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The islander
Nightwish
Track 10 From the Album: Dark Passion Play (2007)
Music & Lyrics: Marco Hietala
Tabbed by: Mariano Arnaiz
Anything to: marianoarnaiz@hotmail.com
Tunning: 1 & 1/2 Step down
On acoustic guitar with metal strings, Use a pick (folk guitar)

So. This song has been in my mind for a while and i learned it like all of us from the 
tabs.
But the licks and chords they didn’t feel right. There was some mandolin kind of thin on 
guitar
But i just guess it was the 2 guitars and the piano and all that sh*t. I saw a video in 
internet
From a dude that recorded Marco playing ut live, i had the chance to see a little bit 
i figure out
From there the tuning and fact that the guitar lick has a top line and a bottom line in 
high strings.


It aint that hard but it takes time. I hope you like it


Intro and Main riff

c#||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||
G#||--10-10-10-10-10-----8--10-----|--------------10-10-8-6-8-------||
E ||--7--9--10-9--9h10p9-5--7--7---|--5--7-7------10-9--5-3-5-------||
B ||---------------------------7---|--3./5-5h6p5---------------3/5--||
F#||--------------------------(5)--|--------------------------------||
C#||-------------------------------|---------------------------1/3--||

Verse Example: Verses all the same (Dm Dsus2 Bb Bb Csus2 F C D5)


   Dm           Dsus2      Bb
An old man by a seashore at the end of days

Csus2      F           C               D5
Gazes the horizon with sea wind in his face

Dm             Dsus2   Bb
Tempest-tossed island, seasons all the same

Csus2       F             C              D5
Anchorage unpainted and a ship without a name


Chorus


D5             Bb   F   C   Dm   Bb           F          Csus2
   This is the long for-got-ten  light at the end of the world

D5    Bd F   C   Dm       Bd             F           Csus2  D5
   Ho-ri-zon cry-ing  the tears we left behind long ago


Chords

      Dm  Dsus2  Bb  Csus2 F  D5
c#||--5----5-----6---3-----1--5---||
G#||--6----5-----6---3-----1--3---||
E ||--7----7-----7---5-----2--2---||
B ||--7----7-----8---5-----3--0---||
F#||--5----5-----8---3-----3--0---||
C#||-------------6---------1------||

            
            
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marianoarnaiz 1,521 Jul 18, 2008 08:26 AM

JUST TO SAY BEFORE YOU ALL COMMENT. I DONT WANT ANY CRAP ON THE TUNNING THATS THE TUNNING

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marianoarnaiz 1,521 Jul 18, 2008 08:27 AM

OH BYT EH WA Y THE Bd ARE Bb SORRY ABOUT THAT

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Mr_Big_David 10 Jul 20, 2008 08:11 AM

Dude great tab! First good one I have seen. There is only one thing I have to say though. There are open strings played along in the intro. Otherwise!!! GREAT TAB!!!

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