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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: rmeec@hcsd.hac.com (Roger Meech)

This song has a lot of choir/violin passages, but I think I managed
to pick out more or less all of the guitar.


Diary of a Madman -- Ozzy Osbourne off the album Diary of a Madman (1981)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


[Intro]

e----------0-------|---------0-------|---------5-------|---------5-------|
B--------4---4-----|-------4---4-----|-------4---4-----|-------3---3-----|
G------6-------6---|-----6-------6---|-----5-------5---|-----4-------4---|
D----7-----------7-|---5-----------5-|---4-----------4-|---3-----------3-|
A--0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
E------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


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


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


[RIFF A]

e--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G------5---4-------2---4---5---4---2---|-----5---4---2---4---5---4-------|
D----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A--0-----------0-----------------------|-0-------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|
[End RIFF A]


Play RIFF A twice w/acoustic then once with electric)


[Still heavy]

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


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


[RIFF B]

e------0-------------------5------5--|-----0-----------------5------0--|
B--------4-------4---4--------3------|-------4-------4--4-------3------|
G----------6---6-----5--------4------|---------6---6----5-------4------|
D------------5-------4--------3------|-----------5------4-------3------|
A--0---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
E------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
[End RIFF B]


[Verse 1] with [RIFF B]

Screaming at the window
Watch me die another day
Hopeless situation
Endless price I have to pay


   Am       G        F       G        F       G
   Sanity now is beyond      me       There's no  choice
e-----------------------------------|-----------------|
B-----1-----------1-------1--3--1---|-----3-----0--1--|
G--------4-----4--------2---------2-|---2-----2-------|
D-----------------------------------|-----------------|
A--0--------------------------------|-----------------|
E-----------3--------1-------3------|-1-------3-------|

[RIFF B] once

[Verse 2] with [RIFF B]

Diary of a madman
Walk the line again today
Entries of confusion
Dear diary, I'm here to stay


   Am       G        F       G        F       G      Am     F   G
   Manic depression befriends me      Hear his voice 
e-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----1-----------1-------1--3--1---|-----3-----0--1---1----1---0-------|
G--------4-----4--------2---------2-|---2-----2----------4--2---0-------|
D-----------------------------------|---------------------------0-------|
A--0--------------------------------|----------------0------------------|
E-----------3--------1-------3------|-1-------3-------------1---3-------|
 

   Am       G        F       G        F       G
   Sanity now is beyond      me       There's no  choice
e-----------------------------------|-----------------|
B-----1-----------1-------1--3--1---|-----3-----0--1--|
G--------4-----4--------2---------2-|---2-----2-------|
D-----------------------------------|-----------------|
A--0--------------------------------|-----------------|
E-----------3--------1-------3------|-1-------3-------|
 

[RIFF A] once

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

e------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B------------------------|-----------------------------3----------3------|
G------------------------|--------------------------------0----------0---|
D------------------------|------5---4-------2---4---5----------4---------|
A--3--3h5p3p0------------|----2---2---2---2---2---2----------------------|
E-------------2---2h3p2--|--0-----------0--------------------------------|

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

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

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


[Interlude]

e-----------------0----|-----------------0----|-----------------0----|
B------8----8-------8--|------8----8-------8--|------8----8-------8--|
G--------11---11-------|--------11---11-------|--------11---11-------|
D----9-----------------|----9-----------------|----9-----------------|
A----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E--0-------------------|--0-------------------|--0-------------------|

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

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

                            A sickened mind and spirit
e-----0-----------0----|----------0--------|--0--------0----------|
B-------0----0---------|-8------8---8----8-|-10-----10---10----10-|
G--11-----11---11---11-|-----11-------11---|-----11---------12----|
D----------------------|---9---------------|----------------------|
A----------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
E----------------------|-------------------|----------------------|

    The mirror tells me lies                  Could I mistake myself
e-----------0---------|--0-------------------|--0--------0--------|
B--8------8---8----8--|-10-----10-12-10-8-7--|--8------8---8----8-|
G------11-------11----|-----11----12-11-9-7--|------11-------11---|
D----9----------------|----------------------|----9---------------|
A---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
E---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|

  for someone             Who lives behind my eyes
e--0--------0----------|-----------0---------|--0-------0----------|
B-10-----10---10----10-|--8------8---8----8--|-10----10---10-------|
G-----11---------12-11-|------11-------11----|----11---------12-11-|
D----------------------|----9----------------|---------------------|
A----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

