A Broken Spell

King Diamond


King Diamond: A Broken Spell (THEM) Copyright (c) (Roadrunner Records) (1988)
transcribed by: Mika Ristiranta : m_ristiranta@hotmail.com LANGUS : tlange@promail.pl Russ Elton : webmaster@abysslord.com
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Tuning: Standard
Riff 1 (Guitar 2 plays top notes) e|----------------------------------| B|----------------------------------| G|----------------------------------| D|---------9--------10--(10)b12r10~-| A|--------10--------12--(12)b14r12~-| E|--0-0-0-----0-0-0-----------------| * * * * * * e|--------------------------------| B|--------------------------------| G|--------------------------------| D|--------9----------7--(7)b-9r7~-| A|-------10----------9--(9)b10r9~-| E|-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------------| * * * * * *
Riff 2 (Guitar 2 plays top notes) e|--------------------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------------------| G|-------4---4-------5---5-------7---7--------9---9-| D|-------5---5-------7---7-------9---9-------10--10-| A|--------------------------------------------------| E|-0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0----| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "I stumbled..." e|---------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------| G|-------4---4-------5---5-------7---7--------9-7-5--------| D|-------5---5-------7---7-------9---9-------10-9-7--9-8~~-| A|--------------------------------------------------10-9~~-| E|-0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "Once outside..."
Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm) e|-------------------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------------| A|-------------------------5---4-------------------5---4-| E|-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * e|-------------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------| A|-------5---4-------3---2-------------------3---2-| E|-2-2-2---2---2-2-2---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * e|-------------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------| A|-------3---2-------5---4-------------------5--7--| E|-0-0-0---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3--4--| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 4 e|------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------------------------| D|------------------12----------------------------------| A|-7/9-9-9----------10----7/9-9-9----7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-| E|-5/7-7-7----7-7-7-------5/7-7-7----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-| * * * * * * * * * * * "With the teapot..."
Riff 5 Guitar 1 e|---------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------| D|------------9------------------7-------| A|------------7------------------5-------| E|-0-0--0--0----------0-0--0--0----------| * * * * * * * * "I fell to my knees..." e|---------------------------| B|---------------------------| G|---------------------------| D|------------5---------4--9-| A|------------3---------2--6-| E|-0-0--0--0-----------------| * * * * "...in haziness..."
Guitar 2 e|---------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------| G|-----------12-/14\------------12--11\--| D|---------------------------------------| A|-----------10-/12\------------10---9\--| E|-0-0--0--0----------0-0--0--0----------| * * * * * * * * e|--------------------------| B|--------------------------| G|-----------12--\9---------| D|---------------------4--9-| A|-----------10--\7----2--6-| E|-0-0--0--0----------------| * * * *
Riff 6 e|------------------------| B|------------------------| G|------------------------| D|--------2---------------| A|--2-3-5---5-3-2---------| E|----------------5-3-2~~-|
Play Riff 4 "Things were..." Play Riff 5 "Flying out..." Play Riff 6 "...passed out..." Play Riff 3 Solo Rhythm
Riff 7 e|-------------------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------7---6-------7---6-------6---5-| A|-2/4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4---4-4-4---4---4-4-4---3---| E|-------------------------------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------------| G|------------------------------------------------| D|-----------------6---5-------6---5-------7---6--| A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3---3-3-4---4----| E|------------------------------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * e|--------------------------| B|--------------------------| G|--------------------------| D|-------------------7---4--| A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5---2--| E|--------------------------| * * * * * * * * *
Riff 3a (Solo Rhythm) e|---------------------------------| B|---------------------------------| G|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------| A|---5---4-------------------5---4-| E|-2---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * e|-------------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------| A|-------5---4-------3---2-------------------3---2-| E|-2-2-2---2---2-2-2---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * e|-------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------| A|-------3---2-------5---4-------------------| E|-0-0-0---0---0-0-2---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * e|---------------------------| B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------| D|---------------------------| A|--5----7----7----9----9----| E|--3----4----5----6----7----|
Riff 8 (Acoustic, Play 2x) e|--------------------------------| B|--------------------------------| G|--------------------------------| D|---5-----4-----2-----4-----5----| A|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--| E|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0------|
e|--------------------------------| B|--------------------------------| G|----------------------0---------| D|----5-----4---------4-----4-----| A|------3-----3-----5---------5---| E|--0-----0-----0-0-------0-----0-|
Riff 8a e|--------------------------------| B|--------------------------------| G|--------------------------------| D|---9-----7------------7-----9---| A|-----7-----7---10-7-----7-----7-| E|-0-----0-----0------0-----0-----| "The next thing..." e|----------------------------------| B|----------------------------------| G|----------------------------------| D|---9-----7-----------7-10--9-7----| A|-----7-----7-------9-----------10-| E|-8-----8-----8-10-----------------| "...remember seeing..." e|--------------------------------| B|--------------------------------| G|--------------------------------| D|---9-----7------------7-----9---| A|-----7-----7---10-7-----7-----7-| E|-0-----0-----0------0-----0-----| "...was the smoke coming..." e|---------------------------------| B|---------------------------------| G|-----------------------7---------| D|---9-----7-----------7----10-9-7-| A|-----7-----7-------9-------------| E|-8-----8-----8-10----------------| "...from the chimney..."
