Hallowed Be Thy Name è una canzone del 1982, inclusa nell’album The Number Of The Beast.
Il testo descrive tutti i pensieri di un uomo che sta per essere impiccato pubblicamente, pensieri che vertono attorno alla paura di morire. Quando poi viene giustiziato, comincia la lunga parte strumentale del pezzo.
Hallowed Be Thy Name è un classico degli Iron Maiden ed è sempre presente durante i loro concerti.

Testo + tablatura per chitarra.

Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name Tablatura Chitarra Guitar Tab

INTRO:

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--12---10--8---7/8---7---5---7--|--12---10--8---7/8---7---5---4--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--10---9---7---5h7---5---3---5--|--10---9---7---5h7---5---3---2--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
1    2   2   1 2   1   1   1     1    2   2   1 2   1   1   1       (fingers)

BASSLINE:

|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------0----0h2--|
|------------------------------------------3--------------|
|--0----0----0----0----0----0----0----0-------------------|

RIFF A:  with RHYTHM 1
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--14b16--14--12--11h12-11--9--11-|-14b16--14--12--11h12-11--9--8-|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

RHYTHM 1:
This is doubled by the bass. It is the rhythm that is used for
the verses later on in the song aswell.
E(m)           C             D           E(m)
|--------------|-------------|-----------|------------------------|
|--------------|-------------|-----------|------------------------|
|--------------|-------------|-----------|------------------------|
|--9-----------|--5----------|--7--------|--9--------5p4---5p4----|
|--7-----------|--3----------|--5--------|--7------------7-----7--|
|--------------|-------------|-----------|------------------------|

RIFF B:
Bass plays Rhythm 1.

BOTH GUITARS
|----------------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------4-------------|------------------4-----------|
|-----4h5p4-5-7p5p4-----5p4-5p4----|------4---4h5p4-7---5p4-5p4---|
|--7----------------------------7~-|----7---7-------------------7-|
|----------------------------------|------------------------------|

RHYTHM FOR SINGING:
E(m)                  G  C               A  D
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9------------------------5------------------7------------------|
|--7---------------------5--3---------------7--5------------------|
|------------------------3------------------5---------------------|
When the priest...       Take a look...      Of a world...

B  E  B  C                     E
|------------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------|
|-----9--4--5---------5-4------|------------------|
|--9--7--2--3--2-3-2------7-5--|-(Back to Start)--|
|--7---------------------------|------------------|

E(m)     C        D        E  B  C                    E(m)
|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------|
|--9--------5--------7--------9--4--5--------5-4------|--9--------|
|--7--------3--------5--------7--2--3--2-3-2-----7-5--|--7-etc----|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-----------|
Somebody...

After the singing play RIFF B

RIFF C:
Gtr I (Dave)
E(m)
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4---(4)----------4-----------4------|
|---------4-5--------5-4---4-5---5-4---4-5---5-4--|
|--7---(7)---------------7-----------7------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

C
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------4---(4)----------4-----------4------|
|---------4-5--------5-4---4-5---5-4---4-5---5-4--|
|--3---(3)---------------3-----------3------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

RIFF C HARMONY:
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----------7---------------7-------------7------|
|--5----7-9------9-7-5--7-9----9-7-5--7-9---9-7--|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------7/9------------7-------------7------|
|--5----7-9-----9-7-5--7-9----9-7-5--7-9---9-7--|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

BASSLINE:
|-----------------|------------------|----|
|-----------------|------------------|----|
|--7----------7-5-|-3------------3-5-|-7--|
|-----------------|------------------|----|

NEXT VOCAL PART:
When the guards... etc.  This is played with RHYTHM 1.

Then it goes back to RIFF C with Dave playing RIFF C as
written without the notes in brackets and Adrian playing
the first bar over and over (as before).

BRIDGE:
Gtr I (Dave)
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----12-----------12-----------12-----------12--------|
|--9-----11-12--9-----11-12--9-----11-12--9-----11-12--|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

RHYTHM:
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-----9----------------5-------------9------|
|--9--9-------------5--5----------9--9------|
|--9--7-------------5--3----------9--7-etc--|
|--7----------------3-------------7---------|

FAST BIT:
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------4--------------------------|
|-----4--5--4--5-----5--4--5--4--------5--7--|
|--7-----------------------------7--5--3--5--|
|--------------------------------------------|

RHYTHM FOR SOLO'S:

E(m)
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|--9--------------------------------5p4--0----------|
|--7----------------------------------------3p2-----|
|--0---------------------------------------------3--|

D
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|--7--------------------------------5p4--0----------|
|--5----------------------------------------3p2-----|
|------------------------------------------------3--|

BIT AFTER SOLO'S:
Play three times

E(m)
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9---------------------------------5-------------5-----------|
|--7------------------------------7-----7--5----7-----7--5--7--|
|--0-----------------------------------------------------------|

On the third repeat Adrian plays:
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------7~------------5~----------|
|--9------------------------------7-----7--5----7-----7--5--7--|
|--7-----------------------------------------------------------|
|--0-----------------------------------------------------------|

BOTH GUITARS
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-----------------------------------------------------------|
|--7---STRUM---------------------------------------------------|
|--0-----------------------------------------------------------|

HARMONY:
Dave plays RIFF B as before and Adrian plays the following.
What I said earlier about tha hammers and pulls still applies.

|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------7-------------|----------------------7-----------|
|-----7h9p7-9--10p9p7----9p7-9p7-----|--------7----7h9p7-10---9p7-9p7---|
|--10----------------------------10~-|-----10---10--------------------10|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

As the harmony part nears it's end the following part is played
in place of the second bar of RIFF B:

E(m)   B(m)   C
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|--9------4------5-------------------5---4-----------|
|--7------2------3-----2---3---2-------------7----5--|
|----------------------------------------------------|

ENDING:
For Yeah, Yeah, Yeah... play RHYTHM 1. When Dave returns to
the E power chord he plays a dive bomb with the T-bar.
Then play the lead part from the BRIDGE as shown above except
with this rhythm part.

