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Heads On The Wall Tab

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King Diamond:  Heads On The Wall

transcribed by:  Dave Zatuchney   davedzny@aol.com
     edited by:  Russ Elton  webmaster@abysslord.com

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

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                  http://abysslord.com/thetabcrypt/

Date last modified:  December 11, 2005

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 (Clean)                                   x2
e|--------0----0--------0----0--------0----0------|
B|----------10------------10------------10----10--|
G|------9-------------9-------------9----------9--|
D|---11------------10------------11-----------10--|
A|-0-------------0-------------0---------------0--|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Riff 2 (Clean, Solo Rhythm)
e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|
B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|
G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|
D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|
A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|
B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|
G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|
D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|
A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------|
B|---3-----3----10--|
G|-----2-----2---9--|
D|-0-----3------10--|
A|---------------0--|
E|------------------|


Solo (Clean)
Guitar 1
e|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
B|-10~--6-8---9~|-10~--6-8-------|-13~--10-12-12b13r12-9~-|
G|--------------|----------9~--9~|------------------------|
D|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
A|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
E---------------|----------------|------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-13~~--10-12---------8~--10~-|
G|--------------9~--9~---------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-6~-------6~-|-----------------|-10~-6-8--8b9r8-6~|
G|-----7-9-----|-7~--7-9--5~--5~-|------------------|
D|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
A|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
E--------------|-----------------|------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|-10~--6-8--------------6~-|
G|-----------5~--5~--7~-----|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 2a (Clean)
e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|
B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|
G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|
D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|
A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
       "I'm in a cold..."
e|-------1-----------4-----------1-----------------|
B|-----3---3-------6---6-------3---3---------------|
G|---2-------2---5-------5---2-------2---2-----2---|
D|-0-----------0-----------0---------------2-----2-|
A|-------------------------------------0-----3-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
       "Surrounded by..."
e|-------------|
B|---3-----3---|
G|-----2-----2-|
D|-0-----3-----|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|


Riff 3 (Clean)
e|------------------------------------|
B|-----------3-2--------------3-2-----|
G|---------2----------------2-----2---|
D|-------4----------------4---------4-|
A|-----4----------------4-------------|
E|-0h2--------------0h2---------------|
     "I'm not alone..."


Play Riff 2a   "I'm looking back..."


Riff 3a (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------|
B|-----------3-2--------------3-2-----|
G|---------2----------------2-----2---|
D|-------4----------------4---------4-|
A|-----4----------------4-------------|
E|-0h2--------------0h2---------------|
     "...have to do..."


Riff 4                               x3
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-2-4-xxxx-4----2-4-xxxx-7/9-9-9-9\7-|
E|-0-2-xxxx-2----0-2-xxxx-5/7-7-7-7\5-|
   "Heads on the wall..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-7/9-9-9-9\7-7/9-9-9\7-7\--|
E|-5/7-7-7-7\5-5/7-7-7\5-5\--|
  "...heads on the..."


Play Riff 2a   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Distortion)
Guitar 1
e|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
B|-10~--6-8---9~|-10~--6-8-------|-13~--10-12-12b13r12-9~-|
G|--------------|----------9~--9~|------------------------|
D|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
A|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
E---------------|----------------|------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-13~~--10-12---------8~--10~-|
G|--------------9~--9~---------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-6~-------6~-|-----------------|-10~-6-8--8b9r8-6~|
G|-----7-9-----|-7~--7-9--5~--5~-|------------------|
D|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
A|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
E--------------|-----------------|------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|-10~--6-8--------------6~-|
G|-----------5~--5~--7~-----|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 2a   "Did you know..."
Play Riff 3a   "...on in the brain..."
Play Riff 4    "Heads on the wall..."


Riff 5
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-10------------10------------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
      * *  * * *    * *  * * *
   "Last..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-10------------10-9-10-12-10-9-------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0-----------------12-12-|
      * *  * * *  * *  *  *  * *  *  *
   "...night..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-10------------10------------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
      * *  * * *    * *  * * *
         "When I climbed..."

