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The Mercenary Tab

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I FOUND THIS TAB IN WEB IT'S VERY GOOD TAB I THINK SO AND ENJOY.
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"The Mercernary" tab (+Solo)
Song@Author@Album: The Mercenary@Iron Maiden@Brave New World
Tab by: Francesco Spina
E-mail: francescospn@hotmail.com 
More B.Dickinson solos? Visit Strange things for strange people 

Legenda:
/ @ \  = slide on @ slide off
(note) = hold the note without playing it
L      = legato ("hammer on" or "pull off")

Note: although the "Brave New" album is usually played by three
      guitars, this is a classic two-coupled-guitars song (so
      Guit1=Murray&Smith Guit2=Gers). I have also a single-guitar
      tab of this song: if you want it, e-mail(an advice: that
      version is MUCH HARDER).

Beginning...: both guitars
1 --------------------------------------------|
2 --------------------------------------------|
3 --------------------------------------------|
4 -----------/5-4---------------/5-4-(5)/7----|    x2
5 -----7-5-7------5-3-----7-5-7---------------|
6 -0-0----------------0-0---------------------|

Note:the 2nd time Guit1 plays this:
1 --------------------------------------------|
2 --------------------------------------------|
3 --------------------------------------------|
4 -----------/5-4---------------/9-7-(9)/10---|
5 -----7-5-7------5-3-----7-5-7---------------|
6 -0-0----------------0-0---------------------|

Riff1("Pay to kill, die to loose..."): both guitars
1 -------------------------------------------------------|
2 -------------------------------------------------------|
3 -----9---7---9---11---12-------9----7----9----5----7---|  x5
4 -----9---7---9---11---12-------9----7----9----5----7---|
5 -----7---5---7--- 9---10-------7----5----7----3----5---|
6 -0-0-----------------------0-0-------------------------|

Riff2("Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide...")
1 ---------------------------------------------------------|
2 ---------------------------------------------------------|
3 ----9--------------7----------5-------------7------------|
4 ----9--------------7----------5-------------7------x2----|
5 ----7--------------5----------3-------------5------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------|
Note1:
Guit1 plays Riff2 2 times, Guit2 plays Riff2 1 time, then Riff3.

Riff3(see Note1): Guit2 while Guit1 plays Riff2
1 --------------------------------------------------------------|
2 --------------------------------------------------------------|
3 --------------------------------------------------------------|
4 ------9-7-10-9-------7-5-9-7----5-3-7-5-------7-5-9-7---------|
5 (5)/7-7-7- 7-7-(3)/5-5-5-5-5-/3-3-3-3-3-(3)/5-5-5-5-5---------|
6 --------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff4: both guitars
1 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
2 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
3 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
4 ----------/5-4----------------/5-4------------------------------|
5 ----7-5-7------5-3------7-5-7------5----------------------------|
6 --0-----------------0-0-----------------------------------------|

Riff5("Show them no fear..."): both guitars, then coupled solos.
1 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
2 ----------8-8-8-7-8-8---8-8------------------------------------|
3 -5---7----------------9-----7----------------------------------|
4 -5---7------------------------10-9-----------------------------|
5 -3---5----10-10-9-10--7-10--5--3-2-10--7-----------------------|
6 --------0---------------------------3--0-----------------------|
          --------------x2---------------------------------------|
Note2: in the coupled-guitars part, Guit1 plays the line in the
       2nd string, while Guit2 plays the line in the 5th string.

Riff6("Show them no fear"):both guitars, then coupled solo.
1 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
2 ------------8-7--8-7--(8)/10----8-7--8-7--(8)/10----------------|
3 -5---7----------------------------------------------------------|
4 -5---7----------------------------------------------------------|
5 -3---5-----10-9-10-9-(10)/12---10-9-10-9-(10)/12----------------|
6 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
Note3:same as Note2.

For the 2nd verse of the song, repeat as above from Riff1 to Riff6.
After the Riff6 begins the solo.

Rhythmic part during the 1st solo.
1 --------------------------------------------------------------|
2 --------------------------------------------------------------|
3 -4-4-4---------------2-2-2---------------4-4-4----------------|
4 -4-4-4---------------2-2-2---------------4-4-4----------------|
5 -2-2-2-2-2-2-3L2L0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2L3-2-2-2-2-2-2-3L2L0----|
6 -------------------3---------------------------------------3--|

1 --------------------------------------------------------------|
2 --------------------------------------------------------------|
3 -7-7-7--5-5---------------------------------------------------|
4 -7-7-7--5-5--- x2 --------------------------------------------|
5 -5-5-5--3-3---------------------------------------------------|
6 --------------------------------------------------------------|

Rhythmic part during the 2nd solo.
1 --------------------------------------------------------------|
2 -------------8-----------8--------------8---------------------|
3 -9-9-9--9-9--7--7-7-7-7--7--9-9-9--9-9--7--7-7-7--------------|
4 -9-9-9--9-9--5--7-7-7-7--5--9-9-9--9-9--5--7-7-7--7-7-- x2 ---|
5 -7-7-7--7-7--5--5-5-5-5--5--7-7-7--7-7--5--5-5-5--7-7---------|
6 --------------------------------------------------5-5---------|

