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Mercyful Fate:  Holy Water

transcribed by: Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.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:  October 23, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|--------------10----9--|
D|-7-------------8----7--|
A|-5---------------------|
E|-----------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|-10----9--|
D|--8----7--|
A|----------|
E|----------|


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

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

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 


Riff 2
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|-6------6------6----6------6------6----|
G|-7------7------7----7------7------7----|
D|---0-0----0-0----0----0-0----0-0----0--|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
     * *    * *    *    * *    * *    *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|-8------8------8----8------8------8----|
G|-7------7------7----7------7------7----|
D|---0-0----0-0----0----0-0----0-0----0--|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
     * *    * *    *    * *    * *    *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|-10-----10-----10---10-----10-----10---|
G|--7------7------7----7------7------7---|
D|----0-0----0-0----0----0-0----0-0------|
A|-------------------------------------0-|
E|---------------------------------------|
      * *    * *    *    * *    * *    *

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


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-14-14---12---14---15---14---12---14-14---|
A|--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0--0-0-|
E|------------------------------------------|
         *    *    *    *    *    *       *
  "I don't want that holy water..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-14-14---12---9---10-10-10-------------|
A|--0--0-0--0-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|---------------------------------------|
         *    *   *          * * * * * * 
  "...it makes me burn..."

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-10-10---9---10---12---10---9---10-10---|
A|--0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-|
E|----------------------------------------|
         *   *    *    *    *   *       *
  "I don't want that holy water..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-10-10---9---5---7-7-7-------------|
A|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
         *   *   *     * * * * * * * 
  "...it makes me burn..."



Riff 4
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-15-15--14-------15-15--14-------15-15---14---|
D|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
         *   * * *       *   * * *       *    * 
    "I'd rather drink..."                           
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-12---10---12---14---10-----|
D|--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
      *    *    *    *    * *
    "...go to hell..."

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-12-12--10-------12-12--10-------12-12---10---|
D|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0--0-0-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
         *   * * *       *   * * *       *    * 
    "I'd rather drink..."  
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-9---7---9---10----7-----|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|
     *   *   *    *    * *
    "...go to hell..."


Ending to riff 4:
Guitar 1
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|-----------3-----5--|
D|-7---------0-----0--|
A|-5------------------|
E|--------------------|

Guitar 2
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|-2--------10----12--|
D|-0---------8----10--|
A|-0------------------|
E|--------------------|
   "Oh yeah..."



Riff 5
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-2-4---4---4---10---9---12---10-|
A|-0-2-x-2-0-2-0--8-0-7-0-10-0--8-|
E|--------------------------------|
           *   *    *   *    *
   "High on the..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-2-4---4---4---10---9---12-|
A|-0-2-x-2-0-2-0--8-0-7-0-10-|
E|---------------------------|
           *   *    *   *


Riff 6
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7\6-----------4---6---7---6---4-|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|
       * * * * *   *   *   *   * 
   "Wash away..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-7\6--------------7-----|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4-0--7-----|
E|------------------------|
       * * * * * *
   "If that's what you believe..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7\6-----------4---6---7---6---4-|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|
       * * * * *   *   *   *   * 
   "But keep in mind..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-7\6------------------------|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4--------------|
E|---------------0-3--2--3--5-|
       * * * * *
   "...who is it..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7\6-----------4---6---7---6---4-|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|
       * * * * *   *   *   *   * 
   "Wash away..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-7\6--------------7--9--|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4-0--7--7--|
E|------------------------|
       * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7\6-----------4---6---7---6---4-|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|
       * * * * *   *   *   *   * 
   "But keep in mind..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-7\6------------------------|
A|-5\4-4-4-4-4-4--------------|
E|---------------0-3--2--3--5-|
       * * * * *
   "...who is it..."   


Play Riff 5  "Cast a stone..."
Play Riff 6  "Wash away..."


Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1                         x3
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-2-4----2-4----4-7--------7-6-5-|
E|-0-2----0-2----2-5--------5-4-3-|


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

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

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


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


Play Riff 1  "Oh Holy Water..."
Play Riff 2
Play Riff 3  "I don't want..."
Play Riff 4  "I'd rather..."
Play Riff 5  solo rhythm
Play Riff 6  solo rhythm
Play Riff 5  "Deep in the..."
Play Riff 6  "Wash away..."
Play Riff 7  "I don't want..."
Play Riff 8  solo rhythm

Ending:
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------3-5---3-5-3---4-4-|
E|-3-5-5--3-6-6--3-5-----3-------0-2-2-|
   * * *  * * *  * * * * * * * * *
 

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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