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Portrait    King Diamond



King Diamond: The Portrait
(Fatal Portrait)
Copyright (c)  (Roadrunner Records) (1986)

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@polbox.com
     edited by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  November 15, 2004

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Tuning: Standard

Intro
e|-----------|
B|-----------|
G|-----------|
D|--9--------|
A|--7--------|
E|-------X\\-|


Riff 1
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9------------9------9-8-9-10------------10-----12-10-|
A|-7--777777777-7--777-7-7-7--8--888888888--8-888-10--8-|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
      *********    ***           *********    ***


Riff 2
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|-4--------------------------------------------|
E|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "My mother was obsessed by..."
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|-3--------------------------------------------|
E|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    "...evil jealousy..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------3--3--------------|
A|-2--------------------1--1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
E|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|
      * * * * * * * * *       * * * * * *
   "She didn't want nobody..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------3--3--------------|
A|-2--------------------1--1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
E|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|
      * * * * * * * * *       * * * * * *
   "...to even look at Molly."



Riff 3
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|----5---6---5---6---5---------------------------|
D|-5---------------------5-7--7---8---7---8---7---|
A|-3----3---3---3---3----3-5----5---5---5---5---0-|
E|------------------------------------------------|
    "Oh Molly!"
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|----5---6---5---6---5---------------------------|
D|-5---------------------5-7--7---8---7---8---7---|
A|-3----3---3---3---3----3-5----5---5---5---5-----|
E|----------------------------------------------0-|


Riff 4
Guitar 1                               x2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|---------------3----------------------|
A|----------2--3------------3-2---2-1---|
E|-2--4--5------------2--4------4-----3-|

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|---------------3----------5-4---4-3---|
A|----------2--3------2--4------6-----5-|
E|-2--4--5------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------5-----------------------|
D|----------4--5-----------10-9---9-8----|
A|-4--6--7------------9-11-----11-----10-|
E|---------------------------------------|



Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2   "Mother was struck..."

Lead into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--4--|
A|--2--|
E|-----|
  "...trace of crime..."


Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   "Each day and night..."
Play Riff 3   "Oh Molly!"
Play Riff 4


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-10\9--------------10\9------7/9-7/9-|
A|--8\7-7-777-777-77--8\7-7-77-5/7-5/7-|
E|-------------------------------------|
	* *** *** **      * **
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|---------------------7---|
D|-10\9-----------7----5-7-|
A|--8\7-7-777-777-5------5-|
E|-------------------------|
        * *** ***
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-10\9--------------10\9------7/9-7/9-|
A|--8\7-7-777-777-77--8\7-7-77-5/7-5/7-|
E|-------------------------------------|
	* *** *** **      * **
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------5-------7---|
D|-10\9----------------5---5---7---7-|
A|--8\7-7-777-777-77-3-------5-------|
E|-----------------------------------|
	* *** *** **

Final chord:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-10--|
A|--8--|
E|--8--|


Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 2   "That night I made..."
Play Riff 3   "...fate..."
Play Riff 4

Ending:
e|-------|
B|-------|
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|--2--4-|
E|--0--2-|



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


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