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Van Ronk Dave, Sporting Life Blues Tabs (ver.1)

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Sporting Life Blues Tabs (ver.1)

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                Sporting Life Blues                                     trad. arr Dave Van Ronk

Transcription and data entry by Allyn Dimock with Dave's permission ("sure go 
ahead, I stole them all myself" in front of Passim's, fall 1994).  Probably
plenty of mistakes for you to fix: this is a mix of what I scribbled down
while listening, and what fell more naturally under my fingers later.

This version from "Your Basic Dave Van Ronk" Kicking Mule 177 (currently (1995)
available on cassette, no CD re-release yet). See recording for lyric and tune.

Intro and second break:

         1 D                                                               
E--------|--------------------------------|-------0-----------3-5s6-|
B-7-8s9--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---6-7-----|-------7---7-------------|
G-7-9s10-|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-------7-5-|-------5---5-------4-5s6-|
D-0------|----------0---------------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|
A--------|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------|-0------------------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|
  |        |        |         |     |       |     |     |     |      
     
3 G                                  (Gm)             D           B7      
E-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------|-------5-----------------|-2---------------2-------|
B-----------------6br-3---|-3---------3-----3-3-5-6-|-----------------0-------|
G-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------4-|-------4---3-------------|-----2-----------2-----1-|
D-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----1-----1-----|
A-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------2-------------|
D-5-----------0-----------|-5-----------5-----------|-0-----------------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |

6 E9          A13           D                                                  
E-2---0-------2---0-------|-------2---3-----4-------|-----------------------5-|
B-------------2---2-----3-|-------1---3-----3-------|-10--7-----------8-----7-|
G-1-----------0---0-----2-|-------2---4-----4-------|-----------------6-------|
D-------2-----2-----2-----|-------0-----------------|-------9---7-----7-------|
A-----------0-------------|-------------------------|-------------0-----------|
D-2-----------------------|-0---------------------0-|-------------------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |     


Verse (more or less, varies)
1                                                                              
E--------------------------|-------------------------|-----3-------------3----|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|-----3-------------3---3|
G-------7----------7-7-----|-------------------------|-----4-----4-------4---3|
D-0-----0------7-----7-----|-0-----0-----0-----0-----|-0-----5-----------5----|
A-----------0--------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
D------------------------0-|-----2-----3-----4-----5-|-------------5----------|
  |     |      |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |    

                                                       
E-------------------------|-----------------2-------|-0---------------0-------|
B-------3h5p3-----------3-|-------3---------0-------|-----------------2-----3-|
G-------3-----------3---2-|-------2-----2---------1-|-------------2---------2-|
D-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----1-----1-----|-------2-----2-----2-----|
A-------------------------|-----------2-------------|-----------0-------------|
D-5-----------5-----------|-0-----------------------|-2-----------------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |      

                                                                               
E-------2---3-----4-------|-------------------------||
B-------1---3-----3-----3-|-10--------------8-------||
G-------2---4-----4-------|-----7-----------6-------||
D------------(0)----0-----|-------9---7-----7-------||
A-------------------------|-------------0-----------||
D-0-----------------------|-------------------------||
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       

Break
                                                                               
E/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-7-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----|-----7-------7---5-------|
B/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-9-|-10101010101010101010----|---------0---------8-----|
G-------------------------|-------------------------|-----7-7---7-------------|
D-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-5-----------------5-----|
A-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0---------5-|-------------5---------5-|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |      

                                                                               
E-----5-3-----5---3-------|-----------------7-------|-----0-----------2-0-----|
B-----3-----3-3---3-3h5-7-|-------7-8-9-10----------|-------3---3-----2-2---3-|
G---------4---4---3-------|-------------------8-----|-----1---4-------0-0---2-|
D-5-----5-----------0-----|-------0-----------9-----|-------------------------|
A-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------0-----------|
D-------------5-----------|-0-----------9---------2-|-------2-----------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |      


                                                                               
E-------2---3-----4-------|-------------------------||
B-------1---3-----3-------|-10--------------8-------||
G-------2---4-----4-------|-----7-----------6-------||
D-------------------0-----|-------9---7-----7-------||
A-------------------------|-------------0-----------||
D-0-----------------------|-------------------------||
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |
            
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