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From: viktoria@tornado.seas.ucla.edu (Viktoria A. Temesvary)
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 06:09:11 GMT
Subject: TAB: "Where I Go" by Natalie Merchant

I know demand is *so* great for this, so here it is.
Twirling lead singer is optional & YES, there are guitars
on this album, check it out.


Where I Go by Natalie Merchant from the album "Tigerlily" 1995

Transcribed by Viki Temesvary <>
without anyone's permission or request

KEY to TABLATURE:
/   slide up                       \   slide down
^   hammer on or pull off          ~   vibrato
/B  bend up a whole or half note   "   accent this note
[E] chord (strum patterns NOT tabbed)
(0:13) time marker on track


Key of B major, I think

|-------------------------------------------------------||--12--9------------------------------------------------||---------11--8--11--------9-----8----------------------||---------------------/-11----/9--------9/B--9/B--------||----------------------------------/-11-----------11----||-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------12--9-------12--12/B--9-----||---------------/-11--9--11--------9^11-----------------||---------9--11-----------------------------------------||----/-11-----------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------|
(0:13) " [B] [E] [B] [E]|--------------------------------| ---------------------||----------12--------------------| ------9--------------||----9^11------11--9^11^9-\8-----| -8----9--------------||-----------------------------9--| -9----9--------------||--------------------------------| -9-------------------||--------------------------------| ---------------------|
Riff at (0:42)|-------------------------------------------------------||---12--9-----------------------------------------------||---------11--8--11-------------------------------------||--------------------11--11-------9--9-----11-----------||----------------------------/11-------11------11--11---||-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------9-9--11-11/13----11-------||--/-9--9-9-9--11--9--11-11-----------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------||------------------------------||------------------------------||---11^13^11--11^13^11-----9---||------------------------------||------------------------------|
Riff at (1:04)|--------------------------------------------------||---12--9--12--9--12--/14/B--12~~------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
(1:32)|---------------------------------------------------------------||-----9--9^12^9-----9--9^12^9-----------------------------------||--11------------11------------11-----------------13------------||----------------------------------13--13--11--13------------9--||---------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------|
(2:00) Natalie's still singing over this|---------------------------------------14~------------------||---14~--12--14--16~----12--14--12--14-------16--14----------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------|
Remaining parts of the song and closing riffs are a mixture of ascending scales like:
|-----------------------------||-----------------------------||------------------11--13-----||------------9--11------------||----7--9/11------------------||--9--------------------------|
and many hammers and pull-offs kinda like:
|----------------------------||--11^12^11------------------||-----------13---11^13^11----||-------------------------13-||----------------------------||----------------------------|
with repeats of parts of previous riffs - improvise in the key just be sure to end on a B or B chord.
|------||--12--||------||------||------||------|
"Where I Go" by Natalie Merchant from Tigerlily 1995 Transcribed by <> Please! *Any* comments or suggestions are welcome!! From: bhoang@bhoang.itg.ti.com Date: Wed, 26 Jul 95 08:45:33 EST Subject: Corrected submission for Natalie Merchant - "Where I Go" I've corrected my recent submission for Natalie Merchant's "Where I Go" below. I had forgotten to add the F# chord diagram and also fixed some notes in the tab after relistening to the song. Here's my take on Natalie Merchant's "Where I go". This is clearly the best song on her solo effort "Tigerlily". I think I only had to listen to it about a million times before I could get it all down. Of course, I will extend that standard disclaimer that this is my first tab submission. Chords (standard tuning): B B7 G#m E F# A#m A#m/E xx o oo x xx xx o |||||| 7|||||| 4|||||| |||*|| |||||| |||||* |||||| |||||* *---** *---** |**||| ||||** ||||*| ||||*| |||||| |||*|| |||||| |||||| |||*|| ||**|| ||**|| ||***| |**||| |**||| |||||| |**||| |||||| |||||| All the symbols are what you would expect. Here, B7 is named so for lack of a better term. I looked through a chord dictionary, but didn't see one the same as my diagram. A#m/E is the same case. Chord Progression: I use (B G#m E E x 2) (F# E F# E F# E) for the verse and chorus. Later, there's just (G#m G#m E E) and the (F# E F# E F# E) with some variation you will see in the tab. I use the B7 in place of the B whenever Ms. Merchant is not singing. The A#m and A#m/E only occurs once in two measures (at 3:19) late in the song (see strum pattern). Strum Key: | down strum x muted down strum u up strum d d | 4 quarter note 8 eighth note Try the following for the verse (4/4 time): B G#m E E 4 4 8 8 4 4 4 8 8 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 4 8 8 4 | x u u | | x u u | | x u u | u | u x u u | d d | | d d d | | d v v | | v | v | v | | v B G#m E E (same as 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 above) | u x u | u | u v | v | v | v | For the A#m measures: A#m A#m 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 (I use A#m/E on the down strum after | x u | u x u | u x u | u | each muted down strum. You really v v | v | v | v | v | v | v need to listen to the song to hear this.) Tab Key: h -- hammer on p -- pull off s -- slide (m:ss) -- time marker at beginning of measure (intro) B7 (0:00) G#m E E
