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Tea  King Diamond

(THEM)
Copyright (c) (Roadrunner Records) (1988)
transcribed by: Langus : tlange@polbox.com
Mika Ristiranta : m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
with a little help from "The Ace"
edited by: Russ Elton : webmaster@abysslord.com
Jordan B. : sansamppsa1@hotmail.com
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Date last modified: December 18, 2004
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Tuning: Standard
Riff 1
 
 e|--------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------|
 G|---------5/7\5----------------0-|
 D|---------3/5\3--------------0---|
 A|-3--2-----------3--2------2-----|
 E|-1--0-----------1--0----3-------|
 e|--------------------------|
 B|--------------------------|
 G|---------5/7\5------------|
 D|---------3/5\3----------7-|
 A|-3--2-----------3--2----5-|
 E|-1--0-----------1--0----5-|

Riff 2
Guitar 1
 
 e|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|
 G|-----------0-----0-----0--2-0h2p0---|
 D|---------2-----0-----0------------3-|
 A|---0-2-3-----2-----1----------------|
 E|-3----------------------------------|
 e|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|
 G|-----0-----0-------0-----|
 D|---2-----0-------0-------|
 A|-3-----2-------2-------2-|
 E|-------------3-------2-0-|

Guitar fill
 
 e|----------------------------|
 B|----------------------------|
 G|----------------------------|
 D|----------[silent]----------|
 A|----------------------------|
 E|----------------------------|
 e|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|
 G|-------------------------|
 D|-------------5-------7-9-|
 A|-------------------------|
 E|-------------------------|

Guitar fill (12 string acoustic)
 
 e|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|
 G|---------0-----0-----0--------------|
 D|-----------0-----0-----0------------|
 A|------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------|
 e|-------------------------|
 B|-------------------------|
 G|---0-----0---------------|
 D|-----0-----0-------------|
 A|-------------------------|
 E|-------------------------|

Riff 3
 
 e|---------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------------|
 D|-------3-------3-------3------7/8-7--8-|
 A|---0-2-3-------3-------3------5/6-5--6-|
 E|-3--------0-0-----0-0-----0-0----------|

* * * * * *
"On the following..."
 
 e|-----------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------|
 D|-3-------2----------3------8-|
 A|-3-------2----------3------6-|
 E|----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----|

* * * * * * * *
"Grandma came..."
 
 e|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------|
 D|-3-------3-------3------7/8-7--8-|
 A|-3-------3-------3------5/6-5--6-|
 E|----0-0-----0-0-----0-0----------|

* * * * * *
" 'Wake up King'..."
 
 e|-----------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------|
 D|-3-----------2-----------3-------8-|
 A|-3-----------2-----------3-------6-|
 E|----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0----|

* * * * * * * * * *
"I am gonna show..."
Play Riff 2 "Oh, it is time for tea..."
Play Riff 3 "Even your mother..."
Riff 3a
Guitar 1
 
 e|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------|
 D|-3-------3-------3------7-8-7--8-|
 A|-3-------3-------3------5-6-5--6-|
 E|----0-0-----0-0-----0-0----------|

* * * * * *
"Then it cut..."
 
 e|-----------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------|
 D|-3-----------2-----------3-------8-|
 A|-3-----------2-----------3-------6-|
 E|----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0----|

* * * * * * * * * *
"...in my mother's little hand..."
Guitar 2
 
 e|-----------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------------|
 G|-9-----------4-----------5-------8-|
 D|-----------------------------------|
 A|-7-----------2-----------3-------6-|
 E|-----------------------------------|

Play Riff 2 "Oh, it is time for tea..."
Leave off last chord for riff 2
Riff 4
 
 e|------------------------------------|
 B|------------------------------------|
 G|------------------------------------|
 D|---9-------------------9---------10-|
 A|---7-7---7---7h8p7p0---7-7---7----8-|
 E|-0-----0---0---------0-----0---0----|

* * * * * *
 
 e|-------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|
 D|---9-------------------9-----7-|
 A|---7-7---7---7h8p7p0---7-7---5-|
 E|-0-----0---0---------0-----0---|

