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. Original recording Varney Metal Music.

As recorded by Tony MacAlpine


(From the 1985 Album EDGE OF INSANITY) Transcribed by Peter Lidstrm A Intro Driving rock fusion = 172
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THE STRANGER

Words and Music by Tony MacAlpine

I
T A B

(A5)

Gtr I

U
0

U
(0)

V V V V VcV
5030

V V V V Vc V
5020

U
0

U
(0)

V V V V VcV
5030

V V V V Vc V
5020

b U gg 9 Ig b U gg 17 Ig
T A B T A B

P P

B Verse 1
Fm

M [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Full M [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Full O O 14 (14) 121210 12 (12) 121210 W


P

VVV U
3

E/F

P P

b VVV U
3

P P

P P

Fm

11

V V u [[[[[[[[[[[[[
(11)

VVVVV U
D

Esus4 E

11 11

M [[[[[[[[ O 10121210 12
Full P
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V VW u
9

10

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Fm

M [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Full M [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ Full O O 14 (14) 121210 12 (12) 121210


P P
G

VVV U
3

E/F

b VVV U
P

Fm

11

V V u [[[[[[[[[[[[[
(11)

VVVVV W
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11 11

M [[[[[[[ Full M [[[[[[[[[ O 10121210 12 10 12 12


P
A/G

V V VW u u
Esus4 E

D Pre-Chorus 1
G

g 25 I gU
T A B
7

A/G

10

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(7)

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U
19

U
22

V V V U
G 22 19 (19)

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C Chorus 1
Am

(Octave harmony)

33

I
T A B

V VVVVV VVVVVV VVVVVVW


3 3 3 3 3 3
12 13 15 12 13 12 15 13 12 14 12 14

14

12 13 15 13 12 13

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F

14

12 13 15

12 13 12

15 13 12

14 12

14

12 13 15 13 12 13

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I
T A B

V VVVVVVVVVVV
3 3 3 3
13 14 16 13 15 16 13 15 17

U VVVVVVVVVVVV
3 3 3 3
13 15 17 13 15 17 13 15 13 17 13 15

Asus4

U
A 17

17

12 14 16

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Dm

41

Ie
T A B

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
18 20 17 18 20 17 18 19 18 17 22 17 18 19

V V V V V V V V V V V V V
17 18 20 17 18 20 17 18 19 18 17 22

17

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43

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T A B

`1. V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
15 13 12 15

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
13 12 15 13 11 15 13 11 14 13 11 14 12 11 14 12

15 18 17 15 13 17 15 13 12 15 13 12

45

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T A B
10

V V V V V V W
3 3
14 13 13 17 13 13

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14

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13

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17

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49

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T A B

`2. V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
12 15 13 12 13 17 15 13 12 15 13 12 10 13 12 10

15 18 17 15 13 17 15 13 12 15 13 12 10 13 12 10

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51

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V
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T A B

W
Gtr II
17

V
18

U
20

W
19

V
20

U
22

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b V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V ggg 57 I
F Keyboard solo 1
F m7

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
14 12 14 15 14 12 15 12 14 15 14 15 14 15 14 15

Gtr IV

T A B

14 15 14 12 14 15 12 15 14 15 14 15 19 15 14 15

gg Ig
T A B

H H

H HTP

H H

H H

21

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(21)

ggg I
T A B

U
Gtr III
17

U
(17)

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V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V g g 59 Ig
T A B
14 12 14 15 12 14 15 14 15 19 15 14 15 17

V
21

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
12 15 14 22 12 14 15 19 15 14 21 12 15 12

14

HTP

TP

HTP

HTP

HTP

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V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V g g 61 Ig
T A B
14 15 12 15 12 14 15 12 14 15 14 21 12 15

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
14 15 12 14 21 12 15 14 15 12 14 15 19 14 15

