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Blind Guardian – The Hobbit
The Bard's Song - The Hobbit
by
Blind Guardian

* Words and music by Blind Guardian 1992

Transcribed by Stefan Gabriel
E-mail: [email protected]

Legend
Fb - full bend (2 frets)
Fbr - full bend then release
(12)r- hold note for while then release
*..* - repeat everything in between
Tr~ - trill
B p - hammer-on pull-off
(12) - notes in brackets are placed to note long notes (ie between bars)

Time Signature: 3/4 time
Tempo: crotchet = 160 (approx.)

Intro: played twice
|--------|------------|--------|------------|
|--------|------------|--------|------------|
|--------|------------|--------|------------|
|--------|------------|--------|------------|
|-3--5-7-|-5--------5-|-5--7-9-|-7--------7-|
|-1--3-5-|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7-|-5--5-5-5-5-|
P.M..] P.M..]

Double time
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-9-------7-------5------|-7-------5-------4------|
|-7--7-7--5--5-5--3--3-3-|-5--5-5--3--3-3--2--2-2-|
|------------------------|------------------------|
P.M.. .... .... .... .... ....
1st time
|-------------------|-----||
|-------------------|-----||
|-------------------|-----||
|-5-------4---------|--2--||
|-3--3-3--2--2-2--5-|--0--||
|-----------------3-|-----||
P.M.. ...

2nd time only Fill 1
|---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------||
|---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------||
|-2----2-|-0--2-4-*|-3--5-7-|----|-3--5-7-|-4--5-7-|| |-7fb~-||
|----2---|--------*|--------|-5~-|--------|--------|| |------||
|---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------||
|---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------|| |------||
| | | | | | ||
|---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------||
|---------|---------|--------|----|--------|--------||
|--------|--------*|--------|----|--------|--------||
|-2------|--------*|-3------|----|-3------|-4------||
|--0------|-5-------|-1------|-5--|-1------|-2------||
|---------|-3-------|--------|-3--|--------|--------||

Verse 1
with fill 1
|-----------|-----------------|-----------|---------|
|-----------|-----------------|-----------|---------|
|-----------|------4----------|------3----|----4----|
|------2----|-2-------5-------|-0-------2-|-2----5--|
|-0-------3-|-----------------|-----------|---------|
|-----------|-----------------|-----------|---------|
Out in the distance There's so much gold, The

|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------|
|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------|
|--------------|--------4----|--------3----|----4---|
|--------2-----|---2-------5-|---0-------2-|-2----5-|
|---0-------3--|-------------|-------------|--------|
|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------|
treasure that I've found is more than enough

1/2 time
|----------|--------------|---|-----||
|----------|--------------|---|-----||
|----------|--------------|---|-----||
|----------|--------------|---|-----||
|-5--------|-(5)----------|-2-|-(2)-||
|-3--------|-(3)----------|-0-|-(0)-||
Far to the hill we've to go

Chorus 1
|--------|--------|------------|--------|
|--------|--------|------------|--------|
|--------|----4---|----3-------|----4---|
|----2---|-2----5-|-0----2-----|-2----5-|
|-0----3-|--------|------------|--------|
|--------|--------|------------|--------|
O - ver mountain and seas

|-----------|--------------|----------|--------|
|-----------|--------------|----------|--------|
|-----------|-------4------|-----3----|----4---|
|------2----|--2-------5---|-0------2-|-2----5-|
|-0-------3-|--------------|----------|--------|
|-----------|--------------|----------|--------|
To the old hill Where the old dragon sleeps

|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|-3--5-7-|-5--------5-|-5--7-9------|-7--------7-|
|-1--3-5-|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7------|-5--5-5-5-5-|
P.M..] P.M..]
Bl - i - nd in the dark dungeon's night. So

|----------|---------|--------|-----------|
|----------|---------|--------|-----------|
|----------|---------|--------|-----------|
|----------|---------|--------|-2---------|
|-3--------|-5-------|-2------|-0---------|
|-1--------|-3-------|-0------|-----------|
God please take me a-way from here. And

|------|---------|---------|-----------||
|------|---------|---------|-----------||
|------|---------|---------|-----------||
|------|---------|---------|-2---------||
|-3----|-5-------|-2-------|-0---------||
|-1----|-3-------|-0-------|-----------||
Gollum shows the way right out

