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Iced Earth - Dark Saga tab

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DARK SAGA
As recorded by Iced Earth
(From the 1996 Album DARK SAGA)

Transcribed by Robert Lech
	

Words by Jon Schaffer Music by Jon Schaffer/Matthew Barlow/Randall Shawver/Dave Abell/Mark Prator
Arranged by Jon Schaffer

Gtr I (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Guitar 1 - Clean'
Gtr II (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Guitar 2 - Distorted'

   Intro
    Moderate Rock Q=123
    D#add2
   4/4
    Gtr I
    E E E H    +E    +W           E E E H    +E    +W
||-----------------|------------|----------------|---------||
||o----------------|------------|----------------|--------o||
||--------0----(0)-|-(0)--------|-----0----------|---------||
||------4----------|------------|-------4----(4)-|-(4)-----||
||o---2------------|------------|---2------------|--------o||
||--0--------------|------------|-0--------------|---------||


  F#      F#sus2/F  F#sus2/E
 3/4
  E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------||
|-------0-----|---0-------0-||
|-----0-------|-0-------0---||
|---2-------0-|-------0-----||
|-3-------2---|-----1-------||


   Pre-Verse
    D#add2
   4/4
    Gtr I
    E E E H    +E    +W           E E E H    +E    +W
||-----------------|------------|----------------|---------||
||o----------------|------------|----------------|--------o||
||--------0----(0)-|-(0)--------|-----0----------|---------||
||------4----------|------------|-------4----(4)-|-(4)-----||
||o---2------------|------------|---2------------|--------o||
||--0--------------|------------|-0--------------|---------||


  F#      F#sus2/F  F#sus2/E
 3/4
  E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------||
|-------0-----|---0-------0-||
|-----0-------|-0-------0---||
|---2-------0-|-------0-----||
|-3-------2---|-----1-------||


    D#5           D#add9            D#5               D#add9      F#5 F5
   4/4
    Gtr II
      PM------|       PM--------|       PM--------|       PM----|
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-2-----------2-3-|-------------3-2-|-------------2-3-|---------5-5-4-4-o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-2-2--||


   Verse
    D#5           D#add9            D#5               D#add9      F#5 F5
   4/4
    Gtr II
      PM------|       PM--------|       PM--------|       PM----|
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-2-----------2-3-|-------------3-2-|-------------2-3-|---------5-5-4-4-o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-2-2--||


   Chorus
    E5                  D#5          D#5
         PM---------|        PM----|
    Q  E S S S S Q  E   Q  E S S S S E Q
||--------------------|--------------------|
||o-------------------|--------------------|
||--------------------|--------------------|
||--------------------|--------------9-9\--|
||o-3--3--------------|-2--2---------7-7\--|
||--1--1-1-1-1-1-3--0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-------|


  E5                  D#5          D#5
       PM---------|        PM----|
  Q  E S S S S Q  E   Q  E S S S S E Q
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------o||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-3--3--------------|-2--2---------2-2---o||
|-1--1-1-1-1-1-3--0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||


   Verse
    D#5           D#add9            D#5               D#add9      F#5 F5
   4/4
    Gtr II
      PM------|       PM--------|       PM--------|       PM----|
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-2-----------2-3-|-------------3-2-|-------------2-3-|---------5-5-4-4-o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-2-2--||


   Chorus
    E5                  D#5          D#5
         PM---------|        PM----|
    Q  E S S S S Q  E   Q  E S S S S E Q
||--------------------|--------------------|
||o-------------------|--------------------|
||--------------------|--------------------|
||--------------------|--------------9-9\--|
||o-3--3--------------|-2--2---------7-7\--|
||--1--1-1-1-1-1-3--0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-------|


  E5                  D#5          D#5
       PM---------|        PM----|
  Q  E S S S S Q  E   Q  E S S S S E Q
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------o||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-3--3--------------|-2--2---------2-2---o||
|-1--1-1-1-1-1-3--0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||


 Bridge
  D#add2
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E E E H         +E     +W
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-------0---------(0)-|--(0)----------------|
|-----4---------------|---------------------|
|---2-----------------|---------------------|
|-0-------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|                                 ~~~~~~~~~~
| H       E  E E   E     +Q    E  H     +E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------/12--|-(12)--13-12----(12)-|
|--------------9------|---------------------|
|-----------/9--------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  E E E H         +E     +W
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|-----0---------------|----------------------|
|-------4---------(4)-|--(4)-----------------|
|---2-----------------|----------------------|
|-0-------------------|----------------------|
|
|                                 ~~~~~~~~~~
| H       E  E E   E     +Q    E  H     +E
|---------------------|----------------------|
|----------------/12--|-(12)--13-10----(10)--|
|--------------9------|----------------------|
|-----------/9--------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|


