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Empire Of The Clouds bass

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[Intro]

Begin after first piano-only part  

0:08
G|-12-11-9----9----9-12-11-|-12-11-9----9------------| x3
D|---------12---12---------|---------12---12-9-12-12-|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

0:36
G|----------------|-------------------| x2
D|----------------|-------------------|
A|-7~------7-5-7~-|-7~---5~---3~---7~-|
E|----------------|-------------------|

1:09
G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|-----10---10----------|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----12-|-----------9---9-|-------------10----12-|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|-8-8----8-------10----|
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

1:21
G|-------14----14----------|-------12----12---------|-----9---9-------|-----10---10---------|-----10---10~|
D|----------------14----14-|----------------12----12|-----------9---9-|-------------10---10-|-------------|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10----10-------10---|-7-7---7-----7---|-8-8----8-------8----|-8-8----8----|
E|-------------------------|------------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-------------|

1:37
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|--7~----------5~----------3~--------------7~-|
E|---------------------------------------------|

G|-12-11-9----9----9-12-11-|-12-11-9----9------------| x2
D|---------12---12---------|---------12---12-9-12-12-|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

1:55
G|-------------------|--------------------|
D|-5-4-2---2---2-5-4-|-5-4-2---2----------|
A|-------5---5-------|-------5---5-2-5-5~-|
E|-------------------|--------------------|

---Start of lyrics---

[Vocal Part 1]

2:07 "To ride the storm, to an Empire of the Clouds..."
G|----------------|-------------------------------| x2
D|----------------|-------------------------------|(play bracket only at 1st time)
A|-7~-----7-7-5-7-|-7~---5~---3~---7~-----(7-5-7)-|
E|----------------|-------------------------------|

2:40 "Royalty and dignitaries..." 
G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|-----10---10----------|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|-------------10----12-|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|-8-8----8-------10----|
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

"The millionth chance..."
G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|:-----10---10-------------:|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|:-------------10---10-----:|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|:-8-8----8-------8----(8)-:| 
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|:-------------------------:|


[Interlude 1] 3:10

(let notes ring)
G|-------------------------------------------| x2
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--5~-3~-7--7--7--7--|
E|-------------------------------------------|


[Vocal Part 2] 

3:36 "Mist is in the trees..."
G|------------|--------------|------------------|------------| x2
D|------------|--------------|------------------|------------|
A|-7--7--5--7-|-7-7--7--5--7-|-7--5--5--3--3--7-|-7--5--7--7-|
E|------------|--------------|------------------|------------|

"She's the biggest vessel..."
G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|-----10---10----------|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|-------------10----12-|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|-8-8----8-------10----|
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|:-----10---10-------------:|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|:-------------10---10-----:|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|:-8-8----8-------8----(8)-:| 
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|:-------------------------:|
[Vocal Part 3] 

4:32 "In the gathering gloom..."
G|------------|--------------|------------------|------------| x2
D|------------|--------------|------------------|------------|
A|-7--7--5--7-|-7-7--7--5--7-|-7--5--5--3--3--7-|-7--5--7--7-|
E|------------|--------------|------------------|------------|

"The airship crew awake..."
G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|-----10---10----------|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|-------------10----12-|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|-8-8----8-------10----|
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|:-----10---10-------------:|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|:-------------10---10-----:|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|:-8-8----8-------8----(8)-:| 
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|:-------------------------:|

[Vocal Part 4] 

5:34 "Sailors of the storm..."
G|-9----9--7--9-|-9----9--7--9-|-7--(7)----5-|-9----9--7--9-| x2
D|-9----9--7--9-|-9----9--7--9-|-7--(7)----5-|-9----9--7--9-| play bracket only at
A|-7----7--5--7-|-7----7--5--7-|-5--(5)----3-|-7----7--5--7-| first time
E|--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|

"Said the coxswain: Sir she's heavy..."
G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|-----10---10----------|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|-------------10----12-|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|-8-8----8-------10----|
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|:-----10---10-------------:|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|:-------------10---10-----:|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|:-8-8----8-------8----(8)-:| 
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|:-------------------------:|


[Interlude 2] 

