Chordproc: Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch


  1. Black Swan
  2. Carnival
  3. I Am Lonely
  4. Just A Simple Soul
  5. The Lily Of The West
  6. Needle Of Death
  7. Paper Houses
  8. The Parting
  9. Strolling Down The Highway
  10. Toy Balloon
  11. Walk Quietly By

Black Swan

Riff 1 E|---------------------------------------0---------|
B|--3h2------------------------------0-----0---0---|
G|--------4------------------------2---2-----2-----|
D|-----------4-------------------2-----------------|
A|--2---------------2----2----0--------------------|
E|----------------2----2---------------------------|
Riff 2 E|----------------------------|
B|--------------------------0-|
G|--1-------1-----------------|
D|--2-------2-----------------|
A|--2-------2-------------4/5-|
E|--0-------0-----------------|
Riff 3 E|--0---| |--12---|
B|--8---| |--10---|
G|--0---| |--0----|
D|--9---| |--11---|
A|--10--| |--12---|
E|--8---| |--10---| (Thumb on 6th str. for both chords)
Riff 4 E|---------------------2--------|---------------------2----------|
B|-----------2-----2h3----3p2---|----------2-----2h3-----3h2-----|
G|--------4-----4-------------4-|-------4-----4---------------4--|
D|------4-----------------------|-----4--------------------------|
A|--2---------------------------|--0-----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|---------2-------2b3--3r2-------|------------------------------|
G|-------4---4--------------------|----------3-------------------|
D|-----4-------4------------------|--------4---4-----0h2p0-------|
A|--------------------------------|------4-------4----------4----|
E|--3-----------------------------|--2---------------------------|
Riff 5 E|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|----------------2p0---------|
G|-------3--------------------------|-------------3------3-------|
D|---2h4---4p2h4-2h4p2-0h2--4p2p0h2-|-0--2-4---4------------4----|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----2p0----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------3-------------------------------------|
D|-----------4--2h4p2p0--2---0----------0--------|
A|----------------------------------4------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
Traveling on space highway, Three long years to this day. A billion million trillion miles. Home is a long, long way away. From bow to stern she's 20 miles long, Ten miles high and wide. A beautiful swan in a silent sea, No water to slow her down. Sometimes it seems we're motionless, Caught between time and space. Other tiny star systems rush headlong by. (?) Signs are bursting in the rain (?) No earthly sound can penetrate, This black and endless void. Only thoughts and dreams, Of the unborn babes, Where your body and fill your mind. Every day down those quiet canyons, Like a love that's for the stars. And people that shop at the market place, And the ship loads ever, ever on. If ever we come to our promised land, Gotta take the shuttle (?) For the black swan never ever wants to rest Never stops to say goodbye.
Riff 1 to fade



Carnival

(This song was originally done by Jackson C Frank)
Capo 4th fret
Main Riff
Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/b/bert-jansch/130774.html
E|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------0-|-1-------0-----------|-------------------0-|-1-----0-----------|
G|--------2-----2-------|-------------2-----2-|--------2-----2------|-----------2-----2-|
D|-----2------------2---|-----2----------2----|-----2-----------2---|----2---------2----|
A|-0--------------------|---------------------|-0-------------------|-------------------|
E|-----------3----------|-1-------3-----------|-----------3---------|-1-----3-----------|
Chorus
E|----------------------|--0-------------------|--------------------|--0---------|
B|-1-------------1------|----------1-----------|--0------0--0-------|--0---------|
G|--------2-------------|----------------2-----|---------0--0-------|--0---------|
D|-----2------------2---|------2-------------2-|------0--0--0--0----|--2---------|
A|-0---------0----------|--0---------0---------|--------------------|--2---------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|--3-----------------|--0---------|



I Am Lonely

Capo 2
C x3505x C* x3201x C** x0255x
Em 7x508x
F x0356x F* 8x706x
Gm 3103xx
C
Em
F
C
Oh please understand, my love, what I say
Gm
C*
I am lonely, I am lost And though I be a young man, my body does decay Like a wooden craft on a sandy bay
C
Em
F*
Em
Come bring to me a basket filled unto the brim with coloured shells
F
C**
C*
And set them down so I may choose but one
Gm
C*
I am lonely, I am lost
C
* * *
Em
* * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--5--------5-------------|--8--------8-------------|
G|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------0-------|
D|--------5-----------5----|--------5-----------5----|
A|--3-----------3----------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|--7-----------7----------|
F
* * *
C
* * *
C
* * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--6--------6-------------|-------------------------|-----------3-------------|
G|-----5-----------5-------|--5--------5-------------|--5--------------5-------|
D|--------3-----------3----|-----5-----------5-------|-----5-------------------|
A|--0-----------0----------|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
E|-------------------------|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
Gm
* * *
Gm
* * *
C*
* * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------1-------------|
G|--3--------3-------------|--3--------3-------------|-----0-----------0-------|
D|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------0-------|--------3-----------3----|
A|--------1-----------1----|--------1-----------1----|-------------------------|
E|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
* * * * * * * *
Em
* * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--1--------1-------------|--5--------5-------------|--8--------8-------------|
G|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------0-------|
D|--------3-----------3----|--------5-----------5----|--------5-----------5----|
A|-------------------------|--3-----------3----------|-------------------------|
E|--3-----------3----------|-------------------------|--7-----------7----------|
F
* * * * * * * * * * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--6--------6-------------|-------------------------|-----------3-------------|
G|-----5-----------5-------|--5--------5-------------|--5--------------5-------|
D|--------3-----------3----|-----5-----------5-------|-----5-------------------|
A|--0-----------0----------|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
E|-------------------------|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
Gm
* * *
Gm
* * * * * * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------1-------------|
G|--3--------3-------------|--3--------3-------------|-----0-----------0-------|
D|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------0-------|--------3-----------3----|
A|--------1-----------1----|--------1-----------1----|-------------------------|
E|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
* * * *
C
* * *
Em
* * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------7-------------|
B|--1--------1-------------|--5--------5-------------|--8--------------8-------|
G|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-------------------|
D|--------3-----------3----|--------5-----------5----|--------5-----------5----|
A|-------------------------|--3-----------3----------|-------------------------|
E|--3-----------3----------|-------------------------|--7-----------7----------|
F*
* * * * * * *
Em
* * *
E|-------------------------|-----------8-------------|-------------------------|
B|-----------6-------------|--6--------------6-------|-----------8-------------|
G|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-------------------|-----0-----------0-------|
D|--------7-----------7----|--------7-----------7----|--------5-----------5----|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--8-----------8----------|--8-----------8----------|--7-----------7----------|
* * * *
F
* * *
C**
* * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|--8--------8-------------|--6--------6-------------|--5--------5-------------|
G|-----0-----------0-------|-----5-----------5-------|-----5-----------5-------|
D|--------5-----------5----|--------3-----------3----|--------2-----------2----|
A|-------------------------|--0-----------0----------|--0-----------0----------|
E|--7-----------7----------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
* * * * * * * *
Gm
* * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-----------3-------------|-------------------------|
G|--5--------5-------------|--5--------------5-------|--3--------3-------------|
D|-----5-----------5-------|-----5-------------------|-----0-----------0-------|
A|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|--------1-----------1----|
E|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
* * * * * * * * * * * *
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-----------1-------------|--1--------1-------------|
G|--3--------3-------------|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------0-------|
D|-----0-----------0-------|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
A|--------1-----------1----|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
Alternate fingering for bar 3 and also bars 25 and 26:
E|--1--------1-------------|--0--------0-------------|
B|-----1-----------1-------|-----1-----------1-------|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|--------3-----------3----|--------2-----------2----|
A|--0-----------0----------|--0-----------0----------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|



Just A Simple Soul

Capo 2
Intro
E|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|
B|--------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3----3-----|--------3----3-----|
G|-----------4-----4--|-----------4-----4--|----------------2--|----------------2--|
D|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|-----4-------------|-----4-------------|
A|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0----------------|--0----------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|--------0-----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0-----0-----|
B|--------2-----2-----|--------2----2-----|--------3----3-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|-----------4-----4--|----------------4--|----------------2--|-----------2-----2--|
D|-----2--------------|-----2-------------|-----4-------------|-----4--------------|
A|--0-----------------|--0----------------|--0----------------|--0-----------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
Verse 1
E|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|
B|--------2----2-----|--------2----2-----|--------3----3-----|--------3----3-----|
G|----------------4--|----------------4--|----------------2--|----------------2--|
D|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----4-------------|-----4-------------|
A|--0----------------|--0----------------|--0----------------|--0----------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0---0-----|
B|--------2----2-----|--------2----2-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3---3-----|
G|----------------4--|----------------4--|-----------2-----2--|---------------2--|
D|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----4--------------|-----4------------|
A|--0----------------|--0----------------|--0-----------------|--0---------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|------------------|
E|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0----0-----|-------------------|
B|--------2----2-----|--------2----2-----|--------3----3-----|--------0----------|
G|----------------4--|----------------4--|----------------2--|--------1-------1--|
D|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----4-------------|-------------2-----|
A|--0----------------|--0----------------|--0----------------|-----2-------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--0----------------|
E|--------0----------|--------0----------|--------2-----0h2p0----|
B|-------------3-----|-------------2-----|--------3-----------3--|
G|----------------2--|-----1----------1--|-----2-----------------|
D|-----0-------------|--2----------------|--0--------0-----------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
E|--2----------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
E|--------2-----0h2p0----|--------2-------2--|--------0----------|
B|--------------------3--|--------3----------|----------------2--|
G|-----2-----------------|-----2-------2-----|-----1-------------|
D|--0--------0-----------|--0----------------|--2----------2-----|
A|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|--------2-----0h2p0---|--------0----------|-------------------|-------------------|
B|--------3-------------|--------0----------|-------------------|--------0-------0--|
G|-----2----------------|--------1-------1--|--------2----2-----|-------------------|
D|--0--------0----------|-------------0-----|-----0----------0--|-----2-------2-----|
A|----------------------|-----2-------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|----------------------|--0----------------|--2----------------|-/4----------------|
E|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0-----0-----|
B|--------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3----3-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|-----------4-----4--|-----------4-----4--|----------------2--|-----------2-----2--|
D|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|-----4-------------|-----4--------------|
A|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0----------------|--0-----------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
E|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|
B|--------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|-----------4-----4--|-----------4-----4--|-----------2-----2--|-----------2-----2--|
D|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|-----4--------------|-----4--------------|
A|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
Verse 2
E|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|
B|--------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|-----------4-----4--|-----------4-----4--|-----------2-----2--|-----------2-----2--|
D|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|-----4--------------|-----4--------------|
A|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|-----------------------|
B|--------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3--------------|
G|-----------4-----4--|-----------4-----4--|--------2-----2h4p2----|
D|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|-----4--------------4--|
A|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0--------0-----------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
E|--------------------|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|---------------------|
B|--------------------|--------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|---------------------|
G|--------2-----2-----|-----------4-----4--|-----------4-----4--|--------2-----4p2----|
D|-----4-----------4--|-----2--------------|-----2--------------|-----4------------4--|
A|--0--------0--------|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0--------0---------|
E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
E|--------0----------|-------------------|--------0-----------|--------2-----0h2p0----|
B|--------0----------|-------------3-----|-----------2--------|--------3-----------3--|
G|--------1-------1--|--------2-------2--|-----1-----------1--|-----2-----------------|
D|-------------0-----|-----0-------------|--2-----------2-----|--0--------0-----------|
A|-----2-------------|-------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
E|--0----------------|--2----------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
E|--------2-----0h2p0----|--------2---------|--------0----------|
B|--------3-----------3--|--------3---------|--------2-------2--|
G|-----2-----------------|-----2------------|-----1-------------|
D|--0--------0-----------|--0----------0----|--2----------2-----|
A|-----------------------|------------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------------|------------------|-------------------|
E|--------2-----0h2p0----|--------0----------|-------------------|--------------------|
B|--------3-----------3--|--------0----------|-------------3-----|--------0-----0-----|
G|-----2-----------------|--------1-------1--|--------2-------2--|--------------------|
D|--0--------0-----------|-------------0-----|-----0-------------|-----2-----2-----2--|
A|-----------------------|-----2-------------|-------------------|--------------------|
E|-----------------------|--0----------------|--2----------------|--4-----------------|
E|--------0----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0----0-----|--------0-----0-----|
B|--------2----2-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3----3-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|----------------4--|-----------4-----4--|----------------2--|-----------2-----2--|
D|-----2-------------|-----2--------------|-----4-------------|-----4--------------|
A|--0----------------|--0-----------------|--0----------------|--0-----------------|
E|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
E|--------0----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----|--------0----0-----||
B|--------2----2-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3----3-----||
G|----------------4--|-----------4-----4--|-----------2-----2--|----------------2--||
D|-----2-------------|-----2--------------|-----4--------------|-----4-------------||
A|--0----------------|--0-----------------|--0-----------------|--0----------------||
E|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|-------------------||
I'm just a simple soul I have no religion But I can tell between right and wrong Every year, come December, when the snow falls so pretty Pretend that I'm a tiny Get away from all the sad



