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Opeth - Face Of Melinda tab

OPETH - FACE OF MELINDA
from the 62'28" of passion called STILL LIFE

tabbed by eugenio crippa - gfqcri@tin.it

normal tuning


intro: repeat 4 times

|--7*---5----2h3---------------2h3----------------------0----------------------------|
|--5----3---------5p0------0--------5p3h5-5-------------1--3--------0----------------|
|------------------------2-------------------4h5--2h4------4----------2-4-4/5-----4--|
|-------0--------------5-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--0----------------------------------------------------0-------0-1-2----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------4-------------------------|
 * play a E the 1st time


1st verse & 3rd verse:

"by the turnstile beckons a damsel fair
 the face of melinda neath blackened hair
 no joy would flicker at her eyes
 brooding sadness came to a rise"

"and conceded pain in crumbling mirth
 a harlot of god upon the earth
 found where she sacrificed her ways
 that hollow love in her face"

|----------1--------------------------------0------------0----------------------|
|------3-----3-0------0h1p0-------------------0--------1---1-0------------------|
|----2---2-----------2------0---2---------2----------2---------0----------------|
|--0----------------------------------1/2----------2----------------------------|
|--------------0----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

at the end of the verses comes in an electric clean guitar...

 3 times...			   ...then
 1.2.3			     1.2.  4.
|--7------------------------|-----|----.-----0-5-7-8p5-7-8-8/10-8-7-5-----5------|cl. el. gtr
|------6-5-----6-------5----|-----|--0h3-----------------------------------------|
|----------------7-------5--|--4--|-----------------------------------7-5---7-4--|
|---------------------------|-----|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----|----------------------------------------------|
|								                 |
|								                 |
|-----------------------------0--------.-----------------------------------------|ac. gtr
|---------------------------1---1-3--0h3-----------0-------1--------3-----7\5----|
|------coming from--------2------------------------------------------------------|
|------1st verse riff...2--------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------0----------------2-------3--------5-----9\7----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


2nd & 4th verse:

 (2) "words would falter to atone
 (4) "still i plotted to have her back
    *            *  *
|-----12--------------------------------------------------------------|ac. gtr
|--12--------12--------------------0-----0h1---------3-----------2-5--|
|---------------12-11-9----------0-----0-----2-----------------2------|
|------------------------------2-----2-----------------------2--------|
|--------------------------------------------0-----------2/4----------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|								      |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|cl. el. gtr
|-----------------------------------------------------------------12--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------9----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 * play these notes only the 1st time

 (2) failure had passed the stepping stone
 (4) contentment that would fill the crack
|--12---------------------------------------------0--------------|
|------12------------------------0------------------0---0--------|
|--------------------------------------2--0-----------2---2------|
|--------------------------------------------4-------------------|
|----------13--12--10--------------------------------------------|
|------------------------0h2-------------------------------------|
|						        	 |
|--12------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------7/9-9-9---------------------------------|
|--------------------------------7/9\7-9-7/9\7--------------4-5--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 (2) she had sworn her wows to another
 (4) my soul released a fluttering sigh
|--12---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------12-------------0-----0h1----------3-----------2--5--|
|------------9---------0-----0-----2------------------2-------|
|--------------------2-----2------------------------2---------|
|----------------------------------0------------2/4-----------|
|---0---------------------------------------------------------|
|							      |
|---------------------------------------------------------10--|
|-------------------------------------------------------8-----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---2---------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 (2) this is when...
 (4) this day fell...
|-------------------------------|
|------------------1-----1p0----|
|----------------2-----2-----2--|
|-------------------------------|
|--------------0-----0----------|
|--0----------------------------|
|				|
|--12p10-12/14------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

 (2) ...no one will bother"
|-------------------------------------|...go on with 1st verse riff + 3rd verse
|---------0-----0------------------0--|
|-------0-----0------------------0----|
|-------------------------------------|
|--0--2-----0-------------------------|
|----------------2/3-----0h2-2-2------|

 (4) ...the darkness nigh"
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|ac. gtr
|--------0-----0----------------------------1-1--------0-1--------|
|------0-----0----------------------------2----------2-----4/5\2--|
|---------------------------------------3-------------------------|
|--0-2-----0----------0h2-------------3---------------------------|
|-----------------3---------3---2---1--------------1--------------|
|								  |
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|cl. el. gtr
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------5------4----/5-2------|
|-----------------------------------3-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------2--------|
|--------------------0-------0----|
|---------------------------------|
|------------------4---4-------4--|
|--------------6------------------|
|--1-----5------------------------|
|				  |
|---------------------------------|
|--3-----1-----0------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

