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                 Big Country - Where The Rose Is Sown

                       Album - Steeltown(1984)

From: maule_andy@hotmail.com

The tab represents the single version of the song (the album
version was slightly longer). Sadly, Stuart Adamson passed
away shortly after I had started to tab this classic from
'Steeltown'. The song stands testament to his great guitar
and songwriting ability...rest easy big man. The song is in A.


h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend up
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
~ - vibrato

Guitar 1 - Stuart Adamson
Guitar 2 - Bruce Watson


INTRO - Both guitar riffs are played twice before the verse
        enters. The slide in the last bar of Guitar 2's riff
        is played twice the second time round. You may want to
        palm mute the strings when playing Guitar 1's part.

  Guitar 1
E|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------|--------------------|
D|-11-14-141414-11----|--------------------|
A|-0--0--0-0-0--0--14-|-12-12-121212-11-11-|
E|-----------------0--|-10-10-101010-0--0--|


E|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|---11-11----9--9----|--------------------|
D|---12-12----11 11---|--------------------|
A|--------------------|-12-14-141414-12-14-|
E|--------------------|-12-12-121212-0--0--|

  Guitar 2
E|-------------|------------|-------------|-----------|
B|-------------|------------|-------------|-----------|
G|-------------|-------6~~~~|--------9~~~~|--6/9~~~~--|
D|--------7~~~~|-7-7h9------|-9-9/11------|-----------|
A|-7-7h9-------|------------|-------------|-----------|
E|-------------|------------|-------------|-----------|

VERSE - Both guitar parts are repeated 4 times. Again, palm
        muting the strings for Guitar 1's part is optional.

  Guitar 1
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|----------------------111111-|-----------------------------|
A|-141414-141414-141414-0-0-0--|-121212-121212-121212-121212-|
E|-121212-121212-121212--------|-101010-101010-101010-101010-|
  We're at war..........all the papers say....etc.

E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|----------------------111111-|-----------------------------|
A|-9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--0-0-0--|-141414-141414-141414-141414-|
E|-101010-101010-101010--------|-121212-121212-121212-121212-|

  Guitar 2
                 [let ring]                 [let ring]
E|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
B|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
G|-4-2-4--4-4/6-|-2---------|-2-2-2--2-4/6-|-4---------|
D|-2-2-2--2-----|---0-------|-0-0-0--0-----|---2-------|
A|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
E|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|

CHORUS - Guitar 1 plays the following 2 bars 3 times followed by
         the next 2 bars. Guitar 2 picks out a riff similar to
         the one in the intro.

  Guitar 1

E|----------------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|
G|----------------------|---------------------|
D|------------11--11-14-|---------------------|
A|-12--12-12--0---0--0--|-14--14-14---12/14---|
E|-10--10-10------------|-12--12-12---10/12---|
  Sons of men who.....etc.


E|----------------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|
G|----------------------|---------------------|
D|-11-11----------------|--------------11-11--|
A|-0--0---12-12---------|-14-14--12-12-0--0---|
E|--------10-10---------|-12-12--10-10--------|

  Guitar 2
E|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
G|-----------------6-|--------9-----9-|-----------------6-|
D|-------7---7-7h9---|-9-9/11----11---|-------7---7-7h9---|
A|-7-7h9-------------|----------------|-7-7h9-------------|
E|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|


E|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
B|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
G|--------9-------|-----------------6-|--------9-----9-|
D|-9-9/11-------9-|-------7---7-7h9---|-9-9/11----11---|
A|-----------12---|-7-7h9-------------|----------------|
E|----------------|-------------------|----------------|


E|----------------12------|-------------------|
B|----------12-14----14~--|-------------------|
G|-11-11h14---------------|-------------6-----|
D|------------------------|-------7-9-7---7~--|
A|------------------------|-7-7h9-------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------|

MAIN RIFF/BRIDGE - The main riff follows the chorus and is played
                   by Guitar 1 twice. Guitar 2 plays barred chords
                   as shown above the tabbed riff - the number in
                   brackets denotes the fret to play each chord at.

  F#m(9)             A(12)D(10)     F#m(9)        A(12)Bm(14)
  Guitar 1
E|-------17h19-21--21p19p17--------|-17-17----------------------|
B|-17h19--------------------19--17-|-------17-15-14h15p14-------|
G|---------------------------------|----------------------17-15-|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------|

  F#m(9)             A(12)D(10)     A(5)           Bm(7)
E|-------17h19p-21-21p19p17--------|-------------------------------|
B|-17h19--------------------19--14-|-14b15-------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------16-16-14-13h14p13-------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------16-14-|
A|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

2ND VERSE - As per 1st verse

CHORUS - As before

MAIN RIFF/BRIDGE - As before except that the second time around
                   replace the last bar (bar 8)with the following

  A               Bm
E|-17-19b21-19--17-16--------------|
B|--------------------17-15-14-----|
G|-----------------------------14~~|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


E-BOW SOLO - This little e-bow solo appears before the 3rd verse.
             The first 4 bars are played once. The 4 bars that
             follow are played twice. These are accompanied by the
             Guitar 1 riff from the intro. The Guitar 2 riff from
             the intro kicks in for the last 4 bars of the solo.

E|----------|----------|----------|------------------|
B|-14-------|-17-------|-12-------|-14/15-14---12\10-|
G|----------|----------|----------|------------------|
D|----------|----------|----------|------------------|
A|----------|----------|----------|------------------|
E|----------|----------|----------|------------------|


E|-------------------------|--------------------|
B|-12/14-17p14-12\10-10/12-|-14-10h12-12/14\12--|
G|-------------------------|--------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------|
A|-------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------|--------------------|


E|-------------------------|--------------------|
B|-12/14-17p14-12\10-10/12-|-/14--10/12/14------|
G|-------------------------|--------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------|
A|-------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------|--------------------|

3RD VERSE - As before

CHORUS - As before

MAIN RIFF/BRIDGE - Play exactly the same as the last time


OUTRO - The song plays out with Guitars 1 & 2 playing the following
        repeatedly.

  Guitar 1
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|-14------|---------|
D|---------|-14------|-0-------|-16------|
A|-16------|-0-------|---------|-14------|
E|-14------|---------|---------|---------|

  Guitar 2
E|----------------------------|-17--16-16h17p16-14----|
B|-14h17p14----14-17b19r17-14-|--------------------17~|
G|----------16----------------|-----------------------|
D|----------------------------|-----------------------|
A|----------------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------------|-----------------------|


E|----------------------------|-----------------------|
B|-14h17p14----14-17b19r17-14-|-15--14-14h15p14-------|
G|----------16----------------|-----------------16-14~|
D|----------------------------|-----------------------|
A|----------------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------------|-----------------------|

            
            
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