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Salamander - Jethro Tull

Transcription by David Smith - armistice@bigpond.com

I was surprised to find no-one had yet tabbed this and even more surprised
that there
seemed to be debate as to how the guitar should be tuned, caused in part no
doubt
by the internet interview with Ian Anderson and Martin Barre where they
mysteriously
allude to a "hybrid" tuning without actually mentioning what it was, and
how it
took MB days to work it out. I love a challenge....I mean, really Ian, why
wouldn't
you just tell Martin if you wanted him to play it?

Sounds like plain old DADGAD to me, capo on 3 - all positionings below are
relative to the capo position.

The success of playing this piece revolves around continually changing


which notes
in the particular chord to accent - something that I haven't explained in
the tab
but which you'll get with practice.

Enjoy - I've tabbed it out in its entirety - bear in mind that there are
two guitars
on the recording and only one here - I've also made a few adaptions to fill
it out
in places because of this by adding bass notes etc. Twist your balance
knob
full right to get the main guitar if you want to hear it on the CD/record.

d-|-----------------|--0----0-0-0-|----------------|--0----0-0-0-|
A-|-----------------|--0----0-0-0-|----------------|--0----0-0-0-| ---
G-|----------2-p0---|--2----2-2-2-|---------2-p0---|--2----2-2-2-| |
D-|--------0--------|--0----0-0-0-|-------0--------|--0----0-0-0-| |
A-|---0-h3--------3-|--0----0-0-0-|--0-h3--------3-|--0----0-0-0-| | This
is the
D-|-----------------|-------------|----------------|-------------| |
| first
two
|
| bars
played
d-|-----------------|--0----0-0-0-|----------------|--0----0-0-0-| |
A-|-----------------|--0----0-0-0-|----------------|--0----0-0-0-| |four
times
G-|----------2-p0---|--2----2-2-2-|---------2-p0---|--2----2-2-2-| |
D-|--------0--------|--0----0-0-0-|-------0--------|--0----0-0-0-| |
A-|---0-h3--------3-|--0----0-0-0-|--0-h3--------3-|--0----0-0-0-| ---
D-|-----------------|-------------|----------------|-------------|

d-|---0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-|
A-|---0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-| The first bar
played
G-|---2---2-2-2---0-|--2---2-2-2---0-|--2---2-2-2---0-|
D-|---0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-| three times
A-|---0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-|--0---0-0-0---0-|
D-|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
simply moving middle finger up and down on 2nd fret

d-|------7--8-7-7-|-----7--7-7-7-|-----7--8-7-7-|-----7--7-7-7-|
A-|---8--8--8-8-8-|-----8--8-8-8-|--8--8--8-8-8-|-----8--8-8-8-| The first
two
G-|---7-----7-7-7-|--7-----7-8-7-|--7-----7-7-7-|--7-----7-8-7-|
D-|---0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-| bars
played twice
A-|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D-|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
played with D and Dsus4 (normal tuning!) shapes at 7th fret,
hitting different string combinations with the pick - also you
can lift your finger off the high D string and hit it open
from time to time to make it sound even better.

d-|------7-7---7----|--8--7-7---7--7-|-----7-7---7---|--8--7-7---7-7-|
A-|------7-7---7----|--7--7-7---7--7-|-----7-7---7---|--7--7-7---7-7-| The
first two
G-|------6-6---6----|--6--6-6---6--6-|-----6-6---6---|--6--6-6---6-6-|
D-|---7----7---7--7-|--7--7-7---7--7-|--7----7---7-7-|--7--7-7---7-7-|
bars played twice
A-|---0----0---0--0-|--0--0-0---0----|--0----0---0-0-|--0--0-0---0---|
D-|-----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
subtle change in rhythm with accent (on double notes) moving around

d-|------7--8-7-7-|-----7--7-7-7-|-----7--8-7-7-|-----7--7-7-7-|
A-|---8--8--8-8-8-|-----8--8-8-8-|--8--8--8-8-8-|-----8--8-8-8-| ---
G-|---7-----7-7-7-|--7-----7-8-7-|--7-----7-7-7-|--7-----7-8-7-| |
D-|---0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-| |
Repeat
A-|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| |
D-|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| |
previous
|
|
eight
|
d-|------7-7---7----|--8--7-7---7--7-|-----7-7---7---|--8--7-7---7-7-| |
bars
A-|------7-7---7----|--7--7-7---7--7-|-----7-7---7---|--7--7-7---7-7-| |
G-|------6-6---6----|--6--6-6---6--6-|-----6-6---6---|--6--6-6---6-6-| |
D-|---7----7---7--7-|--7--7-7---7--7-|--7----7---7-7-|--7--7-7---7-7-| |
A-|---0----0---0--0-|--0--0-0---0----|--0----0---0-0-|--0--0-0---0---| ---
D-|-----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

The next section uses the familiar alt.tuning trick of playing a melody on
a single string whilst strumming strings above and below it in the open
position.
The melody string here is the G string, and the D, G, A and d strings are
strummed initially - it only sounds difficult because of the double pulls
back to
the open position, another favourite alt.tuning technique.
It then moves down to the bottom (by pitch) strings and does a few other
things.

