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Iced Earth tabs

High Water Mark: Cannonade/Intro/The Burden of Command/The Last Full Me guitar tab

Iced Earth:  High Water Mark

transcribed by: Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)

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Date last modified:  05/09/04
  
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Tuning: Eb


Riff 1
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-9--------9--11--12--------12-11--7--|
Ab|-7--------7---9--10--------10--9--5--|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-11----9--------9--7--5--------5--9--7----------------|
Ab|--9----7--------7--5--3--------3--7--5--------5--7--2-|
Eb|----------------------------------------------3--5--0-|



Riff 2 (12 string acoustic)              x4
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|-----9----------7--------5----------4--|
Ab|---7---7------7--------7---7------7----|
Eb|-0----------0--------0----------0------|
   "It was very close..."

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|
Ab|-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
   "Execute it well..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-x-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|
Ab|-x-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "...thing, it's in God's..."



Riff 2a (12 string acoustic)
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----9------9------7------7--| ----|
Ab|---7---7--7------7---7--7----|     |
Eb|-0-------------0-------------|     |
   "General Lee I must tell you..."   |
eb|-----------------------------|     |--> Play 4x
Bb|-----------------------------|     |
Gb|-----------------------------|     |
Db|-----5------5------4------4--| ----|
Ab|---7---7--7------7---7--7----|
Eb|-0-------------0-------------|
   "...that I believe..."

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|
Ab|-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|
Eb|-------------------------------|
   "Execute it well..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-x-9--x-7--x-5----x-5--x-7--x-9--|
Ab|-x-7--x-5--x-3----x-3--x-5--x-7--|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "...thing, it's in God's..."




Riff 3
Guitar 1 (Distortion)                    Final chord
eb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Bb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Gb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Db|-5--------5-4---4-----------4-5--7--4-|--5--|
Ab|-7------------7----5--------5-7--9--5-|--7--|
Eb|--------------------------------------|-----|


Guitar 2 (Distortion)                    Final chord
eb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Bb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Gb|----------4---------------------------|-----|
Db|-5----------7-5-7--4--------4-5--7--4-|--5--|
Ab|-7--------------------------5-7--9--5-|--7--|
Eb|--------------------------------------|-----|


Guitar 3 (12 string acoustic)
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|----------4---------------------------|
Db|-5----------7-5-7--4--------4-5--7--4-|
Ab|-7--------------------------5-7--9--5-|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 4 (Distortion, comes in later)
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|-000--000--000--000--000--000--000--000-|
    ***  ***  ***  ***  ***  ***  ***  ***

(Guitar 4 then plays this through to the next riff)
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-...-|
    *** * * *** * * *** * * *** * *



Riff 4
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|------5----4-5----------5----4-5----4----4-2--|
Ab|------7----5-7----------7----5-7----5----5-3--|
Eb|-0-00---00-----000-0-00---00-----00---00------|
    * **   **     *** * **   **     **   ** *
       "The rebel cannon..."
eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------5----4-5----------5----4-5----4----4-2-------------|
Ab|------7----5-7----------7----5-7----5----5-3----7--10--5-|
Eb|-0-00---00-----000-0-00---00-----00---00--------5---8--3-|
    * **   **     *** * **   **     **   ** *
       "150 Guns make up..."

Guitar 2 (Plays through into next riff)
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-...-|
    *** * * *** * * *** * * *** * *



Riff 3a
Guitar 1                                 Final chord
eb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Bb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Gb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Db|-5--------5-4---4-----------4-5--7--4-|--5--|
Ab|-7------------7----5--------5-7--9--5-|--7--|
Eb|--------------------------------------|-----|
        "What happens here..."

Guitar 2                                 Final chord
eb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Bb|--------------------------------------|-----|
Gb|----------4---------------------------|-----|
Db|-5----------7-5-7--4--------4-5--7--4-|--5--|
Ab|-7--------------------------5-7--9--5-|--7--|
Eb|--------------------------------------|-----|

Guitar 3 (Plays through into next riff)
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-...-|
    *** * * *** * * *** * * *** * *


Play Riff 4    "The Virginians are the chosen..."
Play Riff 3a   "The slaughter now ensues..."

