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About this tab version
Link to Jack playing this on Rainbow Quest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uViLJCgXZ-E . He strums the chords over the melody, so do that to replicate his sound. His guitar is tuned down one half step with a capo on the 3rd fret, but the same is achieved with a capo on the 2nd. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Portland Town

As Performed by Ramblin' Jack Elliot on Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uViLJCgXZ-E

Tabbed by Monotone

This is the tab including the strumming that Ramblin' Jack does.
It is based around the C & C7 chord so you should be able to play it by only moving a few fingers.
Brush the strummed chords more lightly than the notes on their own.

Capo 2

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Verse]
e|----0---0-------0---|---0---0-----0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
B|----1---1-------1---|---1---1-----1-|---------1-------------1---|----------1-----------------1---1|
G|--3-3-3-3--2----0---|-3-3-3-3-2---0-|---------0-------------0---|----------0-----------------0---0|
D|-------------3--2---|----------3----|-3--2---2------0------2----|----0----2-----------0------2---2|
A|--------------------|---------------|--------3----------1--3----|--1------3--------1--------3---3-|
E|--------------------|---------------|---------------------------|-------------3-------------------|

[Lyrics and Chords]

C7            F      C       C7            F        C

I was born in Portland Town, I was born in Portland Town
F       C  F     C    F     C
Yes I was, yes I was, yes I was

C7               F        C     C7               F        C
I got married in Portland Town, I got married in Portland Town
F     C    F     C    F     C
Yes I did, yes I did, yes I did

C7             F       C      C7             F       C
Children I had one two three, children I had one two three
F     C    F     C    F     C
Yes I did, yes I did, yes I did

C7                      F    C      C7                      F    C
Frank, Jimmy and Johnny made three, Frank, Jimmy and Johnny made three
F         C    F        C   F        C
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

C7               F      C    C7               F      C
Sent my children off to war, sent my children off to war
F         C    F        C   F        C
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

C7                  F      C       C7                F       C
Killed my children one two three, killed my children one two three
F         C    F        C   F        C
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

C7                    F      C        C7                    F       C
Murdered my children one two three, murdered my children one two three
F         C    F        C   F        C
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did

C7              F      C      C7              F       C
I won’t have no kids no more, I won’t have no kids no more
F         C    F        C   F        C
No I won’t, no I won’t, no I won’t

            
            
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