Black Horsemen

King Diamond

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
e--------0-----------0-----------0-------\
B------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-----|
G----8-------8---8-------8---6-------6vv-|
D--9-----------9-----------7-------------|
A----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------/

 AmBAmB
e----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----\
B---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0----|
G--5---5-5---5-8---8-8---8-5---5-5---5-8---8---|
D-7-----7-----9-----9-----7-----7-----9-----9v-|
A----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------/


RhyFig 1 :
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( with Guitar3 )
 A
e--------------------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7-----------(7)/9-----------(9)\7-----------(7)/9------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-5-----------(5)/7-----------(7)\5-----------(5)/7------------------/

|( with Guitar1 ) |
| Aaug5sus2 B Aaug5sus2 B |
e-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0------|
B----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0-----|
G---2---2---2---2---8---8---8---8---2---2---2---2---8---8---8---8----|
D--3-----3-3-----3-9-----9-9-----9-3-----3-3-----3-9-----9-9-----9vv-|
A-0-------0-----------------------0-------0--------------------------|
E-----------------7-------7-----------------------7-------7----------/


Solo 1 ( Mike ) ( with the Am and B arpeggiated(sp?) and Guitar2)
---------------

 AmB
e-------------------------------------7-7vv----\
B-------------------------------------7-7vv----|
G--4--5--4---------4--5--4vv-------------------|
D-----------7vv--7-----------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------/


 AmB
e----------------------------------------------\
B-8-10-8-8h10p8\7-7-8-7-5-7-5------------------|
G-----------------------------7\4v-------------|
D-------------------------------------4-4vv----|
A----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------/


rk Am B
e---5--5b7-5-------5-7-8-5-7vv-----------------\
B--5---------8-7vv-----------------------------|
G-5---------------------------------rest-------|
D-----------------------------------rest-------|
A----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------/


 AmB
e-10-12-10h12p10\8-12-10-8-7-10-8-7-5-8-7-5---7-5-------\
B-------------------------------------------8-----8-7vv-|
G-------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------/


Lyrics ( w/RhyFig1 ) :
"So there they stood at the top of the stairs
Miriam in the mood, Jonathan was scared. "

 AmBAmB
 Gazing into the dark, Jonathan saw the star

Lyrics ( w/RhyFig1 ) :
"For a second he turned his back
And she was there like a ghost
She pushed him hard and clean
To the bottom of the stairs. "

RhyFig2. ( with Guitar 3 ) :
--------


 D#BD#BD#BAG#
e-------------------------------\
B-------------------------------|
G--6--4--6--4--6--4--2----------|
D--6--4--6--4--6--4--2---6------|
A--4--2--4--2--4--2--0---6------|
E------------------------4------/


Lyrics ( w/RhyFig2 ) :
"Now we're finally alone, Miriam
Abigail is here to stay. "

( w/Fill1 ) | 1st time | 2nd time |
e--------------------------------------|--------------|---------------\
B--------------------------------------|--------------|---------------|
G--------------------------------------|-6-6-6-4-6-4v-|---6-6-6-4-6---|
D--6-6-4-6v---6-6-6-4-6-4v---6-6-4-6v--|-4-4-4-2-4-2v-|---4-4-4-2-4---|
A--4-4-2-4v---4-4-4-2-4-2v---4-4-2-4v--|--------------|-------------2-|
E--------------------------------------|--------------|-------------0-/


Fill1 ( w/Guitar4 ) :
e12vvvv-11vvvv-9vvvv-7vvvv----\
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-----------------------------|
E-----------------------------/


The birth of Abigail would soon be realized
e--------------------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------8-8--8--6--8--6v---|
A--8-8-6-8-8v--8-8-8--6--8--6v----8-8--6--8--8v---6-6--6--4--6--4v---|
E--6-6-4-6-6v--6-6-6--4--6--4v----6-6--4--6--6v----------------------/


The second coming of a devil in disguise
e--------------------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------8-8--8--6--8--6v---|
A--8-8-6-8-8v--8-8-8--6--8--6v----8-8--6--8--8v---6-6--6--4--6--4v---|
E--6-6-4-6-6v--6-6-6--4--6--4v----6-6--4--6--6v----------------------/


And the moon did not shine
e--------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------6-6-6-4-6-4v-|
D--6-6-4-6-6v---6-6-6-4-6-4v---6-6-4-6-6v---4-4-4-2-4-2v-|
A--4-4-2-4-4v---4-4-4-2-4-2v---4-4-2-4-4v----------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------/


It was darker than ever before.
e--------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------6-6-6-4-6-4v-|
D--6-6-4-6-6v---6-6-6-4-6-4v---6-6-4-6-6v---4-4-4-2-4-2v-|
A--4-4-2-4-4v---4-4-4-2-4-2v---4-4-2-4-4v----------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------/


