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Harding John Wesley tabs for The red rose and the briar

The Red Rose And The Briar tab - Harding John Wesley

Harding John Wesley tabs for The red rose and the briar

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The Red Rose And The Briar
                        ==========================
                                                by John Wesley Harding
                          written by David Lewis & John Wesley Harding
                                  from the album "Here Comes The Groom"

INTRODUCTION

In the tablature for the introduction,  the symbols "^" and "v" denote
down-strums and up-strums.  The C-chords are played using the {310230}
fingering by Wes, but the {010230} fingering isn't very different.  It
sounds pretty good if you change the pattern slightly, too - either by
doing only single downstrums (no upstrums) in most of the intro, or by
playing with fingers, using the thumb to play the  bass  run  and  the
index, middle and ring fingers to play the treble chords.   Wes  plays
with a pick, and I've found my usual favourite  (a 0.60 mm John Dunlop
nylon type) too stiff to comfortably do the double strums at the right
speed.  My only thinner pick was a 0.38 mm Jim Dunlop nylon pick which
makes the double strums easy but is  a  bit  too  pliable  to  let  me
emphasise the bass runs, so I got a 0.46 mm JD which is the  best  for
my acoustic guitar but the optimum depends on you and your guitar.


CHD: A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramE minorEm
         ^ v     ^ v     ^ v     ^ v       ^ v ^           ^ v ^
  |------3-------3-------3-------3--|------3---------------0----------|
  |------0-------0-------1-------1--|------0---------------0----------|
  |------0-------0-------0-------0--|------0---------------0----------|
  |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  |----------0h2-----3-------2p0----|---------------------------------|
  |--3------------------------------|--3-----------2-p-0-----------2--|
     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .


CHD: A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G
         ^ v     ^ v     ^ v     ^ v       ^ v ^ v ^ v ^
  |------3-------3-------3-------3--|------3---3---3---3--------------|
  |------0-------0-------1-------1--|------0---0---0---0--------------|
  |------0-------0-------0-------0--|------0---0---0---0--------------|
  |---------------------------------|------0---0---0h2----------------|
  |----------0h2-----3-------2p0----|---------------------------------|
  |--3------------------------------|--3------------------------------|
     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .

CHORDS AND LYRICS       (Bass runs are shown in square brackets [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA] and
        instructions in curly backets {PLAY INTRODUCTION}.)


{PLAY INTRODUCTION}

    A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
Midweek and we ...
      A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramC/BC/B   A chord diagramA minorAm
I was almost dying ..
    A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG+G
We parked the car ...
     A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
The windscreen ...
       A chord diagramD MajorD     D/C          D/C
There was no water in ...
D/B       A chord diagramA minorAm   Am/B     A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramD MajorD
Left no tread ..
      A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G  G/F#  A chord diagramE minorEm
The electrics were broke..
Em/F#  A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G
You   ripped out all ...

A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG+G

   A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG+G       ,
Across the road, ...
         A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramC/BC/B A chord diagramA minorAm
In the state of ...
     A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G
You went for papers ...
   A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
So I saved you...
    A chord diagramD MajorD     D/C         D/B      A chord diagramE minorEm
I knew it wasn't ...
                A chord diagramA minorAm      Am/B   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramD MajorD
And that your ...
    A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G     G/F#  A chord diagramE minorEm
But I just could not ...
       A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG+G
I was dead ...
       A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
I was dead ....
.
         A chord diagramD MajorD       D/C         D/C      D/B
There's nothing there ...
         A chord diagramA minorAm          Am/B          A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramD MajorD
But the ghost of the..
A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G  G/F#  A chord diagramE minorEm
I was dead ....
            A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD
I sing the red ...
            A chord diagramA minorAm Am/B A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD  (A chord diagramG+G in intro)
I sing the red rose ...


{REPEAT INTRODUCTION TWICE}


     A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG+G
The waitress told ...
              A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramC/BC/B A chord diagramA minorAm
She'd always meant ..
     A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG+G
She wiped her cup on ...
       A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
As we waited for yo..
    A chord diagramD MajorD      D/C        D/C       D/B
And I told her ...
             A chord diagramA minorAm      Am/B   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramD MajorD
But left the ...
     A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramG+G       G/F#  A chord diagramE minorEm
You still weren't there ...
Em/F#   A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG+G
So I  skipped ou...
    A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramG+G
I skipped out on the ...


