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Afraid to Shoot Strangers  Iron Maiden

AFRAID TO SHOOT STRANGERS (Harris)
B:bend( hold ) ~:vibratto |:end of measure Guitar 1:Dave Murray
H:hammer-on /:slide BR:bend and release Guitar 2:Janick Gers
P:pull-off N.H:natural harmonics
The music is taken from the original track.
Tab by Tolis irontol@yahoo.com
Riff 1: On the original track this Riff is played without distortion, but LIVE with distortion.
Guitar 1: Intro:
[E5] [G5] [Db5] [B5]  
 
 E----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|------------------|
 B-------7--7/9--7^9^7-------------------10/12--|--10--8^10--7--------------------|------------------|
 G--7/9-----------H--P---9--8--6^8^6------------|-------H-------9--7--6--------6--|--6--6--6^4-------|
 D-----------------------------H--P---9---------|------------------------9--7-----|---------P---6/9--|
 A----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|------------------|

Guitar 2:Play each chord 4 times.
[E5] [G5] [Db5] [B5]  
 
 E---------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 B---------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
 G---------------|----------------|------6---6-----|------4---4------|
 D------2---2----|-------5---5----|----6---6---6---|----4---4---4----|
 A----2---2---2--|----5---5---5---|--4-------------|--2--------------|
 E--0------------|--3-------------|----------------|-----------------|

Guitar 1:
[E5] [G5] [Db5] [B5] [G#5]  
 
 E------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
 B-------7--7/9--7^9^7---------------10/12--|--10--8^10--7-------------------|----------------------------|
 G--7/9----------H--P--9--8--6^8^6----------|-------H-------9--7--6-------6--|--6--6--6^4-----------------|
 D---------------------------H--P--9--------|-----------------------9--7-----|---------P----6/9--6--9--6--|
 A------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
 E------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|----------------------------|

Guitar 2:Play each chord 4 times except G#5 only 2 times.
[E5] [G5] [Db5] [B5] [G#5]  
 
 E----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
 B----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
 G----------------|---------------|------6---6----|-------4---4---|--------------|
 D------2---2-----|-------5---5---|----6---6---6--|----4---4---4--|------6---6---|
 A----2---2---2---|----5---5---5--|--4------------|--2------------|----6---6---6-|
 E--0-------------|--3------------|---------------|---------------|--4-----------|

Riff 2:Play 2 times.
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:Play each chord 4 times.
[E5] [Db5] [D5] [B5]  
 
 E---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B---------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G---------------|-------6---6----|-------7---7-----|--------4---4----|
 D------2---2----|-----6---6---6--|-----7---7---7---|------4---4---4--|
 A----2---2---2--|--4-------------|--5--------------|---2-------------|
 E--0------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Verse 1:
L[E5]ying, awake at night l w[Db5]ipe the sweat from my brow
But its not the [D5]fear, cos ld rather go [B5]now.
E5 Db5.
Trying, to visualize the horrors that will lay ahead
The desert sand [D5]mound, a burial g[B5]round.
Riff 3:
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
[C5] [Db5] [Bb5] [C5] [C5] [C5] [C5]  
 
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G------5---5--------6---6--------3---3----------5---5--------5---5---------5---5---------5---5----|
 D----5---5---5----6---6---6----3---3---3-----5---5---5-----5---5---5-----5---5---5-----5---5---5--|
 A--3------------4------------1-------------3-------------3-------------3-------------3------------|
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
When it [C5]comes to the [Db5]time are we [Bb5]partners in [C5]crime
When it [C5]comes to the [Db5]time well b[Bb5]e ready to d[C5]ie.
Now play Riff 2 again.
Verse 2:
G[E5]od, let us go now and f[Db5]inish whats to be done
Thy kingdom c[D5]ome, thy shall be [B5]done, on earth
T[E5]rying, to justify to ou[Db5]rselves the reasons to go
Should we live and let li[D5]ve? Forget or for[B5]give?
Riff 4:Play 4 times.
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
[C5] [C5] [Db5] [Bb5] [C5] [C5] [C5] [C5]  
 
