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Song: Wandering Child
Artist: Gov't Mule
Album: Life Before Insanity
Year: 2000

Tabbed by: JBankAZ
Email: JBankAZ@yahoo.com

I am very surprised to see that I am the first one to tab this. Here is the rundown on
Mule classic. I read an interview with Warren Haynes' tech, Brian Farmer, in Guitar One
He said during shows Warren uses a "'58 (Les Paul) reissue tuned C-G-C-G-C-E (low to
and it's got an Antiquity humbucking in the bridge - we use it for 'Wandering Child'" I
this tuning to figure out what you see here. May not be exact, especially the break and
but it's pretty close. I am almost 100% sure about the correctness of the intro, main
and outro however. Use distortion on the whole thing and a slideo n the indicated parts. 
you and enjoy. Got Mule?

Tuning: (low to high) C-G-C-G-C-E

Intro:
00:02 - (volume fade in - open strings with feedback - key of C)
00:12 - (bass enters)

00:24

w/ slide, low volume/light distortion, tremolo:
e|--1/3~~~~-3/1-------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------0-1/3~~~-------2/3-2/3/2/p(0)-3/12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
G|----------------1/3~~~-------2/3-2/3/2/p(0)-3/12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

00:44
e|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|
C|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|
G|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|
C|--(12)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(12)////////(0)--|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    < slow fade in with volume


Main Riff:
1:05

w/ distortion                       |w/ slide|                    |w/ slide|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------0----------0-----------0---2/3-0-2/3-0----------0--------3/12~~~-|
G|--------0---3p0----0-----------0---2/3-0-2/3-0----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-|
C|--------0---3p0----0-----------0---2/3-0-2/3-0----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-|
G|--3-3-5-5-------0------3p0-3/5-5----------------3p0-3/5-5------0---------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 (Play 2x)

Verse 1:
1:23

Riff I:

w/ distortion
(let notes ring)                                             |w/ slide|
e|-3-----3----------||------------------------------------------------||
C|---3-----3--------||--------0----------0-----------0--------3/12~~~-||
G|-----------2------||--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||
C|------------------||--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||
G|------------------||--3-3-5-5-------0------3p0-3/5-5------0---------||
C|------------------||------------------------------------------------||
(Play 4x - w/ vocals)(Play 1x)

[Play 'Riff I' 2x]

Riff II:

w/ distortion
e|--5p3-------------|
C|------5-4~-5------|
G|------------------|
C|------------------|
G|------------------|
C|------------------|
 (Play 8x)

Chorus:
2:12
['Main Riff'- 1x]

Verse 2:
2:21
[Same as Verse 1 but with different lyrics and slide fills over 'Riff II']

Chorus:
3:10
['Main Riff'- 2x]

Break:
3:28

Riff III:

w/ slide and distortion
     d  d  d  u    d  d  d  d  u
e|--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10--||
C|--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10--||
G|--10-10-10-10---10-10-10-10-10--||
C|--------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------||
C|--------------------------------||
*Note: It sounds to me that there is a slide being used, however, do not slide into the
as you would with usual slide playing.


Riff IV:

w/ distortion       |w/ slide |
e|---------------------------||
C|----------0--------3/12~~~-||
G|----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||
C|----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||
G|--3p0-3/5-5------0---------||
C|---------------------------||

-Break Progression-
['Riff III' - 2x]
['Riff IV' - 1x]
['Riff III' - 4x]
['Riff IV' - 1x]


Solo:
3:47
[Use a slide and distortion and begin in the 7th position - proceed to jam]

Bridge:
4:14

w/ distortion
e|------------------------------------------------||
C|--------0----------0-----------0--------3/12~~~-||
G|--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||
C|--------0---3p0----0-----------0--3p0---3/12~~~-||
G|--3-3-5-5-------0------3p0-3/5-5------0---------||
C|------------------------------------------------||
 (Play 2x)

Verse 3:
4:26
[Same as first two verses with different lyrics and more slide fills]

Outro Chorus:
5:15
['Main Riff' - 4x - w/ phaser effect on the 3rd and 4th time]

Outro Riff - (same as intro bass riff):
5:51

w/ distortion
e|--------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
C|------3p0-----3p0---------3p0-----3p0-----3p0-----|
G|--3-5-----5-5-----5-5---3-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-|
C|--------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------||
C|---------------------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------------------||
C|------3p0-----3p0---------3p0-----3p0-----3p0------||
G|--3-5-----5-5-----5-5---3-----5-5-----5-5-----5----||
C|------------------------------------------------0--||

            
            
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