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King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King tab

King Crimson's debut album - In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)


21st Century Schizoid Man:


First the chords:
The main chordal riff in 4/4:
1   2       3     4|1  2  3  4
C   A# C D# A#  C  |F   F#   G

Alternate used before vox:
1   2       3     4  1  2    3 4
            |13---14---15-----------|
            |16*--17*--18-----------| *Bend each 1 whole step
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|

Vocal Section Chord from hell:
  Interpretations of this chord are legendary, this one sounded best to me:
                x
                8
                8
                10
                10
                8
                Cat's foot etc...

Exit main chordal riff:
F F# G : Repeat 6 times, increase tempo then...


Unison run section 1 (rhythm sorta notated by the 1-2-3-4)

 1       2     3       4      1       2     3     4
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-------------|
|5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-----------3---3-4-|
|--------------------------5-|--------------4-5---5-----|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

|----------------------------|------------------6---6-7-|
|--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-7-8---8-----|
|5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-------------------|
|--------------------------5-|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

 1       2     3      4       1       2     3             4
|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------/tri\--/tri\--/tri\--/tri\-|
|--------3-4-5---------------|--------3-4-5-0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3-|
|5-5-5-5-1-2-3-5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-1-2-3----------------------------|
|3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-2-1-0-|3-3-3-3----------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-|-----------------------------------------|
Play chords loose and sloppy    tri=triplets


Unison run section 2 (rhythm sorta notated by the 1-2-3-4)

 1        2        3        4         1        2        3        4
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|11-------11-------11----------------|11-------11-------11----------------|
|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----|
|---------------------------------13-|---------------------------------13-|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------10-|11-------11-------11----------------|
|12-------12-------12-------11-12----|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----|
|---13-15----13-15----13-15----------|---------------------------------13-|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|----|
|11-------11-------11---------------------|
|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10---------| Vibrato and Feedback like a Madman
|---------------------------------13-\-/--|then you're on your own...
|-----------------------------------------| ...for this is the Solo from Hell :)
|------------------------------------|----|

...And speaking of hell, here are the inhumanly fast parts...

Fast1*
|--------------------------------------------3-|
|------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---|
|----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5-------|
|--------3---3-5---5-----------5---------------|
|--1-3-5---5-----------------------------------|
|3---------------------------------------------|
*The rhythm is correct so if you play the triplet at the indicated time
  (and allow 1 note length) you should be dead on.
   The notes themselves are pretty close but open to interpretation...

Fast2**
|--------------------------------------------3---------------|
|------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---2-1-----------|
|----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5------------3-0------|
|--------3---3-5---5-----------5-------------------------3-0-|
|--1-3-5---5-------------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------------------|
**Same as * except last 7 notes are definitely correct

Fast3
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-----------|
|--1-3-5-------------------------3-0-------|
|3-----------------------------------4-3-1-|
|------------------------------------------|

Mute1
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-3-0-------|
|--1-3-5-----------------------------4-3-1-|
|3-----------------------------------------|

Stop & Go
|----1-----1-|----1-------|----1-3-------------|----1-3-------------|
|1-3---1-3---|1-3---3-2-1-|1-3-----2-1---------|1-3-----2-1---------|
|------------|------------|------------3-0-----|------------3-0-----|
|------------|------------|----------------3-0-|----------------3-0-|
|------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------|



I Talk To The Wind:


A6add9  = 024222
Cmaj7 = 335453
G = 354433
F#m7 = 242222
Am7 = 577585
H7 (7 fr.) = 797877

Intro:
E   Cmaj7  Gmaj7

E                    Cmaj7                Gmaj7
Said the straight man      to the late man
               F#m7    B7
Where have you bee  ---en
E                  Cmaj7 
I've been here and       I've been there
     Gmaj7                   F#m7    B7
And        I've been in  betwee --- een.


 E     A6add9      E
I talk to the wind
             A6add9            E
My words are all carried away
       A6add9       Am7  
I talk to the wind
              B7         Am7
The wind does not hear
         H7 (7 fr.)
The wind cannot hear.

E ... (and so on)

I'm on the outside looking inside
What do I see
Much confusion, disillusion
All around me.

 
You don't possess me
Don't impress me
Just upset my mind
Can't instruct me or conduct me
Just use up my time

I talk to the wind
My words are all carried away
I talk to the wind
The wind does not hear
The wind cannot hear.