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G------5---5---------5---5----------6---6---------3---3---------5---5---------5---5-------5---5--------5---5---|
 D----5---5---5-----5---5---5------6---6---6-----3---3---3-----5---5---5----5---5---5----5---5---5----5---5---5-|
 A--3-------------3-------------4--------------1-------------3------------3------------3------------3-----------|
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
But [C5]how can we l[Db5]et them [Bb5]go on this [C5]way?
The r[C5]eign of t[Db5]error cor[Bb5]ruption must [C5]end.
And we [C5]know, deep d[Db5]own theres [Bb5]no other [C5]way
No t[C5]rust, no re[Db5]asoning [Bb5]no more to [C5]say.
Riff 5:Play 4 times. (The chords with the asterisk are played the 2nd and 4th time only)
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2: (B5)* (C#5)*
Bass:F#5 D5 E5 D5 E5
 
 E-----------------------------|------------9-------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 B-------------9--10--9-----10-|----10--12----12--10--12--|------9--10--12-----9--10--12--10--9-----------9--|
 G----------11-----------11----|-11-----------------------|---9-------------9-------------------11--9--11----|
 D-------11--------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 A-----------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

Riff 6: Play 4 times (The chords with the asterisk are played the 2nd and 4th time only)
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2: (B5)* (C#5)*
Bass:F#5 D5 E5 D5 E5
 
 E-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
 B---------10--10---10--12--10--9--10-----9--|--9--9--9--9-----------------------9--------|
 G-----11-----------------------------11-----|--------------9--11--11--11--9--11----11^9--|
 D-------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------P---|
 A-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
 E-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

The 3rd and 4th time, Bruce sings: Afraid to shoot strangers.
Now play Riff 5 again 2 times.
Riff 7:
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
 
 E-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 B-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 D---7/9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|--7/9--9--9--9--9--7--7--5--5--|
 A---5/7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|--5/7--7--7--7--7--5--5--3--3--|
 E-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 E-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 B-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G-----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 D---5/7--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--5/7--7--7--7--7--------------|
 A---3/5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--3/5--5--5--5--5--7--7--9--9--|
 E-----------------------------------|-------------------5--5--7--7--|

( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/i/iron_maiden/afraid_to_shoot_strangers_tab_ver_4.html )
 
 E-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 G-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 D--7/9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---|--7/9--9--9--9--9--7--7--5--5---|
 A--5/7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---|--5/7--7--7--7--7--5--5--3--3---|
 E-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Guitar 1 now plays Riff 7 ( once ) and Guitar 2 plays the solo (As played on the album).
Guitar 2: Solo
 
 E--15^12------------12--15^12-------------12--15^12--------------12--15^12-------------12--15^12------------|
 B----P---15^12^15---------P---15--12--15--------P----15--12--15--------P----15--12--15-------P---15--12--15-|
 G----------P--H---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E-12--15^12-------------------------|-19-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B-------P---15--12--15^12--15^17^15-|-----19---------------------------------------------------------------|
 G---------------------P------B--R---|---------19-----------------------------------------------------------|
 D-----------------------------------|--------------19--12--19--12------------------------------------------|
 A-----------------------------------|---------------------------------19--12--19--12-----------------------|
 E-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------19--12--12--19/3-|

< --N.H.-- >
 
 < -----------------------Strum very fast---------------------- >
 E-------12----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B-15^17----15^14^12------12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G---B--------P---P---15-----14^13^12-----12---------------------------------------------14^16--12-[16]--|
 D-----------------------------P--P----14------14^12-----12--------------------------------B-------A.H---|
 A-----------------------------------------------P----14-----14^13^12-----12----12-----------------------|
 E-------------------------------------------------------------P--P----15----15----12/3------------------|

(Tremolo)
Riff 8: ( Dive-bomb)
Guitar 1:
 
 E-----------------------|---------------------------------------------10^12~--|
 B--8--10--10^12--10--8--|--8--10--10^12--10--8--7--10^12--10--8--7--8---B-----|
 G-----------B-----------|-----------B----------------B------------------------|
 D-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 A-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
 
 E-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 B-----------------------|---------------------------------------------10^12~--|
 G--9--11---12---11---9--|--9--11----12----11--9------12----11--9----9---B-----|
 D-----------------------|------------------------12--------------12-----------|
 A-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:
 
