Hammer to Fall

Words and music by Brian May

Hammer to Fall Chords and Tab Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Intro : (Guitar intro)
A   D  | A   D | A   D | E   A   (x2) (drums start after 1st time)
Verse 1 : 

A       D      A       D     A     D       E       A
Here we stand, here we fall, history don't care at all,

A        D     A         D      A   D              E       A
Make the bed, light the light; Lady mercy won't be home tonight
Chorus :

A         E        D       A                                D          A
You don't waste no time at all, don't hear the bell but you answer the Call.

         E       D     A                                 D         A
Comes to you and to us all, while you-re waiting for the Hammer to Fall.
A   D  | A   D | A   D | E   A  
Verse 2 : 

A     D          A     D    A        D               E       A
Every night, and every day, a little piece of you is falling away

A         D     A            D    A          D               E      A
Lift your face,  the western way; build your muscles as your body decays
Chorus :

A        E        D        A                        D        A
Toe your line and play the game, let the anesthetic cover it all

A        D        A         D     A            D            E         A
Till one day they call your name, you know its time for the Hammer to Fall
A   D  | A   D | A   D | E   A  
Bridge :

E               F#              E                   A    D  A  G  D    G  D
Rich or poor or famous but your truth; it-s all the same Oh No Oh No

E                  F#              E                  A    D  E
Lock your door but rain is pouring through the window pane Oh No

               A                Em
Baby, now your struggles are in vein
Guitar Solo - Album Solo: Each | marks a complete 4 beats
B   E | B   E   F# | G   A | B   E | B   E   F# | G  A |
C5 | C5 | C5 | C5 | C5 | C5 | C5 | C5
A   E |D   A | A | D   E A| A   E |D   A | A | D   E A | D   A | D5 | D
      or
Guitar Solo - Radio Edit / G.Hits II Solo : 
A   E |D   A | A | D   E A| A   E |D   A | A | D   E A | D   A | D5 | D
Verse 3 : 
A       D       A        D      A      D             E        A
You who grew up tall and proud, in the shadow of the mushroom cloud

A             D      A        D      A             D         E                     A
Convinced our voices can't be heard, so we want to scream it louder and louder and louder
Chorus :

A        E       D        A                                 D       A
What the hell we fighting for?  Just surrender and it won't hurt us all

A        E       D        A                                   D                         A   D  
Just got time to say your prayers, while your waiting for the Hammer to Hammer to fall
A   D | A   D | E   A
A   D | A   D | E   A  (Play 5 times with Hammer to Fall as occasional vocals)
Ending :  Play and sustain chord of AMaj at end of the riff above
Then...
No Chord                               A      NC.  (Drum Hit)
 _____________  Give it to me one more time.
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