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Mercyful Fate:  Mandrake

transcribed by: Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited by: 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 22, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard

Intro
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------4/5-----5-----------|
D|----------4/5-----5-----------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0h2-2222-----222------000000-|
       ****     ***      ****** 
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|----------4--------3------2--2--------|
A|----------4--------3------2--2--------|
E|-0h2-2222---222222---2222------000000-|
       ****   ******   ****      ****** 
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------4/5-----5-----------|
D|----------4/5-----5-----------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0h2-2222-----222------000000-|
       ****     ***      ****** 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|----------4--------3------2--|
A|----------4--------3------2--|
E|-0h2-2222---222222---2222----|
       ****   ******   **** 


Riff 1
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------4/5-----5-----------|
D|----------4/5-----5-----------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0h2-2222-----222------000000-|
       ****     ***      ****** 
  "Poisonous mandrake..."          
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|----------4--------3------2--2--------|
A|----------4--------3------2--2--------|
E|-0h2-2222---222222---2222------000000-|
       ****   ******   ****      ****** 
                     "You dangerous root..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----------4/5-----5-----------|
D|----------4/5-----5-----------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0h2-2222-----222------000000-|
       ****     ***      ****** 
  "One of the three..."          
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----------4--------3------2--2--|
A|----------4--------3------2--2--|
E|-0h2-2222---222222---2222-------|
       ****   ******   **** 
                     "...when a man's time..."


Riff 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------9--11-|
A|-5h7------12p11------7---9-|
E|-0---0000-------0000-------|
       ****       ****       
  "You look so human..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------9--12-|
A|------12p11------7--10-|
E|-0000-------0000-------|
   ****       ****
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------4--3------------|
A|------12p11------2--1------------|
E|-0000-------0000-------00-3h5-3~-|
   ****       ****       **       
  "So different than any..."


Play Riff 1   "White Mandragora..."
Play Riff 2   "You look so human..."


Riff 3
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------5p3------5---------5p2-4----4-|
D|-5------------------4-----------------|
A|-3-3333-----3333----2-2222-------22---|
E|--------------------------------------|
     ****     ****      ****       **  
  "Your leaves spread out..."
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------10-------|
D|---------3------------------9-----|
A|----3------3-2-3-0-5-6-x------8-7-|
E|-00-1-----------------------------|
   **  
                      "So close to the ground..."


Riff 4 (chorus)            x3
e|--------------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------------|-----------10-------|
D|--------------------------|----7--8------9-----|
A|------7p5---5-7-5-7~------|-5--5--6-x------8-7-|
E|-0000-----7----------0000-|-3------------------|
   ****                **** 
  "Mandrake root..."
                          x3
e|--------------------------|------|
B|--------------------------|------|
G|--------------------------|------|
D|--------------------------|----7-|
A|------7p5---5-7-5-7~------|-5--5-|
E|-0000-----7----------0000-|-3----|
   ****                **** 
  "Mandrake root..."


Riff 5 (Guitar 2 plays notes in () )
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-6-6-xxx-6-6-xxx-4-4-xxx-2-2-xxx-|
A|-4-4-xxx-4-4-xxx-2-2-xxx-0-0-xxx-|
E|---------------------------------|
  "Your juice..."
e|-(3)-----------------------------|
B|-(3)-----------------------------|
G|-(0)-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------------7-|
A|--2-[let ring]--------------5--5-|
E|--3-------------------------3----|
  "...has been known to take away life."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-6-6-xxx-6-6-xxx-4-4-xxx-2-2-xxx-|
A|-4-4-xxx-4-4-xxx-2-2-xxx-0-0-xxx-|
E|---------------------------------|
  "Cause insanity..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-5-5-555-5-5-555-5-5-555-5-|
A|-3-3-333-3-3-333-3-3-333-3-|
E|---------------------------| 
  "Am I losing my mind?"


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------2-|
A|---------------------------------0-|
E|-3p2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3p2-2---|
       * * * * * * * * * * *     *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------4-|
A|---------------------------------2-|
E|-3p2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3p2-2---|
       * * * * * * * * * * *     * 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-7---------7--------------7-6-----|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-4-----5-4-|
E|----------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------2-|
A|---------------------------------0-|
E|-3p2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3p2-2---|
       * * * * * * * * * * *     *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------4-|
A|---------------------------------2-|
E|-3p2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3p2-2---|
       * * * * * * * * * * *     * 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-7---------7--------------7-6-----|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-4-----5-4-|
E|----------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * * 
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-5---------5------------5-4------5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-----/5-7---|
E|-----------------------------------|
     * * * *   * * * *