The Lily Of The West

* * * * * * * *
E||--------0------------0-----|--------------0-----------|
B||--------1------------1-----|--------1-/3-----3-\1-----|
G||-----------2------2-----2--|--------------0--------0--|
D||-----2--------0h2----------|-----2----/4-----4-\2-----|
A||--0------------------------|--0-----------------------|
E||---------------------------|--------------------------|
* * * * * * * *
E|--------3-----3-----3-----|----------------------------|
B|--------0-----1-----0-----|------------1--1------0-----|
G|-----------0-----0-----0--|--0h2----2-----2P0----0-----|
D|-----0--------2-----0-----|------2------------3-----0--|
A|--------------------------|--0-------------------------|
E|--3-----------------------|---------------1------3-----|
Verse: * * * * * * * * * * * *
E|--------0------------0-----|--------------0---------|--------3-----3-----3-----|
B|--------1------------1-----|--------1-/3------\1----|--------0-----1-----0-----|
G|-----------2------2-----2--|--------------0---------|-----------0-----0-----0--|
D|-----2--------0h2----------|-----2----/4------\2----|-----0--------2-----0-----|
A|--0------------------------|--0---------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------|------------------------|--3-----------------------|
* * * * * * * *
E|---------------------------|--------0------------0-----|
B|-----------1--1------0-----|--------1------------1-----|
G|--------2-----2P0----0-----|-----------2------2-----2--|
D|-----2------------3-----0--|-----2--------0h2----------|
A|--0------------------------|--0------------------------|
E|--------------1------3-----|---------------------------|
St * * * * * * * * * * * *
E|--------------------------|--------------0----0----|------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1--0----0----|--1----0----------------|
G|--------0-----------0-----|--------2-----0----0----|--2----0-------------0--|
D|-----0-----------2--------|-----2-------------2----|------------2P-0h-2-----|
A|--------------------------|--0----------------2----|--0---------------------|
E|--3-----------3-----------|--------------0----0----|-------3----1-----3-----|
St * * * * * * * * * * * *
E|--------0------------0-----|--------------------------|--------------0----0----|
B|--------1------------1-----|-----------0-----------1--|-----------1--0----0----|
G|--2--------2------2-----2--|--------0-----------0-----|--------2-----0----0----|
D|-----2--------0h2----------|-----0-----------2--------|-----2-------------2----|
A|--0------------------------|--------------------------|--0----------------2----|
E|---------------------------|--3-----------3-----------|--------------0----0----|
* * * * * * * * * * * *
E|-------------------------|--------0------------0-----|--------------0---------|
B|--1----0-----------------|--------1------------1-----|--------1-/3------\1----|
G|--2----0--------------0--|-----------2------2-----2--|--------------0---------|
D|------------2P0----0-----|-----2--------0h2----------|-----2----/4------\2----|
A|--0-------------3--------|--0------------------------|--0---------------------|
E|-------3----1------3-----|---------------------------|------------------------|
* * * * * * * *
E|--------3-----3-----3-----|-------------------------|
B|--------0-----1-----0-----|-----------1--1----0-----|
G|-----------0-----0-----0--|--------2-----2----0-----|
D|-----0--------2-----0-----|-----2----------------0--|
A|--------------------------|--0----------------------|
E|--3-----------------------|--------------1----3-----|
* * * * * * * *
E|--------0------------0-----|---------1--3--------------|
B|--------1------------1-----|-------0-------3-----1-----|
G|-----------2------2-----2--|-----2------------0-----0--|
D|-----2--------0h2----------|--0------------------------|
A|--0------------------------|---------------2-----0-----|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|
* * * * * * * *
E|----------------------------|--------0------------0-----|----||
B|--------0-------------------|--------1------------1-----|----||
G|-----------0--2P0-----------|-----------2------2-----2--|----||
D|-----0------------3--2P0----|-----2--------0h2----------|----||
A|-------------------------3--|--0------------------------|----||
E|--3-----------1------3------|---------------------------|----||
When first I came to Louisville, some pleasure there to find, A damsel there from Lexington was pleasing to my mind. Her rosy cheeks, her ruby lips, like arrows pierced my breast The name she bore was Flora, the Lily of the West. I courted lovely Flora, some pleasure for to find, But she turned unto another man, which sore distressed my mind. She robbed me of my liberty, deprived me off my rest -- Then go, my lovely Flora, the Lily of the West. 'Way down in yonder shady grove, a man of high degree Conversing with my Flora there, which seemed so strange to me. And the answer that she gave to him, it sore did me opress I was betrayed by Flora, the Lily of the West. I stepped up to my rival, dagger in my hand. I seized him by the collar, and boldly made him stand. Being mad by desperation, I pierced him through the breast All this for lovely Flora, the Lily of the West. I had to stand my trial, I had to make my plea; They placed me in the witness box, and then commenced on me. Although she swore my life away, deprived me of my rest Still I love my faithless Flora, the Lily of the West.



