Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 19:15:43 -0800
From: John R. Alkire 
Subject:  i/iron_maiden/dance_of_death.tab

 
Song:"Dance of Death"
Artist:Iron Maiden
Album:Dance of Death
Tabbed By:John Alkire
Email:johnalkire@earthlink.net
 
Standard Tuning
 
So, here is my final effort. In the meantime, I have made some key
changes to the tab to make it better. I have tabbed this by ear so
there may be a few mistakes. I left out the solo's and will leave
them up to you experts out there. Also, others have tabbed this song
and I am confident that theirs are wrong. So, try this on for size!
Remember, listen to the CD for timing and tempo! Enjoy!
 
INTRO:(Clean)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---9---9---------12----12--------7---7-------5---5-------5---5-----|
|-7---7---7---10-----10----10---5---5---5---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---7---7-------9---9-------9---9-------|
|-5---5---5---7---7---7---7---7---7-----|
|---------------------------------------|
 
SOLO I. This is played while the chord progression above continues.
        Same solo played to close out the song but has some echo
effects. 
|-------------------7-7-------------7-7-10-7----------------7-7--
|-----7-8-10-8----------10-8/7----------------10-8-10-8----------
|-9~------------9~--------------9~-----------------------9~------
|----------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------
 
|--------------|
|-10-8/7-------|
|----------9~--|
|--------------|
|--------------|
|--------------|
 
INTRO:(Cont.) This will be played through two times and then tempo
will
              pick up using the same chord progression.
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---9--9--------12----12--------7---7-------5---5------5---5----|
|-7--7---7---10----10----10---5---5---5---3---3---3--3---3---3--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---7--7-------9---9-------9---9---|----9---9---------12----12--------|
|-5--5---5---7---7---7---7---7---7-|--7---7---7----10----10----10-----|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7---7------------------5---5-------7---7-------9---9-------9---9----|
|-5---5---5-----7---7----3---3---3---5---5---5---7---7---7---7---7---7--|
|-------------5---5---5-------------------------------------------------|
 
INTRO(Cont.): Now the guitars begin to use quick strums of each
chord
              and Bruce sings "Feeling scared as fell to my
knees,something
              rushed me from the trees." Do this progression three
times,
              listen to CD for timing and tempo.
|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------
|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------
|--------------------------7-5-4---4-5-4~-|---------------------------
|-9--12--7---5-5--7---9-9--------7--------|---9--12--7-----5--7--9-9--
|-7--10--5---3-3--5---7-7-----------------|---7--10--5--7--3--5--7-7--
|-----------------------------------------|-------------5-------------
 
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-7-5-4-----4-5-4~---|
|--------7-----------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
 
INTRO:(Cont.) This is the ending of the intro progression and it
starts with
             "Into the middle I was led",and continues with "As if
time has
              stopped still I was numb with fear." Plays through
five times,
              listen to CD!
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------
|-------11-7--------11--7-|---9-9--12-12--7-7-------5-5--7-7--9-9--
|-9-9----------9-9--------|---9-9--12-12--7-7--7-7--5-5--7-7--9-9--
|-7-7---9--5---7-7--9---5-|---7-7--10-10--5-5--7-7--3-3--5-5--7-7--
|-------------------------|--------------------5-5-----------------
 
|---------------|
|---------------|
|-11--7---------|
|----------(X5)-|
|-9---5---------|
|---------------|
 
Main Theme Melody: Now for the fun part. This next sequence is the
fast
                   melody that is backed with a violin sound. Not
sure if
                   mine is accurate, but I took a stab at it. Here
you go!
                   It is the same throughout the song so I only
tabbed it
                   once. Again listen to the CD. Make sure your
fingers are
                   warmed up!
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7h8p7-----------7h87-----------7h8p7----------77777777h8p7---------|
|-9-------9-7-9---9------9-7-9---9-------9-7-9--9--------------9-7-9---|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---7h8p7-----------8-10-8/7----7-7--7h8p7----------|
|-9-------9-7-9---9----------9--------------9-7-9---|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
 
Chorus(Distortion): This is consistent through out
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9\-12/-5\-12/-7\-12/-9------------9\-12/-5\-12/-7\-12/-9---5/-4--|
|-9\-12/-5\-12/-7\-12/-9------------9\-12/-5\-12/-7\-12/-9---5/-4--|
|-7\-10/-3\-10/-5\-10/-7--7h9--5h7--7\-10/-3\-10/-5\-10/-7---3/-2--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
Interlude Part I.   After the first two solo's comes the "chant
Melodies." I
                    knick-named them this because in concert the
Europeans
                    will chant each note.
|---------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------
|-6~--9-7/6-----6-7-6---------------6~-----6~--9-7/6----6-7-6---
|------------9---------9-7--9-7--9--------------------9---------
|---------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------
 
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-9-7--9-7--9--4~---|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
 
Interlude Part II. This is the same idea played after the third
solo, 
                   just played at a different key. Play this with
the CD,
                   you'll know what I mean!
|-------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------
|-4~--7-5/4-----4-5-4---------------4~---4~--7-5/4-----4-5-4--
|------------7---------7-5--7-5--7------------------7---------
|-------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------
 
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-7-5--7-5--7--2~----|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
 
Back to Main fast Melodies following with Solo I. again. Finish up
with
the same chords as the introduction progression and your done!
 
 
Up The Irons!
 
               
 
John R. Alkire