Iron Maiden - Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter tab

Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter - Iron Maiden
From the 1990 'No Prayer for the Dying' Album

Tabbed by Mitch Pike (pikey.on.drums@hotmail.co.uk)

OK this is my second contribution, check out my first tab Run to the Hills by Iron
if you want to. This song is tricky, it features Dave Murray and Janick Gers on the original
and it features open chord sequences, a bluesy chorus and a 'longer than average iron
solo' which will surely cause the biggest challenge. The small 3 note arrpegios in
verses should cause no problems at all, the only minor challenge you may be faced with
letting them ring for long enough and then changing quickly to the next shape. Be sure to
the song playing whilst you work this out becuase 1. You don't stand a chance if you try 
alone and 2. Everything in this song is played exactly as it is in the
i spent a good week on it so everything in here is played just about right.

OK then here we go!

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Intro: Pickscrape for 3 barse-2-------3-------2----|----------2----2--0-|----------|------------------|B-3-------3-------3----|----------3----3--0-|----------|------------------|G-2-------0-------2----|--2-------2----0--4-|----------|------------------|D-0-------0-------0----|--2-------0----0--2-|----------|------------------|A----------------------|--0---------------2-|----------|------------------|E---------3------------|---------------3----|----------|------------------|
All the chords in the first bar fall on the snare drum, as do the first 2 in the second, last two (G5 and E5) come on the bass drum that sounds twice in quick succession. Scoop E5 chord slightly with the whammy bar on the E5 (last chord of the sequence) for the sound. Let it ring for a bar, then pickscrape down the fretboard for 3 bars, the let ring for 4 and then go into the verse. Verse:
Let ring --------------------- Let ring-----------------------|e-------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|B-------3-----|----------------|--------------|----------------|G----0--------|----------------|-------5------|----------------|x4D-2-----------|----------------|----2---------|----------------|A-------------|----------------|-0------------|----------------|E-------------|----------------|--------------|----------------|
Chorus: PM -------
e------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------|------------|B------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------|------------|G----7-|-------------7-|---------------|-----------------------|------------|D----7-|-9-9---9---x-7-|-9-9---9---x-5-|------------5--5--5--2-|------------|A----5-|-7-7---7---x-5-|-7-7---7---x-3-|---3--3--3--3--3--3--0-|---0--3--4--|E------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------|------------|
e-------------|-----------------------|------------------------|------------|B-------------|-----------------------|------------------------|------------|G-2--------2--|---2--4----2--2--4-----|------------------------|------------|D-2--------0--|---0--0----0--0--0--2--|----2--4-----2--2-------|------------|A----3--4-----|--------------------0--|----0--0-----0--0-----2-|---2--5--2--|E-------------|-----------------------|-------------------3--0-|------------|
e----------------|------------------------|B----------------|------------------------|G----------------|---------------------7--|D----------------|---------------------7--|A--4--2-------2--|---2--5--2--4--2-----5--|E----------3--0--|------------------3-----|
This chord structure is linked together by connecting notes across the sequence. They're based around a blues/country style idea and they're a great way to make simple power sound much more interesting. When the chorus finishes, hit the final power chord (the D5 5 on A, 7 on D and 7 on G) and let it ring for 4 bars (scoop with whammy bar whilst ring) and then play the verse and chorus again, and then go into the bridge which goes this: Bridge:
Pickscrape -------------------------|e-----3--3--|----------|----------2--2--|----------|----------|-2-----3------|B-----3--3--|----------|----------3--3--|----------|----------|-3-----3------|G-----0--0--|----------|----------2--2--|----------|----------|-2-----0------|D-----0--0--|----------|----------0--0--|----------|----------|-0-----0------|A-----------|----------|----------------|----------|----------|--------------|E-----3--3--|----------|----------------|----------|----------|-------3------|
e---2---|--------2-----3-----|B---3---|--------3-----3-----|G---2---|--2-----2-----0-----|D---0---|--2-----0-----0--2--|A-------|--0--------------2--|E-------|--------------3--0--|
Solo:
Whammy Bar ----- Dip Down -------------------|e----------|---------------------|-----------------------------------------|B----------|---------------------|-----------------------------------------|G----------|---------------------|-----------------------------------------|D------14--|----------14----(12)-|(14)---14p12h12p12/10/9------------------|A----------|---------------------|---------------------------12p10h12p10---|E----------|---------------------|-----------------------------------------|
