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The Headless Game  Edguy

HEADLESS GAME
As recorded by Edguy
(From the 1999 Album THEATER OF SALVATION)
Words and Music by Tobias Sammet
[Em]0 2 2 0 0 0
[D]x x 0 2 3 2
[C]x 3 2 0 1 0
[B]x 2 4 4 4 x
[G]3 2 0 0 0 3
[Am]x 0 2 2 1 0
[F]  
[1] [3] [3] [2] [1] [1]  
Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Rhythm'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Lead'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Keyboard'
Gtr IV (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Lead II'
Intro
Q=124
[Em] [C] 
[4/4] Gtr III
W W W
| |
[/] [/] 
Gtr I
 
 PM---------------------------------------------

H E a Q. s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |----------------||------------------------|-----------------------|
 |----------------||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |----------------||------------------------|-----------------------|
 |----------------||------------------------|-----------------------|
 |----------------||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 |--------xs19\---||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

[D]W [B]W
| |
[/] [/]  
 
 ---------------------------------------------|

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |-----------------------|-------------------------||
 |-----------------------|------------------------o||
 |-----------------------|-------------------------||
 |-----------------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---||
 |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--o||
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------------------||

Verse
$
[Em] W [C]W
| |
[/] [/]  
 
 PM----------------------------------------------

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o-------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 ||---0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

|
| Gtr II
| E E Q H W
 
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o-17\---------------------|-----------------------|
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o-------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||--------------------------|-----------------------|

[D]W [B]W
| |
[/] [/]  
 
 ---------------------------------------------|

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----------------------|--------------------------o||
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----------------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----||
 |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----o||
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------------------||

|
| W W
 
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----------------------|--------------------------o||
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----------------------|--------------------------o||
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||

Bridge
[Em]W W
| |
[/] [/]  
 
 PM---------------------------------------------

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 ||------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
 ||------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||------------------------|-----------------------|
 ||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

[G]W [D]W
| |
[/] [/]  
 
 ---------------------------------------------|

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----------------------|--------------------------o||
 |-----------------------|---------------------------||
 |-----------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----||
 |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----o||
 |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|---------------------------||

Pre-Chorus
W [G]W W [D]W [C]W +W
| | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] 
E E Q H W E E Q H W W +W
 
 |-------------|----------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||
 |-------------|----------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||
 |-------------|----------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||
 |-------------|----------|-5-----------|-7--------|-5--------|-(5)----||
 |-7-----------|-5--------|-3-----------|-5--------|-3--------|-(3)----||
 |-5-----------|-3--------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||

Chorus
W W W W
 
 ||-----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||o----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||-----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||-----------|-5--------|----------|-7----|
 ||o-2--------|-3--------|-5--------|-5----|
 ||--0--------|----------|-3--------|------|

1. 2.
To Coda
W W W +W +W
 
 |----------|----------|----------|-------------||--------|
 |----------|----------|----------|------------o||--------|
 |----------|----------|----------|-------------||--------|
 |----------|-5--------|-7--------|-(7)---------||-(7)----|
 |-2--------|-3--------|-5--------|-(5)--------o||-(5)----|
 |-0--------|----------|----------|-------------||--------|

Guitar Break
Gtr I
 
 PM--------------------------------------------------

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-|--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-|
 |--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|

|
| Gtr II
| ~~~ ~~~
| H. Q H. Q
 
 |--------------------------|-15----------------17-----|
 |-17----------------19-----|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 -------------------------------------------------------|

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |------------------------|--4-----4-4-4---4--4--4-4-4-4-4-|
 |--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2-----2-2-2---2--2--2-2-2-2-2-|
 |--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--------------------------------|

|
| ~~ ~~
| W Q. +E H
 
 |-19---------------------|-19b20========(19)r==19---------|
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |------------------------|--------------------------------|
 PM--------------------------------------------------

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-|--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-|
 |--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|

|
| ~~~ ~~~
| H. Q H. Q
 
 |--------------------------|-15----------------17-----|
 |-17----------------19-----|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

