Mercyful Fate – The Mad Arab tab

Mercyful Fate:  The Mad Arab

transcribed by:  The Brothers GRAX
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
               
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Date last modified:  12-07-01

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1e|---------------------6-5h6p5--------------------------------------|B|-----------8-7h8p7-----------8-7----------------8-7h8p7-----------|G|---7-5-7-8---------8-------------8------7-5-7-8---------8-7-5\2/5-|D|-0-----------------------------------0----------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------6-5h6p5---------------------------------------|B|-----------8-7h8p7-----------8-7-----------------------------------|G|---7-5-7-8---------8-------------8------7-5-7-8--------------------|D|-0------------------------------------0---------7-8-7h8p7----------|A|---------------------------------------------------------10-9-10-9-|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 2e|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------2-1h2p1-------------------------2-1-|D|----3-2-3---2-0-2----------3-0-------3-2-3---2-0-2-----|A|-------------------------------2-0---------------------|E|--0-------0------------------------0-------0-----------| "The son of a shepherd..."
Riff 3e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-3-----3--2-------7--6--7--9-10--9-|A|-1--5--1--0----0--5--4--5--7--8--7-|E|----3--------3---------------------| * * "He built a fire......"
e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------|D|-3-----3--2-------7--6--7--9-10--9----3-----3-|A|-1--5--1--0----0--5--4--5--7--8--7----1--5--1-|E|----3--------3---------------------------3----| * * "To protect him from....."
Riff 4e|-----------0----------------0----------------|B|---------x---0------------x---0--------------|G|--------x------3~--------x------5~------3--4-|D|-------x----------------x-------------3----4-|A|--2--2-------------2--2-------------1------2-|E|--0--0-------------0--0----------------------| * * * * * * "The mad arab........"
e|-----------0----------------0-------------|B|---------x---0------------x---0-----------|G|--------x------3~--------x------5~--------|D|-------x----------------x-----------3--2--|A|--2--2-------------2--2-------------1--0--|E|--0--0-------------0--0-------------------| * * * * "The mad arab........"
Play Riff 1 "Later that same night...." Play Riff 2 "The son of a shephard...." Play Riff 3 "They all started chanting...." Play Riff 4 "The mad arab....."
Riff 5 (Solo rhythm) x4e|-----------------|B|-----------------|G|-----------------|D|-----------3--2--|A|--4--4--4--1--0--|E|--2--2--2--------|
x2e|-----------------|B|-----------------|G|-----------------|D|--4--5--3--------|A|--2--3--1--2--3--|E|-----------0--1--|
x4e|-----------------|B|-----------------|G|-----------------|D|-----------3--2--|A|--4--4--4--1--0--|E|--2--2--2--------|
Play Riff 2 "Daggers held high...." Play Riff 3 "The blood running...." Play Riff 4 "The mad arab....."
Riff 6 e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-----------------------5-4---4---|A|-----3-----3-----3-5-6-----5---5-|E|-4-5---4-5---4-5-----------------|
* * * * * * * * * * *e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------5-6-5-|A|-----3-----3-----3-5-6---4-3-|E|-4-5---4-5---4-5-------------| * * * * * * * * * * * "Run down that mountain side....."
Riff 7 x2e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-------------------------------|A|-----7-----7-----8-----7-----8-|E|-0-5---0-5---0-5---0-5---0-5---| * * * * * * * * * * "Running faster....."
Play Riff 6 "Can't go no faster...." Riff 8 (Ending)
Guitar 1e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-6--------6--------6--------6------|D|-6--7-6---6--7-6---6--7-6---6--7-6-|A|-4--5-4---4--5-4---4--5-4---4--5-4-|E|-4--------4--------4--------4------|
Guitar 2 (arranged)e|-----------------------|B|---7-----------7-6h7/9-|G|-6---7\6-6---6---------|D|-----------------------|A|-----------------------|E|-----------------------|
Guitar 3e|---------------------5-4h5p4--------------------------------------|B|-----------7-6h7p6-----------7-6----------------7-6h7p6-----------|G|---6-4-6-7---------7-------------7------6-4-6-7---------7-6-4\1/4-|D|------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-4----------------------------------4-----------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------5-4h5p4--------------------------------------|B|-----------7-6h7p6-----------7-6----------------------------------|G|---6-4-6-7---------7-------------7------6-4-6-7-------------------|D|------------------------------------------------6-7 6h7p6---------|A|-4----------------------------------4---------------------9-8-9-8-|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
At this point we would like to thank the King and his Mercyful mercinaries for consistantly providing the world with much joy for well over 2 decades also a big hello to T-lange and Russ 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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