Iron Maiden – Virus tab

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From wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com Sun May  4 11:04:44 1997
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 15:19:03 +0100
From: wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com
To: Olga Guitar Tab 
Subject: Tab IRON MAIDEN Virus




VIRUS
Written by Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Janick Gers and Blaze Bailey.
Performed by IRON MAIDEN.
Taken from the single VIRUS.
Appears also on the album BEST OF THE BEAST.

Transcribed by Oskar "The Seventh son" Wigren.
E-mail me at wigren@skelleftea.mail.telia.com

NOTE:
There are two version's of this song.
One is only 4 min while the other is 6 min.
I have transcribed the longer version.

Riff 1:E-------------------|B-------------------|G---------------2---|D-------4-----0-----|A-----2-------------|E---0-----3---------|
Riff 2:(First guitar)Rape of the mind is a social disorderE-------------------------------|B-------------------------------|G-------------------------------|D--5-5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-5---7--|A--3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---5--|E-------------------------------|
The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship orderE-------------------------------|B-------------------------------|G-------------------------------|D--5-5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-5---7--|A--3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---5--|E-------------------------------|
Riff 2:(Second guitar)Rape of the mind is a social disorderE------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------|A--13-12-10-13---12---10-13-12-10-13---12--|E------------------------------------------|
The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship orderE------------------------------------------|B------------------------------------------|G------------------------------------------|D------------------------------------------|A--13-12-10-13---12---10-13-12-10-13---12--|E------------------------------------------|
Riff 3:E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|G--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|D------9----------------12-9--|------9----------------12-9--|A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|G--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|--9-----12--9----------------|D------9----------------12-9--|--------------------------9--|A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|B-----------------------------|-----------------------------|G--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|--9-----9-11-12--11--9-------|D------9----------------12-9--|------9----------------12-9--|A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|E-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E----------------------------|-----------------------------|B------------------------10--|--12-----10-10---------------|G--9-----9-11-12--11--12-----|-----------------------------|D------9---------------------|-----------------------------|A----------------------------|-----------------------------|E----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Verse:1.When every good thing's laid to waste By all the jealousy and hate2.Without a conscience they destroy And that's a thing that they enjoyE-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|D--9-------------------------5-5-5--|--5--------------------------------|A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
By all the acid wit and rapier lies They're a sickness that's in all our mindsE-----------------------------------|------------------|B-----------------------------------|------------------|G-----------------------------------|--7---------9-----|D--7--------------------------------|--5-----7---7-----|A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--------5---------|E-----------------------------------|------------------|
And every time you think you're safe And when you go to turn away They want to sink the ship and leave The way they laugh at you and meE-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|B-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|D--9-------------------------5-5-5--|--5--------------------------------|A--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
You know they're sharpening all their paper knives You know it happens all the timeE-----------------------------------|------------------|B-----------------------------------|------------------|G-----------------------------------|--7---------9-----|D--7--------------------------------|--5-----7---7-----|A--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--------5---------|E-----------------------------------|------------------|
Chorus: All in your mind All in your head All in your mind All in your headE-------------------------|--------------------|B-------------------------|--------------------|G-------------------------|--------------------|D--9-----12---11--7---5---|--12----11--7---9---|A--7-----10---9---5---3---|--10----9---5---7---|E-------------------------|--------------------|
Try to relate it Try to escape itE------------------------------|B------------------------------|G------------------------------|D--12---11--7---5-----7--------|A--10---9---5---3-----5--------|E------------------------------|
Riff 4:E-----------------------|-----------------------|B-----------------------|-----------------------|G--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|D--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|A--5---5---5---5-5---5--|--3---3---3---3-3---3--|E-----------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------|-----------------------|B-----------------------|-----------------------|G--9---9---9---9-9---9--|--7---7---7---7-7---7--|D--9---9---9---9-9---9--|--7---7---7---7-7---7--|A--7---7---7---7-7---7--|--5---5---5---5-5---5--|E-----------------------|-----------------------|
Solo:E----------------------------------------------------------|B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|D-------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|D-------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|B--10---------------------------12--10---------10----------|G------12--11-----12--11--9-------------12---------12--11--|D----------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|D-------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|B--10-10-10-----------------10--------------------|G------------12--11-----12------11-----12--11--9--|D-------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|B--12-12-12--10---------10--12---------10----------|G----------------12-------------12---------12--11--|D--------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------|
Songstructure: Riff 1 (20 times) Riff 2 Riff 1 (16 times) Riff 2 Riff 1 (8 times) Riff 2 Riff 1 (8 times) Riff 3 Verse 1 Chorus (2 times) Verse 2 Chorus (2 times) Riff 4 (14 times) Riff 1 (3 times) Lyrics: There's an evil virus that's threatening mankind Not state of the art, a serious state of the mind The muggers, the backstabbers, the two faced elite A menace to society, a social disease Rape of the mind is a social disorder The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order Watching beginnings of social decay Gloating or sneering at life's disarray Eating away at your own self esteem Pouncing on every word that you might be saying Rape of the mind is a social disorder The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order Superficially smiling a shake of the hand As soon as the back is turned treachery is planned Rape of the mind is a social disorder The cynics, the apathy oneupmanship order Watching beginnings of social deacy Gloating or sneering...at life's disarray When every good thing's laid to waste By all the jealousy and hate By all the acid wit and rapier lies And every time you think you're safe And when you go to turn away You know they're sharpening all their paper knives All in your mind All in your head Try to relate it All in your mind All in your head Try to escape it Without a conscience they destroy And that's a thing that they enjoy They're a sickness that's in all our minds They want to sink the ship and leave The way they laugh at you and me You know it happens all the time All in your mind All in your head Try to relate it All in your mind All in your head Try to escape it The rats in the cellar you know who you are... Or do you? Watching beginnings of social decay... OSKAR WIGREN 1997-02-06
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