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Intro:

  Guitar 1 (G1)  12 string
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-2-0---2--0----0---------------------------------|
D-----3------3----3-2-3--2-0---0--3-0----0--0---0-|
A----------------------------3---------3------3---|
E-------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 2 (G2) comes in for background.
E--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------5h7p5-5h7p5--5h7p5-7-|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

  (G1) plays the chords with typical Byrds rhythm.

  Dm                G              Dm
  Fair young maid.     All  in her gar-den.
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------12--13vvvv--------------6----------|
G---------------5h7p5-----------------5h7p5-7----5--5h7p5-| (G2)
D---------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

         Dm                G               Dm
         Strange young man.  Came  rid-ing by.
E-------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------6------12--13vvvv--------6----6---| (G2)
G--5h7p5-------5h7p5----5------------------------7----5-|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------|

         Dm                 F       Em              C
         Say-ing fair young maid.   Will you mar-ry me?
E----------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------6vvvvv-5vvvvv----5-----------5-| (G2)
G----5h7p5--5h7p5--5h7p5-------------------------7--5--7---|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

                Em                    Dm
  And this then sir,      was her  re-ply.
E--------------------------------------------|
B----------5---------------------------------|
G--5--7---------4vvvvvv---4------------------| (G2)
D-----------------------------7----5---7vvvv-|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------|
B--------6-----------------|
G-5h7--7---5--5h7p5--5h7p5-| (G2)
D--------------------------|
A--------------------------|
E--------------------------|

  Dm                  G              Dm
  Oh no kind sir.  I  can-not  mar-ry thee.
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------12-13vvvv-----------6----6---------|
G-----------5h7p5----------------------------7----5-5h7p5-| (G2)
D---------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

   Dm                    G                     Dm
   For I've a love,  who sails  the deep salt  sea.
E--------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------12-12h13--------------------------6---|
G-5h7p5-------5h7p5---------------------------------5h7-7----5-| (G2)
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|

    Dm               F      Em             C
    Though he's been gone,   these  sev-en years.
E-------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------6vvvvv-5vvvvv--5-----------5-|
G-5h7p5---5h7p5-------------------------7--5--7---| (G2)
D-------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

  C        Em                    Dm
  Still no man,     shall mar-ry me.
E--------------------------------------------------------|
B-------5-------12-------------------------6-------------|
G-5--7-----4vvv-----4---------------5h7-7----5--5h7p5--7-| (G2)
D-------------------------7---5--7-----------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

(G2) The background from here to # is pretty much the same
with some slight variations.

Dm                      G               Dm
What if he's died?  All in some bat-tle slain.
Dm                   G                 Dm
Or if he's drown-ed,  in the deep salt sea.
Dm           F      Em           C
What if he's found,  some oth-er love?
C           Em                        Dm
He and his  new  love, both mar-ried  be.
Dm             G             Dm
If he's found,  some  oth-er love.
Dm                    G               Dm
He and his new  love,  both  mar-ried be.
Dm          F      Em            C
I wish them health   and  hap-pi-ness.
C              Em                      Dm
Where they now dwell,  all a-cross the sea.
Dm                 G          Dm
He picked her  up. Oh, in his arms.
Dm                    G             Dm
And kisses gave  her.  One, two and three.
Dm              F    Em            C
Say-ing weep no more,  my own true love.  (#)
  C          Em                 Dm
  I am your  long,   lost, John Ri-ley.
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------10---8vvvv--15--15--15-------- (G2) Lightly palm mute the -|
G---7h10------------------------------------------------------------|      1st 4 notes. Might be
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|      on a Mandolin. Lift on
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|      the last 3 notes but
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|      don't pull off.

Dm              F^ F^F^ Em^  Em       C      ^ = upstroke.
Say-ing weep no more,     my own true love.
  C            Em              Dm
  For I'm your long,  lost,    John Ri-ley.
E------------------------------------------|
B-------------------3--3-3--3--------------| (G2) Lift on these
G------------------------------------------|      notes but don't
D------------------------------------------|      pull off.
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

E-1----1-----1----1-----1----1------1----1-----x-|
B-3--3----1--3--3----1--3--3----1-3-3--3----1--3-| (G1)
G-2----------2----------2-----------2----------2-|
D-0----------0----------0-----------0----------0-|
A-x----------x----------x-----------x----------x-|
E-x----------x----------x-----------x----------x-| Both guitars
                                                  together.
E------------------------------------------------|
B-------6----------6----------6-----------6------| (G2)
G-5h7-7---5--5h7-7---5--5h7-7---5-7-5h7-7---5--7-|
D------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

Chord diagrams:
Dm     G      F      Em     C
x00231 355433 133211 022000 032010

E,B,G,D,A,E = guitar string, p = pull off, h = hammer on,
vvv = vibrato.

When playing the F, Em, C, Em, Dm sequence, play the dominate
note at the beginning of each chord. F,E,C,B,D. It gives it a
little bit of bass sound.

Try the intro (G1) 1 octave higher. You might like it but since
it's  played on a 12 string I think you need the A (2) and it's
octave on the G string.

Tabbed from: Fifth Dimension. Original LP form the 60's.
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