W/bar ------------ BU-------------------| BUe----------------------------|-------------------------|----12-12--------|B----------------------------|-------------------------|----12-12---12---|G----------------------------|---12-12----12-12--x--14-|(16)-----14(16)--|D----------------------------|---12-12----12-12--x-----|-----------------|A---10--12----------(12)-/12-|-14------14--------------|-----------------|E-12-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
BU BUe-12-12-12-12-|-12------12-12-------12-12----|-----12-15-14-12--12--12-12-15-|B-12-12-12-12-|-12---12-12-12---12--12----12h|13-13-----------13--13---------|G-------------|---14(16)-----14(16)----------|-------------------------------|D-------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|A-------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|E-------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
e------------12-15-15-12-----------|12-14-15-17-17-15-12-12-----------------|B-12h13p12h13-----------13-12-13-15|-----------------------15-13-12---------|G----------------------------------|-------------------------------15-14-12-|D----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|A----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|E----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
BU BUe------------------|------------------------------------------|---------|B------------------|-------12---------12------12-15-12---12---|12h13p12-|G-12------------14-|-(16)----14(16)---------14--------14---14-|---------|D---14-14-14-------|------------------------------------------|---------|A-----------0------|------------------------------------------|---------|E------------------|------------------------------------------|---------|
e-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|B----------12h15p12----------12-13p12-------------|-----------------------|G-14p12h14----------14p12-14----------14p12h14p12-|---12h16p12h14p12--12--|D-------------------------------------------------|14---------------14----|A-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|E-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
e---------------------------|-------------------------------------------|B---------------------------|--------------------------------------12h13|G-12h16p14p12---12-12-12h16p|14p12---12-12h16p14p12-15p12-12------------|D------------14-------------|------14----------------------------14-----|A---------------------------|-------------------------------------------|E---------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
e-12h15p12-----12-12-12h15p12--------12h15-15-------------|-----17----------|B---------13-12--------------13-12h13---------12h12p12-13/|15-15---14h15-15-|G---------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|D---------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|A---------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|E---------------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
BUe-14-17-17-----14-15---(17)-15p14------|------------------------------------|B---------14h15------------------17p15p|14----12----------------------------|G--------------------------------------|---16----15-14p12-14--(14)/--/19----|D--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Dive w/ BU bare-----------|---------------------------------|B-----------|---------------------------------|G---17p0-16-|---------------------------------|D-----------|-19p0-0--------------------------|A-----------|----------7p0-5p0----------------|E-----------|------------------5p0-3--(5)---3-|
This solo is so wickedly tough, but you can't expect anything else really from Maiden. hardest part are without doubt the sextuplets in bars 7 and 8, they're very hard, and i play them at full speed myself, but i did slow them down when working them out and they OK. Otherwise you can expect the fluid hammer-ons and pulloffs from Dave Murray, usage of the whammy bar and high speed bends. Around the 4th and 5th bars you'll see stops on the 12th fret. These are simple but effective, and timing is vital, listen to Berry if you like 'em. Interlude:
Vol.< Vol.< Vol.< Vol.< Vol.<e----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|----------|B----------|----------|----------|----------|-----------|----------|G-9--------|-12-------|-14-------|----------|-----------|----------|D----------|----------|----------|----------|-10--------|-12-------|A-7--------|-10-------|-12-------|----------|-----------|----------|E----------|----------|----------|----------|-8---------|-10-------|
Vol.<e----------|B----------|G----------|D-14-------|A----------|E-12-------|
The 'vol.<' means 'Violining. On the record it may sound like there are effects used but aren't any at all. This is where the Violining is used. It means that you play the with the volume knob at 0, then using your baby finger on your picking hand, twist the knob back up to full to fade it in. Use less gain on these and add a bit of reverb for sound. Harmony Melody: Guitar 1:
e-------------------------|B----8--7--8--10--8--7--8-|G-9-----------------------| x8D-------------------------|A-------------------------|E-------------------------|
Guitar 2:
e----7------7--8--7-------7-|B-8-----10------------10----|G---------------------------| x8D---------------------------|A---------------------------|E---------------------------|
Outro Solo:
BU BU BU BU BU BUe----12-12-12----12-12-12----12-12-|-12----12-12-12-----12---------12--|B-15(17)-----15-(17)-----15-(17)---|---15-(17)------15-(17)-/---15(17)-|G----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|D----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|A----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|E----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
