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Diary    Iced Earth



Iced Earth:  Diary

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
                 dsl@sigmaweb.net

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Date last modified:  April 27, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1
Guitar 1
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|-2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2-|
Eb|-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-|
    * *    * *    * *    * *

Guitar 2
eb|--0------|
Bb|--5b6r5--|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|


Riff 2            
Guitar 1          x2
eb|----------------|
Bb|----------------|
Gb|----------------|
Db|----------------|
Ab|-2----5--4----5-|
Eb|-0----3--2----3-|

Guitar 2 (Clean, some effect)
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-----12---10-9-10-9------------------|
Db|---9----9------------9---------------|
Ab|-7---------------------7-8-7-10-7-8~-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|------12----11----11----11-----------------|
Db|---11----11----11----11--------------------|
Ab|-9-------------------------9-10-9-12-9-10~-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 1   "Mine is pure darkness..."
Play Riff 2   "In the twilight of morning..."


Riff 3
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|-2----2----------2----7--------5--------|
Eb|-0----0----0-0-0-0----5--5-5-5-3--3-3-3-|
              * * *         * * *    * * *
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-2----2----------2----7--------5--------2--|
Eb|-0----0----0-0-0-0----5--5-5-5-3--3-3-3-0--|
              * * *         * * *    * * *

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|---7-9-10--9-7--10p9p7--------7-9-10-|
Ab|-7--------------------10-7--7--------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---7-9-10--9-7--10p9p7-----------------------|
Ab|-7--------------------10-7-7--------5--------|
Eb|---------------------------5--5-5-5-3--3-3-3-|
                                 * * *    * * *
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|---7-9-10--9-7--10p9p7--------7-9-10-|
Ab|-7--------------------10-7--7--------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|---7-9-10--9-7--10p9p7--------------------------|
Ab|-7--------------------10-7-7--------5--------2--|
Eb|---------------------------5--5-5-5-3--3-3-3-0--|
                                 * * *    * * *


Lead into next section:
eb|----------|
Bb|----------|
Gb|----------|
Db|-10--7-10-|
Ab|--8--5--8-|
Eb|--8--5--8-|

Riff 4             
Guitar 1            x3
eb|------------------|----------|
Bb|------------------|----------|
Gb|------------------|----------|
Db|------------------|-10--7-10-|
Ab|-7-----7-----5588-|--8--5--8-|
Eb|---0-0---0-0------|--8--5--8-|
      * *   * * ****
   "I missed my love tonight..."

Guitar 2 (When singing starts)
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|-12~----12-10-12-13-12~----12-12-13-15-|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|-13~--13-12-13-15-15b17----15-13h15p13-|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|


Riff 5
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-5----4------------------------------------|
Ab|-3----2--5-4-2-----------------------------|
Eb|-3-------3-2-0-0-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
                  * *** * * * * * * * * * * *
eb|-------------|
Bb|-------------|
Gb|-------------|
Db|-5----4------|
Ab|-3----2--5-4-|
Eb|-3-------3-2-|


Play Riff 4   "Skin soft and white..."
Play Riff 5

Riff 6                                             x3
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-2--0--2--0--3-3---------------------------------|
Ab|-2--0--2--0--3-3---------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------0-000-0-000-000-000-000-000-000-|
                    * *** * *** *** *** *** *** ***
  "I will have her..."
eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-2--0--2--0--3-3-|
Ab|-2--0--2--0--3-3-|
Eb|-----------------|
  "It's time to sleep..."


Play Riff 2  "...again..."


Riff 2a                  
Guitar 1                  x2
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|-2--------5--4--------5-|
Eb|-0----0-0-3--2----2-2-3-|
         * *         * *
   "As consciousness slips..."

Guitar 2 (Clean, some effect)
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-----12---10-9-10-9------------------|
Db|---9----9------------9---------------|
Ab|-7---------------------7-8-7-10-7-8~-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|------12----11----11----11-----------------|
Db|---11----11----11----11--------------------|
Ab|-9-------------------------9-10-9-12-9-10~-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|



Riff 7
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------7------------------------------|
Ab|-7----9----10------9----7----9----10---------10-|
Eb|---00---00----00-----10---00---00----00-8-10----|
      **   **    **          **   **    **         
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------7---------------------------|
Ab|-7----9----10------9----10-------------------|
Eb|---00---00----00-----10--8-7-777-5-555-3-330-|
      **   **    **           * *** * *** * ***
                       "Like it did ten thousand years ago..."

