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Mercyful Fate:  Dead Again

transcribed by: Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                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 22, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (clean)
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|-/10--8h10p8---8----8--/12-10-----|
G|-------------9----9------------7--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|---0--0--------0--0-0----0--0--5--|
E|----------------------------------|
                                       Final time
e|-------------------------------------|----------|
B|--6-5h6p5p0--------------------------|----------|
G|------------5--4h5p4p0-4--2h4p2p0-2--|-2h4p2p0--|
D|-------------------------------------|----------|
A|--5-5-------3------------------------|----------|
E|-----------------------3----------1--|----------|

Guitar 2 (delay)
e|------------------|
B|---15-17----15-17-|
G|-17---------------|
D|---------14-------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|


Riff 2 (Clean)
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------0---------------------4-|
G|---------------2-----------------5---4---|
D|-----2---0---2-------------3---5---4-----|
A|---2---2---0-------2-3---3---3---2-------|
E|-0---3-----------------1-----------------|
   "Why do I keep..."
e|-----------------------------------------0-|
B|---------------------------------------0---|
G|---------0---0-----0---------0---0---0-----|
D|-------2---0-----0---------2---0---2-------|
A|-0-2-3---2-----2-----0-2-3---2-------------|
E|-------------3-----------------------------|
   "It's not for me..."

Guitar fill
e|--12--12-10-8-10---8-7-8---8-7----------|
B|--------------------------------10--8---|
G|--------------------------------------9-|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|


Riff 3 (Clean)
e|-----------------------------------------------0-|
B|---------------------------------3-----0-----0---|
G|---------------2-----0-----0---2-----0-----2-----|
D|---------0---2-----0-----2---0-----2-----3-------|
A|-------2---0-----1-----3-------------------------|
E|-0-2-3-------------------------------------------|
   "I lost myself..."


Riff 4 (Distortion)
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------6-----5---5~-------5-------0--3-|
A|-2--2-----5------------------4-------/7---6~----0--3-|
E|-0--0--/7---6~--0-/4---4-3---------0-----------------|
   "I don't know..."

Play Riff 2   "How much longer..."   
Play Riff 3   "I see the sun..."
Play Riff 4   "I hope I'm on my way..."

Riff 5 
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2p0-----------2-2-2-2-2p0-----------|
A|-2-------------2-1-0---2-------------2-1-0---2-|
E|-0-------------------3-0-------------------3-0-|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2p0-------------7--8----|
A|-------------2-1-0----5--5--6--8-|
E|-------------------3--3--------6-|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---9-9-9-9-9p7------------9-9-9-9-9p7------------|
D|---------------9-8-7------------------9-8-7------|
A|-7------------------10--7------------------10--7-|
E|-0----------------------0----------------------0-|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9p7--------------------|
D|-------------9-8-7\5----7--8----|
A|---------------------5--5--6--8-|
E|---------------------3--------6-|


Riff 6                              x4
e|-----------------------------------|--------|
B|-----------------------------------|--------|
G|-----------------------------------|--------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----7--|
A|-7----------7----------7-5---------|--5--5--|
E|---0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0------7-6-5-0-|--3-----|
     * * * *    * * * *      * * * *  
   "Hold on..."
                                    x4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-7----------7----------7-5---------|
E|---0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0------7-6-5-0-|
     * * * *    * * * *      * * * * 
   "Up then down..."
                                   x2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-4-----------5-----------0--2--3--|
E|-2--2-2-2-2--3--3-3-3-3-----------|
      * * * *     * * * *                   
   "Am I floating..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4-----------5--------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2-2--3--3-3-3-3--5--7--5--|
E|----------------------------------|
      * * * *     * * * *          
   "Hold on..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-4-----------5-----------------------|
A|-2--2-2-2-2--3--3-3-3-3--5~--3--5--6-|
E|-------------------------------------|
      * * * *     * * * * 
   "...am I dead on? "


Play Riff 6  "Through a tunnel..."


Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)                x4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-7----------7----------7-5---------|
E|---0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0------7-6-5-0-|
     * * * *    * * * *      * * * * 
                                    x2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-7----------7----------7p5---------|
D|---------------------------7-6-5-0-|
A|---5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
     * * * *    * * * *            *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-5----------5----------5p3---------|
D|---------------------------5-4-3-0-|
A|---3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
     * * * *    * * * *            *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-7----------7----------7p5---------|
D|---------------------------7-6-5-0-|
A|---5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5--------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
     * * * *    * * * *            *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-4----5--5--4-----------------|
A|-2----3--3--2--------3--3--2--|
E|---------------------1--1--0--|


Riff 8 (Clean with effects)                         
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------0-----------0-----------------|
G|-----0---0-------0-------------------|
D|---2-------2---2-------------0-----3-|
A|-3-----------3-------2-0---1-----3---|
E|-------------------------2-----1-----|
   "But the song..."
e|---------------------------|
B|-------1-----------0-----0-|
G|-----2---2-------0---0---0-|
D|---2-------2---1-------1-1-|
A|-0-----------2-----------2-|
E|---------------------------|
   "...on and on...."

Guitar 2
e|-----10--12----|
B|-13---------12-|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|

The last time, play this:
e|--------------|
B|-------1------|
G|-----2--------|
D|---2----------|
A|-0--------5---|
E|------------7-|

"I have no will..."


Riff 9                          x4
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|----------7--------7-5---------|
E|-6-0-0-0----0-0-0------7-6-5-0-|
     * * *    * * *      * * * * 
   "I'm drifting still..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-5---------5---------5---------5-4-2-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * *   
   "In a room..."
e|---------------------------|
B|--------------------1------|
G|------------------2--------|
D|-----0-----3----2----------|
A|---1-----3----0--------5---|
E|-2-----1-----------------7-|
   * * * * * *  * * * *  
 
Play Riff 9  but play first bar only twice


Riff 10
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------7---------7-5----------8----------7---------|
E|-6-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-----7-6-5-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-|
     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *    * * * *    * * * *
    "Nothingness..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-5----------10----------8---------7-5---------|
E|-----7-6-5-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-----7-6-5-0-|
   * * * * * *     * * * *    * * * * * * * * * *

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------14---------13---------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------7---------7-5---------12---------11---------|
E|-6-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-----7-6-5-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-|
     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *    * * * *    * * * *
    "Nothingness..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------16---------14---------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-5----------14---------12---------7-5---------|
E|-----7-6-5-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-----7-6-5-0-|
   * * * * * *     * * * *    * * * * * * * * * *

Both guitars:
e|-------------------------------8-7---8-7---8-7-...-|
B|-----------------------------7---------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------4----------------------------|
A|----------------------2----------------------------|
E|-7-5-0--5-3-0--3-2-0--2----------------------------|
   * * *  * * *  * * * 
                   "...is anybody there? "


Riff 11 
Guitar 1                             x2
e|--------------------12-15-----------|
B|-------------------------11-14------|
G|------------6------------------9-12-|
D|----------5-----5~------------------|
A|--------4-----4---------------------|
E|-0--2~------------------------------|
  
Guitar 2
e|--------------------12-15-----------|
B|-------------------------11-14------|
G|------------6------------------9-12-|
D|----------5-----5~------------------|
A|--------4-----4---------------------|
E|-0--2~------------------------------|

e|--------------------15-18-----------|
B|-------------------------14-17------|
G|------------6-----------------12-15-|
D|----------5-----5~------------------|
A|--------4-----4---------------------|
E|-0--2~------------------------------|

Both guitars
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--------------3------------|
A|------------5---6--5--3--2-|
E|-5--4~--3-6----------------|


Play Riff 11    "I'm talking to you..."


Riff 11a
Guitar 1                             x2
e|--------------------12-15-----------|
B|-------------------------11-14------|
G|------------6------------------9-12-|
D|----------5-----5~------------------|
A|--------4-----4---------------------|
E|-0--2~------------------------------|
        "...the wall..."
  
