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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Subject: TAB: The Battle Rages On - Deep Purple

TAB: The Battle Rages On/Deep Purple

Posted by: 	kahokas@plootu.Helsinki.FI (Kari T Ahokas)
Posted to: 	rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature 
Post date:	16 Aug 1993


DEEP PURPLE: THE BATTLE RAGES ON (Blackmore/Gillan/Lord/Paice)
 
Tab version 1.00 by Kari Ahokas
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: the 6th string is tuned to D. Other strings are
normally tuned.
 
'=' means sustain in this tablature
p is for pulloff  
 
 
INTRO
 
Dm (strings)                              Bb/D      fill (dr)
E----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
B----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
G----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
D----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
A1p0-0-----------I1p0-0-----------I1p0-------------I1p0-0----------I
D---3--1p0-------I---3-1p0--------I-----1p0--------I---3--0=======-I
 
 
MAIN RIFF
 
Dm                                (Kbd appears)
 
E--------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
B--------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
G--------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
D----------------------3p0=------I----------------------3p0=====--I 
A1p0---0-----1p0-3p0-----------0)I1p0---0-----1p0-3p0-------------I
D----3---1p0---------3------(3---I----3---1p0---------3-----------I  
                           ?????
 
 
E--------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
B--------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
G--------------------------------I------------------------2===5---I
D----------------------3p0=------I3p0-0-2p0-0-3p0-0-5p0-0---------I 
A1p0---0-----1p0-3p0--------(0h3)I--------------------------------I
D----3---1p0---------3-----------I--------------------------------I  
                           ?????
Repeat the main riff (throughout with kbd)
 
 
1st VERSE
 
Dm                    C(from here on organ only)
Been so many words so much to say
Dm                     F         Gm                      
Words are not enough to keep the guns at bay
 
 
Main riff (with gtr)
 
2nd verse
 
Dm               C   Gtr fill #1
Some live in fear some do not
Dm                        F            Gm
some gamble everything on who gets the final shot
 
 
The first half of the main riff
 
 
SECOND RIFF (using D min harmonic scale)
 
A                                                          Bb  
Oh dont't talk to me of love                          It's obvious
 
E----------------I----------------I----------------I-----------I
B----------------I----------------I----------------I-----------I
G---67-6---------I---67-6---------I---67-6---------I---67-6----I 
D-78--8-7857-5--5I-78--8-7857-5757I-78--8-7857-5--5I-78--8-78==I
A-----------8-78-I-----------8----I-----------8-78-I-----------I
D----------------I----------------I----------------I-----------I
 
 
C/E         Dm          Bb/D       Dm        Bb C
  it's not enough   Annihilation   Kill them all
E-----------I10====-----10=====---I10=====6===8====I
B-----------I10====-----11=====---I10=====6===8====I
G10=========I10====-----10=====---I10=====7===9====I
D10=========I12====-----12=====---I12=====8===10===I
A-----------I---------------------I----------------I
D-----------I---------------------I----------------I
 
Dm     Bb/D       C         Bb  C     Dm      Bb/D
Capitulation    watch the mighty fall The road to glory
E10=====10========I12--------6===8===I10=======10=====I
B10=====11========I13--------6===8===I10=======11=====I
G10=====10========I12--------7===9===I10=======10=====I
D10=====10========I14--------8===10==I12=======12=====I
A-----------------I------------------I----------------I
D-----------------I------------------I----------------I
 
Dm          Bb  C Dm        C     Bb       G
is lined in red   And thoug the   gone
                  reason now is
E10=======6==8===I10=====8======--I6======I3=====I
B10=======6==8===I10=====8======--I6======I3=====I
G10=======7==9===I10=====9======--I7-=====I4=====I
D12=======8==10==I12=====10=====--I8======I5=====I
A----------------I----------------I-------I------I
D----------------I----------------I-------I------I
 
Gm
  The battle rages on
E3===================I
B3===================I
G3===================I     main riff
D5===================I
A--------------------I
D--------------------I
 
3rd verse (guitar murders the chords)
 
Dm (gtr D5)         C(5)           
Was it love or hate that got here first
Dm (D5)        F(5)         Gm(G5)
Hate's a habit it's hard to shake the curse
 
The first half of the main riff
 
4th verse (now melody chords with fills)
 
Dm               C
Kill to live and live to die
Dm          F            Gm
Human nature you let the strong survive
 
1/2 of the usual riff...
 
