Mercyful Fate – Black Masses tab

Mercyful Fate:  Black Masses

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

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Tuning: Standard


Introe|------|B|------|G|------|D|------|A|------|E|-15\\-|
RIFF 1e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------7-7-|A|-------------------------------------5-5-|E|-3p0-0-0-0-0-5p0-0-0-0-0-6p0-0-0-0-0-----| * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 2 (6 times)e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|------------------------|A|--5-----7-----8-----8-7-|E|--3-0-0-5-0-0-6-0-0-6-5-| * * * * * *
REPEAT RIFF 2 (8 times) Come and join...
RIFF 3e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------2-0-3-2--2-5-|E|--0h2-2-5^--2-0-2-0--2-5--0h2-2-5--------------| Elohim...
REPEAT RIFF 2
RIFF 4e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----------------------|A|--5-5-3-5--3-2-3-2-0---|E|---------------------3-| Give...
REPEAT RIFF 3
RIFF 5 Guitar 1e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|-----9----9----9----9----7-7-7-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-5-4tr5-|A|-7-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-5-5-5-3-3-3---------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------| * * * * * * "Black masses..."
Last timee|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------|D|-----9----9----9----9----7-7-7-5-5-5----5-5-4-5-|A|-7-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-5-5-5-3-3-3------------|E|------------------------------------------------| * * * * * *
Guitar 2 (2nd, 3rd & 4th time)e|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|--9---11--12--11--11h12p11-9-11h12-11h12p11-9------|D|----------------------------------------------12-9-|A|---------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------|
RIFF 6e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----5--7-|E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7--3--5-|
* * e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----5--|E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7--3--|
* * e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------|A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----5--7-|E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7--3--5-|
* * e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-------------------------------5--|A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----3--|E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7-----| * *
RIFF 7e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|A|-------------------------------3-2--|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
* * * * * * e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---2-3-4-|A|-------------------------------0-1-2-|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-------|
* * * * * * e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|A|-------------------------------3-2--|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
* * * * * * e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5--|A|-------------------------------3--|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3----| * * * * * *
RIFF 8e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|A|-------------------------------3-2--|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
* * * * * * e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---2-3-4-|A|-------------------------------0-1-2-|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-------|
* * * * * * e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|A|-------------------------------3-2--|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
* * * * * * e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------|D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---2-0---------|A|-----------------------------------3-2-3-2-|E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-------------| * * * * * *
RIFF 9e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|----------------------------|A|--7------7------7------9-10-|E|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5555-7--8-|
**** **** **** and about my... x3e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|--7------7------7------10-10-|E|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5555--8--8-| **** **** **** She's got to...
RIFF 10 (Solo Rhythm) x3e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----------------------|A|-----------------10-10-|E|-777777777777777--8--8-|
*************** e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|----------------------|E|-77777777777777777777-| ********************
RIFF 11e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|---------------------------|D|--7------7------7------8-8-|A|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5555-6-6-|E|---------------------------|
**** **** **** e|----------------------------|B|----------------------------|G|----------------------------|D|--7------7------7-7-7-7-7-8-|A|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5-5-5-5-6-|E|----------------------------| **** ****
Play Riff 1
RIFF 12Guitar 1e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|--2-------0-------2--------0--1---2-------0-------2-----5--4--3-|A|--2-------0-------2-----2--0--1---2-------0-------2-----5--4--3-|E|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-3-----------0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|--2-------0-------2--------0--1---2---x-x-----x-x----x-x--------|A|--2-------0-------2-----2--0--1---2---x-x-----x-x----x-x--------|E|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-3-------------x-x-----x-x----x-x--------| * * * * * * * *
RIFF 13 (8 times) (Solo Rhythm) e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--5--------7-------8-------8--7-|A|--5--------7-------8-------8--7-|E|----0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0------| * * * * * * * * *
Play Riff 4 Play Riff 2 Play Riff 3 Play Riff 5 Black Masses...
Ending e|----------|B|----------|G|----------|D|--9--7--9-|A|--7--5--7-|E|----------|"Black masses"
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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