Guitar 2
e|--------------------12-15-----------|
B|-------------------------11-14------|
G|------------6------------------9-12-|
D|----------5-----5~------------------|
A|--------4-----4---------------------|
E|-0--2~------------------------------|

e|--------------------15-18-----------|
B|-------------------------14-17------|
G|------------9-----------------12-15-|
D|----------8-----8~------------------|
A|--------7-----7---------------------|
E|-0--2~------------------------------|

Both guitars
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--------------3------------|
A|------------5---6--5--3--2-|
E|-5--4~--3-6----------------|


Riff 11b
e|--------------------12-15-----------|
B|-------------------------11-14------|
G|------------6------------------9-12-|
D|----------5-----5~------------------|
A|--------4-----4---------------------|
E|-0--2~------------------------------|

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

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

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----6-9-----------5-4-----4-3------|
A|-5-8-----5-8-----------2-5----------|
E|-------------7-6~--------------5-4~-|
   "...really losing my mind..."


Riff 12       x4            x4            x4 
e|-20-19-20-17-|-19-17-19-16-|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|-18-17-18-15-|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|
              x4            x4            x4  
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
B|-17-15-17----|-------------|-------------|----------|
G|----------17-|-19-17-19-16-|-17-16-17-14-|-17-16-17-|
D|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|----------|


Riff 13      x4           x4           x4
e|------------|------------|------------|
B|-15---------|-14---------|-12---------|
G|---16-14-16-|---14-13-14-|---13-11-13-|
D|------------|------------|------------|
A|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|
   "I hear an orchestra..."
            x4         x8         x4        x4        x7
e|-----------|----------|----------|---------|---------|
B|-10--------|-9--------|-7--------|-6-------|-5-------|
G|---11-8-11-|--10-7-10-|---8-5-8--|---7-4-7-|---6-3-6-|
D|-----------|----------|----------|---------|---------|
A|-----------|----------|----------|---------|---------|
E|-----------|----------|----------|---------|---------|
   "I meet an orchestra..."

e|------------------------------------0------0-|
B|-5---------------------------------0------0--|
G|---6-4-3-4-6-7-6------------------0------0---|
D|-----------------7-4-------------9------9----|
A|---------------------8-5-4------9------9-----|
E|--------------------------7-6--7------7------|
   "...no don't stop..."


Riff 14
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-5-5-5-|
E|-5-5--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-3-3-3-|
   "Hey stay here..."


Riff 15  (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------4-4-4-|
A|-7-7-xxx-7-7-xxx-7-7-xxx-5-5-5-|
E|-5-5-xxx-5-5-xxx-5-5-xxx-------|
       
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7-7-xxx-7-7-xxx-5-5-xxx-5-5-xxx-|
E|-5-5-xxx-5-5-xxx-3-3-xxx-3-3-xxx-|

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

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


Play Riff 15  Solo Rhythm


Riff 16 (Solo Rhythm)        x2
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-4-xxxx-4-xxxx-4-xxxx-2-2-2-|
E|-2-xxxx-2-xxxx-2-xxxx-0-0-0-|
        
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-6-6-xxx-6-6-xxx-6-6-xxx-------|
A|-4-4-xxx-4-4-xxx-4-4-xxx-7-7-7-|
E|-------------------------5-5-5-|
        
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-9-9-xxx-9-9-xxx-9-9-xxx-7-7-7-|
E|-7-7-xxx-7-7-xxx-7-7-xxx-5-5-5-|

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


Riff 17 (Guitar 2 plays note in () )       x2
e|------------------------------------------|------|
B|------------------------------------------|------|
G|------------------------------------------|------|
D|-2-----------2-----------2-----------4--5-|-(4~)-|
A|-0-----------0-----------0-----------2--3-|--5~--|
E|---2-0-0-2-0---2-0-0-2-0---2-0-0-2-0------|------|
     * * * * *   * * * * *   * * * * * 

Riff 18
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-/8----------7-----------5---------|
E|----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-|
      * * * *     * * * *    * * * * 
  "I'm running..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|------------/6-------------|
A|-/7-5----------5----6------|
E|------7-4~------------7--6-|
   "But I can't keep up..."  


