Am I Evil? Tabs & Lyrics by Diamond Head

Am I Evil?

guitar tabs lyrics

Diamond Head

Album : Behold the Beginning nwobhm PlayStop


DIAMOND HEAD - AM I EVIL
Standard Tuning
Really kick ass song to play. It’s not too hard to learn except the solo takes a while.
is different & more in-depth than the other tab for this song.
My first tab so tell me what you think at: Rattlehead.coolio@hotmail.com

TABLATURE LEGEND:

h - Hammer on
p - Pull off

/ - Slide up to...
\ - Slide down to...
~ - Vibrato (or) let it ring (listen to the song for the exact sound)

Intro (x2)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
D|-9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

Play the intro (x9) behind this!
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------10~9~~~~~~~-----------------10~9~~~~~~~~---|
A|-/--19--\--2~~~~~~---9~~8~~~~~~---8~~7~~~~~~~---9~~8~~~~~~~---8~~7~~~~~~~~---|
E|-----------0~~~~~~---7~~6~~~~~~-----------------7~~6~~~~~~~------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2~~9~~8~~~~~~---3~~2~~~~~~~~---9~~8~~~~~~~---3~~2~~~~~~~~--------------|
E|-0~~7~~6~~~~~~---1~~0~~~~~~~~---7~~6~~~~~~~---1~~0~~~~~~~~--------------|Intro end!
(x3) (play after all the 3rd time)
e|------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9—-9-9-9-9--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9--9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9—-9-9-9-9--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7—-7-7-7-7--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|------------------------------------------------|-----------------|
(One guitar)
e|---------------------------------------|----------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|----------------------|
G|-------------------------10--9--10--/12|----12/14----14/16~~--|
D|------------------9--8-----------------|----------------------|
A|------------8—7------------------------|----------------------|
E|-0---7--6------------------------------|----------------------|

Intro Solo (One guitar)
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-058-058-058-058-058-058-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
B|-058-058-058-058-0710-0710-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-047-0-4-7--0-4-7--0-4--7~~--|
G|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|

e|-----10-------------------------------|
B|--10----------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----------7--------------------------|
A|---------7-------7~~------------------|
E|---------------7----------------------|

Verse (x14)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|---------------2-------3--2-|
A|-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2-1--0-|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0------|

At the end of the 4th time:
“Ah”

On the 7th time, the lyrics come in:
“My mother was a witch,
She was burned alive,
Thankless little bitch,
For the tears I cried,
Take her down now,
Don’t want to see her face,
Blistered & Burnt,
Can’t hide my disgrace.”

Pre-Chorus (x4)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|---------7-----9-------10-9-|
A|-9-9-9-9-5-9-9-7-9-9-9-8--7-|
E|-7-7-7-7---7-7---7-7-7------|

“Twenty-seven, everyone was niiiice,
Gotta see ‘em, make ‘em pay the priiiice,
See their bodies out on the iiiiice,
Take my time.”



Chorus (x4)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------2-------3-2-|
A|-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2-1-0-|
E|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0-----|

“Am I evil?
Yes I am,
Am I evil?
I am man, Yes I am.”

Verse (x10)

“As I watched my mother die,
I, lost my head,
Revenge now I sought,
To break with my bread,
Taking no chances,
You come with me,
I’ll split you to the bone,
Help set you freeee.”

Pre-chorus (x4)

“Twenty-seven, everyone was niiiice,
Gotta see ‘em, make ‘em pay the priiiice,
See their bodies out on the iiiiice,
Take my time.”

Chorus (x4)

“Am I evil?
Yes I am,
Am I evil?
I am man, Yes I am.”

Pre-interlude (x1)
e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|-9-7-5--5-|
A|-7-5-3--3-|
E|----------|

“Woah!”

Verse (x1)
Pre-interlude (x4)
Then a short pause

Interlude - Part 1 (x2)
e|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------7-|----------------------------5-------|
D|-----------------------------5--7-|----------------------------5--5----|
A|--7--7777-7--7777----7--7777-5--5-|--7--7777-7--7777---7--7777-3--5----|
E|--5--5555-5--5555----5--5555-3----|--5--5555-5--5555---5--5555----3----|

Interlude - Part 2 (x3)
e|-------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-----------------------7-|----------------------7-—7--|
A|-----------------------5-|----------------------5—-5--|
E|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000----|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000-------|

“On with the action now,........I’ll strip your pride”
“I’ll see you burn in hell,.........I’ll see you ride”
“Your face is scarred with steel......Wooounds deep & neat”


Interlude - Part 3 (x1)
e|-------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-----------------------7-|----------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-|-----------------------5/6--|
E|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000----|-0-0000-0-0000-0-0000—-3/4--|

“Like a double dozen before you.....Smells so sweeeet”

Interlude – Part 1 (x2)

“Am I evil?............Yes I am,
Am I evil?............I am man.”

