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John Fahey - Sligo River Blues tab

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From: "Damien Batstone" 
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 15:20:31 +1000
Subject: Sligo_River_Blues by John Fahey

Hi All,

I've had a couple of requests for this.  It's a very simple song
based on 1st, 4th and 5th (C, F, G).  It is repetitious and you
could find it boring if you don't vary sincopation and occasionally
hit double notes with your thumb on alternate notes.  Listen to the
CD if you want more details.  I got this off Return of the Repressed
Give it a bit of bounce and it's a great song to play.

Enjoy
Damien


                     Sligo River Blues
                       John Fahey

Transcribed Damien Batstone
(damienb@cheque.uq.edu.au)

chord sequence
CFCFCG

e|------------------------------------------------|
b|0-h1-p0-------------------------------------0---|  0
G|0--------0----------------------0-------0-------|: 0
D|2-----------2---------------2-------2-----------|: 2
A|3---------------3---2---3-----------------------|  3
E|------------------------------------------------|

                 roll             roll
e|----------------0---------------|--------------------------------|
b|0-------1------1----------------|0---1-------------------1-------|
G|--------------0-----------------|0---------------0-------0-------|
D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

e|----------------0---------------|----0---------------------------|
b|0---1-------------------0-------|1-----------0-------1-----------|
G|--------------------------------|------------0-------------------|
D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

e|----------------0---------------|----------------0---------------|
b|0-------1-----------------------|0---1---------------0-----------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3---------------3-------|--------3---------------3-------|
A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|
E|1---------------1---------------|1---------------1---------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

e|--------0-----------------------|--------------------0-----------|
b|1---------------0---1-----------|----0-------1-------1-----------|
G|----------------------------0---|--------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

repeat last 4 bars

Thumb is playing double notes on beats 2 & 4.
This happens occasionally elsewhere.

e|----------------0---------------|------------0-------------------|
b|0-------1-----------------------|0---1---------------0-----------|
G|--------0---------------0-------|--------0-----------------------|
D|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|
E|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

Repeat those bars you repeated before
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/j/john-fahey/124879.html ]
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
b|1-------------0h1---------------|1-------------------1-----------|
G|0-------------------------------|0-------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|
b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

repeat last two

e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|
b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------3---------------3-------|--------3---------------3-------|
A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|
E|1---------------1---------------|1---------------1---------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|
b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

repeat last 4 bars

e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|
b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|
E|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

then repeat those 4 bars again but throw an A in (on the bass)
instead of the F near the end (for fun)

e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|
b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|
A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|
E|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

e|--------3-----------3-----------|3-----------3-----------3-------|
b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &

repeat

Do it with the F base
then back with the C base
then repeat those 4 bars again
then in G
then repeat the 4 bars again reverting to an e-0 (instead of g-3)
high on the last bar.

run through the whole C-F-C-F-C-G findangle like you did at the start
and end on a:
  roll          roll              big thumb strum
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
b|h1------1------0h1------1-------|1-------------------------------|
G|0-------0-------0-------0-------|0-------------------------------|
D|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------------------------------|
A|3---------------3-------------- |3-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
_________________________________________________________

        Damien Batstone
        Advanced Wastewater Management Centre
        Chemical Engineering
        The University of Queensland
        St. Lucia  Brisbane  Qld  4072
        Phone: (07) 3365 4729
        Fax:   (07) 3365 4726
        Email: damienb@cheque.uq.edu.au
        http://www.cheque.uq.edu.au/awm
___________________________________________________________
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