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King Diamond:    A Visit From The Dead

transcribed by:  Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com 
                 with a little help from "The Ace"
                 LANGUS          :  tlange@promail.pl
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
     edited by:  Jordan B.       (sansamppsa1@hotmail.com)

FIND EVERY MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://abysslord.com/thetabcrypt/

Date last modified:  November 19, 2004

PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Acoustic)
e|-----------12-------------------13--------|
B|--------10----10-------------10----10-----|
G|------9----------9---------9----------9---|
D|---10--------------10---10--------------0-|
A|-0--------------------0-------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

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

e|-----------12-------------------13--------|
B|--------10----10-------------10----10-----|
G|------9----------9---------9----------9---|
D|---10--------------10---10--------------0-|
A|-0--------------------0-------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

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


Riff 2 (Acoustic, Solo Rhythm)
e|-------8-8-------------8-8-------------8-8-------------5-5-------|
B|-----6-----6---------6-----6---------5-----5---------5-----5-----|
G|---5---------5-----5---------5-----5---------5-----5---------5---|
D|-0-------------0-0-------------0-0-------------0-0-------------0-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------8-8-------------8-8-------------8-8-------------5-5-------|
B|-----6-----6---------6-----6---------5-----5---------5-----5-----|
G|---5---------5-----5---------5-----5---------5-----5---------5---|
D|-0-------------0-0-------------0-0-------------0-0-------------0-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

e|-------1-3-1-------------3---------------3-------|
B|-----3-------3---------3---3-----------1---1-----|
G|---2-----------0-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
D|-0-----------------0-----------0---2-----------2-|
A|-----------------1---------------3---------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
   
[Drums enter]

Riff 3 (Acoustic, Solo Rhythm)
e|---------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------|
B|-------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----|
G|-----4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4---|
D|---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4-|
A|-2---------------0-------------------------------0---------------|
E|---------------------------------3-------------------------------|  
                                                   
e|---------0---------------0---------------0--------2--|              
B|-------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0------2--|
G|-----4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4----3--|
D|---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4--4--| 
A|-2---------------0-----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------3-------------------|


Solo (Acoustic)  *Edited by:  Ben Stembridge  :  stembbe@ala.net*
e|-8p7-------------8p7----------------0-3-1h3p1---0---------------------|
B|-----5---6-8----------------------1-----------1---1---1---------------|
G|-------------7-------5--7-5-4---2-------------------2---2---0---------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------2---2---2---|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------3---3-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Guitar 3 plays notes in () )
e|----------------3------8--------------------12-10--7~--|
B|---------------(3)---(10)-6---6/10--8----8--------(8~)-|
G|-------0-2-4-5---------------------(9)--(9)------------|
D|-0-2-3-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  |-----| --> quick rake
e|-----10----10-12-13-10-9-10-12-13-10----12------|
B|---11---10---------------------------10------10-|
G|-12---------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
    * * 

e|-17-----15---14--------------------------|
B|---15----14----13------12----15----12-11-|
G|-----14----13----12-11----11----11-------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-12-11-9-11--9------9-----------------|
D|-----------12--11-12---9-11-12-11-11~-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|------------------9---11---12---11---|
D|--9-------0--7--x---x----x----x----x-|
A|-----9~~-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 4 (Acoustic, listen for strumming patttern)
e|-5--5-5----8---8-8--10--1010--12--12-12------------(12-10--8)-|
B|-5--5-5----8---8-8---8---8-8--10--10-10--10--10-10--13-12-10--|
G|-5--5-5----9---9-9---9---9-9--11--11-11--10--10-10------------|
D|-7--7-7---10--1010--10--1010--12--12-12--10--10-10------------|
A|-0--0-0----0---0-0---0---0-0---0---0--0---0---0--0------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-5--5-5----8---8-8--10--1010------------|
B|-5--5-5----8---8-8---8---8-8--1--1-1--3-|
G|-5--5-5----9---9-9---9---9-9--0--0-0--2-|
D|-7--7-7---10--1010--10--1010--2--2-2--0-|
A|-0--0-0----0---0-0---0---0-0------------|
E|----------------------------------------|



Play Riff 1   "It must be summer..."
Play Riff 2   "All the flowers..."

