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King Diamond - Killer tab

King Diamond:  Killer

transcribed by:     Russ Elton  : webmaster@abysslord.com
     edited by:     Jordan B.   :  sansamppsa1@hotmail.com

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Date last modified:  December 10, 2005

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Tuning: D (all strings down a whole step)

Intro
d|-------|
A|-------|
F|-------|
C|-------|
G|-------|
D|--12\--|

Riff 1
d|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------------|
C|-------4--------7---7-7----------4-----4-----5-4---|
G|---------4--------5-----5\---------4-----0-2-3-2-0-|
D|-0-222-----2-/5------------0-222-----2-------------|
   * ***                     * ***
d|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|-------4--------7---7-7----------4-----4--------|
G|---------4--------5-----5\---------4-----0-2-3~-|
D|-0-222-----2-/5------------0-222-----2-------a--|
   * ***                     * ***
d|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------------|
C|-------4--------7---7-7----------4-----4-----5-4---|
G|---------4--------5-----5\---------4-----0-2-3-2-0-|
D|-0-222-----2-/5------------0-222-----2-------------|
   * ***                     * ***
d|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------|
C|-------4--------7---7-7----------4-----4-----5--5-|
G|---------4--------5-----5\---------4-----0-2-3--3-|
D|-0-222-----2-/5------------0-222-----2------------|
   * ***                     * ***
               

Riff 2
Guitar 1
d|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
F|------------------------------|
C|-2-----4--4-2---4--4-2---5--5-|
G|-2-----2--2-2---2--2-2---3--3-|
D|-0----------0--------0--------|

d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|-------5--5-----5--5-----4--4-2--|
G|-4-----3--3-4---3--3-4---2--2-2--|
D|-2----------2--------2-----------|

Guitar 2                         x2
d|--------------------------------|
A|--------12--------------12------|
F|-9-12-9----9-12--9-12-9----9-12-|
C|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
   *  * *  * *  *  *  * *  * *  *
                                 x2
d|--------------------------------|
A|--------10--------------10------|
F|-8-11-8----8-11--8-11-8----8-11-|
C|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
   * * * * * *  * * * * * *
d|-----------------------------------|
A|--------12--------------12---------|
F|-9-12-9----9-12--9-12-9----9-12-9~-|
C|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
   *  * *  * *  *  *  * *  * *  *

 
Riff 3
d|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|-9-----10-----9-----10-----7-----7-----10-----9-|
G|-7------8-----7------8-----5-----5------8-----7-|
D|---0-0----0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---|
     * *    * *   * *    * *   * *   * *    * *
  "At midnight..."
d|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------2--|
C|-----9-----10-----9-----10------------2--|
G|-----7------8-----7------8------------0--|
D|-0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0----0-0--3~-------|
   * *   * *    * *   * *    * *  a
  "They're going to flick the switch..."
d|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|-9-----10-----9-----10-----7-----7-----10-----9-|
G|-7------8-----7------8-----5-----5------8-----7-|
D|---0-0----0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---|
     * *    * *   * *    * *   * *   * *    * *
  "Down the hall..."
d|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------|
C|-9-----10-----9-----10--------------|
G|-7------8-----7------8-----8----10--|
D|---0-0----0-0---0-0----0-0-6-----8--|
     * *    * *   * *    * *
  "They're gonna end my life..."


Riff 4
d|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------------------|
C|---9---8-----8p7---7---7----9---8-------------------|
G|--------------------------------------12---------14-|
D|-7---7---7-7-----7---7----7---7---7-7-10-101010--12-|
   *   *   * *     *   *    *   *   * *  *  * * *
  "I will see you all in Hell..."
d|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------7-8-9--|
C|---9---8-----8p7---7---7----9---8-----7-88-9--------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7---7---7-7-----7---7----7---7---7-7---------------|
   *   *   * *     *   *    *   *   * * * ** * * *
  "Isn't that..."


Play Riff 3  "I will not..."


Riff 5
d|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------|
C|---6---7-6-4--------------------------------------|
G|-4---4---------6---7-6-4---7---9---7---9---11-9-7-|
D|-------------4---4-------5---5---5---7---7--------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * *
   "I am, I am a killer..."
d|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|---6---7-6-4-------------------------------------|
G|-4---4---------4---6---4---7---9---7---6---7---6-|
D|-------------2---2---2---5---5---5---4---4---4---|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "I'm gonna get..."


Play Riff 1
Lead into next section:
d|-----|
A|-----|
F|-----|
C|--2--|
G|--2--|
D|--0--|


Play Riff 3   "It is not..."
Play Riff 4   "I will see you all in Hell..."
Play Riff 3   "Gazing at..."
Play Riff 5   "I am, I am a killer..."

Lead into next section:
d|------------------|
A|------------------|
F|------------------|
C|-4----7----6------|
G|-2----5----4----7-|
D|----------------5-|


Riff 6
Guitar 1
d|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-7----9----6----5-----7----7/9----3----6----5--|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
  "I've got less..."

Guitar 2
d|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------|
C|-5----7---------------5----7-------------------|
G|-----------9----8-----------------6----9----8--|
D|-----------------------------------------------|



Riff 7  (Solo Rhythm)
d|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
F|-----------------------------|
C|-4------4------4------4------|
G|-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-|
D|-----------------------------|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
d|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
F|-----------------------------|
C|-7------7------2------2------|
G|-5-5555-5-5555-0-0000-0-0000-|
D|-----------------------------|
    ****    ****   ****   ****
d|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------3--2-|
C|-4------4------4------4------3--2-|
G|-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222-2-2222------|
D|----------------------------------|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
d|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------4-----------5-----------4-----------7-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-0-2-2---2-2-0-3-3---3-3-0-2-2---2-2-0-5-5---5-5-|
   * * *   * * * * *   * * * * *   * * * * *   * * 
d|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------|
C|-------4-----------5-----------4--4--5--|
G|----------------------------------2--3--|
D|-0-2-2---2-2-0-3-3---3-3-0-2-2----------|
   * * *   * * * * *   * * * * *   

Solo (Simonsen)
d|-24-22-21---------22-21-19---------21-19-17---------|
A|---------24-22-21---------22-21-19---------21-19-17-|
F|----------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|

d|-19-17-16----------17-15-14----------19-17-16---------|
A|---------19-17-16----------17-15-14----------19-17-16-|
F|------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|

d|-17-15-14---------15-14-12---------17-15-14---------|
A|---------17-15-14---------15-14-12---------17-15-14-|
F|----------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|

d|-15-14-12----------14-12-10---------12-10-9--------|
A|---------15-14-12----------14-12-10--------12-10-9-|
F|---------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|

d|-10-9-7---------------------------------------|
A|-------10-8-7---------------------------------|
F|--------------9-9b11r9-9b11-9b11--------------|
C|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------0-[dives]--|

d|----12h14p12----12----------------|
A|-14----------14----14-12----------|
F|-------------------------13b14r13-|
C|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 3   "I hear them..."
Play Riff 5   "I am, I am a killer..."
Lead into next section:
d|------------------|
A|------------------|
F|------------------|
C|-4----7----6------|
G|-2----5----4----7-|
D|----------------5-|

Play Riff 1
Ending chord:
d|-----|
A|-----|
F|-----|
C|--2--|
G|--2--|
D|--0--|
  "It's time."


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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