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HAMMER TO FALL
As recorded by Queen
(From the 1984 Album THE WORKS)

Transcribed by www.mikesguitarsite.co.ukWords & Music by Brian MayGtr I (E A D G B E)
- 'Brian May Overdrive Electric'

[Intro]
  Q=128
 4/4
  Gtr I
             |-3-|               |-3-|               |-3-|
   H    Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S S
e|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|
B|-----------------|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2--|
G|-----------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2--|
D|---------x-2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2--|
A|---------x-0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0--|
E|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|

               |-3-|               |-3-|               |-3-|
   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S S
e|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-5\---3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-4\---2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-6\---4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0\---0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

               |-3-|
   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E +H       E +Q   E +Q   E  S S
e|-------------------|---------------|----------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3-(3)----|-5-(5)--2-(2)---------|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2-(2)----|-4-(4)--2-(2)-----2-2-|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4-(4)----|-6-(6)--2-(2)-----2-2-|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0-(0)----|-0-(0)--0-(0)--4\-0-0-|
E|-------------------|---------------|----------------------|

[Verse 1]
               |-3-|               |-3-|
   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S S
e|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|

               |-3-|                 |-3-|
   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E +Q   E S S S
e|-------------------|---------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-5----2-(2)----2-2-2-|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-4----2-(2)--x-2-2-2-|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-6----2-(2)--x-2-2-2-|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0-(0)--x-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------|---------------------|

               |-3-|               |-3-|
   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S   Q  E E +Q   Q
e|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------5-5-|-5--------------|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------4-4-|-4----2-(2)--2--|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------6-6-|-6----2-(2)--2--|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0----------|------0-(0)-----|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------0-0-|-0--------------|

[Chorus]
   E Q  E +E  E E E   +E   E  E E E     E +Q
e|------------------|--------------------------|
B|------5-(5)-5s3-3-|-(3)p=2-------------------|
G|-2-2--4-(4)-4s2-2-|-(2)-(2)---2-------2-(2)--|
D|-2-2--6-(6)-6s4-4-|-(4)p=2----2-------2-(2)--|
A|-0-0--0-(0)-0---0-|-(0)-(0)-0---3b3.5-0-(0)--|
E|------------------|--------------------------|
 
   +E  E E E E E Q    E  E  E E +Q   Q
e|------------------|--------------------|
B|-----2-3---2---2--|-3p=2---------------|
G|-(2)-2-2---2---2--|-2-(2)---2-(2)--2---|
D|-(2)-2-4---2---2--|-4p=2--2-2-(2)--2---|
A|-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0---|
E|------------------|--------------------|
 
   E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E  E E E
e|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-2-2---5---5---3-|---2---2-(2)-------|
G|-2-2---4---4---2-|---2---2-(2)-------|
D|-2-2---6---6---4-|---2---2--2--2-2-2-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0--0--0-0---|
E|-----------------|-------------------|

                                      |-3-|
   E E E E E  E  E E   E E E E +Q   E S S S
e|-------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----3---3p=2------|----------------2-2-2--|
G|---2-2---2-(2)-2---|-2---2-2-(2)----2-2-2--|
D|---2-4---4p=2--4p2-|-4p2-2-2-(2)----2-2-2--|
A|-0-0-0---0-(0)-0---|-0---0-0-(0)-----------|
E|-------------------|-----------------------|

               |-3-|               |-3-|
   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E Q  E S S S
e|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|

               |-3-|                |-3-|
   Q.   E Q  E S S S   Q.   E +Q.   S S S
e|-------------------|--------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-5\---2-(2)---2-2-2-|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-4\---2-(2)---2-2-2-|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-6\---2-(2)---2-2-2-|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0\---0-(0)---0-0-0-|
E|-------------------|--------------------|

[Verse 2]
   Q.   E Q  E S S   Q.   E Q  E S S   Q.   E Q  E S S   Q  E E +Q.   S S
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-5--x-2-(2)---2-2--|
G|-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-4--x-2-(2)---2-2--|
D|-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-6--x-2-(2)---2-2--|
A|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0-(0)---0-0--|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
 
