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King Diamond: Tea
(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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