King Diamond - The Floating Head tab

King Diamond:  The Floating Head

transcribed by:  Rami Nuotio     :  midiamond@sci.fi
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1NOTE: The x refers to the string rest mute noise, sometimesit rings out as another open E, but other times it doesn't.For the sake of consistency, we've notated it as three open Eswith the fourth one always being a rest.e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|-000x--000x--000x--000x--0-0-3~-|
*** *** *** *** * * a <-- harmonic only on very first playe|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-------------------------------4-|D|-------------------------2h4h5---|A|---------------------------------|E|-000x--000x--000x--000x----------|
*** *** *** ***e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|-000x--000x--000x--000x--0-0-3~-|
*** *** *** *** * *e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|--------------------|D|-2--4--5--7---------|A|-0--2--3--5--10--9\-|E|--------------8--7\-|
Repeat Riff 1
Riff 2e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|------9------------------12-|D|----------8~----------11----| <-- Last three notes ringA|----7---7----------10-------| into each otherE|-0--------------0-----------|
"I'm in the..."e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|------9------------------|D|----------8~-------------|A|----7---7-------------2--|E|-0--------------0--1-(1)-|
"...hallway..."e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|------9------------------12-|D|----------8~----------11----| <-- Last three notes ringA|----7---7----------10-------| into each otherE|-0--------------0-----------|
"I cannot..."e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|------9------------------|D|----------8~-------------|A|----7---7----------3/5-3-|E|-0--------------0--1/3-1-|
"...stand the dark..."e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-0--0-12p0-7~--------------7-|E|-----------------8--7h8h10---|
"Whoa, I'm lighting..."e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|------------------------|A|-0--0-12p0-7~-----------|E|-----------------8--7-6-|
"...candles everywhere..."e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|------9------------------12-|D|----------8~----------11----| <-- Last three notes ringA|----7---7----------10-------| into each otherE|-0--------------0-----------|
"I try to..."e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|------9------------------|D|----------8~-------------|A|----7---7----------3-3-3-|E|-0--------------0--1-1-1-| * * * "...darkness out..."
Riff 3Guitar 1e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|-5/7-----7\5-----5/7-----7\5--|E|-3/5-5-5-5\3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5\3--|
* * * * * * "Inside my mind..."e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|-5/7-----7\5-----5/8---8-8\7--|E|-3/5-5-5-5\3-3-3-3/6-6-6-6\5--|
* * * * * "...nightmares are..."e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|-5/7-----7\5-----5/7-----7\5--|E|-3/5-5-5-5\3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5\3--|
* * * * * * "Oh inside my..."e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|-8--8--8--10--10--10--|E|-6--6--6---8---8---8--| "I can't control..."
Guitar 2e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|-4/5-----5\4-----4/5-----5\4--|D|-5/7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7\5--|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
* * * * * *e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|-4/5-----5\4-----4/7-----7\4--|D|-5/7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5/8-7-7-8\5--|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
* * * * * *e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|-4/5-----5\4-----4/5-----5\4--|D|-5/7-7-7-7\5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7\5--|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
* * * * * *e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|-7--7--7---9---9---9--|D|-8--8--8--10--10--10--|A|----------------------|E|----------------------|
Play Riff 1 "...feel." Play Riff 2 "Now I am on..." Play Riff 3 "Inside my mind..."
Riff 4Guitar 1e|-------------------|B|-8----7------------|G|-9----7------------|D|-9----7----7----2--|A|-7----5----5----0--|E|-------------------|
"...feel, or what is real..."e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|--------2--1-----5--4--2~-0--2-------|A|-0-2-3--------2----------------------|E|--------------------------------3/5~-|
"...pictures in red..."e|-------------------|B|-8----7------------|G|-9----7------------|D|-9----7----7----2--|A|-7----5----5----0--|E|-------------------|
"How can I believe..."e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|--------2--1-----5--4--9----7--|A|-0-2-3--------2--------7----5--|E|-------------------------------| "When there's a floating..."
