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King Diamond - The Crypt tab

King Diamond: The Crypt

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
      solos by:  Sekhemet        :  aussie_hardcore@hotmail.com

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 
Guitar 1 (Clean)
e|-------0-------------0-------------0-------------0------|
B|-----3----3--------3----3--------3----3--------3----3---|
G|---2--------2----2--------2----3--------3----3--------3-|
D|-0-------------0-------------0-------------0------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
   "The moon is outside..."

Last time
e|-------0-------------0-------------0-------0-|
B|-----3----3--------3----3--------3----3----3-|
G|---2--------2----2--------2----3--------3--3-|
D|-0-------------0-------------0-------------0-|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2 (Comes in later, Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8------------|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6----6-------|
   * * *    * * *    * * * 
   "Almost dead..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8------------|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6----6-------|
   * * *    * * *    * * * 
   "...deep asleep..."

Guitar 3 (Comes in later, Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8----8--7--5-|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6------------|
   * * *    * * *    * * *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8----8-------|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6------------|
   * * *    * * *    * * * 



Riff 2 (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--------------9-8-------------------|
A|----7h8-7-------------7h8-7---------|
E|-0---------0-------0---------0--6-7-|
  "Down the hallway..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------9-8---------------|
A|----7h8-7-----------------------|
E|-0---------0-------0--7-6-5-3-2-|
  "...down, down..."


Riff 3
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|---9-10----9-10----9-10-------------|
A|---7--8----7--8----7--8--11-10-9--8-|
E|-0-------0-------0------------------|
   "The secret..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---9-10----9-10-----------12-|
A|---7--8----7--8-----------10-|
E|-0-------0-------5-7-8-7-----|
   "...of the crypt..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|---9-10----9-10----9-10-------------|
A|---7--8----7--8----7--8--11-10-9--8-|
E|-0-------0-------0------------------|
   "A coffin made..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---9-10----9-10----7-6-5-|
A|---7--8----7--8----5-4-3-|
E|-0-------0-------0-------|
   "...wondering who is inside..."


Riff 4
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-3--4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1-1-1--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   "Oh Abigail..."
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-4-5-6-7-6-5-|
A|-2-3-4-5-4-3-|
E|-------------|
   "...and off comes the..."


Play Riff 3  "...lid..."


Riff 4a
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-3--4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1-1-1--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   "A name was cut..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-5-6-7-6-5--6-7-8-9-8-7--7--5-|
A|-2-3-4-5-4-3--4-5-6-7-6-5--7--5-|
E|--------------------------------|
   "...with a knife..."


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm, play 2x)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-4-4---3-4--x-x-x-x-x-9--7-|
E|-2-2-0-1-2--x-x-x-x-x-7--5-|

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

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---4-4---3-4--x-x-x-x-x-9--7-|
E|-0-2-2-0-1-2--x-x-x-x-x-7--5-|

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


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm, play 2x)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|----------------------6--4-|
A|-6-6-4-5-6--x-x-x-x-x-4--2-|
E|-4-4-2-3-4--x-x-x-x-x------|

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

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|----------------------6--4-|
A|-6-6-4-5-6--x-x-x-x-x-4--2-|
E|-4-4-2-3-4--x-x-x-x-x------|

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


Solo
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6b~~~~-----------------------------------679-67---6~~--|
D|-6b~~~~---7-6-7-9-7-6---7-9-7-6-7~~-7-6-79-------9------|
A|----------------------9---------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------12b~~~-|
B|-7-9b-r^7--9b-r--7^9^7-10b---9^10^9-12b---10^12^10--------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------13^14^13----------------|-------13^14^13----------------|
G|-13^14----------14-13-11-13-14-|-13^14----------14-13-11-13~~--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-------13^14^13----------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-13^14----------14-13-11-13-14-|-13^14^11^13----11-------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------14----13-14-11-13----11-|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------14----|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
    
