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                     The Magician's Birthday - Uriah Heep
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kennezar
kenny@kdharris.net
Standard Tuning
4X   Riff 1                    4th time. Riff 2(play throughout verse)
e|---------------------------2-|-2---------------2--------|
B|---------------------------3-|-3---------------3--------|
G|---------------------------2-|-2---0--0--------2---0--0-|
D|-0h2p0---0h2p0---0h2p0---0-0-|-0--0--0-----0-0-0--0--0--|
A|-------3-------3-------3-----|---3--2------------3--2---| 
E|-----------------------------|-----------3-------------3|
2X   Riff 3        3X   Riff 4        1X   Riff 5          
e|--1---1---0---1--|--0---3---2-----2-|--0---0---3---0-(2)-|
B|--3---1---1---3--|--0---3---3-----3-|--0---0---3---2-(3)-|
G|--2---2---0---2--|--1---0---2-----4-|--1---1---0---2-(2)-|
D|0-0-3-3---2-0-0--|--2---0-0-0-----4-|--2---2---0---2-(0)-|
A|--------3-3------|--2---2-----2-2-2-|--2---2---2-0-0-----|
E|-----------------|0-0-3-3-----------|0-0-0-0-3-3---------|
2X   Riff 6
e|---5-------5--------4-------4--------3-------3--------2-------2---|
B|--6-6-----6-6------5-5-----5-5------4-4-----4-4------3-3-----3-3--|
G|-7---7---7---7----7---7---7---7----2---2---2---2----2---2---2---2-|
D|0-------0-----0--0-------0-----0--0-------0-----0--0-------0-----0|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 7 (repeat as many times needed) Right before Solo.
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|-9\---12\------------------------------------|
G|-9\---12\------------------------------------|
D|-9\---12\------------------------------------|
A|-7\---10\------------------------------------|
E|-0\------------------------------------------|

!Solo!              Repeat this twice!  | Repeat this, as needed.(very fast)
e|--------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|---|
B|--------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|---|
G|-2^4~-0h2p0---|-14^16~-12h14p12----12~|-4p2p0-------4p2p0-------|---|
D|------------2-|-----------------14----|-------4p2p0-------4p2p0-|---|
A|--------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|---|
E|-------------0|-----------------------|-------------------------|-0~|
  Repeat this 4 times.  |  Repeat constantly (very fast)  tap this 
e|----------------------|----------------------------|----all the way------|
B|-15^17--15p12----12---|-15^17-15p12---15^17-15p12--|-------down!---------|
G|--------------14------|------------14------------14|---------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------------|12~0p11p0p10p0p9p0\--|
A|----------------------|----------------------------|---------------------|
E|----------------------|----------------------------|--------------------0~
  2X
e|----------------------------------|--|
B|12---12-10---10-8----8-7---7-5----|--|
G|14^16---12^14---10^12--9^11--7^9~-|--|
D|----------------------------------|--|
A|----------------------------------|--|
E|----------------------------------|0~|

e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|---------------------0h12h14p12--|---------------------0h13h15p13-----|
D|--------------0h12h14----------14|--------------0h13h15----------15---|
A|-------0h12h14-------------------|-------0h13h15----------------------|
E|0h12h14--------------------------|0h13h15-----------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|---------------------0h14h16p14--|---------------------0h15h17p15-----|
D|--------------0h14h16----------16|--------------0h15h17----------17---|
A|-------0h14h16-------------------|-------0h15h17----------------------|
E|0h14h16--------------------------|0h15h17-----------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|---------------------0h16h18p16--|---------------------0h17h19p17-----|
D|--------------0h16h18----------18|--------------0h17h19----------19---|
A|-------0h16h18-------------------|-------0h17h19----------------------|
E|0h16h18--------------------------|0h17h19-----------------------------|
  4X                                2x 
e|------------------------------0~~|------------------------------------|
B|0h3h5-0-0h3h5-0-0h3h5-0-0h3h5----|0-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|2^4--0h2p0--------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|------------4-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------0~|
  3X
e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|15~------------------------------|2p02p02p02p02p02p02p02p02p02p02p0---|
D|14^16~-12h14p12------------------|------------------------------------|
A|---------------14-12-11~---------|------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------0~|----------------------------------0~|
  2X    w/wah-wah                         also with wah-wah
e|--15--13--11--10-|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-14--12--10--9---|----------------------------------------------------|
G|12--10--8---7----|2p02p02p02p03p04p05p06p07p08p09p019p011p012p012~~---|
D|-----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
slide pick down strings     2X
e|---------------------|---|15^17-12h15p12--12------------|
B|---------------------|---|--------------15--15-14-------|
G|---------------------|---|------------------------------|
D|X\\\\\\\-------------|---|------------------------------|
A|X\\\\\\\-------------|---|------------------------------|
E|X\\\\\\\-------------|0~~|---------------------------0~~|

