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Mercyful Fate:  Banshee

transcribed by:  Langus            :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited by:  Russ Elton        :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 Mika Ristiranta   :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
                 Marcel Weeterings :  eenerglanginternetadres@Hotmail.com
       solo by:  Noel Gambone      :  v_villain@hotmail.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:  16-04-02

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

Tuning: Standard

Intro
Guitar 1
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|-12------12\9-|
D|-12------12\9-|
A|-10------10\7-|
E|--------------|

Guitar 2
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-2------------|
A|-2-[let ring]-|
E|-0------------|


RIFF 1 
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7--7--7-7---------------------2-|
E|----------10-7-7--5--5-7-8-7-0-0-|

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-5--5--5-5-4-2-2---------2-----9-|
A|------------------3--3-5---5---7-|
E|-----------------------------0-0-|

Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-7--7--7-7----------------------8-|
E|----------10-7-7--5-7-5-3-5-3-0-6-|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-5--5--5-5-4-2-2------------------|
A|------------------3-5-3-2-3-2---8-|
E|------------------------------0-6-|


RIFF 2
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------7--7----------------------7--7-10-9-10-9~-|
E|--0-0-0-0------10-8-7-8-10--0-0-0-0-----------------|
    * * * *                   * * * * 
Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------4-2--4----|
D|----------5--5--4--------4----------5--5---------4~-|
A|------------------7-6-7-----------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-------------------0-0-0-0-----------------|
    * * * *                   * * * * 
   "I heard it..."

Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------7~-|
A|----------7--7----------------------7--7-10-9-10----|
E|--0-0-0-0------10-8-7-8-10--0-0-0-0-----------------|
    * * * *                   * * * * 
Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------4-2--4-2~-|
D|----------5--5--4--------4----------5--5------------|
A|------------------7-6-7-----------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-------------------0-0-0-0-----------------|
    * * * *                   * * * * 
  "I heard it......"


RIFF 3
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|---------4------------------2-----|
A|-------------5-4----------5---5-4-|
E|-2-2-2-2---2------3-3-3-3---------|
   * * * *   *      * * * * 

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4----------------5---------------|
A|-4----------------5---------------|
E|-2-------2-2-2-2--3-------3-3-3-3-|
           * * * *          * * * *
   "Now I can..."

Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|---------4----------------------|
A|-------------5-4----------------|
E|-2-2-2-2---2------3-3-3-3-3-5-3-|
   * * * *   *      * * * * 

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4----------------5---------------|
A|-4----------------5---------------|
E|-2-------2-2-2-2--3-------3-3-3-3-|
           * * * *          * * * *
   "outside...


RIFF 4 
Guitar 1                                              
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----7-----5-------------2-----7----\4-4----------|
A|-2-----5-----3-------------2-----5----\2-2----------|
E|-0-----5-----3----0-0-0----0-----5----\2-2----0-0-0-|
                    * * *                       * * * 
Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-9----11----12-------------9----11----7\\4----------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-----9----10-------------7-----9----5\\2----------|
E|------------------0-0-0-----------------------0-0-0-|
                    * * *                       * * * 
   "Under...."

Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----7-----5-------------2-----7----\4-4----5-4-3---|
A|-2-----5-----3-------------2-----5----\2-2----------5-|
E|-0-----5-----3----0-0-0----0-----5----\2-2------------|
                    * * *                        
Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9----11----12-------------9----11----7-7\\4----------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-----9----10-------------7-----9----5-5\\2--5-4-3---|
E|------------------0-0-0-----------------------------5-|
                    * * *                        
   "Under..."


Play RIFF 1
Play RIFF 2   "I know..."
Play RIFF 3   "Before the sun..."
Play RIFF 4   "Under..."

Here's the lead over the 2nd chorus:
e|-----------------------|
B|------7-8-7h8p7--------|
G|-/7-9-----------9-7-9~-|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
     

RIFF 5
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----3---2----3---2-----------4---3----4---3-------|
E|-0----0----0---0---5-4-3--2----2----2---2---5-4-3-|
   "I must..."
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----3---2----3---2-------4-4---5--4-4--------4-4--5-|
E|-0----0----0---0---5-4-3-2-2---3--2-2--5-4-3-2-2--3-|
  "Let us...              ....The cats..."
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----3---2----3---2-----------4---3----4---3-------|
E|-0----0----0---0---5-4-3--2----2----2---2---5-4-3-|
   "They know..."


Play RIFF 2   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|--------------------------------------------------------19----15----------|
B|--------------------------------------------------17-20----17-------17----|
G|-----------------------------------------------16----------------16----14~|
D|--------------------------------------------17----------------------------|
A|-7-h9-9-h10-10~--7-h9-9-h10-10-p9-9-/15-14--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------15~--13-12h13p12---12~--19^--19-17-------------------19----|
G|--------16--------------------14-----------------19-17-16----------------|
D|-/14-------14---------------------------------------------19-17-16----16~|
A|-----14------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play RIFF 3   "The waiting..."


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

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

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


Play RIFF 4  "Under..."

Ending:

Guitar 1
e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|--------12-|
D|--------12-|
A|--------10-|
E|-0-0-0-----|
   * * * 
Guitar 2
e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|-----------|
D|---------2-|
A|---------2-|
E|-0-0-0---0-|
   * * * 
  "Let it be me."


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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