The Trooper Uke tab by Iron Maiden

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Em chordEm D chordD Em chordEm D chordD C chordC D chordD Em chordEm

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

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

D chordD Em chordEm
Ooooooooh
D chordD Em chordEm
Ooooooooh

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

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

D chordD Em chordEm
Ooooooooh
D chordD Em chordEm
Ooooooooh

Em chordEm D chordD Bm chordBm C chordC D chordD

Am chordAm G chordG Em chordEm F chordF G chordG

Em chordEm D chordD Em chordEm D chordD C chordC C chordC D chordD

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

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

D chordD Em chordEm
Ooooooooh
D chordD Em chordEm
Ooooooooh

Em chordEm D chordD Em chordEm D chordD Em chordEm

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Good tab! For a very good song! Thanks!
12 Jun 2018
About this song

"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.