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-------------------|---------------------|
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| 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-------------------|----------------------|
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| ~~~~~~~~~~| 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-------------------|---------------------|
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| 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---------------|-----------------------------|
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|~~~~~~ ~~~~~| +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---------|
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| ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~| 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---------------|---------|
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| 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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