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Little Martha 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
 <9303161030.AA06425@delirius.cs.uiuc.edu>
 jamesb@animal-farm.nevada.edu
Subject: Tab: "Little Martha" - Allman Brothers Band
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 93 04:30:17 CST
From: Rajendra Singh 

Here's tab posted previously but not at the ftp site.
Thanx for you work with the site!
 -raj

Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature
From: mongeau@ferrari.nmc.ed.ray.com (Mike Mongeau)
Subject: TAB: Little Martha
Organization: Equipment Division, Raytheon Company
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 92 01:03:52 GMT

I was able to restore my tab of Little Martha from backup tapes
(thank goodness for backups !).  Here it is again.

                        Little Martha
                     by: Duanne Allman

  Playing notes:

  This instrumental is played in open E tuning (E B E G# B E).
  Rather than tuning the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings up (which can
  be really stressful on the neck), you can tune down to open D
  (D A D F# A D) and capo at the second fret.

  The thumb keeps time with a monotonic bass line while the
  fingers play the melody.  The structure of the tune is:

      1 - Intro
      2 - Part 1 ending with [1.]
      3 - Repeat Part 1 ending with [2.]
      4 - Part 2
      5 - Repeat Part 1 up until [To Coda]
      6 - Coda

Chords used:  numbers in grid indicate frets
              numbers in parentheses are suggested fingerings (1=index,2=middle,etc)

        E B E G#B e
       +-----------+
E       0 0 0 0 0 0  (pretty obvious !)
A       5 5 5 5 5 5  (1st finger barre)
C#m/E   x x 0 8 9 9  (x x 0 2 3 3)
C#m/B   x 0 x 8 9 9  (x 0 x 2 3 3)
A/B     x 0 x 5 5 5  (1st finger barre)
B       x 0 x 7 7 7  (1st finger barre)
B7      x 0 x 1 0 2  (x 0 x 1 0 3)
E/G#    4 0 0 3 0 0  (3 0 0 1 0 0)
F#      2 0 0 1 0 0  (3 0 0 1 0 0)
       +-----------+

 h = hammer on
 p = pull off

 4    2
 - or -  =  time signature
 4    4

 Timing is as follows:
      1   .   2   .   3     .   4    .
      one &   two &   three &   four &

============================================================================

INTRO:
------

   (Freely)
4|------------------+--------------+-----------------------+2+------------|
-|-------0-------0--|----------4---|-------0---------------|-|------------|
4|--0--1------------|--0--1----1---|--0--1--------0-1p0----|4|------------|
 |--0---------2-----|--0--2----2---|--0---------2-------2--| |--0------0--|
 |--0---------0--0--|--------------|--0------0-------------| |------------|
 |--0------0--------+-------0------+--0--------------------+ +--0---0-----|
     ^                          ^      ^
  (strum)                    (strum)  (strum)


PART 1:
-------
    E
4|--------------0----+-------------------+------------------+-----------------|
-|--------0-----0----|----0--------------|--------0---------|-----------------|
4|--0h1---0----------|----0-----1p0------|--0h1---0---------|----1-----0------|
 |--0h2--------------|----------2p0------|--0h2---------2---|----2-----0------|
 |-------------------|-------------------|--------------4---|-----------------|
 |--0---0---0---0----+--0---0---0---0----+--0---0---0---0---+--0---0---0---0--|

    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

|--------------0----+-------------------+------------------+------------------|
|--------0-----0----|----0--------------|--------0---------|------------------|
|--0h1---0----------|----0-----1p0------|--0h1---0---------|----0-------------|
|--0h2--------------|----------2p0------|--0h2---------2---|----------0-------|
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------4---|----0-------------|
|--0---0---0---0----+--0---0---0---0----+--0---0---0---0---+--0---0---0---0---|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

   A
|--------------5----+-------------------+------------------+------------------|
|--------5-----5----|----5--------------|--------5---------|----7-----5-------|
|--5h6---5----------|----5-----6p5------|--5h6---5---------|----------5-------|
|--5h7--------------|----------7p5------|--5h7---------7---|----7-----5-------|
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------9---|------------------|
|--5---5---5---5----+--5---5---5---5----+--5---5---5---5---+--5---5---5---0---|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

   E
|--------------0----+-------------------+------------------+------------------|
|--------0-----0----|----0--------------|--------0---------|------------------|
|--0h1---0----------|----0-----1p0------|--0h1---0---------|----0-------------|
|--0h2--------------|----------2p0------|--0h2---------2---|----------0-----0-|
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------4---|----0-------------|
|--0---0---0---0----+--0---0---0---0----+--0---0---0---0---+--0---0---0---0---|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

