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Single-Handed Sailor  Dire Straits

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From: URBAN JOSEPH DE SOUZA
Subject: SingleHandedSailor by DireStraits
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SINGLE HANDED SAILOR Contributed by:
by Alessandro Borille
(paride@arianna.dei.unipd.it)
dIRE sTRAITS & Urban J deSouza
(ujd@ecl.psu.edu)
 
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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
 
 1212------------------
 D---------------------------
 A---------------------------
 E---------------------------

[Dm]  
 
 ---------------10---------------
 -----------10------13^15.--15vv-
 ----10>12-----------------------
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[C]  
 
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 -----------10------13vv----
 ----10>12------------------
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[G]  
 
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 -----------10------13^(15)-
 ----10>12------10----------
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(repeating ...)
[Dm]  
 
 ---------------10----------
 -----------10------13^15vv-
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[Dm]  
 
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 -----------10------13^15.--15vv-
 ----10>12-----------------------
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[C]  
 
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 -----------10------13vv----
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G --> a fill (this appears in 2 types: 2nd)
 
 ------------------------------15----------------------------------------
 -----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-------------------------------
 ----10>12------10--------------------------10>1312 Two in the morning dry-dock town

[Dm]>The river rolled a[C]way in the nigh[Bb]t[-] [F]
[Dm]>Little _Gypsy Moth_[C] she's all tie[Bb]d down[F]
[Dm]>She put her in the [C]wind and the l[Bb]igh[-]t[F]
>
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]>A mother and her baby and the [Dm]College of war[Dm-C-Bb]
>And the concrete gra[C]ve
[Dm]>You never want to [C]fight against the [Bb]river law[F]
[Gm]>Nobody rules the waves[Bb]
> C A7 Dm
>Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing
[Bb]>Around the _Cutty Sar[C]k_
>[Dm]Single-handed [C]sailor go [Bb]sailing[F]
[Gm]>Sailing away in the dark[Bb]
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--151515^18vv--- --151515^18vv-- -
 G------------------------ ----------------------- -
 D------------------------ ----------------------- -
 A------------------------ ----------------------- -
 E------------------------ ----------------------- -

[C] [G] 
 
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 --151515^17vv--- -----13>1515^18.-18vv--
 ------------------------ --14-----------------------
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________ ________ ________ ________
[Dm] [3] [3] [3] [3] 
 
 -------------------------- -------------------------------------------------
 --18^(20)--1820----17>20----17>20----17>20------- -
 --------17-- --19-------19-------19-------19-------19vv-- -
 ------------ -------------------------------------------- -
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________ ________ ________ ________ ________
[G]--1912[3]- (.etc.)[3] [3] [3] [3] [Dm]
 
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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]Slide / [Dm]Slide / [C]Plain / [G]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.
 
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Comments and Improvements Welcomed
Alessandro and Urban Oct 1993
From: anton@cip63 (Detlef Anton)
Date: 24 May 1995 06:24:21 GMT
Single-Handed Sailor (Dire Straits)
from the album 'Communique'
Intro: Dm / C : G (2 times)
[Dm]> Two in the [C]morning [Bb]bright upt[F]own
( Two in the morning dry-dock town)
[Dm]> The river run [C]away in the night[Bb] [-] [F]
(The river rolled away in the night)
[Dm]> Little Gyps[C]y mare she's a[Bb]ll tied do[F]wn
(Little _Gypsy Moth_ she's all tied down)
(Little gypsy mom she's all tied down)
[Dm]> She put her in [C]the wind and the light[Bb] [-] [F]
(She quiver in the wind down the light)
>
(Same chords as above)
> Yeah, the sailing ship is just held down in chains
(Yeah, the sailing ship is just a-held down in chains)
(The sailing ship is just held with chains)
> From the lazy days of sailing
(From the lazy days of sail)
> She's just lying there silent in pain
(She's just lying there, silent pain)
> You lean on the tourist rail
>
[Am]> A mother and her baby in the c[Dm]ollege of war[Dm-C-Bb]
(A mother and her baby and the College of war)
> In the concrete g[C]rave
(And the concrete grave)
[Dm]> You never want to [C]fight against the [Bb]river law[F]
[Gm]> Nobody rules the w[Bb]aves
>
> Yeah, on a n[C]ight when the [A7]lazy wind is [Dm]wailing
[Bb]> Around the cutting [C]saw
(Around the _Cutty Sark_)
> S[Dm]ingle-handed s[C]ailor [Bb]go saili[F]ng
[Gm]> Singing away in the dark[Bb]
(Sailing away in the dark)
>
(Guitar: Dm / C : G)
> He's up on the bridge on the self-say night
(He's up on the bridge on the self-same night)
> A mariner of dried-up land
(A mariner of dry-dock land)
> Two in the morning, well there's one green light
> And the man on the barge is sad
(And the man on the barge is sayin')
>
> She's gonna step away below him
('She's a-gonna slip away below him)
> Away from things he's done
> But he just shouts, "Hey man whatcha call this thing?"
> She could say, "Pride of London"
(Could say, 'Pride of London')
>
> On a night when the lazy wind is wailing
> Around the cutting saw
(Around the _Cutty Sark_)
> Yeah, single-handed sailor go sailing
> Singing away in the dark
(Sailing away in the dark)
For the intro: I tried to play the long note as a slide note. I have to say
that it sounds much better.
 
 Tab notation followed:-----------------

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
 
 1212------------------
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 ---------------10---------------
 -----------10------13^15.--15vv-
 ----10>12-----------------------
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 ---------------10----------
 -----------10------13vv----
 ----10>12------------------
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 -----------10------13^(15)-
 ----10>12------10----------
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 -----------10------13vv----
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 ------------------------------15----------------------------------------
 -----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-------------------------------
 ----10>12------10--------------------------10>1312<10--------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------12vv--
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[--]  
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
v toni v
v mail: anton@cscip.uni-sb.de v
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