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King Diamond:  I Am

transcribed by:  Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
     edited by:  Langus          :  tlange@polbox.com             
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
      solos by:  Don Briggs      :  synn@bigpond.com
     edited by:  Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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 09, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-9-----------------------|
A|-7--------2--1~----5--4~-|
E|-------------------------|

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


Riff 2
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----2--------2--------------|
A|-0--0---0-0--0----0-2-3-5-3-|
E|----------------------------|
          * *       * * * 
  "Back in the tomb..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|----2--------2-------------|
E|-0--0---0-0--0--3-2-0-2--3-|
          * *     * * * 
  "Lucy is sitting..."


Riff 3
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-7-7--------------3--3--|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0--1--0--|
E|------------------------|
       * * * * * 
  "The door to freedom..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-5-5----------------------2-3-2---|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-3-5-------3-|
E|----------------------------------|
       * * * * * *   
  "The door that I shut.."


Play Riff 1  "McKenzie you better..."
Play Riff 2  "Back against the wall..."
Play Riff 3  "The door to freedom..."


Riff 4  (Solo Rhythm)                        x2
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|-4--4------------------------------7--7-7---|
E|-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-0-|
         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-4--4------------------------------6--6-6-|
E|-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-|
         * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|---------------------9-|
A|-------------5--5-5--7-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3--0-|
   * * * * * * 

Solo
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|----11~~-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------11^12^11^9^11--12-9-11----9-------------------|
A|-9--------------------------------12---11-12-9-11-7-9-11-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------10-12----|
G|----11~~-------------------------------------9-11-13-------13-|
D|-----------11^12^11^9^11--12-9-11----9-11-12------------------|
A|-9--------------------------------12--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------10-12-9~^10^9----9-10-12-9-10-12-|
B|-10-12-14---------------12-----------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|-14----------14----12-------------------12-14---|
B|----15-12-15----15----15-14-15-12-14-15------12-|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-17b-(17b)-17b-|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|

End Solo



Riff 5
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4------4--4--2-----------------|
A|-2--4---2--2--0-----------------|
E|----2-------------2-2-2-2-2-0-1-|
                    * * * * * 
  "...session, you stand accused..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------4--4--2-----------------|
A|--4---2--2--0-----------------|
E|--2-------------2-2-2-2-2-0-1-|
                  * * * * * 
  "...of child abuse..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----6--6--4-----------------|
A|-6---4--4--2-----------------|
E|-4-------------4-4-4-4-4-2-3-|
                 * * * * * 
  "...of stealing..."
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----6--6--4--------------------------|
A|-6---4--4--2--------------------------|
E|-4-------------4-4-4-4-4--4--4--4--4--|
                 * * * * *  *  *  *  * 
  "...and freedom too..."


Riff 4a                                      x2
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------7--7-7-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
  "I am the only Judge..."
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------6--6-6-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
  "I am your lawyer too..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-------------5--5-5--9-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3--7-|
   * * * * * * 
  "...tell me what to do..."



Riff 6 (solo rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-7----9-10-9----10-9-10----12-10-9----10-9-|
E|-------------------------------------------|


Riff 7 (solo rhythm)
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-9---11-12-7----9-7-5----7-5-4----5--7-|
A|-7----9-10-5----7-5-3----5-3-2----3--5-|
E|-0-------------------------------------|


Riff 8  (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-9----------------------------------|
A|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|------------------------------------|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-7----------------------------------|
A|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|------------------------------------|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-5--------------------------------|
A|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|----------------------------------|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
1st ending
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|--4--4-4--5--7--|
A|--2--2-2--3--5--|
E|----------------|
2nd ending
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4--5--7--|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2--3--5--|
E|---------------------|


Solo over Riffs 6,7,8
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-7^-----r7-5-------------5----------4^-4~~-//-|
A|-------------7-5-----5-7---7~~----------------|
E|-----------------5-7--------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-13--13--13--12-12--10--1313--12^r-10---------|
G|--------------------------------------12--11~-|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-12/14\12-------------------------------|
D|------------12/14\12------12h14p12------|
A|-----------------------12----------14~--|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|-10/12\8--------------10h12p10------|
G|-----------9/11\9---9----------12~--|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-15-14-12----------15-14-12-------------------------|
B|----------15-13-12----------15-13-121312-----12tr13-|
G|----------------------------------------9-12--------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|(12)-----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------7-9/11-11^----11~~-|
D|----------------------7-9--------------------|
A|-7--\5/7-10--7~--7-10------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|
                   * *  * *

e|-------------------15--14/20--192019-1917-|
B|---------13--12/14------------------------|
G|-12--11-----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-171920-191719-17-----1717------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------1919-----19-171917-151715-14-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------1617-161416-14--14-16~~-\\---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------17-------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                          x2
e|-19p15--15-20p15--15-19p15--15-20p15--15-|
B|------17--------17--------17--------17---|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

                                          x2
e|-17p14--14-19p14--17-17p14--14-19p14--14-|
B|------17--------17--------17--------17---|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|-15p12--12-17p12--12-15p12--12-17p12--12-|
B|------15--------15--------15--------15---|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|-14p12-15p12-17p12-15p12-14p12-15p12-17p12-15p12-|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------| 

e|-12p10-12p10----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------12p10-13p12p10-12p10-------------------------|
G|----------------------------------12-14-12--12------14^^r-|
D|----------------------------------------------14-12-------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|14^^r-14--12--14-12-----|
D|------ah------------14~-|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2   "Back against the wall..."
Play Riff 3   "The door to freedom..."
Play Riff 4a  "But oh no..."
Play Riff 6   "I, the Jury ..."


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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