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King Diamond: Charon

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@poczta.onet.pl
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com

FIND EVERY MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://republika.pl/tlange/

Date last modified:  01-10-01

PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Standard


Intro
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-9--8--7--2--3--4-|
A|-7--6--5--0--1--2-|
E|------------------|
  "Ahhh..."

Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-5---------7---------8--5---------7-------------|
A|-5---------7---------8--5---------7---------5/7-|
E|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-----|
     * * * *   * * * *      * * * *   * * * * 

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------10/12~~-|
D|-5---------7---------8--5---------7-----------------|
A|-5---------7---------8--5---------7-----------------|
E|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---------|
     * * * *   * * * *      * * * *   * * * * 
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------10/12~~-|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-5---------7---------8--5---------7-----------------|
A|-5---------7---------8--5---------7-----------------|
E|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---------|
     * * * *   * * * *      * * * *   * * * * 


Riff 2
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-9---------7---------5-7-9---------7---------5-|
D|-7---------5---------3-5-7---------5---------3-|
A|---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *       * * * *   * * * * 


Play Riff 1   "Welcome my friend..."

Riff 3
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-7----5----7--5----------------------7-|
A|-5----3----5--3--5-2--2----5-2--2----5-|
E|-----------------3-0--0----3-0--0------|
   "Don't be afraid..." 


Riff 4
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "...faceless, but don't fear..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "...I'll take you..."


Riff 5                   x2
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------10--9--7--4--5--4-|
A|-3-----8--7--5--2--3--2-|
E|-1----------------------|
   "...river Styx..."


Play Riff 1 
Play Riff 2
Play Riff 1   "Waste no time..."
Play Riff 3   "Don't be afraid..."
Play Riff 4   "...faceless, but don't fear..."


Riff 5a
Guitar 1
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------10--9--7--4--5--4-|
A|-3-----8--7--5--2--3--2-|
E|-1----------------------|
   "...river Styx..."

Guitar 2
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-------7--9-10-9--------|
A|--3--------------9-10-7-|
E|--1---------------------|


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)  
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|----10---9---10----9-----------|
A|-----8---7----8----7---------5-|
E|-0-0---0----0----0---0-5-6-7---|
   * *   *    *    *   * 
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|----10---9--------------------|
A|-----8---7--------------------|
E|-0-0---0----0-7--6-5-0-3-5-3~-|
   * *   *    *     


Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----------5---4--4-4-4-5-4-2-|
A|-4---------3-0-2--2-2-2-3-2-0-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2--------------------|
     * * * *   * 
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------5---4--5--6-|
A|-4---------3-0-2--3--4-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-------------|
     * * * *   *

Play Riff 1   "I am your death..."
Play Riff 2
Play Riff 1   "We must leave now..."
Play Riff 3   "Don't be afraid..."
Play Riff 4   "...faceless, now don't fear..."
Play Riff 5


Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-9---------9---------9---------9---------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-----------------------------------------| ---|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   * * * *      |
                                                | 
e|-----------------------------------------|    |-- Play 2x
B|-----------------------------------------|    |
G|-----------------------------------------|    |
D|-5---------5---------5---------5---------| ---|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------------------------| 
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   * * * * 

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-4---------4---------4---------4---------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   * * * * 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-4---------4---------4---------4--7--|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5--|
E|-------------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * * 

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-9---------9---------9---------9---------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-----------------------------------------| ---|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   * * * *      |
                                                | 
e|-----------------------------------------|    |-- Play 2x
B|-----------------------------------------|    |
G|-----------------------------------------|    |
D|-5---------5---------5---------5---------| ---|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------------------------| 
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   * * * * 

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-4---------4---------5---------5---------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   * * * *
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-4---------4---------5---------7---------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   * * * * 
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------11/12-11/12-11/12-|
A|-5h7---------5h7---------5h7----------9/10--9/10--9/10-|
E|-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-------------------|
       * * * *     * * * *     * * * *  
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-9---------9----------4--7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--2--5-|
E|---------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * * 
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9---------11/12-11/12-11/12--9\-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7--9/10--9/10--9/10--7\-|
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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