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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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Date: Sat, 06 Dec 1997 22:18:12 -0500
From: Paul Stauts 
Subject: TAB: Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression) by ELP

Song Name: KARN EVIL 9 (1st Impression)
Artist's Name: EMERSON, LAKE and PALMER
Album: KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR
(Live from Tulsa, Oklahoma 3/7/74 + Wheeling, W. Virginia 11/12/77)
Catalog Number: 88025-2
Web Page: WWW.KING-BISCUIT.COM
Music: KEITH EMERSON
Lyrics: GREG LAKE
===========================================================================

Guitar Transcription By: PAUL STAUTS (PStauts@aol.com)

Tune 6th String Down to D

~ =vibrato

h =hammer on

p =pull off

17^(18) =bend string at 17th fret so it sounds like note at 18th fret

\ =slide down

8 (8) =hold note

===========================================================================

     Cold and misty morning, I heard a warning borne in the air
     About an age of power where no one had an hour to spare,
     Where the seeds have withered, silent children shivered, in the cold
     Now their faces captured in the lenses of the jackals for gold.
     I'll be there
     I'll be there
     I will be there.

     Suffering in silence, they've all been betrayed.
     They hurt them and they beat them, in a terrible way,
     Praying for survival at the end of the day.
     There is no compassion for those who stay.
     I'll be there
     I'll be there
     I will be there.

     There must be someone who can set them free:
     To take their sorrow from this odyssey
     To help the helpless and the refugee
     To protect what's left of humanity.
     Can't you see
     Can't you see
     Can't you see.

     I'll be there
     I'll be there
     I will be there;
     To heal their sorrow
     To beg and borrow
     Fight tommorow.

     Step inside! Hello! We've the most amazing show
     You'll enjoy it all we know
     Step inside! Step Inside!

     We've got thrills and shocks, supersonic fighting cocks.
     Leave your hammers at the box
     Come Inside! Come Inside!
     Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
     See the show!

     Left behind the bars, rows of Bishops' heads in jars
     and a bomb inside a car
     Spectacular! Spectacular!

     If you follow me there's a speciality
     some tears for you to see
     Misery, misery,
     Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
     See the show!

     Next upon the bill in our House of Vaudeville
     We've a stripper in a till
     What a thrill! What a thrill!
     And not content with that, with our hands behind our backs,
     We pull Jesus from a hat,
     Get into that! Get into that!
     Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
     See the show!


(guitar solo)
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|------------------------------------9~-|
|-9-10-11--9-10-11--9-10-11--9-10-11----|
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|-9-10-11--9-10-11--9-10-11--9-10-11------|
|------------------------------------11~--|


|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------9~------------------|
|-9-10-11--9-10-11--9-10-11-----11--9--11--9~---|
|-----------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------12~--|
|-11-12-13--11-12-13--11-12-13--11-12-13------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
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|--------------------------------------------|
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|-11-12-13--11-12-13--11-12-13--11-12-13-----|
|----------------------------------------11~-|
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|---------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------12~------------------|
|-11-12-13--11-12-13--11-12-13------13-11-13-11-13~-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
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|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------16-15-13---------16-15-16-15-16^(18)-|
|-13-14-15-------15----------15-13~----------------------|
|-------------13-----------------------------------------|
|----------13--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


|-16-15-16^(18)--16^(18)--15---------|-----------------------------|
|----------------------------18-16~--|-15-16-18-16-15-16-15--------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------13-15~-|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

                          
|------------------13-14--13------------------------|
|-----16-14-16--16-----------16-----------14-16-14--|
|.-15---------------------------15--13-15----------.|
|.-------------------------------------------------.|
|---------------------------------------------------|
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|------------------------------------11-12--11-12-------------|
|-14-17-14----------14-14-12-14~--14-------------12-14-12-----|
|----------16-13-13---------------------------------------13~-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|
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|-13-11-----------------------|
|-------14--11h13p11----------|
|---------------------14p11---|
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|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12-11---------------------------11--12h14h16--12-----------------------|
|--------11h13p11-----11-13~---13------------------13-11-----------------|
|------------------13------------------------------------13-13-11-13~----|
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|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-13-13-13--16-16----|--16-14-13----13---------------------|
|-----------------13-|.----------15----15-13--------------.|
|--------------------|.----------------------13-13-15-13--.|
|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------------------|


|-----------------------------|
|-------------------14-16-17--|
|----------13-14-16-----------|
|-13-14-16--------------------|
|-----------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-18-16-14--------------------|-15-13-11--------------------|
|----------18-16-14-----------|----------15-13-11-----------|
|-------------------18-16-14~-|-------------------15-13-11~-|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-17-15-14--------------------------------------------|
|----------18-16-14-----------------------------------|
|-------------------18-16-14~-----16^(18)-(16)-(18)~--|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
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|-20-18-16--------------------|
|----------20-18-16-----------|
|-------------------20-18-16~-|
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|----------------------------------|
|-------------14-13-14-16-17-19-17-|
|-------13-13----------------------|
|-15-15----------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-19^(21)--19^(21)--19^(21)--19^(21)~-|-19----------17-19-19^(21)----|
|-------------------------------------|----18-16-18------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
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(FAST)
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|--14-13-11-13--14-13-11-13--14-13-11-13--14-13-11-13--11----|
|.----------------------------------------------------------.|
|.----------------------------------------------------------.|
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                                                         (x4)
|------------------------------------------------------------|-16\-----|
|--17-16-14-16--17-16-14-16--17-16-14-16--17-16-14-16--14----|-16\-----|
|.----------------------------------------------------------.|---------|
|.----------------------------------------------------------.|---------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|---------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|---------|


     Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
     We're so glad you could attend
     Come inside! Come inside!
     There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
     be careful as you pass.
     Move along! Move along!

