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Iced Earth:  Something Wicked Part 1

transcribed by: Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)

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

                        The Frozen Palace
                  http://abysslord.com/icedearth/

Date last modified:  12/04/07
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Eb

Intro
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|-5-5555555--------5-5555555-|
    * *******        * *******
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|-7-7777777--------7-7777777-|
    * *******        * *******
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|-5-5555555--------5-5555555-|
    * *******        * *******
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-7-7777777--------7-7777777--------X\\-12\-|
    * *******        * *******

Guitar 2 (Another guitar plays this same thing
but an octave higher)
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------8-888888-|
Eb|-5-555555-7-777777-8-888888----------|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-7-777777-7-777777-7-777777-7-777777-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------5-555555----------|
Eb|-7-777777-8-888888----------8-888888-|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-7-777777-7-777777-7-777777-7-777777-|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******

Guitar 3
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------7-777777-|
Ab|----------5-555555-7-777777----------|
Eb|-8-888888----------------------------|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-5-555555-5-555555-5-555555-5-555555-|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-5-555555-7-777777-8-888888-7-777777-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-5-555555-5-555555-5-555555-5-555555-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * ****** * ****** * ****** * ******


Riff 1                              x2
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|---5---8-----7---5-----5-----5----|
Eb|-5---5---5-5---5---555---555---55-|
    * * * * * * * * * *** * *** * **
   "I can see clearly..."
                                    x2
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|---5---8-----7---5-----5-----5----|
Eb|-6---6---6-6---6---666---666---66-|
    * * * * * * * * * *** * *** * **
   "An attempt..."


Riff 2
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-7--7----7---------5--5----5---------|
Db|-7--7----7---------5--5----5---------|
Ab|-5--5--3-5---(5)p0-3--3--1-3---(3)p0-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-8--8----8----8-10--7--7----7--|
Ab|-8--8----8----8-10--7--7----7--|
Eb|-6--6--5-6----6--8--5--5--3-5--|
          *

Guitar 2 (Guitar 3 plays top notes)
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|-6--6--5-6---8-6--5--5--3-5----6--5-|
Gb|-7--7--5-7---9-7--5--5--3-5----7--5-|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|-3--3--1-3----3-5--6--6--5--|
Gb|-3--3--2-3----3-5--7--7--6--|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|


Riff 3
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|-5-5-5-3-3-3-6-6-6-3-3-3-5-3-5-3-|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|-5-555-3-3-3-6-6-6-3-3-3-5-3-5-3-|
    * *** * * * * * * * * * * * * *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|-5-555-3-3-3-6-6-6-3-3-3-5-3-5-3-|
    * *** * * * * * * * * * * * * *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|-5-555-3-3-3-6-6-6-3-3-3-5-3-5-0-|
    * *** * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Riff 4
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-2-2---------------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
        * * * * * * *   *   *    *
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-000-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
Eb|----------------------|
    *** *   *   *    *
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-000-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-|
Eb|----------------------|
    *** *   *   *    *

Riff 5
Guitar 1
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-8-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-|
Eb|----------------------|
    *** *   *   *    *
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-8-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *

Guitar 2
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|---------7--------(7)--|
Ab|-888-8-8-8--------(8)--|
Eb|-----------------------|
    *** * 
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|-------7-7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-(888)-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-|
Eb|------------------------|
     ***      *   *    *
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-8-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *


Riff 6
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-888-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
Eb|----------------------|
    *** *   *   *    *
     "So ..."
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *
    "...hear my word..."
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-000-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
Eb|----------------------|
    *** *   *   *    *
    "...prophecy..."
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *
    "...that's bleak..."
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-000-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-|
Eb|----------------------|
    *** *   *   *    *
    "Acceptance..."
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-8-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *
    "...not fear..."
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|-------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-|
Eb|----------------------|
    *** *   *   *    *
    "...pave the way..."
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9---7-|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-8-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   *
    "...for life returning..."

Repeat the above, final time play this:
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------7---9---10---12---10---9-----|
Ab|-888-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-0-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|
    *** * * * * * * *   *   *    *    *    *   * *
    "...design, punishment..."


Riff 7
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|-7-7--7--5-7----9-7-5-5--5--3-5----7-5-|
Eb|-5-5--5--3-5----7-5-3-3--3--1-3----5-3-|
    * *  *  *          * *  *  *
    "Faith in ..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|--------------------2-2--2--0-2--|
Ab|-3-3--3--2-3----3-5-2-2--2--0-2--|
Eb|-1-1--1--0-1----1-3--------------|
    * *  *  *          * *  *  *
    "...tragedy..."

Guitar 2 (Guitar 3 plays top notes)
eb|--8--------10-12-10--------12-10-|
Bb|-10--------12-13-12--------13-12-|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|-12---------8-12-10--------12-10-|
Bb|-13--------10-13-12--------13-12-|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|--8--------10-12-10--------12-10-|
Bb|-10--------12-13-12--------13-12-|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|-12---------8-12-10--------12-10--8-|
Bb|-13--------10-13-12--------13-12-10-|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|


Riff 8
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-3-3-3-2-2-2-5-5-5-2-----3-2-3-2-|
Eb|-1-1-1-0-0-0-3-3-3-0-000-1-0-1-0-|
    * * * * * * * * * * *** * * * *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-3-----2-----5-----2-----3-2-3-2-|
Eb|-1-111-0-000-3-333-0-000-1-0-1-0-|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * * * *


Play Riff 6 but use this as first line:
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-2-2---------------7---9---10---7-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
        * * * * * * *   *   *    *
                   "Ten thousand..."

Play Riff 7  "Faith in..."
Play Riff 8

Ending (Slows down and fades out)
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|-5--5--------5--5--------5--5---[etc.]-|
    *  *        *  *        *  *


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th 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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