King Diamond - Black Devil tab

King Diamond:  Black Devil

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 GRAX
       solo by:  Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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Tuning: Standard

Intro

Guitar 1e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|-------------------------|E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-...-|
* * * * * * * * * *Guitar 2e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|---5--------------7---------|A|---------------7--5--7-9\---|E|---3-----------5-----5-7\---|
Riff 2e|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------9-7----------7-9-|A|-------------------9-7-9-/10--9-------10--9-10-----|E|-7-7-7-7-7-...-7-7--------------7------------------| * * * * * * * "There he was..."
Riff 3Guitar 1e|-------------------|B|-------------------|G|-------------------|D|-------------------|A|-------------------|E|--7-7-7-7-7-7-...--|
* * * * * *Guitar 2e|-------------------|B|-------------------|G|-------------------|D|-12--11----12--11--|A|-10---9----10---9--|E|-------------------| "Help me, help me..."
Guitar 1e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|-11--9--11--9--7--9--6--------|D|------------------------------|A|--9--7---9--7--5--7--4---/4~~-|E|------------------------------| "...cause I don't..."
Guitar 2e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|-12--11--9--7--5-7-11~~-------|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
Riff 4e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|E|---------------------------------5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-|
* * * * * * * * "It was the..."e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---7--7--7-|A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---5--4--5-|E|-----------------------------------------|
"I had been..."e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|E|---------------------------------5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-|
* * * * * * * * "The sun was..."e|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------|D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---7--7--7--9--7--7-|A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---5--4--5--7--5--4-|E|--------------------------------------------------| "That's when I..."
Riff 5e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|---------------4----------|A|-0-0--2-3-2-0--2--5--2--5-|E|------------------3--0--3-|
* * * * * * "Black devil..."e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|---------------4--9-7/9-7-|A|-0-0--2-3-2-0--2--7-5/7-5-|E|--------------------------|
* * * * * * "...if you..."e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|---------------4----------|A|-0-0--2-3-2-0--2--5--2--5-|E|------------------3--0--3-|
* * * * * * "Black devil..."e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------|A|-3-2-0-2-0---3-2-0-2~~--3-2-0-2-0---2-|E|-----------3----------------------3-0-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "...what do you see..."
Play Riff 4, then this:e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|---7--------------------|D|---5--------------7-----|A|---------------7--5--7/-|E|---------------5-----5/-|
Solo over the above rhythme|---------------------------|B|-13^~---12^~---11^~---9^~--|G|---------------------------|D|---------------------------|A|---------------------------|E|---------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-7---9-10--9-7----7------------------------------|G|---------------9---------------------------------|D|---------------------11--10-9-10^r-8-------------|A|-------------------------------------9--<9>--9~--|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|-19--\-17-16-17-16-14~--|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|------------------------|A|------------------------|E|------------------------|
e|-17-16h17p16-14-16-17-14-16------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------17--17-17h18p17-14-17-14-13-12-10-12-10~-|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------16-14~~-|B|---------------14-------16-----14---------|G|------13----11-------13-----11------------|D|---11-----9-------11----------------------|A|-9----------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------|B|-10--9--10--12--10-9-|G|---------------------|D|---------------------|A|---------------------|E|---------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 2 "There he was..." Play Riff 3 "...Help me..." Play Riff 5 "Black devil..."
Riff 6Guitar 1 (2 times)e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------5-7-|D|-5-7-8--5-7-8-7-5--5-7-8--5-7-8-----|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|-------------------8-7-5-7--5-------|D|-5-7-8--5-7-8-7-5-------------8-7-5-|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2 (each chord lasts one bar of the above)e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|--12-----10------8------7---|D|----------------------------|A|--10------8------6------5---|E|----------------------------|
Riff 7 (2 times)e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------6-8-|E|-6-8-9--6-8-9-8-6--6-8-9--6-8-9-----|
"When I look..."e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|-------------------9-8-6-8--6-------|E|-6-8-9--6-8-9-8-6-------------9-8-6-| "This church..."
Play Riff 4 "Why two..." Play Riff 5 "Black devil..." Play Riff 6
Play Riff 7 (2 times)Guitar 2 (plays in the beginning of times 1 & 2)e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|--8---------------8---------------|E|--6---------------6---------------|
Play Riff 7 (2 times) w/ this underneath it when singing startse|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------|A|--8--------6--------4--------3--------|E|--6--------4--------2--------1--------| "Black devil..."
Ending x3e|-------------------|-------|B|-------------------|-------|G|-------------------|-------|D|-------------------|-------|A|--9-8-6-8--6-------|---8\--|E|-------------9-8-6-|---6\--| "Black devil...what's going on ?"
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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