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Single handed sailor

Dire Straits



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 DmCBbF
 > Two in the morning bright uptown
 DmCBb-F
 > The river run away in the night   
 DmCBbF
 > Little Gypsy mare she's all tied down
 DmCBb-F
 > She put her in the wind and the light   
>
(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
>
 AmDmDm-C-Bb
 > A mother and her baby in the college of war 
 C
> In the concrete grave
 DmCBbF
 > You never want to fight against the river law 
 GmBb
 > Nobody rules the waves
>
 CA7Dm
> Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing
 BbC
 > Around the cutting saw
 DmCBbF
> Single-handed sailor go sailing
 GmBb
 > Singing away in the dark 
>
> 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
---------------10----------
-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
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---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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-----------10------13^(15)-
----10>12------10----------
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---------------10----------
-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
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---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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-----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-------------------------------
----10>12------10--------------------------10>13<13---------------------
-----------------------------------------------------12<10>12<10--------
------------------------------------------------------------------12vv--
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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)
 DmCBbF
 >       Two in the morning dry-dock town 
 DmCBb-F
 >The river rolled away in the night  
 DmCBbF
 >Little _Gypsy Moth_ she's all tied down 
 DmCBb-F
 >She put her in the wind and the light 
>
>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
>
 AmDmDm-C-Bb
 >A mother and her baby and the College of war 
 C
>And the concrete grave
 DmCBbF
 >You never want to fight against the river law 
 GmBb
 >Nobody rules the waves 
> C A7 Dm
>Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing
 BbC
 >Around the _Cutty Sark_
 DmCBbF
>Single-handed sailor go sailing 
 GmBb
 >Sailing away in the dark 
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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