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King Diamond:  Life After Death

transcribed by: Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
                Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
     edited by: Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
      solos by: Don Briggs      :  Sekhemet@ozemu.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:  December 07, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 (Clean)
Guitar 1                  x2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--0-----3-----2-----1----|
E|----------------------3--|

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

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--0-----7-----6-----5----|
E|----------------------6--|


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



Riff 2
Guitar 1                  x2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--0-----3-----2-----1----|
E|----------------------3--|

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

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|--0-----7-----6-----5----|
E|----------------------6--|


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|--2-----5-----4-----3----|
A|--0-----3-----2-----1-5--|
E|----------------------3--|
  "Four shadows..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-101010-10-10-9-9-9-9-8-55-5-5-|
E|-5-5-5-5--8-8-8--8--8-7-7-7-7-6-33-3-3-|
   * * * *  * * *  *  * * * * * * ** * *


Riff 4
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-777-7-7-101010-10-10-999-9-9-8-55-5-5-|
E|-555-5-5--8-8-8--8--8-777-7-7-6-33-3-3-|
   *** * *  * * *  *  * *** * * * ** * *
   "Four shadows..."


Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|----------7~--6~----/3--2~-----------7~--6~--|
A|-0--------------------------0----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|
          "Midnight..."
Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-2------------------10--9---2----------------|
A|-0-------------------8--7---0----------------|
E|----------5~--4~---------------------5~--4~--|



Riff 6
Guitar 1                            x2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4-7--7---4-6--6---4-7--7---6-9--9-|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
  "The old burial ground..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|---7--7-----6--6-----7--7-----9--9-|
E|-2-5--5---2-4--4---2-5--5---4-7--7-|
  
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---7--------------------------9----|
A|---7--------6--------7--------9----|
E|-2--------2-4------2-5------4------|


Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------2------------------------4--6--4-----|
D|-2--2--4--5-----5--4-5-4--4--4--6--7----------7-6-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------2-----------|
D|-2--2--4--5-----5--4-5-4-|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-2-2--------------4-4--------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0000-2-2-2-2-2-2-2222-|
       * * * * ****     * * * * ****
   "The shadows move..."
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|-2-2--------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0000-|
       * * * * ****
  "The shadows move..."


Riff 8
Guitar 1 
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-6--------7--------8--------7--|
E|-4--------5--------6--------5--|
  "Cause there is..."

Guitar 2 
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-4~---6-7-5~---8-7-5-6~---8-9-\5~---5-4-2-|


Riff 9
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-11----11-9--7--9----10-10----9----9-9-9----(9)\-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
  "Oh it must never end..."

Guitar 2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-4--------3--------2--------6--------(6)\-|
  


Play Riff 6 (2 times)  Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-6h7h9-6h7h9-6h7h9-6h7h9-|-5h7h9-5h7h9-5h7h9-5h7h9-|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-6h7h9-6h7h9-6h7h9-6h7h9-|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

  Ending 1                        Ending 2
e|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-7h9h11-7h9h11-7h9h11-7h9h11-9-|-7h9h11h9-7h11h9-7h11h9-7h11h9\-|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

End Solo



Riff 5a
Guitar 1                      x2
e|-----------------------------|-----|
B|-----------------------------|-----|
G|-----------------------------|-----|
D|----------7~--6~--------3--2-|--2--|
A|-0---------------------------|--0--|
E|-----------------------------|-----|
           "Midnight..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------10--9-|
A|-7----------------------8--7-|
E|----------5~--4~-------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------10--9----|
A|-7----------------------8--7--0-|
E|-5--------5~--4~----------------|


Play Riff 2   without guitar 2
Play Riff 3   "Doctor Le Croix..."
Play Riff 4   "And Lula..."
Play Riff 7   "The shadows move..."
Play Riff 8   Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|---------11-12-10-13-12-10-11--13-14-10~--10-9-7-|
G|-11b13~------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-16~--14-12-15-------------------17~--20-19-17\-|
B|---------------13-12-10-14-16-17----------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

End solo

Play Riff 6   "The Lafayettes are..."
Play Riff 7   "The shadows move..."
Play Riff 8   "Cause there is life..."
Play Riff 9   "Oh it will never end..."


Riff 5b
Guitar 1                      x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|----------7~--6~--------3--2-|
A|-0---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2                      x2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------10--9-|
A|-7----------------------8--7-|
E|-5--------5~--4~-------------|
   "Midnight..."


Play Riff 3   without guitar 2
Play Riff 4   "Ah..."

Song fades out


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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