Bruce Cockburn - Laughter tab

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From: whitej@kahu.lincoln.ac.nz (White, Jared Conway)
Subject: TAB: Laughter by Bruce Cockburn

Hi there!  Here's a tab of Laughter, by Bruce Cockburn (from "Further
Adventures of..." 1978).

Since tabbing this piece i have come to think that it may _possibly_ be in
open C.  However, it works perfectly well in dropped-D, too.  The only
difficulty is in the chorus section: for the first chord shape, you need to
barre the E,A & D strings at the 2nd fret with your first finger, while
keeping the G string open AND fretting the B and e strings at 3 and 5
respectively.  If that's just ridiculous, then ignore the open G string
and play a straight barre chord.

I haven't included timing marks: I figure you'd have to know the song to
want to try and play it anyway.  Note that Bruce modifies the verse section
a couple of times to get a more arpeggiated, sustained feel (eg the verse
about nuclear good-time boys).  For this you can use the same fingerings,
just change the style.

That reminds me... i have one question about the lyrics of the song that
you may be able to help with:
Here's to the sun _______________????
Through a thermal inversion haze
Here's to the nuclear good time boys
Numbering all our days...

Comments, corrections welcome (nay, encouraged!).  Thanks to Andrew
Rate for typing this up.

	 - jared


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                                 Laughter
                              Bruce Cockburn

Transcribed by Jared White
(whitej@lincoln.ac.nz)


Drop D tuning; capo 3rd fret; h = hammer-on

Intro:e|-----2----------------|-----2--2-------------|-----2----------------|B|-----3----------3-----|-----3--3-------3-----|-----3----------3-----|G|-----2----------0-----|-----2--2-------0-----|-----2----------0-----|D|----------------0-----|----------------0--0--|----------------0-----|A|-----------0h2-----2--|-----------0h2--------|-----------0h2-----2--|D|--0-----0-------------|--0-------------------|--0-----0-------------|
Verse:|-------2-------------|---------2--------------|----------------------||----3--3-------3-----|---------3--------3-----|-------3-----3--3-----||----2----------0-----|-*-------2--------2-----|-------0-----0--0-----||-0-------------0-----|-*----------------------|----------------------||-------0--0h2-----2--|---------------0-----0--|----2-----2--------2--||-0-------------------|---0--------0-----------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|-----------------------||----3--------3--------|-----3--3-------0-----|-----3--------3--------||----0--------0--------|----------------0-----|-----------------------||----------------------|-----4--4-------------|-----4--------4--------||----------2-----2-----|-----------0h2-----2--|-----------0-----0-----||-2-----2--------------|--0-------------------|--0-----0--------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------||-----3-----3----3-----|--------2---3---5---7--|-----7-----7--5--3-----||-----0-----0----0-----|--------2---4---6---7--|-----7-----7-----------||----------------------|-----2-----------------|-----------------4-----||--2-----2----------2--|--0-------------0------|--------0--------------||----------------------|-----------------------|--0-----------------0--|
Chorus:|-----5-----5--5-----5--|--------5--------5-----|-----------------------||-----3-----3--3-----3--|--------3--------3-----|-----3--3-----0--------||-----0-----0--0-----0--|--------0--------0-----|-----2--2-----0--------||-----------------0--2--|--------2-----------0--|-----4--4-----0--0-----||-----------2-----------|-----2-----------------|--------------2-----2--||--2-----2--------------|--2--------------------|--0--------------------|
|----------2--0-----0--|-----5-----5--5-----5--|--------5-----------5-----||----3-----3--0--3--0--|-----3-----3--3-----3--|--------3-----------3-----||----2-----------2-----|-----0-----0--0-----0--|--------0-----------0-----||----4-----------------|-----------------0--2--|--------2--------------0--||-------0--------------|-----------2-----------|-----2--------------------||-0-----------------0--|--2-----2--------------|--2-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------||----3--3-----0--------|-----3--3-------0------||----2--2-----0--------|-----2--2-------0----*-||----4--4-----0--0-----|-----4--0-------0----*-||-------------2-----2--|-----------0h2-----2---||-0--------------------|--0--------------------|
Thats all! Hope you enjoy it. jared
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