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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 16:22:40 -0800 (PST)
From: ian lindsay 


Ground On Down by Ben Harper
Transcription by I.Lindsay
>From the album Fight For Your Mind
Ben plays this one on a Weisenborn it's a
kind of lap steel with a hollow neck , no 
frets and built in Koa wood in the twenties
by Henry Weissenborn .

Tuning open C
e no change
B up to C
G no change
D down to C
A down to G
E down to C

The song stands on one riff with
slight variations every time you'll
have to listen to the record to
catch them :


e---------------------------------------------------------C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3-------5~~~--------------10-/-11~~--G----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--G---------------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------------
Lyrics: I believe in a few things God the devil and love 'cause I've looked up from the bottom and I've stared down from above I have faith in a few things divinity and grace but even when I'm on my knees I know the devil prays and you're working your way from the ground on down I hate to say I love you because it means that I will be with you forever or will sadly say goodbye I love to say I hate you because it means that I will live my life happily without you or will sadly live a lie and you're working your way from the ground on down life is short and if your lookin'for extension with your time you had best do well 'cause there's good deeds and there's good intention they're as far apart as heaven and hell and you're working you're way from the ground on down INTRO :
e---------------------------------------------------------C---~~12~~-~-~~---------12-----10-/-12-/-9----------------G---~~12~~-~-~~--------12------10-/-12-/-9----------------C---~~12~~-~-~~-------12-------10-/-12-/-9----------------G-------------------12---------10-/-12-/-9----------------C---------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------C-------------10-----9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------G-----------10-------9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------C----------10--------9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------G-------10-----------9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------C-------------------------------------------------
e---------------------------------------------------------C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3-------5~~~--------------10-/-11~~--G----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--G---------------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------C-------------------------------------------------G-------------------------------------------------C-------------------------------------------------G-------------------------------------------------C-------12-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-1------------ ( slow slide )
e-------------------------------------------------C-------------------------------------------------G-------------------------------------------------C-------------------------------------------------G-------------------------------------------------C-------1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------When played live Ben adds a snipe of the star spangled banner
e-------------------------------------------------C-------------------------------------------------G-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X--0---10-/-11~~C-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X--0---10-/-11~~G-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X--0---10-/-11~~C-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X---------------( the X are muffled by the left hand at the top of the neckjust over the first fret and the rhythm is like Led Zep'sMoby Dick )
SOLO:
E---------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------G---5-------3--3-----2-----2------------------------C-------0-----------------------------3---3--5--5---G---------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------G-------------------5~~~-------3--3-----2-----2-----C--------------------------0------------------------G---5~~~~~~-----------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------G---------------------------------------------------C---3---3------3~~~~~---------------3-/-/-5---------G---------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------G---------------------------------------------------C---5~~--/-7-~-~-~------7--7---8~~---8-\-7--7--7-\5-G---------------------------------------------------C---------------------------------------------------
That's all. for just now. "Float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair." ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com
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