12

V V V V V V V V V fV V V V V V V V ggg 63 3 5 I
T A B
19 15 22 19 15 19

HTP

V V fV V V V V V V V V V V V V V
5
22 19 15 20 15 17 20 19 15 19 22 19 15 20 15 19

HT

HT

12 15 19 22 19 15 14 19 22 15 19

HTP

H H HTP

P sl. H H T P

TP

TP

H HT

HTP

G Solo section B
65

g V I
T A B

Em7

VVV
11 9 11

VV
9 11

VVVVVVVVVVVV
3
12 11 9 11 9 11 12 16 14 11 14 11

V
(11)

VVV
12 11 14

V
11

V
10

V
12

VVVV V V
14 12 12 12 11 14

12

P
Cm7

P H

P P H P H H HT P P

V V V V V g V V V V V V 69 I V V
T A B
12 14 14 15 15 17 14 15 14 15 15 14 14

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
12 15 14 15 14 14 14 17 14 14 17 15 17 14 14 14 14

V
17

V
15

V
17

V V
22 22

V V V V u
17 22 19 22

V V
17 19

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15

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H Solo section C
F m7

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
5
12 10 13 11 9 13 9 11 13 10 12 14 12 10 13 11 9

T A B

14 12 10 12 10

13 11

13 11

11 13

10 12 14

H H

H H

V V V V V V V V V V V V V g V V g V V 75 Ig
5

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
12 14 10 12 14 10 12 14 12 10 14 12 10 13 11 9

H H

H H

T A B

13

11 13

10 12 14 12 10

13 11

13

11 13

10

H H

H H

H H

H H

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5

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
5
9 11 9 11 10 14 10 12 14 12 14 12

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T A B

13

11 13 14

11

11

11

11

14 12 10 14

gg 79 Ig
T A B
Em7

V V V V V V V V V V V V
P H H HTP P sl. H P H H H P 1
12 14 17 14 12

1
17 14 12

1
17 14

1
19 17

V V V V V V V V V e V fV V V 3
3 3
17 14 16 14 16 14 16 14 12 13 14 12 14

H H

P sl. H

P Hsl.

I Solo section 3

81

g V I V V V
Full

T A B

12

V V V V V V V V
7 10 14 7 14 10 7

5 V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V 5
14 11

10 10

g V V V V V V g V V 83 V V V V I V V fV
T A B
7 9 8 7 9 11 7 9

12

12

12

12

12

10

14

10

HTP

HTP

e V f V f V V V gV V V f V gV V f V gV V gV V
P H HH H T P P H
13 14 15 16

10

11 12 16 12 11 14 12

12 13 14 15 16 12 11 12 13 14 17 12

V V e V V V V V V V eV fV V g V e V f V g 85 I
Cm7

H sl. H T P

HT

H sl. T P

P HH

H sl. H T P

V V V eW e V f V V V eV fV
5
14 15 16 15 16 17 15 19 12 18

1/2

T A B

15

16

13

14

15

16

12

15

12

15

17

18

24

18

15

g 87 I
T A B

eW

HT

HT

V O

V V V V eV
P H sl. H

HTP

V V eV V V V V V V W
5 3
16 15 14 12 14 15 14 12

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THE STRANGER - Tony MacAlpine J Guitar solo 1
Dm B

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89

Ie V V V V V V V V V V V V
T A B
0 7 2 7 3 7 5 7 3 7 2 7

V V V V V V V V V V V V
3 3
0 7 2 7 3 7 5 12 3 12 2 12

V V V V V V V V V V V
3 3 3
HTP HTP HTP HTP HT

3 12 5 12 7 12 8 12 7 12 5 12

HTP HTP HTP HTP HTP HT P

92

V V V V V V e V V V I V V V
3 3 3 3

V V V V V V V V V V V V
C

HTP HTP HTP HTP HTP HT P

HT

V V V V V V V V V V V
3 3 3

T A B

3 12 5 12 7 12 8 12 7 12 5

12

5 12 7 12 9 12 7 12 5 12 7

13

5 13 6 13 8 13 6 13 5 13 6 13

HTP HTP HTP HTP HTP


Dm

95

Ie
T A B

V V V V V V V V V V V V
3 3 3 3
8 15 10 15 11 15 10 15 8 15 10

T P

HTP HTP HTP HTP HTP

T P

HTP HTP HTP HTP HTP HT

15

V V V V u gV W 3 3 [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
9 15 7 15 6 7

