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Iced Earth:  Birth of the Wicked

transcribed by: Russ Elton (vicelton@yahoo.com)
     edtied by: Vassilis Androutsopoulos (Billy_270@hotmail.com)
                Brian Van Maurik (bmvst7@pitt.edu)
                Chris Van Lommel (Chris.Vanlommel@siemens.atea.be)

FIND EVERY ICED EARTH SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Frozen Palace
                  http://truemetal.org/icedearth/

Date last modified:  01/27/02
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.


Tuning: Eb

Riff 1
Guitar 1                                       x2
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-------7-7--------8-8-------10-10--------8-8-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5--6-666-6-6--8-888-8--8--6-666-6-6-|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|
    * ***      * ***      * ***       * ***

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-------7-----7-7--8-----8-----8-8-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5-5-5-5--6-666-6-6-6-6-6-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
    * ***   * *        ***   * *      
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-10-----10----10-10--8-----8-----8-8-|
Ab|--8-888--8-8-8-8--8--6-666-6-6-6-6-6-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
       ***    * *         ***   * * 

Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7h8p7----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------7-8-7--7-7h8p7----7--7h8p7----7--------------------|
Db|----------------------10----------10---10--8-8h10p8-8-8~~-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (Comes in the 3rd and 4th time)
eb|-9h10p9-----------------------------|
Bb|--------10-11-10--10-10h11p10----10-|
Gb|------------------------------12----|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|-10h11p10----10-------------------------|
Gb|----------12----12--10-10h12p10-10-10~~-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|


Riff 2
Guitar 1                           x4 
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-5-555-5-555-5-555-5-555-5-6-5---|
Eb|-------------------------------6-|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * * * * 
  "Daylight breaks hard..."

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|--------5--5-5--------8--8-8-|
Ab|--3-333-3--3-3--6-666-6--6-6-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
     * ***         * ***
   "But in this hour..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-5-555-5-555-5-555-5-555-5-6-5---|
Eb|-------------------------------6-|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * * * * 
   "...The Elder knew..."

Guitar 2                         x2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-7--8--10--8--7----7h8p7----7~-|
Db|----------------10-------10----|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|-5h7p5---5--3h5p3---3--2h3p2---2~-|
Db|-------8----------7----------5----|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

Guitar 3                                 x2
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|-10--11--13--11--10----10h11p10----10~-|
Gb|--------------------12----------12-----|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|-8h10p8----8--6h8p6---6--3h4p3---3~-|
Gb|--------10----------9----------5----|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|


Riff 3 
Guitar 1                           x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-----8-----5-----7-----7p5-7p5-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-5-----6-----3-----5-----5p3-5p3-|
Ab|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-3-----3-----3-----3-----8-8-|
Ab|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-6-6-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * *

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-7---10-9----7---10-9-10-9---10-9-10-7---7--10-9-|
Db|----------10-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-10--14-12----10---14-12-14-12---14-12-14-10---10-14-12-|
Db|-----------14-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|



Play Riff 2    "Child of the wicked..."
Play Riff 3    "So, behold the birth..."


Riff 4 (solo rhythm)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-5-555-5-555-5-555-5-555-5-6-5---|
Eb|-------------------------------6-|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * * * * 
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------6h7-6~-|
Ab|-5-555-5-555-555-5---5-6--------|
Eb|-------------------8------------|
    * *** * *** *** * * * *

First break
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|-------5--5--------8--8-|
Ab|-3-333-3--3--6-666-6--6-|
Eb|------------------------|
    * ***       * ***

Last Break
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------5-5--------8-8-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-7-|
Ab|-3-333-3-3--6-666-6-6-5-555-5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|
    * ***      * ***       ***   ***   * *   * *


Solo
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------8-10-11-/13-11-10h11-10~~\----------|
Gb|-/7~---8-----------------------------/7-8-7~-|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-/15~--15-151515-/16-16-161616-/18-18-1818-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-20-18-16-15--15-15-15~--------------|
Gb|--------------14-14-14~----14-15-14\-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|-12-14-15-/17-/19-20-19~--17-19~--|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-19~--19-20-19----14-15-14----11-12-11-------------|
Db|----------------------------------------12b13r12~~-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------14-14-14--14-15-17-15-15h17p15-14~--------|
Bb|-----10-15-15----15-15---------------------------15-15~-|
Gb|---11---------------------------------------------------|
Db|-12-----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-14-15-17-1515-17-15-14--15-17-1515-17-15-14-|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

eb|-15-17-15-14-17-17b18-17b18-17-15-17b18-17b18-17-15-18-15-|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-14tm-17p14--------15-14--------------------|
Bb|-----------15---15-------15-16~--18p16-15~\-|
Gb|-------------14-----------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|-17p14----------14-17-14141414-17-15151515-|
Bb|-------15----15----------------------------|
Gb|----------14-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-18p15----------15-18-15151515-18-14141414-|
Bb|-------16----16----------------------------|
Gb|----------15-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-17p14-----/18~----18-20-17~\-|
Bb|-------15\--------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2   "It's up to us now..."
Play Riff 3   "So, behold the birth..."
Play Riff 1


Ending
eb|---------|
Bb|---------|
Gb|---------|
Db|--5--7\--|
Ab|--3--5\--|
Eb|---------|



Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h   =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill

            
            
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