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Single Handed Sailor   Dire Straits



Single Handed Sailor - Dire Straits

Key: Dm

[Written by Mark Knopfler
Published by Rondor Music/Straitjacket Songs
Copyright 1979 Phonogram, London]

Tab key_______________________
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
1212------------------
|D---------------------------
|A---------------------------
|E---------------------------
		   Dm
---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
		   C
---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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		   G
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-----------10------13^(15)-
----10>12------10----------
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(repeating ...)
		   Dm
---------------10----------
-----------10------13^15vv-
----10>12------------------
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		   Dm
---------------10---------------
-----------10------13^15.--15vv-
----10>12-----------------------
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
		   C
---------------10----------
-----------10------13vv----
----10>12------------------
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                    G        |--> a fill  (this appears in 2 types: 2nd)
------------------------------15----------------------------------------
-----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13-------------------------------
----10>12------10--------------------------10>13The river rolled away in the night
Dm                  C             Bb      F
Little _Gypsy Moth_ she's all tied down
Dm                  C             Bb - F
She put her in the wind and the light


Verse 2
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


Chorus 1
Am                             Dm             Dm-C-Bb
A mother and her baby and the College of war
                     C
And the concrete grave
Dm                 C                 Bb         F
You never want to fight against the river law
Gm                       Bb
Nobody rules the waves

            C              A7           Dm 
Yeah, on a night when the lazy wind is wailing
Bb                    C
Around the _Cutty Sark_
 Dm            C         Bb        F
Single-handed sailor go sailing
Gm                        Bb
Sailing away in the dark

Guitar intro solo:  Dm / C : G   ( twice over)

Verse 3
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'

Chorus 2
'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

Final solo:

Repeat intro solo and then:

	         Dm			  Dm
|E------------------------|-----------------------|-
|B--151515^18vv---|--151515^18vv--|-
|G------------------------|-----------------------|-
|D------------------------|-----------------------|-
|A------------------------|-----------------------|-
|E------------------------|-----------------------|-

		 C			  G
------------------------|---------------------------

--151515^17vv---|-----13>1515^18.-18vv--
------------------------|--14-----------------------
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					________ ________ ________ ________
		    Dm			|   3  | |   3  | |   3  | |   3  |
--------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
--18^(20)--18

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