Solo 1 - Top part is copied one octave above (octave harmonizing) throughout
and any single tab sections in solo 1.
A5 E5 D5 E5
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
|-15fb~-----|-15fb~--|-15--17-18-|-17--15-12-|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
| | | | I'm |
|-----12----|----7---|-----------|-----------|
|-10-----13-|-5----8-|-6---8--10-|-8---10-12-|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-----------|

A5 E5 D5 E5
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
|-15fb~-----|-15fb~--|-15--17-15-|--------------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|-16-----------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------11-12-|
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
| Alive | | | |
|-----12----|----7---|-----------|--------------|
|-10-----13-|-5----8-|-6---8--10-|-8---10-12----|
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|
|-----------|--------|-----------|--------------|

F#5 C5 B5 B5
|-----------|----------|---------------------|----------|
|-----------|-------12-|---------------------|----------|
|--------14-|-12-14----|-11-11h12p11-9-11-12-|-11-------|
|-11--12----|----------|---------------------|----11-12-|
|-----------|----------|---------------------|----------|
|-----------|----------|---------------------|----------|

F#5 C5 B5(with fill 2) D5 A5
|--------------|------|----------------|----------|-----------|
|--------------|------|----------------|-------12-|-14--15-14-|
|-----------14-|-12---|-14fb-----------|-(14)r----|-----------|
|-11--12-14----|----9-|----------------|----------|-----------|
|--------------|------|----------------|----------|-----------|
|--------------|------|----------------|----------|-----------|

G5 B5(with fill 2) D5 A5 G5
|----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-----------|
|-------------14-|-----------------|-------12-|-14--15-14-|-----------|
|-14fbr-14-11----|--14fb-----------|-(14)r----|-----------|-14fb------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-------8-7-|
|----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-----------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------|-----------|-----------|

Bflat5 Bflat5 D5 D5 Bflat5 Bflat5
|------|------------|------|--------|--------|--------tr~-|
|------|--------tr~-|------|--------|--------|-10--8-6h8--|
|----7-|-9-10-9h10--|-9--7-|--------|----7---|------------|
|-8----|------------|------|-7--8-7-|-8------|------------|
|------|------------|------|--------|--------|------------|
|------|------------|------|--------|--------|------------|

D5 D5 C5 Bflat5 G5
|------|-----|----------|---------------|-------------------------|
|------|-8fb-|-13-------|--------tr~----|-------------------------|
|-9--7-|-----|----12-14-|-15--14h15-----|----------14-15-14h15p14-|
|------|-----|----------|------------17-|-14-15-17----------------|
|------|-----|----------|---------------|-------------------------|
|------|-----|----------|---------------|-------------------------|

G5 Fill 2 Fill 3
|----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----||
|----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----||
|----14----------|| |------------------|-11-12-11-|| |----||
|-17----17-15-14-|| |-11-12-11h12p11-9-|----------|| |-15-||
|----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----||
|----------------|| |------------------|----------|| |----||
The

Verse 2
with fill 3
|-------------|----------------|-------------|------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|------------|
|-7---------7-|----------------|-7-------7---|-5--------5-|
|-5--5-5-5--5-|-7--------7-----|-5-5-5-5-5---|-3--3-3-3-3-|
|-------------|-5--5-5-5-5-----|-------------|------------|
P.M.. P.M.. P.M.. P.M..
Dying Dragon brought trouble and pain And

|--------------|------------|-------|-----|---------|
|--------------|------------|-------|-----|---------|
|--------------|------------|-------|-----|---------|
|--------------|-5--------5-|-7-----|-----|---------|
|-5--------5---|-3--3-3-3-3-|-5-----|-3---|-5-------|
|-3--3-3-3-3---|------------|-------|-1---|-3-------|
P.M.. P.M..
horror to the halls of stone, I'll take the