But first there's a very tricky bar which they speed up or shorten ever so
slightly...
where the fingers go from the last shape (sliding) to the basic X00200
chord...

Good luck, and tap along to the recording and you'll see what I mean.

I've only put the melody notes after the first bar, by now you should have
the feel
of how the strumming goes, relying also on hitting muted strings for
rhythmic purposes...

d-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
G-|---2-2--0-2-2-2-|--2---4p2p0--5---7-|-9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|-------------------|--------------------------|
D-|----------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
tricky bar ^

d-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--
3-|-----------------------------|
A-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-------|
G-|---9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|--4--4h5p4--0--2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-2-
2--2-------|
D-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-3p2p0-|
A-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-0-
0--2-------|
D-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--3-0-
0-----------------|

d-|--0--0---0-0--5--3-|---------------------------|
A-|--0--0---0-0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--------|
G-|--2--2---0-2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-0-2--------|
D-|- 0--0---0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3p2p0-|
A-|--0--0---0-0-------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-2-3--------|
D-|-------------------|--0-0--3-0-0---------------|

Then basically repeat those last 8 bars again - this is where a second
guitar
plays a harmony line and the tambourine comes in.

d-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
G-|---2-2--0-2-2-2-|--2---4p2p0--5---7-|-9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|-------------------|--------------------------|
D-|----------------|-------------------|--------------------------|

d-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--
3-|-----------------------------|
A-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-------|
G-|---9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|--4--4h5p4--0--2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-2-
2--2-------|
D-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-3p2p0-|
A-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-0-
0--2-------|
D-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--3-0-
0-----------------|

d-|---0-0---0--0--5--3-|---------------------------| and d-|---0-0-0--0-


0--------|
A-|---0-0---0--0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--------| A-|---0-0-0--0-
0--2-4-5-|
G-|---2-2---0--2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-0-2--------| G-|---2-2-2--0-
2--------|
D-|---0-0---0--0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3p2p0-| D-|---0-0-0--0-
0--------|
A-|---0-0---0--0-------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-2-3--------| A-|---0-0-0--0-
0--------|
D-|--------------------|--0-0--3-0-0---------------|
D-|---------------------|

that last bar links into another similar section but against a different
chord.
This time the melody is played on the d and A strings and the G, A and d
strings
are strummed.... wow - all the above for 56 seconds of music...

d-|---2-2-2--2h4p2p0-5-7-|--5-5-5h7p5p0-0--4-4h5p4p0-|--2-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A-|---0-0-0--0-------0-0-|--0-0-0-------0--0-0-------|--0-0-4s5-4-2-0-2-4-|
G-|---0-0-0--0-------0-0-|--0-0-0-------0--0-0-------|--0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D-|----------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|
A-|----------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|
D-|----------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|

d-|---0-0--0-0-0-2--0-2-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--
0--0-|
A-|---5-5--4-2-0-0--0-0-|--0-3--0-0--0--1-|--0-3--0-0--0--1-|--0-3--0-0--
0--1-|
G-|---0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-|--2-2--0-0--2--0-|--2-2--0-0--2--0-|--2-2--0-0--
2--0-|
D-|-----------------0-2-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--
0--0-|
A-|-------------------0-|-----------------|---------------
1-|---------------1-|
D-|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------
---|

d-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
A-|---0-3--0-0--0-0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
G-|---2-2--0-0--2-2-|--0-2--2-2-2--0-2--2-2-2-| then onto the singing
bit...
D-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-|
D-|-----------------|-------------------------|
I'm assuming by this stage you've well and truly picked up the feel of the
piece
and the regular 00000x to 00200x basic riff as demonstrated in the last bar
and a
half above so for the singing part I'll simplify the tab to save typing..

d-|---0-0----0-0-|--0-0-----0-0--------|---2--0------0-0---|--0-0----0-
0---------|
A-|---0-0----0-0-|--0-0-----0-0--------|---0--0------0-0---|--0-0----0-
0---------|
G-|---0-2----0-2-|--0-2-----0-2--------|---0--0------0-2---|--0-2----0-
2---------|
D-|---0-0----0-0-|--0-0-----0-0--------|---2--2------0-0---|--0-0----0-
0---------|
A-|---0-0----0-0-|--0-0-----0-0--------|---0--0------0-0---|--0-0----0-
0---------|
D-|--------------|---------------------|-------------------|---------------
------|

S A L - A - MANDER BORN IN THE SUNKISSED FLAME WHO


WAS IT

d-|---2--0------3--3-3-|---3-3-------3-3---|----2-2----------3---|--3-3----
3-3--------|
A-|---0--0------3--3-3-|---3-3-------3-3---|----3-0----------3---|--3-3----
3-3--------|
G-|---0--0------5--3-5-|---3-5-------3-5---|----0-0----------5---|--3-5----
3-5--------|
D-|---2--2------3--3-3-|---3-3-------3-3---|----X-X----------3---|--3-3----
3-3--------|
A-|---0--0------3--3-3-|---3-3-------3-3---|----3-3----------3---|--3-3----
3-3--------|
D-|--------------------|-------------------|---------------------|---------
-----------|

