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Mercyful Fate - The Oath tab

Mercyful Fate:  The Oath

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


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Date last modified:  January 20, 2003

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Tuning:  Standard

Intro
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|-7-7--6-6-|
A|-5-5--4-4-|
E|----------|


Riff 1
Both guitars
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------7---------------7-9-7-7-------|
A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-7-9-9-9---------9-7~--|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------7-------7--7--6--6--|
A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-5--5--4--4--|
E|---------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (2nd time)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-------------7-------------7----------7---|
A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-7-9-9------7-9-9-----|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------9----------9--7--7--6--6--|
A|-7-9-9------7-9-9----5--5--4--4--|
E|---------------------------------|

Bass
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------5--5--44-4-|
E|-222222222222-222222222222-222222222222------------|

G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------55-5--44-4-|
E|-222222222222-555555555555-777777777777------------|



Riff 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-5---------------------5---------5---------|
A|-3---------------------3---------3---------|
E|----0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * *  * * * *   * * * *   * * * 
   "I deny Jesus..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-4----------4----------4----------4-4-4-|
E|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
      * * * * *  * * * *    * * * * 
   "...Christ..."
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-5---------------------5---------5---------|
A|-3---------------------3---------3---------|
E|----0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|
      * * * * *  * * * *   * * * *   * * * 
   "...the deceiver..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-4----------4----------4----------4-------|
E|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
      * * * * *  * * * *    * * * *   * * *


Guitar fill over Riff 2
#1
e|-12^^~~-14--------------|
B|---------------10-------|
G|-------------9----11~---|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

#2
e|-20^~~-20--19-17-16h17-16---------|
B|--------------------------19^r\---|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2   "And I abjure the Christian faith..."


Lead into next section:
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-4--5--5--4--5--4-|
A|-2--3--3--2--3--2-|
E|------------------|
   "...all of it's works."


Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm)                                  x2
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------9-8--------9-8--5--------9-8--------7-5-------|
A|-------7-6--------7-6--3--------7-6------------8-7-8-|
E|-3-5-0------3-5-0---------3-5-0------3-5-0-----------|
   * * *      * * *         * * *      * * *

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---4-5-5-4-5-4-------------------| ----|
A|-0-2-3-3-2-3-2--0--4-----4-----4-|     |
E|-------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|     |
                       * *   * *         |--- Play 2x
e|---------------------------------|     |
B|---------------------------------|     |
G|---------------------------------|     |
D|---4-5-5-4-5-4-------------------| ----|
A|-0-2-3-3-2-3-2--0--4-----5-----4-|
E|-------------------2-2-2-3-3-3-2-|
                       * *   * *   
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|---4-----5-----4---9-----10-----|
A|-0-2-2-2-3-3-3-2-2-7-7-7--8-8-8-|
E|--------------------------------|
       * *   * *   *   * *    * *


Riff 4 
Guitar 1                      x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---10-9---10-9---10-9-7-9-10-|
E|-0------0------0-------------|
                              x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---10-9---10-9---10-9-7-9-10-|
A|-0------0------0-------------|
E|-----------------------------|
                              x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---10-9---10-9---10-9-7-9-10-|
E|-0------0------0-------------|


Guitar 2
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|-2--2--2----2--2--2-|
E|-0--0--0----0--0--0-|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-2-2--2--2----2--2--2-|
A|-0-0--0--0----0--0--0-|
E|----------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-2-2--2--2----2--2--2-|
E|-0-0--0--0----0--0--0-|



Riff 5
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------9-----------------|
D|---10---9-10------10---10-9----| ----|
A|-0----0---------0----0------10-|     |
E|-------------------------------|     |
   *    *         *    *               |---> Play 3x
e|-------------------------------|     |
B|-------------------------------|     |
G|-------------9-----------------| ----|    
D|---10---9-10---10-9----9-10-12-|
A|-0----0-------------10---------|
E|-------------------------------|
   *     *                  

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------9-----------------|
D|---10---9-10------10---10-9----|
A|-0----0---------0----0------10-|
E|-------------------------------|
   *    *         *    *          
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|    
D|---10---9-10-12--7---------------|
A|-0----0----------5--5--4-3-2-2-2-|
E|--------------------3--2-1-0-0-0-|
   *     *                  



Riff 6
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|---------------12------------7--5-|
A|-----7h8p7-----10------7h8p7-5--3-|
E|-000-------000-----000------------|
   ***       ***     *** 
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---------------12------------4-|
A|-----7h8p7-----10------7h8p7-5-|
E|-000-------000-----000---------|
   ***       ***     ***


Riff 7
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|--------4-5-----------------2-|
A|-222222-2-3-----------------0-|
E|-------------0h2-2222-0h2-2---|
   ******      * * **** * * *
   "To it's lawful master..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|--------4-5--------------------|
A|-222222-2-3--------------------|
E|-------------0h2-2222-0h2-2222-|
   ******      * * **** * * ****
   "...to worship Him..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|--------4-5-----------------2-|
A|-222222-2-3-----------------0-|
E|-------------0h2-2222-0h2-2---|
   ******      * * **** * * *
  "Our Lord Satan..."
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|--------4-5-|
A|-222222-2-3-|
E|------------|
   ******     
  "...and no other..."

