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Mercyful Fate – Last Rites tab

Mercyful Fate:  Last Rites

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Date last modified:  October 23, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 x4e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|--7/8----4/5----7/8----4/5----7/8--4/5----|A|--7/8----4/5----7/8----4/5----7/8--4/5----|E|------------------------------------------|
Riff 2 x8e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-7/8------2/3------4-5-|A|-7/8------2/3------4-5-|E|-----0000-----0000-----| **** ****
Riff 3Guitar 1e|-------------|B|-------------|G|-------------|D|--------5--3-|A|--3--4--3--1-|E|--1--2-------|
Guitar 2 Guitar 3e|-------------|--------------|B|-------------|--------13-11-|G|--------5--3-|--10-11-------|D|--3--4-------|--------------|A|-------------|--------------|E|-------------|--------------|
Riff 4 (x2) e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|--7/8------4/5------7/8------4/5------7/8----4/5----|D|--7/8------4/5------7/8------4/5------7/8----4/5----|A|------0000-----0000-----0000-----0000-----00-----00-|E|----------------------------------------------------| **** **** **** **** ** ** "I'm surrounded by darkness..." "I'm dying in my bed..."
Riff 3aGuitar 1e|------------------|B|------------------|G|------------------|D|-------------5--3-|A|--3----3--4--3--1-|E|--1----1--2-------| "I don't know if..."
Guitar 2 Guitar 3e|------------------|--------------------|B|------------------|--------------13-11-|G|-------------5--3-|--10~~~-10-11-------|D|--3~~~-3--4-------|--------------------|A|------------------|--------------------|E|------------------|--------------------|
Play Riff 4 "...I'm going to survive..." Play Riff 3a "I open up my eyes..." Play Riff 4 "...but it's so hard to see..."
Riff 5Guitar 1e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-------7--4------3-----|A|--5----5--2----5-1-3---|E|--3------------3---1-0-| * * "My last rites..."
Guitar 2 Guitar 2e|----------------|------------------|B|----------------|--8~---/15\--12~--|G|-------/7\--4~--|------------------|D|--5~------------|------------------|A|----------------|------------------|E|----------------|------------------|
Riff 6e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|--7-------7-----7--7-------3------|A|--5-------5-----5--5-----5-1-3----|E|----0-0-0---0-0------0-0-3---1-0--| * * * * * * * * * "I don't believe in heaven..."
Riff 6aGuitar 1e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|--6--------------------|A|--4--------5--------3--|E|-----------3--------1--|
Guitar 2e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|--------------9--12^^r--12-12~-|D|-11~--11-11~-------------------|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
Guitar 3e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|--------------9--12^^r--12-12~-|A|-11~--11-11~-------------------|E|-------------------------------|
Play Riff 2, with this at the end:e|--------------|B|--------------|G|--------------|D|--7/8---------|A|--7/8------2--|E|------0000-0--| ****
Play Riff 4 "In a flick of a second..." "I think I saw a priest..." Play Riff 3a "Listening to my breathing..." Play Riff 4 "...getting weaker all the time.." Play Riff 3a "He's mumbling words that..." Play Riff 4 "I do not understand..." Play Riff 5 "My last rites..." Play Riff 6 "I don't believe in heaven..." Bridge:
Riff 7 x2e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|-9---9---9---9---10-------|A|---8---8---8---8----9-----|E|----------------------6-7-|
Riff 8 x4e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-11----11----11----11----12--------|A|----10----10----10----10----11-----|E|-------------------------------8-9-|
Riff 9 x4e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|---4-3---3---3---4-3-----|E|-2-----0---0---0-----2-3-| * * * "Feeling colder..."
Play Riff 8 "Oh no, I don't need..." Play Riff 9 "I won't listen..." Play Riff 8 (x2) "I wish you'd come a little closer"
Lead in to the solo rhythm:e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-10---10---10---10---11--------|A|----9----9----9----9----10-----|E|---------------------------7-8-|
"So I can reach your..."e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|-9---9---9---9---10---------|A|---8---8---8---8----9-----8-|E|----------------------6-7-6-| "...cross and end..."
Solo Rhythm x4e|---------------------|B|---------------------|G|---------------------|D|---------------------|A|---------------------|E|-000000000000-3h4-3~-|
************ x2e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|-5-------------7----------|A|-3-00000000000-5-00000000-|E|--------------------------|
*********** ******** x2e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|----------------------------|A|--------------------------5-|E|-222222222222222222222222-3-|
************************ x2e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|-5-------------7----------|A|-3-00000000000-5-00000000-|E|--------------------------|
*********** ******** x2e|------------------------------|-----------|B|------------------------------|-----------|G|------------------------------|-----------|D|-------7----4---------7----4--|----3------|A|--5----5----2----3----5----2--|--5-1-3----|E|--3--------------1------------|--3---1-0--| * * * *
Play Riff 6 "I don't believe in heaven..." Song fades out with this riff. 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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