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Mercyful Fate:  Nightmare Be Thy Name

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
     edited by:  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:  04-11-01

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|--9--8--------9-8------9--8-------9-8-9-11-|
B|-------9--7-------9-7-------9--7-----------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--6--5--------6-5------6--5-------6-5-6--8-|
D|-------6--4-------6-4-------6--4-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
                         
Riff 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------0----------0------------|
A|-0-1-2---2--0-1-2---2----------|
E|-----------------------0--1--2-|

Riff 3
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--------2------------------|
A|--------0------------5---2-|
E|-2-2222----2-222-222-3-2-0-|
   * ****    * *** ***   *
  "Master....."
  "You know I never pray...."

Riff 4 
Guitar 1 
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7--6-|
D|--4----7--6---4---6---4---3---------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
  "Nightmare.......           be thy name" 
Guitar 1 
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----6---4-------4-----------------|
D|--7-----------7-------7--6---4---3-|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
  "Nightmare......           be thy name...."


Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3   "The dreams......"
Play Riff 4   "Nightmare......."

Riff 5
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----------1/2-----2-2---3-|
A|--2----5---1/2-----2-2---3-|
E|--0--0-3-0-----0-0-----0---|
                 * *     *   
  "You've got to stop this game..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----------1/2------------------|
A|--2----5---1/2------5--5--4--4--|
E|--0--0-3-0-----0-0--3--3--2--2--|
                 * *
  "...before I ...go...insane!"

Lead into solo rhythm:
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-----5--------4----|
A|-------------------|
E|--3-----3--2-----2-|
  "Straight to the grave....."


Riff 6 (solo rhythm)         x4
e|----------------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------3p2p0-------|----------------------|
A|-2--2-2-5p2-2-2-------3p2p0-|----------------------|
E|----------------------------|--1-111-111-111--etc.-|
                                 * *** *** ***
                             x2 
e|----------------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------3p2p0-------|----------------------|
A|-2--2-2-5p2-2-2-------3p2p0-|----------------------|
E|----------------------------|--1-111-111-111--etc.-|
                                 * *** *** ***
                             x2                            x2
e|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|----------------5p4---------|-----------------3p2p0-------|
A|-4--4-4-7p4-4-4-----7-5p4---|--2--2-2-5p2-2-2-------3p2p0-|
E|--------------------------7-|-----------------------------|
 

Solo over the above riffs
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-0-[whammy bar dive and vibrate]-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-5-3-0-5-7-5-0-3-5-3-0-5-7-5-0-8-11-8-0-7-10-7-0----|
G|---------------------------------------------------9^-|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|-7h10p7---7-10-7h10p7---7---------7-|
G|--------9-------------9---9-7-9-7---|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------1-3-3p1---1---------|
D|-----------1-------1-2-3---------3---3-2-1-3-|
A|-----1-2-3---2---3---------------------------|
E|-1-4-----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------9-9h10--9-7--------------------------|
G|-6h7p6---6-7-6-7-8-------------9-7-6---6--6-7-9-7-6-----|
D|-------9-----------------------------9--------------9-6-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------2---|
D|-6-4-------------------------2-4---4-|
A|-----7-5-4---------------2-4---------|
E|-----------7-5-4-2-0-2-5-------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------14---|
B|---------------------------------12--------------------17^--|
G|-7-----------6-8-9-8-6-8-6-------14-----11-11-14-16-18------|
D|-7-----7-7-9---------------7-9-------16---------------------|
A|-0--9-------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 3a     
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--------2------------------|
A|--------0------------5---2-|
E|-2-2222----2-222-222-3-2-0-|
   * ****    * *** ***   *

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|--------2--------5-4-2-|
A|--------0--------3-2-0-|
E|-2-2222----2-222-------|
   * ****    * ***  

Play Riff 3   "In hell....."
Play Riff 4   Only guitar 2
Play Riff 5   "You got to stop this game....."


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

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-----------------------4--5--6\-|
D|-------0----------0----2--3--4\-|
A|-0-1-2---2--0-1-2---2-----------|
E|--------------------------------|
    "Before I go insane........"

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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Surrection75 3,032 Sep 23, 2008 01:55 PM

pretty cool tab

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