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Mercyful Fate - Thirteen Invitations tab

Mercyful Fate: Thirteen Invitations

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  October 28, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-12-12-----------12-12-----------|
A|-10-10-----------10-10-----------|
E|-------000000000-------000000000-|
         *********       *********
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-12-12------15-15------9-9--|
A|-10-10------13-13------7-7--|
E|-------0000-------0000------|
         ****       ****
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-12-12-----------12-12-----------|
A|-10-10-----------10-10-----------|
E|-------000000000-------000000000-|
         *********       *********
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-12-12------15-15-----------|
A|-10-10------13-13------2-2--|
E|-------0000-------0000-0-0--|
         ****       ****

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

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

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-----------9-9-----------|
A|-7-7-----------7-7-----------|
E|-----------------------------|

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


       
Riff 2
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-12-12-----------12-12-----------|
A|-10-10-----------10-10-----------|
E|-------000000000-------000000000-|
         *********       *********
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-12-12---------------9-9-----------|
A|-10-10------8-8------7-7-----------|
E|-------0000-6-6-0000-----000000000-|
         ****     ****     *********
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-12-12-----------12-12-----------|
A|-10-10-----------10-10-----------|
E|-------000000000-------000000000-|
         *********       *********
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-12-12---------------9-9--------------|
A|-10-10------8-8------7-7--------------|
E|-------0000-6-6-0000-----000000-0-17\-|
         ****     ****     ******

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-----------9-9-----------|
A|-7-7-----------7-7-----------|
E|-----000000000-----000000000-|
       *********     *********
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9-9------7-7------9-9-----------|
A|-7-7------5-5------7-7-----------|
E|-----0000-----0000-----000000000-|
       ****     ****     *********
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-----------9-9-----------|
A|-7-7-----------7-7-----------|
E|-----000000000-----000000000-|
       *********     *********
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-9-9------7-7------9-9--------------|
A|-7-7------5-5------7-7--------------|
E|-----0000-----0000-----000000-0-17\-|
       ****     ****     ******



Riff 3 
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----6h7p6-----6h7p6-----6h7---9--8-|
A|-------------------------------7--6-|
E|-4-4-------4-4-------4-4-----0------|
  "The mansion was right on the shore..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----6h7p6-----6h7p6-----6h7---7--|
A|-------------------------------5--|
E|-4-4-------4-4-------4-4-----0----|
  "Down by the lake..."



Riff 4
Guitar 1                                    x2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|------6--5---------------------6--5--------|
A|-4----4--3----------------4----4--3----7-6-|
E|-2------------3-4-5-3-4-5-2------------5-4-|
                * *   * *
  "Thirteen invitations..."

Guitar 2                                    x2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|------4--3---------------------4--3--------|
E|-2------------3-4-5-3-4-5-2------------5-4-|
                * *   * *

Guitar 3
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|------6--5---------------------6--5--------|
A|-4----4--3----------------4----4--3----7-6-|
E|-2------------3-4-5-3-4-5-2------------5-4-|
                * *   * *
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|------6--5---------------------------------------------|
A|-4----4--3--------------------------777-666666---------|
E|-2------------3-4-5-3-4-5-555555555------------555-444-|
                * *   * *   ********* *** ****** *** ***



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------5-----|
A|---7-----8-5----7-------8-5-|
E|-0----0-------0----0--------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---7----8-5--8-------5-------|
E|-0----0--------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------5-----|
A|---7-----8-5----7-------8-5-|
E|-0----0-------0----0--------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---7----8-5--8-------5-------|
E|-0----0--------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-7-----------------|
A|-5-----------------|
E|-5----000000000000-|
        ************

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

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-------------8-------5-------|
E|-0-------------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-------------8-------5-------|
E|-0-------------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-7-----------------|
A|-5-----------------|
E|-5----000000000000-|
        ************ 


Riff 2a (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-12-12-----------12-12-----------|
A|-10-10-----------10-10-----------|
E|-------000000000-------000000000-|
         *********       *********
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-12-12------15-15------9-9-----------|
A|-10-10------13-13------7-7-----------|
E|-------0000-------0000-----000000000-|
         ****       ****     *********
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-12-12-----------12-12-----------|
A|-10-10-----------10-10-----------|
E|-------000000000-------000000000-|
         *********       *********
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-12-12------15-15------9-9--------------|
A|-10-10------13-13------7-7--------------|
E|-------0000-------0000-----000000-0-17\-|
         ****       ****     ******

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-----------9-9-----------|
A|-7-7-----------7-7-----------|
E|-----000000000-----000000000-|
       *********     *********
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9-9------7-7------9-9-----------|
A|-7-7------5-5------7-7-----------|
E|-----0000-----0000-----000000000-|
       ****     ****     *********
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-----------9-9-----------|
A|-7-7-----------7-7-----------|
E|-----000000000-----000000000-|
       *********     *********
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-9-9------7-7------9-9--------------|
A|-7-7------5-5------7-7--------------|
E|-----0000-----0000-----000000-0-17\-|
       ****     ****     ******


Solo                                            x2
e|-12^--12^--12^--12^~~~----10^--9^-----7^-10^~~-|
B|-15^--15^--15^--15^~~~----13^-12^----10^-13^~~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3   "They gathered around..."
Play Riff 4   "Thirteen invitations..."


