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Mercyful Fate :  A Gruesome Time

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited 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:  October 28, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Solo Rhythm)
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-----7--7h8p7-5h7p5---|
E|-0------------------0-|

Riff 2 (Solo Rhythm)
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|----7--7h8p7-5h7p5-3h5p3-2h3p2-0-------|
E|-0-------------------------------3-2-0-|


Solo
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-12--12^--12~~~--12^--12--12~--------12-12-14-14-|
D|-------------------------------14~~--------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14^-(14)p12-14p12-14^-(14)p12-14p12-14^-(14)p12-14p12-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-------------15^~~~----(15)\-|
G|-14^-(14)p12-----------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 3
Guitar 1
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----3-0-0-5--3--0-|
E|--------------------------------|
  "Everything is so strange in here..."
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-0-0-5-7-5tr7-|
E|--------------------------------------|
                 * * * *
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-0-0-5--3--0-|
E|-------------------------------------|
                 * * * * 
  "And as I look into your eyes..."
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------5--------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------5--------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------3-0-0-5-7-5tr7-|
E|---------------5-3-2-1----------------|
                 * * * * 
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-------------|
E|----------------------------5--3--2--1-|
                   * * * *       *  *  *
 "I am deep inside..."

Guitar 2
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----3-0-0-5--3--0-|
E|--------------------------------|
  "Everything is so strange in here..."
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3--------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
                 * * * *
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-----7--5----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-0-0-5--3--0-|
E|-------------------------------------|
                 * * * * 
  "And as I look into your eyes..."
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------5----------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------5----------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-5-4-3----------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
                 * * * 
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5--2--5--4--3-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3--0----------|
E|---------------------------------------|
                   * * * *
 "I am deep inside..."





Riff 4 (acoustic)
Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--0---------------0---------------|
D|----4--------3------4--------3----|
A|------2----2-3--------2----2-3----|
E|--------0----1----------0----1----|
   "Deep inside your head..."

Guitar 2 (distortion, quietly)
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------------------0---------------|
D|--2~~---------------4-------------|
A|----------------------2----2-3~~--|
E|------------------------0---------|
  

Lead into next section:
E|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-3--5--|
E|-1--3--|


Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm


Solo
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-22^r--22^~~----22^--(22)p20-------------------|
G|-----------------------------21~~--19h20p19----|
D|--------------------------------------------21-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------19-20-19----19-------19-20^--20^--(20)^------|
G|-19-19-21----------21----19-21---------------------21\-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3  "All your secrets..."
Play Riff 4  "Deep inside..."

Lead into next section:
E|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-3--5--|
E|-1--3--|


Riff 2a
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|----7--7h8p7-5h7p5-3h5p3-2h3p2-0h2p0---------|
E|-0-----------------------------------3h5p3-0-|

 
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)             x4
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----5-----7--5----|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----3-0-0-5--3--0-|
E|--------------------------------|
                     
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--8-7--7-7-7-7-7--8-7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--6-5--5-5-5-5-5--6-5-|
E|------------------------------------|
   * * * * * * *       * * * * *                        
E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7--8-7--7-7-7-7-5-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5--6-5--5-5-5-5-3-|
E|---------------------------|
   * * * * *       * * * * 
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------5-----------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------5-----------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------3-----------|
E|-----------------------------5--3-2-1-|
                                  * * *

Solo
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7--8--10-8-7-8-7-------7-8p7--------------------------|
G|-x------------------9-8h9-------9-8h9p8---------8h9p8----|
D|----------------------------------------10-9h10-------10-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------5p4-|
G|--------------------------------------------------5-----|
D|-9-10p9p7----7-9-10-9-7--------------7--7--7--4-7-------|
A|----------10------------10-9p7p6h7h9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------4-5-7-8p7---7-----------------------7h8p7h8p7---|
G|-5p4-5p4h5-----------9---9p8-9p8---------8---------------9-|
D|---------------------------------10p8h10---10--------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------17/19-|
B|-7h8p7/-13p12h13p12-13-15/17--17--17\--------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-19tm----19tm--17-19tm----19tm----17-19tm----20-19-17-19tm-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19tm---20-19-17-19tm---20-19-17-19-17-15-14-15-17-14-15tm-|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-12-14-12------12tm------12tm-14-12----------------------|
B|-------------15tm------15tm------------15-13-12h13p12-10----|
G|---------------------------------------------------------11-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----10-8--------------------13--13--13/15--15--13---------------|
G|-12------10-8-9-7-----------------------------------------------|
D|------------------10p9~~----10--10--10/12--12--10------9-10-----|
A|---------------------------------------------------12-------9~~-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

