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Tabbed by Jamie Phillips (jamiephillips22@hotmail.com)

Artist: Bert Jansch
Track title: Kingfisher
Album: Live at the 12 Bar (and Avocet)
Tuning: EADGBE

This excellent instrumental was first recorded on "Avocet" and featured a 
beautiful violin part; I tabbed it though from the live version which is 
just guitar. The two are musically the same. It was hard to tell exactly 
what he plays in some parts as he plays somewhat vaguely;  you should get 
the general idea though. I didn't notate the string slaps he uses for 
rhythmic percussion - they should come naturally if you're familiar with the 
piece. The tab is divided into section A, which is repeated, and section B, 
which is not. There are many fingering alternatives you could use in places. 
There are a couple of natural harmonics which I've bracketed. Watch for 
the occasional bar of 6/4; the asterisks are a guide and show roughly where 
the beats lie. My advice would be to get the general idea of this tune and 
just go with the flow without attempting a carbon copy of what Bert plays! 
Hope you enjoy it :o)

Rhythm = 4/4 (6/4)

  SECTION A:
Beat:*    *    *    *        *    *     *     * 
E||-----------------------|------------------------|
B||-----------------------|------------------------|
G||--4---------4--4----4--|-------4-----4--4-------|
D||--4---------4--4----4--|-------4-----4--4-------|
A||-----------------------|----5-------------------|
E||--3------3----------3--|----------3----------0--|


   *    *    *    *        *    *     *    * 
E-----------------------|------------------------|
B-----------------------|-------0-----0----------|
G--6-----------------6--|----6-------------6-\4--|
D--4---------4-------4--|----------7-------------|
A---------------4-------|------------------------|
E--5------5----------5--|------------------------|


   *     *     *     *        *    *    *     * 
E--------------------------|-----------------------|
B--------------------------|-----------------------|
G--------4-----4--4-----4--|----4------------------|
D--------4-----4--4-----4--|----4-------------2----|
A-----5--------------------|---------2--4--5-------|
E--3--------3--------3-----|----3------------------|


   *    *    *     *        *    *     *    * 
E------------------------|------------------------|
B------------------------|-------0-----0----------|
G--6------------------6--|----6-------------6-\4--|
D--4---------4-----0--4--|----------7-------------|
A---------------4--------|------------------------|
E--5------5-----------5--|------------------------|


   *    *     *    *        *    *    *     *       *    *    *    *
E------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G-------4-----4--4----4--|-----------------------|--6-----------------6--|
D-------4-----4--4----4--|------------------2----|--4---------4-------4--|
A------------------------|----5----2--4--5-------|---------------4-------|
E--3-------3----------3--|-----------------------|--5------5----------5--|


   *    *     *    *        *     *     *    *
E------------------------|-------------------------|
B-------0-----0----------|--------0----------------|
G----6-------------------|--7--------9-------------|
D----------7-------7--0--|-----5----------7--------|
A------------------------|----------------------7--|
E------------------------|--7--------9-------9-----|


   *    *    *     *     *    *        *    *     *    * 
E------------------5--3----2--------|------------------------|
B--8--------(12)--------------3-----|------------------------|
G------------------6--4----2--------|--4-------4----4--4-----|
D--9--------(12)--------------------|--4-------4----4--4-----|
A---------9-------------------------|------------------------|
E--------------------------------0--|--3----3----------3--0--|


   *    *     *    *        *     *     *     * 
E-----2----2----2--------|--------------2--0--------|
B-----2----2----2--------|--------3-----------3-----|
G-----4----3----3--------|-----4-----4-----------4--|
D------------------------|--------------------------|
A------------------4-----|--2-----2-----0-----0-----|
E--2------------------2--|--------------------------|


   *    *    *    *        *     *     *     *
E-----------------------|--------------1--0--------|
B--3------0-------------|--------3-----------3-----|
G--0------0-------------|-----4-----4-----------4--|
D-----------------------|--------------------------|
A--------------------0--|--2-----2-----0-----0-----|
E--3------3----2--3-----|--------------------------|


   *    *    *    *        *     *     *     *
E-----------------------|--------------1--0--------|
B--0--------------------|--------3-----------3-----|
G--0--------------------|-----4-----4-----------4--|
D-----------------------|--------------------------|
A--------------------0--|--2-----2-----0-----0-----|
E--3------3----2--3-----|--------------------------|


   *    *    *     *     *     *        *    *    *    *
E---------------------2-----0--------|-------0---------0-----|
B--3------0--------0-----------3p-0--|--3----0---------0-----|
G--0------0-----3--------------------|-------0---------------|
D------------------------------------|-----------------------|
A------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E--3---------3-----0-----2-----------|--0-------0---------0--|

                         1st time:                2nd time:
   *    *     *   *       *    *    *     *        *    *     *    *
E----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B-----3----0-----------|-----3----2----0--------|-----3----2----0--------|
G-----0----0-----------|----------0-------2-/4--|----------0-------2-/5--|
D----------------------|-----2------------------|-----2------------------|
A----------------------|--0---------------------|--0---------------------|
E--3-------3--------3--|------------------------|------------------------|

 SECTION B:
   *    *     *     *       *    *    *     *       *    *    *    *
E------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
B------------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
G-------5-----5--5----5--|----5------------------|--7-----------7----7--|
D-------5-----5--5----5--|----5-------------3----|--5-----------5----5--|
A------------------------|---------3--5--6-------|----------------------|
E--4-------4----------4--|-----------------------|--6------6---------6--|


   *    *     *    *        *     *     *     * 
E------------------------|-------------------------|
B------------------------|-------------------------|
G----7--5-----5----7-\5--|-----5--5-----5--5----5--|
D----------8-------------|-----5--5-----5--5----5--|
A------------------------|----------------------6--|
E------------------------|--4--------4--4--4----4--|


   *    *     *     *        *    *    *    * 
E-------------------------|-----------------------|
B-------------------------|-----------------------|
G----------------------7--|--7-----------7-----7--|
D-------------------------|--5-----------5--0--5--|
A-------------5--6--8-----|-----------------------|
E----4--4--8--------------|--6------6-------------|


   *    *     *    *        *     *      *    * 
E------------------------|---------------------------|
B------------------------|---------------------------|
G----7--5-----5----7-/8--|--8-----8--10--------------|
D----------8-------------|-----6-----------8---------|
A------------------------|------------------------8--|
E------------------------|--8--------10-------10-----|


   *     *       *     *     *      *        *    *    *    * 
E-----------------------------------------|-----------------------|
B--9-------------13----11--9-----8--------|-----------------------|
G-----------------------------------8-----|--5------5----5--5-----|
D--10------10/13-13----12--10----8--------|--5------5----5--5-----|
A-----------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E--------------------------------------0--|--4------4----------0--|


   *     *    *    *        *    *    *     * 
E---------------3--3-----|------------------------|
B---------------3--3-----|---------------2--------|
G-----5----4-------------|-----4----3----3--------|
D-----3----3-------------|-----2----2-------2-----|
A-----5----5-------------|-----4----4-------------|
E--3------------------0--|--2------------------2--|


   *     *     *     *        *    *    *    *
E--------------2--0--------|-----------------------|
B--------3--3--------3-----|--3------0-------------|
G-----4-----------------4--|--0------0-------------|
D--------------------------|-----------------------|
A--2-----2-----0-----0-----|--------------------0--|
E--------------------------|--3------3----2--3-----|


   *     *     *     *        *    *    *    * 
E--------------1--0--------|-----------------------|
B--------3-----------3-----|--0--------------------|
G-----4-----4-----------4--|--0--------------------|
D--------------------------|-----------------------|
A--2-----2-----0-----0-----|--------------------0--|
E--------------------------|--3------3----2--3-----|


   *     *     *     *        *    *    *     *     *     * 
E--------------1--0--------|---------------------2-----0--------|
B--------3-----------3-----|--3------0--------0-----------3p-0--|
G-----4-----4-----------4--|--0------0-----3--------------------|
D--------------------------|------------------------------------|
A--2-----2-----0-----0-----|------------------------------------|
E--------------------------|--3---------3-----0-----2-----------|


   *    *    *    *        *    *     *   *        *    *     *    * 
E-----------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
B--3----0--0------0-----|-----3----0------------|-----3----2----0--------|
G--0----0--0------0-----|-----0----0------0-----|-----0----0-------2-/4--|
D-----------------2-----|-----------------0-----|------------------------|
A-----------------------|-----------------------|--0---------------------|
E--0-------0---------0--|--3-------3---------3--|------------------------|


   *    *     *    *        *    *    *     *       *   *    *     * 
E------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
B------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
G-------4-----4--4----4--|-----------------------|--6------------6----6--|
D-------4-----4--4----4--|------------------2----|--4---------4--4----4--|
A------------------------|----5----2--4--5-------|-----------------------|
E--3-------3----------3--|-----------------------|--5------5----------5--|


   *    *     *    *        *    *     *     * 
E------------------------|------------------------|
B-------------0----------|------------------------|
G----6--4----------6-\4--|-------------4--4-------|
D----------7-------------|-------------4--4----4--|
A------------------------|-------5-----5--5----5--|
E------------------------|--3-------3-------------|


   *    *     *     *       *    *     *     *
E------------------------|-------------------------|
B------------------------|-------------------------|
G------------------------|--6----6-----6--6-----6--|
D-----4-------------2----|--4----4-----4--4-----4--|
A-----5----2--4--5-------|-------------------------|
E--3---------------------|--5-------5--------5-----|


   *    *     *    *        *     *     *    * 
E------------------------|-------------------------|
B-------------0----------|--------0----------------|
G----6--4----------6-/7--|--7--------9-------------|
D----------7-------------|-----5----------7--------|
A------------------------|----------------------7--|
E------------------------|--7--------9-------9-----|


   *    *    *     *     *    *        *     *     *     *  etc
E------------------5--3----2--------|--------------------------||
B--8--------(12)--------------3-----|--0-----------------------||
G------------------6--4----2-----2--|--------------------------||
D--9--------(12)--------------------|--4b-5r-4b-5r-4b-5r-4b-5--||
A---------9-------------------------|--------------------------||
E-----------------------------------|--3-----------------------||

TAB Guide: p = pull off
           / = slide into from below
           \ = slide down to from above
          () = natural harmonic
           b = bend note up into next note
           r = release note to next note
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Savage Animal wrote on October 20 2011, 01:18 pm

thank you so much for tabbing this! such a great song

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