Blind Guardian - The Hobbit tab

                   The Bard's Song - The Hobbit
                                  by
                             Blind Guardian

* Words and music by Blind Guardian 1992


Transcribed by Stefan Gabriel
e-mail: g9404781@student.anu.edu.au


Legend
fb   - full bend (2 frets)
fbr  - full bend then release
(12)r- hold note for while then release
*..* - repeat everything in between
tr~  - trill
h p  - hammer-on pull-off
(12) - notes in brackets are placed to note long notes (ie between bars)


Time Signature: 3/4 time
tempo:  crotchet = 160 (approx.)



Intro: played twice|--------|------------|--------|------------||--------|------------|--------|------------||--------|------------|--------|------------||--------|------------|--------|------------||-3--5-7-|-5--------5-|-5--7-9-|-7--------7-||-1--3-5-|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7-|-5--5-5-5-5-| P.M..] P.M..]
double time|------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||-9-------7-------5------|-7-------5-------4------||-7--7-7--5--5-5--3--3-3-|-5--5-5--3--3-3--2--2-2-||------------------------|------------------------|
P.M.. .... .... .... .... .... 1st time|-------------------|-----|||-------------------|-----|||-------------------|-----|||-5-------4---------|--2--|||-3--3-3--2--2-2--5-|--0--|||-----------------3-|-----|| P.M.. ...
2nd time only Fill 1|---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------|||---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------|||*-2----2-|-0--2-4-*|-3--5-7-|----|-3--5-7-|-4--5-7-|| |-7fb~-|||*----2---|--------*|--------|-5~-|--------|--------|| |------|||---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------|||---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------||
| | | | | | |||---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|||---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|||*--------|--------*|--------|----|--------|--------|||*-2------|--------*|-3------|----|-3------|-4------|||--0------|-5-------|-1------|-5--|-1------|-2------|||---------|-3-------|--------|-3--|--------|--------||
Verse 1 with fill 1|-----------|-----------------|-----------|---------||-----------|-----------------|-----------|---------||-----------|------4----------|------3----|----4----||------2----|-2-------5-------|-0-------2-|-2----5--||-0-------3-|-----------------|-----------|---------||-----------|-----------------|-----------|---------| Out in the distance There's so much gold, The
|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------||--------------|-------------|-------------|--------||--------------|--------4----|--------3----|----4---||--------2-----|---2-------5-|---0-------2-|-2----5-||---0-------3--|-------------|-------------|--------||--------------|-------------|-------------|--------| treasure that I've found is more than enough
1/2 time|----------|--------------|---|-----|||----------|--------------|---|-----|||----------|--------------|---|-----|||----------|--------------|---|-----|||-5--------|-(5)----------|-2-|-(2)-|||-3--------|-(3)----------|-0-|-(0)-||Far to the hill we've to go
Chorus 1|--------|--------|------------|--------||--------|--------|------------|--------||--------|----4---|----3-------|----4---||----2---|-2----5-|-0----2-----|-2----5-||-0----3-|--------|------------|--------||--------|--------|------------|--------|O - ver mountain and seas
|-----------|--------------|----------|--------||-----------|--------------|----------|--------||-----------|-------4------|-----3----|----4---||------2----|--2-------5---|-0------2-|-2----5-||-0-------3-|--------------|----------|--------||-----------|--------------|----------|--------|To the old hill Where the old dragon sleeps
|--------|------------|-------------|------------||--------|------------|-------------|------------||--------|------------|-------------|------------||--------|------------|-------------|------------||-3--5-7-|-5--------5-|-5--7-9------|-7--------7-||-1--3-5-|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7------|-5--5-5-5-5-| P.M..] P.M..]Bl - i - nd in the dark dungeon's night. So
|----------|---------|--------|-----------||----------|---------|--------|-----------||----------|---------|--------|-----------||----------|---------|--------|-2---------||-3--------|-5-------|-2------|-0---------||-1--------|-3-------|-0------|-----------| God please take me a-way from here. And
