Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 15:19:03 +0100
From: wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com
Subject: Tab IRON MAIDEN Virus


VIRUS
Written by Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Janick Gers and Blaze Bailey.
Performed by IRON MAIDEN.
Taken from the single VIRUS.
Appears also on the album BEST OF THE BEAST.

Transcribed by Oskar "The Seventh son" Wigren.
E-mail me at wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com

NOTE:
There are two version's of this song.
One is only 4 min while the other is 6 min.
I have transcribed the longer version.

Riff 1:
E-------------------|
B-------------------|
G---------------2---|
D-------4-----0-----|
A-----2-------------|
E---0-----3---------|

Riff 2:(First guitar)
Rape of the mind is ...
E-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G-------------------------------|
D--5-5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-5---7--|
A--3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---5--|
E-------------------------------|

The cynics, the apathy ...
E-------------------------------|
B-------------------------------|
G-------------------------------|
D--5-5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-5---7--|
A--3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---5--|
E-------------------------------|

Riff 2:(Second guitar)
Rape of the mind is ...
E------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A--13-12-10-13---12---10-13-12-10-13---12--|
E------------------------------------------|

The cynics, the apathy ...
E------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|
A--13-12-10-13---12---10-13-12-10-13---12--|
E------------------------------------------|

Riff 3:
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|
D------9----------------12-9--|------9----------------12-9--|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

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

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

E----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B------------------------10--|--12-----10-10---------------|
G--9-----9-11-12--11--12-----|-----------------------------|
D------9---------------------|-----------------------------|
A----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E----------------------------|-----------------------------|

Verse:
1.When every good thing's laid to ...
2.Without a conscience they destroy ....
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D--9-------------------------5-5-5--|--5--------------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

   By all the acid wit ...
   They're a sickness ...
E-----------------------------------|------------------|
B-----------------------------------|------------------|
G-----------------------------------|--7---------9-----|
D--7--------------------------------|--5-----7---7-----|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--------5---------|
E-----------------------------------|------------------|

   And every time you think you're ....
   They want to sink the ship ....
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D--9-------------------------5-5-5--|--5--------------------------------|
A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

   You know they're ...
   You know it ...
E-----------------------------------|------------------|
B-----------------------------------|------------------|
G-----------------------------------|--7---------9-----|
D--7--------------------------------|--5-----7---7-----|
A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--------5---------|
E-----------------------------------|------------------|

Chorus:
         All in your ...
         All in your ....
E-------------------------|--------------------|
B-------------------------|--------------------|
G-------------------------|--------------------|
D--9-----12---11--7---5---|--12----11--7---9---|
A--7-----10---9---5---3---|--10----9---5---7---|
E-------------------------|--------------------|

   Try to ...
   Try to ...
E------------------------------|
B------------------------------|
G------------------------------|
D--12---11--7---5-----7--------|
A--10---9---5---3-----5--------|
E------------------------------|

Riff 4:
E-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|
G--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|
D--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|
A--5---5---5---5-5---5--|--3---3---3---3-3---3--|
E-----------------------|-----------------------|

E-----------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------------|
G--9---9---9---9-9---9--|--7---7---7---7-7---7--|
D--9---9---9---9-9---9--|--7---7---7---7-7---7--|
A--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|
E-----------------------|-----------------------|

Solo:
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------|
B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|
G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|
G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------|
B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|
G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

Songstructure:
Riff 1 (20 times)
Riff 2
Riff 1 (16 times)
Riff 2
Riff 1 (8 times)
Riff 2
Riff 1 (8 times)
Riff 3
Verse 1
Chorus (2 times)
Verse 2
Chorus (2 times)
Riff 4 (14 times)
Riff 1 (3 times)




OSKAR WIGREN 1997-02-06