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Mercyful Fate - The Preacher tab

Mercyful Fate:  The Preacher

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

Riff 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-12\9-9-12-9-7-9------------|
D|-12\9-9-12-9-7-9----------5-|
A|--------------------7-8-7-5-|
E|--------------------5-6-5---|

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-12\9-9-12-9-7-9------------|
D|-12\9-9-12-9-7-9--------5-7-|
A|--------------------7---3-5-|
E|--------------------5-------|


Solo over riff 1
e|-12--------10-------9-------7-----|
B|-15b17~----13b15~--12b14~--10b12~-|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|-10-------9------------------------------|
B|-13b15~--12b14~--10------12--------------|
G|-----------------12b14~--14b16~--(16)b17-|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|



Riff 2                    x2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|--------------9/10\9---7-|
A|-7/9----10----7/-8\7-9-5-|
E|-5/7-77--8-----------7---|
       **
          "You believe in Heaven..."  
                        x2
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|---------------------3-|
D|-------------5/6\5---3-|
A|-3/5----6----3/4\3-5---|
E|-1/3-33-4----------3---|
       **
          "When you ring your demon bell..."


Play Riff 1   "Oh yeah, you're the preacher..."


Riff 3                                x2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------9-8-7-|
A|--------5-xx-4-xx-7-xx-4-xx-2--9-8-7-|
E|-222222-3-xx-2-xx-5-xx-2-xx-0--------|
   ******
  "I can't wait to see..."



Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|-5555555555555555-444444444-----------------|
E|----------------------------555555555555555-|
   **************** ********* ***************
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------4-|
A|---------------------------55555555----------4-|
E|-3333333333333333-22222222----------55555555-2-|
   **************** ******** ******** ********

Solo
e|------------------------------------10-14-10-------|
B|-------------11-10----------1011-11----------11-10-|
G|-------------------12-11-12------------------------|
D|-------12-12---------------------------------------|
A|----10---------------------------------------------|
E|-10------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------1110-------------------|
B|----------------13-12-11-9------13-11-10-13-11-10-|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-13-12-13-12-11-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------14-10--------------------|
B|----11-10----------11-11------11-10---------------|
G|-12-------12-11-12------------------12-11---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------10-1012-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----------10-11-10-------10-11-10---------10-11^-|
G|-------------------11------------12-11-12--------|
D|----11-12-------------12-------------------------|
A|-13----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-12h13p12p10p9h10-12h13p12---------|
B|--------------------------11-10-11-|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-9h10p9--------------------------------|
B|--------11-10-11-----------------------|
G|-----------------11h12p11h12p11h12-11~-|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


End Solo


Play Riff 2   "I believe you're crying..."
Play Riff 1   "Oh yeah, you're the preacher..."
Play Riff 3   "I can't wait to see..."


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)          x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-5----------7-5--------------|
A|-5----------7-5--------------|
E|---00000000-----000000000000-|
     ********     ************                x2
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|--------2--------4--------2------------------|
A|--------0--------2--------0--2h3p2p0-2h3p2p0-|
E|-222222---222222---222222--------------------|
   ******   ******   ******                 x2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7----8----9----10-|
A|----------4h5p4----------7-xx-8-xx-9-xx-10-|
E|-444444-7-------7-444444---xx---xx---xx----|
   ******           ******                   x2
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------3--------------------------|
A|--------6--------1--------6-----------------|
E|-111111-4-111111---111111-4-6h7p6p4-6h7p6p4-|
   ******   ******   ****** 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-----------6-------------8--------|
D|---6-------4------8------6------5-|
A|-4-4--3333---3333-6-5555---5555-3-|
E|-2--------------------------------|
        ****   ****   ****   ****

Solos
#1
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----17----------1715-------17p15-15-17-15-|
G|-14-----14-16-14---------14----------------|
D|----------------------17-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------1715------17-|
G|-16p14h16p14{16p14}-14---------16^16---|
D|-----------------------17--------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-15---------15---------15^^-17-15~~--17p16h17-|
G|----1614-16---16-14-16------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-19-15------------------------------------------15----------|
B|------171715-------------1715--15---------171617------15-15-|
G|-------------16-19161716-----16---16---16----------16-------|
D|------------------------------------14----------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-12---12^12/13-13~~-|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

#2
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-12-9-10^-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9~~----9----|
D|--------------------------------------12---12-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

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

E|-------------------------------------|
B|-10--10-9-{9}---9-----------------10-|
G|--------------11-11-10-11-9-10-11----|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|----9----9-11-9--------------------------|
D|-11---11--------12-11-12-11-99-9---------|
A|---------------------------------12-11-9-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

#3
E|-----------16//-1618-1918-16-22-1616-18-15161622161818161619^~~--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-11^^r-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------12-14-121312-14-14--------16-|
G|--------------13------------13----------------------16~----|
D|-14-1614-14-16--16-13161316--------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

#4
e|-13h17p13---1317----------------16-13----13-------13-17-13-|
B|----------16----16-16^-16-16p13-------16----13-16----------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----13-16-13----13-------13-17-13----13--121212----13-|
B|-16----------16----13-16----------16---16-------16----|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-16-13h16p13----13----------------------------------|
G|-------------15----15-14-15-14----14-14-------------|
D|-------------------------------15------151413-15-13-|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|----13-----------------------------------|
A|-15----15-13-12-13-12----12--------------|
E|----------------------15----1314-13-13~~-|

End Solos


Play Riff 1    "You're the preacher..."
Play Riff 2    "You're in the fire..."
Play Riff 1    "Oh yeah, you're the preacher..."
Play Riff 3    "I can't wait to see..."

Ending:
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-12\9-9-12-9-7-9\--|
D|-12\9-9-12-9-7-9\--|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|


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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