|------|---------|---------|-----------|||------|---------|---------|-----------|||------|---------|---------|-----------|||------|---------|---------|-2---------|||-3----|-5-------|-2-------|-0---------|||-1----|-3-------|-0-------|-----------|| Gollum shows the way right out
Solo 1 - Top part is copied one octave above (octave harmonizing) throughout and any single tab sections in solo 1. A5 E5 D5 E5|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------||-15fb~-----|-15fb~--|-15--17-18-|-17--15-12-||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
| | | | I'm ||-----12----|----7---|-----------|-----------||-10-----13-|-5----8-|-6---8--10-|-8---10-12-||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------||-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
A5 E5 D5 E5|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------||-15fb~-----|-15fb~--|-15--17-15-|--------------||-----------|--------|-----------|-16-----------||-----------|--------|-----------|--------11-12-||-----------|--------|-----------|--------------||-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
| Alive | | | ||-----12----|----7---|-----------|--------------||-10-----13-|-5----8-|-6---8--10-|-8---10-12----||-----------|--------|-----------|--------------||-----------|--------|-----------|--------------||-----------|--------|-----------|--------------||-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
F#5 C5 B5 B5|-----------|----------|---------------------|----------||-----------|-------12-|---------------------|----------||--------14-|-12-14----|-11-11h12p11-9-11-12-|-11-------||-11--12----|----------|---------------------|----11-12-||-----------|----------|---------------------|----------||-----------|----------|---------------------|----------|
F#5 C5 B5(with fill 2) D5 A5|--------------|------|----------------|----------|-----------||--------------|------|----------------|-------12-|-14--15-14-||-----------14-|-12---|-14fb-----------|-(14)r----|-----------||-11--12-14----|----9-|----------------|----------|-----------||--------------|------|----------------|----------|-----------||--------------|------|----------------|----------|-----------|
G5 B5(with fill 2) D5 A5 G5|----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-----------||-------------14-|-----------------|-------12-|-14--15-14-|-----------||-14fbr-14-11----|--14fb-----------|-(14)r----|-----------|-14fb------||----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-------8-7-||----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-----------||----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-----------|
Bflat5 Bflat5 D5 D5 Bflat5 Bflat5|------|------------|------|--------|--------|--------tr~-||------|--------tr~-|------|--------|--------|-10--8-6h8--||----7-|-9-10-9h10--|-9--7-|--------|----7---|------------||-8----|------------|------|-7--8-7-|-8------|------------||------|------------|------|--------|--------|------------||------|------------|------|--------|--------|------------|
D5 D5 C5 Bflat5 G5|------|-----|----------|---------------|-------------------------||------|-8fb-|-13-------|--------tr~----|-------------------------||-9--7-|-----|----12-14-|-15--14h15-----|----------14-15-14h15p14-||------|-----|----------|------------17-|-14-15-17----------------||------|-----|----------|---------------|-------------------------||------|-----|----------|---------------|-------------------------|
G5 Fill 2 Fill 3|----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----|||----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----|||----14----------|| |------------------|-11-12-11-|| |----|||-17----17-15-14-|| |-11-12-11h12p11-9-|----------|| |-15-|||----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----|||----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----|| The
Verse 2 with fill 3|-------------|----------------|-------------|------------||-------------|----------------|-------------|------------||-------------|----------------|-------------|------------||-7---------7-|----------------|-7-------7---|-5--------5-||-5--5-5-5--5-|-7--------7-----|-5-5-5-5-5---|-3--3-3-3-3-||-------------|-5--5-5-5-5-----|-------------|------------| P.M.. P.M.. P.M.. P.M.. Dying Dragon brought trouble and pain And