6:30
G|-12-11-9----9----9-12-11-|-12-11-9----9------------| x3
D|---------12---12---------|---------12---12-9-12-12-|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------|--------------------|
D|-5-4-2---2---2-5-4-|-5-4-2---2----------|
A|-------5---5-------|-------5---5-2-5-5~-|
E|-------------------|--------------------|


[S.O.S. Signal] 

6:58 (articulated like a S.O.S. Signal)
G|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2~-2~-2~-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2~-2~-2~-2-2-2-|----------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|----------------------|-3-3-3-3~-3~-3~-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2~-2~-2~-2-2-2-|
E|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|

G|----------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0~-0~-0~-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3~-3~-3~-3-3-3-|
E|----------------------|----------------------|

---Guitar Solo Part---

7:18
G|-12~----------|-9~----------|-5~----------|-12~----------|
D|-12~----------|-9~----------|-5~----------|-12~----------|
A|-10~----------|-7~----------|-3~----------|-10~----------|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|

(play notes staccato)
G|-12-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-12-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

G|-9-------------------------|-----------------------|
D|-9-------------------------|-----------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|---------------------------|-----------------------|

G|-5-------------------------|-----------------------|
D|-5-------------------------|-----------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|---------------------------|-----------------------|

G|-12-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-12-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

G|-12-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-12-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

G|-14-------------------------------------|-16-------------------------------------|
D|-14-------------------------------------|-16-------------------------------------|
A|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

G|-17-------------------------------------|-19-------------------------------------|
D|-17-------------------------------------|-19-------------------------------------|
A|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

G|-21-------------------------------------|-21-------------------------------------|
D|-21-------------------------------------|-21-------------------------------------|
A|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-|-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

(articulated like a S.O.S. Signal)
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-19-19-19-19~19~19~19-19-19-|-19-19-19-19~19~19~19-19-19-|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|

8:36
G|-2----5---7-9----5-|x3 |-2----5---7-9---|-9---|-9---|-5-7-9----9X-|---5----2-|
D|-2----5---7-9----5-|   |-2----5---7-9---|-9---|-9---|-5-7-9----9X-|---5----2-|
A|-0----3---5-7----3-|   |-0----3---5-7---|-7---|-7---|-3-5-7----7X-|---3----0-|
E|-------------------|   |----------------|-----|-----|-------------|----------|

9:28 (play notes staccato)
G|-7-----------|-5-----------7-|-9----------------------|-9----------------------------|-9-----------|
D|-7-----------|-5-----------7-|-9----------------------|-9-----------1-0-0------------|-9-----------|
A|-5-555555555-|-3-333333333-5-|-7-77777777777777777777-|-7-777777777----3-3-2-3-2-0-0-|-7-777777777-|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|

G|-5-----------|-2-----------|-5--------------|-9-----------|-5-----------|-2-----------|-5----------|
D|-5-----------|-2-----------|-5--------------|-9-----------|-5-----------|-2-----------|-5----------|
A|-3-333333333-|-0-000000000-|-3-333333333-55-|-7-777777777-|-3-333333333-|-0-000000000-|-3-333333-5-|
E|-------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|

G|-7-----------|-5------------|-9-----------|------------|-9----------------------------|
D|-7-----------|-5------------|-9-----------|------------|-9-----------1-0-0------------|
A|-5-555555555-|-3-333333-555-|-7-777777777-|-7777777777-|-7-777777777----3-3-2-3-2-0-0-|
E|-------------|--------------|-------------|------------|------------------------------|

10:05
G|-9--9---9-9--9-|-5--5---5-5--5-|-2--2---2-2--2-|-5--5---5-5---7-| x4
D|-9--9---9-9--9-|-5--5---5-5--5-|-2--2---2-2--2-|-5--5---5-5---7-|
A|-7--7---7-7--7-|-3--3---3-3--3-|-0--0---0-0--0-|-3--3---3-3---5-|
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|

10:34
G|-9-------------|--------------|--------------|---------------| x2
D|-9-------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A|-7-77777777777-|-333333333333-|-000000000000-|-333333-555555-|
E|---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|

10:58
G|----------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
D|----------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
A|-77777777777777-|-77777777777777-|-333333-555555-|-77777777777-|-77777777777-|-33333333333-|-000000000000-|
E|----------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|

