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King Diamond:  Digging Graves

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@polbox.com
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                 Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
       Solo by:  Sarah Z         :  ZywickiS@aol.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 31, 2004

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1  (slight distortion)
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--------------------2--1-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-------|
            * * 
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------2--1--2--5-4-3-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-----------------|
            * * 
Guitar 2 (slight distortion)    x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-0---------------0-------------|



Riff 2
Guitar 1  (slight distortion)
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--------------------2--1-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-------|
            * * 
  "Lucy..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------2--1--2--5-4-3-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-----------------|
            * * 
Guitar 2  (slight distortion)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|----7----7---------7----7-|
E|-0------------------------|
                           x2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|---7-----7---------7----7-|
E|--------------------------|


Lead into next section (heavy distortion):
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--5--4--|
E|--3--2--|
 "I am..."



Riff 3 (heavy distortion)
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--------------------2--1-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-------|
            * * 
  "...not the guy..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|--------------------2--1--2-5-4-3--5--4-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-----------------3--2-|
            * * 
  "I left half..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|--------------------9--8-|
A|--------------------7--6-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-------|
            * * 
  "...not the guy..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|--------------------4--3--4-7-6-5-------|
A|--------------------2--1--2-5-4-3--5--4-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-----------------3--2-|
            * * 
  "I left half..."



Riff 4
Guitar 1 
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|--------------------4--3-|
A|-2--4--5--4-5-4--2--2--1-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-------|
            * * 
  "Does that mean..."
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------4--3--4-7-6-5----------|
A|-2--4--5--4-5-4--2--2--1--2-5-4-3--5--4--2-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0-----------------3--2--0-| 
            * * 
Guitar 2
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-2--7----7---------7----7-|
E|-0------------------------|

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



Riff 5
Guitar 1  (slight distortion)
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|------------------2-1-|
E|----------------------|
  "No..."
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|--------------------2--1-2--5-4-3-|
E|-0--2--3--2-3-2--0----------------|
            * *

Guitar 2 (slight distortion)    x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-0---------------0-------------|

Play Riff 2   "Is it true..."


Lead into next section (heavy distortion):
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--5--4--|
E|--3--2--|
 "I am..."


Play Riff 3   "...not the guy..."
Play Riff 4   "Does that mean..."

Interlude:  "Into the night I go..."


Riff 6
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----9-8-9--4--5-------4-5-|
A|-----7-6-7--2--3---6-7-----|
E|-0-------------------------|
   "I will be your misery..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-----9-8-9--4--5--12-11-9-8-|
A|-----7-6-7--2--3--10--9-7-6-|
E|-0--------------------------|
   "I'm going to be your hell..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----------------------4-5-|
A|-----7-6-7--2~-3~--6-7-----|
E|-0-------------------------|
   "I will be your misery..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|------------9--7~--10-9-7----|
A|-----7-6-7----------------10-|
E|-0---------------------------|
   "I'm going to be your hell..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----------------------4-5-|
A|-----7-6-7--2~-3~--6-7-----|
E|-0-------------------------|
   "I will be your misery..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|------------9--7~-----------|
A|-----7-6-7---------10-9-7-6-|
E|-0--------------------------|
   "I'm going to be your hell..."



Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----9---8---------------9----7-----5-|
A|-2---7---6-----------2---7----5-----3-|
E|-0-------------------0----------------|
  "I'm digging graves..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-----5~--4-5-4-5-4~------5~---7~---10--9~--|
A|-2-------------------2---------------------|
E|-0-------------------0---------------------|
           * * * *         


Play Riff 6   "I will be your..."


Riff 8
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-----7h8p7-----7h8p7-----7h8p7-5h7p5-3h5p3-|
E|-0-0-------0-0-------0-0-------------------|
   * *       * *       * * 
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------7--7-10-|
A|-----7h8p7-----7h8p7---5--5--8-|
E|-0-0-------0-0-----------------|
   * *       * * 
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-----7h8p7-----7h8p7-----7h8p7-5h7p5-3h5p3-|
E|-0-0-------0-0-------0-0-------------------|
   * *       * *       * * 
  "McKenzie, how could you think I'd forget..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----------------------7--7-5-|
A|-----7h8p7-----7h8p7---5--5-3-|
E|-0-0-------0-0----------------|
   * *       * * 


Play Riff 8  (solo rhythm)

Solo
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------12-8h10p8-7h8-5-7-8h10-12-10--8-7----|
G|----------9-12-----------------------------------7v-|
D|-----9-12-------------------------------------------|
A|--10------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------17-17-17--20-20-20--19-19-19--|
G|---------12-10--------------------------------------------------|
D|-14-14v---------14-14--15p14p12v\-------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17-17-17----------19-19-19-17v--22b24-{22}v--------------|
B|----------20-20-20---------------------------17-17-20-19v-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 9  (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1                            x3
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----4-------2---------4-----------|
D|---4---4---2---------4---4---------|
A|-2-------0-----0-1-2-------5----9--|
E|-----------------------------------|

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

Guitar 2                            x3
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-4-------6---------7-------7----6--|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-2-------4---------5-------5----4--|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-4-------6---------7-------7--6--4-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-2-------4---------5-------5--4--2-|
E|-----------------------------------|


Play Riff 5
Play Riff 2   "Is it true..."

Lead into next section (heavy distortion):
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--5--4--|
E|--3--2--|
 "I am..."


Play Riff 3   "...not the guy..."
Play Riff 4   "Does that mean..."

Interlude:  "Into the night I go..."

Play Riff 6   "I will be your..."
Play Riff 7   "I'm digging graves..."
Play Riff 6   with this lead:
                            Ending
e|-12-11--------12-11-------|--------------|
B|-------13-12--------13-12-|-12~~-[dives]-|
G|--------------------------|--------------|
D|--------------------------|-(9)----------|
A|--------------------------|-(7)----------|
E|--------------------------|-(0)----------|


Riff 10 (slightly palm muted)
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|------------------------4-5-|
A|-7--7-6-7-----------6-7-----|
E|-----------7--8~~-----------|
          
  "Into the night I go..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------5-4-----|
A|-7--7-6-7--10--9~------7-6-|
E|---------------------------|
  "And you can't..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-9-|
A|-7--7-6-7--9-10~~---9-10-----|
E|-----------------------------|
   "Into the night I go..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----------9--7--10-9-7----|
A|-7--7-6-7---------------10-|
E|---------------------------|
   "And you can't..."


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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