Blind Guardian - The Last Candle Chords & Tabs

 

The Last Candle Chords & Tabs

Blind Guardian Chords & Tabs

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The Last Candle Tab

   
Blind Guardian - The Last Candle

e-mail: g9404781@student.anu.edu.au

*/Disclaimer/* Some rhythm values and a couple of solo sections are a bit iffy.
                 so if you see any mistakes, please tell me.

Legend
fb   - full bend (2 frets)
fbr  - full bend then release
hb   - half bend (1 fret)
hbr  - half bend then release
~    - vibrato
T    - Tap
A.H  - artificial harmonic
*..* - repeat everything in between
^^   - depress bar before hitting note then release after note is hit


Fast Tempo


Intro
                                      A5 A#5
|----|------|----------|------------|-------|------------------|
|----|------|----------|------------|-------|------------------|
|*---|-----*|*---------|-----------*|*-9-10-|-9h10--9h10--9h10-|
|*-2-|-(2)-*|*-2-2-2-2-|-2-3-2---2-*|*-7-8--|-7h8---7h8---7h8--|
|--0-|-(0)--|--0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-5-0--|-------|------------------|
|----|------|----------|-------3----|-------|------------------|

 A5 A#5
|------|-----------|---|---||
|------|-----------|---|---||
|-9-10-|-10p9-5-7-*|---|---||
|-7-8--|-8-p7-3-5-*|-5-|-3-||
|------|-----------|-3-|-1-||
|------|-----------|---|---||


Lead 1
with Riff A (rhythm)
|--------|--------|----|----|-5~-3-5-|-3~-----|----|--T---||
|-6~-5-6-|-5~-6-5-|-3~-|----|-6~-5-6-|-5~-6-5-|-3~-|--15~-||
|-7~-5-7-|-5~-7-5-|-4~-|-4~-|--------|----7-5-|-4~-|-(4)~-||
|--------|--------|----|-5~-|--------|--------|----|------||
|--------|--------|----|----|--------|--------|----|------||
|--------|--------|----|----|--------|--------|----|------||


Riff A
double time -for guitars but drums normal time (1st verse + part of 2nd verse)
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-----------7---|---------7-------|-5-----------5---|---------5-------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    P.M......   ...........   .....     .........   ...........   .....]

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----*--2-||
|-5-----------5---|---------5-------|-5---------------|-5-(5)-0-||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-(3)---||
    P.M......   ...........   .....     .............]*2nd time for verse 1 only


Riff B
|------|---------|--------|----|------|--------|-------|-----||
|------|---------|--------|----|------|--------|-------|-----||
|----5-|-(5)--7~-|----5---|----|----5-|-(5)-7~-|----5~-|-(5)-||
|-2--5-|-(5)--7~-|-2--5-5-|-5~-|-2--5-|-(5)-7~-|-2--5~-|-(5)-||
|-0----|---------|-0----5-|-5~-|-0----|--------|-0-----|-----||
|------|---------|------3-|-3~-|------|--------|-------|-----||


Bridge1
 chords copied 1 octave below by 2nd guitar
|------|-----------|------|-----------||
|------|-----------|------|-----------||
|-9-10-|-9h10--5-7-|-9-10-|-10p9--5-7-||
|-7-8--|-7h8---3-5-|-7-8--|--8p7--3-5-||
|------|-----------|------|-----------||
|------|-----------|------|-----------||


Lead2
                      A.H
|------------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------||
|----8------9------|-8------10--9-7-|----8------9------|-8------12hb~-13fb~-||
|------8------8----|---8----11-10-8-|------8------8----|---8----10fb~-12fb~-||
|-10-----10-----10-|-----10---------|-10-----10-----10-|-----10-------------||
|------------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------||
|------------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------||


Riff C
double time
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-----------3---|---------3-------|-3-----------3---|---------3-------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   P.M.......   ...........   .....     .........   ...........   .....]

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-5-----------5---|---------5-------|-5-----------5---|---------5-------||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
    P.M......   ...........  ......     .........   ...........   .....]


Chorus
double time
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    P.M.............................    ...............................]

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------17-15-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------10-8--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|                 |                 |                 |                 |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    P.M............................     ...............................]

|-13~-------------|-(13)------12-13-|-12~-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-10~-------------|-(10)-------9-10-|--9~-------------|-12~-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--5~-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|                 |                 |                 |                 |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    P.M............................     ...............................]


|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------14-15-|-14~-------------|-(14)------------|
|-14~-------------|-(14)------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--7~-------------|-(-7)------14-15-|-14~-------------|-(14)------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|                 |                 |                 |                 |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|-----------------|
    P.M............................     ...........................]

