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iced earth - its a long way to the top:



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Iced Earth:  It's a Long Way to the Top (AC/DC)

transcribed by: Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
                Brian Van Maurik (vanmaurik@hotmail.com)

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Date last modified:  May 17, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb


Riff 1
Guitar 1
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|-7--5-7--7----5-|
Eb|-5--3-5--5--0-3-|
               * *
Guitar 2
eb|----------|
Bb|----------|
Gb|----------|
Db|-----5----|
Ab|-3/4----0-|
Eb|----------|


Riff 1a
Guitar 1
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|-7--5-7--7----5-|
Eb|-5--3-5--5--0-3-|
               * *
   "Riding on the highway..."

Guitar 2
eb|---------|
Bb|-10---10-|
Gb|--9----9-|
Db|----7----|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|



Riff 2
eb|---------------|
Bb|---------------|
Gb|---------------|
Db|---------------|
Ab|--7----5----5--|
Eb|--5----3----2--|
   "It's a long way..."
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|-7--5-7--7----5-7--5-7--7-|
Eb|-5--3-5--5--0-3-5--3-5--5-|
               * * 
                              

Riff 3
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|------7----------------|
Ab|-7----5----5----5----5-|
Eb|-5---------3----2----3-|
   "...think it's easy..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-7--5-7--7----5-7--5-7--7----5-|
Eb|-5--3-5--5--0-3-5--3-5--5--0-3-|
               * *            * * 


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|-7--5-7--7----5-|
Eb|-5--3-5--5--0-3-|
               * *
Final time
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|-7--5-7--7----7-|
Eb|-5--3-5--5--0-5-|
               * *

Riff 4a (Solo Rhythm)
eb|--------------|
Bb|--------------|
Gb|--------------|
Db|--------------|
Ab|-5-7--7--7--7-|
Eb|-3-5--5--5--5-|
    * *  *  *  * 
Final time
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|-5-7--7--7--7---|
Eb|-3-5--5--5--5-0-|
    * *  *  *  * *


NOTE: For solo 1, another guitar lets a chord ring throughout
the whole solo, here's the chord:
eb|--------|
Bb|---10---|
Gb|--------|
Db|----7---|
Ab|--------|
Eb|--------|

Here's the solo:

Solo 1 (Guitar 3 plays the notes in () )
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|----------17~~--------19-17----17~~--|
Gb|----------------------------19-------|
Db|--5b7~~--(14~~)------(16-14----14~~)-|
Ab|-(5b7~~)--------------------17-------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--19-17----17~~-----------17----------|
Gb|--------19-------------19----19-18~~--|
Db|-(16-14----14~~)------(12-14-12-11~~)-|
Ab|--------17----------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|--17~~--------19-17----17~~--|
Gb|--------------------19-------|
Db|-(14~~)------(16-14----14~~)-|
Ab|--------------------17-------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--19-17----17~~-----------17----------|
Gb|--------19-------------19----19-18~~--|
Db|-(16-14----14~~)------(12-14-12-11~~)-|
Ab|--------17----------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

End Solo 1

Solo 2 (Harmony guitars notated in () and [] )
eb|-----5----5\-----------/17~~-|
Bb|-----5----5\----13/14--------|
Gb|-5/6-------------------------|
Db|----------------(6/7~)-------|
Ab|----------------[6/7~]-------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

End Solo 2


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1
eb|------------------|
Bb|------------------|
Gb|------------------|
Db|-5----------------|
Ab|-5------5----5----|
Eb|------0-2--0-3--0-|
         *    *    *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-7--5-7--7----5-7--5-7--7----5---|
Eb|-5--3-5--5--0-3-5--3-5--5--0-3-0-|
               * *            * *

Guitar 2 
eb|-15----14--------12----|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-----------------------|
Ab|-----------------------|
Eb|-----------------------|

Guitar 3 (Fades in on second note of guitar 2, 
          fades out after the last note)
eb|--------|
Bb|---10---|
Gb|--------|
Db|----7---|
Ab|--------|
Eb|--------|


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

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

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

End Solo


Final time for Riff 5
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-5-----------------------------|
Ab|-5------5----5----7-[let ring]-|
Eb|------0-2--0-3--0-5------------|
         *    *    *
eb|---------------|
Bb|---------------|
Gb|---------------|
Db|---------------|
Ab|---5-7--5-7--7-|
Eb|-0-3-5--3-5--5-|
    * *

Guitar 2
eb|-15----14--------12----|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-----------------------|
Ab|-----------------------|
Eb|-----------------------|

eb|--9~~----------5~~--|
Bb|--------------------|
Gb|--------------------|
Db|--------------------|
Ab|--------------------|
Eb|--------------------|

Guitar 3 (Fades in on second note of guitar 2, 
          fades out after the last note)
eb|--------|
Bb|---10---|
Gb|--------|
Db|----7---|
Ab|--------|
Eb|--------|


Pick up rhythm with Riff 1  w/o guitar 2  "Hotel, motel..."

Play Riff 1a  "Getting old..."
Play Riff 2   "It's a long way..."
Play Riff 3   "...be a star of..."
Play Riff 2   "It's a long way..."

Ending
Guitar 1 keeps playing Riff 1

Guitar 2 plays this:
eb|-17p15-17~~~~-|
Bb|--------------|
Gb|--------------|
Db|--------------|
Ab|--------------|
Eb|--------------|

Guitar 3 plays this:
eb|--------------|
Bb|-14p12-14~~~~-|
Gb|--------------|
Db|--------------|
Ab|--------------|
Eb|--------------|

Guitar 4 plays this:
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|--7p5-7~~~~-|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|

Guitar 5 plays this:
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|------------|
Ab|--7p5-7~~~~-|
Eb|------------|

Song fades out


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.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = 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
tr  =  trill