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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


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