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Iced Earth:  The Phantom Opera Ghost

transcribed by: Russ Elton (vicelton@yahoo.com)

FIND EVERY ICED EARTH SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Frozen Palace
                  http://truemetal.org/icedearth/

Date last modified:  01/15/02
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Eb

Intro
 
Guitar 1 (12 string acoustic)                     x2
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------9-----9-10--9-----9--------------------|
Db|--10-12----10----------12----10-12--9-10----10--|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|---7----10--9--7----10--9--7-----7--9--9\-7---7--|
Ab|-----------------------------10------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2 (Acoustic)                     x2
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|-7-9-10-7-10-12-10-9-10-7-9-6-7-7-7-7-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------5-4----2-4--4\2-2-2-2-|
Db|-2-3-5-0-2-2-2-2-------5----------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------3-2-2-2-2--5-4----2-4--4\2--2-|
Db|-2-3-5-----------------5-------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|



Riff 1  (Distortion)       x2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|
Ab|-7-----7--5---8--8--8-7\-|
Eb|-5-555-5--3---6--6--6-5\-|
    * ***
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|
Ab|-10-----10\----8-----8\--|
Eb|--8-888--8\----6-666-6\--|
     * ***        * ***


Riff 2
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-7---9---10---7---10---12---10---9---|
Ab|---0---0----0---0----0----0----0---0-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * * * *  * * * *  * *  * *  * * * *
   "I..."
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-10---7---9---6---7-------7---7---|
Ab|----0---0---0---0---000-0---0---0-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
     * * * * * * * * * *** * * * * *
  "...feel you..."
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-7---9---10---7---10---12---10---9---|
Ab|---0---0----0---0----0----0----0---0-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * * * *  * * * *  * *  * *  * * * *
  "From beyond the walls..."
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-10---7---9---6---7-------7---7\--|
Ab|----0---0---0---0---000-0-a-0-a---|
Eb|----------------------------------|
     * * * * * * * * * *** *   *
  "...speak to me..."

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|------9------------------------------------|
Ab|-7-------7----7---9-10-----9--10--9-7------|
Eb|---------------------------------------5-5-|

Guitar 3
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----12------------------------------------|
Gb|-9-------9----9--11-12----11--12-11-9------|
Db|---------------------------------------7-7-|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|



Riff 3
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------2-------3\2-----2-------|
Eb|-0-000-0-0-0-0-0-1\0-0-0-0-000-0-|
    * *** *   * * *     * *   *** *
  "Christine my love..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-5----------3--3\2-------------|
Eb|-3--3-333-1-1--1\0-0-000-0-0-0-|
       * *** *        * *** * * *
  "Paris now will worship you..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-2-------2-------3\2-----2-------|
Eb|-0-000-0-0-0-0-0-1\0-0-0-0-000-0-|
      *** *   * * *     * *   *** *
  "You will star soon..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-5----------3--3\2-------------|
Eb|-3--3-333-1-1--1\0-0-000-0-0-0-|
       * *** *        * *** * * *
  "How I'd kill to make a show for you..."


Play Riff 2   "Oh my love..."
Play Riff 3   "Soon I'll take you..."


Riff 4
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-7--------------------8--5--5--5/7-|
Eb|-5--5-555-555-555-555-6--3--3--3/5-|
       * *** *** *** ***
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------5-|
Eb|-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-3-|
    * *** *** *** *** *** *** *
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-7--------------------8--5--5--5/7-|
Eb|-5--5-555-555-555-555-6--3--3--3/5-|
       * *** *** *** ***
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-55-|
    * *** *** *** *** *** *** **


Play Riff 2  "Oh Christine..."
Play Riff 3  "Erik, my love..."
Play Riff 2  "Take my hand..."
Play Riff 3  "Caverns, mazes..."


Riff 5
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-7--------------------8--5--5--5/7-|
Eb|-5--5-555-555-555-555-6--3--3--3/5-|
       * *** *** *** ***
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------5-|
Eb|-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-3-|
    * *** *** *** *** *** *** *

Final time
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------7-|
Eb|-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-5-|
    * *** *** *** *** *** ***  


Guitar 2 
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-14-12-14-121214-15-14-12-|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|
     *  *  *  * * *  *  *  * 
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|-----------------12-------|
Db|-14-12-14-121214----14-12-|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|
     *  *  *  * * *  *  *  * 


Riff 6
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-5--------------------------------|
Eb|-3--3-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-|
       * *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------5-|
Eb|-333-333-333-333-333-333-333-3-|
    *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-9-7-9~~--779-9910-10109-997-77-|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|
             *** ** *  * ** *** **
Guitar 3
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-7-5-7~~--557-779-997-775-55-|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|
             *** *** *** *** **

