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King Diamond:  Christmas

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://abysslord.com/thetabcrypt/

Date last modified:  January 15, 2004

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--|
A|-5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--|
E|-------------------------|

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-|
A|-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-|
E|-----------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-5--4--3--2--------------|
A|-5--4--3--2--------------|
E|-------------3--2--1--0--|

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-5-4-3-2---------|
A|-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-|
E|-----------------|


Riff 2 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-2--2-2--7-7-10-9-12-10-|
A|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-|
E|------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-5--5-5\--------------|
A|-5--5-----------2-3-2-|
E|----------3-3-3-------|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-2--2-2--7-7-10-9-12-10-|
A|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-|
E|------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-5--5-5\--------------|
A|-5--5-----------3-2---|
E|----------3-3-3-----3-|




Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo



Riff 3
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7-7---------10-10----------9--9-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-10-10-|
       * * * *       * * * *
            "It's Christmas again..."
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-------------10-9----|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-10-|
   * * * * * *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7-7---------10-10-----12--9--9-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-10-10-|
       * * * *       * *
            "It will never..."
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-------------10-9----|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-10-|
   * * * * * *



Riff 4
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----2-------0-------2-------0---|
A|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
E|-0-------1-------0-------1-------|
   "It's Christmas again..."



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---3-3---3----------4-4-------------|
B|---6-6---6----------6-6-------------|
G|---5-5---5----------5-5-------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-------3---------/4-----4-6-4-3-----|
E|-0------------------------------6-4-|
           "And as the snow..."
e|---3-3---3----------4-4-------------|
B|---6-6---6----------6-6-------------|
G|---5-5---5----------5-5-------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-3-----3---------/4-----4-6-4-3-----|
E|--------------------------------6-4-|

e|---3-3---3----------4-4-------------|
B|---6-6---6----------6-6-------------|
G|---5-5---5----------5-5-------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-3-----3---------/4-----4-6-4-3-----|
E|--------------------------------6-4-|

e|---3-3---3--------------------------|
B|---6-6---6--------------------------|
G|---5-5---5----------------3---------|
D|-----------------/6---------6-5-3---|
A|-3-----3--------------------------6-|
E|------------------------------------|
   "...sky..."
e|--3--|
B|--6--|
G|--5--|
D|--3--|
A|--3--|
E|-----|

Guitar 2
e|---3-3---3----------4-4---4---------|
B|---6-6---6----------6-6---6---------|
G|---5-5---5----------5-5---5---------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-------3---------/4-----------------|
E|-0----------------------------------|
                                     x4
e|---3-3---3----------4-4---4---------|
B|---6-6---6----------6-6---6---------|
G|---5-5---5----------5-5---5---------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-3-----3---------/4-----------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--3--|
B|--6--|
G|--5--|
D|--3--|
A|--3--|
E|-----|



Riff 6
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------2--------1--1--1----|
E|-0-2-3----0-2-3---------3--|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------2--------0h1p0---2--|
E|-0-2-3----0-2-3-------3-0--|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------2--------1--1--1----|
A|-0-2-3----0-2-3---------3--|
E|---------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------2--------0h1p0---2--|
A|-0-2-3----0-2-3-------3-0--|
E|---------------------------|


Riff 6a
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------2--------1--1--1----|
E|-0-2-3----0-2-3---------3--|
              "By tomorrow..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-------2--------0h1p0--------|
E|-0-2-3----0-2-3-------3-0--3-|
              "I will be..."


Riff 7
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2------2-2-2-|
E|-0-0-0-0----5-0-0-0-|
   * * * *    * * * *
   "...again..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|---2-2-2----5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|
E|-7-0-0-0----3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-|
   * * * *    * * * * * * * *
   "...I am the..."
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2------2-2-2-|
E|-0-0-0-0----5-0-0-0-|
   * * * *    * * * *
           "Tonight I am..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|---2-2-2----5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3---|
E|-7-0-0-0----3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-0-|
   * * * *    * * * * * * * *
             "...the one that..."


Play Riff 5   "The secrets never..."
Play Riff 3   "It's Christmas again..."
Play Riff 4   "It's Christmas again..."
Play Riff 5   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo



Riff 1a
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--|
A|-5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--|
E|-------------------------|
    "I'm falling on my face..."
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-7--|
A|-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-5--|
E|-----------------5--|
   "Oh my god..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-5--4--3--2--------------|
A|-5--4--3--2--------------|
E|-------------3--2--1--0--|

e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-5-4-3-2------------|
A|-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-5--|
E|--------------------|



Play Riff 3   "It's Christmas again..."
Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Final time:
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7-7---------10-10-----12--9--9-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-10-10-|
       * * * *       * *
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|---------------------9-|
A|-------------10-9----7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-10---|
   * * * * * *

Ending Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo



Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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