      [To Coda]    C#m/E  A/B      E                       C#m/E  A/B    B7
2|--------------|4|--9-----5-------7--+------7-----7------+--9-----5-----2---|
-|--------------|-|--9-----5-------7--|--------7-----7----|--9-----5-----0---|
4|--------------|4|--8-----5-------7--|----7-----7--------|--8-----5-----1---|
 |--0-----0-----| |--0----------------|-------------------|--0-----5---------|
 |--------------| |------0-----0------|--0---0---0---0----|------0-----0-----|
 |--0-----0-----| |-------------------+-------------------+------------------|

    1  .  2  .      1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

                     C#m/E  A/B    E                          E/G#   F#
|------2-----2------|--9-----5-----7----+------7-----7------+----0-----0------|
|----0---0-0---0----|--9-----5-----7----|--------7-----7----|------------0----|
|-------------------|--8-----5-----7----|----7-----7--------|--3---3-1-----0--|
|-------------------|--0----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|--0---0---0---0----|------0-----0------|--0---0---0---0----|-----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------+-------------------+--4-----2-----0--|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .    1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .


[1.]                 [2.]

2|----------0------| 2|---14-11-12------|
-|----------0------| -|------------12---|
4|----------0------| 4|-----------------|
 |-----------------|  |----------0------|
 |-----------------|  |-------------0---|
 |----4-p0-----0---|  |-------0---------|

      1  .  2  .           1  .  2  .

PART 2:
-------
   B  C#m/B  B         A/B                 G  C#m/B  B        A/B
|--7-----9-9-7---7--+----5-----5--------+--7-----9-9-7---7--+----5-5----------|
|--7-------9-7---7--|----5-------5------|--7-------9-7---7--|----5-5----------|
|--7---8---9-7-7-7--|----5---5-----5----|--7---8---8-7-7-7--|----5-5----------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0--|
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

   B  C#m/B  B          A/B                B7   A/B    B
|--7-----9-9-7---7--+----5-----5--------+--2-----5-----7----+------7-----7----|
|--7-------9-7---7--|----5-------5------|--0-----5-----7----|--------7-----7--|
|--7---8---9-7-7-7--|----5---5-----5----|--1-----5-----7----|----7-----7------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0--|
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

  C#m/B A/B    B7                          B  C#m/B  B         A/B
|--9-----5-----2----+------2-----2------+--7-----9-9-7---7--+---5------5------|
|--9-----5-----0----|----0---0-0---0----|--7-------9-7---7--|---5--------5----|
|--8-----5-----1----|-------------------|--7---8---9-7-7-7--|---5----5-----5--|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0--|
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

   B  C#m/B  B          A/B                B  C#m/B  B          A/B
|--7-----9-9-7---7--+----5-5------------+--7-----9-9-7---7--+----5-----5------|
|--7-------9-7---7--|----5-5------------|--7-------9-7---7--|----5-------5----|
|--7---8---9-7-7-7--|----5-5------------|--7---8---9-7-7-7--|----5---5-----5--|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0----|--0---0---0---0--|
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .     1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

  E/G#   F#
|----0-----0--------+2+---------0---------|  (Repeat Part 1)
|------------0------|-|---------0---------|
|--3---3-1-----0----|4|---------0---------|
|-------------------| |-------------------|
|-------------------| |-------------------|
|--4-----2-----0----+ +---4-p0------------|

   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .        1  .  2  .



CODA:
-----

 ( <---------------  natural harmonics  ---------------------| )
|-------------------+-------------------+--12----------------|
|--------7----12----|----7--------------|--12----------------|
|--5-----7----12----|----7--------------|--12----------------|
|--5-----7----12----|----7--------------|--12----------------|
|--5----------------|-------------------|---0----------------|
|-------------------+-------------------+---0----------------|
   ^     ^     ^         ^                  ^
(strike sharply with downward stroke)     (strum slowly)


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    "Saved by the Blues..."
      Mike Mongeau                        Raytheon Equipment Division
      mongeau@tif162.ed.ray.com                          Marlboro, MA
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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freewheelinbird wrote on May 2 2005, 12:00 am

awesome job my friend

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~ZosoDude~ wrote on August 14 2006, 01:23 pm

Impeccable

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tommacco wrote on August 9 2007, 03:40 pm

excellent tab... awesome song

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