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/ Iron Maiden / Powerslave (1984) / 2 Minutes To Midnight guitar tab

From: robs@violet.berkeley.edu (Rob Schenk)
Subject: Tab: Iron Maiden "Two Minutes to Midnight"
Tue Jun  7 10:36:55 CDT 1994


2 Minutes to Midnight

by Iron Maiden

Off the album, Powerslave
Hal Leonard Recorded Version transcription

Intro
Sec 1
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-----------------------7--7---------------------------
----5----7----5----7--7v-7------5-----7----5------2--
----5----7----5----7------------5-----7----5------2--play 4 times
-00---00---00--00-----------00----00---00----00--0-
------------------------------------------------------

Sec 2
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
----5----7----5----7--7v-7------5-----7----5------2--play 2 times
----5----7----5----7--7--7------5-----7----5------2--
-00---00---00--00-----------00----00---00----00--0--0-3p0
------------------------------------------------------

Verse

Play Intro/Sec 2 twice

then....

some blackened pride still burns...
and the reasons for the carnage...
madmen play on words and make us all...

----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----5----7----5----7--7--7-7-----5-----7----5--5--5-5-5-
----5----7----5----7--7--7-7-----5-----7----5v-5--5-5-5-(play 2 times)
-00---00---00--00-------------55---55---55--------------
----------------------------------------------------------

Chorus

The killer's breed...
demon seed

fortune...

--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------6---6------3-------3------------------------------
-2---x-x--2----x-5---5--x-x-4--x-x--4--5----5/4--4p2----------3---
-2---x-x--2----x-7---7--x-x-5--x-x--5--5----5/4--4p2--3---x-x-3---
-0---x-x--0----x-0---------------------3----3/---------3---x-x-1--
--------------------------------------------------------1---x-x----

the pain....

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-3/2--2p0--5--5-5-5---5-0---------
-3/2--2p0--5--5-5-5---5-5----5----
-1---------3--3-3-3---3-2----5----
------------------------------3----

war again....

pray for my soul...
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------6----------3-------3------------------------------
-2---x-x--2----x-5------x-x-4--x-x--4--5----5/4--4p2-------------3-
-2---x-x--2----x-7------x-x-5--x-x--5--5----5/4--4p2--3---x-x-3--3-
-0---x-x--0----x-0---------------------3----3/---------3---x-x-3--1
--------------------------------------------------------1---x-x-1--

anymore....

-------------------
-------------------
-3/2--2p0--2--1---
-3/2--2p0--2--2----
-----------2--2----
-----------0--0----


2 Minutes....

the hand that....
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------5------7----10--12---
-5-7-7-7-7p5----5-7-7-7-7p5---5-5----7----10--12---play twice
-0-0-0-0-0---7--0-0-0-0-0---7-3-5----5-----8--10---
----------------------------------3-------------------

Fill 1
----------------
-6---------------
---7-------------
-----7-----------
----------------
----------------

Fill 2
----------------
----------------
----------------
-7-5---------5--
-----7-6-5-3-0-
----------------

------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------7--7---------------------------
----5----7----5----7--7v-7------5-----7----5------2--
----5----7----5----7------------5-----7----5------2--
-00---00---00--00-----------00----00---00----00--0-
------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------7--7----------------------------------
----5----7----5h7p5----7--7v-7------5-----7----5------2---------
----5----7----5h7p5----7--7--7------5-----7----5------2---------
-00---00---00--------------------00----00---00----00--0--0-3p0-
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Rhythm during solo 1
----------------------------------------------------------------
10-6-8-8-8-x-x-6-6-6-5-5-5-------------------------6-8-8------
-9-5-7-7-7-x-x-5-5-5-4-4-4--7---------4-5-7-9-7-5-5-7-7------
-7-3-5-5-5-x-x-3-3-3-2-2-2--7---4-5-7-------------3-5-5--5----
------------------------------5----------------------------5-x-x-
-----------------------------------------------------------3-x-x-