Coupled solo after the 2 solos.
1 -7-7-7-7-7-7--8-7-------------------------------7--8----------|
2 ------------------10--8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------|
3 -------------------------------------------------------- x3 --|
4 -9-9-9-9-9-9-10-9-7------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-9-10----------|
5 ---------------------10---------------------------------------|
6 --------------------------------------------------------------|

Last part of the coupled solo; then both guitars.
1 -7-7-7-7-7-7--8-7------------------------|
2 ------------------10--8------------------|
3 ------------------------7-7-7----2-2-2-2-| pause...
4 -9-9-9-9-9-9-10-9--7-------------2-2-2-2-|
5 ---------------------10-5-5-5----0-0-0-0-|
6 -----------------------------------------|

1 "...Show them no fear..."-----------------------------------|
2 ----------------------8-8-8-7-8-8---8-8---------------------|
3 -----------------7----------------9-----7-------------------|
4 ---...pause...---7------------------------10-9--------------|
5 -----------------5----10-10-9-10--7-10--5--3-2-10--7--------|
6 --------------------0---------------------------3--0--------|
                      --------------x2------------------------|
Note4:same as Note2.

1 -------------------------------------------------------------|
2 ------------8-7--8-7--(8)/10----8-7--8-7--(8)/10-------------|
3 -5---7-------------------------------------------------------|
4 -5---7-------------------------------------------------------|
5 -3---5-----10-9-10-9-(10)/12---10-9-10-9-(10)/12-------------|
6 -------------------------------------------------------------|

1 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
2 ----------8-8-8-7-8-8---8-8------------------------------------|
3 -5---7----------------9-----7----------------------------------|
4 -5---7------------------------10-9----------------x2-----------|
5 -3---5----10-10-9-10--7-10--5--3-2-10--7-----------------------|
6 --------0---------------------------3--0-----------------------|
          --------------x2---------------------------------------|
Note5:in the song, after the 1st time of the riff above, there is
      a change in the main chord: anyway, this change doesn't
      touch the guitar line.
1 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
2 ------------8-7--8-7--(8)/10----8-7--8-7--(8)/10----------------|
3 -5---7----------------------------------------------------------|
4 -5---7----------------------------------------------------------|
5 -3---5-----10-9-10-9-(10)/12---10-9-10-9-(10)/12----------------|
6 ----------------------------------------------------------------|END.

Solo tab explanation:
/ \ = slide
@   = pick as fast as you can
L   = legato
fb  = full bend
hb  = half bend
qb  = quarter bend (raise 1/4 tone)
br  = bend release
~   = vibrato
*   = note, see the end of solo for more details

First solo
1 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
2 -24@-22@-20@-22@-20@-19@-20@-19@-17@-19@-17@-15@-17@-15@-------|
3 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
4 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
   *1
1 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
2 -14-15-14-14L15L14-------15-14---------------------------------|
3 -------------------16-14-------16-14-16hb~---------------------|
4 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|

1 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
2 -0@-15-0@-14-0@-12-0@-10-0@-12-0@-7-8-7L8L7-----8-7------------|
3 --------------------------------------------9-7-----9-7-9~-----|
4 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|

1 ---------12-----------------------------------------------------|
2 ------12----12L14L12----12L15L12--------------------------------|
3 -9/12----------------14----------14-14----------14--------------|
4 ---------------------------------------15-14-15----15-14-12-14~-|
5 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
              ---------x9------------ *2--------------------------|
1 --------------------------------------------14-15-17-17fb-------|
2 -----14-15----14-------14L15L14----14-15-17---------------------|
3 -/16-------16----14-16----------16------------------------------|
4 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ----------------------------------------------------------------|

1 -17fb-17-15-14----14-------------------------------------------|
2 ---------------17----17hb~-------------------------------------|
3 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
4 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|

Second solo
1 -/15qb-14hbbr14-12-14-14-12-15-14-12----14-12----12------------|
2 -------------------------------------15-------12----12---------|
3 -------------------------------------------------------12------|
4 ----------------------------------------------------------14---|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|

1 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
2 -------------12-13----------12-14hb~----------12-15------------|
3 ----11-12-14-------11-12-14----------11-12-14-------11-12-14---|
4 -14------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
       *3
1 ----------------14/(17)/19-19hb-19hbbr19-17-19-17-20-19-17-----|
2 -12-14hb~-14/15--------------------------------------------20--|
3 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
4 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|

1 -19-17-------17----------------17-19----17---------------------|
2 -------20-19----20-19-17-19-20-------20----20-17------17-19-20-|
3 -------------------------------------------------19fb----------|
4 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|

1 -17-------------------17-19----19-20-17-19-20-22-22fb~---------|
2 ----20-19-17-17-19-20-------20---------------------------------|
3 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
4 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
5 ---------------------------------------------------------------|
6 ---------------------------------------------------------------|

*1 if you don't have the 24, begin in the 1st string at 19
*2 that figure must be done as fast as you can, I calculated
   about 9 times...
*3 not so sure of it, too close...

E-mail me what do you think about it: francescospn@hotmail.com 
More B.Dickinson solos? Visit Strange things for strange people 
This work is dedicated to my love Eleonora.
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sanjeev george wrote on July 17 2007, 04:02 am

its accurate.very good

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