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John Riley  The Byrds

Intro:
Guitar 1 (G1) 12 string
 
 E-------------------------------------------------|
 B-------------------------------------------------|
 G-2-0---2--0----0---------------------------------|
 D-----3------3----3-2-3--2-0---0--3-0----0--0---0-|
 A----------------------------3---------3------3---|
 E-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (G2) comes in for background.
 
 E--------------------------------------------------------|
 B--------------------------------------------------------|
 G-----------------------------------5h7p5-5h7p5--5h7p5-7-|
 D--------------------------------------------------------|
 A--------------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------------------|

(G1) plays the chords with typical Byrds rhythm.
[Dm]Fair young maid. [G] All in her [Dm]gar-den.
 
 E---------------------------------------------------------|
 B----------------------12--13vvvv--------------6----------|
 G---------------5h7p5-----------------5h7p5-7----5--5h7p5-| (G2)
 D---------------------------------------------------------|
 A---------------------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------------|

[Dm]Strange young man.[G] Came rid-ing [Dm]by.
 
 E-------------------------------------------------------|
 B---------------------6------12--13vvvv--------6----6---| (G2)
 G--5h7p5-------5h7p5----5------------------------7----5-|
 D-------------------------------------------------------|
 A-------------------------------------------------------|
 E-------------------------------------------------------|

[Dm]Say-ing fair young [F]maid. [Em]Will you mar-ry [C]me?
 
 E----------------------------------------------------------|
 B---------------------------6vvvvv-5vvvvv----5-----------5-| (G2)
 G----5h7p5--5h7p5--5h7p5-------------------------7--5--7---|
 D----------------------------------------------------------|
 A----------------------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------------------------------|

And this then [Em]sir, was her re-[Dm]ply.
 
 E--------------------------------------------|
 B----------5---------------------------------|
 G--5--7---------4vvvvvv---4------------------| (G2)
 D-----------------------------7----5---7vvvv-|
 A--------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------|
 B--------6-----------------|
 G-5h7--7---5--5h7p5--5h7p5-| (G2)
 D--------------------------|
 A--------------------------|
 E--------------------------|

[Dm]Oh no kind sir. I [G]can-not mar-ry[Dm] thee.
 
 E---------------------------------------------------------|
 B----------------------12-13vvvv-----------6----6---------|
 G-----------5h7p5----------------------------7----5-5h7p5-| (G2)
 D---------------------------------------------------------|
 A---------------------------------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------------------------------|

[Dm]For I've a love, who [G]sails the deep salt [Dm]sea.
 
 E--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B------------------------12-12h13--------------------------6---|
 G-5h7p5-------5h7p5---------------------------------5h7-7----5-| (G2)
 D--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------------------------|

[Dm]Though he's been [F]gone, [Em] these sev-en [C]years.
 
 E-------------------------------------------------|
 B--------------------6vvvvv-5vvvvv--5-----------5-|
 G-5h7p5---5h7p5-------------------------7--5--7---| (G2)
 D-------------------------------------------------|
 A-------------------------------------------------|
 E-------------------------------------------------|

[C]Still no [Em]man, shall mar-ry [Dm]me.
 
 E--------------------------------------------------------|
 B-------5-------12-------------------------6-------------|
 G-5--7-----4vvv-----4---------------5h7-7----5--5h7p5--7-| (G2)
 D-------------------------7---5--7-----------------------|
 A--------------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------------------|

(G2) The background from here to # is pretty much the same
with some slight variations.
[Dm]What if he's died? All [G]in some bat-tle [Dm]slain.
[Dm]Or if he's drown-ed, [G] in the deep salt [Dm]sea.
[Dm]What if he's [F]found, [Em] some oth-er [C]love?
[C]He and his [Em]new love, both mar-ried [Dm]be.
[Dm]If he's found, [G] some oth-er [Dm]love.
[Dm]He and his new love, [G] both mar-ried [Dm]be.
[Dm]I wish them [F]health [Em] and hap-pi-[C]ness.
[C]Where they now [Em]dwell, all a-cross the [Dm]sea.
[Dm]He picked her up. [G]Oh, in his [Dm]arms.
[Dm]And kisses gave her. [G] One, two and [Dm]three.
[Dm]Say-ing weep no [F]more,[Em] my own true [C]love. (#)
[C]I am your [Em]long, lost, John [Dm]Ri-ley.
 
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B--------10---8vvvv--15--15--15-------- (G2) Lightly palm mute the -|
 G---7h10------------------------------------------------------------| 1st 4 notes. Might be
 D-------------------------------------------------------------------| on a Mandolin. Lift on
 A-------------------------------------------------------------------| the last 3 notes but
 E-------------------------------------------------------------------| don't pull off.

Dm F^ F^F^ Em^ Em C ^ = upstroke.
Say-ing weep no more, my own true love.
[C]For I'm your [Em]long, lost, [Dm]John Ri-ley.
 
 E------------------------------------------|
 B-------------------3--3-3--3--------------| (G2) Lift on these
 G------------------------------------------| notes but don't
 D------------------------------------------| pull off.
 A------------------------------------------|
 E------------------------------------------|
 E-1----1-----1----1-----1----1------1----1-----x-|
 B-3--3----1--3--3----1--3--3----1-3-3--3----1--3-| (G1)
 G-2----------2----------2-----------2----------2-|
 D-0----------0----------0-----------0----------0-|
 A-x----------x----------x-----------x----------x-|
 E-x----------x----------x-----------x----------x-| Both guitars

together.
 
 E------------------------------------------------|
 B-------6----------6----------6-----------6------| (G2)
 G-5h7-7---5--5h7-7---5--5h7-7---5-7-5h7-7---5--7-|
 D------------------------------------------------|
 A------------------------------------------------|
 E------------------------------------------------|

Chord diagrams:
[Dm]x00231 [G]355433 [F]133211 [Em]022000 [C]032010
E,B,G,D,A,E = guitar string, p = pull off, h = hammer on,
vvv = vibrato.
When playing the F, Em, C, Em, Dm sequence, play the dominate
note at the beginning of each chord. F,E,C,B,D. It gives it a
little bit of bass sound.
Try the intro (G1) 1 octave higher. You might like it but since
it's played on a 12 string I think you need the A (2) and it's
octave on the G string.
Tabbed from: Fifth Dimension. Original LP form the 60's.

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