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King Diamond: The Lake

transcribed by:  ANDRÉ DA SILVA SALVATERRA  :  mercyful@zipmail.com.br 
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                 Ben             :  stembbe@ala.net

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

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://republika.pl/tlange/

Date last modified:  04-10-01

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

Tuning: Standard

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



Riff 1 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---2-------------------------------2-|
A|-4-0--0-222-222-222-222-222-22--4--0-|
E|-2------------------------------2----|
          *** *** *** *** *** **
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---------------2----6/7-6-|
A|-0-222-222-222-0----4/5-4-|
E|--------------------------|
     *** *** ***
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2-|
A|-0-222-222-222-222-222-22--4--0-|
E|---------------------------2----|
     *** *** *** *** *** **
e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|--------------4-|
A|-0-222-22--6--2-|
E|-----------4----|
     *** **


Solo
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|----------/4~--------------------|
A|-5-4-2~--------5-4-2~------4h5-4-|
E|-----------------------5\--------|

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

End Solo


Riff 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4----------------------------4-|
A|-2-444-444-444-444-444-44--6--2-|
E|---------------------------4----|
     *** *** *** *** *** **
   "It is Sunday morning..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-4-------------4----8/9-8-|
A|-2-444-444-444-2----6/7-6-|
E|--------------------------|
     *** *** ***
   "...just before dawn..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4----------------------------4-|
A|-2-444-444-444-444-444-44--6--2-|
E|---------------------------4----|
     *** *** *** *** *** **
   "A little girl is dancing..."
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-----------------7--6-------7--6----|
D|-4---------------------5----------5-|
A|-2-444-444-444-5----------5---------|
E|---------------3----------3---------|
     *** *** ***
   "...on the mansion porch..."


Riff 1a
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2-|
A|-0-222-222-222-222-222-22--4--0-|
E|---------------------------2----|
     *** *** *** *** *** **
   "She calls out a name..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---------------2----6/7-6-|
A|-0-222-222-222-0----4/5-4-|
E|--------------------------|
     *** *** ***
   " 'God give him the sea.' "
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2-|
A|-0-222-222-222-222-222-22--4--0-|
E|---------------------------2----|
     *** *** *** *** *** **
   "I'm here from the darkest deep..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------1--0------1--0----|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------3---------3-|
A|-0-222-222-222-3---------3---------|
E|---------------1---------1---------|
     *** *** ***
   "And hear my name..."


Riff 3
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-7------------7------6/7\6-|
A|-5--5-5-5-5-5-4--4-4-4/5\4-|
E|---------------------------|
      * * * * *    * * 
   "Down by the lake..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-4-----------------------4-7-|
A|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-4-|
E|-----------------------------|
      * * * * * * * * * *
   "...grief..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7------------2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|
A|-5--5-5-5-5-5-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5--|
E|--------------------------------3--|
      * * * * *
   "Dancing hand in hand with the Devil..."


Play Riff 1    Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2    "Watching from the bridge..."
Play Riff 1a   "Yes, we all know..."
Play Riff 3    "Down by the lake..."

Lead into next section:
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--7--5--|
E|--5--3--|



Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-----------------2-------5-|
A|-2-4---------2-4-0-4-----3-|
E|-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2---|
       * * * *         * * 
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-----------------4-5----|
A|-2-4---------2-4-2-3--3-|
E|-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-2------1-|
       * * * * 

Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-2-4---------2-4-2-4-----7-|
A|-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-5-|
E|---------------------------|
       * * * *         * * 
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-2-4---------2-4-5----5----|
A|-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-3-3--3-3--|
E|-------------------1----1--|
       * * * *
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-2-4---------2-4-2-4-----7-|
A|-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-5-|
E|---------------------------|
       * * * *         * * 
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-2-4---------2-4--9-8-7--9-8-7-|
A|-0-2-2-2-2-2-0-2--7-6-5--7-6-5-|
E|-------------------------------|
       * * * *


Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 5   Solo Rhythm

Riff 6
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|-5--------3----|
A|-3--------1----|
E|---------------|
   "And the nun has been..." 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|---------10------------------| -----|
A|----------8----------------5-|      |
E|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-5-6-7---|      |
   * * * *     * * * *                |
   "...seen..."                       |--- Play 2x
e|-----------------------------|      |
B|-----------------------------|      |
G|-----------------------------| -----|
D|---------10------------------|
A|----------8----7-5---5-------|
E|-0-0-0-0-----0-----7---7-6-5-|
   * * * *     *  
   "I want your cross..."

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|---7-5---5---------7-5---5--------4-|
E|-0-----7---7-6-5-0-----7---7-6-5--2-|
   *               *
   "...Margaret..."

      
Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   "Full of pride..."
Play Riff 1a  "The little girl..."
Play Riff 3   "Down by the lake..."


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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