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Mercyful Fate:  Black Masses

transcribed by: Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
     edited by: Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com        

FIND EVERY MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

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                  http://republika.pl/tlange/

Date last modified:  17-10-01

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

Tuning: Standard


Intro
e|------|
B|------|
G|------|
D|------|
A|------|
E|-15\\-|
                   

RIFF 1
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------7-7-|
A|-------------------------------------5-5-|
E|-3p0-0-0-0-0-5p0-0-0-0-0-6p0-0-0-0-0-----|
       * * * *     * * * *     * * * *          


Riff 2 (6 times)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|--5-----7-----8-----8-7-|
E|--3-0-0-5-0-0-6-0-0-6-5-|
      * *   * *   * * 


REPEAT RIFF 2 (8 times)  Come and join...


RIFF 3
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------2-0-3-2--2-5-|
E|--0h2-2-5^--2-0-2-0--2-5--0h2-2-5--------------|
    Elohim...


REPEAT RIFF 2  


RIFF 4
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|--5-5-3-5--3-2-3-2-0---|
E|---------------------3-|
           Give...


REPEAT RIFF 3


RIFF 5 
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----9----9----9----9----7-7-7-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-5-4tr5-|
A|-7-7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-5-5-5-3-3-3---------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
   * *    *    *    *    *
   "Black masses..."

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

Guitar 2 (2nd, 3rd & 4th time)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--9---11--12--11--11h12p11-9-11h12-11h12p11-9------|
D|----------------------------------------------12-9-|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|



RIFF 6
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----5--7-|
E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7--3--5-|
     *                 *              
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----5--|
E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7--3--|
     *                 *              
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----5--7-|
E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7--3--5-|
     *                 *              
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------5--|
A|-2---7-5h7p5------------7p5----3--|
E|-0-0---------7-6-5-0-0------7-----|
     *                 *              


RIFF 7
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|
A|-------------------------------3-2--|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
   * *       * *       * *            
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---2-3-4-|
A|-------------------------------0-1-2-|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-------|
   * *       * *       * *            
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|
A|-------------------------------3-2--|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
   * *       * *       * *            
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5--|
A|-------------------------------3--|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3----|
   * *       * *       * *            


RIFF  8
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|
A|-------------------------------3-2--|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
   * *       * *       * *                       
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---2-3-4-|
A|-------------------------------0-1-2-|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-------|
   * *       * *       * *            
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---5-4--|
A|-------------------------------3-2--|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3------|
   * *       * *       * *               
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-----2p0-------2p0-------2p0---2-0---------|
A|-----------------------------------3-2-3-2-|
E|-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-0-0-----3-------------|
   * *       * *       * *                 


RIFF 9
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|--7------7------7------9-10-|
E|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5555-7--8-|
      ****   ****   ****  
    and about my...           x3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|--7------7------7------10-10-|
E|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5555--8--8-|
      ****   ****   ****        
    She's got to...


RIFF 10 (Solo Rhythm)   x3
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------10-10-|
E|-777777777777777--8--8-|
   ***************       
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|-77777777777777777777-|
   ********************

RIFF 11
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--7------7------7------8-8-|
A|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5555-6-6-|
E|---------------------------| 
      ****   ****   ****          
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|--7------7------7-7-7-7-7-8-|
A|--5-5555-5-5555-5-5-5-5-5-6-|
E|----------------------------| 
      ****   ****


Play Riff 1          


RIFF 12
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-------0-------2--------0--1---2-------0-------2-----5--4--3-|
A|--2-------0-------2-----2--0--1---2-------0-------2-----5--4--3-|
E|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-3-----------0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------|
      * * *   * * *   * *             * * *   * * *   * * 

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-------0-------2--------0--1---2---x-x-----x-x----x-x--------|
A|--2-------0-------2-----2--0--1---2---x-x-----x-x----x-x--------|
E|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-3-------------x-x-----x-x----x-x--------|
      * * *   * * *   * *              


RIFF 13 (8 times) (Solo Rhythm) 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--5--------7-------8-------8--7-|
A|--5--------7-------8-------8--7-|
E|----0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0------|
      * * *    * * *   * * * 



Play Riff 4
Play Riff 2
Play Riff 3
Play Riff 5   Black Masses...

Ending 
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|--9--7--9-|
A|--7--5--7-|
E|----------|
"Black masses"




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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