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Nightmare Be Thy Name Tab

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Mercyful Fate:  Nightmare

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

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Date last modified:  January 20, 2003

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

Tuning:  Standard


Riff 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--2---7--2-2-2--------|
A|-0-0-0--0---5--0-0-0--3-5-6-|
E|----------3-----------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--2---7--2-2-2----------|
A|-0-0-0--0---5--0-0-0--3-5-----|
E|----------3---------------3-4-|


Riff 2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------5-3-------3-|
A|-33333333...-----5-4-3-1-|
E|-------------------------|
   ********
  "Am I awake..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--2---7--2-2-2--------|
A|-0-0-0--0---5--0-0-0--3-5-6-|
E|----------3-----------------|
  "...dream..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------5-3-------3-|
A|-33333333...-----5-4-3-1-|
E|-------------------------|
   ********
  "I had a nightmare..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--2---7--2-2-2----------|
A|-0-0-0--0---5--0-0-0--3-5-----|
E|----------3---------------3-4-|
  "..vision..."


Riff 3
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|-4-4-4--4-2-7-|
E|-2-2-2--2-0-5-|
   "I was stuck..."


Riff 2a
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------5-3-------3-|
A|-33333333...-----5-4-3-1-|
E|-------------------------|
   ********
  "The lights were dim..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2--2---7--2-2-2----------|
A|-0-0-0--0---5--0-0-0--3-5-----|
E|----------3---------------3-4-|
  "...daylight..."


Play Riff 3   "Eyes of fire..."


Riff 4                      x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4-2-------2--------2--3-4-|
A|-----4-3-2-0--2--4--0--1-2-|
E|--------------0--2---------|

                            x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-7-5-------5--------5--6-7-|
A|-----7-6-5-3--5--7--3--4-5-|
E|--------------3--5---------|

Guitar 1
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-7--8-9---------|
A|-5--6-7--2--3-4-|
E|---------0--1-2-|

Guitar 2
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-4--5-6--6--7-8-|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|


Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
               x4
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-9-9-9--9---7-|
A|-7-7-7--7-5---|
E|--------------|

               x4
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-4-4-4--4-----|
A|-4-4-4--4-----|
E|----------0-5-|

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-2p0-------5-5-2-|
A|-----3p2p0-3-3-0-|
E|-----------------|


Riff 6
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|------------5-5----------------7-7-|
D|------5h7---5-5-5h7------5h7---7-7-|
A|-0000-0---0-----0---0000-0---0-----|
E|-----------------------------------|
   ****     *         ****     * 

Normal ending
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------5-5----------------|
D|-5h7------5h7---5-5-5h7--------7-8-|
A|-0---0000-0---0-----0---0000-5-5-6-|
E|-----------------------------3-----|
       ****     *         **** 

Right before Riff 7:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|----------------5-5--------------|
D|-5h7------5h7---5-5-5h7--------7-|
A|-0---0000-0---0-----0---0000-5-5-|
E|-----------------------------3---|
       ****     *         **** 


Riff 7
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-10-----10--5------------|
A|--8------8--3----5-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------3-3-3-3-|
   "They do the sign...


Play Riff 6   "I'm in the middle..."
Play Riff 7   "Only we know..."


Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)              x4
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9-------9-------9-------9--7--7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5--5-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * *        
                                  x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-5-------5-------5-------5--7--7-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5--5-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * * 
                                  x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9-------9-------9-------9--7--7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5--5-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * *        


Solo
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----12-----12---------------------------------------------|
G|-12-----14-----12-14--11-12----11-12-14-12h14p12-11----11-|
D|----------------------------14----------------------14----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-15--13-15--12-13-----12-------12-13-12h13p12----------|
G|----------------------14----12-14----------------14-12-14-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 9                                        
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------10-10-10-----------------|
A|--------8--8--8---------8--8--8-|
E|-0-0000----------0-0000-6--6--6-|
   * ****          * ****
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-------10-10-10--------------|
D|--------9--9--9--7-7-7-------|
A|--------8--8--8--5-5-5-6-6-6-|
E|-0-0000----------------4-4-4-|
   * **** 


Riff 10
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-4----6----4-5-6-|
A|-2----4----2-3-4-|
E|-----------------|
   "Night after night..."


Play Riff 9    "...I hear them sing..."
Play Riff 10   "Night after night..."
Play Riff 9    "...this dream..."


Riff 11
e|-------------------------------------|
B|----------------------7--------------|
G|------------------------7------------|
D|--7----7----9----7--------7------7/9-|
A|--5----5----7----5----------5----5/7-|
E|-------------------------------------|
   "...you are insane..."
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-00000-00000-00000-00000-00000-00000-00000-0000-|
   ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ****
   "...your fate..."


Riff 12
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-2-3--3--------2-3--3----|
A|-0-1--1--3--2--0-1--1--3-|
E|---------1--0----------1-|



Riff 13 (Solo Rhythm)             x3
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9-------9-------9-------9-10-10-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--8--8-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-9-------9-------9-------9--7-7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-|
E|--------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * *  
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-5-------5-------5-------5--5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-|
E|--------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-5-------5-------5-------5--5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-| 
     * * *   * * *   * * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-6-------6-------6-------6--6-6-|
E|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-|
     * * *   * * *   * * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7-------7-------7-------7--5-5-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-|
     * * *   * * *   * * *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-4-------4-------4-------4--4-4-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-|
     * * *   * * *   * * * 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-3-------3-------3-------3--3-3-|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-|
     * * *   * * *   * * *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-5-------5-------5-------5--5-5-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-|
E|--------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * * 
                                 x3 
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-------7-------7-------7--7-7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-|
E|--------------------------------|
     * * *   * * *   * * *

e|------|
B|------|
G|------|
D|--9\--|
A|--7\--|
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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