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TUNING: DADGAD

[Intro]
    
e|------------------------0------------------------------0------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------0---------------------------------------------------------0---------------|
G|---2--------0-----0---2---2/4---0-2---------0-0------------------0--------------2---2/4---4-2---0-------|
D|---0---2--4-----2---4---------------4-0---4---2-2h4p2p---2h4---0--------------0---------------4-2-2h4p0-|
A|---0----------2-------------------------2-----0--------5-----4-----0-2h0p---------------------2-0-------|
E|--------------------------3/5-----4---------------------------------------5-4-------3/5-----4-----------|


e|-----------0----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------0--0--0-0-------0-----------------------------------------------------0----------------0-|
G|-----2-4-6---6-0-2--4--2-------0----2---------0-0--------------------------------2-2/4---4--2---0-------2-|
D|---4---5---------4--5--4-----0--------0-----4---2-2h4p0----2h4----0------------0--------------4-2-2h4p0-0-|
A|-5-----5---------0--5--4---2------------0-2-----0--------5------4---0-2h0p--------------------2-0-------0-|
E|------------------------------------4--------------------------------------5-4-----3/5------4-------------|

[Verse]
   April sun on Slapton Lea,  between the lagoon and the haunted sea
e|--------------------------0----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------0----------------------------------|
G|------------0-------0---2-------2/4-------0-2----------------0--0--------|
D|-0--2---4--------2----4-------------------------4--0------4-----2--------|
A|--------------2----------------------------------------2--------0--------|
E|--------------------------------3/5---------4----------------------------|

    I was thinking of war and cruelty when spring's first swallow split the sky
e|----------0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------0-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------0------------2---2/4---4---2--------0------------------2-|
D|-2h4p2p--------2h4-----0------------0---------------------4--2-----2h4p0------4---|
A|----------5----------4-----2h0p---------------------------2--0--------------5-----|
E|--------------------------------5-4-------3/5-------4-----------------------------|

     And I was lifted above all care as the swallow swung through the salted air
e|--------------0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------------0----0---0--0------------0---------------------------------------|
G|-------4---6----6-0----2----4---2-----2-------0----2---------------------0--0-----------|
D|-------5---------------4----5---4-----------0-------------0------------4----2---2h4p0---|
A|-------5---------------0----5---4---------2----------------------0---2------0-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------4------------------------------------|

     Come from savannah and desert and sea, to mark another year for me.
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------0------------------0--------------|
G|-----------------------------------------2--2/4---4-2-----0--------2--------------|
D|---------2h4-------0-------------------0--------------4---2--2h4p0-0--------------|
A|----5----------4-------0--2h0p------------------------2---0--------0--------------|
E|----------------------------------5--4------3/5-----4-----------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------0------------------0-----|
G|-----------------------------------------2--2/4---4-2-----0--------2-----|
D|---------2h4-------0-------------------0--------------4---2--2h4p0-0-----|
A|----5----------4-------0--2h0p------------------------2---0--------0-----|
E|----------------------------------5--4------3/5-----4--------------------|

                                 

[Verse 2]

A sailor's tattoo like a prayer on my arm to bring me home and safe from harm
e|---------------------------------------0------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------0---------------------------------|
G|------------------0-----------0------2-----2/4----0--2-------------0---0----------|
D|-0--------2---4------------2-------4----------------------0-----4------2-2h4p2p---|
A|------------------------2------------------------------------2---------0----------|
E|-------------------------------------------3/5-------4----------------------------|

Though rocks may melt and seas may burn, dark swift and bright swallow will always return
e|-------0---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------0-------------------------------------|
G|--------------------0------------------2----2/4--------4------2-------0----------------2-|
D|-----------2h4----0-----------------0-----------------------------4---2---2h4p0------4---|
A|-------5--------4-------2h0p--------------------------------------2---0------------5-----|
E|------------------------------5---4---------3/5---------------4--------------------------|

Bright swallow sweet spirit of stockyard and barn, you lighten our days with all of your charm
e|--------------------0----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------0------------------------0----0------0--0---------------0----------------------------------------|
G|------4--------6------6---0----2----4------2-----2---------0-----2----------------0-----0--------------|
D|------5------------------------4----5------4------------0-----------0----------4--------2---2h4p0------|
A|------5------------------------0----5------4---------2-----------------0---2------------0--------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------4-------------------------------------|

Bring hope to the sailor upon the wide sea and mark another year for me
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------0------------------0---------|
G|------------------------------------------2-2/4---4-2-----0--------2---------|
D|----------2h4-------0-------------------0-------------4---2--2h4p0-0---------|
A|------5----------4----0-2h0p--------------------------2---0--------0---------|
E|---------------------------------5----4-----3/5-----4------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------0------------------0-------|
G|-------------------------------------------2--2/4---4-2-----0--------2-------|
D|-----------2h4-------0-------------------0--------------4---2--2h4p0-0-------|
A|------5----------4-------0--2h0p------------------------2---0--------0-------|
E|------------------------------------5--4------3/5-----4----------------------|

