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Iced Earth tabs

Im-Ho-Tep guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Im-Ho-Tep (Pharaoh's Curse)

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

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Date last modified:  May 17, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-----------7--------9-10--9----|
Ab|-2---------5--------7--8--7----|
Eb|-0---------5--------7--8--7----|
                       *
eb|------0------------------------|
Bb|------0------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-----------7--------9-10--9----|
Ab|-2---------5--------7--8--7----|
Eb|-0---------5--------7--8--7----|
                       *

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|---9-9~--9-9-6-7-/9~--9-9h10-9-|
Ab|-7-----------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-6-7-/7~---7--9-7h9p7-6--------|
Ab|--------------------------8-7~~\-|
Eb|---------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|---12-12~--12-12-9-10-/12~--12-12h13-12-|
Gb|-9--------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|-10-9-10-/10~---10--12-10h12p10-9---------|
Gb|----------------------------------10-9~~\-|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|



Riff 2
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-2-----5-----4-----7-----5-----|
Eb|-0-----3-----2-----5-----3-----|

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|--------7----------------------|
Ab|-7-8-10-a-10-8-7--7-8-7-5-7-7~-|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|--------7----------------------|
Ab|-7-8-10-a-10-8-7--7-8-7-7-5-5~-|
Eb|------------------------a------|


Riff 3
Guitar 1                       Final chord
eb|----------------------------|-----|
Bb|----------------------------|-----|
Gb|----------------------------|-----|
Db|----------------------------|-----|
Ab|-2-2--2--2--2--2-2--2--2--2-|--2--|
Eb|-0-0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-|--0--|
    * *  *  *  *  * *  *  *  * 
  "Time is the bond of mortal life..."

Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|---9-10-12-10----9-10--9----|
Ab|---7--8-10--8----7--8--7----|
Eb|----------------------------|

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|---9-10--7-10----9-10--9----|
Ab|---7--8--5--8----7--8--7----|
Eb|----------------------------|



Riff 4
Guitar 1                               
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-...-|
    * * * * *  * * * * * * * * * * 
  "Death is but a threshold..."

Guitar 2                                   x2
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-10--9--------12--10-------7-10--9--5----|
Ab|--8--7--------10---8-------5--8--7--3----|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|-------------|
Bb|-------------|
Gb|-------------|
Db|-10--9-------|
Ab|--8--7----5--|
Eb|----------3--|


Play Riff 3   "Love was the curse..."
Play Riff 4   "Death is but a threshold..."

End Riff 4 with a long slide instead of the last chord.

Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|---------------4-7------------------|
Ab|-2-----5--2----5-8--2-----5--2----5-|
Eb|-0--00-3--0--0------0--00-3--0--0-3-|
       ** *     * * *     ** *     *
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-7------7------7-10------------------|
Ab|-5-5555-5-5555-5--8--2-----5--2----5-|
Eb|---------------------0--00-3--0--0-3-|
      ****   ****          ** *     *

Solo
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12-12h13p12p10--10-12h13p12p10--10-12-10-12-13-|
Gb|---------------13--------------13---------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

eb|-10-----------------------/16p13p12--------------|
Bb|----13-12h13p12p10-12p10------------15p13p12-----|
Gb|--------------------------------------------14~~-|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

eb|-12-13-0-13-16-0-16-17-0-17-19-0-19-20p19-|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

eb|-19-0-17-0-16-0-19-0-17-0-16\-13h16p13-12/-|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-19-20--17-20--16-20-----20--19-20--17-20--16-20-----20-|
Bb|----------------------18--------------------------18----|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-19-20--17-20--16-20\--16--13-12-------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------13-12-10~~-(10)b12r10~~-|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-/13~--12~--10~--10h12p10--9~~-|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|-19p17--17-20p17-19p17-\16------------------|
Bb|------16-------------------18-17------------|
Gb|---------------------------------19-19b21~~-|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

End Solo

Riff 3a
Guitar 1                       Final chord
eb|----------------------------|-----|
Bb|----------------------------|-----|
Gb|----------------------------|-----|
Db|----------------------------|-----|
Ab|-2-2--2--2--2--2-2--2--2--2-|--2--|
Eb|-0-0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-|--0--|
    * *  *  *  *  * *  *  *  * 
  "Dawn shines a light..."

Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|---9-10-12-10----9-10--9----|
Ab|---7--8-10--8----7--8--7----|
Eb|---7--8-10--8----7--8--7----|

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|---9-10--7-10----9-10--9----|
Ab|---7--8--5--8----7--8--7----|
Eb|---7--8--5--8----7--8--7----|


Play Riff 4  "Death is but a threshold..."
Play Riff 1

Ending chord:
eb|-----|
Bb|-----|
Gb|-----|
Db|-----|
Ab|--2--|
Eb|--0--|


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
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