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The Mercenary Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#-- File created with Instab - http://www.pconline.com/~smcarey/instab.html --#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Author/Artist: Iron Maiden
Title: The Mercenary
Album: Brave New World
Transcribed by: Swen O. Heiland
Email: sonofagun@t-online.de

This one is optimized for two guitars (though Maiden play it with three).

-------|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-9--9--|------------5---4------------|------------5---4----/7-----------|-----|
-7--7--|-7--5--7------------5--------|-7--5--7--------------------------|-----|
-------|------------------------7----|----------------------------------|-----|
        Intro [2x]

-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-9-----------9------5-------7--------|-9-----------9------5-----7-------|-----|
-9--9--9--9--9------5-------7--------|-9--9--9--9--9------5-----7-------|-----|
-7--7--7--7--7------3-------5--------|-7--7--7--7--7------3-----5-------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
 Verse: Guitar 1 ['Pay to kill...'] [4x]

-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
--------------------4-------5--------|----------------------------------|-----|
-7--5--7-----------------------------|-7--5--7----------3------5--------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
 Verse Melody: Guitar 2

-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
-9---------------|-7-----------------|-5---------------|-7--------------|-----|
-9---------------|-7-----------------|-5---------------|-7--------------|-----|
-7---------------|-5-----------------|-3---------------|-5--------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
 Bridge ['Nowhere to run...'] [2x]

-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
-----------------|-------4-----------|-------2---------|-------4--------|-----|
-9--7--10--9-----|-7--5-----7--4-----|-5--4-----5--4---|-7--5-----7--4--|-----|
-------------10--|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
 Bridge Melody [enters on second time]

-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
------------5--4---------------------|------------5--4------------------|-----|
-7--5--7----------5------------------|-7--5--7----------5---------------|-----|
---------------------7---------------|---------------------7------------|-----|
 Interlude

-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-5---------------|-7-----------------|-9--------------------------------|-----|
-5---------------|-7-----------------|-9--------------------------------|-----|
-3---------------|-5-----------------|-7--------------------------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
 Chorus ['Should have no fear...']: Guitar 1 [2x]

-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-8-7-------------8-7--------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|------9-7------------9-7----------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------10-9-----------10-9-----|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|---------------9--------------9---|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
 Chorus Melody: Guitar 2 [on first time]

-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-8--7--8--8/10---8--7--8--8/10----|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
 Chorus Melody: Guitar 2 [on second time]

-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-4--4--4-----------------------------|-2--2--2--------------------------|-----|
-4--4--4-----------------------------|-2--2--2--------------------------|-----|
-2--2--2-----------2-2-2--3--2-------|-0--0--0-----------0-0-0-0--2--3--|-----|
--------------------------------5-3--|----------------------------------|-----|
 Rhythm for Solo 1 [2x]

-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-4--4--4-----------------------------|-7--7--7--------------------------|-----|
-4--4--4-----------------------------|-7--7--7--------------------------|-----|
-2--2--2-----------2-2-2--3--2-------|-5--5--5-----------3-3-3-3--5-----|-----|
--------------------------------5-3--|----------------------------------|-----|


-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-9--------9--------12---12-----------|-7--------7-------12---12---------|-----|
-9--9--9--9--------12---12-----------|-7--7--7--7-------12---12---------|-----|
-7--7--7--7--------10---10-----------|-5--5--5--5-------10---10---------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
 Rhythm for Solo 2 [2x]

-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|-----|
-9--------9--------12---12-----------|-7--------7-----------------------|-----|
-9--9--9--9--------12---12-----------|-7--7--7--7-------7--7---7--7-----|-----|
-7--7--7--7--------10---10-----------|-5--5--5--5-------7--7---7--7-----|-----|
-------------------------------------|------------------5--5---5--5-----|-----|


-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
-9---------------|-7-----------------|-5---------------|-7--------------|-----|
-9---------------|-7-----------------|-5---------------|-7--------------|-----|
-7---------------|-5-----------------|-3---------------|-5--------------|-----|
-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----|
 Rhythm for Interlude after Solo 2

------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
-4v---4-4-4-5-4--------------------4-5-4v---4-4-4-5-4-------------------|-4-5-|
----------------7-5-7v---7-7-7-7-7--------------------7-5-7v--7-7-7-7-7-|-----|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
 Interlude after Solo 2

------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|
-4v---4-4-4-5-4--------------------4-5-4v---4-4-4-5-4-------------------|-----|
----------------7-5-7v---7-7-7-7-7--------------------7-5---------------|-----|
-----------------------------------------------------------5\-----------|-----|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

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