|--------------|------------|-------|-----|---------||--------------|------------|-------|-----|---------||--------------|------------|-------|-----|---------||--------------|-5--------5-|-7-----|-----|---------||-5--------5---|-3--3-3-3-3-|-5-----|-3---|-5-------||-3--3-3-3-3---|------------|-------|-1---|-3-------| P.M.. P.M.. horror to the halls of stone, I'll take the
guitar1 is copied octave above|--------|------------|----------|---------------|||--------|------------|----------|---------------|||-7-9-10-|-9h10p9-5---|-7-9-10---|-12-10h12p10-9-|||--------|----------5-|----------|---------------|||--------|------------|----------|---------------|||--------|------------|----------|---------------||
| | | | |||--------|------------|----------|---------------|||--------|------------|----------|---------------|||--------|------------|----------|---------------|||-7------|-(7)--------|----------|---------------|||-5------|-(5)--------|-7--------|-8-------------|||--------|------------|-5--------|-6-------------|| mighty stone, And leave the dwarves behind
Chorus 2|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------||-7--9--10----|-9h10p9-5-------|-7--9--10----|-12-10h12p10-9-||-------------|----------5-----|-------------|---------------||-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
| | | | ||-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------||-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------||-7---------7-|----------------|-7-------7---|-5--------5----||-5--5-5-5--5-|-7--------7-----|-5-5-5-5-5---|-3--3-3-3-3----||-------------|-5--5-5-5-5-----|-------------|---------------| P.M.. P.M.. P.M.. P.M.. Ice and fire and forest we passed, and
|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------|||--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------|||-10--12--14---|-12-10h12p10-9-|-7-9----|-----|---------|||--------------|---------------|-----10-|-8-7-|--5-7-8--|||--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------|||--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
| | | | | |||--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------|||--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------|||--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------|||--------------|-5--------5----|-7------|-----|---------|||-5--------5---|-3--3-3-3-3----|-5------|-8---|-5-------|||-3--3-3-3-3---|---------------|--------|-6---|-3-------|| P.M.. P.M.. horror in the halls of stone
Interlude tempo: double time *guitar1 is copied octave above|-------------------------|-------------------------||*------------------------|-------------------------||-9-9-9---7-7-7---5-5-5---|-4--5-4h5p4--------------||-------------------------|------------5------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
| | ||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-2-----------------------|-------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------||-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| P.M.................. P.M..................
|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4------4----4-----------|-5--7--5h7p5--4--5-------||-----7-----7-------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
| | ||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-2-----------------------||-2-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------| P.M.................. P.M..................
|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-9-9-9---7-7-7---5-5-5---|-4--5-4h5p4--------------||-------------------------|------------5------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
| | ||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-2-----------------------|-------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------||-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| P.M.................. P.M..................
|-------------------------|-------------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------|||-4------4--5--7p5p4------|-------------------------|||-----7-------------------|-7-----------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------||
| | |||-------------------------|-------------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------|||-------------------------|-------------------------|||-------------------------|-2-----------------------|||-2-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------|| P.M.................. P.M..................