   Q.   E Q  E S S   Q.   E Q  E S S   Q.   E Q  E S S   Q  E E +Q   Q
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-5----2-(2)--2--|
G|-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-4----2-(2)--2--|
D|-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-6----2-(2)--2--|
A|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|------0-(0)-----|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0--------------|

[Chorus 2]
   E Q  E +E  E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E  E  E E +Q   Q
e|------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
B|------5-(5)-5s3-3-|-(3)-2---2--------|-----------------|-3p=2---------------|
G|-2-2--4-(4)-4s2-2-|-(2)-2---2-----2--|-2-2-2---2---2---|-2-(2)---2-(2)--2---|
D|-2-2--6-(6)-6s4-4-|-(4)-2---2-2-2-2--|-2-2-4---2---2-2-|-4p=2--2-2-(2)--2---|
A|-0-0--0-(0)-0---0-|-(0)-0---0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0---|
E|------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 
   E Q  E +E  Q  E   E E E E H      E E E E E  E  E E   E  E  E E +Q   E S S
e|-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|
B|------5-(5)-5--3-|---2-----2----|-------------------|-3p=2-----------------|
G|---2--4-(4)-4--2-|---2-----2----|---2-----2-(2)---2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
D|-2-2--6-(6)-6--4-|---2-----2----|---2---2-4p=2--2-2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
A|-0-0--0-(0)-0--0-|---0---0-0----|-0-0---0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|
 
   Q.   E E E E S S   Q.   E E E E S S
e|------------------|------------------|
B|-2----3-----------|-2----3-----------|
G|-2----2-------2-2-|-2----2-------2-2-|
D|-2----4-------2-2-|-2----4-------2-2-|
A|-0----0-x-x-x-0-0-|-0----0-x-x-x-0-0-|
E|------------------|------------------|

          PM--|
   Q.   E E E E S S   E E E  E  +Q.    S S
e|------------------|------------------0-0--|
B|-2----3-------5-5-|-5-----14-(14)\---0-0--|
G|-2----2-------4-4-|-4-----14-(14)\---9-9--|
D|-2----4-------6-6-|-6-----14-(14)\---9-9--|
A|-0----0-0-0-0-7-7-|-7---0--0--(0)\---7-7--|
E|--------------0-0-|-0-0--------------0-0--|

  Middle
   E Q  E +E  Q  E   +E  E E E +E  Q  E
e|-0----0-(0)------|---------0-(0)------|
B|-0-0--------0----|---------------0----|
G|-9-------------2-|-(2)---2------------|
D|-9-------------4-|-(4)-4--------------|
A|-7-------------4-|-(4)----------------|
E|-0-------------2-|-(2)--------------2S|
 
   E E E E +E  Q  E   +E  E E E +S  S E E E
e|-------0-(0)------|---------5-(5)---------|
B|-----0-------0----|-------5---------7-----|
G|---4------------6-|-(6)-6-----------7---2-|
D|---2------------7-|-(7)-------------7---2-|
A|----------------7-|-(7)-------------5---0-|
E|-4--------------5-|-(5)-------------------|
 
   +Q   Q  +E  E E E   +Q.   E E Q  S S   E Q  E +E  Q  E    E  E E E +E  Q  E
e|-------------3---3-|-(3)---3---2--0-0-|------0-(0)------|---------2-(2)------|
B|-------------3---3-|-(3)---3---3--0-0-|---0--------0----|-------2----------0-|
G|-(2)--2--(2)-0---2-|-(2)---0---2--1-1-|-1-------------2-|-(2)-2---------2--4-|
D|-(2)--2--(2)-0---0-|-(0)---0---0--2-2-|-2-------------4-|-(4)--------------2-|
A|-(0)--0--(0)-------|------------------|-2-------------4-|--4-----------------|
E|-------------3---2-|-(2)---3----------|-0-------------2-|-(2)----------------|
 
    E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E Q
e|---------0---------|-------------------|---------------0--|
B|-(0)---0-----0---2-|-(2)---------------|-------------0-0--|
G|-(4)---4-----4---2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-7---9-|-(9)-------9-9-9--|
D|-(2)-2-2---2-2---2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-7---9-|-(9)-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
A|-----------------0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-5---7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E|--4--4-4---4-4-4---|-----------------0-|-(0)--------------|
 