 1.3.5.7.								  2.4.6.
|------------------------------------0-0---5-----0-----|------------------|
|----------------------------2-------5-----------5-----|------------------|
|----------0-------------2-------.---------------------|------------------|
|--5---5-----0---------5---5-----5---------------------|------------------|
|----5---5-----2-2/4-----------------------------------|--2/3---2---0-----|
|--3---------------------------------0-----5-----0-----|------------------|
|						       |		  |
|--1---------------------------------------5-----------|--4/5---4---------|
|------------------2-----------------------------5-----|------------------|
|--3---------------2-----------------0-----2-----------|------------------|
|------------------------------------------------2-----|------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|------------------|


let ring the last E chord...

...then:

 1.3.5.					2.
|--------------------------------------|-------------------|
|--2--2--2--2-----0--------3--3--2--2--|-------------------|
|-----1--2--2--4--4--2--2--2--2--1--1--|----2---2---4---4--|
|--------------4--4-----2--3-----2-----|----2---2---3---3--|
|--------------2-----0-----------------|--0-------0--------|
|--3-----4-----------------------------|-------------------|
					4.
				       |-------------------|
				       |-------------------|
				       |----4---4---2---2--|
				       |----3---3---2---2--|
				       |--0-------0--------|
				       |-------------------|

 1.2.3.		 4.go on with electric & acoustic together...
|---------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----0-------0--|----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0--|
|----------2---2|----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2|
|--2-----2------|--2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2------|
|0-----0--------|0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0--------|
|---------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                |								                |
  dist. el. gtr |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                |------------------2------------------------------------------------------------|
	        |----------------2-2-let ring...------------------------------------------------|
	        |----------------2-0------------------------------------------------------------|
	        |----------------0--------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---------------|
|------------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-------------|
|----2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2---------2-----2-------------------|
|--0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|									       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----2---------------------------------------------------------------2---------|
|--2-2-let ring...-------------------------------------------------2-2---------|
|--2-0-------------------------------------------------------------2-0---------|
|--0---------------------------------------------------------------0-----------|


transition:

 play 4 times
|--7-7---5-5---5-5---1---1-1-1-------------------------------------|dist. el.gtr
|--7-7---5-5---5-5---1---1-1-1-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-2-2-----|
|------------------------------0-2-3-5-------------3-3-3-3-2-2-----|
|--------------------------------------0-1-0---0-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------3---------------------|


5th & 6th verse:

 2 times for each verse
|--4---4-44----444-3---3-33----333-2---2-22----222-1---1-11----111---|dist. el. gtr
|--4---4-44----444-3---3-33----333-2---2-22----222-1---1-11----111---|
|--4---------------4---------------2---------------2-----------------|
|--6---------------5---------------4---------------3-----------------|
|--6---------------5---------------4---------------3-----------------|
|--4---------------3---------------2---------------1-----------------|

"i took her by the hand to say
 all faith forever has been washed away
 i returned for you in great dismay
 come with me far away to stay"

 play the transition 2 times

"endlessly gazing in nocturnal prime
 she spoke of her vices and broke the rhyme
 but baffled herself with the final line
 the promise is made but my heart is thine"

 play the transition 4 times before the...

 ...last interlude:

|----------0----------------0-------------------------------------------|ac. gtr
|------3-----3----------3-----3---------0-----0-------------0-----------|
|----2---2-----2------2---2-----2-----0-----0-------0-------------------|
|--0----------------------------------------------0---3/5-----3---2-----|
|----------------0--3-------------0-2-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------3-----1-----------------------|
|									|
|...then 2 el. gtrs enter:						|
|-----------------------------------1-----------------------------------|\
|--1/3------------------------------------5-----3-------1h3-------------|->el. gtr 1
|-------------------2---0-0-----------------------------2---0-0h2-0-----|/
|--0--------------------------------------------------3/5-----3---2-----|\
|----------------0--3-------------0-2-----------------------------------|->el. gtr 2
|-----------------------------------------3-----1-----------------------|/

repeat and fade 'till the end
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