     A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramG+G
The newsagent grinned, he ...
              A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramA minorAm
You bought a local paper ...
         A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G
And the washroom attendant ...
            A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
That you'd left but ...
    A chord diagramD MajorD          D/C         D/C      D/B
And I couldn't figure ...
           A chord diagramA minorAm     Am/B          A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD
So I went back to look ..
         A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramG+G    G/F#  A chord diagramE minorEm
There's nothing there where ...
Em/F#  A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G
Just  oil on ...
      A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramG/BG/B  A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramD MajorD [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
Just oil on  dirt a....

         A chord diagramD MajorD       D/C         D/C      D/B
There's nothing there in ..
         A chord diagramA minorAm          Am/B         A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramD MajorD
But the ghost of the ...
             A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G    G/F#  A chord diagramE minorEm
And there's nothing there ...
            A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD
I sing the red rose ...
            A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD
I sing the red rose ...

A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD   [A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF#F#]  (A chord diagramG+G in intro)


{REPEAT INTRODUCTION}


   A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG+G
I saw it parked ...
      A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramG/BG/B A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramC/BC/B  A chord diagramA minorAm
In a garage off ...
       A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G
And a man said, "...
         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramC majorC               A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
I just traded that wreck ...
           A chord diagramD MajorD      D/C     D/C    D/B
There was nothing left ...
            A chord diagramA minorAm      Am/B   A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD
Not even the  ...
    A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G  G/F# A chord diagramE minorEm
And I couldn't figure ...
           A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC        A chord diagramG+G
So I went back to ...


     A chord diagramG+G ,  A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
The Cafe Rouge was ...
    A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramC/BC/B  A chord diagramA minorAm
Of regulars ..
         A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramG+G
And the service in there left ...
         A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramG/BG/B   A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramC/BC/B  A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
All the regulars were ...
   A chord diagramD MajorD     D/C          D/C       D/B
I saw an apron ...
        A chord diagramA minorAm        Am/B         A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD
A chord diagramA augmentedA note said, "Hey John, ...
    A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G    G/F#  A chord diagramE minorEm
And I just smiled ...
      A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramG+G
So I put the ...
   A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramBB A chord diagramA augmentedA]
I put the ..


       A chord diagramD MajorD       D/C         D/C      D/B
Still nothing there in ...
         A chord diagramA minorAm          Am/B         A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramD MajorD
But the ghost of the ..
     A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG+G G/F# A chord diagramE minorEm
Well I just put the ...
            A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD
I sing the red rose ...
            A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD
I sing the red rose ..
            A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD
I sing the red rose and..
            A chord diagramA minorAm      A chord diagramC majorC         A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF#F#]  (A chord diagramG+G in intro)
I sing the red .....


{REPEAT INTRODUCTION TWICE}


            A chord diagramG+G
In Scarlet town ...
       A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramG+G
There was a ...
         A chord diagramG+G     G/F#      A chord diagramE minorEm       A chord diagramE minor 7Em7
Oh, the colour  of  her ....
         A chord diagramA minorAm
And her name......
         A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA minorAm
And her name was......
         A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramA minorAm
And her name was......                  <Barbara Allan, apparently - Note 0>

   A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD  [A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF#F#]  (A chord diagramG+G in intro)

{REPEAT INTRODUCTION}  A chord diagramG+G

                =============== THE END ================

NOTES
=====
0. According to Stephen M. Webb <stevew@teleride.on.ca>,  "her name was..."
   Barbara Allan as in  the  song  "Barbara Allan"  which  takes  place  in
   `Scarlet Town where I  was  born,'  ends  up  with  a  rose  and  briar.
   I don't have this song, so I didn't know this.  I though it  might  have
   been Helen from  "I went to visit Helen by St. Helen's Park"  (which  is
   in Hastings, where Wes used to live) from the song "Pound, Pound, Pound"
   on the live & unaccompanied album "It Happened One Night".

