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Mercyful Fate: Under The Spell

transcribed by:  Mikko Laakso
       solo by:  Serkan Gunturk
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
      2nd solo:  Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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Date last modified:  October 23, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

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

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

Guitar 2 (only during intro)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-11\---------------------------|
A|--9\-------------------10-9-10-|
E|-------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-11\-----------------------|
A|--9\---------------------8-|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-11\---------------------------|
A|--9\------------------12-11-12-|
E|-------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-11\-----------------------|
A|--9\--------------------10-|
E|---------------------------|


Riff 1a (Solo Rhythm, Guitar 2 plays notes in () )
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---------4---------|
A|-------------------------5-4-5-|
E|-0-2---0-2---2-0---2---2-------|

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

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---------4--(7-6-7)-|
A|-------------------------5-4-5--|
E|-0-2---0-2---2-0---2---2--------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---------4---5-|
A|-------------------------3-|
E|-0-2---0-2---2-0---2---2---|



Solo
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-9---10-9h10p9------------9---10-9h10p9----9-12b14-|
G|---------------11-9-11------------------11---------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


e|-14-16-17-16-14h16p14-----------14-16-17-16-14-------------|
B|----------------------17b19-19-----------------17p16-14-13-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


e|-16-17-16h17p16-------------16-17-16h17p16----16(19b)21-|
B|----------------19-17-19-19----------------19-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19b21-19-17-19-17h19p17-16-17-19s21p19s17----|
B|-------------------------------------------19-|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

End solo

Riff 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-9-9--10---9---7---12--10---9---|
A|-7-7---7---7---7---10---8---7---|
E|-----0---0---0---0----0---0---0-|
       *   *   *   *    *   *   *  
   "There is something..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7-9-9-----------------------------|
A|-5-7-7-----------------------------|
E|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "...with an evil glow..."


Riff 3
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-10----9--------10----9---------|
A|--8----7---------8----7---------|
E|----------0-0-0----------0-0-0--|
            * * *          * * *      
  "Twisting, turning..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-10-10-10---12---10---10-9--------------|
A|--8--8--8---10----8----8-7--------------|
E|---------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0--|
                             * * * * * * 
  "I'm looking out for my soul..."


Riff 3a
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-10----9--------10----9---------|
A|--8----7---------8----7---------|
E|----------0-0-0----------0-0-0--|
            * * *          * * *      
  "Twisting, turning..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-10-10-10---12---10---10-9-------------|
A|--8--8--8---10----8----8-7---8-7-8-7-5-|
E|---------------------------------------|
  "I'm looking out for my soul..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--7----6---------7----6---------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|----------0-0-0----------0-0-0--|
            * * *          * * *      
  "Twisting, turning..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|--7--7--7----9----7----7-6---7-6-7-6-7--|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
  "I'm looking out for my soul..."


Riff 1b
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---------4---------|
A|-------------------------5-4-5-|
E|-0-2---0-2---2-0---2---2-------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|----------------------------5~-|
D|-----4-----4---------4------a--|
A|-------------------------3-----|
E|-0-2---0-2---2-0---2---2-------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---------4---------|
A|-------------------------5-4-5-|
E|-0-2---0-2---2-0---2---2-------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----4-----4---------4---5-|
A|-------------------------3-|
E|-0-2---0-2---2-0---2---2---|


Play Riff 2   "I have seen the..."
Play Riff 3   "Dancing, blasphemous..."


Riff 3b
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-10----9--------10----9---------|
A|--8----7---------8----7---------|
E|----------0-0-0----------0-0-0--|
            * * *          * * *      
  "Dancing, blasphemous..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-10-10-10---12---10---10-9-------|
A|--8--8--8---10----8----8-7---8-7-|
E|---------------------------------|
  "...uniting them all..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--7----6---------7----6---------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|----------0-0-0----------0-0-0--|
            * * *          * * *      
  "Dancing, blasphemous..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--7--7--7----9----7----7-6-------|
A|-----------------------------8-7-|
E|---------------------------------|
  "...uniting them all..."



