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Mercyful Fate:  Torture (1629)

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                 Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi
      solos by:  Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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Date last modified:  October 22, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---------------8/9---9\8---8\7-|
A|-7-8/9---8\7---6/7---7\6---6\5-|
E|-5-6/7-0-6\5-0-----0-----0-----|
         *     *     *     *    x3
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---------------8/9---9\8---8\7-|
A|---8/9---8\7---6/7---7\6---6\5-|
E|-0-6/7-0-6\5-0-----0-----0-----|
         *     *     *     *

Lead Guitar (last time)
e|--13---------------------------|
B|--16b18~-----------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|



Riff 2                                 x4
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------------8\7--------------------|
D|---8/9---8\7---6\5---6\5---6\5---8--7-|
A|-0-6/7-0-6\5-0-----0-4\3-0-4\3-0-6--5-|
E|--------------------------------------|
         *     *     *     *     *

Lead guitar (2 times, harmony note in () )
e|-20-17--------------------------------|
B|-------19-16--------------------------|
G|-------------17-------------(17~~)----|
D|-----------------------------19~~-----|
A|-----------------18-18~~--------------|
E|--------------------------------------|


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-2-2-5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|-0-0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
           *     *     * *  x3 
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
             *     *     * *

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-2-2--------8-7--------8-7--------8-7-|
E|-0-0--------6-5--------6-5--------6-5-|

Guitar fill
e|-12----12------------------|
B|-15b17-15b17~--------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------| ---|
A|---------------------------|    |
E|---------------------------|    |
                                  |
e|-13----13------------------|    |--> Play 2x
B|-16b18-16b18~--------------|    |
G|---------------------------|    |
D|---------------------------| ---|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

Harmony guitar for fill
e|-12----12------------------|
B|-15b17-15b17~--------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-13----13------------------|
B|-16b18-16b18~--------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

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

e|-10----10------------------|
B|-13b15-13b15~--------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|




Riff 3a                     x3
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
             *     *     * *
   "Anna..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7----------|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0------0-0-0-0-|
             *     *      * * * *
      "...so they say..."


Riff 4
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-5--------6--------8--------4--|
A|-3--------3--------6--------6--|
E|-------------------------------|
  "Some folk had seen..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-5--------6--------8--------8--|
A|-3--------3--------6--------6--|
E|-------------------------------|


Play Riff 3a  "The Inquisitor..."
Play Riff 4   "The sun was slowly..."


Riff 3b                     x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
             *     *     * *
   "A sight Anna..."
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|-6-5-0-|



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4----7-------7--6---------|
A|-2----5--5----5--4----5--4-|
E|---------3------------3--2-|
   "Torture in the name of Christ..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4----7-------7--6------|
A|-2----5--5----5--4----5-|
E|---------3------------3-|
   "Torture in the name of Christ..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-4--/11-10----7--9----7--3-|
D|---------------------------|
A|-2--/-9--8----5--7----5--1-|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-4--/11-10----7--9----7--|
D|-------------------------|
A|-2--/-9--8----5--7----5--|
E|-------------------------|
   


Lead into next section:
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-4-4--x-x--x-x--x-x--x-x-|
E|-2-2--x-x--x-x--x-x--x-x-|
        "Confess!"


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)        x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-5-4---2h4---2h4---2h4-----|
A|-3-2-----------------------|
E|-----2-----2-----2-----2-2-|
             *     *     * *
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-5-4---2h4---2h4---2h4-----|
A|-3-2-----------------------|
E|-----2-----2-----2-----0-0-|
             *     *     * *

Solo (Shermann)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-12^^~~------14--1714-17-14--121414-----13----13---|
G|---w/wah-----------------------------15----13------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------|
B|-12^^--------15^^r~~----|
G|-------14---------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

End Solo
 

Riff 3c (Guitar 2 plays notes in () )
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-(5-4)---5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|--6-5--0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
               *     *     * *
   "Sitting naked..."       x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
             *     *     * *
   "...on the wooden horse..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7----------|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0------0-0-0-0-|
             *     *      * * * *
    "...what a holy cross..."


