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King Diamond:  Abigail

transcribed by:  Justin          :  pige.geo@yahoo.com 
(http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/6066/index.html)

     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.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:  23-09-01

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1                                                              
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-------6-7-6---------------------6-7-6------------|
A|---7-8-------8-7--5--7--8----7-8-------8-7--5--7~-|
E|-0-------------------------0----------------------|
     * * * * * * *  *  *  *    * * * * * * *  * 
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------6-7-6-------------------------------|
A|---7-8-------8-7--5--7--8-------8--7--5----|
E|-0-------------------------5--8----------8-|
     * * * * * * *  *  *  *

 
Lead into next section:
e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|------5----|
D|-3----5----|
A|-3---------|
E|-----------|


Riff 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----9/10-9----9/10-9---------9-|
A|-----7/-8-7----7/-8-7-6-7-6---7-|
E|-0-0---------0--------------8-0-|
   * *         *
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----9/10-9----10/12--12\10-12\10-|
A|-----7/-8-7-----8/10--10\-8-10\-8-|
E|-0-0---------0--------------------|
   * *         *

Lead over the above riff (just the first time)
e|--------------|
B|--8-----------|
G|--7-----------|
D|--------------|
A|--------5--7--|
E|--------------|


Play Riff 2   " 'Abigail, I know you're in control...' "

Riff 2a
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----9/10-9----9/10-9---------9-|
A|-----7/-8-7----7/-8-7-6-7-6---7-|
E|-0-0---------0--------------8-0-|
   * *         *
   " 'Miriam...' "
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-------------------0-------0-|
D|-----9/10-9------4-------4---|
A|-----7/-8-7--/5-------3------|
E|-0-0-------------------------|
   * *
   " '...can you hear me ?' "


Riff 3
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-5-4-5-4-----------------|
A|-2--2-2-3-2-3-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-44-|
E|--------------------------------|
      * * * * *    * * * * * * **
   " 'I am alive...' "
e|-----------------------|
B|-8--8------------------|
G|-8--8------------------|
D|-6--6----9--6------6-5-|
A|-4--4----7--4----0-4-3-|
E|-----------------------|
                   * * * 
  " '...inside your wife...' "
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-5-4-5-4-----------------|
A|-2--2-2-3-2-3-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-44-|
E|--------------------------------|
      * * * * *    * * * * * * **
  " 'Miriam's dead...' "
e|-------------------------|
B|-8--8--------------------|
G|-8--8--------------------|
D|-6--6----9--6------6-7-8-|
A|-4--4----7--4----0-4-5-6-|
E|-------------------------|
                   *  
  " '...I am her head...' "


Play Riff 2    Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2a   Solo Rhythm


Solo (first bar is two guitars in harmony)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11--11h12--11h12p11-----------------9-10--9-10-9---9------|
G|-11--11h12--11h12p11-12~--0--0--9h10-------------10---10-9-|
D|---------------------14~-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-10p9-7-9-5h7-4h5---4---------------------------|
D|------------------7---7-6-----------------5-----|
A|---------------------------14\8---0----5-----5--|
E|------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------5-7-9--------|
D|--------------------------------------------0-12-|
A|--5h7--8\7--5h7--5\3--5--3\2-3-5/7---------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|------------14^p12h14---12h14p12-----12-|
B|-12/14/16------------------------15-----|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-13-12-13-12----12---------------------------------12-13-15-|
G|----------------14----12h14-11h12----11-------11-12h14---------|
D|----------------------------------14----12-14------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------15---17^^p15-17---15h17p15p14--15-17--15\14-|
B|-(15)--0-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
                             
e|-----14--15p14-----14-----|
B|--17-----------17-----17~-|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

End Solo
  
Play Riff 3   " 'I am alive...' "
Play Riff 2   " 'Abigail, don't you think... '"
Play Riff 2a  " 'I'll get a priest...' "

Riff 4
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|--------------4-----4------4-----------|
A|-2-----------------------------5-4-2---|
E|---5-4-3--2-2---2-2------2---2-------5-|
   * * * *  * *   * *      *   * 
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-----4-----4----5-|
A|----------------3-|
E|-2-2---2-2------3-|
   * *   * * 
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----4-----4------4-----------|
A|----------------------5-4-2---|
E|-2-2---2-2------2---2-------5-|
   * *   * *      *   * * * * *
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-----4-----4-------2-|
A|----------------5--0-|
E|-2-2---2-2------3----|
   * *   * * 


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


Solo (Two guitars playing in unison)  
e|-16^-----16----14----------------12--14-------------|
B|-17^-----17----15--15~--------15-14--15--14~--------|
G|-------------------16~--------16---------14~--12-11-|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-11h12p11-9-11----9-------------|
D|---------------12---11-12-9-0-0-|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

(Two guitars playing in unison)
e|-16^-----16----14----------------12--14-------------|
B|-17^-----17----15--15~--------15-14--15--14~--------|
G|-------------------16~--------16---------14~--12-11-|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-11h12p11-9-11-7h9-6-7----|
D|-----------------------9\-|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

