Mercyful Fate - The Bell Witch tab

Mercyful Fate: The Bell Witch

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 
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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Play twice)e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|----------------------7--6--5-|D|------------------------------|A|-2--4--4--2--4--4--x--5--4--3-|E|-0--2--2--0--2--2--x----------|
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|---4---2--4---6~--7--6--4--/9--7----|A|-----4------4--------------------6~-|E|-2----------------------------------|
Riff 2e|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|D|---7-6---5-4-------6-7----5-4---3-2-----|A|-5-----7-----5-4~------3------5-----3~--|E|----------------------------------------|
When vocals start, play this:Riff 1ae|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|-----------------------7--6--5--|D|--------------------------------|A|-2--4--4--2---------x--5--4--3--|E|-0--2--2--0--2^r~~--x-----------| "Back in Tennessee......"
e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|---4---2--4---6--7--6--4--/9--7---|A|-----4------4-------------------6-|E|-2--------------------------------| "I saw a family......"
Next time, guitar 2 plays this, guitar 1 plays riff 1e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|--------------[slow slide]-|A|-2--4--4--2--4-4~///-------|E|-0--2--2--0--2-2~///-------| "Yeah yeah yeah....."
Play Riff 2 "Oh...they never would know...."
Riff 3e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|-2-4--5--4--5-7-5-4-------------2-1----------|A|-0-2--3--2--3-5-3-2--2-3-5-2-3------4--2--4~-|E|---------------------------------------------| "Little Betsy......"
RIFF 4Guitar 1 (this lasts for four bars of guitar 2)e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--4-------5-------7------10-----|A|--2-------3-------5-------8-----|E|--------------------------------|
Guitar 2e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------|D|-----------------5----------------------/7-| ----|A|-------------3---3----------------3--------| |E|-3h5-5-5-5-5---5------3h5-5-5-5-5---5-3----| |
* * * * * * * * | "Ohhhh....." | "Invisible hands...." |--- Play 2xe|-----------------------------------------| |B|-----------------------------------------| |G|-----------------------------------------| ----|D|-----------------5-----------------------|A|-------------3---3-----------------7-6-5-|E|-3h5-5-5-5-5---5----3h5-5-5-5-5--5-------| * * * * * * * * "Ohhhh....." "...leaving their mark in the dark..."
Riff 4a (Solo Rhythm)e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-----------------5---------------------/7-|A|-------------3---3---------------3--------|E|-3h5-5-5-5-5---5-----3h5-5-5-5-5---5-3----| * * * * * * * * *
e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-----------------5------------------------|A|-------------3---3-----------------7-6-5--|E|-3h5-5-5-5-5---5----3h5-5-5-5-5--5--------| * * * * * * * * *
e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-----------------5------------------------|A|-------------3---3---------------3-----7--|E|-3h5-5-5-5-5---5-----3h5-5-5-5-5---5-3----| * * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------5-----------------------|A|-------------3---3---------------------7-|E|-3h5-5-5-5-5---5----3h5-5-5-5-5--5-3-0---| * * * * * * * * *
Solo (wah pedal)e|------3--------------------------------------------------|B|-6^-----6^p0---------------------------------------------|G|-------------5~~----\4-4h5p4----4---------7--5p4---4-5p4-|D|------------------------------7---5-7-7-5---------7------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------13----12-13-15-15-15^-|G|---4--------------------14-16----14-----------------|D|-7---5-7^~~~\--4/-15/17-----------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------12-15-15^~~~~-|B|-(15)p13h15-13-15-15^~~----15---------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 5e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|--------------3-------------------------------------|A|-3h5--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5--3h5--5-5-5-5-6-5-3-5-3---|E|--------------------------------------------------5-| "Night after night...."
Guitar 2 plays this over the above bar in 2 last timese|----------------------------------------------------|B|--------------6-------------------------------------|G|-5h7--7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7--5h7--7-7-7-7-8-7-5-7-5---|D|--------------------------------------------------7-|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------| "...torturing Betsy..."
RIFF 6 e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-----------------------------6-|A|---------------------333-666---|E|--4-4444-4-444-0h444-----------| * **** * *** "Tell us who you are....."
Play Riff 5 Play Riff 6 "Please tell us......"
