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Infinite Dreams by Iron Maiden
From the album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
Written by Steve Harris
All rights belong to their respective owners

Tabbed by Jaakko Karppinen


This is one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs ever and I think it should be played live more often.
The tab is based on the Master Track and live performance found in YouTube. This was my first ever
tab here in UG, so I found surprisingly many flaws when I decided to re-check it. That's why I
re-wrote the whole thing. And now it should most definitely be 100% accurate, though I've not
tabbed some mistakes that Steve makes.

There are a couple of strange and extremely difficult parts in this song that I have tabbed in a
more "sensible" way. If you want to try to play them exactly how they sound like on the Master
Track, the tabs are at the very end. Some very advanced stuff that is. Please enjoy!


Bass Master Track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbDswF-PDz4

Live performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQZz39hJbkw



Intro (Don't play that very last note on the very last time)            
||------------9---------------5---------------7---------------5----------||
||-o------7-9---9-7-------3-5---5-3-------5-7---7-5-------3-5---5-3----o-||
||-o—7--------------0-3-------------0-5-------------0-3------------(0)-o-|| 4X
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||


Verse 1 (with simplified ending)
||---------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-o------------------------------------------.-----------.------------|
||-o----------5---7-------5---7---0---3-----3-3---5-----5-5---7-5------|
||----0-----------------------------------------------------------7-\--|

|-----------------------------------------5---.-------7-------9----|
|-------------------------------------5-------5---------7-------9--|
|---------5---7-------5---7---0---3---------------5-5-----7-7------|
|-0----------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------.-----------.------------|
|---------5---7-------5---7---0---3-----3-3---5-----5-5---7-5------|
|-0-----------------------------------------------------------7-\--|

|-----------------------------------1012--1012--1214--12141412--------||
|---------------------------------10----10----12----12--------14\---o-||
|---------5---7-------5---7---0-------------------------------------o-|| 4X
|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------||


Verse 2 (That >10< marking means there is an extra note between the two notes (triplet).
         Couldn't make it fit without extending the bar, so that does the job)
|-------------9---------------5---------------7--77-7-7-7-7-5------|
|---------9---------------5-----5---------7-------------------7----|
|-7---7-----------3---3-----------5---5-5-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------9-----------------5--------------7-7-77-7-7-7-7-5------|
|---------9---9-----------5-----5---------7-------------------7----|
|-7---7-7-------0-3---3-3---------5---5-5-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                >10<
|-------------12--------------8---------------101010101010108------|
|---------12----12--------8-----8---------10------------------10---|
|-10--r-10--------6---6-6---------8---8-8-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------12----------------8---------------1010108---10108------|
|---------12--12----------8-----8---------10----------10------10---|
|-10--1010------0-6---6-6---------8---8-8-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------9-----------------5---------------7-777-7-7-7-7-5------|
|---------9---9-----------5-----5---------7-------------------7----|
|-7---7-7-------0-3---3-3---------5---5-5-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------9-----------------5---------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5------|
|---------9---9-----------5-----5---------7-------------------7----|
|-7---7-7-------0-3---3-3---------5---5-5-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------12--------------8---------------101010101010108------|
|---------12----0---------8---------------10------------------10---|
|-10--1010--------6---6-----------8---8-8-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------12----------------8---------------101010101010108------|
|---------12--12----------8-----8---------10------------------10---|
|-10--1010------0-6---6-6---------8---8-8-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|


Instrumental pt. 1
|---------9---------------5---------------7---------------7--------|
|-----7-9---9-7-------3-5---5-3-------5-7---7-5-------5-7---7-5----|
|-7-7-----------0-3-3-----------0-5-5-----------0-5-5-----------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------9---------------5----------------------------------------|
|-----7-9---9-7-------3-5---5-3-----------7-7-4--------------------|
|-7-7-----------0-3-3-----------0-5-5-5-5-------7-5---5-5-5---2-/--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------9---------------5---------------7---------------7--------|
|-----7-9---9-7-------3-5---5-3-------5-7---7-5-------5-7---7-5----|
|-7-7-----------0-3-3-----------0-5-5-----------0-5-5-----------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------9---------------5----------------------------------------|
|-----7-9---9-7-------3-5---5-3-----------7-5-4--------------------|
|-7-7-----------0-3-3-----------0-5-5-5-5-------7-5---5-5-5---2-/--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
          .               .               .           .       .
|------9999------------5555------------7777--------7777----775-----|
|-----------------------------.---------------.---------------7----|
|-7-----------7-\-3-----------3---5-----------5--------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
          .               .
|------9999------------5555----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------7-5-4--------------------|
|-7-----------7-\-3-----------3---5-5-5-5-------7-5---5-5-5---2-/--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
          .               .               .           .       .
|------9999------------5555------------7777--------7777----7777----|
|-----------------------------.---------------.--------------------|
|-7-----------7-\-3-----------3---5-----------5--------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

          .               .           (Time signature changes from 4/4 to 3/4, tempo increases)
|------9999------------5555--------|  |--------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------.----|  |--------------------------------------------------|
|-7-----------7-\-3-----------3----|  |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-12\----|
|----------------------------------|  |--------------------------------------------------|


