Deep Purple

The Battle Rages On

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The Battle Rages On

Year: 1993 - Album: The Battle Rages On...

	  		IMPORTANT NOTE: the 6th string is tuned to D. Other strings are 
normally tuned. 
  
'=' means sustain in this tablature 
p is for pulloff   
  
  
INTRO 
  
Dm (strings)                              Bb/D      fill (dr) 
E----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
B----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
G----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
D----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
A1p0-0-----------I1p0-0-----------I1p0-------------I1p0-0----------I
D---3--1p0-------I---3-1p0--------I-----1p0--------I---3--0=======-I 
  
  
MAIN RIFF 
  
Dm                                (Kbd appears) 
  
E--------------------------------I--------------------------------I  
B--------------------------------I--------------------------------I  
G--------------------------------I--------------------------------I  
D----------------------3p0=------I----------------------3p0=====--I  
A1p0---0-----1p0-3p0-----------0)I1p0---0-----1p0-3p0-------------I
D----3---1p0---------3------(3---I----3---1p0---------3-----------I   
                           ????? 
  
  
E--------------------------------I--------------------------------I  
B--------------------------------I--------------------------------I  
G--------------------------------I------------------------2===5---I 
D----------------------3p0=------I3p0-0-2p0-0-3p0-0-5p0-0---------I  
A1p0---0-----1p0-3p0--------(0h3)I--------------------------------I
D----3---1p0---------3-----------I--------------------------------I   
                           ????? 
Repeat the main riff (throughout with kbd) 
  
  
1st VERSE 
  
Dm                    C(from here on organ only) 
Been so many words so much to say 
Dm                     F         Gm                       
Words are not enough to keep the guns at bay 
  
  
Main riff (with gtr) 
  
2nd verse 
  
Dm               C   Gtr fill #1 
Some live in fear some do not 
Dm                        F            Gm 
some gamble everything on who gets the final shot 
  
  
The first half of the main riff 
  
  
SECOND RIFF (using D min harmonic scale) 
  
A                                                          Bb   
Oh dont't talk to me of love                          It's obvious 
  
E----------------I----------------I----------------I-----------I 
B----------------I----------------I----------------I-----------I 
G---67-6---------I---67-6---------I---67-6---------I---67-6----I  
D-78--8-7857-5--5I-78--8-7857-5757I-78--8-7857-5--5I-78--8-78==I 
A-----------8-78-I-----------8----I-----------8-78-I-----------I 
D----------------I----------------I----------------I-----------I 
  
  
C/E         Dm          Bb/D       Dm        Bb C 
  it's not enough   Annihilation   Kill them all 
E-----------I10====-----10=====---I10=====6===8====I 
B-----------I10====-----11=====---I10=====6===8====I 
G10=========I10====-----10=====---I10=====7===9====I 
D10=========I12====-----12=====---I12=====8===10===I 
A-----------I---------------------I----------------I 
D-----------I---------------------I----------------I 
  
Dm     Bb/D       C         Bb  C     Dm      Bb/D 
Capitulation    watch the mighty fall The road to glory 
E10=====10========I12--------6===8===I10=======10=====I 
B10=====11========I13--------6===8===I10=======11=====I 
G10=====10========I12--------7===9===I10=======10=====I
D10=====10========I14--------8===10==I12=======12=====I 
A-----------------I------------------I----------------I 
D-----------------I------------------I----------------I 
  
Dm          Bb  C Dm        C     Bb       G 
is lined in red   And thoug the   gone 
                  reason now is 
E10=======6==8===I10=====8======--I6======I3=====I 
B10=======6==8===I10=====8======--I6======I3=====I 
G10=======7==9===I10=====9======--I7-=====I4=====I 
D12=======8==10==I12=====10=====--I8======I5=====I
A----------------I----------------I-------I------I 
D----------------I----------------I-------I------I 
  
Gm 
  The battle rages on 
E3===================I 
B3===================I 
G3===================I     main riff 
D5===================I 
A--------------------I 
D--------------------I 
  
3rd verse (guitar murders the chords) 
  
Dm (gtr D5)         C5              
Was it love or hate that got here first 
Dm (D5)        F5           Gm(G5) 
Hate's a habit it's hard to shake the curse 
  
The first half of the main riff 
  
4th verse (now melody chords with fills) 
  
Dm               C 
Kill to live and live to die 
Dm          F            Gm 
Human nature you let the strong survive 
  
1/2 of the usual riff... 
  