                          Palm Mute this bar                     
e|-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------|------------9------------------------------------|
A|-11^12^11\9-12^11^9^11-|----9-11-12---11-12-9-11----9--------------------|
E|-----------------------|-12----------------------12---11-12-9-11-7\4~~~~-|

e|-------------------|---------------------------------------|-------------|
B|----------------9--|---------10-12----10---------------10~~|-9^10^9-\-7B-|
G|----------7--------|-9-11-13-------13----11-13-9-11-13-----|-------------|
D|----6--------6-----|---------------------------------------|-------------|
A|-------5-----------|---------------------------------------|-------------|
E|-4-----------------|---------------------------------------|-------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 1   "A silvery necklace..."


Riff 1a
Guitar 1 (Clean, Play 2x)
e|-------0-------------0-------------0-------------0------|
B|-----3----3--------3----3--------3----3--------3----3---|
G|---2--------2----2--------2----3--------3----3--------3-|
D|-0-------------0-------------0-------------0------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
   "Abigail pulled on..."

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8----8-------|
A|-5-5-5----5-5-5----5-5-5----5-------|
E|------------------------------------| 
   "Abigail pulled on..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8----8-------|
A|-5-5-5----5-5-5----5-5-5----5-------|
E|------------------------------------| 
   * * *    * * *    * * * 
   "Was separated clean..."


Riff 1b
Guitar 1 (Clean)
e|-------0-------------0-------------0-------------0------|
B|-----3----3--------3----3--------3----3--------3----3---|
G|---2--------2----2--------2----3--------3----3--------3-|
D|-0-------------0-------------0-------------0------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
   "Then up, up, up..."
e|-------0-------------0-------------0-------0-|
B|-----3----3--------3----3--------3----3----3-|
G|---2--------2----2--------2----3--------3--3-|
D|-0-------------0-------------0-------------0-|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------8-10--12-|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8-------------|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6----6--8--10-|
   * * *    * * *    * * * 
   "Then up, up, up..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------8-------|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8------------|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6----6-------|
   * * *    * * *    * * * 

Guitar 3 (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8----8--7--5-|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6------------|
   * * *    * * *    * * *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7----7-7-7----8-8-8----8-------|
E|-5-5-5----5-5-5----6-6-6------------|
   * * *    * * *    * * * 


Play Riff 2  "Brandon Henry was..."
Play Riff 3  Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 4  Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---------------7-8----7---------|---------------7-8-9-8-7----7-|
D|-9^10^9^7-9-10-----10---9-10-7--|-9^10^9^7-9-10-----------10---|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------------|

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

  With Harmony (not tabbed)
e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------9-10-9-8----8-|
G|---------------7-8----7---------|---------------7----------10---|
D|-9^10^9^7-9-10-----10---9-10-7--|-9^10^9^7-9-10-----------------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

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

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|-12---12---12---|-15---15---15---|-11---11---11---|-12---12---12---|
G|---11---11---11-|---14---14---14-|---10---10---10-|---11---11---11-|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-12---13---14---15---16---17---|
G|---11---12---13---14---15---16-|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3  "There's an eerie..."

Riff 4a
Both guitars
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7-7-7--3-3-3-3-3-3--4-4-4-4-4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5--1-1-1-1-1-1--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   "Gotta go, gotta run..."  

Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4-5-6-7-6-5--6-7-8-9-8-7--7--5----|
A|-2-3-4-5-4-3--4-5-6-7-6-5--7--5----|
E|---------------------------------0-|
   "I'll be back for you..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4-5-6-7-6-5--6-7-8-9-8-7--7--5--2-|
A|-2-3-4-5-4-3--4-5-6-7-6-5----------|
E|-----------------------------------|
   "I'll be back for you..."


Play Riff 1   "In the crypt..."
Play Riff 1a  "But Mommy's in the floor..."
Play Riff 1b  "Oh she doesn't know..."



Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd 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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