Needle Of Death

When sadness fills your heart And sorrow hides the longing to be free When things go wrong each day You fix your mind to 'scape your misery Your troubled young life Had made you turn To a needle of death How strange, your happy words Have ceased to bring a smile from everyone How tears have filled the eyes Of friends that you once had walked among Your troubled young life ... One grain of pure white snow Dissolved in blood spread quickly to your brain In peace your mind withdraws Your death's so near your soul can't feel no pain Your troubled young life ... Your mother stands a'cryin' While to the earth your body's slowly cast Your father stands in silence Caressing every young dream of the past Your troubled young life ... Through ages, man's desires To free his mind, to release his very soul Has proved to all who live That death itself is freedom for evermore And your troubled young life ...



Paper Houses

Capo II
Intro and lines 1 to 5 of verse:
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------0------------1-------3p1------------|
|----------0h2-----------0------------------0--------|
|------0-------------0------------2-------------2----|
|-----------------------------0----------------------|
|---3------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------3------------------------0----|
|-----------0-------0----------------0--------|
|-------0---------------0--------2------------|
|---2------------------------3----------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------0----------1-------3p1-----------|
|-----------0h2----------------------------0-------|
|-------0-------------0h2--------2-------------2---|
|----------------------------0---------------------|
|---3----------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------1---------------1------------|
|-----------2-----------------------2--------|
|-------0-----------0-------0-----------0----|
|--------------------------------------------|
|---2-------------------2--------------------|
|--------------------------------2p0-------------|
|-----------1---------------------------0--------|
|---------------0------------2--------------2----|
|-------2----------------0-----------------------|
|---0----------------3---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----------0---3--------3--------------------|
|-------3----------------------------0--------|
|---0---------------0------------0------------|
|----------------------------0-----------0----|
|---3-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------3--------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------1----------------1------------|
|-----------0------------------------2--------|
|-------2-----------2--------0-----------0----|
|---0-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------2--------------------|
this hammer-on works on 4th string too *
|----------------------------------|
|----------------1------------0----|
|----------0h2-----------0---------|
|------0-------------0-------------|
|----------------------------------|
|--3--------------------------3----|
lines 6 to 8 of verse:
|--------------------------------2p0------------|
|-----------1--------------------------0--------|
|---------------0------------2-------------2----|
|-------2----------------0----------------------|
|---0----------------3--------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|----------0---------------------0-----------0-------|
|--------------3p0-----------1-------1-----------3---|
|------0-----------------0---------------0-----------|
|--------------------2-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------3---2---|
|---0------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------1----------------1------------|
|-----------0------------------------2--------|
|-------2-----------2--------0-----------0----|
|---0-----------------------------------------|
|------------------------2--------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------1------------0-------------|
|-----------0h2-----------0------------------|
|-------0-------------0----------------------|
|---------------------------------------2----|
|---3--------------------------3----3--------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------1--------------------3p1------------|
|---------------0----------------------2--------|
|-------2-----------2--------0-------------0----|
|---0-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------2----------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-----------------1------------0-----|
|-----------0h2-----------0----------|
|-------0-------------0--------------|
|------------------------------------|
|---3--------------------------3-----|
chorus:
|---------------0---3------------2---0--------|
|----------------------------------------0----|
|-----------0---------------------------------|
|-------2--------------------0----------------|
|---3--------------------2--------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------1------------------------0--------|
|---------------0----------------0------------|
|-------2--------------------0-----------0----|
|---0---------------0-------------------------|
|------------------------3--------------------|
|-----------0---3-----------2p0------------|
|---------------------------------0--------|
|-------------------------------------0----|
|-------2---------------0------------------|
|---3---------------2----------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|---------------0--------------------------------|
|-----------1-------1--------------------0-------|
|-----------------------0------------0-------0---|
|-------2------------------------2---------------|
|---0------------------------2-------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------0--------------------------1--------|
|---------------0----------------0h2------------|
|-------2-----------2--------2-------------2----|
|---2--------------------0----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|---------------1----------------------1-----------|
|-----------2--------------------0h2-----------0---|
|-------0-----------0--------0-------------0-------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|---2--------------------3-------------------------|
|---------|
|---0-----|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|---3-----|



