Mercyful Fate - A Gruesome Time tab

Mercyful Fate :  A Gruesome Time

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  October 28, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Solo Rhythm)E|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|-----7--7h8p7-5h7p5---|E|-0------------------0-|
Riff 2 (Solo Rhythm)E|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------|A|----7--7h8p7-5h7p5-3h5p3-2h3p2-0-------|E|-0-------------------------------3-2-0-|
Soloe|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-12--12^--12~~~--12^--12--12~--------12-12-14-14-|D|-------------------------------14~~--------------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------|G|-14^-(14)p12-14p12-14^-(14)p12-14p12-14^-(14)p12-14p12-|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------|B|-------------15^~~~----(15)\-|G|-14^-(14)p12-----------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 3Guitar 1E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----3-0-0-5--3--0-|E|--------------------------------|
"Everything is so strange in here..."E|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-0-0-5-7-5tr7-|E|--------------------------------------|
* * * *E|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-0-0-5--3--0-|E|-------------------------------------|
* * * * "And as I look into your eyes..."E|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------5--------------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------5--------------|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------3-0-0-5-7-5tr7-|E|---------------5-3-2-1----------------|
* * * * E|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-------------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-------------|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-------------|E|----------------------------5--3--2--1-| * * * * * * * "I am deep inside..."
Guitar 2E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----3-0-0-5--3--0-|E|--------------------------------|
"Everything is so strange in here..."E|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3--------------|E|--------------------------------------|
* * * *E|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-0-0-5--3--0-|E|-------------------------------------|
* * * * "And as I look into your eyes..."E|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------5----------------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------5----------------|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-5-4-3----------------|E|--------------------------------------|
* * * E|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-------------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--2--5--4--3-|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3--0----------|E|---------------------------------------| * * * * "I am deep inside..."
Riff 4 (acoustic)Guitar 1E|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|--0---------------0---------------|D|----4--------3------4--------3----|A|------2----2-3--------2----2-3----|E|--------0----1----------0----1----| "Deep inside your head..."
Guitar 2 (distortion, quietly)E|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|------------------0---------------|D|--2~~---------------4-------------|A|----------------------2----2-3~~--|E|------------------------0---------|
Lead into next section:E|-------|B|-------|G|-------|D|-------|A|-3--5--|E|-1--3--|
Play Riff 1 Solo Rhythm Play Riff 2 Solo Rhythm
Soloe|-----------------------------------------------|B|-22^r--22^~~----22^--(22)p20-------------------|G|-----------------------------21~~--19h20p19----|D|--------------------------------------------21-|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------|B|----------19-20-19----19-------19-20^--20^--(20)^------|G|-19-19-21----------21----19-21---------------------21\-|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 3 "All your secrets..." Play Riff 4 "Deep inside..."
Lead into next section:E|-------|B|-------|G|-------|D|-------|A|-3--5--|E|-1--3--|
Riff 2aE|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|----7--7h8p7-5h7p5-3h5p3-2h3p2-0h2p0---------|E|-0-----------------------------------3h5p3-0-|
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm) x4E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----3-0-0-5--3--0-|E|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--8-7--7-7-7-7-7--8-7-|A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--6-5--5-5-5-5-5--6-5-|E|------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * E|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|-7-7-7-7-7--8-7--7-7-7-7-5-|A|-5-5-5-5-5--6-5--5-5-5-5-3-|E|---------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * E|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------5-----------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------5-----------|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------3-----------|E|-----------------------------5--3-2-1-| * * *
Soloe|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---7--8--10-8-7-8-7-------7-8p7--------------------------|G|-x------------------9-8h9-------9-8h9p8---------8h9p8----|D|----------------------------------------10-9h10-------10-|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------5p4-|G|--------------------------------------------------5-----|D|-9-10p9p7----7-9-10-9-7--------------7--7--7--4-7-------|A|----------10------------10-9p7p6h7h9--------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------4-5-7-8p7---7-----------------------7h8p7h8p7---|G|-5p4-5p4h5-----------9---9p8-9p8---------8---------------9-|D|---------------------------------10p8h10---10--------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------17/19-|B|-7h8p7/-13p12h13p12-13-15/17--17--17\--------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------|
e|-19tm----19tm--17-19tm----19tm----17-19tm----20-19-17-19tm-|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-19tm---20-19-17-19tm---20-19-17-19-17-15-14-15-17-14-15tm-|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-14-12-14-12------12tm------12tm-14-12----------------------|B|-------------15tm------15tm------------15-13-12h13p12-10----|G|---------------------------------------------------------11-|D|------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----10-8--------------------13--13--13/15--15--13---------------|G|-12------10-8-9-7-----------------------------------------------|D|------------------10p9~~----10--10--10/12--12--10------9-10-----|A|---------------------------------------------------12-------9~~-|E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
[guitar 2 plays top notes]e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------11--12~----12-12-12-(12)-|D|--------------------8--7/12--10/--12--10~----10-10-10-(10)-|A|-10---9-10-6--9-10-10--9/13--12/---------------------------|E|-----10-11-8-10-11-----------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|-------12-12p11---------------------|D|-12-13----------12-10-12~~----(12)\-|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|-19p15--15h19p15---------------------------------------------|B|------17--------19p17p15--17p15p13-17p13-17p13--------13-----|G|------------------------19--------------------16p14p12--(12)-|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-----------------------------|E|--0-[dive bomb with whammy]--|
End Solo
Riff 1aGuitar 1 x4E|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|-----7--7h8p7-5h7p5---|E|-0------------------0-|
Guitar 2E|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|-----7--7h8p7-5h7p5---|E|-0------------------0-|
E|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|-----6--6h7p6-4h6p4---|A|----------------------|E|-0------------------0-|
E|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----9--9h10p9-7h9p7---|A|-----------------------|E|-0-------------------0-|
E|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----9--9h10p9-7h9p7---|D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|-0-------------------0-|
Play Riff 1 "I'm the dreams..."
Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)E|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------0------------------------------|D|--------5---------------------------7--4----------|A|-2------3----3-2-3----2-0---4----5--5--2----------|E|-0----0-------------------3-2----3----------0-3-2-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------0------------------------------------|D|--------5---------------------------7--4----------------|A|-2------3----3-2-3----2-0---4----5--5--2----5-3-2-3-2---|E|-0----0-------------------3-2----3--------------------5-|
Play Riff 1 Solo Rhythm Play Riff 2 Solo Rhythm
Solo over the above riffse|-----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------8^-----|G|------------------------------7-9----9~\-|D|-4--(4)h5-4h5p4-------4-5-7/9------------|A|----------------7~~----------------------|E|-----------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|B|-----------12-13-12h13p12-------------|G|-----12-14----------------14-12-11~~--|D|-/14----------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------19-20-----|G|-11-12-14-12-11--11-12-11-------------------20-21-------21~-|D|---------------14---------14-13~~--13/21-21-----------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------19-20-22-20-19-------19-------|B|----19-20-22^r^r^~~--22^-----------------22-20----22-20-|G|-21-----------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|B|-19--20-19--------19-20-22-22^r^r-20-19~--22-19-20-19---------|G|---21-----21-20-22------------------------------------21-20~\-|D|--------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|-----16-17-16-------------------------------|D|-/19----------17-16-17~~--(17)\(10)-0-------|A|---------------------------------------5h7~-|E|---------------------------------------a----|
e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|-4h5p4---4-----4-5-7-5p4---4h5p4---4-----4-5h7-9p0h0-|A|-------7---5h7-----------7-------7---5-7-------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------12--12h13p12--12---|G|-11h12p11----11----------11-12-14-------------14--14-|D|----------14----12-14~-------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------12--------12--------|B|---------------------------------x----15p12-----15p12---|G|-12p11-12p11-12-11-11------------x---------14--------14-|D|----------------------12-13~\--/-x----------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-12--------12--------12-------------12------------12-----------|B|---15p12-----15p12------12-15p12-------12-15p12-----12-15p12---|G|--------14--------14------------14-------------14-----------14-|D|---------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-12-----------------14----------------------------------|B|----12-----------------19-19h20p19----19-------19-20-22-|G|------14^~~--(14)\-----------------21----20h21----------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-19h20p19--19----------------------------------------------|B|---------22---22p20p19----19h20p19----19-------20h22p20-19-|G|-----------------------21----------21----20h21-------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|----19h20p19--19---------------------------------|G|-21---------21--21p19-21p19--19-18---------------|D|---------------------------21-----19-17-16-16~~~-|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------12-13-|G|-11--11-12-14-12-11--11-12-11--11-----11-12-14------|D|-------------------14--------14--13-14--------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|-12h13p12-------------------------12-13-12h13p12--12----|G|---------14-12-11~~--12p11------14--------------14--14^-|D|--------------------------14~~--------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|----12--------------------------------------------------|B|-13-----15-12--12---------------------------------------|G|-------------14----14^-14-12-14-14^--14^r-12------------|D|--------------------------------------------14~~----14\-|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 3 "I wanna see you in..." Play Riff 4 "Deep inside..."
Riff 7E|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|-----5---5--7---5---7-8---------|A|-----5---5--7---5---7-8---------|E|-0-0---0------0---0-----0-6-5-3-|
* * * * * * * * * E|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|-------------------------7--8-|D|-----5---5--7---5---7-8--7--8-|A|-----5---5--7---5---7-8-------|E|-0-0---0------0---0-----------| * * * * *
Ending:E|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|D|------8----8-10----8----10-11-----------|A|------8-xx-8-10-xx-8-xx-10-11-----------|E|-6666---xx------xx---xx--------66666666-| **** ******** "I've come to give you a gruesome time..."
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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