Candlemass – A Sorcerers Pledge tab

band - Candlemass
song - A Sorcerer's Pledge
album - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
composer - Leif Edling

Tuning is somewhere between Eb and D (if you have an electric guitar tuner, tune at the 
point before D turns to Eb). If you want to play it like they do live, tune to C# (aka. 
Sabbath tuning). Right now, it will be tabbed for D.

/ - slide up
\ - slide down
# - pick slide
~ - bend string
. - palm mute

(intro)D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-----------0-------|C|-------4-------4---|G|---2---------------|16xD|-------------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-----------0-------|C|-------4-------4---|G|---2---------------|8xD|-------------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
D|-------------------|A|---------------0---|F|-----------5-------|C|-------2-----------|G|---0---------------|3xD|-------------------|
(or, if you prefer, this...)D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-----------5---4---|C|-------2-----------|G|---0---------------|D|-------------------|
(then...)D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-------4-----------|G|---2-----------4---|D|-----------2-------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
D|-------------------|A|---------------0---|F|-----------5-------|C|-------2-----------|G|---0---------------|3xD|-------------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-------4-----------|G|---2-----------4---|D|-----------2-------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-----------0-------|C|-------4-------4---|G|---2---------------|8xD|-------------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-----------0-------|C|-------4-------4---|G|---2---------------|8xD|-------------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
D|-------------------|A|---------------0---|F|-----------5-------|C|-------2-----------|G|---0---------------|3xD|-------------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-------4-----------|G|---2-----------4---|D|-----------2-------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
D|-------------------|A|---------------0---|F|-----------5-------|C|-------2-----------|G|---0---------------|3xD|-------------------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-------4-----------|G|---2-----------4---|D|-----------2-------|
D|-------------------|A|-------------------|F|-------------------|C|-----------0-------|G|-------4-------4---|4xD|---2---------------|
(distortion kicks in)D|---0-----|----------------|A|---0-----|----------------|F|---0-----|----------------|C|---2-----|---##########---|G|---2-----|---##########---|D|---0-----|---##########---|
D|-------------------|---------------------|A|-------------------|---------------------|F|-------------------|---------------------|C|-------------------|---------------------|G|-------3---2-------|-------3---2---------|D|---000---0---0-5~~-|---000---0---0-3-2---|
>4xD|-------------------|---------------------|A|-------------------|---------------------|F|-------------------|---------------------|C|-------------------|---------------------|G|-------3---2-------|-------3---2---3-5---|D|---000---0---0-5~~-|---000---0---0-------|
D|-------------------|------------------|A|-------------------|------------------|F|-------------------|------------------|C|-------------------|------------------|4xG|---0-22-2-2-3---0--|---0-22-2-2---0---|D|--------------0----|------------3-----|
(verse A)D|--------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------|F|--------------------------------------|C|---4------------------------5--7--5---|2xG|---4------------------------5--7--5---|D|---2--222-222-222-222-222---3--5--3---| ... ... ... ... ...
(verse B) "He wants to live..."D|--------------------------|A|--------------------------|F|---4----------------------|C|---4--------------5-------|G|---2--------------5-------|D|------------------3-------|
D|-------------------|------------------|A|-------------------|------------------|F|-------------------|------------------|C|-------------------|------------------|2xG|---0-22-2-2-3---0--|---0-22-2-2---0---|D|--------------0----|------------3-----|
(verse A) (verse B)
D|-------------------|------------------|A|-------------------|------------------|F|-------------------|------------------|C|-------------------|------------------|2xG|---0-22-2-2-3---0--|---0-22-2-2---0---|D|--------------0----|------------3-----|
(chorus)* "Back in our time, goes the legend"D|------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------|F|-------------------------4----------------|C|---2---------------------4----------------|G|---2---------------------2----------------|D|---0--------------------------------------|
"Of a sorcerer so old"D|------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------|F|---9-----------------4--------------------|C|---9-----------------4--------------------|G|---7-----------------2--------------------|D|------------------------------------------|
"Drank the blood of a virgin to be reborn"D|------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------|F|---7------------------------5-----------///\\\--|C|---7------------------------5-----------///\\\--|G|---5------------------------3-----------///\\\--|D|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------|---------------------|A|-------------------|---------------------|F|-------------------|---------------------|C|-------------------|---------------------|G|-------3---2-------|-------3---2---------|D|---000---0---0-5~~-|---000---0---0-3-2---|
