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King Diamond:  The Girl In The Bloody Dress

transcribed by:  Rami Nuotio     :  midiamond@sci.fi
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.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 04, 2007

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

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1 (Guitar 2 just plays root notes, except for the E5)
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|------4--5----5-4-----|
A|-2----2--3----3-2-5-4-|
E|-0----------------3-2-|

e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|------4--5----5--4--|
A|-2----2--3----3--2--|
E|-0------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|------4--5----5-4-----|
A|-2----2--3----3-2-5-4-|
E|-0----------------3-2-|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|------4--5----5--4--(4)/-|
A|-2----2--3----3--2--(2)/-|
E|-0-----------------------|


Riff 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-10-----9-----10-------------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
      * *   * *    * * * * * * * * *
  "The girl in the..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-10-10---12----9--9-----9--9---10--9-|
E|--0--0-0--0-0-10-10----10-10-0--0--0-|
         *    *                *
  "...appearing right..."


Riff 3
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-----|
A|-3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2-----|
E|---------------------7\-|
   "...side."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-------7--9-(9)\--------7--9----| --> Guitar 2 plays root note
A|-------5--7-(7)\--------5--7--0-|     of powerchords only
E|-3p0-0------------3p0-0---------|
       *                *       *
   "...black of night..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-----|
A|-3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2-----|
E|---------------------7\-|
    "I see her..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-------7--9-(9)\--------7--9--(9)\-| --> Guitar 2 plays root note
A|-------5--7-(7)\--------5--7--(7)\-|     of powerchords only
E|-3p0-0------------3p0-0------------|
       *                *
   "...little girl in..."

Harmony part:
Guitar 1
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-------7--9--(9)\--------7--9--(9)\-|
A|-------5--7--(7)\--------5--7--(7)\-|
E|-3p0-0-------------3p0-0------------|
       *                 *

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-------9--10--(10)\--------9--10--(10)\-|
E|-3p0-0---------------3p0-0--------------|
       *                   *
   "Closer..."



Riff 4 (Guitar 2 plays top notes)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-9--9--9--9--------9--10--|
D|--------------------------|
A|-7--7--7--7--------7---8--|
E|--------------------------|
                  "I feel her..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-6--6--6--6--------6--5--|
A|-------------------------|
E|-4--4--4--4--------4--3--|
   "...eyes in..."


Play Riff 1  "...done with my life..."
Play Riff 2  "The girl in the bloody dress..."
Play Riff 3  "I see the moon..."
Play Riff 4  "I feel her eyes..."


Riff 5 (Leave slide off final time)
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------7--|
A|-5---0-5---0-5---0-5---0-5-0----|
E|--------------------------------|
       *     *     *     *   *
  "...done."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-8---0-8---0-8---0-8---0-8-7-----|
E|-----------------------------8\--|
       *     *     *     *
  "...life..."


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm, Play 2x)
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|-0----2--3----3-3-3-3-|
                * * * *
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|-0----2--3----3\-0--|

Breaks into two guitars:
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-7----9--10------------|
A|-5----7---8----8-8-8-8-|
E|-5----7---8----8-8-8-8-|
                 * * * *
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-7----9-------------------|
A|-5----7-----7--5--8--7--5-|
E|-5----7--8----------------|

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-5----7---8----8-8-8-8-|
                 * * * *
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|------------7--5--8--7--5-|
A|---------8----------------|
E|-5----7-------------------|



Solo (La Rocque)
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------3/5-|
G|----------------------------------2-4/5-----|
D|-9~----(9)\-5--4-------------4-5------------|
A|------------------5--5/7~-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-5b6----5p3-5-[5]6----5b6-5p3-----------------|
G|------------------------------4--------(4)/-0-|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12---------------12-14-15p14p12----14-12----12-----------------|
G|-14b16~~----14h15----------------15-------15----15-14-12-14b16~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12-14-15/17-19-19-19b20--(20)r19-19-17-15-17-----------|
B|----------------------------------------------15-15-17~-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-13-12b13r12-----------------------------------|
G|-------------14-----------------------------12-|
D|-----------------14----------------12-14-15----|
A|---------------------15--12--14-15-------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 2  "The girl in the bloody dress..."
Play Riff 3  "I see the moon..."
Play Riff 4  "I feel her hands..."
Play Riff 1  "... BLOOD!"
Play Riff 2  Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3  Solo Rhythm

Solo (Wead)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------9h10p9----------9-10/12-|
A|-9h10p9----------9-10-12--------12-10-12---------|
E|--------12-10-12---------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------12-------|
B|----------------------------12h13p12-------------15-13-|
G|-11h12p11----------11-12-14----------14-12-11----------|
D|----------14-12-14-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------14-----------------15-------------------|
B|-12-----------17-15-13-----------19-17-15----------|
G|----14-12/-------------16-14/-------------17-16-14-|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

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

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-9/11-11/12-12/14-14/16-16/17-17\16-16--|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-7/-9--9/10-10/12-12/14-14/15-15\14-14--|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------15----------|
B|-----------------------------15-17-19----19-17-15-|
G|----------14----14-17b20~-17----------------------|
D|-------16----16-----------------------------------|
A|-14-17--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------17-(17)b19r17-17~~-|
G|-17h19-(19)b21----(21)~-----------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|----------12----12-15p12-14p12----12-------------|
B|-12-14-15----15----------------15----15p12-15p12-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-14p12----12-------------------------------------|
G|-------15----15-14-12----14-12-------------------|
D|----------------------14-------14-13-12----------|
A|----------------------------------------14-13-12-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------22---------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------20----22b24--22p20--------------------|
G|--------------------------19--------------21b23--(23)r21-16~-|
D|----------17-14~---------------------------------------------|
A|-10-10/12----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------12h13h14p13p12----12-------------------|
B|-12h13h14----------------15----15-14-12-15-14-12-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

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

End Solo


Play Riff 4  "I feel her hands..."
Play Riff 5  "... BLOOD!"



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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