Riff 7 (Chorus, guitar 2 plays notes in () )e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------(7)~~~--------------------------|D|-9-----------9-8------7------------------------------|A|-7------10-7-7-6------5------------------------------|E|---0000--8-5-----0000----0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-| **** **** * **** * **** * **** * **** "I am the air..."
e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------(11)~~~--------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|-9-----------9-8-------------------------------------|A|-7------10-7-7-6------8------------------------------|E|---0000--8-5-----0000-6--0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-| **** **** * **** * **** * **** * **** "I am the bell...witch!"
Riff 8 (solo rhythm)e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------8-----------------------|A|-------------6---6---------------6-----8-|E|-6h8-8-8-8-8---8-----6h8-8-8-8-8---8-6---|
* * * * * * * * * e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|-----------------8---------------------|A|-------------6---6---------------6-----|E|-6h8-8-8-8-8---8-----6h8-8-8-8-8---8-6-|
* * * * * * * * * e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------8-----------------------|A|-------------6---6---------------6-----8-|E|-6h8-8-8-8-8---8-----6h8-8-8-8-8---8-6---|
* * * * * * * * * e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|-----------------8--------------------------|A|-------------6---6-------------------10-9-8-|E|-6h8-8-8-8-8---8-----6h8-8-8-8-8-8--8-------| * * * * * * * * *
Soloe|--------------------------------------------------|B|-16^-16^~~----13^-13^~~----11^-11^~~----8^--8^~~--|G|-18^-18^~~----15^-15^~~----13^-13^~~---10^-10^~~--|D|--------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|-----8-11p8----8-11p8-8-11p8----8-11p8-10p8----8-11-8---|G|-10^---------x---------------10-------------10----------|D|-----------x------------------------------------------8-|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-8-12p8-10p8----8----8-------8-------8-----------|G|-------------12---11---10h11---10h11---10p0-10p0-|D|-------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----8-10p8----------8h10p8--------------------------|G|-10--------11-10h11--------11-10-8^---------8-10-8^-|D|------------------------------------10p8h10---------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|-10-8-------------------|A|------10p9p8----8-------|E|-------------11---11-8\-|
End Solo Play Riff 5 "The bell witch..." Play Riff 6 "Tell us who..." Play Riff 5 Play Riff 6 "Please tell us..." Play Riff 7 "I am the air...
Riff 9 (4 times)e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|--------------2h4-2---------------------4-|D|--------------2h4-2---------------4p2---4-|A|-2h4-----------------2h4--------------4---|E|-0h2--2-2-2-2--------0h2--2-2-2-2---------| * * * * * * * * "Goodnight John ..."
Play Riff 9 Solo Rhythm x4
Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------|D|------------------9--------------------/11-|A|--------------7---7--------------7---------|E|--7h9-9-9-9-9---9----7h9-9-9-9-9---9-7-----| * * * * * * * * *
e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|-----------------7--------------------|A|-------------5---5--------------9-8-7-|E|-5h7-7-7-7-7---7----5h7-7-7-7-7-------| * * * * * * * *
Play Riff 9 End of the solo rhythm
Solo over the above riffse|-19^-----17^~~~------------------------|B|-------x----------17^-(whammy release)-|G|---------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------|
e|-17-15-14-15-17p16p14-16-14----14-|B|----------------------------17----|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
*use whammy to dive to 14 and rise to 17*e|--------------------------------------------|B|-17^-(14-17-14-17-14-17-14-17-14-17-14)-----|G|----------------------------------------14^-|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
*Use whammy bar again for this stuff*e|--------------------------------|B|------14----14~-----------------|G|-14---14----14~-----------------|D|-14---14----14~----16^r--14-----|A|----------------------------16~-|E|--------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------|A|-14----------------------19----------------16-18-19-|E|----14-16-17-19-16-17-19----19-17p16-16-17----------|
e|----------------------------0------17-19-16-14-|B|------------------------------(14)-------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|----------16-------16-18~~---------------------|A|-16-18-19----18-19-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
e|-19-17-15-19-17-15-19-15-19-15-19-16-14-17-14-16-12-15-|B|-------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-11-14-10-13-9-12-9-12-8-10-7-10------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------7~~---2tm-4~~-|D|----------------------------------0---------------|A|--------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|B|-----14-17-17-17p14-17-17p14-17-|G|--------------------------------|D|-/16----------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-17171717-17-17-17-17p14-17p14-17p14-------|G|-------------------------------------16^~~-|D|-------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 11 e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------5-|A|----------------------------3-3-3-6-6-6---|E|-0h2-2-2-2-0-0h2-2-3--5-5-5---------------|
Riff 12 e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------10--------8--9-10---------7-----10-------8--9-10-----------|A|-2---------8--------6--7--8---------5------8-------6--7--8------8--7-|E|-0--0-0-0-----0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---0-0----0-0-0---------0-0--6--5-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "That night John he died....."
