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Where I Go

Where I Go Guitar Tabs

Merchant Natalie - Where I Go chords, tabs, tablatures, lyrics

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Where I Go Guitar Tabs – Merchant Natalie

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TabsTabs v2
I've corrected my recent submission for Natalie Merchant's "Where I Go" below.
I had forgotten to add the F# chord diagram and also fixed some notes in the
tab after relistening to the song.


Here's my take on Natalie Merchant's "Where I go".  This is clearly the best
song on her solo effort "Tigerlily".  I think I only had to listen to it
about a million times before I could get it all down.  Of course, I will
extend that standard disclaimer that this is my first tab submission.

Chords (standard tuning):

   B        B7       G#m      E        F#       A#m      A#m/E
   xx                         o   oo   x        xx       xx   o
   ||||||  7||||||  4||||||   |||*||   ||||||   |||||*   ||||||
   |||||*   *---**   *---**   |**|||   ||||**   ||||*|   ||||*|
   ||||||   |||*||   ||||||   ||||||   |||*||   ||**||   ||**||
   ||***|   |**|||   |**|||   ||||||   |**|||   ||||||   ||||||

   All the symbols are what you would expect.  Here, B7 is named so 
   for lack of a better term.  I looked through a chord dictionary,
   but didn't see one the same as my diagram.  A#m/E is the same case.


Chord Progression:

   I use (B G#m E E x 2) (F# E F# E F# E) for the verse and chorus.
   Later, there's just (G#m G#m E E) and the (F# E F# E F# E) with
   some variation you will see in the tab.  I use the B7 in place of
   the B whenever Ms. Merchant is not singing.  The A#m and A#m/E
   only occurs once in two measures (at 3:19) late in the song 
   (see strum pattern).


Strum Key:

   |  down strum   x  muted down strum   u up strum  
   d               d                     |

   4  quarter note   8  eighth note

Try the following for the verse (4/4 time):

   B          G#m        E            E                  
   4 4 8 8 4  4 4 8 8 4  4 4 8 8 8 8  8 8 4 8 8 4
   | x u u |  | x u u |  | x u u | u  | u x u u |
   d d | | d  d d | | d  v v | | v |  v | v | | v

   B G#m E   E
   (same as  8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
    above)   | u x u | u | u
             v | v | v | v |

   For the A#m measures:

   A#m          A#m
   4 4 8 8 8 8  8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8   (I use A#m/E on the down strum after
   | x u | u x  u | u x u | u |    each muted down strum.  You really
   v v | v | v  | v | v | v | v    need to listen to the song to hear this.)


Tab Key:

   h      -- hammer on
   p      -- pull off
   s      -- slide
   (m:ss) -- time marker at beginning of measure
(intro)
 B7 (0:00)           G#m            E                 E
|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
|-12----------------|--------------|-----------------|------------------11------|
|----11-11h13----11-|-----8s7---8--|----------------9|---9-9h11-9-11-13----13---|
|-------------13----|-9h11----9---9|11-9h11-9--9-11--|11------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------------|

 B7                     G#m           E               E
|----------------------|-----------9-|-10p9----------|--------------------------|
|-------------12-------|--------12---|---------------|-------12-----------------|
|-------11-13----11h13-|--11h13------|------11h13-11-|-11h13----11h13-----------|
|-11h13----------------|-------------|---------------|----------------14-13-11--|
|----------------------|-------------|---------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------|---------------|--------------------------|

(verse 1)
 B (0:16)                 G#m                E               E
   Climbing under a barbed wire fence by the railroad tracks
 B                      G#m                   E                  E
   Climbing over the old stone wall I am bound for the riverside
(chorus)
        F#                       E
 Well I go to the river to soothe my mind 
 F#                   E
    Ponder over these crazy days of my life.
 F#      E
    Just sit and watch the river flow

 B7 (0:43)                G#m             E             E
|------------------------|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---
|-11h12------------------|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---
|-------11-11h13------11-|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---
|----------------11h13---|-11-11-13p11p9-|------8-9-11-|-11h13---------------|---
|------------------------|---------------|-9-11--------|-------11-11-13p11p9-|---
|------------------------|---------------|-------------|---------------------|---

 B7               G#m        E                  E
|----------------|----------|------------------|-----------|---------------------
|----------------|----------|------------------|-----------|---------------------
|----------------|----------|--------------6h8-|--6h8--6h8-|---------------------
|----------------|------8--8|8-9--9-9-11--9----|-9----9----|---------------------
|-9-9-9-11-11-11-|-9-11-----|------------------|-----------|---------------------
|----------------|----------|------------------|-----------|---------------------

(verse 2)
 B (0:59)              G#m
   Find a place on the river bank
 E                                            E
|-------------------------------------------|---|--------------------------------
|-------------------------------------14-12-|---|--------------------------------
|-------------------------13-11-13-11-------|---|--------------------------------
|--------(13)-14-13-14-13-------------------|---|--------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------|---|--------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------|---|-------------------------------
   where the green rushes grow
 B                     E                   E           E
   See the wind in the willow tree in branches hanging low.
(chorus)
        F#                       E
 Well I go to the river to soothe my mind 
 F#                   E                F#
    Ponder over these crazy days of my life.
 E                      G#m
   Watch the river flow
 G#m         E             E
     Ease my mind and soul   where I go

 B7 (1:34)  G#m                  E          E
|----------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|----------|-------12-----------|--------12|----------|
|-11-------|-11h13----11h13-11--|--11h13---|11h13-11--|
|----------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|----------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|----------|

                                         (chorus)
 B7     G#m      E          E            F# (1:49)               E
|------|-------7|----------|------------|-----------------------|---------------|
|------|-----7--|----------|------------|-----------------------|---------------|
|-9-8--|-8-9----|9-8-------|------------|-----------------------|---------------|
|------|--------|----11-9--|------9----9|8----------------------|---------------|
|------|--------|----------|-9h11---11--|-----------------------|---------------|
|------|--------|----------|------------|-----------------------|---------------|
                                 Well I  go to the river from time to time

 F#                   E                F#
    Wander over these crazy days in my mind.

