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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.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Cavatina - Stanley Myers
theme music from 'The Deer Hunter'

solo guitar version, arrangement and fingering by John Williams

tabbed by Dan Evison, typed by Mike Bremford - Michael.Bremford@comp.vuw.ac.nz

*******************************************************************************
LHF added + some reformatting + corrections to notes and fingering, 20 Dec 2001
measure numbers and repetition corrected, 22 Apr 2003
info re measure 5 added to Comments, 24 Apr 2003 - weed@wussu.com
info re measure 19 added to Comments, 3 March 2010 - weed@wussu.com
*******************************************************************************

the tab is based on the solo guitar sheet version (Robbins, London, 1971)- this
differs from the recording - see Comments below the tab for more info

Roman Numerals indicate barre positions
Left-Hand Fingering is below the tab

play measures 1-51, then 1-24, then 76-87


Time 3/4

1.  CIV                                   CVI
E+--7----------------------------------+--7----------------------------------+
B+--------------------5----------------+--------------------9----------------+
G+*-------------4-----------4----------+--------------8-----------8----------+
D+*-------6-----------------------6----+--------6-----------------------6----+
A+-------------------------------------+--6----------------------------------+
E+--0----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    4                                     2     
          3     1     2     1     3       1     1     3     4     3     1


3. CIX                                    CIX
E+--------9----------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-10h-12-------------10---------------+-------------------10----------------+
G+--------------9-----------9----------+--------------9-----------9----------+
D+-------11----------------------11----+-------11----------------------11----+
A+-------------------------------------+--9----------------------------------+
E+--9----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    2  4  1
    1     3     1     2     1     3       1     3     1     2     1     3


5. CVII                                   CVII
E+-----7--9----------------------------+--------------------------------7----+
B+-10-----------------10---------------+----------------------------------10-+
G+--------------9-----------9----------+--------------------8----------------+
D+--------7-----------------------7----+--------------7-----------7----------+
A+-------------------------------------+--------9-----------------------9----+
E+--7----------------------------------+--7----------------------------------+
    4  1  3                                                             1  4
    1     1     2     4     2     1       1     3     1     2     1     3  
 [see Comments below]


7.
E+--7----------------------------------+--------------------------------5p-4-+
B+--------------------9----------------+--------------------3----------------+
G+--------------8-----------8----------+--------------4-----------4----------+
D+--------9-----------------------9----+--------6----------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--0----------------------------------+--0----------------------------------+
    1                                                                   4  3
          3     2     4     2     3             4     2     1     2


9.        CII                             CII
E+--4----------------------------------+--2-------------------------------0--+
B+--------------------2----------------+--------------------2----------------+
G+--------------2-----------2----------+--------------2-----------2----------+
D+--------2-----------------------2----+--------4-----------------------4----+
A+--0----------------------------------+--5----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    3                                     1
          1     1     1     1     1       4     3     1     1     1     3


11.
E+--2----------------------------------+--0----------------------------------+
B+--------------------0----------------+--------------------0----------------+
G+--------------0-----------0----------+--------------0-----------0----------+
D+--------0-----------------------0----+--------2-----------------------2----+
A+-------------------------------------+--3----------------------------------+
E+--3----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    1
    2                                     3     2                       2


13.                                       CII
E+--0----------------------------------+--------------2----------------------+
B+--------------------0----------------+--------------------------4----------+
G+--------------2-----------2----------+--------------2-----4-----2----------+
D+--------4-----------------------4----+--------4-----------------------4----+
A+--2----------------------------------+--2----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
                                                      1           4
    1     4     2           2     4       1     2     1     3     1     3


15.
E+--0----------------------------------+--0-----------0-----------7----11----+
B+--------------------------------0----+--------0-----------9----------------+
G+--2-----------1-----------1----------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------4-----------2----------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--0----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    1     4     1     2     1                               3     1    4


17. CIX                                  CIX
E+-12----------------------------------+-12----------------------------11p-9-+
B+--------------------9----------------+--------------------9----------------+
G+--------------9-----------9----------+--------------9-----------9----------+
D+--------9-----------------------9----+--------9-----------------------9----+
A+-------------------------------------+--9----------------------------------+
E+--9----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    4                                     4                             3  1
    1     1     1     1     1     1       1     1     1     1     1     1


19. CIX                                   CVII
E+--9----11h12\11----------------------+--------------------------9-----7----+
B+-------------------11----------------+--------------------9----------------+
G+-------------------------11----------+--------------8----------------------+
D+--------------------------------9----+--------9----------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+--7----------------------------------+
    1     3  4  4     3     2     1       1     3     2     3     4     4
 [see Comments below]


