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Only The Good Die Young bass

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Author
IRON MAIDEN
Only the Good Die Young
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
1988 - Steve Harris (with his inhumanly fast hands)

Tuning: standard

note: three notes in succession (-777-) is steve's gallop (i.e. triplets)
Intro (0:00)
G|-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----|*----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|3--5-|*7-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-0-3-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-0-|
E|-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------*|
A|-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-0-7-777-777-7-5-5-7-777-777-7-5-5-*|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (0:23)
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|*-----------------------------5---------------------------------*|
A|*-3-333-333-333-333-333-3-3-5---7-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-0-*|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Prechorus (0:34)                       3 times             to verse at (0:45)
G|--------------------tens--------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|7-777-777-777-9-10-101010-101010-101010-10-*|-----5-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------*|-3-5---7-777-777-777-777-777-777-7-0-|
E|--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

Chorus (1:08)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|*--------------------------------------------------------------*|
A|*5-555-555-555-555-555-555-5-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-*|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|*--------------------------------------------------------------*|
A|*8-888-888-888-888-888-888-8-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-*|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar Solo (1:30)                                       1,3.
G|------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
D|*-----------------------------------------------------|----------------*|
A|*9-999-999-999-9-10-101010-10-7-777-7-9-999-999-999-9-|----------------*|
E|------------------------------------------------------|9-999-999-999-9--|
  2,4.
G|---------------|
D|--------------*|
A|9-999-999-999-*|
E|---------------|

Bass Solo (1:52) - this part's a little tricky, probably not perfect
G|---121212-161616-171717-161616-171717-161616------|
D|14-------------------------------------------1717-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

G|---121212-161616-171717-16-16-16h19-19191919-16---------|
D|14----------------------------------------------1717-14-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
(1:57)
G|---121212-161616-171717-1616-19191919-17171717-16161616-17171717-|
D|14---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---121212-161616-171717-16-16-16h19-19191919-16---------|
D|14----------------------------------------------1717-14-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Back to intro (2:02)
G|-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----|*----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|3--5-|*7-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-0-3-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-0-|
E|-----|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------*|
A|-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-555-0-7-777-777-7-5-5-7-777-777-7-5-5-*|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (2:25)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|*-------------------------------5---------------------------------*|
A|*-3-333-333-333-333-333-333-3-5---7-777-777-777-777-777-777-777-0-*|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Prechorus (2:36)                       3 times             to verse at (2:47)
G|--------------------tens--------------------|-----------------------------------------|
D|7-777-777-777-9-10-101010-101010-101010-10-*|-----5-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------*|-3-5---7-777-777-777-7-7-777-777-777-7-0-|
E|--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

Chorus (3:10)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|*--------------------------------------------------------------*|
A|*5-555-555-555-555-555-555-5-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-*|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|*--------------------------------------------------------------*|
A|*8-888-888-888-888-888-888-8-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-*|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

2nd guitar solo (3:32)                                   1.
G|------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
D|*-----------------------------------------------------|----------------*|
A|*9-999-999-999-9-10-101010-10-7-777-7-9-999-999-999-9-|----------------*|
E|------------------------------------------------------|9-999-999-999-9--|
(3:41)
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------9999999999999999999999999...-----------------77777777777777777...|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

at this point they're all just doodling until bruce goes back to the "seven deadly sins" part.

This was my first tab so plz be gentle :D
It's obviously not perfect, but it's nearly impossible to tell exactly how he plays it.
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METSOAD 1,622 Apr 02, 2006 10:39 PM

This is a brutal tab, absolutly brilliant

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heavyinmind 133 May 20, 2008 02:10 PM

i dont know if it is good... i just look and it was like all the time it was like the same thing.

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