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Iced Earth:  Last December

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (vicelton@yahoo.com)

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

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

Date last modified:  01/04/02
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (clean)   
                 x2             x2
eb|---------------|--------------|
Bb|------0---0----|--------0-----|
Gb|--------0---0--|----2-------2-|
Db|---2-----------|--3---3---3---|
Ab|---------------|--------------|
Eb|-0-------------|--------------|
   "The howling winds blow....."

Guitar 2 (clean w/ reverb)
eb|-12------|---------------------|
Bb|-12------|-0-----1-1h3-1-0--1/-|
Gb|-12------|---2-----------------|
Db|---------|-----3---------------|
Ab|---------|---------------------|
Eb|---------|---------------------|
    h. 

Play this until the next riff
eb|-15-------12---------19-|---------------------|
Bb|----12----12-----19-----|-0-----1-1h3-1-0--1/-|
Gb|------------------------|---2-----------------|
Db|------------------------|-----3---------------|
Ab|------------------------|---------------------|
Eb|------------------------|---------------------|
             h.     h.  h.                 



Riff 2 (distortion)                          x2                          
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|---2--------2--------2---------------------|
Ab|---2--------2--------2--------------3------|
Eb|-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-3-3-3-3-1--1-1-|
    *    * * *    * * *    * * * * * *    * * 

Riff 3
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-0h2-------------0h2-------------0h2-------------|
Ab|-0h2-------------0h2-------------0h2-------------|
Eb|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
        * * * * * *     * * * * * *     * * * * * * 
  "Obsessed with our love..."
1st ending
eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-|
    * * * * * * * *
2nd ending
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|---------3------|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-1--1-1-|
    * * * *    * * 


Riff 4
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-7/9--9--9-9-9\7--7--7-7-7/10--10--10-10-10\9--9-|
Ab|-5/7--7--7-7-7\5--5--5-5-5/-8---8---8--8--8\7--7-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
   "...part..."

Guitar 2 (Only plays this the very first time)
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-4/5--5--5-5-5\4--4--4-4-4/7--7--7-7-7\5--5-|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 3   "It seems like only yesterday..."
Play Riff 4

Riff 5                           x2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0h2-----------0h2-------------|
Ab|-0h2-----------0h2-------------|
Eb|-----000-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
        *** * * *     * * * * * * 
   "Last december..." 

Play Riff 4
Play Riff 5   "Last december..."

Riff 6 
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|-11\9--9--9-9-9\6--6--6-6-6/7--7--7-7-7\4--4-|
Db|--9\7--7--7-7-7\4--4--4-4-4/5--5--5-5-5\2--2-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

Play Riff 5   "Last december..."
Play Riff 6


Riff 7 (Interlude) 

There's a shitload of harmonizing here.  Basically, it's the same pattern over 
and over, just higher up each time.  It sounds like all of them get repeated 
each time, with the addition of a new 'higher one'.  But I split it into 3 guitars.
Pick and choose.

Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-7--7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
                    
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|----------2--------------------------------|
Ab|-----4/5--2---7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|-0-0-2/3--0--------------------------------|
    * *                 

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|----------2--------------------------------|
Ab|-----4/5--2---7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|-0-0-2/3--0--------------------------------|
    * *                 

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|----------2--------------------------------|
Ab|-----4/5--2---7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|-0-0-2/3--0--------------------------------|
    * *                 

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--5--5--5---5h7---4---9-7--7-7-7h9--5-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|--9--9-9-9h10--7-12-10--10-10-10h12--9-|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|--9--9-9-9h10--7-12-10--10-10-10h12--9-|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12--12-12-12h13-10--15-13--13-13-13h15-17-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------12-10--10-10-10h12----|
Gb|-12-12-12-12h14--11---------------------12-|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12--12-12-12h13-10--15-13--13-13-13h15-12-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-12--12-12-12h13-----15--13--13-13-13h15-12-|
Bb|-----------------15-------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|--19--19-19-19h20--17--22--20-20-20-20h22-24^-|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

End Interlude

Riff 3a
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-0h2-------------0h2-------------0h2-------------|
Ab|-0h2-------------0h2-------------0h2-------------|
Eb|-----000-0-0-0-0-----000-0-0-0-0-----000-0-0-0-0-|
        *** * * * *     *** * * * *     *** * * * * 
  "So we take the final..."
1st ending
eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-|
    * * * * * * * *
2nd ending
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|---------3------|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-1--1-1-|
    * * * *    * * 

    
Play Riff 4    "...fall..."
Play Riff 5    "Last december..."
Play Riff 4
Play Riff 5    "Last december..."
Play Riff 6
Play Riff 5    "Last december..."
Play Riff 6

Ending
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-0h2-------------0h2-------------|
Ab|-0h2-------------0h2-------------|
Eb|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-|
        * * * * * *     * * * * * * 
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|-0h2--------------------------------|
Ab|-0h2------------------------------2-|
Eb|-----0-0-0-0-0-0--3-0-0-1-0-0-3-1-0-|
        * * * * * *  * * * * * * * * 

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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