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Mercyful Fate - The Night tab

Mercyful Fate:  The Night

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 
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|---------12~~--------15-14-11~--(11)~~*-|
G|-12~~-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|---------12~~--------15-14-11~--(11)~~---------|
B|-12~~------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------//\\-|



Riff 1
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-------------2---1--------|
D|---3\2---3---2---1---2/5--|
A|---3\2---3-----------2/5--|
E|-0-----0---0---0---0------|
   *     *   *   *   *       
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------2---1-------|
D|---3\2---3---2---1-----2-|
A|---3\2---3-------------2-|
E|-0-----0---0---0---0-0---|
   *     *   *   *   * * 


Riff 2                           x4
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-2-0-3-2------------------------|
D|-2-0-3-2------2-----0-2-0-2-----|
A|--------------2-----0-2-0-2-----|
E|----------0-0---0-0---------0-0-|
            * *   * *         * *                                                    
   "Old Nick is..."


Riff 3
Guitar 1                          x4
e|---------------------------------|-----|
B|---------------------------------|-----|
G|-9-7-10-9------------------------|-----|
D|-7-5--8-7------9-----7-9-7-9-----|-----|
A|---------------7-----5-7-5-7-----|-----|
E|-----------0-0---0-0---------0-0-|-0-0-|
             * *   * *         * *   * * 
   "Old Nick is..."

Guitar 2                         x4
e|--------------------------------|-----|
B|--------------------------------|-----|
G|-2-0-3-2------------------------|-----|
D|-2-0-3-2------2-----0-2-0-2-----|-----|
A|--------------2-----0-2-0-2-----|-----|
E|----------0-0---0-0---------0-0-|-0-0-|
            * *   * *         * *   * *


Riff 4                        
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|----------5-6-7---8-7-5--------|
E|-5--4-3-0-------0-------0-3--6-|
      * * * * * * * * * * * 
                  "The two of us..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|---------5-6-7---8-7-5-0------|
E|-5-4-3-0-------0---------3--6-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * *  
                 "A feeling..." 
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|----------5-6-7---8-7-5--------|
E|-5--4-3-0-------0-------0-3--6-|
      * * * * * * * * * * * 
                  "The two of us..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|---------5-6-7---8-7-5-|
E|-5-4-3-0-------0-------|
   * * * * * * * * * * *   


Riff 5
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-3-3----------------------|
E|-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
        * * * * * * * * * * 
   "Just him and I..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-5-4--7--7-------------7-|
A|-3-2--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------------|
             * * * * * * 
        "We're gonna..."


Lead into next verse:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-----2-----2-----2-----2-|
A|-----2-----2-----2-----2-|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---|
   * *   * *   * *   * * 
   "Old Nick..."


Play Riff 2   "...my imaginary friend..."
Play Riff 3   "Through the dark..."
Play Riff 4   "The two of us..."
Play Riff 5   "Just him and I..."


Riff 6
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------13---12---8-----8~-|
A|----------8-7---10--------------------|
E|-0--7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0----|
      * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----------------13---12---8-----|
A|-------8-7---10-----------------|
E|-7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0-|
   * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."

First ending
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-5------------3--------3-2-|
A|-3--3-3-3-3-3-1--1-1-1-1-0-|
E|---------------------------|
      * * * * *    * * * 
   "...the night..."

Second ending
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-5------------3--------3-|
A|-3--3-3-3-3-3-1--1-1-1-1-|
E|-------------------------|
      * * * * *    * * * 
   "...the night..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------13---12---8-----8~-|
A|----------8-7---10--------------------|
E|-0--7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0----|
      * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----------------13---12---8-----|
A|-------8-7---10-----------------|
E|-7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0-|
   * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."
e|-12------------13------|
B|-15b17~--------16b18~--|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------| 
   "...the night..."



Riff 7  (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------5-4~-|
E|-3--0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0------|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * *        
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------7-6~-|
E|-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
1st ending
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-2-2--4-4--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-0-0--2-2--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|------------------------------|
2nd ending
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-2-x-5-5-x-8-8-x-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-4-4-x-0-0-x-3-3-x-6-6-x-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-2-2-x--------------------------------------|
   

Riff 8
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7\2-|
D|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7\2-|
A|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-------|
E|-----------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *   * *         
  "Looking through..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7-5~-|
D|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7-5~-|
A|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0--------|
E|------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *   * * 
  "We're gonna spy..."


Riff 9  (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|-3-5-5--------3-----|
E|--------0-3-5---5-5-|

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


Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3   "Old Nick..."
Play Riff 4   "The two of us..."
Play Riff 5   "Just him and I..." 

Riff 6a
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------13---12---8-----8~-|
A|----------8-7---10--------------------|
E|-0--7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0----|
      * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----------------13---12---8-----|
A|-------8-7---10-----------------|
E|-7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0-|
   * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-5------------3--------3-2-|
A|-3--3-3-3-3-3-1--1-1-1-1-0-|
E|---------------------------|
      * * * * *    * * * 
   "...the night..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------13---12---8-----8~-|
A|----------8-7---10--------------------|
E|-0--7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0----|
      * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----------------13---12---8-----|
A|-------8-7---10-----------------|
E|-7-6-0-----0-------0----0---0-0-|
   * * * * * *  *    *    *   * * 
   "Find out..."
e|-12------------13------|
B|-15b17~--------16b18~--|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------| 
   "...the night..."



Riff 10 (Ending)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----4-----------6-----------5---|
A|-----------2---------5-4-------4-|
E|-0-2---0-3---0-4---0-----0-3-----|
   * *   * *   * *   * * * * * 

Guitar 2 (after awhile)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----8-----------10-----------9---|
A|-----------6----------9-8-------8-|
E|-0-6---0-7---0-8----0-----0-7-----|
   * *   * *   * *    * * * * *  

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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