Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Hammer To Fall tab

version 4
version 4

Whole song

Interactive

by Queen
244 views 6 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
1 last vote to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
backing track
0:00
0:00
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
Unregistered
intermediate
About this tab version
Full song based off the version from 'The Works' album. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Hammer to fall by Queen              
Album: The works     1984            
Tuning: standard (could be half step down)
Speed: 128

I felt that it was time someone uploaded a tab for the full album version of this song.
This is split into sections which should be easier to match to the song.

Lyrics are only included at certain parts such as the bridge so it is easier to match to the real song.
They are not in time with the tab and don't show what the speed should be.

I used the base version of the song from the 'Classic Queen' Guitar tab book which only had the shortened tab.
This may be wrong so feel free to submit corrections and I will do my best to edit.


[Intro] 

(play twice) 

   A     D/A    A     D/A    A     D/A  E/A  A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3---5-5--2-------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2---4-4--2-------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4---6-6--2-------------------------------|x2
A|-0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0---0-0--0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1] 

(same as intro, played twice)

A  D/A  A  D/A  A  D/A  E/A  A 
A  D/A  A  D/A  A  D/A  E/A  A 


[Chorus 1]

(played twice each time)

   A    E/A  D/A  A     A    A   D/A A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5--5-5\-3-3--2-2---2-2--2-2--3p-2-2-------------------------------------|
G|-6-6--4-4\-2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2--2p-2-2-------------------------------------|
D|-7-7--6-6\-4-4--2-2---2-2--2-2--4p-2-2-------------------------------------| x2
A|-0-0--0-0\-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0--0--0-0-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2] 

(same as intro and verse 1, played 3 times)

A  D/A  A  D/A  A  D/A  E/A  A 
A  D/A  A  D/A  A  D/A  E/A  A 
A  D/A  A  D/A  A  D/A  E/A  A 


[Chorus 2]

(played twice each time)

   A    E/A  D/A  A     A    A   D/A A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5--5-5\-3-3--2-2---2-2--2-2--3p-2-2-------------------------------------|
G|-6-6--4-4\-2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2--2p-2-2-------------------------------------|
D|-7-7--6-6\-4-4--2-2---2-2--2-2--4p-2-2-------------------------------------| x2
A|-0-0--0-0\-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0--0--0-0-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Instrumental] 

(played once)

   A   D/A    A   D/A    A   D/A E/A A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3--5-5--2--------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2--4-4--2--------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4--6-6--2--------------------------------| x1
A|-0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0--0-0--0--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Bridge]

(can be hard to hear in the original recording)

  Rich or poor or famous....
e|-0-----0-----------------0-------------------------0---------------------5-|
B|-0--0-----0----------------------2--2--2--4---------------0--4-6-----------|
G|-1--------------2-----2-------4--------------6--6------4----------7--7-----|
D|-2-----------4-----4-------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   oh no   oh no        oh
e|-2-------3--2-----2---2---2------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--2----3--3-----3---3---3------------------------------------------------|
G|-2--2----0--2-----2---2---2------------------------------------------------|
D|-0--2----0--0-----0---0---0------------------------------------------------|
A|----0----0-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------3-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  Lock your door but....
e|-0------0-----------------2------------------0------0----------------------|
B|-0--0------0------------------------------0------0--0--0-------------------|
G|-1---------------2-----2-------2-2-2-4---------------------6---------------|
D|-2----2-------4-----4--------4---------6-----------------------7-----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------7--------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   oh no.... Baby   now your struggle's   all in vain
e|----0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2--1-----1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-------------------------------------------|
D|-4--2-----2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Post bridge]

Rhythm guitar (played during mini solo, 3 times)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-------1-1--4----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-2-0-2-2--4--2-4-5-4-2---7-5-4---------------------------------------| x3
A|-2-2-------2-2--2--2-4-5-4-2---7-5-4---------------------------------------|
E|-----------0-0-----0-2-3-2-0---5-3-2---------------------------------------|

Lead guitar
e|-19-19-17-16------------19b-19-17-16-------17br-17-16-14--14-12------------|
B|--------------19-17-16--------------19-17---------------17-----15-14-12----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------14-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------17-17b-15-19b-17-21b------|
B|-17br-15-----------19br-17----------------19b-19---------------------------|
G|--------16-16-------------16-16--------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Pre-Solo]

First note is played over the 21b from the previous section.