Fill 1
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-5---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
    P.M............................     ...............................]


Bridge2
double time
|---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----||
|---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----||
|---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----||
|-7-|-8-|-7h8-7h|8-7h8-|-7-|-8-|-8p7-|-3-5-||
|-5-|-6-|-5h6-5h|6-5h6-|-5-|-6-|-6p5-|-1-3-||
|---|---|-------|------|---|---|-----|-----||

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/blind_guardian/the_last_candle_tab.html ]
Lead3
double time
with bridge2 riff
|-20fb-20fb-20fb-|-20fb~-|-20-18-17h18p17----|-17----------------|
|----------------|-------|----------------20-|----20-18-17-18-17-|
|----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-------|-------------------|-------------------|

   A.H                              Tr.
|---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----||
|-20fb-20p18p17-------|-18-20-18~-|-17h18p17-17-------|-----||
|---------------19p17-|-----------|-------------19-17/|-14~-||
|---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----||
|---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----||
|---------------------|-----------|-------------------|-----||


Riff D
|---|----|------|------|-----|-----|--------|-----|
|---|----|------|------|-----|-----|--------|-----|
|---|----|------|------|-----|-----|--------|-----|
|-5-|-2--|-7--5-|-3--3-|-----|-2-2-|-5h7--5h|7--5-|
|-3-|-0--|-5--3-|-1--1-|-5-5-|-0-0-|-3h5--3h|5--3-|
|---|----|------|------|-3-3-|-----|--------|-----|

|---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----|
|---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----|
|---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----|
|-3-|-2-|-10-5-|-7-5-|-3-|-2-|-5h7-|-5h7-|
|-1-|-0-|-8--3-|-5-3-|-1-|-0-|-3h5-|-3h5-|
|---|---|------|-----|---|---|-----|-----|

 E5
|-----------------|-------------|---Tr.------Tr.--|-------------|
|---Tr.------Tr.--|-------------|-9h10p9-9-9h10p9-|-9-10-9-7-9~-|
|-9h10p9-9-9h10p9-|-9-10-9-7-9~-|-9h10p9-9-9h10p9-|-9-10-9-7-9~-|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|-------------|

    Tr.         Tr.                        Tr.         Tr.
|---------------------|----------------|12h13p12-12-12h13p12-|12-13-12-10-12~-||
|12h13p12-12-12h13p12-|12-13-12-10-12~-|12h13p12-12-12h13p12-|12-13-12-10-12~-||
|---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------||
|---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------||
|---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------||
|---------------------|----------------|---------------------|----------------||


Solo
  ?????????                      A.H
|-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------18fb~-|
|-13fb~~~*r-|--------------|-----------------|-17-15-------|
|-12fb~~~-r-|-12-----------|-/12-/14-/16-/17-|-^^-^^-------|
|-----------|----12-12-12~-|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------------|
  *vibrato with w.bar

                slight mute..............................
|------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-15---|-15-14-12----14-12-------12----------------------|
|-{{---|----------14-------14-12----14-12-11-14-12-11----|
|------|----------------------------------------------14-|
|------|-------------------------------------------------|
|------|-------------------------------------------------|

 ................................................
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-12-11----12-11---------------------------------|
|-------14-------14-12-11-14-12-11---12-11-------|
|---------------------------------14-------14-12-|
|------------------------------------------------|

 ...................]    A.H *w.bar dive at end
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|11----------------------12*|
|---14-12-11-14-12-11-------|
|---------------------14----|

double time - with chorus riff
|-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----|
|-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----|
|-7---7-|-9hbr-7-|-------|-----|-10-10-12-|12fb-12-|-10-9~-|-(9)-|
|---7---|--------|-10-7~-|-(7)-|----------|--------|-------|-----|
|-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----|
|-------|--------|-------|-----|----------|--------|-------|-----|

