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Mercyful Fate:  The Night

transcribed by: Russ Elton      :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
                Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl

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

Intro 
Guitar 1
e|------------12~~~~~-------15--14--11~~~[whammy bar]-|
B|-12~~~~---------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------12~~~~~-------15--14--11~~~[whammy bar]-|
G|-12~~~~---------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


Riff 1
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-------------2---1--------|
D|---3\2---3---2---1---2/5--|
A|---3\2---3-----------2/5--|
E|-0-----0---0---0---0------|
   *     *   *   *   *       
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-------------2---1--------|
D|---3\2---3---2---1------2-|
A|---3\2---3--------------2-|
E|-0-----0---0---0---0--0---|
   *     *   *   *   *  * 

Riff 2                                        x4
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--2--0--3--2---------------------------------|
D|--2--0--3--2--------2-------0--2--0--2-------|
A|--------------------2-------0--2--0--2-------|
E|--------------0--0-----0--0-------------0--0-|
                *  *     *  *             *  *                                                    
   "Old Nick is......"


Riff 3
Guitar 1                                      x4
e|---------------------------------------------|------|
B|---------------------------------------------|------|
G|--2--0--3--2---------------------------------|------|
D|--2--0--3--2--------2-------0--2--0--2-------|------|
A|--------------------2-------0--2--0--2-------|------|
E|--------------0--0-----0--0-------------0--0-|-0--0-|
                *  *     *  *             *  *   *  *
Guitar 2                                      x4                                        
e|---------------------------------------------|------|
B|---------------------------------------------|------|
G|--9--7-10--9---------------------------------|------|
D|--7--5--8--7--------9-------7--9--7--9-------|------|
A|--------------------7-------5--7--5--7-------|------|
E|--------------0--0-----0--0-------------0--0-|-0--0-|
                *  *     *  *             *  *   *  * 
   "Old Nick is..."


Riff 4                        x3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|---------5-6-7---8-7-5-------|
E|-5-4-3-0-------0-------0-3-6-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * *  
   "The two of us at midnight..." 
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|---------5-6-7---8-7-5-|
E|-5-4-3-0-------0-------|
   * * * * * * * * * * *  

Riff 5
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------5--4--7--7--------------7-|
A|-3--3--------------3--2--5--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-1--1--1-1-1-1-...---------------------------|
         * * * *                 * * * * * * 
   "Just him and I....."

Lead into next verse:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|--------2------2------2------2-|
A|--------2------2------2------2-|
E|--0--0----0--0---0--0---0--0---|
    *  *    *  *   *  *   *  * 

Play Riff 2   "....my imaginary friend...."
Play Riff 3   "Through the dark..."
Play Riff 4   "The two of us....."
Play Riff 5   "Just him and I...."

Riff 6 (guitar 2 plays top notes on last bar)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------8---7-------------|
D|---------------0---0---0-8-0-0-8~--|
A|---------8-7-----------------------|
E|-0-7-6-0-----0---------------------|
     * * * * * * *   *   *   * * 
   "Find out....."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-----------------8---7----------|
D|---------------0---0---0-8-0-0--|
A|---------8-7--------------------|
E|-0-7-6-0-----0------------------|
     * * * * * * *   *   *   * *
 
e|-12------------13--------------|
B|-15^^----------16^^------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|--5-------------3---------3-2--|
A|--3---3-3-3-3-3-1---1-1-1-1-0--|
E|-------------------------------|
        * * * * *     * * * 
   "...the night....."


Riff 7  (solo rhythm)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------5-4~-|
E|-3--0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-------|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * *        
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------2-1~-|
A|--------------------------------|
E|-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
1st ending
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-2-2--4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-0-0--2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------------|
2nd ending
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------2-2--5-5--8-8--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-4-4--0-0--3-3--6-6--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-2-2-----------------------------------|
   

Riff 8
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7-\2-|
D|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7-\2-|
A|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0--------|
E|------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *   * *         
  "Looking through....."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7-5-|
D|-----8-----8-----8-----5-7-5-|
A|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-------|
E|-----------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *   * * 


Riff 9  (solo rhythm)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-3-5-5-------3----------3-5-5-------3-----|
E|-------0-3-5---5--0-3-5-------0-3-5---4---|


Play Riff 2   solo rhythm
Play Riff 3   "Old Nick....."
Play Riff 4   "The two of us....."
Play Riff 5   "Just him and I...." 
Play Riff 6   "Find out......"

Riff 10 (Ending)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|--------4---------------6---------------5----|
A|----------------2------------5--4----------4-|
E|--0--2----0--3----0--4----0--------0--3------|
    *  *    *  *    *  *    *  *  *  *  * 

Guitar 2 (after awhile)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|--------8--------------10---------------9----|
A|----------------6------------9--8----------8-|
E|--0--6----0--7----0--8----0--------0--7------|
    *  *    *  *    *  *    *  *  *  *  *  

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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