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Mercyful Fate:  Listen To The Bell

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.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://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|-----------------------|
D|-2----3--------8----3--|
A|-0----1--------6----1--|
E|-----------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-2----3--------8----3--3-|
A|-0----1--------6----1--1-|
E|-------------------------|


Guitar 2                             x2
e|-5-------6---------11-------6-------|
B|-8b10~~--9b11~~----14b16~~--9b11~~--|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
e|-5-------6---------11-------6-------|
B|-8b10~~--9b11~~----14b16~~--9b11~~--|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--8-------10---------15-------10-------|
B|-11b13~~--13b15~~----18b20~~--13b15~~--|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


Riff 2                                  x4
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------14/16---10--9-8-|
A|-10----------13-12-0-0-12/14-0-10--9-8-|
E|----11-10-11---------------------------|
                     * *       *


Riff 3
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------13-|
A|-6--5-x-x-8--6--5--x--x-x-3--5-x-x-8--10--11-|
E|-4--3-x-x-6--4--3--x--x-x-1--3-x-x-6---8-----|
  "Up in the hills..."
                                        x2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------14/16---10--9-8-|
A|-10----------13-12-0-0-12/14-0-10--9-8-|
E|----11-10-11---------------------------|
                     * *       *
  "...broken town..."
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------13-|
A|-6--5-x-x-8--6--5--x-x-x-x-3--5-x-x-8--10--11-|
E|-4--3-x-x-6--4--3--x-x-x-x-1--3-x-x-6---8-----|
  "The trees are dead..."
                                        x2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------14/16---10--9-8-|
A|-10----------13-12-0-0-12/14-0-10--9-8-|
E|----11-10-11---------------------------|
                     * *       *
  "...old bell..."




Riff 4                     x3 
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7--4-7-3-|
E|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7--4-7-3-|
   *     * *    *     * * 
  "Why, why..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7----4-5----5-5-|
E|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7--0-2-3----3-3-|
   *     * *    *     * * 
  "Listen to the bell and it..."

Guitar fill over chorus:
e|--7--------6------------------------|
B|-10b12~----9b11~-----8--------5-----|
G|--------------------10b12~----7b9~--|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--7--------6----------------|
B|-10b12~----9b11~-----8------|
G|--------------------10b12~--|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


                            

Lead into next section:
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-14-------14/16---10--9-8-|
A|-12---0-0-12/14-0-10--9-8-|
E|--------------------------|
        * *       *

Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3   "It's a dark..."

Lead into second chorus:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-3--5-x-x-8--10--11--10----------|
E|-1--3-x-x-6---8---------11-10-11-|
   "Everywhere I hear the devils..."


Play Riff 4   "Why, why..."


Riff 5                              
Guitar 1                          x3
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-|
E|-5-4-----------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------0-1-2-|
A|-----5-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-------|
E|-5-4-----------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Guitar 2                          x3
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----5-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-|
E|-5-4-----------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------0-1-|
D|---------------------------1-2-3-4-----|
A|-----5-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-2-3-4-------------|
E|-5-4-----------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * *


 
Riff 6
Guitar 1    
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----8------7----------------5--|
A|-------7~-----6~---------4---5--|
E|-0-0------0------0-0-0-0---0----|
   * *      *      * * * *   *           
  "I have seen..."

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------------------8------7-----|  ---|
A|-------5---4-3~------7~-----6~--|     |
E|-0-3-0---0-------0------0-------|     |
           *       *      *             |
e|---------------------------------|    |--> Play 2x
B|---------------------------------|    |
G|---------------------------------|    |
D|---------------------------------| ---|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----8------7------------------------------------|
A|-------7~-----6~---------------------------------|
E|-0-0------0------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   * *      *      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *            
  "I have seen..."

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------------------8------7-----|  ---|
A|-------5---4-3~------7~-----6~--|     |
E|-0-3-0---0-------0------0-------|     |
           *       *      *             |
e|------------------|                   |--> Play 2x
B|------------------|                   |
G|------------------|                   |
D|-------------5----| ------------------|
A|---------4---5----|
E|-0-0-0-0---0------|
   * * * *   *

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


Riff 7
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|---6------------------------|
D|-----5------4---------------|
A|----------3-----------------|
E|-3-----3-------3-3-3-3-3-4~-|
   *     *       * * * * *
  "I've seen..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-----6------------------------|
D|-------5------4---------------|
A|------------3--------4---3----|
E|-3-3-----3-------3-2---1---1~-|
   * *     *
  "...whatever..."



Riff 6a
Guitar 1    
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----8------7----------------5--|
A|-------7~-----6~---------4---5--|
E|-0-0------0------0-0-0-0---0----|
   * *      *      * * * *   *           
  "The blazing ruby eyes..."
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-------------5--4-|
A|-------5---4-3--2-|
E|-0-3-0---0--------|
           *      

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----8------7------------------------------------|
A|-------7~-----6~---------------------------------|
E|-0-0------0------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
   * *      *      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *            
  "The blazing ruby eyes..."
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-------------5--4-|
A|-------5---4-3--2-|
E|-0-3-0---0--------|
           *      



Riff 8
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---5---7-5--4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-3-0-5-3--2-|
E|--------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * *   *          
   "Listen to the bell..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------5--4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------5---4-3--2-|
E|---------------0-3-0---0--------|
   * * * * * * *         *
   "If you want to know why..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---5---7-5--4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-3-0-5-3--2-|
E|--------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * *   *         
   "You gotta listen to the bell..."
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----7-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5--5-|
E|----------------3--5-|
   * * * * * * * 
   "And then you might..."


Riff 4a                    x3 
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7--4-7-3-|
E|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7--4-7-3-|
   *     * *    *     * * 
  "Why, why..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7----4-5----5-5----8-7-|
E|-7--7--7-5-4--7--7--0-2-3----3-3----6-5-|
   *     * *    *     * * 
  "Listen to the bell and it..."

Guitar fill over chorus:
e|--7--------6------------------------|
B|-10b12~----9b11~-----8--------5-----|
G|--------------------10b12~----7b9~--|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

Harmony for guitar fill:
e|-10---------9--------6--------------|
B|-13b15~----12b14~----9b11~----6-----|
G|------------------------------8b10~-|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|


Play Riff 4   Song fades 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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