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Hammer to Fall  Queen

As recorded by Queen
(From the 1984 Album THE WORKS)
Transcribed by www.mikesguitarsite.co.ukWords & Music by Brian MayGtr I (E A D G B E)
- 'Brian May Overdrive Electric'
Intro
Q=128
[4/4] Gtr I
 
 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|

H Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S S
 
 |-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|
 |-----------------|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2--|
 |-----------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2--|
 |---------x-2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2--|
 |---------x-0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0--|
 |-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|
 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|

Q. E Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S S
 
 |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-5\---3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-4\---2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-6\---4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0\---0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
 |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

|-3-|
Q. E Q E S S S Q. E +H E +Q E +Q E S S
 
 |-------------------|---------------|----------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3-(3)----|-5-(5)--2-(2)---------|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2-(2)----|-4-(4)--2-(2)-----2-2-|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4-(4)----|-6-(6)--2-(2)-----2-2-|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0-(0)----|-0-(0)--0-(0)--4\-0-0-|
 |-------------------|---------------|----------------------|

Verse 1
|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S S
 
 |-------------------|-------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
 |-------------------|-------------------|

|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E Q E S S S Q. E +Q E S S S
 
 |-------------------|---------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-5----2-(2)----2-2-2-|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-4----2-(2)--x-2-2-2-|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-6----2-(2)--x-2-2-2-|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0-(0)--x-0-0-0-|
 |-------------------|---------------------|

|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S Q E E +Q Q
 
 |-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------5-5-|-5--------------|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------4-4-|-4----2-(2)--2--|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------6-6-|-6----2-(2)--2--|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0----------|------0-(0)-----|
 |-------------------|-------------------|-------------0-0-|-0--------------|

Chorus
E Q E +E E E E +E E E E E E +Q
 
 |------------------|--------------------------|
 |------5-(5)-5s3-3-|-(3)p=2-------------------|
 |-2-2--4-(4)-4s2-2-|-(2)-(2)---2-------2-(2)--|
 |-2-2--6-(6)-6s4-4-|-(4)p=2----2-------2-(2)--|
 |-0-0--0-(0)-0---0-|-(0)-(0)-0---3b3.5-0-(0)--|
 |------------------|--------------------------|

+E E E E E E Q E E E E +Q Q
 
 |------------------|--------------------|
 |-----2-3---2---2--|-3p=2---------------|
 |-(2)-2-2---2---2--|-2-(2)---2-(2)--2---|
 |-(2)-2-4---2---2--|-4p=2--2-2-(2)--2---|
 |-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0---|
 |------------------|--------------------|

[E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |-----------------|-------------------|
 |-2-2---5---5---3-|---2---2-(2)-------|
 |-2-2---4---4---2-|---2---2-(2)-------|
 |-2-2---6---6---4-|---2---2--2--2-2-2-|
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0--0--0-0---|
 |-----------------|-------------------|

|-3-|
E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q E S S S
 
 |-------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----3---3p=2------|----------------2-2-2--|
 |---2-2---2-(2)-2---|-2---2-2-(2)----2-2-2--|
 |---2-4---4p=2--4p2-|-4p2-2-2-(2)----2-2-2--|
 |-0-0-0---0-(0)-0---|-0---0-0-(0)-----------|
 |-------------------|-----------------------|

|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E Q E S S S Q. E Q E S S S
 
 |-------------------|-------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
 |-------------------|-------------------|

|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E Q E S S S Q. E +Q. S S S
 
 |-------------------|--------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-5\---2-(2)---2-2-2-|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-4\---2-(2)---2-2-2-|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-6\---2-(2)---2-2-2-|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0\---0-(0)---0-0-0-|
 |-------------------|--------------------|

Verse 2
Q. E Q E S S Q. E Q E S S Q. E Q E S S Q E E +Q. S S
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-5--x-2-(2)---2-2--|
 |-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-4--x-2-(2)---2-2--|
 |-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-6--x-2-(2)---2-2--|
 |-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0-(0)---0-0--|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|

