Iron Maiden - Longest Day tab

The longest day

By A scott

Man, this song is totally epic so I needed to tab it.
Thanks to the maiden board for the help and stuff.

All the basic parts are tabbed,
I'm not even going to insult you all with tabbing the solo,
'cause it'll probably be wrong, knowing me! Knocked up again in very little time.
Those who know the structure of the song will be fine.

Intro

E -------------------------------------------------------|B ---------------------3---------------------------------|G ---4p2h4---4----5-------5------------------------------|D ---------2---2----2------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -0-----------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ----4p2h4----4-----5-----2--2h4------------------------|D -----------2----2-----2--------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E --0----------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B ---------------------3---------------------------------|G ---4p2h4---4----5-------5------------------------------|D ---------2---2----2------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -0-----------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ---4p2h4----4-----4------------------------------------|D ----------2-----2--------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -0-----------------------------------------------------|
Change in key (or something)
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ---------------------------2---------------------------|D ----4p2h4-----4-----5--------5-------------------------|A -2---------2-----2------2------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D ---4p2h4---4-----4h5----2-2h4--------------------------|A -2-------2----2-------2--------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ---------------------------2---------------------------|D ----4p2h4-----4-----5--------5-------------------------|A -2---------2-----2------2------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D ----4p2h4---4-----4------------------------------------|A --2-------2----2---------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
Pre chorus (known as the 'maiden progression')
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --9-----5---------7------------------------------------|D --9-----5----5----7------------------------------------|A --7-----3----5----5------------------------------------|E -------------3-----------------------------------------|
Chorus 'How long........'
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ------7-------------------9----------------------------|D ---5------------4------7---------4---------------------|A -3-----------2-------5---------2-----------------------|E ----------0------------------0-------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------7------------------9----------------------------|D ----5-----------4------7-------------------------------|A -3-----------2------5----------------------------------|E ----------0--------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ------7-------------------9----------------------------|D ---5------------4------7---------4---------------------|A -3-----------2-------5---------2-----------------------|E ----------0------------------0-------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --5-----5-----2----------------------------------------|D --5-----5-----2----------------------------------------|A --3-----2-----0----------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
Time change
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -9--9--9--12--11--7--9--9--12--11----------------------|A -7--7--7--10--9---5--7--7--10--9-----------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -9--9--9--12--11--7------------------------------------|A -7--7--7--10--9---5------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -9--9--9--12--11--7--9--9--12--11----------------------|A -7--7--7--10--9---5--7--7--10--9-----------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -9--9--9--12--11--5------------------------------------|A -7--7--7--10--9---3------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
Interlude (play the whole section twice) Alternate pick this section, its quite difficult if you try all downstrokes. Its quite tricky compared to the rest of the song. Try it slow if you can't manage it yet, you'll get it eventually.
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A ----------2------------2-------------------------------|E --0-3-2-0----3-0-3-2-0----3----------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D ----------------2--------------------------------------|A ---------2-3-5-----5-3-2-------------------------------|E --1-3-5------------------5-3---------------------------| x2
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D ----------4----------4---------------------------------|A --2-5-4-2----5-2-5-4---5-------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G ----------------4--------------------------------------|D ---------4-5-7----7-5-4--------------------------------|A -3-5-7-------------------7-5---------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------| x2
Under solo
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --9----------------------------------------------------|D --9----9---5---7---------------------------------------|A --7----9---5---7---------------------------------------|E -------7---3---5---------------------------------------|
Harmony section This bit was a total ass to work out. I'm assuming that its right as I had my speaker system panned right and left to work it out. Still feel free to offer your interpretations of it in the comments if you want. I'm not 100% sure of this. Guitar one
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------7-7h9-7------------7----------------------------|D ---10---------10-9-7-9-------9-7-5---------------------|A ------------------------------------7------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D ------7-7h9-7-------------7----------------------------|A --10-----------10-9-7-9--------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------7-7h9-7------------7----------------------------|D ---10---------10-9-7-9-------9-7-5---------------------|A ------------------------------------7------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------7-7h9-7------------6----------------------------|D ---10-----------10-9-7-9-------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar two
E -------------------------------------------------------|B --13--15-15h17---15-13-12-----12--15---12--------------|G ---------------------------14-------------14-12--------|D -------------------------------------------------14----|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -13-15-15h17-15-13-12------12-15-----------------------|G -----------------------14------------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B --13--15-15h17---15-13-12-----12--15---12--------------|G ---------------------------14-------------14-12--------|D -------------------------------------------------14----|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B --13-15-15h17-15-13-12------12---14--------------------|G ------------------------14-----------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar three
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -10-12--12h13-12-10-----------10-----------------------|G --------------------12-11-12-----12-11--9--------------|D ------------------------------------------12-----------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -10-12-12h13-12-10-----------10------------------------|G -------------------12-11-12----------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -10-12--12h13-12-10-----------10-----------------------|G --------------------12-11-12-----12-11--9--------------|D ------------------------------------------12-----------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -10-12-12h13-12-10-----------10------------------------|G -------------------12-11-12----------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A -------------------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------|
Chords under harmony (at least they are right)
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --5-------7---------5------7---------------------------|D --5---5---7---2-----5--5---7---------------------------|A --3---5---5---2-----3--5---5---------------------------|E ------3-------0--------3-------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --5-------7---------5------2---------------------------|D --5---5---7---2-----5--5---2---------------------------|A --3---5---5---2-----3--5---0---------------------------|E ------3-------0--------3-------------------------------|
Machine gun bit
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|D --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|A --7--7--7--7-------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------| x3
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A ---------0-2-3-----------------------------------------|E --0-2-3------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|D --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|A --7--7--7--7-------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------| x3
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A --3-2-0------------------------------------------------|E ---------3-2-0-----------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|D --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|A --7--7--7--7-------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------| x3
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G -------------------------------------------------------|D -------------------------------------------------------|A ---------0-2-3-----------------------------------------|E --0-2-3------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------|B -------------------------------------------------------|G --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|D --9--9--9--9-------------------------------------------|A --7--7--7--7-------------------------------------------|E -------------------------------------------------------| x3
Thats all the riffs done then. YAY time for beer. End
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