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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Tab for Pete Seeger's fare thee well


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FireWalkWithMe - Posted - 12/02/2020:  12:25:38


Hello! I'm new to this forum, and have done my best to read the rules and such, but please let me know if I've made any etiquette mistakes!

I'm looking for a tab of Pete Seeger's cover of Farewell by Bob Dylan (Seeger calls it Fare Thee Well on recordings that I've found). I can't post links yet, as this is my first post, but if you paste this after a youtube link, you should get the recording that I found: /watch?v=n0osi83BEtY

I've searched the forum, but the closest match is Dink's Song, which, while a very fine song, is not what I'm looking for.

Original key works best for me. I play a five string banjo and am very new to the instrument. So far, I've only played very basic bluegrass style, but I think this would be a great clawhammer piece to strive and practice for, as both the artist and the song are very dear to me and a close friend who I won't be seeing for a long time.

Thank you all so much :)

dbrooks - Posted - 12/02/2020:  14:28:23


Here's a live link to Pete's version on YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=n0osi83BEtY



Pete plays the song in the key of D, and it sounds like his 12-string guitar to me. On the banjo you could play in double-C tuning (gCGCD) capoed at the 2nd fret for the key of D or tune up to aDADE. You could certainly bum ditty chords behind your singing. Here's a link guitar chords for the song in the key of G which may be a more comfortable key for you since you are new to the banjo:



e-chords.com/chords/liam-clanc...thee-well



It would be pretty easy to transpose these chords to D. Clawhammer tab for the melody wouldn't be too difficult either, but you may not be looking for that at this point.



Post a message if any of these comments help you define what would be helpful to you better.



David

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/02/2020:  15:01:45


That’s the old folk song “The Leaving of Liverpool”,, public domain. Another Dylan ripoff,,, sorry, but that always irks the h out of me. 


Edited by - chuckv97 on 12/02/2020 15:02:37

chuckv97 - Posted - 12/02/2020:  17:54:03


Pls disregard my last post. I’m growly today for some reason,,,my apologies.

dirigible - Posted - 12/03/2020:  09:18:25


quote:

Originally posted by chuckv97

That’s the old folk song “The Leaving of Liverpool”,, public domain. Another Dylan ripoff,,, sorry, but that always irks the h out of me. 






Them is fightin' words. But seeing as we're both mild mannered Canadians, we'll just have to agree to disagree.



 

FireWalkWithMe - Posted - 12/03/2020:  15:02:00


quote:

Originally posted by dbrooks

Here's a live link to Pete's version on YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=n0osi83BEtY



Pete plays the song in the key of D, and it sounds like his 12-string guitar to me. On the banjo you could play in double-C tuning (gCGCD) capoed at the 2nd fret for the key of D or tune up to aDADE. You could certainly bum ditty chords behind your singing. Here's a link guitar chords for the song in the key of G which may be a more comfortable key for you since you are new to the banjo:



e-chords.com/chords/liam-clanc...thee-well



It would be pretty easy to transpose these chords to D. Clawhammer tab for the melody wouldn't be too difficult either, but you may not be looking for that at this point.



Post a message if any of these comments help you define what would be helpful to you better.



David






That's super helpful David! Thank you so much, I'm going to get to work on it right away.

Jim Yates - Posted - 12/03/2020:  23:00:22


While it may be a Dylan song, it is very derivative of The Leaving Of Liverpool

The Leaving Of Liverpool - Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem




 

JLouis Thiry - Posted - 12/05/2020:  16:15:03


FireWalkWithMe :

Here is a file which might help you, it contains melody, chords and lyrics to the song "Fare Thee Well". On first line is the melody with dots and chords, and below a tabline with the melody on the banjo neck. You just have to (try) add the bum ditty chords in the empty spaces. As it is a very chordal song (not modal) standard C tuning may sound better. The midifile may be useful too.

My favorite version is by Judy Collins on her third album. Not a pub song but a good Dylan song. Good luck !


Edited by - JLouis Thiry on 12/05/2020 16:18:23


FireWalkWithMe - Posted - 12/06/2020:  14:36:17


quote:

Originally posted by JLouis Thiry

FireWalkWithMe :

Here is a file which might help you, it contains melody, chords and lyrics to the song "Fare Thee Well". On first line is the melody with dots and chords, and below a tabline with the melody on the banjo neck. You just have to (try) add the bum ditty chords in the empty spaces. As it is a very chordal song (not modal) standard C tuning may sound better. The midifile may be useful too.

My favorite version is by Judy Collins on her third album. Not a pub song but a good Dylan song. Good luck !




Jean---Thank you so much! That is perfect! I really appreciate your help, and I'm sure my friend will too.

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