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John K Samson - Heart Of The Continent tab

HEART OF THE CONTINENT - JOHN K. SAMSON
TABBED BY SHAUN LOVIBOND


E STANDARD TUNING
4/4 TIMING
CAPO, 4TH FRET

CHORDS USED (RELATIVE TO CAPO): G, C, D/F#, Cadd9, Em.

NB: John usually uses only a thumb for the bass notes and one other
    finger for the treble notes with this style of alternate picking.

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------0h2-----2---I-----0h2-----2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   S S E   E     E   S S E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------0h2-----2---I-----0h2-----2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

 "North   wind    sinks       the   fence   around      a


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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----1-------1-------1-------1---I-----1-------1-------1-------1---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

  lot     full    of  debris,                               Near the

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  corner      of           memorial                         and 

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----1-------1-------1-------1---I-----1-------1-------1-------1---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

  me.                                                           Where

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  resurrected                       brick and   dry     wall

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----1-------1-------1-------1---I-----1-------1-------1-------1---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

  lean    back    into    place,                        there's a

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  terrified               reflection            of      my      face,

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----1-------1-------1-------1---I-----1-------1-------1-------1---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

                                                        all

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-10------10------10------10------I-9-------9-------9-------9-------I

 alone at the gleaming               knife  display     in  the

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0h2-----2-------0-------0---I
A-----------------0-------2-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E-3-------3-----------------------I---------------------------------I

  army            surplus           sales               as the

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
E---------------------------------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  dusk    descends        and my    inspiration

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0h2-----2-------0h2-----2---I-----0h2-----2-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-2-------2-------2-------2-------I

  fails.

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A---------------------------------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E-3-------3------3--------3-------I---------------------------------I

  Ghost     -    filled             discount 

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-3-------3-------2-------2-------I

  parkas,                           sleeping                    bags

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-0-------0-------0-------0-------I-0-------0-------0-------0-------I

                                                    peer at 

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----2-------2-------0h2-----2---I-----0h2-----2-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-2-------2-------2-------2-------I

  me          from                              the crumpled

  dark.

Inky bruises punched into the sky by bolts of light
and then leak across the body of tonight.
While rain and thunder drop and roll, 
then stop short of a storm,
leaves the air stuck with this waiting to be born.
As I stand before an unresponsive automatic door, 
just another door that won't open for me anymore?
The exit red gets brighter then blinks off, 
presses me into
the crumpled dark.

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
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G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------0h2-----2---I-----0h2-----2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I-------------0-------3-----------I
B-----3-------3---------------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0---------------------------I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----1-------1-h-0---0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----0-------0-------0-------0---I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----2-------2-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I-------------0-------3-----------I
B-----3-------3---------------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0---------------------------I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----1-------1-h-0---0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----0-------0-------0-------0---I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----2-------2-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

                                                        There's a     

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----9-------9-------9-------9---I-----9-------9-------9-------9---I
D-----11------11------11------11--I-----11------11------11------11--I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-9-------9-------9-------9-------I-9-------9-------9-------9-------I

  billboard       on      the highway                       that says

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----9-------9-------9-------9---I-----9-------9-------9-------9---I
D-----10------10------10------10--I-----10------10------10------10--I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-8-------8-------8-------8-------I-8-------8-------8-------8-------I

  'Welcome     to                                           Bien-

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
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G-----8-------8-------8-------8---I-----8-------8-------8-------8---I
D-----10------10------10------10--I-----10------10------10------10--I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-8-------8-------8-------8-------I-8-------8-------8-------8-------I

  venue'                                            but no

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-3-------3------3--------3-------I-2-------2-------2-------2-------I

  sign    to show     you           when    you     go away.

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I

                                                                And our

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A---------------------------------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E-3-------3------3--------3-------I---------------------------------I

  demolitions

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I-0h2-----------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-3-------3-------2-------2-------I

  punctuate                                                     all we

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A---------------------------------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E-3-------3------3--------3-------I---------------------------------I

  mean           to                 say             but

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I-0h2-----------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-3-------3-------2-------2-------I

  leave       too             late.                             So I'll 

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
A---------------------------------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I
E-3-------3------3--------3-------I---------------------------------I

  make           my                 shaky

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I-0h2-----------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-3-------3-------2-------2-------I

  exclamation

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-0-------0-------0-------0-------I-0-------0-------0-------0-------I

  mark                                              with a

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----2-------2-------2-------2---I-----2-------2-------2-------2---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-2-------2-------2-------2-------I
  
  hand                              full

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B-----3-------3-------3-------3---I-----3-------3-------3-------3---I
G-----2-------2-------0h2-----2---I-----0h2-----2-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
E-2-------2-------2-------2-------I-2-------2-------2-------2-------I

  of                                            the crumpled    dark  

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E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
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G-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0---I-----0-------0-------0-------0---I
A-----2-------2-------0h2-----2---I-----0h2-----2-------2-------2---I
E-3-------3-------3-------3-------I-3-------3-------3-------3-------I

  E   E   E   E   E   S S E   E     W...
E---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
B---------------------------------I---------------------------------I
G-----0-------0-------0-------0L--I-0-------------------------------I
D-----0-------0-------0-------0L--I-0-------------------------------I
A-----2-------2-------0h2-----2L--I-2-------------------------------I
E-3-------3-------3-------3---3L--I-3-------------------------------I



I tried to make this as accurate as possible by ear, since I couldn't
find any tabs for the damn thing. If anyone can work out John's song, 
'The Last And' I would be very excited.

Enjoy,
Shaun.

KEY:

W = WHOLE NOTE
H = 1/2 NOTE
Q = 1/4 NOTE
E = 1/8 NOTE
S = 1/16 NOTE
T = 1/32 NOTE
. = ADD HALF OF ORIGINAL NOTE LENGTH
... = INDEFINITE NOTE
L = TIED NOTE
^ = ROLLED CHORD
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