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King Diamond - The Curse tab

King Diamond:  The Curse

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@polbox.com
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  December 17, 2004

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Play 2x)
E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9---10-9-9---10---12-14-16-14-12-10-12-|
A|-7-7----8-7-7----8---10-12-14-12-10--8-10-|
E|------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-9-9---10-9-9---7---5---7---|
A|-7-7----8-7-7---5---3---5---|
E|----------------------------|

Riff 1a
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-9-9---10-9-9---|
A|-7-7----8-7-7---|
E|----------------|


Riff 2
E|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|---4-5---9-7-5-4----4-5--9-7-7-|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-0-2-3---7-5-3-2--0-2-3--7-5-5-|
E|-------------------------------|
  "I know what you're thinking..."
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---4-5---9-7-5-4----4-5----------|
D|------------------------(0)------| <-- Guitar 2 plays notes
A|-0-2-3---7-5-3-2--0-2-3--2-(3-3)-|     in ()
E|----------------------------5-5--|
  "I know what you're doing..."


Play Riff 1   "The power I get..."


Riff 3
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------12---------------------11-|
D|---------------------10----------------------9-|
A|---------------------10----------------------7-|
E|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0------0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0----|
   *  * *  * *  * * *      *  * *  * *  * * * 
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------12------------------5-4-|
D|---------------------10--------------5-4-----|
A|---------------------10------------------3-2-|
E|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0------0--0-0--0-0-3-2-----|
   *  * *  * *  * * *      *  * *  * * 


Riff 4
E|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|--4----5--|
A|--2----3--|
E|----------|
  "It was only yesterday..."
   
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|----------4------5----------4----7-6-|
A|---------------------------------5-4-|
E|-0-222222----0-3----0h22222----0-----|
     ******              ****    *
  "...thunder rolling by..."


Riff 5
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|--7----5----4--5-|
A|--5----3----2--3-|
E|-----------------|
  "The curse of the eye..."


Riff 3a (Play 2x)
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------12---------------------11-|
D|---------------------10----------------------9-|
A|---------------------10----------------------7-|
E|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0------0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0----|
   *  * *  * *  * * *      *  * *  * *  * * * 


Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 5   "The curse of the eye..."

Lead into next section:
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--9--|
A|--7--|
E|-----|
 

Riff 6
Guitar 1
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---10----9-----10----9-----10----9-----12-12-12-|
A|----8----7------8----7------8----7-----10-10--9-|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------|
   *     *     *     *     *     *     *
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---10----9-----10----9-----10----9------7--7--7-|
A|----8----7------8----7------8----7------5--5--4-|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------|
   *     *     *     *     *     *     *

Guitar 2 (Comes in for the second bar only)
E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----9-----------9-----------9-----------7--7--7-|
A|----7-----------7-----------7-----------5--5--4-|
E|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----------|
   *           *           *           *


Play Riff 2   "I know what you're thinking..."
Play Riff 6   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   "I know there's a bad side..."
Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 4   "It was on the 1st of May..."
Play Riff 5   "The curse of the eye..."

Ending:
E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-9--------------10---12-14-16-14-12-10-12-|
A|-7---------------8---10-12-14-12-10--8-10-|
E|------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-9-9---10-9-9---7---5---7---|
A|-7-7----8-7-7---5---3---5---|
E|----------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9---10-9-9---10---12-14-16-14-12-10-12-|
A|-7-7----8-7-7----8---10-12-14-12-10--8-10-|
E|------------------------------------------|
                       "The power I get ..."
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-9-9---10-9-9---7---5---7---|
A|-7-7----8-7-7---5---3---5---|
E|----------------------------|
         "...is mine..."
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|-9--9---10--|
A|-7--7----8--|
E|------------|
  "...use it."


notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  mute with palm-hand
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  tap-on
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  harmonics
ah  =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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