   E E E E E E E E    E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E Q
e|-------0---------|---------0-------0-|-(0)-----------0--|
B|---0---0---0-----|-----0---0---0---0-|-(0)-----------0--|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2---1-|-(1)-----------1--|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-(2)-----------2--|
A|-5---5---5---5---|--4----4---4---4-2-|-(2)-----------2--|
E|-----------------|-----------------0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

   ~~
   Q.   S S Q.    E    a      +E   +S   S  E  a      +E   +Q.    a  E
e|------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------10-|-12b14==(12)r(12)p10-12-12b14==(12)-(12)r==12S17b19==|
G|-6----6-7-9-------|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

           |--3---|  |--3--|  |-------3-------|
    +Q    +E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E      +S   +S         +E   +S   S  E  E  +Q.    E
e|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------16b18===|
B|-(17)--(17)-17-15-14-15-17-------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------14-16b18==(16)r(16)b18==|=(16)r(16)p14----14-(14)-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|--------------16-------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 
    +E.  +S   T  T  T  T  E  +S   S  S  S  E.     +S
e|-(16)-(16)-16h17p16p14-16-(16)-16p14----------------|
B|-------------------------------------17-17b19==(17)r|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

                                ~~~~~~~~
    +S   S  S  S  S  S  S      +S   +H
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-(17)p15-14-15-17------------------------|
G|------------------14-16b18==(16)-(16)----|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

       ~~~
                     |--3--|
   a a  E.  S  E  E  S  S  S  E  e  E    E. S  E  E  Q   Q     E E E E H
e|------------------------------------|----------------------|--------------|
B|-----17--15-14----------------------|----------------------|--------------|
G|---x-----------16-14h16p14S13-------|----------------------|-7p6-2-2-2----|
D|-x----------------------------16-14S|=12p11----------------|-7---2-2-2----|
A|------------------------------------|-------12-12-12--12\--|-0---0-0-0----|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------|--------------|

  6/8           4/4
   E E E E E E    E      +Q.    +H        +H.       Q
e|-------------|-----------------------|---------------|
B|-------------|-17b19==(17)---(17)----|-(17)\---------|
G|-7p6---7p6---|-----------------------|---------------|
D|-7---7-7---7-|-----------------------|---------------|
A|-0-----0-----|-----------------------|---------------|
E|-------------|-----------------------|---------------|

[Verse 3]
   PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-5-----2----------|
G|-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-4-----2----------|
D|-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-6-----2----------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

   PM-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E +Q   Q
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-5-----2-(2)------|
G|-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-4-----2-(2)--2---|
D|-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-6-----2-(2)--2---|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-(0)--0---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

[Chorus]
   E Q  E +E  E E E   +E  E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E  E  E E +Q   Q
e|------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
B|------5-(5)-5s3-3-|-(3)-2---2--------|-----------------|-3p=2---------------|
G|-2-2--4-(4)-4s2-2-|-(2)-2---2-----2--|-2-2-2---2---2---|-2-(2)---2-(2)--2---|
D|-2-2--6-(6)-6s4-4-|-(4)-2---2-2-2-2--|-2-2-4---2---2-2-|-4p=2--2-2-(2)--2---|
A|-0-0--0-(0)-0---0-|-(0)-0---0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0---|
E|------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 
   E Q  E +E  Q  E   E E E E H      E E E E E  E  E E   E  E  E E +Q   E S S
e|-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|
B|------5-(5)-5--3-|---2-----2----|-------------------|-3p=2-----------------|
G|---2--4-(4)-4--2-|---2-----2----|---2-----2-(2)---2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
D|-2-2--6-(6)-6--4-|---2-----2----|---2---2-4p=2--2-2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
A|-0-0--0-(0)-0--0-|---0---0-0----|-0-0---0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0-0-0-|
E|-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|

