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New Orleans Is Sinking bass

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Song: New Orleans is Sinking
Album: Up To Here
Artist: The Tragically Hip
Standard Tuning: E-A-D-G

Transcribed by: Dave Ross @ CanadianBass                                    

4/4
  
   Q    E E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E
|-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-12S=|=0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|

          Bourbon   blues on the street loose and..
                    Tom what's wrong   what's going on

  E E Q  E E E E     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-||--0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|

                 I  can't forsake a  dixie dead shake..
       He said hey  north you're south shut your big...

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|---------3-3-5-3-|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---------|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|

              My memory is muddy...   river that I'm in New Orleans is sinking
              Ain't got no picture..  got no souvenirs  baby she don't know me

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|-----------------|-------------3-5-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|

I don't wanna swim
thinking about...

  E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E
|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|


         Colonel(Tom)  

  E E Q  E E E E     E E Q  E E E E   E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E +E  E E E
|-----------------||----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|----------------o||----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|----------------o||----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3--||-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-5-5-5-3-(3)-3-5-3-|-5-5-5-3-(3)-3-3-5-|


  E E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|
|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E E E E E  8x
|-----------------|-----------------||-------------------||
|-----2-2---------|-----2-2---------||o-----2-2---------o||
|---------5-5-2-2-|---------5-5-2-2-||o---------5-5-2-2-o||
|-0-0-------------|-3-0-------------||--3-0--------------||

 Pale as a lightbulb                   sucking up to.....stoke the fire
 hands in the river                    looked up to the..said hey man thanks

    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
||o-----2-2-0-0-----|-----2-2-0-0-----|-----2-2-0-0-----|-----2-2-0-0------|
||o-------------2-2-|-------------2-2-|-------------2-2-|-------------2-2--|
||--0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0-------------|-0-0--------------|

picking out the...scenery             saw a little cloud
sometimes I feel so good I gotta scream she said Gordie baby

  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----2-2-0-0-----|-----2-2-0-0-----|-----2-2-0-0-----|
|-------------2-2-|-------------2-2-|-------------2-2-|
|-0-0-------------|-3-0-------------|-0-0-------------|

          little like  me      she said I swear to God 
                          

  E E E E E E S S S S   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----2-2-0-0-----0h2-|-----2-2-0-0-----|-----2-2-0-0-----|
|-------------0h2-----|-------------2-2-|-------------2-2-|
|-0-0-----------------|-3-0-------------|-0-0-------------|

      she     (1st time only) I had my..    Hey                  Oh


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E +E  E E E
|-----------------|------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
|-----2-2-0-0-----|-----2-2-0-0-----o||-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------2-2-|-------------2---o||-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-------------|-3-0-----------3--||-5-5-5-3-(3)-3-5-3-|-5-5-5-3-(3)-3-3-5-|

 

   No                            My memory is muddy what's this river that I'm in

  E E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------o||-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|------------0---o||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0--3-3---3--||-----------------|-----------------|

New Orleans is...  I don't wanna..


  E E E E E E E E   Q H     Q      E E Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E  4x
|-----------------|------------||-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|------------||o----------------|-----------------o||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-|-0-R--------||o----------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|--------12--||--0-0-0--3-3-5-3-|-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-3--||


    E E E E E E E E 12x W
||-------------------||---*||
||o-2---------------o||-2-*||
||o-----------------o||---*||
||----0-0-0-3-3-5-3--||---*||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; + - note tied to previous; R - rest

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 S   - slide

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 


            
            
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hoon4 60 Sep 07, 2007 12:41 PM

it would be good if you sperated it into verse/chorus etc..

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Jim1-4 10 Sep 02, 2017 11:37 PM

Best tab I've ever seen for this song...dare I say it's perfect.

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