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Melissa by Mercyful Fate

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Greetings, all,
	In honor of the occasion, I've decided finally to get around to posting
the song Melissa by the 🏷Legendary Mercyful Fate. This was the first song that
I ever tabbed (I completed it before I even heard Danzig's song Let It Be
Captured), so please bear with any irregularities.
	Chord diagramA augmentedA few notes by way of acknowledgements: this was tabbed on the program
QuickTab, created by Keith MacDonald and announced previously on the net. Please
contact the creator if you have any questions. The material that follows
represents my interpretation of the song from the 1983 album of the same name,
adapted from the assistance given me by my guitar teacher, Frank Dawson, in
1989. Only the first solo is included, adapted from the pointers I received
from a fellow guitarist, Chris Carlson.
	If anyone can write up the other solos of the song, please feel free to
contact me. Similarly, if anyone else knows other Mercyful Fate songs, I'm
sure that there are many of us who would love to see them.

	Happy Halloween, everyone.

	Michael Fassbender
---------------------------------------------------------------

~Title: Mercyful Fate -- Melissa
QuickTab v1.1
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🏷Legend:
-------
x mute
b bend
r release
h hammer on
p pull off
~ tremolo
/ slide up
\ slide down
^^ tremolo


 with distortion -- volume knob low (moderately)
|------0-------------0-----------|------0-------------0-----------|
|----3---3---------3---3---------|---3---3----------3---3---------|
|---2------2--2--2-------2--2----|--2------2---2---2-----2----2---|
|-0----------0--0---------0------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-3--------3----3---------3------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


                  end riff Chord diagramA augmentedA            |
|--------0-------------0---------|-------0--------------0---------|
|-----3----3---------3---3-------|-----3--3----------3----3-------|
|----2-------2--2--2-------2---2-|---2------2---2---2-------2--2--|
|--3-----------3-3-----------3---|-2---------2---2------------2---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 solo
|-13--/-17-15--13--12--13--------|--12-h-13-p12-------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------15---13---15------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|------12-13-12-----12---13---15-|-13-12-12h13--p-12--------------|
|--15------------15--------------|-------------------1513---------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------14-12\--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------14--14--14-h--15|-15--15--14-h-15-h17-17-p15p-14-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|





|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------15------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------14---12-14------------|
|--14-15-14-15-14-~---1211-12-11~|-1212-12------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------15--17-18-17-15-----------|--------------------------------|
|--14------------------17-15-14-h|-15-p14-------1414-1414-h-15----|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-14h-15p-14---------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------17-15----14------|--14-h-15-p14---12-h14-p-12---11|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-12------------\--------------0-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


 riff Chord diagramA augmentedA
|------0-------------0-----------|------0-------------0-----------|
|----3---3---------3---3---------|---3---3----------3---3---------|
|---2------2--2--2-------2--2----|--2------2---2---2-----2----2---|
|-0----------0--0---------0------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-3--------3----3---------3------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
I'm kneeling           In ...

                           end riff Chord diagramA augmentedA
|--------0-------------0---------|-------0--------------0---------|
|-----3----3---------3---3-------|-----3--3----------3----3-------|
|----2-------2--2--2-------2---2-|---2------2---2---2-------2--2--|
|--3-----------3-3-----------3---|-2---------2---2------------2---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
       Satan's cross ....

 bridge
|--------2--------------2--------|--------------------------------|
|------3--3----------3---3-------|--------------------------------|
|----2------2---2---2------2---2-|------2------------2------------|
|--0----------0---0----------0---|----3--3---------3---3----------|
|--------------------------------|--3-----3--3---3------3--3------|
|--------------------------------|-1--------1--1----------1-------|
Strange emptiness        Chord diagramA augmentedA ...


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------5-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|------5--5-------------4------6-|---------------6----------------|
|---5-------5--5-----5-------7---|-7-----------7---7--------------|
|-3----------3-----5--------7----|---7---7--7--------7---7--------|
|----------------3--------5------|-----5--5-------------5---------|
         between     ...


|--------2--------------2--------|--------------------------------|
|------3--3----------3---3-------|--------------------------------|
|----2------2---2---2------2---2-|------2------------2------------|
|--0----------0---0----------0---|----3--3---------3---3----------|
|--------------------------------|--3-----3--3---3------3--3------|
|--------------------------------|-1--------1--1----------1-------|
Melissa             ...


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------5-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|------5--5-------------4------6-|---------------6----------------|
|---5-------5--5-----5-------7---|-7-----------7---7--------------|
|-3----------3-----5--------7----|---7---7--7--------7---7--------|
|----------------3--------5------|-----5--5-------------5---------|
a.................nother ...

 builds up
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------5-------7-----------------|-------1------------5-------7---|
|-----5-----7---------4----------|------2-2----------5-------7----|
|---5------7--------5-----5------|----2-----2------5-------7------|
|-3------5--------5-----3---3-2--|--0---------02-3-------5--------|
|---------------3----------------|--------------------------------|
Oooooo....

