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The Song Of The Swamp Tab

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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: elanii@aol.com (ElanII)

"The Song of the Swamp"  by Leo Kottke
Transcribed from Greenhouse (1972)
Also recorded on the Capital compilation 'The Best'

This slide tune is in open G tuning.  It works on 6 or 12 string.  It is
essential to listen to the music with the transcription, to hear which
notes are fretted with a finger and which with the slide, and to catch the
rhythm.
In measure 5 the first two notes use finger fretting, for example.

The notation is standard, with 's' meaning slide from note to note, or up
or down to the note as appropriate.

I think this is a reasonable approximation of the song--please send your
corrections or suggestions.

Transcription by David Morse  (Morse_DL@Corning.com or Elanii@AOL.com)


1
D|-------12----------12--------|------0--------0--------|
B|-s12-------10 s 12------0----|-s5-----4 s 5------0----|
G|---------------------------0-|----------------------0-|
D|-----0----------------0------|-----0-----------0------|
G|--0--------------0-----------|-s5--------s5-----------|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------|


3
D|-------12----------12-------|
B|-s12-------10 s 12------0---|
G|---------------------------0|
D|-----0----------------0-----|
G|--0--------------0----------|
D|----------------------------|

4
D|--------0--------------------------------|--------0-----------|
B|-6 s 5-----12h---------------------------|-6 s 5-----12h------|
G|-6-s-5-------12h-----------0-2--s--5-----|-6-s-5-------12h----|
D|-6 s 5---------12h---2--4----2--s--5-----|-6 s 5---------12h--|
G|-----------------------------2--s--5-----|--------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|---------------------|

6
D|--------------------|----------s5---------------|
B|--------------------|-------0---- -5------7-----|
G|--------------------|----0-----------5------7---|
D|-------0------------|------------------5------7-|
G|-2--4-----0---------|-0------------5------7-----|
D|------------0--2--4-|---------------------------|


D|--------------------------|-12--6 s 9--10-------7------|
B|-8---------8------10------|---------------10------7----|
G|---0---------8-------10---|------------------10-----7--|
D|-----0---------8--------10|----------------------------|
G|-0---------8------10------|------------10-------7------|
D|--------0-----------------|----------------------------|

10
D|-9----------------------|-------------------|
B|---0------5-----7-------|-8-----------------|
G|-----0------5-----7-----|---0-------4-----7-|
D|-------0------5-----7---|-----0----4-----7--|
G|-0--------5-----7-------|-0-------4----7----|
D|------------------------|-------0-----------|

12
D|--------10--10--------s10------------|
B|--------10--10--------s10------------|
G|---------------10-----s10------------|
D|----10-----------10---s10--10--7 s 9-|
G|-10-------------------s10------------|
D|-------------------------------------|


13
D|--------8--------7---------------------|
B|--------8--------7---------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---0--0----0--0-----0--0----0----------|
G|------=--------------------------------|
D|-0------0--------0--------0----0--2--4-|


14
D|--------13-----12-------------|--------8--------7---------------------|
B|--------13-----12-------------|--------8--------7---------------------|
G|------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|---0--0---0--0---0------------|---0--0----0--0-----0--0----0----------|
G|-0------0------0---0--0--2--4-|------=--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-0------0--------0--------0----0--2--4-|


16
D|---------------12------------------0-|
B|-----------s12-------------12 s 7----|
G|--------0---------------0------------|
D|------0---------------0--------------|
G|----0---------------0----------------|
D|-0-----------------------------------|

17
D|----------10----------s10-----------0-|
B|-------10----10-------s10---6 s 5 ----|
G|----10---------10-----s10---6 s 5 ----|
D|----------------------s10---6 s 5 ----|
G|-10-------------------s10-------------|
D|--------------------------------------|

18
D|----------------------------|-------0-----------------------|
B|-12h---------------------0--|-6 s 5---12h-------------------|
G|---12h-----------0----0-----|-6-s-5------12h----------------|
D|-----12h---2--4----0--------|-6 s 5---------12h--------0----|
G|----------------------------|--------------------2--4-----0-|
D|----------------------------|-------------------------------|

20
D|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0-|
G|---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2---|
D|-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----0-----|


21
D|-------5--------5--------5--7 s 5 s 7---5 s 7--|
B|-----0--------2--------5----7 s 5 s 7----------|
G|---0--------2--------5------7 s 5 s 7----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-0--------2--------5--------7 s 5 s 7----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|


22
D|--------5--------2------------2--9 s 5 s 7--------|
B|------0--------2---2--------2--------------7------|
G|----0--------2-------2-----------------------7----|
D|-----------------------------------------------7--|
G|--0--------2-------------2---------------7--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

23
D|-------12----------12---|------0--------0----|-------12----------12---|
B|-s12-------10 s 12------|-s5-----4 s 5-------|-s12-------10 s 12------|
G|------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
D|-----0----------------0-|-----0-----------0--|-----0----------------0-|
G|--0--------------0------|-s5--------s5-------|--0--------------0------|
D|------------------------|--------------------|------------------------|


26
D|--------0-----------|---------------------|--------0-----------|
B|-6 s 5-----12h------|---------------------|-6 s 5-----12h------|
G|-6-s-5-------12h----|-------0-2--s--5-----|-6-s-5-------12h----|
D|-6 s 5---------12h--|-2--4----2--s--5-----|-6 s 5---------12h--|
G|--------------------|---------2--s--5-----|--------------------|
D|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|

29
D|------------------5-|
B|---------------0----|
G|--------------------|  Repeat Measures 21-28, then go to
D|-------0----0-------|  Measure 30
G|-2--4-----0---------|
D|--------------------|


30
D|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|   Repeat Measures 7-19.
D|-------0--------------|
G|-2--4-----0-----------|
D|-------------0--2--4--|
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