John Fahey - The Yellow Princess tab

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From: jboston@delphi.com (John Boston)
Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic
Subject: TAB: The Yellow Princess by John Fahey
Date: 11 Apr 1996 02:44:04 GMT

                          The Yellow Princess
                            by John Fahey


This tune is an epic of simplicity.  It sounds long and
complicated but it is made of pieces that are both simple and
physically easy to play even for the inexperienced fingerpicker.
It is great fun to play; there is a well defined melody line and
a catchy loping rhythm even when played at slower tempos.  And it
is in standard tuning, unlike most of Fahey's longer pieces.

You can hear Fahey's rendition of this piece on his CD's THE
YELLOW PRINCESS (Vanguard; also available as part of THE
ESSENTIAL JOHN FAHEY) and THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED: THE JOHN
FAHEY ANTHOLOGY (Rhino).  In the very amusing liner notes to THE
YELLOW PRINCESS Fahey states that the tune is based on a passage
>from  "The Yellow Princess Overture" by Camille Saint-Saens before
descending into the usual Fahey surreal fantasy.

This tune was tabbed by Dave Cohen, User643309@aol.com or
dcohen@bhi.com; the file was created by his faithful transcriber,

                    John Boston


TW70INTRO very beautiful, slowly repeat----0-----------0----------0---|-------------------------------------|-------12----------12----------|-------------------------------------|------------13-----------------|-------------------------------------|-----------------------14------|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
In this intro, play 3d & 4th strings with thumb repeat---0----------0----------0---|---------------------------------------|------12---------12----------|---------------------------------------|----------13-----------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------13------|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|0----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
---0----------0----------0--|-----0----------0--------------|--------|------12---------12---------|--------12---------12----------|--------|----------13----------------|------------13-----------------|--------|---------------------12-----|-----------------------12/11---|--------|----------------------------|-------------------------------|--------|0---------------------------|--0----------------------------|--------|
repeat-----0----------0----------0---|-------------------------------------|--------12---------12----------|-------------------------------------|------------13-----------------|-------------------------------------|-----------------------11------|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|--0----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
repeat---0----------0----------0---|---------------------------------------|------10---------10----------|---------------------------------------|----------11-----------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------11------|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|0----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
repeat---0----------0----------0---|---------------------------------------|------10---------10----------|---------------------------------------|----------11-----------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------10------|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|0----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
repeat---0----------0---------0---|----------------------------------------|------10---------10---------|----------------------------------------|----------11----------------|----------------------------------------|---------------------9------|----------------------------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|0---------------------------|----------------------------------------|
repeat B repeat---0--------0--------0---|-----|------0--------0--------0---|--------|------9--------9---------|-----|---------7--------7---------|--------|---------9---------------|-----|------------7---------------|--------|------------------9------|-----|---------------------7------|--------|-------------------------|-----|----------------------------|--------|0------------------------|-----|---7------------------------|--------|
see end for alternate fingering bend bend bend---|---------------------------------------|--------------------------|---|--4---5--4---5--4---5------------------|--------------------------|---|--3---4--3---4--3---4--0h1p0h1p0h1-----|--------------------------|---|------------------------------------2--|--------------------------|---|---------------------------------------|--------------------------|---|---------------------------------------|--------------------------|
PART A pause pause E-0-------------------------0--0--|------12---------12--------|--------|-0-------------------------0--0--|----------9-------------9--|--------|-1-------------------------1--0--|---------------------------|--------|-2-------------------------2--0--|------9--------------9-----|--------|-2---------2---------------2--0--|---------------------------|--------|-0--0--3----------3-----0--0--0--|---0----------0------------|--------|
E7 Db+A--10----------10-----0------|------9-------9-------------|------9---------------------|---------6----------6-------|----------------------------|----------------------------|----------9--------------0--|------6----------6----------|----------------------------|--0---------0---------------|---0--------------0---------|----------------------------|
Db7 A-7--------7-----0-----|------5--------5--------|----------------------|----6-----------------|---------2-----------2--|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|-------6-----------0--|------2-----------2-----|----------------------|-0-----------0--------|---0--------0-----------|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|
A7 E-3--------3-----0--------|---0----------------0--|--------------------|----2--------------2--0--|--------------0--------|--------------------|-------------------------|---------0h1-----------|--------------------|-------2-----------2-----|------2----------2-----|--------------------|-0-----------0-----------|-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|---0-------0-----------|--------------------|
E7 Db7----------0-----------|------4--------4--------|----------------------|----0-----------3-----|---------0-----------0--|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|----------------------|-------2-----------2--|------3-----------3-----|----------------------|----------------------|---4--------4-----------|----------------------|-0-----------0--------|------------------------|----------------------|
B7 (slide down from Db7) Db7 (slide up from B7)-2--------2--------------|------4--------4--------|-------------------|----0-----------0--------|---------0-----------0--|-------------------|----------------------2--|------------------------|-------------------|-------1-----------1-----|------3-----------3-----|-------------------|-2-----------2-----------|---4--------4-----------|-------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
B7 (slide down) Db7 (slide up)2---------2--------------|------4--------4--------|-------------------|----0-----------0--------|---------0-----------0--|-------------------|----------------------2--|------------------------|-------------------|-------1-----------1-----|------3-----------3-----|-------------------|2------------2-----------|---4--------4-----------|-------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
B7 (slide down) E-2--------2-----0--------|---0----------------0--|--------------------|----0--------------2--0--|--------------0--------|--------------------|-------------------------|---------0h1-----------|--------------------|-------1-----------1-----|------2----------2-----|--------------------|-2-----------2-----------|-----------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|---0-------0-----------|--------------------|
END PART A END INTRO------------------|-------------------0--|---------0------------|-----|---2-----0--------|------------0---------|---0------------0-----|-----|---------------0--|h1-----0h1------------|-----(1)--------------|-----|------2--------2--|----2----------2------|------2------------0--|-----|------------------|----------------------|----------------------|-----|0-----------0-----|-0-------0------------|0-----------0---------|-----|
PART B - Various pick patterns used - stay on 6/7 position for 12 measures
PICK 1-----------------------|--------------0--------|--------0-----------0--|-----6-----------6-----|/7---------7-----------|-----------------------|
PICK 2 PICK 3------------------------|--------------------------|---0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|---------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|------6-----------6-----|--------6-----------6-----|7-----------7-----------|--7-----------------------|------------------------|--------------7-----------|
markerPICK 4 A'----------------------------|------------------------|----------------|-----0-------------0--------|---------------0--------|----------------|-----------0-------------0--|--------0------------0--|----------------|--------6-------------6-----|----/9------------9-----|----------------|0h7-------------------------|-/10-------10-----------|----------------|--------------0h7-----------|------------------------|----------------|
--------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|----0------------0--------|---------------0---------|-----------------|----------0------------0--|--------0-------------0--|-----------------|-------9------------9-----|---/11------------11-----|-----------------|10-----------10-----------|/12--------12------------|-----------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
roll repeat from A' 3 times------------------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-0-----------------0------0---|-----------------|---------------------|-0----------0-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|--------11------------11------|-----------------|---------------------|-12------------12-------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
repeat or vary in this position------------------------|--------------|------------------------------|--------------0---------|--------------|------------------------------|-------0-------------0--|--------------|------------------------------|----9------------9------|--------------|------------------------------|10--------10------------|--------------|------------------------------|------------------------|--------------|------------------------------|
another 12 measures variations of this position-----------------|--------------------------|-------------0---|--------------------------|----------0------|--------------------------|-------6---------|--------------------------|----7------------|--------------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
repeat-------------------------|--------|-----------------------------------|---------0-----------0---|--------|-----------------------------------|---0-----------0---------|--------|-----------------------------------|------0-----------0------|--------|-----------------------------------|5-----------5------------|--------|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|--------|-----------------------------------|
repeat-------------------------|--------|--------------------------|--------|---------0-----------0---|--------|-----------0-----------0--|--------|---0-----------0---------|--------|-----0-----------0--------|--------|------0-----------0------|--------|--------0-----------0-----|--------|2-----------2------------|--------|--2-----------0-----------|--------|-------------------------|--------|--------------------------|--------|
-----------------------|------------------------|---------------------|---------0----------0--|---------------------0--|---------------------|---0----------0--------|----0-----0----0--------|---------------------|------0----------0-----|-------0----------0-----|---------------------|2---------/5-----------|/7---------\5-----------|---------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|---------------------|
-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------------|----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|-----------------|-------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|-----------------|\2-----------0-----------|--------------0-----------|-----------------|-------------------------|--3-----------------------|-----------------|
------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|----------0----------0--|----------0-----------0--|-------------------|----0----------0--------|----0-----------0--------|-------------------|-------0----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------------------|/2---------/5-----------|/7---------/10-----------|-------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|----------0----------0--|-----------0----------0--|-------------------|----0----------0--------|-----0----------0--------|-------------------|-------0----------0-----|--------0----------0-----|-------------------|\7---------\5-----------|--2---------/5-----------|-------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
------------------------|--------------------------|------------------|---------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|------------------|---0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|------------------|------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|------------------|5-----------5-----------|--5-----------5-----------|------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|------------------|
marker X-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|----------0-----------0--|-----------0-----------0--|-----------------|----0-----------0--------|-----0-----------0--------|-----------------|-------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|-----------------|-6-----------6-----------|--6-----------6-----------|-----------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|
this pattern or variationsas in part B repeat from X---------------------|------------------------|-----------|-----------|------------0--------|--------------0---------|-----------|-----------|------0-----------0--|--------0-----------0---|-----------|-----------|---6-----------6-----|-----6-----------6------|-----------|-----------|7--------------------|--7---------------------|-----------|-----------|---------7-----------|-----------7------------|-----------|-----------|
