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King Diamond - Spirits tab

King Diamond: Spirits

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@polbox.com
                 Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
      solos by:  Don Briggs      :  synn@bigpond.com

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Date last modified:  November 09, 2004

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Clean)                       x2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-------9-8-----7--------9-8\------0-|
D|---8-7-----9-8------8-7---------3---|
A|-0----------------0-----------1-----|
E|------------------------------------|
   "Jonathon..."

Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|--------------/6-5h6p5------------------|
G|-----0------7----------7\------0------0-|
D|---5------7------------------3------5---|
A|-3------5------------------1------3-----|
E|----------------------------------------|
   "And Abigail..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|--------------/10-8h10p8-----------------|
G|-----0------7------------10-----0------0-|
D|---5------7-------------------3------5---|
A|-3------5-------------------1------3-----|
E|-----------------------------------------|



Riff 2 (Distortion)
Guitar 1                               x2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-------9-8-------7--------9-8\------0-|
D|---8-7-----9-8-8------8-7---------3---|
A|-0------------------0-----------1-----|
E|--------------------------------------|
  "...burn..."
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------/6-5h6p5-------------------------6-----|
G|-----0------7----------7\------0------0------7---7---|
D|---5------7------------------3------5------7-------7-|
A|-3------5------------------1------3------5-----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
  "...draperies on the wall..."

Guitar 2                               x2         
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-------9-8-------7--------9-8\------0-|
D|---8-7-----9-8-8------8-7---------3---|
A|-0------------------0-----------1-----|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------/10-8h10p8------------------------6-----|
G|-----0------7-----------10\-----0------0------7---7---|
D|---5------7-------------------3------5------7-------7-|
A|-3------5-------------------1------3------5-----------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-3-0-3-----3-----6-|
E|-----------------------------------4-4---4-4-4-|
     * *   * *   * *   * *   *   *   * *   * * 
Guitar 2 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7\----------------------------7-6-----------6-|
E|-5\----------------------------5-4-----------4-|


Riff 4
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-6--------4--------6------------|
A|-4--------2--------4----7-------|
E|------------------------5--2-4~-|
   "...fire..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-6--------4--------6----9--11---|
A|-4--------2--------4----7---9---|
E|--------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|---6-7-4-6----------4-5-2-4-------|
A|-4---------7-6-7--2---------5-4-5-|
E|----------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * *
1st ending
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---6-7-4-6---------------|
A|-4---------7-6-7-7-------|
E|-----------------5--2-4~-|
   * * * * * * * * 
2nd ending
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|---6-7-4-6----------9-10-7----11-12-9-|
A|-4---------7-6-7--7---------9---------|
E|--------------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * *  * *  * *  *  *  * *



Riff 5
Guitar 1 (Clean)
e|---------------------------------|
B|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
G|---5---5---4---4---2---2---2---2-|
D|-7-------5-------4-------3-------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
    "Spirits, flying through the air..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
E|---------------------------------|


Riff 6
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-2----9-8----5-4-2----9-8--------|
E|-0----7-6----3-2-0----7-6--3-5-2-|
               * * 
   "...other side..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-2----9-8----5-4-3----3-3-5-2----2-2-|
E|-0----7-6----3-2-1----1-1-3-0----0-0-|
               * *        * *      * *  
   "...die again..."

Play Riff 2   "Abigail was watching..."
Play Riff 3

Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------7------------4------------7----------|
A|-444444444-5--444444444-2--444444444-5--7-------|
E|----------------------------------------5--2-4~-|
   *********    *********    *********
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------7------------4------------7--9--11-|
A|-444444444-5--444444444-2--444444444-5--7---9-|
E|----------------------------------------------|
   *********    *********    *********


Solo
Fast
e|-----------------------------7------12-|
B|------------------10-9-7-------10-9----|
G|-9-8----------9-8--------9-8-----------|
D|-----11-9-7----------------------------|
A|------------9--------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-16-14-12--------------------------------------|
G|----------14-13-11-----------------------------|
D|-------------------14-13-12--------------------|
A|----------------------------14-12-12----9--7\6-|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Slower
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------9--10--12--12b--12--10-|
G|-9----11---12------------11/13-9----------------------|
D|-----------------9-/-11-------------------------------|
A|-7----9----11-----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

Fast
e|-12-9---------9-12-9-/-16-12----12----------12-|
B|------12-9-12----------------14----14----14----|
G|--------------------------------------13-------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-21-19-17----19-17----------17-------------|
B|----------21-------21-19-21----21-19-17\16-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

Slower
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|------------19-----------16------------------|
G|-18~~~~~~~------16~~~~~----------------------|
D|-----------------------------18~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 5   "Spirits..."
Play Riff 6   "...other side..."


