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Iced Earth:  The Path I Choose

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (vicelton@yahoo.com)
     edited by:  Brian van Maurilk (bmvst7@pitt.edu)


FIND EVERY ICED EARTH SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Frozen Palace
                  http://truemetal.org/icedearth/

Date last modified:  01/12/02
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Eb

Intro 
                                   x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|-0-000-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-|
    * *** * *** *** * *** * *** ***
                   x2                x2
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-7-777-7-777-777-|-5-555-5-555-555-|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|
    * *** * *** ***   * *** * *** ***
                   x2                x2
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-8-888-8-888-888-|-7-777-7-777-777-|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|
    * *** * *** ***   * *** * *** ***  
                                                   x2
eb|-------------------------------------------------|-------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|-------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|-------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|-------|
Ab|-3-333-3-333-333-5-555-5-555-555-2-222-2-222-222-|-------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|--\\\\-|
    * *** * *** *** * *** * *** *** * *** * *** ***


Riff 1
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------7-------------------|
Db|---------7--7----5-9-9\--------------|
Ab|-2-------5--5-55---7-7\--2-----2-----|
Eb|-0----00-----------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
         **      **           * *   * *     
  "During the last rays..."

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-3----3------2-----2--------------|
Eb|-1-00-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-4-3-2-|
      **    * *   * *   * *  * * * *    


Riff 2
eb|---------------------------3---|
Bb|-----------------------------3-|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|--4----------4--5--------------|
Eb|--2----------2--3--------------|
   "Temptation befell me..."


Riff 3                                         x2
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------7--7------10-10-101010-|
Ab|----------------------5--5-5555--8--8--8-8-8-|
Eb|-00000000000000000000------------------------|
    ********************      ****
                              "This is the path..."

Riff 4
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|------10-------------9------10-------9-7------|
Ab|-------8--------7-10---------8--7-10-----10-8-|
Eb|-0-000----0-000--------0-000------------------|
    * ***    * ***        * ***    

Riff 5
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-------2-----3-----2-----0-----2-----3-----2p0-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-0-000---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
    * ***   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *

eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-------0-----2-----3-----2-----0-------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------3-----2-|
Eb|-1-111---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---|
    * ***   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *

Play Riff 4
Play Riff 5

Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|-6------------------4-----------------|
Db|-4-4-6-4-7-4-6p4p0--2-2-4-2-5-2-4p2p0-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
      * * * * *          * * * * * 

Riff 7
eb|----------------7p6-----|----------------6p5-----|
Bb|------------7p6-----7p6-|------------6p5-----6p5-|
Gb|------------------------|------------------------|
Db|-8--------8--(8)--------|-7--------7--(7)--------|
Ab|-6-66-6-6-6--(6)--------|-5-55-5-5-5--(5)--------|
Eb|------------------------|------------------------|
      ** * *                   ** * * 
                          
Riff 8 (solo rhythm)
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|---------8----8-8----------8--8-10--8-|
Ab|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6--6--8--6-|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
    * * * *    *      * * * *    *  *     
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|---------7----7-7----------7-----7-7-5-7-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5--55-5-5-3-5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|
    * * * *    *      * * * *    ** * * * * 

Riff 9
eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------8---------8-----8----------8---------10--8-|
Ab|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8--6-|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|
    * * * *   * * * *   * *    * * * *   * * * * 
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------7---------7-----7----------7-----7-7-5-7-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-5-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|
    * * * *   * * * *   * *    * * * *   * * * * * * 


Riff 10
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|--8--------8---------8-|
Ab|--6--------6---------6-|
Eb|-----------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|--11-10--------------------------|
Bb|---------11-12-11----------------|
Gb|------------------11-10----------|
Db|------------------------13-12-13-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|---8-7------------------|
Db|--------8-9-8-----------|
Ab|--------------9-8-6-5-6-|
Eb|------------------------|


Riff 11
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------3-2-|
Db|-2-----------3--------2------------3-----3-2-|
Ab|-0-0-0-3p2p0-1--/12\--0--0-0-3p2p0-1-1-1-----|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|
                                        * *            

Riff 12
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7---------------------------8-7---------------10--8-|
Eb|-5-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-6-5-5-555-555-555--8--6-|
      * *** *** *** *** *** ***     * *** *** ***

Riff 12a
eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7---------------------------8-7---------------10--8--8-|
Eb|-5-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-6-5-5-555-555-555--8--6--6-|
      * *** *** *** *** *** ***     * *** *** ***
     "Forced power..."


Riff 13
eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------3-2----------0-2----------3-----------------|
Ab|-2----------3-2----------0-2----------3--2-22-0-2-0-----|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0----------------3-3-|
      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *     * ** *   * * * 

Lead into next part:
eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------3-2----------0-2-----------------------------|
Ab|-2----------3-2----------0-2-----------------------------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0------0-0-000-000-000-000-000-000-|
      * * * *      * * * *      * * *** *** *** *** *** *** 

Play Riff 12a  "The chosen one..."
Play Riff 13

Riff 13a
eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------10-9----------7-9---------10-----------------|
Ab|-2----------8-7----------5-7----------8--2-22-0-2-0-----|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0----------------3-3-|
      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *     * ** *   * * * 

Play Riff 2   "Temptation befell me..."
Play Riff 3   "This is the path..."

Riff 14            x2
eb|-----------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------|--------------------------------|
Db|-4--4--4--2-4-5--|-7--7--7--7-5-7--4--4--4--2-4-5-|
Ab|-2--2--2--0-2-3--|-5--5--5--5-3-5--2--2--2--0-2-3-|
Eb|-----------------|--------------------------------|


Riff 14a                   x2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-4-----4-----4-----2-4-5-|
Ab|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-3-|
Eb|-------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *        
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-5-7--4-----4-----4-----2-4-5-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-3-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *          * *   * *   * *


notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  mute with palm-hand
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  tap-on
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  harmonics
ah  =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill

            
            
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