Blind Guardian - The Last Candle tab

Blind Guardian - The Last Candle

e-mail: g9404781@student.anu.edu.au

*/Disclaimer/* Some rhythm values and a couple of solo sections are a bit iffy.
                 so if you see any mistakes, please tell me.

Legend
fb   - full bend (2 frets)
fbr  - full bend then release
hb   - half bend (1 fret)
hbr  - half bend then release
~    - vibrato
T    - Tap
A.H  - artificial harmonic
*..* - repeat everything in between
^^   - depress bar before hitting note then release after note is hit


Fast Tempo


Intro A5 A#5|----|------|----------|------------|-------|------------------||----|------|----------|------------|-------|------------------||*---|-----*|*---------|-----------*|*-9-10-|-9h10--9h10--9h10-||*-2-|-(2)-*|*-2-2-2-2-|-2-3-2---2-*|*-7-8--|-7h8---7h8---7h8--||--0-|-(0)--|--0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-5-0--|-------|------------------||----|------|----------|-------3----|-------|------------------|
A5 A#5|------|-----------|---|---|||------|-----------|---|---|||-9-10-|-10p9-5-7-*|---|---|||-7-8--|-8-p7-3-5-*|-5-|-3-|||------|-----------|-3-|-1-|||------|-----------|---|---||
Lead 1with Riff A (rhythm)|--------|--------|----|----|-5~-3-5-|-3~-----|----|--T---|||-6~-5-6-|-5~-6-5-|-3~-|----|-6~-5-6-|-5~-6-5-|-3~-|--15~-|||-7~-5-7-|-5~-7-5-|-4~-|-4~-|--------|----7-5-|-4~-|-(4)~-|||--------|--------|----|-5~-|--------|--------|----|------|||--------|--------|----|----|--------|--------|----|------|||--------|--------|----|----|--------|--------|----|------||
Riff Adouble time -for guitars but drums normal time (1st verse + part of 2nd verse)|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-7-----------7---|---------7-------|-5-----------5---|---------5-------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| P.M...... ........... ..... ......... ........... .....]
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----*--2-|||-5-----------5---|---------5-------|-5---------------|-5-(5)-0-|||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-(3)---|| P.M...... ........... ..... .............]*2nd time for verse 1 only
Riff B|------|---------|--------|----|------|--------|-------|-----|||------|---------|--------|----|------|--------|-------|-----|||----5-|-(5)--7~-|----5---|----|----5-|-(5)-7~-|----5~-|-(5)-|||-2--5-|-(5)--7~-|-2--5-5-|-5~-|-2--5-|-(5)-7~-|-2--5~-|-(5)-|||-0----|---------|-0----5-|-5~-|-0----|--------|-0-----|-----|||------|---------|------3-|-3~-|------|--------|-------|-----||
Bridge1 chords copied 1 octave below by 2nd guitar|------|-----------|------|-----------|||------|-----------|------|-----------|||-9-10-|-9h10--5-7-|-9-10-|-10p9--5-7-|||-7-8--|-7h8---3-5-|-7-8--|--8p7--3-5-|||------|-----------|------|-----------|||------|-----------|------|-----------||
Lead2 A.H|------------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------|||----8------9------|-8------10--9-7-|----8------9------|-8------12hb~-13fb~-|||------8------8----|---8----11-10-8-|------8------8----|---8----10fb~-12fb~-|||-10-----10-----10-|-----10---------|-10-----10-----10-|-----10-------------|||------------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------|||------------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------||
Riff Cdouble time|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-3-----------3---|---------3-------|-3-----------3---|---------3-------||-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| P.M....... ........... ..... ......... ........... .....]
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||-5-----------5---|---------5-------|-5-----------5---|---------5-------|||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|| P.M...... ........... ...... ......... ........... .....]
Chorusdouble time|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-7---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| P.M............................. ...............................]
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------17-15-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------10-8--||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| | | | ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-7---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| P.M............................ ...............................]
|-13~-------------|-(13)------12-13-|-12~-------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-10~-------------|-(10)-------9-10-|--9~-------------|-12~-------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--5~-------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| | | | ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-3---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------||-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| P.M............................ ...............................]