Epitaph:


   Em            D
The wall on which the prophets wrote
   Am              B
Is cracking at the seams.
 Em         D      
Upon the instruments of death
Am                    B
The sunlight brightly gleams.
Em                D
When every man is torn apart
Am                  B
With nightmares and with dreams,
     Em         D
Will no one lay the laurel wreath
Am                  B
When silence drowns the screams.


Em                   Bm
Confusion will be my epitaph.
     Em              Bm   
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
      Em                 Bm
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh.

      C      Am            Bm   
But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying
      C      Am            Bm 
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying
      C                    B
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying

  Em           D
Between the iron gates of fate,
Am                 B
The seeds of time were sown,
    Em           D
And watered by the deeds of those
    Am         B
Who know and who are known;
Em            D
Knowledge is a deadly friend
   Am           B
If no one sets the rules.
    Em            D
The fate of all mankind I see
   Am              B
Is in the hands of fools.


(instrumental part)

     Em            D
The wall on which the prophets wrote
   Am              B
Is cracking at the seams.
 Em         D      
Upon the instruments of death
Am                    B
The sunlight brightly gleams.
Em                D
When every man is torn apart
Am                  B
With nightmares and with dreams,
     Em         D
Will no one lay the laurel wreath
Am                  B
When silence drowns the screams.

Em                   Bm
Confusion will be my epitaph.
     Em              Bm   
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
      Em                 Bm
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh.

      C      Am            Bm   
But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying
      C      Am            Bm 
Yes I fear tomorrow I'll be crying


Moonchild:


Verse
-----

e:-------0----|-------0----|-------0----|-------0----|
B:-------1----|-------1----|-------1----|-------1----|
G:------------|----0-------|------------|------------|
D:----2-------|------------|----4-------|----3-------|
A:-0----------|-0----------|-0----------|------------|
E:------------|------------|------------|-4----------|


Chorus
------

e:-------1----|-------3----|--5--3--0---|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--5--3--1---|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--5--4--2---|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--7--5--2---|------------|
A:------------|------------|--7--5--0---|------------|
E:------------|------------|--5--3------|------------|

e:-------1----|-------3----|------------|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--1---------|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--2---------|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--2---------|------------|
A:------------|------------|--0---------|------------|
E:------------|------------|-----1------|------------|

e:-------1----|-------3----|--5--3--0---|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--5--3--1---|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--5--4--2---|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--7--5--2---|------------|
A:------------|------------|--7--5--0---|------------|
E:------------|------------|--5--3------|------------|


e:-------1----|-------3----|------------|------------|
B:-------3----|-------5----|--1---------|------------|
G:----2-------|----4-------|--2---------|------------|
D:-0----------|-2----------|--2---------|------------|
A:------------|------------|-----0------|------------|
E:------------|------------|--1---------|------------|


In The Court Of The Crimson King:


Intro:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7--|
G|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--8---------6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--9------9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--7--7--9--9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------7--7--------------------|
Play twice.

Verse:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------8-7-----------------------------|
G|-----------4-5---------------6-5------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------8-7-----------------------------|
G|-----------4-5---------------6-5------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

e|-------0---------0---------0---------0------------------|
B|---1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1-----------------|
G|--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2----------------|
D|-2---------3---------4---------3------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------------7-------------------------|
G|-----------4-5-----------5------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

And then, the chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7--|
G|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--8---------6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--9------9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--7--7--9--9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------7--7--------------------|
Play twice.

Verse again:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------8-7-----------------------------|
G|-----------4-5---------------6-5------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------8-7-----------------------------|
G|-----------4-5---------------6-5------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

e|-------0---------0---------0---------0------------------|
B|---1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1-----------------|
G|--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2----------------|
D|-2---------3---------4---------3------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------------7-------------------------|
G|-----------4-5-----------5------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

And then, the chorus... again:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7--|
G|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--8---------6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--9------9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--7--7--9--9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------7--7--------------------|
Play twice :D

Bridge:
e|-----------|-10-10-\-\-\--8-8-\-\-10-10--------------------|
B|-7-7-\-\-|----------------------------------(repeat)-------|
G|-7-7-//-//-|-11-11-//-//-//--9-9-//-//-9--9----------------|
D|-----------|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-10-10-\-\-\--8-8--8-7---7-8--8---------|-7-7--------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------(repeat)|-----\-\-\-\-\-\-----------|
G|-11-11-//-//-//--9-9--9-9---9-9--9---------|-8-8-//-//-//-//-//-//-//|-|
D|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
Play the strings in the triads simultaneously

Chorus (However, no singing involved):
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7--|
G|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--8---------6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--9------9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--7--7--9--9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------7--7--------------------|
Play twice.