------------------------------------------------------------------------
-6-6-6-5-5-5------------------------15bp13-15-12-13--------17---------
-5-5-5-4-4-4-7--------------16bp14------------------14-16b----16bp14--
-3-3-3-2-2-2-7-----5----------------------------------------------------
--------------5-5-7---7-5-3---------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------
-----------------------6-8----
-14----------4-5-7--9-5-7----
---16/-4-5-7--------7-3-5----
---------------------0--------
------------------------------

-----------------------------------------
-8-8-8-x-x-6-6-6-5-5-5------------------
-7-7-7-x-x-5-5-5-4-4-4--7---------------
-5-5-5-x-x-3-3-3-2-2-2--7----5----------
-------------------------5-5-7--7-5-3----
------------------------------------------

Rhythm during solo 2

---------------------------------
-----3-----3-----------------------
-9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--6--------------------
-9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--7-------4-5-7-----------
-7-7-2-x-x-2-x-x-3--3--4-4-5-7-----------------
---------------------------------

---------------------------------------
-----3-----3---------------------------
-9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--6---------------
-9-9-0-x-x-0-x-x-5--5--7---------------
-7-7-2-x-x-2-x-x-3--3--4---2-5-2-------
--------------------------5-------5-3---

-----12-----12-------------12---------------15b-15-14-12------
--------15b----15p12----12---12--------------------------15-13-
-7v------------------14b--------14b-12---12--------------------
----------------------------------------14-----------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------
-12--------------------------
---14-12-11------------------
------------14-12------------
------------------------------
------------------------------

Harmony Interlude

---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-5------7----9--7--9---12--7--9-------------
-5v-/---7----9--7--9v--12--7--9v--(2 times)--
-3----0-5----7--5--7---10--5--7-------------
-----------0---------------------------------

-12------------------------------------
---12-15/dive---------------------------
----------------14b-12-----7-----7v----
----------------------14v----9-7-------
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------

-12----------------------------------------------------------
---12-10h12p10-----------15------------12-13-12------------
----------------12p11h12-----14b-12-14------------7dive-----
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------
-------------------------------
-5-----------------------------
-5-----------------------------
-3-3-5-7-5-5v-----------------
-------------------------------

repeat intro Sec 1 and then Sec 2

Outro

Midnight...

---------------------------------------
-----------6--8------------------------
-----------5--7---5-7---5-2-----------
-12--14----3--5--5-7---5-2---(2 times)
-10--12----------3-5---3-0-------------
----------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------10-12-12--12--12p10-12p10--
-12-14-14-14--5h7p5--10--12-12--12-12p10--12p10-
-10-12-12-12--------7-8--10-10--10--10-----------
----------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
-5-7-7-7-7p5--7p5--5-5--2---2---2--2p0--2p0-
-5-7-7-7-7p5--7p5--5-5--2---2---2--2p0--2p0-
-3-5-5-5-5---------3-3---0---0--0------------
----------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------10-12-12--12--12p10-12p10--
-12-14-14-14--5h7p5--10--12-12--12-12p10--12p10-
-10-12-12-12--------7-8--10-10--10--10-----------
----------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------
-------------------------------
-5--7--7---7--7p5--7p5---5-2--
-5--7--7---7--7p5--7p5---5-2--
-3--5--5---5-------------3-0--
-------------------------------


Iron Maiden albums
2003 Dance of Death
2000 Brave New World
1998 Virtual XI
1995 The X Factor
1992 Fear Of The Dark
1990 No Prayer For The Dying
1988 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1986 Somewhere In Time
1984 Powerslave
1983 Piece Of Mind
1982 The Number Of The Beast
1981 Killers
1980 Iron Maiden
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01Aces High tabbass tab
022 Minutes To Midnight tabbass tab
03Losfer Words (Big'Orra) tabbass tab
04Flash Of The Blade tabbass tab
05The Duellists tabbass tab
06Back In The Village tabbass tab
07Powerslave tabbass tab
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