[Verse 3]

Swifts scythe and scream through the city dusk, late to come and first to leave
e|--------------------------------------------0---------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------0-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------0------------0---2----2/4----0--2-------------0---0--------------|
D|------0------2---4------------------2---4---------------------0-----4------2-2h4p2p-------|
A|----------------------------------2------------------------------2---------0--------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------3/5-------4--------------------------------|

But come they do and leave they must, hot August nights their absence grieve
e|----0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------0------------------------------|
G|-----------------0------------------2---2/4----2------0------------------2-|
D|--------2h4----0-----------------0----------------4---2----2h4p0-------4---|
A|----5--------4-------2h0p-------------------------2---0--------------5-----|
E|---------------------------5---4--------3/5----4---------------------------|

And how we'll miss their impudent glee; this devil's bitch; this mystery
e|--------------0------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---0--------------------0---0----0--0-----------0--------------------------------|
G|---4-----6------6---0---2---4----2-----2------0----2-----------0----0------------|
D|---5--------------------4---5----4----------0---------0------4------2---2h4p0----|
A|---5--------------------0---5----4--------2--------------0-2--------0------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------4-----------------------------|

This sprite that sleeps upon the breeze, and flies and feeds behind the storm
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------0---------------------0-------|
G|--------------------------------------2---2/4-----4--2-------0--------2-------|
D|-----------2h4-----0---------------0--------------------4----2--2h4p0-0-------|
A|-----5----------4----0-2h0p-----------------------------2----0--------0-------|
E|-----------------------------5---4--------3/5--------4------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------0------------------0---------|
G|------------------------------------------2--2/4---4-2-----0--------2---------|
D|----------2h4-------0-------------------0--------------4---2--2h4p0-0---------|
A|-----5----------4-------0--2h0p------------------------2---0--------0---------|
E|-----------------------------------5--4------3/5-----4------------------------|

[Verse 4]

   April sun on Slapton Lea,  between the lagoon and the haunted sea
e|--------------------------0------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------0--------------------------------------|
G|------------0-------0---2-----2/4-------0-2------------------0--0----------|
D|-0--2---4--------2----4-------------------------4--0------4-----2----------|
A|--------------2----------------------------------------2--------0----------|
E|------------------------------3/5---------4--------------------------------|
    
    I was thinking of war and cruelty when spring's first swallow split the sky
e|---------0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------0----------------------------------|
G|------------------------0-------------2---2/4---4---2--------0----------------2--|
D|--2h4p2p----2h4-------0-------------0---------------------4--2---2h4p0------4----|
A|---------5----------4------2h0p---------------------------2--0------------5------|
E|--------------------------------5-4-------3/5-------4----------------------------|

      And I was lifted above all care as the swallow swung through the salted air
e|--------------0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0---------------0----0---0--0------------0-------------------------------------------|
G|-------4---6----6-0----2----4---2-----2-------0----2---------------------0--0---------------|
D|-------5---------------4----5---4-----------0-------------0------------4----2---2h4p0-------|
A|-------5---------------0----5---4---------2----------------------0---2------0---------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------4----------------------------------------|

   Come from savannah and desert and sea, to mark another year for me.
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------0-------------------0-----------|
G|---------------------------------------2--2/4---4-2------0--------2-----------|
D|-------2h4-------0-------------------0--------------4----2--2h4p0-0-----------|
A|--5----------4-------0--2h0p------------------------2----0--------0-----------|
E|--------------------------------5--4------3/5-----4---------------------------|


[Outro]
                                       And for you, my love, and eternity
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------0-------------------0--------|
G|------------------------------------------2--2/4----4-2---------0-----2--------|
D|-------2h4-------0--------------------0---------------------4---2-4p0-0--------|
A|--5----------4-------0--2h0p--------------------------------2---0-----0--------|
E|--------------------------------5--4---------3/5------4------------------------|


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| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| /   Slide up


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steven.selwood 10 Feb 07, 2017 07:23 AM

Appreciate that this is probably your interpretation / arrangement of this song. However, for those wishing to recreate the song and its original feel the tuning is CGCGCD. Either way it's wonderful piece of music.

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steven.selwood 10 Feb 09, 2017 07:55 AM

After listening further I think it's CGCFCD.

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andygrice 23 Feb 10, 2017 03:37 PM

Hi Steven,

According to the album sleeve notes it is recorded in DADGAD which is consistent with the videos on youtube that I have studied. However, the DADGAD pitch is achieved with a capo on the second fret so it would seem that the open tuning would be CGCFGC.

Interestingly, I was messing around with it and you can play it in CGCFCD, just play any notes that are tabbed for the top D string on the top C instead.

I love this song.

Andy

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