Mercyful Fate – Fifteen Men And A Bottle Of Rum tab

Mercyful Fate:  Fifteen Men (And A Bottle Of Rum)

transcribed by:  Russ Elton        :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
     edited by:  Langus            :  tlange@poczta.onet.pl
                 Marcel Weeterings :  eenerglanginternetadres@Hotmail.com
       solo by:  Augusto Rafaelli  :  rafaelli@onda.com.br

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 x2e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|-------9----------------------9--------9-7---|A|---8-7----7-8-7-10-7-8----8-7----7-8-7-----8-|E|-0----------------------0--------------------|
Riff 2 (verse) x2e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----------4------------4---5--5--4-|A|-----4-----5------4-----5---3--3--2-|E|--2-----2------2-----2--------------| "1640....The Caribbean Sea..."
Riff 3e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|-------9----------------------9--------9-7---|D|---8-7----7-8-7-10-7-8----8-7----7-8-7-----8-|A|-0----------------------0--------------------|E|---------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|-------9----------------------9^r~--------9-7---|D|---8-7----7-8-7-10-7-8----8-7-------7-8-7-----8-|A|-0----------------------0-----------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
Riff 4 (verse part 2) x2e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----------5------------5---6--6--5-|A|-----5-----6------5-----6---4--4--3-|E|--3-----3------3-----3--------------| "Heading for a Western shore..."
Play Riff 1 x2 "The Unicorn....."
Bridge (listen to song for number of notes) x2e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------3-|A|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000--4--3p0-0000-3p0-00--1-|E|--------------------2---------------------|
**** **** **** ** x4e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|--------------------6------------------7-|A|--------------------4------------------5-|E|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000-----3p0-0000-3p0-00---|
**** **** **** ** "Just...after midnight..." x2e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|--------------------8--------------8-7-7-|A|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000--6--3p0-000000--6-5-5-|E|-----------------------------------------|
**** **** ****** "Ohhh.....they were heading...." - x2e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|--------------------6------------------7-|A|--------------------4------------------5-|E|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000-----3p0-0000-3p0-00---| **** **** **** ** "Just...after midnight..."
Solo 2 [Michael Denner] |01 |
| h+e e+E se|-------------|B|-------------|G|4:-7b9-9r7-5-|D|4:-----------|A|-------------|E|-------------|
|02 | ==3== ==3== | e s s s e e e s s s s s s s se|-------------------------------|B|---5h7p5-----------------------|G|-7-5h7p5-5\4---4-----4h5-7p5p4-|D|-------------7---5h7-----------|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
|03 | ======6====== =====6===== | s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s + q +e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----5h7-5p4---4-[0]h4p2-4p0-4h5h7-(7)b9-|D|-5h7---------7---------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------|
|04 |
| e s s q s s s s s s s se|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|---7/10-10-9h10p9----9-------9-|D|------------------12---10h12---|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
|05 | ===3==== | s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s se|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|-10h12p10-9----9-10p9----9----------12----12-14p|D|------------12--------12---12h13h14----14-------|A|------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------|
|06 |
| s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s +e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------12h13p12----12-------12-|G|-12----12-------12-13-14----------14----13h14----|D|----14----12-14----------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
|07 |
| q+s s s s h +e|----------------11-14-(14)b16-|B|-(12)b14--14b16---------------|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|------------------------------|E|------------------------------|
|08 |
| Q s s e e q +e|---(16)r14p12-14-12----|B|--------------------14-|G|-----------------------|D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|
|09 |10 | | | w + h he|---|------|B|---|------|G|---|------|D|---|---X\-|A|---|---X\-|E|---|------|
Solo Rhythm : x2e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|--------------------8--------------8-7-7-|A|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000--6--3p0-000000--6-5-5-|E|-----------------------------------------|
**** **** ****** e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|----------4----------2----------4----------4-----|A|----------2----------0----------2----------2-2-4-|E|-0h2-2222---0h2-2222---0h2-2222---0h2-2222---0-2-|
**** **** **** ****e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|----------6----------4----------6----------6-----|A|----------4----------2----------4----------4-4-6-|E|-2h4-4444---2h4-4444---2h4-4444---2h4-4444---2-4-|
**** **** **** **** e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|--------------5--4----------------5--4-|A|-3p0-00000000-3--2---3p0-00000000-3--2-|E|---------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------6--4----------------6--4--6--4--6-------|A|-7p4-44444444-4--2---7p4-44444444-4--2--4--2--4-------|E|------------------------------------------------3~-2~-|
End solo rhythm Play Riff 1 x2 Play Riff 2 "1640....The Caribbean Sea..." Play Riff 3 Play Riff 4 "The captain....." Play Riff 1 x2 "Going down...."
Ending Part x4 x4e|-----------|------------|B|-----------|------------|G|-----------|------------| Play twiceD|--9---9----|-10---10----|A|--7---7----|--8----8----|E|----0---0--|----0----0--|
* * * * "Fifteen men and a bottle of rum......" x8 e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|--7--9--------12-10---------------------7--9--------|A|--5--7--------10--8---------------------5--7--------|E|--------0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "Listen hard on a stormy night..."
e|------------------------------|B|------5-------------7---------|G|--------5-------------7-------|D|--5-------5-5---7-------7-7---|A|--3---------3---5---------5---|E|------------------------------| "It's a warning.....storm is coming"
x2 e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|--7--9--------12-10---------------------7--9--------|A|--5--7--------10--8---------------------5--7--------|E|--------0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "You better look out..."
Ending: First play this:
Both guitarse|-------------------------------------------------|B|--15~~~--16^r--14~~~--16^r--13~~~--15^r--12~~~---|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
Then this:
Guitar 1e|----------------------------------------|B|--15~~~--16^r--14~~~--16^r--13~~~--15^r-|G|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
Guitar 2e|----------------------------------------|B|--12~~~--12^r--10~~~--12^r---8~~~--12^r-|G|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|--7--9-------12-10-------7--9-|A|--5--7-------10--8-------5--7-|E|--5--7-0-0-0-10--8-0-0-0-5--7-| * * * * * *
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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