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------14-15-|-14~-------------|-(14)------------||-14~-------------|-(14)------------|-----------------|-----------------||--7~-------------|-(-7)------14-15-|-14~-------------|-(14)------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| | | | ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------||-3---------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|-----------------| P.M............................ ...........................]
Fill 1|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-5---------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| P.M............................ ...............................]
Bridge2double time|---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----|||---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----|||---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----|||-7-|-8-|-7h8-7h|8-7h8-|-7-|-8-|-8p7-|-3-5-|||-5-|-6-|-5h6-5h|6-5h6-|-5-|-6-|-6p5-|-1-3-|||---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----||
Lead3double timewith bridge2 riff|-20fb-20fb-20fb-|-20fb~-|-20-18-17h18p17----|-17----------------||----------------|-------|----------------20-|----20-18-17-18-17-||----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------||----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------||----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------||----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------|
A.H Tr.|---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----|||-20fb-20p18p17-------|-18-20-18~-|-17h18p17-17-------|-----|||---------------19p17-|-----------|-------------19-17/|-14~-|||---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----|||---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----|||---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----||
Riff D|---|----|------|------|-----|-----|--------|-----||---|----|------|------|-----|-----|--------|-----||---|----|------|------|-----|-----|--------|-----||-5-|-2--|-7--5-|-3--3-|-----|-2-2-|-5h7--5h|7--5-||-3-|-0--|-5--3-|-1--1-|-5-5-|-0-0-|-3h5--3h|5--3-||---|----|------|------|-3-3-|-----|--------|-----|
|---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----||---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----||---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----||-3-|-2-|-10-5-|-7-5-|-3-|-2-|-5h7-|-5h7-||-1-|-0-|-8--3-|-5-3-|-1-|-0-|-3h5-|-3h5-||---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----|
E5|-----------------|-------------|---Tr.------Tr.--|-------------||---Tr.------Tr.--|-------------|-9h10p9-9-9h10p9-|-9-10-9-7-9~-||-9h10p9-9-9h10p9-|-9-10-9-7-9~-|-9h10p9-9-9h10p9-|-9-10-9-7-9~-||-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
Tr. Tr. Tr. Tr.|---------------------|----------------|12h13p12-12-12h13p12-|12-13-12-10-12~-|||12h13p12-12-12h13p12-|12-13-12-10-12~-|12h13p12-12-12h13p12-|12-13-12-10-12~-|||---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------|||---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------|||---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------|||---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------||
Solo ????????? A.H|-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------18fb~-||-13fb~~~*r-|--------------|-----------------|-17-15-------||-12fb~~~-r-|-12-----------|-/12-/14-/16-/17-|-^^-^^-------||-----------|----12-12-12~-|-----------------|-------------||-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------------| *vibrato with w.bar
slight mute..............................|------|-------------------------------------------------||-15---|-15-14-12----14-12-------12----------------------||-{{---|----------14-------14-12----14-12-11-14-12-11----||------|----------------------------------------------14-||------|-------------------------------------------------||------|-------------------------------------------------|
................................................|------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------||-12-11----12-11---------------------------------||-------14-------14-12-11-14-12-11---12-11-------||---------------------------------14-------14-12-||------------------------------------------------|
...................] A.H *w.bar dive at end|---------------------------||---------------------------||---------------------------||11----------------------12*||---14-12-11-14-12-11-------||---------------------14----|
double time - with chorus riff|-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----||-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----||-7---7-|-9hbr-7-|-------|-----|-10-10-12-|12fb-12-|-10-9~-|-(9)-||---7---|--------|-10-7~-|-(7)-|----------|--------|-------|-----||-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----||-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----|
