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Christopher Cross:  Sailing (acoustic version)

Tabbed by: D. Perkins

Tuning: DADF#AD        T = Thumb       o = Harmonics   ( ) = optional

Instrumental Intro:

			                  o				                     o
D |--0---0--0-----7~---4p2---0--2-2--0-(12)~|
A |--0---4-----0-------0-----0--2-2--0------|
F#|--0---3-----0-----------0----2----0------| 
D |--2---2---------------------------2------|
A |--2---4-------------0--------4----0------|
D |--0---------0---------------------0------|

INTRO:

D |------------------------------------|
A |--0------0--------0-------0---------|
F#|----2--------2--------0-------0---0-| (4x)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |-----------0----------------0-------|
D |--0-----------------0---------------|

D |------------------------------------|
A |--0------0--------2-------2---------|
F#|----2--------2--------3-------3---3-| (2x)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |------------------------------------|
D |--4--------4--------4-------4-------|

D |------------------------------------|
A |--2------2--------4-------4---------|
F#|----2--------2--------3-------3---3-| (2x)
D |------0--------0--------0-------0---|
A |-----------0----------------0-------|
D |--0-----------------0---------------|

D |------------------------------------|
A |--2------2--------4-------4---------|
F#|----2--------2--------3-------3---3-| (2x)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |-----------0----------------0-------|
D |--2-----------------2---------------|
	     T			                T

1st and 2nd VERSE: (same as intro)     (2x each only)

CHORUS:

D |--2------2--------2--------2---------|
A |----2--------2--------4--------4---4-|
F#|------2--------2--------3--------3---| 
D |-----------2-----------------2-------|
A |--0-----------------0----------------|
D |-------------------------------------|

D |--2-----2--------2-(2)---------------|
A |----2-------2----4--5--4-2-2-2-----4-|
F#|------2-------2-----------3----2---3-| 
D |----------2----------------------2---|
A |--0--------------0--0--0-------------|
D |-----------------------------0-----0-|

D |------------------------------------|
A |--0------0--------0-------0---------|
F#|----2--------2--------0-------0---0-| (2)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |-----------0----------------0-------|
D |--0-----------------0---------------|

D |------------------------------------|  
A |--------0---------0-(0)-----------0-|   
F#|--8-----8---3--3--3-(3)--10--10--10-|  (On last chorus end 
D |----7-------2--2--2-------9---9-----|   here; move to outro)
A |------9-----4--4---------11--11-----|  
D |--9-----9---4--4--4------11--11-----|  

D |------------------------------------|
A |--0------0--------0-------0---------|
F#|----2--------2--------0-------0---0-| (2)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |-----------0----------------0-------|
D |--0-----------------0---------------|


3rd VERSE:

D |------------------------------------|
A |--2------2--------4-------4---------|
F#|----2--------2--------3-------3---3-| (2)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |--0--------0--------0--------0------|
D |------------------------------------|
	Fantasy

D |------------------------------------|
A |--2------2--------4-------4---------|
F#|----2--------2--------3-------3---3-| (2)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |------------------------------------|
D |--4--------4--------4--------4------|
	Sailing

D |------------------------------------|
A |--2------2--------4-------4---------|
F#|----2--------2--------3-------3---3-| (2)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |-----------0----------------0-------|
D |--0-----------------0---------------|
	All caught up

D |------------------------------------|
A |--2------2--------4-------4---------|
F#|----2--------2--------3-------3---3-| (2)
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|
A |-----------0----------------0-------|
D |--2-----------------2---------------|
	     T			                T
	
     Wont you

REPEAT CHORUS

SOLO:

D |--------------------------------------|
A |--------7-7-7----7--=----------3------|
F#|------7-7-7---7----7---------3---3----|
D |----9----------9-----7-----3-------3--|
A |--------------------------------------|
D |--7-------9-9----9-------3------------|

D |--------------------------------------------5-|
A |-------5-----------1------------3---------5-5-|
F#|-----5---5-------1---1--------3---3-------5-5-|
D |---5-------5---1-------1----3-------3---5---5-|
A |--------------------------------------------5-|
D |-5-----------1------------3------------5--5-5-|

D |----------------------------------------------|
A |----------10-10-10-----10--=----------6-------|
F#|-------10-10-10---10-----10---------6---6-----|
D |----12--------------12-----12-----6-------6---|
A |----------------------------------------------|
D |-10----------10-10-----10-------6-------------|

D |--------------------------------------------7-|
A |-------8-----------3------------5---------7-7-|
F#|-----8---8-------3---3--------5---5-------7-7-|
D |---8-------8---3-------3----5-------5---7---7-|
A |--------------------------------------------7-|
D |-8-----------3------------5------------7--7-7-|

4th VERSE, CHORUS

D |---0---|
A |---0---|
F#|---0---| (play on last chorus before outro)
D |---0---|
A |---0---|
D |---0---|

OUTRO:

D |------------------------------------|      ---0---
A |--0------0--------0-------0---------|      ---0---
F#|----2--------2--------0-------0---0-| (5x) ---0---
D |------2--------2--------2-------2---|      ---0---
A |-----------0----------------0-------|      ---0---
D |--0-----------------0---------------|      ---0---

            
            
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AJdawg311 10 Aug 17, 2014 07:57 AM

this tuning is wrong as ass.

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markleehunter 130 Aug 14, 2016 08:46 AM

This tuning is dead on, and so is the transcription. I play in open D a great deal, but I didn't expect that Cross dod. I'd tried to work out the song in straight tuning with no luck, referencing with youtube videos of Cross playing it. It's a very original composition for this tuning, and the tab renders it brilliantly. Many thanks.

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gpinalto 75 Feb 19, 2017 07:12 PM

Yes this is absolutely the correct tuning for this song. NICE WORK

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