Govt Mule - Wandering Child tab

Song: Wandering Child
Artist: Gov't Mule
Album: Life Before Insanity
Year: 2000

Tabbed by: JBankAZ
Email: JBankAZ@yahoo.com

I am very surprised to see that I am the first one to tab this. Here is the rundown on
Mule classic. I read an interview with Warren Haynes' tech, Brian Farmer, in Guitar One
He said during shows Warren uses a "'58 (Les Paul) reissue tuned C-G-C-G-C-E (low to
and it's got an Antiquity humbucking in the bridge - we use it for 'Wandering Child'" I
this tuning to figure out what you see here. May not be exact, especially the break and
but it's pretty close. I am almost 100% sure about the correctness of the intro, main
and outro however. Use distortion on the whole thing and a slideo n the indicated parts. 
you and enjoy. Got Mule?

Tuning: (low to high) C-G-C-G-C-E

Intro:
00:02 - (volume fade in - open strings with feedback - key of C)
00:12 - (bass enters)

00:24

w/ slide, low volume/light distortion, tremolo:e|--1/3~~~~-3/1-------------------------------------------------------|C|--------------0-1/3~~~-------2/3-2/3/2/p(0)-3/12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|G|----------------1/3~~~-------2/3-2/3/2/p(0)-3/12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
00:44e|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|C|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|G|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|C|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|C|------------------------------------------------------------------------| < slow fade in with volume
Main Riff: 1:05
w/ distortion |w/ slide| |w/ slide|e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|C|--------0----------0-----------0---2/3-0-2/3-0----------0--------3/12~~~-|G|--------0---3p0----0-----------0---2/3-0-2/3-0----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-|C|--------0---3p0----0-----------0---2/3-0-2/3-0----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-|G|--3-3-5-5-------0------3p0-3/5-5----------------3p0-3/5-5------0---------|C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| (Play 2x)
Verse 1: 1:23 Riff I:
w/ distortion(let notes ring) |w/ slide|e|-3-----3----------||------------------------------------------------||C|---3-----3--------||--------0----------0-----------0--------3/12~~~-||G|-----------2------||--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||C|------------------||--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||G|------------------||--3-3-5-5-------0------3p0-3/5-5------0---------||C|------------------||------------------------------------------------||(Play 4x - w/ vocals)(Play 1x)
[Play 'Riff I' 2x] Riff II:
w/ distortione|--5p3-------------|C|------5-4~-5------|G|------------------|C|------------------|G|------------------|C|------------------| (Play 8x)
Chorus: 2:12 ['Main Riff'- 1x] Verse 2: 2:21 [Same as Verse 1 but with different lyrics and slide fills over 'Riff II'] Chorus: 3:10 ['Main Riff'- 2x] Break: 3:28 Riff III:
w/ slide and distortion d d d u d d d d ue|--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10--||C|--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10--||G|--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10--||C|--------------------------------||G|--------------------------------||C|--------------------------------||*Note: It sounds to me that there is a slide being used, however, do not slide into theas you would with usual slide playing.
Riff IV:
w/ distortion |w/ slide |e|---------------------------||C|----------0--------3/12~~~-||G|----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||C|----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||G|--3p0-3/5-5------0---------||C|---------------------------||
-Break Progression- ['Riff III' - 2x] ['Riff IV' - 1x] ['Riff III' - 4x] ['Riff IV' - 1x] Solo: 3:47 [Use a slide and distortion and begin in the 7th position - proceed to jam] Bridge: 4:14
w/ distortione|------------------------------------------------||C|--------0----------0-----------0--------3/12~~~-||G|--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||C|--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||G|--3-3-5-5-------0------3p0-3/5-5------0---------||C|------------------------------------------------|| (Play 2x)
Verse 3: 4:26 [Same as first two verses with different lyrics and more slide fills] Outro Chorus: 5:15 ['Main Riff' - 4x - w/ phaser effect on the 3rd and 4th time] Outro Riff - (same as intro bass riff): 5:51
w/ distortione|--------------------------------------------------|C|--------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------|C|------3p0-----3p0---------3p0-----3p0-----3p0-----|G|--3-5-----5-5-----5-5---3-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-|C|--------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------||C|---------------------------------------------------||G|---------------------------------------------------||C|------3p0-----3p0---------3p0-----3p0-----3p0------||G|--3-5-----5-5-----5-5---3-----5-5-----5-5-----5----||C|------------------------------------------------0--||
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