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King Diamond: Slippery Stairs

transcribed by:  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:  03-02-02

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---7-6-5--------------------7-6-5------5-5-5-7-|
E|-0-------7-6-5-3-5-6-5-3--0-------7-6--3-3-3-5-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * * * *  * * * 
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------5-----7-|
A|---7-6-5--------------------7-6-5--------5-----7---|
E|-0-------7-6-5-3-5-6-5-3--0-------7-6--3-----5-----|
   * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * 


Riff 2 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------9-|
A|---9---8--------9---8---------9---8------7-7-7-7-|
E|-7---7---7-10-7---7---10-9--7---7---7-10-5-5-5---|
   *   *   *    *   *         *   *   *    * * * 
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|---9---8--------9---8---------9---8------5-5-5-7-|
E|-7---7---7-10-7---7---10-9--7---7---7-10-3-3-3-5-|
   *   *   *    *   *         *   *   *    * * * 

Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|---4---3-------4---3--------4---3-----------------|
E|-2---2---2-5-2---2---5-4--2---2---2-5-0-000-0-0-0-|
   *   *   *   *   *        *   *   *   * *** * * *
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------5---5---4-|
A|---4---3-------4---3--------4---3-----3---3---3---|
E|-2---2---2-5-2---2---5-4--2---2---2-5-------------|
   *   *   *   *   *        *   *   *   * * * 


Riff 4
Both Guitars
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------7-------|
D|-------9----14--12-----------9------7-------7-|
A|-------7----12--10-----------7----5-------7---|
E|-0-0-0-----------------0-0-0------------5-----|
   * * *                 * * * 
   "Wake up Abigail..."

Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------7--------------------|
D|-------9----14--12-----------9------7-------7------9-----5-|
A|-------7----12--10-----------7----5-------7------9-----5---|
E|-0-0-0-----------------0-0-0------------5------7-----3-----|
   * * *                 * * * 
   "The Count will not rise..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------12\-------------------------------------|
G|-------7-----9--11--------------------7--------------------|
D|-------5-----7---9-----------5~-----7-------7------9-----5-|
A|----------------------------------5-------7------9-----5---|
E|-0-0-0-----------------0-0-0------------5------7-----3-----|
   * * *                 * * * 



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------4--2-|
A|-/4~--4-6-7-3~--3-4-6-4~--4-6-7--2--0-|
E|--------------------------------------|
   "So they talked..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------9--11-|
A|---------------------------------7---9-|
E|-/4~--4-6-7-3~--3-4-6-4~--4-6-7--------|
   "'What about Little One ?' ..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|----------6-------------------6--------|
A|-/7~--7-9---6~--6-7-9-7~--7-9---6~--4~-|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------9--11-|
A|----------6-------------------6--7---9-|
E|-/7~--7-9---6~--6-7-9-7~--7-9----------|


Play Riff 1  "...our ghost..."
Play Riff 2  "Downstairs..." 
Play Riff 3  "Beyond which there..."
Play Riff 4  "And Little One..."
Play Riff 5  "Don't you ever go there..."

Riff 3a (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|---4---3-------4---3--------4---3-----------------|
E|-2---2---2-5-2---2---5-4--2---2---2-5-0-000-0-0-0-|
   *   *   *   *   *        *   *   *   * *** * * *
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------5---5---4-|
A|---4---3-------4---3--------4---3-----3---3---3---|
E|-2---2---2-5-2---2---5-4--2---2---2-5-------------|
   *   *   *   *   *        *   *   *   
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|---4---3-------4---3--------4---3-----------------|
E|-2---2---2-5-2---2---5-4--2---2---2-5-0-000-0-0-0-|
   *   *   *   *   *        *   *   *   * *** * * *
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|---4---3-------4---3--------4---3-----|
E|-2---2---2-5-2---2---5-4--2---2---2-5-|
   *   *   *   *   *        *   *   *   
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---5---5---4----7---7---5----9---9---7---9---9---7-|
A|-3---3---3----5---5---5----7---7---7---7---7---7---|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---5---5---4----7---7---5----9---9---7---9---9---7-|
A|-3---3---3----5---5---5----7---7---7---7---7---7---|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


Riff 6
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---7---7---8---5---7---8-----5-7-8-|
E|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0-------|
   *   *   *   *   *   *   * * 
   "When night time came..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---7---7---8---5---7---8-----5-7-8-|
E|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6-6-------|
   *   *   *   *   *   *   * * 
   "...on the second day and..."


Riff 7
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|----8--\3------------7--6-|
A|-2--6--\1----/5-4-2--5--4-|
E|-0-----------/3-2-0-------|
                * * 
   "'Miriam, please take my hand'..."

Riff 8
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-----4-3---------7-6~------|
E|-2-5-----5-4-5-8------8-7\-|
   "Then his mood..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-----7-6----------10-9~--------|
E|-5-8-----8-7-8-11-------11-10\-|


Riff 9
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-6------6------6------7------4-6-7-4-|
A|-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4-4-4-|
E|-------------------------------------|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
   "Time is right..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-6------6------4------------------|
A|-4-4444-4-4444-2--------2---------|
E|--------------------3h4---44-33-0-|
     ****   ****            ** **  
   "...right to produce an heir..."


Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-6------6------6------7------4-6-7-4-|
E|-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4-4-4-|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-6------6------4--------2---------|
E|-4-4444-4-4444-2----3h4---4-3-2-0-|
     ****   ****            * * * *
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-6------6------6------7------4-6-7-4-|
E|-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4-4-4-|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-6------6------4----2-2/4-4/6-6/7-|
E|-4-4444-4-4444-2------------------|
     ****   ****

Riff 9a (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-6------6------6------7------4-6-7-4-|
A|-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4-4-4-|
E|-------------------------------------|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-6------6------4------------------|
A|-4-4444-4-4444-2--------2---------|
E|--------------------3h4---4-3-2-0-|
     ****   ****            * * * *

Riff 10a (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-6------6------6------7------4-6-7-4-|
E|-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4-4-4-|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-6------6------4----2-2/4-4/6-6/7-|
E|-4-4444-4-4444-2------------------|
     ****   ****

Riff 10b
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-6------6------6------7------4-6-7-4-|
A|-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4444-4-4-4-4-|
E|-------------------------------------|
     ****   ****   ****   ****
   "Playing along..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-6------6------4------------------|
A|-4-4444-4-4444-2--------2---------|
E|--------------------3h4---4-3-2-0-|
     ****   ****            * * * *
   "...she followed him..."


Riff 11
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|-/4~--6~--7~--9~--9-7-6-7-|
                    * * * * 
   "Up to a room..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------8--9--6--8--|
A|-------------6--7--4--6--|
E|-4~--6~--7~--------------|
   "To a room..."


Play Riff 2       Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3       "Jonathon was a hideous..."
Play Riff 4       "What was to come..."
Play Riff 5       "In her mind..."
Play Riff 1       "Her eyes turned..."


Ending
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----7-----9----4----------4-|
A|-5--5--7--7----4---------4--|
E|-3-----5-------2--------2---|
   "The only time..."


Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd 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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