Interlude – Part 2 (x3)

“I’ll set my residence,............I’ll watch you fi-ire”
“You can come with me,..............Sweet Desiiire”
“My face is long forgotten..........My face not my o-own”

Interlude – Part 3 (x1)

“Sweet & timely whore..............take me ho-ome”

Interlude – Part 1 (x2)

“Am I evil?............Yes I am,
Am I evil?............I am man, yes I am.”

Pre-solo
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-2~~~---------------5--7-|
E|-0~~~---------------3--5-|

“Mess up your town”

Guitar Solo
e||------7---------------|--11-11h12p11-14p11-11h12p11-------|
B||--------10p7----7/12~-|-----------------------------12~---|
G||-9fb~---------9-------|-----------------------------------|
D||----------------------|-----------------------------------|
A||----------------------|-----------------------------------|
E||----------------------|-----------------------------------|

e|------7--10-9-7-7h9p7----7-----------------------------|
B|-7/10-----------------10----10-7--10p7-----7-----------|
G|-----------------------------------------9---9-7-9p7---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------9-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

(x3)
e|-------------------------------------| e|-/19-20-22-24-24fb--|
B|-7-7-7-10-7-7-7-12-7-7-7-10-7-7-7----| B|--------------------|
G|----------------------------------11-| G|--------------------|
D|-------------------------------------| D|--------------------|
A|-------------------------------------| A|--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------| E|--------------------|

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

e|-15-14-12----12----------------------|-----7-10p7-9p7-10p7—9p7-10p7—9p7-10p7-9p7-|
B|----------15----15-14-12-14----------|-------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------12--12/7-|-9hb---------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

e|-10-9-7------7-------------------|
B|---------10-----10--9-7-9--------|
G|---------------------------7~-/--|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-|-0h5h8-0h5h8-0h5h8-0h5h8-|-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

e|-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-|-0h5h8-0h5h8-0h5h8-0h5h8-|-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-0h4h7-|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

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I’ve written two ways to play this part of the solo.

The 1st one is the right way to play it but it is also the hardest. For right-handed
(vise-versa for leftys!), this is the technique you should use unless you have freakishly
hands or long fingers:
You must use your left hand to finger-tap the 5th & 8th frets for the 1st line (same
for 9th & 6th & then 10th & 7th frets in the next few lines).
Then use your right hand to finger-tap the 12th fret (same goes for 13th & 14th in the
few lines).
This may cause you to drop your pick so it’s recommended that you use any finger asides
your index & your thumb & your baby finger (unless you have a freakishly strong baby finger).
e|-12p8p5-12p8p5-12p8p5-12p8p5-12p8p5-12p8p5-12p8p5-12p8p5-|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-13p8p5-13p8p5-13p8p5-13p8p5-13p8p5-13p8p5-13p8p5-13p8p5-|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-13p9p6-13p9p6-13p9p6-13p9p6-13p9p6-13p9p6-13p9p6-13p9p6-|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14p9p6-14p9p6-14p9p6-14p9p6-14p9p6-14p9p6-14p9p6-14p9p6-|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

The second way to play it, the easiest way!
e|-12-8-8-8-12-8-8-8-12-8-8-8-12-8-8-8-12-8-8-8-12-8-8-8-12-8-8-8-12-8-8-8-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-13-8-8-8-13-8-8-8-13-8-8-8-13-8-8-8-13-8-8-8-13-8-8-8-13-8-8-8-13-8-8-8-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-13-9-9-9-13-9-9-9-13-9-9-9-13-9-9-9-13-9-9-9-13-9-9-9-13-9-9-9-13-9-9-9-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-9-9-9-14-9-9-9-14-9-9-9-14-9-9-9-14-9-9-9-14-9-9-9-14-9-9-9-14-9-9-9-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(x2)
e|-14-10-10-10-14-10-10-10-14-10-10-10-14-10-10-10-|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e|-0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------|
B|-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-|
G|-0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-|
D|-0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------0h4h7-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-------0h4h7-------0h4h7---12/-----|
A|-0h4h7-------0h4h7-----------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


e|-------15p12----------15p12----------15p12-------------------------------|
B|-12-12-------15p14p12-------15p14p12-------15p14p12-12-10-10-9-8-8-7-6-6-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------|-----------------------|-10fb--9-7----7--------------------||
B|-7----7--7-----|-10fb--7-9p7---7-------|-----------10---10p9p7h9-----------||
G|-7----7--7-----|-------------9---9p7---|-------------------------9p7---7~~-||
D|----9------9-7-|---------------------9-|-----------------------------9-----||
A|---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------------||
E|---------------|-----------------------|-----------------------------------||

Interlude – Part 1 (x4)

On the 3rd interlude the lyrics come in:

“Am I evil?............Yes I am,
Am I evil?............I am maaaAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

Outtro (x3)
e|------------------------------| e|-----------------------|
B|------------------------------| B|-----------------------|
G|------------------------------| G|-----------------------|
D|-----9-7-7---7-7--------------| D|-----9-7-7---7-7---7---|
A|-----7-5-5---5-5--------7p5p0-| A|-----7-5-5---5-5---5-7-|
E|-0-0--------------0h5h7-------| E|-0-0-----------------5-|

Verse (x5)

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

Enjoy!!!

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