D|-------------------|---------------------|A|-------------------|---------------------|F|-------------------|---------------------|C|-------------------|---------------------|G|-------3---2-------|-------3---2---3-5---|D|---000---0---0-5~~-|---000---0---0-------|
"Soon a tyrant will conquer"D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|F|-----------------4----------------|C|---2-------------4----------------|G|---2-------------2----------------|D|---0------------------------------|
"So spoke the wise"D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|F|---9---------------4--------------------|C|---9---------------4--------------------|G|---7---------------2--------------------|D|----------------------------------------|
"Of the day when the sorcerer will rise"D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|F|---7----------------------5-----------///\\\--|C|---7----------------------5-----------///\\\--|G|---5----------------------3-----------///\\\--|D|----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------|---------------------|A|-------------------|---------------------|F|-------------------|---------------------|C|-------------------|---------------------|G|-------3---2-------|-------3---2---------|D|---000---0---0-5~~-|---000---0---0-3-2---|
>2xD|-------------------|---------------------|A|-------------------|---------------------|F|-------------------|---------------------|C|-------------------|---------------------|G|-------3---2-------|-------3---2---3-5---|D|---000---0---0-5~~-|---000---0---0-------|(end chorus)
RISE!!!
D|-------------------|------------------|A|-------------------|------------------|F|-------------------|------------------|C|-------------------|------------------|4xG|---0-22-2-2-3---0--|---0-22-2-2---0---|D|--------------0----|------------3-----|
(verse A) (verse B)
D|-------------------|------------------|A|-------------------|------------------|F|-------------------|------------------|C|-------------------|------------------|2xG|---0-22-2-2-3---0--|---0-22-2-2---0---|D|--------------0----|------------3-----|
(verse A) (verse B)
D|-------------------|------------------|A|-------------------|------------------|F|-------------------|------------------|C|-------------------|------------------|2xG|---0-22-2-2-3---0--|---0-22-2-2---0---|D|--------------0----|------------3-----|
(chorus)* RISE!!! (rest through the first few bars of the organ passage, then...)
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|F|----------------------------------------------------------------------|C|---2--------------------------------------------------------------3---|G|---2--------------------------------------------------------------3---|D|---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-1---|
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >2xD|---------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------|F|---------------------------------------------------------------|C|-----------------------------------2---------------3-----5-----|G|-----------------------------------2---------------3-----5-----|D|-------1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-0---0-0-0---0-0-1-----3-----|
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "A thousand years are gone..."D|---------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------|F|---------------------------------------------------------------|C|---2-----------------------------------------------------------|G|---2-----------------------------------------------------------|D|---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Only the cry of a child..."D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|F|---------------------------------------------------------|C|-------3-------------------------------------------------|G|-------3-------------------------------------------------|D|---0-0-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-0---0-0-0---0-0---| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D|---------------------------|A|---------------------------|F|---------------------------|C|---------------------------|G|---3--0-----3--0-----3--0--|D|---------1--------1--------|
"Backward goes time..."D|---------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------|F|---------------------------------------------------------------|C|---2-----------------------------------------------------------|G|---2-----------------------------------------------------------|D|---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"And nothing remains..."D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|F|---------------------------------------------------------|C|-------3-------------------------------------------------|G|-------3-------------------------------------------------|D|---0-0-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-0---0-0-0---0-0---| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D|---------------------------|A|---------------------------|F|---------------------------|C|---------------------------|G|---3--0-----3--0-----3--0--|D|---------1--------1--------|
(outro)D|----------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|F|----------------------------------------------------|C|-----------2---2-4-5--5-4~---5~--5-7-5-7~---7-9-7---|G|---4-2-4-5---5--------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------|(play through the fade out)
END That's about the whole song, have fun playing it. comment if there are any adjustments needed. \m/
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