The Parting

A* 577600
A 577655
E* 096900
G#m 466444
G#m* 066400
E*
A*
Big ship a-sailing up from the harbour Once you are going, there's no return You carry my heart, you carry my loved ones Like a bird of prey away from me
G#m
A
There's a million miles of water
G#m*
A*
By the burning desert sand Across the Rocky Mountains So West I cannot speak
E*
A*
Oh I wanna cry, what can I say? Upon the quayside I stand in silence And I watch the wake you leave behind And all along the busy docklands The seagulls cry the lonesome sounds There's a million miles of water By the burning desert sand There's a billion hearts a-beating In a strange and distance land Across the Rocky Mountains So West I cannot speak Oh I wanna cry, what can I say? Big ship a-sailing up from the harbour Once you are going, there's no return You carry my heart, you carry my loved ones Like a bird of prey away from me There's a million miles of water By the burning desert sand Across the Rocky Mountains So West I cannot speak Oh I wanna cry, what can I say?



Strolling Down The Highway

E|---------0--------0--------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|---2-----------3--------1--|-----------1-------0----|------2--------2---2----|
G|------------1--------------|----2----2------2-----2-|------2--------2---2----|
D|--------------------0------|-------0-----------0----|------2--------2---2----|
A|---3b4---0-----2-----------|------------------------|---0-----0--------------|
E|-0-------------------------|-2------------2---------|------------0--------0--|
E|---------0--------0--------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|---2-----------3--------1--|-----------1-------0----|------2--------2---2-2--|
G|------------1--------------|----2----2------2-----2-|------2--------2---2----|
D|--------------------0------|-------0-----------0----|------2--------2---2----|
A|---3b4---0-----2-----------|------------------------|---0-----0--------------|
E|---------------------------|-2------------2---------|------------0-----------|
E|-----5-----------0-----2|--------------2h3p2p0----|--------0--------0--------|
B|--7--------8------------|-----3-------------------|--2-----------3-------2---|
G|------------------------|-----------2-------------|-----------1----------2---|
D|------------------------|----------------------0--|--------------------0-----|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0---|--0-----0-----0----------|--3b4---0-----2-----------|
E|------------------------|------------------------0|--------------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|-----------2-----2-------|-----------5-----5------|
G|-----2-p0--2-----2-----2|-----------4-----4-------|-----------3-----3------|
D|-----2-----------2------|-----3-------------------|-----4----------------0h|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0---|--4-----0-----0-----4----|--4-----0-----0-----4---|
E|------------------------|-----------------------0-|------------------------|
E|--------0--------0---------|---------------------------|
B|-----------3b4-------------|---------------------------|
G|--------------------0h1p0--|--0h1p0--0h1p0---0h1p0-----|
D|--2--2--------------------2|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|-------2-------2-------2---|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0------|--0------0-------0-------0-|
Strolling down the highway I'm gonna get there my way Dusk till dawn I'm walkin' Can hear my guitar rocking? While I stroll on down On down the highway People think, I'm a crazing The Lord above ain't lazing The sunshine's all day long The garlic's far too strong While I stroll on down On down the highway While I stroll on down On down the highway The cars won't stop for no one They don't think that you're just rolling down They think you're an OAS spy Gonna shoot them as they go by No cars, they won't stop Won't stop for no one Strolling down the highway And I'm gonna get there my way Dusk till dawn I'm walkin' Can hear my guitar rocking? While I stroll on down On down the highway



