Music by Senescence

A Past and Future Secret
By Blind Guardian from the album "Imaginations From the Other Side"

Guitar Tablature

         I took this from a performance at VIVA Metalla, but it's pretty
         much like the album version.
         Tune the guitar 1/2 a step down. Obviously, if you want,
         you can play the song in the 2nd fret and tune the guitar
         as normal.
         Rhythm guitar is always on top and lead guitar on the bottom.
 
         Note: Capoeded at the 3rd fret

         I'll just put all riffs first and then explain the music.

                                  INTRO
         E-3-----------5-3-----5-|-3------------5--3----------------------
         B-3-----------6-3-----6-|-3------------6--4----------------------
         G-3-----------5-3-----5-|-3------------7--3------Rythm guitar----
         D-5-----------3-5-----3-|-5------------7--5----------------------
         A-5-------------5-------|-5------------5--6----------------------
         E-3-------------3-------|-3------------5--3----------------------
         |\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|
         E----10-11-10-8-10----8-|----------------------------------------
         B------------------11---|-8-10-11-10-8------8----Lead Guitar-----
         G-----------------------|--------------10-7----------------------
         D-----------------------|----------------------------------------

                                   MAIN1
         E-3-------3-----5-3-------3-------3-3-5-6-5-3-3------------------
         B-3-3---3---3-----3-3---3---3---3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6------------------
         G-3---3-------3---3---3-------3---3-3-5-5-5-5-5------------------
         D-5---------------5---------------5-5-3-3-3-3--------------------
         A-5---------------5---------------5-5----------------------------
         E-3---------------3---------------3------------------------------
         |\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\|
         E-3-------------5-3-------FILL----3-3-5-6-5-3--------------------
         B-------------------------GOES----------------6------2X----------
         G-------------------------HERE-----------------------------------

         FILL1
         E-10-8-6-5
         B---------
         G---------
                                    MAIN2
                                     H P
         E-3-3-3-3-5-----6-3-5-3----------------------------------
         B-4-4-4-4-6-6-----------6---6----------------------------
         G-3-3-5-5-5---5-----------5------------------------------
         D-5-5-5-5-3----------------------------------------------
         A-6-6-3---------------------------2 guitars almost equal-
         E-3------------------------------------------------------

         This part I'll just put the chords. The lead part, although I knew
         part of it, I prefer to improvise. Just listen to the record to get
         the rhythm.

                                    MAIN3
         Gm                F        Gm
         listen crowd I'll tell you everything though I have to say
           F          Gm                            F      Gm
         I don't know much talking about a past and future secret
                                Dm     D#    Gm                    F
         most call him once and future king far back in the past I saw his
         Gm                              F        Gm
         ending long before It started I knew his name he's the one who
                  F         Gm                         Dm      D#   Cm
         took the sword out of the stone it's how that ancient tale began

                                    FILL3
                                     H P
         E-3-3-3-3-5-----6-3-5-3---5-3----------------------------
         B-4-4-4-4-6-6-----------6-----6--------------------------
         G-3-3-5-5-5---5------------------------------------------
         D-5-5-5-5-3----------------------------------------------
         A-6-6-3---------------------------2 guitars almost equal-
         E-3------------------------------------------------------

                                   MAIN4
         Just Lead part. The rhythm guitar is just like INTRO
                    P H                             P H
         E-10-11-10-8-10-8-10----8-10-11-|-10-11-10-8-10-8-10----8--------
         B--------------------11---------|--------------------11----------
         G-------------------------------|--------------------------------
         D-------------------------------|--------------------------------
         A-------------------------------|--------------------------------
         E-------------------------------|--------------------------------
                    P H
         E-10-11-10-8-10-8-10----8-10-11-|-10-11-10-8----------3----------
         B--------------------11---------|------------11-8-6-3-3----------
         G-------------------------------|---------------------3----------
         D-------------------------------|---------------------5----------
         A-------------------------------|---------------------5----------
         E-------------------------------|---------------------3----------

                                       MAIN5
         I'm not sure about this one, if you think it's bad, e-mail me and
         I'll check it out again.

         Gm               F   Gm                F          D#
         Take him back to avalon dwell on for a new age so long sleep well
            Gm                      F   Gm                 F
         my friend Take him back to avalon I will wait and guard the future
         D#    Cm
         king's crown

         The music goes like this:
         INTRO(2X)
         MAIN1(2X, first time with FILL1)
         INTRO(2X)
         MAIN2(3X)
         MAIN3(2X, the first time don't play Cm cause you've played it in
              MAIN2)
         FILL2
         MAIN3(2X)
         MAIN4

         The VIVA Metalla version would now end so I'm not sure about the
         rest.

         MAIN1(with FILL1)
         MAIN5
         MAIN3(2X, the first time don't play Cm cause you've played it in
              MAIN2)
         FILL2
         MAIN3(4X)
         MAIN4

         Chords: Gm E-3 F E-5  Dm E-3 D# E-3 Cm E-3
                    B-3   B-6     B-4    B-4    B-4
                    G-3   G-5     G-5    G-3    G-5
                    D-5   D-3     D-5    D-5    D-5
                    A-5   A--     A-3    A-6    A-3
                    E-3   E--     E-3    E-3    E--

         Notes: H - Hammer-On
                P - Pull-Off

         Transcribed by João Pedro de Magalhães

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