  
2nd riff and top 4 string chords as above                   
  
A 
Oh don't talk to me of love 
   Bb     C/E         Dm 
Be serious it's not enough 
      Bb/D   Dm        C Bb 
Annihilation kill them all 
Dm            C          Bb C  Dm 
 Capitulation watch the mighty fall 
            Bb/D  Dm          Bb C     
The road to glory is lined in red 
Dm             C             Bb   G Gm 
And though the reason now is gone  
  
The battle rages on 
  
                  Guitar solo 
                  (organ plays chords) 
  
IE5   I     I     I     I 
  
IH5   IG5   IH5   IA5 H5I 
  
Guitar & org power chords: 
(D bass throughout) 
D        F        G       Bb       C       Eb       F      G (fill) 
(let ring) 
E-------I--------I-------I--------I-------I--------I------I--------I 
B-------I--------I-------I--------I-------I--------I------I--------I 
G-------I--------I-------I1-------I3------I6-------I8-----I----12==I 
D0------I3-------I5------I3-------I5------I8-------I10----I--------I 
A0------I3-------I5------I3-------I5------I8-------I10----I9/10----I 
D0------I3-------I5------I--------I-------I--------I------I--------I 
  
G!        !       !       !        !       !       !       !  
E---------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
B---------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
G12-------------------------------I--------------------------------I
D12-------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
A10-------------------------------I--------------------------------I 
D---------------------------------I--------------------------------I  
 X X   X X===D D X X X D X W W===  X X   X X===  X X===X X X==== 
  
 !       !       !       ! 
E---------------------------------I 
B---------------------------------I 
G---------------------------------I 
D---------------------------------I 
A---------------------------------I 
D---------------------------------I 
 X X   X X===W W X X X X X======== 
  
(!=basic beat X=strum D=lh damped strum W=less powerful strum) 
(transcribed approximately especially this strumming part) 
  
Second riff twice: 
1st time kbd-gtr-kbd-gtr 
2nd time unisono + chainsaw fills from 2nd gtr 
  
Annihilation....as played earlier with gtr licks in 10th position... 
  
THE END 
  
D (bass) 
(org chord progressions) 
Gtr riff n+1 times 
E----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
B----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
G----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
D----------------I----------------I----------------I---------------I 
A1p0-0-----------I1p0-0-----------I1p0--0----------I1p0-0----------I
D---3-1p0--0-0---I---3-1p0--0-0---I----3-1p0--0-0--I---3--0--0-0---I 
  
the last bar of the main riff x 3 times 
ending the last time in high D (7th fret on B-stiring) 
  
the first bar of the main riff 
and that's the song 
********* 
Gtr fill #1 
  
  
some  do not 
E----------- 
B----------- 
G-(7)^9r7=5= 
D----------- 
A----------- 
D----------- 
************ 
  
All right! Here we are. I sincerely hope that even somebody finds 
this simple transcription useful.  
Especially in the main riff I was having real difficulties, but my 
dear friend Antti "Donald" Kauppinen gave me some valuable clues 
(Thanks a Million!!)...There's something still indistinct but those 
parts are marked with '???'s. 
  
Because I usually play keyboards, I wasn't skilled enough to  
transcribe the solo. Also some fills I left off to save my brain & 
time & fellowmen :) Maybe somebody will let us know the secrets of 
Ritchie's fill & solo playing. 
  
The tab isn't perfect (stranger) but who cares?? Flames, corrections 
and thanks more than welcome!  
  
If someone thinks this was a cool piece of work or something like 
that PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Email or write a follow-up! This was 
actually my first attempt on transcribing so you understand that 
feedback is important. 
  
Keep on rocking! 
 
--  
Kari "Kartsa" Ahokas           	        	[email protected] 
 
		...hands of metal will bring you down! 
 

		  

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