On this sacred night the soul of Miriam was crying out in pain.
e--------------------------------------------------------------3--\
B--------------------------------------------------------------3--|
G-----------------------7/8--7/8--7/8--------------------------0--|
D-----------------------5/6--5/6--5/6--------------------------0--|
A--4--4-4--2-4-------------------------------4----4-4----2-----2--|
E--2--2-2--0-2-------------------------------2----2-2----0-----3--/


Remembering the day, arrival in the rain
e--------------------------------------------------------------3--\
B--------------------------------------------------------------3--|
G-----------------------7/8--7/8--7/8--------------------------0--|
D-----------------------5/6--5/6--5/6--------------------------0--|
A--4--4-4--2-4-------------------------------4----4-4----2-----2--|
E--2--2-2--0-2-------------------------------2----2-2----0-----3--/


Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh. Ohh, ohh, ahh AHH!!!
e------------------3------------------3----\
B------------------3------------------3----|
G------------------0------------------0----|
D---9----7----6----0----9----7----6---0----|
A---9----7----7----2----9----7----7---2----|
E---7----5----4----3----7----5----4---3----/


( w/Fill1 & fill2) | 1st time | 2nd time |
e--------------------------------------|--------------|---------------\
B--------------------------------------|--------------|---------------|
G--------------------------------------|-6-6-6-4-6-4v-|---6-6-6-4-6---|
D--6-6-4-6v---6-6-6-4-6-4v---6-6-4-6v--|-4-4-4-2-4-2v-|---4-4-4-2-4---|
A--4-4-2-4v---4-4-4-2-4-2v---4-4-2-4v--|--------------|-------------2-|
E--------------------------------------|--------------|-------------0-/


Fill1 ( w/Guitar4 ) : Fill2 ( w/Guitar2 ):
e12vvvv-11vvvv-9vvvv-7vvvv---|----------0--0--------------0--0--------\
B----------------------------|--------0------0----------0------0------|
G----------------------------|------6----------6------6----------6----|
D----------------------------|----7--------------7--7--------------7--|
A----------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------|----------------------------------------/


The pain of labour was so strong that Miriam died
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------8-8-8--6-8-6v---|
A--8-8-6-8-8v--8-8-8--6--8--6v----8-8--6--8--8v------------6-6-6--4-6-4v---|
E--6-6-4-6-6v--6-6-6--4--6--4v----6-6--4--6--6v----------------------------/


The final seeing was a pair of yellow eyes.
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------8-8-8--6-8-6v---|
A--8-8-6-8-8v--8-8-8--6--8--6v----8-8--6--8--8v------------6-6-6--4-6-4v---|
E--6-6-4-6-6v--6-6-6--4--6--4v----6-6--4--6--6v----------------------------/


You can still hear her screaming
e--------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------6-6-6-4-6-4v-|
D--6-6-4-6-6v---6-6-6-4-6-4v---6-6-4-6-6v---4-4-4-2-4-2v-|
A--4-4-2-4-4v---4-4-4-2-4-2v---4-4-2-4-4v----------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------/


If You're walking the stairs in July.
e--------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------6-6-6-4-6-4v-|
D--6-6-4-6-6v---6-6-6-4-6-4v---6-6-4-6-6v---4-4-4-2-4-2v-|
A--4-4-2-4-4v---4-4-4-2-4-2v---4-4-2-4-4v----------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------/


Riding from beyond the 7 Horsemen would arrive before the dawn
e--------------------------------------------------------------3--\
B--------------------------------------------------------------3--|
G--------------------------------------------------------------0--|
D-----------------------7/8--7/8--7/8--------------------------0--|
A--4--4-4--2-4----------5/6--5/6--5/6--------4----4-4----2-----2--|
E--2--2-2--0-2-------------------------------2----2-2----0-----3--/


Servants of the count, when Abigail was born the first time
e--------------------------------------------------------------3--\
B--------------------------------------------------------------3--|
G--------------------------------------------------------------0--|
D-----------------------7/8--7/8--7/8--------------------------0--|
A--4--4-4--2-4----------5/6--5/6--5/6--------4----4-4----2-----2--|
E--2--2-2--0-2-------------------------------2----2-2----0-----3--/


Solo 2 ( Andy ) :
Nope!!! Too hard!! Besides, it's too fast, and not as cool as the last one,
so, if you really, REALLY want it, e-mail me, and I'll see what I can do.
After the solo ...

