King Diamond – The Family Ghost tab

King Diamond:  The Family Ghost

transcribed by:  Dave Zatuchney  DaveDZNY@aol.com
    edited by:   Russ Elton      mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
      solo by:   Don Briggs      Sekhemet@ozemu.com
                 

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Date last modified:  18-09-01

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------4-5-----------------5----7-|A|---7---7-5------7-5-7--------7---7-5------5----7-|E|-0---0-----7--0------------0---0-----7--0-3--0-5-|
* * * * * * * * * * e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------4-5------------------------|A|---7---7-5------7-5-7--------7---7-5----7-5------|E|-0---0-----7--0------------0---0-----7------8-7~-|
* * * * * * * * * * * e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------4-5-----------------5----7-|A|---7---7-5------7-5-7--------7---7-5------5----7-|E|-0---0-----7--0------------0---0-----7--0-3--0-5-|
* * * * * * * * * * e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------|D|----------------------4-5---------------------|A|---7---7-5------7-5-7--------7---7-5----7-5---|E|-0---0-----7--0------------0---0-----7------8-| * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 2 (Solo Rhythm)e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------7-|A|-------9-----10-----9-10-9--------9------7--5-|E|-7-7-7---7-7----7-7---------7-7-7---7-7--5----|
* * * * * * * * * * * * e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------7-7-7--------|A|-------9-----10-----9-10-9--5-5-5--7-7-7-|E|-7-7-7---7-7----7-7----------------5-5-5-|
* * * * * * * * *e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------7-|A|-------9-----10-----9-10-9--------9------7--5-|E|-7-7-7---7-7----7-7---------7-7-7---7-7--5----| * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 3e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------4-|A|-------6-----7-----6-7-6--------6------4--2-|E|-4-4-4---4-4---4-4--------4-4-4---4-4--2----|
* * * * * * * * * * * * "The darkness came closer..."e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|--------------------------4-4-4--------|A|-------6-----7-----6-7-6--2-2-2--4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4---4-4---4-4---------------2-2-2-| * * * * * * * * * "...on the following night..."
Riff 4e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|------------5--------5-|D|-5----------4--------4-|A|-3----2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|E|-----------------------|
* * * * * * "The bedroom was ice cold..."e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|-5----------------------------|A|-3----2-2-2-0-0-0-2-2-2-3-2-0-|E|------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * "...but the fire was burning still..."e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|------------5--------5-|D|-5----------4--------4-|A|-3----2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-|E|-----------------------|
* * * * * * "...the blinding light..."e|--------|B|--------|G|--------|D|-5----7-|A|-3----5-|E|--------| "...the family ghost..."
Riff 5e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|-------6---------------------6--------------|A|-4-4-4-4--4-6-4-7-4-6--4-4-4-4--4-6-4-7-4-6-|E|--------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-------6---------------7----9\-|A|-4-4-4-4--4-6-4-7-4-6--5-0--7\-|E|-------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * "...had risen again..."
Play Riff 3 " 'Don't be scared...' " Play Riff 4 " 'Let Miriam sleep...' "
Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)e|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------5-----7-|D|-9----9-11-12--7----7-6-5---------7-6---5-----7---|A|-7----7--9-10--5----5-4-3---------5-4-3-----5-----|E|---------------------------0-0-0------------------|
* * * e|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------0-----0---------------|D|-9----9-11-12--7----------2-----0-----------------|A|-7----7--9-10--5----0-2-3-----2------3-3-3--5-5-5-|E|-------------------------------------1-1-1--3-3-3-|
* * * * * * e|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------5-----7-|D|-9----9-11-12--7----7-6-5---------7-6---5-----7---|A|-7----7--9-10--5----5-4-3---------5-4-3-----5-----|E|---------------------------0-0-0------------------|
* * * e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------0-----0------------------|D|-9----9-11-12--7----------2-----0------------------9-|A|-7----7--9-10--5----0-2-3-----2------3-3-3--5-5-5--7-|E|-------------------------------------1-1-1--3-3-3--0-| * * * * * * * *
Riff 7e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------5----|A|---7---6---5---------------7---6---5\--3--5-|E|-5---5---5---5-8--7-5-7--5---5---5--------3-|
