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Ashokan farewell   Jay Ungar




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Ashokan Farewell
by Jay Ungar
from tab in March/April NO. 17 1993 - Acoustic Guitar Magazine
This is in 3/4 time, if you don't know the tune you will have to listen
to the recording as tab just doesn't provide timing information.

[DJG Note: tablature removed -- no permission from publisher.]









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Bo Parker recently posted the TAB of the melody line to this beautiful song 
which was one of the recurring themes in Ken Burn's "Civil War" shown on PBS. 
I've worked out a simple arrangement for guitar, transposing it from 
D to G (I'm playing a classical guitar and can get to the 15th fret!). All the
usual notations apply: / for slide, h for hammer on, and roman numerals
denoting the barred fret. Hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. 

Denny Straussfogel 

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Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar

TAB arrangement for guitar (in key of G) 
by Denny Straussfogel (dms@ecl.psu.edu)  

following the melody TAB (in D) by Bo Parker (Bo.Parker@msfc.nasa.gov)

            G                       G7
    3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-------2---3-----------2---0-----------------------------
B----3--------------------------3---0-----------0-------0-
G-------------------0-----------------------0-------2-----
D---------------0-----------------------0-----------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E-----------3-----------------------3---------------------
    C                       Am
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-------------------------------------------------
B---1-----------0---------------------------------
G-----------0-------2----0----------2-------------
D-------2-------------------2-------------------2-
A---3-----------------------0---------------------
E-------------------------------------------------
    G
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-----------------------------------3-------7-----
B-------------------0-------3---------------------
G-----------0-------------------------------------
D---0-----------0---------------0-----------------
A-------2-----------------------------------------
E---3-----------------------3---------------------

    VII...                  V... 
    Em                      D7
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E---7-----------8---7-------5---------------------
B---8-----------------------7-----------7-------7-
G---9-----------------------7-------7-------7-----
D-------------------------------7-----------------
A---7-----------------------5---------------------
E-------------------------------------------------
   G                       G7
   1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E--3-----------2---0-----------------------------
B----------------------3---0-----------0-------0-
G----------0-----------------------0-------2-----
D------0-----------------------0-----------------
A------------------------------------------------
E--3-----------------------3---------------------
    C                       Am
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-------------------------------------------------
B---1-----------0---------------------------------
G-----------0-------2----0----------0-------------
D-------2-------------------2-------------------2-
A---3-----------------------0---------------------
E-------------------------------------------------
    G
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-----------------------------------3-------7-----
B-------------------0-------3---------------------
G-----------0-------------------------------------
D---0-----------0---------------0-----------------
A-------2-----------------------------------------
E---3-----------------------3---------------------

    V...
    D7                      G
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E---5---------------5-------3---------------------
B---7-----------7-----------------------0---0---1-
G---7-------7-----------------------0-------------
D-------7-----------------------0-----------------
A---5---------------------------------------------
E---------------------------3---------------------
    G                       G7
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E---------------------------3---------------------
B---3-----------0-----------------------0---3-/-4-
G-----------0--------0--------------0-------------
D-------0-----------------------0-----------------
A-------------------------------------------------
E---3-----------------------3---------------------
    C                       G
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E---0---------------2-h-3-------------------------
B---------------0-----------3-------0-------------
G-----------0-------------------------------2-----
D-------2-----------------------0-------0-------0-
A---3---------------------------------------------
E---------------------------3---------------------
                            Am
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-------------------------------0------------------
B---0-------------------------------1--------------
G-----------0---2----0------------------2----------
D-------0-------------------2----------------------
A---------------------------0----------------3 / 4-
E---3----------------------------------------------
    D7
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E--------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------3---1---0------
G-----------------------------------------------2--
D----0-----------2---3------4----------------------
A----0---------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------
    G                       Dm7
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E---------------------------1----------------------
B------------0-------3------1---------------3-/-4--
G---0-----------------------2----------------------
D-------0------------------------------------------
A---------------------------0----------------------
E---3----------------------------------------------
    C                       G
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E---0-----------2-h-3----------------------------
B---1-----------------------3-------0-------------
G---0-------0-------------------------------0-----
D-------2-----------------------0-------0---------
A---3---------------------------------------------
E---------------------------3---------------------
                            Em
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-----------------------------------3-------------
B-------------------0-------3---------------0-----
G-----------0-------------------0-----------------
D---0-----------0---------------------------------
A-------2-------------------2---------------------
E---3---------------------------------------------
    D7                      G
    1   &   2   &   3   &   1   &   2   &   3   &
E-------------------------------------------3-----
B---------------------------------------0---------
G---2------------0----------0-------0-------------
D--------------------4------0---------------------
A---0---------------------------2-----------------
E---------------------------3---------------3-----










Reply-To: jjohnson@Eng.Sun.COM
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A few weeks ago, someone posted a TAB for "Ashokan Farewell," the Jay Ungar
tune that was used in the Ken Burns' Civil War special.  I never saw that
show, but have been playing the tune since the mid-Eighties, when I learned
it from a guitar/hammer-dulcimer duet tape I bought from Rick Ruskin after
getting a lesson from him.  After the Civil War show aired, people began 
perking up whenever I played "Ashokan...", saying "Oh, that's that great Civil 
War tune!"

So here is my version of the tune.  An important thing to keep in mind
when playing it is that TAB just tells you where to fret a string and
when to pluck it, but it doesn't tell you *when* to fret and when to
move from a fret.  For this tune (as for most), the operative rule is:
Fret as early before the note as you can, and leave it there, with the
note sounding, until you need that finger somewhere else.

I may record this for Tape VI (if there is a Tape VI), so people can
hear what this version sounds like.

Enjoy,
JJ

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