Trower Robin - Day Of The Eagle tab

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From: jdrich@vuse.vanderbilt.edu (Joseph D. Richardson)

"Day of the Eagle" from the 1974 Chrysalis release "Bridge of Sighs" by
Robin Trower -- tabbed by Joe Richardson (jdrich@vuse.vanderbilt.edu)

Notes:

 I'm not sure whether or not this is in standard tune. Listen for the
open E string in Figs A & B.  Also, I have included approximate times from
my CD player readout to make some of the lead work easier to follow.

^     - bend
r     - release bend
=     - hold note
/     - slide up
\     - slide down
...   - carry over to next staff
u     - undetermined fret from which to slide up or down
(x^y) - xth fret bent to yth fret as one continuous sound

(Begin Fig. A. Play this staff 3X in the intro and once after each verse.)E--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---------------------------------------------------|B--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------------------------------------|G--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------------------------------|D--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------------------------------------------------|A--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------------2-4-----------------------------------|E--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x---0-2-4-2-4---------------------------------------|
(End Fig. A)E--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------|B--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------12=============12-----12=12-----------------|G--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------(11^13r11^13r11^13)---11^13-----------------|D--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------*------------------------------------|A--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------|E--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------------| * This last phrase is for the intro and after the second verse. After the first verse, bend the F# to G#, release to F#, bend to G#, and follow with a slight tremolo bend, if you have one. Play only the E5 portion after the third verse.
(Begin Fig. B)E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------9-----------------------------------------------------------------|G----------9-------------------11--9-----------------------------------------|D----------9------------11-11--11--9-----------------------------------------|A--11-------------------11-11------------------------------------------------|E---9---------------0----9--9------------------------------------------------|
(Play this staff 6 times within Fig. B)E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------------------------------------|G-----------------------------11--9------------------------------------------|D----------------------11-11--11--9------------------------------------------|A--11--11--11--11------11-11-------------------------------------------------|E---9---9---9---9---0---9--9-------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------7------7-----------------------------|G------------------------------11-------7------7-----------------------------|D----------------------11-11---11-------7------7-----------------------------|A--11--11--11--11------11-11---------------9------11---------------2-4-------|E---9---9---9---9---0---9--9--------7------7-------9----0-2-4-2-4------------|
(End Fig. B)E--/8-8-8-8----------/8-8-8-8--------/9-9-9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11-11-11----------|B---x-x-x-x-----------x-x-x-x---------x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x----------|G--/8-8-8-8----------/8-8-8-8--------/9-9-9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11-11-11----------|D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
First solo (1:56). It sounds like he has a wah rocked all the way back and is using the tremolo (which I don't have) for much of the vibrato and bends. This sounds very close if you are also tremolo deficient.
2:02E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G-----------------------9p8-----------------------9*(11)^13r11^13----9h11p9-|D---11-----------------------h11p9\7/9^11-----------------------------------|A---(bend 1/4 & shake)--------------------h11-------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------(w/ hvy. vib.)--------------------| * - slide to (11) and bend simultaneously to 13
2:05 2:09E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------12-----------------------12^14------|(vib)G--h11^13r11^13==13r11^13p9(h11^12)p9h11==11^13-9**(13)r11-9h11p9------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
** - bend before playing 2:12 2:14E---9------------------------------------------------------------------------|B------12p9-------9---------9-----------------12/14\12---9-------------------|G-----------h11------11--9-----h11p9h11^13p9----------------11p9-11p9-11p9\--|uD----------------------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
2:17E-----------9-9-9--14b16---12-------------------9--------------------------|B--12^14-----------------------14p12---------------h12p9-------------------|G------------------------------------11--11^13------------11^13p9--9-----9-|D---------------------------------------------------------------------11---|A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Following Fig. A after the third verse @ 2:54 this kicks in:
(Fig. C.) Play this staff 5 times.E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G-------------------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------------5^6---------------------------------------------------|A-----------2--4----3^4---------------------------------------------------|E--0--2--4------0---------------------------------------------------------|
Then the guitar rests while the bass continues playing a similar pattern. Near the end of the fifth time through with only the bass playing, the "outro" solo kicks in:
3:26E------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-----12==12\u-***-------------------------------12=12\u-----------------|G-----11^13\u---------------u/9^10r9/u-----------11^13\u-----------------|D------------------------------------------------------------------------|A------------------------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------------|*** slide up from or down to an (u)ndetermined fret.
3:36 3:42E-----------------------------------------9===9===9====== ... ----------|B-----12=12\u-----------9===9\u-----------12^14==(14)====== ...---------|G-----14^16\u-----------11^13\u---------------(shake and hold)----------|D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
(one 3:45 downpick) 3:47E--===9----9------------9-----------------------------------------------|B--==(14)----12--9----9--------12-------------7\9-----------------------|G-------------------11-------------11^13p9---------9========9 .... .----|D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
3:49 3:52E----------------9-----------9----------9h12p9-----------------9--------|B--------------9---9---12^14---(14*)------------h12p9--------9---h12p9--|G--==9----9h11----------------------------------------11^12-------------|D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------| * hold previous bend and (re)pick note
3:54 3:55 3:58E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------------12----------------|G---11^13r11p9-------11\9----------------4h6p4----------*(13)r11p9------|D---------------h11----------11\9\6-4------------------------------h11--|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------| *11 bent to 13 before picking
4:01 4:02 4:05E------------------------------------------9----------------9\u---12--9-|B----------------------------------------9---9---12--*(14)--------------|G----9^11r9------------------------u/11---------------------------------|D------------------u/11p9\u---------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------| *12 bent to 14 before picking
(Begin fade.) 4:08 4:10E--(12^14)--12--9----9----9----------------9----------------------------|B---*-------------12--------h12p9--------9--12--------------------------|G---------------------------------(11^12)-------**(13)r11p9h11/13\11^13-|D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------| *12 is a grace note on this bend ** pick 11 prebent to 13
4:12 4:14E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B---12--12p(9 mute)------12========12--9h12p9---------------------------|G---------------------(11^13)p9h11^13---------h11p9-----u/11p9\u--------|D---------------------------------------------------h11-----------------|A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
4:16 4:19 4:20 4:23E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B-------------5--------------------------------------------------------|G---4/6\4/6-----6-------------------------9----------------------------|D-------------------------9/11\9-----9/11---11\9-----------------------|A---------------------------------h11------------11/9--7--9/11--7------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
4:26 4:28E----------------------------------------------------------------------|B----9--(11^12r11^12r11^12)--(12^14)p9---------------------------------|G--------------------------------------h(11^13)------------------------|D----------------------------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
This seems to be a good stopping point, although there is a cool lick around 4:37, or so. The recording has faded 3 or 4 dB and a second guitar track, which was back in the mix previously, has been gaining in volume and I think tabbing two lead guitars is rather tedious. Lyrics: I've not figured out whether this song is about religion, sexual conquest, or law enforcement, so I may have some mistakes with the lyrics. Help would be appreciated. Fig. A (intro) Fig. B (2X) 1st verse: (beginning on 5th staff of Fig. B, second time through) I saw a light just up ahead, But I couldn't seem to rise up from my bed. I'm not alone and then I am. Some people seem to think I'm Superman, * But I watch for the love. I'm livin' in the Day of the Eagle-- * Eagle not the ..... dove. Fig. A (etc.) 2nd verse: * It's like a weight that brings me down. * If I don't move, I'm on the ground. It's in my mind. It's in my soul. It's telling me things that can't (be told?). * It says "Watch for love." I'm livin' in the Day of the Eagle-- * Eagle not the ..... dove. First solo. 3rd verse: Another day, another night. * I wanna love--they wanna fight. I need the time. I've got to be alone. * I've got to think it over on my own. * But I watch for the love. I'm livin' in the Day of the Eagle-- Eagle not the ..... dove. Fig. A "Ride out" solo over Fig. C. * Lines updated from 1974 Bridge of Sighs songbook courtesy of Scott Robinson (NavalHist@aol.com) Please feel free to email any improvements to me. Hope you enjoy. Joe Richardson (jdrich@vuse.vanderbilt.edu)
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