King Diamond - Heads On The Wall tab

King Diamond:  Heads On The Wall

transcribed by:  Dave Zatuchney   davedzny@aol.com
     edited by:  Russ Elton  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 (Clean) x2e|--------0----0--------0----0--------0----0------|B|----------10------------10------------10----10--|G|------9-------------9-------------9----------9--|D|---11------------10------------11-----------10--|A|-0-------------0-------------0---------------0--|E|------------------------------------------------|
Riff 2 (Clean, Solo Rhythm)e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------|B|---3-----3----10--|G|-----2-----2---9--|D|-0-----3------10--|A|---------------0--|E|------------------|
Solo (Clean)Guitar 1e|--------------|----------------|------------------------|B|-10~--6-8---9~|-10~--6-8-------|-13~--10-12-12b13r12-9~-|G|--------------|----------9~--9~|------------------------|D|--------------|----------------|------------------------|A|--------------|----------------|------------------------|E---------------|----------------|------------------------|
e|-----------------------------|B|-13~~--10-12---------8~--10~-|G|--------------9~--9~---------|D|-----------------------------|A|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
Guitar 2e|-------------|-----------------|------------------|B|-6~-------6~-|-----------------|-10~-6-8--8b9r8-6~|G|-----7-9-----|-7~--7-9--5~--5~-|------------------|D|-------------|-----------------|------------------|A|-------------|-----------------|------------------|E--------------|-----------------|------------------|
e|--------------------------|B|-10~--6-8--------------6~-|G|-----------5~--5~--7~-----|D|--------------------------|A|--------------------------|E|--------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 2a (Clean)e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"I'm in a cold..."e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Surrounded by..."e|-------------|B|---3-----3---|G|-----2-----2-|D|-0-----3-----|A|-------------|E|-------------|
Riff 3 (Clean)e|------------------------------------|B|-----------3-2--------------3-2-----|G|---------2----------------2-----2---|D|-------4----------------4---------4-|A|-----4----------------4-------------|E|-0h2--------------0h2---------------| "I'm not alone..."
Play Riff 2a "I'm looking back..."
Riff 3a (Distortion)e|------------------------------------|B|-----------3-2--------------3-2-----|G|---------2----------------2-----2---|D|-------4----------------4---------4-|A|-----4----------------4-------------|E|-0h2--------------0h2---------------| "...have to do..."
Riff 4 x3e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|-2-4-xxxx-4----2-4-xxxx-7/9-9-9-9\7-|E|-0-2-xxxx-2----0-2-xxxx-5/7-7-7-7\5-|
"Heads on the wall..."e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|-7/9-9-9-9\7-7/9-9-9\7-7\--|E|-5/7-7-7-7\5-5/7-7-7\5-5\--| "...heads on the..."
Play Riff 2a Solo Rhythm
Solo (Distortion)Guitar 1e|--------------|----------------|------------------------|B|-10~--6-8---9~|-10~--6-8-------|-13~--10-12-12b13r12-9~-|G|--------------|----------9~--9~|------------------------|D|--------------|----------------|------------------------|A|--------------|----------------|------------------------|E---------------|----------------|------------------------|
e|-----------------------------|B|-13~~--10-12---------8~--10~-|G|--------------9~--9~---------|D|-----------------------------|A|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
Guitar 2e|-------------|-----------------|------------------|B|-6~-------6~-|-----------------|-10~-6-8--8b9r8-6~|G|-----7-9-----|-7~--7-9--5~--5~-|------------------|D|-------------|-----------------|------------------|A|-------------|-----------------|------------------|E--------------|-----------------|------------------|
e|--------------------------|B|-10~--6-8--------------6~-|G|-----------5~--5~--7~-----|D|--------------------------|A|--------------------------|E|--------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 2a "Did you know..." Play Riff 3a "...on in the brain..." Play Riff 4 "Heads on the wall..."
Riff 5e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-10------------10------------|E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
* * * * * * * * * * "Last..."e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-10------------10-9-10-12-10-9-------|E|----0-0--0-0-0-----------------12-12-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * "...night..."e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-10------------10------------|E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-| * * * * * * * * * * "When I climbed..."
