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. Original recording Varney Metal Music.

As recorded by Tony MacAlpine


(From the 1985 Album EDGE OF INSANITY) Transcribed by David Le Roux, Edited by Peter Lidstrm
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THE TAKER
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3 fr. xx D

G /B

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D /G

2 fr. x A

D 7 9 3 fr. x

(E)

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3 fr. x B

A Intro

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T A B
5

Fast Neoclassical Rock = 185

N.C.(C m)

(Drum pickup)

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4 1 2 4 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4

V V V V V V V
P.M.
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P.M.

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P.M.
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T A B
B Verse

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P.M.

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P.M.
7

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine Page 2 of 10

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C Pre-Chorus
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P.M.

P.M.

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N.C.(C m)

D Solo Interlude (Intro)

5:6

5:6

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine Page 3 of 10

E Chorus

25

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TP

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10

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine
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5:6
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F Organ Interlude
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39

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine Page 5 of 10

43

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T A B

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine Page 6 of 10
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G Guitar Solo

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine

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Gm

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4:6 4:6 4:6 4:6
12 9 12 16 12 9 12 9 12 16 12 17 12

(12)

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TP H

TP

TP P

TP P

TP

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T A B

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P H HT P

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5:6 4:6 5:6 5:6
14 16 17 16 14 16 14 16 15 13 15 16 14 16 17 16 14 16 14

T A B

13 15 16

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16 15 13 15 16

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine Page 8 of 10

5:6 5:6 4:6 g g g V g 84 V V V V gV V V V V V V V V V V V V I


8va

(E)

4:6

T A B

16 15 16

14

5:6 V g V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V 4:6
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4:6

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5:6 5:6 4:6 4:6
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T A B

16 14 16 18

15 16 18 15 16 18 15 16 18

16 17 16 17 19 17 19

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sl. D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda

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21

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P.M.
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P.M.
7

T A B

10

TP

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine Page 9 of 10

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THE TAKER - Tony MacAlpine K Outro Page 10 of 10

gggg I g
T A B

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(Drum break)

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