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Mercyful Fate: Is That You, Melissa

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 
FIND EVERY MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://republika.pl/tlange/

Date last modified:  31-10-01

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

Tuning: Standard

Intro (harpsichord arranged for guitar)
e|--------0-1-0-1-0---------------------|
B|--3---3-----------3--1---1-3-1--1-----|
G|--2-2----------------0--0----------4--|
D|--0------------------2-------------4--|
A|---------------------3-------------2--|
E|--------------------------------------|

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


Riff 1  (harpsichord keeps playing, then these guitars come in)
Guitar 1
e|-----13--------------------------10--|
B|---15--------------------------12----|
G|-14--------14--12--14-12----11-------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
       
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-10----10-11-13-11-10----10----10-11-13-11-10-----|
G|----12----------------12----12----------------12--|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-7---7-9-10~~----7------7----------------------|
D|---7----------------10----10~----9---9-11-12~~-|
A|-----------------------------------9-----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-7---7-9-10-9-7---7---7-9-10-9-7---|
D|---7------------7---7------------7-|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-6---6--8-10~~----------------------------------|
G|---7--------------10--9--10-9~~----7---7-9-11~~-|
D|-------------------------------------9----------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------10----------------------10----------|
G|-10----10-12----12-10----10----10-12----12-10----|
D|----12----------------12----12----------------12-|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|



Riff 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|---7---------------------------|
D|---7---------------------------|
A|---5-------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------------------|
             * * * * * * * * * * 
  "You're in my dreams, you're with me every day"

Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-7-------------------7\5--------------------|
D|-7-------------------7\5--------------------|
A|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5\3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|--------------------------------------------|
      * * * * * * * *       * * * * * * * * * 
   "Ohhhhhh Melissa......"
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-4-------------------/7---7-|
D|-4-------------------/7---7-|
A|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--/5---5-|
E|----------------------------|
      * * * * * * * * 

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

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


Play Riff 1    "Ohhh Melissa......."
Play Riff 2    "You're with me everyday...."
Play Riff 3    "Ohhhhhh Melissa......"

Lead into the next section:
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|-7--9-10-12--7-|
A|-5--7--8-10--5-|
E|---------------|
  "Oh the love we had"

Riff 4
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------12-12--9-|
A|------------------------------------------------10-10--7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0----------|
   * * * * *   * * * * *    * * * * *   * * * * * 

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------12-12-|
A|------------------------------------------------10-10-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-------|
   * * * * *   * * * * *    * * * * *   * * * * * 

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

Solo (whammy bar dives denoted by " \/ " )
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-4---------------------------(4)--10--10~~~~~p7~~~~-|
G|-4-[whammy dive and release]-(4)----\/--------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-8--8------------------------8----8----------14--(14)p13-|
B|--\/---------7--7/10--10--10---10---10-7h10----\/--------|
G|--------------\/----\/-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-13--(13)p9-13p9~~~~----------|
B|---------------[bar vibrato]--|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 6
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---9---------7---------9---------7---|
A|-7---10-9------10-9--7---10-9------9-|
E|----------10------------------10-----|
  Oh, Melissa you got to tell me why ..."


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

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----12-----12-----------------------|
A|-----10-----10--------------5--------|
E|-0-0----0-0----0-0-0--3-5-6---6-5-3--|
   * *    * *    * * *  * * * * * * *  

Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
                 x2               x2
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|-----4--3--2----|-----6--5--4----|
E|-0-2---------5--|-2-4---------7--|


Solo
e|------------------------------(10)----------------------------|
B|-13^~~~--13^r-13--13-12-12-10------10h12-12-12-12-13-13-13p12-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12^--12--12-12--12~~\------------------------------------|
G|------------------[bar dive]---12-14p12p11-12p11-12p11----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------14-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12p11----------11-(0)----------11-12-14-12p11-12p11----|
D|-------14-12-14--------14p12-14----------------------14-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11---------------------------------------------------------|
D|----14p12-14p12h14p12-------12h14p12------------------------|
A|----------------------14-15----------15-14-12-14-12-------0-|
E|----------------------------------------------------15-14---|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|----------12-14p12----------------------10------|
E|-14-14-15----------15-12-14-12-10-10-12----12~~-|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------14-------|
G|------------------------------14----17~~~-|
D|------------------14-------16-------------|
A|---------------16----16-17----------------|
E|--14~~---14-17----------------------------|

e|-------------------------16-17-19-17-16-17-16----16----------|
B|----------------------------------------------19----19^r~~~\-|
G|-17-18~-18~-18~-18~-18~--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------5--------------------------------------------------|
B|------------5-4~~~---4-4--9t4p3h4--7t4p3h4--6t4p3h4--7t4p3h4-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----6--------------------------------------------------------|
A|------6------------------------------------------------------|
E|-4-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|-9t4p3h4--7t4p3h4-7~~-|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

End Solo


Riff 8a
Guitar 1         x2               x1      
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|-----4--3--2----|-----6--5--4----|-----4--3--2----|
E|-0-2---------5--|-2-4---------7--|-0-2---------5--|

Guitar 2         x2               x1      
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|-----6--5--4----|-----4--3--2----|
A|----------------|-2-4---------7--|-0-2---------5--|
E|-0-2-[let ring]-|----------------|----------------|
   "This is against the rules.."

Play Riff 6   "Oh, Melissa......"

Lead into next section:
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|-9----9---9--7-|
A|-7----7---7--5-|
E|---------------|

Play Riff 1    "Ohhh Melissa......."
Play Riff 2    "You're with me everyday...."
Play Riff 3    "Ohhhhhh Melissa......"

Lead into solo:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-7--9-10-12--7--9-10-12-|
A|-5--7--8-10--5--7--8-10-|
E|------------------------|
"One last time....."

Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-15^r-13p12-13~~--12h13p12----------12-13-12h13p12---------------|
B|---------------------------15-13-15----------------15-13---------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------14------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------14~\-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-14--14-14h15p14-12-11-12-12~~-12~~-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------12-------12-14-------|
D|-12----11-12-14-11-12-14-15-12-14-15----14-15-------15-14-|
A|----12----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------17-----|
B|----------------------------15----15-17^r~~\--15\-----19^-|
G|-14-15----14-15-17-14-15-17----17-------------------------|
D|-------17-------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------17-18-20-18h20p18-17-------17-|
B|-17--18-1718p17-------17-18-20----------------------20-18----|
G|----------------19^------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-20-18-17----17-18-17----17----------------------------|
G|----------19----------19----19~~\------------6-7-7p6---|
D|-------------------------------------/9-9~~----------9-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

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

End Solo


Ending
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-7--9-10-12--7\-|
A|-5--7--8-10--5\-|
E|----------------|

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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