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King Diamond - Miriam tab

King Diamond: Miriam

transcribed by:  Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
edited by:       Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
solos by:        Rami            :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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Tuning: Standard

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


Riff 2
GIT 1
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-5\4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5\4-|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-3\2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3\2-|
E|----------------------------------|
    * * * * * *     * * * * * *     
E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-/7--5--3-|
E|---------------------------|
    * * * * * * * *
    Curtains of...
    Shutting...

GIT 2                              x2
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|--4--------7--------6--------5----|
A|--2--------5--------4--------3----|
E|----------------------------------|



Riff 3
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|--------12--11-12-11--10-10-9-10----10-10-9-10-|
A|--------10---9-10--9---8--8-7--8-----8--8-7--8-|
E|--0-0-0---------------------------0------------|
    * * *                           *
            There was...
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------12--11-12-11--10-10-9-10----10-10-9-10----9----9-7-|
A|--------10---9-10--9---8--8-7--8-----8--8-7--8----7----7-5-|
E|--0-------------------------------0-------------0----------|
                                    *             *
         Except...


Riff 4
GIT 1
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----4h5-4~--5-4-3~-----2-----|
A|-/2------------------4-----3\-|
E|------------------------------|

E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|----7h8-7~--8-7-6~-----5--4---|
A|-/5-----------------7-------5-|
E|------------------------------|
   Oh Miriam...

GIT 2                              x2
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|--4--------7--------6--------5----|
A|--2--------5--------4--------3----|
E|----------------------------------|

REPEAT Riff 1 (one time)

REPEAT Riff 2 Curtains of...

REPEAT RIFF 3 Come close...

REPEAT RIFF 4 Oh Miriam...

Lead into next section:
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--4--|
A|--2--|
E|--2--|


Riff 5 (solo rhythm)
E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-12-11--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111--|
A|--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9--0--0--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
                                   solo begins

Riff 5b (solo continues)                                        x2
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-12-11--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-12-11-12--|
A|--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9--0--0--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9--0--0--0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                             x2
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------9/11-9\8------------------------9-8-|
A|--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-7/-9-7\6--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-7-6-|
E|--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9-----------4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9-----|


Solo
e|--------------------------|
b|-14-13-14-13-14-13-14~*---|
g|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|-24---^r-23----21-23-21----21---23-\21-21~~-|
b|-------------24---------24------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|----14-16-17-16h17p16-14----14-16-------19^^-r-|
b|-17----------------------17-------17-14--------|
g|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-19p17-\14-17-14---------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------17-1417-14---1414---------------------------|
g|----------------------------16-----16-1413-14-13-------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------14---------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------14------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------16~--|

e|---------------------------------------------|
b|---------------17----------------------------|
g|----14^r----14----16^-^^r--1614-16----14~~---|
D|---------16------------------------16--------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|-16------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------|
D|----11-14-13^r----11-14-13^r13^r----11-14-13^r-|
A|-11------------11----------------11------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------|
D|-9---------------------------------|
A|---9-9-7-6-------------------------|
E|-----------7/9-7^^9\7^^r-9-7-9~~---|

e|----------------------------19-18---------------|
b|----14-17-16h17p16-14-------------19----19~~----|
g|-13-------------------16-13----------18---------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-24---21h23\19-21-19----------------------------|
b|---------------------21-19----19-------19-17~---|
g|---------------------------20----20-18----------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


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

E|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------4-3-|
A|-------1-----------1-----2-1-|
E|-0-2-3---3-2-0-2-3---3-2-----|


Riff 5c
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-12-11--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-12-11-12--|
A|--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9--0--0--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9--0--0--0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
    The shadow...
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------9/11-9\8------------------------9-8-|
A|--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-7/-9-7\6--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-7-6-|
E|--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9-----------4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9-----|
    It looked...


Riff 6a
E|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------9-8-|
A|-------1-----------1-----7-6-|
E|-0-2-3---3-2-0-2-3---3-2-----|

E|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-6-|
A|-------1-----------1-----5-4-|
E|-0-2-3---3-2-0-2-3---3-2-----|
       I am Count...

Riff 5d
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------9/11-9\8------------------------9-8-|
A|--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-7/-9-7\6--6-6--6-9-9--9-1111-11-7-6-|
E|--4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9-----------4-4--4-7-7--7--9-9--9-----|
    "Abigail" she...


Repeat Riff 6a  "Can I?"...


Riff 7
Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-1111---9-9---7-7-------7-7---9-9--1111-------|
A|--9-9---7-7---5-5-------5-5---7-7---9-9-------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
           "Miriam"...
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-1111---9-9---7-7-------7-7------9-9----11-------|
A|--9-9---7-7---5-5-------5-5------7-7-----9-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
            You can even...

Guitar 2
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-1111---9-9---7-7-------7-7---9-9--1111-------|
A|--9-9---7-7---5-5-------5-5---7-7---9-9-------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--4-4---6-6---7-7-------7-7--9-7-6-6-------------|
A|-------------------------------------9-7-9-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


Riff 8                                                      x3
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------9-----------9-----------7---------------------------|
G|-----9---9-------9---9-------7---7-------------------------|
D|---9-------9---9-------9---7-------7-5-5--5-5-5-7-7--7-7-7-|
A|-7-----------6-----------5-----------3-3--3-3-3-5-5--5-5-5-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
               He struggled...
              Since...
             Now he...
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--9--|
A|--7--|
E|-----|
  ...what a shame


REPEAT Riff 1 (2 times)

REPEAT Riff 2 (solo)

Solo
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------8-11----9-----------------|
D|--------------------10-7-9-11------11-12------12---11-12-9-11-12---|
A|------10-7-9-10-7-9-----------12-9---------------------------------|
E|--7-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------12-------------------------12-|
b|------------9-10-12-9-9-12-14-15----14-151512-13---12-14-15----|
g|-11----9-11--------------------------------------14------------|
D|----12---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-------------14-12---------------12-|
b|----15----------------14----------13---|
g|-------16----16----------14----14------|
D|----------16----------------14---------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

       some sort of harmony notes?
e|---------------------------------------|
b|-----10--------------------------------|
g|--------9-11-11-9-11------------9-11---|
D|--11-12-9---------11-12-9-11-12--------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------|
g|-9---------------9-11----9------------------11----9-------|
D|---11----9-11-12------12---11-12-9-11-12-11----12---11-11-|
A|------12--------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------|
g|---------9-11----9---------------9-11----9----|
D|-9-11-12------12---11-12-9-11-12------12---11-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
b|-12-10-------10-------------------------|
g|-------12-11----12-11-12-12-11-12/21~---|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

End Solo


REPEAT Riff 3 Don't move...

REPEAT RIFF 4 In pain...

Lead into next section:
E|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--4--|
A|--2--|
E|--2--|
  "...dear..."

REPEAT RIFF 5  He quickly...

REPEAT RIFF 5c  Behind glass...

REPEAT RIFF 6a In his twisted...

REPEAT RIFF 5d  "I must retire...

REPEAT Riff 6  You should do the same...

END.


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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