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The Ark Tab

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Gerry Rafferty
album: City to City 1978
song: The Ark
Transcribed by Brett Stengs

NOTE: during the chorus, there are some transition notes between chords (such as 
bass notes), as well as some fills during the latter verses.

Intro (fiddle transcribed for guitar) may sound differently because in the song, this is 
played by Gerry's acoustic guitar.
-------------

    G                          D
e|----------------------------------------------------|
b|----1/3--1----------------3-------------------------|
g|------------2/4--0--2/4------2~~--2p0---------------|
d|--0-----------------------------------0-------------|
a|--x--------------------------------------2p0--------|
E|--3-------------------------------------------------|

    G                          D
e|-----------------------------------------|
b|----1/3--1----------------3--3-----------|
g|------------2/4--0--2/4------2~~---------|
d|--0--------------------------------------|
a|--x--------------------------------------|
E|--3--------------------------------------|

    G                          D
e|----------------------------------------------|
b|----1/3--1----------------3-------------------|
g|------------2/4--0--2/4------2~~--2p0---------|
d|--0-----------------------------------0-------|
a|--x-------------------------------------------|
E|--3-------------------------------------------|

   A                          G           C           D
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------3-3-3~~~3-/5--3-1-------------|
g|--------2--2~~2--4-2~~--2--/4-------------------2/4-2~~~----|
d|--0--4------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1
-------------

G                           D
See the dark night has come down on us
G                          D
The world is livin' in its dream
G                           D
But now we know that we can wake up from this sleep
D                  A
And set out on the journey
G              C            D
Find a ship to take us on the way.

Verse 2
-------------
G                                D
The time has come to trust that guiding light
G                          D
And leavin' all the rest behind
G                                   D
We'll take the road that leads down to the waterside
D                     A
And set out on the journey
G              C             D
Find a ship to take us on the way.

Chorus:
================================
(D)       C   Am             G
And we'll sail    out on the water
|----------------------------3-------------|
|--------1--1--1-------------0-------------|
|--------0--0--2-------------0-------------|
|--------2--2--2-------------0-------------|
|--------3-----0-------------2-------------|
|----------------------------3-------------|

(G)       D            A
Yes we'll feel the sea grow

(A)        Em             G
Yes we'll meet out on the water

(G)                         A   Asus4 A
Where are all strangers are known.
|---------------------------0---0---0--------|
|---------------------------2---3-p-2--------|
|---------------------------2---2---2--------|
|------------------x----0---2---2---2--------|
|------------------3----2---0---0---0--------|
|--------------------------------------------|

Verse 3
-----------------
G                      D
If you travel blindly, if you fall
|---------------------------------2-2h3p2-0--2----|
|---------------------------------3---------------|
|---------------------------------2---------------|
|---------------------------------0---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

G                             D
The truth is there to set you free
|-----------------------------2---------------|
|-----------------------------3---------------|
|-----------------------------2---------------|
|-----------------------------0--------0------|
|---------------------------------0-0h2-------|
|---------------------------------------------|

G                                   D
And when your heart can see just one thing in this life
D                   A
We'll set out on the journey
|------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------2-2h3p2----2--|
|----------------------------2--------4----|
|----------------------------2-------------|
|----------------------------0-------------|
|------------------------------------------|

G               C             D
Find a ship to take us on the way.
|-----------------------------2-0-0h2p0----------------|
|---------------1-------------3---------3--------------|
|---------------0-------------2----------2-0-0h2p0-----|
|---------------2-----0-------0--------------------2-0-|
|---------------3-----2--------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus

Guitar solo (over intro riffs and chords.)

Verse 3
-------------

G                           D
See the dark night has come down on us
G                          D
The world is livin' in its dream
G                           D
But now we know that we can wake up from this sleep
D                   A
And set out on the journey
G              C              D
Find a ship to take us on the way.


Chorus (with more electric guitar licks)

Outro (first half of the intro)
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steviebmusicman wrote on October 31 2010, 04:31 pm

this tab is brill, thanks for posting

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