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Song: The Loner
Artist: Gary Moore
Album: Wild Frontier (1987)
Tabbed by: Johannes Samuelsson

This is probably the greatest instrumental theme of all time!
I'm not that good at transcribing songs and the fast fills in the end are just my
interpretations but they sound OK.
Also I couldn't be bothered so much about the timing so just listen to the song and
hopefully you'll get it right.

Standard tuning (E A D G B e)

Key:

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
b = ½ bend
fb= full bend
r = return from bend
~ = vibrato
/ = slide towards the nut
\ = slide towards the bridge
()= optional note

Slow intro:

 |     (Don't strike any notes after a ½ bend or full bend)     |
e|--------------------------------------17------------------17--|
B|-----------------15-------------------------------------------|
G|----------15--------------16---fb18------------17---b18-------|
D|---17---------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------15-----------------------------15--|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----15--b16--r15-------------12---12---14--fb16--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------13--------------------12-|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|-----14--b15--r14-------------15---/14--------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------12------------------------15----|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------9---9---11--fb13------------11---12--b13-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|---15---\17---14-------12------------|
D|---------------------------------12~-| <- Let ring
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End of intro, main theme begins:

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|--------5---7---8--------------8----|
A|---5------------------5---6---------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-----3---5---7--------------|
A|3------------------3---5----|
E|----------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----5---3---5--------------5----5--|
A|1------------------1---0---MUTE-----|
E|------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------7-----5--|
D|-7---8-----7----5----7--------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--3----2------------------------|
D|-------------5----3----------5--|
A|-----------------------5--------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|---7-----5----3----2------------|
D|-------------------------5----3-|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------8---10---11----|
G|------------------7-------------------|
D|---5-------5-MUTE---------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|----------11--------6---8---10------------|
G|-7--h8----------5-----------------5----7--|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-------4---6---8--------------8----8---10---11----|
G|---3----------------3----2------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------5-------|
B|-8----10---------8---10---11-----------------------|
G|-------------7-------------------7----5----------5-|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|--6---8---10----------------------------4---6-|
G|-----------------5----3-----3---2---3---------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------3----3---5---6-----5----3---|
B|--8------------------------------------------|
G|-------3----2--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-10----------------------------------------------0h2h3-|
B|--------15-----13----11----10-----8----6----3----------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10h12h13-15-----13----11----10-----8----6-------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------5~-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|-------(0)----10----11---13------------------|
B|-------(0)----------------------16---15---13-|
G|-------(0)-----------------------------------|
D|-------(0)-----------------------------------|
A|--------3---\-MUTE---------------------------|
E|--------3---\-MUTE---------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|----11---13---15-----13---11---8h9h10----|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|8---10---11-----10---8------------------|
G|-------------------------10-----8---7---|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|5-------------7--7--5~-------|
D|-----8--5--5-----------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|----10----11---13-------------------|
B|---------------------16---15---13---|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|--11---13---15-----13---11---8h10---|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------13-----|
B|--8---10---11-----10---8----------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|15h17-15---14-----15---17---|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|----------15---17---18--------------|
B|----15------------------------------|
G|---------------------------19----17-|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|---17---------------15---17---------|
B|---------------18-------------------|
G|----------17--------------------17--|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------16---18---20--|
G|--15-----15--p14--h15-----------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|---------------------15---17---18---|
B|--------------20--------------------|
G|---15--p14--------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--18----20----21-----20-----18----|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|17----15-----13-----------15----|
B|-------------------15-----------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|---20-------18---17---15----------------------|
B|-----------------------------20----18----20---|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|--15---------------------------------------------|
B|-----18p15--15----15--15--15--15-----------------|
G|---------------18----------------17h18-----------|
D|---------------------------------------17---15---|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--21-----20----18----17-------------------------------|
B|----------------------------20----18------------------|
G|----------------------------------------19--/18-------|
D|------------------------------------------------17----|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------21-------20----18----17~-|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-0-3p0-3p0-3p0-3p0-3------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------|----------------|
B|-----18----20~--|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|

             |(Note rings)|
e|-----------|------------|------------------------------|
B|----6------|------------|------------------------------|
G|5-------5~-|------------|---------------------6---5----|
D|-----------|------------|-------5---7---8--------------|
A|-----------|------------|--5---------------------------|
E|-----------|------------|------------------------------|

e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|-6------------------|
D|------8---5---5-----|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|--------8---10---11-----------------8~--|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|--10--------------------11---10---------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|----------------10~----|
G|------10---12----------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------11~----------11--11--11--------11------------|
G|----10h12----------12-------------12-10-----12-p10-MUTE|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----17p15----15-------------------------------|
A|----------17----17-15h17p15----15-------------|
E|----------------------------17----17-15h17p15-|

e|-------------------13~-|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------11----------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|13-10------------------|

e|-----13---13---13---13---13---13---13-|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|--13---13--/12p10-----------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|---------------------12---10--h12-|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|----------------15h18-18--|
G|----------15h17-----------|
D|----15h17-----------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------15h18-20-b21|
G|---------15h17-------------|
D|---15h17-------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

 |            (Some notes are slushed together here)                 |
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------15h18-18-17-15----18-17-151817-15--------15----------|
G|--------15h17----------------17-----------------17-1517---17-15-17-|
D|--15h17------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------18---18--18--18--20-----20-----20\21-|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|15h17p15--------------------------------------------|
A|---------17-17--------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|---18---20---18---20~-|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

                                    | (Repeat this bit during fade-out) |
e|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--20-18p17h18---|--15--17--18--18--17--17--18--17--17--18--17--17--18|
G|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------|----------------------------------------------------|



************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| r    Release
| b    Bend
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down
| ~    Vibrato

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boyofmystery 142 Mar 23, 2006 11:58 PM

great! well done!

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boyofmystery 142 Mar 24, 2006 03:21 AM

actually playin through it... u missed loads of bends n put th actual notes instead

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Garland-W 73 Mar 24, 2006 04:53 AM

yes, true, i skipped the bends which in hindsight was a mistake but u can still make it sound pretty ok, but I'm sorry 'bout that

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