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World Needs A Hero Tab

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Megadeth:  The World Needs A Hero

transcribed by: Russ Elton      (vicelton@yahoo.com) 

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|-----------|
D|-----------|
A|--x-x-x-x--|
E|--x-x-x-x--|
  "An iron fist quietly sits..."


Riff 2                     x2
e|--------------------------|------|
B|--------------------------|------|
G|--------------------------|------|
D|-4-4-4-5-2-3--4-4-4-5-4-3-|------|
A|-2-2-2-3-0-1--2-2-2-3-2-1-|--7\--|
E|--------------------------|--5\--|
   "The White House is calling..."


Play Riff 1  "Not that I would ever lie..."
Play Riff 2  "NATO is on line 1..."


Riff 3
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----3~-----3~----------3--5-6-5-3-|
E|-3/5----3/5----5-3--3/5------------|
  "The world needs a hero..."


Play Riff 1  "Phantom rule..."
Play Riff 2  "The UN is on hold..."
Play Riff 3  "The world needs a hero..."

 
Riff 4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---------------3p0-5p0-6p0-5p0-3p0-|
E|-5555-3333-5p0---------------------|
   **** ****

Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-3p0-0-0-0-0-3p0-3p0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
       * * * *         * * * * * * 

Guitar 2
e|-8-8-8-----9-9-9-----10-10-10-----11-11-11-----|
B|-8-8-8-...-9-9-9-...-10-10-10-...-11-11-11-...-|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-12-12-12-----13-13-13-----14-14-14-----15-15-15-----|
B|-12-12-12-...-13-13-13-...-14-14-14-...-15-15-15-...-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3   various pick slides, listen for them.
      

Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

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

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

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

End solo

Play Riff 2   "Dave the white house is calling..."
Play Riff 3   "The world needs a hero..."

Final time:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-----3~-----3~----------3--5-6-5-3--7\-|
E|-3/5----3/5----5-3--3/5-------------5\-|


Ending Solo
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

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

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

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

End solo


Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h   =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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