1. Many thanks to Patrick Barnett <PMBARNETT@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu> for his
   generosity  and  help  in  compiling  this  posting  and  Chris  Inglesi
   <cinglesi@acs.bu.edu> for pointing out the  fact  that  it's  "fair maid
   dwellin'" rather than "family dwellin'" which I had at first.

2. All the chords are pretty much the  basic  fingerings  but  Wes  uses  a
   modified A chord diagramE minorEm [0 2 2 0 0 3] and A chord diagramE minor 7Em7 is [0 2 0 0 0 0].  For  those  of  you
   unfamiliar with CRD notation, the chords with a slash such as A chord diagramC/BC/B denote
   chords played with a different bass-note to usual.   The part before the
   slash is the chord and the note after it is the bass note.   So A chord diagramC/BC/B is a
   basic A chord diagramC majorC chord [0 3 2 0 1 0] but with the bass-note changed to A chord diagramBB becoming
   [x 2 2 0 1 0].  In fact you needn't worry too much about the 2nd fretted
   A chord diagramD MajorD string.  What is important to note is that the bass-note is played  on
   the most convenient string, not always on the bass-E  string.   In  this
   song, the bass-note doesn't actually have to be the lowest note played -
   I've used this notation to denote  the  bass  notes  in  the  bass-strum
   style.

3. Feel free to email me with any comments (see header for  email  address)
   or to request tabs for songs.  If you have a favourite  JWH  song  you'd
   like me to have a go at, let me know.   I now have the four full albums,
   "The Name Above The Title", "It Happened One Night",  "Why We Fight" and
   "Here Comes The Groom".  If I haven't got the songs,  I  could  only  do
   them if you send me an audio tape with them on.  If you could  work  out
   the lyrics, that would be a great help.  The songs  I've  tabbed/chorded
   so far are:
        From "The Name Above The Title":
                I Can Tell (When You're Telling Lies)
                Save A chord diagramA augmentedA Little Room For Me
                The People's Drug
                The Person You Are
                Long Dead Gone              } lyrics supplied by
                Backing Out                 } Alan Pulliam - thanks
        from "It Happened One Night":
                Roy Orbison Knows (The Best Man's Song)
                                            - thanks to Will Vaughan & "Sen"
                Kiss/Lovers' Society {coming shortly}
    and from "Here Comes The Groom"
                The Red Rose And The Briar  } thanks to Patrick Barnett
    and coming soon, the version not from "Here Comes The Groom" of
                When The Sun Comes Out      } thanks to Patrick again

   These are archived on the guitar tab archives,  ftp.nevada.edu  and  its
   mirror sites such as ftp.uwp.edu - you can find local  mirror  sites  by
   using a program such as "archie".   Cal Woods  &  Jim  Carson,  the  new
   maintainers of the Nevada archive have kindly placed in it a file to aid
   archie searches.  It is called "Nevada.Guitar.Archive".   You  can  find
   the guitar directory of any nearby mirror sites using:

   unix% archie -m5 -N Nevada.Guitar.Archive

   Host unix.hensa.ac.uk

       Location: /pub/uunet/doc/music/guitar
              FILE -r--r--r--         80  Jun 16 09:21  Nevada.Guitar.Archive


   Wes's tabs are archived under  ? /guitar/h/john_wesley_harding

4. The FTP archive at Trinity College Dublin  (ftp.maths.tcd.ie)  has  also
   uploaded a lot of Wes songs in the directory:
        /pub/music/guitar/h/john_wesley_harding

   In addition to the songs I've worked out, there is  a  copy  of  Crystal
   Blue Persuasion, originally by Tommy  James  and  the  Chandelles  (sp )
   which appears on "The Name Above The Title".  There doesn't appear to be
   a mirror site to Trinity College Dublin.

5. Enjoy!


Regards,

Ryan Kingsley Harding (no relation at all to Wes, aka. Wesley Harding Stace)
         ^^^^^^^^^^^^                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Ryan Harding     Applied Optics Group, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
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"Now no-one's sitting on the fence, whose garden will we end up sitting in "
 - John Wesley Harding, "The Person You Are" from "The Name Above The Title"
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