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Mercyful Fate:  Last Rites

transcribed 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 23, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1                                     x4
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|--7/8----4/5----7/8----4/5----7/8--4/5----|
A|--7/8----4/5----7/8----4/5----7/8--4/5----|
E|------------------------------------------|

Riff 2                  x8
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-7/8------2/3------4-5-|
A|-7/8------2/3------4-5-|
E|-----0000-----0000-----|
       ****     **** 


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|--------5--3-|
A|--3--4--3--1-|
E|--1--2-------|

Guitar 2       Guitar 3
e|-------------|--------------|
B|-------------|--------13-11-|
G|--------5--3-|--10-11-------|
D|--3--4-------|--------------|
A|-------------|--------------|
E|-------------|--------------|

 

Riff 4  (x2)                          
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--7/8------4/5------7/8------4/5------7/8----4/5----|
D|--7/8------4/5------7/8------4/5------7/8----4/5----|
A|------0000-----0000-----0000-----0000-----00-----00-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
        ****     ****     ****     ****     **     ** 
  "I'm surrounded by darkness..."
  "I'm dying in my bed..."



Riff 3a
Guitar 1
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-------------5--3-|
A|--3----3--4--3--1-|
E|--1----1--2-------|
   "I don't know if..."

Guitar 2            Guitar 3
e|------------------|--------------------|
B|------------------|--------------13-11-|
G|-------------5--3-|--10~~~-10-11-------|
D|--3~~~-3--4-------|--------------------|
A|------------------|--------------------|
E|------------------|--------------------|



Play Riff 4   "...I'm going to survive..."
Play Riff 3a  "I open up my eyes..."
Play Riff 4   "...but it's so hard to see..."


Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-------7--4------3-----|
A|--5----5--2----5-1-3---|
E|--3------------3---1-0-|
                     * *
   "My last rites..."

Guitar 2        Guitar 2
e|----------------|------------------|
B|----------------|--8~---/15\--12~--|
G|-------/7\--4~--|------------------|
D|--5~------------|------------------|
A|----------------|------------------|
E|----------------|------------------|



Riff 6
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|--7-------7-----7--7-------3------|
A|--5-------5-----5--5-----5-1-3----|
E|----0-0-0---0-0------0-0-3---1-0--|
      * * *   * *      * *     * *
  "I don't believe in heaven..."


Riff 6a
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|--6--------------------|
A|--4--------5--------3--|
E|-----------3--------1--|

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|--------------9--12^^r--12-12~-|
D|-11~--11-11~-------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

Guitar 3
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|--------------9--12^^r--12-12~-|
A|-11~--11-11~-------------------|
E|-------------------------------|



Play Riff 2, with this at the end:
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--7/8---------|
A|--7/8------2--|
E|------0000-0--|
        **** 

Play Riff 4   "In a flick of a second..."
              "I think I saw a priest..."
Play Riff 3a  "Listening to my breathing..."
Play Riff 4   "...getting weaker all the time.."
Play Riff 3a  "He's mumbling words that..."
Play Riff 4   "I do not understand..."
Play Riff 5   "My last rites..."
Play Riff 6   "I don't believe in heaven..."


Bridge:

Riff 7                     x2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-9---9---9---9---10-------|
A|---8---8---8---8----9-----|
E|----------------------6-7-|


Riff 8                              x4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-11----11----11----11----12--------|
A|----10----10----10----10----11-----|
E|-------------------------------8-9-|


Riff 9                    x4
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|---4-3---3---3---4-3-----|
E|-2-----0---0---0-----2-3-|
         *   *   *
  "Feeling colder..."


Play Riff 8   "Oh no, I don't need..."
Play Riff 9   "I won't listen..."
Play Riff 8 (x2) "I wish you'd come a little closer"
  
Lead in to the solo rhythm:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-10---10---10---10---11--------|
A|----9----9----9----9----10-----|
E|---------------------------7-8-|
   "So I can reach your..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-9---9---9---9---10---------|
A|---8---8---8---8----9-----8-|
E|----------------------6-7-6-|
   "...cross and end..."


Solo Rhythm           x4
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|-000000000000-3h4-3~-|
   ************            x2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-5-------------7----------|
A|-3-00000000000-5-00000000-|
E|--------------------------|
     ***********   ******** 
                             x2
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|--------------------------5-|
E|-222222222222222222222222-3-|
   ************************
                           x2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-5-------------7----------|
A|-3-00000000000-5-00000000-|
E|--------------------------|
     ***********   ******** 
                               x2
e|------------------------------|-----------|
B|------------------------------|-----------|
G|------------------------------|-----------|
D|-------7----4---------7----4--|----3------|
A|--5----5----2----3----5----2--|--5-1-3----|
E|--3--------------1------------|--3---1-0--|
                                   * * * *

Play Riff 6   "I don't believe in heaven..."

Song fades out with this riff.

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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