H T P
Dm

H T P

H T P

H T P

T P

H T

K Guitar solo 2

97

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T A B

V
0

V V V V V V V
12 C 12 14 15 12 14 15

V
1/2

V V O 17

A/C

gV

H T P

H T P

W [[[[[[[[[[[[[[
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V
1/2
17

V V W M O [[[[[[[[[ V V
15

14

17

17

15

14

17

(17) 17 17

101

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T A B
G/B

V
12

V
13

V
12

V
15

V
13

V
12

V
13

V
12

V
15

V
12

V
15

V
15

V
12

V
12

V
15

13

13

12

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T A B

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
3
14 12 13 12 14 12 14 16 13 15 17 12 13

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
5 5 6 5
15 12 13 15 13 15 17 13 15 17 15 17 18 15 17 18 17 18 20 17 20

13 12

H H

H H

H H

H H

H H

H H

H H

H H

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B

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105

Ie
T A B

` W
Full

V M
Full
20

W M
20

V V
18 17

W
Full
20

V M
Full
20

W M
20

V V V V V V
Full
20 17 20 17 (20) 17

20

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L Guitar solo 3
(A5)

109

Ie
T A B

V V V V V V V V
17 20 22 17 20 17 20 17

Full
20 22 17 20 17 20 17 20 17 19 17 19 17 17

V V eV fV V V e V fV V V V V V V V V
19 19 19

V V V V V fV g V V V V g V V V V V V V V 111 Ie 5 5
T A B
14 15 17 14 16 17 14 12 14 15 12 14 15 17 14 15 14 13

V V V V V V V V V V V gV f V V
14 15 17 15 14 17 14 15 17 14

1/2 1/2

M M

17 16 15 15

sl.

sl.

113

Ie
T A B

c V V V V V V V V V V
3 3 3

V V e V V V V V V u u
3 3 3

V V V V V V V V u3 k3 3
Full
20 17 20 20 17 20

j gq
2 N.H.
[6]
scoop harm.

P.M.
17 19 20 17 19 20 19

20

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22

x 17 19 20

17

19 20

17 19 20

M Chorus 2
Am

117

I
T A B

V VVVVV VVVVVV VVVVVVW


3 3 3 3 3 3
12 13 15 12 13 12 15 13 12 14 12 14

14

12 13 15 13 12 13

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V VVVVV VVVVVV VVVVVVW


F

14

12 13 15

12 13 12

15 13 12

14 12

14

12 13 15 13 12 13

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121

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T A B

V VVVVVVVVVVV
3 3 3 3
13 14 16 13 15 16 13 15 17

U VVVVVVVVVVVV
3 3 3 3
13 15 17 13 15 17 13 15 13 17 13 15

Asus4

U
A 17

17

12 14 16

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Dm

125

Ie
T A B

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
18 20 17 18 20 17 18 19 18 17 22 17 18 19

V V V V V V V V V V V V V
17 18 20 17 18 20 17 18 19 18 17 22

17

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127

Ie
T A B

`1. V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
15 13 12 15

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
13 12 15 13 11 15 13 11 14 13 11 14 12 11 14 12

15 18 17 15 13 17 15 13 12 15 13 12

U 129 Ie [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[
T A B
10

V V V V V V W
3 3
14 13 13 17 13 13

14

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13

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T A B

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
2.
15 18 17 15 13 17 15 13 12 15 13 12 10 13 12 10

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
12 15 13 12 13 17 15 13 12 15 13 12 10 13 12 10

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T A B

V
13

12

15

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W
F 13

V
15

U
17

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Ie
T A B

W
Gtr III
17

V
18

U
20

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N Outro
G

139

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T A B

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
13 14 16 13 15 16 13 15 17 13 15 17 18

V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V
15 17 18 15 17 18 15 17 18 15 17 19 20 19 17 20

12 14 16

Am

141

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T A B

V
17

H sl.

V
17

V
17

H sl.

V
17

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