Richard Ashcroft – Could Be A Country Thing City Thing Blues Thing tab

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 21:43:21 -0400
From: a spaceman 
Subject: a/ashcroft_richard/could_be_a_country_thing_city_thing_blues_thing.crd

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Song: (Could Be) A Country Thing, City Thing, Blues
Performer: Richard Ashcroft
Single: A Song For the Lovers
Writer: Richard Ashcroft

Transcribed by Aaron Heisler

_Notes:_ Very pretty love song from Richard's debut
single. Unfortunately I've yet to acquire his album,
so as of yet this is my favorite of his solo songs.
The long title makes it a nightmare to archive in OLGA
I'm sure...:-) It's relatively simple, and the ending
reminds me of an old Verve song called "Gravity
Grave", and bases itself on two repeating chords (F,
Em). It's - almost - minimalist! :-)

_Effects:_ Set delay to 40 ms, sounds about right.
Flanger has much the same effect, with added effect
that sounds a bit like speaker phasing. Less
pedal-centric than other, earlier Verve songs, and the
vocal occasionally drowns out the guitar...

_Tuning:_ This song is played in standard tuning.

Define chords:

Dm   - XX0231 or 10,12,12,10,10,10
Em   - XX2453 or 12,14,14,12,12,12 or 022000
Dm/F - 100231
F    - XX3211 or 133211 or XX3565
E    - 022100 or 12,14,14,13,12,12
C    - X32010 or 8,10,10,9,8,8

_Rhythm:_ This song is played in 4/4 time. In the
verse play two bars of each chord, and in the chorus
it drops down to one bar per chord. Very simple



(With heavy reverb, delay or phase)

Then: Dm, Em - 2 bars each


Dm - 2 bars (How many...)
Em - 2 bars (days have I...)


F - 1 bar
E - 1 bar
Dm/F - 1 bar
C - 1 bar
  a few times (depends on which verse)

Then back to verse...

End part: (Could be a country thing...)
F - 1 bar
E - 1 bar

repeat...until end of song, whole sequence.

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section where things like this are exchanged but as
this is an Ashy tab it does not fit...

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