Silver swan

Ton Van Bergyk


Distribution: world
I've greatly enjoyed the stuff I've gleaned from alt.guitar.tab since I disovered it a month or two back, so I thought I'd post something myself.
Here's a transcription of one of my favourite ragtime pieces, Silver Swan, based on a version by Ton van Bergyk. It should be played very slowly and majestically, about the tempo of 'Air on a G String'.... basically rather swan-like, I suppose.
Drop-D tuning (DADGBE), and you can capo up to second fret if you need to, although it makes the high passage in Section 1 a bit harder.
It is usually played Introduction, then Section 1, then Section 2 twice, and Section 1 again to finish.
A note on my hastily made-up tab.....
2h3 hammer on from 2nd to 3rd fret 3p2 pull off from 3rd to 2nd fret 12. natural harmonic on 12th fret 3x artificial harmonic on 3rd fret
Introduction
E|---------------|----------------|-------2--3--3--|--2--5-----| B|---------------|----------------|--3h5-----0--0--|--2--8-----| G|---------------|----------2-----|----------------|--3--6-----| D|---------------|--0h2--4-----0--|-------0--2--3--|--4--7-----| A|---------0-----|----------------|--2h4-----------|--------0--| D|-0h2--4-----0--|----------------|----------------|-----------|
Section 1
E|-5--------------2-|--7-----5-----|-14----------14----|-3x----2x----| B|-7-----------3----|--6-----7-----|-15-------15-------|-------------| G|----------2-------|--------------|-------14----------|----0-----4--| D|----0--------0----|-----0-----0--|-----0----------0--|----2-----4--| A|-------0----------|--------0-----|-----------0-------|-1-----2-----| D|-0----------------|--6-----------|--0----------------|-------------|
E|-12.------------6h7-----|-2------------0----------|-12.-----------6h7----| B|-12.-----------------6--|-3---------3---------10--|-12.----------------8-| G|-----12.-7.-------------|----2h4----------11------|-----12.--7.----------| D|------------------0-----|--------0---------0------|-----------------0----| A|------------------------|-0-----------------------|----------------------| D|-------------5----------|--------------0----------|-------------5--------|
E|-------5-----|-5--------------2-|--7-----5-----|-14----------14----| B|-7-----8-----|-7-----------3----|--6-----7-----|-15-------15-------| G|-7-----6-----|----------2-------|--------------|-------14----------| D|----0--7-----|----0--------0----|-----0-----0--|-----0----------0--| A|----------0--|-------0----------|--------0-----|-----------0-------| D|-0-----------|-0------------8---|--6-----------|--0----------------|
E|-3x----2x----|-12.------------6h7-----|-2------------0------5--| B|-------------|-12.-----------------6--|-3---------3------5-----| G|----0-----4--|-----12.-7.-------------|----2h4-----------7-----| D|----2-----4--|------------------0-----|--------0---------0-----| A|-1-----2-----|------------------------|-0----------------------| D|-------------|-------------5----------|--------------0---------|
E|-------------0--|------------| B|-3-----------2--|-3----------| G|-1--------0-----|------------| D|----------------|-4----------| A|-2--1--0--------|----0-------| D|----------------|-------0----|
Section 2
E|-----------------------2--|--------7--------0-----6--| B|-3p2--3--------2h3--------|-----9-----0--------8-----| G|---------4----------------|-10-----------6-----------| D|------4-------------4-----|--0-----------------------| A|-2----------2-------------|--------------7-----------| D|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-7----------------------|---------2-----------|----------------------2-| B|---7-----0-----------0--|---------------------|-3p2--3--------2h3------| G|------7--------7--6-----|-3-------3-----------|---------4--------------| D|------9-----------------|-4--5p4-----2--------|------4-------------4---| A|------------------8-----|---------------5--4--|-2----------2-----------| D|-9----------5-----------|---------------------|------------------------|
E|-------5--8--------5--8-|-9------2--2-----0-------|----------0----| B|----7-----------7-------|----10--2-----------3--0-|----2----------| G|-------5-----------5----|--------------------1----|-------0-----0-| D|------------------------|-7------------------2----|-7--------2----| A|-6-----------6----------|-------------------------|-4--1----------| D|------------------------|--------------2----------|-7-------------|
E|-----------------------2--|--------7--------0-----6--| B|-3p2--3--------2h3--------|-----9-----0--------8-----| G|---------4----------------|-10-----------6-----------| D|--------------------4-----|--0-----------------------| A|-2----------2-------------|--------------7-----------| D|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-7---------------------2-|-3-----------|-0-----9--------0-----| B|---7-----------2h3-------|-5--------0--|----8--------8-----0--| G|------7--4---------------|-4-----------|----------------0-----| D|------9-------------4----|-------2-----|----------------------| A|------------2------------|----2--------|----7-----------------| D|-9-----------------------|-2-----------|-8--------5-----------|
|----- first ---------| | ending | E|-------7-------------|-------2-------------|----2--------------2-| B|----7--------7-----0-|----2--------5--3--2-|-------3--------2----| G|-7--------------7----|-3--------------3----|-4--------4--3-------| D|----9-----------9----|----2-----------2----|---------------------| A|---------------------|---------------------|-2-------------------| D|-9--------9----------|-4--------4----------|-------------4-------|
|--- second --| | ending | E|-------5-----| B|-------8-----| G|-4-----6-----| D|----2--7-----| A|-2--------0--| D|-------------|
I hope you enjoy this.... questions or comments welcome. I've got a lot more tab that I've collected over the last 20 years, mainly classic rags like this, blues and boogie (Blind Blake etc), Scottish and Irish fiddle tunes, and some bluegrass and fingerstyle jazz. As and when I've got time, I'll start formatting my favourites up for the net.....
julian
















variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
Tuning:
Cool service:
View: Size:
A  A  A
Rating:
Layout:
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
Accuracy:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
click stars to rate
Chordie recommends:
Get acoustic guitar lessons and electric guitar lessons at JamPlay.com
Songbook:
Login to add this song to your songbook
Support the artist
Preview/buy this song
MSN Music
Why this non-profit ad?

 
login to add comments/video/corrections