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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: holladay@engin.umich.edu (matthew m. holladay)
Subject: TAB: Robert Plant - 'Great Spirit'

No one requested this, but I like it and for once I don't have
deadlines or exams hanging over my head, so here you go.

Robert Plant - Great Spirit
From Fate of Nations

Intro
E-|-----------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------| Play this a few times, varying
G-|--5h7--7x--7x--7x--x-x-x-x---| the pattern that you mute the
D-|-----------------------------| strings to sound as funky as
A-|-----------------------------| possible, and then:
D-|-(0)-------------------------|

E-|-----------------------------|
B-|---------------6--8--6vvv----|
G-|--5h7--7x--7x----------------| Then go right back into the
D-|-----------------------------| intro, after a few more times,
A-|-----------------------------| play:
D-|-----------------------------|

E-|---------------7b8rb7----(5)---|
B-|-----------------------8-(6)---|
G-|--5h7--7x--7x-------------7----|
D-|-------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------|

As a little aside here, most of the song is centered around two
chords, Dm and G.  These are the chords you sometimes here being
played over these intro parts.  If you ever get lost, revert to
either using them or playing along with the bass.  My suggestions
for these are:
    Dm     G      Bass Part
E-|--5--|------|--------------------------------------|
B-|--6--|--12--|--------------------------------------|
G-|--7--|--12--|--------------------------------------|
D-|--7--|--12--|---------------------5--0-------------|
A-|--5--|--10--|----5--0------------------------------|
D-|-----|------|----------0--0-0-0---------5--5-5-5---|

One of those should get you back on track.

Figures 1 and 2 shown below appear again and again throughout
the song, listen for where they fit in.  And most of the leads (and
my attempt at the solo) is based on a Dm pentatonic scale.  If you
need ideas for the leads, look at the solo.

  Fig. 1
E-|------0---------------------------0---------------------------|
B-|------1---------------------------1---------------------------|
G-|----2---------0-----0-----------2-------0---------------------|
D-|--0---------0-----0-----------0-------0-----0------------(0)--|
A-|----------3-----2-------------------3-----2---2h3--5----------|
D-|----------------------3b5--0-------------------------3b5--0---|

  Fig. 2 (Played with some wah)                      Short lead lick
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------|-----------------------10h12--b14--12p10----|
D-|--0-2-3-5----0-2-3-5----0-|--0-2-3-5----0-2-3------x----------------12-|
A-|----------------------3---|--------------------------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

Solo (I'll try to break it into phrases, if I indent a line, it means
      that the new line is still a continuation of the last phrase.  )

  <--- Repeat 7 times -----------------------------|
E-|------------------------|-----------------------|
B-|--------12-12b13rb12----|---13p10--13vvvb15-----|
G-|-----10-----------------|-----------------------|
D-|--12--------------------|-----------------------|
A-|------------------------|-----------------------|
D-|------------------------|-----------------------|

E-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----13-15-15b17vvvvvvrb15-15p13--15b17vvvvrb15-15p13-15p13----13-13ss0-|
G-|--14--------------------------------------------------------14----------|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--18b20vvvrb18-b20rb18p15-15vvv----------15-----15-------------|
G-|--------------------------------17-14-17-----17----17b19vvv----|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E-|-------20-------20-------20-------20-20-20-------20---------------------|
B-|-20b22----20b22----20b22----20b22----------20b22----22rb20---18h20p18b--|
G-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-------10-13p10--------10-13p10-------10-13p10-----------12--10b---|
G-|-12b14-----------12b14----------12b14----------10h12p10--12--10b---|
D-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

               E-|---------------------------------------------|
Note: this     B-|---------------------------------------------|
line is still  G-|---------------------------------------------|
a part of the  D-|-12p10---------------------------------------|
last phrase:   A-|-------12p10s8---0--3p0--5p0--8--5vvvssss0---|
               D-|---------------------------------------------|


  Wait a bit, and then
E-|-----------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------|
A-|--3sss5sss3sss5sss8sss5sss10sss8sss5vvvvssss0--|
D-|-----------------------------------------------|

Then go back to playing whatever leads come to mind.


BTW, this is also a bribe.  I'm looking for 'Come Into My Life'
and 'The Greatest Gift' from the same album.  Anyone know them?  Anyone
willing to (or have time to) work on them?  (if you email me, I can send
you a very small start to Come Into My Life).

Also, does anyone know anything else that Kevin Scott MacMichael (the
guitarist on this album) has worked on?  I'm not even asking for TAB here,
just names of albums, etc.  I have no idea where to even start looking
for any of his stuff.  Might have been a studio musician before working
with Plant on this one, which would make it difficult.

In any event, I hope you like this tab.

As always-questions, comments, additions, and corrections are welcome.

M Holladay
holladay@engin.umich.edu
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