Iced Earth – High Water Mark tab

Band- Iced Earth
Song- High Water Mark
Album- The Glorious Burden

Tuning: Eb


Riff 1First time:eb|----------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------|Db|-99-9--------9--11--12--------12-11--7--|Ab|-77-7--------7---9--10--------10--9--5--|Eb|----------------------------------------|
eb|------------------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------------------------------|Db|-11----9--------9--7--5--------5--9--7----------------|Ab|--9----7--------7--5--3--------3--7--5--------5--7--2-|Eb|----------------------------------------------3--5--0-|
Rest of the time:eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-9--------9--11--12--------12-11--7--|Ab|-7--------7---9--10--------10--9--5--|Eb|-------------------------------------|
eb|------------------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------------------------------|Db|-11----9--------9--7--5--------5--9--7----------------|Ab|--9----7--------7--5--3--------3--7--5--------5--7--2-|Eb|----------------------------------------------3--5--0-|
Riff 2 (12 string acoustic) x4eb|---------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------|Db|-----9----------7--------5----------4--|Ab|---7---7------7--------7---7------7----|Eb|-0----------0--------0----------0------| "It was very close..."
eb|-------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------|Db|-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|Ab|-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|Eb|-------------------------------|
"Execute it well..."eb|---------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------|Db|-x-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|Ab|-x-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|Eb|---------------------------------| "...thing, it's in God's..."
Riff 2a (12 string acoustic)eb|-----------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------|Db|-----9------9------7------7--| ----|Ab|---7---7--7------7---7--7----| |Eb|-0-------------0-------------| |
"General Lee I must tell you..." |eb|-----------------------------| |--> Play 4xBb|-----------------------------| |Gb|-----------------------------| |Db|-----5------5------4------4--| ----|Ab|---7---7--7------7---7--7----|Eb|-0-------------0-------------| "...that I believe..."
eb|-------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------|Db|-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|Ab|-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|Eb|-------------------------------|
"Execute it well..."eb|---------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------|Db|-x-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|Ab|-x-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|Eb|---------------------------------| "...thing, it's in God's..."
Riff 3Guitar 1 (Distortion) Final chordeb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Bb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Gb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Db|-5--------5-4---4-----------4-5---7---4-|--5--|Ab|-7------------7----5--------5-7---9---5-|--7--|Eb|--------------------------------0---0---|-----| * *
Guitar 2 (Distortion) Final chordeb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Bb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Gb|-0--------4-----------------------------|--0--|Db|-5----------7-5-7--4--------4-5---7---4-|--5--|Ab|-7--------------------------5-7---9---5-|--7--|Eb|--------------------------------0---0---|-----| * *
Guitar 3 (12 string acoustic) Final chordeb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Bb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Gb|-0--------------------------------------|--0--|Db|-5--------5-4---4-----------4-5---7---4-|--5--|Ab|-7------------7----5--------5-7---9---5-|--7--|Eb|--------------------------------0---0---|-----|
Guitar 4 (Distortion, comes in later)eb|----------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------|Db|----------------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------------|Eb|-000--000--000--000--000--000--000--000-| *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
(Guitar 4 then plays this through to the next riff)eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-...-| *** * * *** * * *** * * *** * *
Riff 4Guitar 1eb|----------------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------------|Db|------5----4-5----------5----4-5----4----4-2--|Ab|------7----5-7----------7----5-7----5----5-3--|Eb|-0-00---00-----000-0-00---00-----00---00------|
* ** ** *** * ** ** ** ** * "The rebel cannon..."eb|--------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------------------------------------|Db|------5----4-5----------5----4-5----4----4-2------2----5--5---|Ab|------7----5-7----------7----5-7----5----5-3------0----3--3-5-|Eb|-0-00---00-----000-0-00---00-----00---00--------0----0------3-| * ** ** *** * ** ** ** ** * * * "150 Guns make up..."
Final time:eb|----------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------------------------------|Db|------5----4-5----------5----4-5----4----4-2------2----5--5-----|Ab|------7----5-7----------7----5-7----5----5-3------0----3--3-5---|Eb|-0-00---00-----000-0-00---00-----00---00--------0----0------3-0-| * ** ** *** * ** ** ** ** * * * *
Guitar 2 (Plays through into next riff)eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-...-| *** * * *** * * *** * * *** * *
Riff 3aGuitar 1 Final chordeb|-0------------------------------------|--0--|Bb|-0------------------------------------|--0--|Gb|-0------------------------------------|--0--|Db|-5--------5-4---4-----------4-5--7--4-|--5--|Ab|-7------------7----5--------5-7--9--5-|--7--|Eb|--------------------------------------|-----| "What happens here..."
Guitar 2 Final chordeb|-0------------------------------------|--0--|Bb|-0------------------------------------|--0--|Gb|-0--------4---------------------------|--0--|Db|-5----------7-5-7--4--------4-5--7--4-|--5--|Ab|-7--------------------------5-7--9--5-|--7--|Eb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Guitar 3 (Plays through into next riff)eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-...-| *** * * *** * * *** * * *** * *
Play Riff 4 "The Virginians are the chosen..." Play Riff 3a "The slaughter now ensues..."
Guitar 3's final time in Riff 3a:eb|----------------------------|Bb|----------------------------|Gb|----------------------------|Db|----------------------------|Ab|----------------------------|Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-00-| *** * * *** * * *** * * **
