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Newton Faulkner - Teardrop
Tuning - Db Gb Db Gb Bb Db (often DGDGBD live)
Tabbed by Jebus

Percussion notation:

# = strike body with heel of the palm, slightly above strings and
    between sound hole and bridge
* = slap body with thumb, above strings, by end of fretboard

Right hand should remain roughly in natural picking position throughout

Rhythm:

Db|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
    #  #     #  *      #  #     #  *

During verse, the first # is replaced by plucking of bass notes.


Intro:

(Strings picked, not strummed)

    Db       B2       Gb       Db
Db|--------|--------|--------|--------|
Bb|--------|--------|--------|--------|
Gb|--------|-0------|-0------|--------|
Db|-0------|-0------|-0------|-0------|    X2
Gb|-7------|-5------|--------|-7------|
Db|-0------|--------|-5------|-0------|


    B2       Gb       Db
Db|--------|--------|--------|
Bb|--------|--------|--------|
Gb|-0------|-0------|--------|
Db|-0------|-0------|-0------|    
Gb|-5------|--------|-7------|
Db|--------|-5------|-0------|


 | Percussion |     x 8 bars


Verse:

Bass notes picked with right hand
Meoldy played by fretting hand
See notes above on percussion


    Db                        B2
Db|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7--|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-|
Bb|-------------------------|------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|-0----------------------|
Db|-0-----------------------|------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|-5----------------------| |
Db|-0-----------------------|------------------------| |
                                                       |
   Gb                        Db                        |  x2
Db|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7--|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-| |
Bb|-------------------------|------------------------| |
Gb|-------------------------|------------------------| |
Db|-0-----------------------|-0----------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|------------------------|
Db|-5-----------------------|-0----------------------|

    B9        Gb       Db
Db|---------|--------|---------|
Bb|---------|--------|---------|
Gb|-<12>----|-<12>---|-7-------|
Db|-<12>----|-<12>---|--0------|
Gb|---------|-<12>---|---7-----|
Db|--10-----|--------|----0----|
     nh        nh

    B2    B2    n.c
Db|-----|-----|--p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-|--p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-|
Bb|-----|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Gb|-0---|-0---|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Db|-0---|-0---|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Gb|-5---|-5---|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Db|-----|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Outro:

Full percussion and bass/melody notes as per the start
of the verse, except bars with *, do not play the bass 
notes in these bars. Chord structure:

 | Db | B2 | Gb | Db |
 | B2 | Gb | Db | Db*|
 | B2 | B2*| B2 | B2*|

 | Db | B2 | Gb | Db |
 | Db*| B2 | Gb | Db |
 | Db | B2 | Gb | Db | fade out
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hellbound_jonny 40 Dec 16, 2007 06:28 PM

Good tab my kind sir

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tb_1337 20 Jan 25, 2008 04:19 AM

good tab

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Supagannet_666 10 Feb 22, 2008 09:15 AM

Five stars! Thanks.. I've finally managed to get it all together..

Could just help with some explanation of how the percussion fits under the melody when it's all together, but it's not too bad to figure out..
cheers!

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