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All The Kings Horses 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. #

Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation - All The King's Horses
from the album "Mighty Rearranger"
written by Robert Plant

Right, this is the toughest song to date that I've tabbed by ear.  Tough because even
I could tell it was in an open tuning, I wasn't sure what that tuning was.  I started
open C when I heard the droning C chord at the very end of the intro.  So I started 
a bit with Powertabs, my personal favorite song-learning and -writing program, and voila!
have what I believe to be a totally accurate interpretation of the intro right here.  
 Don't forget to tune in open C (CGCGCe).

                  C                                     G
  Gtr I
  T T T  T  S S E  E  E  S   S  E  E    T T T  T  S S E  E  E  S   S  E  E

  T T T  T  T T S E  E  E  S   S  E  E

  S S S S E  H     E

Duration Legend
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

* Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen - http://powertab.guitarnetwork.org *
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Jibbs 431 May 22, 2006 09:06 PM

I love it, using Open C tuning was important to get that awesome low C note in there, but a few things I noticed, if I may:

Gtr I

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Jibbs 431 May 22, 2006 09:09 PM

OK, my comment was way too long, apparently. In it I said I didn't hear the second "2" in the parts that have: 0h2h4, 0h2. Just the four notes (maybe even only the middle 3). I don't think the F chord (x55555) has the high e string in there. And I think the fifth note in the last part is a very low C instead of that middle C (0 2, 0 2 0)

Great work though. You should tab the whole thing. If you don't I just might. ;)

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DNC2112 26 May 30, 2006 10:56 PM

The 0h2h4p(0) riffs are hard to hear clearly because RP's guitarist plays so quick--or is it RP himself? I know he was the one who came up with Bron-Yr-Aur and that was in CACGCE--and all that's used aside from the initial pick is hammer-ons and pull-offs. Which is why with Powertabs I have the p(0) transcribed as ghost notes, because it's so hard to hear. Im trying to listen to the song as hard as I can and tab as accurately as I can, but I've never done a song before by ear without any pre-existing internet tabs to work off of. You may be right about that F chord though, that high A on the E-string may be superlative.
And I am working on the whole song. around saving up for a Nissan 300ZX and going to college :)

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