Riff 5eb|----------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------|Db|----------------------------8--5--|Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-8--5--|Eb|-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-------|
* * * * * * * * * * * *eb|-----------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------|Db|-7--------------------------10--5--|Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-10--5--|Eb|----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5--------| * * * * * * * * * * *
eb|----------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------|Db|-7--------------------------8--5--| ----|Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-8--5--| |Eb|----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-------| |
* * * * * * * * * * * |eb|-----------------------------------| |--> Play 3xBb|-----------------------------------| |Gb|-----------------------------------| |Db|-7--------------------------10--5--| ---|Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-10--5--|Eb|----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5--------| * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 6Guitar 1eb|--------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------|Gb|----5----------4-5--4-----5----------4-5--4-|Db|-7----7----5-7---------7----7----5-7--------|Ab|--------------------------------------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------|
eb|--------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------|Gb|----4--------4-5-7--5-----5----------4-5--4-|Db|-5----5----------------7----7----5-7--------|Ab|-----------7--------------------------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2eb|--------------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------------|Gb|-----9------------7-9--7------9------------7-9--7-|Db|-10----10----9-10---------10----10----9-10--------|Ab|--------------------------------------------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------------|
eb|------------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------------|Gb|----7--------7-9-10--9------9------------7-9--7-|Db|-9----9-----------------10----10----9-10--------|Ab|----------10------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------------------|
Riff 7eb|-------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------8--8--|Ab|-------------------------------8--8--|Eb|-3-555-5--3-555-5--3-555-5-335-------|
* *** * * *** * * *** * ***eb|---------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------10--10--|Ab|-------------------------------10--10--|Eb|-3-555-5--3-555-5--3-555-5-335---------| * *** * * *** * * *** * ***
Play Riff 6 Play Riff 7
Riff 8 (Play 2x)eb|--------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------|Db|-7----9-10-----10\5----5-2----5-|Ab|-7----9-10-----10\5----5-2----5-|Eb|-5----7--8------8\3----3-0----3-|
"We're almost there..."eb|---------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------|Gb|----------------9--7-----5-------|Db|-7----9-10------9--7-----5----5--|Ab|-7----9-10------7--5-----3----5--|Eb|-5----7--8----0---------------3--| * "We must push..."
Riff 9 (Play 2x)eb|------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------|Db|------------------------------|Ab|-10-12121212----1010-13131313-|Eb|------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * *eb|------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------|Db|------------------------------|Ab|-10-12121212----1010-15151515-|Eb|------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * *eb|------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------------------|Db|------------------------------------------|Ab|-10-12121212----1010-13131313-10-12121212-|Eb|------------------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 10eb|------------------|Bb|------------------|Gb|------------------|Db|------------------|Ab|------------------|Eb|-3-5-3-55-6-5-3-5-| * * * ** * * * *
Riff 11 x2eb|--------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------|Db|-7--------12--10-------10\9-9\7-|Ab|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|Eb|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
"It's over now..."eb|----------------------------|Bb|----------------------------|Gb|----------------------------|Db|-5--------10--9--------10-9-|Ab|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|Eb|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|
"I am responsible..." x2eb|--------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------|Db|-7--------12--10-------10\9-9\7-|Ab|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|Eb|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
"I thought us..."eb|----------------------------|Bb|----------------------------|Gb|----------------------------|Db|-5--------10--9--------10-9-|Ab|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|Eb|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|
"God forgive me..."eb|--------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------|Db|-7--------12--10-------10\9-9\7-|Ab|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|Eb|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-| "It's all my fault..."
Riff 12eb|------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------|Db|-77777-77777-77777-7777-8--8--|Ab|-55555-55555-55555-5555-6--6--|Eb|-55555-55555-55555-5555-6--6--| ***** ***** ***** **** "...hands!"
Song fades out, ending arranged for guitar:
eb|----------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------|Gb|----14----12-10-12--14--/10--9-7--|Db|-12-------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------|
eb|------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------|Gb|----14----12-10-12--14--/17--15-14--|Db|-12---------------------------------|Ab|------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------|
eb|----------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------|Gb|----14----12-10-12--14--/10--9-7--|Db|-12-------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------|
Notation: 10^ = bend a quarter step. 10b11 = bend a half step. 10b12 = bend a full step. 10b12r10 = bend and release. [10]12 = pre-bend. [10]12r10 = pre-bend and release. {14} = pick the 14th fret while holding the most previous bend. <17> = touch the string above the 17th fret while previous note(s) is(are) still ringing. 10b13* = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret. 7d4* = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 12~* = tremolo bar vibrato. x = mute with fret-hand * = palm mute X\\ = pick slide h = hammer-on p = pull-off ~ = vibrato t = finger tap / = slide up \ = slide down h. = natural harmonics a = artificial harmonics (9) = ghost note tm = trem picking tr = trill
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