Toy Balloon

I'm a toy balloon on a windy day Let go of the string, babe, I'll blow away Up over the chimney tops Just floating in the hot summer rain If I come to land only God knows where or when It'll be, little one Will you remember me? I'm a bumble bee on a busy day Gotta catch the colours along the way Down to the flowery garden Where primroses and violets bloom Such pretty flowers, but not as nice as you are Every day, I love you, little one Will you remember me? I'm a skylark high o'er the ground I fill the air with the sweetest sound Look up and see me dancing Helter skelter and a-tumbling If you listen close you can hear me sing My song of love for you Will you remember me?
X06630 X04230 X04240
0XX434 2XX225 3X400X
Recorded in 3/4 time, but easier picked in 4/4.
Intro
3x
E|---------------0--------|---------------0---------|
B|---------3--------------|---------3---------------|
G|-------6---6-------6----|-------2---2-------2----*|
D|-----6-------6-------6--|-----4-------4-------4--*|
A|--0------0-------0------|--0------0-------0-------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|----------------------|
|---------0-----3---1----|-------0--------------|
|-------2---2------------|-----------1----------|
|-----3-------3-------3--|-----2-------2--------|
|--0------0-------0------|----------------------|
|------------------------|--0------0------0--4--|
|---------------0-------|---------------0-------|
|---------3-------------|---------3-------------|
|-------6---6------6----|-------2---2------2----|
|-----6-------6------6--|-----4-------4------4--|
|--0------0-------0-----|--0------0-------0-----|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------0---5--------|-------4--------4-----|
|---------4--------------|-----------3-------3--|
|-------2-----------2----|-----4-------4--------|
|-----4-------4-------4--|----------------------|
|--0------0-------0------|----------------------|
|------------------------|--0------0------0-----|
|--5-----2--------2-----|-----------------------|
|----2-------2-------2--|--0--------0----0------|
|------2-------2--------|-------0----------0----|
|-----------------------|-----4-------4------4--|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|--2-------2------2-----|--3------3------3------|
|--5-----2--------------|
|----2-------2----------|
|------2-------2--------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|--2-------2------2--4--|



