Mercyful Fate - Legend Of The Headless Rider tab

Mercyful Fate: Legend Of The Headless Rider

transcribed by:   Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
     edited by:   Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 Guitar 1e|----------------------------|B|------------------------11--|G|-----------------9----------|D|----------8-----------------|A|---7------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Guitar 2e|----------------------------|B|------------------------14--|G|----------------12----------|D|---------11-----------------|A|--10------------------------|E|----------------------------|
Riff 2e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|---------------9-8-------------9-8-|A|--7-8----------7-6-------------7-6-|E|--5-6--3-5-3-0-----5-6-3-5-3-0-----|
* * * * * * * * * * e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|---------------9-8-------------|A|--7-8----------7-6-------------|E|--5-6--3-5-3-0-----5-6-3-5-3-0-| * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 3e|-------------------------------------|B|--------------------7----------------|G|--7--9-10--------6--6--------5-------|D|--7--9-10-10--8--6--4--7--6--5--3--6-|A|--5--7--8-10--8--4-----7--6--3--3--6-|E|-----------8--6--------5--4-----1--4-|
Play Riff 2 Play Riff 3
Riff 4e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------7-|D|----------------------------5-7-8---|A|---7-6----------5----7-6------------|E|-5------7-3-5-6----5------7---------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|---7-6----------5----7-------5-6~-|E|-5------7-3-5-6----5---5-7-8------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 5Guitar 1 e|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------8--9-|A|-------7-6--------5--7---------7-6tr7--------6--7-|E|-0-5-6------8-7-6-3--5---0-5-6---------8-7-6------| * * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2 (comes in the second time)e|---------------------------------13-12tr13----------------|B|-------5-4-----------------10-11-----------13-12-11-------|G|---2-3------5-4-3-0-2----9---------------------------8--9-|D|-2--------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
Lead into verse:Guitar 1e|-----|B|-----|G|--2--|D|--2--|A|--0--|E|-----|
Guitar 2e|-----|B|-----|G|-14~-|D|-----|A|-----|E|-----|
Guitar 3e|-----|B|-13~-|G|-----|D|-----|A|-----|E|-----|
Riff 6e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-----3------7--------------5------3------7--------------6\-|D|-----3------7--------------5------3------7--------------6\-|A|-0-0-1--0-0-5--0-0-----6-5-3--0-0-1--0-0-5--0-0-----6-5-4\-|E|-------------------3-6--------------------------3-6--------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "I'm an undertaker...."e|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------|G|-3------7--------------5------3------7--------------6\-|D|-3------7--------------5------3------7--------------6\-|A|-1--0-0-5--0-0-----6-5-3--0-0-1--0-0-5--0-0-----6-5-4\-|E|---------------3-6--------------------------3-6--------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "I'm a coffin shaker...."
Riff 7e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|--------------3-------------------|A|-5---3-5-6--6----5---3-5-6--6-5-3-|E|-3---------------3----------------| "Take a look at the sky...."
Riff 8e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------4-3-----------------|D|--------5------3---------4--3--2--------5-4--4-5-----|A|----5-4----4------4---2--2--1---------3----------5---|E|-3-----------5------5-0----------------------------6-| "....ice." "Oh yeah........cold as ice....."
Play Riff 6 "There's a black horse waiting....." Play Riff 7 "Take a look at the sky....."
Riff 9e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------5----|A|----7------8------7-8-6--6-5--5-6-6--5----------3--3-|E|-5----5-6----6-7---------4-3------4--3--3-5-6-5----1-| * * * * * * * * * "....rides!" "Midnight....let the church bell.."
Riff 10e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-2--------------------5---7--7-7/9-|A|-2--------------8-7-------5--5-5/7-|E|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-----8---6----------|
* * * * * * * * * * "....ring!"e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------3--------7--10--9-|A|---------------------------5---8--7-|E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-6---6-5-3-----------|
* * * * * * "All hallow's eve....."e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|-------------------5---7--7-7/9-|A|-------------8-7-------5--5-5/7-|E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----8---6----------|
* * * * * * * * * * "It's midnight...."e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------3--------7--10--8-|A|---------------------------5---8--6-|E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-6---6-5-3-----------| * * * * * *
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---------7-/9-|A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-10---9--5-/7-|E|------------------------8---7-------|
* * * * * * * * * * "I see him rising...."e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|--------------------------7-/10-8-|A|--------------------------5-/-8-6-|E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------| * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-10-8--7----9-|A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6-6--8-6--5----7-|E|---------------------------------------5-| * * * * * * * * * * * "I see him rising......."