Guitar 2e|-0----0------------|B|-0----0------------|G|-9----7------------|D|-9----7----7----2--|A|-7----5----5----0--|E|-------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-----------------4--2----------------|D|-----2--5--4-----------2~-0--2-------|A|-0-2----------6----------------------|E|--------------------------------3/5~-|
e|-0----0------------|B|-0----0------------|G|-9----7------------|D|-9----7----7----2--|A|-7----5----5----0--|E|-------------------|
e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-----------------4--2----------|D|-----2--5--4-----------5----4--|A|-0-2----------6--------7----2--|E|-------------------------------|
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-9h10---5---7------9h10---5---7------|A|------0---0---0000------0---0---0000-|E|-------------------------------------|
* * **** * * ****e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|-9h10---5---7------7--5--8--|A|------0---0---0000-5--3--6--|E|-------------------5--3--6--|
* * ****e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|-5h7-----5h7-----5h7---5h7-----5h7-----5h7---|E|-----0-0-----0-0-----0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-|
* * * * * * * * * *1st endinge|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-------------------------10------9-------|A|-5h7-----5h7-----5h7--------10-----9---5-|E|-----0-0-----0-0-----0-8-------7-----3---|
* * * * *2nd endinge|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-------------------------------|A|-5h7-----5h7-----5h7---8--7--5-|E|-----0-0-----0-0-----0---------| * * * * *
Solo (Wead)e|----------15~----20--19~-17--22--20--19-|B|-------17-------------------------------|G|----17----------------------------------|D|-19-------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
e|----------17-19-20--(20)b21r20-19-17--------------------|B|-17-19-20----------------------------20-19-17-----------|G|----------------------------------------------19-17-16~-|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------12-14-(14)b15--14-12--------------|B|----------13----------------------13-----------|G|-12-14-14----------------------------14-12-11~-|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Harmony part:Guitar 1e|----------15~---------------|B|-------17--------17--15--13-|G|----17----------------------|D|-19-------------------------|A|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
e|-13-12-10---------------------------------------|B|----------13-12-10-------13-12-10---------------|G|-------------------12-10----------12-10-9-------|D|------------------------------------------12-10-|A|------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2e|----------15~----15--13-----|B|-------17----------------17-|G|----17----------------------|D|-19-------------------------|A|----------------------------|E|----------------------------|
e|-17-15-13----------------------------------------|B|----------17-15-13-------17-15-13----------------|G|-------------------16-14----------16-14-12-------|D|-------------------------------------------15-14-|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
Back to one guitar:e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|-9~--------(9)\-2h3-2~--------3--5--7-|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 1 Play Riff 2 "The floating head..." Play Riff 3 "Inside my mind..." Play Riff 4 "...feel, or what is..."
Riff 6e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-9--(9)b11---------9--(9)b11---------|A|-7--(7)b-9---------7--(7)b-9---------|E|-----------0-0-0-0-----------0-0-0-0-|
* * * * * * * * "Ah, ah..."e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-9--(9)b11----------9--7--10-|A|-7--(7)b-9----------7--5---8-|E|-----------0-0-0-0--7--5---8-|
* * * * "I got to breathe..."e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-9--(9)b11---------9--(9)b11---------|A|-7--(7)b-9---------7--(7)b-9---------|E|-----------0-0-0-0-----------0-0-0-0-|
* * * * * * * *e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-9--(9)b11------------------------|A|-7--(7)b-9---------10-----9----5--|E|-----------0-0-0-0-----0-----0----| * * * * * * "Got to break free!"
Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------|A|-11h12---9---11-----11h12---9---11-----|E|-------9---9----9-9-------9---9----9-9-|
* * * * * * * *e|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|-11h12---9---11-----12-11-9----------9\-|E|-------9---9----9-9---------12-11-12----|
* * * *e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|A|-4h5---2---4-----4h5---2---4-----|E|-----2---2---2-2-----2---2---2-2-|
* * * * * * * *e|--------------------0-----(0)--|B|--------------------0-----(0)--|G|-------------------------------|D|-------------------------------|A|-4h5---2---4---2-0-(0)----/9---|E|-----2---2---2------------/7---| * * *
Solo (La Rocque)e|------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------|G|-(13)d6r13~--(13)\--11----11--------------------------|D|---------------------*-14--*-14-11--------------------|A|------------------------*-----*--*-14-14/16-16-14-16~-|E|------------------------------------*-----------------| * denotes floyd rose warbles, just quick dips with tremolo bar.
e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|-------------13-14-16-|D|-14-13-14-16----------|A|----------------------|E|----------------------|
e|-17-------16-------14-------12------12---11------------|B|----16\14----14\12----12\10----10-9----9----9-9-10-10~-|G|-------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------9-11-12-11-9-----------------|B|-9-10-12--------------12-10-9---------|G|------------------------------11-9-8~-|D|--------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
e|-16--14-12-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------16-14-13-16-14-13-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------16-14-16-14-13--------------------|D|--------------------------------------------16-14-13-----------|A|-----------------------------------------------------16-14-16~-|E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------14b16~~--(16)r14-|B|------------------------------------------|G|----------11----13-11-14------------------|D|-11-14-13----14---------------------------|A|------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------|
e|-14--9--10------9---------------------------|B|------------12-----10--12--9--10------9-----|G|----------------------------------11-----10-|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------|G|-9----------------------------------------------------|D|----11--12--9--11------9------------------------------|A|-------------------12-----11-------------11~----(11)\-|E|------------------------------9~----12-9--------------|
End Solo
Play Riff 3 "Inside my mind..."Play Riff 4 "...feel, or what is..."Play Riff 1 ending with:e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|-2--4--5--7---------9\--|A|-0--2--3--5--10--9--7\--|E|--------------8--7--7\--|
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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