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The Wicker Man Bass Tab

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Song: THE WICKER MAN
Band: Iron Maiden
Author: Harris/Smith/Dickinson

Regular tuning (EADG)


[Intro]
G|------------|--------------------|-----------------|
D|----REST----|--------------------|-----------------|
A|------------|-7-7----7-7----7-7--|-------10-10--7--|
E|------------|--------------------|--8-8------------|
   Guitar riff


[Continuation]
G|----------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------------------|------------------------------|
A|--7-7t-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7t-7-7-7-7-------10-10-10--7-|
E|----------------------|------------8-8-8-------------|
 * t=triplets (3 fingers fast play)

G|----------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------------------|------------------------------|
A|--7-7t-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7t-7-7-7-7-------10-10-10--7-|
E|----------------------|------------8-8-8-------------|
Hand of fate is moving and the finger points to you...
(Keep playing that until the pre-chorus bridge)


[Pre-chorus Bridge] (0:40)
G|-----------------------|---------------------|---------|
D|-----------------------|---------------------|-5-5-4-2-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|---------|
E|-----------------------|---------------------|---------|
You watch the world exploding every single night

G|-----------------------|---------------------|---------|
D|-----------------------|---------------------|---------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----3-3-|
E|-----------------------|---------------------|-3-3-----|
Dancing in the sun a new born in the night

Say good bye to gravity and say good bye to death 
(repeat the "You watch the world" part)
Hello to eternity and pray for every breath
(repeat the "Dancing in the sun" part)


[Chorus] (0:59)
G|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
D|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------|-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------|
Your time will come...

G|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|---------|
D|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|---------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-|---------|-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------|-3-3-3-3-|---------|
Your time will co-o-o-ome...


[Guitar solo 1] (2:15)
G|----------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------------------|------------------------------|
A|--7-7t-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7t-7-7-7-7-------10-10-10--7-|
E|----------------------|------------8-8-8-------------|
(repeat this until solo 2)


[Guitar solo 2] (2:33)
G|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
D|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------|-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------|
(repeat this until solo 3, 
which the bass riff is the same as solo 1's)


[Guitar solo 3] (2:52)
G|----------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------------------|------------------------------|
A|--7-7t-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7t-7-7-7-7-------10-10-10--7-|
E|----------------------|------------8-8-8-------------|

(Then there is the chorus again)


[Last part] (3:48)
G|------9-------9--|------5-------5--|
D|------9-------9--|------5-------5--|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
Oh-oh, oh-oh...

G|-----------------|------7-------7--|         |-7-|
D|------5-------5--|------7-------7--|  Last   |-7-|
A|------5-------5--|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|  time ->|-5-|
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-----------------| (4:23)  |---|
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh...               Oh, oh, ooh...

That is the whole song...i think that it is pretty right...play to your hearts
content, people!!
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_TheBassist01_ 7,245 Jul 14, 2004 08:00 PM

Yeah its a little off. I know just from hearing the song through that the intro is an open E not a chord. And also he uses more chords throughout the song. should i even start to use this tab? i think ill make a version of my own

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lukepilling 93 Apr 13, 2006 02:58 AM

awsome dude \m/ thanks

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andreww1996 10 Dec 03, 2011 06:56 PM

i thought steave played with two fingers

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