Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 14:55:15 -0800
From: John R. Alkire 
Subject: i/iron_maiden/face_in_the_sand.tab


Song: "Face in the Sand"
Artist: Iron Maiden
Album: Dane of Death
Tabbed By: John Alkire
Email: johnalkire@earthlink.net
 
Standard Tuning
 
This a great track off of the Dance of Death album. 
I have not tabbed the entire song,just the main parts
to get you going. All of you experts out there can figure
out the solo's. Another track that has acoustic melody and
symphony feel to make Maiden better than ever before!
 
INTRO:Acoustic/Clean
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7-5\4-------4-------------------7-5\4-------4--------------|
|-9-7-99---------5-7-----7-5\4-5---9-7-9---------5-7-----7~----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7-5\4-------4--------------------------------------------------|
|-9-77-9---------5-7-----7--5\4-5--5-7-5--7-9-7--5\4------5-4-----5-4----|
|-----------------------------------------------------5~-------7-------5-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-4----5-4----5-4-----5-4-----5-4------5-4----5-4----5-4-----5-4-------|
|-----3------5-------7-------3-------5~------7-------5------3-------5----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|--------------------4-------|
|-5-4-----5-4-----5-----7~---|
|------7-------3-------------|
|----------------------------|
 
INTRO:(Cont.)Next is the background orchestra sound with
guitars switching to distortion playing special effects
using natural harmonics.  Listen to the track for timing and
appropriate frets.
|-<12>--<12>---<7>---<12>-------------------------------------12------------|
|-<12>--<12>---<7>---<12>-------------------------------------12------------|
|-<12>--<12>---<7>---<12>---Ect.--5--------7--------9---------12-(Dive)-----|
|-<12>---------------<12>---------5-(Bar)--7-(Bar)--9-(Bar)---12------------|
|---------------------------------3--------5--------7-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
Now the music kicks in full gear and I have tabbed the
melody that coincides with the symphony sound. It repeats
throughout the song!
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------7~----6~----------|
|--9-7-9-----9------7-9~----|
|---------------------------|
 
Pre-Chorus:Here is the pre-chorus line "I wait for the sign, 
they tell the truth.
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-4---7--5--4---7--5--4---7--5--4---4--5--7---|
|-4---7--5--4---7--5--4---7--5--4---4--5--7---|
|-2---5--3--2---5--3--2---5--3--2---2--3--5---|
|---------------------------------------------|
 
Chorus: "So I watch and I wait, and I pray for an answer." 
|-------------------------|
|o-----------------------o|
|--9--5--4--7---4--5--7---|
|--9--5--4--7---4--5--7---|
|o-7--3--2--5---2--3--5--o|
|-------------------------|
 
Solo: I will leave this up to you professionals out there!
 
 
Interlude:
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-7~--9--11/12-11--7~---7--9--11/12---7~---(X 2)-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
 
Back to the main Chorus using the same chords and ends with
natural harmonics!
 
That's it dudes!! Great track! All suggestions are welcome!
 
John R. Alkire