Mercyful Fate - Return Of The Vampire tab

Mercyful Fate: Return Of The Vampire ... 1993

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

Introe|----------------|B|----------------|G|-4--------------|D|-2--------------|A|-0--------2-4-2-|E|----------0-2-0-|
Riff 1e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|------------2----------------|A|-4--x--4--4-0--4--x--4-2-4-2-|E|-2--x--2--2----2--x--2-0-2-0-|
Guitar 2 plays this over riff 1e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|-11-------------------|D|----------------------|A|--9-------------------|E|----------------------|
e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|-11-11-11-11-11-11\9--|D|----------------------|A|--9--9--9--9--9--9\7--|E|----------------------|
e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|-9-9-9-9-9-9\7--------7\5--|D|---------------------------|A|-7-7-7-7-7-7\5--------5\3--|E|---------------------------|
End of riff 1e|-------------|B|-------------|G|-------------|D|---5-4-2-----|A|-4-3-2-0-5-4-|E|-2-------3-2-|
Lead into verse:e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----------------------|A|-4-[let ring]----2-4-2-|E|-2---------------0-2-0-| "A suicide ..."
Play Riff 1 "Deep in his lair..."
Riff 2e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-3--x--3--x--3--2----------------|A|-1--x--1--x--1--0--------5-4-0---|E|-------------------0-2-3-------0-|
Play Riff 1 "Spreaded wings..."
Riff 2ae|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-3--x--3--x--3--2----------------|A|-1--x--1--x--1--0--------5-4-0-2-|E|-------------------0-2-3---------|
Riff 3 (Chorus)Guitar 1e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|-5--5--5-7--9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-3--3--3-5--7--7--7-7--8-10--10---9--5--5--5-5-7-|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4--2--2-----------------|A|--8---8--7--3--3--2--0--0--5--3--5----0-2-|E|---------------------------3--1--3--3-----|
"He's out for blood..."e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|-5--5--5-7--9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-3--3--3-5--7--7--7-7--8-10--10---9--5--5--5-5-7-|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4--2--2-----------|A|--8---8--7--3--3--2--0--0--5--3--5--|E|---------------------------3--1--3--| "He's out for blood..."
Guitar 2e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-5--5--5-7---------------------------------------|D|------------9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------9--9--7-----7--7--|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4----------10--------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------|
"He's out for blood..."e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-5--5--5-7---------------------------------------|D|------------9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------9--9--7-----7--7--|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4----------10--------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------| "He's out for blood..."
Guitar 3e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-5--5--5-7--9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|D|-------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|-10--10--9--5--5--4--2--2-------------5h7p5p4-|D|---------------------------5--3--5--5---------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
"He's out for blood..."e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-5--5--5-7--9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|D|-------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|-10--10--9--5--5--4--2--2-------------|D|---------------------------5--3--5--5-|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------| "He's out for blood..."
Play Riff 1 with this ending:e|-----------|B|-----------|G|-----------|D|---5-4-2---|A|-4-3-2-0-5-|E|-2-------3-|
Riff 4Guitar 1e|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|----------------|A|-4--[let ring]--|E|-2--------------|
Guitar 2e|---------------------|B|---------------------|G|---------------------|D|---------------------|A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-...-| * * * * * * * *
Riff 5e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|---9\8---7\6-------------------|D|---9\8---7\6-----7-----5-----7-|A|-----------------5-----3-----5-|E|-0-----0-----0-0---0-0---0-0---|
* * * * * * * * "There's only one way..." e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|---9\8---7\6-------------------|D|---9\8---7\6-----7-----5---7---|A|-----------------5-----3---5---|E|-0-----0-----0-0---0-0---0---0-|
* * * * * * * *e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|------------------------------|A|-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-|E|-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * "Lair..."e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * *e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|---9\8---7\6-------------------|D|---9\8---7\6-----7-----5-----7-|A|-----------------5-----3-----5-|E|-0-----0-----0-0---0-0---0-0---|
* * * * * * * * "And then you gotta..."e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|---9\8---7\6-------------------|D|---9\8---7\6-----7-----5---7---|A|-----------------5-----3---5---|E|-0-----0-----0-0---0-0---0---0-|
* * * * * * * *e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E|-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * "...dead..."e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|-----------------------------9--|D|-----------------------------9--|A|-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--7--|E|-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----| * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 6e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-9-11-9--9-9--9-9--9-9--|D|-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-9-11-9--9-9--9-9--9-9--|A|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5-7--9-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--|E|-----------------------------------------| "And I can feel something is wrong..."
Riff 7e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------4----------2-----------4------------|A|-2-4---------2-4-4-0----2-4---------2-4-4-2-|E|-0-2--2------0-2-2------0-2--2------0-2-2-0-| "Vampire!"