Riff 19
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------3-5-------------3-5-----|
D|------------3-5-5-6---------3-5-5-6-|
A|-5--------------5-6-------------5-6-|
E|-3--3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3---------|
      * * * *         * * * *        
   "Then I realize..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------3-5-----------------------|
D|---------3-5-5-6---------5---------|
A|-------------5-6---------5---------|
E|-3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-|
   * * * *         * * * *   * * * * 
   "...feet are gone..."


Play Riff 18  "This is such..."


Riff 20               x4
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|-3--3-3-3-3--1--2--3-|
   *  * * * *  *  *  *   
   "The orchestra..."

Play riff 18, but guitar 2 plays this for the
second bar:
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-/7-5-------6--9----(6)-6-5-|
E|------7-8~------------------|
   "I can see three more..."  


Play Riff 19   "Seven doors..."

Riff 18a
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-/8----------7-----------5---------|
E|----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-|
      * * * *     * * * *    * * * * 
  "I must choose one..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------/6----------|
A|-/7-5----------5----6---|
E|------7-4~------------7-|
  "...before they're gone..."


Riff 21
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-----10---9~--7-----9-7-6~-|
D|-0-0----0-------7-8--------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|
   * * *    *     * *             
  "But I cannot move..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-------8----------------------|
A|-9-6-7---xx-6-------6-6--6--6-|
E|--------------7~--0-4-4--4--4-|
                    *        
  "oh they are drifting away now..."


Riff 22 (Guitar 2 plays note in () )
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-------------------7-|
A|---6-6--6--6--6----5-|
E|-0-4-4--4--4--4----5-|
   *                              
   "...the number six six..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------(8~~)-|
A|---6-6--6--6------6-6--6--6--6--8----7~~--|
E|-0-4-4--4--4----0-4-4--4--4--4--6---------|
   *              *                            
    "...the number six six six..."


Miscellaneous sounds and noises...then:

"The song goes on..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------6-----5---|
A|-2--2-----5-------------------4-|
E|-0--0--/7---6~---0-/4---4-3-----|


Riff 4a                             Last time
e|----------------------------------|-----|
B|----------------------------------|-----|
G|----------------------------------|-----|
D|------------------------6-----5---|-----|
A|-/7~--2-----5-------------------4-|--7--|
E|------0--/7---6~---0-/4---4-3-----|--5--|
  "Dead again..."



Riff 1a (clean)                                                            
e|----------------------------------|
B|-/10--8h10p8---8----8--/12-10-----|
G|-------------9----9------------7--|
D|----------------------------------|
A|---0--0--------0--0-0----0--0--5--|
E|----------------------------------|
   "I'm beginning to miss you again..."
                                       Final time
e|-------------------------------------|--------------------|
B|--6-5h6p5p0--------------------------|--------------------|
G|------------5--4h5p4p0-4--2h4p2p0-2--|-2h4p2p0-4-3--4-3-2-|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------|
A|--5-5-------3------------------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------------3----------1--|--------------------|
    "why can't I just..."


Ending:
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6-----5---------------------------6-----5---|
A|-------------4--/7~--2-----5-------------------4-|
E|--/4---4-3-----------0--/7---6~---0-/4---4-3-----|
                           "Dead again!"
                                            
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|------------------------6-----5---|
A|-/7~--2-----5-------------------4-|
E|------0--/7---6~---0-/4---4-3-----|
   "I know cause I've been..."

Guitar 1              x8        
e|---------------6-----|
B|---------------9b11~-|
G|---------------------|
D|--7/9-x--9-7/9-------|
A|--5/7-x--7-5/7-------|
E|---------------------|
   "...this time..."
   
Guitar 2              x4                      x4          
e|---------------6-----|----------------10-----|
B|---------------9b11~-|----------------13b15~-|
G|---------------------|-----------------------|
D|--7/9-x--9-7/9-------|--7/9-x--9-7/9---------|
A|--5/7-x--7-5/7-------|--5/7-x--7-5/7---------|
E|---------------------|-----------------------|
                          "I'm dead again!"

Song fades out with this
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------6-----5---|
A|--/7~--2-----5-------------------4-|
E|-------0--/7---6~---0-/4---4-3-----|


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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