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The Pale King tab

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  • Full tab with solos. Quite difficult so take your time.

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About this tab version
Full tab with solos. Quite difficult so take your time. Was this info helpful? Yes No
For the first 8 bars, 1 guitar plays Intro 1 while the other 
accents the chords. Afterward, both guitars play these parts.
PM all open D# notes.

[Intro 1]

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------7--8--7--5--7---|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--5--6--5--3--5---|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------8----8~---------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--6----6~---------|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------7--8--7--5--7---|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--5--6--5--3--5---|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7---------------------------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5---------------------------|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------7--8--7--5--7---|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--5--6--5--3--5---|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------8----8~---------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--6----6~---------|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------7--8--7--5--7---|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--5--6--5--3--5---|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------8----8~---------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--6----6~---------|


[Intro 2]

    Starts 0:24 in the song. PM all open D# notes
D#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
F#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
C#|------------------------4--|------------------4-----5--|
G#|------------------------6--|------------------6-----7--|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-----|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-----0-----|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|------------------4--5---8---|------7--5--4----5--7\5------|
G#|------------------6--7--10---|------9--7--6----7--9\7------|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-------------|-----------------------------|

repeat Intro 2



[Verse Part 1]

*  Play the below part once before lyrics begin, then repeat
*  PM all open D# notes and notice the rhythm change - two triplets in bar 3 

D#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
C#|------------------------5---|------------------------5---|
G#|------------------------7---|------------------------7---|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0------|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0------|
   "I was awakened by the howling of the dog..."
 
D#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
C#|------------------------5---|-----------4----4----4/5----|
G#|------------------------7---|-----------6----6----6/7----|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0------|-0-0-0--0-------------------|




[Verse Part 2]
D#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
F#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
C#|------------------------4--|----------4----4----4/5----|
G#|------------------------6--|----------6----6----6/7----|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-----|-0-0-0--0------------------|
    "Fit for the time..."

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|------------------4--5---8---|------7--5--4----5--7\5------|
G#|------------------6--7--10---|------9--7--6----7--9\7------|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-------------|-----------------------------|


[Guitar Solo 1]

    Solo is in 3 beats per bar

D#|-7-0-3-0---3-7-0-3-0---3-|-7-0-5-0---3-7-0-3-0---3--|
A#|---------3-----------3---|---------3-----------3----|
F#|-------------------------|--------------------------|
C#|-------------------------|--------------------------|  play 2x
G#|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------|--------------------------|


D#|-8-0-5-0---5-8-0-5-0---5-|-8-0-5-0---5-8-0-5-0---5--|
A#|---------5-----------5---|---------5-----------5----|
F#|-------------------------|--------------------------|
C#|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G#|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D#|-------------------------|--------------------------|

D#|-10-0-7-0---7-10-0-7-0----|---8-12-8----8-12-8----10-14-10-|-12\-----|
A#|----------7------------7--|12--------12--------14----------|-12\-----|
F#|--------------------------|--------------------------------|-12\-----|
C#|--------------------------|--------------------------------|---------|
G#|--------------------------|--------------------------------|---------|
D#|--------------------------|--------------------------------|---------|


[Solo Rhythm]

    PM all single notes, accent the chords
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
F#|-2-----------------|-------------------|-2-----------------|-7-----------------|
C#|-2-----------------|-5-----------------|-2-----------------|-7-----------------|
G#|-0--0--0--0--2--3--|-5-----------3--2--|-0--0--0--0--2--3--|-5--5--5--5--3--2--|
D#|-------------------|-3--3--3--3--------|-------------------|-------------------|

D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
F#|-2-----------------|-------------------|-2-----------------|-7-----------------|
C#|-2-----------------|-5-----------------|-2-----------------|-7-----------------|
G#|-0--0--0--0--2--3--|-5-----------3--2--|-0--0--0--0--2--3--|-5--5--5--5--5--0--|
D#|-------------------|-3--3--3--3--------|-------------------|-------------------|



[Verse Returns]

    (1:23) play this 2x
D#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
C#|------------------------5---|------------------------5---|
G#|------------------------7---|------------------------7---|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0------|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0------|
 
D#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
F#|----------------------------|----------------------------|
C#|------------------------5---|-----------4----4----4/5----|
G#|------------------------7---|-----------6----6----6/7----|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0------|-0-0-0--0-------------------|



[Verse Returns 2]

    play this 2x
D#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
F#|---------------------------|---------------------------|
C#|------------------------4--|----------4----4----4/5----|
G#|------------------------6--|----------6----6----6/7----|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-----|-0-0-0--0------------------|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|------------------4--5---8---|------7--5--4----5--7\5------|
G#|------------------6--7--10---|------9--7--6----7--9\7------|
D#|-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-------------|-----------------------------|



[Prechorus]

    (1:48)
D#|-----------------------|--------------------------|
A#|-----------------------|--------------------------|
F#|--------------5-7----7-|----5----4----5-----------|
C#|-------7p5----5-7----7-|----5----5------4h5p4p0---|   play 3x
G#|-0--0------7-----------|--------------------------|
D#|-----------------------|--------------------------|
    PM PM