Guitar1 is copied octave above
|--------|------------|----------|---------------||
|--------|------------|----------|---------------||
|-7-9-10-|-9h10p9-5---|-7-9-10---|-12-10h12p10-9-||
|--------|----------5-|----------|---------------||
|--------|------------|----------|---------------||
|--------|------------|----------|---------------||
| | | | ||
|--------|------------|----------|---------------||
|--------|------------|----------|---------------||
|--------|------------|----------|---------------||
|-7------|-(7)--------|----------|---------------||
|-5------|-(5)--------|-7--------|-8-------------||
|--------|------------|-5--------|-6-------------||
mighty stone, And leave the dwarves behind

Chorus 2
|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
|-7--9--10----|-9h10p9-5-------|-7--9--10----|-12-10h12p10-9-|
|-------------|----------5-----|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
| | | | |
|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|
|-7---------7-|----------------|-7-------7---|-5--------5----|
|-5--5-5-5--5-|-7--------7-----|-5-5-5-5-5---|-3--3-3-3-3----|
|-------------|-5--5-5-5-5-----|-------------|---------------|
P.M.. P.M.. P.M.. P.M..
Ice and fire and forest we passed, and

|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
|-10--12--14---|-12-10h12p10-9-|-7-9----|-----|---------||
|--------------|---------------|-----10-|-8-7-|--5-7-8--||
|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
| | | | | ||
|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
|--------------|---------------|--------|-----|---------||
|--------------|-5--------5----|-7------|-----|---------||
|-5--------5---|-3--3-3-3-3----|-5------|-8---|-5-------||
|-3--3-3-3-3---|---------------|--------|-6---|-3-------||
P.M.. P.M..
horror in the halls of stone

Interlude
tempo: double time *guitar1 is copied octave above
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|-9-9-9---7-7-7---5-5-5---|-4--5-4h5p4--------------|
|-------------------------|------------5------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| | |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
P.M.................. P.M..................

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-4------4----4-----------|-5--7--5h7p5--4--5-------|
|-----7-----7-------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| | |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-2-----------------------|
|-2-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------|
P.M.................. P.M..................

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-9-9-9---7-7-7---5-5-5---|-4--5-4h5p4--------------|
|-------------------------|------------5------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
| | |
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
P.M.................. P.M..................

|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-4------4--5--7p5p4------|-------------------------||
|-----7-------------------|-7-----------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
| | ||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------|-2-----------------------||
|-2-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------||
P.M.................. P.M..................

Verse 3
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
P.M.................. P.M..................
Trolls in the dark, The

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-2-----------------------|
|-2-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------|
P.M.................. P.M..................
dark took them all

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
P.M.................. P.M..................
Caught in the wood, By the

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-2-----------------------|
|-5-----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-------------------------|
P.M.................. P.M..................
wooden king's men, But

Normal time * start of 2nd solo
|------------|------------------|-----------|-------||
|------------|------------------|-----------|-------||
|------------|------------------|-----------|-*-----||
|-2----------|------------------|-----------|-2-----||
|-0----------|-5----------------|-2---------|-0-----||
|------------|-3----------------|-0---------|-------||
now I'm a - lone, 'Cause I've made up my mind

Solo 2
Normal time
A5 E5 D5 E5
|------|------|----12-13-12h13p12----12-|-----------------|
|-15fb-|-15fb-|-15----------------15----|-15-13-12-13-----|
|------|------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|------|------|-------------------------|--------------14-|
|------|------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|------|------|-------------------------|-----------------|