Verse 3|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-2-----------------------|-------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------||-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| P.M.................. P.M.................. Trolls in the dark, The
|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-2-----------------------||-2-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------| P.M.................. P.M.................. dark took them all
|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-2-----------------------|-------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------||-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| P.M.................. P.M.................. Caught in the wood, By the
|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-2-----------------------||-5-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-------------------------| P.M.................. P.M.................. wooden king's men, But
normal time * start of 2nd solo|------------|------------------|-----------|-------|||------------|------------------|-----------|-------|||------------|------------------|-----------|-*-----|||-2----------|------------------|-----------|-2-----|||-0----------|-5----------------|-2---------|-0-----|||------------|-3----------------|-0---------|-------|| now I'm a - lone, 'Cause I've made up my mind
Solo 2normal time A5 E5 D5 E5|------|------|----12-13-12h13p12----12-|-----------------||-15fb-|-15fb-|-15----------------15----|-15-13-12-13-----||------|------|-------------------------|-----------------||------|------|-------------------------|--------------14-||------|------|-------------------------|-----------------||------|------|-------------------------|-----------------|
A5 E5 D5 E5|-----------|-10-----10-|-12-13-12h13p12-10-12-|----||-13-----13-|-12-----12-|-13-15-13h15p13-12-13-|-12-||-14-----14-|-----------|----------------------|----||-----14----|-----14----|----------------------|----||-----------|-----------|----------------------|----||-----------|-----------|----------------------|----|
G5 G5 E5 E5 Fill 4|-15fb-|-(15)-15-13-|-12-------------|------12-10-|| |-12-|||------|------------|----15-13-12-13-|-12---13-12-|| |-13-|||------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----|||------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----|||------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----|||------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----||
Chorus 3 with fill 4|------------|--------|------------|----------||------------|--------|------------|----------||------------|----4---|----3-------|----4-----||----2-------|-2----5-|-0----2-----|-2----5---||-0----3-----|--------|------------|----------||------------|--------|------------|----------| By the spell of gold, The
|---------------|--------------|-------------|--------||---------------|--------------|-------------|--------||---------------|-------4------|-----3-------|----4---||------2--------|--2-------5---|-0------2----|-2----5-||-0-------3-----|--------------|-------------|--------||---------------|--------------|-------------|--------| king under the mountain will risk a great war,
|----------|------------|-------------|------------||----------|------------|-------------|------------||----------|------------|-------------|------------||----------|------------|-------------|------------||-3--5-7---|-5--------5-|-5--7-9------|-7--------7-||-1--3-5---|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7------|-5--5-5-5-5-| P.M..] P.M..] Oh what a fool, He's losing control, So
|----------|-----------|--------|-----------||----------|-----------|--------|-----------||----------|-----------|--------|-----------||----------|-----------|--------|-2---------||-3--------|-5---------|-2------|-0---------||-1--------|-3---------|-0------|-----------| I am trying to find a way,
with solo 3|--------|------------|-------------|------------||--------|------------|-------------|------------||--------|------------|-------------|------------||--------|------------|-------------|------------||-3--5-7-|-5--------5-|-5--7-9------|-7--------7-||-1--3-5-|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7------|-5--5-5-5-5-| P.M..] P.M..]Bl - i - nd in the dark dungeon's night. Then
|---------|---------------|---------|-----------||---------|---------------|---------|-----------||---------|---------------|---------|-----------||---------|---------------|---------|-2---------||-3-------|-5-------------|-2-------|-0---------||-1-------|-3-------------|-0-------|-----------| darkness comes from the northern side, And
|------|-----------|---------|-----------|||------|-----------|---------|-----------|||------|-----------|---------|-----------|||------|-----------|---------|-2---------|||-3----|-5---------|-2-------|-0---------|||-1----|-3---------|-0-------|-----------|| Thorin clears his m - i - nd.
Solo 3|-13fb~-|-13--17 19-|-20fb-20-22-|-22fb~-||-------|-----------|------------|-------||-------|-----------|------------|-------||-------|-----------|------------|-------||-------|-----------|------------|-------||-------|-----------|------------|-------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||-17-15h17p15-13-|-15-13h15p13-12-|-13-12h13p12----|-15fbr-13----||----------------|----------------|-------------14-|----------14-||----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-13fb~-------|||-17-15h17p15-13-|-15-13h15p13-12-|-13-12h13p12----|-------------|||----------------|----------------|-------------14-|-------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||
Outro acoustic guitarsthis riff is played throughout with fills 5+6 coming in|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|------4----|------3----|----4----|||------2----|-2-------5-|-0-------2-|-2----5--|||-0-------3-|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
Fill 5|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-9---------|--7--5--7--|-9-------|||-7---------|-----------|-----------|-10-10-9-|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
Fill 6|-8---------|-12--------|-12-10--8--|-7--8--7-|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|||-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
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