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The Red Rose And The Briar 1

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The Red Rose And The Briar
                        ==========================
                                                by John Wesley Harding
                          written by David Lewis & John Wesley Harding
                                  from the album "Here Comes The Groom"

INTRODUCTION
In the tablature for the introduction,  the symbols "^" and "v" denote
down-strums and up-strums.  The C-chords are played using the {310230}
fingering by Wes, but the {010230} fingering isn't very different.  It
sounds pretty good if you change the pattern slightly, too - either by
doing only single downstrums (no upstrums) in most of the intro, or by
playing with fingers, using the thumb to play the  bass  run  and  the
index, middle and ring fingers to play the treble chords.   Wes  plays
with a pick, and I've found my usual favourite  (a 0.60 mm John Dunlop
nylon type) too stiff to comfortably do the double strums at the right
speed.  My only thinner pick was a 0.38 mm Jim Dunlop nylon pick which
makes the double strums easy but is  a  bit  too  pliable  to  let  me
emphasise the bass runs, so I got a 0.46 mm JD which is the  best  for
my acoustic guitar but the optimum depends on you and your guitar.


CHD: G               C                 G               Em
         ^ v     ^ v     ^ v     ^ v       ^ v ^           ^ v ^
  |------3-------3-------3-------3--|------3---------------0----------|
  |------0-------0-------1-------1--|------0---------------0----------|
  |------0-------0-------0-------0--|------0---------------0----------|
  |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  |----------0h2-----3-------2p0----|---------------------------------|
  |--3------------------------------|--3-----------2-p-0-----------2--|
     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .


CHD: G               C                 G      
         ^ v     ^ v     ^ v     ^ v       ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ 
  |------3-------3-------3-------3--|------3---3---3---3--------------|
  |------0-------0-------1-------1--|------0---0---0---0--------------|
  |------0-------0-------0-------0--|------0---0---0---0--------------|
  |---------------------------------|------0---0---0h2----------------|
  |----------0h2-----3-------2p0----|---------------------------------|
  |--3------------------------------|--3------------------------------|
     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .     1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .


CHORDS AND LYRICS       (Bass runs are shown in square brackets [C B A] and


{PLAY INTRODUCTION}

    G       C           G
Midweek and we reached Scarlet town
      G       C    C/B   Am
I was almost dying of  thirst
    G          C          G
We parked the car in some old schoolyard
     G          C        D  [C B A]
The windscreen caked in dirt
       D     D/C          D/C
There was no water in the engine
D/B       Am   Am/B     C  D
Left no tread upon  the tyres
      G              C           G  G/F#  Em
The electrics were broke 'cause you went mad
Em/F#  G         C        G
You   ripped out all the wires

G       C       G

   G        C       G       ,
Across the road, a small cafe
         G      C  C/B Am
In the state of Disrepair
     G        C     G
You went for papers and a shave
   G        C      D  [C B A]
So I saved you a chair
    D     D/C         D/B      Em
I knew it wasn't the journey's end
                Am      Am/B   C  D
And that your dream was  incomplete
    G       C        G     G/F#  Em
But I just could not stand  anymore
       G     C      G
I was dead upon my feet
       G     C      D  [C B A]
I was dead upon my feet


         D       D/C         D/C      D/B
There's nothing there in the market square
         Am          Am/B          C  D
But the ghost of the Scarlet town-crier
G      C     G  G/F#  Em
I was dead upon  my  feet
            Am      C        D
I sing the red rose and the briar
            Am Am/B C        D  (G in intro)
I sing the red rose and the bri-ar


{REPEAT INTRODUCTION TWICE}


     G        C       G
The waitress told me her life story
              G       C  C/B Am
She'd always meant to up and go
     G         C          G
She wiped her cup on her red pinafore
       G          C       D  [C B A]
As we waited for you to show
    D      D/C        D/C       D/B
And I told her just a little of you
             Am      Am/B   C  D
But left the picture  incomplete
     G              C       G       G/F#  Em
You still weren't there to paint it  in  person
Em/F#   G         C         G
So I  skipped out on the street
    G         C         G
I skipped out on the street


     G          C                    G
The newsagent grinned, he said that you'd been in
              G          C         Am
You bought a local paper and some shaves
         G          C                 G
And the washroom attendant said that you'd freshened up
            G            C      D  [C B A]
That you'd left but you hadn't payed
    D          D/C         D/C      D/B
And I couldn't figure out where you were
           Am     Am/B          C D
So I went back to look near the car
         G       C               G    G/F#  Em
There's nothing there where it should have been
Em/F#  G      C        G
Just  oil on dirt and tar
      G  G/B  C        D [C B A]
Just oil on  dirt and tar


         D       D/C         D/C      D/B
There's nothing there in the market square
         Am          Am/B         C   D
But the ghost of the Scarlet town-crier
             G        C              G    G/F#  Em
And there's nothing there where it should have been
            Am      C         D
I sing the red rose and the briar
            Am      C         D
I sing the red rose and the briar

Am    C    D   [E F#]  (G in intro)


{REPEAT INTRODUCTION}


   G      C          G
I saw it parked way down the street
      G     G/B C  C/B  Am
In a garage off on the right
       G          C        G
And a man said, "Get your hands off, son
         G           C               D  [C B A]
I just traded that wreck for a motorbike"
           D      D/C     D/C    D/B
There was nothing left of mine inside
            Am      Am/B   C D
Not even the  broken radio-o-o
    G           C                 G  G/F# Em
And I couldn't figure out where that left me
           G       C        G
So I went back to look for Rose