Q. E Q E S S Q. E Q E S S Q. E Q E S S Q E E +Q Q
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-2----3------2-2-|-5----2-(2)--2--|
 |-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-2----2------2-2-|-4----2-(2)--2--|
 |-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-2----4------2-2-|-6----2-(2)--2--|
 |-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|-0----0------0-0-|------0-(0)-----|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0--------------|

Chorus 2
E Q E +E E E E +E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q Q
 
 |------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 |------5-(5)-5s3-3-|-(3)-2---2--------|-----------------|-3p=2---------------|
 |-2-2--4-(4)-4s2-2-|-(2)-2---2-----2--|-2-2-2---2---2---|-2-(2)---2-(2)--2---|
 |-2-2--6-(6)-6s4-4-|-(4)-2---2-2-2-2--|-2-2-4---2---2-2-|-4p=2--2-2-(2)--2---|
 |-0-0--0-(0)-0---0-|-(0)-0---0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0---|
 |------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|

E Q E +E Q E E E E E H E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q E S S
 
 |-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|
 |------5-(5)-5--3-|---2-----2----|-------------------|-3p=2-----------------|
 |---2--4-(4)-4--2-|---2-----2----|---2-----2-(2)---2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
 |-2-2--6-(6)-6--4-|---2-----2----|---2---2-4p=2--2-2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
 |-0-0--0-(0)-0--0-|---0---0-0----|-0-0---0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0-0-0-|
 |-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|

Q. E E E E S S Q. E E E E S S
 
 |------------------|------------------|
 |-2----3-----------|-2----3-----------|
 |-2----2-------2-2-|-2----2-------2-2-|
 |-2----4-------2-2-|-2----4-------2-2-|
 |-0----0-x-x-x-0-0-|-0----0-x-x-x-0-0-|
 |------------------|------------------|

PM--|
Q. E E E E S S E E E E +Q. S S
 
 |------------------|------------------0-0--|
 |-2----3-------5-5-|-5-----14-(14)\---0-0--|
 |-2----2-------4-4-|-4-----14-(14)\---9-9--|
 |-2----4-------6-6-|-6-----14-(14)\---9-9--|
 |-0----0-0-0-0-7-7-|-7---0--0--(0)\---7-7--|
 |--------------0-0-|-0-0--------------0-0--|

Middle
E Q E +E Q E +E E E E +E Q E
 
 |-0----0-(0)------|---------0-(0)------|
 |-0-0--------0----|---------------0----|
 |-9-------------2-|-(2)---2------------|
 |-9-------------4-|-(4)-4--------------|
 |-7-------------4-|-(4)----------------|
 |-0-------------2-|-(2)--------------2S|

E E E E +E Q E +E E E E +S S E E E
 
 |-------0-(0)------|---------5-(5)---------|
 |-----0-------0----|-------5---------7-----|
 |---4------------6-|-(6)-6-----------7---2-|
 |---2------------7-|-(7)-------------7---2-|
 |----------------7-|-(7)-------------5---0-|
 |-4--------------5-|-(5)-------------------|

+Q Q +E E E E +Q. E E Q S S E Q E +E Q E E E E E +E Q E
 
 |-------------3---3-|-(3)---3---2--0-0-|------0-(0)------|---------2-(2)------|
 |-------------3---3-|-(3)---3---3--0-0-|---0--------0----|-------2----------0-|
 |-(2)--2--(2)-0---2-|-(2)---0---2--1-1-|-1-------------2-|-(2)-2---------2--4-|
 |-(2)--2--(2)-0---0-|-(0)---0---0--2-2-|-2-------------4-|-(4)--------------2-|
 |-(0)--0--(0)-------|------------------|-2-------------4-|--4-----------------|
 |-------------3---2-|-(2)---3----------|-0-------------2-|-(2)----------------|

( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/q/queen/hammer_to_fall_tab_ver_5.html )
E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E Q
 
 |---------0---------|-------------------|---------------0--|
 |-(0)---0-----0---2-|-(2)---------------|-------------0-0--|
 |-(4)---4-----4---2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-7---9-|-(9)-------9-9-9--|
 |-(2)-2-2---2-2---2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-7---9-|-(9)-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
 |-----------------0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-5---7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
 |--4--4-4---4-4-4---|-----------------0-|-(0)--------------|

