Big Country - Where The Rose Is Sown Chords & Tabs

 

Where The Rose Is Sown Chords & Tabs

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Where The Rose Is Sown Tab

   
                 Big Country - Where The Rose Is Sown 

                       Album - Steeltown(1984)

From: maule_andy@hotmail.com

The tab represents the single version of the song (the album
version was slightly longer). Sadly, Stuart Adamson passed 
away shortly after I had started to tab this classic from
'Steeltown'. The song stands testament to his great guitar 
and songwriting ability...rest easy big man. The song is in A. 

 
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend up
/ - slide up 
\ - slide down
~ - vibrato

Guitar 1 - Stuart Adamson
Guitar 2 - Bruce Watson


INTRO - Both guitar riffs are played twice before the verse
        enters. The slide in the last bar of Guitar 2's riff
        is played twice the second time round. You may want to 
        palm mute the strings when playing Guitar 1's part.

  Guitar 1
E|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------------|--------------------|
D|-11-14-141414-11----|--------------------|
A|-0--0--0-0-0--0--14-|-12-12-121212-11-11-|
E|-----------------0--|-10-10-101010-0--0--|

 
E|--------------------|--------------------|
B|--------------------|--------------------|
G|---11-11----9--9----|--------------------|
D|---12-12----11 11---|--------------------|
A|--------------------|-12-14-141414-12-14-|
E|--------------------|-12-12-121212-0--0--|

  Guitar 2
E|-------------|------------|-------------|-----------|
B|-------------|------------|-------------|-----------|
G|-------------|-------6~~~~|--------9~~~~|--6/9~~~~--|
D|--------7~~~~|-7-7h9------|-9-9/11------|-----------|
A|-7-7h9-------|------------|-------------|-----------|
E|-------------|------------|-------------|-----------|



VERSE - Both guitar parts are repeated 4 times. Again, palm 
        muting the strings for Guitar 1's part is optional. 

  Guitar 1
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|----------------------111111-|-----------------------------|
A|-141414-141414-141414-0-0-0--|-121212-121212-121212-121212-|
E|-121212-121212-121212--------|-101010-101010-101010-101010-|
  We're at war..........all the papers say....etc.

E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|----------------------111111-|-----------------------------|
A|-9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9--0-0-0--|-141414-141414-141414-141414-|
E|-101010-101010-101010--------|-121212-121212-121212-121212-|

  Guitar 2    
                 [let ring]                 [let ring]
E|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
B|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
G|-4-2-4--4-4/6-|-2---------|-2-2-2--2-4/6-|-4---------|
D|-2-2-2--2-----|---0-------|-0-0-0--0-----|---2-------|
A|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
E|--------------|-----------|--------------|-----------|



CHORUS - Guitar 1 plays the following 2 bars 3 times followed by   
         the next 2 bars. Guitar 2 picks out a riff similar to 
         the one in the intro.
  
  Guitar 1
  
E|----------------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|
G|----------------------|---------------------|
D|------------11--11-14-|---------------------|
A|-12--12-12--0---0--0--|-14--14-14---12/14---|
E|-10--10-10------------|-12--12-12---10/12---|
  Sons of men who.....etc.
  

E|----------------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|
G|----------------------|---------------------|
D|-11-11----------------|--------------11-11--|
A|-0--0---12-12---------|-14-14--12-12-0--0---|
E|--------10-10---------|-12-12--10-10--------|

  Guitar 2
E|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|
G|-----------------6-|--------9-----9-|-----------------6-|
D|-------7---7-7h9---|-9-9/11----11---|-------7---7-7h9---|
A|-7-7h9-------------|----------------|-7-7h9-------------|
E|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/big_country/where_the_rose_is_sown_tab.html ]
E|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
B|----------------|-------------------|----------------|
G|--------9-------|-----------------6-|--------9-----9-|
D|-9-9/11-------9-|-------7---7-7h9---|-9-9/11----11---|
A|-----------12---|-7-7h9-------------|----------------|
E|----------------|-------------------|----------------|


E|----------------12------|-------------------|
B|----------12-14----14~--|-------------------|
G|-11-11h14---------------|-------------6-----|
D|------------------------|-------7-9-7---7~--|
A|------------------------|-7-7h9-------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------|



MAIN RIFF/BRIDGE - The main riff follows the chorus and is played 
                   by Guitar 1 twice. Guitar 2 plays barred chords 
                   as shown above the tabbed riff - the number in 
                   brackets denotes the fret to play each chord at.

  F#m(9)             A(12)D(10)     F#m(9)        A(12)Bm(14)
  Guitar 1
E|-------17h19-21--21p19p17--------|-17-17----------------------|
B|-17h19--------------------19--17-|-------17-15-14h15p14-------|
G|---------------------------------|----------------------17-15-|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------|



  F#m(9)             A(12)D(10)     A(5)           Bm(7)
E|-------17h19p-21-21p19p17--------|-------------------------------|
B|-17h19--------------------19--14-|-14b15-------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------16-16-14-13h14p13-------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------16-14-|
A|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|



2ND VERSE - As per 1st verse

CHORUS - As before

MAIN RIFF/BRIDGE - As before except that the second time around 
                   replace the last bar (bar 8)with the following

  A               Bm
E|-17-19b21-19--17-16--------------|
B|--------------------17-15-14-----|
G|-----------------------------14~~|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


E-BOW SOLO - This little e-bow solo appears before the 3rd verse.
             The first 4 bars are played once. The 4 bars that 
             follow are played twice. These are accompanied by the 
             Guitar 1 riff from the intro. The Guitar 2 riff from 
             the intro kicks in for the last 4 bars of the solo. 
                                                             
E|----------|----------|----------|------------------|            
B|-14-------|-17-------|-12-------|-14/15-14---12\10-|
G|----------|----------|----------|------------------|
D|----------|----------|----------|------------------|
A|----------|----------|----------|------------------|
E|----------|----------|----------|------------------|


E|-------------------------|--------------------|
B|-12/14-17p14-12\10-10/12-|-14-10h12-12/14\12--|
G|-------------------------|--------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------|
A|-------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------|--------------------|


E|-------------------------|--------------------|
B|-12/14-17p14-12\10-10/12-|-/14--10/12/14------|
G|-------------------------|--------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------|
A|-------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------|--------------------|



3RD VERSE - As before

CHORUS - As before

MAIN RIFF/BRIDGE - Play exactly the same as the last time


OUTRO - The song plays out with Guitars 1 & 2 playing the following 
        repeatedly.

  Guitar 1
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|-14------|---------|
D|---------|-14------|-0-------|-16------|
A|-16------|-0-------|---------|-14------|
E|-14------|---------|---------|---------|
  
  Guitar 2      
E|----------------------------|-17--16-16h17p16-14----|
B|-14h17p14----14-17b19r17-14-|--------------------17~|
G|----------16----------------|-----------------------|
D|----------------------------|-----------------------|
A|----------------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------------|-----------------------|

 
E|----------------------------|-----------------------|
B|-14h17p14----14-17b19r17-14-|-15--14-14h15p14-------|
G|----------16----------------|-----------------16-14~|
D|----------------------------|-----------------------|
A|----------------------------|-----------------------|
E|----------------------------|-----------------------|
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