Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar Chords & Tabs

 

Whiskey In The Jar Chords & Tabs

Thin Lizzy Chords & Tabs

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Whiskey In The Jar Tab

   
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!!!To Guitar Tab Universe and any other guitar site that'll get this tab!!!

This is an updated version of my previous attempt. You should delete the previous
from your archive and replace it with this one.

Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy

I found this song in Lars Von Trier's "Breaking The Waves" soundtrack (great
movie, indeed). Andreas Bierling says the song is available on longplayers -
on re-releases of "Vagabonds of the western world" as one of four bonus-tracks
(alongside Black Boys in the corner, Randolph's Tango and Broken Dreams).

It took me two days to work it out and a whole morning to write the tabs, til I
got definitely bored of this song. I hope you'll enjoy. I wonder how many
people will look for the song, as it is a pretty obscure one. Anyway I really
like it, and it features great soloing... not by Gary Moore (that's what I
thought until yesterday), but by Eric Bell.

Btw, the verses of this song are an old Irish Tune... I once heard it played on
a violin (and I was playing the guitar in the background). The tune is actually
in D, with a slightly different ending; the chord pattern is:
||: D | D | Bm | Bm | G | G | D | A :||, then
| A | A | D | D | G | G | A | D (end)|

Any comments, additions or improvements are welcome. Though I did my best (and I
think it's fairly accurate), I know something here and there in the
transctiption is not correct. Let me know what you think.

19/11/00, Stefano Serafin (stefano.serafin@libero.it)

Now, the song:


                       WHISKEY IN THE JAR - THIN LIZZY

 Chords:
-------

intro: Am G Em (scrape strings with a pick or strum very fast)
main riff: | G F  Em   G   |  (2 times)
           | ^ ^  strum... |




Tab explanation:
---------------

       a ^ under a note or a chord name means a staccato.
       a |--3--| under the tab means a triplet.
       14b(16)r14 means bend up one tone, then release.
       some of the slide ups yoe see are actually bends... but it's a matter of
       personal taste.



intro:
-----

this is actually 2 electric guitars playing slightly different notes):

  Am                                                                 G
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-13---13-13p12p10---12------(10)/12-12-12p10--------------(not sure.....)-----|
|---------------------------------------------12-12b(14)---12p10---------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------12-11p10------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------12-10-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                           |---3---||--3--|
                 Em
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------(not sure here... + marks the stressed notes)|
|----------------9h12p9---------------------+----------------------------------|
|-----------9-12--------10/12-----/12-11-10-9-------+--------------------------|
|--12p10-12-----------------------------------12-11-10------+----------+-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-------|
                                            |--3--| |--3--|


main riff:
---------

this lick is not enough... I think there's probably another guitar doubling
five semitones lower, or maybe Eric Bell uses an octave divider, or something
like that... I really can't understand where the trick is. While playing the
hammer-ons on the G string (7h9h11 and 0h2h4), be as quick as you can.

|-------------------------------|----|---------------------------|-------------|
|-------------8-------------8---|----|-----------3---------------|-------------|
|:-7-7-7h9h11---9--11--7--9----:|-x3-|-0-0-0h2h4---0-2-0-(2)/4-0-|------0----0-|
|:-^---------------------------:|----|-^-------------------------|-(4)/5--4/5--|
|-------------------------------|----|---------------------------|-(end of solo)
|-------------------------------|----|----------------------(else w/tremolo bar)

(variation)
|---------------7-----7-----------|--------------------------------------------|
|------------10----10----10--8----|--------------------------------------------|
|--7--9--11-----------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/thin_lizzy/whiskey_in_the_jar_tab.html ]
solo:
----
             Em                   G
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------8----------8---12-13-15-13-12h13p12----12---------------12-13-15--|
|-7-7-7h9h11---9-11-7-9-------------------------14----14-12-11-12-14-------^---|
|-^----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

         Em                                         C
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12-15-/17-17-15-17-/20-17-15-(15)h17p15h17-----15----------------------------|
|------------------------^--^----------------/16----17-16-14----------17p16p14-|
|---------------------------------------------------^--^--^--17-15-14----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------^--^--^-----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    |---3---|---3---|
                 G                                        G
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------12-13-15-13-12h13p12----12-|
|--------------------------------------------------12---------------------14---|
|-17-15-14----------------------------------------12---------------------------|
|-^--^--^--17-15-14b(15)r(14)b(15)r(14)b(15)r14---rake-(not in the original)---|
|----------^--^-----------------------------------solo, but sounds good)-------|
        |--3--|
                                 Em
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------12-13-15--12-15-/17-17-15-17-/20-17-15-(15)h17p15h17------15--|
|-14-12-11-12-14-------^-----------------------------------------------/16-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   C                                                G
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------12-h13-12------------12----|
|--17-16-14------------------14----16----17----19---12--12-12-14-9-12/14-^--12-|
|--^--^--^--17-15-14---14h17----17----17----17------12-h14-12-14-9-12/14----12-|
|-----------^--^--^------------------------------(that's the way I play it, but)
|------------------------------------------------(it may be something different)
   |---3---|---3---|
         D                                                               C
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----12-14b(16)-14(16)r14-12---------12h14p12---------12h14-------------------|
|-/14-------------------------14-12h14---------14-12h14------14-12-12-11-10----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                  G
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------15b(17)b(17)--|
|-------------------------------------/21----/17--h14-12------14---------------|
|--12-10--/14-12-/15-14-/17-15-/19-17-----17-/17--h14-12--/17------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------15h17--15------------------------------------------|
|----------17h20b(22)--15h17---------------------------------------------------|
|--19b(21)------------------------------then main riff-------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|



old irish tune:
--------------

this can be heard somewhere during the verses

    G          Em          C             G
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7-9-7----7-9-11-9----7-9-11-12-11-9--7-12-11-9-----------------------------|
|-9-------9-----------9----------------------------9---------------------------|
|-(.................fast picking...................)---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|



outro:
-----

some of Eric Bell's playing while fading out goes like this:

|-------------3-------------|----------------3---------------3-----------------|
|-------------3-------------|--------3---------------3-------------------------|
|:-0-0-2-0h2h4---0h2-2-0h2-:|--0h2h4---0h2h4---0h2h4---0h2h4-----etc...--------|
|:-------------------------:|--------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|


that's it!

Credits to Andreas Bierling, legacy7080 and Vittorio Nolletti. Thanks a lot, guys!

cheers
Stefano
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