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Fiddler on the Green guitar tab

Demons & Wizards:  Fiddler On The Green

transcribed by:     Russ Elton     :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                    Jake           :  Jakeh0@aol.com
                    Rob Steinway   :  shaded_enmity@hotmail.com
based from tab by:  Alberto Damora :  mleadc00@estudiantes.unileon.es
                                      damoranet@mixmail.com


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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (acoustic)
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------1-----0-----0-----------1-----3-----0-----|
Gb|-----2---2-----2-----2-------2---2-----2-----2---|
Db|---2-------2-----2-----2---2-------2-----2-----2-|
Ab|-0-----------------------0-----------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
   "Sad voices..."
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------1-----0-----0-----------1-----3-----1-----|
Gb|-----2---2-----2-----2-------0---0-----0-----0---|
Db|---2-------2-----2-----2---2-------2-----2-----2-|
Ab|-0-----------------------3-----------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
   "Our precious girl..."


Riff 2 (acoustic) - Use the provided strumming pattern, and
use the lyrics as a reference to timing.
 
Guitar one plays the chords for the verse like this. Full 
chord strum and then lightly strum the top three strings for
time, down-up-down-up. 
 
Guitar two strums the full chords alone.
 
    Am                              C
eb|-0-0000--0-0000--0-0000--0-0000--0-0000--0-0000--|
Bb|-1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--|
Gb|-2-2222--2-2222--2-2222--2-2222--2-2222--2-2222--|
Db|-2-------2-------2-------2-------0-------0-------|
Ab|-0-------0-------0-------0-------3-------3-------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
                        
    G              X3 F
eb|-3-3333--3-3333--|-1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--|
Bb|-0-0000--0-0000--|-1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--1-1111--|
Gb|-0-0000--0-0000--|-2-2222--2-2222--2-2222--2-2222--|
Db|-0-------0-------|-3-------3-------3-------3-------|
Ab|-2-------2-------|---------------------------------|
Eb|-3-------3-------|---------------------------------|
 
    G         
eb|-3-3333--3-3333-3-3-3-3-|
Bb|-0-0000--0-0000-0-0-0-0-|
Gb|-0-0000--0-0000-0-0-0-0-|
Db|-0-------0------0-0-0-0-|
Ab|-2-------2------2-2-2-2-|
Eb|-3-------3------3-3-3-3-|

  
Am             C
Wasn't there a dream, last night

G                   Am
Like a spring never ending 

                                      C
Still the water runs clear through my mind

       G                 Am
On the field I can see a fiddler

                   C
The fiddler on the green

      G         Am
And a saaaad    boy

               C
I took him too early

          G
Would you mind

          F
Would you mind

          G
Would you mind

If I take you
-----------------------------------

Play Riff 1  solo rhythm

Solo 1 (distortion)
Note:  The notes here fade into each other, so listen when to change
from note to note. These are the main notes, there may be other 
notes in the transistions, but they're too faded for me to hear.
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------12~~-|
Db|------------2/7~~---9/10~~~-------|
Ab|-------3~~------------------------|
Eb|-/5~~-----------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------10~~-|
Gb|------------------------9~--12~-------|
Db|-7~~-----9~--10~--12~-----------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-------------12-13-12~~---13-15~--17~~-|
Bb|-13-12-13~~----------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-17-19-20-20~~~~~~~-|
Bb|--------------------|
Gb|--------------------|
Db|--------------------|
Ab|--------------------|
Eb|--------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 2   solo rhythm (chords used are listed on top of solo)

Solo (2 acoustic guitars, but this is arranged for one, except the ending)

   Am                 C          G             Am
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-5----------5-7--9-5----------9---7---7--9-7-5-------|
Db|-7----------7-9-10-5---------10---9---9-10-9-7-------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|

                C          G       Am
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------5-7--9-5----------9---7----9-------------------|
Db|------7-9-10-5---------10---9---10-------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
               C       G          Am                C
eb|-----------------------7-------------------------------|
Bb|--8---8-8-888-5-----8--8--6-8-6-5------8---8-8-888-5---|
Gb|--9---9-9-999-5-----9--7--7-9-7-5------9---9-9-999-5---|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

     G        F             G
eb|-----7----------------------|
Bb|--8--8----10---10-12/13-12--|
Gb|--9--7----10---10-12/14-12--|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|

Guitar 1 (over a G chord)
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-12-10-9-10-9----9------------------|
Db|--------------12---12-10-12-10-9-10-|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (over a G chord)
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--9-7----9----------------------|
Db|------10---10-9-10-9-7-9-7----7-|
Ab|---------------------------10---|
Eb|--------------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 1   "The sun seemed..."


Riff 2 (acoustic, refer to the chart earlier for strumming pattern)

Am         C   G
Isn't it a shame

           Am
The reaper said

                  C
He is quite alone here

          G           Am
And still waiting for you
                             C
Oh I really did fail for the first time

          G                 Am
Spoke the fiddler, poor old fiddler

                   C
The fiddler on the green

    G              F
The fiddler on the green

           G
It would be nice ...

