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The Exorcist   King Diamond



King Diamond:   The Exorcist

transcribed by Langus          :  tlange@promail.pl
edited by:     Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
               Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
solo by:       LordDarkmoor    :  LordDarkmoor@hotmail.com

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Date last modified:  December 07, 2003

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------7-9-|
A|---10---9~---------10---9~--10-9h10-----|
E|-0----0-----7~---0----0-----------------|
        
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------12-11-|
A|---10---9~------10-10--9-|
E|-0----0-----7~---8-------|
        

Riff 2 (2 times)
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------7-9-|
A|---10---9~---------10---9~--10-9h10-----|
E|-7----7-----8~---7----7-----------------|
  "At the light..."
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|---10---9~------9-10-7-|
E|-7----7-----8~--7--8-5-|
 

Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|----10---9~---------10---9~-----|
A|--7----7-----10-9-7----7-----8~-|
E|--------------------------------|
  "Gone, would Sarah..."

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|----10---9~---------10---9~------|
D|-------------10-9----------------|
A|--7----7----------7----7-----8~--|
E|---------------------------------|

Both
e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|------5-----5--|
A|----7-----6----|
E|--8-----7------|
  "Grandpa was panicking..."


Play Riff 1   "Father Malone..."
Play Riff 2   "Sarah's voice..."
Play Riff 3   "Had gone..."


Riff 4  (Solo Rhythm)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---9-7------9-7-----------|
A|---7-5------7-5----5-5-7--|
E|-0--------0--------3-3-5--|
                     * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---9-7------9-7----------------|
A|---7-5------7-5------------0h2-|
E|-0--------0------2-2-2-2-3-----|
                   * * * * *


Solo
e|--------------------------------------------12--------12----12--------|
B|--------------------------------------------15b~~(17)---15--12--------|
G|-------------------11b(12)-(12)-release-11~-----------------14b(16)~~-|
D|-2~--5-4~---/12-9~----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------/22b(23)--|
B|-----x-x------------x-x---------------|
G|-----7-7----------7-7-7---------------|
D|-(9)-x-x-9~-9-7-9---x-x-9~~-----------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 5                             x2   
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------0h2--|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2-0-2-3------|
E|----------------------------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "Put me through..."             x2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------0h2--|
A|-------------------3-2-0-2-3------|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----------------|
   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  "The Abbey of the..."

Repeat Riff 5   "Father Malone..."


Riff 6 
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4-4-5--5--4-4--4-4--4-4--4-4-4-7--7-|
E|-2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2-2-3--3--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2-2-5--5-|
   * *  * *  * *  * * *       * *  * *  * *  * * *
  "It only..."


Riff 7 
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-4--4--4--4--5-5--4--4--4--4--7-7-|
E|-2--2--2--2--3-3--2--2--2--2--5-5-|
   *  *  *  *  * *  *  *  *  *  * *
   "Listen here my friend..."
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4--4--4--4--5-5--4--4--4--4--7--|
E|-2--2--2--2--3-3--2--2--2--2--5--|
   *  *  *  *  * *  *  *  *  *
   "I will be there..."


Riff 8                     x4
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|---9----------------------|
A|-----9-10-7-9----7--------|
E|-7------------10---9-10-6-|
  "...-noon, beware..."


Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Ending part of solo:
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|--9~--7~--------------|
A|---------10~--9~--7~--|
E|----------------------|

Play Riff 1   "Father Malone..."
Play Riff 2   "Holy cross..."
Play Riff 3   "Go, call..."
Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 8   play 2x

Riff 9                         x4
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|---10-------------------------|
A|------10-11-8-10----8---------|
E|-8---------------11---10-11-7-|
                               x7
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|---11-------------------------|
A|------11-12-9-11----9---------|
E|-9---------------12---11-12-8-|


Song fades out.


  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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