Play Riff 4   "Her bloody hands..."


Riff 3d (Guitar 2 plays notes in () )
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-(5-4)---5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|--6-5--0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
               *     *     * *
   "Thumbscrews..."       
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-(5-4)---5h7---5h7---5h7---------|
E|--6-5--0-----0-----0-----0-0-0-0-|
               *     *     * * * *
   "...they had used..."


Play Riff 4   "To crush each..."
Play Riff 3b  "...anything anymore..."
Play Riff 5   "Torture..."


Riff 5a
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4----7-------7--6-------5-|
A|-2----5--5----5--4----5--3-|
E|---------3------------3----|
                        "...confess!"

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-4--/11-10----7--9----7--9-|
D|---------------------------|
A|-2--/-9--8----5--7----5--7-|
E|---------------------------|
              


Riff 7
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5----------------|
D|-----------------------5----7------5--8-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00-0-0000-3--6-|
E|----------------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   ****          
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5--------------------|
D|-----------------------5----7-------------8-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00-0-0000-3p0-00-6-|
E|--------------------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   ****     **     
  "Satan's mark has..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5----------------|
D|-----------------------5----7------5--8-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00-0-0000-3--6-|
E|----------------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   ****       
  "They already searched..." 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5----------|
D|-----------------------5----7---5-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00-0-0-3-|
E|----------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   *           
  "And it was all..."


Guitar fill over Riff 7
e|-5---------3----5---------|
B|-8b10~~----6b8--8b10~~----|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|-5------7------8---------|
B|-8b10--10b12--11b13~~----|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|



Riff 8
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-4-----------5----------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|--------------------------------|
       * * * * *    * * * * * * *          
  "Oh Anna here they come again..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-4-4-----------5--------5-5-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3--3-3-3-3-3-|
E|----------------------------|
       * * * * *    * * *
  "Off the horse..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-4-----------5--------------5-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|--------------------------------|
       * * * * *    * * * * * *           
  "Up she goes..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-4-4-----------5--5--5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3--3--3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-------------------------------|
       * * * * *
  "Anna's crying..."


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm, Play 2x)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------4-4--4------------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-xxx-2-2--2--4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-xxx---------2-2-2-2-2-|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|---------------4-4--4----------------9--8-9-|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-xxx-2-2--2--4-4-4-4-4-xxx-7--6-7-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-xxx---------2-2-2-2-2-xxx--------|


Solo (Shermann)
e|----------------------12---------|
B|-------12-14----12-14----14-12---|
G|-13-15-------15------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------12/14------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---12-14-------17-16-14-16-14-14---14-------------------------------------|
G|-15-----------------------------16----16-15-13-13-13\10-10-------11-------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------14-13----14-13-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-11--14-13-11---13---------------|
A|------------------13-------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------11---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-13--14------14-13-14-13--11--11--11-11-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------14--13--14--13-14-13-11-13--11-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------11--------|
G|-------------------------------11----------------11-13----11-13-----------|
D|-------------------------11-13----14-13-11----11--------------------------|
A|----------------11-12-14-------------------14-----------------------------|
E|-14-12-11-12-14-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12^^-----12-11-12---11----11------11-------------------------------|
G|------------------------13------13----13-11^^11---------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------14-13-14-13----11---|
A|------------------------------------------------------------14------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-11-11----------------------------------------------|
A|-------14-13-14-13----------14-16--14-16-16-14-16---|
E|-------------------14-14/16-------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------16-17---------|
G|--------------------------1313-15-16-16-15-16-------16-17---|
D|-1414-16-14-16-1414-16-16-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-xxx-11-11--11--6-6-6-6-6-|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-xxx--9--9---9--4-4-4-4-4-|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-xxx-11-11--11--6-6-6-6-6---------------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-xxx--9--9---9--4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-2--2-2-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
                                                   x2
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|-2/4-4-4-4--4-4-4-5--5-5--5\4-4-4-4--4-4-4\2--2-2-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