A5 E5 D5 E5
|-----------|-10-----10-|-12-13-12h13p12-10-12-|----|
|-13-----13-|-12-----12-|-13-15-13h15p13-12-13-|-12-|
|-14-----14-|-----------|----------------------|----|
|-----14----|-----14----|----------------------|----|
|-----------|-----------|----------------------|----|
|-----------|-----------|----------------------|----|

G5 G5 E5 E5 Fill 4
|-15fb-|-(15)-15-13-|-12-------------|------12-10-|| |-12-||
|------|------------|----15-13-12-13-|-12---13-12-|| |-13-||
|------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----||
|------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----||
|------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----||
|------|------------|----------------|------------|| |----||

Chorus 3
with fill 4
|------------|--------|------------|----------|
|------------|--------|------------|----------|
|------------|----4---|----3-------|----4-----|
|----2-------|-2----5-|-0----2-----|-2----5---|
|-0----3-----|--------|------------|----------|
|------------|--------|------------|----------|
By the spell of gold, The

|---------------|--------------|-------------|--------|
|---------------|--------------|-------------|--------|
|---------------|-------4------|-----3-------|----4---|
|------2--------|--2-------5---|-0------2----|-2----5-|
|-0-------3-----|--------------|-------------|--------|
|---------------|--------------|-------------|--------|
king under the mountain will risk a great war,

|----------|------------|-------------|------------|
|----------|------------|-------------|------------|
|----------|------------|-------------|------------|
|----------|------------|-------------|------------|
|-3--5-7---|-5--------5-|-5--7-9------|-7--------7-|
|-1--3-5---|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7------|-5--5-5-5-5-|
P.M..] P.M..]
Oh what a fool, He's losing control, So

|----------|-----------|--------|-----------|
|----------|-----------|--------|-----------|
|----------|-----------|--------|-----------|
|----------|-----------|--------|-2---------|
|-3--------|-5---------|-2------|-0---------|
|-1--------|-3---------|-0------|-----------|
I am trying to find a way,

with solo 3
|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|--------|------------|-------------|------------|
|-3--5-7-|-5--------5-|-5--7-9------|-7--------7-|
|-1--3-5-|-3--3-3-3-3-|-3--5-7------|-5--5-5-5-5-|
P.M..] P.M..]
Bl - i - nd in the dark dungeon's night. Then

|---------|---------------|---------|-----------|
|---------|---------------|---------|-----------|
|---------|---------------|---------|-----------|
|---------|---------------|---------|-2---------|
|-3-------|-5-------------|-2-------|-0---------|
|-1-------|-3-------------|-0-------|-----------|
darkness comes from the northern side, And

|------|-----------|---------|-----------||
|------|-----------|---------|-----------||
|------|-----------|---------|-----------||
|------|-----------|---------|-2---------||
|-3----|-5---------|-2-------|-0---------||
|-1----|-3---------|-0-------|-----------||
Thorin clears his m - i - nd.

Solo 3
|-13fb~-|-13--17 19-|-20fb-20-22-|-22fb~-|
|-------|-----------|------------|-------|
|-------|-----------|------------|-------|
|-------|-----------|------------|-------|
|-------|-----------|------------|-------|
|-------|-----------|------------|-------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------|
|-17-15h17p15-13-|-15-13h15p13-12-|-13-12h13p12----|-15fbr-13----|
|----------------|----------------|-------------14-|----------14-|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|-13fb~-------||
|-17-15h17p15-13-|-15-13h15p13-12-|-13-12h13p12----|-------------||
|----------------|----------------|-------------14-|-------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||

Outro
acoustic guitars
This riff is played throughout with fills 5+6 coming in
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|------4----|------3----|----4----||
|------2----|-2-------5-|-0-------2-|-2----5--||
|-0-------3-|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||

Fill 5
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-9---------|--7--5--7--|-9-------||
|-7---------|-----------|-----------|-10-10-9-||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||

Fill 6
|-8---------|-12--------|-12-10--8--|-7--8--7-||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------||

The End.
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