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King Diamond:  Black Horsemen

transcribed by:  Alex Huerta     :  al527439@aniachi.her.itesm.mx
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com

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Date last modified:  31-08-01

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 (12 string acoustic)              x2
e|--------0-----------0-----------0-------|
B|------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-----|
G|----8-------8---8-------8---6-------6---|
D|--9-----------9-----------7-----------7-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
                                        
Riff 2 (12 string acoustic)
e|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-------|
B|------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-----|
G|----5-------5---5-------5---8-------8---8-------8---|
D|--7-----------7-----------9-----------9-----------9-|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------0-----------0-----------0-------|
B|------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-----|
G|----5-------5---5-------5---8-------8---|
D|--7-----------7-----------9-----------9-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|


Riff 3 (12 string acoustic)
Guitar 1          x2                 x2
e|---------0-------|---------0--------|
B|-------0---0-----|-------0---0------|
G|-----2-------2---|-----8-------8----|
D|---3-----------3-|---9-----------9--|
A|-0---------------|-0----------------|
E|-----------------|------------------|

                  x2                 x1
e|---------0-------|---------0--------|
B|-------0---0-----|-------0---0------|
G|-----2-------2---|-----8-------8----|
D|---3-----------3-|---9-----------9--|
A|-0---------------|-0----------------|
E|-----------------|------------------|

Guitar 2 (distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--7-----------(7)/9--------------(9)|
A|------------------------------------|
E|--5-----------(5)/7--------------(7)|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-\7-----------(7)/9-----------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-\5-----------(5)/7-----------------|


Play Riff 2  Solo Rhythm [first bar 3 times, second bar once]

Solo over Riff 2
e|------------------------------------7-7~~--|
B|------------------------------------7-7~~--|
G|-4--5--4---------4--5--4~~-----------------|
D|----------7~~--7---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-8-10-8-8h10p8\7-7-8-7-5-7-5---------------|
G|-----------------------------7\4~----------|
D|-------------------------------------4-4~~-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|---5--5h7-5-------5-7-8-5-7~~--------------|
B|--5---------8-7~~--------------------------|
G|-5---------------------------------rest----|
D|-----------------------------------rest----|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|-10-12-10h12p10\8-12-10-8-7-10-8-7-5-8-7-5---7-5-------|
B|-------------------------------------------8-----8-7~~-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

End solo

Play Riff 3   "So there they stood..."


Riff 5 (12 string acoustic)
               x4            x4            x4            x3
e|--------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|---|
B|------0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|---|
G|----5-------5-|---8-------8-|---5-------5-|---8-------8-|---|
D|--7-----------|-9-----------|-7-----------|-9-----------|-9-|
A|--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---|
    "Gazing..."                "Jonathon..."


Play Riff 3   "For a second..."

Riff 6 
Guitar 1 (distortion)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|--6---4---6---4---6--4--2-----6--|
A|--4---2---4---2---4--2--0-----6--|
E|------------------------------4--|
   "Now we're finally alone..."

Guitar 2 (12 string acoustic)
e|-------0-----------0-----0--------------0-----0---------0-----0---|
B|-----0---0-------0---0-----0----------0---0-----------0---0-----0-|
G|---8-------8---8-------8-----8------6---------------6-------------|
D|-9-----------9-----------------9--7---------7---/7-----------7----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
    


Riff 7
Guitar 1 (Distortion)
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6-4-6-6---6-6-4-4-6-6-4---6-6-4-6-6--1111-9-9-1111-9-|
A|--4-4-2-4-4---4-4-2-2-4-4-2---4-4-2-4-4---9-9-7-7--9-9-7-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
                * * * * * * * 
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6-4-6-6---6-6-4-4-6-6-4---6-6-4-6-6--1111-9-9-|
A|--4-4-2-4-4---4-4-2-2-4-4-2---4-4-2-4-4---9-9-7-7-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
                * * * * * * * 

Guitar 2 (12 string acoustic)
e|-------0----0----------------0----0-------|
B|-----0--------0------------0--------0-----|
G|---8------------8--------8------------8---|
D|-9----------------9----9----------------9-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


Riff 8
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------8-8-6-6-8-8-6-|
A|--8-8-6-8-8---8-8-6-6-8-8-6---8-8-6-8-8--6-6-4-4-6-6-4-|
E|--6-6-4-6-6---6-6-4-4-6-6-4---6-6-4-6-6----------------|
                * * * * * * * 
  "The birth of Abigail..."
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------8-8-6-6-|
A|--8-8-6-8-8---8-8-6-6-8-8-6---8-8-6-8-8--6-6-4-4-|
E|--6-6-4-6-6---6-6-4-4-6-6-4---6-6-4-6-6----------|
                * * * * * * *  
  "...the second coming..."


Riff 7a
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6-4-6-6---6-6-4-4-6-6-4---6-6-4-6-6--1111-9-9-1111-9-|
A|--4-4-2-4-4---4-4-2-2-4-4-2---4-4-2-4-4---9-9-7-7--9-9-7-|
E|--4-4-2-4-4----------------------------------------------|
                * * * * * * *   
    "...and the moon did not shine...."
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6-4-6-6---6-6-4-4-6-6-4---6-6-4-6-6--1111-9-9-|
A|--4-4-2-4-4---4-4-2-2-4-4-2---4-4-2-4-4---9-9-7-7-|
E|--4-4-2-4-4---------------------------------------|
                * * * * * * * 
    "...it was darker..."