A.H|-------|------------|-------|------------|-15fb-|-15fb-|-15fb-16fb-|-15fb~-||-11-13-|-13fb-13-11-|13~-15-|-15fb-15-13-|------|------|-----------|-------||-{{----|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------||-------|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------||-------|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------||-------|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------|
|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-13-----17-13----||-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-|-18-18-15-15--18-15-15-||-------------------------|----------16--------16-||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15-15-12-----15-12----||-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-13-13--17-13-13-||-------------------------|----------14--------14-||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-13-----17-13----||-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-|-18-18-15-15--18-15-15-||-------------------------|----------16--------16-||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-18-18-18-17-15----------|------------------||-20-20-20-18-17-18-17-15-|-14-15-17-14-15~~-||----------------19-17-16-|-14-16-17-14-16~~-||-------------------------|------------------||-------------------------|------------------||-------------------------|------------------|
rake......] rake.......]|----|-------10h13-13p10--------|-----|-------12h15-15p12--------||----|----11-------------11-----|-----|----13-------------14-----||----|-10-------------------10~-|-----|-12-------------------12~-||-8~-|--------------------------|-10~-|--------------------------||----|--------------------------|-----|--------------------------||----|--------------------------|-----|--------------------------|
|-16fb~-|-(16)r-p13-|------21hbr-|-(21)-|||-------|-----------|-13~--10hbr-|-(10)-|||-------|-----------|------------|------|||-------|-----------|------------|------|||-------|-----------|------------|------|||-------|-----------|------------|------||
Lead 4|-13~-12-13-|-12~-------|-17~-15-13-|-13/15~-||-----------|-----15-13-|-10~-------|--------||-10~-9--10-|--9~-------|-----12-10-|-10/12~-||-----------|-----12-10-|-----------|--------||-----------|-----------|-----------|--------||-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|
|-18~-17-18-|-17~-15-13-|-15~-13-12---|-----|||-----------|-----------|----------15-|-13~-|||-15~-14-15-|-14~-12-10-|-12~-10-9----|-----|||-----------|-----------|----------12-|-10~-|||-----------|-----------|-------------|-----|||-----------|-----------|-------------|-----||
Riff E same rhythm structure as Riff A chord structure: | D5 | C5 | F5i | D#5 | G5i | F5i | C5 |%| | D5 | C5 | F5i | E5i | A5i | G5i | D5 |%| | A#5 |%| C5 |%| A#5 |%| C5 |%|| Riff F same rhythm structure as Riff A chord structure: | A#5 |%| C5 |%| A#5 |%| C5 |%||
Coda|-----|||-----|||-7---|||-7---|||-5---|||-5---|| fades out gradually
Song Structure Intro intro, Lead1 Verse 1 Riff A x2 Verse 2 Riff B Bridge1 Bridge1 x2 Lead 2 Lead2 Verse 3 Riff A x4 Verse 4 Riff C Chorus Chorus x2, Fill 1 Bridge2 Bridge2 Lead 3 Lead3 Verse 5 Riff D Solo Solo Chorus Chorus x2, Fill 1 Lead 4 Lead4 Verse 6 Riff E Lead 1 Lead1 Verse 7 Riff F Chorus x2 Chorus x4, Fill 1 Coda Lyrics Intro Guardian, Guardian, Guardian of the Blind (x4) ................ Have you forgotten him Lead1 Verse 1 Far from the land where the sun is born down in the wood 'Caladon' Verse 2 Do you know that place where the light is never seen and all hopes are turned by the final cry Bridge 1 Turned to Stone (x4) Lead2 Verse 3 Whispering tunes in the wind all hopes are gone with the night when the old man will never come back remember his words and his songs Verse 4 And we see the raven's flying in the distance but no wizard's singing his song Chorus Somebodies out in the night I fly in time the last candle will burn there's hope for everyone when the last candle burns high oh it's time for life Bridge2 Lead3 Verse 5 The elves and gnomes have to hide when the moon is showing its face and raging orcs will set their traps and all forests will burn they hate green trees and love the dark they don't understand that they're caught and left alone they feel the magic in the wind they just fear the old man's song Solo Chorus Lead4 Verse 6 Corrupted old gnome betrayer of all you know so much about all what is your price? GMOM: "Too much, too much you cannot pay with your silver and your gold there's just a little chance to save the wizard's life there's just a little chance for all you fools Lead1 Verse 7 And so I walk across the land and hope to hear the wizard's song Chorus x2 Coda Somebodies out there I feel there is somebody Somebodies out there I feel there is somebody The End Ace song.
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