Riff 5a
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------| ---|
D|----------------------5-----|    |
A|---7-----8-5----7-------8-5-|    |
E|-0----0-------0----0--------|    |
                                   |--> Play 2x
e|-----------------------------|   |
B|-----------------------------|   |
G|-----------------------------|   |
D|-----------------------------| --|
A|---7----8-5--8-------5-------|
E|-0----0--------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---7----8-5-8----------7----8-5-8--|
E|-0----0--------------0----0--------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-8-------5-------8-------5-------|
E|---5-6-7---7-6-5---5-6-7---7-6-5-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|---7----8-5-8-|
E|-0----0-------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------| ---|
D|----------------------------|    |
A|----------------------------|    |
E|-0--------------------------|    |
                                   |--> Play 2x
e|-----------------------------|   |
B|-----------------------------|   |
G|-----------------------------|   |
D|-----------------------------| --|
A|-------------8-------5-------|
E|-0-------------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-9---------------------------------|
A|-7---------------------------------|
E|-0-------------------0-------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-8-------5-------8-------5-------|
E|---5-6-7---7-6-5---5-6-7---7-6-5-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|-0------------|



Riff 6 (Slight Distortion)        x4
e|-------0-------------------------|
B|-----3---3-----------3-------3---|
G|---2-------2-------2---2---0---0-|
D|-0-----------0-------------------|
A|---------------0-3-------2-------|
E|---------------------------------|
  "So you want to be alive forevermore..."
e|--------------------------|
B|-3--------3-------3----3--|
G|-2------2---2---0---0--2--|
D|-0---------------------0--|
A|-0----3-------2--------0--|
E|--------------------------|
  "Turning the wheel, turning the wheel of time."



Riff 7
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-8-----7-----7-8-8-----7-----7-8-|
E|---0-0---0-0-------0-0---0-0-----|
  "But first we must play a game..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------5---------------|
A|-8-----7-----7-8---8-7-8-7-5-----|
E|---0-0---0-0-----------------8-7-|
  "...a game of souls..."


Riff 7a
Guitar 1 
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-8-----7-----7-8-8-----7-----7-8-|
E|---0-0---0-0-------0-0---0-0-----|
  "Sit down!"
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------5---------------|
A|-8-----7-----7-8---8-7-8-7-5-----|
E|---0-0---0-0-----------------8-7-|
  "Deal those cards!"

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

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



Riff 7b
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-10-----9-----9-10-10-----9-----9-10-|
A|--8-----7-----7--8--8-----7-----7--8-|
E|----0-0---0-0---------0-0---0-0------|
      * *   * *         * *   * *
  "They played all night..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-10-----9---------5---------------|
A|--8-----7-----7-8---8-7-8-7-5-----|
E|----0-0---0-0-----------------8-7-|
      * *   * *


Riff 8
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-----6-----6---6-----5-----6--5-|
E|-4-4---4-4---4---3-3---3-3------|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *
   "High will win, low is the sin"

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

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



Play Riff 7b   "They played all night..."
Play Riff 8    "High will win..."
Play Riff 7a   "The final card..."

Lead into the solo rhythm
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|----6--7-|
A|-6--4--5-|
E|-4-------|


Play Riff 6   Solo Rhythm


Solo
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|-5-6--8-6h8p6-5--------5-6p5-----------------|
G|----------------7~~----------5---------------|
D|-------------------------------5-\3-\2-3-3~~-|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------12~~--10p9h10p9h10p9~-|
D|-2-------2-3-----------------------------------------------|
A|---5-3-5-----5~~----5/12~\--9/15~\-------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------19----18----17h18p17----|
B|------17-18--------17-18-19----19----19----------19-|
G|-7/19-------19~~------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-17--------------------------------------------------|
B|----19-18p17-----17-18-20^-(20)p18p17-18-17h18p17----|
G|-------------19-----------------------------------19-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|-17-------17h18------|
G|----17h19-------19~~-|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

End Solo


Lead into the next section:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|-000000000000-|
   ************ 


Play Riff 2    Solo Rhythm

Solo                                            x2
e|-12^--12^--12^--12^~~~----10^--9^-----7^-10^~~-|
B|-15^--15^--15^--15^~~~----13^-12^----10^-13^~~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3    "They could never..."
Play Riff 4    "Thirteen invitations..."

Riff 5b
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------| ---|
D|----------------------5-----|    |
A|---7-----8-5----7-------8-5-|    |
E|-0----0-------0----0--------|    |
                                   |--> Play 2x
e|-----------------------------|   |
B|-----------------------------|   |
G|-----------------------------|   |
D|-----------------------------| --|
A|---7----8-5--8-------5-------|
E|-0----0--------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-8-------5-------|
E|---5-6-7---7-6-5-|
   * * * * * * * *  
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|---7----8-5-8-|
E|-0----0-------|


Guitar 2
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------| ---|
D|----------------------------|    |
A|----------------------------|    |
E|-0--------------------------|    |
                                   |--> Play 2x
e|-----------------------------|   |
B|-----------------------------|   |
G|-----------------------------|   |
D|-----------------------------| --|
A|-------------8-------5-------|
E|-0-------------5-6-7---7-6-5-|
               * * * *   * * *
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-8-------5-------|
E|---5-6-7---7-6-5-|
   * * * * * * * *  
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-9------------|
A|-7------------|
E|-0------------|



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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