Fahey John - Desperate Man Blues tab

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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 16:00:09 GMT-10
From: Damien Batstone 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: TAB: Desparate_man_blues by John Fahey

Hi All,

Here's one of my favourite Fahey tunes.  I think it's one of
his first and is more melodic and less bizarre than others.
Fahey indicated in his liner notes that he used a bass string
tuned to G in unison with the second string but I couldn't work
that out.  Maybe he it to maintain an alternate base picking
pattern during the first half instead of the one string bass
pattern I've shown here.

Take note of the ghost notes ().  These seem to be done by
hammering or sliding up the neck on the first or third beat
of the bar.  They add alot to the song.

Hope you enjoy it.  If you have any questions or corrections,
please email me.  I'm a bit iffy about parts.  It's available
on the Rhino Records double CD or one of the Blind Joe death
compilations.

Damien Batstone
damienb@cheque.uq.edu.au

		DESPARATE MAN BLUES
		JOHN FAHEY


d|2-------------------2-----------3-----------2-------------------|B|1-----------1---------------1------1----------------1-----------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|0-------------------------------------------------------0-------|B|0-----------------------0-----------------------0-------0-------|G|--------------------------------0-------------------------------|D|------------------------0-------5-------5-------0---------------|G|0-------0-------0---------------------------------------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|--------2-----------2-----------3-----------2-------------------|B|(1)---------1---------------1-------1---------------1-----------|G|---------------------------------------(0)----------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|0-------------------------------0-------------------0-----------|B|0-----------------------0-------0-----------0--------------(0)--|G|------------------------0---------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------0---------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---------------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|--------2-----------2-----------3-----------2-------------------|B|------------1---------------1-------1---------------1-----------|G|---------------------------------------(0)----------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|0---------------------------------------------------------------|B|0-----------------------0---------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------0-----------------------0-------|D|------------------------------------------------0--h2-----------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
start A vvv vd|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|3---------------0-------------------------------0---------------|D|--------------------------------2-------------------------------|G|--------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|3---------------------------------------------------------------|D|------------0-------0-------0-------3-------3-------3-------3---|G|--------0-------0-------0-------3-------3-------3-------3-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|3-----------0---------------------------0-------------------0---|D|----0---------------------------0--h2---------------0--h2-------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
* End Ad|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------0-----------------------------------|D|--------------------0--h2-----------------------0--h2-----------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
Repeat A; d|----------------------------------| B|------------0-----------------------------| G|------------------------------------------| D|------------------------------------------| G|0-------0-------0-------0-----------------| D|------------------------------------------| 3 . . . 4 . . .
Repeat from start
d|----------------------------------| B|------------0-----------------------| G|--------------------0---------------| D|--------------------0---------------| G|0-------0-------0-------0-----------| D|------------------------------------| 3 . . . 4 . . .(B)
d|--------2-----------2-----------2-------------------2-----------|B|--------1---1---------------1---------------1--h3-----------0---|G|------------------------------------------------------------0---|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|0-------------------------------0-------------------0-----------|B|0-----------------------0-------0-----------0-------0-----------|G|------------------------0-------------------0-------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|--------2-----------2-----------2-------------------2-----------|B|(1)-----1---1---------------1-------------------3---------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|(5)-----5---------------5-------5-------------------0-----------|B|(3)-----3---------------3-------3-----------3-------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
Repeat from B
d|------------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------|B|--------3---------------------------------------------------0---|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------|G|5---------------5---------------5---------------5---------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|0-------------------------------0-------------------0-----------|B|0-----------------------0-------0-----------0-------0-----------|G|------------------------0-------------------0-------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
Repeat last two bars
d|--------------------------------7-----------7-------------------|B|---------------------------(8)------7---------------7-----------|G|--------7---h9------7--h9---------------7---------------7-------|D|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|5-------------------------------0-------------------0-----------|B|3-----------------------0-------0-----------0-------0-----------|G|------------------------0-------------------0-------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|--------------------------------7-----------7-------------------|B|---------------------------(8)------7---------------7-----------|G|--------7---h9------7--h9---------------7---------------7-------|D|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|5-----------------------5-------5-------------------0-----------|B|3-----------------------3-------3-----------0-------0-----------|G|--------------------------------------------0-------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .Next bar 3/4 timingStart Cd|------------5---------------5---------------4---|B|----5---------------5---------------5-------3---|G|------------------------------------------------|D|--------5---------------5---------------5-------|G|5---------------5---------------5---------------|D|------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .
d|s5--5-----------5---------------5-----------5---5---------------|B|----3-----------3---------------3-----------3---3-------3--p0---|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-------|G|0---------------0---------------0---------------0---------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .End CRepeat Cd|------------7---------------7----------10-------9--p8-----------|B|----7---------------7-------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------7---------------7---------------7---------------7-------|G|7---------------7---------------7---------------7---------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
Repeat CRepear second bar of C(D)d|--------0-----------0-------------------0-----------0-----------|B|3-----------3-----------3-------2-----------2-----------2-------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
d|--------0-----------0-------------------------------------------|B|1-----------1-----------1-------0-------------------3-------0---|G|----------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------| 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4 . . .
Repeat Last two bars Play from start through to second repeat of A then from B After reaching end play from start of C to start of D slowing and finishing.
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