D.S. al Coda
 
 ----------------------------------------------------------------|

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------------------||
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------------------||
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------------------||
 |-----------------------------|--4-----4-4---4----4--4--4-4--4-4--4----||
 |--2--2-2-2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-|--2-----2-2---2----2--2--2-2--2-2--2----||
 |--0--0-0-0--0-0--0--0-0-0--0-|----------------------------------------||

|
| ~~~ ~~~ ~~
| Q. E Q. E Q +E +E Q E E
 
 |-15--------------------------|----------------------------------------||
 |-----------19---19--------15-|-15b17======(15)r(15)---15--------15----||
 |-----------------------------|-----------------------------16---------||
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------------------||
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------------------||
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------------------||

Guitar Solo
&
[Am]Gtr III[D]
W W
| |
[/] [/]  
W W
 
 |----------------|----------------|
 |----------------|----------------|
 |----------------|----------------|
 |----------------|--7-------------|
 |--7-------------|--5-------------|
 |--5-------------|----------------|

|
| E. E. E H E. E. E H
 
 |----------------|----------------|
 |-/6--5----------|-/6--5----------|
 |--------5-------|--------5-------|
 |----------7-----|----------7-----|
 |----------------|----------------|
 |----------------|----------------|

[G] [C] [D] [G]  
 
 |------3------|

W +H Q Q Q
| | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 |------3------|

W +H Q Q Q
 
 |----------------|----------------------------|
 |----------------|----------------------------|
 |----------------|----------------------------|
 |----------------|--------5-----7-------------|
 |--5-------------|-(5)----3-----5-------5-----|
 |--3-------------|-(3)------------------3-----|

|
| E. E. E H +H S S S S S S S S
 
 |----------------|----------------------------|
 |-/6--5----------|----------------------------|
 |--------5-------|--------5-------7-------4---|
 |----------5-----|-(5)------5-5-----5-5-----5-|
 |----------------|----------------------------|
 |----------------|----------------------------|

[Am] W [D] W
| |
[/] [/]  
W W
 
 |----------------|------------------|
 |----------------|------------------|
 |----------------|------------------|
 |----------------|--7---------------|
 |--7-------------|--5---------------|
 |--5-------------|------------------|

|
| E. E. E H E. E. E Q. E
 
 |----------------|------------------|
 |-/6--5----------|-/6--5------------|
 |--------5-------|--------5------4--|
 |----------7-----|----------7-------|
 |----------------|------------------|
 |----------------|------------------|

[F] [G] [C] [G]  
 
 |-------3-------|

W +H Q Q Q
| | | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 |-------3-------|

W +H Q Q Q
 
 |---------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------5-----------------|
 |-3-------------|-(3)------5------3--------5--------|
 |-1-------------|-(1)------3---------------3--------|

|
| H.. S S Q.. S S S S S S S S S
 
 |---------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------|------------------------7---9-10---|
 |-5---------2-0-|--2-----2s7-9-10---9-10------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------------|

[Am]W
|
[/]  
W
 
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-7---------------------------------------|
 |-5---------------------------------------|

|
 
 | |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|

| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-5h8p5-----5h8p5-----5h8p5-----5h8p5-----|
 |-------5-5-------5-5-------5-5-------5-5-|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------|

[D]W
|
[/]  
W
 
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |-7-------------------------------------------|
 |-5-------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|

|
 
 | |-3--| |-3--| |-3--| |-3--|

| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-5h10p5-----5h10p5-----5h10p5-----5h10p5-----|
 |--------5-5--------5-5--------5-5--------5-5-|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|

[G]W
|
[/]  
W
 
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |-5-------------------------------------------|
 |-3-------------------------------------------|

|
 
 | |-3--| |-3--| |-3--| |-3--|

| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-8h12p8-----8h12p8-----8h12p8-----8h12p8-----|
 |--------8-8--------8-8--------8-8--------8-8-|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|

[C] [D] [G]  
 
 |------3-------|

+H Q Q Q
| | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] 
 
 |------3-------|

+H Q Q Q
 
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------5-----7---------------|
 |-(5)-----------------3-----5--------5------|
 |-(3)--------------------------------3------|

|
| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-13p8---12p8---10p8-12p8-----10p8-----12p8-|
 |------8------8-----------8--------8--------|
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------|

