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Gary Moore - Blood Of Emeralds tab

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                             Blood of emeralds - Gary Moore
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Tabbed by: JaLe
Email: jakobhp@web.de

Intro solo

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------2------2--(4)b6--2----------------------2-----2--(4)b6--rb4p2--/9--|
D|--2--4----------------------(2)h4--2------2--4-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5--7-----9--/7------------------------------------------------------|
G|---/6------------------9-----(2)h4--2-------4--6--b7------6--4---2---------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---(2)h4-----2-------4--4~-------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|





Main Riff
The rythm is a bit difficult: It's a three-four time where eighth triplets are played.
I'll try to note it for you:
e = eighth triplet
s = sixteenth triplet (half the length of an eighth triplet)
q = quarter note (no triplet)
h = half note
w = whole note

e|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-4--------------------------2-|-4-----------------4--2h4p2-------|
E|----2--2--2--2-----4--5--5----|----2--2--2--2--5------------4--0-|
   e  s  s  e  e  e  e  e  e  e   e  s  s  e  e  e  e    e    e  e 



e|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-2-----------------------------|
A|-4--------------------------4-|----4--------2--4--2h4p2-------|
E|----2--2--2--2-----4--5--5----|-------5--5---------------4--0-|
   e  s  s  e  e  e  e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e  e  e    e    e  e 

This is played twice.




Then there is another three-four time bar and a two-four time bar:

e|---------------------------|------|
B|---------------------------|------|
G|---------------------------|------|
D|---------------------------|------|
A|-5--4--2--4----------------|-4----|
E|-------------2--2--2-----0-|-2----|
   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e   q  q




Verse1:
four-four time and powerchords

      A               A
I was born up on the North side,

           F#           F#
Where the Lagan River flows.

         A               A 
When I came across the border,

       F#           E
I was following my nose.

Don't strike the chords twice if you've got enough sustain :) 




Chorus 1:

         F#    A
Dublin city '69,

        B
There could have been no better place,

     | A             E |
There was no better time.

             F#               A
Through the thunder and the rain,

       B
The deepest blood of emeralds

     | A       E        F#  F#  |
Was running through my veins.


You can play that little solo over the chorus:
e|-----------|---------|--------|----------|
B|-----------|---------|--------|----------|
G|---------1-|-2-------|-4----2-|----------|
D|-4---------|---------|--------|-4-----2--|
A|-----------|---------|--------|----------|
E|-----------|---------|--------|----------|

e|-----------|---------|--------|----------|
B|-----------|---------|--------|----------|
G|---------1-|-2-------|-4------|-2--------|
D|-4---------|---------|--------|----4--2--|
A|-----------|---------|--------|----------|
E|-----------|---------|--------|----------|




2x Main Riff


This time it just ends with one one-four time bar:

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


Verse 2
same chords as Verse 1 

Chorus 2
same chords as Chorus 1




Bridge


e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|----------6-----------6-|----------9-----------9-|
A|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|----------7-----------7-|
E|------------------------|-0--0--0-----0--0--0----|
   e  e  e  q  e  e  e  q   e  e  e  q  e  e  e  q


e|------------------------|------------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------------|
D|----------2-----------2-|----------------------4--2----|
A|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|----------4-----------------2-|
E|------------------------|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2----------|
   e  e  e  q  e  e  e  q   e  e  e  q  e  e  e  e  e  e


e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|----------6-----------6-|----------9-----------9-|
A|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|----------7-----------7-|
E|------------------------|-0--0--0-----0--0--0----|
   e  e  e  q  e  e  e  q   e  e  e  q  e  e  e  q



e|-------|----|
B|-------|----|
G|-------|----|
D|-7--2--|-4--|
A|-5--0--|-2--|
E|-------|----|
   h  h    w 

Those are palm mutes except for the power chords and the last three notes in the fourth bar.



