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Fairport Convention - Tam Lin tab

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			    TAM LIN - Fairport Convention
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Tabbed by: Iven Stead
Email: Iven.Stead@warwick.ac.uk
Tuning:Standard

Chords:
E5: |x|7|9|9|x|x|
D5: |x|5|7|7|x|x|
G5: |x|10|12|12|x|x|
E5 (Low): |0|2|2|x|x|x|
D5 (Low): |x|0|0|x|x|x|
G5 (Low): |3|5|5|x|x|x|

Tuning:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-5h7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1:
E5      D5              G5 E5
I forbid  you Maidens all
               D5           
That wear gold in your hair
E5            D5          G5 E5
  To travel to  Cartehaugh
              D5
For young Tam Lin is there

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 (Chords as before):

None that go by Cartehaugh 
But they leave him a pledge
Either their mantles of green 
Or else their maidenhead

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-7-4-2-2h4-7-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3 (Chords as before):

Janet tied her kirtle green 
A bit above her knee
And she's gone to Cartehaugh 
As fast as go can she

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-9-10-12-12p10-9----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3 (Same chords but use "Low" versions):

She'd not pulled a double rose
A rose but only two
When up there came young Tam Lin 
Says "Lady, pull no more"

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------9---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-9-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-9-10---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 4 (Same chords, but a few more strums per chord):

And why come you to Cartehaugh 
Without command from me?
I'll come and go, young Janet said 
And ask no leave of thee

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------12-12-11-14--|
A|--------------------------12-14-14-12-10h12-12p10p9------------------------|
E|-12-12p10-7-5-5h7-7h10-12---------------------------10s12-12---------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------11p9-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12p11p9-11------12-11h12-9-11---------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------12-12-10-9-------9--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------10-12---7-7-5-3-2-0-0-2-3-5-7-5--|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------7p5----------------|
A|-------------4----4-4h5---------5h7-7h9-7h9-9-7-5h7-7h9-----7h9-7-7p5-2-0--|
E|-3-5-7-7-5-7--5-7-------7-5-5h7--------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0h2-5-5h7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 5 (Same chords, enter Swarb on fiddle):

Janet tied her kirtle green
A bit above her knee
And she's gone to her father
As fast as go can she

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 6 (Same chords):

Well, up then spoke her father dear 
And he spoke meek and mild
Oh, and alas, Janet, he said 
I think you go with child

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-7-4-2-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------5-4-2-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 6 (Same chords):

Well, if that be so, Janet said, 
myself shall bear the blame
There's not a knight in all your hall 
shall get the baby's name

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			    TAM LIN - Fairport Convention
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Tabbed by: Iven Stead
Email: Iven.Stead@warwick.ac.uk

Tuning:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-5h7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1:
E5      D5              G5 E5
I forbid  you Maidens all
               D5           
That wear gold in your hair
E5            D5          G5 E5
  To travel to  Cartehaugh
              D5
For young Tam Lin is there

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 (Chords as before):

None that go by Cartehaugh 
But they leave him a pledge
Either their mantles of green 
Or else their maidenhead

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-7-4-2-2h4-7-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3 (Chords as before):

Janet tied her kirtle green 
A bit above her knee
And she's gone to Cartehaugh 
As fast as go can she

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-9-10-12-12p10-9----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3 (Same chords but use "Low" versions):

She'd not pulled a double rose
A rose but only two
When up there came young Tam Lin 
Says "Lady, pull no more"

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------9---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------7-9-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-9-10---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 4 (Same chords, but a few more strums per chord):

And why come you to Cartehaugh 
Without command from me?
I'll come and go, young Janet said 
And ask no leave of thee

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------12-12-11-14--|
A|--------------------------12-14-14-12-10h12-12p10p9------------------------|
E|-12-12p10-7-5-5h7-7h10-12---------------------------10s12-12---------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------11p9-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12p11p9-11------12-11h12-9-11---------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------12-12-10-9-------9--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------10-12---7-7-5-3-2-0-0-2-3-5-7-5--|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------7p5----------------|
A|-------------4----4-4h5---------5h7-7h9-7h9-9-7-5h7-7h9-----7h9-7-7p5-2-0--|
E|-3-5-7-7-5-7--5-7-------7-5-5h7--------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0h2-5-5h7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 5 (Same chords, enter Swarb on fiddle):

Janet tied her kirtle green
A bit above her knee
And she's gone to her father
As fast as go can she

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 6 (Same chords):

Well, up then spoke her father dear 
And he spoke meek and mild
Oh, and alas, Janet, he said 
I think you go with child

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-7-4-2-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------5-4-2-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 6 (Same chords):

Well, if that be so, Janet said, 
myself shall bear the blame
There's not a knight in all your hall 
shall get the baby's name

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 7 (Same chords):

For if my love were an earthly knight 
Ss he is an elfin grey
I'd not change my own true love
For any knight you have"

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9-9p7-5-4-0-2----[FIDDLE-SOLO]-----------------------------------------|
A|-7-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Rest of song follows similar pattern, same chords for verses. 

Rest of lyrics:
Janet tied her kirtle green a bit above her knee
And she's gone to Cartehaugh as fast as go can she

"Oh, tell to me, Tam Lin," she said, "why came you here to dwell?"
"The Queen of Faeries caught me when from my horse I fell

And at the end of seven years she pays a tithe to hell
I so fair and full of flesh and feared it be myself

But tonight is Hallowe'en and the faery folk ride
Those that would their true love win at Miles Cross they must buy

So first let past the horses black and then let past the brown
Quickly run to the white steed and pull the rider down

For I'll ride on the white steed, the nearest to the town
For I was an earthly knight, they give me that renown

Oh, they will turn me in your arms to a newt or a snake
But hold me tight and fear not, I am your baby's father

And they will turn me in your arms into a lion bold
But hold me tight and fear not and you will love your child

And they will turn me in your arms into a naked knight
But cloak me in your mantle and keep me out of sight"

In the middle of the night she heard the bridle ring
She heeded what he did say and young Tam Lin did win

Then up spoke the Faery Queen, an angry queen was she
Woe betide her ill-fought face, an ill death may she die

"Oh, had I known, Tam Lin," she said, "what this knight I did see
I have looked him in the eyes and turned him to a tree
 
Outro:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------12-12p9---------------------------------|
A|-7-7p5-2-0-0h2-5-7-9-10-12-12p10-9---------12-10-12p10p9-10-------9-12-----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------10-12----------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-10p9p7-5-2-0h2-5-7-9-10-12-7-5-2-0-0h2-5-7--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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