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Mercyful Fate - Shadows tab

Mercyful Fate: Shadows

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                 
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Date last modified:  October 28, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Intro:
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-0-2--2--2-5--0-2--2--2-5-|
A|-0-2--2--2-5--0-2--2--2-5-|
E|--------------------------|
   * *  *  *    * *  *  *      

Guitar 2 (Comes in during the second playing of the above)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-7-9--9--9-12--7-9--9--9-12-|
A|-5-7--7--7-10--5-7--7--7-10-|
E|----------------------------|

End intro


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

Guitar 2 
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-7-9--9--9-12--7-9--9--9-12-|
A|-5-7--7--7-10--5-7--7--7-10-|
E|----------------------------|
       
Guitar 3               x2
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|-9----12----11----10--|
D|----------------------|
A|-7----10-----9-----8--|
E|----------------------|



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

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-7-9--9--9--9-9-10-10-10-10-7-|
A|-5-7--7--7--7-7--8--8--8--8-5-|
E|------------------------------|
     *  *  *  * *  *  *  *  * 
  "When the darkness..."
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-9-9--9--12--7-9-9--9-|
A|-7-7--7--10--5-7-7--7-|
E|----------------------| 



Riff 3
GUitar 1
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|--2--------------|
A|--0--[fades out]-|
E|-----------------|

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-7----9-10----10-9-----9--10--9-9--10-9-7------|
A|-------------------10---------------------10-7-|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
    "In the shadows..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-------7----------------------|
A|-10------10-9----9-10-9-------|
E|------------------------10-7--|
     "In the shadows..."

Guitar 3
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-------7-9----9-7----7--9--7-7----9-7---------|
D|-10---------------9-------------------10-9----|
A|-------------------------------------------10-|
E|----------------------------------------------|

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

Guitar 4
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10----12-13----13-12-----12--13--12-12--13-12-10------|
G|----------------------12--------------------------12-9-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

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


Ending to Riff 3 (Acoustic)
e|----------------|
B|-------0--------|
G|-----0---0------|
D|---1-------1----|
A|-2-----------2--|
E|----------------|



Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2   "Can you see..."
Play Riff 3   "In the shadows..."


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-------------9------7/9-|
A|-------------7------5/7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0------0-----|
   * * * * * *      *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-------------10------10/12\10-|
A|--------------8-------8/10\-8-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0----------|
   * * * * * *       *


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


Solo over Riffs 4 and 5
e|--------5-----------------------4-7-4h7p4---5-8-5h8p5--|
b|----3-5---5-3-5-6-5-3-5-3-3/5~~-----------5------------|
g|--4----------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|---5------------------------------------------------|
b|-6---6p5h6p5---5------------------------------------|
g|-------------7---7p5-7p5\4-(4)~~~-5-4-3-------------|
d|----------------------------------------5-4-3-2~~~--|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-12----------12/15----------15/18----------18/22--------|
b|----14----14-------17----17-------20----20-------22-----|
g|-------12-------------15-------------18-------------11--|
d|--------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------14--|
b|----------------------14-14p13-------14/17~~~-14-17-----|
g|----------------13-14----------14-13--------------------|
d|-11-------14-11-----------------------------------------|
a|----12-12-----------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17-14h17p14----14-17-19-16-16p14-------------17----16-----|
b|-------------17-------------------17-16~~~-----------------|
g|-------------------------------------16~~~-----------------|
d|-------------------------------------------19----19----19--|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|

       rake_]
e|--16------------------------16-17-19b----17----------17-------|
b|-----17------------------19-----------------19-17-19----19\~~-|
g|--------18-16---------18--------------------------------------|
d|--------------19-16~~-----------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo

Play Riff 4   "In the darkness..."
Play Riff 5   "Deep in the night..."

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

Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2   "In the land of..."
Play Riff 3   "In the shadows..."
Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------|
d|----------4h5p4---4-----4-5-7p5---4-5p4---4---------|
a|--5---7-7-------7---5-7---------7-------7---5-7\0---|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------|
b|--/8--8-8---------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------4h5p4---4-----4-5h7p5p4--|
d|--/5--5-5-4h5p4--4-----4-5-7-------7---5-7------------|
a|-------------------5-7--------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------12p(10)-13p(12)-12h13p12--|
g|----4h5p4---4-------12-14---------------------------|
d|--7-------7---12/14---------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|-----12---------------------------------------------|
g|--14----14----14b-(14)p12--------7/12-12-11-12-11---|
d|-----------14-------------14~~\7--------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------12-------12-13----12h13h15----|
g|-14-12-11-14-11-12-14----12-14-------14-------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|--12h13----12-(12)----------------------------------|
g|--------14---------11-11h12p11----12-------11-12-14-|
d|-------------------------------14----12-14----------|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------12----------------------|
b|-12h13p12----12----12-13-15----15b~~-13h15p13\12-13-|
g|----------14----14----------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------12h13p12-----12------------------|
b|-12-------12-13-15-----------15----15b~~~--15b-(15)-|
g|----14~~~-------------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|--13-15-14h15p13\12-13-12---------------------------|
g|--------------------------14-12-11---------------11-|
d|-----------------------------------12-13~~-13h14----|
a|----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------12-------12h13p12-|
g|--------11-12----11-12-14-11-12-14----12-14----------|
d|--13-14-------14-------------------------------------|
a|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
b|-----12----------------------------------------------|
g|--14----14-12\11----11h12p11----11-------11----------|
d|-----------------14----------14----13-14----13~~(13)-|
a|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 6
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|----5-4--7-5-4----5-4--7-5-|
A|-2--3-2--5-3-2-2--3-2--5-3-|
E|-0-------------0-----------|
  "We are hiding..."


Riff 7
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------4----|
A|-00000000-22222222-33333333-2--5-|
E|-------------------------------3-|
   ******** ******** ******** 
  "And when the darkness..."


Play Riff 6    "We are always..."
Play Riff 7    "But when the darkness..."
Play Riff 4    "No more..."
Play Riff 5    "Deep in the night..."
Play Riff 6    Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 7    Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12h13h15p13p12----12h13p12----------------------------|
G|----------------14----------14-14p12p11----11h12p11----|
D|----------------------------------------12----------14-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------13p12----12-------12-13-15-16----19^r-17~~-|
G|-11-------11-12-14-------14----12-14-------------17-----------|
D|----12-14-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15tm--14tm--------------------12---------12---------12---------|
B|-------------17tm--15\--/10-12----15p12------15p12------15p12---|
G|---------------------------------------14---------14---------14-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12--------------------------5-5-8^----8-7-5---------------|
B|----12-15^--15^~~\----/5--5--5-5-------------8-7-5---------|
G|---------------------------------------------------7-5-4-5-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-4h5p4----4----------------------------------|
D|--------7---7-5-7p5---5----------------------|
A|--------------------7---7p5-5p3-5------------|
E|----------------------------------7^~~~--/12-|

e|----------(19)----------------------------------------|
B|-19h20-20---------17-20h22-20h22----19-20h22p20p19----|
G|---------------21----------------21----------------21-|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------19-22-22h24~~-|
B|-19-20----22---------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

End Solo


Ending
Guitar 1
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|----5-4--7-5-4-9\-|
A|-2--3-2--5-3-2-7\-|
E|-0----------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|----5-4--7-5-4-12\-|
A|-2--3-2--5-3-2-10\-|
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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