[Am]W [D] W
| |
[/] [/]  
W W
 
 |---------------|---------------------|
 |---------------|---------------------|
 |---------------|---------------------|
 |---------------|--7------------------|
 |-7-------------|--5------------------|
 |-5-------------|---------------------|

|
| Q +Q H E E E H +E
 
 |---------------|---------------------|
 |-8--(8)S=10----|-10s12-10-12----(12)-|
 |---------------|---------------------|
 |---------------|---------------------|
 |---------------|---------------------|
 |---------------|---------------------|

[F] W [G]W
| |
[/] [/]  
W W
 
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--3-----------------------|-5-------------------------------|
 |--1-----------------------|-3-------------------------------|

|
| E E E Q. +E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |-12s13-12-13----(13)\-0-0-|-0-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-3-3-3-|
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|---------------------------------|

[Am]W +W +W +W
| | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] 
W +W +W +W
 
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-7---------------|-(7)--------------------------|-(7)--------|-(7)----||
 |-5---------------|-(5)--------------------------|-(5)--------|-(5)----||

|
| Gtr IV
 
 | |---3---|

| E +Q H +E q q q E +E +E E W +W
 
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-3-(3)s=5----(5)-|--5b6-5b6-5b6-5b6==(5)r(5)p3--|--5---------|-(5)----||
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||
 |-----------------|------------------------------|------------|--------||

Verse
[Em]Gtr III
W +W
| |
[/] [/]  
Gtr I
 
 PM----------------------------------------------

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e
 
 ||------------------------|------------------------|
 ||o-----------------------|------------------------|
 ||------------------------|------------------------|
 ||------------------------|------------------------|
 ||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

[C]W +W
| |
[/] [/]  
 
 ----------------------------------------------|

s s e e s s e e s s e s s e e s s e e s s e 4x
 
 |-----------------------|----------------------------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------------o||
 |-----------------------|----------------------------||
 |-----------------------|----------------------------||
 |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----o||
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----||

Pre-Chorus
W [G]W W [D]W [C]W +W
| | | |
[/] [/] [/] [/] 
E E Q H W E E Q H W W +W
 
 |-------------|----------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||
 |-------------|----------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||
 |-------------|----------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||
 |-------------|----------|-5-----------|-7--------|-5--------|-(5)----||
 |-7-----------|-5--------|-3-----------|-5--------|-3--------|-(3)----||
 |-5-----------|-3--------|-------------|----------|----------|--------||

Out-Chorus
W W W W
 
 ||-----------|----------|----------|----------|
 ||o----------|----------|----------|----------|
 ||-----------|----------|----------|----------|
 ||-----------|-5--------|----------|-7--------|
 ||o-2--------|-3--------|-5--------|-5--------|
 ||--0--------|----------|-3--------|----------|

W W W +W 3x
 
 |----------|----------|----------|---------||
 |----------|----------|----------|--------o||
 |----------|----------|----------|---------||
 |----------|-5--------|-7--------|-(7)-----||
 |-2--------|-3--------|-5--------|-(5)----o||
 |-0--------|----------|----------|---------||

W W W W
 
 |----------|----------|----------|----------|
 |----------|----------|----------|----------|
 |----------|----------|----------|----------|
 |----------|-5--------|----------|-7--------|
 |-2--------|-3--------|-5--------|-5--------|
 |-0--------|----------|-3--------|----------|

W W W +W
 
 |----------|----------|----------|--------*|
 |----------|----------|----------|--------*|
 |----------|----------|----------|--------*|
 |----------|-5--------|-7--------|-(7)----*|
 |-2--------|-3--------|-5--------|-(5)----*|
 |-0--------|----------|----------|--------*|
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Duration Legend
 
 ---------------
 W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura

+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff
Tablature Legend
 
 ----------------

h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
<n> - natural harmonic
(n) - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
\n - tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
<> - volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash
Misc Legend
 
 -----------

| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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