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the verse that time forgot

Discussion in 'Words and Music' started by alsithi, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. alsithi

    alsithi I've got a zappy little nappy

    Hi

    Can anyone tell me what tuning this song is in please?
     
  2. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    From memory, I'm sure there is a full tab on rooben.com. The link across there used to be on harperspace.com

    Sorry I can't be more help.
     
  3. alsithi

    alsithi I've got a zappy little nappy

    nice one!! cheers
     
  4. Uriel

    Uriel I've got a zappy little nappy

    Carp! I have a new guitar arriving tomorrow and Rooben.com has gone missing.

    Any leads?
     
  5. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Hmmmnn! Didn't know that! I *may* have the tab for verse/time on my HDD in my other compy - or rather Sarah's compy that I fitted my old HDD in after I got my laptop. I'll have a look at some point, although you'll have to remind me!
     
  6. Rainbow

    Rainbow I've got a zappy little nappy

    For alsithi & Uriel: A D A D Fsharp A (Low to high strings) is the open tuning used on the Rooben transcription as I recall. I can't write it all out right now, but the following fingerings in roughly the right order may get you started:

    II--4 II--4 II--0 II--0 II--2 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--2 II--0 II--0 II--0
    II--7 II--5 II--3 II--2 II--0 II--0 II--2 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--2 II--0
    II--4 II--4 II--4 II--4 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0
    II--4 II--4 II--4 II--4 II--5 II--5 II--5 II--5 II--2 II--2 II--2 II--2
    II--4 II--4 II--4 II--4 II--4 II--4 II--4 II--4 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0
    II--4 II--4 II--0 II--0 II--5 II--5 II--0 II--0 II--2 II--2 II--2 II--2

    That's the first part ... sorry got to take a break ... finger's gone dead (one finger typing)!! Get back later for remainder :)

    * In notation above: II represents the nut of guitar and numbers shown are fret numbers ;-)

    Catch up with the rest later in the day ...

    Cheers ... Rainbow:)
     
  7. Rainbow

    Rainbow I've got a zappy little nappy

    OK ... the remainder:

    II--7 II--7 II--9 II--7 II--7 II--2 II--4 II--2
    II--7 II--7 II--8 II--7 II--7 II--2 II--3 II--2
    II--7 II--7 II--7 II--7 II--7 II--2 II--2 II--2
    II--7 II--7 II--0 II--7 II--7 II--2 II--2 II--2
    II--7 II--2
    II--0 II--0


    II--0 II--2 II--4 II--5 II--4 II--2 II--0 II--4/7 II--7
    II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0/7 II--7
    II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0/7 II--7
    II--0 II--2 II--4 II--5 II--4 II--2 II--0 II--4/7 II--7
    II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0 II--0/7 II--7
    II--2 II--4 II--5 II--4 II--2 II--0 II--4 0 II--0


    II--7 II--7 II--9 II--(11) II--9 II--7 II--9 II--7
    II--7 II--7 II--8 II--(10) II--8 II--7 II--8 II--7
    II--7 II--(7) II--(7) II-- (9) II--7 II--7 II--(7) II--(7)
    II--7 II--(7) II--(7) II-- (9) II--7 II--7 II--(7) II--(7)
    II--7
    II--0


    II--7 II--7 II--(7) II--7 II--7 II--7 7 II--7
    II--7 II--8 II--(10) II--8 II--7 II--7 8 8 II--7
    II--7 II--(9) II--(9) II--9 II--7 II--7 7 7 II--7 FIN :)
    II--7 II--(7) II--(9) II--7 II--7 II--7 II--7
    II--7 II--7 --7 II--7
    II--0 II--0 II--7

    * Please note there is no attempt at showing correct measures ... just chord/shapes and odd notes in between ... you'll need to listen to and play along with the track :wink:

    Hope it's of some help though ...

    Cheers ... Rainbow:)
     
  8. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I have a print out of Roobens tab at home I will scan it and post it up. I just came across it the other day having forgotten I had it. Only problem was it was unusable as it didn't say what the tuning was, so your post has really helped thanks for that.

    I also remember rooben giving details of Nick's string gauges and that the lowest string is actually from a piano string :cool: sadly with his site gone I've no idea what the gauges were and that info maybe crucial to not have overstressed strings or conversely flapping about strings.
     
  9. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

  10. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

     
  11. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Considering I'll be in Boston that night, it could be a weeeeeee bit difficult :wink: But I'm working on it! And writing a thank you! *smooches*
     
  12. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    Finally got round to doing this yea

    here's a link to a PDF file

    You can reverse engineer how to tune your guitar by looking at the mostly open chord in the seventh bar and sussing out the actual notes from the music above. I will try to do it tonight and post it up.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2018
  13. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    Dooh that's a shame, have a good time in the US of A.
     
  14. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    Ok got round to posting up about the tuning. After much head scratching cos it's been awhile since I have read music notation you tune the guitar as follows

    A D A D F# A

    To achieve that tuning I suspect it would be worthwhile purchasing a new set of strings to cope with how low it goes.

    To save time and to avoid buying a new set of strings I tweaked it up to a D from the A for the lowest string. While it doesn't give me the deep resonating internal body organ vibrations it did mean it was a fairly simple tweak to how my guitar was currently tuned to DADGAD to become

    DGDGBD


    Any road up I am now a very happy camper while I can't play it all yet I think it is doable although there are a couple tricky slid chords which you have to get the rhythm right for and just towards the end there is a tricky finger picking bit but with lots of practice I should get there although I may drive The Boss (her indoors) daft by playing the same song again and again over the forthcoming weeks :)
     
  15. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    If you want to stick to Nick's tuning then buy the following strings

    'E' First string buy a 'G' to get an 'A'
    'B' Second string buy a 'G' to get a 'F sharp'
    'G' Third string buy a 'D' to get a 'D'
    'D' Fourth string buy a 'A' or maybe a 'D' to get an 'B'
    'A' Fifth string buy a 'A' to get a 'D'
    'E' Sixth string buy a bass guitar string to get a internal organ vibrating 'B' :confused1:
     
  16. Rainbow

    Rainbow I've got a zappy little nappy

    Interesting tips on strings and the DGDGBD sounds like a promising optional tuning to get close to this one without risking doing damage to the electro-acoustic! Thanks 'fuzzy' ... will try this one again in that optional tuning when I have completed 'Miles Remains' ... still stuck on that one chord ... can't quite get it yet :(

    Cheers ... Rainbow:)
     
  17. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    Re the tuning nae probs I've been wanting to get my head round this for ages and finally feel like I am making progress. I was hoping Nick would play it last night in Glasgow so I could keep pick up a few tips / pointers but it wasn't to be.

    As for Miles Remains I've just read the other thread and shall have a bash at that tonight
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  18. Rainbow

    Rainbow I've got a zappy little nappy

    Great ... I've worked on Miles for a couple of hours today and I've got a version that's close now ... but this is my first time at transcribing stuff so I'm sure welcoming any feedback ;)
    I'll post the latest version tomorrow if I can get it organised.

    Cheers ... Rainbow:)
     
  19. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I just bought a book called (Reach for) Guitar on Tap and it lists the tuning I've described above as Open G Tuning but also known as "Spanish" tuning or "Keef" tuning (after Keith Richards).

    Funnily enough the book doesn't mention Nick's tuning A D A D F# A but under the DADGAD tuning section it does mention Richard Thompson and our very own Nick as having used it on many of their recordings.
     
  20. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    BTW this ain't me!

    [youtube]RFQzvsmSb_4[/youtube]

    c/a
     

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