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King Diamond:  Blood To Walk

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@polbox.com
     edited 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: December 8, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------10--9\--------------10--9-12\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|
   * * * * * *         * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5-5-5-5-7-7-|
A|-------------10--9\----3-3-3-3-5-5-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|
   * * * * * *           * * * * *
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------10--9\--------------10--9-12\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|
   * * * * * *         * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------7-7-7-7-5-5-|
A|-------------10--9\----5-5-5-5-3-3-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|
   * * * * * *           * * * * *

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------10--9\--------------10--9-12\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|
   * * * * * *         * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------2-2-2-2-4-4-|
A|-------------10--9\----------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|
   * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------10--9\--------------10--9-12\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|
   * * * * * *         * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------4-4-4-4-2-2-|
A|-------------10--9\----------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|
   * * * * * *



Riff 2
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------10--9\--------------10--9-12\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|
   * * * * * *         * * * * * *
   "Ah, ah!"
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----9---8-----9---11---9---8-|
A|-----7---7-----7----7---7---7-|
E|-0-0---0---0-0---0----0---0---|
   * *   *   * *   *    *   *
  "Sitting in the cellar..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------12-11\--------------12-11-14\-|
A|-------------10--9\--------------10--9-12\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|
   * * * * * *         * * * * * *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-----9--8----9--11--9--8-|
A|-------------------------|
E|-0-0---------------------|
   * *

Guitar 3
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------10--9\--------------10--9-12\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|
   * * * * * *         * * * * * *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-----2--1----2--4--2--1-|
E|-0-0--------------------|
   * *



Riff 3
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------7-| <-- One guitar only plays
E|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-0-2-5-| <-- the root note
   * * * * *  * * * * *  * * * * * * *
   "It was only yesterday..."
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------4-3-2~--0-2---|
E|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--0-2-------------0-|
   * * * * *  * * * * *  * *
   "...needles in my skin..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------7-| <-- One guitar only plays
E|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-0-2-5-| <-- the root note
   * * * * *  * * * * *  * * * * * * *
   "They turned my last remains..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------6--5-|
A|------------------------------4--3-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--0-2-5-------|
   * * * * *  * * * * *  * *
   "...into this puppet thing..."



Riff 4
Guitar 1                    x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4--2--4--7--6\-2--4--2--0-|
A|-4--2--4--7--6\-2--4--2--0-|
E|---------------------------|
  "Blood to walk..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4--2--4--7--6\-2--4--2--0-|
A|-4--2--4--7--6\-2--4--2--0-|
E|---------------------------|
  "Blood to walk..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7--6--7--11--9--6--11--9--7-|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
  "Blood to walk again..."



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



Play Riff 3   "I can see..."
Play Riff 4   "Blood to walk..."


Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---7----5----4----3--2-1---|
E|-0----0----0----0--------3-|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|----------------/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|---7----5----4--/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-0----0----0-------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---7----5----4----3--2-1---|
E|-0----0----0----0--------3-|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---7----5----4---------------|
E|-0----0----0----0-0-0-0-2-3~-|
                  * * * * *

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

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-2-----------11\-----------|
E|-0---------0--9\-----------|
             *
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-2-------------------2-1---|
E|-0-----------------------3-|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---7----5----4---------------|
E|-0----0----0----0-0-0-0-2-3~-|
                  * * * * *


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

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---7----5----4---------------|
E|-0----0----0----0-0-0-0-2-3~-|
                  * * * * *

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---9----7----6----5--4-3---|
A|---7----5----4----3--2-1-5-|
E|-0----0----0----0--------3-|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---9----7----6---------------|
A|---7----5----4---------------|
E|-0----0----0----0-0-0-0-2-3~-|
                  * * * * *

Guitar 3
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-9-------------------------|
A|-7-------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7-----------6---------------|
A|-5-----------4---------------|
E|----------------0-0-0-0-2-3~-|
                  * * * * *


Riff 6
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|----------4-5----------------2-|
E|-0-0--0-0-2-3----0-0-0-0-2-3---|
   * *  * * *      * * * * * *
   "I'm on my shelf..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|----------4-5----------1-------|
E|-0-0--0-0-2-3----0-2-3---3-2-0-|
   * *  * * *      * * *   * * *
  "Eternal eyes..."



Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
Both guitars:                 x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---4----3----4----3----------|
E|-3----3----3----3----6-3-5-6-|
   *    *    *    *    * * * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---6----5----6----5----------|
E|-5----5----5----5----8-5-7-8-|
   *    *    *    *    * * * *

Guitar 1 plays this:
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|---8----7----8----7------8----7----8----7----(7)\-|
E|-7----7----7----7------7----7----7----7-----------|
   *    *    *    *      *    *    *    *

Guitar 2 plays this:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-4----5--------6----7--------7-9\-|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-2----3--------4----5--------5-7\-|
E|----------------------------------|


Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

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

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

End Solo


Riff 8
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----10-----9-----7---9---10-12-10-9-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|
   * *    * *   * *   *   *
  "There is no mistake..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-----10-----9------3--3-3-2-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--3--3-3-2-|
E|----------------------------|
   * *    * *   * *
  "That is my beloved..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----10-----9-----7---9---10-12-10-9-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|
   * *    * *   * *   *   *
  "Sitting on her shelf..."
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-----10-----9-----5--|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-5--|
E|---------------------|
   * *    * *   * *
  "Alone..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----10-----9-----7---9---10-12-10-9-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|
   * *    * *   * *   *   *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----10-----9-----------------|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|
E|-------------------8---8--8-7-|
   * *    * *   * *
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----10-----9-----7---9---10-12-10-9-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------|
   * *    * *   * *   *   *
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-----10-----9-----5--|
A|-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-5--|
E|---------------------|
   * *    * *   * *



Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
Both Guitars                      x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---3---3-----------3---3---------|
A|---1---1-----2-----1---1-----2---|
E|-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-|
   *   *   * *   * *   *   * *   *
  "...and so dead!"               x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---4---4-----5-----4---4-----5---|
E|-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-|
           * *   * *   *   * *   *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---3---3-----------3---3---------------|
A|---1---1-----2-----1---1-----2---------|
E|-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   *   *   * *   * *   *   * *   * * * *

Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

End Solo



Riff 10
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-5---------5---------3---------2------|
A|-3---------2---------1---------0------|
E|--------------------------------------|
   "There's a light..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---3---3-----------3---3---------------|
A|---1---1-----2-----1---1-----2---------|
E|-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   *   *   * *   * *   *   * *   * * * *
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5---------5---------3---------2----|
A|-3---------2---------1---------0----|
E|------------------------------------|
   "Mommy and daddy..."

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

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


Solo over Riff 10
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

End Solo


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2   "Ah, ah!"
Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

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

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

End Solo


Play Riff 4a
Play Riff 3    "They take Victoria..."
Play Riff 4    "Blood to walk..."
Play Riff 4a
Play Riff 5    "There are strings..."
Play Riff 5a   "...straight..."
Play Riff 6    "Pressing the needle in..."
Play Riff 7    "...hot, I think I see..."
Play Riff 8    "There is no mistake..."
Play Riff 9    "...horror show..."
Play Riff 10   "Why our minds..."


Ending:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---3---3-----------3---3---------|
A|---1---1-----2-----1---1-----2---|
E|-0---0---0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-|
   *   *   * *   * *   *   * *   *
                  "They're alive..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---4---4-----5-----4---4-----5---|
E|-3---3---3-3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-|
           * *   * *   *   * *   *
              "That's enough for today..."
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|---3---3--------|
A|---1---1-----2--|
E|-0---0---0-0-0--|
   *   *   * *
      "Put them away!"


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th 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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