----0-2--4--5----|


Riff 4 x 1
  PM----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7----|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


  PM----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5--5-5-5--5-5-4--4-4-4--4-4-2--2-2-2--2-2-0--0-0-0--0-0----|


  PM----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------6-6--6-6--6-(6)\-|
|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4--7-7--7-7--7-(7)\-|
|----------------------------------------------------------4-4--4-4--4-(4)\-|

Riff 1 x 2

Riff 3b x 1
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------2-4---------------------|
|-4-----2-4--2-4---2-4--6--7----|
|-4-----0-2--2-4---2-4--7--7----|
|-2----------0-2---0-2--4--5----|

Riff 4 x 1
Riff 1 x 2
Riff 2 x 1

|------|
|------|
|------|
|-4----|
|-4----|
|-2----|


Solo
|----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12--|
|-12----------12----------12----------12----------12----------14----------14----------14----------14----------14-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17\-----------------------------------------------|
|-15----------15----------15----------15----------15---------------12----12-12-------12-------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------12-14----12-------12-14----14-12-11-14-12-11-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     ~                                                                         ~ (tremolo bar)
|-------------------------------------7------------7------------------------------|
|-------8-8-8-7h8p7-------------10b12---7-10---------10-7-9-6-7-------------------|
|----9--------------9-7-7-6------------------10b11--------------10-9-7---9---7-9--|
|-12------------------------9-7----------------------------------------9---9------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12--|
|-12----------12----------12----------12----------12----------14----------14----------14----------14----------14-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17\-----------------------------------------------|
|-15----------15----------15----------15----------15---------------12----12-12-------12-------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------12-14----12-------12-14----14-12-11-14-12-11-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     ~                               ~ (tremolo bar)
|--------------------------------------------7---------|
|-------8-8-8-7h8p7-----10b12-10-----7--7b9====7b9\----|
|----9--------------9-7----------7-9-------------------|
|-12---------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 5 x 2
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|----6-7-----7-9----|
|-4--6-7--9--7-9----|
|-4--4-5--9--5-7----|
|-2-------7---------|

Riff 2 x 1
Riff 1 X 2

Riff 2b x 1
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------6---6----|
|-----------------------------6-6-6----|
|--------2----2-4-2-----5--4--4-4-4----|
|-2--4-5----5-------5-4----------------|

Riff 1 X 2
Riff 2b x 1
Riff 1 X 2 (Fade Out)
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jackofblades wrote on February 17 2006, 06:39 am

it's perfect! tnx.

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guitar-matt2004 wrote on April 6 2006, 10:45 am

whoever said its not right, is not right... It is missing a couple of extended chords but I'm sure we can all add a fifth above it. The solo is perfect, much better than the individual solo tabs.

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