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King Diamond:  The Puppet Master

transcribed by:  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 25, 2003

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

Tuning: Standard


Intro (Solo Rhythm)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|-6p3-3333-6p3-3333-6-3-5p2-2222-5p2-2222-5-2-|
       ****     ****         ****     ****
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------0-1--0--|
A|-------------------------0---------|
E|-6p3-3333-6p3-3333-6-3-2-----------|
       ****     ****


Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

End Solo


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|-6p3-3333-6p3-3333-6-3-5p2-2222-5p2-2222-5-2-|
       ****     ****         ****     ****
   "Night time in Budapest..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------0-1--0--|
A|-------------------------0---------|
E|-6p3-3333-6p3-3333-6-3-2-----------|
       ****     ****
   "So many people..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|-6p3-3333-6p3-3333-6-3-5p2-2222-5p2-2222-5-2-|
       ****     ****         ****     ****
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------0-------|
A|-------------------------0---6--5--|
E|-6p3-3333-6p3-3333-6-3-2-----6--5--|
       ****     ****



Riff 1a
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|-8p5-5555-8p5-5555-8-5-7p4-4444-7p4-4444-7-4-|
       ****     ****         ****     ****
   "Darkness without a glow..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------0-------|
A|-------------------------1---------|
E|-8p5-5555-8p5-5555-8-5-3-----1--0--|
       ****     ****
   "What a night..."




Riff 2 
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-7--------8------------7--------8------|
A|-5--------5------------5--------5------|
E|-5-------------6-6-6-6-5-------------6-|
                 * * * *
  "...show!"                 "What a magical..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-5--------6------------5--------6------|
A|-3--------3------------3--------3------|
E|-3-------------4-4-4-4-3-------------4-|
                 * * * *
  "Dancing at the end..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-7--------8------------7--------8------|
A|-5--------5------------5--------5------|
E|-5-------------6-6-6-6-5-------------6-|
                 * * * *
  "Like children with..."

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

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------3------------------------3--5-6-5---|
A|-3----5-6----6-5--5-6-5---3----5-6----------3-|
E|------------------------6---------------------|

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


Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|------0-1--0--|
A|----0---------|
E|--2-----------|

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



Play Riff 1    "Night time in Budapest..."
Play Riff 1a   "Gas lamps..."
Play Riff 2    "...rise!"



Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|---4-4---5---4-----4-4---5---4-|
E|-2-----2---2---5-2-----2---2---|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
            "Shhh..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-|
A|---4-4---5---4-------2-4-2-4-5---|
E|-2-----2---2---5-4-5-------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "Here come the puppets..."

Last time:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-|
A|---4-4---5---4-------2-4-2-4-5---|
E|-2-----2---2---5-4-5-------------|
   * * * * * * * *
   "He pulls one more..."


Guitar 2                    x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-11-------11--------9----7-|
D|---------------------------|
A|--9--------9--------7----5-|
E|---------------------------|
  "Shhhh, here come the puppets..."
                            x2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-6--------6--------9----7--|
D|---------------------------|
A|-4--------4--------7----5--|
E|---------------------------|
  "...wing, then they start to..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-11-----------------9----7-|
D|---------------------------|
A|--9-----------------7----5-|
E|---------------------------|
  "...walkway..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-6-----------------9----7--|
D|---------------------------|
A|-4-----------------7----5--|
E|---------------------------|
  "...up goes a leg..."


 

Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|---4-4---5---4-----4-4---5---4-|
E|-2-----2---2---5-2-----2---2---|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-|
A|---4-4---5---4-------2-4-2-4-5---|
E|-2-----2---2---5-4-5-------------|
   * * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|---6-6---7---6-----6-6---7---6-|
E|-4-----4---4---7-4-----4---4---|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------4-|
A|---6-6---7---6-------4-6-4-6-7---|
E|-4-----4---4---7-6-7-------------|
   * * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|---4-4---5---4-----4-4---5---4-|
E|-2-----2---2---5-2-----2---2---|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-|
A|---4-4---5---4-------2-4-2-4-5---|
E|-2-----2---2---5-4-5-------------|
   * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|---------------2-|
A|-----2-4-2-4-5---|
E|-4-5-------------|

Harmony guitar over last bar of solo rhythm:
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|---------------6-|
D|-7-6-4---4-6-7---|
A|-------7---------|
E|-----------------|


Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

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

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

End Solo



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|-5----4----3--|
E|--------------|
  "No strings..."

Guitar 2
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-4~---3~---2~-|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|

Guitar 3
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-7----6----5--|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|



Lead into Riff 6                  x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Riff 6
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  "I take a look..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8--|
E|--------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  "...boy, up on the stage..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    "I think he looked..."
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8--|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|--------------------|
     * * * * * * *
    "...is he alive?"

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



Riff 6a
Guitar 1                          x3
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-7-----7-----7---8-----8-----8---|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * *   * *   *   * *   * *   *
   "I get a little..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-7-----7-----7---8------------0-1--0-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------0--------|
E|--------------------------2----------|
     * *   * *   *
   "I see a little cut..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-8-5-5-7-5-5-7-7-7-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------5-----5-5-5-|
A|-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-8-5-5---5-5-------|
E|---------------------------------|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-8-5-5-7-5-5-7-7-7-|
E|---------------------------------|
   * *   * *   *   * *   * *
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-----------------5------------0-1--0-|
A|-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-8------------0--------|
E|--------------------------2----------|
   * *   * *   *



Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 1a  Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm


Solo
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

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

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

End Solo


Lead into next section:
Guitar 1
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|------0-1--0--|
A|----0---------|
E|--2-----------|

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



Play Riff 1    "Night time in Budapest..."
Play Riff 1a   "But we love them all..."
Play Riff 2    "...more!"


Ending:
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|---4-4---5---4-----4-4---5---4-|
E|-2-----2---2---5-2-----2---2---|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "The show has come..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-|
A|---4-4---5---4-------2-4-2-4-5---|
E|-2-----2---2---5-4-5-------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
     "The master himself..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|---4-4---5---4-----4-4---5---4-|
E|-2-----2---2---5-2-----2---2---|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "...stage, with his children..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-|
A|---4-4---5---4-------2-4-2-4-5---|
E|-2-----2---2---5-4-5-------------|
   * * * * * * * *
  "The curtain must fall..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-11-----------------9----7-|
D|---------------------------|
A|--9-----------------7----5-|
E|---------------------------|
    "The show has come..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-6-----------------9----7--|
D|---------------------------|
A|-4-----------------7----5--|
E|---------------------------|
    "...stage, with his children..."

 

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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