Verse:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------8-7-----------------------------|
G|-----------4-5---------------6-5------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------8-7-----------------------------|
G|-----------4-5---------------6-5------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

e|-------0---------0---------0---------0------------------|
B|---1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1-----------------|
G|--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2----------------|
D|-2---------3---------4---------3------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------8-7---------------------7-------------------------|
G|-----------4-5-----------5------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------0-----------------------------------|

And then, the chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7--|
G|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--8---------6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--9------9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--7--7--9--9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------7--7--------------------|
Play twice.

The Return of The Firewitch solo:
e|--------------------------------10--8----7-8----7-----------------|
B|-7---8--10-----3-----7---8--10--------------10----8-7h8h7h8h7-----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5--h7h5---3--3h5h3--0--1--------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5h7h5--4-h5h4-2-h4h2----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------5-4-2-2h4h0---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------4-4-4h5h4-2h4--7-2h4h2-2h4---5h7h5-4h5--2-4-5-|
D|-0--------0-2-4-5-----------------------------------------------|
A|----3-2-3-------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------10----8--7-8--5-7--3-5--2-3-------------------------|
B|-3-5-7-8-10------------------------------5h7h5-3--3h5h3-1-------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------2-4-5-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

                    / very fast    / very fast ---------------------|
e|------------10----7-8-5-7-8-7-3-----------------------------------|
B|-3-5-7-8-10-----------------------7-8-5-7-8-3---------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------5-7-4-5-7-2-4-5-----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------10-10---|
B|-----------------------------------------------5-7-8-10---------|
G|-----------------------------------------4-5-7------------------|
D|-5-7-4--4h5h4-2h4-4h5h7-4h5h4-2h4--4-5-7------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-10-8-7-8-10-10/12-10-8-7h8h7h5h7-8--3h5h3-2h3--2h3h2-----------|
B|------------------------------------------------------3-3h5h3---|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------5-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------10---8--7-8-----------------|
B|------------------------3-5-7-8-10------------------------------|
G|-4h5h4-2-4-0----0-2-4-5-----------------------------------------|
D|-------------4--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 /Very fast---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-10-8-7-8-7--------|-12-10-8-10-8---------|-7h8h7h8h7h8---|-8h9h8h9-----|
B|------------10-(x8)|--------------10-(x4)-|---------------|-------------|
G|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|
D|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------|---------------|-------------|

Back to guitar again:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------0----------0---------0-----------------|
G|---0--0-0----0--0-0----0---0-0----0--0-0----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--2---2--3--3---3--4--4----4--3--3-------------------|
E|-0---------0---------0----------0-----------------------|

Verse (With new notes):
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------0----------0---------0-----------------|
G|---0--0-0----0--0-0----0---0-0----0--0-0----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--2---2--3--3---3--4--4----4--3--3-------------------|
E|-0---------0---------0----------0-----------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------0----------0---------0-----------------|
G|---0--0-0----0--0-0----0---0-0----0--0-0----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--2---2--3--3---3--4--4----4--3--3-------------------|
E|-0---------0---------0----------0-----------------------|

e|-------0---------0---------0---------0------------------|
B|---1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1----1--1-1-----------------|
G|--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2--2--2---2----------------|
D|-2---------3---------4---------3------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------0----------0---------0-----------------|
G|---0--0-0----0--0-0----0---0-0----0--0-0----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--2---2--3--3---3--4--4----4--3--3-------------------|
E|-0---------0---------0----------0-----------------------|

And our beloved chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7--|
G|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--8---------6---8---9-----|
D|--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--9------9----------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--7--7--9--9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------7--7--------------------|
Play 3 times (Is it called thrice?).

Dance of The Puppets solo:
e|----12----12-----9-10----10----8-9----9--------------16-|
B|----12----12----10-10----10----9-9----9-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14----14-----12------12----11-----11----------4--------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12----12-----9-10----10----8-9-------9---------16-16|
B|----12----12----10-10----10----9-9-------9---------17-17|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14----14-----12------12----11-----11-11-------11-------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12----12-----9-10----10-9----8-9-----9--------------|
B|----12----12----10-10----10-9----9-9-----9--------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14----14-----12------12------11------11-------11-------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

Outro: (The same as Intro/Chorus, only moved up two frets)
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------9-|
G|-9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--11-11-----------8---10---11----|
D|-9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--11-11-11-11--11----------------|
A|-7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--9--9--11-11--------------------|
E|-------------------------------9--9---------------------|
Play 6 times.


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