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				'Martha's Harbour' TAB by All About 
Eve


(also available on the compilation 'Winter Words, Hits and Rareties')

Transcribed by Wayne and Duncan Ellis. (the Brothers Grimm). 
		email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk

This song uses 2 acoustic guitars. 
The verses feature guitar1, alone, which plays the main arpeggio parts 
throughout.
The intro and chorus feature both guitar1 and guitar2.
Guitar 2 plays a simple melodic accompanyment at specific points in 
the intro,
chorus' and interlude.

The song is tuned a whole tone down, to D.
The tuning for both guitars is as follows: D, G, C, F, A, D (low to 
high): 
i.e Standard tuning but with reference to D.
If you don't want to play along to the record then standard tuning (E) 
is fine but the
tone of the song suffers a bit, due to the higher string tension.

The transcription below, references the guitar strings as if they were 
tuned to standard.

Intro

(With the sound of waves hitting the beach)

E---------0---0-----|----------0----0---|---------0---0-----|----------------0--|
B---------------0---|-----------------0-|---------------0---|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G------9----9-------|--------9----9-----|------9----9-------|-------------------|
D---10--------------|-----10------------|---10--------------|-----10------------|
A-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|-0-----------------|-0-8----------8----|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |			
|
E-------------------|-------------------|---8---------------|------8----5-------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 
gtr 2
G-------------------|-------------------|-9-----------------|---9---------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

E--0------0-----0---|---------0-----0---|
B----3--------0-----|-----------3-------| gtr 1
G------4------------|------4------4-----|
D-------------------|----5--------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|--0----------------|
		    |			|
E--3----------------|----3--------------|
B----5--------------|-------------------| gtr 2
G-------------------|-------------------|
D--5----------------|--5----------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|

E---------0---0-----|----------0--------|---------0---0-----|----------0-----0--|
B---------------0---|---------------0---|---------------0---|--------------0----| 
gtr 1
G------9----9-------|--------9----9-----|------9----9-------|--------9----------|
D---10--------------|-----10------------|---10--------------|-----10------------|
A-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |			
|
E----8--------------|-----8-------------|---8---------------|------8----5-------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 
gtr 2
G-9-----------------|---9---------------|-9-----------------|---9---------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E--0------0-----0---|---------0-----0---|
B----3------3-----3-|-----------3-------| gtr 1
G------4------4-----|------4------4-----|
D-------------------|----5--------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|--0----------------|
		    |			|
E--3----------------|----3--------------|
B----5--------------|-------------------| gtr2
G-------------------|-------------------|
D--5----------------|--5----------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|
Verse 1

E---------0--0------|---------0---0-----|---------0---0-----|--------0------0---|
B-------------------|---------------0---|---------------0---|-------------------| 
gtr1
G------9---9--9-9---|------9------------|------9----------9-|------9---9--------|
D---10--------------|---10--------------|---10--------------|---10-------10-----|
A-0-----------------|-8-----------------|-0-----------------|-8-----------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    I	     sit     by    the    harbour

E-------0------0----|---------0---------|
B-----3------3------|-------3---3-------| gtr 1
G-------------------|-----4-------4-0---|
D-0-5------5--------|-0-5---------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|
  a sea    calls      to me

E---------0--0------|---------0---------|-------0-----------|--------0----------|
B---------------0---|------------9-0----|---------------0---|-------------0-----| 
gtr 1
G------9---9--9-----|------9------------|-------------9-----|------9----9-------|
D---10--------------|---10--------------|---10--------------|---10--------------|
A-0-----------------|-8-----------------|-0-----------------|-8-----------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    I	     hide   in   the       water

E-------0------0----|---------0-----0---|
B-----5------5------|-------3---3-----3-| gtr 1
G-------------------|-----4-------4-----|
D-0-5------5--------|-0-5---------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|
  but I    need   to  breathe

Chorus 1

E-------------------|-------------------|--------0-----0----|-------------------|
B-------5------5----|-------5------5----|------3------------|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G-----6------6------|-----6------6------|----4--------------|----2--------------|
D---7------7--------|---7------7--------|--5---------5------|--0-----4---s7-----|
A-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    	    |			|		    |	    s	 
s	|
E-5-----------------|-4-----------------|--3----------------|-----------3/5-----|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--3----------------| 
gtr 2
G-6-----------------|-5-----------------|--5----------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--0---2/4----------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   You are    an ocean wave my    love		      crashing 
at the
E-------------------|-------------------|--------0-----0----|-------------------|
B-------5------5----|-------5------5----|------3------------|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G-----6------6------|-----6------6------|----4--------------|-------------------|
D---7------7--------|---7------7--------|--5---------5------|--0-----4----0-----|
A-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    	    |			|		    |	    s		
|
E-5-----------------|-4-----------------|--3----------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--3----------------| 
gtr 2
G-6-----------------|-5-----------------|--5----------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--0---2/4----0-----|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  bow	   I am a    galley slave my      love                if only 
I could
E-------0--------0---0---|-------0---0-0--|-----------------|---------0--0------|
B----------3------3---3--|-----3---3------|--------0--------|-------0-----------| 
gtr 1
G-----4-------4----4-----|---4------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D---5-------5------------|-5--------------|(0)--2-----0-----|----7--------------|
A-0----------------------|----------------|---0-----2----3--|-5-----------------|
E------------------------|----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  find out the way   to    sail  you  		 maybe I'll   just 
stow

E----------0-0------|
B--------0----------| gtr 1
G-------------------|
D----9--------------|
A-7-----------------|
E-------------------|
  away

Interlude

(With the sound of waves hitting the beach)

E---------0---0-----|----------0--------|---------0---------|----------0-----0--|
B---------------0---|--------------0----|-------------0-----|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G------9----9-------|--------9----------|------9------------|--------9----------|
D---10--------------|-----10------------|---10--------------|-----10------------|
A-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |			
|
E---8---------------|---8----5----------|---8---------------|------8----5-------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 
gtr 2
G-9-----------------|-9-----------------|-9-----------------|---9---------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

E---------0---------|---------0---------|
B-------3----3------|------3-----3------| gtr 1
G-----4-------4-----|----4--------4-----|
D-0-5---------------|--5----------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|
E---3---------------|----3--------------|
B-------------------|-------------------| gtr 2
G-------------------|-------------------|
D---5---------------|--5----------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|
		    (this bar fades down)

Verse 2

E---------0---------|---------0---------|---------0---------|---------0-0---0---|
B--------------0----|---------------0---|---------------0---|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G------9-----9------|------9------9-----|------9-------9----|-------9----9------|
D---10--------------|---10--------------|---10--------------|----10-------10----|
A-0-----------------|-8-----------------|-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    I've      been   run    aground

E--------0------0---|---------0---------|
B-------------------|-------3---3-------| gtr 1
G------4------4-----|-----4-------4-0---|
D-0-5-------5-------|---5---------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|
  so sad   for   a      sailor

E---------0--0------|---------0---------|---------0---------|--------0-----0--0-|
B--------------0----|--------------0----|---------------0---|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G------9---9--------|------9-----9------|------9-------9----|-------------9--9--|
D---10--------------|---10--------------|---10--------------|-----10---10-------|
A-0-----------------|-8-----------------|-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	       I      felt   safe   and   sound        

E-------0------0----|--------0-----0----|
B------3-----3------|------3---3-----3--| gtr 1
G----4-----4--------|----4-------4------|
D--5----------------|--5----------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|
  needed    the        danger

Chorus 2

E-------------------|-------------------|--------0-----0----|-------------------|
B-------5------5----|-------5-----------|------3------------|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G-----6------6------|-----6------6------|----4--------------|----2--------------|
D---7------7--------|---7---------------|--5---------5------|--0-----4---s7-----|
A-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    	    |			|		    |	    s	 
s	|
E-5-----------------|-4-----------------|--3----------------|-----------3/5-----|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--3----------------| 
gtr 2
G-6-----------------|-5-----------------|--5----------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--0---2/4----------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   You are    an ocean wave my    love		      crashing 
at the

E-------------------|------------0------|--------0-----0----|-------------------|
B-------5------5----|-------5-----------|------3------------|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G-----6------6------|-----6-------------|----4--------------|-------------------|
D---7------7--------|---7---------------|--5---------5------|--0-----4---0------|
A-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    	    |			|		    |	    s	 
	|
E-5-----------------|-4-----------------|--3----------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--3----------------| 
gtr 2
G-6-----------------|-5-----------------|--5----------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--0---2/4---0------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  bow	   I am a    galley slave my      love                if only 
I could
E---------------0---0-|--------0--------|-------------------|-------------------|
B--3----------3---3---|------3----------|-----0-------------|------0------------| 
gtr 1
G----4------4------4--|----4------------|-------------------|---------7---------|
D------5--5-----------|--5--------------|---2-----0---------|----7--------------|
A-0-------------------|-----------------|-0-----2----3------|-5-----------------|
E---------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  find out the way   to  sail  you  		 maybe I'll   just 
stow 

E-------------------|
B-------------------| gtr 1
G-------7-----------|
D----9--------------|
A-7-----------------|
E-------------------|
  away
Chorus 3

E-------------------|-------------------|--------0-----0----|-------------------|
B-------5------5----|-------5------5----|------3------------|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G-----6------6------|-----6-------------|----4--------------|----2--------------|
D---7------7--------|---7------7--------|--5---------5------|--0-----4---s7-----|
A-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    	    |			|		    |	    s	 
s	|
E-5-----------------|-4-----------------|--3----------------|-----------3/5-----|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--3----------------| 
gtr 2
G-6-----------------|-5-----------------|--5----------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--0---2/4----------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	   You are    an ocean wave my    love		      crashing 
at the

(played slightly more aggressively)
E-------------------|-------------------|--------0-------0--|---0-----0---0-----|
B-------5------5----|-------5------5----|------3----3-------|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G-----6------6------|-----6-------------|----4--------4-----|-------------------|
D---7------7----(7)-|---7------7--------|--5----------------|--0-----4---0------|
A-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
	    	    |			|		    |	    s	 
	|
E-5-----------------|-4-----------------|--3----------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--3----------------| 
gtr 2
G-6-----------------|-5-----------------|--5----------------|-------------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--0---2/4---0------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  bow	   I am a    galley slave my      love                if only 
I could
		      
		       X
		     rake
E--------0----0-----|--3--3-------3-----|-------0-----------|-------------------|
B------3----0-------|--3----3--5--------|------------0------|(0)--0-------------| 
gtr 1
G----4--------------|--4----------------|-----9--------0----|-------------------|
D--5----------------|--5----------------|---7---------------|---2------0--------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-0--------0--------|-0------2----3-----|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  find out the way   to  sail  you  		 maybe I'll   just 
stow 

E-----------0----0--|
B-------------------| gtr 1
G-------9-----------|
D----9--------------|
A-7-----------------|
E-------------------|
  away
Outro

(With the sound of waves hitting the beach)

E---------0---------|----------0--------|---------0---------|----------0----0---|
B---------------0---|-------------------|---------------0---|-----------------0-| 
gtr 1
G------9------0-----|--------9----------|------9------0-----|--------9----------|
D---10--------------|-----10------------|---10--------------|-----10------------|
A-0-----------------|-0-8-----------8-8-|-0-----------------|-0-8----------8----|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |			
|
E---8---------------|-----8-----5-------|---8---------------|------8----5-------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 
gtr 2
G-9-----------------|---9---------------|-9-----------------|---9---------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

E---------0---------|----------0----0---|---------0---------|-------------------|
B---------------0---|-----------------0-|-----------0-------|-------------------| 
gtr 1
G------9------0-----|--------9----------|------9------------|--------9----------|
D---10--------------|-----10------------|---10--------------|-----10------------|
A-0-----------------|-0-8---------8-----|-0-----------------|-0-8---------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
		    |			|		    |			
|
E---8---------------|-----8-----5-------|---8---------------|------8----5-------|
B-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 
gtr 2
G-9-----------------|---9---------------|-9-----------------|---9---------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
  stowaway

            rake
E-------------0-----|
B-----0-------0-----| gtr 1
G-------9-----9-----|
D------------10-----|
A-0-----------------|
E-------------------|
	    rake    |
E-------------0-----|
B-------------0-----| gtr 2
G-------------9-----|
D------------10-----|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|
    stowaway

This Transcription (C) DarkMusic 1995.

Notes
			TAB Key
				s - slide
			       () - incidental note
			        X - mute
			     rake - exagerate the strumming of the 
chord
				    (but not enough for it to be an 
arpeggio)

Let all the notes ring out as you play them.

The parts played by guitar 1 aren't well regimented and vary in note 
choice 
and timing, in response to Julianne Regans voice.

Theres no way anybody could learn this verbatim, the 'trick' is to 
learn the 
basic shapes and play each with minor variations which fit with the 
lyrics 
and timing. We wrote the whole lot down as there are some interesting 
variants which give the song more dynamics and are worth stealing to 
put 
in your own renditions. The ascii tab doesn't really do some of the 
phrasing 
justice, so you'd be well advised to consult the record whilst 
learning it.

The chorus' are a little hard to hear because of the orchestrial 
backing at 
certain points and the high vocal mix, messing with the stereo pan and 
graphic 
equaliser can make things clearer if you're desperate to hear whats 
going on 
here. The chorus' also sound a little bare on their own since the 
orchestration
provides a sort of walking bassline, which gives a 'stepped' effect 
(like you 
hear in a 'blues shuffle') giving the passage that sense of motion. 
The last 4 bars of chorus 3 are different from the others, employing 
slightly
different 'shapes'. Here it wouldn't matter if you played the same 
standard 
shapes as the others.

The song works well as a solo piece. You don't stictly need 2 guitars 
to play
it. When this was performed live it was done with just Julianne Regan 
and 
Tim Bricheno playing alone. (listen to the 'live at Glastonbury 1989' 
CD or
pick up a bootleg, like 'Blessed by Angels'. The bootleg contains two 
live 
versions of this song. One has original guitarist Tim Brecheno 
playing, 
and the other has Marty Wilson-Piper (of The Church) on it.)
Feel free to e-mail me with comments, corrections, requests and 
general idle-banter

	 Wayne Ellis 	email ellis_w_wayne@bt-web.bt.co.uk



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