Lead into next part:Guitar 1e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|E|------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "On All Hallows Eve...."Guitar 2e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|----8--------8--------8-------11-|D|---------------------------------|A|-/6-6-----/6-6-----/6-6-----/9-9-|E|---------------------------------|
Riff 11e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------7-5------8-7------------------------|D|-----5-----7-5------8-7-----6h7p6--------------|A|-5h7----00-----0000----0000-------------3h5-3~-|E|----------------------------------00-3h5-------|
** **** **** ** "My God...."e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|A|-0000000000-6h7p6--000000--8-8-8-|E|---------------------------6-6-6-| ********** ****** "He's so grotesque..."
Riff 12e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|--------3----5------3-5-6-|A|--------1----3------1-3-4-|E|-000000---00---0000-------| ****** ** **** "He's coming...."
Riff 13Guitar 1e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|-3333333333333333-4444444444444444-2222222222222222-| **************** **************** **************** "Deep inside..."
Guitar 2 (Let chords ring)e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|-8----------------5----------------7----------------|A|-6----------------3----------------5----------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
Play Riff 12 "He's coming....." Play Riff 13 "Deep inside....."
Riff 12ae|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|--------3----5------3-5-6--66666-|A|--------1----3------1-3-4--44444-|E|-000000---00---0000--------------| ****** ** **** "Help me, I'm falling down......"
Riff 14 (Solo Rhythm)e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-------------1--------1-----------1-|A|-3-3-3-3-3-3----3-1-3---3-3-3-3-3---|E|------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-------1-----------1----3-5------|A|-3-1-3---3-3-3-3-3---3--1-3--4-3-|E|-----------------------------2-1-|
e|--------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------|A|-2--------2-----------2--------2-----------2------|E|----4-2-4---4-4-4-4-4----4-2-4---4-4-4-4-4----4-2-|
e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|---2-----------2--------------------------|A|-4---4-4-4-4-4----4-2-4-2-----------2-----|E|--------------------------4-4-4-4-4---4-2-|
e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|---2-----------2--------------------------|A|-4---4-4-4-4-4----4-2-4-2-----------2-----|E|--------------------------4-4-4-4-4---4-2-|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------5------5------6-|D|--------7---------7--6----------------------|A|-4--6---5---5--7--5--4--3-4----3-4----3-4---|E|-2--4-------3--5----------------------------|
* * * * * * "I'm falling down......"e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|-----------------5------5------6-------------|D|-------7--6-----------------------------7--6-|A|-5--7--5--4--3-4----3-4----3-4----5--7--5--4-|E|-3--5-----------------------------3--5-------| * * * * * * "I'm looking up...."
Solo over the above riffs:[go crazy with the whammy bar on this solo]e|---------------------------------------------------|B|--16---11----16~-16~-16~-16~-16~-16~-16~-16~-------|G|----\-/------------[bar vibrato]-------------------|D|-[bar dive]----------------------------------0h1p0-|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
e|-[hold bend while playing these]---------------------|B|-6^--[6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6]-(6)p4-----|G|-------------------------------------------------5~~-|D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-6tm--6tm--6tm--6tm--6tm--6tm--4h6~~-|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-4-----------4-------4-----------4-------4-----------4-------|B|---7p4-7p4-----7p4-----7p4-7p4-----7p4-----7p4-7p4-----7p4---|G|-----------6-------6-----------6-------6-----------6-------6-|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-4h7p4h7p4---4--7p4-4---4--6p4---4-4-4-6p4---4-4-6p4---------4-4-4-|G|-----------7----------6--------7-----------7---------7-(0)h7-------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-4-4-----4-------------4-------------|G|------7----4h6p4---------6p4-------4-|D|-----------------6p4h6-------6p4h6---|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------|B|--[hold bend while playing these]-|G|--6^--[6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6~~~]----|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 15e|----------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------|G|-------6----5-------------------6----5--------------------|D|-6--5----------4--5-------6--5----------4--5--------------|A|-4----------------3---2---4----------------3--------------|E|----------------------0-----------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
* * * * * * Riff 15a x2e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-------6----5--------------------|D|----5----------4-----------------|A|-4----------------3--------------|E|---------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
* * * * * * "In this hollow grave...." x2e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-------9----8--------------------|D|----8----------7-----------------|A|-7----------------6--------------|E|---------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-| * * * * * * "Will I ever ever make it......."
Riff 16Guitar 1e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------5~-----------------------|A|-6~---3~---5~---2--3--5------6~---8~---10-11-10~-|E|-------------------------------------------------| "Oh, it's strange...."
Guitar 2e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------5-3~---1~------------------|E|-3~---4~---2~---3~----------------5~----------3~-|
Play Riff 15a "In this hollow grave...." Play Riff 16 "Oh it's strange....."