Play Riff 5
Play Riff 6
Play Riff 5
Play Riff 6

Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|------------|
Ab|--7---------|
Eb|--5---------|

Guitar 2
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|--9-7-9~~~~-|
Db|------------|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|

Guitar 3
eb|------------|
Bb|-10-8-10~~~-|
Gb|------------|
Db|------------|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|



Riff 7 (12 String Acoustic)              x4
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|----------8----------------------------|
Gb|-----9-10---10-9-10---9----9-----------|
Db|---7--------------------10---9----7----|
Ab|-0-----------------------------10---10-|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
  "Now I've bathed in fear..."

eb|---------------------------0-|
Bb|--------------------------0--|
Gb|-------------------------5---|
Db|---7---7---5---8---7----7----|
Ab|-0---0---0---0---0---0-------|
Eb|-----------------------------|
  "Breathe deep the darkness..."


Riff 8
Guitar 1 (Acoustic)
eb|-----0--0-0-0-0--0--0-|
Bb|-----1--1-1-0-1--3--1-|
Gb|-----2--2-2-2-2--2--2-|
Db|-----2--2-2-2-2--2--2-|
Ab|-0--------------------|
Eb|----------------------|
       "Oh Christine..."
eb|-----1--1-1-0-1--3--3-|
Bb|-----1--1-1-0-1--1--1-|
Gb|-----2--2-2-2-2--2--2-|
Db|-3--------------------|
Ab|----------------------|
Eb|----------------------|
       "...don't you know..."

Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|-9-7-9~~---9-7-9-7--10~~---5---5---5-7\-|
Db|---------------------------------7------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|-9-7-9~~---9-7-9-7--10~~--12--14--12-10-9~~\-|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|


Riff 9
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-7----------7------7------7\-|
Eb|-5--5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5\-|
       * * * *    * *    * * 
  "So you are..."
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-3----------3------3------3/-|
Eb|-1--1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1/-|
       * * * *    * *    * * 
  "...the Phantom Opera Ghost..."

Guitar 2
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-9-7-9~~---9-7-9-7~---5-4--2---2~-----2-4--2---|
Db|-----------------------------5------5----------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-8-7-8~~---8-7-8-7~---5-3---------------3------|
Gb|---------------------------5-4-5~---4-5----5---|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

Guitar 4 
eb|-12-10-12~~-12-10-12-10~----------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------13-12-10---10~----10-12-10-|
Gb|----------------------------------12-----12---------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|


Riff 10 (Acoustic)
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------9-----------------------|
Ab|-------11-----------12-----9-11-12-11-|
Eb|-9-999----999---999----999------------|
    * ***    ***   ***    ***
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|--------------9----------------------|
Ab|-------11-----------12-----11-10-9-8-|
Eb|-9-999----999---999----999--9--8-7-6-|
    * ***    ***   ***    ***  *  * * * 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------7-----------------|
Ab|-------7-----------7-----7--7\-|
Eb|-5-555---555---555---555-5--5\-|
    * ***   ***   ***   ***
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|-------4-4--------6-----6-6-|
Eb|-2-222-2-2--4-444-4-4-4-4-4-|
    * ***      * ***   * * 


Riff 10a (Distortion)
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------9-----------------------|
Ab|-------11-----------12-----9-11-12-11-|
Eb|-9-999----999---999----999------------|
    * ***    ***   ***    ***
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|--------------9---------------------| no triplet the 
Ab|-------11-----------12--------------| second time
Eb|-9-999----999---999----999--9-9-777-|
    * ***    ***   ***    ***  * * *** 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------7-----------------|
Ab|-------7-----------7-----7--7\-|
Eb|-5-555---555---555---555-5--5\-|
    * ***   ***   ***   ***
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|-------4-4--------6-----6-6-|
Eb|-2-222-2-2--4-444-4-4-4-4-4-|
    * ***      * ***   * * 


Riff 11
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-7--------7--5--3--------3--5--|
Eb|-5--------5--3--1--------1--3--|

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-9~-------9--7--5~-------5--7--|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|


Play Riff 2  "I'm so torn..."
Play Riff 3  "Don't you doubt me..."
Play Riff 2  "Oh dear God..."
Play Riff 3  "No, this can't be..."
Play Riff 5
Play Riff 6
Play Riff 5
Play Riff 6
Play Riff 5
Play Riff 6

Ending:
Guitar 1
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|------------|
Ab|--7---------|
Eb|--5---------|

Guitar 2
eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|--9-7-9~~~~-|
Db|------------|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|

Guitar 3
eb|------------|
Bb|-10-8-10~~~-|
Gb|------------|
Db|------------|
Ab|------------|
Eb|------------|


Repeat intro



Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h   =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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