BU BU BU BU BUe-12---12-/-------12--|---12---12-/------------|------------------|B---15(17)/-x--15(17)-|-----15(17)/--x-----8---|--------------10--|G-----------x---------|--------------x--10(12)-|-----------12(14)-|D-----------x---------|--------------x---------|------------------|A---------------------|------------------------|------------------|E---------------------|------------------------|------------------|
BU BU BU BUe--------------10--|-------------------|-------------------|-----------12--|B-----------13(15)-|---------------10--|----------------5--|--------15(17)-|G------------------|------------12(14)-|--------------7(9)-|---------------|D------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|A------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|E------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|
Dip Down w/bar W/Bar------------- BU--------------------------|
BUe-------------------------|----19------------------12--|-----12---12-/------|B----------x--------------|---------------------15(17)-|-------15(17)/---x--|G----------x--------------|----------------------------|-----------------x--|D-------------0-----(-3)--|-0--------------------------|-----------------x--|A-------------------------|----------------------------|--------------------|E-------------------------|----------------------------|--------------------|
BU BU BU BU BUe----12--|---12---12-/---------------|--------------------|------------10--|B-15(17)-|-----15(17)/---x-------8---|----------------10--|---------13(15)-|G--------|---------------x----10(12)-|--12---------12(14)-|----------------|D--------|---------------x-----------|--17----------------|----------------|A--------|---------------------------|--------------------|----------------|E--------|---------------------------|--------------------|----------------|
BU BU BU BDe------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|B--------------10--|----------------5--|-----------------------------|G-----------12(14)-|--------------7(9)-|------14(16)---(14)p12--12---|D------------------|-------------------|----------------------14--14-|A------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|E------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|
BU BU BUe-----------------------------------|--x-----------12----|-------------------|B-----------------15-14--12---------|---x------------15--|-(17)--------------|G-12-12--12--12-14---14--12---------|----12---14(16)-----|-----------14(16---|D------14--14-------------------14--|----12--------------|-------------------|A-----------------------------------|--------------------|-------------------|E-----------------------------------|--------------------|-------------------| W/Bar----------------------------|e-12---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|B---15-14-12---12--12---12-----------|---------------------------------------|G-----------15---15-------14-12---12-|---12-14-------------------------------|D-------------------------------14---|-14------------------------------------|A------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|E------------------------------------|---------------------------------------| BU BD W/Bar------------- Freetime Strumming ------------------------|e------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|B------------------------------|------8--------------------------------------|G---14(16)-(14)(12)--(12)(14)--|------7--------------------------------------|D------------------14----------|------6--------------------------------------|A------------------------------|------7--------------------------------------|E------------------------------|---------------------------------------------| BU W/Bar---------------------------------------------------------------|e----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B---15(17)------------------(15)-----8/--------------------------------------|G------------------------------------7/--------------------------------------|D------------------------------------6/--------------------------------------|A------------------------------------7/--------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
PHEW! Man my fingers hurt like hell, but we are done, and there is Bring Your Daughter the Slaughter. This remaining solo is one of the trickiest Iron Maiden pieces i know. Not of the dificulty of the solo, but of the dificulty of keeping it all in time at the end Bruce Dickinson does a bit of solo vocals over the top. The big bends up 2 frets playing also the note underneath are all the notes that make up the chorus parts of this where as everything else is the end solo and fills using the whammy bar very often. If is too hard then just improvise around the Natural E Minor scale using your pentatonic etc. Good Luck with the song, thank you for reading and keep rockin, cya, Mitch (I forgot a legend last time so here's one for ya now to show how i write my tabs) Legend: PM - Palm Mute Pickscrape - Drag the side of your pick down the fretboard (12) - Pitch, e.g. 10(12) means to bend from the 10th up to 12th BU - Bend Up BD - Bend Down (will only be found after a BU) h - Hammer-On p - Pull Off / - Slide vol.< - Violining (Volume at 0, when note is played turn up with your little finger) x - muted note w/bar - Whammy Bar
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