Riff 7a (solo rhythm)e|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------|D|--------4----------2-----------4-------------------|A|-2-4---------2-4-4-0----2-4---------2-4-4-2--7-6-5-|E|-0-2--2------0-2-2------0-2--2------0-2-2-0--5-4-3-|
End of solo rhythme|----------------|B|----------------|G|----------------|D|----------------|A|--4--[let ring]-|E|--2-------------|
Solo (wah pedal)e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-2-2-2-2------------2--4-4^-4~--------2--2-----|G|-2-2-2-2------------2--4-4^-4~--------2--2-----|D|---------4~~----2h4---------------2h4------4~~-|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------2---------------2-2-2------------2----------|G|-------2-x-2---------------2-2-2------------2--4^-4~~~-|D|-4-2h4-----a--2~~--(2-1-0)-------4~~----2h4------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------|B|-----2-2-------------------------------------------|G|-----2-2------------2----2^--------4^--4-4^~~~--4^-|D|-2-4-----4~~----2h4---------4~~--------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-2h5p2-------5p2---2--5^~~-----------------------|G|-------4^~~------4----------------------14-16p14-|D|-------a--------------------------14h16----------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------(14)----------------|
e|--------------------------14h17p14--14--------14-16p14-16p14----|B|-------------17^~~--17^-----------17--17^~~------------------17-|G|-16-16^r--14----------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-14------17p14----14-----------------------------------|B|----17^--------16----17-16-16^~~----17-14h16p14--14----|G|-----------------------------------------------16--16^-|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------14---------14----14-14----14--------|B|-14-17p14--14-17p14-----------14----17--------------------|G|---------16--------16-----16------------------------------|D|--------------------------16-----------------16----16^~~r-|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 1 Solo Rhythm
Soloe|----------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------(14)-----14~~-|G|-16^----16-16-16^--16-16--16-16--14^^----14~~-|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|B|------14-17p14-17p14-14-17p14-14-17p14----14-17p14-14-17p14-|G|-16^-----------------------------------16-------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------14--------14------|B|-14-17p14------14-17p14------14--------17p14-----17p14-|G|----------16^-----------16^-----16^---------16^--------|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-14---------14---------14-----------------14---5tm--2tm-|B|---17p14------17p14------17p14-17p14-17^----------------|G|--------16^--------16^----------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------2-5p2-------------------------------------|B|-5p4p0-5-------5p2p0-5p2-4p2-----2-----------------|G|-----------------------------4^----4--4^-(4)p2-----|D|-----------------------------------------------4~~-|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------9-9h10p9--9-----9-10-12-12^r^~~r-|B|-9h10p9----9------9-10-12---------12-10-12-----------------|G|--------11---9-11------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-4-4-4-4h5p4---4-------------------------------------0-|B|-------------7---7-5---------------------------------0-|G|---------------------6--------------------------7\6----|D|-----------------------6~~--6h7p6---6-----6-7-9--------|A|----------------------------------9---7-9--------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------14----14----14----|B|-14^--14^----14^--0--14^-----------------17^----17^---17^---17^-|G|-14^--14^----14^-----14^-----------14-16------------------------|D|---------------------------16~~--16-----------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------17-16-x-------14----------|B|-14-14-17--14---------x--17----17^--17\-|G|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|--6---6---6--5-------6---6---6--5----|G|--8^--8^--8--7^~~----8^--8^--8--7^~~-|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 2 x1 Play Riff 2a
Riff 3 (Chorus)Guitar 1e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|-5--5--5-7--9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-3--3--3-5--7--7--7-7--8-10--10---9--5--5--5-5-7-|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4--2--2-----------------|A|--8---8--7--3--3--2--0--0--5--3--5----0-2-|E|---------------------------3--1--3--3-----|
"He's out for blood..."e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|-5--5--5-7--9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-3--3--3-5--7--7--7-7--8-10--10---9--5--5--5-5-7-|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4--2--2-----------------|A|--8---8--7--3--3--2--0--0--5--3--5--5-5-5-|E|---------------------------3--1--3--3-3-3-| "He's out for blood..." * * *
Guitar 2e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-5--5--5-7---------------------------------------|D|------------9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------9--9--7-----7--7--|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4----------10--------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------|
"He's out for blood..."e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-5--5--5-7---------------------------------------|D|------------9--9--9-9-10-12--12--11--7--7--7-7-9-|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
"Return of the vampire..."e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------9--9--7-----7--7--|D|-10--10--9--5--5--4----------10--------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------| "He's out for blood..."
Play Riff 1 "A suicide..."
Ending:e|------------------|B|------------------|G|------------------|D|------------2-----|A|-4--x--4--4-0--4--|E|-2--x--2--2----2--| "The birth of a vampire!"
Here's the weird riff found on the original version of this song:
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------10-12-|G|----------------11----10--10--------|D|-----11--10-9-----------11----------|A|---10--11----10---------------------|E|-9----------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------12-|B|------------------------------10-12---|G|----------------11----10--10----------|D|-----11--10-9-----------11------------|A|---10--11----10-----------------------|E|-9------------------------------------|
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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