[Outro]
   a Q.   a E +Q.   S S   a Q.   E +Q.   S S
e|----------------------|--------------------|
B|-1S2----1S2-(2)---2-2-|-1S2----3-(3)---3-3-|
G|-1S2----1S2-(2)---2-2-|-1S2----2-(2)---2-2-|
D|-1S2----1S2-(2)---2-2-|-1S2----4-(4)---4-4-|
A|---0------0-(0)---0-0-|---0----0-(0)---0-0-|
E|----------------------|--------------------|
 
   Q.   E +Q.   E   Q  E E +Q   E  S S
e|----------------|----------------------|
B|-2----3-(3)-----|-5--3-2-(2)-----2-2---|
G|-2----2-(2)-----|-4--2-2-(2)-----2-2---|
D|-2----4-(4)-----|-6--4-2-(2)-----2-2---|
A|-0----0-(0)-----|-0--0-0-(0)--4\-0-0---|
E|----------------|----------------------|
 
   Q.   E +Q.   S S   Q.   E +Q.   S S   Q.   E +H       E E E E +E  E E  S  S
e|------------------|------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
B|-2----3-(3)---2-2-|-2----3-(3)---2-2-|-2----3-(3)----|-5-----2-(2)-----14-14-|
G|-2----2-(2)---2-2-|-2----2-(2)---2-2-|-2----2-(2)----|-4-----2-(2)-----14-14-|
D|-2----4-(4)---2-2-|-2----4-(4)---2-2-|-2----4-(4)----|-6-----2-(2)-----14-14-|
A|-0----0-(0)---0-0-|-0----0-(0)---0-0-|-0----0-(0)----|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-------|
E|------------------|------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
 
    Q.    E  +Q.    S  S    Q.    E  +Q.    S  S
e|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B|-14----15-(15)---14-14-|-14----15-(15)---14-14-|
G|-14----14-(14)---14-14-|-14----14-(14)---14-14-|
D|-14----16-(16)---14-14-|-14----16-(16)---14-14-|
A|--0-----0--(0)----0--0-|--0-----0--(0)----0--0-|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 
    E  Q   E  +E   Q   S  S    E  E E  E  Q   E  S S
e|--------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-14-14--15-(15)-15--17-17-|-17-17-------------------|
G|-14-14--14-(14)-14--16-16-|-16-16---14-14\-----2-2--|
D|-14-14--16-(16)-16--18-18-|-18-18---14-14\-----2-2--|
A|--0--0---0--(0)--0--------|--0--0----0--0\--9\-0-0--|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
 
   Q.   E +Q.   S S   Q.   E +Q.   S S
e|------------------|------------------|
B|-2----3-(3)---2-2-|-2----3-(3)---2-2-|
G|-2----2-(2)---2-2-|-2----2-(2)---2-2-|
D|-2----4-(4)---2-2-|-2----4-(4)---2-2-|
A|-0----0-(0)---0-0-|-0----0-(0)---0-0-|
E|------------------|------------------|

                                     |-3-|
   Q.   E +E  E Q    E E E E +E  E E S S S
e|-----------------|------------------------|
B|-2----3-(3)------|-5-----2-(2)-----2-2-2--|
G|-2----2-(2)------|-4-----2-(2)-----2-2-2--|
D|-2----4-(4)------|-6-----2-(2)-----2-2-2--|
A|-0----0-(0)-0-0--|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-0-0--|
E|-----------------|------------------------|

               |-3-|               |-3-|
   Q.   E Q.   S S S   Q.   E Q.   S S S
e|-------------------|-------------------|
B|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
G|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
D|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
A|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|
 
   Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E +H       +W
e|---------------|----------------|--------*|
B|-2----3----3-3-|-3-2-2-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
G|-2----2----2-2-|-2-2-2-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
D|-2----4----4-4-|-4-2-2-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
A|-0----0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-(0)----|-(0)----*|
E|---------------|----------------|--------*|

            
            
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PatyH 30 Apr 01, 2006 02:32 PM

Awesome! Bang on the money! this tab is dead right. Onya mate!

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pimpslap1236 20 Oct 09, 2007 05:24 PM

should this be in half step down tuning? in standard it sounds too high/

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erieger 10 Jan 26, 2009 01:48 PM

I think it's lower than standard but higher than a half step down.

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