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Real Folk Blues Chords

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Song: The Real Folk Blues
Artist: Yoko Kanno
Category: Anime Theme Song (Cowboy Bebop)
*Transcribed by George Garcia

 I decided to transcribe The Real Folk Blues for one reason only... no one else has! I spent a
 while looking for the tabs everywhere and couldn't find a thing. It took me a while until I
 finally sat down to transcribe it.

 Well folks, it seems that this song is played with a capo on the 2nd fret. So unless you're
 planning on playing it in the key of Em instead of F#m, I suggest you get a capo
 (or just borrow one).

 If you do not have access to a capo (or have no idea what a capo even is), do not dispair.  I have
 the song transcribed to be used without a capo, or just play it without the capo in Em
 (which is the way it is played on episode #26, when Spike is going to Vicious' hideout).
 If you play it in Em, however, you will not get the same sound as the end of the episodes.
 Also, I'll transcribe it in English sometime. ^,^

If you would rather have these instead, or any other questions at all, simply e-mail me at:

   Edgecrusherg77@AOL.com - Subject: Cowboy Bebop tabs

 Then tell me what you want. ^_^


Here's the transcription in the key of F#m:
 (Which is the way it is at the end of every episode)

 All chords have the implied chord in (parenthesis).  For example, when you play the Em chord
while the capo is on the 2nd fret, the implied chord is F#m.  This gets kind of confusing, so try
your best.  If you do not have a capo, you would play the chord inside the (parenthesis). O.o
If there's any questions on this FEEL FREE TO ASK! (email me)

 Keep in mind I only put chords on the lyrics that are shown at the end of the episodes.
 All extra lyrics do not have chords posted on them.  OK on to the music... 3,2,1.. Let's Jam!


Chord Key (w/capo on 2nd)--->        Em	(F#m)	     G	(A)	   C#m(inv.) (D#m inv.)

			     E       0		     3			-
			     B	     0 		     3			0
			     G	     0		     0			0
			     D	     2		     0			2
			     A	     2		     2			4
			     E	     0		     3			-


			  	     C	(D)	     D	(E)	    A	(B)	   B (C#)

			     E	     0		     2		    0		   2
			     B	     1		     3		    2		   4
			     G	     0		     2		    2		   4
			     D	     2		     0		    2		   4
			     A	     3		     -	    	    0		   2
			     E	     -		     -		    -		   -

Real Folk Blues-

-Intro.
  Em  G  C#m  C (repeat)

-Verse 1.
Em		G
Aishiteta to nageku ni wa
C#m			    C		D
Amari ni mo toki wa sugi te shimatta
Em		G
Mada kokoro no hokorobi o
C#m		     C      D
Iyasenumama kaze ga fuiteru

-Verse 2.
Hitotsu no me de asu o mite
Hitotsu no me de kinou mitsumeteru
Kimi no ai no yurikagode
Mo ichido yasurakani nemuretara

-Pre-Chorus
Em   A	       C#m  	C	  B
Kawaita hitomi de dareka na itekure

-Chorus
	 Em
The real folk blues
B	 G		 C#m	C
Honto no kanashimi ga shiritaidake
	Em	  B	G	      C#m   C
Doro no kawa ni sukatta jinsei mo warukuwanai
	B     A   B	 Em
Ichido kiri de    owarunara

-Verse 3.
Kibou ni michita zetsuboto
Wanagashikakerareteru kono chansu
Nani ga yoku te warui no ka
Koin no omoi to kuramitaita

-Pre-chorus 2.
Dore dake ikireba iyasareru no darou

-2nd Chorus
The real folk blues
Honto no yorokobi ga shiritai dake
Hikaru mono no subete ga ougen to wa kagiranai

-Chorus
The real folk blues
Honto no kanashimi ga shiritaidake
Doro no kawa ni sukatta jinsei mo warukuwanai
Ichido kiri de owarunara

That's it!  I'm sure it's easy enough to read, so go for it!
Also, if it's the english transcription you want, I suppose I can give that one too.
Anyhoo, any questions, comments, love letters, etc. etc., I'm just an E-mail away.
Remember to subject it: Cowboy Bebop tabs... or something along those lines.
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Wiegraf wrote on June 14 2005, 12:00 am

Could you tab it out, then? I wanna learn it, too. =p

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Brokenhobo wrote on November 16 2008, 12:01 am

Ummm.... Im new to capos so how do you do this chord

E 0
B 0
G 0
D 2
A 2
E 0

If the capos on the 2nd fret?

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Wowbagger_86 wrote on July 21 2009, 03:04 pm

If you use a capo you count from the bar where you placed the Capo. So you hold exactly the same chord, but it will sound different :)

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