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The Tragically Hip tabs for 38 years old

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[this file is a piece of history, as you can see from the headers: first it
was sent in by steve portigal - one of the original big contributors to the
archive - and archived by the original archivist, james bender at nevada in 93;
then an update was sent to me while i was working on the archive while still
in ireland (95); and now (2002) there's a new update. but here's the real
kicker: i'm guessing that the email mentioned in the initial text ('fonzie',
Stephan Ferenczy) was a post that steve found in alt.guitar.tab
and sent to the archive. in short:
this file goes all the way back to usenet.
this file is made possible by 6 different people.


OK, here is some more detail to the song (one of my favorites). I have a =
minor change to 08fonzie@ac.dal.ca's verse -  I keep a A chord diagramC majorC structure =
instead of moving to a A chord diagramDsusDsus structure. Be sure to put downstroke =
emphasis on the base notes as you walk down (C, B, A chord diagramG+G). I tend to hit =
these and then follow through with the strumming (this is how I have =
tabbed it). Here it is:


      A chord diagramA minorAm                AmaddF  A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramC/BC/B         A chord diagramC/GC/G

 time|1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|
strum|V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V   V ^ V ^ |V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V ^     V ^ |
    e|0-----0-0---0-----1-1---1p0-0-0-|0-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-----0-0-|
    b|1-----1-1---1-----1-1---1-1-1-1-|1-----1-1-1-------1-1-1-----1-1-|
    g|2-----2-2---2-----2-2---2-2-2-2-|0-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-----0-0-|
    d|2-----2-2---2-----2-2---2-2-2-2-|2-----2-2-2-------0-0-0-----0-0-|
    a|0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0-0-0-0-|3-----3-3-3-2-----2-2-2-----2-2-|
    e|--------------------------------|------------------------3-------|


The chorus basically inverts the verse - it starts by replaying the 2nd =
half of the verse (starting with the A chord diagramC majorC chord). The A chord diagramA minorAm part just changes =
chord position to make it interesting. It's easier to play if you keep =
your third finger on the A chord diagramD MajorD string as you slide it up from the 2nd fret =
to the 7th. This variation in position happens during the bridge as =
well.

Chorus:

      A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramC/BC/B         A chord diagramC/GC/G      A chord diagramA minorAm

time |1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|
     |V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V ^     V ^ |V     ^ V   V     ^ V   V   V ^ |
     |0-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-----0-0-|0-----0-0---5-----5-5---5---5-5-| =
     |1-----1-1-1-------1-1-1-----1-1-|0h1---1-1---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|
     |0-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-----0-0-|2-----2-2---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|
     |2-----2-2-2-------0-0-0-----0-0-|2-----2-2---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|
     |3-----3-3-3-2-----2-2-2-----2-2-|0-----0-0---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|
     |------------------------3-------|------------5-----5-5---5---5-5-| =
 Repeat this three times then:
         "Same pattern..."            "clock on..."


      A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD+4                  A chord diagramA minorAm

time |1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|
     |V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V   V   V ^ |V     ^ V   V     ^ V   V   V ^ |
     |0-----0-0-0-2-----2-2---2---2-2-|0-----0-0---5-----5-5---5---5-5-| =
     |1-----1-1-1-3-----3-3---3---3-3-|0-----1-1---5-----5-5---5---5-5-| =
     |0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|2-----2-2---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|
     |2-----2-2-2-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|2-----2-2---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|
     |3-----3-3-3-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|0-----0-0---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|
     |--------------------------------|------------5-----5-5---5---5-5-| =
 Repeat this twice then:

      A chord diagramC majorC           A chord diagramD MajorD+4sus

time |1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|
     |V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V   V   V ^ |
     |0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |1-----1-1-1-3-----3-3---3---3-3-| back to verse (A chord diagramA minorAm again)
     |0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |2-----2-2-2-4-----4-4---4---4-4-|
     |3-----3-3-3-5-----5-5---5---5-5-|
     |--------------------------------|

The Bridge goes like so:

      A chord diagramA minorAm                               A chord diagramD MajorD+4

time |1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|
     |V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V   V   V ^ |V     ^ V   V     ^ V   V   V ^ |
     |0-----0-0---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|2-----2-2-2-2-----2-2---2---2-2-
     |1-----1-1---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3---3---3-3-|
     |2-----2-2---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |2-----2-2---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |0-----0-0---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |------------5-----5-5---5---5-5-|--------------------------------|

      A chord diagramC majorC                               A chord diagramD MajorD+4

time |1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|
     |V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V   V   V ^ |V     ^ V   V     ^ V   V   V ^ |
     |0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0---0-0-|2-----2-2-2-2-----2-2---2---2-2-
     |1-----1-1---1-----1-1---1---1-1-|3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3---3---3-3-|
     |0-----0-0---0-----0-0---0---0-0-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |2-----2-2---2-----2-2---2---2-2-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |3-----3-3---3-----3-3---3---3-3-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Repeat this twice. The electric guitar solo that comes next is great if =
you have a second guitar, but I like to play the following. Be sure to =
place emphasis on the walking A chord diagramD MajorD string during the 2nd bar - this gives a =
nice sound.

      A chord diagramA minorAm                               Walking A chord diagramD MajorD

time |1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a-|
     |V     ^ V ^ V     ^ V   V   V ^ |V     ^ V   V     ^ V   V   V ^ |
     |0-----0-0---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-
     |1-----1-1---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3---3---3-3-|
     |2-----2-2---5-----5-5---5---5-5-|0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0---0-0-|
     |2-----2-2---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|5-----5-5-5-4-----4-4---0---0-0-|
     |0-----0-0---7-----7-7---7---7-7-|5-----5-5-5-5-----5-5---5---5-5-|
     |------------5-----5-5---5---5-5-|--------------------------------|

Repeat throughout the solo then jump right back into the verse =
progression.

Hope you like this, please email me with any comments!

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