D#|-----------------------|--------------------------|
A#|-----------------------|--------------------------|
F#|-------7p5----5-7----7-|----5----4----5-----------|
C#|-----------7--5-7----7-|----5----5------4h5p4p0---|
G#|-0--0------------------|--------------------------|
D#|-----------------------|--------------------------|
    PM PM



[Chorus]

D#|-------------------------|------------------------|
A#|-------------------------|------------------------|
F#|----------------------6--|-----4----2--------4----|
C#|-------7-----5--7-----7--|-----5----3--------5----|
G#|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|------------------------|
D#|-------------------------|------------------------|

D#|-------------------------|---------------0--------|
A#|-------------------------|------------------1-----|
F#|----------------------6--|-----4----2----------0--|
C#|-------7-----5--7-----7--|-----5----3-------------|
G#|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|------------------------|
D#|-------------------------|------------------------|

D#|-------------------------|------------------------|
A#|-------------------------|------------------------|
F#|----------------------6--|-----4----2--------4----|
C#|-------7-----5--7-----7--|-----5----3--------5----|
G#|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|------------------------|
D#|-------------------------|------------------------|
                                                         3/8 measure
D#|-------------------------|---------------0--------|---------|
A#|-------------------------|------------------1-----|---------|
F#|----------------------6--|-----4----2----------0--|--2---4--|
C#|-------7-----5--7-----7--|-----5----3-------------|--3---5--|
G#|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|------------------------|---------|
D#|-------------------------|------------------------|---------|



[Chorus Ending]

D#|------------------------|----0-----------------|
A#|------------------------|-------1--------------|
F#|-6--------------6---4---|-2--------0--2---4----|   play 2x
C#|-7----7---------7---5---|-3-----------3---5----|
G#|------0--0-0-0----------|----------------------|
D#|------------------------|----------------------|
         PM******

D#|-------------------------|----0-----------------|
A#|-------------------------|-------1--------------|
F#|-6--6------------6---4---|-2--------0--2---4----|   play 2x
C#|-7--7--7---------7---5---|-3-----------3---5----|
G#|-------0--0-0-0----------|----------------------|
D#|-------------------------|----------------------|
          PM******

    (2:25)
D#|----0--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------|
A#|----0--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------|
F#|-1--1--------1-----------|----------------------0--|-0--------0--0--------0--|-0------------|
C#|-2--2--------2--------2--|-2--------2--2--------2--|-2--------2--2--------2--|-2------------|
G#|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------|
D#|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|----0--0--------0--0-----|----0--0--------0--0-----|----------12\-|



[Bridge 1]

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------7--8--7--5--7---|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--5--6--5--3--5---|
                                              PM***********
  
D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------8----8~---------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--6----6~---------|

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7-----------7--8--7--5--7---|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5--0-0-0-0--5--6--5--3--5---|
                                              PM***********

D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G#|-2----------4--5----------5--|-7---------------------------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0-2--3--0-0-0-0-3--|-5------------------12\------|



[Bridge 2]

    (2:44)
D#|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------|-------------5----7-----------|
G#|------------8p7-8p7---------8p7-|-8p7---------5----7-----------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-3----5-------0---|
       PM*****         *******           *******
   
D#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------|-----8p7-8p7---------------------|
G#|------------8p7-8p7---------8p7-|-8p7---------5h7h8p7-7-7-8p7-7-7-|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-----|---------------------------------|
       PM*****         *******                           ***     ***

D#|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------|-------------5----7-----------|
G#|------------8p7-8p7---------8p7-|-8p7---------5----7-----------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-----|-----0-0-0-0-3----5-------0---|
       PM*****         *******           *******
   
D#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------|-----8p7-8p7---------------------|
G#|------------8p7-8p7---------8p7-|-8p7---------8p7p5h7-7-7---------|
D#|-0--0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-----|--------------------------12\----|
       PM*****         *******                           ***     


[Bridge 3]

D#|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|  play 8x
C#|-----------------------------------|------------------------------|
G#|-5---------------------------------|---------------/7\----3-------|
D#|-7------7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-5--5--5--5----/9\----5----7--|
           PM**********************************


    One guitar
D#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G#|----------5--------8--------8--7--5--|---------5---5----------8~-------|
D#|-7--7--7-----7--7-----7--7-----------|-6--6--6---6----6--6--6----------|

D#|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------|---------------(4)(6)---(4)-------|   () = guitar 2
F#|-------------------------------------|----------------5--7-(6)-5-(6)(5)-| 
C#|-------------------------------------|----------------------8-----8--7--|
G#|----------5--------8--------8--7--5--|---------5---5--------------------|
D#|-7--7--7-----7--7-----7--7-----------|-6--6--6---6----------------------|

