Dire Straits - Single Handed Sailor tab

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From: URBAN JOSEPH DE SOUZA 
Subject: SingleHandedSailor by DireStraits
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	SINGLE HANDED SAILOR			Contributed by:
	       by 				Alessandro Borille	
						(paride@arianna.dei.unipd.it) 
	dIRE sTRAITS				& Urban J deSouza
						(ujd@ecl.psu.edu)
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Key: Dm

[Written by Mark Knopfler
Published by Rondor Music/Straitjacket Songs
Copyright 1979 Phonogram, London]

Tab key_______________________
10^12	: slide from 10th to 12th fret
10^(12) : bending (one tone) on 10th fret
(12)^10 : descending bend note on 10th fret
10vv	: vibrato note
10>12	: hammer on
12<10	: pull off

Intro:  Dm / C : G                 (2 times)

Intro tab below:(For the intro: I tried to play the long note as a slide note. I have to saythat it sounds much better than a bend..Allassandro) Dm|E---------------10----------|B-----------10------13^15vv-|G----10>12------------------
|D---------------------------|A---------------------------|E--------------------------- Dm---------------10--------------------------10------13^15.--15vv-----10>12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C---------------10---------------------10------13vv--------10>12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------10------13^(15)-----10>12------10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(repeating ...) Dm---------------10---------------------10------13^15vv-----10>12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dm---------------10--------------------------10------13^15.--15vv-----10>12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C---------------10---------------------10------13vv--------10>12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G |--> a fill (this appears in 2 types: 2nd)------------------------------15---------------------------------------------------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-----------------------------------10>12------10--------------------------10>13<13--------------------------------------------------------------------------12<10>12<10--------------------------------------------------------------------------12vv--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Verse 1 Dm C Bb F Two in the morning dry-dock town Dm C Bb - F The river rolled away in the night Dm C Bb F Little _Gypsy Moth_ she's all tied down Dm C Bb - F She put her in the wind and the light Verse 2 Yeah, the sailing ship is just a-held down in chains From the lazy days of sail She's just lying there, silent pain You lean on the tourist rail Chorus 1 Am Dm Dm-C-Bb A mother and her baby and the College of war C And the concrete grave Dm C Bb F You never want to fight against the river law Gm Bb Nobody rules the waves C A7 Dm Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing Bb C Around the _Cutty Sark_ Dm C Bb F Single-handed sailor go sailing Gm Bb Sailing away in the dark Guitar intro solo: Dm / C : G ( twice over) Verse 3 He's up on the bridge on the self-same night A mariner of dry-dock land Two in the morning, well there's one green light And the man on the barge is sayin' Chorus 2 'She's a-gonna slip away below him Away from things he's done' But he just shouts, 'Hey man whatcha call this thing?' Could say, 'Pride of London' On a night when the lazy wind is wailing Around the _Cutty Sark_ Yeah, single-handed sailor go sailing Sailing away in the dark Final solo: Repeat intro solo and then:
Dm Dm|E------------------------|-----------------------|-|B--15<13>15<13>15^18vv---|--15<13>15<13>15^18vv--|-|G------------------------|-----------------------|-|D------------------------|-----------------------|-|A------------------------|-----------------------|-|E------------------------|-----------------------|-
C G------------------------|-----------------------------15<13>15<13>15^17vv---|-----13>15<13>15^18.-18vv--------------------------|--14-----------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------
________ ________ ________ ________ Dm | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 |--------------------------|---------------------------------------------------18^(20)--18<15----15vv--|----------15-18<15----18<15----18<15----18<15---------------------17-------|--17^(19)----------17-------17-------17-------17---------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
________ ________ ________ ________ ________ | 3 | C | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 |------------|--------------------------------------------|---18<15-----|-----17>20----17>20----17>20----17>20-------|---------17--|--19-------19-------19-------19-------19vv--|-------------|--------------------------------------------|-------------|--------------------------------------------|-------------|--------------------------------------------|-
________ ________ ________ ________ ________G | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | Dm--19<15----19<15----19<15----19<15----19<15-----|-17<16<15---15-----------------------15-------15-------15-------15-------15--|----------18---18<17<15----15------------------------------------------------|------------------------17---------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
C------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|-13------13-----------------------17^(19)-17^(19)^17vv--|-12^(14)-12^(14)--(14)^12<10>12- [.etc.]------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------
ANOTHER TRANSCRIPTION FROM URBAN FOLLOWS............ After the intro repeat where the 4 long sustained notes as u wrote are played in the following style... Dm Dm C G Slide / Slide / Plain / Bend (twice) (Tab: H-hammer-on P-pull-off; B-bend; vv-vibrato;S-slide;.staccato;() by itself) after that....
|E-(10)--10--10--10 13vv-|---|(10)--10--10--10 12vv|-------10--13.-13-|------|B-----13--13--13--------|---|----13--13--13-------|10~H~12--10-------|----|G-----------------------|-%-|---------------------|------------------|------|D-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|------|A-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|------|E-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|----
|E-15-13-----------------|-(10)-13-10--13-10-|13-10--13-10|13~P~10--13~P~10--|B------15-13-15-13~B~15-|-----------13------|-----13-----|-------13-------13-|G-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------|D-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------|A-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------|E-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------
|E-13~P~10--|----------------15-----15--|-------15-----15--|19~P15-15--|B--------13|(15)(15) 15~H~17--15-17--15|15~H~17--15-17--15|------15---|G----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------|D----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------|A----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------|E----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------
|E-19~P15-----19~P15---19~P15--|17~P16~P15--15------------------------------|B-------15---------15-------15|----------18--18-15--15---------------------|G-----------------------------|-------------------17--17~B~19vv-17~B~19vv--|D-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------
|E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B--(12)~B~14---------------------------------------------------------------|G--(12)~B~14 or 13------etc -------------------------------------------------|D-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The remaining stuff is slower and relatively less prominent..has a bunch of bends and slides..double stops like the one just above. -------------------------end------------------------------------------ Comments and Improvements Welcomed Alessandro and Urban Oct 1993 From: anton@cip63 (Detlef Anton) Date: 24 May 1995 06:24:21 GMT Single-Handed Sailor (Dire Straits) from the album 'Communique' Intro: Dm / C : G (2 times) Dm C Bb F Two in the morning bright uptown ( Two in the morning dry-dock town) Dm C Bb - F The river run away in the night (The river rolled away in the night) Dm C Bb F Little Gypsy mare she's all tied down (Little _Gypsy Moth_ she's all tied down) (Little gypsy mom she's all tied down) Dm C Bb - F She put her in the wind and the light (She quiver in the wind down the light) (Same chords as above) Yeah, the sailing ship is just held down in chains (Yeah, the sailing ship is just a-held down in chains) (The sailing ship is just held with chains) From the lazy days of sailing (From the lazy days of sail) She's just lying there silent in pain (She's just lying there, silent pain) You lean on the tourist rail Am Dm Dm-C-Bb A mother and her baby in the college of war (A mother and her baby and the College of war) C In the concrete grave (And the concrete grave) Dm C Bb F You never want to fight against the river law Gm Bb Nobody rules the waves C A7 Dm Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing Bb C Around the cutting saw (Around the _Cutty Sark_) Dm C Bb F Single-handed sailor go sailing Gm Bb Singing away in the dark (Sailing away in the dark) (Guitar: Dm / C : G) He's up on the bridge on the self-say night (He's up on the bridge on the self-same night) A mariner of dried-up land (A mariner of dry-dock land) Two in the morning, well there's one green light And the man on the barge is sad (And the man on the barge is sayin') She's gonna step away below him ('She's a-gonna slip away below him) Away from things he's done But he just shouts, "Hey man whatcha call this thing?" She could say, "Pride of London" (Could say, 'Pride of London') On a night when the lazy wind is wailing Around the cutting saw (Around the _Cutty Sark_) Yeah, single-handed sailor go sailing Singing away in the dark (Sailing away in the dark) For the intro: I tried to play the long note as a slide note. I have to say that it sounds much better. Tab notation followed:----------------- 10^12 : slide from 10th to 12th fret 10^(12) : bending (one tone) on 10th fret (12)^10 : descending bend note on 10th fret 10vv : vibrato note 10>12 : hammer on 12<10 : pull off
---------------10---------------------10------13^15vv-----10>12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------10--------------------------10------13^15.--15vv-----10>12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------10---------------------10------13vv--------10>12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------10------13^(15)-----10>12------10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------10---------------------10------13^15vv-----10>12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------10--------------------------10------13^15.--15vv-----10>12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------10---------------------10------13vv--------10>12---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------15---------------------------------------------------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-----------------------------------10>12------10--------------------------10>13<13--------------------------------------------------------------------------12<10>12<10--------------------------------------------------------------------------12vv--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-- vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv v toni v v mail: anton@cscip.uni-sb.de v vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
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