Iron Maiden – The Sign Of The Cross tab

From: Stuart@cs.strath.ac.uk
Subject: TAB: IRON MAIDEN - THE SIGN OF THE CROSS 
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 14:04:17 +0100
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                       THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

                        FROM: THE X FACTOR

               TABBED BY: STUART ROBB (DREAMER DECEIVER)


        Heres my effort at this epic tune - there are several pieces still missing, but
there is quite a bit here (the track is 11:17 long !!).
        The whole song is based around the E chord, at different positions.

        Any help and additions would be welcome - this was knocked up in just a few
hours (not including putting it onto the computer !!).

        See my email address at the bottom........

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 00:00 - 01:20 = PRE-INTRO (background chanting)


 01:20 - 01:55 = INTRO 1 (bass + guitar ?)

(X2) e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------\ B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------\ G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------\ D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------\ A|----0-2-3--2--0-2-3-2------0-2-3---2-3-5--3--2------0-2-3--2--0-2-3-2--\ E|-0----------------------0------------------------0---------------------\
[ending 1] [ending 2] -\----------------------|----------------------| -\----------------------|----------------------| -\----------------------|----------------------| -\----------------------|----------------------| -\----------------------|----------------------| -\-0--0-2-3--2-3--2-3---|-0--0-2-3--2-3--2-0---|
01:55 - 02:47 = INTRO 2 (occassional chords)
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
02:47 - 03:26 = VERSE 1 (thumping chords, 4 a bar, hit;miss;hit;hit)
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
03:26 - 03:44 = VERSE 2 (similar to Verse 1, but with LEAD 1)
[LEAD 1] e|------------------------------------| B|-5--5-7-8-7-----0---5--5-7-8-7------| G|-------------7------------------7---| D|------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------|
03:44 - 04:04 = CHORUS (chords)
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
04:04 - 04:22 = VERSE 2 04:22 - 04:42 = CHORUS 04:42 - 05:01 = RIFF 1 (2 guitars + bass, guitar 1 top;guitar 2 bottom)
(X2) e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------\ B|---12-12-12--10-12-12-12----12-12-12--10-12-12-12----12-12-12--10-12-12-12--\ G|-9------------------------9------------------------9------------------------\ D|----9--9--9---7--9--9--9-----9--9--9---7--9--9--9-----9--9--9---7--9--9--9--\ A|-7------------------------7------------------------7------------------------\ E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------\
-\------------------------------| -\-13-13--12-12--10-10--12-12---| -\------------------------------| -\-10-10---9--9---7--7---9--9---| -\------------------------------| -\------------------------------|
(X2) e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------\ B|---10-10-10---8-10-10-10----10-10-10---8-10-10-10----10-10-10---8-10-10-10--\ G|-7------------------------7------------------------7------------------------\ D|----7--7--7---5--7--7--7-----7--7--7---5--7--7--7-----7--7--7---5--7--7--7--\ A|-5------------------------5------------------------5------------------------\ E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------\
-\------------------------------| -\-11-11--10-10---8--8--10-10---| -\------------------------------| -\--8--8---7--7---5--5---7--7---| -\------------------------------| -\------------------------------|
05:01 - 05:30 = RIFF 2 (chords, by the threes)
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
05:30 - 06:06 = RIFF 3 (background chanting)
[part 1] X2 [part 2] e|-----------------------|-----------------------|----------| B|-----------------------|-----------------------|----------| G|-----------------------|-----------------------|- PART 1 -| D|--9--9-8----9--9--8-7--|--7--7-6----7--7--6-5--|- (X1) -| A|-7--7------7--7--7-----|-5--5------5--5--5-----|----------| E|-----------------------|-----------------------|----------|
06:06 - 07:08 = RIFF 4
[part 1] [part 2] e|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------\ B|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------\ G|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------\ D|--9-9-9-8-------------9-9-9-8---7--------------------|--9-9-9-8--------------------\ A|-7----------7---7----7--------7-----7---7---7---7----|-7----------7---7---7---7----\ E|----------000-000-00--------------000-000-000-000-00-|----------000-000-000-000-00-\
[part 3] -\---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|-\ -\---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|-\ -\---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|-\ -\--9-9-9-8---7--------------------|--7-7-7-6-------------7-7-7-6---5--------------------|-\ -\-7--------7-----7---7---7---7----|-5----------7---7----5--------5-----7---7---7---7----|-\ -\--------------000-000-000-000-00-|----------000-000-00--------------000-000-000-000-00-|-\
-\------------| -\------------| -\-- PART 2 --| -\-- (X1) --| -\------------| -\------------|
07:08 - 07:25 = RIFF 5
[part 1] (X2) [part 2] e|------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------| D|--9-----10-----7-----9--|--7-----8-----5-----7---------7-----8-----5-----7------| A|-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---| E|------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
07:25 - 07:44 = RIFF 5 with LEAD 2
[LEAD 2] [part 1] (X2) [part 2] (X2) e|---------------10------------------|----------------8------------------| B|-12--10-12-13-----13-10-----10-12--|-10---8-10-11-----11--8------8-10--| G|-------------------------12--------|--------------------------10-------| D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------| E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
07:44 - 07:57 = RIFF 6 (heavy and fast)
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
07:57 - 08:17 = RIFF 7 (X4) e|--------------------------------------------------------------| B|-------12--10---------------12--10----------------------------| G|-9--9---------12-11---9--9---------12-11-9----9-12-9-12--11---| D|--------------------------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------------------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
08:17 - 08:36 = SOLO 1
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
08:36 - 08:55 = SOLO 2
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
08:55 - 09:14 = RIFF 7 (X4) 09:14 - 10:10 = RIFF 8 (with background chords on 3rd & 4th repeat; slows on 6th repeat, into OUTRO 1)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10-9---------\ B|----10-12-12--12-12--12-13-12-10-12---------10-12-12--12-12--12-13-12-10------12-10---\ G|-9----------------------------------------9-------------------------------------------\ D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\ A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\ E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\
(X6) -\-----------------------------------------10-9-------------------------------------------| -\----10-12-12--12-12--12-13-12-10-12-----------12-10-12-10-------------------------------| -\--9-------------------------------------------------------12-11-12-11-9----12-11-9------| -\------------------------------------------------------------------------12---------12---| -\----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| -\----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
10:10 - 10:47 = OUTRO 1 (slow and crunchy)
e|---| B|---| G|---| D|---| A|---| E|---|
10:47 - 11:12 = OUTRO 2 (INTRO 1 with ENDING 2) >>> THE EPIC IS OVER <<< ...... ...... ...... All additions and comments will be welcomed.... Good guitaring, Stuart. ------ /=================================================================\ [ {{==\\ __ __ __ _ _ __ __ {{==\\ __ __ __ . __ __ ] [ || ||I__II_ I__II\/II_ I__I || ||I_ I I_ II / I_ I__I ] [ || ||I \I__ I II II__ I \ || ||I__ I__ I__ II/ I__ I \ ] [ {{==// (srobb@strath.ac.uk) {{==// ] \======!=y=e=o=s=u=i=d=w=o=e=n=b=t=o=h=t=a=d=v=l=e=o=t=e=o=b======/
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