                          swell d...
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------5--------4-----|--------------------------------|
|-------4-------5-------4--------|--------------------------------|
|----5-------5--------4----------|--------------------------------|
|--5------3---------2------------|--------------------------------|
|-3------------------------------|--------------------------------|


 chorus      mute.....|            mute.....|
|-x --x ----x --x -x x -x -x ----|-x --x ----x --x -x x -x -x ----|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----5--------------------5-----|-----5--------------------5-----|
|-7---5-----7--45-45-6--7--5-----|-7---5-----7--45-45-6--7--5-----|
|-7---3--32-7-4-5-45-6--7--3-----|-7---3--32-7-4-5-45-6--7--3-----|
|-5---------5-2-3-23-4--5--------|-5---------5-2-3-23-4--5--------|
   Melissa             You were mine

         mute.....|            let ring
|-x --x ----x --x -x x -x -x ----|-x --x ----x --x ---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----5--------------------5-----|-----5--------------------------|
|-7---5-----7--45-45-6--7--5-----|-7---5-----7--45----------------|
|-7---3--32-7-4-5-45-6--7--3-----|-7---3--32-7-4-5----------------|
|-5---------5-2-3-23-4--5--------|-5---------5-2-3----------------|
   Melissa             You ...


riff Chord diagramBB              |
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|
|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|
|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|
|-----3---------3----------------|-----3---------3----------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


 (start drums and bass)
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|
|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|
|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|
|-----3---------3----------------|-----3---------3----------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                 Ooooh, she ...

                  (begin solo over riff repetitions)
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|
|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|
|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|
|-----3---------3----------------|-----3---------3----------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Ooooh, why did ...

         mute.....|            mute.....|
|-x --x ----x --x -x x -x -x ----|-x --x ----x --x -x x -x -x ----|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----5--------------------5-----|-----5--------------------5-----|
|-7---5-----7--45-45-6--7--5-----|-7---5-----7--45-45-6--7--5-----|
|-7---3--32-7-4-5-45-6--7--3-----|-7---3--32-7-4-5-45-6--7--3-----|
|-5---------5-2-3-23-4--5--------|-5---------5-2-3-23-4--5--------|
   Melissa            You were the ....

         mute.....|            let ring
|-x --x ----x --x -x x -x -x ----|-x --x ----x --x ---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----5--------------------5-----|-----5--------------------------|
|-7---5-----7--45-45-6--7--5-----|-7---5-----7--45----------------|
|-7---3--32-7-4-5-45-6--7--3-----|-7---3--32-7-4-5----------------|
|-5---------5-2-3-23-4--5--------|-5---------5-2-3----------------|
   Melissa             You ...

 faster
|-xx ----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-99-----------------------------|--7-7----77---------------5-5---|
|-99-------------11-11-----------|--7-7----77------12-12----5-5---|
|-77-xxx-x-------9--9--x-x-x-x---|--5-5----55------10-10----3-3---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|-xx ----------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-99-----------------------------|--7-7----77---------------5-5---|
|-99-------------11-11-----------|--7-7----77------12-12----5-5---|
|-77-xxx-x-------9--9--x-x-x-x---|--5-5----55------10-10----3-3---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  I..........           I swear       ...
 bridge              solo
|--3--2--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------5--3---------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------55-44-22----2---4---|--------------------------------|
|---------------------5----------|----------------------2---------|
|--------------------------------|-2-----------2---45-------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--2-----------------------------|------------------------------2-|
|----54--------------------------|-----------2----2----4---5------|
|---------5-----5----3---2-------|--2--3--5-----------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--2-----------------------------|----------------4---------------|
|----5--4------------------------|----------------------5----2----|
|----------5----3---5--3--2------|-1------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------2---------|--2-----------------------------|
|-------------2---45-------------|----54--------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------5-----5----3---2-------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------------2-|--2-----------------------------|
|-----------2----2----4---5------|----5--4------------------------|
|--2--3--5-----------------------|----------5----3---5--3--2------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------4---------------|------------2--4--2--4---2------|
|----------------------5----2----|--2---4--5----------------------|
|-1------------------------------|--------------------------------|


|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--4--2-------------4---2--------|--------------------------------|
|--------5---2-----2------5---2--|--5-4---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------5-3-----5----3--2-----0--|



 let ring             riff Chord diagramBB              |
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|
|--------------------------------|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|
|--------------------------------|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|
|--------------------------------|-----3---------3----------------|
|-(0-)---------------------------|--------------------------------|


 begin solo over repetitions  | let ring
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----3--3---3--3---3--3---3------|--------------------------------|
|--2----2-2---2--2---2---2-------|--------------------------------|
|-0-------3-2-------3---2-0-3-2--|-0------------------------------|
|-----3---------3----------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


with solo: Melissa (echo:Melissa, Melissa Melissa...

conclusion


|-------0-----------0------------|-------0-----------0------------|
|-----1--1---------1-1-----------|-----1--1---------1-1-----------|
|---2------2--2--2----2----------|---2------2--2--2----2----2-----|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--0---------0--0--------3---2---|--0---------0--0--------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                 Nothing ...


|--------------------------------|-------0-----------0------------|
|-------5-----------5------------|-----1--1---------1-1-----------|
|------5-5--------5--5-----------|---2------2--2--2----2-----2----|
|----3-----3-3--3------3---3-----|--------------------------------|
|--0--------0--0----------0------|--0---------0--0--------0-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 Outside at the stake      They've ....

         let ring    whispered


|-------0---------0--------------|--------------------------------|
|----0-----0------0--------------|--------------------------------|
|---2-------2--2--2--------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------2--------------|--------------------------------|
|--0---------0----0--------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 me...............        I think ...

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