Riff 8
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-----6-----6----9-----9-----9---|
D|---5-----5--------8-----8-----8-|
A|-4-----4-----4/-----7-----7-----|
E|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-----6-----6----9-----8-----7---|
D|---5-----5--------8-----7-----6-|
A|-4-----4-----4/-----7-----6-----|
E|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-----6-----6----9-----9-----9---|
D|---5-----5--------8-----8-----8-|
A|-4-----4-----4/-----7-----7-----|
E|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-----6-----6----9-8-7-----------|
D|---5-----5------------9-8-7-----|
A|-4-----4-----4/-------------10~-|
E|--------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Comes in for the last two bars of the above)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----9-----9----12-----12-----12---|
D|---8-----8--------11-----11-----11-|
A|-7-----7-----7/-----10-----10------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-----9-----9----12-11-10--------------|
D|---8-----8---------------12-11-10-----|
A|-7-----7-----7/-------------------13~-|
E|--------------------------------------|


Riff 9
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-5-4-3-|
   * * * * *      * * * * *
   "There is no pain..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------4-4----5----2----4----5-|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-5-5--2-2--2-3--2-0--0-2--2-3-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-3-3--------------------------|
   * * * * *           *    *    *    * 
   "...is eaten by the flame..."

Riff 9a
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-4-4--3-3-3-3-3-------|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-4-3-2-|
E|--------------------------------|
   * * * * *      * * * * *
   "Her body starts..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-4-4--8-8----9----6----8----9-|
A|-1-1-1-1-1-2-2--6-6--6-7--6-4--4-6--6-7-|
E|----------------------------------------|
   * * * * *           *         *    * 
   "Emptiness is growing..."

Riff 9b
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-5-5--4-4-4-4-4-------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-5-4-3-|
E|--------------------------------|
   * * * * *      * * * * *
   "...insde..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-5-5--9-9---10----7----9---10-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-3-3--7-7--7-8--7-5--5-7--7-8-|
E|----------------------------------------|
   * * * * *           *         *    * 
   "...leaving her body behind..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-9-9---10----7----9---10-|
A|-7-7--7-8--7-5--5-7--7-8-|
E|-------------------------|
        *         *    * 


Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4----5----2----4----5------4----5-------------------|
A|---4----5----2----4----5------4----5---2-4-5-2-4-------|
E|-2----2----2----2----2------2----2---2-----------5-4-5-|
        *    *    *    *           *   * 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9----10---7----9----10------9----10-----------------------|
A|---9----10---7----9----10------9----10----7-9-10-7-9---------|
E|-7----7----7----7----7-------7----7-----7------------10-9-10-|
        *    *    *    *            *     *
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7----8----5----7----8------7----8--------------------|
A|---7----8----5----7----8------7----8----5-7-8-5-7-------|
E|-5----5----5----5----5------5----5----5-----------8-7-8-|
        *    *    *    *           *    *
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9----10---7----9----10------9----10-----------------------|
A|---9----10---7----9----10------9----10----7-9-10-7-9---------|
E|-7----7----7----7----7-------7----7-----7------------10-9-10-|
        *    *    *    *            *     *

Solo
e|-24b~~~~~-|-\-----------------------------------------|
B|----------|----------------------------------9-7-9-7~-|
G|----------|---------------------------9brb~--9-7-9-7~-|
D|----------|--------11-9-12-11-------------------------|
A|----------|---9-12------------12-9b~------------------|
E|----------|-------------------------------------------|

  Fast
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9---------------------------7-----------------------------|
A|---10-9-7-10-9-7-9----7-9-10---9-10-7-9----7---------------|
E|-------------------10-------------------10---10-9-7-9-5-7~-|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-10-------------8-6---------8---6-------------|
G|----9---------9-----9-7-9-5---9---7-9-5-------|
D|------10-7-10---------------------------7~~~~-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-12^8----8-12^8^10^8----8-------8^10^12^8-/-|

B|------10-------------12---10^12-------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

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

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-11-10-9-8-9-10--14-13-12-11-12-13-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|--------------------------17b-|
G|-16-15-14-13-14-5b~~~~--------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 3a
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-3-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-3-0-3-----3-----6-|
E|-----------------------------------4-4---4-4-4-|
     * *   * *   * *   * *   *   *   * *   * * 
Guitar 2 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7\----------------------------7-6-----------6-|
E|-5\----------------------------5-4-----------4-|


Play Riff 4   "Oh no, here she goes..."
Play Riff 5   "Spirits, flying through the air..."
Play Riff 6   "...other side..."

Solo
e|-8-0-0-8-0-0-8-0-7-0-0-7-0-0-7-0-8-0-0-8-0-0-8-0-7-0-3-0-5-0-2-0-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

End Solo


Riff 2a (Ending)                       x2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-------9-8-------7--------9-8\------0-|
D|---8-7-----9-8-8------8-7---------3---|
A|-0------------------0-----------1-----|
E|--------------------------------------|
   "But Abigail forgot one thing..."


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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