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Black Devil Tab

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King Diamond:  Black Devil

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 GRAX
       solo by:  Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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Date last modified:  29-08-01

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WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Standard

Intro

Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-...-|
   * * * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|---5--------------7---------|
A|---------------7--5--7-9\---|
E|---3-----------5-----5-7\---|


Riff 2
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------9-7----------7-9-|
A|-------------------9-7-9-/10--9-------10--9-10-----|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-...-7-7--------------7------------------|
   * * * * *     * *
   "There he was..."


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|--7-7-7-7-7-7-...--|
    * * * * * *
Guitar 2
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-12--11----12--11--|
A|-10---9----10---9--|
E|-------------------|
   "Help me, help me..."

Guitar 1
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-11--9--11--9--7--9--6--------|
D|------------------------------|
A|--9--7---9--7--5--7--4---/4~~-|
E|------------------------------|
   "...cause I don't..."

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-12--11--9--7--5-7-11~~-------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|


Riff 4
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|
A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|
E|---------------------------------5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-|
                                   * * * * * * * *
      "It was the..."
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---7--7--7-|
A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---5--4--5-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
      "I had been..."
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|
A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\-------------------|
E|---------------------------------5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-|
                                   * * * * * * * *
      "The sun was..."
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---7--7--7--9--7--7-|
A|--4--6-7\---4--6-7--2--4--6-7\---5--4--5--7--5--4-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
     "That's when I..."


Riff 5
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---------------4----------|
A|-0-0--2-3-2-0--2--5--2--5-|
E|------------------3--0--3-|
   * *  * * * *
                 "Black devil..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---------------4--9-7/9-7-|
A|-0-0--2-3-2-0--2--7-5/7-5-|
E|--------------------------|
   * *  * * * *
              "...if you..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---------------4----------|
A|-0-0--2-3-2-0--2--5--2--5-|
E|------------------3--0--3-|
   * *  * * * *
                  "Black devil..."
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-3-2-0-2-0---3-2-0-2~~--3-2-0-2-0---2-|
E|-----------3----------------------3-0-|
   * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * *
           "...what do you see..."


Play Riff 4, then this:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|---7--------------------|
D|---5--------------7-----|
A|---------------7--5--7/-|
E|---------------5-----5/-|


Solo over the above rhythm
e|---------------------------|
B|-13^~---12^~---11^~---9^~--|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-7---9-10--9-7----7------------------------------|
G|---------------9---------------------------------|
D|---------------------11--10-9-10^r-8-------------|
A|-------------------------------------9--<9>--9~--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-19--\-17-16-17-16-14~--|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

e|-17-16h17p16-14-16-17-14-16------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------17--17-17h18p17-14-17-14-13-12-10-12-10~-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------16-14~~-|
B|---------------14-------16-----14---------|
G|------13----11-------13-----11------------|
D|---11-----9-------11----------------------|
A|-9----------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|-10--9--10--12--10-9-|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|


End Solo


Play Riff 2  "There he was..."
Play Riff 3  "...Help me..."
Play Riff 5  "Black devil..."


Riff 6
Guitar 1 (2 times)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------5-7-|
D|-5-7-8--5-7-8-7-5--5-7-8--5-7-8-----|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
   * * *  * * * * *  * * *  * * * * *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-------------------8-7-5-7--5-------|
D|-5-7-8--5-7-8-7-5-------------8-7-5-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
   * * *  * * * * *  * * * *  * * * *

Guitar 2 (each chord lasts one bar of the above)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|--12-----10------8------7---|
D|----------------------------|
A|--10------8------6------5---|
E|----------------------------|


Riff 7 (2 times)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------6-8-|
E|-6-8-9--6-8-9-8-6--6-8-9--6-8-9-----|
            "When I look..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------9-8-6-8--6-------|
E|-6-8-9--6-8-9-8-6-------------9-8-6-|
       "This church..."

        
Play Riff 4  "Why two..."
Play Riff 5  "Black devil..."
Play Riff 6

Play Riff 7 (2 times)
Guitar 2 (plays in the beginning of times 1 & 2)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|--8---------------8---------------|
E|--6---------------6---------------|


Play Riff 7 (2 times) w/ this underneath it when singing starts
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--8--------6--------4--------3--------|
E|--6--------4--------2--------1--------|
    "Black devil..."


Ending              x3
e|-------------------|-------|
B|-------------------|-------|
G|-------------------|-------|
D|-------------------|-------|
A|--9-8-6-8--6-------|---8\--|
E|-------------9-8-6-|---6\--|
        "Black devil...what's going on ?"


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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