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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


[Intro]


e|-9-7-9----10-9-10-9-7--10-9-10---------------------------|
B|-------7-----------------------7--12-10-12-10-9-12-10----|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|x4
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------9-------------10-9--9-10--9-7-9----|
B|-9-10-12--10-12---12-10-9--------------------------|
G|--------------------------11-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


[Riff 1 X 2]

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5------|
E|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|


[Riff 2 x 1]

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--------2----2-4-2-----5--4----|
E|-2--4-5----5-------5-4---------|


[Riff 3 x 1]

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------2-4----------------------|
D|-4----------2-4------2-4--2-4----2-4--6--7----|
A|-4------X\--2-4------0-2--2-4----2-4--7--7----|
E|-2------X\--0-2-----------0-2----0-2--4--5----|


[Riff 4 x 1]

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-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--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------6-6--6-6--6-(6)\---|
A|-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)\---|
E|----------------------------------------------------------4-4--4-4--4-(4)\---|


[Riff 1 X 2]

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5------|
E|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|


[Riff 3b x 1]

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------2-4---------------------|
D|-4-----2-4--2-4---2-4--6--7----|
A|-4-----0-2--2-4---2-4--7--7----|
E|-2----------0-2---0-2--4--5----|


[Riff 4 x 1]

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-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--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------6-6--6-6--6-(6)\---|
A|-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)\---|
E|----------------------------------------------------------4-4--4-4--4-(4)\---|


[Riff 1 X 2]

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5------|
E|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|


[Riff 2 x 1]

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--------2----2-4-2-----5--4----|
E|-2--4-5----5-------5-4---------|

e|------|
B|------|
G|------|
D|-4----|
A|-4----|
E|-2----|


[Solo]

e|----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-|
B|-12----------12----------12----------12----------12----------14----------14----------14----------14----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15p12----12-15p12--|
B|-------14-----------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

e|----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17\-----------------------------------------------|
B|-15----------15----------15----------15----------15---------------12----12-12-------12-------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------12-14----12-------12-14----14-12-11-14-12-11-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     ~                                                                         ~ (tremolo bar)
e|-------------------------------------7------------7------------------------------|
B|-------8-8-8-7h8p7-------------10b12---7-10---------10-7-9-6-7-------------------|
G|----9--------------9-7-7-6------------------10b11--------------10-9-7---9---7-9--|
D|-12------------------------9-7----------------------------------------9---9------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----10-14p10----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-15p12----12-|
B|-12----------12----------12----------12----------12----------14----------14----------14----------14----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15p12----12-15p12--|
B|-------14-----------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

e|----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17p14----14-17\-----------------------------------------------|
B|-15----------15----------15----------15----------15---------------12----12-12-------12-------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------12-14----12-------12-14----14-12-11-14-12-11-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     ~                               ~ (tremolo bar)
e|--------------------------------------------7---------|
B|-------8-8-8-7h8p7-----10b12-10-----7--7b9----7b9\----|
G|----9--------------9-7----------7-9-------------------|
D|-12---------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


[Riff 5 x 2]

e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|----6-7-----7-9----|
D|-4--6-7--9--7-9----|
A|-4--4-5--9--5-7----|
E|-2-------7---------|


[Riff 2 x 1]

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--------2----2-4-2-----5--4----|
E|-2--4-5----5-------5-4---------|


[Riff 1 X 2]

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5------|
E|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|


[Riff 2b x 1]

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------6---6----|
D|-----------------------------6-6-6----|
A|--------2----2-4-2-----5--4--4-4-4----|
E|-2--4-5----5-------5-4----------------|


[Riff 1 X 2]

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5------|
E|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|


[Riff 2b x 1]

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------6---6----|
D|-----------------------------6-6-6----|
A|--------2----2-4-2-----5--4--4-4-4----|
E|-2--4-5----5-------5-4----------------|


[Riff 1 X 2]  (Fade Out)

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5------|
E|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|

  PM-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|


***********************************
| \   Slide down
| h   Hummer-on
| p   Pull-off
| ~   Vibrato
|(n)  Ghost note
| x   Dead note
| b   Bend
| PM  Palm Mute
***********************************
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jackofblades 13 wrote on February 17 2006, 06:39 am

it's perfect! tnx.

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guitar-matt2004 164 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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