B   E(m)           A   D          G   C          A   D
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------9------------------7--------------5--------------7---------|
|--9---9--------------7---7----------5---5----------7---7---------|
|--9---7--------------7---5----------5---3----------7---5---------|
|--7------------------5--------------3--------------5-------------|

and eventually
B   E(m)
|-------------------------------------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0---------|
|-------------------------------------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0---------|
|-------9-----------------------------9-9-9-9-----9-9-9-9---------|
|---9---9-----------------------------9-9-9-9-----9-9-9-9---------|
|---9---7-STRUM-----------------------7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7---------|
|---7---------------------------------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0---------|

Solo 1: (Dave)
(D5)               E5
|-------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------/5--|
|--------------------2b(4)~~--2b(4)r2~~-----|
|--0\---------------------------------------|
|--0\ PICK SCRAPE---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--5p3p0-h5p3p0-h5p3p0-h3p0-h5p3p0-h5p3p0-h5p3p0-h5p3p0--|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

D5
|---------------------------------------------------|
|--8p5p0-7p5p0-8p5p0-7p5p0-8p5p0-7p5p0-8p5p0-7p5p0--|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------|
|--8p5p0-7p5p0-8p5p0----------------------|
|---------------------5-s/-12p9h12--9-s\--|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

E5
|----------------12--------------12--15--12------|
|--------13--15------12--15b(17)-------------12--|
|--s/-14-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|--12--15--12---12------12---12----12---------------------|
|-------------------15----------15------15p12--15p12--12--|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|--14p12--14p12--12------------------------------------|
|--------------------12------14----12------------------|
|------------------------14------14-----14-Tbar-\-(2)--|
|------------------------------------------------------|

D5
|------PH-----------------------------------------------------|
|--12--17b(20)--HOLD BEND--r17-b(20)-r17-b(20)-r17-b(20)-r17--|
|--12---------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--b(20)-r17----15h17p15--15--h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17-s\|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E5
|--17b(19)-------17b(19)-r17--15--15--|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|

Solo 2: (Adrian)
E5
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--15b(17)----(17)r15--12-------------12----12--------------------|
|-------------(16)r15------14b(16)~~-----14----14--12h14p12-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------14----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D5
|---------------------------17p14-----19p14-----17p14-----|
|------------------s/-15~~--------15--------15--------15--|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|--14--14-s\----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

|--19p14-----17p14-----19p14-----17p14-----19p14-----|
|--------15--------15--------15--------15--------15--|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

|--17p14-----19p14------14~~-------------12--12--|
|--------15--------15---15~~---------15----------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|

E5
|--15p12----12----------------------------------------------------|
|--------15----15--12----15p12----12------------------------------|
|------------------------------14----14--12----14p12----12--------|
|----------------------------------------------------14----14--12-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------12--------12--14b(16)--14p12----9b(12)r9-9-|
|--14p12-----------12--12----14---------------------14------------|
|--------14--12h14------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D5
T  P  H   T  P  H   T  P  H   T  P  H
|--10--12----20-10-12--19-10-12--20-10-12--19-10-12--|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

T  P  H   T  P  H   T  P  H   T  P  H   T  P  H   T  P  H   P
|--17-10-12--19-10-12--17-10-12--15-10-12--14-10-12--15-10-12--10-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--(17)r15-s/-17-17b(19)-r17-b(19)-r17-b(19)-r17-b(19)-r17-b(19)--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Testo Lyrics

I’m waiting in my cold cell, when the bell begins to chime.
Reflecting on my past life and it doesn’t have much time.
‘Cause at 5 o’clock they take me to the Gallows Pole,
The sands of time for me are running low…

Running low–ooohhh…
When the priest comes to read me the last rites,
I take a look through the bars at the last sights,
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me.

Can it be that there’s some sort of error?
Hard to stop the surmounting terror.
Is this really the end, not some crazy dream?

Somebody please tell me that I’m dreaming,
It’s not easy to stop from screaming,
But words escape me when I try to speak.
Tears flow but why am I crying?
After all I’m not afraid of dying.
Don’t I believe that there never is an end?

As the guards march me out to the courtyard,
Somebody cries from a cell “God be with you”.
If there’s a God then why does he let me go?

As I walk my life drifts before me.
Though the end is near I’m not sorry.
Catch my soul, it’s willing to fly away.

Mark my words believe my soul lives on.
Don’t worry now that I have gone.
I’ve gone beyond to see the truth.

When you know that your time is close at hand,
Maybe then you’ll begin to understand
Life down here is just a strange illusion.

Yeah, yeah, yeah…Hallowed be Thy name
Yeah, yeah, yeah…Hallowed be Thy name
Yeah…………………………….

[Iron Maiden]

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