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Iron Maiden - Purgatory Guitar Tab

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Song: Iron Maiden - Purgatory
Author: John Twynam (wratchild@geocities.com)
Type: Guitar
Album: Killers
Track no: 9

Author Comments

Copyright

This tab is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.


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This is the intro riff:
                                                   4x                   
E---||---------------------------------------------||-------------------
B---||---------------------------------------------||-------------------
G---||*----------------------------0--------------*||-------------------
D---||*----4------0----4------4--------------2----*||-------------------
A---||-----0h2---------2p0----2---------5----0-----||-------------------
E---||----------------------------------3----------||-------------------

Then play this (one guitar plays the top notes, another plays the 
bottom notes):

                                                              4x        
E---||--------------------2-----------------------------------||--------
B---||-------------------------3---------2----3----2----------||--------
G---||*----2----4---------2----4---------2----4----2----4----*||--------
D---||*----2----4---------------------------------------4----*||--------
A---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------
E---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------

Then the vocals start. Play the above riff 3 times, then play this:

                                                               4x       
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
B---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
G---||*-----------------------------------6-------4-------2---*||-------
D---||*-----------------------------------4-------2-------0---*||-------
A---||----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------||-------
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------

Then the second verse starts. Play this 7 times:

E---||--------------------2-----------------------------------||--------
B---||-------------------------3---------2----3----2----------||--------
G---||*----2----4---------2----4---------2----4----2----4----*||--------
D---||*----2----4---------------------------------------4----*||--------
A---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------
E---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------

Then play this again:

                                                               4x       
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
B---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
G---||*-----------------------------------6-------4-------2---*||-------
D---||*-----------------------------------4-------2-------0---*||-------
A---||----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------||-------
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------

Then one guitar plays this:

E---||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------
B---||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------
G---||*-----------------------|-----------0-----------|-----------------
D---||*---0-------0---2---3---|---------------3---2---|-----------------
A---||------------------------|---1-------------------|-----------------
E---||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------
 
                                                       2x               
E-----------------------|------------------------------||---------------
B-----------------------|---------------------1--------||---------------
G-----------------------|---0-------0---2h3-------2---*||---------------
D---0-------0---2---3---|-------3---------------------*||---------------
A-----------------------|------------------------------||---------------
E-----------------------|------------------------------||---------------

The other just plays some power chords:

                                4x                                      
E---||----------|---------------||--------------------------------------
B---||----------|---------------||--------------------------------------
G---||*----7----|----3----5----*||--------------------------------------
D---||*----7----|----3----5----*||--------------------------------------
A---||-----5----|----1----3-----||--------------------------------------
E---||----------|---------------||--------------------------------------

Then there is a solo. Play this 7 times:
                                        
E---||--------------------2-----------------------------------||--------
B---||-------------------------3---------2----3----2----------||--------
G---||*----2----4---------2----4---------2----4----2----4----*||--------
D---||*----2----4---------------------------------------4----*||--------
A---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------
E---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------

Then play this again:

                                                               4x       
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
B---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
G---||*-----------------------------------6-------4-------2---*||-------
D---||*-----------------------------------4-------2-------0---*||-------
A---||----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------||-------
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------

Then just play a C5 power chord for one bar before the chorus. This is 
solo:

E------------------------|-------------------|--------------------------
B---17^--17^--17^--(17)--|--(17)--15---------|--------------------------
G------------------------|------------16~~~--|--------------------------
D------------------------|-------------------|--------------------------
A------------------------|-------------------|--------------------------
E------------------------|-------------------|--------------------------
 
E------------------------------------|----------------------------------
B-------15--17--15p14--15p14---------|----------------------------------
G---16------------------------16~~~--|----------------------------------
D------------------------------------|----------------------------------
A------------------------------------|----------------------------------
E------------------------------------|----------------------------------
 
E----------------------------------|------------------------------------
B----------------------------------|------------------------------------
G---(16)~~~-----------------14~~~--|------------------------------------
D------------14h16--14--16---------|------------------------------------
A----------------------------------|------------------------------------
E----------------------------------|------------------------------------
 
E---------------------------------14--|---------------------------------
B-------------------14--14h15h17------|---------------------------------
G---(14)~~~--14h16--------------------|---------------------------------
D-------------------------------------|---------------------------------
A-------------------------------------|---------------------------------
E-------------------------------------|---------------------------------
 
                                                     trill.....                   
E---(14)---------14--17^--17^--17^--(17)--|--14--17--14h(17)--|---------
B---------15h17---------------------------|-------------------|---------
G-----------------------------------------|-------------------|---------
D-----------------------------------------|-------------------|---------
A-----------------------------------------|-------------------|---------
E-----------------------------------------|-------------------|---------
 
