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Mercyful Fate - The Witches Dance tab

Mercyful Fate:  Witches' Dance

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
Michael's solos by:  Sarah Z  :  ZywickiS@aol.com
Hank's solo by: Russ Elton
                     
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Date last modified:  February 9, 2004

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Play twice)
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-8-8-8-----------------8-8-8----------8-|
E|-6-6-6-0-[let ring]----6-6-6-0--------8-|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-8-8-8----10--9--8--7--8-8-8---10--9--8-|
E|-6-6-6-0---------------6-6-6-0----------|


Riff 2                                          Last time
e|----------------------------------------------|---------|
B|----------------------------------------------|---------|
G|----------------------------------------------|---------|
D|----------------------------------------------|---------|
A|-8-8-8----10---9---8---7--8-8-8----10---9---8-|--8-8-8--|
E|-6-6-6-0-----0---0---0----6-6-6-0-----0---0-8-|--6-6-6--|
               *   *   *                *   * 


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--12---------------------9-9--12----7--5-|
A|-7-7--10----9-10-12-10--9--5-7-7--10----5--3-|
E|---------------------------------------------|

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



Riff 4 (verse)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--12---------------------9-9--12----7--5-|
A|-7-7--10----9-10-12-10--9--5-7-7--10----5--3-|
E|---------------------------------------------|
   "Just like a Demon's eye..."
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--12---------------------9-9--12-------------|
A|-7-7--10----9-10-12-10--9--5-7-7--10----9-10-9-7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2                  x4 
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-----------------7----5--|
D|-9-9-------------7----5--|
A|-7-7---------------------|
E|-----0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
       * * * * * *



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---4-5-4------4-5-4---4-5-4------4-5-4-|
A|-2-------2--3-------4-------4--3-------|
E|---------------------------------------|
   "I can feel the shadows..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---4-5-4------4-5-4---4-5-4------4-5-|
A|-2-------2--3-------4-------4--3-----|
E|-------------------------------------|
   "I can hear their evil chanting..."

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

Play Riff 2   "Dancing the witches' dance..."


Riff 6                  x2
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-9-9--------------7--5-|
A|-7-7--------------5--3-|
E|------0-0-0-0-0-0------|
        * * * * * *      

Play Riff 4   "Cold hands leading the way..."
Play Riff 5   "I can see a fire burning..."
Play Riff 2   "Dancing the witches' dance..." 

Lead into next section:
Guitar 2 plays top note
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--5--|
A|-----|
E|--0--|


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

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-4-5----7-8-7----7-8----10-10/12-12\--7-7-|
E|------------------------------------------|

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



Riff 7a
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-5----5-4----4-5----5-4----4-3----3-2----2-1----1-0-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
  "Before the Goat of Mendes..."


Play Riff 7   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|--------------------------------------|
B|-20b22----20b22----20b22----20b22r20--|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------| 
B|---18h20-----18h20p18------17---18---15~-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------17--18-------17h18p17--|
B|---17---18---20-------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|--15h17p15---------------------------|
B|---------------18---17-----17h18p17--|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--17---15-----14h15p14----------------|
G|----------------------------------14\-|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

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

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|---12------------------------------------|
D|---------15---14h15-----14h15p14----12~--|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------12--14--14h15p14p12--14--14-|
D|--14h15p14----14--15--------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

End Solo

Ending to Solo Rhythm:
e|------|
B|------|
G|------|
D|-5--7-|
A|-3--5-|
E|----5-|


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 4   "Just like a Demon's eye..."
Play Riff 5   "I can feel the shadows lurking..."
Play Riff 2   "Dancing the witches' dance..."
Play Riff 6   "I wish this was only a dream..."


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-9-9--12----7--5-|
A|-7-7--10----5--3-|
E|-----------------|


Hank's solo
e|----17^r-15-17-15-14---------------------------------|
B|-15------------------17-15-13-12-13h15-13h15-13~~~---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------12-10--/15-12~~~-|
B|-------------12-10-------------------|
G|--------12-9-------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|----10-------------------------------|
E|-12----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--15-12h15p12\-10-12~-10h12p10\-8-10~--12--8~~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|----------12-15-12----12-------12---------12----|
B|-15b17~~-----------15----15^r-----15-12^r----15-|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|-12--------------------|
G|----14-----------------|
D|-------14-12-----------|
A|------------14-12-/14~-|
E|-----------------------|

End Hank's solo

Play Riff 5   Michael's solo

Michael's Solo
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-11h12----11h12p11p9----11--12--|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-14--16----16h17p16--16--14h16~--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-17----16h17p16----14--16--|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-14p12p11----12p11p9--|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-t9h11h12-t9h11h12p11p9--|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----16--18--19----18h19----16~--|
D|-16-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-19-20--19h20p19--17h19--|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

e|-------------14h15h17--15p14p12--|
B|-14h15h17------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-14h15p14--12--12------------------|
B|-------------------------15p14p12--|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|---14---15p14----12h14p12-------15--12~\-|
G|----------------------------14-----------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

End Solo


Ending
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-8-8-8----10---9---8---7--8-8-8----10---9---8\-|
E|-6-6-6-0-----0---0---0----6-6-6-0-----0---0-8\-|
               *   *   *                *   *
  "Dancing the witches' dance, dancing til death!"



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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