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----0-2-0----0-2-3---2-3-2-0---2-3-|
A|--3--------3------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-0-2-0-2-0---2-3---2-3-0---2-3-5-7---5-7-5---5-7-8---7-8-7----7-8---10-9-10-9---10-9-7------|
D|-----------3-------------------------------8---------------10--------------------------10-12|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------13-15-15b--15-13-15-13-11-13-11-13---10-11-10-8-10-8-6-8---6-8-5-6-5--5-|
G|9-10-12-14----12-14-12---12-14-15----------------------------------------------------------------------7---|
D|-----------15----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Main solo]

Lead guitar
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-12b-10-12b---17b-17-15-14-15-------17--------------------------|
G|-6-6h7-9---------------------------------14-16----16b-14----14-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------16----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-16br-(16)p14-16-16--16p14---14--------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------17-----pb17-(17)p15-14-15-17--------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------14-16b-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-17-15p14------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------16-14-13---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------16-14--12p11--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------12-12--------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Rhythm guitar]

(chorus twice with a variation at the end of the second)

   A    E/A  D/A  A     A    A   D/A A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5--5-5\-3-3--2-2---2-2--2-2--3p-2-2-------------------------------------|
G|-6-6--4-4\-2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2--2p-2-2-------------------------------------|
D|-7-7--6-6\-4-4--2-2---2-2--2-2--4p-2-2-------------------------------------| x1
A|-0-0--0-0\-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0--0--0-0-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   A    E/A  D/A  A     A    A   D/A A   (lead finishes solo)        D(let it ring)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------3-------|
B|-5-5--5-5\-3-3--2-2---2-2--2-2---3p2-2-2---3p2-2-2---3p2-2--3p2-2--2-------|
G|-6-6--4-4\-2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2---2---2-2---2---2-2---2---2--2---2--3-------|
D|-7-7--6-6\-4-4--2-2---2-2--2-2---2---2-2---2---2-2---2---2--2---2--0-------| x1
A|-0-0--0-0\-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0---0-0---0---0-0---0---0--0---0----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3]

(palm muted) played twice

PM-------------------------------------------------|
    A    D/A      A   D/A      A   D/A     E/A   A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--2-----3---x---2----3---x---2----3---x---5----2---------------------------|
G|--2-----2---x---2----2---x---2----2---x---4----2---------------------------|
D|--2-----4---x---2----4---x---2----4---x---6----2---------------------------| x2
A|--0-----0---x---0----0---x---0----0---x---0----0---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus 3] 

(standard chorus but with a slightly different end)

   A    E/A  D/A  A     A    A   D/A A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5--5-5\-3-3--2-2---2-2--2-2--3p-2-2-------------------------------------|
G|-6-6--4-4\-2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2--2p-2-2-------------------------------------|
D|-7-7--6-6\-4-4--2-2---2-2--2-2--4p-2-2-------------------------------------| x1
A|-0-0--0-0\-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0--0--0-0-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   A    E/A  D/A  A     A    A   D/A A   D/A A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5--5-5\-3-3--2-2---2-2--2-2--3p-2-2--3p-2-2-----------------------------|
G|-6-6--4-4\-2-2--2-2---2-2--2-2--2p-2-2--2p-2-2-----------------------------|
D|-7-7--6-6\-4-4--2-2---2-2--2-2--4p-2-2--4p-2-2-----------------------------| x1
A|-0-0--0-0\-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Outro]

Part 1 (played twice, let it ring)

   A     D/A    A     D/A    A     D/A  E/A  A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2--3-----2-2-2--3-----2-2-2--3---5-5--2-------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2--2-----2-2-2--2-----2-2-2--2---4-4--2-------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--4-----2-2-2--4-----2-2-2--4---6-6--2-------------------------------| x2
A|-0-0-0--0-----0-0-0--0-----0-0-0--0---0-0--0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Part 2 (played once, let it ring)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14--15----14--15----14--15----17-17--14-----------------------------------|
G|-14--14----14--14----14--14----16-16--14-----------------------------------|
D|-14--16----14--15----14--16----18-18--14-----------------------------------| x1
A|-0---------0---------0----------------0------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Part 1 (played once, let it ring)

   A     D/A    A     D/A    A     D/A  E/A  A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2--3-----2-2-2--3-----2-2-2--3---5-5--2-------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2--2-----2-2-2--2-----2-2-2--2---4-4--2-------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--4-----2-2-2--4-----2-2-2--4---6-6--2-------------------------------| x1
A|-0-0-0--0-----0-0-0--0-----0-0-0--0---0-0--0-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Part 3 (played once, don't let it ring, same as intro)

   A   D/A    A   D/A    A   D/A E/A A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3--5-5--2--------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2--4-4--2--------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4--6-6--2--------------------------------| x1
A|-0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0--0-0--0--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Part 4 (played once, then feedback)

   A     D/A    A     D/A    A     D/A   E/A  A   (give it to me one more time!
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3--x--2-2-2--3----3p2-2-2---------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2--x--2-2-2--2----2---2-2---------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4--x--2-2-2--4----4p2-2-2------------------------------------2--| x1
A|-0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0--x--0-0-0--0----0---0-0------------------------------------0--|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


************************************
| x   Dead note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| /   Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| PM  Palm mute
************************************
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
guest
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction