Mercyful Fate - Is That You Melissa tab

Mercyful Fate: Is That You, Melissa

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 
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Tuning: Standard

Intro (harpsichord arranged for guitar)e|--------0-1-0-1-0---------------------|B|--3---3-----------3--1---1-3-1--1-----|G|--2-2----------------0--0----------4--|D|--0------------------2-------------4--|A|---------------------3-------------2--|E|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------0-1-0-----------0-1-0-----|B|------2-3-2-3-2----3----3-------3---3---3-------3---|G|----4-----------4--2--2-----------2-2-2-----------2-|D|--4----------------0----------------0---------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
Riff 1 (harpsichord keeps playing, then these guitars come in)Guitar 1e|-----13--------------------------10--|B|---15--------------------------12----|G|-14--------14--12--14-12----11-------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------|B|-10----10-11-13-11-10----10----10-11-13-11-10-----|G|----12----------------12----12----------------12--|D|--------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-7---7-9-10~~----7------7----------------------|D|---7----------------10----10~----9---9-11-12~~-|A|-----------------------------------9-----------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-7---7-9-10-9-7---7---7-9-10-9-7---|D|---7------------7---7------------7-|A|-----------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------|
Guitar 3e|------------------------------------------------|B|-6---6--8-10~~----------------------------------|G|---7--------------10--9--10-9~~----7---7-9-11~~-|D|-------------------------------------9----------|A|------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------10----------------------10----------|G|-10----10-12----12-10----10----10-12----12-10----|D|----12----------------12----12----------------12-|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
Riff 2e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|---7---------------------------|D|---7---------------------------|A|---5-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|E|-------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * "You're in my dreams, you're with me every day"
Riff 3Guitar 1e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|-7-------------------7\5--------------------|D|-7-------------------7\5--------------------|A|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5\3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|E|--------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "Ohhhhhh Melissa......"e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|-4-------------------/7---7-|D|-4-------------------/7---7-|A|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--/5---5-|E|----------------------------| * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2 e|--------0-1-0-1-0---------------------|B|--3---3-----------3--1---1-3-1--1-----|G|----2-------------------0----------4--|D|--------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------0-1-0-----------0-1-0-----|B|------2-3-2-3-2----3----3-------3---3---3-------3---|G|----4-----------4-----2-----------2---2-----------2-|D|--4-------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
Play Riff 1 "Ohhh Melissa......." Play Riff 2 "You're with me everyday...." Play Riff 3 "Ohhhhhh Melissa......"
Lead into the next section:e|---------------|B|---------------|G|---------------|D|-7--9-10-12--7-|A|-5--7--8-10--5-|E|---------------| "Oh the love we had"
Riff 4e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------12-12--9-|A|------------------------------------------------10-10--7-|E|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0----------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------12-12-|A|------------------------------------------------10-10-|E|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------5-5-|A|------------------------5-4-2--------------------------3-3-|E|--2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-------5-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Solo (whammy bar dives denoted by " \/ " )e|----------------------------------------------------|B|-4---------------------------(4)--10--10~~~~~p7~~~~-|G|-4-[whammy dive and release]-(4)----\/--------------|D|----------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|-8--8------------------------8----8----------14--(14)p13-|B|--\/---------7--7/10--10--10---10---10-7h10----\/--------|G|--------------\/----\/-----------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|-13--(13)p9-13p9~~~~----------|B|---------------[bar vibrato]--|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 6e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|---9---------7---------9---------7---|A|-7---10-9------10-9--7---10-9------9-|E|----------10------------------10-----| Oh, Melissa you got to tell me why ..."
Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------12-----12-----12-----12-12-12-|A|------10-----10-----10-----10--9--9-|E|--0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----------| * * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-----12-----12-----------------------|A|-----10-----10--------------5--------|E|-0-0----0-0----0-0-0--3-5-6---6-5-3--| * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm) x2 x2e|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|-----4--3--2----|-----6--5--4----|E|-0-2---------5--|-2-4---------7--|
Soloe|------------------------------(10)----------------------------|B|-13^~~~--13^r-13--13-12-12-10------10h12-12-12-12-13-13-13p12-|G|--------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------|B|-12^--12--12-12--12~~\------------------------------------|G|------------------[bar dive]---12-14p12p11-12p11-12p11----|D|-------------------------------------------------------14-|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------|G|-12p11----------11-(0)----------11-12-14-12p11-12p11----|D|-------14-12-14--------14p12-14----------------------14-|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------|G|-11---------------------------------------------------------|D|----14p12-14p12h14p12-------12h14p12------------------------|A|----------------------14-15----------15-14-12-14-12-------0-|E|----------------------------------------------------15-14---|
e|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------|A|----------12-14p12----------------------10------|E|-14-14-15----------15-12-14-12-10-10-12----12~~-|
e|------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------14-------|G|------------------------------14----17~~~-|D|------------------14-------16-------------|A|---------------16----16-17----------------|E|--14~~---14-17----------------------------|
e|-------------------------16-17-19-17-16-17-16----16----------|B|----------------------------------------------19----19^r~~~\-|G|-17-18~-18~-18~-18~-18~--------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------5--------------------------------------------------|B|------------5-4~~~---4-4--9t4p3h4--7t4p3h4--6t4p3h4--7t4p3h4-|G|-------------------------------------------------------------|D|----6--------------------------------------------------------|A|------6------------------------------------------------------|E|-4-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------|B|-9t4p3h4--7t4p3h4-7~~-|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|----------------------|E|----------------------|
End Solo
Riff 8aGuitar 1 x2 x1 e|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|----------------|A|-----4--3--2----|-----6--5--4----|-----4--3--2----|E|-0-2---------5--|-2-4---------7--|-0-2---------5--|
Guitar 2 x2 x1 e|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----------------|----------------|----------------|G|----------------|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|-----6--5--4----|-----4--3--2----|A|----------------|-2-4---------7--|-0-2---------5--|E|-0-2-[let ring]-|----------------|----------------| "This is against the rules.."
Play Riff 6 "Oh, Melissa......"
Lead into next section:e|---------------|B|---------------|G|---------------|D|-9----9---9--7-|A|-7----7---7--5-|E|---------------|
Play Riff 1 "Ohhh Melissa......." Play Riff 2 "You're with me everyday...." Play Riff 3 "Ohhhhhh Melissa......"
Lead into solo:e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|-7--9-10-12--7--9-10-12-|A|-5--7--8-10--5--7--8-10-|E|------------------------|"One last time....."
Play Riff 3 Solo Rhythm
Soloe|-15^r-13p12-13~~--12h13p12----------12-13-12h13p12---------------|B|---------------------------15-13-15----------------15-13---------|G|---------------------------------------------------------14------|D|------------------------------------------------------------14~\-|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-14--14-14h15p14-12-11-12-12~~-12~~-|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------12-------12-14-------|D|-12----11-12-14-11-12-14-15-12-14-15----14-15-------15-14-|A|----12----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------17-----|B|----------------------------15----15-17^r~~\--15\-----19^-|G|-14-15----14-15-17-14-15-17----17-------------------------|D|-------17-------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------17-18-20-18h20p18-17-------17-|B|-17--18-1718p17-------17-18-20----------------------20-18----|G|----------------19^------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-20-18-17----17-18-17----17----------------------------|G|----------19----------19----19~~\------------6-7-7p6---|D|-------------------------------------/9-9~~----------9-|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------|B|---------------|G|-6-7-9-7-6-7~~-|D|---------------|A|---------------|E|---------------|
End Solo
Endinge|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|-7--9-10-12--7\-|A|-5--7--8-10--5\-|E|----------------|
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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