     Come inside, the show's about to start
     guaranteed to blow your head apart


  Rest assured you'll get your money's worth.
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
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|-8------------------(8)----------------------|
|-8------------------(8)----------------------|
|-8------------------(8)----------------------|


  The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth.
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|-8------------------(8)----------------------|
|-8------------------(8)----------------------|
|-8------------------(8)----------------------|


  You've got to see the show,         it's a dynamo
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|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------13-------(13)------------9-------(9)-|
|-----------------------13-------(13)------------9-------(9)-|
|-----------------------13-------(13)------------9-------(9)-|


  You've got to see the show,         it's rock and roll...
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------13-------(13)---------------9-------(9)-|
|-----------------------13-------(13)---------------9-------(9)-|
|-----------------------13-------(13)---------------9-------(9)-|


  Right before your eyes, we pull laughter from the skies
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|---------------------------------------------------------|
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|-6-------------------------------(6)---------------------|
|-6-------------------------------(6)---------------------|
|-6-------------------------------(6)---------------------|


  And he laughs until he cries, then he dies, then he dies
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|-6^(8)~--------------------------------(8)----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
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  Come inside the show's about to start, guaranteed to blow your head apart
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|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8------------------(8)------------------8---------------(8)-------------|
|-8------------------(8)------------------8---------------(8)-------------|
|-8------------------(8)------------------8---------------(8)-------------|
    
    
  You've got to see the show,           it's a dynamo
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------8--4--1--|---------------9--4--9---|
|----------------------------8--4--1--|---------------9--4--9---|
|----------------------------8--4--1--|---------------9--4--9---|


  You've got to see the show,           it's rock and roll...
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------13--8--13-|---------------------9--4--9-|
|---------------------------13--8--13-|---------------------9--4--9-|
|---------------------------13--8--13-|---------------------9--4--9-|


(RIFF C)                      (1) (4)       (2)         (3)
|----------------------------|-------------|-----------|---------------|
|------4------6----8------4--|-9-7---------|-----------|---------------|
|.-----4------6----8------4--|-----8-6-4--.|----------.|--------------.|
|.-6-6----6-6----6----6-6----|------------.|----------.|-6-6-6--6-4-5-.|
|----------------------------|-------------|-----------|---------------|
|----------------------------|-------------|-6-4--6-4--|---------------|


(AFTER 4, PLAY SOMETHING SIMILAR A FEW TIMES)
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|------4-----------------|
|.-----4----------------.|
|.-6-6----6-6-6--6-4-5--.|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|


(GUITAR SOLO)
|------------------------------------11-12--11-12-------------|
|-14-17-14----------14-14-12-14~--14-------------12-14-12-----|
|----------16-13-13---------------------------------------13~-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-13-11-----------------------|
|-------14--11h13p11----------|
|---------------------14p11---|
|-----------------------------|


|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12-11---------------------------11--12h14h16--12-----------------------|
|--------11h13p11-----11-13~---13------------------13-11-----------------|
|------------------13------------------------------------13-13-11-13~----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-13-13-13--16-16----|--16-14-13----13---------------------|
|-----------------13-|.----------15----15-13--------------.|
|--------------------|.----------------------13-13-15-13--.|
|--------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------------------------|


|-----------------------------|
|-------------------14-16-17--|
|----------13-14-16-----------|
|-13-14-16--------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|


|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-18-16-14--------------------|-15-13-11--------------------|
|----------18-16-14-----------|----------15-13-11-----------|
|-------------------18-16-14~-|-------------------15-13-11~-|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------|
|-17-15-14-------------------------------------------|
|----------18-16-14----------------------------------|
|-------------------18-16-14~----16^(18)-(16)-(18)~--|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-20-18-16--------------------|
|----------20-18-16-----------|
|-------------------20 18 16~-|
|-----------------------------|


|----------------------------------|
|-------------14-13-14-16-17-19-17-|
|-------13-13----------------------|
|-15-15----------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------|
|-19^(21)--19^(21)--19^(21)--19^(21)~-|
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|-----------------------------------------|
|-17-19-17-16-17-16-----------------------|
|-------------------18-18^(20)--18^(20)\--|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|


(FAST)
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--14-13-11-13--14-13-11-13--14-13-11-13--14-13-11-13---11----|
|.-----------------------------------------------------------.|
|.-----------------------------------------------------------.|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                         (x4)
|-------------------------------------------------------------|-16\-----|
|--17-16-14-16--17-16-14-16--17-16-14-16--17-16-14-16---14----|-16\-----|
|.-----------------------------------------------------------.|---------|
|.-----------------------------------------------------------.|---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|---------|


(DRUM SOLO) 

     Soon the Gypsy Queen in a glaze of Vaseline
     Will perform on guillotine
     What a scene! What a scene!
     Next upon the stand will you please extend a hand
     to Alexander's Ragtime Band
     Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
     See the show!

     Performing on a stool we've a sight to make you drool
     Seven virgins and a mule
     Keep it cool. Keep it cool.
     We would like it to be known the exhibits that were shown
     were exclusively our own,
     All our own. All our own.
     Come and see the show! Come and see the show! Come and see the show!
     See the show!
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guitarfreak1270 wrote on September 27 2007, 06:48 pm

sweet

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xonty wrote on February 16 2013, 04:36 pm

Great tab, but theres a couple of things wrong with the solo
4/5 stars :)

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