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Ground On Down by Ben Harper

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Ground On Down by Ben Harper
Transcription by I.Lindsay
>From the album Fight For Your Mind
Ben plays this one on a Weisenborn it's a
kind of lap steel with a hollow neck , no
frets and built in Koa wood in the twenties
by Henry Weissenborn .


Tuning open Chord diagramC majorC
e no change
Chord diagramBB up to Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramG+G no change
Chord diagramD MajorD down to Chord diagramC majorC
Chord diagramA augmentedA down to Chord diagramG+G
Chord diagramE MajorE down to Chord diagramC majorC

The song stands on one riff with
slight variations every time you'll
have to listen to the record to
catch them :
e---------------------------------------------------------
C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3-------5~~~--------------10-/-11~~--
G----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--
C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--
G---------------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------------





INTRO :

e---------------------------------------------------------
C---~~12~~-~-~~---------12-----10-/-12-/-9----------------
G---~~12~~-~-~~--------12------10-/-12-/-9----------------
C---~~12~~-~-~~-------12-------10-/-12-/-9----------------
G-------------------12---------10-/-12-/-9----------------
C---------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------
C-------------10-----9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------
G-----------10-------9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------
C----------10--------9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------
G-------10-----------9-/-10-/-7-----7-------------
C-------------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------------------------
C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3-------5~~~--------------10-/-11~~--
G----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--
C----12~~----0-h-2-/-3---0---5~~~----------0---10-/-11~~--
G---------------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------
C-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
C-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
C-------12-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-1------------
        ( slow slide )


e-------------------------------------------------
C-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
C-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
C-------1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------
When played live Ben adds a snipe of the star spangled banner

e-------------------------------------------------
C-------------------------------------------------
G-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X--0---10-/-11~~
C-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X--0---10-/-11~~
G-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X--0---10-/-11~~
C-X-X-X--X--X---X-X-X--X---X-X--X-X---------------
( the X are muffled by the left hand at the top of the neck
just over the first fret and the rhythm is like Led Zep's
Moby Dick )


SOLO:

E---------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------
G---5-------3--3-----2-----2------------------------
C-------0-----------------------------3---3--5--5---
G---------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------

E---------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------
G-------------------5~~~-------3--3-----2-----2-----
C--------------------------0------------------------
G---5~~~~~~-----------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------


E---------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------
C---3---3------3~~~~~---------------3-/-/-5---------
G---------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------


E---------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------
C---5~~--/-7-~-~-~------7--7---8~~---8-\-7--7--7-\5-
G---------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------





That's all. for just now.
"Float with me to distant lands,
wondrous and fair."


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