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Silver swan   Ton Van Bergyk








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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


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