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Watching over Me    Iced Earth



Iced Earth:  Watching Over Me

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)

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Date last modified:  April 29, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Listen for strumming, this should help a little:

Riff 1 (Acoustic)
Guitar 1
eb|-0----0--0--0--0--3----3--3--3--3-|
Bb|-0----0--0--0--0--3----3--3--3--3-|
Gb|-0----0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0-|
Db|-2----2-----2-----2----2-----2----|
Ab|-2----2-----2-----3----3-----3----|
Eb|-0----0-----0---------------------|
  "I had a friend..."
eb|-3----3--3--3--3--3----------------|
Bb|-3----3--3--3--3--3----------------|
Gb|-0----0--0--0--0--3----------------|
Db|-0----0-----0-----0----------------|
Ab|-2----2-----2-----2--5--5-5-5--5---|
Eb|-3----3-----3-----3--2--2-2-3--2p0-|
  "...one tragic night..."

Guitar 2 (Clean)
eb|--------0-----------------------------|
Bb|------3---3---------------0-----0-----|
Gb|----0-------------------0-----0---0---|
Db|--4-------------------------4-------2-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|--------0-----------------------------|
Bb|------3---3------------------------12-|
Gb|----0----------------------------12h.-|
Db|--4----------------------------12h.---|
Ab|-------------------------------h.-----|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------0-----0-----|
Gb|------------------------0-----0---0---|
Db|----------------------------4-------2-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------3~~-----------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|--------0-----------------------------|
Bb|------3---3---------------0-----0-----|
Gb|----0-------------------0-----0---0---|
Db|--4-------------------------4-------2-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|


Riff 2 (Distortion) 
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------5--5---------------------|
Ab|-------2----3-333-3--3--5-----5-5--5--5--5-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0----------------3-3-3-3-3--2--3--2-|
    * * *      * ***         * * 
   "I feel it once again..."


Riff 1 (Acoustic)
Guitar 1
eb|-0----0--0--0--0--3----3--3--3--3-|
Bb|-0----0--0--0--0--3----3--3--3--3-|
Gb|-0----0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0-|
Db|-2----2-----2-----2----2-----2----|
Ab|-2----2-----2-----3----3-----3----|
Eb|-0----0-----0---------------------|
  "We shared dreams..."
eb|-3----3--3--3--3--3----------------|
Bb|-3----3--3--3--3--3----------------|
Gb|-0----0--0--0--0--3----------------|
Db|-0----0-----0-----0----------------|
Ab|-2----2-----2-----2--5--5-5-5--5---|
Eb|-3----3-----3-----3--2--2-2-3--2p0-|
  "Blood brothers..."

Guitar 2 (Clean)
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------0-------0-------0-----0-------|
Db|----4-------4-------4---------4-----|
Ab|---------3----------------------5-2-|
Eb|-0---------------3-------2----------|


Play Riff 2    "I feel it once again..."

Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|------------------5-----5----------| ---|
Ab|-2-----2----------3-3-3-3-3-3-3333-|    |
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0000------------------|    |
      * *   * * ****   * *   * * ****      |---> Play 2x
eb|----------------------------------|     |
Bb|----------------------------------|     |
Gb|----------------------------------|  ---|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-5-----5----------5-----5-5-5-5---|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3333-2-2-2-2-3-3-2-2-|
      * *   * * ****   * *         *
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------2-2--------4-4--------2-2-------4---4-4-4-|
Ab|-3-333-3-3--5-555-5-5--3-333-3-3--5-55-5-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
    * ***      * ***      * ***      * **   *
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------2-2--------4-4-|
Ab|-3-333-3-3--5-555-5-5-|
Eb|----------------------|
    * ***      * ***
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-4---------------4---4-5---------|
Ab|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----2-3-----|
Eb|-----------------------------2-3-|
      * * * * * * *

Solo
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|------------------7----7/9-12-12-12~-14-|
Ab|-5--7~----/9-10~----10------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------7---8---10-|
Bb|----7---8---10--------------|
Gb|-/7---7---7----7---7---7----|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|

eb|-10-12-10-12-12b14-12-14-14b15~~--------------|
Bb|---------------------------------15b17r15b17~-|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-17-15---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------16-14b16r14--14------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------17--17-16-17-16-12-/14~-17-16-12b14r12~-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|

eb|---15---17---17b19~--17b19r17p15-17~-|
Bb|-15---15---15------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-15-17-/19-17-19-19b20~--19b20-19-17-19-17-|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-15p14-15~----14-15-17p15-19-17-20-19-20-22-20-22-|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|-22b24-22b24-22b24-22b24-22b24~----22b24~----|
Bb|---------------------------------[slow bend]-|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 2    "I feel it once again..."

Solo during Riff 2
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Ending harmonic lead
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-9~----11-12-12/14--12-11--12\-|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|-7~----9-11-11b12r11-9~--11-|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-8~----10-12-12/13--12-10--12\-|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|-8~----8-10-10b12r10-8~--10-|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|



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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