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King Diamond:  Darkness

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
       solo by:  Rami Nuotio     :  rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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:  December 08, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 (Clean)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------5-----------------|
D|---7---7---7--5h7-----7---7---7-----|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5---5/8-|
                  "For thirteen days..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------5-----------------|
D|---7---7---7--5h7-----7---7---7-----|
A|---------------------------------10-|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5-----8-|
                  "We have trained..."


Riff 2 (Distortion)
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|-7--5-4-2------|
A|-5--3-2-0--5-3-|
E|-----------3-1-|



Riff 3
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------7-6h7p6---|
A|---7---7---7-7/8-5----7---7-----------8-|
E|-0---0---0----------0---0---0-----------|
   "Every time..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------10--12-|
A|---7---7---7-7/8-5----7---7--8--10-|
E|-0---0---0----------0---0----------|
   "Little jars..."


Riff 4
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---7---7---7-7/8-5----7---7---7------|
A|--------------------------------7/10-|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5---5/-8-|
   "Every time..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|---7---7---7-7/8-5----7---7---7-----|
A|---------------------------------10-|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5-----8-|
   "Every time..."


Play Riff 2


Riff 5
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|----------3---2--------------3---2-----|
E|-0--0-0-0---0---3-2-1--1-1-1---1---3-2-|
   *  * * *   *       *  * * *   *
          "Our eyes..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|----------3---2-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
E|-0--0-0-0---0---3-2-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-|
   *  * * *   *
          "Our souls..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|----------3---2--------------3---2-----|
E|-0--0-0-0---0---3-2-1--1-1-1---1---3-2-|
   *  * * *   *       *  * * *   *
   "...skin.  The blood..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------3---2-----3----5--|
E|-0--0-0-0---0---3-2-1----3--|
   *  * * *   *
   "Living just an hour..."



Riff 6
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------5----7----5----|
A|-7-7--7--7-7/10--5-5--5--5--5-5--3----5----3--5-|
E|-5-5--5--5-5/-8--3-3--3--3--3-3--3----5----3--3-|
   "In the darkness..."
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------5-----------|
A|-7-7--7--7-7/10--5-5--5--5--5-5--3----3----5-|
E|-5-5--5--5-5/-8--3-3--3--3--3-3--3----1----3-|
   "In the darkness..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------5----7----5----|
A|-3-------------2------------3----5----3--5-|
E|----------------------------3----5----3--3-|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------5------------|
A|-3-------------2------------3----3----5--|
E|----------------------------3----1----3--|



Riff 1a
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|------------------5------------------|
D|---7---7---7--5h7-----7---7---7------|
A|--------------------------------7/10-|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5---5/-8-|
                  "Darkness..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------5-----------------|
D|---7---7---7--5h7-----7---7---7-----|
A|---------------------------------10-|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5-----8-|
                  "Darkness..."


Play Riff 2
Play Riff 3   "Every night..."
Play Riff 4   "Sitting on opposite..."
Play Riff 2   "It is all..."
Play Riff 5   "Our eyes are now..."
Play Riff 6   "In the darkness..."


Riff 7
Guitar 1 (Clean)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------5------------------|
D|---7---7---7-5h7------7---7---7---7-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5---5---|


Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5--7-|
A|-7-7-----10--7-7----5--7-7----3--5-|
E|-5-5------8--5-5----3--5-5---------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7/10--7-7-7-7-7-7-7\5-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-8--5-5-5-5-5-5-5\3-|
   * * * * * *       * * * * * *
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-----------------5--7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3--5-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------|
   * * * * * * * *


Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-8-8--8--8-8-10--8-8--8--8-8-10-|
E|-6-6--6--6-6--8--6-6--6--6-6--8-|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-7--7--7-7-10--7-7--7--7-7-10-|
A|-5-5--5--5-5--8--5-5--5--5-5--8-|
E|--------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-8-8--8--8-8-10--8-8--8--8-8-10--7--8--10-|
E|-6-6--6--6-6--8--6-6--6--6-6--8--5--6---8-|


Solo
e|-15b17----15b17-{17}{17}{17}-(17)r15-15-13~-|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|-12h13p12p10-12----10---------------------------------------------|
B|----------------13----13-10h11p10-----10-----10-------------------|
G|----------------------------------12------10----12--10--9------9--|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------12-----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12--13-12-10--------------10--12--13--------------------|
E|---------------13--12--13--------------10--10b13r-10~~~--|
                      *   *
e|-/24^r-----22~~----20^r-18--17-18-20-18-17----------------|
B|-------------------------------------------20-18-17-20-18-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-15-17-15-14-16-15-14--------------------------------|
D|----------------------17-15-14-----------------------|
A|-------------------------------16----------------15--|
E|----------------------------------18-17-15-17-18-----|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------14-15---------------|
A|--------------------------15-------17----17~~----|
E|-18-17-15--17-15-18-17-18------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 9
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---7---7---7---7---10---10---10---10-|
A|-5---5---5---5---8----8----8----8----|
E|-------------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * *  * *  * *  * *  *
   "Tonight you will dance..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---5---5---5---5-3----5--|
A|-3---3---3---3---1----3--|
E|-------------------------|
   * * * * * * * *
   "Tonight, no strings..."
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
E|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
   * * * * * * * *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
   "But I can't..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5----7--|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3----5--|
   * * * * * * * *
  "...dance, I don't have a chance!"

Guitar 2 (Played softly)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-------4---------------7---------|
D|---7------7-4-----10------10-7---|
A|-5---5--------5-8----8---------8-|
E|---------------------------------|
   "Tonight you will dance..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-------2----------------|
D|---5------5-2---3----5--|
A|-3---3--------3-1----3--|
E|------------------------|
   "Tonight, no strings..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-------6-----------------9----------|
A|---9------9-6------12-------12-9----|
E|-7---7--------7-10----10---------10-|
   "But I can't..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-------4----------------|
A|---7------7-4---5----7--|
E|-5---5--------5-3----5--|
  "...dance, I don't have a chance!"



Play Riff 6   "Dance!"


Ending:
Riff 7
Guitar 1 (Clean)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|
                  "Send her to..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------5----------------------|
D|---7---7---7-5h7------7---7---7---7---7-|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|-5---5---5----------5---5---5---5---5---|
                     "Send that puppet to Berlin!"

Guitar 2 (Distortion)
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5--7------|
A|-7-7-----10--7-7----5--7-7----3--5--7-7-|
E|-5-5------8--5-5----3--5-5----------5-5-|



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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metal_wecaste 122 Oct 23, 2015 06:00 PM

Riff 1 (slight Phaser)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------5-----------------|
D|---7---7---7--5h7-----7---7---7-----|
A|-0---0---0----------0----0---0--/3--|
E|------------------------------------|

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metal_wecaste 122 Oct 23, 2015 07:00 PM

Solo
e|-17--------17--17--17--17--17----17---------|
B|-b20~~~~~~-b20-b20-b20-b20-b20---b20p18~~~~~|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--17h8p17-----17----------------------------|
G|-----------19----17h9p17--------------------|
D|----------------------------19h20p19--19-20-|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--17-19--14-15------------------------------|
A|----------------17-19-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12h13p12-10--------------10--12--13--------------------=|
E|---------------13--12--13--------------10--10b13r-10~~~--|
* *
e|-24b22~~-18h20p18-17---15h17h18h20p18p17p15---------------|
B|--------------------------------------------20-18-17-20-18|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|---14-15-17-15-14----17-15-14------------------------|
D|------------------------------17-15-14---------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

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

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