Solo (Wead)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------14-------|
G|-16^^--16^^------------------18-16^r^-18-----------------16-13-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------14^^--14^^--14~--------------15--15~~-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-17-14----14--------------------------------------|
G|-------16----16----------18---1816----------------|
D|----------------18-17-18-----------18-17-18-17-16-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-14----16-14-15-------------------------|
A|----16----------16-14-------------------|
E|----------------------16-15-14-14~~-----|

e|---------------------------16-17-19-161716-------------------------------|
B|-17^-------17-17~~------19-----------------17-------17----19^^-----\(11)-|
G|----------------------------------------------16-------16----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------18~---------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11--9-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------11-9-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------11-9------------------------------------------|
A|------------------11-10-9--------------9--9^^-9^^r---------|
E|-------------------------12-12~--11-12-------------12--11--|

End Solo
	
			     
Interlude:
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-7-------------2----4--|
A|-5--------5----0----2--|
E|----------3------------|

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|----------6-7-/9-7--6h7-6----6------------|
D|-7----7-9-----------------7----9----9\4~~-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------| 	

Guitar 3
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------14-15-/17-15--14h15-14-----14--------------|
G|-14----14-16------------------------14-----16----16\11~-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
					    

Riff 3e
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-2-2-5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|-0-0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
           *     *     * *
                            x6 
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7-----|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0-----0-0-|
             *     *     * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------5h7---5h7---5h7---------|
E|-6-5-0-----0-----0-----0-0-0-0-|
             *     *     * * * *

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-2-2--------8-7--------8-7--------8-7-|
E|-0-0--------6-5--------6-5--------6-5-|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|-8-7-2--------8-7-2--------8-7-2--------8-7-2-|
E|-6-5-0--------6-5-0--------6-5-0--------6-5-0-|
  "Confess, confess witch..."



Riff 11
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----2h4---2h4---2h4-------------|
A|-4-4-----------------------------|
E|-2-2-----2-----2-----2-2-2-2-5-5-|
           *     *     * * * * 
                              x3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------2h4---2h4-------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-----2-----2-2-2-2-5-5-|
   * * *     *     * * * *
  "Yes, yes, I am a witch..."


Riff 12  (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-5h7---5h7---5h7---------5-5-|
A|-------------------------3-3-|
E|-----5-----5-----5-5-5-5-----|
       *     *     * * * *
                              x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------5h7---5h7---------5-5-|
A|-------------------------3-3-|
E|-5-5-5-----5-----5-5-5-5-----|
   * * *     *     * * * *

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------5h7---5h7---------5---|
A|-------------------------3-4-|
E|-5-5-5-----5-----5-5-5-5---2-|
   * * *     *     * * * *


Solo (Wead)
e|--------------------------------------------12/17171717~~--|
B|-10----10--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------13-----12-----11-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------12-----12-----11-----10\\-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15~~--14~~---------------13--13---------------------------|
G|------------------12~~------------14^^~r---\\--------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 5  "They dropped her from the ceiling..."


Riff 5b
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-4----7-------7--6-------4---7-----7--6----|
A|-2----5--5----5--4----5--2---5--5--5--4--5-|
E|---------3------------3---------3--------3-|
  "Her arms and legs, then finally no..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-4--/11-10----7--9----7--3-|
D|---------------------------|
A|-2--/-9--8----5--7----5--1-|
E|---------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-4--/11-10----7--9----7--4-7---7-6-4--|
D|-----------------------------5--------|
A|-2--/-9--8----5--7----5--2-5---5-4-2--|
E|-----------------------------3--------|


Ending:
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2h4---2h4---2h4---2h4---2h4---2h4---2h4-----|
A|-4-4-----------------------------------------4-4-|
E|-2-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-2-|
           *     *     *     *     *     * 
   "...more!!"


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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