* * * * * * * e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------5-|A|---7---6---5---------------7---6---5\--3-|E|-5---5---5---5-8--7-5-7--5---5---5-----3-| * * * * * * *
Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|A|-----9-----8-----7---------------|E|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-10--9-7-9-|
* * * * * * * * e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|------------------------7----|A|-----9-----8-----7------5--7-|E|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-----5-|
* * * * * * * * e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|A|-----9-----8-----7---------------|E|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-10--9-7-9-|
* * * * * * * * e|---------------------|B|---------------------|G|---------------------|D|-----------------7---|A|-----9-----8-----5---|E|-7-7---7-7---7-7-----| * * * * * *
Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|-----5-----4-----3--------------|E|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3-6--5-3-5-|
* * * * * * * * e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|------------------------3----|A|-----5-----4-----3------1--3-|E|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3-----1-|
* * * * * * * * e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|-----5-----4-----3--------------|E|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3-6--5-3-5-|
* * * * * * * * e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|------------------------5---(5)/-|A|-----5-----4-----3------3---(3)/-|E|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3-----------| * * * * * * * *
Solo over Riffs 8 and 9e|-11-14-11----11------------------------------------------|B|----------13----13-10-13-10----10------------------------|G|----------------------------11----11-8-11-8----8---------|D|--------------------------------------------10---10-7-9~-|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
AH (Bend with bar) e|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------12-------------------12----12-11--------------15b-|G|-11-12-14-12-14----14-12-11-14-12-11----14-------14-14~^16^13-----|D|------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------19----19^22-19-22-19----19-22-17----------------------|B|----------------20----------------22----------20-19-17----17-19-17-|G|-0---19------------------------------------------------20----------|D|--------17---------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------------22b-|B|--------------------------------|-20-------------19-18----------------------------|G|-20-17-16-17-20-17-16-----------|----18-------17-------20-------------------------|D|----------------------19-17-16~-|-------18-17-------------20-19~---(WB Dives)-----|A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
End solo
Riff 10e|-------------------|B|-------------------|G|----5-----4--------|D|-9--5--7--4--5--7--|A|-7--3--5--2--3--5--|E|-------------------| " 'Beware of the slippery stairs...' "
Riff 8ae|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|A|-----9-----8-----7---------------|E|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-10--9-7-9-|
* * * * * * * * "...fall..."e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|------------------------7----|A|-----9-----8-----7------5--7-|E|-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-----5-| * * * * * * * * "...and break your neck..."
Play Riff 10 " 'Hand me that torch...' "
Riff 11e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|---7--6-5--------------------|E|-0--------7-6~--0-3-5-6-5-3~-|
* * * * * * * * * "...dark..."e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|---7--6-5----------------|E|-0--------7-6~--0-3-5-6~-| * * * * * * *
Riff 12e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|-4-4--2----4-4--2----4-4--2---|E|-2-2--0----2-2--0----2-2--0---|
* * * * * * "The sacrophagus..."e|----------------3-------------|B|----------------3-------------|G|----------------0-------------|D|-7-6--7-6--4----0-------------|A|-5-4--5-4--2-0--2--------4----|E|----------------3--------2----| * * "Abigail has been here..."
Play Riff 2 Play Riff 3 " 'The spirit of Abigail...' "
Riff 3ae|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|-------6-----7-----6-7-6-|E|-4-4-4---4-4---4-4-------| * * * * * * *
Endinge|-------------------------------3--------------|B|-------------------------------3--------------|G|-------------------------------0--------------|D|------9-8-------7-6-------5----0---------4----|A|-9-8--7-6--7-6--5-4--5-4--3----2----4----2----|E|-7-6-------5-4-------3-2-------3----2---------| "Oh....." "You must take her life, now!"
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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