E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E Q
 
 |-------0---------|---------0-------0-|-(0)-----------0--|
 |---0---0---0-----|-----0---0---0---0-|-(0)-----------0--|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2---1-|-(1)-----------1--|
 |-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-(2)-----------2--|
 |-5---5---5---5---|--4----4---4---4-2-|-(2)-----------2--|
 |-----------------|-----------------0-|-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

~~
Q. S S Q. E a +E +S S E a +E +Q. a E
 
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------10-|-12b14==(12)r(12)p10-12-12b14==(12)-(12)r==12S17b19==|
 |-6----6-7-9-------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |--3---| |--3--| |-------3-------|

+Q +E E E E E E E E +S +S +E +S S E E +Q. E
 
 |---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------16b18===|
 |-(17)--(17)-17-15-14-15-17-------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------------------14-16b18==(16)r(16)b18==|=(16)r(16)p14----14-(14)-----------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|--------------16-------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

+E. +S T T T T E +S S S S E. +S
 
 |-(16)-(16)-16h17p16p14-16-(16)-16p14----------------|
 |-------------------------------------17-17b19==(17)r|
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------|

~~~~~~~~
+S S S S S S S +S +H
 
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-(17)p15-14-15-17------------------------|
 |------------------14-16b18==(16)-(16)----|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|

~~~
|--3--|
a a E. S E E S S S E E E E. S E E Q Q E E E E H
 
 |------------------------------------|----------------------|--------------|
 |-----17--15-14----------------------|----------------------|--------------|
 |---x-----------16-14h16p14S13-------|----------------------|-7p6-2-2-2----|
 |-x----------------------------16-14S|=12p11----------------|-7---2-2-2----|
 |------------------------------------|-------12-12-12--12\--|-0---0-0-0----|
 |------------------------------------|----------------------|--------------|

6/8 4/4
E E E E E E E +Q. +H +H. Q
 
 |-------------|-----------------------|---------------|
 |-------------|-17b19==(17)---(17)----|-(17)\---------|
 |-7p6---7p6---|-----------------------|---------------|
 |-7---7-7---7-|-----------------------|---------------|
 |-0-----0-----|-----------------------|---------------|
 |-------------|-----------------------|---------------|

Verse 3
 
 PM------------------------------------------------------------------|

[E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
 |-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-5-----2----------|
 |-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-4-----2----------|
 |-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-6-----2----------|
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
 PM-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q Q
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
 |-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-2-----3---------|-5-----2-(2)------|
 |-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-2-----2---------|-4-----2-(2)--2---|
 |-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-2-----4---------|-6-----2-(2)--2---|
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-(0)--0---|
 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

Chorus
E Q E +E E E E +E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q Q
 
 |------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
 |------5-(5)-5s3-3-|-(3)-2---2--------|-----------------|-3p=2---------------|
 |-2-2--4-(4)-4s2-2-|-(2)-2---2-----2--|-2-2-2---2---2---|-2-(2)---2-(2)--2---|
 |-2-2--6-(6)-6s4-4-|-(4)-2---2-2-2-2--|-2-2-4---2---2-2-|-4p=2--2-2-(2)--2---|
 |-0-0--0-(0)-0---0-|-(0)-0---0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0---|
 |------------------|------------------|-----------------|--------------------|

E Q E +E Q E E E E E H E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q E S S
 
 |-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|
 |------5-(5)-5--3-|---2-----2----|-------------------|-3p=2-----------------|
 |---2--4-(4)-4--2-|---2-----2----|---2-----2-(2)---2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
 |-2-2--6-(6)-6--4-|---2-----2----|---2---2-4p=2--2-2-|-2-(2)-2-2-(2)--2-2-2-|
 |-0-0--0-(0)-0--0-|---0---0-0----|-0-0---0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-(0)-0-0-(0)--0-0-0-|
 |-----------------|--------------|-------------------|----------------------|

