Michael Marra – Neil Gows Apprentice tab

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"Niel Gow's Apprentice"     by Michael Marra

Transcribed from MM's album "On Stolen Stationery".
At the end of this file, I have included guitar TABs for
two sections of the song: the 4-bar intro between verses and
the fiddle solo during the instrumental verse.  The fiddle solo
is played mostly with a half-barre at fret 2, which might seem
strange but it makes it easy to play it in another key, which you
will have to unless you have a gravelly voice like MM.
Chords in the verse are the same as the chorus.
Comments/amendments etc. welcome.

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A                  E       E7         A         D A
Oh, no more will I rove no more, it's over
A                  E       E7         A         D A
Oh, no more will I rove no more, it's done
     D               D
I'll sit beneath the fiddle tree
         Bm                E
with the ghost of Niel Gow next to me
A                  E        E7    A         D A
Listen Niel, the apprentice has begun.

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An old man looks at his ingle nook and he wonders
His brother in a foreign land, he must remain.
Deeved about the life they choose,
they each would wear the other one's shoes,
this mother-land is a source of constant pain.



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Rumbling Brig, I heard your music calling
In the outback still I heard your song
Feeding from a foreign field
with far more fish than the Braan could yield,
this trip will be my last and it won't be long.




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TABS

4-bar intro: A E A AE---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B-2-----3-----2---|-0-----2-3---0---|-2-----3-2-------|-----------------|G-----------------|-----------------|-------------2---|-----------------|D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|A-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fiddle solo, instrumental verse A E A AE-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B---------------2-|-----------2-3---|-2---2-3-2---2-3-|-2---------------|G-------------2---|-4---4-2-4-----4-|-----------------|---4-2-----------|D-2---2---2-4-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------4-2-------|A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A E A AE-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------2---------|B---------------2-|-----------2-3---|-2---2-3-2---2-3-|-5---5---5-3-2---|G-------------2---|-4---4-2-4-----4-|-----------------|---------------2-|D-2---2---2-4-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D D Bm EE-----------------|-2---2---2---2---|-----------------|-----------------|B-3---3-2-3---3-5-|-------5-------5-|-3---3-2---------|-2---------2-3---|G-----------------|-----------------|---------4---4-2-|---4-4-2-4-----4-|D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A E A AE-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B-2---2-3-2-----2-|-----------2-3---|-2---2-3-2-------|-----------------|G-----------4-2---|-4---4-2-4-----4-|-----------4-2---|-----------------|D-----------------|-----------------|---------------4-|-2---------------|A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
________________________________________________________________________ Malcolm Hannah (eermih@dct.ac.uk) Dundee, Scotland
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