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Mercyful Fate: Castillo Del Mortes

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
     edited by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
              
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 25, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------7-6----7-6--|
A|-5-7----5-7----5-4----5-4--|
E|-3-5----3-5----------------|
   "Sowewhere in ancient Spain..."


Acoustic solo over riff 1
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|-\8-10----------------------------------------|
G|-------9----9-10-9h10p9-7----9-7--------------|
D|--------------------------10-----10-9-7-------|
A|----------------------------------------10--7-|
E|----------------------------------------------|

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

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-10--10h12p10-9-7-----10-9-7-------------------|
D|--------------------10---------10-9-7------------|
A|--------------------------------------10--8-10-7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|---7-----------------------------------|
B|-9---10-9-7-9-------9-10-7-9---7---5---|
G|-7---------------------------9---8---6-|
D|-7-------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

End solo



Riff 2           x4
e|----------------|--------------|
B|----------------|--------------|
G|----------------|--------------|
D|----------------|--4-5---------|
A|--2-1----2-1----|--2-3----5-7--|
E|------0------0--|---------3-5--|
  "...House Of The Dead..."



Riff 3                               x2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|---------------5------------------5-|
D|--5-4----5-4-----5-4----5-4---------|
A|------3------3-------3------5-4-3---|
E|------------------------------------|
  "A fool was playing with magic..."



Riff 4                              x2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------6------------------6-|
A|-6-5----6-5-----6-5----6-5---------|
E|-----4------4-------4------6-5-4---|
  "He opened the unholy gates..."



Riff 2a (Solo Rhythm)               x4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------2------------------2-|
A|-2-1----2-1-----2-1----2-1---------|
E|-----0------0-------0------2-1-0---|


Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)                 x2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|---------------4------------------4-|
D|--4-3----4-3-----4-3----4-3---------|
A|------2------2-------2------4-3-2---|
E|------------------------------------|


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)                 x2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|---------------3------------------3-|
D|--3-2----3-2-----3-2----3-2---------|
A|------1------1-------1------3-2-1---|
E|------------------------------------|



Riff 7                           x2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-------7-------7------------8-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----5-8---|
E|-----------------------6--------|
     * * *   * * *   * * 
  "Six hundred people..."        x2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-9-------7-------9------------8-|
A|-7-------5-------7--------5-8---|
E|---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-6--------|
     * * *   * * *   * * 
  "Screaming for mercy..."



Riff 8
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7-6-----6-5-----5-4---------------|
A|-5-4-----4-3-----3-2-----2-1-------|
E|-----000-----000-----000-----3-2-0-|
       ***     ***     ***
  "Hear the battle cries..."

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



Riff 8a
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7-6-----6-5-----5-4---------------|
A|-5-4-----4-3-----3-2-----2-1-------|
E|-----000-----000-----000-----3-2-0-|
       ***     ***     ***
  "Seven cohorts of angels..."


Riff 9
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-----------4-4-----------5-5-----5----4----5-5-5-5-|
A|-0-0-000000000-2-2-222222222-3-3-333---33---33-3-3-3-3-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
       *********     *********     ***   **   **
   "The 'House Of The Dead'..."


Riff 8b
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7-6-----6-5-----5-4---------------|
A|-5-4-----4-3-----3-2-----2-1-------|
E|-----000-----000-----000-----3-2-0-|
       ***     ***     ***
   "Nine units of demons..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-7----------------4--------3-------|
E|-----------------------------------|


Play Riff 9   "The 'House Of The Dead'..."  


Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------2-5-4-|
E|-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-------|
       * * * * * * * * *     * * * *
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-5-5-------5-5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------|
       * * *


Riff 11 
Guitar 1                                    x4
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7-7-7--7-7--|
D|--7-6----------7-6-------7-6---7-7-7--7-7--|
A|------7---7-9------7---9-----7-------------|
E|--------7------------7---------------------|
  "Six hundred people were watching in horror..."

Guitar 2                                    x3
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7-7-7--7-7--|
D|--7-6----------7-6-------7-6---7-7-7--7-7--|
A|------7---7-9------7---9-----7-------------|
E|--------7------------7---------------------|

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


Riff 12
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5-5-5--5-5-|
A|------2------------2-------3-3-3--3-3-|
E|--2-5---3-5-0--2-5---3-5-0------------|
  "The burning sky..."

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



Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-7--5------------|
A|-------8---5-7-4-|
E|-----------------|

Guitar 2
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-8--7--5---------|
E|-----------7-8-5-|


Play Riff 1   "Somewhere in ancient Spain..."


Solo over riff 1
e|----8----7------8-7h8p7----7----7-8-10--7h8p7--9h11p9-|
B|-10---10-----10---------10---8------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

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

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------9-------|
G|-9-10-7-9-5-7-4-5-3-2---------------6-8---8-6---|
D|----------------------------------6-----------6-|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 7a                          x2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-------7-------7------------8-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----5-8---|
E|-----------------------6--------|
     * * *   * * *   * *
   "Oh was slain..."             x6
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-------7-------7------------8-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----5-8---|
E|-----------------------6--------|
     * * *   * * *   * *         x4
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-9-------7-------9------------8-|
A|-7-------5-------7--------5-8---|
E|---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-6--------|
     * * *   * * *   * * 


Solo
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-7------------------------------------|
A|-----7-8-5--4--2-----5\7--5--7--5-7-4-|
E|-----------------3--------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------9-8/6h8\9---10-9-7-9-10-|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-7-6/4h6\7----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|-8------------------13-12-11-12-|
G|---10-9-7-9---13-12-------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 8a  "Nine units of demons..."
Play Riff 9   "The 'House Of The Dead'..."
Play Riff 8b  "600 people..."
Play Riff 9   "From the Ancient Ones..."


Riff 11a (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1                                    x2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7-7-7--7-7--|
D|--7-6----------7-6-------7-6---7-7-7--7-7--|
A|------7---7-9------7---9-----7-------------|
E|--------7------------7---------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7-7-7--7-7--|
D|--7-6----------7-6-------7-6---7-7-7--7-7--|
A|------7---7-9------7---9-----7-------------|
E|--------7------------7---------------------|

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



Riff 12a (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5-5-5--5-5-|
A|------2------------2-------3-3-3--3-3-|
E|--2-5---3-5-0--2-5---3-5-0------------|

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

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


Ending (Clean)
e|-------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
B|-----3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3---|
G|---2-------2---2-------2---0-------0---0-------0-|
D|-3-----------3-----------2-----------2-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   "There is no need..."
e|-----------------------0--|
B|-------------0--------0---|
G|-----3-----0---------0----|
D|---3-----1----------2-----|
A|-1-----2-----------2------|
E|------------------0-------|
   "...upon the 600 from BAECULA."



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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