  D#add2
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E E E H         +E     +W
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-------0---------(0)-|--(0)----------------|
|-----4---------------|---------------------|
|---2-----------------|---------------------|
|-0-------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~
| H       E  E E   E     +Q    E  H     +E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------/12--|-(12)--13------------|
|--------------9------|----------12----(12)-|
|-----------/9--------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


    E  E E H    +E    +W
|-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------0----------|-----------------------------|
|----------4----(4)-|-(4)-------------------------|
|------2------------|-----------------------------|
|---0---------------|-----------------------------|
|
|~~~~~~                           ~~~~~
|  +W                  E   q      Q      E  E  E
|-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|-----15b17--13b15--13-12-10--|
|-(12)--------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------------|


  F#            F#sus2/F      F#sus2/E
 3/4
   E E  E     E  E E     E  E E E  E  E
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|-------------0------|------0---------0-|
|-------0------------|---0---------0----|
|----2-------------0-|----------0-------|
|--3-------------2---|--------1---------|
|
|  ~~            ~~~~~~~~~~~
|  Q    S  S  E  Q      +H         E  E
|--------------------|------------------|
|-13---12h13p12-10---|-(10)-------12-13-|
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|


 Pre-Verse
  D#add2
 4/4
  Gtr I
   E E E H      +E     +W             E  E E H    +E     +W
|-------------------|-------------|-------------------|---------|
|-------------------|-------------|-------------------|---------|
|--------0------(0)-|--(0)--------|--------0----------|---------|
|------4------------|-------------|----------4----(4)-|--(4)----|
|----2--------------|-------------|------2------------|---------|
|--0----------------|-------------|---0---------------|---------|
|
| Gtr II
|                       >
|  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  H        H          +W            +W                  +W
|-------------------|-------------|-------------------|---------|
|-------------------|-------------|-------------------|---------|
|-12-------11-------|-(11)--------|-(11)--------------|-(11)----|
|-------------------|-------------|-------------------|---------|
|-------------------|-------------|-------------------|---------|
|-------------------|-------------|-------------------|---------|


  D#add2
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E E E H    +E    +W           E E E H    +E    +W
|----------------|------------|----------------|--------|
|----------------|------------|----------------|--------|
|-------0----(0)-|-(0)--------|-----0----------|--------|
|-----4----------|------------|-------4----(4)-|-(4)----|
|---2------------|------------|---2------------|--------|
|-0--------------|------------|-0--------------|--------|


  F#5     F5        E5
 3/4
  Gtr II
    PM--|   PM----|   PM--|
  E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------||
|-5-------4---|-----3-------||
|-3-3-3-3-2-2-|-2-2-1-1-3-1-||


   Verse
    D#5           D#add9            D#5               D#add9      F#5 F5
   4/4
    Gtr II
      PM------|       PM--------|       PM--------|       PM----|
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-2-----------2-3-|-------------3-2-|-------------2-3-|---------5-5-4-4-o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-2-2--||


   Chorus
    E5                  D#5          D#5
         PM---------|        PM----|
    Q  E S S S S Q  E   Q  E S S S S E Q
||--------------------|--------------------|
||o-------------------|--------------------|
||--------------------|--------------------|
||--------------------|--------------9-9\--|
||o-3--3--------------|-2--2---------7-7\--|
||--1--1-1-1-1-1-3--0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-------|


  E5                  D#5          D#5
       PM---------|        PM----|
  Q  E S S S S Q  E   Q  E S S S S E Q    4x
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------o||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------||
|-3--3--------------|-2--2---------2-2---o||
|-1--1-1-1-1-1-3--0-|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||


   Outro
    D#add2
   4/4
    Gtr I
    E E E H      +E    +W                E E E H      +E    +W
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------o||
||--------0------(0)-|-(0)-------------|-----0------------|------------------||
||------4------------|-----------------|-------4------(4)-|-(4)--------------||
||o---2--------------|-----------------|---2--------------|-----------------o||
||--0----------------|-----------------|-0----------------|------------------||
|
|   Gtr II
|   PM--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|   E Q   E E Q   E     E  Q  E E Q  E   E Q   E E Q   E     E  Q  E E Q  E
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------||
||o------------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------o||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------||
||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------||
||o-2-2---2-2-2---2--|--2--2--2-2-2--2-|-2-2---2-2-2---2--|--2--2--2-2-2--2-o||
||--0-0---0-0-0---0--|--0--0--0-0-0--0-|-0-0---0-0-0---0--|--0--0--0-0-0--0--||


  F#5     F5        E5
 3/4
  Gtr II
    PM--|   PM----|   PM--|
  E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|
|-5-------4---|-----3-------|
|-3-3-3-3-2-2-|-2-2-1-1-3-1-|


  D#5
 4/4
              >
  W           W           +W           +W
|----------|------------|------------|--------*|
|----------|------------|------------|--------*|
|----------|------------|------------|--------*|
|----------|------------|------------|--------*|
|-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*|
|-0--------|--0---------|-(0)--------|-(0)----*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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