* * * * *
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
 
 e|-------------------------------------|
 B|-------------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------------|
 D|---6-6----6---6h7p6p0---6-6---6------|
 A|-----------------------------------9-|
 E|-4-----4----4---------4-----4---4--7-|

* * * * * *
 
 e|---------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------|
 D|---6-6----6---6h7p6p0---6-6------|
 A|-------------------------------4-|
 E|-4-----4----4---------4-----4--2-|

* * * * *
Play Riff 4 Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 5 Solo Rhythm
Riff 6
 
 e|---------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------------------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------|
 D|-5-5-5-4----5-5-4-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-4--------0-----0---|
 A|-3-3-3-2----3-3-2-3-2-2-2-3-3-3-2------2-----0-----|
 E|-------------------------------------3-----2-----0-|

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 
 e|----------------------------------------------|
 B|----------------------------------------------|
 G|----------------------------------------------|
 D|-5-5-5-4----5-5-4-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-4--------0--3-|
 A|-3-3-3-2----3-3-2-3-2-2-2-3-3-3-2------2----1-|
 E|-------------------------------------3------1-|

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Play Riff 4 "Blood was running..."
Play Riff 5 " 'A bit of this in a cup...' "
Play Riff 4 "You will hear 'Them'..."
Play Riff 5 "What I saw..."
Play Riff 6 "I really hope this dream..."
Play Riff 2 Leave off the first 3 notes (Solo Rhythm)
Solo...transcribed by : Peter Lidström
[C] [B] [Bb] [A] [C] [B] [C] [Em] 
 
 E|-------------|-----------------10-8-7--------|-----------------------
 B|-------8~----|---8-----8-----8--------10-8~--|-----------------------
 G|-9~-7~----6~-|-9---9-7---7-7-----------------|-----------------------
 D|-------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------
 A|-------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------
 E|-------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------

[C] [Em/B] [Bb] [A] [C] 
 
 E|-15p12----------12-19p15----------15-19-17-15-----------------|----12-
 B|-------13----13----------17----17-------------19-17-15--------|-13----
 G|----------12----------------16-------------------------16~----|-------
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------

C maj arp E min arp
[B] [C] [Em] [C] 
 
 E|-------12--------------12-14-15-14-12-14-15~--|----19p15-------14p17-
 B|-13-12----12--12-13-15------------------------|----------17----------
 G|----------------------------------------------|-------------16-------
 D|----------------------------------------------|----------------------
 A|----------------------------------------------|----------------------
 E|----------------------------------------------|----------------------

Em sw D maj sw
[Em/B] (Blurr picking - no control ...)
 
 E|-14-------12p15-12-------10p14-10-----------------12-----------------
 B|----15-------------13-------------12-----12-13-15--------------------
 G|-------14-------------12-------------11------------------------------
 D|-----------------------------------------------------9-12-10-9-12-10-
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------------
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------------

C maj sw Bmin sw (This part is pretty blurry & sloppy...)
[A] [C] [Em/B] 
 
 E|----------------------------15b17-----15\-|--------------------------
 B|------------------------------------------|-8p0-5-0----------5p0-1-0-
 G|-------------------9-10-12----------------|---------%--%--%----------
 D|-9----------------------------------------|--------------------------
 A|---12-10-9-12-10-9------------------------|--------------------------
 E|------------------------------------------|--------------------------

[Bb] [Em]  
 
 E--------------------------12p7-------||---------
 B------------------5p0-5-0------8----*||---------
 G-%--%--%--4p0-4-0----------------9~--||---------
 D-------------------------------------||---------
 A------------------------------------*||---------
 E-------------------------------------||---------

Em sw Back to Grandma ...
End Solo
Play Riff 3 "Hearing 'Their' stories..."
Play Riff 3a "My mother ? ..."
Play Riff 2 "Oh, it is time for tea..."
Ending
 
 e|----------------------|
 B|----------------------|
 G|--8------10-----10/12-|
 D|----------------------|
 A|--6-------8------8/10-|
 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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