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The Tragically Hip:  Fiddler's Green
tabbed by: Chris

Well, this is my first tab, so hopefully it’s not too bad. This song seems as if it
might be in a different tuning but I’m not sure as to which tuning.  Having someone
play just strummed chords behind the picking parts would sound good. Enjoy. P.S. the
harmonics at the end of the bridge was a guessing game. The different tuning would
probably make it easier.  Listen to song for timing.


Pick-up              E                 E                          A
Intro:  3  &  4  &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &     1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
|------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|-2---------------------|
|------4h6-4—6/4-2-|-1---------------|-1----------4h6-4---------|-2---------------------|
|------------------|-2-------------2-|-2----------------6/4-2h4-|-2--------------------2|
|------------------|-2----------2h4--|-2------------------------|------------------2h4--|
|------------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|

  A                          E                        ?
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4   &    1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
|--------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|-2------------------------|------------------------|-3----------------------|
|-2--------------6--4------|-1----------------------|-2--------------2-------|
|-2-----------4------h6-4--|-2--------------------2-|------------2h4---4p2-0-|
|--------------------------|-2----------------2h4---|------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
  E
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &    1
|-------------------------|----|  First verse begins in the same bar as the last note of
|-------------------------|----|  intro phrase, starting on beat 3.
|-1-----------------------|----|
|-2--------------2--2-----|----|
|-2--------2-2h4------4p2-|----|
|-------------------------|-0--|

Verse 1:
      September seventeen                    for/a/girl/I/know/it's mothers day
                     E                 E                          A
  1&2 & 3  &  4  &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &     1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
|------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|-2------------------------|
|------4h6-4—------|-1---------------|-1----------4h6-4---------|-2------------------------|
|------------6/4-2-|-2-------------2-|-2----------------6/4-2h4-|-2---------------------2--|
|------------------|-2----------2h4--|-2------------------------|-------------------2h4----|
|-0----------------|-----------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|

            her son is gonna leave                         and that's where he will
  A                          E                        E
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4   &    1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2--------------6--4------|-1----------------------|-1-----------------------|
|-2-----------4------h6-4--|-2--------------------2-|-2-----------------6—4/2-|
|--------------------------|-2----------------2h4---|-2-----------7--7--------|
|--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
  stay                                wind on a weathervane             tearing/blue/eyes
  B                                                 E
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1&2&3&4&   1 & 2 & 3  &  4  &
|------------------------|------------------------|----------|---------------------|
|------------------------|----------------5--5----|----------|---------------------|
|-4----------------6p4---|-4-----4-----4-------6p4|-1--------|-1------4h6-4--------|
|-4--------------------6-|------------------------|-2--------|-2------------6/4-2h4|
|-2----------------------|------------------------|-2--------|-2-------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|----------|---------------------|

sailor mean                 as Falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain      for a boy in
  A                 A                       E                        ?
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1  & 2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1 & 2 & 3 &  4  &
|-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
|-2---------------|-2---------------------|------------------------|-3-----------------|
|-2-------------2-|-2---------4h6-4-------|-1----------------------|-2------2--2-------|
|-2----------2h4--|-2---------------6/4-2-|-2--------------------2-|-------4--4—-4p2-0-|
|-----------------|-----------------------|-2----------------2h4---|-------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|

Fiddler's Green
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1
|------------------------|----|
|------------------------|----|
|-1----------------------|----|
|-2--------------------2-|----|
|-2--------------2-2h4---|----|
|------------------------|-0--|


Verse 2: Same form
His tiny knotted heart,   well I guess it never worked too good
the timber tore apart,  and the water gorged the wood
you can hear her whispered prayer, for men at masts that always lean
the same wind that moves her hair, moves her boy through Fiddler's Green


Bar b4 Bridge:
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-------1-----1----------|
|-------2-----2--------2-|
|-------2-----2----2h4---|
|-0----------------------|

Bridge:
  A         B                          A         B
Oh,         nothing's changed anyway        Oh,  nothing's changed anyway
  1 2 3 4   1       2       3      4   1 2 3 4
|---------|--------------------------|---------|-------------------------|
|-2-------|--------------------------|-2-------|-------------------------|
|-2-------|-4------------------------|-2-------|-4-----------------------|
|-2-------|-4------------------------|-2-------|-4-----------------------|
|---------|-2------------------------|---------|-2-----------------------|
|---------|--------------------------|---------|-------------------------|

  A         B               E                      (I think)
       Oh,  anytime    today                        HM
  1 2 3 4   1   2   3   4   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1
|---------|---------------|------------------------|-4--|  Goes back into verse form
|-2-------|---------------|------------------------|-4--|
|-2-------|-4-------------|-2----------------------|-4--|
|-2-------|-4-------------|-2--------------2-------|-4--|
|---------|-2-------------|-1--------2-2h4---------|-4--|
|---------|---------------|------------------------|-4--|

Verse 3:
He doesn't know a soul, and there's nowhere that he's really been
But he won't travel long alone, no not in Fiddler's Green
Balloons all filled with rain, as children's eyes turn sleepy mean
As Falstaff sings a sorrowful refrain, for a boy in Fiddler's Green

Ending (x4): There are some picking parts but they are hard to make out.  Song ends on E

 E       D?
 Green
|------|----|
|------|-3--|
|--1---|-2--|
|--2---|----|
|--2---|----|
|------|----|
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cerveza wrote on June 17 2007, 06:34 pm

good tab, and the ?'s you have are D chords

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PotatomanDave wrote on January 19 2009, 04:11 pm

great tab, my fav hip song.. thanks :D

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zandercaster wrote on April 22 2009, 04:21 pm

nice

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