   Will he escape my soul                         Or will he live in
e-----------0---------|--0-------------------|--0--------0--------|
B--8------8---8----8--|-10-----10-12-10-8-7--|--8------8---8----8-|
G------11-------11----|-----11----12-11-9-7--|------11-------11---|
D----9----------------|----------------------|----9---------------|
A---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
E---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|

  me                      Is he trying to get out
e--0-------0----------|-----------0---------|--0-------0----------|
B-10----10---10----10-|--8------8---8----8--|-10----10---10----10-|
G----11---------12----|------11-------11----|----11---------12-11-|
D---------------------|----9----------------|---------------------|
A---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

    or trying to enter me
e-----------0---------|--0-------------------|--0--------0--------|
B--8------8---8----8--|-10-----10-12-10-8-7--|--8------8---8----8-|
G------11-------11----|-----11----12-11-9-7--|------11-------11---|
D----9----------------|----------------------|----9---------------|
A---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
E---------------------|----------------------|--------------------|

e--0--------0----------|-----------0--------|--0-------0----------|
B-10-----10---10-------|--8------8---8----8-|-10----10---10----10-|
G-----11---------12-11-|------11-------11---|----11---------12----|
D----------------------|----9---------------|---------------------|
A----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
E----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|

e-----------0--------|--0-------------------|
B--8------8---8----8-|-10-----10-12-10-8-7--|
G------11-------11---|-----11----12-11-9-7--|
D----9---------------|----------------------|
A--------------------|----------------------|
E--------------------|----------------------|


[Heavy]

e----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A--3--3h5p3p0----------------|
E--------------2---2h3p2--0--|


Play three times:
e------------------------|---------5----------------------|
B------------------------|---------5----------------------|
G-----9\7/9------9\8/-9--|--------------------------------|
D-----9\7/9--------------|---------------------0-5p4-2----|
A-----7\5/7-----10\9/10--|---------------3p2-3---------5--|
E-0-0-------0-0----------|--0h2-2-----2-------------------|


[Solo] over [RIFF B]

e--3b5--3b5b3-1-0-1-0---0--------------------|
B---------------------4---4p1----------------|
G-----------------------------2-4------------|
D----------------------------------3-2-1-2---|
A------------------------------------------0-|
E--------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------14h16------------17h18p17-|
G-------------------------------------16----------|
D-13-14-15-14-13-15/17-------------17-------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

e-12-13-16-13-12----------------------------------20-19-16b17~ ---|
B----------------16-13-12-------------16-17-20-17-----------------|
G-------------------------14-13-14/17-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------17----17-20-17-20--|
G----------------------------17----17-19-17-19----19--------------|
D----------17----17-19-17-19----19--------------------------------|
A-19-17-19----19--------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|


e-17----17--20b22-20b22-20-20b22b20~------------------------------|
B----20-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3] with [RIFF B]

Voices in the darkness
Scream away my mental health
Can I ask a question
To help me save me from myself

   Am       G        F       G        F       G      Am     F   G
   Enemies fill up the pages          Are   they    me 
e-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----1-----------1-------1--3--1---|-----3-----0--1---1----1---0-------|
G--------4-----4--------2---------2-|---2-----2----------4--2---0-------|
D-----------------------------------|---------------------------0-------|
A--0--------------------------------|----------------0------------------|
E-----------3--------1-------3------|-1-------3-------------1---3-------|
 
   Am       G        F       G        F       G
   Monday till Sunday in stages       Set me free
e-----------------------------------|-----------------|
B-----1-----------1-------1--3--1---|-----3-----0--1--|
G--------4-----4--------2---------2-|---2-----2-------|
D-----------------------------------|-----------------|
A--0--------------------------------|-----------------|
E-----------3--------1-------3------|-1-------3-------|
 

Repeat [RIFF A] till end

*************************************

b - Bend
~ - Vibrato
h - Hammer on
p - Pull off
/ - Slide UP
\ - Slide Down

*************************************
--------------------------------------------------------
| Roger Meech   |  rmeec@hcsd.hac.com  |  meech@sfu.ca |
--------------------------------------------------------
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rmwaters3000 451 wrote on July 3 2002, 12:00 am

In riff a i don't think you play the 2's with the acustic

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TONfan01 30 wrote on January 24 2004, 12:00 am

you could not be anymore correct with this tab. it is 100% GREAT!!

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randy_roads 309 wrote on June 16 2004, 12:00 am

RIFF A:
e--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G------5---4-------2---4---5---4---2---|-----5---4---2---4---5---4-------|
D--------2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
A--0-----------0-----------------------|-0-------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|-----------------------------0---|

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