End solo


Riff 6
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------4-----------2----------4----------------------------|
D|-------4-----------2----------4----------------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-----0-0-0-0----2-2-2-2----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
   * * *       * * *      * * *      * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   " 'Oh Jonathon...' "
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-------4----------2-------------------|
D|-------4----------2----5----7-------2-|
A|-2-2-2-2----0-0-0-0----3----5----5--0-|
E|---------------------------------3----|            
   * * *      * * *     
  " '...our time is out...' "


Play Riff 5 for solo rhythm, but use this for last bar:
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------2~--------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-2-3-5-0-0-0-----0-0-0-2-3-5--5--4--|
E|------------------------------------3--2--|
   * * *       * * *     * * * 


Solo 
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------7h8p7-|
G|--------------------------7h9~--------|
D|-----------------7-7-9~~--------------|
A|-7p5-------5-7-9----------------------|
E|-----7~~------------------------------|

e|------------------------------19------------------------------------|
B|---7--------10-----------20-22----22-19-22-19--19-------------------|
G|-9---9-7-----9---9-7h9~~---------------------21---21-19----19h21p19-|
D|---------0-----------a----------------------------------21----------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------19----------------17-19p17-15-17-15~~-|
G|----19----------21p19-21-18-19-21----21-19-21-18-19---------------------|
D|-21----21-19------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------21---------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------7-----------------------|
D|-------------------5----------------7--7/9-|  ---------|
A|------------------------------------5--5/7-|           |
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------|           |
   * * * * * * * * *    * * * * * * *                    |
                                                         |----- x2
e|----------------------------------------|              |
B|----------------------------------------|              |
G|-------------------7--------------------|              |
D|-------------------5--------5-----------|     ---------|
A|----------------------5-6-7---7-6--7--5-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------5--3-|
   * * * * * * * * * 

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------7/9-9-9\7--|
E|-0-22222-0-22222-0-22222-5/7-7-7\5--|
   * ***** * ***** * *****
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------7---|
A|-------------------------------5---|
E|-0-22222-0-22222-0-22222-5-6-7-----|
   * ***** * ***** * ***** * * *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------7/9-9-9\7--|
E|-0-22222-0-22222-0-22222-5/7-7-7\5--|
   * ***** * ***** * *****
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-0-22222-0-22222-0-22222-|
   * ***** * ***** * *****                                   
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------7--------5--------7-------|
A|-------5--------3--------5-8-7-6-|
E|-5-6-7----3-4-5----5-6-7---6-5-4-|
   * * *    * * *    * * * * * *    
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7---------------------|
D|-------7--------5--------5-8-7-6----5----6-7-8-|
A|-------5--------3----------6-5-4----3----4-5-6-|
E|-5-6-7----3-4-5----5-6-7-------4----3----4-5-6-|
   * * *    * * *    * * * * * *     


Solo (Two guitars in unison)
     ^ ^    ^  ^  ^   ^  ^   ^   ^                         
e|--11/12--15/16\15--12\11--12/15-12-11---------------------------------|
B|--12/13--16/17\16--13\12--13/16-13-12--15-12-13--12-------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------14--12-14-12-11--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------14-13-14-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                         (guitars in unison)
e|-----------------------16-17-19-17-16-----17-16----------16-|
B|----------12-13-15-----16-17-19-17-16--18-17-16-18-17-18-16-|
G|-11-12-14------------------------------18-------18-17-18----|
D|-------------------9~---------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17-19-17-16----17-------17p12-15p12-14p12-17p12-15p12-14p12-|
B|-17-19-17-16-18-17-17\---------------------------------------|
G|-------------18----17\---[tremolo pick the above pull-offs]--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19^--17-17----------------14h17----14-14-17p14---14-17p14---14-17p14-14-|
B|------------17-17-20\12/20------17^------------17^--------17^------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-17p14-14-14-14-17-17-14-14-17-17-14-----------------------|
B|----------------------------------------17^--17^~~~--14-15-17-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-14----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------14-14-13-14-14-11-11-11-11-12-9-------9-------9----------|
D|---------------------------------------11-12---11-12------9-11--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------11-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------9-12-9-12^~~---22-19-22-22^^^--16-17~~-|
G|----9-11-11-9-9-11----------------------------------------|
D|-12-------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
                           
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-20t16-20t16-19t15-19t15-18t14-18t14-16t13-16t13-15t12-13t10-13t10-12t8-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-11t7-11t6p4p2--2^r--|
D|----------------a----|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

End Solo

Play Riff 2    " 'Abigail, nothing I can do...' "
Play Riff 2a   " 'Jonathon...' "
Play Riff 3    " 'I am alive...' "
Play Riff 1   [fade out]


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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Obscure Icon 10 Jan 06, 2009 12:57 PM

Love riff 2

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