Play Riff 6   "In the name of Satan..."
Play Riff 7   "By these names..."


Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------5--7--9-|
A|-4--4--2-4--4------3-2-0--4--4--2-4--3--5--7-|
E|-2--2--0-2--2--0-2--------2--2--0-2----------|
   "...the goat."
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------9--8--7-|
A|-4--4--2-4--4------3-2-0--4--4--2-4--7--6--5-|
E|-2--2--0-2--2--0-2--------2--2--0-2----------|


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|--------------9----8-9-8-|
A|-444444444444-7----6-7-6-|
E|-------------------------|
   ************ 
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-444444444444---7-----9---|
E|--------------5---5-7---7-|
   ************


Riff 10
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|--------------------------------|


Play Riff 9


Riff 11
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------4p2p0-4~~----------4p2p0-4~~----7-7--6-6-|
A|---------------------------------------5-5--4-4-|
E|-2-2-2--------------2-2-2-----------------------|
   * * *              * * *
   "To the furtherance..."


Riff 1a
Guitar 1
e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|
G|-------------6-----6-|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7----|-------------6-------|
D|-6-7-7-7-6-7----7----|-------------------6-|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7--6-|
A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Guitar 2
e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
G|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|
D|-------------7-----7-|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9----|-------------7-------|
A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9----|-------------------7-|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

1st time
Both
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|-7--7--6--6-|
A|-5--5--4--4-|
E|------------|
2nd time gtr 2 plays this:
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|-9--9--8--8-|
E|------------|



Play Riff 2   "Do what thou wilt..."


Riff 1b
Guitar 1
e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|
G|-------------6-------|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7-6--|-------------6-------|
D|-6-7-7-7-6-7----7-6--|---------------------|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7--6-|
A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Guitar 2
e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
G|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|
D|-------------7-------|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9-7--|-------------7-------|
A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9-7--|---------------------|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Both
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|-7--7--6--6-|
A|-5--5--4--4-|
E|------------|



Riff 12
Both guitars
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-11-11--9-9--7-7--6-6-|
A|--9--9--7-7--5-5--4-4-|
E|----------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-11--9--7--6--11--9--7--6-|
A|--9--7--5--4---9--7--5--4-|
E|--------------------------|
   "As it was in the beginning..."

Guitar 1
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-11----9----7----6-|
A|--9----7----5----4-|
E|-------------------|
   "...is now..."

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



Riff 13 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-9-9-xxx-12-12-xxx-5-5-xxx-7-7-|
A|-7-7-xxx-10-10-xxx-3-3-xxx-5-5-|
E|-------------------------------|

Final time
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-9-9-xxx-12-12-xxx-5-5-xxx-7-7-7-9-9\-|
A|-7-7-xxx-10-10-xxx-3-3-xxx-5---5-7-7\-|
E|--------------------------------------|


Solo
e|---/Full\-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-(17)-r---13--12-13-12----12---------/Full\----------------------|
G|--------------------------14----14-12-14-(16)-r---12--14~-----------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------/Full--/Full--/Full\------------|
B|-------------10--12--13p12p10~----15(17)-15(17)-15(17)--r(15)~~-----|
G|-9---11--12---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------10~------------------------|
B|--------------10----10-12-10-12-13-12-13-----13~--12h13~-10~~-------|
G|-11--12-11-12----12-------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
      / Full  \
e|-17--(19)---r--15---14---15---17---15~----14h15p14~~----------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-0--12p10p0-14p12p0-17p12p0-15p12p0-14p12p0-15p12p0-14p12p0---------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------/Full---------sl---------------|
B|----------12~------------12~----15----(17)~~----17-/-19~~-----------|
G|----------12~------------12~---------*------------------------------|
D|-14-14-14-------14-14-14--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
*  --> First hit the note and a little later bend it.


e|-15-12-14-10-12-8-10-7-8-5-7--5h7h8~-7~--5h7-2h3p2h3p2h3p2h3--------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------| Guitar 1
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-16-12-14-11-12-9-11-7-9-5-7--5h7h9~-7~--5h7-2h4p2h4p2h4p2h4--------| Harmony Gtr.
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-3---2---3---5---7---8---7---5h7p5h7---2---3---2--------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------5--5\------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------| Guitar 1
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                      |
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------5--5\------------|
G|-4---2---4---5---7---9---7---5h7p5h7---2---4---2--------------------| Harmony Gtr.
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


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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