 E--8--10--10^12--10--8--|--8--10--10^12--10--8--7--10^12--10--8--7--8---15^17--15^17--|
 B-----------B-----------|-----------B----------------B--------------------B------B----|
 G-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 D-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 A-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
 
 E-----------------------|------------------------------------------------10^12--10^12-|
 B--10--12--13---12--10--|--10--12--13---12--10-------13---12--10-----10----B------B---|
 G-----------------------|-----------------------12---------------12-------------------|
 D-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 A-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
Riff 9: Play 2 times.
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
[Db5] [E5] [Db5] [E5] [A5] [G5] [C5] [Db5] [C5] [Db5] [A5] [G5] [Db5] [E5] [Db5] [E5] [A5] [G5]  
 
 E-----------|-------------------|----------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 B-----------|-------------------|----------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 G-----------|-------------------|----------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 D--7---9----|---7---9---14--12--|--5---7---|---5---7---14--12--|---7---9---|---7---9---14--12---|
 A--5---7----|---5---7---12--10--|--3---5---|---3---5---12--10--|---5---7---|---5---7---12--10---|
 E-----------|-------------------|----------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 < ------Play 2 times------- >

Chorus:
[Db5]Afra[E5]id, [Db5]afra[E5]id to sh[A5]oot [G5]strangers
[Db5]Afra[E5]id, [Db5]afra[E5]id to sh[A5]oot [G5]strangers
[C5]Afra[Db5]id, a[C5]frai[Db5]d to sh[A5]oot [G5]strangers
[Db5]Afra[E5]id, [Db5]afra[E5]id to sh[A5]oot [G5]strangers
Now Guitar 2 plays Riff 7 (once) and Guitar 1 the solo:
Guitar 1: Solo:
 
 E--12^13^12-----12--------12------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B----H--P----15-----15^17----15--13--12^13^12-----12--15--13--12----12--10^11^10-----10-------------------|
 G---------------------B----------------H--P----14----------------14-------H--P----12----10--12--9^10^9^10-|
 D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------H--P--H--|
 A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
 B-10(hold)-----------------------------------|-12^13^12-----12--15^13^12----12----12^13^15^12--13^15-|
 G-12^14^12--14^16--12/14--14^12--------------|---H--P----14-------P--P---14----14---H--H--P------B---|
 D---B--R------B-------------P---14^12--------|-------------------------------------------------------|
 A---------------------------------P---14-----|-------------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------------------------15-|-------------------------------------------------------|
 E--0--0--18--0--0--15--0--0--14--0--0--12--0--0--10--0--0--8--0--0--7--0--0--|
 B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
 B--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
 G--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
 D-14^16^17^16^17^16^14--17^16^14^15--14------|--14^16^17^16--14/17--19^20^19--17^19^20^19--|
 A---H--H--P--H--P--P------P--P--H-------17---|----H--H--P-------------H--P------H--H---P---|
 E--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------------|
 B---------------------------------------------------------|
 G---------------------------------------------------------|
 D--17^19^20^19--17^19^20^19^20^19--17^19^20^19^17---------|
 A----H--H--P------H--H--P--H--P------H--H--P--P-----20----|
 E---------------------------------------------------------|
 E------------------------------------------12--13--12-----12--13--15--------15--17--17^19~--|
 B------------------------------12--13/15---------------15-------------15/17-----------B-----|
 G------12--14--15--14--12/14----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D--14---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 10: Play 4 times.
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2: (B5)* (C#5)*
Bass:F#5 D5 E5 D5 E5
 
 E---------------------9--|--10--9-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
 B----------9--10--12-----|---------12--10--9--10--|--12--10^9---------|----------10--10--10--10^9--------|
 G------11----------------|------------------------|--------P----9--9--|------------------------P-----9---|
 D------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|--11--12--------------------------|
 A------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
 E------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|

Play Riff 6 (6 times). The last 4 times Bruce sings: Afraid to shoot strangers
Ending:
Guitar 1 & Guitar 2:
Bass:F#5
 
 E----------------|
 B----------------|
 G-----11~~~~-----|
 D----------------|
 A----------------|
 E----------------|

By: Tombelino

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