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Mercyful Fate: The Ghost Of Change

transcribed by:  Dave Zatuchney  DaveDZNY@aol.com     

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

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://abysslord.com/thetabcrypt/

Date last modified:  March 26, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard

NOTE: Guitar 1 is out of tune for the intro!
      Low E String is slightly flat!

Intro
Guitar 1
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|--15\--|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|---------------------5--| ------|
A|------------------------|       |
E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6-7----|       |
                                  |
e|---------------------------|    |--> Play 2x
B|---------------------------|    |
G|---------------------------|    |
D|-------------------5-------| ---|  
A|---------------------7-6-5-|
E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6---------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-12--------11--------10--------9--|
A|-10---------9---------8--------7--|
E|----------------------------------|


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

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------5-------|
A|---------------------7-6-5-|
E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6---------|

Guitar 2 (Harmony part)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|---------------------5--|
A|------5-6-7----5-6-7----|
E|-0--0--------0----------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------5-------|
A|------5-6-7----5-6---7-6-5-|
E|-0--0--------0-------------|


Riff 2
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----9-----10-----9-----12-12-10-12-|
A|-----7------8-----7-----10-10--8-10-|
E|-0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0-------------|
   * *   * *    * *   * *
  "Walking..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----9-----10-------7--|
A|-----7------8-----5-5--|
E|-0-0---0-0----0-0------|
   * *   * *    * *
  "...cold and white..."

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----9-----10-----9-----12-12-10-12-|
A|-----7------8-----7-----10-10--8-10-|
E|-0-0---0-0----0-0---0-0-------------|
   * *   * *    * *   * *
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----9-----10-----0-9--|
A|-----7------8-------9--|
E|-0-0---0-0----0-0------|
   * *   * *    * * 


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-5----4----5----4----5----4--|
A|-3----2----3----2----3----2--|
E|-----------------------------|
   "Calling my name..."
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-3--2--3--2------|
E|-------------3-2-|
   "...come to see..."

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

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-2--4--5--4--2--0--5--4--2--1------|
A|-------------------------------3-2-|
E|-----------------------------------|


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2  "Do you..."
Play Riff 3  "Calling my name..."

Riff 4
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----x-----x--------x-----12-|
A|-----x-----x--------x-----10-|
E|-0-0---0-0------0-0---0-0----|
   * *   * *      * *   * *

Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------| ----|
A|------------------------2-3-|     |
E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--2--2-5-----|     |
                                    |
e|-----------------------|          |--> Play 2x
B|-----------------------|          |
G|-----------------------|          |
D|-----------------4--2--| ---------|
A|-----------------2--0--|
E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--------|

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------| ----|
A|---3-0--0--0--0--0--0-3-5-6-|     |
E|-3--------------------------|     |
                                    |
e|-----------------------|          |--> Play 1x
B|-----------------------|          |
G|-----------------------|          |
D|-----------------7--5--| ---------|
A|---3-0--0--0--0--5--3--|
E|-3---------------------|


B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------| ----|
A|------------------------2-3-|     |
E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--2--2-5-----|     |
e|----------------------------|     |
                                    |--> Play 1x
B|-----------------------|          |
G|-----------------------|          |
D|-----------------------| ---------|
A|-----------------9--7--|
E|-0-5-2--2--2--2--7--5--|
e|-----------------------|

Solo
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 6
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-2-4--x-x--x-x-x--x-|
A|-2--2-2-0-2--x-x--x-x-x--x-|
E|---------------------------|
            "You are the ghost of change..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-2-4----7----10--|
A|-2--2-2-0-2--0-5--0--8--|
E|------------------------|
               *    *
           "...and now we..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-2-4--x-x--x-x-x--x-|
A|-2--2-2-0-2--x-x--x-x-x--x-|
E|---------------------------|
            "You are the ghost of change..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-4--4-4-2-4----7----10----|
A|-2--2-2-0-2--0-5--0--8--2-|
E|------------------------0-|
               *    *
           "...but I will..."


Riff 7 
Guitar 1 (Slight palm mutes)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|---7---9---10---9---7------7-|
D|-7---7---7----7---7---7--5-5-|
A|-------------------------3---|
E|-----------------------------|
                    "Ghost of change..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|---7---9---10---9--------|
D|-7---7---7----7---7-7--5-|
A|--------------------5--3-|
E|-------------------------|
              "...do you remember..."

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


Riff 8
Guitar 1 (Slight palm mutes)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---7---9---10---9---7------7-|
A|-7---7---7----7---7---7--5-5-|
E|-------------------------3---|
              "I took her..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---7---9---10---9--------|
A|-7---7---7----7---7-7--5-|
E|--------------------5--3-|
    "....then we walked..."

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


Riff 8a
Guitar 1 (Slight palm mutes)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|---7---9---10---9---7------7-|
D|-7---7---7----7---7---7--5-5-|
A|-------------------------3---|
E|-----------------------------|
   "Memories..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|---7---9---10---9--------|
D|-7---7---7----7---7-7--5-|
A|--------------------5--3-|
E|-------------------------|
   "...of long forgotten..."

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

Play Riff 8   "I took a chance..."
Play Riff 6   "You are the ghost of change..."

Riff 1a
Guitar 1
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|---------------------5--| ------|
A|------------------------|       |
E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6-7----|       |
                                  |
e|---------------------------|    |--> Play 2x
B|---------------------------|    |
G|---------------------------|    |
D|-------------------5-------| ---|  
A|---------------------7-6-5-|
E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6---------|

Guitar 2
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|-12--------11--|
A|-10---------9--|
E|---------------|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|---------------------5--|
A|------------------------|
E|-0--0-5-6-7--0-5-6-7----|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------5-------| 
A|------5-6-7----5-6---7-6-5-|
E|-0--0--------0-------------|


Play Riff 2   "Walking on a cold..."
Play Riff 3   "Calling my name..."

Lead into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--2--|
E|--0--|


Play Riff 7   "Ghost of change..."
Play Riff 8   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 8a  Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 8   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 6   "You are the ghost of change..."

Riff 4a
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----x-----x--------x-----12--12-|
A|-----x-----x--------x-----10--10-|
E|-0-0---0-0------0-0---0-0--------|
   * *   * *      * *   * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----x-----x--------x-----12-|
A|-----x-----x--------x-----10-|
E|-0-0---0-0------0-0---0-0----|
   * *   * *      * *   * *

Riff 4b
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----------12-12------------12-12-|
A|-----------10-10------------10-10-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-------|
   * * * * *        * * * * * 

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----------12-12------------15-15-|
A|-----------10-10------------13-13-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-------|
   * * * * *        * * * * * 

Ending
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-9/10-10/12-12\10-10\9----------------------|
D|----------------------------------12-(12)\9-|
A|-7/-8--8/10-10\-8--8\7------------10-(10)\7-|
E|------------------------0-0-0-0-0-----------|
                          * * * * * 
Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------9-9/10-10/12-12\10-10\9-|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------7-7/-8--8/10-10\-8--8\7-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------|
   * * * * * * *

Fade 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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