The Trooper
Iron Maiden
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Supervision Recommended
Information
Released 1983
Genre Metal
Language English
Source Downloadable song
also in Unplugged
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Difficulty
Band redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png
Basic Pro
Guitar redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png
Bass 5Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.png 5Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.png
Drums 5Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.png 5Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.png
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Details
Male singer
Guitar Solo
Vocal Cowbell
2-part Harmonies



"The Trooper" is a song by Iron Maiden which is based on the Crimean War, which was fought by the Russians and the Ottoman Empire (England, France, and Sardinia). There are several mentions of the Russians such as, "The mighty roar of the Russian guns" and "When a Russian gets me in his sights." (thanks, Michael Olsen - West Hills, CA)

The opening with the galloping horses is based on The Charge Of The Light Brigade, a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. (thanks, Rae - Sydney, Australia)

Iron Maiden released a live version as a single that was recorded at Iceland's Reykjavik Egishorllin Stadium in June, 2005. The single was released to promote their double CD/DVD album Death On The Road, and hit #5 in the UK.

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