Big Country - Tall Ships Go tab

                 Big Country - Tall Ships Go

                      Album - Steeltown(1984)

From: maule_andy@hotmail.com

A cracking riff starts and underpins this little belter. I've
tried to make the tab as easy to understand as possible(honest).
Anyway in a nutshell Guitar 1 plays the lead parts & Guitar 2 the
rhythm - chord symbols above bars denote the chord(s) being played.
Listen to the track itself for guidance on the strumming pattern.
The purests amongst you may like to note that Stuart Adamson used a
2p coin instead of a plectrum & lots of echo to get the rhythm guitar
sound(fascinating fact no.1022396 - snore). The song is in G.

h - hammer on
b - bend up
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
~ - vibrato


CHORDS FOR RHYTHM GUITAR (Guitar 2)

G5 G E5 D5 C G5(2) A5 G(2) Em C(2) AmE|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|B|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|G|-7--|-4--|-4--|-2--|-9--|-12-|-9--|-4--|-0--|-9--|-5--|D|-5--|-5--|-2--|-0--|-10-|-12-|-7--|-5--|-2--|-10-|-7--|A|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|-5--|-2--|-10-|-7--|E|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|-3--|-0--|-8--|-5--|
INTRO - [Chords prior to main riff]*palm mute strings
Guitar 2 G5 G5 G(1) G(1) E5 D5 G5 D5E|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|---------|B|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|---------|G|-7----|-7----|-4----|-4----|-4----|-2----|-7----|-2-------|D|-5----|-5----|-5----|-5----|-2----|-0----|-5----|-0-------|A|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|---------|E|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|---------|
INTRO/MAIN RIFF - [Riff 1]
Guitar 1 <=========================x 2============================> G5 C C G5(2)E|-------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|B|-------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|G|--7------7/9-|--9----------|--9-------9/12-|--12----------|D|-----5-------|-----10------|-----10--------|------12------|A|-------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|E|-------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|
G5 C C G5(2)E|----------------|----------------|--12-------12/15-|--15------------|B|/1212-----12h15-|--15------------|------13---------|-------15-12----|G|------12--------|-------14-12----|-----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
E5 C G5 G5E|--14--15------|----------12--|--------------|--15-15/17-17/19-19--|B|----------15--|--13--15------|--------------|---------------------|G|--------------|--------------|--14-\-12-12--|---------------------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------------|
E5 C G5 G5E|--14--15------|----------12--|--21----------|--21-21b22~~~~-|B|----------15--|--13--15------|--------------|---------------|G|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
VERSE 1 - [Riff 2]
<===========================x 2============================> E5 E5 G5 G5E|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|B|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|G|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|1) I dreamed...2) I dreamed... ...For a
A5 A5 G5 G5E|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|B|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|G|-9------------|--------------|--------------|-77-7----------|D|-7------------|--------------|--------------|-55-5----------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------| Sign of you... ...And the
<===========x 2===========> D5 D5 E5 G5E|-------------------|-----------10----|-------10--------10--------|B|-------------10----|-10-12--------12-|-10-12-----10-12-----10-12-|G|-----9h11h12----12-|------12---------|---------------------------|D|--12---------------|-----------------|---------------------------|A|-------------------|---------------- |---------------------------|E|-------------------|-------- --------|---------------------------| Sea called hard...
<==========x 2============> D5 D5 E5 G5E|-------------------|-------------------|-------10--------10--------|B|-----8------8------|-----8------8------|-10-12-----10-12-----10-12-|G|-7-9----7-9----7-9-|-7-9----7-9----7-9-|---------------------------|D|-------------------|-------------------|---------------------------|A|-------------------|-------------------|---------------------------|E|-------------------|-------------------|---------------------------| I watched the...
CHORUS - [Riff 3]
G5 G5 E5 D5E|------------|------------|------------|------------|B|------------|------------|------------|------------|G|--12--------|--14----16--|--9---------|--7---------|D|------------|------------|--9---------|--7---------|A|------------|------------|--7---------|--5---------|E|------------|------------|------------|------------| I hear your voice and it keeps me from sleeping
G5 G5 E5 D5E|--15--------|--17----19--|--22--------|--20--------|B|------------|------------|------------|------------|G|------------|------------|------------|------------|D|------------|------------|------------|------------|A|------------|------------|------------|------------|E|------------|------------|------------|------------| Why must it.. always.. be..dreams when...
MAIN RIFF - [Riff 1]*first 4 bars of riff are now played once
*replace bar 16 of original riff 1 as follows G5E|--17-17/19-17\15-15/17\15-15-|B|-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------|D|-----------------------------|A|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
*replace bars 19 & 20 of original riff 1 as follows G5 G5E|-------------|-2222\19-19\17\15-15/17-|B|-------------|------------------------|G|--14-\-12-12-|------------------------|D|-------------|------------------------|A|-------------|------------------------|E|-------------|------------------------|
VERSE 2 - [Riff 2] *first 3 bars of Riff 2 are played differently as follows:
E|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|-17------------|---------15\12-|-12~~~~--------|G|---------------|---------------|---------------|D|---------------|---------------|---------------|A|---------------|---------------|---------------|E|---------------|---------------|---------------| I dreamed...
CHORUS - [Riff 3]*replace bar 8 of Riff 3 as follows
E|-2222\20\19\17\15-|B|------------------|G|------------------|D|------------------|A|------------------|E|------------------|
SOLO BREAK - [Riff 4 x 2]
G(2) Em C(2) AmE|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|B|---------------|---------------|-------15------|---------------|G|-12-12--14-16--|-------11--12--|----12-----16--|-------16--12--|D|---------------|----14---------|---------------|----14---------|A|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|E|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
VERSE 3 - [Riff 2]*repeatedly strum the following for the last 4 bars of the verse
E|--15---|B|--15---|G|-------|D|-------|A|-------|E|-------|
CHORUS - [Riff 3] OUTRO - [Riff 5]
G(2) EmE|----------------------------|------------------------|B|----------------------------|------------------------|G|-------12--12---------12-14-|-12h14-12---------12-14-|D|-12h14----------12h14-------|------------12h14-------|A|----------------------------|------------------------|E|----------------------------|------------------------|
C(2) Am G(2)E|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|B|---------------------|-15------------------|----------------------|G|-16-12---------12-14-|----16---------12-14-|-12--12---------12-14-|D|---------12h14-------|---------12h14-------|----------12h14-------|A|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|E|---------------------|---------------------|----------------------|
Em C(2) AmE|------------------------|---------------------|----15-15-15-15-15-|B|------------------------|---------------------|-15-15-15-15-15-15-|G|-12h14-12---------12-14-|-16-12---------12-14-|-------------------|D|------------12h14-------|---------12h14-------|-------------------|A|------------------------|---------------------|-------------------|E|------------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
MAIN RIFF - [Riff 1]*end song at bar 14 of original riff as follows
[let ring]E|--------------|B|--13----------|G|--12----------|D|--------------|A|--------------|E|--------------|
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