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King Diamond - Salem tab

King Diamond:  Salem

transcribed by:  Dave Zatuchney  DaveDZNY@AOL.COM

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Date last modified:  December 07, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Intro
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4----5----6----7------------------|
A|-2----3----4----5----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-2----3----4----5----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                       * * * * * * *


Riff 1   
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------10--------------------10-|
A|--------------------8---------------------8-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
   * * * * * * * * *     * * * * * * * * *
   "At midnight..."
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------10--------7--------10-|
A|--------------------8--------5---------8-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0----0-0-0----|
   * * * * * * * * *     * * *    * * *
   "The Lafayettes..."
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------10--------------------10-|
A|--------------------8---------------------8-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
   * * * * * * * * *     * * * * * * * * *
   "At midnight..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------10--------7--9-10-|
A|--------------------8--------5--7--8-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0---------|
   * * * * * * * * *     * * *
   "...there is a shadow..."


Riff 2
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|-5--------4----|
E|-3--------2----|
   "Salem is moving..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------7--------------------7-|
A|-------------------5--------------------5-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
   * * * * * * * * *    * * * * * * * * *
   "...without..."
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|-5--------4----|
E|-3--------2----|
   "Salem is moving..."
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "...moving, moving..."


Play Riff 1   "So hot and..."
Play Riff 2   "Salem is moving..."


Lead into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--2--|
E|--0--|


Riff 4
Guitar 1 (Play 2x)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-4-------4-------5-------5-------|
D|---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-6-------6-------5-------5-------|
D|---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *

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

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----------5--------6--------5-5-|
A|-2--------3--------4--------3-3-|
E|-0------------------------------|
   "Doctor Le Croix..."


Riff 4a
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-4-------4-------5-------5-------|
D|---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
   "My my my..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-6-------6-------5-------5-------|
D|---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4-5-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
   "Salem tell me..."

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

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-------4-------3-------3-------|
E|---3-2-3---3-2-3---3-2-3---3-2-3-|



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-2-----2------4/5--2-----2-----5~--|
A|-2-----2------4/5--2-----2-----5~--|
E|---0-0---0-0---------0-0---0-0-----|
     * *   * *         * *   * *
   "In shock..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-2-----2------4/5-5/7-7-7-7\5----5-|
A|-2-----2------4/5-5/7-7-7-7\5----5-|
E|---0-0---0-0-----------------------|
     * *   * *
   "Le Croix is terrified..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-9-----9-----11/12--9-----9-----12~--|
A|-7-----7------9/10--7-----7-----10~--|
E|---0-0---0-0----------0-0---0-0------|
     * *   * *          * *   * *
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-9-----9-----11/12-12/14-14-14-14\12----12-|
A|-7-----7------9/10-10/12-12-12-12\10----10-|
E|---0-0---0-0-------------------------------|
     * *   * *


Riff 6
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------4----3~---------4----5--|
E|-0-222222----2-a---222222----2----|
   * ******    *     ******    *
           "Salem..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|--------4----3~---------------------|
E|-222222----2-a---0-2-3-6-5-3-6-5-3~-|
   ******    *     * * * * * * * *    
        "Save us!"


Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------5-------------5-|
A|-0-5-7-8---8-7-5-7-8-7---|
E|-------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * *
   "So take this..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|---------5--------------|
A|-0-5-7-8---8-7-5-7-8-7~-|
E|---------------------a--|
   * * * * * * * * * *
   "...money and off..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------7-8-7------------7----8-|
A|-0-8-10-------10-8--8-10---10---|
E|--------------------------------|
   * *  * * * *  * *  *  * *  * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|--------7-8-7------------7-----|
A|-0-8-10-------10-8--8-10---10~-|
E|-------------------------------|
   * *  * * * *  * *  *  * *


Riff 8
Guitar 1                        x4
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-0-555----888-777-555----888-7-|
   * ***    *** *** ***    *** *
        "A snake curse..."
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|-0-5~----(5)\-|
   "...dead..."

Guitar 2                        x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-0-555----888-777-555----888-7-|
   * ***    *** *** ***    *** *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|---555----888-777-555----888-7-|
E|-0-----------------------------|
   * ***    *** *** ***    *** *
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-0-888----131313-101010-888----131313-10-|
   * ***     * * *  * * * ***     * * *  *
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|-0-8~----(8)\-|



Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm

Lead into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--2--|
E|--0--|


Play Riff 4    "Two more hours..."
Play Riff 4a   "My my my..."
Play Riff 5    Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 6    Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 7    "Kneeling in front..."
Play Riff 8    "He must leave a...."
Play Intro     "...dead, dead, dead..."
Play Riff 1    "By the house..."
Play Riff 2    "Salem is moving..."


Ending (Guitar 2 plays note in () )
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|--(1)--|
E|---0---|
   "No..."



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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