Riff 9 (DIstortion) e|-----------------------------| B|-----------------------------| G|-4---4---4--------5---7---5--| D|-4---4---4--------5---5---5--| A|-2-2-2-2-2----2-2-3-3-3-3-3--| E|-----------------------------| * * * * * * "I soon realized..." e|----------------------------------| B|----------------------------------| G|-----7---9---7--------------------| D|-----7---7---7--------------------| A|-3-3-5-5-5-5-5----3-2-0---5-3-2-0-| E|------------------------3---------| * * * * * * * * * * * * e|-----------------------------| B|-----------------------------| G|-4---4---4--------5---7---5--| D|-4---4---4--------5---5---5--| A|-2-2-2-2-2--------3-3-3-3-3--| E|-----------------------------| * * * * "...no! All there was left..." e|-----------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------| G|-----7---9---7--------12---11----9-| D|-----7---7---7--------10----9---10-| A|-3-3-5-5-5-5-5---------7----7----7-| E|------------------0-0----0----0----| * * * * * * * *
Riff 10 e|-------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------| G|----------------------------------2--| D|-------4~--3---2----------4~--3------| A|-----4-------4---3------4-------4----| E|-0-2----------------0-2--------------|
e|--------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------| G|--------------------------------------| D|-------4~--3---2----------4~--7-7-7---| A|-----4-------4---3------4-----------7-| E|-0-2----------------0-2-------------7-|
Riff 11 (Solo Rhythm) e|----------------------------------| B|----------------------------------| G|----------------------------------| D|---------7----6-9----9-11----11---| A|--4----2-5----4-7----7--9-----9---| E|--2----0------------------------0-|
Final time: e|-----------------------------------| B|-----------------------------------| G|-----------------------------------| D|---------7----6-9----9-11----11--9-| A|--4----2-5----4-7----7--9-----9--7-| E|--2----0---------------------------|
Play Riff 4 "The spell was..." Play Riff 5 "The moon was alive..."
Riff 6a e|---------------------| B|---------------------| G|---------------------| D|--------2------------| A|--2-3-5---5-3-2------| E|----------------5-3--| "...I went..."
Riff 3a e|-------------------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------------| A|-5---4-------------------5---4-------5---4-------3---2-| E|---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2---0---| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "...back, to see..." e|-------------------------------------------------| B|-------------------------------------------------| G|-------------------------------------------------| D|-------------------------------------------------| A|-------------------3---2-------3---2-------5---4-| E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0-2---2---| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "...waiting for me in the..." e|-------------------| B|-------------------| G|-------------------| D|-------------------| A|-------------------| E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| * * * * * * * * * "...attic..." e|---------------------------| B|---------------------------| G|---------------------------| D|---------------------------| A|--5----7----7----9----9----| E|--3----4----5----6----7----| "Oh I hate..."
Ending (Clean, fade out) e|-2-------2---------| B|---2-------2-------| G|-----4-------4-----| D|-------4------(4)--| A|-------------------| E|-------------------|
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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