Riff 4  (Solo Rhythm)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------3-----|
E|-0-3-4-5---3-5---3-5---5~~-|
   * * *           * * 
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------7---6---5---|
E|-0-3-4-5---3-5---5---5---5---8-|
   * * *           *   *   * 
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------3-----|
E|-3-4-5---3-5---3-5---5~~-|
   * *           * * 
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------7---6---5---|
E|-0-3-4-5---3-5---5---5---5---8-|
   * * *           *   *   *

Riff 5 (solo rhythm)
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------5-----|
E|-5-6-7---5-7---5-7---7~~-|
   * *           * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-------------------9---8---7----|
E|-0-5-6-7---5-7---7---7---7---10-|
   * * *           *   *   * 

Lead into next section:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------3-----|
E|-3-4-5---3-5---3-5---5~~-|
   * *           * * 
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|----------------------3--5--3--3-|
E|-0-3-4-5---3-5---3-5-------------|
   * * *            

Solo (over riffs 4 and 5, and leading into chorus)
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-12-11-9-11-9h11p9----9----9\-------------------|
D|-------------------12---12-----10---------------|
A|----------------------------------12~~-10h12p10-|
E|------------------------------------------------|

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

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

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----1412-----12------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------14----14-1212-14-12-11--12-11--11--------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------12--10----10------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------12-----12-10-9~~-|

e|-----------------------------------------15------14----|
B|-19---\-15-17-15-15-14----------14-15-17-----17-----15-|
G|-----------------------16-15-16------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|---14-15--17-1514----14151514-----------------|
B|-17--------------1717---------17---1715-14----|
G|--------------------------------16---------16-|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------14-17^^--17^^r--15-17--1517--14-15-------14--|
B|-1415--14----14-------14-1517-------------------------------------17--------|
G|----------16---15--16-------------------------------------------------17----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-1415--14----14-------14-15-17-15-15-15-14-15-14---14----10--------------|
B|----------17----15-17----------------------------17---17-----14----14----|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------16-----16-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(This bar blends into the chorus)
e|--------------------------|
B|-----------15~-sustain----|
G|-16^---14-----------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 5a
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5-5-5-5-6-6-6-|
A|-5---------3---------1-------3-3-3-3-4-4-4-|
E|-------------------------------------------|
                               * * * * * * * 
  "And I know this night so well..."
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2-2-2-2-5-5-5-|
A|-8---------7---8-7-5---------0-0-0-0-3-3-3-|
E|-------------------------------------------|
                               * * * * * * * 
  "Cause I have walked from here to hell..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------8-------------------|
G|----------------10-9-10------9---------------------|
D|-----12--------------------8-----------------------|
A|---12------------------------------10101010-111111-|
E|-10--------10-8---------------------8-8-8-8--9-9-9-|
                                      * * * *  * * *
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------10-9-10----------------------------|
D|-----12------------------------8-------------------|
A|---12------------------------8------7-7-7-7-101010-|
E|-10--------10-8----------5-6--------5-5-5-5--8-8-8-|
                                      * * * *  * * *
  

Play Riff 1a
Play Riff 2   "Was it the..."
Play Riff 3   "Twisting, turning..."
Play Riff 3a  but use this ending:
(Guitar 2 plays top notes)
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-------(9)-(7)-(5)--|
A|-8--7---5---3---2---|
E|--------------------|
  "And then HE came at last..."


Riff 6
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------4----4-2-|
A|---0--2-3-4-----0--2-3-4----0--2-3-4---2--0-2-0-|
E|-2-----------2------------2---------------------|


Riff 6a
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------4----4-2-|
A|---0--2-3-4-----0--2-3-4----0--2-3-4---2--0-2-0-|
E|-2-----------2------------2---------------------|
Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------4--2-4-2-|
D|---0--2-3-4-----0--2-3-4----0--2-3-4------------|
A|-2-----------2------------2---------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 6   Solo Rhythm


Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------6--4--6-4---|
A|------4-5-6-------4-5-6-------4-5-6---4--2--4-2---|
E|-4-7---------4-7---------4-7----------------------|

Play Riff 6   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 5a  Solo Rhythm

Ending:  (don't play the notes in () the first time)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-----|
E|-(5)-(6)-7---5-7---5-7---7~~-|
    *   *            * * 
  "Suddenly..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-------------------9---8---7----|
E|-0-5-6-7---5-7---7---7---7---10-|
   * * *           *   *   *
  "And I..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------3-----|
E|-3-4-5---3-5---3-5---5~~-|
   * *           * * 
  "...as I saw HIM..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------7---6---5---|
E|-0-3-4-5---3-5---5---5---5---8-|
   * * *           *   *   * 
  "...HE was drinking all the wine..."


Repeat the above, then:

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---9---8---7-----|
E|-7---7---7----10-|
   *   *   * 
  "I never should have seen it..."

e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|---7---6---5----7\--|
E|-5---5---5---8--5\--|
   *   *   * 
  "I never should have understood."



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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