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Last December guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Last December

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

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Date last modified:  April 27, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (12 string acoustic)   
                 x2             x2
eb|---------------|--------------|
Bb|---------------|--------0-----|
Gb|-------0----0--|--------------|
Db|-----9----9----|----7-------7-|
Ab|---7-----------|--8---8---8---|
Eb|-0-------------|--------------|
   "The howling winds blow....."

Guitar 2 (Clean w/ reverb)
eb|-12------|---------------------|
Bb|-12------|-0-----1-1h3-1-0--1/-|
Gb|-12------|---2-----------------|
Db|---------|-----3---------------|
Ab|---------|---------------------|
Eb|---------|---------------------|
    h. 

Play this until the next riff
eb|-15-------12-----19--24-|---------------------|
Bb|----12----12-----19--24-|-0-----1-1h3-1-0--1/-|
Gb|-----------------19--24-|---2-----------------|
Db|------------------------|-----3---------------|
Ab|------------------------|---------------------|
Eb|------------------------|---------------------|
             h.     h.  h.                 



Riff 2 (Distortion)                 x2                          
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|---2------2------2----------------|
Ab|---2------2------2----------3-----|
Eb|-0----000----000----00-3333-1--11-|
    *    ***    ***    ** ****    ** 


Riff 3
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-0h2--------0h2--------0h2------------------|
Ab|-0h2--------0h2--------0h2------------------|
Eb|-----000000-----000000-----000000-3333-1111-|
        ******     ******     ****** **** ****
  "Obsessed with our love..."
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-0h2--------0h2--------0h2------------------|
Ab|-0h2--------0h2--------0h2-------------3----|
Eb|-----000000-----000000-----000000-3333-1-11-|
        ******     ******     ****** ****   **


Riff 4
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-5/7--7--7-7-7\5--5--5-5-5/-8---8---8--8--8\7--7-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
   "...part..."

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-4/5--5--5-5-5\4--4--4-4-4/7--7--7-7-7\5--5-|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 3   "It seems like only yesterday..."


Riff 4a
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-7/9--9--9-9-9\7--7--7-7-7/10--10--10-10-10\9--9-|
Ab|-5/7--7--7-7-7\5--5--5-5-5/-8---8---8--8--8\7--7-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|


Riff 5                       x2
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|-0h2------------0h2--------|
Ab|-0h2------------0h2--------|
Eb|------000-0-0-0-----000000-|
         *** * * *     ****** 
   "Last december..." 

Play Riff 4a
Play Riff 5   "Last december..."

Riff 6 
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|-11\9--9--9-9-9\6--6--6-6-6/7--7--7-7-7\4--4-|
Db|--9\7--7--7-7-7\4--4--4-4-4/5--5--5-5-5\2--2-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

Play Riff 5   "Last december..."
Play Riff 6


Riff 7
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-7--7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----4/5--2---7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|-0-0-2/3--0--------------------------------|
    * *
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----4/5--2---7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|-0-0-2/3--0--------------------------------|
    * *
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----4/5--2---7-7-7h8-5--/10-8--8-8-8h10-7-|
Eb|-0-0-2/3--0--------------------------------|
    * *

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--5--5--5---5h7---4---9-7--7-7-7h9--5-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|--9--9-9-9h10--7-12-10--10-10-10h12--9-|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|--9--9-9-9h10--7-12-10--10-10-10h12--9-|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12--12-12-12h13-10--15-13--13-13-13h15-17-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------12-10--10-10-10h12----|
Gb|-12-12-12-12h14--11---------------------12-|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12--12-12-12h13-10--15-13--13-13-13h15-12-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|

eb|-12--12-12-12h13-----15--13--13-13-13h15-12-|
Bb|-----------------15-------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|--19--19-19-19h20--17--22--20-20-20-20h22-24~-|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Riff 3a
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0h2------------0h2------------|
Ab|-0h2------------0h2------------|
Eb|------000-0-0-0------000-0-0-0-|
         *** * * *      *** * * * 
  "So we take the final..."
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-0h2----------------------|
Ab|-0h2----------------------|
Eb|------000-0-0-0-3333-1111-|
         *** * * * **** **** 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-0h2------------0h2------------|
Ab|-0h2------------0h2------------|
Eb|------000-0-0-0------000-0-0-0-|
         *** * * *      *** * * * 
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-0h2----------------------|
Ab|-0h2-----------------3----|
Eb|------000-0-0-0-3333-1-11-|
         *** * * * ****   ** 


Play Riff 4a   "...fall..."
Play Riff 5    "Last december..."
Play Riff 4a
Play Riff 5    "Last december..."
Play Riff 6
Play Riff 5    "Last december..."
Play Riff 6

Ending
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-0h2--------0h2--------|
Ab|-0h2--------0h2--------|
Eb|-----000000-----000000-|
        ******     ******
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|-0h2------------------------|
Ab|-0h2----------------------2-|
Eb|-----000000-3-00-1-00-3-1-0-|
        ****** * ** * ** * * 

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
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov