Chordproc: Incredible String Band

Incredible String Band


  1. Dandelion Blues
  2. Empty Pocket Blues
  3. First Girl I Loved
  4. The Hedgehog's Song
  5. October Song

Dandelion Blues

CaddG
G7
C
G/b
Am7
E
F
You meet a girl, she moves soft eyes and pulls you in the game
C
C
G
Perhaps you do not wonder her reasons or her name
CaddG
G7
C
G/b
Am7
E
F
You'll follow her on out the room, how sweet her body flows
C
F
F
G
C
Say take it easy, make it lazy, that's the way to go
F
C
F
C
Do believe it's easy, do believe it's easy
F
C
F
G
C
Do believe it's easy don't even have to try You may lip your flute or pick your strigs to hear the music grow Maybe you'll stand by a while, it all comes through you so Just maybe you will hit magic sounds that call you to your heart And gently you will follow down and view yourself apart Do believe it's easy, Do believe it's easy Do believe it's easy don't even have to try If when the moon's a toothy smile you meet a whirling wind Whirls you clear to nowhere and forgets where you came in There is no call to worry, or be sorry that you came You may maze along there for a space, oh buddy and then come back to your name Do believe it's easy, Do believe it's easy Do believe it's easy don't even have to try Now, if your man gets busted and you hope to go his bail Suppose you cannot borrow money, you may go to borrow the mail Yes, if yor mangets busted and you hope to go his fine You may laze along to the judge's house, sweet woman, and set it on he line Do believe it's easy, Do believe it's easy Do believe it's easy don't even have to try



Empty Pocket Blues

Ab7 4x454x (or 466544 with a barre)
Fm7 1x3141 (barre)
D9 x00235
C
Ab7
My pocket's empty, baby
C
C7
Singing the blues for you
F
Fm7
My pocket's empty, baby
Dm
D9
G7
You know I love the truth?
C
Ab7
Even my old kettle
Ab7
C
Is whistling the blues for you
G7
C
Am
Back again I'm still waitin'
G7
Am
Back again with you The nights are lonely baby I need you all the time I am lonely baby Need your lips on mine Even my old kettle Is whistling the blues for you Back again I'm still waitin' I'm goin' back again with you My pockets empty baby Singing the blues for you My pockets empty baby You know I love the truth Even my old kettle Is whistling the blues for you Back again I'm still waitin' I'm goin' back again with you Back again I'm still waitin' I'm goin' back again with you



First Girl I Loved

Tuning: CFCFAC (Open F)
My attempt to tab this song represents one run through the song, so it
is worth listening closely to the original to find variations. Also
some bars may be repeated though I haven't shown it. Try to emulate
Williamson's stroking and caressing of the strings, and the relaxed
way of strumming which makes it such a tender love song. Also the open
tuning allows for bottom (or top) strings to be struck with the effect
of making the chords sound richer, so don't be too strict with the
shapes I have given.
First... loved... come... goodbye...
C |--v-------|-v-------|-v-t-v-t-|-v------9-|
A |--v-------|-e-------|-t-t-t-t-|-9------9-|
F |*-0-------|-t-------|-t-t-t-t-|-9------9-|
C |*-0-------|-0-------|-t-t-t-t-|-9------9-|
F |----------|---------|---------|----------|
C |----------|---------|---------|----------|
when... seventeen.. I used...
|-9-------|-5-------|-5-3-0-0-|-------------------|
|-8-------|-5-------|-3-3-5-3-|-/-3---------------|
|-9-------|-6-------|-4-4-4-4-|-/-4--------------*|
|-7-------|-7-------|-5-5-5-5-|-/-5----5p0-------*|
|---------|---------|---------|------------5-4-0--|
|---------|---------|---------|-------------------|
I want...
|--/-9---7---|-7---5---|---------------------|
|--/-8---8---|-8---3---|---------------------|
|*-/-7---6---|-5---4---|-0-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-5-5-|
|*---0---0---|-0---5---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|------------|---------|---------------------|
|------------|---------|---------------------|
|1 |2
|----------------------------||---------|
|----------------------------||---------|
|-4-4-4-2-2-2p0---0h2p0-----*||---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-----4-------4-0-*||---------|
|----------------------------||-----0---|
|----------------------------||--0------|
So it's...
|-5-------|-4-------|-2-------|-0-------|
|-3-------|-3-------|-3-------|-3-------|
|-4-------|-2-------|-2-------|-4-------|
|-5-------|-0-------|-0-------|-5-------|
|---------|---------|---------|---------|
|---------|---------|---------|---------|
And I hope... Well you turned...
|-2--------|-/-7--------|-7h9-------|-7-9-t-9-7-9-|
|-2--------|-/-7--------|-8-8-------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-2--------|-/-7--------|-9-9-------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-2--------|-/-7--------|-7-7-------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-2--------|-/-7--------|-----------|-------------|
|-2--------|-/-7--------|-----------|-------------|
..a grown...stranger And if... ..I'd just
|-9-------|-5--------|-5--------------7-------|
|-8-------|-5--------|-3--------------7-------|
|-9-------|-6--------|-4--------------7-------|
|-7-------|-7--------|-5-------2-/-7--7-------|
|---------|----------|---------2-/-7--7-------|
|---------|----------|---------2-/-7--7-------|
|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
|-3-------2-------|-1-------0-------|
|-4-------3-------|-2-------0-------|
|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|



The Hedgehog's Song

Tuning: Open D (DADF#AD)
Capo III
(fretted notes inside the (* *) are played with a slide)
Intro:
(* *)
D -|--------/12~-----|
A -|-----------------|
F#-|-----------------|
D -|-----------------|
A -|-----------------|
D -|--0--------------|
Verse:
(* *)
D -|---3/4-0-----0---|------------0----|
A -|-----------------|----0---0--------|
F#-|---------4/5-----|-4/5-4/5-4/5---0-| play 2x
D -|-----------------|-4/5-4/5-4/5--0--|
A -|---------------0-|-----------------|
D -|-0-0-------------|-----------------|
(* *)
D -|-----7-----------|-------5---------|-----------------|---3/4-0-----0---|
A -|-----0-----------|-----5-----------|---4-------------|-----------------|
F#-|-----------------|---5---------5---|-----5---5-------|---------4/5---0-| 3x
D -|-----------------|-----------------|-5-----5-----5-0-|-----------------|
A -|-0-----0-0-----0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D -|-----------------|-5-----5-5-------|-5-----5-5-------|-0---------------|
T T T T T T I'm not the kind to complain...
D -|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------0---------|
A -|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F#-|----3-------1----|----3-------1----|----3-------1----|---0-------------|
D -|----4-------2----|----4-------2----|----4-------2----|-----0-----------|
A -|-0-----0-0-------|-0-----0-0-------|-0-----0-0-------|-----------------|
D -|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----0-0-------|
When all of a sudden...
Chorus:
D -|-----------------|-------5---------|-----------------|---0-----0h4p0---|
A -|---4-------4-----|-----------------|---4-------------|---0-------------|
F#-|-------3-------3-|---5---------5---|-----5---5-----5-|---0-------------|
D -|-----2-------2---|-----5-----------|-5-----5-----5---|---0-------------|
A -|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D -|-----------------|-5-----5-5-------|-5-----5-5-------|-0---------------|
T T T T T T Oh you know all the notes... ...never quite learned the song...
D -|-----------------|-------5---------|-----------------|
A -|-----------------|-----5-----------|---4-------------|
F#-|---1-------1-----|---5---------5---|-----5---5-------| return to verse
D -|---2-------2-----|-----------------|-5-----5-----5-0-|
A -|-0----0-0-----0--|-----------------|-----------------|
D -|-----------------|-5-----5-5-------|-5-----5-5-------|
T T T T T T I can tell by the sadness... ...never quite learned the song



October Song

This is Bert Jansch's fingerstyle arrangement in standard tuning.
The original was in Open D tuning.
G
F
G
I'll sing you this October song
D/f#
G
Oh, there is no song before it
F
G
The words and tune are none of my own
D/f#
G
For my joys and sorrows bore it
F
Beside the sea
G
D/f#
G
The brambly briars in the still of evening
F
G
Birds fly out behind the sun
D/f#
G
And with them I'll leaving The fallen leaves that jewel the ground They know the art of dying And leave with joy their glad gold hearts In the scarlet shadows lying When hunger calls my footsteps home The morning follows after I swim the seas within my mind And the pine-trees laugh green laughter I used to search for happiness And I used to follow pleasure But I found a door behind my mind And that's the greatest treasure For rulers like to lay down laws And rebels like to break them And the poor priests like to walk in chains And God likes to forsake them I met a man whose name was Time And he said, "I must be goin'" But just how long ago that was I have no way of knowing Sometimes I want to murder Time Sometimes when my heart's aching But mostly I just stroll along The path that he is taking