Riff 3a (Acoustic)
e|---------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------|
B|-------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0-----|
G|-----4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4---|
D|---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4-|
A|-2---------------0-------------------------------0---------------|
E|---------------------------------3-------------------------------|
  "...sand...."

e|---------0-----------------------------0--------------0--|
B|-------0---0---------6---------------0---0---------6--5--|
G|-----4-------4---------------------4-------4----------6--|
D|---4-----------4---7--------7----4-----------4---7----6--|
A|-2---------------5--------7----2---------------5------4--|
E|------------------------5--------------------------------|
         "It's all..."


Riff 4a (Acoustic, listen for strumming patttern)
e|-5--5-5----8---8-8--10--1010--12--12-12------------(12-10--8)-|
B|-5--5-5----8---8-8---8---8-8--10--10-10--10--10-10--13-12-10--|
G|-5--5-5----9---9-9---9---9-9--11--11-11--10--10-10------------|
D|-7--7-7---10--1010--10--1010--12--12-12--10--10-10------------|
A|-0--0-0----0---0-0---0---0-0---0---0--0---0---0--0------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-5--5-5----8---8-8--10--1010---------------3--3-3--0-|
B|-5--5-5----8---8-8---8---8-8--1--1-1--3----3--3-3--1-|
G|-5--5-5----9---9-9---9---9-9--0--0-0--2----0--0-0--2-|
D|-7--7-7---10--1010--10--1010--2--2-2--0----0--0-0--2-|
A|-0--0-0----0---0-0---0---0-0---------------2--2-2--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------3--3-3----|

End of acoustic intro.


Riff 5 (Distortion)
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|--12-----11-----10------9------|
D|--10------9------8------7------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------3---------------|
G|--12-----11-----10-------0-----3~~-------|
D|--10------9------8-------0---------------|
A|----------------------xx-x-----------3-2-|
E|----------------------xx-3---------------|


RIFF 6 (Solo Rhythm)                    x2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------3------3----3--------------------|
A|-------------------------4------4----4-|
E|-1111---1111---11---1111---1111---11---|
   ****   ****   **   ****   ****   ** 
                                        x2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------6------6----6--------------------|
A|-------------------------7------7----7-|
E|-4444---4444---44---4444---4444---44---|
   ****   ****   **   ****   ****   **


Solo
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-13--12--9--10----------------|
D|----------------10--11--8-10--|
A|-11--10--7---8----------------|
E|-----------------8---9--6--8--|

e|----------------------------|
B|---------------------13-12--|
G|-13--12--8--9--8--9---------|
D|---------------------10--9--|
A|-11--10--6--7--6--7---------|
E|----------------------------|

End Solo

Riff 7
e|----------------|
B|--3---3---------|
G|--0---0---------|
D|--0---0---------|
A|--x---x---------|
E|--3---3---0--3~-|


Riff 8
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-5----------7-5----------4-5------2-----2-|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-3--2-2-2-2-5-3--2-2-2-2-2-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   * * * *      * * * *      * * * *      * *   * *  
           "My bed is..."
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------4-5----------7-5----------4-5-------|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-3--2-2-2-2-5-3--2-2-2-2-2-3--5--4-|
E|----------------------------------------3--2-|
   * * * *      * * * *      * * * *   
   "I am in total darkness..."
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7-8----------10-8----------7-8------5-----5-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-6--5-5-5-5--8-6--5-5-5-5-5-6--3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
   * * * *      * * * *       * * * *      * *   * * 
     "I can feel..."
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|---------7-8----------10-8----------7-8--------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-6--5-5-5-5--8-6--5-5-5-5-5-6---8--7-|
E|------------------------------------------6--5-|
   * * * *      * * * *       * * * * 
   "I know it's not a dream..."


