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Dragon's Child    Iced Earth



Iced Earth:  Dragon's Child

transcribed by: Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
       solo by: Russ Elton
                Jack Beard (jackbeard@hotmail.com)

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Date last modified:  May 17, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb


Riff 1 (Clean)
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9----9----------10-9----9---|
Ab|---7-------7---7------7-------------|
Eb|-0------------------8---------8---8-|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9----9----------7-----10-----|
Ab|---7------------------7-----10-----9-|
Eb|-7---------7---7----5-----8------7---|

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9----9----------10-9----9---|
Ab|---7-------7---7------7-------------|
Eb|-0------------------8---------8---8-|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9----9----------5-----7------|
Ab|---7------------------5-----7---10-9-|
Eb|-7---------7---7----3-----5------8-7-|


Final time (Guitar 2 plays note in () with distortion)
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------(9)-|
Db|-----10-9----9----------5-----7---------|
Ab|---7-----------7------5-----7---10-9-2--|
Eb|-7---------7--------3-----5------8-7-0--|



Riff 2 (Distortion)
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|-9----10-9-----9-----9----10-9-----9----|
Ab|-7--7--7-7-7-7-7-77--7-----7-7-----7----|
Eb|-0-------------------8--8------8-8---88-|
       *      * *   **     *      * *   **
First ending
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-9----10-9-----9-----7---10--9-|
Ab|-9-----7-7-----7-----7---10--9-|
Eb|-7--7------7-7---77--5----8--7-|
       *      * *   **   
Second ending
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-9----10-9-----9\------------------|
Ab|-9-----7-7-----7\--5-----------3-2-|
Eb|-7--7------7-7-----3-333-3-333-----|
       *      * *     * *** * *** * *


Riff 3
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-------------0-2-3-----2-222-|
Eb|-0-000-0-000-------000-------|
    * *** * *** * * * *** * ***
  "Since the dawn of time..."
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|-0-2-5-----2-222-0-2--2---4---2-|
Eb|-------000------------3---5---3-|
    * * * *** * *** * * 
   "...he's been here..."


Riff 2a   Same as Riff 2, except the first bar should be:
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9-----9-----9----10-9-----9----|
Ab|-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-77--7-----7-7-----7----|
Eb|--------------------8--8------8-8---88-|
    * *      * *   **     *      * *   **


Play Riff 3   "For centuries past..."
Play Riff 2a  "Oh, beware the blackened water..."


Riff 4
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9--------10-9--------10-9----7---10--9-|
Ab|------7-7---------7-7---------7-7----7---10--9-|
Eb|-0-0---------8-8---------7-7---------5----8--7-|
    * *         * *         * *        

Guitar 2
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------12~~-|
Gb|-/9~--12-11~--12~~\--/9~--12-11~-------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------10-12-13~--12-10-----10-12-|
Gb|-/9~--12-11~--12-------------------12-------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|-/8~--12-10~--12~~\--/8~--12-10~--15~~-|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------10-12~--10-----------10-|
Bb|-/8~--12-10~--12-13------------13--12-13----|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm (Just Guitar 1)

Solo 1
eb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------15-13-12----12-------------------15------|
Gb|-9-11-12~--11-9-------------14----14-12-11-12-14-12----12~~-|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------14----14-15-------15--|
Bb|----------------------------15-17----17-------17b19-----|
Gb|-------------------14-16-17-----------------------------|
Db|----------14-16-17--------------------------------------|
Ab|-14-15-17-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  *  * 

eb|-17p15tm--19p15tm--0-15tm-22p15-20p15------|
Bb|--------------------------------------17~~-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-12-0-14-12-14-15--12-0-14-12-14-15--14-15-17-0--14-15-0-|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-15-17-0--19-0--19h20p19p17-19~~---22b24~-|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

eb|-20-19-17----------20-19-17----17-19-20-|
Bb|----------20-19~------------20----------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-19h20p19p17-\-15h17p15p14--\--/22b24~~-|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

End Solo 1


Solo 2 (Guitar 3 plays top notes)
eb|-15-15-15\14-14-14-14\12-12-12-12~~-|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-12-12-12\11-11-11-11\-9--9--9--9~~-|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

eb|-17-17-17\15-15-15-15\14-14-14-14h15-14~-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-14-14-14\12-12-12-12\11-11-11-11h12-11~-|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|-15-15-15\14-14-14-14\10-10-10-10/12-12-|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|-12-12-12\11-11-11-11\-7--7--7--7/-9--9-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

1st ending
eb|-12/15-15-15-15\14-14-14-12--15-12~~-|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|--9/12-12-12-12\11-11-11--9--12--9~~-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

2nd ending
eb|-12/15-15-15-15\14-14-14-12-14-15-14h15p14-12~~-|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9/12-12-12-12\11-11-11--9-11-12-11h12p11--9~~-|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

End Solo 2


Play Riff 2  "Oh, beware the blackened water..."

Lead over Riff 2
Guitar 2
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------12~~-|
Gb|-/9~---12-11~--12~~\--/9~---12-11~-------|
Db|-----9--------------------9--------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------13~--12-10-----10-12-|
Gb|-/9~---12-11~--12----------------12-------|
Db|-----9------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------12~~-|
Gb|-/9~---12-11~--12~~\--/9~---12-11~-------|
Db|-----9--------------------9--------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------13-12--15-13--17-15--19b20~~--|
Gb|-/9~---12-11~--12~--------------------------------|
Db|-----9--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-/8~---12-10~--12~~\--/8~---12-10~--15~~-|
Gb|-----9--------------------9--------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------12~--10-----------10-|
Bb|-/8~---12-10~--12----------13--12-13----|
Gb|-----9----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-/8~---12-10~--12~~\--/8~---12-10~--15~~-|
Gb|-----9--------------------9--------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------12-10--13-12--15-13--17b19~~~-|
Bb|-/8~---12-10~--12~--------------------------------|
Gb|-----9--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

End lead



Riff 4a
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9--------10-9--------10-9----7---10--9-|
Ab|------7-7---------7-7---------7-7----7---10--9-|
Eb|-0-0---------8-8---------7-7---------5----8--7-|
    * *         * *         * *        
eb|-----------------------------------------------------0-(0)-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-9--------10-9--------10-9----7---10--9-------------|
Ab|------7-7---------7-7---------7-7----7---10--9---2---------|
Eb|-0-0---------8-8---------7-7---------5----8--7---0---------|
    * *         * *         * *        


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
#cutline#       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking


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