             A.H
|-------|------------|-------|------------|-15fb-|-15fb-|-15fb-16fb-|-15fb~-|
|-11-13-|-13fb-13-11-|13~-15-|-15fb-15-13-|------|------|-----------|-------|
|-{{----|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------|
|-------|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------|
|-------|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------|
|-------|------------|-------|------------|------|------|-----------|-------|

|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-13-----17-13----|
|-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-|-18-18-15-15--18-15-15-|
|-------------------------|----------16--------16-|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|

|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|-15-15-12-----15-12----|
|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-13-13--17-13-13-|
|-------------------------|----------14--------14-|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|

|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-13-----17-13----|
|-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-|-18-18-15-15--18-15-15-|
|-------------------------|----------16--------16-|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|

|-18-18-18-17-15----------|------------------|
|-20-20-20-18-17-18-17-15-|-14-15-17-14-15~~-|
|----------------19-17-16-|-14-16-17-14-16~~-|
|-------------------------|------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------|

      rake......]                      rake.......]
|----|-------10h13-13p10--------|-----|-------12h15-15p12--------|
|----|----11-------------11-----|-----|----13-------------14-----|
|----|-10-------------------10~-|-----|-12-------------------12~-|
|-8~-|--------------------------|-10~-|--------------------------|
|----|--------------------------|-----|--------------------------|
|----|--------------------------|-----|--------------------------|

|-16fb~-|-(16)r-p13-|------21hbr-|-(21)-||
|-------|-----------|-13~--10hbr-|-(10)-||
|-------|-----------|------------|------||
|-------|-----------|------------|------||
|-------|-----------|------------|------||
|-------|-----------|------------|------||


Lead 4
|-13~-12-13-|-12~-------|-17~-15-13-|-13/15~-|
|-----------|-----15-13-|-10~-------|--------|
|-10~-9--10-|--9~-------|-----12-10-|-10/12~-|
|-----------|-----12-10-|-----------|--------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|--------|

|-18~-17-18-|-17~-15-13-|-15~-13-12---|-----||
|-----------|-----------|----------15-|-13~-||
|-15~-14-15-|-14~-12-10-|-12~-10-9----|-----||
|-----------|-----------|----------12-|-10~-||
|-----------|-----------|-------------|-----||
|-----------|-----------|-------------|-----||


Riff E
same rhythm structure as Riff A
chord structure:
| D5 | C5 | F5i | D#5 | G5i | F5i | C5 |%|

| D5 | C5 | F5i | E5i | A5i | G5i | D5 |%|

| A#5 |%| C5 |%| A#5 |%| C5 |%||



Riff F
same rhythm structure as Riff A
chord structure:
| A#5 |%| C5 |%| A#5 |%| C5 |%||


Coda
|-----||
|-----||
|-7---||
|-7---||
|-5---||
|-5---||
 fades out gradually


Song Structure


Intro          intro, Lead1
Verse 1        Riff A x2
Verse 2        Riff B
Bridge1        Bridge1 x2
Lead 2         Lead2
Verse 3        Riff A x4
Verse 4        Riff C
Chorus         Chorus x2, Fill 1
Bridge2        Bridge2
Lead 3         Lead3
Verse 5        Riff D
Solo           Solo
Chorus         Chorus x2, Fill 1
Lead 4         Lead4
Verse 6        Riff E
Lead 1         Lead1
Verse 7        Riff F
Chorus x2      Chorus x4, Fill 1
Coda

Lyrics
Intro
Guardian, Guardian, Guardian of the Blind (x4)
................
Have you forgotten him

Lead1

Verse 1
Far from the land
where the sun is born
down in the wood 'Caladon'

Verse 2
Do you know that place
where the light is never seen
and all hopes are turned
by the final cry

Bridge 1
Turned to Stone (x4)

Lead2

Verse 3
Whispering tunes in the wind
all hopes are gone with the night
when the old man will never come back
remember his words and his songs

Verse 4
And we see the raven's flying in the distance
but no wizard's singing his song

Chorus
Somebodies out in the night
I fly in time
the last candle will burn
there's hope for everyone
when the last candle burns high
oh it's time for life

Bridge2

Lead3

Verse 5
The elves and gnomes have to hide
when the moon is showing its face
and raging orcs will set their traps
and all forests will burn
they hate green trees
and love the dark
they don't understand
that they're caught and left alone
they feel the magic in the wind
they just fear the old man's song

Solo

Chorus

Lead4

Verse 6
Corrupted old gnome
betrayer of all
you know so much about all
what is your price?
GMOM: "Too much, too much
 you cannot pay with your silver and your gold
 there's just a little chance to save the wizard's life
  there's just a little chance for all you fools

Lead1

Verse 7
And so I walk across the land
and hope to hear the wizard's song

Chorus x2

Coda
Somebodies out there
I feel there is somebody
Somebodies out there
I feel there is somebody

The End
Ace song.
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