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Postby Rod Cow » Mon May 21, 2007 5:24 pm


As requested by brown eyes

Liberty Ship

Play the following chords without the high 'E' string.

Begin each verse phrase by playing a G note (on the low E string at the 3rd fret) as a lead in to the A chord.

First it's D to C ("cha-cha chung") at the end of the phrase then D to A as you'll see below.

G (note)
A________G_G(then pluck open G string twice)

(See further down for the fingering of the above chords)

G note
A________G_G(then pluck open G string twice)


Repeat as needed.

Then the other bit is "And this I gave for all mankind" is:-

"And This I gave for all mankind"

(You can bring the high 'E' string into play for these two chords)

Then back to verse bit for "Sail away on an ocean wave".

All chords are usual fingering except no high E string in most cases but the 'D'chord to 'C'chord bit at the end of each line in the verses is a bit like this


d__0__0________2*____(*or mute,it's up to you)

[BTW-If you play the above two chords but bring the high E string into play,leaving it unfretted you will find you also have the verse of Son Of A Gun-Give it a go-Throw in an occasional 'G' chord and that's pretty much Son Of A Gun dusted too!]

Anyway hope this helps.Will put tab for solo up another time.

Good Luck,
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Postby apairofbrowneyes3 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:37 am

Thankyou Rod Cow for taking the time to produce accurate La's tabs.
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Postby Rod Cow » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:40 pm

I'm happy to put up how I play these songs and I'm pleased you comment they are accurate.

I've just been looking thru' them and there's a few mistakes (pluck the open D srting on Liberty Ship I think)

Will do more when I can manage.

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Postby Flying Machine » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:06 pm

now then Mr. Cow have you had a go at that rhythm lee plays on rebound? the break after starts like this:-

ive tried working out the main bit but its dead hard
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Postby Rod Cow » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:54 pm

Sorry for the lateness but no,I haven't gotten 'round to workling out Rebound as it's all owah the place.

The bit you've got is right but,like you,the other bit has eluded me.

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