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Single Handed Sailor guitar tab

Single Handed Sailor - Dire Straits

Key: Dm

[Written by Mark Knopfler
Published by Rondor Music/Straitjacket Songs
Copyright 1979 Phonogram, London]

Tab key_______________________
10^12	: slide from 10th to 12th fret
10^(12) : bending (one tone) on 10th fret
(12)^10 : descending bend note on 10th fret
10vv	: vibrato note
10>12	: hammer on
12<10	: pull off

Intro:  Dm / C : G                 (2 times)

Intro tab below:
(For the intro: I tried to play the long note as a slide note. I have to say
that it sounds much better than a bend..Allassandro)
		        Dm
|E---------------10----------
|B-----------10------13^15vv-
|G----10>12------------------
|D---------------------------
|A---------------------------
|E---------------------------
		   Dm
---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
		   C
---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
		   G
---------------------------
-----------10------13^(15)-
----10>12------10----------
---------------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
(repeating ...)
		   Dm
---------------10----------
-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
		   Dm
---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
		   C
---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
                    G        |--> a fill  (this appears in 2 types: 2nd)
------------------------------15----------------------------------------
-----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-------------------------------
----10>12------10--------------------------10>13<13---------------------
-----------------------------------------------------12<10>12<10--------
------------------------------------------------------------------12vv--
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse 1
Dm	C                  Bb           F 
>	Two in the morning dry-dock town
Dm                 C              Bb - F
>The river rolled away in the night
Dm                  C             Bb      F
>Little _Gypsy Moth_ she's all tied down
Dm                  C             Bb - F
>She put her in the wind and the light
>

Verse 2
>Yeah, the sailing ship is just a-held down in chains
>From the lazy days of sail
>She's just lying there, silent pain
>You lean on the tourist rail
>

Chorus 1
Am                             Dm             Dm-C-Bb
>A mother and her baby and the College of war
                     C
>And the concrete grave
Dm                 C                 Bb         F
>You never want to fight against the river law
Gm                       Bb
>Nobody rules the waves

>            C              A7           Dm 
>Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing
Bb                    C
>Around the _Cutty Sark_
 Dm            C         Bb        F
>Single-handed sailor go sailing
Gm                        Bb
>Sailing away in the dark

Guitar intro solo:  Dm / C : G   ( twice over)

Verse 3
>He's up on the bridge on the self-same night
>A mariner of dry-dock land
>Two in the morning, well there's one green light
>And the man on the barge is sayin'
>
Chorus 2
>'She's a-gonna slip away below him
>Away from things he's done'
>But he just shouts, 'Hey man whatcha call this thing?'
>Could say, 'Pride of London'
>
>On a night when the lazy wind is wailing
>Around the _Cutty Sark_
>Yeah, single-handed sailor go sailing
>Sailing away in the dark
>
Final solo:

Repeat intro solo and then:

	         Dm			  Dm
|E------------------------|-----------------------|-
|B--15<13>15<13>15^18vv---|--15<13>15<13>15^18vv--|-
|G------------------------|-----------------------|-
|D------------------------|-----------------------|-
|A------------------------|-----------------------|-
|E------------------------|-----------------------|-

		 C			  G
------------------------|---------------------------
--15<13>15<13>15^17vv---|-----13>15<13>15^18.-18vv--
------------------------|--14-----------------------
------------------------|---------------------------
------------------------|---------------------------
------------------------|---------------------------
					   
					________ ________ ________ ________
		    Dm			|   3  | |   3  | |   3  | |   3  |
--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
--18^(20)--18<15----15vv--|----------15-18<15----18<15----18<15----18<15----
-----------------17-------|--17^(19)----------17-------17-------17-------17-
--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------

  ________     ________ ________ ________ ________
  |   3  |   C |   3  | |   3  | |   3  | |   3  |
------------|--------------------------------------------|-
--18<15-----|-----17>20----17>20----17>20----17>20-------|-
--------17--|--19-------19-------19-------19-------19vv--|-
------------|--------------------------------------------|-
------------|--------------------------------------------|-
------------|--------------------------------------------|-

  ________ ________ ________ ________ ________
G |   3  | |   3  | |   3  | |   3  | |   3  |    Dm
--19<15----19<15----19<15----19<15----19<15-----|-17<16<15---15---------------
--------15-------15-------15-------15-------15--|----------18---18<17<15----15
------------------------------------------------|------------------------17---
------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------

			  		   C
------------------------|--------------------------------
------------------------|-13------13---------------------
--17^(19)-17^(19)^17vv--|-12^(14)-12^(14)--(14)^12<10>12- [.etc.]
------------------------|--------------------------------
------------------------|--------------------------------
------------------------|--------------------------------


ANOTHER TRANSCRIPTION FROM URBAN FOLLOWS............

After the intro repeat where the 4 long sustained notes as u wrote are played
in the following style...
Dm      Dm      C       G
Slide / Slide / Plain / Bend     (twice)

(Tab: H-hammer-on P-pull-off; B-bend; vv-vibrato;S-slide;.staccato;() by itself)

after that....

|E-(10)--10--10--10 13vv-|---|(10)--10--10--10 12vv|-------10--13.-13-|------
|B-----13--13--13--------|---|----13--13--13-------|10~H~12--10-------|----
|G-----------------------|-%-|---------------------|------------------|------
|D-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|------
|A-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|------
|E-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|----


|E-15-13-----------------|-(10)-13-10--13-10-|13-10--13-10|13~P~10--13~P~10--
|B------15-13-15-13~B~15-|-----------13------|-----13-----|-------13-------13-
|G-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------
|D-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------
|A-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------
|E-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------


|E-13~P~10--|----------------15-----15--|-------15-----15--|19~P15-15--
|B--------13|(15)(15) 15~H~17--15-17--15|15~H~17--15-17--15|------15---
|G----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------
|D----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------
|A----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------
|E----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------


|E-19~P15-----19~P15---19~P15--|17~P16~P15--15------------------------------
|B-------15---------15-------15|----------18--18-15--15---------------------
|G-----------------------------|-------------------17--17~B~19vv-17~B~19vv--
|D-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------
|A-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------
|E-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------


|E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|B--(12)~B~14---------------------------------------------------------------
|G--(12)~B~14 or 13------etc -------------------------------------------------
|D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The remaining stuff is slower and relatively less prominent..has a bunch
of bends and slides..double stops like the one just above.
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov