Kottke Leo - The Song Of The Swamp tab

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From: elanii@aol.com (ElanII)

"The Song of the Swamp"  by Leo Kottke
Transcribed from Greenhouse (1972)
Also recorded on the Capital compilation 'The Best'

This slide tune is in open G tuning.  It works on 6 or 12 string.  It is
essential to listen to the music with the transcription, to hear which
notes are fretted with a finger and which with the slide, and to catch the
rhythm.
In measure 5 the first two notes use finger fretting, for example.

The notation is standard, with 's' meaning slide from note to note, or up
or down to the note as appropriate.

I think this is a reasonable approximation of the song--please send your
corrections or suggestions.

Transcription by David Morse  (Morse_DL@Corning.com or Elanii@AOL.com)


1D|-------12----------12--------|------0--------0--------|B|-s12-------10 s 12------0----|-s5-----4 s 5------0----|G|---------------------------0-|----------------------0-|D|-----0----------------0------|-----0-----------0------|G|--0--------------0-----------|-s5--------s5-----------|D|-----------------------------|------------------------|
3D|-------12----------12-------|B|-s12-------10 s 12------0---|G|---------------------------0|D|-----0----------------0-----|G|--0--------------0----------|D|----------------------------|
4D|--------0--------------------------------|--------0-----------|B|-6 s 5-----12h---------------------------|-6 s 5-----12h------|G|-6-s-5-------12h-----------0-2--s--5-----|-6-s-5-------12h----|D|-6 s 5---------12h---2--4----2--s--5-----|-6 s 5---------12h--|G|-----------------------------2--s--5-----|--------------------|D|----------------------------------------|---------------------|
6D|--------------------|----------s5---------------|B|--------------------|-------0---- -5------7-----|G|--------------------|----0-----------5------7---|D|-------0------------|------------------5------7-|G|-2--4-----0---------|-0------------5------7-----|D|------------0--2--4-|---------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-12--6 s 9--10-------7------|B|-8---------8------10------|---------------10------7----|G|---0---------8-------10---|------------------10-----7--|D|-----0---------8--------10|----------------------------|G|-0---------8------10------|------------10-------7------|D|--------0-----------------|----------------------------|
10D|-9----------------------|-------------------|B|---0------5-----7-------|-8-----------------|G|-----0------5-----7-----|---0-------4-----7-|D|-------0------5-----7---|-----0----4-----7--|G|-0--------5-----7-------|-0-------4----7----|D|------------------------|-------0-----------|
12D|--------10--10--------s10------------|B|--------10--10--------s10------------|G|---------------10-----s10------------|D|----10-----------10---s10--10--7 s 9-|G|-10-------------------s10------------|D|-------------------------------------|
13D|--------8--------7---------------------|B|--------8--------7---------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|---0--0----0--0-----0--0----0----------|G|------=--------------------------------|D|-0------0--------0--------0----0--2--4-|
14D|--------13-----12-------------|--------8--------7---------------------|B|--------13-----12-------------|--------8--------7---------------------|G|------------------------------|---------------------------------------|D|---0--0---0--0---0------------|---0--0----0--0-----0--0----0----------|G|-0------0------0---0--0--2--4-|------=--------------------------------|D|------------------------------|-0------0--------0--------0----0--2--4-|
16D|---------------12------------------0-|B|-----------s12-------------12 s 7----|G|--------0---------------0------------|D|------0---------------0--------------|G|----0---------------0----------------|D|-0-----------------------------------|
17D|----------10----------s10-----------0-|B|-------10----10-------s10---6 s 5 ----|G|----10---------10-----s10---6 s 5 ----|D|----------------------s10---6 s 5 ----|G|-10-------------------s10-------------|D|--------------------------------------|
18D|----------------------------|-------0-----------------------|B|-12h---------------------0--|-6 s 5---12h-------------------|G|---12h-----------0----0-----|-6-s-5------12h----------------|D|-----12h---2--4----0--------|-6 s 5---------12h--------0----|G|----------------------------|--------------------2--4-----0-|D|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
20D|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0-|G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2---|D|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0-----|
21D|-------5--------5--------5--7 s 5 s 7---5 s 7--|B|-----0--------2--------5----7 s 5 s 7----------|G|---0--------2--------5------7 s 5 s 7----------|D|-----------------------------------------------|G|-0--------2--------5--------7 s 5 s 7----------|D|-----------------------------------------------|
22D|--------5--------2------------2--9 s 5 s 7--------|B|------0--------2---2--------2--------------7------|G|----0--------2-------2-----------------------7----|D|-----------------------------------------------7--|G|--0--------2-------------2---------------7--------|D|--------------------------------------------------|
23D|-------12----------12---|------0--------0----|-------12----------12---|B|-s12-------10 s 12------|-s5-----4 s 5-------|-s12-------10 s 12------|G|------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|D|-----0----------------0-|-----0-----------0--|-----0----------------0-|G|--0--------------0------|-s5--------s5-------|--0--------------0------|D|------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
26D|--------0-----------|---------------------|--------0-----------|B|-6 s 5-----12h------|---------------------|-6 s 5-----12h------|G|-6-s-5-------12h----|-------0-2--s--5-----|-6-s-5-------12h----|D|-6 s 5---------12h--|-2--4----2--s--5-----|-6 s 5---------12h--|G|--------------------|---------2--s--5-----|--------------------|D|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
29D|------------------5-|B|---------------0----|G|--------------------| Repeat Measures 21-28, then go toD|-------0----0-------| Measure 30G|-2--4-----0---------|D|--------------------|
30D|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------| Repeat Measures 7-19.D|-------0--------------|G|-2--4-----0-----------|D|-------------0--2--4--|
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