|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------------||-12----------------|--------------|-----------------|------------------11------||----11-11h13----11-|-----8s7---8--|----------------9|---9-9h11-9-11-13----13---||-------------13----|-9h11----9---9|11-9h11-9--9-11--|11------------------------||-------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------------||-------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
B7 G#m E E|----------------------|-----------9-|-10p9----------|--------------------------||-------------12-------|--------12---|---------------|-------12-----------------||-------11-13----11h13-|--11h13------|------11h13-11-|-11h13----11h13-----------||-11h13----------------|-------------|---------------|----------------14-13-11--||----------------------|-------------|---------------|--------------------------||----------------------|-------------|---------------|--------------------------|
(verse 1) B (0:16) G#m E E Climbing under a barbed wire fence by the railroad tracks B G#m E E Climbing over the old stone wall I am bound for the riverside (chorus) F# E Well I go to the river to soothe my mind F# E Ponder over these crazy days of my life. F# E Just sit and watch the river flow
B7 (0:43) G#m E E|------------------------|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---||-11h12------------------|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---||-------11-11h13------11-|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---||----------------11h13---|-11-11-13p11p9-|------8-9-11-|-11h13---------------|---||------------------------|---------------|-9-11--------|-------11-11-13p11p9-|---||------------------------|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---|
B7 G#m E E|----------------|----------|------------------|-----------|---------------------||----------------|----------|------------------|-----------|---------------------||----------------|----------|--------------6h8-|--6h8--6h8-|---------------------||----------------|------8--8|8-9--9-9-11--9----|-9----9----|---------------------||-9-9-9-11-11-11-|-9-11-----|------------------|-----------|---------------------||----------------|----------|------------------|-----------|---------------------|
(verse 2) B (0:59) G#m Find a place on the river bank E E|-------------------------------------------|---|---------------------------------||-------------------------------------14-12-|---|---------------------------------||-------------------------13-11-13-11-------|---|---------------------------------||--------(13)-14-13-14-13-------------------|---|---------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|---|---------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|---|---------------------------------|
where the green rushes grow B E E E See the wind in the willow tree in branches hanging low. (chorus) F# E Well I go to the river to soothe my mind F# E F# Ponder over these crazy days of my life. E G#m Watch the river flow G#m E E Ease my mind and soul where I go
B7 (1:34) G#m E E|----------|--------------------|----------|----------||----------|-------12-----------|--------12|----------||-11-------|-11h13----11h13-11--|--11h13---|11h13-11--||----------|--------------------|----------|----------||----------|--------------------|----------|----------||----------|--------------------|----------|----------|
(chorus) B7 G#m E E F# (1:49) E|------|-------7|----------|------------|-----------------------|---------------||------|-----7--|----------|------------|-----------------------|---------------||-9-8--|-8-9----|9-8-------|------------|-----------------------|---------------||------|--------|----11-9--|------9----9|8----------------------|---------------||------|--------|----------|-9h11---11--|-----------------------|---------------||------|--------|----------|------------|-----------------------|---------------| Well I go to the river from time to time
F# E F# Wander over these crazy days in my mind.
E G#m (2:01) G#m E E|---------------|-------------9h11-|----------|---------------|14-11------------||-11h12-11-11---|-------11-12------|--12-11---|-------11-12-12|------12---------||-------------11|11h13-------------|--------11|11h13----------|-----------------||---------------|------------------|----------|---------------|-----------------||---------------|------------------|----------|---------------|-----------------||---------------|------------------|----------|---------------|-----------------| Watch the river flow by the
