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Roots of Oak – Donovan

08/15/2011

Absolutely amazing piece of folk rock (Celtic rock to be precise). The tricky bit here is the intro. It seems to be played by two guitars (and possibly two guitarists too, but I’m not sure about that), each capoed at different frets. Enough talk, go through the tabs!

Intro (using flageolet harmonics):
1) play EADGB strings on 13th fret with the capo on the 1st fret
2) play EADGB strings on 15th fret with the capo on the 3rd fret
3) repeat

Chords (without a capo)

Cm                        Gm7
Shadow of cloud falls and with it a chill
Ab                      Gm
High o'er heather, hawk hover the hill
       Cm                    Gm7
Just begun is my journey and Danu's my name
Ab                  Gm
I am the juggler of fortune and fame


                Cm                         \
Let me not hear facts, figures and logic   |
                  Gm                       |  x 4
Fain would I hear lore, legends and magic  /


Feathers of raven, slithers of coal
Armour of silver in the mackerel shoal
Sun in the west it is ruby blood red
Travelers a-weary do make their bed

Let me not hear facts, figures and logic  \  x 4
Fain would I hear lore, legends and magic /

Transcribed by Dawidsu (Dave)
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