Mercyful Fate - Ghost Of Change tab

Mercyful Fate: The Ghost Of Change

transcribed by:  Dave Zatuchney  DaveDZNY@aol.com     

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Date last modified:  March 26, 2003

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Tuning: Standard

NOTE: Guitar 1 is out of tune for the intro!
      Low E String is slightly flat!

IntroGuitar 1e|-------|B|-------|G|-------|D|-------|A|-------|E|--15\--|
e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|---------------------5--| ------|A|------------------------| |E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6-7----| |
|
e|---------------------------| |--> Play 2xB|---------------------------| |G|---------------------------| |D|-------------------5-------| ---| A|---------------------7-6-5-|E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6---------|
Guitar 2e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-12--------11--------10--------9--|A|-10---------9---------8--------7--|E|----------------------------------|
Riff 1Guitar 1e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|---------------------5--|A|------------------------|E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6-7----|
e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|-------------------5-------|A|---------------------7-6-5-|E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6---------|
Guitar 2 (Harmony part)e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|---------------------5--|A|------5-6-7----5-6-7----|E|-0--0--------0----------|
e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|-------------------5-------|A|------5-6-7----5-6---7-6-5-|E|-0--0--------0-------------|
Riff 2Guitar 1e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----9-----10-----9-----12-12-10-12-|A|-----7------8-----7-----10-10--8-10-|E|-0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0-------------|
* * * * * * * * "Walking..."e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----9-----10-------7--|A|-----7------8-----5-5--|E|-0-0---0-0----0-0------| * * * * * * "...cold and white..."
Guitar 2e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----9-----10-----9-----12-12-10-12-|A|-----7------8-----7-----10-10--8-10-|E|-0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0-------------|
* * * * * * * *e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----9-----10-----0-9--|A|-----7------8-------9--|E|-0-0---0-0----0-0------| * * * * * *
Riff 3Guitar 1e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-5----4----5----4----5----4--|A|-3----2----3----2----3----2--|E|-----------------------------|
"Calling my name..."e|-----------------|B|-----------------|G|-----------------|D|-----------------|A|-3--2--3--2------|E|-------------3-2-| "...come to see..."
Guitar 2e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-------------4--2------------|D|-5--7-5-4----------5--4-5-4--|A|----------2------------------|E|-----------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-2--4--5--4--2--0--5--4--2--1------|A|-------------------------------3-2-|E|-----------------------------------|
Play Riff 1 Play Riff 2 "Do you..." Play Riff 3 "Calling my name..."
Riff 4e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----x-----x--------x-----12-|A|-----x-----x--------x-----10-|E|-0-0---0-0------0-0---0-0----| * * * * * * * *
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|----------------------------| ----|A|------------------------2-3-| |E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--2--2-5-----| |
|
e|-----------------------| |--> Play 2xB|-----------------------| |G|-----------------------| |D|-----------------4--2--| ---------|A|-----------------2--0--|E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--------|
e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|----------------------------| ----|A|---3-0--0--0--0--0--0-3-5-6-| |E|-3--------------------------| |
|
e|-----------------------| |--> Play 1xB|-----------------------| |G|-----------------------| |D|-----------------7--5--| ---------|A|---3-0--0--0--0--5--3--|E|-3---------------------|
B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|----------------------------| ----|A|------------------------2-3-| |E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--2--2-5-----| |e|----------------------------| |
|--> Play 1xB|-----------------------| |G|-----------------------| |D|-----------------------| ---------|A|-----------------9--7--|E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--7--5--|e|-----------------------|
Soloe|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 6e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|-4--4-4-2-4--x-x--x-x-x--x-|A|-2--2-2-0-2--x-x--x-x-x--x-|E|---------------------------|
"You are the ghost of change..."e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|-4--4-4-2-4----7----10--|A|-2--2-2-0-2--0-5--0--8--|E|------------------------|
* * "...and now we..."e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|-4--4-4-2-4--x-x--x-x-x--x-|A|-2--2-2-0-2--x-x--x-x-x--x-|E|---------------------------|
