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Mercyful Fate:  Melissa

transcribed by:   Michael Fassbender:  mfassben@nickel.ucs.indiana.edu
                  Russ Elton        :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                  Mika Ristiranta   :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
       solo by:   Joshua stevens    :  JPLAGUE80@aol.com 
     edited by:   Russ Elton        

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

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Date last modified:  10-10-01

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Tuning: Standard

Intro (slighty distorted)

Riff 1

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

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

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

Solo over Riff 1:
e|-15b17r15--13--12--13~~~--12h13p12----------|
B|----------------------------------15-14-15~-|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|----12-13-12----12-13-15-13h15p13-12-------|
B|-15----------15----------------------15-13-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-12-9~~---9-9-9/10~--10-10-10---9-10-12-10h12p10-9~~-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|----9-10-9-10-9~~--7-6-7-6~~~-|
D|-12---------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|-------------10------------10-12-/13-12-10-----------------|
B|-------10-10----8h10~~--10-----------------13-11-10h11p10~-|
G|-7-7-7-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-10-10-11-10h11p10-----------------------------------------|
G|---------------------12-10-9-10-12-10-9--------9-10-9--9-10---|
D|---------------------------------------12-11-12------12----11-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-11--11~~---7--7~~~-|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|


End solo

Verse 
e|--------0---------------0---------|
B|------3---3-----------3---3-------|
G|----2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|
D|--0-----------0---0-----------0---|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
  I'm kneeling                                       

e|--------0---------------0---------|
B|------3---3-----------3---3-------|
G|----2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|
D|----------------------------------|
A|--3-----------3---3-----------3---|
E|----------------------------------|
  In front of the altar   

e|--------0---------------0---------|
B|------3---3-----------3---3-------|
G|----2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|
D|--3-----------3---3-----------3---|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|
  Satan's cross upon the...

e|--------0-------------------------|
B|------3---3-------------2---------|
G|----2-------2---2-----2---2-------|
D|--2-----------2-----2-------2---2-|
A|------------------0-----------0---|
E|----------------------------------|
  ..wall.............

e|----------------------------------|
B|--------7---------------7---------|
G|------7---7-----------7---7-------|
D|----7-------7---7---7-------------|
A|--5-----------5---5---------5--7--|
E|----------------------------------|
  Strange emptiness...

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

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

e|----------------------------------|
B|--------2---------------2---------|
G|------2---2-----------2---2-------|
D|----2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|
A|--0-----------0---0-----------0---|
E|----------------------------------|
  ..between two candles...

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

e|------------------------------------|
B|--------10----------------10--------|
G|------10--10------------10--10------|
D|----10------10---10---10------------|
A|--8------------8----8----------8-7\-|
E|------------------------------------|
  ...has entered...

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

e|----------------------------------|
B|--------2---------------2---------|
G|------2---2-----------2---2-------|
D|----2-------2---2---2-------2-----|
A|--0-----------0---0-----------0-2-|
E|----------------------------------|
  ...another life

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

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

RIFF 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--2---5------------2----------------5--|
D|--2---5------------2---4------------5--|
A|--0---3------------0---4------------3--|
E|----------5-4-3-2------2--3-2-3-4-5----|
            * * * *         * * * * * 
  Melissa!.....


RIFF 3 (slighty distorted) 
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3--------|
G|----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----------|
D|--0-----------3-----2-----------3-----2-----0--3-2-|
A|--------3-----------------3------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Repeat bar above many times, then go back to:
RIFF 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|--2---5------------2----------------5--|
D|--2---5------------2---4------------5--|
A|--0---3------------0---4------------3--|
E|----------5-4-3-2------2--3-2-3-4-5----|
            * * * *         * * * * * 
RIFF 4
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----------11-11-----------7-7-----7-7-----12-12-----5-5-|
A|--7-7-xxxx--xxx--9--9-xxxx--xxx-5-5-xxx-5-5-xxx-10-10-xxx-3-3-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

RIFF 5
(beginning of solo)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--8-7h8p7--------------------------|
G|----------9-7\5-5\4-4\2-2\0--2-4---|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

Rhythm under beginning of solo:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--2--0---------------------|
A|--------3--2--0------------|
E|-----------------2---3---5-|

RIFF 6
play 2 times:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-----------2---2-----------------------|
A|--2--2-4-5-------5-4-------------------|
E|---------------------5--5-3-2---2-3-5--|

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

RIFF 7
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-------4-2------------------------------|
A|--2--2-----5---2--2-5-4----------5-4----|
E|------------------------5---3--3-----5--|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|------------------4-2-----------------------|
A|-------------2--2-----5---2--2--4--5--7-7~--|
E|--2--2-3-5----------------------------------|

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

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

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|------------------4-2-----------------------|
A|-------------2--2-----5---2--2--4--5--7--5--|
E|--2--2-3-5----------------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|-------(4)------------|
G|--------4-------------|
D|--------4-------------|
A|--4--5--2-[let ring]--|
E|----------------------|

Repeat RIFF 3 (slightly distorted) (solo continues) + Melissa can...
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3--------|
G|----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----------|
D|--0-----------3-----2-----------3-----2-----0--3-2-|
A|--------3-----------------3------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Repeat above many times, then the slow part:

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

e|-------0---------------0---------|
B|-----1---1-----------1---1-------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|
A|-0-----------0---0-----------0---|
E|---------------------------------|
  Nothing is left.....

e|-------0---------------0---------|
B|-----1---1-----------1---1-------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---3-------3---3---3-------3---3-|
A|-0-----------0---0-----------0---|
E|---------------------------------|
  Outside at the stake.....

e|-------0---------------0---------|
B|-----1---1-----------1---1-------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|
A|-0-----------0---0-----------0---|
E|---------------------------------|
  They've taken her .......

e|-------0---------------0--|
B|-----0---0------------0---|
G|---------------------2----|
D|---2-------2---2----2-----|
A|-0-----------0-----0------|
E|--------------------------|
  me..........             I think melissa is still with us.


notation:
b   =  bend
r   =  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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MusicMan24 wrote on August 24 2009, 12:18 am

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