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Brandy tab

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i hope this is ok for everyone, it's such a good song. i'm sorry about the length but it 
me ages to do, it takes a while to get the correct strumming, john makes it look so 
give it a go!

standard tuning.

intro-

E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
B|-5--5--4--5---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
G|-6--6--4--6---6--6--6--6--| x 2  |-9--9--9--9---8--8--8--8--|
D|-6--6--4--6---7--7--7--7--|      |-7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9--|
A|-4--4--4--4---7--7--7--7--|      |-9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--|
E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|

run down-

E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|TWO BEATS ON EACH
B|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
G|-6--6---4--4---2--2---4--4---|
D|-7--7---6--6---4--4---4--4---|
A|-7--7---6--6---4--4---2--2---| DO DO DE DAH DE PART
E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---X--X---|

VERSE-

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--7--7--6--6--6-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--5--5--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--X--X--5--5--5-|

 there's a port on the western bay and it serves a hundred ships a day..

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--9--9--9--9--9-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--7--7--7--7--7-|

 lonely sailors past the time away and talk about their homes..

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--7--7--6--6--6-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--5--5--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--X--X--5--5--5-|

 and there's a girl in this harbour town, and she works layin' whisky down..

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B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--9--9--9--9--9-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--7--7--7--7--7-|

 they say 'brandy fetch another round' she serves them whiskey and wine..

chorus ( it's the same as the intro)

E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
B|-5--5--4--5---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
G|-6--6--4--6---6--6--6--6--| x 2  |-9--9--9--9---8--8--8--8--|
D|-6--6--4--6---7--7--7--7--|      |-7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9--|
A|-4--4--4--4---7--7--7--7--|      |-9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--|
E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|

 the sailors say 'brandy you're a fine girl'
 'what a good wife you would be'
 'your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea'

 do do deh dah deo dodehda part again..

E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
B|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
G|-6--6---4--4---2--2---4--4---|
D|-7--7---6--6---4--4---4--4---|
A|-7--7---6--6---4--4---2--2---|
E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---X--X---|

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--7--7--6--6--6-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--5--5--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--X--X--5--5--5-|

 brandy wears a braiden chain, made from the finest silver from the north of spain..

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--9--9--9--9--9-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--7--7--7--7--7-|

 a locket that bears the name of the man brandy loves..

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--7--7--6--6--6-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--5--5--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--X--X--5--5--5-|

 he came on a summers day bringing gifts from far away..

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--9--9--9--9--9-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--7--7--7--7--7-|

 though he made it clear he couldn't stay no harbour was his home..

chorus

E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
B|-5--5--4--5---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
G|-6--6--4--6---6--6--6--6--| x 2  |-9--9--9--9---8--8--8--8--|
D|-6--6--4--6---7--7--7--7--|      |-7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9--|
A|-4--4--4--4---7--7--7--7--|      |-9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--|
E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|

 the sailors say 'brandy you're a fine girl'
 'what a good wife you would be'
 'your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea'

de do deheha part...

E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
B|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
G|-6--6---4--4---2--2---4--4---|
D|-7--7---6--6---4--4---4--4---|
A|-7--7---6--6---4--4---2--2---|
E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---X--X---|

' YEAH BRANDY! ' bit-

E|-4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2-|
B|-5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--2--2--2--2-|    x 2
G|-6--6--6--6--4--4--4--4--6--6--6--6--4--4--4--4-|
D|-6--6--6--6--4--4--4--4--7--7--7--7--4--4--4--4-|
A|-4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--7--7--7--7--2--2--2--2-|
E|-4--4--4--4--x--x--x--x--5--5--5--5--x--x--x--x-|

 yeah brandy used to watch his eyes as he told his sailor stories..

E|-4--4--4--4--7--7--7--7--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7-|
B|-5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7-|
G|-6--6--6--6--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6---8--8--8--8-|
D|-6--6--6--6--7--7--7--7--6--6--6--6--7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9-|
A|-4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9-|
E|-4--4--4--4--x--x--x--x--4--4--4--4--5--5--5--5---7--7--7--7-|

de do deheha part...

E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
B|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
G|-6--6---4--4---2--2---4--4---|
D|-7--7---6--6---4--4---4--4---|
A|-7--7---6--6---4--4---2--2---|
E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---X--X---|

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--7--7--5--5--5-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--7--7--6--6--6-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--5--5--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--X--X--5--5--5-|

 at night when the bars close down, brandy walks through a silent town..

E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
B|-0--0--4--4--2--4--5--5--5--5---5--4--4--5--5--9--9--9--9--9-|
G|-1--1--4--4--2--4--6--6--6--6---6--4--4--6--6--9--9--9--9--9-|
D|-2--2--6--6--4--6--6--6--6--6---6--4--6--7--7--9--9--9--9--9-|
A|-2--2--6--6--4--6--4--4--4--4---4--4--6--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|
E|-0--0--4--4--2--4--4--4--4--4---4--X--4--5--5--7--7--7--7--7-|

 she loves a man who's not around, she can still hear him say..


chorus

E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
B|-5--5--4--5---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
G|-6--6--4--6---6--6--6--6--| x 2  |-9--9--9--9---8--8--8--8--|
D|-6--6--4--6---7--7--7--7--|      |-7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9--|
A|-4--4--4--4---7--7--7--7--|      |-9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--|
E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|

 she hears him say ' brandy you're a fine girl'
 'what a good wife you would be '
 ' but my life my love my lady is the sea '

de do deheha part...

E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
B|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
G|-6--6---4--4---2--2---4--4---|
D|-7--7---6--6---4--4---4--4---|
A|-7--7---6--6---4--4---2--2---|
E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---X--X---|

that again....

E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
B|-5--5--4--5---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|
G|-6--6--4--6---6--6--6--6--| x 2  |-9--9--9--9---8--8--8--8--|
D|-6--6--4--6---7--7--7--7--|      |-7--7--7--7---9--9--9--9--|
A|-4--4--4--4---7--7--7--7--|      |-9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--|
E|-4--4--4--4---5--5--5--5--|      |-7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--|

 she hears him say ' brandy you're a fine girl'
 'what a good wife you would be '
 ' but my life my love my lady is the sea '

de do deheha part...

E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
B|-5--5---4--4---2--2---2--2---|
G|-6--6---4--4---2--2---4--4---|    and finally it ends on 3 of these.
D|-7--7---6--6---4--4---4--4---|
A|-7--7---6--6---4--4---2--2---|
E|-5--5---4--4---2--2---X--X---|

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randomguide 51 Aug 03, 2006 06:31 AM

this is exactly how i play it, and i'm pretty sure it right.. if anyone has any changes please tell me and i'll make them.

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randomguide 51 Aug 03, 2006 06:38 AM

all the other tabs i've seen for this song have been completely wrong.

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randomguide 51 Jan 08, 2007 07:41 AM

this is how i saw him play it in bristol last year. And i don't like the fuss of changing the string notes so this is an easier way to play it.

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