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Alexander the Great  Iron Maiden

by Iron Maiden
from Hal Leonard publishing
intro (clean sound)
 
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distortion
 
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fast
 
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verse
Near to the east... in an ancient land...
King Darius the third.... Scythians fell.....
 
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called Macedonia...
river Jaxartes.....
 
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At the age of nineteen... All of Asia minor....
By the Tigris river... Battle of Arbela....
 
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By the Aegean sea.... 4 B.C. he utterly....
Entering Babylon.... treasures he found. took Persepolis
 
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Chorus
 
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Interlude
 
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interlude 2
 
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Rhythym during solo
[Am] [C] [G] [Bb5] [F5]  
Second section:
[E5] [C5] [G5] [D5] [C5] [D5] [E5] 
Last verse:
A phrygian king.....
 
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Alexander cut the Gordian knot....
 
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and legend says that...
 
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he would become the master...
 
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Marching on....
 
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battle weary marching....
 
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died of fever in Babylon
 
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outro repeat fast intro
 
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