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Mercyful Fate:  The Mad Arab

transcribed by:  The Brothers GRAX
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
               
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:  12-07-01

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

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
e|---------------------6-5h6p5--------------------------------------|
B|-----------8-7h8p7-----------8-7----------------8-7h8p7-----------|
G|---7-5-7-8---------8-------------8------7-5-7-8---------8-7-5\2/5-|
D|-0-----------------------------------0----------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------6-5h6p5---------------------------------------|
B|-----------8-7h8p7-----------8-7-----------------------------------|
G|---7-5-7-8---------8-------------8------7-5-7-8--------------------|
D|-0------------------------------------0---------7-8-7h8p7----------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------10-9-10-9-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|        

Riff 2
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------2-1h2p1-------------------------2-1-|
D|----3-2-3---2-0-2----------3-0-------3-2-3---2-0-2-----|
A|-------------------------------2-0---------------------|
E|--0-------0------------------------0-------0-----------|
  "The son of a shepherd..."

Riff 3
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-3-----3--2-------7--6--7--9-10--9-|
A|-1--5--1--0----0--5--4--5--7--8--7-|
E|----3--------3---------------------|
               * *
   "He built a fire......"

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-3-----3--2-------7--6--7--9-10--9----3-----3-|
A|-1--5--1--0----0--5--4--5--7--8--7----1--5--1-|
E|----3--------3---------------------------3----|
               * *    
   "To protect him from....."
 
Riff 4
e|-----------0----------------0----------------|
B|---------x---0------------x---0--------------|
G|--------x------3~--------x------5~------3--4-|
D|-------x----------------x-------------3----4-|
A|--2--2-------------2--2-------------1------2-|
E|--0--0-------------0--0----------------------|
    *  *             *  *             * * 
              "The mad arab........"

e|-----------0----------------0-------------|
B|---------x---0------------x---0-----------|
G|--------x------3~--------x------5~--------|
D|-------x----------------x-----------3--2--|
A|--2--2-------------2--2-------------1--0--|
E|--0--0-------------0--0-------------------|
    *  *             *  * 
              "The mad arab........"

Play Riff 1    "Later that same night...."
Play Riff 2    "The son of a shephard...."
Play Riff 3    "They all started chanting...."
Play Riff 4    "The mad arab....."

Riff 5 (Solo rhythm)
                  x4
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------3--2--|
A|--4--4--4--1--0--|
E|--2--2--2--------|
                  x2
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|--4--5--3--------|
A|--2--3--1--2--3--|
E|-----------0--1--|
                  x4
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------3--2--|
A|--4--4--4--1--0--|
E|--2--2--2--------|

Play Riff 2    "Daggers held high...."
Play Riff 3    "The blood running...."
Play Riff 4    "The mad arab....."

Riff 6                           
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5-4---4---|
A|-----3-----3-----3-5-6-----5---5-|
E|-4-5---4-5---4-5-----------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------5-6-5-|
A|-----3-----3-----3-5-6---4-3-|
E|-4-5---4-5---4-5-------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * *
   "Run down that mountain side....."

Riff 7                          x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-----7-----7-----8-----7-----8-|
E|-0-5---0-5---0-5---0-5---0-5---|
   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *
  "Running faster....."

Play Riff 6  "Can't go no faster...."

Riff 8 (Ending)

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

Guitar 2 (arranged)
e|-----------------------|
B|---7-----------7-6h7/9-|
G|-6---7\6-6---6---------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

Guitar 3
e|---------------------5-4h5p4--------------------------------------|
B|-----------7-6h7p6-----------7-6----------------7-6h7p6-----------|
G|---6-4-6-7---------7-------------7------6-4-6-7---------7-6-4\1/4-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4----------------------------------4-----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------5-4h5p4--------------------------------------|
B|-----------7-6h7p6-----------7-6----------------------------------|
G|---6-4-6-7---------7-------------7------6-4-6-7-------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------6-7 6h7p6---------|
A|-4----------------------------------4---------------------9-8-9-8-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

At this point we would like to thank the King and his Mercyful mercinaries
for consistantly providing the world with much joy for well over 2 decades 
also a big hello to T-lange and Russ E.  

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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