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Mother Goose guitar chords

James Bender,  I tried to e-mail this to you 2 or 3 days ago and am not 
sure if it made it or not.  If so, sorry for cluttering up your mail box. 
If not, please post this on the netnews  alt.guitar.tab. 

This is my closest approx. to Mother Goose.  The song is capoed on the 
fifth fret as the tuning indicates, although the finger positions and what 
chords are present are given as if the capo is position 0.  The song's 
strumming and picking style necesitated some liberalization on my part in 
the tab.  The intro (section 1) which is played at the beginning and/or end 
 of each verse is repeated 2 to 4 times depending upon the verse. 

Asus2     x02200 
A7sus     x02033 
D/F#      x40232 
Dsus4     xx0233 

                               Mother Goose 
                     Ian Anderson (a.k.a. Jethro Tull) 

                        1) As I did walk by Hampstead Fair   I came upon 
                        2) And the foreign student said to me   was it 
  (Section 1.           ) 
     Asus2        A7sus                          Asus2 
A+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0--------------------------------------------------- 
E+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0--------------0---------------0-------0--------0--- 
B#---2-2-2-------2-0-0-0------------0---0-----0-0h2-----0-2---------------- 
G+---2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2------2-2h4-------4p2-0-0h2-2---0-2-2--------2----- 
D+-0-----------0------------0------------------------------------0-3------- 
A+------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
  

 1) Mother Goose     so I    turned her loose as she was screaming. 
 2) really true there are elephants, lions too in Picadilly 
       D 
A+--0h2-2-2-0-2--------------0h2-2-2-0-2----------------------------------- 
E+--0h3-3-3-3-3---3----------3-3-3-3-3-3---3------------------------------- 
B#--0h2-2-2-0-2-2---------0--0h2-2-2-0-2-2---------0--(repeat Sect. 1)----- 
G+--0---0-0-0-0-----0---0----0-0-0-0-0-0-----0---0-----before second------- 
D+--------------------3------------------------3--------line of verse------ 
A+------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

go to this at end of second line of verse. 
  2) circus? 
A+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3---------------------------- 
E+---0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3---------------------------- 
B#---2-2-2-------2-0-0-0----2-2-2-------2-0-0-0---------------------------- 
G+---2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2---------------------------- 
D+-0-----------0----------0-----------0------------------------------------ 
A+------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Chorus 

   Walked down by the bathing pond to try and get some sun. 
             D              D/F#             ?        Dsus4   D 
A+-------2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2------2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-2-2-2-0-0---- 
E+-------3---3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-3------3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---- 
B#-------2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2------0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---- 
G+-0----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
D+-------------------4----------------2------------------------------------ 
A+------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

    A           Asus2       A 
A+--0---0-0-0---0---0-0-0---0---0-0---------------------------------------- 
E+--2---2-2-2---0---0-0-0---2---2-2---------------------------------------- 
B#--2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---2-2---------------------------------------- 
G+--2---2-2-2---2---2-2-2---2---2-2---------------------------------------- 
D+------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
A+------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

  (2nd line of chorus using same notes as above.) 
 Saw at least a hundred school girls sobbing into handkercheifs as one. 

(Go to following after the second line of chorus.) 
  I don't believe they knew  I was a school boy. 
      C                          Asus2         A7sus 
A+----0-------------------3----0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3 
E+----1-------------------1----0-0-0-------0-3-3-0----0-0-0-------0-3-3-3 
B#----0-------------------0----2-2-2-------2-0-0-0----2-2-2-------2-0-0-0 
G+----2-------------------2----2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2----2-2-2-0h2---2-2-2-2 
D+--3-3-----------------3-3--0-----------0----------0-----------0-------- 
A+------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
  
  

(The following run is played after the second and final chorus'.) 
                                                        Asus2 
A+------0--------0---------------------------------------0------------ 
E+--1h3---3--1h3---1---------0-----0---------------------0------------ 
B#-------------------2-----0-----0-----------0-----------2------------ 
G+-----------------------2-----4-----2-0---0-------------2------------ 
D+---------------------------------------3-----2-0---0-0-0------------ 
A+-------------------------------------------------3------------------ 

And the bearded lady said to me "If you start your raving 
and your misbehaving you'll be sorry. 
And the chicken fancier came to play, with his long red beard 
and his sisters weird she drives a lorry. 

  chorus, ending in above run. 
 Laughed down by the putting green I popped them in their holes. 
 Four and twenty laborers were laboring and digging up their gold. 
 I don't believe knew that I was Long John Silver. 

Saw Johnny Scarecrow make his rounds in his jet black mac 
which he won't give back, stole it from a snowman. 
As I did walk by Hampstead Fair, I came upon Mother Goose 
so I turned her loose as she was screaming. 

  Chorus 
Walked down by the bathing pond to try and catch some sun. 
Must have been at least a hundred school girls 
sobbing into handkercheifs as one. 
I don't believe they knew I was a school boy. 
  

Andy King 
CK27362@UAFSYSB.UARK.EDU 

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