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------|D|-----10--------8--9-10---------7-----10------10--9--8---12-|A|------8--------6--7--8---------5------8-------8--7--6---10-|E|-0-0-----0-0-0---------0-0-0-0---0-0----0-0-0--------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "Soon, they realized....."
Riff 13 (Solo rhythm)e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-------------------------10--9--7-|A|-7-----5-------7---5------8--7--5-|E|---0-0---0-0-0---0---0-0----------| * * * * * * * *
Riff 14 (Solo Rhythm)e|---------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------|D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-----------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|E|------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------------3~-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
RIFF 13a (Solo Rhythm)e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-------------------------10--9--7-|A|-7-----5-------7---5------8--7--5-|E|-7-0-0-5-0-0-0-7-0-5-0-0--8--7--5-| * * * * * * * *
Solo over the above riffse|-12h16p12----12-------------------------------------|B|----------15----12h15p12----12----------------------|G|-------------------------14----14-13h14p13----12----|D|-------------------------------------------14----14-|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|-12h14p12----12---------------|A|----------14----14-12-11-11~~-|E|------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------12-15-----|G|-------------------------------------------13-14-------14^-|D|-------------------------------------12-14-----------------|A|-12-11h12p11----11----------11-12/14-----------------------|E|-------------12----12-10-12--------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------|B|-12-15----12-15----12-15-12--12----12--------|G|-------14-------14--------------14----14^r~~-|D|---------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|----14^rp12h14-12h14p12----12-----------------------|G|-14---------------------15----15-15^rp13h16-13------|D|-----------------------------------------------15~~-|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
[guitar 2 plays top notes]e|-2--3--2-----2-------------------------|B|----5-----5-----5^-(5)p3--5--3--2--3~~-|G|-7-----7--6--7--6^-(6)p4--6--4-----4~~-|D|--------------------------------7------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-6h7p6---6-----6-7-9-7-6----6-7-6---6------|D|-------9---7-9-----------9--------9---9----|A|----------------------------------------9\-|E|-------------------------------------------|
[guitar 2 plays top notes]e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|----12--10-------------10--8-----------------------------|G|-11h12--11---9/12--11--11--9--11--9-------9-11--9--------|D|-------------------12---------12-11-9/12-11-12-11-9/12~~-|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------|D|-------------------12-------12-14----12-14-16-|A|-12-14-16-12-14-16----14-16-------16----------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------12------15^r-15^r-15^r^r~~-|G|----------12----------------12-14----14^---------------------|D|-12-14-16----14-16-12-14-16----------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-12h15p12----12-------12-14p12----12-------12h15p12-|B|----------15----14h15----------15----14h15----------|G|----------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|-14p12----12-------12-14p12----12-------|B|-------15----14h15----------15----14h15-|G|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
e|-12h15p12-14p12----12--------------|B|----------------15----15^r^r~~-----|G|-----------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------|E|-------------------------------X\\-|
End Solo
EndingGuitar 1e|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------|D|----7--6-----5--4--------6--7-----5--4-----3--2----|A|-5--------7--------5--4--------3--------5--------3-|E|---------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2e|--------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------|G|-----14-13----12-11---------13-14-----12-11-----10-9----|D|-12--------14-------12-11~--------10--------12-------10-|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|-2--4--5--4--5--7--5--4-|A|-0--2--3--2--3--5--3--2-|E|------------------------|
Guitar 2e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|----------------7-------|D|-7--9-10--9-10----10--9-|A|------------------------|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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