[guitar 2 plays top notes]
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------11--12~----12-12-12-(12)-|
D|--------------------8--7/12--10/--12--10~----10-10-10-(10)-|
A|-10---9-10-6--9-10-10--9/13--12/---------------------------|
E|-----10-11-8-10-11-----------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-------12-12p11---------------------|
D|-12-13----------12-10-12~~----(12)\-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-19p15--15h19p15---------------------------------------------|
B|------17--------19p17p15--17p15p13-17p13-17p13--------13-----|
G|------------------------19--------------------16p14p12--(12)-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|--0-[dive bomb with whammy]--|

End Solo


Riff 1a
Guitar 1               x4
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-----7--7h8p7-5h7p5---|
E|-0------------------0-|

Guitar 2
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-----7--7h8p7-5h7p5---|
E|-0------------------0-|

E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-----6--6h7p6-4h6p4---|
A|----------------------|
E|-0------------------0-|

E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----9--9h10p9-7h9p7---|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0-------------------0-|

E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----9--9h10p9-7h9p7---|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-0-------------------0-|


Play Riff 1   "I'm the dreams..."


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

E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------0------------------------------------|
D|--------5---------------------------7--4----------------|
A|-2------3----3-2-3----2-0---4----5--5--2----5-3-2-3-2---|
E|-0----0-------------------3-2----3--------------------5-|


Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm


Solo over the above riffs
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------8^-----|
G|------------------------------7-9----9~\-|
D|-4--(4)h5-4h5p4-------4-5-7/9------------|
A|----------------7~~----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|-----------12-13-12h13p12-------------|
G|-----12-14----------------14-12-11~~--|
D|-/14----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------19-20-----|
G|-11-12-14-12-11--11-12-11-------------------20-21-------21~-|
D|---------------14---------14-13~~--13/21-21-----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------19-20-22-20-19-------19-------|
B|----19-20-22^r^r^~~--22^-----------------22-20----22-20-|
G|-21-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-19--20-19--------19-20-22-22^r^r-20-19~--22-19-20-19---------|
G|---21-----21-20-22------------------------------------21-20~\-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----16-17-16-------------------------------|
D|-/19----------17-16-17~~--(17)\(10)-0-------|
A|---------------------------------------5h7~-|
E|---------------------------------------a----|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-4h5p4---4-----4-5-7-5p4---4h5p4---4-----4-5h7-9p0h0-|
A|-------7---5h7-----------7-------7---5-7-------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------12--12h13p12--12---|
G|-11h12p11----11----------11-12-14-------------14--14-|
D|----------14----12-14~-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------12--------12--------|
B|---------------------------------x----15p12-----15p12---|
G|-12p11-12p11-12-11-11------------x---------14--------14-|
D|----------------------12-13~\--/-x----------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12--------12--------12-------------12------------12-----------|
B|---15p12-----15p12------12-15p12-------12-15p12-----12-15p12---|
G|--------14--------14------------14-------------14-----------14-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12-----------------14----------------------------------|
B|----12-----------------19-19h20p19----19-------19-20-22-|
G|------14^~~--(14)\-----------------21----20h21----------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19h20p19--19----------------------------------------------|
B|---------22---22p20p19----19h20p19----19-------20h22p20-19-|
G|-----------------------21----------21----20h21-------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|----19h20p19--19---------------------------------|
G|-21---------21--21p19-21p19--19-18---------------|
D|---------------------------21-----19-17-16-16~~~-|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------12-13-|
G|-11--11-12-14-12-11--11-12-11--11-----11-12-14------|
D|-------------------14--------14--13-14--------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12h13p12-------------------------12-13-12h13p12--12----|
G|---------14-12-11~~--12p11------14--------------14--14^-|
D|--------------------------14~~--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12--------------------------------------------------|
B|-13-----15-12--12---------------------------------------|
G|-------------14----14^-14-12-14-14^--14^r-12------------|
D|--------------------------------------------14~~----14\-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3  "I wanna see you in..."
Play Riff 4  "Deep inside..."


Riff 7
E|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----5---5--7---5---7-8---------|
A|-----5---5--7---5---7-8---------|
E|-0-0---0------0---0-----0-6-5-3-|
   * *   *      *   *     * * * * 
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7--8-|
D|-----5---5--7---5---7-8--7--8-|
A|-----5---5--7---5---7-8-------|
E|-0-0---0------0---0-----------|
   * *   *      *   *
 

Ending:
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------8----8-10----8----10-11-----------|
A|------8-xx-8-10-xx-8-xx-10-11-----------|
E|-6666---xx------xx---xx--------66666666-|
   ****                          ********
  "I've come to give you a gruesome time..."



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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