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Nightwish - Storytime
Tuning: D Standard ( D G C F A D)

Intro 0:12 - 0:43

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------3-3------------|
|-5-5---------5-5--------------3-3-3-3--------|
|-5-5---------5-5--------------1-1-3-3--------|
|-3-3---------3-3------------------1-1--------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|
                                                     
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3---4--2------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6-6--4-4-----------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6-6--4-4-----------|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3---4-4--2-2-----------|


Verse 0:53 - 1:07

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|--3-3------------|
|--3-3-3-3--------|
|--1-1-3-3--------|
|------1-1--------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|
                                                     
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3---4--2------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------|
|-5---5--6--5---5----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------|
|-5---5--6--5---5----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----------|
|-3---3--4--3---3-----------------------------|

Chorus 1:08 - 1:32

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--------3-------------5----------------------|
|-5------3-x16--3------5-x16------------------| repeat 2x
|-5-x16--1------3-x16--3----------------------|
|-3-------------1-----------------------------|


|------|
|------|
|------|
|-5-5--| 
|-5-5--|
|-3-3--|

After Breakdown 1:37 - 1:50

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-----5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-----5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-----3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|
                                                     
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3---4--2------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|

|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---6-6--4-4-----------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---6-6--4-4-----------|
|-3---3--4--3---3---4-4--2-2-----------|

Verse 1:51 - 2:15
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|
                                                     
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3---4--2------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------3-3-3-3-----------|
|-5---5--6--5---5----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
|-5---5--6--5---5----1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3---|
|-3---3--4--3---3------------1-1-1-1---|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|
                                                     
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5---6--4------------|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3---4--2------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-5---5--6--5---5---5--8--5----5-6-2-3-----|
|-3---3--4--3---3---3--6--3----3-4-0-1-----|

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------|
|-5---5--6--5---5----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------|
|-5---5--6--5---5----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----------|
|-3---3--4--3---3-----------------------------|

Chorus 2:16 - 2:53

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--------3-------------5----------------------|
|-5------3-x16--3------5-x16------------------| repeat 3x
|-5-x16--1------3-x16--3----------------------|
|-3-------------1-----------------------------|

|------|
|------|
|------|
|-5\0--| 
|-5\0--|
|-3\0--|


Bridge 3:33 - 4:13 (Care with the rhytm. Its shown here imprecisely)

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|--5---------------------------------------------|
|--5-5-5---5\4/5----7-5-7----4\2/4-5\4/5---------| 
|--3-5-5---5\4/5----7-5-7----4\2/4-5\4/5---------|
|----3-3---3\2/3----5-3-5----2\0/2-3\2/3---------|
                                                     repeat 2x 
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|--5--------------------------------------------|
|--5-5-5---5\4/5-7-5-7----4\2/4----5\4/5--------| 
|--3-5-5---5\4/5-7-5-7----4\2/4----5\4/5--------|
|----3-3---3\2/3-5-3-5----2\0/2----3\2/3--------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------|
|------|
|-12p*-|
|------| 
|------|
|------|

Chorus


|--------------------------------------|---------|
|--------------------------------------|---------|
|--------3-------------5---------------|---------|
|-5------3-x16--3------5-x16-----------|---5-5---| 
|-5-x16--1------3-x16--3---------------|---5-5---|
|-3-------------1----------------------|---3-3---|

repeat until end but change rhythm at 4:59. 

Rhythm goes nearly like this:

|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x---|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x------|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x---|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x------|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x---|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x------|


-Thanks to mgbevan for pointing out a mistake.
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mgbevan 10 wrote on November 21 2011, 07:03 am

Very accurate, the only discrepancy I find is the bridge:
5-7-8-10 sounds better alternating between (what would normally be) the G and D strings, and the final pinch harmonic personally sounds better on 12 of the G.

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