Hammer To Fall

Words and music by Brian May

Transcribed by Gonzalo Plaza (gplaza@gloria.cnt.cl)
In order to make things easier, make the A chord like (x0222x), all with
the index finger.

Let the last A and the D/A ring a little..

   A           D/A    A           D/A    A           D/A   E/A   A =20
E--x---x---x----2-----x---x---x----2-----x---x---x----2-----4----5
B--2---2---2----3-----2---2---2----3-----2---2---2----3-----5----5
G--2---2---2----2-----2---2---2----2-----2---2---2----2-----4----6
D--2---2---2----4-----2---2---2----4-----2---2---2----4-----6----7
A--0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0-----0----7
E--x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x-----x----x

Repeat it two times for the intro (In the first the E/A is played 3 times,
like the A before)

 Here we      stand  or here  we fall     history won't   care at all
 Make  the    bed,    light to light, Lady Mercy won't be  home tonight
  E/A               D/A      A                                D         A
E--4-----------------2-------X--------------------------------3---------x
B--5-----------------3-------2--------------------------------2---------2
G--4-----------------2-------2--------------------------------3---------2
D--6-----------------4-------2--------------------------------0---------2
A--0-----------------0-------0--------------------------------x---------0
E--x-----------------X-------X--------------------------------x---------x

 You don't waste no time at all, don't hear the bell but you answer the call
 It comes to you as  to us  all,  we're just waiting for the hammer to fall
   A           D/A    A           D/A    A           D/A    E/A    A 
E--x---x---x----2-----x---x---x----2-----x---x---x----2------4-----5
B--2---2---2----3-----2---2---2----3-----2---2---2----3------5-----5
G--2---2---2----2-----2---2---2----2-----2---2---2----2------4-----6
D--2---2---2----4-----2---2---2----4-----2---2---2----4------6-----7
A--0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0------0-----7
E--x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x------x-----x

Repeat it two times, same as intro (In the first the E/A is played 3 times,
like the A before)

 O  every   night,  and  every  day,  a little piece of you is falling away
 But lift your face,  the Western Way, build your muscles as your body decays

  E/A               D/A      A                                D         A
E--4-----------------2-------X--------------------------------3---------x
B--5-----------------3-------2--------------------------------2---------2
G--4-----------------2-------2--------------------------------3---------2
D--6-----------------4-------2--------------------------------0---------2
A--0-----------------0-------0--------------------------------x---------0
E--x-----------------X-------X--------------------------------x---------x

Toe your line and play their game,      let the anaesthesic cover   it all
Till one day they call your name,you know it's time for the hammer to fall

  E                F#m           E/G                A   D (  A   G    D   G)
E----------0--------------2------------0------------0---2-(--0---3----2---3)
B--------0---0----------2---2--------0---0----------2---3-(--2---3----3---3)
G-----1---------1----2---------2---1--------1-------2---2-(--2---0----2---0)
D---------------------------------------------------2---0-(--2---0----0---0)
A---------------------------------------------------0---x-(--0---2----x---2)
E--0---------------2-------------3------------------x---x-(--x---3----x---3)
                                                        Only in the first line

Rich or poor or famous for you truth it's all the same
Lock your door but rain is pouring through your window pane=20

   E           E/G               A  
E--------0-----------0-----------0
B------0---0-------0---0---------2
G----1-------1---1-------1-------2
D--------------------------------2
A--------------------------------0
E--0-----------3-----------------x
                 Baby now your struggle's all vain


Then:
 E B E B G A
 E B E B G A A E/A D/A A

Solo...


  E/A               D/A      A                                D         A
E--4-----------------2-------X--------------------------------3---------x
B--5-----------------3-------2--------------------------------2---------2
G--4-----------------2-------2--------------------------------3---------2
D--6-----------------4-------2--------------------------------0---------2
A--0-----------------0-------0--------------------------------x---------0
E--x-----------------X-------X--------------------------------x---------x

What the hell we  fighting  for?, just surrender and it won't hurt   at all
You just got time to say your prayers,
                                 while you're waiting for the hammer to fall..

   A           D/A    A           D/A    A           D/A   E/A   A
E--x---x---x----2-----x---x---x----2-----x---x---x----2-----4----5
B--2---2---2----3-----2---2---2----3-----2---2---2----3-----5----5
G--2---2---2----2-----2---2---2----2-----2---2---2----2-----4----6
D--2---2---2----4-----2---2---2----4-----2---2---2----4-----6----7
A--0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0-----0----7
E--x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x-----x----x

 Then just play it over and over...

   A           D/A    A           D/A    A           D/A   E/A   A
E--x---x---x----14----x---x---x----14----x---x---x----14----16---x
B--14--14--14---15----14--14--14---15----14--14--14---15----17---14
G--14--14--14---14----14--14--14---14----14--14--14---14----16---14
D--14--14--14---16----14--14--14---16----14--14--14---16----18---14
A--0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0-----0---0---0----0-----0----0
E--x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x-----x---x---x----x-----x----x

 Somewhere in the middle..