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The Fisherman by Leo Kottke

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The Fisherman
Leo Kottke
from 6 + 12 String

order:	Chord diagramA augmentedA (2X)
	Chord diagramBB (2X)
	Chord diagramC majorC (2X)
	Chord diagramD MajorD (2X)
	Chord diagramE MajorE (1X)
	Chord diagramA augmentedA (2X)

This song is one of the few Leo Kottke compositions
which uses an ordinary alternate bass finger-picking
style.  It is also one of the few that I can wrap my
head around and get a reasonable transcription of.

All sections A-D are to be played twice.  Often the
second run is slightly different from the first.  For
the differences between the first and second runs that
are not fully transcribed, I have shown the notes to
be played in the second run in brackets.

A.

|-----------------0--0----|1h3p1------0-------------|
|---------0h1--3----------|-----------------3-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------2----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|---3----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1--------1-------|--0h1p0------------------|
|-----2-------------------|-----------2-----0-------|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--1-----------1----------|--1-----------1----------|

|-----------------0--0----|1p3p1------0-------------|
|--------0h1---3----------|-----------------3-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-----------3-------------|--1----------------------|
|-----------------0-------|-----------------0-------|
|-------------------------|------------0h2----------|
|--------0-----------0----|--------0-----------0----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--3-----------3----------|--1-----------1----------|

|----------------0--0-----|1h3p1------0-------------|
|--------0h1--3-----------|-----------------3-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------2----------2-----|--------2-----------2----|
|--3----------3-----------|--3-----------3----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1--------1-------|--0h1p0------------------|
|-----2-------------------|-----------2-----0-------|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--1-----------1----------|--1-----------1----------|

|-----------------0--1----|--3--------3-------------|
|--------0h1---3----------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------0---------0h2----|
|--------2-----------2----|--------------------0----|
|--3-----------3----------|--3----------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------3----------|

                          (1) first ending
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--1--------------1-------|--------1--------1-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------2----------------|--------2-----------2----|
|--3-----------3-----2----|--3-----------3----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

(2) second ending
|-------------------------|
|------------1----------1-|
|----0------------0-------|
|--------2-----------0----|
|--3-----------2----------|
|-------------------------|

B.

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------0----------|--------------0----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|------------2----------2-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------0----------|--------------0----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------0-----------0----|--------0-----------0----|
|-------------------------|--0----------------------|
|--2-----------2----------|--------------2----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----------------2-----2-|------------2----------2-|
|--------0-----------0----|--------0-----------0----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------2----------|--------------2----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--1-----------1----------|--1-----------1----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|------------2----------2-|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--1-----------1----------|--1-----------1----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------0----------|--------------0----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|------------2----------2-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------0----------|--------------0----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--1-----------1----------|--1-----------1----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----0-----------0-----0-|------------0----------0-|
|--------0-----------0----|--------0-----------0----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|

C.

continue to play the last bar of section B. hammering
the first fret on the second string and pause....

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

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

|--3--------3-----3-------|--3---------5----7-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------0-----------0----|--------0-----------0----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|

(1) first ending
|--3---------3----3-------|--3--------0-----1-------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------2----------------|--------2-----------2----|
|--3-----------------2----|--3-----------3----------|
|--------------3----------|-------------------------|

(2) second ending
|-------------------------|-----------0-------------|
|-----------1-----------1-|-----------------1-------|
|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------------0-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--3----------------------|--3-----------3----------|
|--------------3----------|-------------------------|

D.

|-------------------------|-----------0-------------|
|-----------1-----------1-|-----------------1-------|
|-----0-----------0-------|-----0-----------------0-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--3----------------------|--3-----------3----------|
|--------------3----------|-------------(3)---------|

|-------------------------|-----------0-------------|
|-----------1-----------1-|-----------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-------|-----2-----------------2-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------0----------|-(0)----------0----------|

|-----0-------------------|-----------0-------------|
|-----------1-------------|-----------------0-----1-|
|-----------------0-----0-|-----0-------------------|
|--------0-----------0----|--------0-----------0----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|

|-------------------------|-----------0-------------|
|-----------1-------------|-----------------1-------|
|-----0-----------------0-|-----0-----------------0-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--3----------------(2)---|--3----------------------|
|--------------3----------|--------------3----------|

E.

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------0----------|--------------0----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|------------2----------2-|
|--------2-----------2----|--------2-----------2----|
|--0----------------------|--0----------------------|
|--------------0----------|--------------0----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--1-----------1----------|--1-----------1----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----2-----------2-----2-|-----------2-----------2-|
|--------0-----------0----|--------0-----------0----|
|-------------------------|--0----------------------|
|--2-----------2----------|--------------2----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------1p0--------------|--1p0------------1-------|
|-----0-----------0-----0-|------------0----------0-|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|continue to hammer the the first fret second string|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------3-----------3----|--------3-----------3----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|--3-----------3----------|--3-----------3----------|
____________________________________________________________________
Austin Roorda
School of Optometry
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ont. Canada
N2L 3G1
tel: 885-1211 ext: 3774
____________________________________________________________________

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