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Desecration Of Souls Tab

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Mercyful Fate:  Desecration Of Souls

transcribed by: Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
                Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
     edited 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:  18-10-01

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


Intro
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|--7\2--|
E|-------|


Riff 1
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-----------9--8-|
A|-2---------7--6-|
E|-0----/8-7------|

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



Riff 2
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|------9-9--------------------------------------|
A|------7-7-------5tr7-5-7-8-7-5h7p5-3-2-0-------|
E|-0000------0000--------------------------3-2-1-|
   ****      ****                               


Riff 3
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------9-9------10-10-------9-9------7-7-|
A|------7-7-------8--8-------7-7------5-5-|
E|-0000-----0000--------0000-----0000-----|
   ****     ****        ****     ****
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------9-9------10-10-------9-9------------|
A|------7-7-------8--8-------7-7--x-x-x-xxx-|
E|-0000-----0000--------0000------x-x-x-xxx-|
   ****     ****        ****


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------9-9---------------9-9---------|
A|------7-7-----4-3-------7-7-----5-5-|
E|-0000-----000-6-5--0000-----000-3-3-|
   ****     ***      ****     ***


Play Riff 4   "Magic circles..."

Riff 5
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------9-9----------------9-9--------------|
D|------7-7-----12-7-------7-7--------------|
A|-0000-----000-10-5--0000------3-2-3-5-3-5-|
E|------------------------------------------|
   ****     ***       ****   
   "It's desecration of souls..."


Riff 4a
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|------9-9---------------9-9-----12-12-|
A|------7-7-----4-3-------7-7-----10-10-|
E|-0000-----000-6-5--0000-----000-------|
   ****     ***      ****     ***  
   "...lair..."


Riff 6
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|----------33333333-22222222-55555---|
E|-22222222-------------------------3-|
   ******** ******** ******** *****


Riff 7 (Guitar 2 plays top notes at end)
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------12-12-12-10~~-|
G|--------------------------------------------12-12-12-11~~-|
D|------9-9---------------9-9--12-12-12-11------------------|
A|------7-7-----4-3-------7-7--10-10-10--9------------------|
E|-0000-----000-6-5--0000-----------------------------------|
   ****     ***      ****


Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 4   "Copulation..."
Play Riff 5   "It's desecration of souls..."
Play Riff 4   "...lair..."

Riff 8
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|-33333333-555555555----------22222222-|
E|--------------------33333333----------|
   ******** ********* ******** ********
    "So I say again..."
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|-33333333-55555---|
E|----------------3-|
   ******** *****


Riff 9
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------9-9------11-11-------12-12------7-7-|
A|------7-7-------9--9-------10-10------5-5-|
E|-0000-----0000--------0000-------0000-----|
   ****     ****        ****       ****
   "...souls..."
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|------9-9------11-11-------12-12-9-9-9-2-|
A|------7-7-------9--9-------10-10-7-7-7-0-|
E|-0000-----0000--------0000---------------|
   ****     ****        ****


Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)                x4
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------9-9---------------9-9---------|
A|------7-7-----5-5-------7-7-----4-3-|
E|-0000-----000-3-3--0000-----000-6-5-|
   ****     ***      ****     ***
                                                   x3
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------7-7-|
E|-0-2-2-2-5-2--0-2-2-2-5-2--0-2-2-2-5-2--0-2-2-5-5-|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|-0-2-2-2-5-2--0-2-2-2-5-2--0-2-2-2-5-2-|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-0-2-0--2-3-2--3-5-3--5-7-5--7-8-7--8-10-8--10-|


Riff 11 (Solo Rhythm)        x2
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-9--9-9-11-12---------------|
A|-7--7-7--9-10-10--10-10--12-|
E|---------------8---8--8--10-|

1st ending
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-9--9-9-11-12---------------------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--9-10-12--12-12-12-9--9-9--7-9-10--10-10-12-|
E|--------------10--10-10-10-7--7-7--5-7--8---8--8-10-|

2nd ending
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-9--9-9-11-12--------------------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--9-10-12--12-12-12-9--9-9--7-9-10-10-12-12-|
E|--------------10--10-10-10-7--7-7--5-7--8--8-10-10-|


Riff 7a
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|------9-9---------------9-9--12-12-12-11-|
A|------7-7-----4-3-------7-7--10-10-10--9-|
E|-0000-----000-6-5--0000------------------|
   ****     ***      ****


Play Riff 4   "Dying flowers..."
Play Riff 5   "It's desecration of souls..."
Play Riff 4a
Play Riff 8   "So I say again..."


Riff 9a
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------9-9------11-11-------12-12------7-7-|
A|------7-7-------9--9-------10-10------5-5-|
E|-0000-----0000--------0000-------0000-----|
   ****     ****        ****       ****
   "...souls..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|------9-9------11-11-------12-12-|
A|------7-7-------9--9-------10-10-|
E|-0000-----0000--------0000-------|
   ****     ****        ****
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-7-5-4-5-7---7-5---5-3-2--3-2-0------|
E|-----------3-----3--------------3--2-|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-77777777...------------|
A|-55555555...-[fade out]-|
E|------------------------|



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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