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King Diamond:  Killer

transcribed by:     Russ Elton  : mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
based from tab by:  Justin      : pige@deakin.edu.au

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:  12-07-01

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

Intro
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|--12\--|

Riff 1
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------2p0-2-3-2-0-|
D|--------2--------5---5---------2-----2p0-2-3-2-0-|
A|----------2--------5-------------2---------------|
E|-0--000-----0-/3--------0--000-----0-------------|
   *  ***                 *  ***
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------2p0-2-------|
D|--------2--------5---5---------2-----2p0-2-3~~---|
A|----------2--------5-------------2---------------|
E|-0--000-----0-/3--------0--000-----0-------------|
   *  ***                 *  ***             ah
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------2p0-2-3-2-0-|
D|--------2--------5---5---------2-----2p0-2-3-2-0-|
A|----------2--------5-------------2---------------|
E|-0--000-----0-/3--------0--000-----0-------------|
   *  ***                 *  ***
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------2p0-2-3--3--|
D|--------2--------5---5---------2-----2p0-2-3--3--|
A|----------2--------5-------------2---------------|
E|-0--000-----0-/3--------0--000-----0-------------|
   *  ***                 *  ***
               

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

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------2--2-----2--2-----2--2-0--|
A|-2-----0--0-2---0--0-2---0--0-0--|
E|-0----------0--------0-----------|

Guitar 2                          x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|--------10--------------10-------|
G|-7-10-7----7-10--7-10-7----7-10--|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
   *  * *  * *  *  *  * *  * *  *
                            x2
e|---------------------------|
B|-------8------------8------|
G|-6-9-6---6-9--6-9-6---6-9--|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|
   * * * * * *  * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------------|
B|--------10--------------10-----------|
G|-7-10-7----7-10--7-10-7----7-10--7~~-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
   *  * *  * *  *  *  * *  * *  *  
 
Riff 3
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-7-----8-----7-----8-----5-----5-----8-----7-|
A|-5-----6-----5-----6-----3-----3-----6-----5-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---|
     * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * * 
  "At midnight...."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-----7-----8-----7-----8-------------5--|
A|-----5-----6-----5-----6-------------5--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---1~~---3--|
   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   ah
  "They're going to flick the switch..."
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-7-----8-----7-----8-----5-----5-----8-----7-|
A|-5-----6-----5-----6-----3-----3-----6-----5-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---|
     * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * * 
  "Down the hall...."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-----7-----8-----7-----8-------6-----8--|
A|-----5-----6-----5-----6-------6-----8--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---4-----6--|
   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *
  "They're gonna end my life..."

Riff 4
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---7---6-----6p5---5---5-----7---6-----5-5-5--7-|
A|-0---0---0-0-----7---0-----0---0---0-0-3-3-3--5-|
E|------------------------------------------------|
   *   *   * *         *     *   *   * * * * * 
  "I will see you all in Hell..."
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------5-6-7-|
D|---7---6-----6p5---5---5-----7---6------5-6-7-------|
A|-0---0---0-0-----7---0-----0---0---0-0--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   *   *   * *         *     *   *   * *  * * *  
  "Isn't that......"


Play Riff 3  "I will not ...."


Riff 5 (slighty palm muted)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|---4---5-4-2----------------------------2---4-2-0-|
A|-2---2---------4---5-4-2---5---7-5-4--0---0-------|
E|-------------2---2-------3---3--------------------|
   "I am, I am a killer...."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---4---5-4-2------------------------------------|
A|-2---2---------4---5-4-2---5---7-5-4---4--5-4-2-|
E|-------------0---0-------3---3-------2---2------|
   "I'm gonna get...."


Play Riff 1
Lead into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--0--|
A|--0--|
E|-----|


Play Riff 3   "It is not..."
Play Riff 4   "I will see you all in Hell..."
Play Riff 3   "Gazing at ..."
Play Riff 5   "I am, I am a killer..."

Lead into next section:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-2------5-------4-------|
D|-2------5-------4----5--|
A|-0------3-------2----5--|
E|---------------------3--|

Riff 6
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-7----9----6----5-----7----9----3----6----5--|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|-5----7----4----3-----5----7----1----4----3--|
E|---------------------------------------------|
  "I've got less..."


Riff 7  (solo rhythm)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-2------2------2------2------|
A|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-|
E|-----------------------------|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-5------5--------------------|
A|-3-3333-3-3333-5------5------|
E|---------------3-3333-3-3333-|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-2------2------2------2-----------5--|
A|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000--6---5--|
E|------------------------------5---3--|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------2-----------3-----------2-----------5-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0---0-0-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0---0-0-3-3-3---3-3-|
   * * *   * * * * *   * * * * *   * * * * *   * * 
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-------2-----------3-----------2--2--3--|
A|----------------------------------0--1--|
E|-0-0-0---0-0-1-1-1---1-1-0-0-0----------|
   * * *   * * * * *   * * * * *   

Solo
e|-22-20-19---------20-19-17---------19-17-15---------|
B|---------22-20-19---------20-19-17---------19-17-15-|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-17-15-14----------15-13-12----------17-15-14---------|
B|---------17-15-14----------15-13-12----------17-15-14-|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


e|-15-13-12---------13-12-10---------15-13-12---------|
B|---------15-13-12---------13-12-10---------15-13-12-|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-13-12-10----------12-10-8--------10-8-7-------|
B|---------13-12-10---------12-10-8-------10-8-7-|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
 
e|-10-8-7-------------------------10-12-10-------------|
B|-------10-8-7-----------------13--------13-12-10-----|
G|-------------10-10-------------------------------11~-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------0-[dives]-------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 3   "I hear them..."
Play Riff 5   "I am, I am a killer..."
Lead into next section:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-2------5-------4-------|
D|-2------5-------4----5--|
A|-0------3-------2----5--|
E|---------------------3--|

Play Riff 1
Ending chord:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--0--|
A|--0--|
E|-----|
  "It's time."

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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