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Leo Kottke tabs for Driving of the year nail

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Here's another old Roger Hess transcription I had lying around and noticed
you don't have.

Patrick Schwemmer
pschwemm@hotmail.com

THE DRIVING OF THE YEAR NAIL         3/25/95

ARTIST:  Leo Kottke
Album:  6 and 12 String Guitar
Transcription and Tablature:  Roger Hess


Tuning: Standard EADGBE tuned down 1 1/2 steps


Here's tab (in kit form-you assemble) for my take on one of my all time
Kottke favorites. Play it at full speed, full volume, and full force. No
dynamics are required except a little damping here and there.

In most cases it is best to hold full chords rather than just the notes
indicated; for example, hold a full A chord diagramD7D7 chord for the first notes in Line 2
and the last section of Line 3.

Comments, other interpretations, and corrections are always welcome.

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

DRIVING OF THE YEAR NAIL

Part 1

Line 1 is a straightforward pattern that should be played with plenty of
bounce in the left hand to dampen the appropriate notes.

Start Line 2 with a full A chord diagramD7D7 chord and slide the pinky from the 3rd fret to
the 8th, catching the 2nd string 5th fret with the LH 1st finger.

In the middle of line 2 (at the 0h-1 hammer on the 2nd string) the right
hand middle finger plucks ( strums ) both 2nd and 3rd strings--not essential
but it gives a fuller sound.

The end of line 3 (the 2 0 2 3  1st string run) can also be played with an M
I P M pattern, hitting the first string (2nd fret) with the thumb.

|----------3--------3-------3--------3--------3------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-------------0----------0-----0-----------0-----0---------    1
|----------0----------0-----------0-----------0------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-0--2--3--------3----------3-----------3------------------
  p  p  p

                                          m (optional)
|-2--3/--8--------------------------------0----------------
|-----------5--------------0h-1----------------------------
|-----------------0-----0--0--------0-----------0----------    2
|--------------0-----------------------2h-3----------------
|--------------------------------3-----------3-----2--0----
|-2------------------3-------------------------------------
     m      i  p  i  p  i  m     p  i  p           p  i


|-------3--------3--------2--0--2--3-----------------------
|-------------------------------1--------------------------
|----0-----0-----------0-----------0-----------------------    3
|-------0-----------0-----0--------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-3-----------3--------------------------------------------
                          m  i  m
                          p     p


Play again except use p i p on first three notes as follows:


|-------------3--------3-------3--------3--------3---------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------0-----0----------0-----0-----------0-----0------    4
|-------------0----------0-----------0-----------0---------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-0--2--3-----------3----------3-----------3---------------
  p  i  p


|-2--3/--8--------------------------------0----------------
|-----------5--------------0h-1----------------------------
|-----------------0-----0--0--------0-----------0----------    5
|--------------0-----------------------2h-3----------------
|--------------------------------3-----------3-----2--0----
|-2------------------3-------------------------------------
     m      i  p  i  p  i  m     p  i  p           p  i


|-------3--------3--------2--0--2--3-----------------------
|-------------------------------1--------------------------
|----0-----0-----------0-----------0-----------------------    6
|-------0-----------0-----0--------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-3-----------3--------------------------------------------
                          m  i  m
                          p     p


Part 2

Lines 7, 8, and 9 have minor variations throughout the song-listen to the
recording.

The two single string runs are best guesses (especially the second
one)--this is very hard to hear and I'm not so sure he didn't hit a couple
unintentional notes in there.


