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Mercyful Fate - The Witches Dance Tabs

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The Witches Dance Tabs

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                Mercyful Fate:  Witches' Dance

Hank's solo by: Russ Elton
                     




Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (Play twice)
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3-----------------3-3-3----------3-|
A|-1-1-1-----------------1-1-1----------3-|
E|-------0-[let ring]----------0--------1-|

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


Riff 2
Guitar 1                                  Last time
e|----------------------------------------|--------|
B|----------------------------------------|--------|
G|----------------------------------------|--------|
D|-3-3-3-----------------3-3-3----------3-|--3-3-3-|
A|-1-1-1-----------------1-1-1----------3-|--1-1-1-|
E|-------0-[let ring]----------0--------1-|--------|

Guitar 2                                           Last time
e|-------------------------------------------------|---------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|---------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|---------|
D|-3-3-3----5----4----3----2--3-3-3----5----4----3-|--3-3-3--|
A|-1-1-1----------------------1-1-1--------------3-|--1-1-1--|
E|-------0-----0----0----0----------0-----0----0-1-|---------|



Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--12---------------------9-9--12----7----5-|
A|-7-7--10----9-10-12-10--9--5-7-7--10----5----3-|
E|-------------------------------------------0---|
                                             *
Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--------7----5-------------9-9--------7----5-|
A|-7-7--------5----3-------------7-7--------5----3-|
E|---------------0-----------------------------0---|
                 *                             *


Riff 4 (verse)
Guitar 1                                        x2
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-9-9--12---------------------9-9--12----7----5-|
A|-7-7--10----9-10-12-10--9--5-7-7--10----5----3-|
E|-------------------------------------------0---|
                                             *
   "Just like a Demon's eye..."

Guitar 2                  x4 
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-9-9-------------7----5--|
A|-7-7-------------5----3--|
E|-----0-0-0-0-0-0----0----|
       * * * * * *    *



Riff 5
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---4-5-4------4-5-4---4-5-4------4-5-4-|
A|-2-------2--3-------4-------4--3-------|
E|---------------------------------------|
   "I can feel the shadows..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---4-5-4------4-5-4---4-5-4------4-5-|
A|-2-------2--3-------4-------4--3-----|
E|-------------------------------------|
   "I can hear their evil chanting..."

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

Play Riff 2   "Dancing the witches' dance..."


Riff 6                    x2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-9-9--------------7----5-|
A|-7-7--------------5----3-|
E|------0-0-0-0-0-0----0---|
        * * * * * *    *

Play Riff 4   "Cold hands leading the way..."
Play Riff 5   "I can see a fire burning..."
Play Riff 2   "Dancing the witches' dance..." 

Lead into next section:
Guitar 2 plays top note
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|-10--|
E|--0--|


Riff 7
Guitar 1                          x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * * * * * *   * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * * * * * *   * * * * * * *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0----|
E|------------------------|
     * * * * * * *

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-4-5----7-8-7----7-8----10-12-12\--7-7-|
E|---------------------------------------|

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


Riff 7a
Guitar 1                          x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * * * * * *   * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * * * * * *   * * * * * * *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0----|
E|------------------------|
     * * * * * * *

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


Riff 7b (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1                          x2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * * * * * *   * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------|
     * * * * * * *   * * * * * * *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0----|
E|------------------------|
     * * * * * * *

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-4-5----7-8-7----7-8----10-12-12\--7-7-|
E|---------------------------------------|

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



Solo
e|--------------------------------------|
B|-20b22----20b22----20b22----20b22r20--|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------| 
B|---18h20-----18h20p18------17---18---15~-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------17--18-------17h18p17--|
B|---17---18---20-------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|--15h17p15---------------------------|
B|---------------18---17-----17h18p17--|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--17---15-----14h15p14----------------|
G|----------------------------------14\-|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-------------12------14---15---14--|
D|--------12-------------------------|
A|---12------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|---12------------------------------------|
D|---------15---14h15-----14h15p14----12~--|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------12--14--14h15p14p12--14--14-|
D|--14h15p14----14--15--------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

End Solo

Ending to Solo Rhythm:
e|------|
B|------|
G|------|
D|-7--7-|
A|-7--5-|
E|-5--5-|


Play Riff 1    Play 1x
Play Riff 2    Play 2x
Play Riff 4   "Just like a Demon's eye..."
Play Riff 5   "I can feel the shadows lurking..."
Play Riff 2   "Dancing the witches' dance..."
Play Riff 6   "I wish this was only a dream..."


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
Guitar 1            x4
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-9-9--12----7----5-|
A|-7-7--10----5----3-|
E|---------------0---|
                 *

Guitar 2                  x4 
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-9-9-------------7----5--|
A|-7-7-------------5----3--|
E|-----0-0-0-0-0-0----0----|
       * * * * * *    *


Hank's solo
e|----17b19-17p15-17-15-14-----------------------------|
B|-17----------------------17-15-13-12-13h15-13h15-13~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------12-10--/15-12~-|
B|-------------12-10-----------------|
G|--------12-9-----------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|----10-----------------------------|
E|-12--------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-15--12h15p12\10-12~--10h12p10\8-10~--/12--8~-|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|--------12-15-12----12-------12-------------12----|
B|-15b17-----------15----15b17----15-------12----15-|
G|-----------------------------------14b16----------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-14-12-----------------|
D|-------14-12-----------|
A|-------------14-12-14~-|
E|-----------------------|

End Hank's solo

Play Riff 5   Michael's solo

Michael's Solo
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-11h12----11h12p11p9----11--12--|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-14--16----16h17p16--16--14h16~--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-17----16h17p16----14--16--|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-14p12p11----12p11p9--|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-t9h11h12-t9h11h12p11p9--|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----16--18--19----18h19----16~--|
D|-16-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-19-20--19h20p19--17h19--|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

e|-------------14h15h17--15p14p12--|
B|-14h15h17------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-14h15p14--12--12------------------|
B|-------------------------15p14p12--|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|---14---15p14----12h14p12-------15--12~\-|
G|----------------------------14-----------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

End Solo


Ending
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3-----------------3-3-3---------10\-|
A|-1-1-1-----------------1-1-1----------8\-|
E|-------0-[let ring]----------0-----------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-3----5----4----3----2--3-3-3----5----4----10\--|
A|-1-1-1----------------------1-1-1---------------8\--|
E|-------0-----0----0----0----------0-----0----0------|
  "Dancing the witches' dance, dancing til death!"



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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