 E               G#m (2:01)         G#m        E               E
|---------------|-------------9h11-|----------|---------------|14-11------------|
|-11h12-11-11---|-------11-12------|--12-11---|-------11-12-12|------12---------|
|-------------11|11h13-------------|--------11|11h13----------|-----------------|
|---------------|------------------|----------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|------------------|----------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|------------------|----------|---------------|-----------------|
 Watch the river flow                                                    by the

 G#m            G#m         E
 cool rolling waters moving gracefully and

               (Bridge)
 E             F#m (2:16) F#m               E         G#m
|-------------|----------|------------------|---------|-------------|
|-11h12-------|----------|------------------|---------|-------------|
|-------13-11-|----------|------------------|---------|-------------|
|-------------|----------|------------------|8h9-9p8--|-----9-------|
|-------------|----------|-----6-7---9----11|---------|9h11---9h11--|
|-------------|----------|-7-9--------------|---------|-------------|
    slow        OOh           child, it's love...it's lovely

 G#m             G#m                F#          F#
|---------------|------------------|-----------|------------|
|---------------|------------------|-----9-----|------------|
|---------------|--------8h9p8----8|9-11---11--|------8-9-8-|
|---------------|8---9---------11--|-----------|-9-11-------|
|------6-7--9-11|------------------|-----------|------------|
|--7-9----------|------------------|-----------|------------|
       let the   river take it all  away

 G#m           G#m              F#                F#
|-------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
|-------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
|-9----8------|----------------|8-8h9p8----------|------------|
|---11---9-11-|------------9-11|--------11p9h11-9|------------|
|-------------|-9h11-9h11------|-----------------|9h11-9h11--9|
|-------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
                the mad pace   the hurry...the hurry...

 G#m  (2:40) G#m                   F#                       F#
|-----------|---------------------|----------------7-7h9--9|9h11--11-11-11|
|-----------|--------------------9|9h11--11-11h12----------|--------------|
|-----------|--11h13-13-13-13-13--|------------------------|--------------|
|---9-------|---------------------|------------------------|--------------|
|11---9h11--|---------------------|------------------------|--------------|
|-----------|---------------------|------------------------|--------------|
         the troubles,         the worries...           the worries   just

 G#m (2:47)   G#m                      F#               F#
|11h12-------|------------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|------------|------------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|------------|---------13-13-13-13-13-|-11-13-9-11-9-8-|-----------------|
|------------|------------------------|----------------|-11-13-9-11-8----|
|------------|------------------------|----------------|--------------11-|
|------------|------------------------|----------------|-----------------|
      let the river take them all away

 F#   E       F#     E      F#          E               
|----|-------|------|------|-----------|---------------|
|----|-------|------|------|-----------|-------------11|
|----|-------|------|------|8h11---9-11|11h13--11-13---|
|----|-------|9-8---|--9h11|-----------|---------------|
|-9--|---9-11|------|------|-----------|---------------|
|----|-------|------|------|-----------|---------------|
         flow away...  flow away...

 G#m     G#m               E                      E
|-------|--11-11----------|----------------------|------|
|11h12--|--------12-12-11-|-11h12-12-9-9h11-11---|------|
|-------|-----------------|--------------------11|-11---|
|-------|-----------------|----------------------|------|
|-------|-----------------|----------------------|------|
|-------|-----------------|----------------------|------|
                            ooh...

 G#m                G#m                      A#m (3:19)           A#m
|------------------|------------------14-14-|-14-11----11--------|-11p9--|
|---11h12----11-12-|-11-12-12h14-12---------|-------12----12h14--|-------|
|-11------13-------|------------------------|--------------------|-------|
|------------------|------------------------|--------------------|-------|
|------------------|------------------------|--------------------|-------|
|------------------|------------------------|--------------------|-------|
                                        mmm...

 F#     E                F#                  E
|------|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
|-11s0-|--12-12-12-11-9-|9h11p9-------------|----------------|
|------|----------------|------11---11h13p9-|-8h9------------|
|------|----------------|-------------------|----11---9h11-8-|
|------|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
|------|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
           la la la...                                  la la la...

 F#                 E                G#m                    G#m
|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------|
|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------|
|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------|
|--8-9-8----8------|---------------11|-11h13p11p9----------|------------|
|--------11---9-11-|11-11h13-14p13---|------------13h14-13-|--11h13-11-9|
|------------------|-----------------|---------------------|------------|


 E        E               G#m       G#m           E      E                  
|--------|---------------|---------|-11s9--------|------|------------------|
|--------|-------9-12-11-|-9h11-9--|--------11-12|-12---|------------------|
|--------|-----8---------|---------|-------------|------|--9h11-11-11h13-11|
|-------8|-8h9-----------|---------|-------------|------|------------------|
|-11--7--|---------------|---------|-------------|------|------------------|
|--------|---------------|---------|-------------|------|------------------|
      la la la...                                                   mmm...

 B7 (3:50) (fine)
|----------------|
|11h12-----------|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|----------------|


Hope you will enjoy playing this as much as I do.
As usual, feel free to send me any questions, comments,
complaints, suggestions, or anything else you might have
on your mind.


Bao Hoang





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