Bruce Dickinson - Meltdown tab

                              "Meltdown"
                      (B. Dickinson, A. Dickson)

         Guitar transcription by Aaron Shay (zerosig8@apk.net)


after drum intro.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5-6--5-6---2-1------1-2--------5-6--5-6---2-1---1/2-----4-4--4-4---4-4--x-x-4-4--x-x---4-4--4-4---4-4-x-4---4-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5-6--5-6---2-1------1-2--------5-6--5-6---2-1---1/2-----4-4--4-4---4-4--x-x-4-4--x-x---4-4--4-4---4-4-x-4---4-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
let ring throughout-----------------------------------2-------------------------------2--------------------------2-----------------------2-------2-------------4------------4------------------4---4--------4-------4----4---------------------------5--------------------2----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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hey.. you wait cringing in the dark------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5-6--5-6---2-1------1-2--------5-6--5-6---2-1---1/2-----4-4--4-4---4-4--x-x-4-4--x-x---4-4--4-4---4-4-x-4---4-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
you create what you ve always feared------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5-6--5-6---2-1------1-2--------5-6--5-6---2-1---1/2-----4-4--4-4---4-4--x-x-4-4--x-x---4-4--4-4---4-4-x-4---4-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a puppet of hatred dishing out-----------------------------------2-------------------------------2--------------------------2-----------------------2-------2-------------4------------4------------------4---4--------4-------4----4---------------------------5--------------------2----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
poison------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5-6--5-6---2-1------1-2--------5-6--5-6---2-1---1/2-----4-4--4-4---4-4--x-x-4-4--x-x---4-4--4-4---4-4-x-4---4-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
then they repeat the above riff over another vocal passage leading to.....
I can smell the difference your truth and---------------------------------------------------------------------2--------------------------------------------------2------2-------------------(6)-----------------------4-----4-----4-----------6-7-6-----7--6---------------5-----------------------7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
your fiction you and your twisted convictions---------------------------------------------------------------------2--------------------------------------------------2------2---------------------------------------------4-----4-----4-----------6-7-6-----7------9-----------5-----------------------7------------5------7-----------------------------------------------------------------
Chorus: F#5 G#5 Were you my friend when I belonged? A5 Bsus2 Were you my friend when I was strong? F#5 G#5 Were you my friend when I was weak? A5 Bsus2 Were you my freind when I was callin', crawlin', out of my head?
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| ^ ^ ||------------------------------------------------------||-------7-----------------------------7----------------||--5-6-------6-5------5-6--------5-6-----6---5555555---||--------------------------------------------4444444---||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------|
then another verse,another chorus then this riff...
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The solo is in F# pentatonic, I believe, for any improvisers or theory buffs. No promises on this tab...Alex is very creative and very hard to follow. Oh yeah, in the chorus that Bsus2 chord looks like this:
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