 
2nd riff and top 4 string chords as above                  
 
A
Oh don't talk to me of love
   Bb     C/E         Dm
Be serious it's not enough
      Bb/D   Dm        C Bb
Annihilation kill them all
Dm            C          Bb C  Dm
 Capitulation watch the mighty fall
            Bb/D  Dm          Bb C    
The road to glory is lined in red
Dm             C             Bb   G Gm
And though the reason now is gone 
 
The battle rages on
 
                  Guitar solo
                  (organ plays chords)
 
IE5   I     I     I     I
 
IH5   IG5   IH5   IA5 H5I
 
Guitar & org power chords:
(D bass throughout)
D        F        G       Bb       C       Eb       F      G (fill)
(let ring)
E-------I--------I-------I--------I-------I--------I------I--------I
B-------I--------I-------I--------I-------I--------I------I--------I
G-------I--------I-------I1-------I3------I6-------I8-----I----12==I
D0------I3-------I5------I3-------I5------I8-------I10----I--------I
A0------I3-------I5------I3-------I5------I8-------I10----I9/10----I
D0------I3-------I5------I--------I-------I--------I------I--------I
 
G!        !       !       !        !       !       !       ! 
E---------------------------------I--------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I--------------------------------I
G12-------------------------------I--------------------------------I
D12-------------------------------I--------------------------------I
A10-------------------------------I--------------------------------I
D---------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
 X X   X X===D D X X X D X W W===  X X   X X===  X X===X X X====
 
 !       !       !       !
E---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I
G---------------------------------I
D---------------------------------I
A---------------------------------I
D---------------------------------I
 X X   X X===W W X X X X X========
 
(!=basic beat X=strum D=lh damped strum W=less powerful strum)
(transcribed approximately especially this strumming part)
 
Second riff twice:
1st time kbd-gtr-kbd-gtr
2nd time unisono + chainsaw fills from 2nd gtr
 
Annihilation....as played earlier with gtr licks in 10th position...
 
THE END
 
D (bass)
(org chord progressions)
Gtr riff n+1 times
E----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
B----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
G----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
D----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I
A1p0-0-----------I1p0-0-----------I1p0--0----------I1p0-0----------I
D---3-1p0--0-0---I---3-1p0--0-0---I----3-1p0--0-0--I---3--0--0-0---I
 
the last bar of the main riff x 3 times
ending the last time in high D (7th fret on B-stiring)
 
the first bar of the main riff
and that's the song
*********
Gtr fill #1
 
 
some  do not
E-----------
B-----------
G-(7)^9r7=5=
D-----------
A-----------
D-----------
************
 
All right! Here we are. I sincerely hope that even somebody finds
this simple transcription useful. 
Especially in the main riff I was having real difficulties, but my
dear friend Antti "Donald" Kauppinen gave me some valuable clues
(Thanks a Million!!)...There's something still indistinct but those
parts are marked with '???'s.
 
Because I usually play keyboards, I wasn't skilled enough to 
transcribe the solo. Also some fills I left off to save my brain &
time & fellowmen :) Maybe somebody will let us know the secrets of
Ritchie's fill & solo playing.
 
The tab isn't perfect (stranger) but who cares?? Flames, corrections
and thanks more than welcome! 
 
If someone thinks this was a cool piece of work or something like
that PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Email or write a follow-up! This was
actually my first attempt on transcribing so you understand that
feedback is important.
 
Keep on rocking!

-- 
Kari "Kartsa" Ahokas           	        	kahokas@plootu.helsinki.fi

		...hands of metal will bring you down!




            
            
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