Judas Be My Guide


Judas Be My Guide - Iron Maiden Ste, barleycorn@infinito.it Here's my transcription of this song, chords & a bit of tabs. This is a brief comment I found in Baeleron's Iron Maiden Commentary (http://www.truemetal.org/ironmaiden/lyrics/index.html, don't ask me how I got there, I just don't know): "Judas Be My Guide is a short but incredibly catchy song with an excellent chorus and good guitar solos. This is one of Maiden's shortest song with lyrics, next to Futureal. I'm not sure what the lyrics mean though, or how Judas relates to them. It might be about the meaninglessness of life" I don't want to spend a word about the bullshit contained in the lyrics. If you like to think that nothing is sacred and nothing's ever been, this is really not my business. Anyhow... think of how powerful music is. This song makes you stand up and jump and shout... though you disagree with every single word Bruce sings. Now, music. >>>> Song structure & chords: All chords played like this: |||||| or like this: |||||| |*|||| *||||| |||||| |||||| ||**|| |**||| |||||| |||||| just find the right position. intro: Am | Dm | (Dm) Am | Bb | (Bb)... ...Am | Dm | (Dm) Am | Bb | Gm | solo 1: | Dm C | Dm C | C Bb | Dm C | | Dm C | Dm C | C Bb | Dm C | Dm C Lights out, we leave in a world of darkness Gm Bb F No doubt, everything's up for sale Dm C We sleep, all of the world is burning Gm Bb F We pray to god for a better deal Dm Em F G Bb F G Nothing is sacred, back then or now Dm Em F G Bb F G Everything's wasted, is that all there is? Can I go now? Dm C Dm C C Bb Dm C Dm C Judas my guide, whispers in the night Dm C C Bb Dm C Judas my guide Dm C Fight wars, die in a blaze of glory Gm Bb F Come home, meat in a plastic sack Dm C Fall down, pray to your god for mercy Gm Bb F So kneel, and help the blade cut clean Dm Em F G Bb F G Nothing is sacred, back then or now Dm Em F G Bb F G Everyone's wasted, is that all there is? Is that it now? Dm C Dm C C Bb Dm C Dm C Judas my guide, whispers in the night Dm C C Bb Dm C Judas my guide Dm C Dm C C Bb Dm C Dm C Judas my guide, whispers in the night Dm C C Bb Dm C Judas my guide bridge: | Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | | C | C | Gm | Bb | Bb C Dm C I live in the black, I have no guiding light Bb C Am I'm whispering in your dreams solo 2: | Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | C | C | Dm | Dm | | Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | C | C | Gm | Gm | Dm C Dm C C Bb Dm C Dm C Judas my guide, whispers in the night Dm C C Bb Dm C Judas my guide Dm C Dm C C Bb Dm C Dm C Judas my guide, whispers in the night Dm C C Bb Dm C Dm Judas my guide >>>> Tabs Maybe one day I'm going to post the solos; I haven't figured them out yet. Just use the D pentatonic minor or the F major scale. For now, here's a few licks from the intro & bridge. intro: Am Dm Am Bb Am Dm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------| --------6---5---------6---5---8---6-5-------6---5---------6---5---8-6-5-8--| ----------7---5---7-----7---5---5---------7---5---5---7-----7---5----------| ----------------7-----------------------7-----------7----------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------| Am Bb Gm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------| --------6---5-----6---5---8-6-5---6---8-6h8-5------------------------------| ----------7---5-----7-----------5---7--------------------------------------| ----------------7-----------------------------5----------------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------| bridge: lead guitar: Dm Dm Bb Bb ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| -----6h8h10----8------------6h8h10----8------------6h8h10----8--------------| ------------10---9----10-----------10---9----7------------10---9----7-------| -------------------10---------------------10---------------------10---------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| C C Gm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| -----6h8h10----8------------6h8h10----8------------6h8h10----8--------------| ------------10---9----10-----------10---9----10-----------10---9----7-------| -------------------10---------------------10---------------------10---------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| Bb ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| -----6h8h10----8------------6h8h10----8-------------------------------------| ------------10---9----7------------10---9-----------------------------------| -------------------10---------------------10--------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| while another guitar keep repeating this (I'm really not sure about this part, but it sounds good): ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| -----3h5h6-3-5--------------------------------------------------------------| ---------------5---7--------------------------------------------------------| -----------------7----------------------------------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| Enjoy Ste