1st endinge|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|-10------------10--9--|E|----0-0--0-0-0--8--7--| * * * * * "...the cemetary..."
2nd endinge|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|-10------------10--9--8--7-|E|----0-0--0-0-0--8--7--6--5-| * * * * * "...it was the grave digger..."
Riff 6e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|-5------------4------------|E|---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2-|
* * * * * * * * * * "Jeremiah..."e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|-3------------2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-|E|---2-2--2-2-0-----------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * "...worked here..."e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|-5------------4------------|E|---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2-|
* * * * * * * * * * "Already had one..."e|-------------------|B|-------------------|G|-------------------|D|-----------------4-|A|-3------------2--2-|E|---2-2--2-2-2-0----| * * * * * "...foot in the..."
Play Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm) add this harmony guitare|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-14------------14------------|E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
* * * * * * * * * *e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------|A|-14------------14-12-14-15-14-12-------|E|----0-0--0-0-0-------------------15-15-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * *e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-14------------14------------|E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-| * * * * * * * * * *
1st endinge|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|-14-------------------|E|----0-0--0-0-0-12--11-| * * * * *
2nd endinge|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-14--------------------------|E|----0-0--0-0-0-12--11--10--9-| * * * * *
Solo (Simonsen)E|-------[rests]--------------------17-|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
x4E|-20p19p17-20p19p17-20p19p17-20p19p17-|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
x4E|-22p20p19-22p20p19-22p20p19-22p20p19-|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-20p19\17-19p17\15-17p15-----------------------------------|B|-------------------------17h19p17-17-17\-12h13p12----12----|G|--------------------------------------------------14----14-|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|-12-14--12\11-----11-12-----------|D|--------------14--------14-12-14~-|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|--------------12-12-11-11-11-9-9-9-|D|--------9-9-9----------------------|A|-7-7-7-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------20b22-{22}-|B|-13-12-10/--20----------------------|G|---------------21-20~---------------|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 6 "Mary, the hooker..." Play Riff 5 Solo Rhythm [with harmony guitar]
Solo (La Rocque)E|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|------10-9tr10-8tr9-7^---------|A|-7-10---------------a---10-7~--|E|-------------------------------|
Guitar 1E|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|--------9--7~---------------------------|D|-----------------10-9--10--(10)/-12/17~-|A|-7--10----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
Guitar 2E|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------12-11~----9-8--9--(9)/-11/16~-|D|-----9--------------------------------|A|-10-----------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
Back to one guitar:E|-----------17-19-20-17-19-----17--------17-19-20-17-19-----17----|B|-17-19-20------------------20----19-20------------------20----19-|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Floyd Rose"warbles"E|----17-19-20-19~-|-12h15p12--12-17p12--12-12h15p12--12------|--------------|B|-20--------------|---------15--------15-----------15---15~~-|-17-16--15-14-|G|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|D|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|A|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|E|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|
End Solo Play Riff 4 "Heads on the wall..." Play Riff 2a "No one comes..." Play Riff 2a "I remember..."
Solo over Riff 2a (Clean)Guitar 1e|--------------|----------------|------------------------|B|-10~--6-8---9~|-10~--6-8-------|-13~--10-12-12b13r12-9~-|G|--------------|----------9~--9~|------------------------|D|--------------|----------------|------------------------|A|--------------|----------------|------------------------|E---------------|----------------|------------------------|
e|-----------------------------|B|-13~~--10-12---------8~--10~-|G|--------------9~--9~---------|D|-----------------------------|A|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
Guitar 2e|-------------|-----------------|------------------|B|-6~-------6~-|-----------------|-10~-6-8--8b9r8-6~|G|-----7-9-----|-7~--7-9--5~--5~-|------------------|D|-------------|-----------------|------------------|A|-------------|-----------------|------------------|E--------------|-----------------|------------------|
e|--------------------------|B|-10~--6-8--------------6~-|G|-----------5~--5~--7~-----|D|--------------------------|A|--------------------------|E|--------------------------|
End Solo Song cuts out half way into repetition of Riff 2a. 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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