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Mercyful Fate:  Into The Unknown

transcribed by: Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl

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:  08-10-01

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

Tuning: Standard

Intro (clean)
e|--2-2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
B|--3-3--3--3---3--3---3--3---3---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
G|--0h2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2---------2---2--2---2--2---2--2--2-|
D|--0-0--0--0---0--0---0--0---0--0-2-3--0---0--0---0--0---0--0--0-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--2-2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
B|--3-3--3--3---3--3---3--3---3---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
G|--0h2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2--2------2---2--2---2--2---2--2--2-|
D|--0-0--0--0---0--0---0--0---0----2-3--0---0--0---0--0---0--0--0-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------3---3--3---3--3--3-----------3---3--3---3--3--3-|
B|------------3---3--3---3--3--3-----------3---3--3---3--3--3-|
G|------------0---0--0---0--0--0-----------0---0--0---0--0--0-|
D|-2-0--------0---0--0---0--0--0--0--2-----2---2--2---2--2--2-|
A|---------2--2---2--2---2--2--2--------3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
E|------3-----3---3--3---3--3--3------------------------------|
						   Play 2 times

Verse (Distortion)
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2-4-4-2-4----4-5-4-5----2-4-4-2-4----4-5-4-5----x-x-|
E|--0-2-2-0-2----2-3-2-3----0-2-2-0-2----2-3-2-3----x-x-|
  "Darkness we are here tonight...."

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------9-11-----------------11-10-|
D|---------------------7--9------------------9--8-|  Play twice
A|--2--4-4--2--4-------------4--5--4--5-----------|
E|--0--2-2--0--2--0-0--------2--3--2--3--0-0------|
                  * *                    * * 
  "Darkness open wide ..."

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------2--5---------------------2-|  Play twice
A|--5-4---3-2----4--5--0--3--5-4---3-2----4--5--0-|
E|------5-----3--2--3------------5-----3--2--3----|
   ".....looking for sin..."


Chorus (last time leave off the last note)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|  Play 4 times
A|--7-6-------5-4-----------5-4-----|
E|------5-4-------3-2-0-2-3-----3-2-|
  "Oh yeah...you're going into the unknown"

Verse 
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2-4-4-2-4----4-5-4-5----2-4-4-2-4----4-5-4-5----x-x-|
E|--0-2-2-0-2----2-3-2-3----0-2-2-0-2----2-3-2-3----x-x-|
  "Darkness we are here tonight..."

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------9-11-----------------11-10-|
D|---------------------7--9------------------9--8-|  Play twice
A|--2--4-4--2--4-------------4--5--4--5-----------|
E|--0--2-2--0--2--0-0--------2--3--2--3--0-0------|
                  * *                    * * 
  "Darkness open wide ..."

Chorus                              x8
e|----------------------------------|-----|
B|----------------------------------|-----|
G|----------------------------------|--4--|
D|----------------------------------|--4--|
A|--7-6-------5-4-----------5-4-----|--2--|
E|------5-4-------3-2-0-2-3-----3-2-|-----|
  "Oh yeah...you're going into the unknown.."

Bridge
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|--4--6-----7-------4--6-----7-------|
D|--4--6-------6-----4--6-------6-----|
A|--2--4--/5-----5~--2--4--/5-----5~--|
E|------------------------------------|
                                        x6
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--4--5--6-----7-------4--6-----7-------|
D|--4--5--6-------6-----4--6-------6-----|
A|--2--3--4--/5-----5~--2--4--/5-----5~--|
E|---------------------------------------|
   "Someone here......."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--4-5-6--2-4-5-------------------7--|
A|--2-3-4--0-2-3--3-5-6--6-5-3-4---5--|
E|----------------1-3-4--4-3-1-2------|
                "Don't you see....."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|--6-----7-------4--6-----7-------|
D|--6-------6-----4--6-------6-----|
A|--4--/5-----5~--2--4--/5-----5~--|
E|---------------------------------|
   "You took a chance...."
                                        x3
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--4--5--6-----7-------4--6-----7-------|
D|--4--5--6-------6-----4--6-------6-----|
A|--2--3--4--/5-----5~--2--4--/5-----5~--|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--4-5-6--2-4-5-------------------7--|
A|--2-3-4--0-2-3--3-5-6--6-5-3-4---5--|
E|----------------1-3-4--4-3-1-2------|
  "Now die, die, die......"


This is after the talking part:

"hold on to.....NOTHING!!"

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|-----------7--------------------7------------|
G|--------------------8--------------------8---|
D|------7-9---------7--------7-9---------7-----|
A|----6-----------6--------6-----------6-------|
E|--6-----------6--------6-----------6---------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------6-------------------6---------------|
G|-------7----------7--------7----------8------|
D|-----7----------7--------7----------7--------|
A|---5----------5--------5----------5----------|
E|-5----------5--------5----------5------------|

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

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

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

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

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|-----------7--------------------7------------|
G|--------------------8--------------------8---|
D|------7-9---------7--------7-9---------7-----|
A|----6-----------6--------6-----------6-------|
E|--6-----------6--------6-----------6---------|

                 x3
e|-----------------|--------------------|
B|-----------------|--------------------|
G|-----------------|--------------------|
D|---5-3-5-4-2-4-3-|---5-3-5-4-2-4-3-2--|
A|-0-3-3-3-2-2-2-1-|-0-3-3-3-2-2-2-1-0--|
E|-----------------|--------------------|
  "Ahhhhh..."

