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Mercyful Fate - The Afterlife tab

Mercyful Fate:  The Afterlife

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

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Date last modified:  October 25, 2003

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 (Clean)
e|-1----1------5-----3-----1---|
B|-3------3------3-----3-----3-|
G|-2--------2------2-----2-----|
D|-0---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
 
e|-1----1------3-----1-----0---|
B|-3------3------3-----3-----3-|
G|-2--------2------2-----2-----|
D|-0---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|


Riff 2 (clean)        x4
e|----0----------------|
B|------3-----------2--|
G|--------0-------0----|
D|----------2---2------|
A|------------0--------|
E|-0-------------------|


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

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-14-15----------------------------------------|
G|-------15--14-12----------------------12-14~--|
D|-----------------15-14-12-11-12-14-15---------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-12^-12~-12^r-10-12-10h12p10-------------------------|
B|-----------------------------13-11-10----------------|
G|--------------------------------------12-10-9--------|
D|----------------------------------------------12-11~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

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

End Solo
 


Riff 3 (Clean)
e|-1---------1--------5-----3-----1---|
B|-------3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|-----2---2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|---0-------------0------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
   "Why am I here..."
e|---------1--------3-----1-----0---|
B|-----3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|---2---2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|-0-------------0------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "In a quiet mortuary..."
e|---------1--------5-----3-----1---|
B|-----3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|---2---2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|-0-------------0------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "A lady and a..."
e|---------1--------3-----1-----0---|
B|-----3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|---2---2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|-0-------------0------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "Flowers in..."


Riff 4 (Clean)          x4
e|----0---------------0--|
B|------3-----------3----|
G|--------0-------3------|
D|----------2---3--------|
A|------------1----------|
E|-0---------------------|
   "Nobody sees me..."


Riff 3a (Clean)
e|---------1--------5-----3-----1---|
B|-----3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|---2---2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|-0-------------0------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "Why am I here..."
e|---------1--------3-----1-----0---|
B|-----3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|---2---2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|-0-------------0------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "In a quiet mortuary..."
e|---------1--------5-----3-----1---|
B|-----3-----3--------3-----3-----3-|
G|---2---2-----2--------2-----2-----|
D|-0-------------0------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
   "Seems like I don't exist..."
e|---------1--------3-----1-----|
B|-----3-----3--------3-----3---|
G|---2---2-----2--------2-----2-|
D|-0-------------0--------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|
   "Seems like no one..."
e|-----------1---------------|
B|---------1-----------------|
G|-------2---------0-----0---|
D|-0-2-3---------2-----0---3-|
A|-------------3-----2-------|
E|---------------------------|
   "...can hear me as I..."



Riff 6 (Distortion)
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|---------------9----------------|
A|-10-9----9---9----8----8---7-10-|
E|--8-7----7-7------6----6-6------|
             * *           * *
   "...scream!!!!!"


Riff 7 
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-7/9---------12--11-------7/9-|
A|-5/7---------10---9-------5/7-|
E|-----0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-----|
       * * * *        * * *
   "I do not feel..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-12--11---9-9------2-5---4-5-4tr5-|
A|-10---9---7-7----3-----5----------|
E|--------0-------------------------|
          *        * *   * * *
   "...used to be..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-7/9---------12--11-------7/9-|
A|-5/7---------10---9-------5/7-|
E|-----0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-----|
       * * * *        * * *
   "Could it really be..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------8-----|
G|-----------------9-7-------9~--|
D|-12--11---9-9--------9-8-5-----| --> Guitar 2 plays top notes
A|-10---9---7-7----7-5-------7~--|
E|--------0------------7-6-------|
          *
   "...see is me?"
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-7/9---------12--11-------7/9-|
A|-5/7---------10---9-------5/7-|
E|-----0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-----|
       * * * *        * * *
   "You gotta tell me..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-12--11---9-9------2-5---4-5-4tr5-|
A|-10---9---7-7----3-----5----------|
E|--------0-------------------------|
          *        * *   * * *
   "...never stay..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-7/9---------12--11-------7/9-|
A|-5/7---------10---9-------5/7-|
E|-----0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-----|
       * * * *        * * *
   "Could it really be..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-12--11---9-9------4-5---2-5-----|
A|-10---9---7-7----5-----3-----2-0-|
E|--------0------------------------|
          *        * *   * *   * *
   "...see is me..."


Riff 8
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--3----------------------4--6----------------------|
A|-2--1----------------------2--4----------------------|
E|-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
         * * * * * * * * * *       * * * * * * * * * *
   "Does it really matter..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--3----------------------4--6----------------------|
A|-2--1--[let ring]----------2--4--[let ring]----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|



Riff 1a (Clean)                                 
e|-1----5-----3-----1----1----3-----1-----0---|
B|-3------3-----3-----3--3------3-----3-----3-|
G|-2--------2-----2------2--------2-----2-----|
D|-0---------------------0--------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 3   "Why am I here..."
Play Riff 4   "Nobody sees me..."
Play Riff 5   "As I..."
Play Riff 6   "...scream!!!"
Play Riff 7   "Why do I feel..."
Play Riff 8   "Does it really matter..."


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|---------2---7-6----------------------4-4-|
D|---------2---7-6----------------------4-4-|
A|-5-2-2-2-0-0-5-4--------2-5-2---2-5-0-2-2-|
E|--------------------2-5-------5-----------|
   * * * *   *        * * * * * * * * *


Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-4~----6-7--------------5------|
E|------------5--4--2--0-------0-|

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

Play Riff 7   "Why do I feel..."
Play Riff 8   "Does it really matter..."
Play Riff 9   Solo Rhythm


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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