D#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G#|----------5--------8--------8--7--5--|---------5---5----------8PH~-----|
D#|-7--7--7-----7--7-----7--7-----------|-6--6--6---6----6--6--6----------|

D#|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------|---------------(4)(6)---(4)-------|   () = guitar 2
F#|-------------------------------------|----------------5--7-(6)-5-(6)(5)-| 
C#|---------------------------(7--5--3)-|----------------------8-----8--7--|
G#|----------5--------8--------8--7--5--|---------5---5--------------------|
D#|-7--7--7-----7--7-----7--7-----------|-6--6--6---6----------------------|



[Solo 2 Rhythm]

    play 4x before Solo 2, then during Solo 2
D#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|  
G#|----------5----5-----------5----5--|----------5----5-----------5----5--|
D#|-7--7--7----------7--7--7----------|-6--6--6----------6--6--6----------|



[Solo 2]

D#|-t15p12p10p7---------------t15p12p10p7---------------|
A#|-------------t15p12p7------------------t15p12p7------|
F#|----------------------h9p7----------------------h9p7-|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|

D#|-t16p13p11p8----------------t16p13p11p8----------------|
A#|-------------t16p13p8-------------------t16p13p8-------|
F#|----------------------h10p8----------------------h10p8-|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-t15p12p10p7--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A#|-------------t15p12p7-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
F#|----------------------h9p7-t15p11p9p7-------------|-t16p12p10p8---------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------t15p12p9p7--|-------------t16p13p10p8--10PH~~-------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------12\-|

D#|---------------------------|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A#|------------------------7--|-8--7-8PH-7--------6-----6-----------|-----------------------------|
F#|---------------------7-----|-------------9--7-----9-----9--7--6--|-7--6------------------------|
C#|------------------9--------|-------------------------------------|------9PH~---7--------7------|
G#|---------------9-----------|-------------------------------------|----------------9--7-----9~--|
D#|-7~-----7--10--------------|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|

D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------10p12p14----------12p14p15----------14p15p17----------15p17p19--|
F#|-9p11p12----------11p12p14----------12p14p16----------14p16p17-----------|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    (4:04)
D#|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A#|-17b19r-------17----------|----------15-17-15-17b18~-------------|
F#|-----------------16~------|-------15-----------------------------|
C#|--------------------------|----15--------------------------------|
G#|--------------------------|-17-----------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------|--------------------------------------|

    legato
D#|------14-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------0|
A#|-15-17--15-14h15p14\12h14p12\10h12p10\8h10p8-7h8p7-|------------------------------0-|
F#|---------------------------------------------------|-9--7--9--9~---7--9PH~----------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------9------|
G#|---------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D#|-19~~-------------17-15-17-|-17b18r-----17-15-17b18--------|
A#|---------------------------|-------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------|-------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------|-------------------------------|  
G#|---------------------------|-------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------|-------------------------------|

    sweep
D#|------------14h19p14--------------------17------|------13h17p13-----12h15p12-----10h13p10-----10-12\-|
A#|----------15--------15----------------15---15---|---13------------12-----------10-----------10-------|
F#|--------16------------16------------16-------16-|----------------------------------------------------|
C#|------16----------------16--------16------------|----------------------------------------------------|  
G#|-14-17--------------------17-14-17--------------|----------------------------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|

    harmonized solo
D#|-------7-9-9b10-----12-10-|-13---------------------|----15----17----19----17----17-15---|
A#|-----7--------------------|-----11~----------------|-19----19----19----19----19------17-|
F#|---7----------------------|------------------------|------------------------------------|
C#|-9------------------------|------------------------|------------------------------------|  
G#|--------------------------|------------------------|------------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------|------------------------|------------------------------------|

D#|----------17----18----17------------|-------outro begins------------|
A#|-18-19p18----18----18----18-20p18---|-17~---------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------19-|-------------------------------|
C#|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D#|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|


[Outro]

D#|----0---------------|---------------------|----0-------------|-----------------------|
A#|----0---------------|---------------------|----0-------------|-----------------------|
F#|----0---------------|---------------------|----0-------------|-----------------(3TP)-|
C#|----2---------------|---------------------|----2-------------|-(5TP--3TP--5TP)--5TP--|
G#|----2---------------|---------------------|----2-------------|--7TP--6TP--7TP--------|
D#|-0--0---------------|-----0----3~---------|-0--0-------------|-----------------------|

D#|----0---------------|---------------------|----0-------------|---------------------|
A#|----0---------------|---------------------|----0-------------|---------------------|
F#|----0---------------|---------------------|----0-------------|--3TP--2TP--3TP--2---|
C#|----2---------------|---------------------|----2-------------|--5TP--5TP--5TP--4---|
G#|----2---------------|---------------------|----2-------------|---------------------|
D#|-0--0---------------|-----0----3~---------|-0--0-------------|---------------------|



************************************
Key:

| TP  Tremelo picking
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| t   Tapping
| b   Bend
| r   Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| PM  Palm mute
| ()  Played by 2nd harmony guitar part

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

            
            
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