1st ending
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-10------------10--9--|
E|----0-0--0-0-0--8--7--|
      * *  * * *
   "...the cemetary..."

2nd ending
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-10------------10--9--8--7-|
E|----0-0--0-0-0--8--7--6--5-|
      * *  * * *
     "...it was the grave digger..."


Riff 6
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-5------------4------------|
E|---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2-|
     * *  * * *   * *  * * *
   "Jeremiah..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|-3------------2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-|
E|---2-2--2-2-0-----------------|
     * *  * * * * * * * * * * *
   "...worked here..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-5------------4------------|
E|---2-2--2-2-2---2-2--2-2-2-|
     * *  * * *   * *  * * *
   "Already had one..."
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-----------------4-|
A|-3------------2--2-|
E|---2-2--2-2-2-0----|
     * *  * * *
   "...foot in the..."



Play Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm) add this harmony guitar
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-14------------14------------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
      * *  * * *    * *  * * *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-14------------14-12-14-15-14-12-------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0-------------------15-15-|
      * *  * * *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-14------------14------------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
      * *  * * *    * *  * * *

1st ending
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-14-------------------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0-12--11-|
      * *  * * *

2nd ending
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-14--------------------------|
E|----0-0--0-0-0-12--11--10--9-|
      * *  * * *


Solo (Simonsen)
E|-------[rests]--------------------17-|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
                                      x4
E|-20p19p17-20p19p17-20p19p17-20p19p17-|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
                                      x4
E|-22p20p19-22p20p19-22p20p19-22p20p19-|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-20p19\17-19p17\15-17p15-----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------17h19p17-17-17\-12h13p12----12----|
G|--------------------------------------------------14----14-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-12-14--12\11-----11-12-----------|
D|--------------14--------14-12-14~-|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|--------------12-12-11-11-11-9-9-9-|
D|--------9-9-9----------------------|
A|-7-7-7-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

E|-------------------------20b22-{22}-|
B|-13-12-10/--20----------------------|
G|---------------21-20~---------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 6   "Mary, the hooker..."
Play Riff 5   Solo Rhythm  [with harmony guitar]

Solo (La Rocque)
E|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|------10-9tr10-8tr9-7^---------|
A|-7-10---------------a---10-7~--|
E|-------------------------------|

Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|--------9--7~---------------------------|
D|-----------------10-9--10--(10)/-12/17~-|
A|-7--10----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------12-11~----9-8--9--(9)/-11/16~-|
D|-----9--------------------------------|
A|-10-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|


Back to one guitar:
E|-----------17-19-20-17-19-----17--------17-19-20-17-19-----17----|
B|-17-19-20------------------20----19-20------------------20----19-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                              Floyd Rose"warbles"
E|----17-19-20-19~-|-12h15p12--12-17p12--12-12h15p12--12------|--------------|
B|-20--------------|---------15--------15-----------15---15~~-|-17-16--15-14-|
G|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|
D|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|
A|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|
E|-----------------|------------------------------------------|--------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 4    "Heads on the wall..."
Play Riff 2a   "No one comes..."
Play Riff 2a   "I remember..."  


Solo over Riff 2a (Clean)
Guitar 1
e|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
B|-10~--6-8---9~|-10~--6-8-------|-13~--10-12-12b13r12-9~-|
G|--------------|----------9~--9~|------------------------|
D|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
A|--------------|----------------|------------------------|
E---------------|----------------|------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-13~~--10-12---------8~--10~-|
G|--------------9~--9~---------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-6~-------6~-|-----------------|-10~-6-8--8b9r8-6~|
G|-----7-9-----|-7~--7-9--5~--5~-|------------------|
D|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
A|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
E--------------|-----------------|------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|-10~--6-8--------------6~-|
G|-----------5~--5~--7~-----|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

End Solo

Song cuts out half way into repetition of Riff 2a.


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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