Achilles Last Stand

Led Zeppelin

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 Intro2
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 Riff 1
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 Riff 2a
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 Riff 2b
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 Riff 3
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 Ascending octave progression 1
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 Ascending octave progression 2
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 Ascending octave progression 3
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 Ascending octave progression 4
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 Riff 4a
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 Riff 4b
                    rake
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 Riff 4c
              rake
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G:--(11.)---(9)-(9~)---11--------------------------------------------|
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A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
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 Riff 4d
                     rake
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G:---------------------(7~)---7-----------------11--|--9(b11r9)--9~--|
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 Riff 5a
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 Riff 5b
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 Riff 5c
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 Riff 5d
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 Riff 6aRiff 6b
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G:------9-9----------------|------7-7--------------|--9(b11)--9--9---|
D:----------9--------------|----------7------------|-----------------|
A:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
E:-------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|


 Riff 7a
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 Riff 7b
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 Riff 7cRiff 7d
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 Riff 8
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 Riff 9
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 Riff 10
Repeat 4x
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B:---------|-10s12--12~--|---12ss17~~--------------------------------|
G:-5sssss9-|-------------|-------------------------------------------|
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A:---------|-------------|-------------------------------------------|
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 Riff 11aRiff 11b
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 Riff 12
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 Riff 13
  the "random panning" section
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Song progression:

 Intro
 Fade into  x3

 IntroIntro2
  x1, replace last half with  

 Riff 1
  x4

 Riff 2a
  x2 /w lyrics:

It was an April morning when the told us we should go,
And as I turned to you, you smiled at me, how could we say no?

 Riff 2b
  x2 /w lyrics:

Woah the fun to have to live the dreams we always had.
Woah the songs to sing when we at last return again.

 Riff 1
  x2

 Riff 2b
  x1 /w lyrics:

Swept New York a glancing kiss to those who claim they know,

 Riff 2a
  x2 /w lyrics:

Below the streets that steam and hiss, the devil's in his hold.
Oh to sail away to sandy lands and holidays.

 Riff 2b
  x1 /w lyrics:

Oh to touch the dream, hides inside and's never seen yeah.

 Riff 3
  x2, second time do 10th fret slide down

 Ascending octave progression 1
  x1
 Ascending octave progression 2
  x1
 Ascending octave progression 3
  x1
 Ascending octave progression 4
  x1

 final two notes over Riff 1
         x2]

 Riff 2a
  x1 /w lyrics:

Into the sun the South and on, at last the birds had flown,

 Riff 2b
  x1 /w lyrics:

As shackles of commitment fell in pieces on the ground.

 Riff 2a
  x1 /w lyrics:

Oh to ride the wind, to tread the air above the din,

 Riff 2b
  x1 /w lyrics:

Oh to laugh aloud, with dancing eyes we court the crowd, yeah.

 Riff 4a
  x1
 Riff 4b
  x1
 Riff 4c
  x1
 Riff 4d
  x1

 final two notes over Riff 2a
         x1 /w lyrics]:

To seek the man whose pointing hand, the giant step unfolds,

 Riff 2b
  x1 /w lyrics:

To guide us from the curling path that turns our face to stone.

 Riff 2a
  x1 /w lyrics:

And if one bell should ring in celebration for a King,

 Riff 2b
  x1 /w lyrics:

So fast the heart should beat as proud's the head with heavy
feet, yeah.

 Riff 3
  x4 (at the end of the first time, sing "Ooh......")

 Guitar Solo

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e:-------------------------------------------10(b12r10)-------12.-14.|
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D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
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e:-----------------------------------15------15------17(b19)---------|
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e:--15---17(b19)--17--15---14~~~~~-----14h15p14p12--14~~---12--14-15-|
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G:--12-----12~~--------12~~~~--------------12------------------------|
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 Ascending octave progression 1
  x1
 Ascending octave progression 2
  x1

then:

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B:-------------------17~--15.----------------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------16--14---14(b16r14)--12---------------|
D:------------------------------------------------------14--12.------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------17(b19)--17--17~~~-----------------------------------|
G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--9----12----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----10-------------------------------------------------------------|
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(last part of solo: 17(b19) 17 17~~~ over lyrics):

 last balf of Riff 2a
Days fly by and you and I bathed in eternal summer's glow

 Riff 2a
  x2 /w lyrics:

As far away and distant, our mutual child did grow.
Woah the sweet refrain soothes the soul and calms the pain,

 Riff 2b
  x2 /w lyrics:

Oh Albion remain sleeping now to rise again.

 Riff 5a
  x1
 Riff 5b
  x1
 Riff 5c
  x1
 Riff 5d
  x1

 Riff 6a
  x2 /w lyrics:

Wondering and wanderings,

 Riff 6b
  x2 /w lyrics:

one place to rest the search,

 Riff 6a
  x2 /w lyrics:

Where the mighty arms of Atlas

 Riff 6b
  x2 /w lyrics:

hold the heavens from the earth.

 Riff 6a
  x2
 Riff 6b
  x2

 Riff 6a
  x2 /w lyrics:

Oh the mighty arms of Atlas

 Riff 6b
  x2 /w lyrics:

hold the heavens from the earth,

 Riff 6b
 last half of  x1 /w lyrics:

from the earth......

 Riff 7a
 last half of  x1 (from 7)

 Riff 7b
  x1

 Riff 7a
  x1

 Riff 7c
  x1

 Riff 7a
  x1 /w lyrics:

I'm gonna reign, gonna reign, gonna reign,

 Riff 7d
  x1 /w lyrics:

gonna reign,

 Riff 7a
  x1 /w lyrics:

I'm gonna reign, gonna reign, gonna reign, gonna

 Riff 7c
  x1 /w lyrics:

reign.

 Riff 8
  x1

 Ascending octave progression 1
  x1
 Ascending octave progression 2
  x1

 Riff 9
  x2

 Riff 10
  x1

 Riff 11a
  x2 (beginning of each one sing "Aah..." along /w guitar)
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 11a
  x2
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 11a
  x2
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 11a
  x2
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 11a
  x2
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 12
  x2  (first "Aahhh..." then "Oohhh...." /w guitar)

"Aah..." (stops before next one)
 Ascending octave progression 1
  x1

 Ascending octave progression 2
  x1

"oh..." (stops before next one)
 Ascending octave progression 3
  x1

 Ascending octave progression 4
  x1

 Riff 13
  x1

 last part played over Riff 1
  x1]

 Riff 1
  x1 /w lyrics:

Where the mighty arms of Atlas hold the heavens of the earth.

 Riff 11a
  x2 (sing "Oh.." x5 with increased force and pitch)
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 11a
  x2
 Riff 11b
  x2 (sing "Aah" at start of each line /w guitar)

 Riff 11a
  x2
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 11a
  x2
 Riff 11b
  x2

 Riff 1
  x2 (sing "Ooohhh... first time only)

 Intro
  reversed, at least 2 times, then begin fadeout

 --
 Updated: July 9, 1999


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