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SAMHAIN DISCOGRAPHY: ALL SONGS 1983 - 1990
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 all songs written by Glenn Danzig {Hell-Bent Music/Evilive Music}
 all songs performed by Samhain except:
   "Mephisto Waltz" by Glenn Danzig and Steve Zing

All guitars tuned to standard.

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INITIUM
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wind effects and spoken words...
Mike I suggests lots of echo and distortion w/pick scrapes.


SAMHAIN
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 A A# (4x)
 E F E G (2x)
 A A# (4x)
 E F E G (2x)
 A A# (4x)
 E F E G (2x)
 A A# (4x)
 E F E G (2x)
 A (3x)


BLACK DREAM
===========
 F G# C# Eb (8x)
 C C# (4x) w/synth: C C# D# F (2x)
 F F# (4x) w/chimes
 C C# (2x) w/synth: C C# D# F
 F G# C# Eb (8x)
 C C# (4x) w/synth: C C# D# F (2x)
 F F# (4x) w/chimes
 C C# (2x) w/synth: C C# D# F
 F
 F G# C# Eb (8x)
 C    (4x) w/synth: C C# D# F G G# A# C
 F


ALL MURDER, ALL GUTS, ALL FUN
=============================
 C A# D# G (6x)
 G F (8x)
 C A# D# G (4x)
 G F (8x)
 C A# D# G (8x)
 G


MACABRE
=======
  riff 1:             riff 2:
E|-----------------| |-----------------|
B|-----------------| |-----------------|
G|-----------------| |-----------------|
D|-----------------| |-----------------|
A|-5-5---5-5-5-4---| |-8-8---8-8-8-7---|
E+-3-3---3-3-3-2---+ +-6-6---6-6-6-6---+
 |                 | |                 |
 |                 | |                 |
G+-----------------+ +-----------------+
D|-----------------| |-----------------|
A|-------5-5-5-4---| |-------------7---|
E|-3-3-------------| |-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-|

 riff 1 (12x)   riff 2  (4x)
 riff 1  (4x)   riff 2  (4x)
 riff 1 (11x)
 G    [break]   riff 2  (4x)
 riff 1  (4x)   riff 2  (4x)
 riff 1  (4x)   riff 2  (4x)
 riff 1  (3x)
 G


HE-WHO-CAN-NOT-BE-NAMED
=======================
 C D# Bb C (4x; staccato)
 C D# Bb C (8x)
 Bb  C D# Bb C D# Bb
 Bb  C D# Bb C D# Bb
 C
 C D# Bb C (4x; staccato)
 C D# Bb C (6x)
 C D# Bb C (8x; staccato)


HORROR BIZ
==========
Note:  A second guitar plays harmonics on the sixth string, third fret 
       during the main riff.  Notes in parens played by bass.

 A# A G   (8x)
 A# A  [break]
 A# A G   (8x)
 A# A C
 F C A# C (4x)
 A# A G   (8x)
 A# A  [break]
 A# A G   (8x)
 A# A C
 F C A# C (8x)
 F  (A# C F)


THE SHIFT
=========
chords:
     E     Eb/E     D/E    C#/E
E|-------|-------|-------|-------|
B|-------|-------|-------|-------|
G|-------|-------|-------|-------|  Bass doubles notes
D|-------|-------|-------|-------|  played on the A string.
A|---7---|---6---|---5---|---4---|
E|---0---|---0---|---0---|---0---|

 drums...
 E Eb/E D/E C#/E (6x)
 B Bb A
 C B Bb
 C# C B
 D B
 drums...
 E Eb/E D/E C#/E (6x)
 B Bb A
 C B Bb
 C# C B
 D B
 B Bb A
 C B Bb
 C# C B
 D B


THE HOWL
========
 Bass Riff:
    D                       F
G|-------------------------------------|
D|--12--------12-12----------------10--|    
A|-----12-12--------12-12---8-8-8------|
E|-------------------------------------|

Note:  In the verses, the bass continues playing the Bass Riff.  When the 
       guitar plays the E and G chords, the Bass Riff is moved up two frets.

 drums...
 riff (2x)
 D F (8x)
 G# G  C
 G# G
 D F (4x)
 E G (4x)
 D F (4x)
 G# G  C
 G# G
 guitar over bass playing C:
 C  C# G# C  D# A# (10x)
 C


ARCHANGEL
=========
 D A E D (2x)
 D B C D (2x)
 D A E D (6x)
 D B C D (2x)
 D A E D (4x)
 D B C D (2x)
 D A E D (4x)
 G D (3x)
 A [break]
 drums...
 D A E D (10x)
 rock out...

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UNHOLY PASSION
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transcription by Mike I and Ryq

 drums...
 E D D E  E F  E  E F      bass intro, w/guitar fills
 E D D E  E F  E  E F (2x)
 E D   D [break]
 E  G  E  F (2x)
 E  E F (8x)
 E  G  E  F
 E  G  E  F [break]
 E D D E  E F  E  E F (3x)
 E D   D [break]
 E  G  E  F (2x)
 E  E F (7x) w/chimes
 E  F F


ALL HELL
========
transcription by Robert and Ryq

 D F C Bb (8x) F C
 D F C Bb (4x) F C
 E  G D E  G C 
 E  G D E  G C Bb
 D F C Bb (4x) F C
 E  G D E  G C (4x)
 E  G D E  G C (4x)
 G  D  E


MORIBUND
========
transcription by Mike I

      D = 10th fret "E" string
      e = 7th fret "A" string
      F = 8th fret on "A" string
      G = 10th fret on "A" string

 e F G D (4x)
 e e D D e e e e (4x)
 e F G D (4x)
 e D G C E (4x)
 e e D D e e e e (4x)
 e F G D (8x)
 e


HUNGRY END
==========
transcription by Mike I and Ryq

Note:  During the final mix-down, this song was slowed down by a half-step.
       It can be played tuned half-step down, but it was recorded in standard.

  high B noise:  -x-x-x-16-12-14- or simile
      bassline:  B F# A

 high B noise w/bassline (16x)
 A (4x)
 high B noise w/bassline (8x)
 A (4x)
 A B G F# (8x)
 bassline (4x)
 high B noise w/bassline (16x)
 A (4x)
 A B G F# (6x)
 bassline (4x)
 high B noise w/bassline (24x)
 B


I AM MISERY
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transcription by Chris Eng and Ryq

Note:  The bass notes were transcribed from the backing track released on
       FINAL DESCENT as "Misery Tomb."

  Main Riff:
E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|

      -songflow-
-bass-          -guitar-
 B               riff   (12x)
 E  C (4x)       E E F G (4x)
 B               riff    (4x)
 E  C (4x)       E E F G (4x)
 B               riff    (4x)
 E  C (4x)       E E F G (4x)
 B               B  C A  (4x)
 B               E            w/feedback
 B               riff    (4x)
 E  C (4x)       E E F G (4x)
 B               B  C A  (4x)
 B               E            w/noise and kick drum

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DIABOLOS '88
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transcription by Chris Eng and Ryq

  Riff:
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-0---0-0-3---0-0---0-0---7---0---|
E|---------------------------------|
   pm---->     pm------>      pm

  Part 1:                              Part 2:
E|----------------------------------| |----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------| |----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------| |----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| |----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------| |-0----2--3----2----0-(let ring)---|
E|-0----2--3----2----0-(let ring)---| |----------------------------------|

Note:  The guitar is very low in the mix and is doubled by synths.
       The bass plays the main riff throughout.

-songflow-
 riff (4x) bass plays an A note, drums enter on fourth repeat
 riff (8x) bass begins riff and synths enter
 riff (4x) w/ Part 1     riff (4x) w/ Part 2
 riff (4x) w/ Part 1     riff (4x) w/ Part 2
 riff (4x) w/ Part 1     riff (4x) w/ Part 2
 riff (4x) w/ Part 1     riff (4x) w/ Part 2
 riff (1x) w/ Part 1 and noise


IN MY GRIP
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transcription by Mike I
Note:  All F's and E are on the 7th and 8th fret A string
 
 Muffle High F
 F E D# D# D D#  (4x) (F and E are barre chords)
 Muffle High F forever........C# G#
 Muffle High F some more .....C# G#
 A# C# C D (2x) [Chorus]
 High F...............C# G#
 High F...............C# G# 
 A# C# C D (4x) [Chorus]
 F E D# D# D D# (4x)
 High F...............C# G#
 High F...............C# G#
 A# C# C D [Chorus]
 Ending  F


MOTHER OF MERCY
===============
 drums...
 Bb C# Ab F#    (4x)
 Bb Ab C# F# Eb (2x)
 Bb C# Ab F#    (4x)
 Bb Ab C# F# Eb (4x)
 Bb C# Ab F#    (4x) bass w/guitar feedback
 Bb Ab C# F# Eb (2x)
 Bb C# Ab F# Eb (4x)
 Bb C# Ab
 F#   w/noise


BIRTHRIGHT
==========
transcription by Mike I

Notes:  Notes in parens are transitional notes played by chimes.
        e = E on 7th fret A string, g = G on 10th fret A string.

 C#  (C# A# G#) G  (G F# E) (2x)
 D e e (3x) g g g  [8x]
 G A# C# G G G  [4x]
 C#  (C# A# G#) G  (G F# E) (2x)
 D e e (3x) g g g  [8x]
 G A# C# G G G  [4x]
 C#  (C# A# G#) G  (G F# E) (6x)
 E


TO WALK THE NIGHT
=================
transcription by Peter Marshall
 open chords for a change

 verse (guitar):   E with suspended D on the B string (022030)
 verse (bass; courtesy of Mike I):
     G|-------------------------------|
     D|-------------------------------|
     A|---------------5---4---4-4-----|
     E|-0-----0-0---------------------|

 bridge:  G Bm (2x)  C Bm E
 solo:    1 note, bent E


LET THE DAY BEGIN
=================
 Ab B F# (3x)  Ab [3x]
 Eb B F# C# (2x)
 Ab B F# (3x)  Ab [3x]
 Eb B F# C# (4x)
 Ab B F# (3x)  Ab  w/synth solo
 Eb B F# C# (2x)
 Ab B F# (3x)  Ab [2x]
 Eb B F# C# (4x)
 Ab


HALLOWEEN II
============
transcription by Chris Eng

  Verse:                              Pre-Chorus:
E|---------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------| |--9--9--10--10---9-9-9-10-10-10-10-|
D|-----------ah--------------ah----| |--9--9--10--10---9-9-9-10-10-10-10-|
A|-----6-----6~--------6-----6~----| |--7--7--8---8----7-7-7-8--8--8--8--|
E|-5-5---5-5-------5-5---5-5-------| |-----------------------------------|
   pm------>       pm------>

For the verse, randomly choose artificial harmonics between the bridge
and neck pickups; for the majority of the song the a.h.'s are partial.
                          
  Chorus:
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--7---------5---------7---------5----------555--555-555555-|
A|--7---------5---------7---------5----------555--555-555555-|
E|--5---------3---------5---------3----------333--333-333333-|
  ..HALLOWEEN.HALLOWEEN.HALLOWEEN.HALLOWEEN  pm----------->
                                             but let the last
                                             chords ring

-songflow-
 Verse      (7x)
 Pre-Chorus (4x)
 Verse      (4x)
 Pre-Chorus (4x)
 Chorus     (3x)
 Verse      (6x)
 Chorus     (2x)
 Pre-Chorus (3x)
 E F E
                                           

NOVEMBERS FIRE
==============
transcription by Ryq and Mike I and Pete Marshall

  Main Riff:
E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-5---5-5---3-3-3-|-5---5-5---7-7-7-|
G|-4---4-4---2-2-2-|-4---4-4---6-6-6-|
D|-5---5-5---3-3-3-|-5---5-5---7-7-7-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E+-----------------|-----------------+
 |                                   |
 |                                   |
G+-----------------|-----------------+
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-0-------7--6--5-|-0-------7--6--5-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|

-songflow-
 Main Riff (4x)
 C (x325xx) w/bass (C D C#) (8x)
 D  F C D#  A# (2x)
 C (x325xx) w/bass (C D C#) (4x)
 C (x325xx) w/bass (C D C#) (4x) w/high E note
 D  F C D#  A# (2x)
 Main Riff (4x)
 C (x325xx) w/bass (C D C#) (8x)
 D  F C D#  A# (4x)
 Main Riff (4x)
 Main Riff (second measure only) (18x) w/synth solo
 A


KISS OF STEEL
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 B E (3x)  G  F# [3x]
 A C (2x)  G  F#
 B E (3x)  G  F# [2x]
 A C (2x)  G  F#
 B E (3x)  G  F# [2x]


UNBRIDLED
=========
  Main Riff:                          Bridge:
E|---------------------------------| |------------------------|
B|---------------------------------| |------------------------|
G|---------------------------------| |------------------------|
D|---------------------------------| |------------------------|
A|---------------------------5-4---| |------------------------|
E|-3-6-5-33--6-5-33--6-5-33--------| |-0--3--5--6--7--6--5--3-|
   pm--------------------->            pm throughout

-songflow-
 drums...
 riff (8x)
 Bb
 riff (4x)
 G [break] E
 Bb
 bridge (4x)
 riff(4x)
 Bb
 G


HUMAN PONY GIRL
===============
transcription by Chris Eng
                               
--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+--+--+-
--|-----|-----|-----|-----|----|---|---|--|--+
--|--:--|-----|--:--|-----|----|-:-|---|--|--
--|--:--|-----|--:--|-----|----|-:-|---|--|-
--|-----|-(f)-|-----|-----|----|---|---|--|-
--+-(B)-+-(C)-+-----+-(D)-+(Eb)+---+(F)+--+
    ^                            ^
   7th                          12th
   Fret                         Fret
                                  
Notes:  No chords, let single notes ring out.
        "DC" sequence is a quick slide from a D (don't pick this) to C.
        Bass guitar plays a D to A sequence over the guitar's D.
 
 DD    [2 Times] 
 D           Eb   C    D   (let ring) 
(D)          Eb   C    D              [2 Times]
(D)          F    C    D              
(D)          Eb   C    D              [3 Times] 
(D)          F    C    D
 f     DC    B         [2 Times]
 D           Eb   C    D              
(D)          Eb   C    D              [2 Times]
(D)          F    C    D        
 f     DC    B         [4 Times]
 D           Eb   C    D
(D)          Eb   C    D              [2 Times]
(D)          F    C    D 
(D)          Eb   C    D              [3 Times]
fade out...

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NIGHT CHILL
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  theme:
E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|----7------7-----|----7------7-----|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-9-----9------9--|-8-----8------8--|

-songflow-
 theme (10x)
 theme  (8x) w/keyboard solo
 theme (12x) w/keyboard and chime solos
 C#


DESCENT
=======
  chorus riff:
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-------5-4-------|-------7-6-------|-------8-7-------|-4---------------|
A|-3--56-----------|-5--78-----------|-6--89-----------|-4---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|

-songflow-
 A  Ab  G  Bb  (4x)
 C  D  D#  F#
 C  D  D#  F#       w/riff
 C  G  Bb  F E (4x)
 C  D  D#  F#
 C  D  D#  F#       w/riff
 C  G  Bb  F E (2x) w/solo
 C  G  Bb  F E (2x)
 E                  w/feedback
 C  G  Bb  F E (2x) w/solo
 C  G  Bb  F E (4x) w/solo
 C  D  D#  F#  (3x) w/solo
 C                  w/feedback


DEATH...IN IT'S ARMS
====================
Note:  Various artificial harmonics are used throughout the song.

 A# A (4x)   F# F (4x)   A Ab (4x)   B  A#  B
 A# A (4x)   F# F (4x)   A Ab (4x)   B  A#  B
 A# A (4x)   F# F (4x)   A Ab (4x)   B  A#  B
 A# A (2x)   B A# B   [3x]
 A# A (4x)   F# F (4x) w/solo
 A Ab (4x)   B A# B
 A# A (2x)   B A# B
 A# A (4x)   F# F (4x)   A Ab (4x)   B  A#  B
 A# A (2x)   B A# B   [5x]
 A#


LORDS OF THE LEFT HAND
======================
  bassline: B D B F

-songflow-
 bassline (16x)
 E  D  C#  (3x)
 D  C#  E
 bassline (12x)
 E  D  C#  (3x)
 D  C#  E
 bassline  (4x)
 bassline  (8x) w/solo
 E  D  C#  (3x)
 D  C#  E
 bassline  (4x)
 B


THE BIRTHING
============
  intro riffs:
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|---------5-4-----|-----------------|
E|-0---3---6-5-----|-----------------|-0---3-----------|-----------------|

  riff:
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-3-----|
A|-----------------|---------5-4-----|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-0---3---6-5-----|-3---6-----------|-0---3---6-5-----|-3---6-----------|

Note:  "pm E" is a heavily palm-muted low E (022---).

-songflow-
 pm E + intro riffs
 pm E + riff
 E F D G  D  E F D G
 D [break]
 pm E + riff  (2x)
 E F D G  D  E F D G
 D [break]
 E  G  A# A   (4x) w/solo
 E F D G  D  E F D G
 D [break]
 pm E + intro riffs
 pm E + riff
 E F D G  D   (3x) w/solo
 E F D G           w/solo
 D [break]

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[The recording of this song that appears on The Misfits' COLLECTION II LP 
 and THE MISFITS BOX SET was recorded by Glenn Danzig and Steve Zing of 
 Samhain in January of 1984.]

MEPHISTO WALTZ
==============
transcription by Mark Nance
 
 E  A# B        (8x)
 D A D A  D A B
 E  A# B        (8x)
 D A D A  D A B
 E  A# B        (4x)
 D A D A  D A B
 D A D A  D A B                     e--------
 E  A# B        (4x) w/solo:        b---12---
 D A D A  D A B                     g---15^--  <- bend this Bb note to B.
 D A D A  D A B                     d--------
 E  A# B        (4x) w/solo:        a--------
 E                                  e--------

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EMAIL:
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unless otherwise specified, all transcriptions by:
  Ryq (ryq@aero.org)
with corrections and additional contributions by:
  Chris Eng (littledude@hotmail.com)
  Robert Flemming (rflemmin@ced.berkeley.edu)
  Mike I (mikei@ecis.com)
  Mark Nance (comatose138@hotmail.com)

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