21. CII                                  CVII
E+--5----------------------------------+--------------7----------------------+
B+--------------------2----------------+-10-----------------------7----------+
G+--------------2-----------2----------+--------------------8----------------+
D+--------2-----------------------2----+--------------7-----------7----------+
A+-------------------------------------+--------9------------------------9---+
E+--2----------------------------------+--7----------------------------------+
    4                                     4           1           1
    1     1     1     1     1     1       1     3     1     2     1      3


23.                                                                         @
E+-------------------------------------+--------------------------0-----2----+
B+--9----------------------------------+--------------------3----------------+
G+--------------------8----------------+--------------4---------------------*+
D+--------------9-----------9----------+--------2---------------------------*+
A+--------7-----------------------7----+-------------------------------------+
E+--0----------------------------------+--0----------------------------------+
    4
          1     3     2     3     1             1     3     2           1


25.      (CII)                            CV
E+--4----------------------------------+--5----------------------------------+
B+--------------------2----------------+--------------------7----------------+
G+*-------------2-----------2----------+--------------6-----------6----------+
D+*-------2-----------------------2----+--------7-----------------------7----+
A+--0----------------------------------+--5----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    3                                     1
          1     1     1     1     1       1     3     2     4     2     1


27. CVI
E+--6----------------------------------+--7----------------------------------+
B+--------------------7----------------+--------0-----------7-----------0----+
G+--------------6-----------6----------+--------------8-----------8----------+
D+--------8-----------------------8----+-------------------------------------+
A+--7----------------------------------+--6----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    1                                     3
    2     4     1     3     1     4       1           4     2     4     


29.
E+--7----------------------------------+-12----------------------------------+
B+--------0-----------7-----------0----+--------------0-----------0----------+
G+--------------7-----------7----------+--------0-----------9-----------0----+
D+--0----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+--8----------------------------------+
    3                                     4
                1     2     1             1                 2


31.
E+-12-----8-----8----10----10-----7----+--7-----8-----8-----------7-----8----+
B+-------------------------------------+--------------------10---------------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-10----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--9----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--7----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    4     2     2     4     4     1       1     2     2     4     1     2
    3
    2
    1


33.
E+-12----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G+--9-----5-----5-----7-----7-----4----+--4-----5----------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+--------------7-----4-----2----------+
A+-------------------------------------+--------------------------------3----+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    4
    1     1     1     3     3     1       1     2     4     1     1     2


35.
E+-------------------------------------+--------------------2----------------+
B+-------------------------------------+--------------2-----------2----------+
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+--------2-----------------------2----+
A+--2-----------------------------0----+--1----------------------------------+
E+--------5-----3-----2-----3----------+-------------------------------------+
    1     4     2     1     2             1     2     3     4     3     2


37. CII                                   CIII 
E+--------------------2----------------+-------------------------------------+
B+--------------3----------------------+--------------------3----------------+
G+-------------------------------------+--------------3-----------3----------+
D+--------4----------------------------+--------3-----------------------3----+
A+--2------------------------2----4----+--5----------------------------------+
E+--------------------2----------------+--4----------------------------------+
    1     4     2     1                   3     1     1     1     1     1
                      1      1    3       2


39. CI                                    CIII
E+-------------------------------------+--------------------3----------------+
B+-------------------------------------+--------------4-----------4----------+
G+-------------------------------------+--------3-----------------------3----+
D+--3-----------1-----------1-----3----+--5----------------------------------+
A+--------1-----------1----------------+--4----------------------------------+
E+--2-----------2----------------------+-------------------------------------+
    4           1     1     1     4       4     1     3     1     3     1
    2     1                               2


41. CI
E+-------------------------------------+--------------------0----------------+
B+-------------------------------------+--------------0-----------0----------+
G+--3-----------1-----------1-----3----+--4----------------------------------+
D+--------1-----------1----------------+--------2-----------------------2----+
A+--2----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+--4----------------------------------+
    4     1     1     1     1     4       4
    2                                     3     1                       1


43.                               CII
E+--------------------0----------------+-------------------------------------+
B+--------------0-----------0-------2--+--0----------------------------------+
G+-------------------------------------+--------------------2----------------+
D+--------2-----------------------2----+--------------1-----------1----------+
A+-------------------------------------+--------2-----------------------2----+
E+--3----------------------------------+--2----------------------------------+