     G ,  C           G
The Cafe Rouge was a lunchtime rush
    G        C      C/B  Am
Of regulars yelling for food
         G           C           G
And the service in there left a lot to be desired
         G       G/B   C  C/B  D  [C B A]
All the regulars were getting rude
   D     D/C          D/C       D/B
I saw an apron thrown  over a chair
        Am        Am/B         C           D
A note said, "Hey John, we're gone, we're gone"
    G        C              G    G/F#  Em
And I just smiled 'cause I loved you  both
      G      C     G
So I put the apron on
   G      C     D  [C B A]
I put the apron on


       D       D/C         D/C      D/B
Still nothing there in the market square
         Am          Am/B         C   D
But the ghost of the Scarlet town-crier
     G       C      G G/F# Em
Well I just put the apron  on
            Am      C         D
I sing the red rose and the briar
            Am      C         D
I sing the red rose and the briar
            Am      C         D
I sing the red rose and the briar
            Am      C         D  [E F#]  (G in intro)
I sing the red rose and the briar


{REPEAT INTRODUCTION TWICE}


            G
In Scarlet town where I was born
       C             G
There was a fair maid dwellin'
         G     G/F#      Em       Em7
Oh, the colour  of  her hair was brown
         Am
And her name......
         C              Am
And her name was......
         C              Am
And her name was......                  <Barbara Allan, apparently - Note 0>

   C    D  [E F#]  (G in intro)

{REPEAT INTRODUCTION}  G

                =============== THE END ================

NOTES
   Barbara Allan as in  the  song  "Barbara Allan"  which  takes  place  in
   `Scarlet Town where I  was  born,'  ends  up  with  a  rose  and  briar.
   I don't have this song, so I didn't know this.  I though it  might  have
   been Helen from  "I went to visit Helen by St. Helen's Park"  (which  is
   in Hastings, where Wes used to live) from the song "Pound, Pound, Pound"
   on the live & unaccompanied album "It Happened One Night".

   generosity  and  help  in  compiling  this  posting  and  Chris  Inglesi 
   dwellin'" rather than "family dwellin'" which I had at first.

2. All the chords are pretty much the  basic  fingerings  but  Wes  uses  a
   modified Em [0 2 2 0 0 3] and Em7 is [0 2 0 0 0 0].  For  those  of  you
   unfamiliar with CRD notation, the chords with a slash such as C/B denote
   chords played with a different bass-note to usual.   The part before the
   slash is the chord and the note after it is the bass note.   So C/B is a
   basic C chord [0 3 2 0 1 0] but with the bass-note changed to B becoming
   [x 2 2 0 1 0].  In fact you needn't worry too much about the 2nd fretted
   D string.  What is important to note is that the bass-note is played  on
   the most convenient string, not always on the bass-E  string.   In  this
   song, the bass-note doesn't actually have to be the lowest note played -
   I've used this notation to denote  the  bass  notes  in  the  bass-strum
   style.

   or to request tabs for songs.  If you have a favourite  JWH  song  you'd
   like me to have a go at, let me know.   I now have the four full albums,
   "The Name Above The Title", "It Happened One Night",  "Why We Fight" and
   "Here Comes The Groom".  If I haven't got the songs,  I  could  only  do
   them if you send me an audio tape with them on.  If you could  work  out
   the lyrics, that would be a great help.  The songs  I've  tabbed/chorded
   so far are:
        From "The Name Above The Title":
                I Can Tell (When You're Telling Lies)
                Save A Little Room For Me
                The People's Drug
                The Person You Are
                Long Dead Gone              } lyrics supplied by 
                Backing Out                 } Alan Pulliam - thanks
        from "It Happened One Night":
                Roy Orbison Knows (The Best Man's Song)
                                            - thanks to Will Vaughan & "Sen"
                Kiss/Lovers' Society {coming shortly}
    and from "Here Comes The Groom"
                The Red Rose And The Briar  } thanks to Patrick Barnett
    and coming soon, the version not from "Here Comes The Groom" of
                When The Sun Comes Out      } thanks to Patrick again

   using a program such as "archie".   Cal Woods  &  Jim  Carson,  the  new
   maintainers of the Nevada archive have kindly placed in it a file to aid
   archie searches.  It is called "Nevada.Guitar.Archive".   You  can  find
   the guitar directory of any nearby mirror sites using:

   unix% archie -m5 -N Nevada.Guitar.Archive

   Host unix.hensa.ac.uk

       Location: /pub/uunet/doc/music/guitar
              FILE -r--r--r--         80  Jun 16 09:21  Nevada.Guitar.Archive


   Wes's tabs are archived under ???/guitar/h/john_wesley_harding

4. The FTP archive at Trinity College Dublin  (ftp.maths.tcd.ie)  has  also
   uploaded a lot of Wes songs in the directory:
        /pub/music/guitar/h/john_wesley_harding

   In addition to the songs I've worked out, there is  a  copy  of  Crystal
   Blue Persuasion, originally by Tommy  James  and  the  Chandelles  (sp?)
   which appears on "The Name Above The Title".  There doesn't appear to be
   a mirror site to Trinity College Dublin.

5. Enjoy!


Regards,

Ryan Kingsley Harding (no relation at all to Wes, aka. Wesley Harding Stace)
         ^^^^^^^^^^^^                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ryan Harding     Applied Optics Group, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
"Now no-one's sitting on the fence, whose garden will we end up sitting in?"
 - John Wesley Harding, "The Person You Are" from "The Name Above The Title"





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