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7--------------------8---------| -----|
A|--------------------------------|      |
E|---5-5-5-5-6--5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-|      |
     * * * *    * * * *   * * * *        |
e|---------------------------|           |--> Play 3x
B|---------------------------|           |
G|---------------------------|           |
D|-5h7-5---------------------| ----------|
A|-------7-8~--7~--5~--4-----|
E|-----------------------6-5-|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----------5-------------------------|
A|---------------------5---------5-----|
E|-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---6-5-|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * * 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----------5---------3---------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-1-1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-1-3-1-|
     * * * *   * * * *   * * * * 
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-5h7---------5h7---------5h7---------2-3-3-|
E|-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-1-1-|
       * * * *     * * * *     * * * * 
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------| ---> Play 4x
A|-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--3-3-|
E|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--1-1-|



Riff 7               x7
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|---------------0--5-|
D|-7-------7-----0--5-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
E|--------------------|
     * * *   * *    
  "In the olden days..."
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------0--5-------------------------------|
D|-7-------7-----0--5--8--7-5-7--5---5--------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------8----8-7-8--7--5-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
     * * *   * * 
  "...you had to, tie a string from the neck of a..."


Riff 7a
Both guitars         x3
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|---------------0--5-|
D|-7-------7-----0--5-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
E|--------------------|
     * * *   * *      
  "Black dog..."

Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|---------------0--5-------------------------|
D|-7-------7-----0--5-------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------4-5-7--5-7-8--5-7-8-|
E|---------------------6----------------------|
     * * *   * *             "And with meat..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|------5--------------------------|
A|--7-8----8-7-8--7-5-7--5-4-5-4---|
E|-------------------------------6-|
  "...you must lure the dog..."

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------0--5-----6-7-9--7-9-10--7-9-10-|
D|-7-------7-----0--5--8------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
     * * *   * *             "And with meat..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-9-10-12--10-9-10--9-7-9--7-6-7-6---|
D|----------------------------------8-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|   
  "...you must lure the dog..."



Riff 8
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------5-3-6-6-------------------|
A|-5--5----6--6--------4-4----3-1-3-1-3-1----|
E|-3--3----4--4---------------------------1~-|
  "...ground.  Cover your ears!"
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------5-3-6-6--------------------|
A|-5--5----6--6--------4-4----3-1-3-1-3-1-----|
E|-3--3----4--4---------------------------3-4-|


Play Riff 7 (the first bar only 3 times)


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10----3----2----7--------3----7----5------|
A|--8----1----0----5--------1----5----3----5-|
E|-----------------------------------------3-|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10----3----2----7-------------3----7----5-|
A|--8----1----0----5--------5----1----5----3-|
E|--------------------------3----------------|
    

Solo
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------------------------7-9-10~-|
D|--3~--5-7-8-7-5-7~--5-7-8---------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-10b12-10~--9-10-9h10p9----10~-|
D|------------------------12-----|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------8-|
G|------------------------7-9-10\9-10---|
D|-7-8-7---------------7----------------|
A|-------10-8-7----7-8------------------|
E|--------------10----------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|-10h11-10h11p10-8-----------------------|
G|-------------------10-9-10-9--7----7-9--|
D|--------------------------------10------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|----10-13-10--13b15r13-10h13p10-------|
G|-10-----------------------------10~~\-|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-3b5r3-3-2-3~--2-3-2-0-2-0-----------|
D|-----------a-------------------------|
A|----------------------------5~--7-8~-|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|------15--12h15p12----------------------------------|
B|----x--------------13-------------------------------|
G|---x-----------------12\9-12\9----------------------|
D|--x----------------------------10-14\10-------------|
A|-x--------------------------------------10\7--(7)\3-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 9
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--------8------8--------------------------|
D|--------8------8--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-555555---5555------555555-5\3-333333-3/5-|
   ******   ****      ******     ******
e|--------5---------------------------|
B|--------5-------9------8--8---------|
G|----------------8------7--7---------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-555555---55555---5555-------000000-|
   ******   *****   ****       ******

Play Riff 1   "White Mandragora..."
Play Riff 2   "You look so human..."
Play Riff 3   "Your leaves spread out..."
Play Riff 4   "Mandrake root..."
Play Riff 5   "Your juice has been known..."

This is right after riff 5
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|---10-------|
D|------9-----|
A|-x------8-7-|
E|------------|
 

Riff 4a (chorus)           x3
e|--------------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------------|-----------10-------|
D|--------------------------|----7--8------9-----|
A|------7p5---5-7-5-7~------|-5--5--6-x------8-7-|
E|-0000-----7----------0000-|-3------------------|
   ****                **** 
  "Mandrake root..."
                           x3
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|------7p5---5-7-5-7~------|
E|-0000-----7----------0000-|
   ****                ****


Ending
Both guitars
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----------6--5--6--------|
A|----5--6-----------8-----|
E|-3--------------------7--|
  "...poisonous thing that everyone is calling..."


Guitar 1
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|--9-9-9-9\--|
A|--7-7-7-7\--|
E|------------|
  "...LOVE!"

Guitar 2
e|-12----12----12----12------|
B|-15b17-15b17-15b17-15b17\--|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|
  "...LOVE!"



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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