    2     1                       1 1     2     3     1     4     1     2


45.
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+-----------------------------------2-+--0----------------------------------+
G+--------------------2----------------+--------------------1----------------+
D+--------------1------------1---------+--------------0-----------0----------+
A+--------2------------------------2---+--------2-----------------------2----+
E+--2----------------------------------+--0----------------------------------+
                                     4
    2     3     1     4      1     3            2           1           2


47.
E+-------------------------------------+--------------------0----------------+
B+--------2----------------------------+--------------0-----------0----------+
G+--------------2-----1----------------+--------2-----------------------2----+
D+--------------------------4-----2----+--2----------------------------------+
A+--0----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+--2----------------------------------+
          4     3     1     4     3       3     4                       4
                                          2


49. CII                                              (CI)
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+--------------------4-----0----------+-------------------------------------+
G+--------2-----------------------2----+--2-----------1-----------------1----+
D+--------------4-----------1----------+--2-----4-----------1-----2----------+
A+--2----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+--0----------------------------------+
                                  2       2     4     1     1     2     1
    1     1     3     4    1             1 


51.                                    D.C. al @ Coda
E+--------------------0-----4-----5---||
B+--0-----------0---------------------||
G+--------1--------------------------*||
D+-----------------------------------*||
A+------------------------------------||
E+------------------------------------||
          1                 4     5


@
76.      (CII)                            CII
E+--4----------------------------------+--2-------------------------------0--+
B+--------------------2----------------+--------------------2----------------+
G+--------------2-----------2----------+--------------2-----------2----------+
D+--------2-----------------------2----+--------4-----------------------4----+
A+--0----------------------------------+--5----------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    3                                     1
          1     1     1     1     1       4     3     1     1     1     3

78.
E+--2----------------------------------+--0----------------------------------+
B+--------------------0----------------+--------------------0----------------+
G+--------------0-----------0----------+--------------0-----------0----------+
D+--------0-----------------------0----+--------2-----------------------2----+
A+-------------------------------------+--3----------------------------------+
E+--3----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    1
    2                                     3     2                       2


80. CII                                   CII
E+-------------------------------------+--------------2----------------------+
B+--5----------------------------------+--------------------------4----------+
G+--------------------2----------------+--------------2-----4-----2----------+
D+--------------2-----------2----------+--------4-----------------------4----+
A+--------4-----------------------4----+--2----------------------------------+
E+--2----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    4                                                 1           4
    1     3     1     1     1     3       1     2     1     3     1     2


82.            (CI)
E+--0----------------------------------+--------------------0----------------+
B+-------------------------------------+--0-----------0-----------9-----12---+
G+--2-----------1-----------------1----+--------1----------------------------+
D+--------4-----------1-----2----------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--0----------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
    1     4     1     1     2     1             1                 1     1


84. CIX                                   CII
E+-11----------12----------------------+-------------------------------------+
B+--9----------------------------------+--4-----------5----------------------+
G+--9----------------------------------+--2----------------------------------+
D+--9----------------------------------+--2----------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+--4----------------------------------+
E+--9----------------------------------+--2----------------------------------+
    3          4                          3           4
   arp.                                   2
                                         arp.


86. CII                                tenuto
E+--------2--4--2----------------------+--0---------------------------------||
B+--5----------------------5-----------+------------------------------------||
G+--2----------------------------------+--2-----------4---------------------||
D+--4----------------------------------+--4-----------6---------------------||
A+--2----------------------------------+------------------------------------||
E+-------------------------------------+--0---------------------------------||
    4     1  3  1          4              1           1
    2                                     3           3
   arp.


******************************************************************************

Comments

according to posts on the newsgroup rec.music.classical.guitar John Williams
did a double-take recording, so there is probably no definitively correct
solo version in tab or in sheet - "Although it won't always be technically
possible to hold on to the melody as written, it has been put down like it is
in order to convey the feeling of legato to be aimed at" (from the sheet)

eg measure 5 - the broken chord - the sheet has
B,A,E,A,E,A - the record has B,A,C#,E,C#,A (which is playable?) - 

5. CVII
E+-----7--9----------------------------+
B+-10----------------------------------+
G+--------------------9----------------+
D+--------7-----11----------11-----7---+
A+-------------------------------------+
E+--7----------------------------------+

measure 19 - a suggestion from Manabu Saeki - manabusaeki@hotmail.com

19.
E+--9----11h12\11----------------------+
B+--------------0----------0-----------+
G+-------------------8----------------+
D+-------------------------------------+
A+--------9-----------------------9----+
E+--7----------------------------------+
    3     4  4  4     2
    1     2                       3

******************************************************************************
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