Misc Irish - Bantry Girls Lament tab

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From: bhutchinson@cix.compulink.co.uk ("Barry Hutchinson")

This is a lovely Irish tune, very closely akin to the tune of "On Raglan 
Road" as sung by Van Morrison with the Chieftains on "Irish Heartbeat" - 
actually a modern poem by P. J. Kavanagh set to a traditional air whose 
title I've forgotten ("The Dawning of the Day", perhaps?).

The first half of this is pretty well note-for-note identical to Martin 
Simpson's arrangement on "Leaves of Life", and as per the TAB that comes 
with the album. However, he plays it on a baritone guitar - this sounds 
achingly beautiful and sonorous, but given the higher pitch of the 
standard guitar, I thought it could use a bit more of the lower register, 
so I put together a simple arrangement one octave below. This alternates 
nicely with the higher part, and gives some pleasing tonal contrast, 
especially if the right-hand attack alternates between 'over the sound 
hole' and 'down by the bridge'.

Any comments would be welcome.

Regards,

Barry
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                          Bantry Girl's Lament

Trad. Irish
arranged by Martin Simpson 
(with addition by Barry Hutchinson)
                                                 
Dropped D tuning
DADGBE


Freely, wistfully

e e e e e e e e q e^ e ||---------------|-----------------------------|||------------5--|---7--------7---7--5h7p5-----|||*--------7-----|---7-----7------6---------7--|||*-----7--------|------0---------0------------|||---0-----------|-----------------------------|||---------------|---0-------------------------| arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e e e e e e q e |-5--------5--7--------7--|--5--------5---5p2-----||-7-----7-----------0-----|--------3------2----5--||-7--6-----------0--------|-----2---------2-------||-------------0-----------|--0------------4-------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-0-----------------------|-----------------------| arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e e e e e q e^ e
|-0-----------0----------|-----------------------------||----------3--------3/5--|---7--------7---7--5h7p5-----||-------0--------0--0----|---7-----7------6---------7--||----2-------------------|------0---------0------------||-0-----------------2/4--|-----------------------------||------------------------|---0-------------------------| arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e |-5--------5---7-----5h7--|--5p2-----2--------------||-7-----7------0----------|-------5-----3-----3-----||-7--6---------0--0-------|----------------0-----0--||--------------0----------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------2-----||-0-----------------------|-------------------------| arp. arp.
e s s e e e e e s s Q e e e q
|-------------------5h7--9/10--|---10--10---10---------||-3-----------------5----------|---8--------7---10-----||----2p0-----0------6----------|---0--------7-------7--||---------4---------7----------|------------9----------||---------------0--------------|-----------------------||-0----------------------------|-----------------------| arp. arp. arp.
E s e s s h e e e e q q |------------9h10-------|-------------------------||-12--10h12---------12--|---10-----10h12---10-----||-0-----------------12--|---11-------------11--11\||-12----------------12--|-------0----------11-- 9\||-----------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|---0---------------------| arp. harmonics arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e e e e e q e^ e |------------------------0--|-----------------------------||-----------10--8-----------|---7--------7---7--5h7p5-----||\-9-----9------------7-----|---7-----7------6---------7--||\-7--7------------9--------|------0---------0------------||--0------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------|---0-------------------------| arp. arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s e e |-5--------5--7-----5h7--|--5p2-----2--------------|----------------|||-7-----7----------------|-------5-----3-----3-----|--3-------------|||-7--6-----------0-------|----------------0-----0--|-----2p0-----0--|||-------------0----------|-------------------------|----------4-----|||------------------------|-------------------2-----|----------------|||-0----------------------|-------------------------|--0-------------|| arp.
e e e e q e e q e^ e e e e e e e e e |-------------|--------------------------|---------------------------||-------------|--------------------------|---------------0--------0--||-------------|--------------------------|---2--------2-----0--------||-------0--2--|---4-----4---4--2h4p2--0--|---0-----4-----0-----0-----||-4--0--------|---5--5------4------------|------4--------------------||-------------|---0---------0------------|---0-----------------------|(ponticello arp. arp. arp.
e e e e e q e e^ e e e q e e
|-----------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------||-2--------2---2--------|-----------------0--------||-------0---------4--2--|--2h4p2p0--2h4---2--0--2--||----0---------4--------|--0--------------4--2--4--||-0------------4--------|--------------------------| arp. arp.
q e e q e^ e e e e e q e e |------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|----------------0-------||------------------------|---2--------2---0--2h4--||-4-----4---4--2h4p2--0--|---0-----4------0-------||-5--5------4------------|------4-----------------||-0---------0------------|---0--------------------| arp. arp. arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e e s s e e e e e s s
|------------------------|------------------------------||------------------------|-------------------------2h3--||-2------------0-----0---|-----2p0-----0------2h4-------||---h4--2h4--0-----0-----|--0-------4---------2---------||-----------------2------|----------------0-------------||------------------------|--0---------------------------| arp.
Q e e e q E s e s s h e e e e q q |-----------------|-------------------|--------------------||-3--3---3--------|--0-----0h2/3------|--------------------||-0---------2-----|-----2----------4--|--2--------2---2----||--------4-----4--|--0-------------5--|--------0---------4\||--------2--------|----------------5--|-----0---------4--2\||-----------------|-------------------|--0------------4----| arp. arp. arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e q e e q e^ e
|------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------|--------------------------||---------2--0-----------|--------------------------||\2p0--2-----------0--2--|---4-----4---4--2h4p2--0--||\0-------------2--------|---5--5------4------------||------------------------|---0---------0------------| arp. arp.
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s e e |------------------------|------------------------|-----------------|||-------------0----------|------------------------|-----------------|||-2--------2-----0--2h4--|--2------------0-----0--|-----2p0-----0--*|||-0-----4-----0----------|---h4--2h4--0-----2-----|--0-------4-----*|||----4-------------------|------------------2-----|-----------------|||-0----------------------|------------------------|--0--------------|| arp.
(tailpiece)
q |-r---10--|| |-e---10--|| |-s---11--|| |-t-------|| |---------|| |-----0---|| arp.
========================================================================= == TABLATURE EXPLANATION == ========================================================================= ---------- ---------- ----5h8--- Hammeron ----(8)--- Ghost Note ---------- ---------- ----5p8--- Pulloff ---------- ---------- ---------- ----5/8--- Slide Up -----x---- Dead Note ---------- ---------- ----5\8--- Slide Down ----------
---------- ||------|| Repeat Start & End----5~~~-- Vibrato ||*----*||---------- ||*----*||---------- ||------||
Rhythm: w = whole note W = dotted whole h = half note H = dotted half q = quarter note Q = dotted quarter e = eighth note E = dotted eighth s = sixteenth note S = dotted sixteenth ^ = triplet General: arp. = arpeggio ponticello = played near the bridge ========================================================================= == Created with a shareware version of the BUCKET 'O TAB == == tablature creation software for Windows == == For more information: == == email: gse@ocsystems.com == == US Mail: The Bucket, 3176-B5 Summit Square Dr., Oakton, VA 22124 == =========================================================================
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