From: Harlan L Thompson
DAVID CROSBY TUNINGS In July 1988 the now defunct Frets magazine published an interview of David Crosby. I encourage you to find a copy of it at your local library if you can. In addition to the interview it includes a transcription of the song Guinnevere and a list of the tunings he used. Here's the list of tunings so that people who like songs in alternate tunings can start figuring out some of these and hopefully post them! Additions to this list are of course very welcome- obviously songs from his more recent solo albums are not included here as the interview was in 1988. TITLE TUNING GROUP/ALBUM Eight Miles Hig Standard Byrds/5D Games Standard C&N/Graham Nash/David Crosby Long Time Gone Standard CSN/Crosby, Stills and Nash Page 43 Standard C&N/Graham Nash/David Crosby The Lee Shore Standard CSNY/Four Way Street Triad Standard CSNY/Four Way Street* Wooden Ships Standard CSN/Crosby, Stills and Nash Everybody's Been Burned D A D G B E Byrds/Younger Than Yesterday Carry Me D A D G B E C&N/Wind on the Water Compass E B D G A D CSNY/American Dream Deja Vu E B D G A D CSNY/Deja Vu Guinnevere E B D G A D CSN/Crosby, Stills and Nash Song With No Words E B D G A D Crosby/If I Could Only R... Tracks in the Dust E B D G A D Crosby/Oh Yes I Can Laughing D G D D A D Crosby/If I Could Only R...* Whistling Down the Wire D G D D A D C&N/Whistling Down the Wire Dancer D G D D A D C&N/Whistling Down the Wire Kids and Dogs D G D D A D unreleased+ Music Is Love D A D D A D Crosby/If I Could Only R... In My Dreams D A D D G C CSN/CSN (1977) Naked in the Rain D A D D G C C&N/Wind on the Water Traction in the Rain A A D G B E Crosby/If I Could Only R... Whole Cloth A A D G B E C&N/Graham Nash/David Crosby *= Laughing and Triad were also both done by the Byrds. Their version of Triad is on the Box Set, and the version of Laughing is on the out of print 1973 reunion album The Byrds. += Kids and Dogs apparently was done around 1970 as a duet with Jerry Garcia. Does anyone know of a bootleg with this on it? P.S.- the article also mentions that Bluebird by Stephen Stills is in D A D G B D P.P.S.- the April 1988 issue of Frets has an article about Nick Drake with a transcription of the song Road and lots of other good info for guitarists interested in him.