E----------------------|--------------------------------|---------|-----
B---17^--17^--17^--15--|--17--15--14--15p14------14~~~--|--13~~~--|-----
G----------------------|---------------------16---------|---------|-----
D----------------------|--------------------------------|---------|-----
A----------------------|--------------------------------|---------|-----
E----------------------|--------------------------------|---------|-----

This is the chorus riff:

E---||-------------------------------------------|----------------------
B---||-------------------------------------------|----------------------
G---||*--14-----14p12---------14-----14p12-------|----------------------
D---||*--15-----15p14--15-----15-----15p14--15---|----------------------
A---||-----------------17-------------------17---|----------------------
E---||-------------------------------------------|----------------------
 
E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
B-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
G-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
D---12-----12h14--15-----12-----13h14--15---|---------------------------
A---13-----13h15--17-----13-----13h15--17---|---------------------------
E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------

E------------------------------------------|----------------------------
B------------------------------------------|----------------------------
G-----------------12-------------------12--|----------------------------
D---14-----14h15--14-----14-----14h15--14--|----------------------------
A---15-----15h17---------15-----15h17------|----------------------------
E------------------------------------------|----------------------------

       first ending..............................................
E----------------------------------------------------------------||-----
B-------------13--1513-------------------------------------------||-----
G------14-----14--1p14--14--12--14--12----------12--------------*||-----
D------15---------------15--14--15--14--15--14--14--15--14--12--*||-----
A---------------------------------------17--15------17--15--14---||-----
E----------------------------------------------------------------||-----
 
    second ending...........................................                                           
E-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
B-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
G---14p12--14p12--15p14--15p14--17p15--17p15--19p17--19p17--|-----------
D---15p14--15p14--17p15--17p15--19p17--19p17--20p19--20p19--|-----------
A-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
E-----------------------------------------------------------|-----------
 
    third ending.........................                                                                       
E--------------13----------15^---15--13--|------------------------------
B---15-----17--15--17--15--17^---17--15--|------------------------------
G---15-----17------17--15----------------|------------------------------
D----------------------------------------|------------------------------
A----------------------------------------|------------------------------
E----------------------------------------|------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
B-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
G---14-----1412---------14-----1412---------|---------------------------
D---15-----1p14--15-----15-----1p14--15-----|---------------------------
A----------------17------------------17-----|---------------------------
E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------

E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
B---------------------------------------------|-------------------------
G---15-----1p14---------15-----15--14---------|-------------------------
D----------------17--------------------17-----|-------------------------
A---13-----1315--17-----13-----13--15--17-----|-------------------------
E---------------------------------------------|-------------------------

E-------------------------------------------|-------|-------------------
B-------------------------------------------|-------|-------------------
G---17-----1p15--14-----17-----1p15--14-----|--17^--|-------------------
D----------------14------------------14-----|-------|-------------------
A---15-----1517---------15-----1517---------|-------|-------------------
E-------------------------------------------|-------|-------------------

Now play the intro riff again. Then the third verse starts. Play this 
7 times:

E---||--------------------2-----------------------------------||--------
B---||-------------------------3---------2----3----2----------||--------
G---||*----2----4---------2----4---------2----4----2----4----*||--------
D---||*----2----4---------------------------------------4----*||--------
A---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------
E---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------

Then play this again:

                                                               4x       
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
B---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
G---||*-----------------------------------6-------4-------2---*||-------
D---||*-----------------------------------4-------2-------0---*||-------
A---||----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------||-------
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------

Then the fourth verse starts. Play this 7 times:

E---||--------------------2-----------------------------------||--------
B---||-------------------------3---------2----3----2----------||--------
G---||*----2----4---------2----4---------2----4----2----4----*||--------
D---||*----2----4---------------------------------------4----*||--------
A---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------
E---||--------------------------------------------------------||--------

Then play this again:

                                                               4x       
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
B---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------
G---||*-----------------------------------6-------4-------2---*||-------
D---||*-----------------------------------4-------2-------0---*||-------
A---||----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------||-------
E---||---------------------------------------------------------||-------

Then one guitar plays this:

E---||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------
B---||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------
G---||*-----------------------|-----------0-----------|-----------------
D---||*---0-------0---2---3---|---------------3---2---|-----------------
A---||------------------------|---1-------------------|-----------------
E---||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------
 
                                                       2x               
E-----------------------|------------------------------||---------------
B-----------------------|---------------------1--------||---------------
G-----------------------|---0-------0---2h3-------2---*||---------------
D---0-------0---2---3---|-------3---------------------*||---------------
A-----------------------|------------------------------||---------------
E-----------------------|------------------------------||---------------

The other just plays some power chords:

                                4x                                      
E---||----------|---------------||--------------------------------------
B---||----------|---------------||--------------------------------------
G---||*----7----|----3----5----*||--------------------------------------
D---||*----7----|----3----5----*||--------------------------------------
A---||-----5----|----1----3-----||--------------------------------------
E---||----------|---------------||--------------------------------------
Copyright John Twynam (wratchild@geocities.com)
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