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Single handed sailor  Dire Straits






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[Dm]> Two in the [C]morning [Bb]bright upt[F]own
[Dm]> The river run [C]away in the night[Bb] [-] [F]
[Dm]> Little Gyps[C]y mare she's a[Bb]ll tied do[F]wn
[Dm]> She put her in [C]the wind and the light[Bb] [-] [F]
>
(Same chords as above)
> Yeah, the sailing ship is just held down in chains
> From the lazy days of sailing
> She's just lying there silent in pain
> You lean on the tourist rail
>
[Am]> A mother and her baby in the c[Dm]ollege of war[Dm-C-Bb]
> In the concrete g[C]rave
[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
> S[Dm]ingle-handed s[C]ailor [Bb]go saili[F]ng
[Gm]> Singing away in the dark[Bb]
>
> He's up on the bridge on the self-say night
> A mariner of dried-up land
> Two in the morning, well there's one green light
> And the man on the barge is sad
>
> She's gonna step 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"
>
> On a night when the lazy wind is wailing
> Around the cutting saw
> Yeah, single-handed sailor go sailing
> Singing 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
12<10 : pull off
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-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
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---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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-----------10------13^(15)-
----10>12------10----------
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-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
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-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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-----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-------------------------------
----10>12------10--------------------------10>13<13---------------------
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I'm not sure about this ending...I have not found my CD
Communique at home. This transcription may be not totally
correct.
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SINGLE HANDED SAILOR
by
DIRE straits
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Key: Dm
(Written by Mark Knopfler
Published by Rondor Music/Straitjacket Songs
Copyright 1979 Phonogram, London)
Intro: Dm / C : G (2 times)
[Dm]>       [C]Two in the morning [Bb]dry-dock town[F]
[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]
>
>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
>
[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: Dm / C : G
>
>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'
>
>'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
>
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