"You are the ghost of change..."e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|-4--4-4-2-4----7----10----|A|-2--2-2-0-2--0-5--0--8--2-|E|------------------------0-| * * "...but I will..."
Riff 7 Guitar 1 (Slight palm mutes)e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|---7---9---10---9---7------7-|D|-7---7---7----7---7---7--5-5-|A|-------------------------3---|E|-----------------------------|
"Ghost of change..."e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|---7---9---10---9--------|D|-7---7---7----7---7-7--5-|A|--------------------5--3-|E|-------------------------| "...do you remember..."
Guitar 2e|------------------|B|------------------|G|------------------|D|-5-7---------7--5-|A|-3-5---------5--3-|E|------------------|
Riff 8Guitar 1 (Slight palm mutes)e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|---7---9---10---9---7------7-|A|-7---7---7----7---7---7--5-5-|E|-------------------------3---|
"I took her..."e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|---7---9---10---9--------|A|-7---7---7----7---7-7--5-|E|--------------------5--3-| "....then we walked..."
Guitar 2e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|---------------------------7-|A|-------------------------5-5-|E|-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---|
* * * * * * * * * * * *e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|------------------------|A|-------------------7--5-|E|-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-| * * * * * * * * *
Riff 8aGuitar 1 (Slight palm mutes)e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|---7---9---10---9---7------7-|D|-7---7---7----7---7---7--5-5-|A|-------------------------3---|E|-----------------------------|
"Memories..."e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|---7---9---10---9--------|D|-7---7---7----7---7-7--5-|A|--------------------5--3-|E|-------------------------| "...of long forgotten..."
Guitar 2e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|---------------------------7-|D|-------------------------5-5-|A|-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---|E|-----------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * *e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|-------------------7--5-|A|-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-|E|------------------------| * * * * * * * * *
Play Riff 8 "I took a chance..." Play Riff 6 "You are the ghost of change..."
Riff 1aGuitar 1e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|---------------------5--| ------|A|------------------------| |E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6-7----| |
|
e|---------------------------| |--> Play 2xB|---------------------------| |G|---------------------------| |D|-------------------5-------| ---| A|---------------------7-6-5-|E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6---------|
Guitar 2e|---------------|B|---------------|G|---------------|D|-12--------11--|A|-10---------9--|E|---------------|
e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|---------------------5--|A|------------------------|E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6-7----|
e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|-------------------5-------| A|------5-6-7----5-6---7-6-5-|E|-0--0--------0-------------|
Play Riff 2 "Walking on a cold..." Play Riff 3 "Calling my name..."
Lead into next section:e|-----|B|-----|G|-----|D|-----|A|--2--|E|--0--|
Play Riff 7 "Ghost of change..." Play Riff 8 Solo Rhythm Play Riff 8a Solo Rhythm Play Riff 8 Solo Rhythm Play Riff 6 "You are the ghost of change..."
Riff 4ae|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-----x-----x--------x-----12--12-|A|-----x-----x--------x-----10--10-|E|-0-0---0-0------0-0---0-0--------|
* * * * * * * *e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----x-----x--------x-----12-|A|-----x-----x--------x-----10-|E|-0-0---0-0------0-0---0-0----| * * * * * * * *
Riff 4bGuitar 1e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-----------12-12------------12-12-|A|-----------10-10------------10-10-|E|-0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-------| * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-----------12-12------------15-15-|A|-----------10-10------------13-13-|E|-0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-------| * * * * * * * * * *
EndingGuitar 1e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|-9/10-10/12-12\10-10\9----------------------|D|----------------------------------12-(12)\9-|A|-7/-8--8/10-10\-8--8\7------------10-(10)\7-|E|------------------------0-0-0-0-0-----------|
* * * * * Guitar 2e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------9-9/10-10/12-12\10-10\9-|D|---------------------------------------|A|---------------7-7/-8--8/10-10\-8--8\7-|E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------| * * * * * * *
Fade out 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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