Riff 8         x3
eb|-------------|-------------|
Bb|-------------|-------------|
Gb|-------------|-------------|
Db|-------------|-------------|
Ab|-3-----3-----|-3-0-0-3-0-0-|
Eb|---1-1---1-1-|-------------|
      * *   * *     * *   * *
               x3
eb|-------------|-------------|
Bb|-------------|-------------|
Gb|-------------|-------------|
Db|-------------|-------------|
Ab|-2-----2-----|-2-----2-----|
Eb|---0-0---0-0-|---3-3---3-3-|
      * *   * *     * *   * *


Riff 8a (Solo Rhythm)
               x3
eb|-------------|-------------|
Bb|-------------|-------------|
Gb|-------------|-------------|
Db|-------------|-------------|
Ab|-3-----3-----|-3-0-0-3-0-0-|
Eb|---1-1---1-1-|-------------|
    * * * * * *   * * * * * *
               x3
eb|-------------|-------------|
Bb|-------------|-------------|
Gb|-------------|-------------|
Db|-------------|-------------|
Ab|-2-----2-----|-2-----2-----|
Eb|---0-0---0-0-|---3-3---3-3-|
    * * * * * *   * * * * * *

Solo
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----10-------12-------13----------------|
Db|-10----10-10----10-10----10-10-14-10-10-|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|----10-------12-------13---------------|
Db|-10----10-10----10-10----10-10-14-10-9-|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * *
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-9-----10-----9-----10-----|
Db|---9-9----9-9---9-9----9-9-|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|
    * * *  * * * * * *  * * *
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|-9-----10-----9-----10------|
Db|---9-9----9-9---9-9----9-10-|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|
    * * *  * * * * * *  * *  *
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----10-------12-------13----------------|
Db|-10----10-10----10-10----10-10-14-10-10-|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|----10-------12-------13---------------|
Db|-10----10-10----10-10----10-10-14-10-9-|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * *
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-9-----10-----9-----10-----|
Db|---9-9----9-9---9-9----9-9-|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|
    * * *  * * * * * *  * * *
eb|---------------------|
Bb|---------------------|
Gb|-9-----10-----9b10r9-|
Db|---9-9----9-9-a------|
Ab|---------------------|
Eb|---------------------|
    * * *  * * *

End Solo


Riff 6a (Solo Rhythm)                          x3
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-9--7--9--7--10-10---------------------------|
Ab|-7--5--7--5---8--8---------2---------2-----2-|
Eb|-------------------0-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
                      * *** *   * * * *   * *   
eb|---------------------|
Bb|---------------------|
Gb|---------------------|
Db|-9--7--9--7--10-10---|
Ab|-7--5--7--5---8--8-2-|
Eb|-------------------0-|


Solo
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 10             
Guitar 1            x4
eb|------------------|
Bb|------------------|
Gb|------------------|
Db|------------------|
Ab|-7----5----8----7-|
Eb|------------------|
    "Forbidden love..."

Guitar 2            x4
eb|------------------|
Bb|------------------|
Gb|------------------|
Db|-5----4----7----5-|
Ab|------------------|
Eb|------------------|


Both guitars
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-----9------7--------10------9-|
Ab|-----7------5---------8------7-|
Eb|-0-0------0------0-0-------0---|
    * *      *      * *       * 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-----9------7--------10----9-9-|
Ab|-----7------5---------8----7-7-|  
Eb|-0-0-7----0-5----0-0--8----7-7-|
    * *      *      * *       
   
"Now I'm the one crucified..."


Lead into next section:
eb|----------|
Bb|----------|
Gb|----------|
Db|-10--7-10-|
Ab|--8--5--8-|
Eb|--8--5--8-|

Play Riff 4   "For her immortal..."
Play Riff 5   
Play Riff 6   "I will have her..."

Ending
eb|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|
Db|-2--0--2--0--3-3-|
Ab|-2--0--2--0--3-3-|
Eb|-----------------|
    "I will make her mine!"

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.
#cutline#       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
       = 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


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