Log in

One click and you are in

Login with Facebook Login with Google

Why sign up and log in

Guitar Tabs Explorer
The Dubliners tabs for Rocky road to dublin

Guitar tabs with lyrics

(MX V3.3 VAX) with SMTP; Wed, 23 Feb 1994 10:29:50 +0100
          10:25:30 +0100

Title: ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN
Performer: THE DUBLINERS
This is a song, a good friend of mine, a singer
in an Irish Polka Band, said of,
"Forget this one! Only The Dubliners can sing this!"
Then I spent few months, and now I'm doing it
fairly well. But I still suspect, that some
artifficial breathing device is needed to
sing it as it should be sung!

---------------------------------------------------------

Traditional, arranged by the Dubliners

ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN

# To be played over A chord diagramDmDm and A chord diagramC majorC chords, but I preffer
# fingerpicking pattern described at the bottom...

While in the merry month of ....

In Mullingar that night I rested lim....

In Dublin next arrived I thought....

>From there I got away, me spirits ....

The boys of Liverpool, when we ....

 I actually learned all this ! !

Finger picking pattern:
(one '-' between numbers, play fast,
 three '-' => pause a little bit)

INTRO
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
--2-5-2-0---------------------------0-2-5-2-0----------------------
------------3-0-3-0-----0-0---0-3---------------3-0---3-2----------
--------------------0---------------------------------------3-3----
-------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------0-2-5-2-0---------------------------------------------------
-0-2---------------3-0---------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

MAIN
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
(2-2)---2-2---2-0-------------------------0-2-5-2-0-----------------------
-1st----------------3-0-------0-0---0-3---------------3-0---3-2-----------
-verse--------------------0---------------------------------------3-3-----
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------0-2-5-2-0-------------------------0-2-5-2-0-----------------
-0-2---------------3-0-------0-0---0-3---------------3-0---3-2-----
-------------------------0-----------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------3-1-0-1-----------3-1-0-1-----------3-1-0-1-
---------------0-2---2-----------2-2---2-----------2-2---2---------
---------0-2-------------------------------------------------------
---3-3-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------3-1-0-1-----------3-1-0-1-------------
---2-0---------------0-2---2-----------2-2---2---------------------
---------2-----0-2-------------------------------------------------
-----------3-------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------
----------3-1-0-1--------------------------------------------------
--2-2---2-----------2-0---0-0---------------0-2---2-0--------------
--------------------------------2-----0-2---------------3-0--------
----------------------------------3--------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------0-2-5-2-0-------------------------0-2---2-0-----
-------0-0---0-3---------------3-0---3-2--------0-2-------------3-0
---0---------------------------------------3-3---------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
...or something like that!

Play INTRO first, than MAIN 5 times...
The best way, BMHO, would be, that you make yourself well familiar
with the repeating patterns of fingerpicking (it's all the same
over and over again actually, just three or so phrases), and
then work on with the text... Good luck! (You'll need it especially
for chanting along! Remember: it's never too fast and always too slow!
... and I don't take responsibility for unfortunate cases when the singer
doesn't take enough time to breathe!)

It is good to listen to the song few times to get the idea of the rhythm.

The truth about the song is (saddly admited!) that most of the people
usualy at the parties preffer some other Dubliners stuff, sung easier,
but there are always few fans, who like the effort put in it.
And it is really a satisfaction for the lonely hours...
(It's sounds better with banjo for my ears, but I don't have one...)

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Irish music fans of the world, unite!

CIC   (macic@samson.fiz.uni-lj.si)

Almost there ...

Sign in to get your own page with links to favourite songs and more. You are just one click away...

Login with Facebook Login with Google