Outro
a Q. a E +Q. S S a Q. E +Q. S S
 
 |----------------------|--------------------|
 |-1S2----1S2-(2)---2-2-|-1S2----3-(3)---3-3-|
 |-1S2----1S2-(2)---2-2-|-1S2----2-(2)---2-2-|
 |-1S2----1S2-(2)---2-2-|-1S2----4-(4)---4-4-|
 |---0------0-(0)---0-0-|---0----0-(0)---0-0-|
 |----------------------|--------------------|

Q. E +Q. E Q E E +Q E S S
 
 |----------------|----------------------|
 |-2----3-(3)-----|-5--3-2-(2)-----2-2---|
 |-2----2-(2)-----|-4--2-2-(2)-----2-2---|
 |-2----4-(4)-----|-6--4-2-(2)-----2-2---|
 |-0----0-(0)-----|-0--0-0-(0)--4\-0-0---|
 |----------------|----------------------|

Q. E +Q. S S Q. E +Q. S S Q. E +H E E E E +E E E S S
 
 |------------------|------------------|---------------|-----------------------|
 |-2----3-(3)---2-2-|-2----3-(3)---2-2-|-2----3-(3)----|-5-----2-(2)-----14-14-|
 |-2----2-(2)---2-2-|-2----2-(2)---2-2-|-2----2-(2)----|-4-----2-(2)-----14-14-|
 |-2----4-(4)---2-2-|-2----4-(4)---2-2-|-2----4-(4)----|-6-----2-(2)-----14-14-|
 |-0----0-(0)---0-0-|-0----0-(0)---0-0-|-0----0-(0)----|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-------|
 |------------------|------------------|---------------|-----------------------|

Q. E +Q. S S Q. E +Q. S S
 
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-14----15-(15)---14-14-|-14----15-(15)---14-14-|
 |-14----14-(14)---14-14-|-14----14-(14)---14-14-|
 |-14----16-(16)---14-14-|-14----16-(16)---14-14-|
 |--0-----0--(0)----0--0-|--0-----0--(0)----0--0-|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|

E Q E +E Q S S E E E E Q E S S
 
 |--------------------------|-------------------------|
 |-14-14--15-(15)-15--17-17-|-17-17-------------------|
 |-14-14--14-(14)-14--16-16-|-16-16---14-14\-----2-2--|
 |-14-14--16-(16)-16--18-18-|-18-18---14-14\-----2-2--|
 |--0--0---0--(0)--0--------|--0--0----0--0\--9\-0-0--|
 |--------------------------|-------------------------|

Q. E +Q. S S Q. E +Q. S S
 
 |------------------|------------------|
 |-2----3-(3)---2-2-|-2----3-(3)---2-2-|
 |-2----2-(2)---2-2-|-2----2-(2)---2-2-|
 |-2----4-(4)---2-2-|-2----4-(4)---2-2-|
 |-0----0-(0)---0-0-|-0----0-(0)---0-0-|
 |------------------|------------------|

|-3-|
Q. E +E E Q E E E E +E E E S S S
 
 |-----------------|------------------------|
 |-2----3-(3)------|-5-----2-(2)-----2-2-2--|
 |-2----2-(2)------|-4-----2-(2)-----2-2-2--|
 |-2----4-(4)------|-6-----2-(2)-----2-2-2--|
 |-0----0-(0)-0-0--|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-0-0--|
 |-----------------|------------------------|

|-3-| |-3-|
Q. E Q. S S S Q. E Q. S S S
 
 |-------------------|-------------------|
 |-2----3------2-2-2-|-2----3------2-2-2-|
 |-2----2------2-2-2-|-2----2------2-2-2-|
 |-2----4------2-2-2-|-2----4------2-2-2-|
 |-0----0------0-0-0-|-0----0------0-0-0-|
 |-------------------|-------------------|

Q. E Q E E E E E E +H +W
 
 |---------------|----------------|--------*|
 |-2----3----3-3-|-3-2-2-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
 |-2----2----2-2-|-2-2-2-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
 |-2----4----4-4-|-4-2-2-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
 |-0----0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-(0)----|-(0)----*|
 |---------------|----------------|--------*|


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