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Mercyful Fate:  Torture (1629)

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com

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:  12-07-01

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1                              x4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------6-7----7-6----6-5-|
E|-0-6-7--0-6-5--0------0------0-----|


Riff 2                                  x4
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------8-7---------------------|
D|---8-9---8-7---6-5---6-5---6-5----8--7-|
A|-0-6-7-0-6-5-0-----0-4-3-0-4-3-0--6--5-|
E|---------------------------------------|
 			    
Lead in to next section:
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--2--2--|
A|--2--2--|
E|--0--0--|

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


Riff 3a                     x3
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-5-7---5-7---5-7-----------|
E|-----0-----0-----0-0-6-5-0-|
       *     *     * *
   "Anna......"
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-5-7---5-7---5-7----------|
E|-----0-----0------0-0-0-0-|
       *     *      * * * *

Riff 4
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-5-----5-----8----10-----------|
A|-3-----4-----6-----9-----------|
E|-------------------------6-5-0-|
  "Some folk had seen..."

Play Riff 3a  "The Inquisitor..."
Play Riff 4   "The sun was slowly..."
Play Riff 3a  (only play the first two bars)

Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4----7-------7--6---------|
A|-2----5--5----5--4----5--4-|
E|---------3------------3--2-|
Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-4----7-------4--6---------|
D|---------5------------5--4-|
A|-2----5-------2--4---------|
E|---------3------------3--2-|
   "Torture in the name of Christ..."


Lead into next section:
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---------------------5--4-|
A|-4--x-x--x-x--x-x--x-3--2-|
E|-2--x-x--x-x--x-x--x------|


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)        x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---2-4---2-4---2-4---------|
A|-----------------------3-2-|
E|-2-----2-----2-----2-2-----|
         *     *     * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---2-4---2-4---2-4-----------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-2-----2-----2-----0-0-6-5-0-|
         *     *     * *
 
Play Riff 3a  "Sitting naked....."
Play Riff 4   "Her bloody hands...."
Play Riff 3a  "Thumbscrews....."
Play Riff 4   "To crush each...."
Play Riff 3a  (only play the first two bars)
Play Riff 5   "Torture...."

Riff 5a
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-4----7-------7--6-------5-|
A|-2----5--5----5--4----5--3-|
E|---------3------------3----|
Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-4----7-------7--6-------5-|
D|---------5------------5----|
A|-2----5-------5--4-------3-|
E|---------3------------3----|
              ".....confess!"

Riff 7
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5----2-----------|
D|-----------------------5----2------5--8-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00---0000-3--6-|
E|----------------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   ****          
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5----2---------------|
D|-----------------------5----2-------------8-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00---0000-3p0-00-6-|
E|--------------------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   ****     **     
  "Satan's mark has..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5----2-----------|
D|-----------------------5----2------5--8-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00---0000-3--6-|
E|----------------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   ****       
  "They already searched......" 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5----2-----|
D|-----------------------5----2---5-|
A|-3p0-0000-5p0-6p0-0000---00---0-3-|
E|----------------------------------|
       ****         ****   **   *           
  "And it was all....."


Riff 8
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-4-----------5--------------5-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|--------------------------------|
       * * * * *    * * * * * *           
  "Oh Anna here they come again..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-----------5--------5-5-|
D|-----------5--------5-5-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-3--3-3-3-3-3-|
E|------------------------|
   * * * * *    * * *        


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)           x2
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-------------4-4-4------------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2----------2-2-2-2-2-|

e|------------------------------|--------|
B|------------------------------|--------|
G|------------------------------|--------|
D|-------------4-4-4------------|-9--8-9-|
A|-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-|-7--6-7-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2----------2-2-2-2-2-|--------|

Riff 10 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6------------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6---4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-|
A|-4-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4-4-|
E|------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-------------------------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6---4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6--------------|
A|-4-4-4-4-4----------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2--2-2-|
E|-------------------------------------------|
                                                  x2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-2/4-4-4-4--4-4-4--5-5-5--5\4-4-4-4--4-4-4\2-2-2-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
				     
Interlude:
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-7--------------------------2----------4------------|
D|-7--------------5-----------2----------4------------|
A|-5--------------5-----------0----------2------------|
E|----------------3-----------------------------------|
 	
Guitar 2
e|-----------------12-----------------------------------|
B|--------12-14-15----15--13-14-13-----14--12----12\7~~-|
G|-14--14--------------------------14-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
					    

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

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-8--7-2------8--7-2------8--7-2------8--7-2-|
A|-8--7-2------8--7-2------8--7-2------8--7-2-|
E|-6--5-0------6--5-0------6--5-0------6--5-0-|
  "Confess, confess witch..."

Guitar 2                    x7
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-5-7---5-7---5-7-----------|
E|-----0-----0-----0-0-6-5-0-|
       *     *     * *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-5-7---5-7---5-7---------|
E|-----0-----0-----0-0-0-0-|
       *     *     * * * *

Riff 11
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4-4--2-4---2-4---2-4---------2-2-|
A|-4-4--------------------------0-0-|
E|-2-2------2-----2-----2-2-2-2-----|
            *     *     * * * * 
                              x3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------2-4---2-4---------2-2-|
A|-------------------------0-0-|
E|-2-2-2-----2-----2-2-2-2-----|
   * * *     *     * * * *
  "Yes, yes, I am a witch..."


Riff 12  (solo rhythm)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-5-7---5-7---5-7---------5-5-|
A|-------------------------3-3-|
E|-----5-----5-----5-5-5-5-----|
       *     *     * * * *
                              x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------5-7---5-7---------5-5-|
A|-------------------------3-3-|
E|-5-5-5-----5-----5-5-5-5-----|
   * * *     *     * * * *

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

Play Riff 5  "They dropped her from the ceiling..."

Riff 5b
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-4----7-------7--6-------4---7-----7--6--4-|
A|-2----5--5----5--4----5--2---5--5--5--4--2-|
E|---------3------------3---------3----------|
  "Her arms and legs....then finally no....."
Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-4----7-------4--6-------4---7-----7--6--4-|
D|---------5------------5---------5----------|
A|-2----5-------2--4-------2---5-----5--4--2-|
E|---------3------------3---------3----------|


Ending:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4--2-4---2-4---2-4---2-4---2-4---2-4---2-4--4-4-|
A|-4-4-------------------------------------------4-4-|
E|-2-2------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2------2-2-|
            *     *     *     *     *     * 
   "...more!!"


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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