Bert Jansch - Betts Dance tab

Tabbed by Jamie Phillips (jamiephillips22@hotmail.com)

Artist: Bert Jansch
Track title: Bett's Dance
Album: Toy Balloon (and Live at the 12 Bar)
Tuning: DADGBD

This is a really nice instrumental. Bert plays it using a "double dropped D" tuning, which 
is basically a drop-D with the addition of the 1st string tuned to D also. I tabbed it in 
a quarter-note based beat (notes are triplets), which was easier for me but my non-musically
trained mind suspects that it should be some kind of eighth-note beat. Doesn't really matter 
anyway, as you'll probably want to work with the record to get the feel down. There are some 
parts which should be strummed (you'll see) but I tabbed it as best I could nonetheless. 
Experiment with fingerings as there are many possibilities - for instance, I couldn't make my
mind up whether the first note of the main riff was an open 1st (as I tabbed it) or 3rd fret of 
the B. Some places it sounds open, some fretted. So make your own mind up. It's tabbed up until 
just before the last repeat of the theme - then there's some improvised noodling at the end which
I didn't tab. The live version is very similar with a few small differences. Have fun! :o)

Rhythm: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4 (various!)



Beat: * * * * * D||-------|--0-------------------------------------------|B||-------|----------------------------------------------|G||-------|-----2-----0-------------------------------0--|D||-------|--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4-------|A||-------|-----------------4---------4------------------|D||----0--|----------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * * D--0----------------------0----------|--0-------------------------------------------|B----------------------------3-------|----------------------------------------------|G-----2-----0----------------2-------|-----2-----0-------------------------------0--|D--------4-----2-----0-------0-------|--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4-------|A-----------------4------------------|-----------------4---------4------------------|D---------------------------------0--|----------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * *D--0----------------------0----------|--0--------0-------------0----------|B----------------------------3-------|----------------------------3-------|G-----2-----0----------------2-------|-----2--------0-------------2-------|D--------4-----2-----0-------0-------|--------4--------2--0-------0-------|A-----------------4------------------|------------------------------------|D---------------------------------0--|---------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * * * D--0-------------------------------------------|--0-----------------------0----------|B----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------3-------|G-----2-----0-------------------------------0--|-----2-----0-----------2-----2-------|D--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4-------|--------4-----2-----0--------0-------|A-----------------4---------4------------------|-----------------4-------------------|D----------------------------------------------|----------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * * *D--0-------------------------------------------|--0--------0-------------0----------|B----------------------------------------------|----------------------------3-------|G-----2-----0-------------------------------0--|-----2--------0-------------2-------|D--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4-------|--------4--------2--0-------0-------|A-----------------4---------4------------------|------------------------------------|D----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * *D-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|B--------------------0----------------|--------------------3--------3-------|G-----------2-----------0-------------|--------------0--------2-------------|D--2--0-------(0)---------------------|-----0-----2--------------0----------|A--------4--------2----------------0--|--2-----4--------0-------------------|D--------------------------4-b5-------|----------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * D------------------------------------|-------------------|B--3--------3-------3--------3-------|--3--------3-------|G-----2----------------2-------------|-----2-------------|D--------0----------------0----------|--------0----------|A------------------------------------|-------------------|D----------------0----------------0--|----------------0--|
* * * * * * D-----------------------------|-----------------------------|B--3--------5--------3--------|--1--------------------------|G-----2--------2--------2-----|-----0-----2p0---------------|D--------4--------0--------4--|--------2--------2--2-p0-----|A-----------------------------|-----------------------------|D-----------------------------|--------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * D-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|B--3--------5--------3--------|--------------------------------------|G-----2--------2--------2-----|-/5--5--5--5-\4--2--0-----------------|D--------4--------0--------4--|-----------------------2-p0--2-p0-----|A-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|D-----------------------------|-----------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * D-----------------------------|-----------------------------|B--3--------5--------3--------|--1--------------------------|G-----2--------2--------2-----|-----0-----2p0---------------|D--------4--------0--------4--|--------2--------2--2-p0-----|A-----------------------------|--------------------------3--|D-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
This section with strummed feel: * * * * * * * *D---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------|-----3--3--3----3-----3--3--3----3--|G--------0--4/5-4--0--2-p0--2--2-p0-----|-----2--2--2----2-----2--2--2----2--|D--0-h2------------------------------2--|--0-----0--0----0--0-----0--0----0--|A---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|D---------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * *D-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|B---/6-----6----6-----6--6--6----6\-|-----3--3--3----3-----3--3--3----3--|G---/5-----5----5-----5--5--5----5\-|-----2--2--2----2-----2--2--2----2--|D-------0--0----0--0--0-----0----0--|--0-----0--0----0--0-----0--0----0--|A-----------------------------------|-------------------------0----------|D-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * *D-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|B----6-----6----6-----3--3--3----3--|----6-----6----6-----6--6--6----6\-|G----5-----5----5-----2--2--2----2--|----5-----5----5-----5--5--5----5\-|D-------0--0----0--0--0-----0----0--|-------0--0----0--0--0-----0----0--|A-------0----------0----------------|-----------------------------------|D-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
* * * * * * * *D------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|B-----3--3--3----3-----3--3--3----3--|----6-----6----6-----6--6--6----6--|G-----2--2--2----2-----2--2--2----2--|----5-----5----5-----5--5--5----5--|D--0-----0--0----0--0-----0--0----0--|-------0--0----0--0--0-----0----0--|A----------------------------0-------|-----------------------------------|D------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
