Church of Saint Anne Tabs & Lyrics by Mercyful Fate

Church of Saint Anne

guitar tabs lyrics

Mercyful Fate

Album : 9 heavy metal PlayStop


Mercyful Fate: Church Of Saint Anne

transcribed by: Russ Elton : webmaster@abysslord.com
Langus : tlange@promail.pl
edited by: Rami Nuotio : rami.nuotio@nic.fi

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Tuning: 7-string guitar


Riff 1 (intro)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------9-7-------------|
D|-9----7----9----7----6--------9-8-7-------|
A|-7----5----7----5----4--------------10-7~-|
E|---------------------------------------a--|
B|------------------------------------------|

Guitar fill over intro
e|---------------------------------------|
B|-5-------3-------5-------3-------2-----|
G|-7b9~----5b7~----7b9~----5b7~----4b6~--|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|


Riff 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|---------2--------4------2-4-5~-|
E|-----------------------------a--|
B|-2-2-2-2----2-2-2----2-2--------|
* * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|------------------4b5r4p2---4b5r4p2----|
A|---------4--------a-------4-a-------5~-|
E|------------------------------------a--|
B|-2-2-2-2----2-2-2----------------------|
* * * * * * *


Lead in to the verse
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|-5----------|
A|-5----------|
E|------//\\--|
B|------------|


Play Riff 2 (Verse) "Oh Father, did you speak to God?"


Riff 3 (Slight palm mutes on chords)
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-5-5-5--5--5--5----7-5-|
A|-5-5-5--5--5--5----7-5-|
E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
"In the church...."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-3-3-3--3--3--3-----------|
A|-3-3-3--3--3--3---/10--8~-|
E|-----------------------a--|
B|--------------------------|
"...of Saint Anne..."


Play Riff 2 "Oh Father, your eyes could heal the sick"


Riff 1a
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|----------------9-7-------------|
D|-9----7----6--------9-8-7-------|
A|-7----5----4--------------10-7~-|
E|-----------------------------a--|
B|--------------------------------|
"Yeah, heal the sick"

Guitar fill over Riff 1a
e|-----------------------|
B|-5-------3-------2-----|
G|-7b9~----5b7~----4b6~--|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|


Play Riff 2 "Oh Father, no one could ever forget"
Play Riff 3 "In the Church of Saint Anne."
Play Riff 2 "Oh Father, God left you for dead!"


Riff 4 (Slight Distortion)
x2 x4
e|------------------0-----0-----|--------0-----|
B|------------------------------|------0---0---|
G|--------------------8-----8---|----5-------5-|
D|-7----9--9--7--9------9-----9-|--3-----------|
A|-0---(0)(0)-0-(0)-------------|--------------|
E|------------------------------|--------------|
B|------------------------------|--------------|
"It was a black year..."


Riff 4a (Full Distortion)
x2 x4
e|------------------0-----0-----|--------0-----|
B|------------------------------|------0---0---|
G|--------------------8-----8---|----5-------5-|
D|-7----9--9--7--9------9-----9-|--3-----------|
A|-0---(0)(0)-0-(0)-------------|--------------|
E|------------------------------|--------------|
B|------------------------------|--------------|
* * *
"It was a black year..."


Lead in to the solo rhythm
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--5--|
A|--5--|
E|-----|
B|-----|


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|-------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|---------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-|
B|-----------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Play Riff 4


Riff 6
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-----5---3---5-3~--3-5---6---3-5~-|
E|----------------------------------|
B|-3-3---3---3-----------3---3------|
* * * * * *
"The sick got sicker..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----------------------3------|
A|-5-3---5---6-5~--5-6-------6~-|
E|---------------------------a--|
B|-----3---3-----------3---3----|
* * * *


Riff 4a (Slight Distortion)
x4
e|--------0-----|
B|------0---0---|
G|----5-------5-|
D|--3-----------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|
B|--------------|
"But God was never there..."


Riff 6a
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-----7---5---7-5~--5-7---8---5-7~-|
E|-0-0---0---0-----------0---0------|
B|----------------------------------|
* * * * * *
"So they threw you out..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-----------------------5------|
A|-7-5---7---8-7~--7-8-------8~-|
E|-----0---0-----------0---0-a--|
B|------------------------------|
* * * *


Riff 4a (Full Distortion)
x2 x2
e|------------------0-----0-----|--------0-----|
B|------------------------------|------0---0---|
G|--------------------8-----8---|----5-------5-|
D|-7----9--9--7--9------9-----9-|--3-----------|
A|-0---(0)(0)-0-(0)-------------|--------------|
E|------------------------------|--------------|
B|------------------------------|--------------|
* * *
"It was a black year..."
e|------------------0-----0-------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------8-----8-----------------------|
D|-7----9--9--7--9------9-----9----7----9--9--7--9--|
A|-0---(0)(0)-0-(0)----------------0---(0)(0)-0-(0)-|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
"It was a black year, when the miracles began."



Riff 2a
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|---------2--------4------2-4-5~-|
E|-----------------------------a--|
B|-2-2-2-2----2-2-2----2-2--------|
* * * * * * * * *
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|---------4--------|
E|------------------|
B|-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-|
* * * * * * *
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4b5r4p2----4b5r4p2----4b5r4p2----|
A|-a-------4~-a-------4~-a-------4~-|
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|


Riff 7
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-4-------6-------4-------7-6-7-|
A|-2-------4-------2-------5-4-5-|
E|-------------------------------|
B|---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-------|
* * * * * * * * *
"They saw him in the chapel"
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-4-------6-------7---------4--|
A|-2-------4-------5---------2--|
E|------------------------------|
B|---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2----|
* * * * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-4-------6-------4-------7-6-7-|
A|-2-------4-------2-------5-4-5-|
E|-------------------------------|
B|---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-------|
* * * * * * * * *
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-4-------6-------7-|
A|-2-------4-------5-|
E|-------------------|
B|---2-2-2---2-2-2---|
* * * * * *
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4b5r4p2----4b5r4p2----4b5r4p2----|
A|-a-------4~-a-------4~-a-------4~-|
E|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|


Song fades out with this:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-4-------6-------4-------7-6-7-|
A|-2-------4-------2-------5-4-5-|
E|-------------------------------|
B|---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-------|
* * * * * * * * *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-4-------6-------7---------4--|
A|-2-------4-------5---------2--|
E|------------------------------|
B|---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2----|
* * * * * * * * * *


Notation:

10^ = bend a quarter step.
10b11 = bend a half step.
10b12 = bend a full step.
10b12r10 = bend and release.
[10]12 = pre-bend.
[10]12r10 = pre-bend and release.
{14} = pick the 14th fret while holding the most
previous bend.
= touch the string above the 17th fret while
previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13* = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4* = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret.
12~* = tremolo bar vibrato.

x = mute with fret-hand
* = palm mute
X\\ = pick slide
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
~ = vibrato
t = finger tap
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
h. = natural harmonics
a = artificial harmonics
(9) = ghost note
tm = trem picking
tr = trill

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