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Single Handed Sailor Chords

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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
~Subject: Single Handed Sailor
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Intro:  Dm / C : G


Dm           C       Bb        F
> Two in the morning bright uptown
Dm              C                 Bb - F
> The river run away in the night
Dm           C             Bb        F
> Little Gypsy mare she's all tied down
Dm               C                      Bb - F
> She put her in the wind and the light
>

(Same chords as above)

> Yeah, the sailing ship is just held down in chains
> From the lazy days of sailing
> She's just lying there silent in pain
> You lean on the tourist rail
>
Am                              Dm              Dm-C-Bb
> A mother and her baby in the college of war
                   C
> In the concrete grave
Dm                  C                 Bb         F
> You never want to fight against the river law
Gm                  Bb
> Nobody rules the waves
>
              C             A7           Dm
> Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing
Bb                   C
> Around the cutting saw
   Dm            C     Bb      F
> Single-handed sailor go sailing
Gm                          Bb
> Singing away in the dark
>
> He's up on the bridge on the self-say night
> A mariner of dried-up land
> Two in the morning, well there's one green light
> And the man on the barge is sad
>
> She's gonna step away below him
> Away from things he's done
> But he just shouts, "Hey man whatcha call this thing?"
> She could say, "Pride of London"
>
> On a night when the lazy wind is wailing
> Around the cutting saw
> Yeah, single-handed sailor go sailing
> Singing away in the dark

For the intro: I tried to play the long note as a slide note. I have to say
that it sounds much better.

Tab notation followed:-----------------
10^12   : slide from 10th to 12th fret
10^(12) : bending (one tone) on 10th fret
(12)^10 : descending bend note on 10th fret
10vv    : vibrato note
10>12   : hammer on
12<10   : pull off

---------------10----------
-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
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---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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--------------------------------

---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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-----------10------13^(15)-
----10>12------10----------
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---------------10----------
-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
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---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------

---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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------------------------------15----------------------------------------
-----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-------------------------------
----10>12------10--------------------------10>13<13---------------------
-----------------------------------------------------12<10>12<10--------
------------------------------------------------------------------12vv--
------------------------------------------------------------------------

        I'm not sure about this ending...I have not found my CD
        Communique at home. This transcription may be not totally
        correct.

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SINGLE HANDED SAILOR
        by
DIRE straits
---------------------------------
Key: Dm

[Written by Mark Knopfler
Published by Rondor Music/Straitjacket Songs
Copyright 1979 Phonogram, London]

Intro:  Dm / C : G                 (2 times)

Dm      C                  Bb           F
>       Two in the morning dry-dock town
Dm                 C              Bb - F
>The river rolled away in the night
Dm                  C             Bb      F
>Little _Gypsy Moth_ she's all tied down
Dm                  C             Bb - F
>She put her in the wind and the light
>

>Yeah, the sailing ship is just a-held down in chains
>From the lazy days of sail
>She's just lying there, silent pain
>You lean on the tourist rail
>
Am                             Dm             Dm-C-Bb
>A mother and her baby and the College of war
                     C
>And the concrete grave
Dm                 C                 Bb         F
>You never want to fight against the river law
Gm                       Bb
>Nobody rules the waves

>            C              A7           Dm
>Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing
Bb                    C
>Around the _Cutty Sark_
 Dm            C         Bb        F
>Single-handed sailor go sailing
Gm                        Bb
>Sailing away in the dark

Guitar:  Dm / C : G
>
>He's up on the bridge on the self-same night
>A mariner of dry-dock land
>Two in the morning, well there's one green light
>And the man on the barge is sayin'
>
>'She's a-gonna slip away below him
>Away from things he's done'
>But he just shouts, 'Hey man whatcha call this thing?'
>Could say, 'Pride of London'
>
>On a night when the lazy wind is wailing
>Around the _Cutty Sark_
>Yeah, single-handed sailor go sailing
>Sailing away in the dark
>
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lakesound wrote on June 11 2009, 08:50 pm

I would just change the A7 for a Aaug. The rest is OK ;)

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