Play twice
|-----------------------------------------------------------
|--------------1--------2-----------------------------------
|-----------------0-----------4----------5------------------    7
|--------------2-----------3----------4---------------------
|-0---2---3----------4-----------5--------------------------
|-------------------------------------------5.--------------
  p   i   p    i  p  m  i  p  i  p    p  i  p


|-----------------------------------------0-----------------
|--------------1--------2-----------------------3-----------
|-----------------0-----------4-----5-----------------------    8
|--------------2-----------3-----------4-----------4--------
|-0---2---3----------4-----------5--------------------------
|--------------------------------------------5--------------
  p   i   p    i  p  m  i  p  i  p


|----------0--------0--3----
|----------------3----------
|----5----------------------                                    9
|-------4-----------4--5----
|-5-------------------------
|-------------5-------------


First time through Part 2 play this run:

|-----------------------------------------------------------
|-------3---------------------------------------------------
|-2/-4-------4\-2--0--2--0--2--3^---0-----------------------   10
|--------------------------------------2--0--2--3^--0-------
|------------------------------------------------------2--0-
|-----------------------------------------------------------
  i     m    i     i  p  i  p  i    i  p  i  p  i   i  p  i

then repeat Part 1.


Second time through Part 2 play this run:

|--------------------------------------------
|-------3------------------------------------
|-2/-4-------4\-2--0-----0-------------------                  11
|---------------------2--------0-------------
|---------------------------2-----2--0-------
|--------------------------------------------
  i     m    i     i  p  i  p  i  p  i


followed by:

|-------------3--------3-------3--------3------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|----------0-----0----------0-----0-----------0------------    12
|-------------0----------0-----------0-----------0---------
|----------------------------------------------------------
|-0--2--3-----------3----------3-----------3---------------
  p  i  p

and go to Part 3.


Part 3

For years I've played the entire harmonic section of lines 14 and 16
entirely at the 7th fret, except for the last note at the 5th fret. It now
sounds to me like it is being played as tabbed below. The 12th fret to 7th
to 5th jumps are not terribly difficult even at the speed of the recording.

The vertical lines under the tab indicate beats.

|---------------------------------12*-----------------------
|-1-----------1-------12*---12*---------12*-----------------
|----------0-------12*---------12*---------12*--------------   13
|-------2----------------12*---------12*--------------------
|-3-----------3---------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------
  |  |  |  |  |     p  i  p  i  p  m  p  i  p


|----------------------------7*-----------------------------
|-1-----------1-------12*-----------------------------------
|----------0-------12*----------0-----5*--------------------   14
|-------2-----------------7*--------------------------------
|-3-----------3---------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------
  |  |  |  |  |     p  i  p  m  p     p


|---------------------------------12*-----------------------
|-1-----------1-------12*---12*---------12*-----------------
|----------0-------12*---------12*---------12*--------------   15
|-------2----------------12*---------12*--------------------
|-3-----------3---------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------
  |  |  |  |  |     p  i  p  i  p  m  p  i  p


|----------------------------7*-----------------------------
|-1-----------1-------12*-----------------------------------
|----------0-------12*----------0-----5*--------------------   16
|-------2-----------------7*--------------------------------
|-3-----------3---------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------
  |  |  |  |  |     p  i  p  m  p     p


|-----------------------------------------------------------
|-1-----------1---------------------------------------------
|----------0-------0--0--2--0-----0-------------------------   17
|-------2----------------------2----------------------------
|-3-----------3----------------------2--0-------------------
|------------------------------------------3----------------
  |  |  |  |  |    p  i  p  i  p  i  p  i  p


|-----------------------------------------------------------
|-1-----------1-----------------3---------------------------
|----------0--------0--0--2/-4-----4\-2--0-----0------------   18
|-------2-----------------------------------2---------------
|-3-----------3---------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------
  |  |  |  |  |     p  i  p     m  i     i  p  i


|-----------------------------------------------------------
|-1-----------1---------------------------------------------
|----------0-------0--0--2--0-----0-------------------------   19
|-------2----------------------2----------------------------
|-3-----------3----------------------2--0-------------------
|------------------------------------------3----------------
  |  |  |  |  |    p  i  p  i  p  i  p  i  p

                                                  End
|----------------------------------------3----   --3--
|-------------3-----------3-------------------   --0--
|-------5-----------5-----------5-------------   --0--         20
|----------4-----------4-----------3/4---5----   --0--
|-3/5------------5-----------5----------------   --2--
|---------------------------------------------   --3--
                                                   ^
                                                   T


The whole song then repeats except that the riffs of Part 2 are absent
and things are assembled a little differently.

Almost there ...

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