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Caledonia by Dougie MacLean - Tab by Jeff Kalmar

This Tab is based on Dougie’s performance on Feb. 29, 2004 at Market Hall Theatre, 
Ontario (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMpSg78s684).  The tuning and capo position shown 
duplicate the sound of that performance, although in the video
he has 2 capos on his guitar, one at the first fret and one at the fourth.

I can’t tell whether either or both of those capos are modified in some way, so I went 
what sounded right.

Also, his fingerings are very clearly visible in the video.

Tuning (Best Guess): C G C G C E Capo IV Key: E  Time Signature: 3/4


[Intro]

G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|---------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-0---------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|


G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0-----:-|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|-0-------0---:-|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-----------0-:-|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0---:-|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------:-|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|-------------:-|


G#|--------------|-------------|--------------|-0-----0------|
E|--------0------|-------0-----|-------0------|---0-----0----|
B|------0--------|-----0-------|-----0-----0--|-----0-----0--|
E|----5--------0-|---7-------0-|---9--------9-|--------------|
B|--7--------7---|-9-------9---|-10------10---|-10------10---|
E|---------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|


G# |:-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
E  |:-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0------|
B  |:-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0----|
E  |:---0-------0-|---5-------0-|---7-------0-|-----9-----9--|
B  |:-5-------5---|-7-------7---|-9-------9---|-10------10---|
E  |:-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
    I don’t know... you can see.. changes...    over me, In these

G#|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-----0------|
E|--------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|---0-----0----|
B|------0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0---|-----0-----0--|
E|----0-------0-|---5-------0-|---7-------0-|-----9-----9-|--------------|
B|--5-------5---|-7-------7---|-9-------9---|-10------10--|-10------10---|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
   last few days...been afraid..might drift a-way,                So I've been

G#|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
E|--------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0------|
B|------0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0----|
E|----0-------0-|---5-------0-|---7-------0-|-----9-----9--|
B|--5-------5---|-7-------7---|-9-------9---|-10------10---|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
   telling old stories...      make me think...where I came from

G#|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-----0------|
E|--------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|-------0-----|---0-----0----|
B|------0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0---|-----0-----0--|
E|----0-------0-|---5-------0-|---7-------0-|-----9-----9-|--------------|
B|--5-------5---|-7-------7---|-9-------9---|-10------10--|-10------10---|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
  that's the reason why I seem so far away to-day                         But


[Chorus]

G#|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
E|--0-----0-----|-------2-----|-0-----0-----|-------0------|
B|----0-----0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0---|---0-----0----|
E|------0-----0-|---2-------2-|-----0-----0-|-----5-----5--|
B|--5-----------|-0-----------|-2-------0---|--------------|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------|-5-------5----|
   let me tell... love you...   think about...time

G#|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
E|--0-----0-----|-------0-----|-------2-----|-0-----0------|
B|----0-----0---|---------0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0----|
E|------5-----5-|-0---0-----0-|---2---------|-----0-----0--|
B|--------------|---5---------|-0-----------|-5------------|
E|--5-------5---|-------------|-------------|--------------|
    Caledonia you're calling... go  -  ing    home         For

G#|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
E|--0-----0-----|-------2-----|-0-----0-----|-------0------|
B|----0-----0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0---|---0-----0----|
E|------0-----0-|---2-------2-|-----0-----0-|-----5-----5--|
B|--5-----------|-0-----------|-2-------0---|--------------|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------|-5-------5----|
   if I should... stranger...  it would make...sad

                               _____________________________
                              1                             |
G#|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------:-|
E|--------0-----|-------2-----|-0-----0-----|-------2-----:-|
B|----0-----0---|-----0---0---|---0-----0---|-----0---0---:-|
E|------5-----5-|---2-------2-|-----0-----0-|---2-------2-:-|
B|--------------|-0-----------|-5-------5---|-0-----------:-|
E|--5-------5---|-------------|-------------|-------------:-|  (Repeat back to Verse)
   Caledonia's... everything... had


   ___________________
  2
G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|---------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-0---------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|
    had.


G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|-0-------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-----------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|

G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|---------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-0---------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|

G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|-0-------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-----------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|

G#|--------------|-------------|--------------|-0-----0-----:-|
E|--------0------|-------0-----|-------0------|---0-----0---:-|
B|------0--------|-----0-------|-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-:-|
E|----5--------0-|---7-------0-|---9--------9-|-------------:-|
B|--7--------7---|-9-------9---|-10------10---|-10------10--:-|
E|---------------|-------------|--------------|-------------:-|  (Repeat back to Verse)


   ___________________
  3
G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|---------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-0---------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|
    had.


G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|-0-------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-----------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|

G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|---------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-0---------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|

G#|-5-----5p3p0---0-|-0-----0-------|-------------0---|-------0------|
E|----0---------5---|-0-----------0-|-2-----4p2p0---0-|-0-------0----|
B|------0-----------|-----0---0h2---|---0-------------|-----------0--|
E|--0---------------|-0-------------|-----0-----------|-0---0---0----|
B|------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------------|
E|------------------|---------------|-5---------------|--------------|

G#|--------------|-------------|--------------|-0-----0------|
E|--------0------|-------0-----|-------0------|---0-----0----|
B|------0--------|-----0-------|-----0-----0--|-----0-----0--|
E|----5--------0-|---7-------0-|---9--------9-|--------------|
B|--7--------7---|-9-------9---|-10------10---|-10------10---|
E|---------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

G#|-0-----0-----|-0-----0-----|-0-----------||
E|----0-----0---|---0-----0---|-0-----------||
B|------0-----0-|-----0-----0-|-0-----------||
E|--------------|-------------|-0-----------||
B|--10------10--|-10------10--|-0-----------||
E|--------------|-------------|-0-----------||



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| p  Pull-off
| h  Hammer-on

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JimmyKip 10 Apr 14, 2010 09:10 PM

There's a couple of minor adjustements i'd make, based on the version on craigie dhu.

In the 2nd bar after the pull-offs on the e (G#) string there's a slide on the d string up to the 5th fret. Same thing happens after the pull-offs on the g (E) string.

Oh, and to make it easier on my beat up old guitar I tune to D A D A D F# and then capo at the 2nd fret.

Other than that you did an ace job.

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jhallberry 10 Nov 22, 2016 06:21 PM

I play it in EGCGCE capo 4

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jhallberry 10 Nov 22, 2016 06:21 PM

I play it in EGCGCE capo 4

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