e|------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
G|2^4^2-0h2p0-0-----|2p02p02p02p02p03p04p05p06p07p08p09p010p011p012p012~|
D|-----------2------|---------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------0~-|---------------------------------------------------|
  2X     (On this part just finger tap and emphasize the wah-wah)  3X    
e|---------------------|()|---------------------------------------------|
B|15-------------------|()|5p3p0----------------------------------------|
G|14^16~-12h14p12------|()|-----0-4p2p0---------------------------------|
D|---------------14--12|()|------------0-4p2p0--------------------------|
A|-------------------10|()|-------------------04p2p0--------------------|
E|---------------------|()|--------------------------0~-----------------|
Let the "g" note(12~) absorb feedback and let it ring through out. 3X
e|--------------------|---------------------0h12h15p12--------------------|
B|15p12--12-----------|--------------0h12h15----------15------------------|
G|-----14---12-12~----|-------0h12h14-------------------------------------|
D|--------------------|0h12h14--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------|---------------------------------------------------|

e|15^17-12h15p12--12--------------------------------|--------|
B|--------------15--15-12---------------------------|--------|
G|-----------------------14^16~~~~14-12~------------|12^14---|
D|--------------------------------------12-11~------|--------|
A|--------------------------------------------12~---|--------|
E|------------------------------------------------0~|------0~|
                          This fades out.
e|--------------------|15p12-12-15p12-12-15p12-12-12-12-|
B|--------------------|---------------------------------|
G|12^14^12------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------14-12-11----|---------------------------------|
A|----------------12~~|---------------------------------|
E|--------------------|---------------------------------|
Repeat this as
needed.         
e|-5--5----5--5-|-5--5----5--5----3--3----5--5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
B|-6--6----5--5-|-6--6----5--5----3--3----5--5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
G|-7--7----5--5-|-7--7----5--5----3--3----5--5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-7--7----7--7-|-7--7----7--7----5--5----7--7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-5--5----7--7-|-5--5----7--7----5--5----7--7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
E|---------5--5-|---------5--5----3--3----5--5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
  The very last riff is here.  Before it begins to fade out.
e|---0----0-----0----0-|---0---0----2---2-|2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0|
B|---0----0-----1----1-|---0---0----3---3-|3-3-1-1-0-0-1-1|
G|---1----1-----2----2-|---1---1----2---2-|2-2-2-2-1-1-2-2|
D|---2----2-----2----2-|---2---2-0~-0-0~0-|0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2|
A|---2----2--0~-0-0~-0-|---2---2----------|----0-0-2-2-0-0|
E|0~-0-0~-0------------|0~-0-0~0----------|--------0-0----|

            
            
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Jarrett Moore 10 Oct 08, 2005 06:14 PM

this is the best tab for this song i have ever seen, actaully its the only 1 ive ever seen for this song thats complete, really good job.

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BobaloC 143 Jan 24, 2009 02:56 AM

This is awesome!!! Must have taken weeks!!
Thank!!!!

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ippystratman 20 Oct 17, 2009 04:37 AM

dude the website couldnt even tab it right, yours looks a lot better great job :)

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