G#m G#m E cool rolling waters moving gracefully and
(Bridge) E F#m (2:16) F#m E G#m|-------------|----------|------------------|---------|-------------||-11h12-------|----------|------------------|---------|-------------||-------13-11-|----------|------------------|---------|-------------||-------------|----------|------------------|8h9-9p8--|-----9-------||-------------|----------|-----6-7---9----11|---------|9h11---9h11--||-------------|----------|-7-9--------------|---------|-------------| slow OOh child, it's love...it's lovely
G#m G#m F# F#|---------------|------------------|-----------|------------||---------------|------------------|-----9-----|------------||---------------|--------8h9p8----8|9-11---11--|------8-9-8-||---------------|8---9---------11--|-----------|-9-11-------||------6-7--9-11|------------------|-----------|------------||--7-9----------|------------------|-----------|------------| let the river take it all away
G#m G#m F# F#|-------------|----------------|-----------------|------------||-------------|----------------|-----------------|------------||-9----8------|----------------|8-8h9p8----------|------------||---11---9-11-|------------9-11|--------11p9h11-9|------------||-------------|-9h11-9h11------|-----------------|9h11-9h11--9||-------------|----------------|-----------------|------------| the mad pace the hurry...the hurry...
G#m (2:40) G#m F# F#|-----------|---------------------|----------------7-7h9--9|9h11--11-11-11||-----------|--------------------9|9h11--11-11h12----------|--------------||-----------|--11h13-13-13-13-13--|------------------------|--------------||---9-------|---------------------|------------------------|--------------||11---9h11--|---------------------|------------------------|--------------||-----------|---------------------|------------------------|--------------| the troubles, the worries... the worries just
G#m (2:47) G#m F# F#|11h12-------|------------------------|----------------|-----------------||------------|------------------------|----------------|-----------------||------------|---------13-13-13-13-13-|-11-13-9-11-9-8-|-----------------||------------|------------------------|----------------|-11-13-9-11-8----||------------|------------------------|----------------|--------------11-||------------|------------------------|----------------|-----------------| let the river take them all away
F# E F# E F# E|----|-------|------|------|-----------|---------------||----|-------|------|------|-----------|-------------11||----|-------|------|------|8h11---9-11|11h13--11-13---||----|-------|9-8---|--9h11|-----------|---------------||-9--|---9-11|------|------|-----------|---------------||----|-------|------|------|-----------|---------------| flow away... flow away...
G#m G#m E E|-------|--11-11----------|----------------------|------||11h12--|--------12-12-11-|-11h12-12-9-9h11-11---|------||-------|-----------------|--------------------11|-11---||-------|-----------------|----------------------|------||-------|-----------------|----------------------|------||-------|-----------------|----------------------|------| ooh...
G#m G#m A#m (3:19) A#m|------------------|------------------14-14-|-14-11----11--------|-11p9--||---11h12----11-12-|-11-12-12h14-12---------|-------12----12h14--|-------||-11------13-------|------------------------|--------------------|-------||------------------|------------------------|--------------------|-------||------------------|------------------------|--------------------|-------||------------------|------------------------|--------------------|-------| mmm...
F# E F# E|------|----------------|-------------------|----------------||-11s0-|--12-12-12-11-9-|9h11p9-------------|----------------||------|----------------|------11---11h13p9-|-8h9------------||------|----------------|-------------------|----11---9h11-8-||------|----------------|-------------------|----------------||------|----------------|-------------------|----------------| la la la... la la la...
F# E G#m G#m|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------||------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------||------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------||--8-9-8----8------|---------------11|-11h13p11p9----------|------------||--------11---9-11-|11-11h13-14p13---|------------13h14-13-|--11h13-11-9||------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------|
E E G#m G#m E E|--------|---------------|---------|-11s9--------|------|------------------||--------|-------9-12-11-|-9h11-9--|--------11-12|-12---|------------------||--------|-----8---------|---------|-------------|------|--9h11-11-11h13-11||-------8|-8h9-----------|---------|-------------|------|------------------||-11--7--|---------------|---------|-------------|------|------------------||--------|---------------|---------|-------------|------|------------------| la la la... mmm...
B7 (3:50) (fine)|----------------||11h12-----------||----------------||----------------||----------------||----------------|
Hope you will enjoy playing this as much as I do. As usual, feel free to send me any questions, comments, complaints, suggestions, or anything else you might have on your mind. Bao Hoang bhoang@bhoang.itg.ti.com
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