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Seikilos Epitaph tab

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Note: The Epitaph of Sikilos is the oldest surviving piece of complete music. 
It dates to about 200-100 BC in ancient Greece. Given that ancient greek musical
notation is very different from our modern system this is an approximation of that
melody. It has a modal sound to it.

[Main riff]
      e  q    q.          e  e  e  q.          q    e  e  e  e       e  q    e  q
e|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
B|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
G|-6-----7----7--------|--4--5--7--5--------|--4----5--7--5--4----|--------------------|
D|-8--5----------------|--------------------|---------------------|--7--5----7---------|
A|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|-------------8------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|

    e  e  e  e  e  e      e  q    e  q         e  e  e  e  e  e      e  q    e  e  e
e|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
B|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
G|-----4--7--5--4--5---|--4-----------------|-----4-----5--7--4---|--------------------|
D|--5------------------|-----5----7---------|--5-----7------------|--5--5----5---------|
A|---------------------|-------------8------|---------------------|-------------7--5---|
E|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
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