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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
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]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]
>
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]>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 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]Slide / [Dm]Slide / [C]Plain / [G]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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