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 12<10 : pull off
Intro: Dm / C : G (2 times)
Intro tab below: (For the intro: I tried to play the long note as a slide note. I have to say that it sounds much better than a bend..Allassandro) Dm |E---------------10---------- |B-----------10------13^15vv- |G----10>12------------------ |D--------------------------- |A--------------------------- |E--------------------------- Dm ---------------10--------------- -----------10------13^15.--15vv- ----10>12----------------------- -------------------------------- -------------------------------- -------------------------------- C ---------------10---------- -----------10------13vv---- ----10>12------------------ --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- G --------------------------- -----------10------13^(15)- ----10>12------10---------- --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- (repeating ...) Dm ---------------10---------- -----------10------13^15vv- ----10>12------------------ --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- Dm ---------------10--------------- -----------10------13^15.--15vv- ----10>12----------------------- -------------------------------- -------------------------------- -------------------------------- C ---------------10---------- -----------10------13vv---- ----10>12------------------ --------------------------- --------------------------- --------------------------- G |--> a fill (this appears in 2 types: 2nd) ------------------------------15---------------------------------------- -----------10------13^(15)--------(15)^13------------------------------- ----10>12------10--------------------------10>13<13--------------------- -----------------------------------------------------12<10>12<10-------- ------------------------------------------------------------------12vv-- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Verse 1 Dm C Bb F > Two in the morning dry-dock town Dm C Bb - F >The 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--15<13>15<13>15^18vv---|--15<13>15<13>15^18vv--|- |G------------------------|-----------------------|- |D------------------------|-----------------------|- |A------------------------|-----------------------|- |E------------------------|-----------------------|-
C G ------------------------|--------------------------- --15<13>15<13>15^17vv---|-----13>15<13>15^18.-18vv-- ------------------------|--14----------------------- ------------------------|--------------------------- ------------------------|--------------------------- ------------------------|--------------------------- ________ ________ ________ ________ Dm | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | --------------------------|------------------------------------------------- --18^(20)--18<15----15vv--|----------15-18<15----18<15----18<15----18<15---- -----------------17-------|--17^(19)----------17-------17-------17-------17- --------------------------|------------------------------------------------- --------------------------|------------------------------------------------- --------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
________ ________ ________ ________ ________ | 3 | C | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | ------------|--------------------------------------------|- --18<15-----|-----17>20----17>20----17>20----17>20-------|- --------17--|--19-------19-------19-------19-------19vv--|- ------------|--------------------------------------------|- ------------|--------------------------------------------|- ------------|--------------------------------------------|-
________ ________ ________ ________ ________ G | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | | 3 | Dm --19<15----19<15----19<15----19<15----19<15-----|-17<16<15---15--------------- --------15-------15-------15-------15-------15--|----------18---18<17<15----15 ------------------------------------------------|------------------------17--- ------------------------------------------------|----------------------------- ------------------------------------------------|----------------------------- ------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
C ------------------------|-------------------------------- ------------------------|-13------13--------------------- --17^(19)-17^(19)^17vv--|-12^(14)-12^(14)--(14)^12<10>12- [.etc.] ------------------------|-------------------------------- ------------------------|-------------------------------- ------------------------|--------------------------------
ANOTHER TRANSCRIPTION FROM URBAN FOLLOWS............
After the intro repeat where the 4 long sustained notes as u wrote are played in the following style... Dm Dm C G Slide / Slide / Plain / Bend (twice)
(Tab: H-hammer-on P-pull-off; B-bend; vv-vibrato;S-slide;.staccato;() by itself)
after that....
|E-(10)--10--10--10 13vv-|---|(10)--10--10--10 12vv|-------10--13.-13-|------ |B-----13--13--13--------|---|----13--13--13-------|10~H~12--10-------|---- |G-----------------------|-%-|---------------------|------------------|------ |D-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|------ |A-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|------ |E-----------------------|---|---------------------|------------------|----
|E-15-13-----------------|-(10)-13-10--13-10-|13-10--13-10|13~P~10--13~P~10-- |B------15-13-15-13~B~15-|-----------13------|-----13-----|-------13-------13- |G-----------------------|-------------------|------------|------------------- |D-----------------------|-------------------|------------|------------------- |A-----------------------|-------------------|------------|------------------- |E-----------------------|-------------------|------------|-------------------
|E-13~P~10--|----------------15-----15--|-------15-----15--|19~P15-15-- |B--------13|(15)(15) 15~H~17--15-17--15|15~H~17--15-17--15|------15--- |G----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------ |D----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------ |A----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------ |E----------|---------------------------|------------------|------------------
|E-19~P15-----19~P15---19~P15--|17~P16~P15--15------------------------------ |B-------15---------15-------15|----------18--18-15--15--------------------- |G-----------------------------|-------------------17--17~B~19vv-17~B~19vv-- |D-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------- |A-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------- |E-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------
|E------------------------------------------------------------------------- |B--(12)~B~14--------------------------------------------------------------- |G--(12)~B~14 or 13------etc ------------------------------------------------- |D------------------------------------------------------------------------- |A------------------------------------------------------------------------- |E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The remaining stuff is slower and relatively less prominent..has a bunch of bends and slides..double stops like the one just above.













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