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Mercyful Fate - Since Forever tab

Mercyful Fate:  Since Forever

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

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Date last modified:  October 22, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Intro (Clean)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

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


Riff 1 (Clean)
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|---2-0-2------------------------|
D|-0-------2-5-3-5-0-3-2-3-2-0----|
A|-----------------------------3--|
E|--------------------------------|
   "On this cold..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----0-2-3-2-3-2------0-2-3-2-3-2-|
A|-2-3--------------2-3-------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "I'm sitting here alone..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
   "I'm looking at..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-5-------5-7-----7-8-----8------|
E|---------------------------8-7-3|
   "On this cold..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-3----------------3-4-------------|
   "I'm sitting here alone..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-5-4-5-4-10-9-10-9-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
   "I'm looking at..."



Riff 2 (Distortion)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----4-------------4---------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-0-2----2--3~--0-2----3-2-3~-|
  "Oh, it's so very hard..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-------------------------|
A|---------------2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|
E|-0-2----2--3~--0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|
  "...growing old..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----4-------------4---------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-0-2----2--3~--0-2----3-2-3~-|
  "I'm trying to remember..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-------------------------|
A|---------------------0-1-2-1-0-|
E|-0-2----2--3~--0-2-3-----------|
  "...the days..."


Riff 3
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------12----12--------11----11-|
A|-------10----10--------10----10-|
E|-000-0-----0-----000-0-----0----|
   *** *     *     *** *     *
   "Since forever..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------12----12------------------|
A|-------10----10----------0-1-0---|
E|-000-0-----0-----0-0-2-3-------3-|
   *** *     *
   "I still..."


Play Riff 2

Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--7--|
A|--5--|
E|--5--|
   "I can't believe..."

Guitar 2
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--7--|
A|--5--|
E|-----|
   "I can't believe..."


Riff 4 (Clean)
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-10------------9------------8------------7-----------|
G|-10------------9------------8------------7-----------|
D|-10--[strum]---9--[strum]---8--[strum]---7---[strum]-|
A|--8------------7------------6------------5-----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
   "How nice of you..."


Lead into next section (Distortion):
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-9-8--7-6--5-|
A|-7-6--5-4--3-|
E|-------------|


Play Riff 2  Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3  "Since forever..."

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


Riff 5      
Guitar 1 (Clean)
e|-------0-------------0------|
B|-----6----6--------6----6---|
G|---7--------7----7--------7-|
D|-0-------------0------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-----------------------|
B|-6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-----|
G|-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7-...-|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
   "So many things..."


Riff 6 (Distortion)
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----7-----6-5-------7---7--5-|
A|-0-6---6-5-----6-0-6---6-5--3-|
E|------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----7---------------7---7--5-|
A|-0-6---6-5-6-5-3-0-6---6-5--3-|
E|------------------------------|


Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-2-4--2-4--2-4----7tr9-|
A|-0-2--0-2--0-2---------|
E|-----------------------|

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


Riff 7a (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2-4--2-4--2-4-----------------|
A|-0-2--0-2--0-2-----------------|
E|---------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                 * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-2-4--2-4--2-4-5-4-2---|
A|-0-2--0-2--0-2-3-2-0-3-|
E|---------------------1-|


Play Riff 6


Riff 3a
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------12----12--------11----11-|
A|-------10----10--------10----10-|
E|-000-0-----0-----000-0-----0----|
   *** *     *     *** *     *
   "Since forever..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------12----12------------------|
A|-------10----10----------0-1-0---|
E|-000-0-----0-----0-0-2-3-------3-|
   *** *     *
   "I still..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------12----12--------11----11-|
A|-------10----10--------10----10-|
E|-000-0-----0-----000-0-----0----|
   *** *     *     *** *     *
   "Since forever..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------12----12------------------|
A|-------10----10----------0-1-0---|
E|-000-0-----0-----0-0-2-3-------3-|
   *** *     *
   "I still..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|---------------------10----10-|
D|----------------------8-----8-|
A|------------------------------|
E|-000-0-7--0-7--000-0-----0----|
   *** *    *    *** *     *
   "Since forever..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------12----12------------------|
A|-------10----10----------0-1-0---|
E|-000-0-----0-----0-0-2-3-------3-|
   *** *     *
   "I still..."


Play Riff 2   "Like the light..."


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



Ending (Distortion)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-3-2-3-2-3-2-3-2-...-|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|
   "I ask you..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1-5-4-5-4-10-9-10-9-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
   "I ask you..."
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------2-1-2-1---------5-4-5-4---------10-9-10-9-|
D|-----0-2-------------0-2-------------0-2-----------|
A|-2-3-------------2-3-------------2-3---------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
   "No there won't be..."
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-5-4-5-4--2-1-2-4--5-4-5-4--2-1-2-4--...-|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   "...since forever..."


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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