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Lightning Strikes Twice Tab

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Iron Maiden
"Lightning Strikes Twice"

Tabbed by Andrew McNeil
E-Mail : draconis@satanic.co.uk

I worked this out in less than 2 hours so it shouldn't be too hard to get a grasp of.
Listen to the song to get the timing/strumming pattern etc.

The order of which to play the parts is at the bottom.

Intro :
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|4--4-7-4--4-7-9--7-9-11-9-7|4--4-7-4--4-7-9--7-9-11-9-7-|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|

|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|4--4-6-7--4-6-7--4-6-7--6-2|4-6-7--4-6-9--7--4--6------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|

|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|4--4-6-7--4-6-7--4-6-9--7-2|4--4-6-7--4-6-9-7--9/11--11|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|


Verse A :
|-----7------3------0------2-|
|----7------3------0------2--|
|---7------3------0------2---|  Play Softly.
|--9------5------2------4----|
|-9------5------2------4-----|
|7------3------0------2------|


Verse B :
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|  Then come crashing
|9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-|  through with the
|9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-|  power chords.
|7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-|



Fill 1 :
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|4--11-9-7--7-6-4--4-2--0---|4--11-9-7--7-6-4--4-2-0-|
|--------------------------4|-----------------------4|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|

|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|4--11-9-7--7-6-4--4-2--0---|4--11-9-7--7-6-4--4-2-0-|
|------------------------4-2|-----------------------4|
|---------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------|


Pre-Chorus 1 :
|----------------------------------------|-------------|
|----------------------------------------|-------------|
|----------------------------------------|-------------|
|9-9-7--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-|-5-5-5--2-2-2|
|9-9-7--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-|-5-5-5--2-2-2|
|7-7-5--7--7-7-7-5-7--7--7-7-7-5-7--7--7-|-3-3-3--0-0-0|


Pre-Chorus 2 :
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|7-7-5-7--7--7--5-5-5--2-2-2--|
|7-7-5-7--7--7--5-5-5--2-2-2--|
|5-5-3-5--5--5--3-3-3--0-0-0--|


Pre-Chorus 3 :
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|5--5-5-5-5-5--2--2-2-2-2-2|9-9-7--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9--|
|5--5-5-5-5-5--2--2-2-2-2-2|9-9-7--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9--|
|3--3-3-3-3-3--0--0-0-0-0-0|7-7-5--7--7-7-7-5-7--7--7--|
Only-----------God----------Knows----------------------|

PRE-CHORUS 4 :
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|5--5-5-5-5-5--2--2-2-2-2-2--4--4--4--4--4--4-4--|
|5--5-5-5-5-5--2--2-2-2-2-2--4--4--4--4--4--4-4--|
|3--3-3-3-3-3--0--0-0-0-0-0--2--2--2--2--2--2-2--|
The Whole------Sky-----------Glows---------------|


Chorus :
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|12--10--7--5--3p0|12--10--7--5--5h7/12|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|


Fill 3 :
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|6-7-9-7-6-4----6-7-9-7-6-4--4|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

Outro :
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9|
|9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9--9--9-9-9-7-9|
|7-7-5-7--7--7-7-7-5-7--7--7-7-7-5-7--7--7-7-7-5-7|


ORDER OF PARTS :

INTRO                       X1
VERSE A                     X4
VERSE B                     X4
FILL 1                      X1
VERSE B                     X4
PRE-CHORUS 1                X4
PRE-CHORUS 2                X1
1ST BAR OF PRE-CHORUS 1     X1
PRE-CHORUS 3                X1
PRE-CHORUS 1                X2
PRE-CHORUS 2                X1
1ST BAR OF PRE-CHORUS 1     X1
PRE-CHORUS 3                X1
PRE-CHORUS 4                X1
1ST BAR OF CHORUS           X9
2ND BAR OF CHORUS           X1
PRE-CHORUS 1                X4
PRE-CHORUS 2                X1
PRE-CHORUS 1                X1
1ST BAR OF PRE-CHORUS 1     X1
FILL 3                      X4
PRE-CHORUS 3                X1
PRE-CHORUS 4                X1
1ST BAR OF CHORUS           X9
2ND BAR OF CHORUS           X1
OUTRO                       X1


Although this may look confusing, once you play all of the parts you'll find
that its really simple so don't be put off.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions/comments.
Have fun !
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abfleks 10 Oct 15, 2005 06:54 AM

wrong

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Lensver 214 Feb 02, 2006 11:28 AM

Uh, I think the tab is mostly good, except two parts in the intro:
1. The first note is played by sliding, so it should be 3/4.
2. The second bar of the intro is DIFFERENT from the first one - there are more notes in the end, so it's like this: 4-4-7-4-4-7-9-11-11p9p7

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