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King Diamond - Waiting tab

King Diamond:  Waiting

transcribed by:  Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
      solos by:  Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi
                 
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Date last modified:  December 09, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
Both Guitars
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----8--|
E|----------------3----6--|

E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----4--|
E|----------------3----2--|
                         
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----8--|
E|----------------3----6--|

Guitar 1
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----8--|
E|----------------3----6--|

Guitar 2
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-22222222-00000000----------5--8-|
E|-------------------44444444-3--6-|
   ******** ******** ********    



Solo over Riff 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|--------------10~----12~--15^r^r--|
G|-8~----11~------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-/12-12-12-10-12-12-10-12-12-10-12-12-10-10-12-12--|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-----10-----------12--------14------------------------|
B|-12------1210-12------12-10-----12--12-12-11-12-12~~--|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------14h15h17p15---------14h1517h19-------14-15-15h17h20-20--|
B|----------14h15h17-14h15h17-------------14--15--------------15-17-------------------|
G|-16p14h16---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----1415h19-17-1920h21-16-1618-16-19-22-22-24-------22~~------|
B|-17------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19--19h22p19h22 \17--17h20p17-14--14h17p14-----------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------17--17h19p17-15--15h17p15-12--12h15p12--|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------|
B|--------11~------|
G|-12~-------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

End Solo


Riff 2
Guitar 1
E|-----------------------------------|
H|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------5-----------------|
A|-4---------------3-[let ring]------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|
     * * * * * * * 
E|-----------------------------------|
H|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2
E|-----------------------------------|
H|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-4---------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
E|-----------------------------------|
H|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------7-----------------|
A|-----------------5-[let ring]------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|
   * * * * * * * * 


Riff 1a
Guitar 1
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----8--|
E|----------------3----6--|
  "Just after midnight..."
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----4--|
E|----------------3----2--|
  "Just after midnight..."
                         x2
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----8--|
E|----------------3----6--|
  "But they don't know me..."

Guitar 2
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----8--|
E|----------------3----6--|
  "Just after midnight..."
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-22222222-00000000----------5--4-|
E|-------------------44444444------|
   ******** ******** ********    
  "Just after midnight..."
E|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7----9------------|
A|-2----5----7----5----8--|
E|----------------3----6--|
  "But they don't know me..."
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-22222222-00000000---------------|
E|-------------------44444444-3--6-|
   ******** ******** ********     
 "Tonight, pills..."

[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/k/king-diamond/173851.html ]
Riff 3
Guitar 1 
E|----------------------------------------|
H|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|--------------4--2----------------4-0-0-|
A|-4--4--2-4-4--4--2---4--4--2-4-4--4-0-0-|
E|-2--2--0-2-2---------2--2--0-2-2--------|
   *  *  * * *         *  *  * * * 
                      "Waiting in the dark..."
E|----------------------------|
H|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--------------4--2---4---2--|
A|-4--4--2-4-4--4--2---4---2--|
E|-2--2--0-2-2----------------|
   *  *  * * * 
                  "I cannot take..."
Guitar 2
E|------------------------------------------|
H|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-4--4--2-4-4----------4--4--2-4-4--4-5-5~-|
E|-2--2--0-2-2--2~-0----2--2--0-2-2--2------|
   *  *  * * *          *  *  * * *  *
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|----------------------4--6-7-6-4-----|
A|-4--4--2-4-4---------------------7-7-|
E|-2--2--0-2-2--2~-0-------------------|
   *  *  * * * 
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-7---7---6-7-7---7---6----------------------------|
A|-------------------------9---9---7-9-9---9---5--5-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------6~~~--7-9-7-6-------|
D|-7---7---6-7-7---7---6----------------9-9~~-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|


Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
E|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-7---6-|
A|-5---4-|
E|-------|

Guitar 2
E|-------|
B|-------|
G|-7---6-|
D|-------|
A|-5---4-|
E|-------|


Play Riff 2   
Play Riff 1a  "If I don't take..."
Play Riff 3   "Waiting in the dark..."
Play Riff 3   without guitar 2

Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----4h6-----4h6------4h6---7--6--7-|
A|----------------------------5--4--5-|
E|-4-4-----4-4------4-4---------------|
   * *     * *      * *   
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----4h6-----4h6------4h6---9--8--|
A|----------------------------7--6--|
E|-4-4-----4-4------4-4-------------|
   * *     * *      * * 


Riff 5
Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-5-5----4-4----5-5----6-6-5-5-0-0-|
A|-5-5----5-5----5-5----5-5-5-5-0-0-|
E|----------------------------------|
   
E|----------------------------0-----|
B|----------------------3--------3--|
G|------------------------2---------|
D|-5-5----4-4----5-5--------0-------|
A|-5-5----5-5----5-5----------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "Empty eyes are staring..."

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


Riff 6
Guitar 1 
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-4-5----5-4----4-5----5-4--(4)-4-0-0-|
A|-5-5----5-5----5-5----5-5--(5)-5-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------0-----|
B|------------------------3--------3--|
G|--------------------------2---------|
D|-4-5----5-4----4-5--(5)-----0-------|
A|-5-5----5-5----5-5--(5)-------------|
E|------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4-5--5-4--4---------------|
A|-------------7--7-5--5-4-4-|
E|---------------------------|

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

E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4-5--5-4--4------4--4-----|
A|-------------7--7------5-5-|
E|---------------------------|

E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------------9-------------|
D|-4-5--5-4--4------9-9-10p9-9~-|
A|-------------7-------------a--|
E|------------------------------|
                  * * *

Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|--4-------------|
A|--2-[let ring]--|
E|----------------|
Guitar 2
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|--2---3---0---2-|
E|----------------|
  "I'm looking for a key in her hand."

Play Riff 2
Play Riff 1a   "Running through..."
Play Riff 3    "Waiting in the dark..."

Riff 4a
Guitar 1
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4h6-----4h6-----4h6---7--6--7-|
A|---------------------------5--4--5-|
E|-4-4-----4-4-----4-4---------------|
   * *     * *     * *   
   "6, 6, 6 miles......"
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----4h6-----4h6-----4h6---9--8--|
A|---------------------------7--6--|
E|-4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------------|
   * *     * *     * * 
  "I've been running......"

Guitar 2 (the second time this riff is played)
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4h6-------------4h6---7--6--7-|
A|-------------4h6-----------5--4--5-|
E|-4-4-----4-4-----4-4---------------|
   * *     * *     * *   
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----4h6-------------4h6---9--8--|
A|-------------4h6-----------7--6--|
E|-4-4-----4-4-----4-4-------------|
   * *     * *     * * 


Play Riff 5   "I climb the gate..."

Ending:
Guitar 1
E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|--4-------------|
A|--2-[let ring]--|
E|----------------|
Guitar 2
E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|--2---3---0----7-6-|
E|-------------------|
  "I'm home."

 
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
a   =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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