Fahey John - Sligo River Blues tab

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From: "Damien Batstone" 
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 15:20:31 +1000
Subject: Sligo_River_Blues by John Fahey

Hi All,

I've had a couple of requests for this.  It's a very simple song
based on 1st, 4th and 5th (C, F, G).  It is repetitious and you
could find it boring if you don't vary sincopation and occasionally
hit double notes with your thumb on alternate notes.  Listen to the
CD if you want more details.  I got this off Return of the Repressed
Give it a bit of bounce and it's a great song to play.

Enjoy
Damien


                     Sligo River Blues
                       John Fahey

Transcribed Damien Batstone
(damienb@cheque.uq.edu.au)

chord sequence
CFCFCG

e|------------------------------------------------|b|0-h1-p0-------------------------------------0---| 0G|0--------0----------------------0-------0-------|: 0D|2-----------2---------------2-------2-----------|: 2A|3---------------3---2---3-----------------------| 3E|------------------------------------------------|
roll rolle|----------------0---------------|--------------------------------|b|0-------1------1----------------|0---1-------------------1-------|G|--------------0-----------------|0---------------0-------0-------|D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|----------------0---------------|----0---------------------------|b|0---1-------------------0-------|1-----------0-------1-----------|G|--------------------------------|------------0-------------------|D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|----------------0---------------|----------------0---------------|b|0-------1-----------------------|0---1---------------0-----------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------3---------------3-------|--------3---------------3-------|A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|E|1---------------1---------------|1---------------1---------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|--------0-----------------------|--------------------0-----------|b|1---------------0---1-----------|----0-------1-------1-----------|G|----------------------------0---|--------------------------------|D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
repeat last 4 bars Thumb is playing double notes on beats 2 & 4. This happens occasionally elsewhere.
e|----------------0---------------|------------0-------------------|b|0-------1-----------------------|0---1---------------0-----------|G|--------0---------------0-------|--------0-----------------------|D|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|E|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
Repeat those bars you repeated before
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|b|1-------------0h1---------------|1-------------------1-----------|G|0-------------------------------|0-------------------------------|D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
repeat last two
e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------3---------------3-------|--------3---------------3-------|A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|E|1---------------1---------------|1---------------1---------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
repeat last 4 bars
e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|E|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
then repeat those 4 bars again but throw an A in (on the bass) instead of the F near the end (for fun)
e|--------0-----------0-----------|0-----------0-----------0-------|b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------0---------------0-------|--------0---------------0-------|A|------------------------------- |--------------------------------|E|3---------------3---------------|3---------------3---------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|--------3-----------3-----------|3-----------3-----------3-------|b|0--h1-------0--h1-------0--h1---|----0--h1-------0--h1-----------|G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|D|--------2---------------2-------|--------2---------------2-------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3---------------3---------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
repeat Do it with the F base then back with the C base then repeat those 4 bars again then in G then repeat the 4 bars again reverting to an e-0 (instead of g-3) high on the last bar.
run through the whole C-F-C-F-C-G findangle like you did at the startand end on a: roll roll big thumb strume|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|b|h1------1------0h1------1-------|1-------------------------------|G|0-------0-------0-------0-------|0-------------------------------|D|2-------2-------2-------2-------|2-------------------------------|A|3---------------3-------------- |3-------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &_________________________________________________________
Damien Batstone Advanced Wastewater Management Centre Chemical Engineering The University of Queensland St. Lucia Brisbane Qld 4072 Phone: (07) 3365 4729 Fax: (07) 3365 4726 Email: damienb@cheque.uq.edu.au http://www.cheque.uq.edu.au/awm ___________________________________________________________
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