Walk Quietly By

Capo: 2nd fret
This was originally on "When The Circus Comes To Town" but I haven't got it yet so I tabbed the live version. When I get that album I'll tab this again if it's different enough. It's a really beautiful song and the simple guitar part really comes alive with the vocals. Strangely enough, I find this one tricky to sing and play at the same time; can't think why. Anyway, I've tabbed the intro, verse, chorus and middle section; there's an instrumental break which is just the chorus really. Everything you need is here - it's in 2/4; use the asterisks as a guide. Amazing song! :o) Rhythm: 2/4
Intro
* * * * * * * *
E|-----------------|-----------------|--0--0---------|-----------------|
B|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-------0-------|-----------0-----|
G|-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|-----------2---|-------2-------2-|
D|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|---------------|-----2-------2---|
A|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0------------|--0--------------|
E|---------3-------|---------3-------|---------3-----|---------3-------|
* * * * * * * *
E|-----------------|--0--0-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------0-----|-------0---------|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
G|-------2-------2-|-----------2---2-|-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|
D|-----2-------2---|-------------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0--------------|
E|---------3-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|
Verse
* * * * * * * *
E|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
B|----------0-----|-----------0-----|----------------|-----------0-----|
G|--------------2-|-------2-------2-|----------2---2-|-------2-------2-|
D|-----2------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2------2---|-----2-------2---|
A|--0-------------|--0--------------|--0-------------|--0--------------|
E|--------3-------|---------3-------|--------3-------|---------3-------|
* * * * * * * *
E|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
B|----------------|-----------0-----|----------------|-----------0-----|
G|----------2---2-|-------2-------2-|----------2---2-|-------2-------0-|
D|-----2------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2------2---|-----2-------2---|
A|--0-------------|--0--------------|--0-------------|--0--------------|
E|--------3-------|---------3-------|--------3-------|---------3-------|
Chorus: * * * * * * * *
E|-----------5-----|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
B|---------5-----7-|-/10-------8-----|--5-----5---------|-----------0---0-|
G|-------5---------|-------------7---|----0-------0---0-|-------7---------|
D|-----7-------7---|------9--------9-|------7-------0---|-----5-------5---|
A|--0------0-------|--7------7-------|------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|--8-------8-------|--7------7-------|
* * * * * * * *
E|-----------------|--0-------------|----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------0-----|-------1--------|--0-------------|-----------0-----|
G|-------2-------2-|-----------2----|----------0---0-|-------2-------2-|
D|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2--|-----2------2---|-----2-------2---|
A|--0--------------|----------------|----------------|--0--------------|
E|---------3-------|--1------1------|--0-----3-------|---------3-------|
Middle section: * * * * * * * *
E|-----------------|--0--0-----------|----------------|----------------|
B|-----------0-----|-------0---------|-----------1-3--|--5--------5----|
G|-------2-------2-|-----------2---2-|-------2--------|-------0--------|
D|-----2-------2---|-------------2---|-----2----------|-----5-------5--|
A|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0------0---2--|--3------3------|
E|---------3-------|---------3-------|----------------|----------------|
* * * * * * * *
E|--3-5p3-0-----0--|---------------|----0------------|----------------|
B|--------------1--|--3--3---------|--3-----1--------|--0-------------|
G|------------2----|----------0----|--------2---2----|----------0---0-|
D|--------------2--|-----0------0--|------0-------3--|-----2------2---|
A|--2-------0------|---------------|-----------------|----------------|
E|-----------------|--3-----3------|--3-------1------|--0-----3-------|
* * * * * * * *
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------0-----|
G|-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|-------2-------2-|
D|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
A|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0--------------|--0--------------|
E|---------3-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|---------3-------|
* * * * * * * *
E|----------------|----------------|--3-5p3-0-----0--|--------------|
B|-----------1-3--|--5--------5----|--------------1--|--3--3-----3--|
G|-------2--------|-------0--------|------------2----|--------------|
D|-----2----------|-----5-------5--|--------------2--|-----0-----0--|
A|--0------0---2--|--3------3------|--2-------0------|--------------|
E|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--3-----3-----|
* * * * * * * *
E|----0------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|--3-----1--------|--0-------------|-----------0-----|-----------0----|
G|------2-----2----|----------0---0-|-------2-------2-|-------2--------|
D|--------------3--|-----2------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2--|
A|-----------------|----------------|--0--------------|--0-------------|
E|--3-------1------|--0-----3-------|---------3-------|---------3------|
* * * * * * * *
E|------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
B|--1-----0---------|--0-------------|-----------0-----|-----------0-----||
G|----2---2---2-----|----------0---0-|-------2-------2-|-------2-------0-||
D|------2-----------|-----2------2---|-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---||
A|--------------0h2-|----------------|--0--------------|--0--------------||
E|--1-------1-------|--0-----3-------|---------3-------|---------3-------||
Walk quietly by, he won't bother you He's a busy man, he's got things to do All day long he's happy in his world Picking up the leaves Cleaning up his own back yard In summer heat, in winter snow You'll find him picking up the papers that people throw All day long he's happy in his world Picking up the leaves Cleaning up his own back yard There's no rhyme nor reason, walking the streets of this wide world Can't find anything to rest this troubled mind Please help me I keep asking Everybody's so busy that they won't stop I got to keep on moving, to rest this troubled mind He dosn't care, nor does he know Of the outside world that comes and goes All day long he's happy in his world Picking up the leaves Cleaning up his own back yard So walk quietly by, he won't bother you He's a busy man, he's got things to do All day long he's happy in his world Picking up the leaves Cleaning up his own back yard.