Mercyful Fate - The Oath tab

Mercyful Fate:  The Oath

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                 Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi
       solo by:  Stefanos Danakos:  slaytanic_gr@yahoo.com


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Tuning:  Standard

Introe|----------|B|----------|G|----------|D|-7-7--6-6-|A|-5-5--4-4-|E|----------|
Riff 1Both guitarse|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------|D|-------------7---------------7-9-7-7-------|A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-7-9-9-9---------9-7~--|E|-------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-------------7-------7--7--6--6--|A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-5--5--4--4--|E|---------------------------------|
Guitar 2 (2nd time)e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-------------7-------------7----------7---|A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-7-9-9------7-9-9-----|E|------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-------9----------9--7--7--6--6--|A|-7-9-9------7-9-9----5--5--4--4--|E|---------------------------------|
BassG|---------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------5--5--44-4-|E|-222222222222-222222222222-222222222222------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------55-5--44-4-|E|-222222222222-555555555555-777777777777------------|
Riff 2e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------|D|-5---------------------5---------5---------|A|-3---------------------3---------3---------|E|----0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "I deny Jesus..."e|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|-4----------4----------4----------4-4-4-|E|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * "...Christ..."e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------|D|-5---------------------5---------5---------|A|-3---------------------3---------3---------|E|----0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "...the deceiver..."e|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------|A|-4----------4----------4----------4-------|E|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar fill over Riff 2#1e|-12^^~~-14--------------|B|---------------10-------|G|-------------9----11~---|D|------------------------|A|------------------------|E|------------------------|
#2e|-20^~~-20--19-17-16h17-16---------|B|--------------------------19^r\---|G|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|E|----------------------------------|
Play Riff 1 Play Riff 2 "And I abjure the Christian faith..."
Lead into next section:e|------------------|B|------------------|G|------------------|D|-4--5--5--4--5--4-|A|-2--3--3--2--3--2-|E|------------------| "...all of it's works."
Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm) x2e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|-------9-8--------9-8--5--------9-8--------7-5-------|A|-------7-6--------7-6--3--------7-6------------8-7-8-|E|-3-5-0------3-5-0---------3-5-0------3-5-0-----------| * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|---4-5-5-4-5-4-------------------| ----|A|-0-2-3-3-2-3-2--0--4-----4-----4-| |E|-------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| | * * * * |--- Play 2xe|---------------------------------| |B|---------------------------------| |G|---------------------------------| |D|---4-5-5-4-5-4-------------------| ----|A|-0-2-3-3-2-3-2--0--4-----5-----4-|E|-------------------2-2-2-3-3-3-2-|
* * * * e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|---4-----5-----4---9-----10-----|A|-0-2-2-2-3-3-3-2-2-7-7-7--8-8-8-|E|--------------------------------| * * * * * * * * *
Riff 4 Guitar 1 x2e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|---10-9---10-9---10-9-7-9-10-|E|-0------0------0-------------|
x2e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|---10-9---10-9---10-9-7-9-10-|A|-0------0------0-------------|E|-----------------------------|
x2e|-----------------------------|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|---10-9---10-9---10-9-7-9-10-|E|-0------0------0-------------|
Guitar 2e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|--------------------|D|--------------------|A|-2--2--2----2--2--2-|E|-0--0--0----0--0--0-|
e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|-2-2--2--2----2--2--2-|A|-0-0--0--0----0--0--0-|E|----------------------|
e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|----------------------|A|-2-2--2--2----2--2--2-|E|-0-0--0--0----0--0--0-|
Riff 5e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------9-----------------|D|---10---9-10------10---10-9----| ----|A|-0----0---------0----0------10-| |E|-------------------------------| | * * * * |---> Play 3xe|-------------------------------| |B|-------------------------------| |G|-------------9-----------------| ----| D|---10---9-10---10-9----9-10-12-|A|-0----0-------------10---------|E|-------------------------------| * *
e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------9-----------------|D|---10---9-10------10---10-9----|A|-0----0---------0----0------10-|E|-------------------------------|
* * * * e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------| D|---10---9-10-12--7---------------|A|-0----0----------5--5--4-3-2-2-2-|E|--------------------3--2-1-0-0-0-| * *
Riff 6e|----------------------------------|B|----------------------------------|G|----------------------------------|D|---------------12------------7--5-|A|-----7h8p7-----10------7h8p7-5--3-|E|-000-------000-----000------------|
*** *** *** e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|---------------12------------4-|A|-----7h8p7-----10------7h8p7-5-|E|-000-------000-----000---------| *** *** ***
Riff 7e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|--------4-5-----------------2-|A|-222222-2-3-----------------0-|E|-------------0h2-2222-0h2-2---|
****** * * **** * * * "To it's lawful master..."e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|--------4-5--------------------|A|-222222-2-3--------------------|E|-------------0h2-2222-0h2-2222-|
****** * * **** * * **** "...to worship Him..."e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|--------4-5-----------------2-|A|-222222-2-3-----------------0-|E|-------------0h2-2222-0h2-2---|
****** * * **** * * * "Our Lord Satan..."e|------------|B|------------|G|------------|D|--------4-5-|A|-222222-2-3-|E|------------| ****** "...and no other..."
Play Riff 6 "In the name of Satan..." Play Riff 7 "By these names..."
Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------5--7--9-|A|-4--4--2-4--4------3-2-0--4--4--2-4--3--5--7-|E|-2--2--0-2--2--0-2--------2--2--0-2----------|
"...the goat."e|---------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------9--8--7-|A|-4--4--2-4--4------3-2-0--4--4--2-4--7--6--5-|E|-2--2--0-2--2--0-2--------2--2--0-2----------|
Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)e|-------------------------|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|--------------9----8-9-8-|A|-444444444444-7----6-7-6-|E|-------------------------|
************ e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|--------------------------|A|-444444444444---7-----9---|E|--------------5---5-7---7-| ************
Riff 10e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|E|--------------------------------|
Play Riff 9
Riff 11e|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------------|D|-------4p2p0-4~~----------4p2p0-4~~----7-7--6-6-|A|---------------------------------------5-5--4-4-|E|-2-2-2--------------2-2-2-----------------------| * * * * * * "To the furtherance..."
Riff 1aGuitar 1e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|B|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|G|-------------6-----6-|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7----|-------------6-------|D|-6-7-7-7-6-7----7----|-------------------6-|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7--6-|A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Guitar 2e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|B|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|G|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|D|-------------7-----7-|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9----|-------------7-------|A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9----|-------------------7-|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-|E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
1st timeBothe|------------|B|------------|G|------------|D|-7--7--6--6-|A|-5--5--4--4-|E|------------|
2nd time gtr 2 plays this:e|------------|B|------------|G|------------|D|------------|A|-9--9--8--8-|E|------------|
Play Riff 2 "Do what thou wilt..."
Riff 1bGuitar 1e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|B|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|G|-------------6-------|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7-6--|-------------6-------|D|-6-7-7-7-6-7----7-6--|---------------------|-7-7-7-7-6-7----7--6-|A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Guitar 2e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|B|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|G|---------------------|-------------7-------|---------------------|D|-------------7-------|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9-7--|-------------7-------|A|-7-9-9-9-7-9----9-7--|---------------------|-9-9-9-9-7-9----9--7-|E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Bothe|------------|B|------------|G|------------|D|-7--7--6--6-|A|-5--5--4--4-|E|------------|
Riff 12Both guitarse|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|-11-11--9-9--7-7--6-6-|A|--9--9--7-7--5-5--4-4-|E|----------------------|
e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|-11--9--7--6--11--9--7--6-|A|--9--7--5--4---9--7--5--4-|E|--------------------------| "As it was in the beginning..."
Guitar 1e|-------------------|B|-------------------|G|-------------------|D|-11----9----7----6-|A|--9----7----5----4-|E|-------------------| "...is now..."
Guitar 2e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|--------------------|D|--4~---6~---7~---9~-|A|--------------------|E|--------------------|
Riff 13 (Solo Rhythm)e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-9-9-xxx-12-12-xxx-5-5-xxx-7-7-|A|-7-7-xxx-10-10-xxx-3-3-xxx-5-5-|E|-------------------------------|
Final timee|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|-9-9-xxx-12-12-xxx-5-5-xxx-7-7-7-9-9\-|A|-7-7-xxx-10-10-xxx-3-3-xxx-5---5-7-7\-|E|--------------------------------------|
Soloe|---/Full\-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-15-(17)-r---13--12-13-12----12---------/Full\----------------------|G|--------------------------14----14-12-14-(16)-r---12--14~-----------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------/Full--/Full--/Full\------------|B|-------------10--12--13p12p10~----15(17)-15(17)-15(17)--r(15)~~-----|G|-9---11--12---------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------10~------------------------|B|--------------10----10-12-10-12-13-12-13-----13~--12h13~-10~~-------|G|-11--12-11-12----12-------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
/ Full \e|-17--(19)---r--15---14---15---17---15~----14h15p14~~----------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-0--12p10p0-14p12p0-17p12p0-15p12p0-14p12p0-15p12p0-14p12p0---------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------/Full---------sl---------------|B|----------12~------------12~----15----(17)~~----17-/-19~~-----------|G|----------12~------------12~---------*------------------------------|D|-14-14-14-------14-14-14--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|* --> First hit the note and a little later bend it.
e|-15-12-14-10-12-8-10-7-8-5-7--5h7h8~-7~--5h7-2h3p2h3p2h3p2h3--------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------| Guitar 1A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-16-12-14-11-12-9-11-7-9-5-7--5h7h9~-7~--5h7-2h4p2h4p2h4p2h4--------| Harmony Gtr.D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-3---2---3---5---7---8---7---5h7p5h7---2---3---2--------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------5--5\------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------| Guitar 1D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
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e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------5--5\------------|G|-4---2---4---5---7---9---7---5h7p5h7---2---4---2--------------------| Harmony Gtr.D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
End Solo 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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