Lead into solo rhythme|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|-6-5---4----------------|D|-----6-----5------5-----|A|-------------4-7--------|E|--------------------7-5-|
Riff 17 (Solo Rhythm)e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|-6\4-----------6-\4-------4-|D|----------------------------|A|-4\2--------2--4-\2-------2-|E|-----0-2-3~---------0-2-3---| * * * * *
Riff 18 (Solo Rhythm)e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------4---------|D|-2--4--5--4--7-5-4--2--4--5--2---------|A|-0--2--3--2--5-3-2--0--2--3------------|E|-------------------------------3-2-1-0-| * * * *
Play Riff 17 Solo Rhythm
Soloe|------------------------------------------------------|B|-15^---15^-15^-----12---------------------------------|G|----------------------12~~----------11h12p11----------|D|-----------------------------14~~~-----------14-12-14-|A|------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|----------12-12h13p12-12--------------12-15-13-12-------|G|-11-12-14----------------14^~~~----14-------------14-12-|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-12----------------------------------------12h13p12----12----|G|----14-12-11-------11----11-------11-12-14----------14----12-|D|-------------14--x----14----12-14----------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-12----------12----------12----------12----------12----------|B|----15p12-------15p12-------15p12-------15p12-------12-------|G|----------14----------14----------14----------14-------14^~~-|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------12h15p12-14p12--14p12-------------|B|-15p12----12-15^~~--15^~~------------------------15-13p12----|G|-------15-------------------------------------------------14-|D|-------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-12h13p12----12--------------------------------------------|G|----------14----14^~~~----12-14-12h14p12p11-12-14-12p11----|D|--------------------------------------------------------14-|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------12-----|B|--------------------------------12-13----12-------12-13-15----15^-|G|-11-12p11----11--------11-12-14-------14----13-14-----------------|D|----------14----12--14--------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-12-14-15-14-15-18----18-22^~~-|B|-------------------20----------|G|-------------------------------|D|-------------------------------|A|-------------------------------|E|-------------------------------|
e|-16-12----12----------------------------------------------|B|-------15----15-12----12----------------------------------|G|-------------------14----14-13-14-13----13----------------|D|-------------------------------------14----14-12-14-12----|A|-------------------------------------------------------14-|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------5~~---7-9-9^r--7-9-7h9p7---7---------------------|G|----------7-7^---------------------------9---9-7-----------------|D|-------------------------------------------------9-7-6-7-6-------|A|-12-11~\---------------------------------------------------7-5~~-|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 15bGuitar 1 x2e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-------6----5--------------------|D|----5----------4-----------------|A|-4----------------3--------------|E|---------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
* * * * * * Guitar 2 (harmony on the second time of above)e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-------9----8--------------------|D|----8----------7-----------------|A|-7----------------6--------------|E|---------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-| * * * * * *
Play Riff 16 "Oh it's strange....."
Riff 19Guitar 1 x4e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-8-7-----5-4---8-7-----5-4---|E|-----5-6-----6-----5-6-----6-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-----------------------------|E|-0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-|
Riff 20 (the harmony guitars come in after awhile)
Gutiar 1 x7e|-----------------|---|B|-----------------|---|G|-----------------|---|D|-----------------|-2-|A|-8-7-----5-4-----|-2-|E|-----5-6-----5-6-|-0-| * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2 x3e|------------------|---|B|------------------|---|G|-10-9-----7-6-----|-9-|D|------7-8-----7-8-|---|A|------------------|---|E|------------------|---|
Guitar 2 x2e|------------------------|---|B|------------------------|---|G|-13-12-------10-9-------|-9-|D|-------10-11------10-11-|---|A|------------------------|---|E|------------------------|---|
Ending: Riff 21
Guitar 1 (clean with reverb) x4 x4e|-------0-----|-------0-----|B|-0---0---0---|-----0---0---|G|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|D|-------------|-8-----------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Guitar 2 (clean with reverb) x4 x4e|-------0-----|-9-----9-----|B|-0---0---0---|-------------|G|---0-------0-|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
"The mind in my headless body...."
This fades in, then back oute|--------|B|--------|G|--7--6--|D|--7--6--|A|--5--4--|E|--------|
Riff 22Guitar 1 (clean)e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------6------5-------------6------5-------|D|-----5---5------4---------5---5------4-----|A|---4-------4------3-----4-------4------3-2-|E|-0--------------------0--------------------| "And as he rides away......"
Guitar 2e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|--12h13-12~~-----12h13-12~~--------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 3e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|--12h13-12~~-----8h10-8~~---/12h13-12--8h10-8--5h6-5-|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
Play Riff 21 "Does this mean......"
Ending:e|--------|B|--------|G|-12--11-|D|-12--11-|A|-10---9-|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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