Guitar 3's final time in Riff 3a:
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-00-|
    *** * * *** * * *** * * **


Riff 5
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------8--5--|
Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-8--5--|
Eb|-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-------|
    *  * * * *  * * * *  * * *
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-7--------------------------10--5--|
Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-10--5--|
Eb|----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5--------|
       * * * *  * * * *  * * *

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-7--------------------------8--5--| ----|
Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-8--5--|     |
Eb|----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-------|     |
       * * * *  * * * *  * * *             |
eb|-----------------------------------|    |--> Play 3x
Bb|-----------------------------------|    |
Gb|-----------------------------------|    |
Db|-7--------------------------10--5--| ---|
Ab|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-10--5--|
Eb|----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5--------|
       * * * *  * * * *  * * *


Riff 6
Guitar 1
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|----5----------4-5--4-----5----------4-5--4-|
Db|-7----7----5-7---------7----7----5-7--------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|----4--------4-5-7--5-----5----------4-5--4-|
Db|-5----5----5-----------7----7----5-7--------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----9------------7-9--7------9------------7-9--7-|
Db|-10----10----9-10---------10----10----9-10--------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----7--------7-9-10--9------9------------7-9--7-|
Db|-9----9----9------------10----10----9-10--------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|



Riff 7
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------8--8--|
Ab|-5-777-7--5-777-7--5-777-7-555-8--8--|
Eb|-3-555-5--3-555-5--3-555-5-333-------|
    * *** *  * *** *  * *** * ***
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------10--10--|
Ab|-5-777-7--5-777-7--5-777-7-555-10--10--|
Eb|-3-555-5--3-555-5--3-555-5-333---------|
    * *** *  * *** *  * *** * ***


Play Riff 6
Play Riff 7


Riff 8 (Play 2x)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-7----9-10-----10\5----2----5--|
Ab|-7----9-10-----10\5----2----5--|
Eb|-5----7--8------8\3----0----3--|
   "We're almost there..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|--------------9--7-------------|
Db|-7----9-10----9--7-----5----5--|
Ab|-7----9-10----7--5-----3----2--|
Eb|-5----7--8---------------------|
   "We must push..."



Riff 9 (Play 2x)
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|-10-12121212----1010-13131313-|
Eb|------------------------------|
     *  * * * *     * *  * * * *
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|-10-12121212----1010-15151515-|
Eb|------------------------------|
     *  * * * *     * *  * * * *
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|-10-12121212----1010-13131313-10-12121212-|
Eb|------------------------------------------|
     *  * * * *     * *  * * * *  *  * * * *


Riff 10
eb|------------------|
Bb|------------------|
Gb|------------------|
Db|------------------|
Ab|------------------|
Eb|-3-5-3-55-6-5-3-5-|
    * * * ** * * * *


Riff 11                           x2
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-7--------12--10-------10\9-9\7-|
Ab|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
Eb|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
   "It's over now..."
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|-5--------10--9--------10-9-|
Ab|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|
Eb|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|
   "I am responsible..."          x2
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-7--------12--10-------10\9-9\7-|
Ab|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
Eb|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
   "I thought us..."
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|-5--------10--9--------10-9-|
Ab|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|
Eb|-3---------8--7---------8-7-|
   "God forgive me..."
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-7--------12--10-------10\9-9\7-|
Ab|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
Eb|-5--------10---8--------8\7-7\5-|
   "It's all my fault..."


Riff 12
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|-55555-55555-55555-5555-6--6--|
Eb|-55555-55555-55555-5555-6--6--|
    ***** ***** ***** ****
   "...hands!"


Song fades out, ending arranged for guitar:

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----14----12-10-12--14--/10--9-7--|
Db|-12-------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|----14----12-10-12--14--/17--15-14--|
Db|-12---------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----14----12-10-12--14--/10--9-7--|
Db|-12-------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|


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.
<17>       = 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
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov