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King Crimson - Great Deceiver (First Version)

King Crimson - Great Deceiver (First Version) Chords / Tabs

King Crimson - Great Deceiver First Version: chords and tabs for the song. Watch chords and tablatures for all songs of the singer (group) King Crimson. Other chords and tabs for the "Great Deceiver" can find at the bottom of the page.

"Great Deceiver" from the King Crimson album "Starless and Bible Black"
Written by Wetton, Fripp, Palmer-James


"/17" = slide up to note at 17th fret
"^17" = bend the string
"17^18" = bend the string at the 17th fret to the 18th fret pitch
"/" = indicates a rhythm mark (strum previous chord again)



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[section 1a]
Obvious low guitar part

1          2          3            4
E----------------------------------------------------|
B-T--------------------------------------------------|
G-A--------------------------------------------------| Play eight times
D-B--------------------------------------------------| (4 on second go round)
A-----0----7--6--5--0--3--0--------------------3--0--|
E-------------------------------0--3--0--3--0--------|




1             2              3             4
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B-T--------------------------------------------------------|
G-A--------------------------------------------------------|
D-B----------------------------------------------11--9--7--|
A-----7--10--10--7--10--10--7--10--10--7--10--7------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|



1             2              3             4
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B-T--------------------------------------------------------| Play these 2
G-A--------------------------------------------------------| measures twice
D-B---------------------------------------------12--11-----|
A----7--10--10--7--10--10--7--10--10--7--10--7-------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|


Play section again

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[section 1b]
However, the real fun is to play the "rhythm" guitar part, instead...


Play chords with rapid tremolo strumming.................*

1    2    3    4          1    2     3    4

E---/21-------------14-------|-12------------------------|
B-T--x--------------x--------|-x-------------------------|
G-A-/18-------------11-------|-9-------------------------|
D-B-/19-------------11-------|-11------------------------|
A----------------------------|---------------------------|
E----------------------------|---------------------------|


1    2    3    4          1    2     3    4

E---/21-------------14-------|-12--/20----17-------------|
B-T--x--------------x--------|-x----x-----x--------------| Play this 2 times
G-A-/18-------------11-------|-9---/18----14-------------| (1 on second
D-B-/19-------------11-------|-11--/19----14-------------|  go round)
A----------------------------|---------------------------|
E----------------------------|---------------------------|


Strum across all strings, deadening all except the strings with indicated
fingerings


1             2               3              4
E--------------------------------------------------------------|
B-T-----------------------------------------------14--12--10---|
G-A--9--12--12--9--12--12---9--12--12--9--12--9----------------|
D-B-----------------------------------------------11--9---7----|
A----7--10--10--7--10--10---7--10--10--7--10--7----------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|



1             2               3              4
E--------------------------------------------------------------|
B-T-----------------------------------------------15----14-----|
G-A--9--12--12--9--12--12---9--12--12--9--12--9----------------|
D-B-----------------------------------------------12----11-----|
A----7--10--10--7--10--10---7--10--10--7--10--7----------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|

Play these 2 measures twice.
Play section again

********************************************************************************
1st verse  [section 2]

E------------0-0-|-----------------|-0----------------|
B-T----------1-1-|-----------------|-1----------------|
G-A----------2-2-|-----------------|-2----------------|
D-B--------------|-----------------|------------------|
A----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E----------------|-----------------|------------------|


E----0-----------|-----------------|
B-T--1-----------|-----------------|
G-A--2-----------|-----------------|
D-B--------------|-----------------|
A----------------|-----------------|
E----------------|-----------------|


E------------------0---------------|--------------3---------------|
B-T----------------0---------------|--------------0---------------|
G-A----------------0-/-/-----------|--------------2---------------|
D-B---7---5---4----2---------------|--7---5---4---2---------------|
A-----7---5---4----3---------------|--7---5---4---3---------------|
E-----5---3---2--------------------|--5---3---2-------------------|
********************************************************************************
2nd verse [section 3]

E----------------|-----------------|
B-T--------------|-----------------|
G-A--------------|-----------------|
D-B--------------|-----------------|
A----------------|-----------------|
E----------------|-----------------|


E----------------|-----------------|
B-T--------------|-----------------|
G-A--------------|-----------------|
D-B--------------|-----------------|
A----------------|-----------------|
E----------------|-----------------|


E------------------0---------------|--------------3---------------|
B-T----------------0---------------|--------------0---------------|
G-A----------------0-/-/-----------|--------------2---------------|
D-B---7---5---4----2---------------|--7---5---4---2---------------|
A-----7---5---4----3---------------|--7---5---4---3---------------|
E-----5---3---2--------------------|--5---3---2-------------------|
********************************************************************************
[section 4]
1st chorus

1  2  3  4  5  6     1  2  3  4  5  6
E-----------------------|-------------------|
B-T--10-------10--------|-13-------10-------|
G-A---------------------|-12----------------|
D-B--7--------7---------|-10-------7--------|
A----0--------0---------|----------0--------|
E-----------------------|-------------------|


1   2    3    4  5  6    1  2  3  4  5  6      1  2  3  4  5  6
E---------------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
B-T--10--10---10------------|-10-------10---------|-10-----------------|
G-A-------------------------|---------------------|----------9---------|
D-B--7---7----7-------------|-7--------7----------|-7--------9---------|
A----0---0----0-------------|-0--------0----------|-0--------7---------|
E---------------------------|---------------------|----------0---------|


This pattern played twice

***After quiet organ & vocals, play [section 1a] or [section 1b] again ****
********************************************************************************
3rd verse [section 5]



E-----/17---17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17----------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A------------14----14---------12----12---------------------------17^18----|
D-B----------------------------------------------------------16-------------|
A------------------------------------------------------15-------------------|
E------------------------------------------------14-------------------------|





E----17---17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17------------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A----------14----14---------12----12---------17---------------------------|
D-B--------------------------------------------------16---------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------15---------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------14---------|







E----17--17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17----17-------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A---------14----14---------12----12---------17----14----------------14----|
D-B-------------------------------------------------------16----------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------15----------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|





bend G string up.....*
E----17--17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17----17-------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A---------14----14---------12----12---------14---^17---^17---^17---^17----|
D-B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|






E----17---17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17------------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A----------14----14---------12----12---------17---------------------------|
D-B--------------------------------------------------16---------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------15---------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------14---------|




E------------------0---------------|--------------3---------------|
B-T----------------0---------------|--------------0---------------|
G-A----------------0--/-/----------|--------------2---------------|
D-B---7---5---4----2---------------|--7---5---4---2---------------|
A-----7---5---4----3---------------|--7---5---4---3---------------|
E-----5---3---2--------------------|--5---3---2-------------------|






********************************************************************************
4th verse [section 6]



E----17--17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17-------------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A---------14----14---------12----12---------------------------17^18-------|
D-B-------------------------------------------------------16----------------|
A---------------------------------------------------15----------------------|
E---------------------------------------------14----------------------------|





E----17--17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17----17-------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A---------14----14---------12----12---------------14----17----14----------|
D-B-------------------------------------------16----------------------16----|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|







E----17--17----17----17---17----17----17---17---17----17----17----17-17-----|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A---------14----14---------12----12--------------------X-----17-----------|
D-B------------------------------------------------16-----------------------|
A--------------------------------------------15-----------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|




bend G sring up....*
E----17--17----17----17---17----17----17---17----17----17----17-------------|
B-T-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-A---------14----14---------12----12---------17---^17---^17---^17----------|
D-B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|





********************************************************************************
Chord break [section 7]


1  2  3  4  5  6     1  2  3  4  5  6
E-----------------------|-------------------|
B-T---------------------|-------------------|   Play 3 times
G-A--0--------0---------|-5--------6--------|
D-B--7--------7---------|-5--------5--------|
A----7--------7---------|-3--------4--------|
E----5--------5---------|-------------------|





********************************************************************************
second chorus play [section 2] again






********************************************************************************
second chorus cont'd [section 8]

1     2     3     4     5     6
E------------------------------------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
B-T---10-----------------------------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
G-A---------/--/--------/-----/--/---------|--%--|--%--|--%--|--%--|
D-B---7------------------------------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
A------------------------------------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
E------------------------------------------|-----|-----|-----|-----|

Play this pattern 7 times with slight rhythmic variations



********************************************************************************
End [section 9]

1     2      3      4      5     6       1     2     3    4
E-------------------------------------------|------------------------|
B-T--10-------------------------------------|------------------------|
G-A-----/-----/---/------/---/-----/--/-----|-/--/-----/--/----/-----|
D-B--7--------------------------------------|------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------|------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|------------------------|


1     2     3     4     5     6       1     2    3     4     5     6
E---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B-T-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G-A-/--/----/---/-----/--/--/-----/-----|-/--/----/--/-----/--/-----/--/-------|
D-B-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|





1    2     3     4     5     6       1     2     3     4     5     6
E--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||
B-T------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||
G-A-/-/-----/--/-----/--/-----/------/-|-/--/-----/-----/--/------------------||
D-B------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||
A--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||
E--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||

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