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One White Duck 

Capo: 4th fret. 
3/4 time 
Intro: 

        =========== 4th fr (capo) 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 
        | | | | | | 
        --X-X------ 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------X 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 
        | | | | | | 

        [4 bars, 
        strum = whole chord 
        2-and-3-and = 3rd,2nd,1st string strum 
        pluck = 4th string] 

        strum-and-2-and-3-and 
        pluck-and-2-and-3-and 
        pluck-and-2-and-3-and 
        pluck-and-2-and-3-and 

  

        =========== 4th fr (capo) 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 
        | | | | | | 
        ----X------ 
        | | | | | | 
        --X-----X-- 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 

        [4 bars, pluck = 5th string] 
        pluck-and-2-and-3-and 
        pluck-and-2-and-3-and 
        pluck-and-2-and-3-and 
        pluck-and-2-and 
  

        [fill drops into song]  (p = pull-off, h = hammer-on, 
         dn = down strum (low to high), up = up strum (high to low)) 

   C             p                 G       Gdn Gup     h       Gdn Gup 
   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   & 

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

                                                  (^ hold G (3-2-1) and just 
                                                     lift 2) 

       h           Gdn Gup     h           Gdn Gup     h 
   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   & 
E|-----------------1---1-------------------1---1------------ 
B|-----------------0---0-------------------0---0------------ 
G|-----------------0---0-------------------0---0------------ 
D|-----------------0---0-----------0-------0---0------------  etc. 
A|-0---2-----------2---2---0---2-----------2---2---0---2---- 
E|---------3-------3---3-------------------3---3-----------3 
  

[Note: Ian Anderson usually plays a D chord thusly: 

D(IA) 

   hold     sus 
E|-2--------3--2--0--2-- 
B|-3--------3--3--3--3-- 
G|-2--------2--2--2--2-- 
D|-0--------0--0--0--0-- 
A|-x--------x--x--x--x-- 
E|-x--------x--x--x--x-- 

Throw this in wherever a D chord ends a phrase] 
  

There's a 

G                              C     D(IA)        G 
haze on the skyline to wish me on my way 

and there's a note on the telephone 
           C    D(IA) 
some roses on a tray 
                   C           D 
And the motorway's stretching 
Em    D         Em   D 
right out to us all 
                C 
as I pull on my old wings 
D   Em    D            Em 
One White Duck on your wall 
         Bb           Am 
Isn't it just to damn real? 
                       D      Am 
One White Duck on your wall 
                 D     Am 
one duck on your wall 
G 

I'll catch a 
ride on your violin strung up on your bow 
and I'll float on your melody 
sing your chorus soft and low 
There's a picture-view postcard to say that I called 
You can see from the fireplace 
One White Duck on your wall 
Isn't it just too damn real? 
One White Duck on your wall 
                 D     Em 
One duck on your wall 

           G 
        =========== 4th fr (capo) 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 
        | | | | | | 
        --X-------- 
        | | | | | | 
        X---------X 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 
        | | | | | | 
  

           G/F 
          x 
        =========== 4th fr (capo) 
        | | | | | | 
        X---------- 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------X 
        | | | | | | 
        ----------- 
        | | | | | | 
  

G-and-2-G/F-3-G/F, again, etc. 

So 
G                  C        G    G/F  G  G/F  G 
fly away Peter and fly away Paul 
                   C           D 
from the fingertip ledge of contentment 
          G 
Well, the long restless rustle of 
C               G     G/F  G  G/F  G 
high heel boots calls 
        F(with high G)    C                      G G/F G G/F... 
and I'm probably bound to deceive you after all. 

Something must be wrong with me and my brain 
if I'm so painfully unrewarding 
But my dreams are for dreaming and best left that way 
and my zero to your power often equals nothing at all. 

Double lock defense, there's no chain on my door 
and I'm available for consultation 
But remember your way in is also my way out, 
and love's four letter word is no compensation 

Black Ace dog handler I'm a waiter on skates 
so don't you jump to your foresking conclusion 
Cause I'm up to my deaf ears in cold breakfast trays 
to be cleared before I can dine on your sweet 
Sunday lunch confusion. 
  

pt 
tarvydas@tsctrl.guild.org
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