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Song: These Colours Don't Run
Album: A Matter of Life and Death
Artist: Iron Maiden

Standard Tuning
Tabbed by Greg C

Intro - x6 Palm Muted (Guitar 1)
e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|----------7--------|-------------------|
D|----------9--------|------------10-9-7-|----------9--------|
A|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|-7-7-9-10----------|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-------7-------9--|
D|-----7-----9-7----|
A|-7-7-----7--------|
E|------------------|

(Guitar 2)

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------7-------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-7--------10---9---7---9---------------------7----|
A|---------10---------------------10----10-10-9-10--------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------7-------------------------------------------|     x2
D|-9-9-9-7--------10---9---7---9--------------------------|
A|---------10---------------------10----10-10-9-10--9-7---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Verse - Same as intro for Guitar 1 butnot palm muted - x2 (Guitars 1 +3)

e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|----------7--------|-------------------|
D|----------9--------|------------10-9-7-|----------9--------|
A|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|-7-7-9-10----------|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-------7-------9--|
D|-----7-----9-7----|
A|-7-7-----7--------|
E|------------------|

Guitar 2

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-9--------9--------9--------5--7--|   x2
A|-7--------7--------7--5-5-5-3--5--|
E|----------------------3-3-3-------|

Verse - x4 (Guitars 2 + 3)- Guitar 1 Plays Pre-Verse Over Verse x4

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-9----9-9-9-9-9-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|-5-5-5--7-------|
A|-7----7-7-7-7-7-|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3--5-------|
E|----------------|----------------|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|

Pre-Chorus (Guitar 1) Plays Verse x2

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-9----9-9-9-9-9-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|-5-5-5--7-------|
A|-7----7-7-7-7-7-|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3--5-------|
E|----------------|----------------|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|

(Guitars 2 + 3) x2

e|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-5----------------|------------------|-7---------------|
D|-2----------------|-5----------------|-5----------------|-7---------------|
A|-2----------------|-3----------------|-5----------------|-5---------------|
E|-0----------------|------------------|-3----------------|-----------------|

Chorus - All Guiars Play Pre-Chorus x4

e|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-5----------------|------------------|-7---------------|
D|-2----------------|-5----------------|-5----------------|-7---------------|
A|-2----------------|-3----------------|-5----------------|-5---------------|
E|-0----------------|------------------|-3----------------|-----------------|

Then Pre-Verse x2 (Guitars 1 + 3)

e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|----------7--------|-------------------|
D|----------9--------|------------10-9-7-|----------9--------|
A|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|-7-7-9-10----------|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-------7-------9--|
D|-----7-----9-7----|
A|-7-7-----7--------|
E|------------------|

Guitar 2

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-9--------9--------9--------5--7--|   x2
A|-7--------7--------7--5-5-5-3--5--|
E|----------------------3-3-3-------|

Verse - x4 (Guitars 2 + 3)- Guitar 1 Plays Pre-Verse Over Verse x4

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-9----9-9-9-9-9-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|-5-5-5--7-------|
A|-7----7-7-7-7-7-|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3--5-------|
E|----------------|----------------|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|

Pre-Chorus (Guitar 1) Plays Verse x2

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-9----9-9-9-9-9-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|-5-5-5--7-------|
A|-7----7-7-7-7-7-|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|-5----5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3--5-------|
E|----------------|----------------|-3----3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|

(Guitars 2 + 3) x2

e|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-5----------------|------------------|-7---------------|
D|-2----------------|-5----------------|-5----------------|-7---------------|
A|-2----------------|-3----------------|-5----------------|-5---------------|
E|-0----------------|------------------|-3----------------|-----------------|

Chorus - All Guiars Play Pre-Chorus x4

e|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-5----------------|------------------|-7---------------|
D|-2----------------|-5----------------|-5----------------|-7---------------|
A|-2----------------|-3----------------|-5----------------|-5---------------|
E|-0----------------|------------------|-3----------------|-----------------|

Bridge - Riff 1

e|-----------------|--------------|
B|-----------------|--------------|
G|-----------------|--------------|
D|-----------------|--------------|   x2
A|-7--8--10--8-7-8-|-7--8--7--8-7-|
E|-----------------|--------------|

e|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
B|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
G|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
D|-----------7-------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|  x3
A|-7--8--10-----10-8-|-7--8--7--8-7-8-|-7--8--10--8-7-8-|-7--8--7--8-7-|
E|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|

Backing for solo - Pre-Verse - (Guitars 1 + 2)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-9--------9--------9--------5--7--|   x4
A|-7--------7--------7--5-5-5-3--5--|
E|----------------------3-3-3-------|

Bridge Riff 1 (Backing for solo 2)

e|-----------------|--------------|
B|-----------------|--------------|
G|-----------------|--------------|
D|-----------------|--------------|   x2
A|-7--8--10--8-7-8-|-7--8--7--8-7-|
E|-----------------|--------------|

e|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
B|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
G|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
D|-----------7-------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|  x3
A|-7--8--10-----10-8-|-7--8--7--8-7-8-|-7--8--10--8-7-8-|-7--8--7--8-7-|
E|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|

Bridge Riff 2 - x3

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------p--------------------------------|
D|-9----9-10--12--10-9-----9--10--9--7--5--7----5--7-|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------p--------------------------------|
D|-9----9-10--12--10-9-----9--10--9--7--5------------|
A|----------------------------------------5----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Final Chorus - x9

e|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
G|------------------|-5----------------|------------------|-7---------------|
D|-2----------------|-5----------------|-5----------------|-7---------------|
A|-2----------------|-3----------------|-5----------------|-5---------------|
E|-0----------------|------------------|-3----------------|-----------------|

Outro - x2 Palm Muted (Guitar 1)
e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|----------7--------|-------------------|
D|----------9--------|------------10-9-7-|----------9--------|
A|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|-7-7-9-10----------|-7-7-9-10---10-9-7-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|-------7-------9--|
D|-----7-----9-7----|
A|-7-7-----7--------|
E|------------------|

(Guitar 2) x1

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------7-------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-7--------10---9---7---9---------------------7----|
A|---------10---------------------10----10-10-9-10--------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------7-------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-7--------10---9---7---9--------------------------|
A|---------10---------------------10----10-10-9-10--9-7---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

I'm not so good at figuring out solos but look up some other tabs for those. outher than 
this tab is almost 100% accurate

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shred_all_day 10 Oct 03, 2008 02:39 PM

Hey, this tab is 100% correct! Thank you so much for posting, I love this song a lot and now I can play it. Thanks! =]

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16Under 10 Feb 09, 2009 12:34 PM

OK dude, please just check out my version to correct the intro. please, ive checked it like a mill times and have played it to the song. its 100% correct. Hope this helps...

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