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                             ARMAGEDDON - Prism
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Written by: Lindsay Mitchell
Album: "Armageddon"     (1979, Capitol Records)

Tabbed by: Anne Drury
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: November 21, 2005

Notes:

-4/4 time -- bar lines do indicate timing
-guitar solo is primarily in B pentatonic minor
-the fills in the 1st Verse and the Chorus are brass transcribed
 for guitar
-***for 1st verse fills, only partial staves are shown -- note that the
 top string shown isn't always the high E string


INTRO:

(the E5 power chords are played with the 1st tab staff)

   E5                          E5                             
                                                               
   E             A             E             A                 
 E -7-----------|-5-----5--5--|-7-----------|-5------5--5--|   
 B -9-----------|-5-----5--5--|-9-----------|-5------5--5--|  (acoustic)  
 G -9-----------|-6-----6--6--|-9-----------|-6------6--6--|   
 D -9-----------|-7-----7--7--|-9-----------|-7------7--7--|   Play 3x  
 A -7-----------|-7-----7--7--|-7-----------|-7------7--7--|
 E -------------|-5-----5--5--|-------------|-5------5--5--|


Keyboard transcribed for guitar:


   E             A             E             A
 E -------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 B -------------|-------------|----9--9--10-|-10~--9-7-----|
 G -------------|----6-----9--|-------------|-----------9--|
 D ----9--7--6--|-------9-----|-------------|--------------|
 A -------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E -------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


   E             B             C#m
 E -------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 B ----9--7-----|----7--------|-------------|--------------|
 G ----------9~-|-------9--8--|-9----8-6~---|--------------|
 D -------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 A -------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E -------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|



Top staff is keyboard, lower staff is orchestration - Play 2x

   E             A             E             A
 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 B|-------------|-------------|----9--9--10-|-10~--9-7-----|
 G|-------------|----6-----9--|-------------|-----------9--|
 D|----9--7--6--|-------9-----|-------------|--------------|
 A|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
Gt|1                                                       |
  |                                                        |  
Gt|2                                                       |
 E|-------------|-------------|----7--7--9--|-9~---7-------|
 B|----9--7-----|----10-10-10-|-------------|--------10-9--|
 G|----------9--|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 D|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 A|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|



   E             B             C#m
 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 B|----9--7-----|----7--------|-------------|--------------|
 G|----------9~-|-------9--8--|-9~---8-6~---|--------------|
 D|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 A|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
Gt|1                                                       |
  |                                                        |
Gt|2                                                       |
 E|----7--------|---11--9--7--|-9~-----9~---|--------------|
 B|------10--9~-|-------------|------9------|--------------|
 G|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 D|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 A|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


Electric guitar enters:

   E            A                  E            A
 E ---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
 B ---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
 G ---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
 D -------------2=|=-------4-2-/6=|=--------2-4-2=|=---------------|
 A -2---------4---|---------------|---------------|----------------|
 E ---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|


   E            A                  E            A
 E ---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
 B ---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
 G ---------------|---------------|-4----<2>-<1>--|----------------|
 D -------------2=|=----4^(6)r4-2-|-------------4-|-2~-------------|
 A -2---------4---|---------------|---------------|----------------|
 E ---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|



1ST VERSE:      
             
             B5                             A5    G#5
There was a full moon over Memphis    E --------------|
                                      B --10---12-12--|
                                      G --------------|

 B5                                  A5    G#5
National Guard outside    B --7-----------------|
                          G ------4--7-6-4------|
                          D ----------------6-4-|
                          A --------------------|

 B5                               A5   B5
Thousands wait for Elvis    E --------------|
                            B --10---12-12--|
                            G --------------|

 E5                    F#5
Waiting ever since he died

       B5                           A5   G#5
For a miracle gonna happen    E --------------|
                              B --10---12-12--|
                              G --------------|

    B5                                   A5   G#5
His eminence to restore    E --------------------|
                           B ------9--12-10-10-9-|
                           G --11----------------|
                           D --------------------|
 
     B5                                A5   B5
The sound of thunder crackin'    E --------------|
                                 B --10---12-12--|
                                 G --------------|

 E5                          F#5             B5
Signals the beginning of the war to end all wars



CHORUS:   

  E      A             E             A
E ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
B ---------|----------|-------5~-------|------------|
G ---------|----------|---4h6-----6-4--|------------|
D ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
A ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
E ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
  Arma--geddon carry me home
 

  E      A             C#m              B
E ---------|----------|-------4------7=|======/19---|
B ---------|----------|-----5----7-5---|------------|
G ---------|----------|---6------------|------------|
D ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
A ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
E ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
  Arma--geddon carry me home


  E      A             E             A
E ---------|----------|----------------|---5---5h7~-|
B ---------|----------|-------5~-------|------------|
G ---------|----------|---4h6-----6-4--|------------|
D ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
A ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
E ---------|----------|----------------|------------|
  Arma--geddon carry me home


E    A              C#m  B        E
Armageddon carry me home



2ND VERSE:


   B5                          A5  G#5  B5                        A5  G#5
 E --------------|---------------------|--------------|-------------------|
 B --------------|---------------------|--------------|-------------------|
 G --------------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4=|=-------------|---2--2----2--2--4=|
 D --------------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4=|=-------------|-----------------4=|
 A --------------|---------------------|--------------|-------------------|
 E --------------|---------------------|--------------|-------------------|
Jerry and Linda                         President
           in the White House,          sleepin' in his shoes


   B5                          A5  B5   E5           F#5
 E --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
 B --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
 G =-------------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4=|=-----------|-------2------2------|
 D =-------------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4=|=-----------|---2h4----2h4---4p2p0|
 A --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
 E --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
Red phones ring in                      Ain't got
              the blackout,                  time to lose


   B5                          A5  G#5  B5                        A5  G#5
 E --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
 B --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
 G --------------|---------------------|-4~---------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4=|
 D --------------|---------------------|------------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4=|
 A -2------------|-----------4^(5)r4-2-|------------|---------------------|
 E --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
   U-boats off New England (look out),  Enemy   submarines            From



   B5                          A5  B5   E5           F#5                   
 E --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
 B --------------|---------------------|------------|---------------------|
 G =-------------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4-|------------|---------------------|
 D =-------------|---6^(7)r6-4-6-4-2/4-|-2----------|-4-------------------|
 A --------------|---------------------|-2----------|-4-------------------|
 E --------------|---------------------|-0----------|-2-------------------|
   Boston to    Miami              On a red alert,you
                                              better scramble all the F-15s


   B5                                             
 E --------------|
 B --------------|
 G --------------|
 D -7-7-7-7-7----|
 A -7-7-7-7-7----|
 E -5-5-5-5-5----|



CHORUS:       (same fills as 1st Chorus)

E    A               E  A
Armageddon carry me home
E    A               C#m  B
Armageddon carry me home
E    A               E  A
Armageddon carry me home
E    A               E        C#m   B
Armageddon carry me home


GUITAR SOLO:


 E -12---------12---------|-12---------12---------|
 B ----15^(17)----15^(17)-|----15^(17)----15^(17)-|
 G -----------------------|-----------------------|
 D -----------------------|-----------------------|
 A -----------------------|-----------------------|
 E -----------------------|-----------------------|

Play staff above 3x with the following chord progression:
(each chord is 2 measures)

   E     C     Bb


   A
 E -----------------------|-----------------------|
 B -(17)r15^(17)~---------|-----------------------|
 G -----------------------|-----------------------|
 D -----------------------|-----------------------|
 A -----------------------|-----------------------|
 E -----------------------|-----------------------|



   B5                    A5      G#5  B5                  A5     G#5
 E --------------|-------------------|-----------|---------------------|
 B ---10^(12)----|--10-7-10----------|-----------|---------------------|
 G --------------|----------9^(11)r-7|-----------|-----2-----2-2-------|
 D --------------|-------------------|-9---------|--2h4---2h4----4p2p0-|
 A --------------|-------------------|-----------|---------------------|
 E --------------|-------------------|-----------|---------------------|



   B5                    A5      B5   E5                 F#5
 E --------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------|
 B --------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------|
 G --------------|-------------------|------------------|-2-----2----2-|
 D ------------0-|-0-2-3-4p2---------|---------2----2h4-|----4----4----|
 A -2------0-2---|-----------5p4-2-0-|-2--5--5---5------|--------------|
 E --------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------|



   B5   (gradually release bend)                              A5  G#5
 E ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 G --9^(11)-(11)-(11)-(11)-(11)-(11)-|-(11)-(11)-(11)-(10)----9---7----|
 D ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 A ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|



   B5                                                  A5    G#5
 E ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 B ------------------10--------------|--10----------------12----12-12--|
 G --9^(11)r9^(11)--hb----(11)r9-----|----pb(11)r9---7/11----11--------|
 D ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 A ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|



   B5                                                        A5    B5
 E ------7------7------7------7-----7|------7--------------------------|
 B -10^w---10^w---10^w---10^w---10^w-|-10^w---10p9-7---9---7-----------|
 G ----------------------------------|---------------9---9---7-------7-|
 D ----------------------------------|-------------------------9--9----|
 A ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 E ----------------------------------|---------------------------------|



   E5                        F#5
 E -------------------------|---------------------------|
 B ------12-------12--------|------14----------17---14--|
 G -/13-------13-------13---|-/15-------15h16-----------|
 D -------------------------|---------------------------|
 A -------------------------|---------------------------|
 E -------------------------|---------------------------|



   B5
 E -/14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|
 B -/16-16-16-16-16-16-16---|
 G -------------------------|
 D -------------------------|
 A -------------------------|
 E -------------------------|



CHORUS:       (same fills as previous Chorus)

E    A               E  A
Armageddon carry me home
E    A               C#m  B
Armageddon, carry me home
E    A              E  A
Armageddon carry me home
E    A               E  A
Armageddon carry me home


         E  A
Carry me home...    (play 11x)
       
Carry me home


Repeat INTRO


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^...bend (w=whole tone)              /...slide up
r...release bend                     =...hold note        
h...hammer on                        ~...vibrato                
p...pull off                         pb..pre-bend             
hb..hold bend                        <>..harmonic


(This file is the transcriber's own work and represents 
their interpretation of the song.)

            
            
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