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Iced Earth tabs

Prophecy guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Prophecy

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
  main solo by:  Lee Ritholtz (LeeR333@aol.com)
     edited by:  Adam (chadam31@hotmail.com)

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Date last modified:  July  24, 2004
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (Clean, let top notes ring throughout)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---7--10-----9---7-----7-----7---|
Db|-7---7---7-7---7---7-7---7-7---7-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "I can see clearly..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---7--10-----9---7-----7-----7---|
Db|-8---8---8-8---8---8-8---8-8---8-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "...attack on hallowed ground..."


Riff 2 (Distortion)
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-7~-7~-7~-7-7h9-7\5~-5~-5~-5-5h7-5\3-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
   "So heed my warning..."
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|-3~-3~-3~-3-3h5-3\2~-2~-2~-2/-|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-6~-6~-6~-6-6h8-6\5~-5~-5~-5-5h6-5\3-|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
   "So heed my warning..."
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-3~-3~-3~-3~-3-3-3/6~-6~-6~--|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|



Riff 3 (Clean, let top notes ring) x2(Distortion)
eb|----------------------------------|--------|
Bb|----------------------------------|--------|
Gb|----------------------------------|--------|
Db|-7-----5-----8-----5-----7---7----|-3----5-|
Ab|---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5---5--|-3----5-|
Eb|----------------------------------|--------|
   "A sacred few..."

Play Riff 1   "Ten thousand years..."
Play Riff 2   "So there is hope you see..."
Play Riff 3   "Oppressed for centuries..."

Riff 4 (Distortion)
eb|--------------------|
Bb|--------------------|
Gb|--------------------|
Db|-7-----7----7-----7-|
Ab|-5-555-5----5-555-5-|
Eb|--------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|-------5------------5---3---5-----6-5-3-|
Ab|-3-333-3--3-333-3-3---3---3---3-3-------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
    * ***    * ***   *   *   *   * *



Riff 5
Guitar 1                         x2 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-----------7---5---7-----5-7-8-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5---5---5---5-5-------|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * ***   *   *   *   * *
                                 x2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-----------5---3---5-----6-5-3-|
Ab|-3-333-3-3---3---3---3-3-------|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * ***   *   *   *   * *

Guitar 2 (Comes in the second time)
                                     x2 
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------10---9---10-----9-10-12-|
Ab|-9-999-9-9----9---9----9-9---------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
    * *** * *  * * * *  * * * *  *  *
                                  x2
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-----------9---7---9-----10-9-7-|
Ab|-7-777-7-7---7---7---7-7--------|
Eb|--------------------------------|
    * *** * * * * * * * * *  * * *



Riff 6
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7----8--5-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5-5-5----6--3-|
Eb|-----------------------|
      ***   * *
  "We'll take their identity..."
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7----8--5-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5-5-5----6--3-|
Eb|-----------------------|
      ***   * *
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|-10----10--12\10-8-----8-10\8-|
Ab|--8-888-8--10\-8-6-666-6--8\6-|
Eb|------------------------------|
       ***            ***
  "All the while..."
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7----8--5-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5-5-5----6--3-|
Eb|-----------------------|
      ***   * *


Riff 7
Guitar 1                         x2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------7-----5-----7-----5-7-8-|
Ab|-5-555---555---555---555-------|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * ***   ***   ***   ***
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------5-----3-----6-----6-5-3-|
Ab|-3-333---333---333---333-------|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * ***   ***   ***   ***

Guitar 2 (Comes in the second time)
                                     x2
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-------10-----9-----10-----9-10-12-|
Ab|-9-999----999---999----999---------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
    * ***  * *** * ***  * *** *  *  *
                                   x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-------9-----7-----10-----10-9-7-|
Ab|-7-777---777---777----777--------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
    * ***   ***   ***    ***



Play Riff 6   Solo rhythm

Solo
eb|------------------15-17-19-17-15-----------------|
Bb|----------15-17-18--------------18-17-15---------|
Gb|-/14-16-17------------------------------15~--14~-|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-8h10h11--10-8--------------------------------| 
Gb|---------------10-10/12-9--9h10/12-10-10p9----|
Db|-------------------------------------------12-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------| 
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------| 
Gb|----10\9--9/10--10/12--12/14--14/17-17b19--15-14--|
Db|-12-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------| 
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|---13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13-|
Bb|-17--15--13--17--15--17--15--13---|
Gb|----------------------------------| 
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------| 

eb|-12-13p12------12-13-15-12----------13-|
Bb|---------13--13-----------13------13---|
Gb|-----------14---------------12--12-----| 
Db|------------------------------14-------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------| 

eb|-17p13----------13-17-131313-17-131313-|
Bb|------15------15-----------------------|
Gb|--------14--14-------------------------| 
Db|----------15---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-18p13----------13-18-131313-18-131313-|
Bb|------15------15-----------------------|
Gb|--------14--14-------------------------| 
Db|----------15---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-17-131313-15-131313-17-131313-18p13\-|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------| 
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-/17tm-18tm--22b24r22-22~~-|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------| 
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 7


Riff 8                             x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-----8-8-5-5-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-3-3-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      ***   * *   * *   * *    
  "Assasins we will be..."             
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|-10-----10-----12\10-8-----8-----10\8-|
Ab|--8-888--8-8-8-10\-8-6-666-6-6-6--8\6-|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
       ***    * *         ***   * *
   "Jesus Christ..."
                                   x3
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-----8-8-5-5-|
Ab|-5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-3-3-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      ***   * *   * *   * *    
   "The Domino Decree.."
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|-10-----10-----12\10-8-----8-----10\8-|
Ab|--8-888--8-8-8-10\-8-6-666-6-6-6--8\6-|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
       ***    * *         ***   * *
   "If it takes..."
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-----8--5--7--|
Ab|-5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6--3--5--|
Eb|----------------------------------|
      ***   * *   * *   * *    
   "We never..."


Play Riff 1  Solo Rhythm

Solo
Guitar 1
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|-/10~----10h11-10~----10-11~----11h13-11~-|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|-(11)/13-13-13-13/15-13-11-10~----10h11-10~-|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|-/6~----10~----11~----11h13-11~-|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|

eb|-------------------12-13-12--------------------|
Bb|--------------13-15--------15-13---------------|
Gb|------12-14-15------------------15-14-12-------|
Db|-12-15----------------------------------15-12~-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|-/10~----10h11-10~----10-8-8~-----8h10-8~-|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|-(8)\6-6-6-6/8-6-5-/10~----10h11-10~--|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------12-13-12~-|
Bb|-/10~---13~----15~--------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------??????-------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 2    "And so our world..."
Guitar 2's ending for riff 2
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|-3~-3~-3~-3~-3-3-3/6~-6~-6~-8-6-5-|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|


Ending (Clean)
eb|---------------5-----|
Bb|---------------6p5h6-|
Gb|---------------7-----|
Db|--7--5---------7-----|
Ab|--------8--7---5-----|
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