transition to part C------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------|---------0-----------0--|------------0-----------0--|-----------------|---0-----------0--------|------0-----------0--------|-----------------|------0-----------0-----|---------0-----------0-----|-----------------|6-----------6-----------|---5-----------5-----------|-----------------|------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------|
------------------------|---------0-----------0--|---0-----------0--------|------0-----------0-----|2-----------0-----------|------------------------|
PART C G-------3---------3--------|------------------|----------0------------0--|------------------|--------------------------|------------------|-------0------------0-----|------------------|--------------------------|------------------|---3----------3-----------|------------------|
marker C'3---------------|--0-----3-----------0--------|-----------------------|0---------3-----|--------------3-----------0--|-----------------------|----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------|----0--------0--|-----------0-----------0-----|-----------------------|----------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------|3------3--------|-----3-----------3-----------|-----------------------|
---------------------0--|-----3-----------0--------|------------------|---3-----------3--------|-----------3-----------0--|------------------|---------0--------------|--------------------------|------------------|------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|------------------|3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|------------------|
---------------0--|-----3-----------0--------|------------------------|---------3--------|-----------3-----------0--|------------------------|------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|---0--------0-----|--------0-----------0-----|------------------------|------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|3-----3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|------------------------|
D------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------|---3-----------0--------|------------------0--------|-----------------|---------0-----------2--|------0-----2-----------0--|-----------------|------0-----------0-----|---------0-----------0-----|-----------------|------------------------|---------------------------|-----------------|3-----------3-----------|---2-----------2-----------|-----------------|
repeat from C' roll------|------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------|------|------------|------------0-----|--0-----3-----0--|-------------|------|------------|------------0--0--|-----------------|-------------|----0-|------------|-----0------0-----|-----0-----0-----|-------------|------|------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------|3-----|------------|--3-----3---------|--3-----3--------|-------------|
E G-0-----------0--------|-----------------------|-----------------------|----------0--------0--|--------------3-----0--|-----------------------|-------1--------------|---------(0)-----------|-----------------------|----2-----------2-----|------0----------0-----|-----------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-0--------0-----------|---3----------3--------|-----------------------|
E G roll-0-----------0--------|-------------------------|---------------------|----------0--------0--|---3------0-----3--------|---------------------|-------1--------------|---0------------------0--|---------------------|----2-----------2-----|-------0-----------0-----|---------------------|----------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|-0--------0-----------|---3---------3-----------|---------------------|
E bend G roll-0-------3-----0--------|-------------------|-----------------0--|----|---------------------0--|---3---0--3--------|-----3--------3-----|----|(1)---------------------|---0------------0--|-----------0--------|----|----2-------------2-----|-------0-----0-----|--------0--------0--|----|------------------------|-------------------|--------------------|----|-0----------0-----------|---3------3--------|--3-----------3-----|----|
roll-3--------3----------|--3-----3--------|--0-----0--------|------------|-0-----0--------(0)--|-----0--------0--|-----3-----------|------------|---------------------|-----------------|--------------0--|------------|----0--------0-------|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|------------|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------|-3--------3----------|--3-----3--------|--3-----3--------|------------|
---------------|--0--------------------|-------------------|----------|3--0--3-----0--|--------3-----0-----2--|-------------0-----|----------|---------------|-----------------------|--------0h2--------|----------|---0-----0-----|-----0-----------0-----|-----0----------0--|----------|---------------|-----------------------|-------------------|----------|3-----3--------|--3--------3-----------|--2-------2--------|----------|
end C' repeat from C'---3--------3---------|--3------------------|--3--------3--------|----|------0------------0--|---------------------|--------0--------0--|----|0---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|----|---0-----------0------|-----0---------------|-----0--------0-----|----|----------------------|---------------------|--------------------|----|3--------3------------|--3------------------|--3--------3--------|----|
4 bars variations in this position-----------------|-----3--------3--------|----------------------------|-----------0-----|--------0----------0---|----------------------------|--------0--------|-----------------------|----------------------------|-----6-----------|-----0-----------0-----|----------------------------|/-7--------------|-----------------------|----------------------------|--------------7--|\-3--------3-----------|----------------------------|
repeat part B ad lib, slowing tempo3--------3------------|-----------------------------------------|----|---0-----------0------|-----------------------------------------|----|----------------------|-----------------------------------------|----|------0-----------0---|-----------------------------------------|----|----------------------|-----------------------------------------|----|3-----------3---------|-----------------------------------------|----|
repeat part A E END----------------------|--------------0---||----------------------|--------------0---||----------------------|--------------1---||----------------------|--------------2---||----------------------|--------------2---||----------------------|-----------0--0---||
alternate fingering for intro------------------------------------------------------------|------------------4h5--4h5--4h5-----------------------------|------------------4----4----4-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|------------------0----0----0-------------------------------|
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