Oh no... they found her in the sarcophagus
e----------------------------------------------------\
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------1---2--1vv-------------------------5------|
A--2--2--1---1-------------2--2---0--2--3--2-----5v--|
E--0--0--------------------0--0----------------------/


Baby Abigail was eating, Oh I cannot tell You
e----------------------------------------------------\
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------1---2--1vv-------------------------5------|
A--2--2--1---1-------------2--2---0--2--3--2-----5v--|
E--0--0--------------------0--0----------------------/


"Take her... and bring her to the chapel in the forest
e---------------------------------------------------------\
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------|
D----------1---2--1vv-------------------------5-----------|
A--2--2--1---1-------------2--2---0--2--3--2-----5v-------|
E--0--0--------------------0--0---------------------------/


So go now... The ceremony And the coffin's waiting"
e---------------------------------------------------------\
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------7v---|
D----------1---2--1vv----------------------------5---7v---|
A--2--2--1---1-------------2--2---0--2--3--2-----5---5v---|
E--0--0--------------------0--0------------------3--------/


RhyFig 3 :
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e--------------------------------------------------------------------\
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------5vv---------------------------0--------|
A----------10--7vv--4-5-6-7-5--------------10--7vv----0-1-2---2-1-0--|
E--0--0-0--------------------------0--0-0-----------0----------------/


Repeat RhyFig3 3 times, then :
e-------------------------------\
B-------------------------------|
G--7----------------------------|
D--7--7--------------0----------|
A--5--7-----0--1--2-----2--1--0-|
E-----5---0---------------------/


Then, repeat RhyFig3 ( with a lot of weird screams and "ahhs" and a deadly
" Black Horsemen!!! " that makes my mother scream in fear :-) ) 4 times;
after that, :
e-----------------------------------------------------------------\
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------0-----------------0---------------------0--------------|
A----0-1-2---2-1-------0-1-2---2-1--------0--1--2-----2--1--------|
E--0-------------0v--0-------------0v--0---------------------0----/


Lyrics ( w/RhyFig2 ) :
"That's the end of another lullaby
Time has come for me to say Goodnight... "

and with that, we get to THE solo.. one of the most moving, well-done
pieces of music, this solo is easy, but because it's set way back in the
mix, it's kinda hard to capture every nuance of Mike's playing; so,
take this transcription as a guide, and inprovise where you like ( I know
I do :-) )

Solo 3 ( w/RhyFig2 ):

e---------------------------------------------9--11--11b13r11--9--11vv-\
B-------------------------------------------9--------------------------|
G--8b9--6vv----6--8--9--6--8--9-11vv---11b13---------------------------|
D------------6---------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------/
e--11h12p12-9-11-9---9-11-12-12b14vv--------9--11--9---11-12-11-9-11-9b11-\
B------------------9--------------------12--------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------11--11-11--11-11--------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------/
e------14b16vv--14-12-14-12h14p12\11-12-9-11-9--------------------\
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------11vv--9-8-9-6vvv---|
D--*--------------------------------------------------------------|
A-\/\/------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------/

* Random slides

e-----------------------------------------------------------------\
B-----------------------------------9------9-10----9-10-12b14vv---|
G-------8------8-9----8-9-11-8-9-11---9-11------11----------------|
D--9-11---9-11-----11---------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------/
e--9-11-12----14----12----14----12----14-12\--\
B----------12----12----12----12----12----12\--|
G---------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------/


Harmony :

e-----------------------------------------------\
B--9-10--9vv--9-10-9h10p9-----------------------|
G-------------------------11-9-8------8-9-------|
D---------------------------------11v-----9vv---|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------/


*
e-----------------------------------------------\
B--9-10--9vv--9-10-9h10p9-----------------<12>--|
G-------------------------11-9-8------8-9-------|
D---------------------------------11v-----------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------/

* Bend up with tremolo bar

e------16--14vv--14-16-17-19v--17-16-14------9-11-12-11tr12---11--12vvv-\
B--14-----------------------------------14vv----------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------/


B Fade out....
e--------0-----------0-----------0-------\
B------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-----|
G----8-------8---8-------8---8-------8vv-|
D--9-----------9-----------9-------------|
A----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------/


Whew, what a great song!!! With the exception of the second solo, I think
that everything's pretty accurate... I didn't tab some of the acoustics
behind, by example, RhyFig2, for 2 reasons : 1) They're easy to figure out,
and 2) I ( when I :-) ) play in a one-guitar band, so the acoustic behind the
electric is a no-no ( mind you, we're so desperate that I sing this one!!! )

Any comments, flames, requests, or if someone knows how to play any
Steve Vai-era David Lee Roth songs or any Kansas song ( except
Dust in The Wind and Carry On.. ) , or if someone has the tabs to
"Roundabout" by Yes ( or any other Yes song, for that matter ),
please feel free to e-mail me at : al527439@aniachi.her.itesm.mx


A Am B D# G#
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