Solo Rhythm

e|--2-2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
B|--3-3--3--3---3--3---3--3---3---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
G|--0h2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2---------2---2--2---2--2---2--2--2-|
D|--0-0--0--0---0--0---0--0---0--0-2-3--0---0--0---0--0---0--0--0-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--2-2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
B|--3-3--3--3---3--3---3--3---3---------3---3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
G|--0h2--2--2---2--2---2--2---2--2------2---2--2---2--2---2--2--2-|
D|--0-0--0--0---0--0---0--0---0----2-3--0---0--0---0--0---0--0--0-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|						      

e|------------3---3--3---3--3--3-----------3---3--3---3--3--3-|
B|------------3---3--3---3--3--3-----------3---3--3---3--3--3-|
G|------------0---0--0---0--0--0-----------0---0--0---0--0--0-|
D|-2-0--------0---0--0---0--0--0--0--2-----2---2--2---2--2--2-|
A|---------2--2---2--2---2--2--2--------3--3---3--3---3--3--3-|
E|------3-----3---3--3---3--3--3------------------------------|
						   Play 2 times
      "Who should I let go........"

End solo rhythm

Solo
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|----------10-----------9-10-12-/14-14~-|
D|-12-10-12----12~----12-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-14----12-12\9-10-12-12\9~~-|
D|----12----------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-10-12-/14-14---------------------10-10/12~-|
D|--------------12-12-10-/12~----12-----------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|----------------13-12-15-17/20-|
B|----13-12-15-13----------------|
G|-12----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-17h20p17\15-17-15h17p15\12-15-12h15p12\10-12--10----|
B|--------------------------------------------------13-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------13-12-15-17/20-|
B|----13-12-15-13----------------|
G|-12----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-17h20p17\15-17-15h17p15\12-15-12h15p12\10-12----|
B|----------------------------------------------13-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Ending section:

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-----3--2------------------------------------|
A|--3--1--0--3---5-7-7-5-7~--5-7~-5-7~-5-7-7-5-|
E|--1--------1---------------------------------|
  "The journey of a lonely soul......."


e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------8-----|
D|--3--2---------------------------3--2--------------7-8-------|
A|--3--2-------5h7-----7p5-7-------3--2------5h7---------------|
E|--1--0---0-0-----0-0--------0-0--1--0--0-0-----0-0-------0-0-|
           * *     * *        * *        * *     * *       * * 
  "Now my finger points at you.."

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------8---------------|
D|--3--2---------------------------3--2--------------7-8---8-7-----------|
A|--3--2-------5h7-----7p5-7-------3--2------5h7---------------5-6-5-5-4-|
E|--1--0---0-0-----0-0--------0-0--1--0--0-0-----0-0-----------------3-2-|
           * *     * *        * *        * *     * *  
  "It is time for you....."

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------8-----|
D|--3--2---------------------------3--2--------------7-8-------|
A|--3--2-------5h7-----7p5-7-------3--2------5h7---------------|
E|--1--0---0-0-----0-0--------0-0--1--0--0-0-----0-0-------0-0-|
           * *     * *        * *        * *     * *       * * 
  "Now my finger points at you.."

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------8---------------------------|
D|--3--2---------------------------3--2--------------7-8---8-7---------------5-8-5~--|
A|--3--2-------5h7-----7p5-7-------3--2------5h7---------------5-6-5-----4-7---------|
E|--1--0---0-0-----0-0--------0-0--1--0--0-0-----0-0-----------------3-6-------------|
           * *     * *        * *        * *     * * 
  "And you must know....."

Chorus                              x8
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|--7-6-------5-4-----------5-4-----|
E|------5-4-------3-2-0-2-3-----3-2-|
  "Oh yeah....you're going into the unknown"


Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------2--5--8-12\-|
A|--5-4---3-2----4--5--0--3--6-10\-|
E|------5-----3--2--3--------------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|---------------2--3--5--8--12-15\-|
A|--5-4---3-2----0--1--3--6--10-13\-|
E|------5-----3---------------------|


Play this four times
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------8-----|
D|--3--2---------------------------3--2--------------7-8-------|
A|--3--2-------5h7-----7p5-7-------3--2------5h7---------------|
E|--1--0---0-0-----0-0--------0-0--1--0--0-0-----0-0-------0-0-|
           * *     * *        * *        * *     * *       * * 
  "Now my finger points at you....."

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------8-----------|
D|--3--2---------------------------3--2--------------7-8---8-7-------|
A|--3--2-------5h7-----7p5-7-------3--2------5h7---------------5-6-5-|
E|--1--0---0-0-----0-0--------0-0--1--0--0-0-----0-0-----------------|
           * *     * *        * *        * *     * * 
  

Ending
e|-------------------------------------------------9----------9-12-9------|
B|-----------------------------------8--------8-11---11--8-11--------11---|
G|----------------------6--------6-9---9--6-9-----------------------------|
D|---------5--------5-8---8--5-8------------------------------------------|
A|-----4-7---7--4-7-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-6--------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--9-12-/15----------15-18-15----15-18-20-18-15-18-16~~~~\\\--|
B|-----------17-14-17----------17------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
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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