Take my hand!
----------------------------------

Distortion kicks in:

Riff 3

Guitar 1                x4
eb|----------------------|------------|
Bb|----------------------|------------|
Gb|----------------------|------------|
Db|-2-------5------------|------------|
Ab|-0-------3--------5---|--3------5--|
Eb|------------------3---|--1------3--|
   "Just hold my hand..."

Solo over riff 3

Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Db|-7----------7-9-10-5---------10---9---9-10-9-7-------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Db|------7-9-10-5---------10---9---10-------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9---9-9-999-5-----9--7--7h9p7-5------9---9-9-999-5---|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|--9--7----10---10-12/14-12--|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|--9-7----9-----------------------|
Db|------10---10-9-10-9-7-9-7----7~-|
Ab|---------------------------10----|
Eb|---------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-5----------5-7--9-5----------9---7---7--9-7-5-------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------5-7--9-5----------9---7----9-------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--8---8-8-888-5-----8--6--6h8p6-5------8---8-8-888-5---|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-----7----------------------|
Bb|--8-------10---10-12/13-12--|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-12-10-9-10-9----9------------------|
Db|--------------12---12-10-12-10-9-10-|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 4 (solo rhythm)           x4
eb|-----------------------------|------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|------------|
Db|-2-----5-5-5----------5---5--|------------|
Ab|-0-----3-3-3--5-------3---2--|--3------5--|
Eb|--------------3--------------|--1------3--|
          * * * 

Solo
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|-/9~-------9~-------------------------------|
Db|-----12p10------12p10-12~--10-9-10-9--------|
Ab|-------------------------------------10-5~~-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------15-17~--17b18r17~-17p15--13b15~-13~-13b15r13~-|
Gb|----14-17-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-/14----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-13-12----12------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------14----14-12-14-12----12------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------15----15-14-15-14-12-14-12---------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------15-14~~-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------12~--12-12-17~--17-17-19-20-20b22~-|
Bb|-/10-13~--13-13------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

eb|-20-17-----------------------------|
Bb|-------20b22[20]-20-17-------------|
Gb|-----------------------19-17-19b21-|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|-19-17-19-17----17----17----------------|
Db|-------------19----19-------------------|
Ab|------------------------19\17-15-15/19~-|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-15b17-15p13-15b17-15b17~----15b17-15p13-15b17-15b17~--15p13-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------/17-15-17-19-|
Bb|-15-13-/17-15-/18-17-20-18--------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-20-19-17-19-17----17-----------------|
Bb|----------------20----20-18-20-18-17--|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-18-17----17-----------------------------------|
Gb|-------19----19-17-19-17-16-17-16----16--------|
Db|----------------------------------19----19-17--|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-19-17-16-17-16----16--------------------------|
Ab|----------------19----19-17-19-17-15-17-15-----|
Eb|-------------------------------------------19--|

eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-15------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----19-17-19-17-15-17-15-13-15-13-12-13-12-10-12-10-8-7~-|

End solo

Ending leads (song fades out with these)

Guitar 1                               x3
eb|-12----------------------------------|
Bb|----15-13-15----------12-13-15-13-12-|
Gb|-------------14-12-14----------------| 
Db|-------------------------------------|  ----------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|            |
Eb|-------------------------------------|            |
                 *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *              |---Play 4x
eb|-12-------------------------------------------|   |
Bb|----15-13-15-13-12-20p18p17-18p17p15-17p15p13-|   |
Gb|----------------------------------------------| --|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
                 
eb|--8~-10~-12~-13~-15-13~-15~-17~-19~--|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|


Guitar 2                               x3
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-13-12----12----------------12-------|
Gb|-------14-------------12-14----14-12-| 
Db|-------------15-14-15----------------|   ---------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|            |
Eb|-------------------------------------|            |
                 *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *              |---Play 4x
eb|----------------------------------------------|   |
Bb|-13-12----12----------------------------------|   |
Gb|-------14----14-12-21p19p17-19p17p16-17p16p14-| --|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-10~-12~-13~-15~-17-15~-17~-18~-20~--|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|


Guitar 3
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------9-----9----9~-|
Db|--7~--7-9-10-5---10-9-10~--10-12---9~----12----|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------10--10-12-13------13--12~-|
Gb|-9-10-12------12-10~---------------12~----------|
Db|---------12~------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-3~--33-3/5~--55-5/7~--77-7/9-10-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
        **       **       **
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-5~--55-5/7~--77-7/9~--99-9/10~-|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|
        **       **       **

eb|------------12------12~---12~--12-13-15------15~-13~-/17~-|
Bb|-13~--13-15----12~-----15~--------------15~---------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------|

[fade out]


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov