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King Diamond:  Sleep Tight Little Baby

transcribed by:  Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
     edited by:  Langus          :  tlange@poczta.onet.pl
                 Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.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:  12-07-01

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-7-----5------7-----10--5-|
D|--------------------------|
A|-5-----3------5------8--3-|
E|--------------------------|

Riff 2
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-----12--9-----10------------9----------------|
D|-------------------------10--9------7-----7----7-|
A|--8-----10--7------8------------7---------7----7-|
E|------------------------------------5-----5----5-|
   "Lucy it's time...."

Riff 3
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|---------------9--8--7--6-----------|
D|-6--5--4--3------------------8----8-|
A|---------------7--6--5--4----6----6-|
E|-4--3--2--1-------------------------|
   "Little girl from head to toe..."


Riff 4
Guitar 1                              x2
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-0-7--7--7-7--8--7----2--2--3-2--0---|
E|--------------------0--------------3-|
  "Sleep tight little baby...."  

Guitar 2                              x2
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|---9--9--9-9-10--9----4--4--5-4------|
D|---------------------------------7-5-|
A|-0-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------0----------------|
 
Guitar 1
E|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|---2--------1--1^r~~-|
E|-2-----2-1-----------|
  "Oh the worms..."

Guitar 2
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|---4--------3--3^r~~--|
D|-4-----4-3------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|


Riff 5
Guitar 1
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-5--4--3----4--5--4--3------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-3--2--1----2--3--2--1------|
                        "Is that your...."
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-5--4--3----4--5--4--3------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-3--2--1----2--3--2--1------|
  "...daddy....."

Guitar 2
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-7--6--5----6--7--6--5------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-5--4--3----4--5--4--3------|
E|----------------------------|
                        "Is that your...."
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-12--11--10-----------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-10---9---8----4--5---4---3-|
E|------------------3---2---1-|
  "...daddy....."


Play Riff 4   "Sleep tight..."
Play Riff 5   "Is that your daddy..."

Keyboard intro plays again, then:

Riff 6  (solo rhythm)
Guitar 1
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-----------9-9-9-9-10-9--7--|
A|-----------7-7-7-7--8-7--5--|
E|-0-0-0-0-0------------------|
   * * * * * 
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-----------9-9-9-9--7--9--|
A|-----------7-7-7-7--5--7--|
E|-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
   * * * * * 

Guitar 2
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-----------2-2-2-2--3-2--0--|
A|-----------2-2-2-2--3-2--0--|
E|-0-0-0-0-0------------------|
   * * * * * 
E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-----------2-2-2-2--0--2--|
A|-----------2-2-2-2--0--2--|
E|-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
   * * * * * 


Riff 7
Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-----3-----7-----5-----7-----3-----7-----5-----3--|
D|-7-----3-----7-----5-----7-----3-----7-----5-----3--|
A|-5-----1-----5-----3-----5-----1-----5-----3-----1--|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   
Guitar 2 (very quiet)
                         x4
E|-----1-0-1--------1-0-1-|-----1-0-1--|
B|-----------3------------|------------|
G|---2------------2-------|---2--------|
D|-0------------0---------|-0----------|
A|------------------------|------------|
E|------------------------|------------|

Play Riff 4   "Sleep tight..."
Play Riff 5   "Is that your daddy..."
Play Riff 6   "So you came at last...."


Riff 8  (solo rhythm)
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-10-------10-------------------------------|
G|--9--------9-----------8--8--------8----8~-|
D|--7--------7-----------8--8--------8----8~-|
A|-----0--0-----0--0--0--------0--0-----0----|
E|-------------------------------------------|
       *  *     *  *  *        *  *     * 
E|---------------------------------------|
B|-1010-------10-----------6--6-----6--8-|
G|--9-9--------9-----------5--5--4--5--7-|
D|--7-7--------7-----------3--3--2--3--5-|
A|-------0--0-----0--0--0----------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
         *  *     *  *  *  

Riff 9  (solo rhythm)
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|----------------2-4-5-4-2-4-2-|
A|-2-4--4--4--4-4-0-2-3-2-0-2-0-|
E|-0-2--2--2--2-2---------------|

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

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

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


Play Riff 6   "I see a baby crying..."

Keyboard intro again...song fades 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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