Riff 9 (Harmony guitar in () )
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-------2-3-2--------5-3-2-3-|
A|-------2-3-2--------5-3-2-3-|
E|-0-0-0--------0-0-0---------|
   * * *        * * *         
             "Someone's..."
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------(/2~-0h2p0--------------|
D|-------2-3-2---/3~-2h3p2-3-2-3-2-0----|
A|-------2-3-2-------------5-3-5-3-2-2)-|
E|-0-0-0-----------------------------3--|
   * * *                  * * * * * *
                   "...standing at the end..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-------2-3-2--------5-3-2-3-|
A|-------2-3-2--------5-3-2-3-|
E|-0-0-0--------0-0-0---------|
   * * *        * * *         
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-------2-3-2--/3~-2h3p2-------------|
A|-------2-3-2------------5-3-5-3-2---|
E|-0-0-0----------------------------3-|
   * * *                  * * * * * *
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------(/2~-0h2p0--------------|
D|-------2-3-2---/3~-2h3p2-3-2-3-2-0----|
A|-------2-3-2-------------5-3-5-3-2-2)-|
E|-0-0-0-----------------------------3--|
   * * *                  * * * * * *


Riff 10                  
Guitar 1                                                     x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5-------------5--------------------------------------|
G|-----6---6---------6---6------------------4-3---------------|
D|---6-------6-----6-------6--------5-4-------------5-4-2-0---|
A|-4-----------4-0-----------0------------------------------1-|
E|------------------------------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----------|
                                * *     * *     * * 
      "Must be..."
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------4-3-----------------------------7-6---------------|
D|-----5-4-------------5-4-2-0---------8-7-------------8-7-5-----|
A|-2-2-----2-2-----2-2---------1---5-5-----5-5-----5-5-------8-4-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
   * *     * *     * *             * *     * *     * * 

Guitar 2                                                     x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5-------------5--------------------5-4---------------|
G|-----6---6---------6---6----------3-2-------------3-2-0-----|
D|---6-------6-----6-------6------------------------------3-0-|
A|-4-----------4-0-----------0--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----------|
                                * *     * *     * * 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------5-4-----------------------------8-7---------------|
G|-----3-2-------------3-2-0-----------7-6-------------7-6-------|
D|---------------------------3-0---------------------------8-7---|
A|-2-2-----2-2-----2-2-------------5-5-----5-5-----5-5---------7-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
   * *     * *     * *             * *     * *     * * 



Riff 6a (Solo Rhythm)                   x2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------3------3----3--------------------|
A|-------------------------4------4----4-|
E|-1111---1111---11---1111---1111---11---|
   ****   ****   **   ****   ****   ** 
                                        x2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------6------6----6--------------------|
A|-------------------------7------7----7-|
E|-4444---4444---44---4444---4444---44---|
   ****   ****   **   ****   ****   **
                                        x2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------3------3----3--------------------|
A|-------------------------4------4----4-|
E|-1111---1111---11---1111---1111---11---|
   ****   ****   **   ****   ****   ** 


Play Riff 7
Play Riff 8   "Now I see..."
Play Riff 9   "King beware..."
Play Riff 10  "Must be a visit..."


Riff 11 
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------10-----11---------10-----8---------10-----11--10-|
G|---------9-----10----------9-----7----------9-----10---9-|
D|--------10-----12---------10-----9---------10-----12--10-|
A|-0-0-00----0-0-----0-0-00----0-0----0-0-00----0-0--------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
   * * **    * *     * * **    * *    * * **    * *
               "Just beware..."


Riff 12 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-----7-----7\5-5\3---3-----3--------------5--7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\3-3\1-1-1-1-1-1-------1--00--3--4-|
E|-------------------------------00-3-(3)----------|
     * *   * *         *   * *   **       **

Riff 11a (Solo Rhythm)              x2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--------10-----11---------10-----8-|
G|---------9-----10----------9-----7-|
D|--------10-----12---------10-----9-|
A|-0-0-00----0-0-----0-0-00----0-0---|
E|-----------------------------------|
   * * **    * *     * * **    * *


Play Riff 12   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 11a  Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 10   "Must be a visit..."


Ending (fade out):
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
    "I will send you a dream..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------12-------------------13--------|
B|--------10----10-------------10----10-----|
G|------9----------9---------9----------9---|
D|---10--------------10---10--------------0-|
A|-0--------------------0-------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

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

notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
pm  =  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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