G|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|------------------|----------------|
D|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|-1-0-0------------|----------------|
A|-555555555555-|-333333333-555-|-777777777777-|-777777777777-|----3-3-2-3-2-0-0-|-77777777777777-|
E|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|------------------|----------------|

G|--------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|
D|--------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|
A|-333333333333-|-000000000000-|-333333333-555-|-777777777777-|-333333333333-|-000000000000-333333-|
E|--------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|

G|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|
D|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-1-0-0----------|
A|-555555555555-|-333333333-555-|-777777777777-|-777777777777-|-000000000000-|----3-3-2-3-2-0-|
E|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|

11:50
G|-14--14--14-14--14-|-10--10--10-10--10-|-7--7--7-7--7-|-10--10--10-10--12-| x6
D|-14--14--14-14--14-|-10--10--10-10--10-|-7--7--7-7--7-|-10--10--10-10--12-|
A|-12--12--12-12--12-|-8---8---8--8---8--|-5--5--5-5--5-|-8---8---8-8----10-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|--------------|-------------------|

[Vocal Part 5] 

12:32 "Fighting the wind as it rolls you..."
G|----------------|--------------|--------------|---------------| x2
D|----------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A|-7-777777777777-|-333333333333-|-000000000000-|-333333-555555-|
E|----------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|

[Interlude 3] 

12:56
G|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------| x2
D|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
A|-777-777777777--77-77-|-555-555555555--55-55-|-333-333333333--33-33-5-|-777-777777777--77-77-|
E|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|

[Vocal Part 6] 

13:38 "Reaper's standing beside her..."
G|----------------|--------------|--------------|---------------| x2
D|----------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A|-7-777777777777-|-333333333333-|-000000000000-|-333333-555555-|
E|----------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|

[Interlude 4] 

14:03
G|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
A|-777-777777777--77-77-|-555-555555555--55-55-|-333-333333333--33-33-5-|-777-777777777--77-77-|
E|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|

[Piano, then Interlude 5] 

14:24
G|-10~---9~---10~---7~--|-10~---9~---10~---5--7--10~-|
D|-10~---9~---10~---7~--|-10~---9~---10~---5--7--10~-|
A|-8-~---7~---8-~---5~--|-8-~---7~---8-~---3--5--8-~-|
E|----------------------|----------------------------|

[Vocal Part 7] 

15:11 "We're down, lads..."
G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|-----10---10----------|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|-------------10----12-|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|-8-8----8-------10----|
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

G|-------14----14----------|--------12----12----------|-----9---9-------|:-----10---10-------------:|
D|----------------14----14-|-----------------12----10-|-----------9---9-|:-------------10---10-----:|
A|-12-12----12-------12----|-10-10-----10-------10----|-7-7---7-----7---|:-8-8----8-------8----(8)-:| 
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|:-------------------------:|

[Interlude 6] 

15:40
G|-12-11-9----9----9-12-11-|-12-11-9----9------------|
D|---------12---12---------|---------12---12-9-12-12-|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------|--------------------| x2
D|-5-4-2---2---2-5-4-|-5-4-2---2----------|
A|-------5---5-------|-------5---5-2-5-5~-|
E|-------------------|--------------------|

[Vocal Part 8] 

16:05 "Here lie their dreams..."
G|-9------7------5------7---| x4
D|-9------7------5------7---|
A|-7------5------3------5---|
E|--------------------------|

[Outro 1] 

16:29
G|-12-11-9----9----9-12-11-|-12-11-9----9------------| x2
D|---------12---12---------|---------12---12-9-12-12-|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

G|-------------------|--------------------| x2
D|-5-4-2---2---2-5-4-|-5-4-2---2----------| 2nd time ritardando
A|-------5---5-------|-------5---5-2-5-5~-|
E|-------------------|--------------------|


[Outro 2] 

 (piano, then vocals) 17:02
G|---------------------------------| x4 
D|---------------------------------|play largo
A|-7-----7-----5-----3------7------|
E|---------------------------------|


************************************

| x   Dead note
| g   Grace note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| >   Accented note
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| pbr Pre-bend release
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| s   Slap
| P   Pop
| PM  Palm mute
| TR  Trill
| N   Tremolo

************************************

            
            
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