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Where I Go Tabs (ver.1)

Natalie Merchant
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I know demand is *so* great for this, so here it is.
Twirling lead singer is optional & YES, there are guitars
on this album, check it out.


Where I Go by Natalie Merchant from the album "Tigerlily" 1995

without anyone's permission or request

KEY to TABLATURE:
/   slide up                       \   slide down
^   hammer on or pull off          ~   vibrato
/B  bend up a whole or half note   "   accent this note
[E] chord (strum patterns NOT tabbed)
(0:13) time marker on track


Key of B major, I think

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--12--9------------------------------------------------|
|---------11--8--11--------9-----8----------------------|
|---------------------/-11----/9--------9/B--9/B--------|
|----------------------------------/-11-----------11----|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------12--9-------12--12/B--9-----|
|---------------/-11--9--11--------9^11-----------------|
|---------9--11-----------------------------------------|
|----/-11-----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


(0:13)                        "    [B]  [E]   [B]  [E]
|--------------------------------| ---------------------|
|----------12--------------------| ------9--------------|
|----9^11------11--9^11^9-\8-----| -8----9--------------|
|-----------------------------9--| -9----9--------------|
|--------------------------------| -9-------------------|
|--------------------------------| ---------------------|


Riff at (0:42)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---12--9-----------------------------------------------|
|---------11--8--11-------------------------------------|
|--------------------11--11-------9--9-----11-----------|
|----------------------------/11-------11------11--11---|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------9-9--11-11/13----11-------|
|--/-9--9-9-9--11--9--11-11-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|---11^13^11--11^13^11-----9---|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|


Riff at (1:04)
|--------------------------------------------------|
|---12--9--12--9--12--/14/B--12~~------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


(1:32)
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----9--9^12^9-----9--9^12^9-----------------------------------|
|--11------------11------------11-----------------13------------|
|----------------------------------13--13--11--13------------9--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


(2:00) Natalie's still singing over this
|---------------------------------------14~------------------|
|---14~--12--14--16~----12--14--12--14-------16--14----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

Remaining parts of the song and closing riffs are a mixture of
ascending scales like:

|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|------------------11--13-----|
|------------9--11------------|
|----7--9/11------------------|
|--9--------------------------|

and many hammers and pull-offs kinda like:

|----------------------------|
|--11^12^11------------------|
|-----------13---11^13^11----|
|-------------------------13-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

with repeats of parts of previous riffs - improvise in the key
just be sure to end on a B or B chord.

|------|
|--12--|
|------|
|------|
|------|
|------|

"Where I Go" by Natalie Merchant from Tigerlily 1995
Please! *Any* comments or suggestions are welcome!!



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.


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