Riff 9
e|-------------------------------------------3--|
B|-------------------------------------------3--|
G|-------------------------------------------0--|
D|----------------7/8--7/8--7\5--------------0--|
A|-2-4--4--2-4----5/6--5/6--5\3---2-4--4--2--2--|
E|-0-2--2--0-2--------------------0-2--2--0--3--|
   "On this sacred night..."
   "Remembering the day..."


Riff 10                 x2
e|--------------------3--|
B|--------------------3--|
G|--------------------0--|
D|--9-----7-----6-----0--|
A|--9-----7-----7-----2--|
E|--7-----5-----4-----3--|
   "Ohh, ohh, ohh..."


Play Riff 7  Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 8  "The pain of labour..."
Play Riff 7a "You can still hear her screaming..."
Play Riff 9  "Riding from beyond..."


Lead in to Riff 10
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|--2---4--|
A|--0---2--|
E|---------|
  "...the first time..."


Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)               x2
e|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
G|--9----10---------8-----9----------|-9----10---------8-----|   
D|--7-----7---------7-----7----------|-7-----7---------7-----|   
A|----000----0-0000---000----0-0000--|---000----0-0000---000-|   
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
      ***    * ****   ***    * ****      ***    * ****   *** 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----4-----5-----4-----5---7---|  
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-| 
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
       * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   *   *

Riff 11
Guitar 1                                          x4
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------0-----0-------|
D|-9--9----------------9--9--------2-----0----5--7-|
A|-7--7-----6---7-6~~--7--7--0-2-3-----2------5--5-|
E|--------6---6------------------------------------|
   "Oh no, they found her..."
Guitar 2                                          x4
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|----------8---9-8~~----------------0-----0-------|   
D|-9--9---8---8--------9--9--------2-----0----5--7-|
A|-7--7----------------7--7--0-2-3-----2------5--5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|



Riff 12
Guitar 1                                             x4
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5----------------------------|
A|------10-7~--0-5-6-7-5---------10-7~----------5-----|
E|-0-00---------------------0-00--------0-5-6-7---7-6-|
     **                       **        

Guitar 2 (Comes in with vocals)
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-12---11----5---7----|
D|-12---11----5---7----|
A|-10----9----3---5----|
E|---------------------|


Lead into next section:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|--9--9-------12---9--9\----------------------|
A|--7--7-------10---7--7\----------------5-----|
E|-------------------------------0-5-6-7---7-6-|


Play Riff 12  4 more times...then play this:

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------5----------------------5---------------2--|
E|-0-5-6-7---7-6------0--5--6--7-----7--6--5~-(5)\0--|
                      *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Play Riff 6   "That's the end..."
Play Riff 6   Solo Rhythm  (4 times)


Riff 13 (Solo Rhythm)          x2
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|--6--4---9--8--6--4--2--4-6-4-|
A|--4--2---7--6--4--2--0--2-4-2-|
E|------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|--6--4---9--8--6--4--2----2--4--6--4------4--6-|
A|--4--2---7--6--4--2--0----0--2--4--2------2--4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


Solo (Denner's best)
e|-----------------------------------------11-12-11-----------|
B|-----------------------------------12-14----------14-/16~~\-|
G|-8^--6~----6-8-9-6-8-9-/11~----/11--------------------------|
D|---------6--------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
                                        
e|-11h12p11----11-------------11-12-14^r~~~-|
B|----------14----14-12----14---------------|
G|----------------------13------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|----------------11----------11-12-11----11------------------|
B|----12----14----------14-------------14----14^^-------------|
G|-11----11----11----11----11----------------------\\--slides-|
D|---------------------------------------------------\\-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------\\-----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14^^r-14-12-14-12h14p12----12-----------------------------|
B|-------------------------16----14-16-14--------------------|
G|----------------------------------------11~----------------|
D|---------------------------------------------14-13-14-11~~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------9------9-10----9-10-12^~~--|
G|-------8----8-9----8-9-11-8-9-11---9-11------11-------------|
D|--9-11---11-----11------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----11-12-----------14-------11-------14-------11\-|
B|-/14-------121212-12----12-12----12-12----12-12-----|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Harmony part:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|--9-10--9~~--9-10-9h10p9---------------------|
G|-------------------------11-9-8------8-9-----|
D|---------------------------------11~-----9~--|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|
                                           
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|--9-10--9~~--9-10-9h10p9-----------------12~~-| bend up with tremolo
G|-------------------------11-9-8------8-9------|
D|---------------------------------11~----------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

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

e|----11-12-11tr12---11--12~~~-|
B|-14--------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

End solo


End with this:
(12 string acoustic)
e|----------0---------------0-------|
B|--------0---0-----------0---0-----|
G|------8-------8-------8-------8---|
D|----9-----------9---9-----------9-|
A|--0---------------0---------------|
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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Ggz wrote on June 7 2009, 08:37 pm

Great song. Thanks for the tab!

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xRattleheadx wrote on April 4 2011, 11:21 pm

your high e string is flat half a step on the last solo so if u can fix and repost that would be cool

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xRattleheadx wrote on April 4 2011, 11:35 pm

corrections i was out of tune my bad

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