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Mother Goose Tab

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This is my closest approx. to Mother Goose.  The song is capoed on the
fifth fret as the tuning indicates, although the finger positions and what
chords are present are given as if the capo is position 0.  The song's
strumming and picking style necesitated some liberalization on my part in
the tab.  The intro (section 1) which is played at the beginning and/or end
 of each verse is repeated 2 to 4 times depending upon the verse.

Asus2     x02200
A7sus     x02033
D/F#      x40232
Dsus4     xx0233

                               Mother Goose
                     Ian Anderson (a.k.a. Jethro Tull)

                        1) As I did walk by Hampstead Fair   I came upon
                        2) And the foreign student said to me   was it
  (Section 1.           )
     Asus2        A7sus                          Asus2
A+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0---------------------------------------------------|
E+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0--------------0---------------0-------0--------0---|
B#---2-2-2-------2-0-0-0------------0---0-----0-0h2-----0-2----------------|
G+---2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2------2-2h4-------4p2-0-0h2-2---0-2-2--------2-----|
D+-0-----------0------------0------------------------------------0-3-------|
A+-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 1) Mother Goose     so I    turned her loose as she was screaming.
 2) really true there are elephants, lions too in Picadilly
       D
A+--0h2-2-2-0-2--------------0h2-2-2-0-2-----------------------------------|
E+--0h3-3-3-3-3---3----------3-3-3-3-3-3---3-------------------------------|
B#--0h2-2-2-0-2-2---------0--0h2-2-2-0-2-2---------0--(repeat Sect. 1)-----|
G+--0---0-0-0-0-----0---0----0-0-0-0-0-0-----0---0-----before second-------|
D+--------------------3------------------------3--------line of verse------|
A+-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

go to this at end of second line of verse.
  2) circus?
A+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3----------------------------|
E+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3----------------------------|
B#---2-2-2-------2-0-0-0----2-2-2-------2-0-0-0----------------------------|
G+---2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2----------------------------|
D+-0-----------0----------0-----------0------------------------------------|
A+-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus

   Walked down by the bathing pond to try and get some sun.
             D              D/F#             ?        Dsus4   D
A+-------2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2------2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-2-2-2-0-0----|
E+-------3---3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3------3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
B#-------2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2------0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
G+-0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D+-------------------4----------------2------------------------------------|
A+-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    A           Asus2       A
A+--0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0----------------------------------------|
E+--2---2-2-2---0---0-0-0---2---2-2----------------------------------------|
B#--2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---2-2----------------------------------------|
G+--2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---2-2----------------------------------------|
D+-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A+-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  (2nd line of chorus using same notes as above.)
 Saw at least a hundred school girls sobbing into handkercheifs as one.

(Go to following after the second line of chorus.)
  I don't believe they knew  I was a school boy.
      C                          Asus2         A7sus
A+----0-------------------3----0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3---|
E+----1-------------------1----0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3---|
B#----0-------------------0----2-2-2-------2-0-0-0----2-2-2-------2-0-0-0---|
G+----2-------------------2----2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2---|
D+--3-3-----------------3-3--0-----------0----------0-----------0-----------|
A+--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(The following run is played after the second and final chorus'.)
                                                        Asus2
A+------0--------0---------------------------------------0------------|
E+--1h3---3--1h3---1---------0-----0---------------------0------------|
B#-------------------2-----0-----0-----------0-----------2------------|
G+-----------------------2-----4-----2-0---0-------------2------------|
D+---------------------------------------3-----2-0---0-0-0------------|
A+-------------------------------------------------3------------------|

And the bearded lady said to me "If you start your raving
and your misbehaving you'll be sorry.
And the chicken fancier came to play, with his long red beard
and his sisters weird she drives a lorry.

  chorus, ending in above run.
 Laughed down by the putting green I popped them in their holes.
 Four and twenty laborers were laboring and digging up their gold.
 I don't believe knew that I was Long John Silver.

Saw Johnny Scarecrow make his rounds in his jet black mac
which he won't give back, stole it from a snowman.
As I did walk by Hampstead Fair, I came upon Mother Goose
so I turned her loose as she was screaming.

  Chorus
Walked down by the bathing pond to try and catch some sun.
Must have been at least a hundred school girls
sobbing into handkercheifs as one.
I don't believe they knew I was a school boy.



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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off

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the piper 1,413 May 21, 2007 01:43 PM

Umm I don't know what you're thinking but, when you retune a guitar the chords are completely different. And there is no such note as B#, it would be C. There is Bb though

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midnight_strat 10 Jun 19, 2007 11:44 PM

ok to clear it up just save yourselves some time and capo it up to 5 ;D. glad someone made a great tab of this... i was having trouble figuring the run at the end out by ear. im glad someone took the time to tab out this great tull song!

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cliffcronie 20 Sep 30, 2007 12:03 PM

umm dude it isnt aka jethro tull,jethro tull is a farmer from europe and ian anderson is the guy up on stage playing the flute so they arnt the same person

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