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Blackwaterside Tab

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Tuning
Capo
D A D G B E
5th fret
Tabbed by Jamie Phillips (jamiephillips22@hotmail.com)

Artist: Bert Jansch
Track title: Blackwaterside
Album: Jack Orion
Tuning: DADGBE (dropped D)
Capo: 5th Fret

Amazing tune but a real pain to transcribe! There are bars of 2,3,4,5 and 6; the
asterisks let you know how many beats. You will have to work closely with the record to
capture the fine nuances of the rhythm and structure. There are also slight variations
from verse to verse and in the instrumental. Some of the fingering can be changed to suit
you; most of them I arrived at for reasons of tone. I think mine is a little different to
the Stefan Grossman transcription, though I stick by it - it sounds really authentic
especially when you sing along. Good luck and have fun!


Rhythm: Varies


 Beat*   *   *     *        *    *    *     *        *      *
E|----------------------|------------------------|--3h-5h3-2--0--|
B|-------------------5--|-/7------/7-------7-----|---------------|
G|----------------7-----|---------------7--------|--0------2-----|
D|------------/7--------|------------------------|---------------|
A|-------------------4--|-/5------/5-------------|---------------|
D|----------0-----------|-------0-------------0--|---------------|


    *     *      *     *    *        *     *      *      *                
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-----3-----------------------3--|-----1------1----1----1-----|
G|-----0h-2h0-------------2-------|-----2------2----2----2-----|
D|------------4--2--0-----0-------|-----2------2----2----2-----|
A|--------------------------------|--3-----3-3----3----3-------|
D|--0------------------0----------|-------------------------0--|
                                     Repeat bar below 3 times on intro
                                     and start again; continue through
                                     on verse without repeats.

    *      *        *      *     *       *     *      *    *             
E|---------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
B|----3----3-----|--3-----------------|--------------------------|
G|----0----0-----|--0h-2h0----5-------|-----2---------0-------0--|
D|----0----0-----|---------4--2----0--|-----0h-2h0---------3-----|
A|--2----2-------|--------------------|------------3--2----------|
D|------------0--|--------------------|--0-----------------3-----|


    *     *      *      *        *    *     *    *                     
E|----------------------------|------------------------|
B|-----3---------0h-1h0----0--|--3---------------------|
G|-----0h-2h0-----------2-----|-------------0----------|
D|------------4--0------------|--4----0--4--5----4--5--|
A|----------------------------|-------------2----0--2--|
D|--0------------5------------|--0---------------------|


    *      *     *    *     *     *        *   *    *      *           
E|--------------------------------------|------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|------------------------|
G|--2------------0-------0--------------|--0------0--------------|
D|--0h-2h0------------3--------0--2--4--|--5------5----4h2-0--2--|
A|---------3-----2----------------------|--2------2--------------|
D|--0---------0-------3-----0--0--2--4--|--0------0--------------|


    *     *      *    *        *     *      *    *                       
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-----2---------0-------0--|-----2---------0-------0--|
D|-----0h-2h0---------3-----|-----0h-2h0---------3-----|
A|------------3--2----------|------------3--2----------|
D|--0-----------------3-----|--0-----------------3-----|


    *     *      *    *                           
E|--------------------------||
B|--------------------------||
G|-----2---------0-------0--||
D|-----0h-2h0---------3-----||
A|------------3--2----------||
D|--0-----------------3-----|| 


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Derigiberble 611 wrote on December 20 2005, 06:25 am

spot on, this tab is perfect and the song is one of my all time favourites

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shav0r 52 wrote on January 10 2008, 01:35 pm

Are you sure it should be Capo at 5th? For me, it sounds right when I'm at 4! Apart from that decent tab :D

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AToolCircle93 10 wrote on September 6 2008, 12:38 am

If you watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkX7Q2J7k48 then I think he puts the capo on the 2nd or 3rd frets.

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