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King Diamond - Living Dead tab

King Diamond:  Living Dead

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  January 25, 2004

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Tuning: Standard


Intro (Volume swell)
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|-----|
E|--0--|


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----3---------------2-----------|
E|---------------------------------|

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



Riff 2
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----7-------7-------8-------8---|
E|-0-6---6-0-6---6-0-7---7-0-7---7-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----7-------7-------9---10---9----|
E|-0-6---6-0-6---6-0-8---8----8---10-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * *  *

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-------------7-------------------|
E|-0-6-----------6------------0--7-|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-------------7-------------------|
E|-0-6-----------6------------3--2-|



Riff 2a
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----7-------7-------8-------8---|
E|-0-6---6-0-6---6-0-7---7-0-7---7-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "Eighteen years..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----7-------7-------9---10---9----|
E|-0-6---6-0-6---6-0-8---8----8---10-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * *  *
   "...came along..."
                    x2
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-----9---10---9----|
E|-0-8---8----8---10-|
   "...and all this time..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-0--6--------------7-----------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-------------------9-11-12-12\11-11\9-|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------7--9-10-10\-9--9\7-|
E|-0--6------------0--------------------|
                        x2
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|---9-11-11-12-12-11-11-|
D|-----------------------|
A|---7--9--9-10-10--9--9-|
E|-0---------------------|



Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-5-5------8-8------7-7------8----4----|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-6666-5-5-5555-6-66-2-22-|
       ****     ****     ****   **   **
   "...love..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------7--6--|
A|-5-5------8-8----5--4--|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-66-5--4--|
       ****     **
        "I'm going insane!"
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-5-5------8-8------7-7------8----4----|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-6666-5-5-5555-6-66-2-22-|
       ****     ****     ****   **   **
   "They sold me..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------7--6--|
A|-5-5------8-8----5--4--|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-66-5--4--|
       ****     **
        "...where I remain!"

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-5-5------8-8------7-7------8----4----|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-6666-5-5-5555-6-66-2-22-|
       ****     ****     ****   **   **
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------7--6--|
A|-5-5------8-8----5--4--|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-66-------|
       ****     **
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-5-5------8-8------7-7------8----4----|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-6666-5-5-5555-6-66-2-22-|
       ****     ****     ****   **   **
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------7--6--|
A|-5-5------8-8----5--4--|
E|-3-3-3333-6-6-66-------|
       ****     **

Guitar fill (Comes in at the end of the 2nd & 4th bars)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-[fades in]--6--[fades out]--|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|



Riff 4
e|----------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12---------------13-13-|
G|---------------x--x----------------x--x-|
D|---------------9--9---------------10-10-|
A|---------------7--7----------------7--7-|
E|-000000000000--------000000000000-------|
   ************        ************
             "Living..."
e|---------------------|
B|--------------12-12--|
G|---------------x--x--|
D|---------------9--9--|
A|---------------7--7--|
E|-000000000000--------|
   ************
             "Oh..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|------3------4----3-------3------4----3-|
E|-2222---2222---22----2222---2222---22---|
   ****   ****   **    ****   ****   **
   "I'm feeling like..."



Play Riff 2    "Dead, dead..."
Play Riff 2a   "Eighteen years..."


Riff 1a
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *
   "...love..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----3-----3---3-----2-----2---2-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|--9------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|--7------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|



Riff 1b
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5-----5---5-----4-----4---4-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *
   "This life..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-----8-----8---8-----7------|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0----X\\-|
   * *   * *   *   * *
   "...is nothingness!"

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5---------------4-----------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|-----8---------------7--------|
E|--------------------------X\\-|



Riff 5
Guitar 1                      x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7------5------7------5------|
A|-5------3------5------3------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|--5--4--3--|
D|--5--4--3--|
A|-----------|
E|-----------|
   "...to the beyond!"

Guitar 2                      x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----0------0------0------0--|
D|---4------4------4------4----|
A|-5------3------5------3------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|--5--4--3--|
D|--5--4--3--|
A|-----------|
E|-----------|

Guitar 3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7------5------7------5------|
A|-5------3------5------3------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-4--5\4-2------7--9\7-5------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|--5--4--3--|
D|-----------|
A|-----------|
E|-----------|



Play Riff 3    Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 4    Solo Rhythm


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|------12-12-------------13-13-------------12-12--|
G|-------x--x--------------x--x--------------x--x--|
D|-------9--9-------------10-10--------------9--9--|
A|-------7--7--------------7--7--------------7--7--|
E|-0000--------------0000--------------0000--------|
   ****              ****              ****
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------------------5-4-|
A|-5-5--5-8--8-7--7-6--5-4-|
E|-3-3--3-6--6-5--5-4------|
   * *  * *  * *  * *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|---------------------6--|
A|-5-5--5-8--8-7--7-6--4--|
E|-3-3--3-6--6-5--5-4--4--|
   * *  * *  * *  * *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------------------5-4-|
A|-5-5--5-8--8-7--7-6--5-4-|
E|-3-3--3-6--6-5--5-4------|
   * *  * *  * *  * *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|---------------------6--|
A|-5-5--5-8--8-7--7-6--4--|
E|-3-3--3-6--6-5--5-4--4--|
   * *  * *  * *  * *


Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo



Play Riff 2
Play Riff 2a   "There's a rumour..."
Play Riff 3    "...theater, in London town..."
Play Riff 4    "Living, dead..."
Play Riff 6    "Living, dead..."
Play Riff 1    "All the children..."


Riff 1c
Guitar 1                          x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5-----5---5-----4-----4---4-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *
   "They are scared..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7---7-----6-----6---6-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0---|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *
   "My eyes follow..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-----10-----10---10-----9-----9-|
E|-0-0----0-0----0----0-0---0-0---|
   * *    * *    *    * *   * *
   "...never to be sold again."

Guitar 2                          x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----3---------------2-----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----5---------------4-----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

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


End Distortion Rhythm


Outro (Acoustic)

Riff 1
e|-------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------6---6-------6---6---|
G|---2-------2---2-------2---5-------5---5-------5-|
D|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


Solo
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|------7--------3--7--5/7~----5\3-5/7~----5\3-0-|
A|-5---------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---7\---7-5---------------------------|
D|-5---------------------------5\3-5/7~-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 2
e|-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-|
B|-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-|
G|-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-|
D|-7--7------7--7------7--7------7--7--7-|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

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

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


Guitar fills:
e|-17--15-17-----------|
B|--------------15-17--|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

e|-17--17-------------17-15-17----15---------------|
B|-----------15/17-------------17----17--[15]17r15-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|



Play Riff 1

Guitar fill:
e|------------|
B|-[15]17r15--|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|------------|

Extra guitar over Riff 1
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


Song fades out


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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