The Trooper Uke tab by Iron Maiden

7 Chords used in the song: Em, D, C, Bm, Am, G, F

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Year:  1983
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3.21
(Beginner)
Key: G, EmChords
Em Em D D Em Em D D C C D D Em Em

D D Em Em
You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
D D Em Em
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
D D C C
So when you're waiting for the next attack
D D Em Em
You'd better stand, there's no turning back

D D Em Em
The bugle sounds the charge begins
D D Em Em
But on this battlefield no one wins
D D C C
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
D D Em Em
As I plunge on into certain death

D D Em Em
Ooooooooh
D D Em Em
Ooooooooh

D D Em Em
The horse he sweats with fear, we break to run
D D Em Em
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
D D C C
And as we race towards the human wall
D D Em Em
The scream of pain as my comrades fall

D D Em Em
We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
D D Em Em
And the Russians fire another round
D D C C
We get so near yet so far away
C C D D
We won't live to fight another day

D D Em Em
Ooooooooh
D D Em Em
Ooooooooh

Em Em D D Bm Bm C C D D

Am Am G G Em Em F F G G

Em Em D D Em Em D D C C C C D D

D D Em Em
We get so close near enough to fight
D D Em Em
When a Russian gets me in his sights
D D C C
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
C C D D
A A burst of rounds take my horse below

D D Em Em
And as I lay there gazing at the sky
D D Em Em
My body's numb and my throat is dry
D D C C
And as I lay forgotten and alone
D D Em Em
Without a tear I draw my parting groan

D D Em Em
Ooooooooh
D D Em Em
Ooooooooh

Em Em D D Em Em D D Em Em

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Good tab! For a very good song! Thanks!
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About this song: The Trooper

"The Trooper" is a song written by Iron Maiden bass player Steve Harris. It is Iron Maiden's ninth single, and the second from their 1983 album Piece of Mind. The single was released on June 20, 1983. The song is about the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 during the Crimean War, and is at least partially based upon Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade", taking the viewpoint of one of the slain troopers, who, in the coverart, is perceived as a bald Eddie.

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