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                             Two Soldiers - Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
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Tabbed by: Kent

Standard Tuning

Song's in 3/4 and in G.

Here's the melody. Basically. Played more on the mando, though Dave throws 
in a few more passing notes.


e|-3/5--5-5h7--5-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------8--5----------5---5-8---5-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------7-5----5-7---7--------7---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
x2

e|-7-8-7h8p7p5-5-7-8-8/10---7-5----7-8-7h8p7p5-5-7-8-10----------------------|
B|-----------------------------8---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-3/5--5-5h7--5------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------8--5----------5---5-8---5-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------7-5----5-7---7--------7---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

The harmony is:
D   C   C   G
D   C   C   G
D   G   D   G
D   C   C   G

But for the D-C-C-G parts, I recommend getting a little niftier, closer to 
what Jerry seems to be doing (you need to be fluid between hitting the 
melody notes and strumming the chords):

e|-----2-2-----2-2---0------0------0------0-------3-3---3-3-----------------|
B|-----3-3-----3-3---1------1------1------1-------0-0---0-0-----------------|
G|-0h2-2-2-2h4-4-2-0-0------0------0----0-0-------0-0---0-0-----------------|
D|-----0-0-----0-0-----2-0--2--0-2-2-0-2--2-0h2-0-0-0---0-0-----------------|
A|------------------------3-3-3----3------3-------2-2---2-2-----------------|
E|------------------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-----------------|

He was [D] just a blue eyed [C] Boston boy, his [C] voice was low with [G] pain.
I'll [D] do your bidding [C] comrade mine, if [C] I ride back a-[G]-gain.
But if [D] you ride back and [G] I am left you'd [D] as much for [G] me.
[D] Mother, you know, must [C] hear the news, so [C] write to her tender-[G]-ly.

She's waiting at home like a patient saint
Her fond face pale with woe
Her heart will be broken when I am gone
I'll see her soon I know
Just then the order came to charge
For an instant hand touched hand
They said aye and away they rode
That brave and devoted band

Straight was the track to the top of the hill
The rebels they shot and shelled
Plowed furrows of death through the toiling ranks
And guarded them as they fell
There soon came a horrible dying yell
From heights they could not gain
And those that doom and death had spared
Rode slowly down again

But among the dead that were left on the hill
Was the boy with the curly hair
The tall dark man that rode by his side
Lay dead beside him there
There's no one to write to the blue-eyed girl
The words her lover had said
Mom, you know, awaits the news
She'll only know he's dead


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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dougstew wrote on December 12 2013, 06:21 pm, edited at 06:22 pm

i understand the harmony of d-c-c-g but when it changes to d-g-d-g it doesnt match like the melody so im woundering what changes in the harmony need to be to match melody when strumming cords.please write me and let me know if possible. thanks

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