* * * * * *D-------------------|--7-p5-----------0------------------|B-----3----3--3-----|--------6-------------3--3--3-------|G-----2----2--2-----|-----------7-p5-------2--2--2-------|D--0-------0--0--x--|-------------------------0--0-------|A----------------x--|------------------------------------|D----------------x--|---------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * *D--7-p5-----------0------------------|--7-p5-----------0---------------|B--------6-------------3--3--3-------|--------6-------------3--3-------|G-----------7-p5-------2--2--2-------|-----------7-p5-------2--2-------|D-------------------------0--0-------|-------------------------0-------|A------------------------------------|----------------------------0----|D---------------------------------0--|---------------------------------|
* * * * * * * *D-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|B-----------------------3--3----------|-------------------3--3----------|G-----------------------2--2----------|-------------------2--2----------|D--------0--2h3p2p0--------0----------|--------0--3----0-----0--0-------|A--0-h3-----------------------0-------|--0-h3---------------------------|D----------------------------------0--|------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * *D---------------------------------|------------------------------------|B-------------------3--3----------|-----------------------3--3---------|G-------------------2--2----------|-----------------------2--2---------|D--------0--3----0-----0--0-------|--------0--2h3p2p0--------0---------|A--0-h3---------------------------|--0-h3------------------------------|D------------------------------0--|---------------------------------x--|
* * * * * * * *D----------------------------0----0--|----0--0--0----0--------------------|B----------------------3--3--3----3--|----3--3--3----3--------------------|G----------------------2--2--2----2--|----2--2--2----2--------------------|D--3p2p0-5p0-2p0----0-------------0--|----0--0--0----0--------0--3-p0-----|A--0-------------3----------------0--|----0--0--0----0--0--3--------------|D------------------------------------|---------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * *D--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|B--6--------6--------6--------6--------|--6--------6--------6--------6--------|G-----5--------5--------5--------5-----|-----4--------4--------4--------4-----|D--------0-----------------0-----------|--------0--------0--------0--------0--|A--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|D-----------------0-----------------0--|--------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * D-----------0-----------------0--------|-----------0-----------------0--------|B--6-----------6-----6-----------6-----|--5-----------5-----5-----------5-----|G-----3-----------------3--------------|-----3-----------------3--------------|D--------0--------0--------0-----------|--------0--------0--------0--------0--|A-----------------------------------0--|--------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * D-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|B--3--------3--------3--------3-------|--3-------3--------3--------3-------|G-----2--------2--------2-------------|-----2-------2--------2-------------|D--------0-----------------0----------|-------------------------0----------|A-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|D-----------------0----------------0--|----------------0----------------0--|
* * * * * * * * *D--0-------------------------------------------|--0----------------------0----------|B----------------------------------------------|----------------------------3-------|G-----2-----0----------------------------------|-----2-----0----------------2-------|D--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4----4--|--------4-----2-----0-------0-------|A-----------------4---------4------------------|-----------------4------------------|D----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * * *D--0-------------------------------------------|--0----------------------0----------|B----------------------------------------------|----------------------------3-------|G-----2-----0-------------------------------0--|-----2-----0----------------2-------|D--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4-------|--------4-----2-----0-------0-------|A-----------------4---------4------------------|-----------------4------------------|D----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------0--|
* * * * * * * * *D--0--------0-------------0----------|--0-------------------------------------------|B----------------------------3-------|----------------------------------------------|G-----2--------0-------------2-------|-----2-----0-------------------------------0--|D--------4--------2--0-------0-------|--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4-------|A------------------------------------|-----------------4---------4------------------|D---------------------------------0--|----------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * *D--0-------------------------0-------|--0-------------------------------------------|B----------------------------3-------|----------------------------------------------|G-----2-----0-------------2--2-------|-----2-----0-------------------------------0--|D--------4-----2-----0----0--0-------|--------4-----2-----0h2p0-----0---h2-h4-------|A-----------------4------------------|-----------------4---------4------------------|D---------------------------------0--|----------------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * D--0-----------------------0--0-------|-/4--------4/5\4-----0----------------|B-----------------------------3-------|-----3------------------0-------------|G-----2-----0-----------2-----2-------|------------------0--------2-------0--|D--------4-----2-----0--------0-------|--------0---------------------4-------|A-----------------4-------------------|--------------------------------------|D----------------------------------0--|--------------------------------------|
* * * * * * *D-----------------------------|--4--------4/5\4-----0----------------|B-----------------------------|-----3------------------0-------------|G-----------------0--2p0------|------------------0--------2-------0--|D--2-p0-----0-h2-----------4--|--------0---------------------4-------|A--------4--------------------|--------------------------------------|D-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * * D--------------------0--0--0--0-------|--4--------4-5-4-----0----------------|B--------------------3--3--3--3-------|-----3------------------0-------------|G--------------------2--2--2--2-------|------------------0--------2-------0--|D--2-p0-----0-h2--0--0--0--0--0-------|--------0---------------------4-------|A--------4----------------------------|--------------------------------------|D----------------------------------0--|--------------------------------------|
* * * * * * * D-----------------------------|-/4--------4/5\4-----0----------------|B-----------------------------|-----3------------------0-------------|G-----------------0--2-0------|------------------0--------2-------0--|D--2--0-----0--2-----------4--|--------0---------------------4-------|A--------4--------------------|--------------------------------------|D-----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
* * * *D--------------------0--0--0--0-------||B--------------------3--3--3--3-------||G-----------------0--2--2--2--2-------||D--2-p0-----0-h2-----0--0--0--0-------||A--------4----------------------------||D----------------------------------0--||
TAB guide: h = hammer on, p = pull off b = bend note up into next note / = slide into note from below \ = slide down to note from above x = dead (or muted) note ()= ghost note
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