2x Main Riff

And again that one-four time bar:

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





e|-----14--14--14--14-------------------|-----14--14--14--14--------------------|
B|-14---------------------16--17-----16-|-14---------------------17--16--14-----|
G|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------16-|
D|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
   e   s   s   e   e   e  e   e   e  e    e   s   s   e   e   e  e   e   e   e


e|-----14--14--14--14----------------14-|-12h14p12----------------------------|
B|-14---------------------16--17--------|-----------14----------12--14--12----|
G|--------------------------------------|---------------14--14----------------|
D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
   e   s   s   e   e   e  e   e   e  e       e      e   e   e   e   e   q


e|-----14--14--14--14-------------------|-----14--14--14--14--------------------|
B|-14---------------------16--17-----16-|-14---------------------17--16--14-----|
G|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------16-|
D|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
   e   s   s   e   e   e  e   e   e  e    e   s   s   e   e   e  e   e   e   e


e|-----14--14--14--14----------------14-|-12h14p12---------------------------------|
B|-14---------------------16--17--------|-----------14----------12--14--12---------|
G|--------------------------------------|---------------14--14--------------13-----|
D|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------14-|
A|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
   e   s   s   e   e   e  e   e   e  e       e      e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e







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

2x Main Riff




e|---------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-------2----------------|-------14----------------|
G|---------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------------------|----------4--4--4-----2-|-4--------16-16-16----14-|
A|-5--4--2--4----------------|-4----------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------2--2--2-----0-|-2----------------------|-------------------------|
   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e   q  q  e  e  e  e  e  e   q  q  e  e  e  e  e  e




e|-----|-----|
B|-----|-----|
G|-----|-----|
D|-16~-|-16~-|
A|-----|-----|
E|-----|-----|
   w     w
         (Don't hit the note a second time, just hold it for those two bars and play vibrato.)





The quiet part following now is without drums, so listen to the piano closely for the timing.
Gary Moore just plays a few licks:


e|-4b5rb4--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------5--2--5/7---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Lick 1 (after "I felt so lost and lonely too")  

        



e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2--5----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------(4)b6---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Lick 2 (after "...what could I do")

Lick 3 = Lick 2 (after "...all the time goes by")


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----6--9--b11---------------------4b5rb4p2--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------4--4--2-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Lick 4 (after "...the reasons why")
Listen very closely for this one. (No guarantee for the tab here:D)


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--14b16---rb14-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Lick 5 (after "... like there was no tomorrow")


e|-17b19--rb17----17b19-rb17--14---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Lick 6 (after "...living on time you borrow")


e|--16b17-rb16---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------14-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Lick 7 (after "...in your eyes")




The quiet part ends with one four-four time bar of palm muted F# powerchord
played in eighth triplets and another four-four time bar with a drum break
that leads to the guitar solo.

The guitar solo is basically the intro solo with some minor differences 
(e.g. a pinch harmonic or slightly changed timing) and a repetition one octave higher.
Only the end is a bit different:

(starts at 6:14)
e|---------14--16--14h16p14------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14--17---------------------17-------------------------14----------------------|
G|---------------------------------16b17rb16--14------16----16----14------14--14-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------16----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


The bridge is played again and then it goes into the long fade-out:

2x Main riff

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

2x Main Riff

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


2x Main Riff (one octave higher)

e|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-6--------------------------4-|-6-----------------6--4h6p4-------|
D|----4--4--4--4-----6--7--7----|----4--4--4--4--7------------6----|
A|------------------------------|--------------------------------7-|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
   e  s  s  e  e  e  e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e    e  e



e|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|-5-----------------------------|
G|-6--------------------------4-|----6--------4--6--4h6p4-------|
D|----4--4--4--4-----6--7--7----|-------7--7---------------6----|
A|------------------------------|-----------------------------7-|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
   e  s  s  e  e  e  e  e  e  e   e  e  e  e  e  e    e    e  e



Another guitar solo 






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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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