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Ghost Of Odonahue Tab

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                             Ghost of O’Donahue – Johnny Flynn  
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Tabbed by: Noah Fulton
E-mail: ncfulton@uwm.edu

Tuning:   standard (capo 1)

Hello this is my first tab. I love this tune by johnny and wanted to contribute to 
the small collection of

 tabs on here that I started learning his songs from. This is not a complete tab 
but should give you a 

basic start to work off of. Any comments or help would be much appreciated!! Enjoy and try to see

 Flynn live, he’s amazing!


Chords: E  B  F#(I think..)  A

       E            B      F#      A
e|-----0------2------4-----0-|
B|-----0------4------5-----2-|
G|-----1------4------4-----2-|
D|-----2------4------2-----2-|
A|-----2------2------2-----0-|
E|-----0------2------0-----0-|


How I fingerpick: the rhythm is a little difficult. Try alternating between the 
two lower notes with your 

thumb first to get that rhythm(as I have tried to describe) down then adding the 
top 2 notes. One of them is an 8th that you have to sneeeak in there - Just

 listen closely to the recording too I am pretty sure this is how johnny does it.

Chorus:

   E       B          F#      A  
e|---0-------2----|---4------------|
B|------0-------4-|------5----2--2-|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|---2---2---4---4|---2---2---2---2|
A|---------2---2--|---------0---0--|
E|-0---0----------|-0---0----------|
Rhythym:
   1   2   3   4  | 1   2   3   4  | 

Refrain:
   E       B          A       E
e|---0-------2----|----------0-----|
B|------0-------4-|--2--2-------0--|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|---2---2---4---4|--2---2---2---2-|
A|---------2---2--|0---0-----------|
E|-0---0----------|--------0---0---|
Rhythym:
   1   2   3   4  | 1   2   3   4  | 

Chorus:
E                B
This is the calendar
F#                    A
These are the dates
E                      B                   F#                             A     
You know you'll be, you won't know what you'll see
E                  B        F#          A
The routes might change so all that remains
E                               B                    F#       
Is the pull from place to place

(Not sure about this bridge but he appears to work his way back to the E by going:)
B              A  

Refrain:
E          B            A                E
We left our homes in the spring sunshine

E          B            A                 E 
Things came alive when I knew they weren't mine
E          B               A          E
Falling in line didn't matter at all
E          B           A                E
We knew we'd go when we each heard the call
E              B          A         E


This is the calendar
These are the dates
You know you'll be, you won't know what you'll see
The routes might change so all that remains
Is the pull from place to place

The pylons found fault lines to run through the heart
The heart of the land beat with odd fits and starts
So they ran round the oldest and grey of the hills
So as to let the old die without power or pills

This is the calendar
These are the dates
You know you'll be, you won't know what you'll see
The routes might change so all that remains
Is the pull from place to place

Dublin to Cork though you never heard told
There's a line of good men with eyes wet and bold
Where they weep for the crows bearing twigs for the nest
Changing the shape of the trees they loved best

This is the calendar
These are the dates
You know you'll be, you won't know what you'll see
The routes might change so all that remains
Is the pull from place to place

The ghost of O'Donahue scared not the lad
Who in desert respect lost the smile he borne glad
Sat quite chief and folorn and pitched with the spectre
Escaped all exhaustions and prayers from the rector
And with glancing devout pulled a frown from his sack
Weighed with loaves from the oven and ale from the rack

This is the calendar
These are the dates
You know you'll be, you won't know what you'll see
The routes might change so all that remains
Is the pull from place to place

In the last days of my life
Oh I won't know whether to laugh or cry

In the last days of my life
Oh I won't know whether to laugh or cry

In the last days of my life
Oh I won't know whether to laugh or cry



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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noahfulton 10 Aug 28, 2012 07:06 PM

the f# is actually an E! sorry to confuse anybody

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elgar.joshua 74 Oct 12, 2013 12:37 PM

Its capo 2, The chords are D, A, Bm

the riff at the end of the song after the lyrics "In the last days of my life
Oh I won't know whether to laugh or cry"

goes something like this

---------------
-3-------------
-2-------------
----4p0--------
-------0-4p04s5
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Rain_is_a_Gift 32 Apr 27, 2014 05:55 AM

The chorus is
E B E A
E B E A
E B E A
E B F#

On the recording, capo is on 2nd fret

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