Instrumental pt. 2 (with simplified parts ( *1 and *2 ))
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------4-5-4-5-4----------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-0-0-3-3-3-3-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------5-7-7-7-7-0-0-3-3-3-3-0---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------4-5-4-5-4----------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-0-0-3-3-3-3-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------5-7-7-7-7-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-10\----|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| *1
|-------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------------------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-5-5--------------|
|-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-3-5-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-3-5--|
|-3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3-3-3-------------------3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3-3-3--------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5-5-5-5-4----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---7-7-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------5-3-3-3-5-----7-7-7-7-0-0-5-5-5-5/----.---.-------.---.--------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------0---3---3---3-3-3---3---3-0--|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5-5-5-5-4----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------5-3-3-3-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-0-0-5-5-5-5/----.---.-------.------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------0---3---3---3-3-3---3-/-10\--|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| *2
|-------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------------------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-5-5--------------|
|-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-3-5-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-3-5--|
|-3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3-3-3-------------------3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3-3-3--------------------|


Instrumental pt. 3
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3---3-3-4-5-------------------------------------3---3-3-2-0-------------5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0--|
|-------------3---3-3-2-0-------------------------------------3---3-3-2-0--------------------------|
|-------------------------3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0----------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3---3-3-2-0-------------------------------------3---3-3-2-0--------------|
|-------------3---3-3-2-0-------------------------------------3---3-3--\---|
|-------------------------3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0--------------------------|


Instrumental pt. 4
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7----|
|-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-0-2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-3---3-3-3-3-5---5-----5--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-0-0-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-3---3-3-3-3-5-5-5---5-/--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

w/vocals
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9---9-9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-0-5---5-5-0-5-7---7-7-7-7-9---9-9-0-9-7---7-7-7-7--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---9-9-9-9-9---9-9-0-0-5---5-5-5-5-7---7-7-7-7--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-14--1414141414141414141414141414141414-\----|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


Guitar Solo (It sounds like Steve is making some mistakes in the very beginning..)
||-------------------------------------------------------||
||-o---------------------------------------------------o-||
||-o--------7-5-7-------7-5-7-------7-5-7--------------o-||
||----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0---0-3--------||

||-------------------------------------------------------||
||-o---------------------------------------------------o-||
||-o--------7-5-7-------7-5-7-------7-5-7--------------o-||
||----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0-3--------||
                                                    
||-------------------------------------------------------||
||-o--------4-2-4-------4-2-4-------4-2-4--------------o-||
||-o--------------------------------------0-0-0-2------o-|| 4X
||----2-2-2-------2-2-2-------2-2-2----------------------||


Instrumental pt. 5
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-0-0-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-0-0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7----|
|-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-0-0-2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-0-0-3---3-3-0-0-5-5-5-----5--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---7-7-0-0-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-0-0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                      (Back to 4/4 signature, tempo decreases)
|--------------------------------------------------|  |---------4-----------5-------7----|
|-------------------------------------------.------|  |-----4-------4-----5---5-------7--|
|-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5------|  |-2---------------3-------5-5------|
|--------------------------------------------------|  |----------------------------------|


Verse 3 (Outro)
|-------------9---------------5---------------7-777-7-7-7-7-5------|
|---------9-----9---------5-----5---------7-------------------7----|
|-7---7-----------3---3-3---------5---5-5-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------9---------------5-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5------|
|---------9---9-----------5---5-----------7-------------------7----|
|-7---7-7-------0-3---3-3-------0-5---5-5-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                >10<
|-------------12--------------8---------------101010101010108------|
|---------12----0---------8-----8---------10------------------10---|
|-10--1010--------6---6-6---------8---8-8-----------------------0--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
                              .
|-----------12----------------8---------------101010101010108------|  |-9------|
|---------12--12----------8---------------10------------------10.--|  |-9------|
|-10--1010------0-6---6-6---------8---8-------------------------0--|  |-7------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|  |-0------|
                                          Slow down towards the end





This is how Steve actually plays that last bit of the Verse 1 (with extended layout):

At the first time:
|-------10----12---------10h12--12---------12h14--14---------12h14--14---12h14--12------------|
|-10----------------10----------------12----------------12----------------------------14--\---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  1     +     2     +     3     +     4     +     1     +     2     +     3     +     4     +

At the second and the fourth time:
|-------10----12----------10----12---------12h14--14---------12h14--14---12h14--12------------|
|-10----------------10----------------12----------------12----------------------------14--\---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  1     +     2     +     3     +     4     +     1     +     2     +     3     +     4     +

At the third time:
|-------10----12----------10----12----------12----14---------12h14--14---12h14--14------------|
|-10----------------10----------------12----------------12----------------------------12--\---|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  1     +     2     +     3     +     4     +     1     +     2     +     3     +     4     +




This is how it sounds like how Steve plays those two bars on the Instrumental 2:

*1
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---5---5-5-5---5---5-5-5-----5-5-5-5-------------------5-5-5---5---5-5-5-------5-5-5--------------|
|-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-3-5-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-3-5--|
|-3---3-------3---3-------3-3---------------------3-3-3-------3---3-------3-3-3--------------------|

*2
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---5---5-5-5---5---5-5-5-------5-5-------------------5-5-5-5---5---5-5-5---5---5-5-5--------------|
|-----------------------------------0-2-2-2-2-3-5-------------------------------------2-2-2-2-3-5--|
|-3---3-------3---3-------3-3-3-------------------3-3---------3---3-------3---3--------------------|

            
            
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SMbass 250 Jun 20, 2014 10:40 AM

Best tab of this great song!!!

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