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/ Iron Maiden / Powerslave (1984) / Aces High guitar tab

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This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the
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ACES HIGH
Written by Steve Harris.
Performed by IRON MAIDEN.
Taken from the album POWERSLAVE.

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

Opening-riff:
E----------------|
B----------------|
G----------------|
D----4-6-4-7--6--|
A--7-------------|
E----------------|

Last time of opening-riff:
E----------------|
B----------------|
G----------------|
D--4----6--4-----|
A----7--------7--|
E----------------|

Riff 2:
E------------------------|
B---------------5--5-----|
G--5--4-5-4-5-4-------5--|
D------------------------|
A------------------------|
E------------------------|

E------------------------------|
B---------------------5--------|
G--5--4-5-4-5-4-7--7----7-5-4--|
D------------------------------|
A------------------------------|
E------------------------------|

Verse-riff 1:
There goes the siren that warnes of the air raid
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G--4---6---7---9---7---6---4---7---6---2---6---2--|
D--2---4---5---7---5---4---2---5---4---0---4---0--|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

There comes the sound of the guns sending flak
E-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G--4---6---7---9---7---6---4---7---6---2----|
D--2---4---5---7---5---4---2---5---4---0----|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

Verse-riff 2:
   Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D--2---4---5---7---5---4---2---5---4-------4------|
A--0---2---3---5---3---2---0---3---2---5---2---5--|
E--------------------------------------3-------3--|

Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D--2---4---5---7---5---4---2---5---4--------------|
A--0---2---3---5---3---2---0---3---2---5----------|
E--------------------------------------3----------|

Pre-chorus-riff:
   Running             scrambling
E-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|
G-------------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|
A--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E-------------------|-------------------|

   flying
E-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|
G-------------------|--5-4--------------|
D-------------------|------7-5-7-5-4----|
A--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|----------------5--|
E-------------------|-------------------|

   Rolling             turning
E-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|
G-------------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|
A--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E-------------------|-------------------|

   diving              going in again
E-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|
G-------------------|--5-4--------------|
D-------------------|------7-5-7--------|
A--5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|

End of pre-chorus-riff.

Chorus:
   Run          live to...
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--2---------|--5-----7-----|
A--2---------|--3-----5-----|
E--0---------|--------------|

...fly          fly to...
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--2---------|--5-----7-----|
A--2---------|--3-----5-----|
E--0---------|--------------|

...live         do or...
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--2---------|--5-----7-----|
A--2---------|--3-----5-----|
E--0---------|--------------|

...die          want you.
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--2---------|--------7-----|
A--2---------|--5-----5-----|
E--0---------|--3-----------|

   Run          live to...
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--5---------|--8-----10----|
A--5---------|--6-----8-----|
E--3---------|--------------|

...fly          fly to...
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--5---------|--8-----10----|
A--5---------|--6-----8-----|
E--3---------|--------------|

...live         Aces...
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--5---------|--8-----10----|
A--5---------|--6-----8-----|
E--3---------|--------------|

...high
E------------|--------------|
B------------|--------------|
G------------|--------------|
D--5---------|--8-----10----|
A--5---------|--6-----8-----|
E--3---------|--------------|

End of chorus.

Riff 3:
E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------7--7--|
A--0--3-3--0-0--3-2-0-0-5--5--|
E-----------------------------|

E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------2--2--|
A--0--3-3--0-0--3-2-0---0--0--|
E---------------------3--------|

E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------7--7--|
A--0--3-3--0-0--3-2-0-0-5--5--|
E-----------------------------|

E----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G----------------------------|
D-----------------------2----|
A--0--3-3--0-0--3-2-0---0----|
E---------------------3------|

End of riff 3.

Solo-riff 1:
E---------------|---------------|
B---------------|---------------|
G---------------|---------------|
D---------------|--------5---7--|
A--7-----3---5--|--7-----3---5--|
E--5-----1---3--|--5------------|

Solo-riff 2:
E---------------|---------------|
B---------------|---------------|
G---------------|---------------|
D--4------------|--4-----7---9--|
A--2-----5---7--|--2-----5---7--|
E--------3---5--|---------------|

Outro-riff:
E---------------------|---------------------------------|
B---------------------|-----------------5---------------|
G---------------------|--4--7--7--7--7-----7--5--4p5p4--|
D--7---5--7--5--7--5--|---------------------------------|
A---------------------|---------------------------------|
E---------------------|---------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------|
B--8---5p6p5-----5--6--5----------------------|
G-------------7-----------4--5-------------2--|
D------------------------------------------2--|
A------------------------------------------0--|
E---------------------------------------------|

Song-structure:
Opening-riff (16 times)
Riff 2 (4 times)
Verse-riff 1 (2 times)
Verse-riff 2 (2 times)
Pre-chorus-riff (2 times)
Chorus
Riff 3 (2 times)
Solo-riff 1 (2 times)
Solo-riff 2 (2 times)
Riff 3 (2 times)
Verse-riff 1 (2 times)
Verse-riff 2 (2 times)
Pre-chorus-riff (2 times)
Chorus
Riff 2 (3 1/2 times)
Outro-riff
END

Lyrics:
There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
There comes the sound of the guns sending flak
Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne
Got to get up for the coming attack

Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
Remove all the wheelblocks
There's no time to waste
Gathering speed as we head down the runway
Gotta get airborne before it's too late

Running, scrambling, flying
Rolling, turning, divind, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high

Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
Move to their blindsides and firing again

Bandits at 8 O'clock move in behind us
Ten ME-109's out of the sun
Ascending and turning out spitfires to face them
Heading straight for them I press down my guns

Rolling, turning, diving
Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
Run, live to fly, fly to live, Aces high


OSKAR WIGREN 1996-12-27


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
Powerslave tabs
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
08Rime Of The Ancient Mariner tabbass tab

 

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