Drake Nick - Fly Chords & Tabs


Fly Chords & Tabs

Drake Nick Chords & Tabs

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Fly Tab

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From: Harlan L Thompson 

FLY- Nick Drake

TUNING: D A D G D G (capo 1st fret) or C G C F C F (capo 3rd fret)

G ----------------------------------------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0------
D ------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0------
G ----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----
D (0)-9---7---5---4---2---0-------------------0-------0-------0-------0------
A ----------------------------3---2---0--------------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------0-------0-------0-------0----------

G ---------0-------0-------0-------0--------------------0-------0------------
D -----4-------4-------4-------4--------------------4-------4----------------
G -------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---(repeat------2---2---2---2--(repeat-
D ---------0-------0-------0-------0------twice,--------0-------0-----three--
A -----3-------3-------2-------2----------then->)---------------------times)-
D -(5)----------------------------------------------0-------0----------------
[ Tab from: https://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/drake_nick/fly_tab.html ]
Play part 1 with opening note. Play second time without opening note, do 
the 6 and 4 string alternate bass part twice as long

 (part 1)

 (part 1 again)

 (part 2 till next verse)

NOTES: I'd recommend tuning down to CGCFCF because with DADGDG you are 
VERY likely to break one of the top two strings trying to get into this 
tuning.  Note also the similarity between this song and the already 
posted Pink Moon (CGCFCE or DADGDF# as the case may be).  
There are two released versions of Fly, a band version on Bryter Layter 
and a demo solo version on Time of No Reply.  I learned this song from 
the Time of No Reply version since it's just the guitar, but I included 
the words (to the best of my ability) from the Bryter Layter since that 
was the 'final' version of the song.  There is considerable difference 
between the two versions of lyrics.
All verses have the same chord pattern.  You might try sliding up to the 
9th fret for a nice effect, and hammering on the first note of the fifth 
string in part 1 is also sometimes done by Drake I think.  The first note 
of part 2 (the 5 on the sixth string) is sometimes done, sometimes not- 
its incidental.
At the end of the song there is some instrumental work that is basically 
not very hard to duplicate variations on part 2.  I didn't tab it because 
I didn't think it was essential- you can learn the above stuff, listen to 
Nick Drake's version and then be able to get the gist of the end part 
pretty easily I think.  Enjoy, and improvements are welcome.