LIT YOUR CANDLE..... BRANDED YOU WITH YOUR NAME


I SEE YOU

d-|---2-------0-2-----|----0-2-------0-2------|---0-------2---0-2-|--0-
2----0-2--0-0-0-|
A-|---0-------0-0-----|----0-0-------0-0------|---1-------0---0-0-|--0-
0----0-0--0-0-0-|
G-|---0-------0-0-----|----0-0-------0-0------|---0-------0---0-0-|--0-
0----0-0--0-0-0-|
D-|---0-------2-2-----|----2-2-------2-2------|---0-------2---2-2-|--2-
2----2-2--4-2-0-|
A-|---0-------0-0-----|----0-0-------0-0------|---1-------0---0-0-|--0-
0----0-0--0-0-0-|
D-|-------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|--------
------------|

WALKING BY MY WINDOW IN YOUR KENSINGTON HAZE


SALAMANDER

d-|------2-0-------2-0--|------2-0----0-0-0--|------2-0-------2-0--|----2-
0-----0-0-0--|
A-|--0-1-1-1---0-1-1-1--|--0-1-1-1----0-0-0--|--0-1-1-1---0-1-1-1--|--0-1-
1-1---0-0-0--|
G-|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0----0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--|--0-0-
0-0---0-0-0--|
D-|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0----4-2-0--|--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--|--0-0-
0-0---4-2-0--|
A-|--1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1--|--1-1-1-1----0-0-0--|--1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1--|--1-1-
1-1---0-0-0--|
D-|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|-------
------------|

BURN SALAMANDER BURN


SALA - MANDER

d-|---------------|----------------|--------------------------|
A-|--0-1----0-1---|--0-1-----0-1---|--0-1-------1-------------|
G-|--0-0----0-0---|--0-0-----0-0---|--0-0-------0-------------|
D-|--0-0----0-0---|--0-0-----0-0---|--0-0-------0-------------|
A-|--1-1----1-1---|--1-1-----1-1---|--1-1-------1-------------|
D-|---------------|----------------|--------------------------|

BURN FOR ME AND I'LL BURN FOR YOU

Then back into this bit which you've heard before...

d-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
G-|---2-2--0-2-2-2-|--2---4p2p0--5---7-|-9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|-------------------|--------------------------|
D-|----------------|-------------------|--------------------------|

d-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--
3-|-----------------------------|
A-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-------|
G-|---9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|--4--4h5p4--0--2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-2-
2--2-------|
D-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-3p2p0-|
A-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-0-
0--2-------|
D-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--3-0-
0-----------------|

d-|---0-0---0--0--5--3-|---------------------------|
A-|---0-0---0--0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--------|
G-|---2-2---0--2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-0-2--------|
D-|---0-0---0--0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3p2p0-|
A-|---0-0---0--0-------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-2-3--------|
D-|--------------------|--0-0--3-0-0---------------|

d-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
G-|---2-2--0-2-2-2-|--2---4p2p0--5---7-|-9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|--0---0------0---0-|-0-------0---0---0------0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-0-0-|-------------------|--------------------------|
D-|----------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
d-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--
3-|-----------------------------|
A-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-------|
G-|---9b10r9--5---7---5p4p0--5-|--4--4h5p4--0--2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-2-
2--2-------|
D-|---0-------0---0---0------0-|--0--0------0--0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
0--0-3p2p0-|
A-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-0-
0--2-------|
D-|----------------------------|-----------------------|--0-0--3-0-
0-----------------|

d-|---0-0---0--0--5--3-|---------------------------| and d-|---0-0-0--0-


0--------|
A-|---0-0---0--0--5--3-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--------| A-|---0-0-0--0-
0--2-4-5-|
G-|---2-2---0--2--4--2-|--2-2--2-2-2--2-0-2--------| G-|---2-2-2--0-
2--------|
D-|---0-0---0--0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--3p2p0-| D-|---0-0-0--0-
0--------|
A-|---0-0---0--0-------|--0-0--0-0-0--3-2-3--------| A-|---0-0-0--0-
0--------|
D-|--------------------|--0-0--3-0-0---------------|
D-|---------------------|

and this then this bit is the same as before until the last bar, which
I've redone...

d-|---2-2-2--2h4p2p0-5-7-|--5-5-5h7p5p0-0--4-4h5p4p0-|--2-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A-|---0-0-0--0-------0-0-|--0-0-0-------0--0-0-------|--0-0-4s5-4-2-0-2-4-|
G-|---0-0-0--0-------0-0-|--0-0-0-------0--0-0-------|--0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D-|----------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|
A-|----------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|
D-|----------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|

d-|---0-0--0-0-0-2--0-2-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--
0--0-|
A-|---5-5--4-2-0-0--0-0-|--0-3--0-0--0--1-|--0-3--0-0--0--1-|--0-3--0-0--
0--1-|
G-|---0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-|--2-2--0-0--2--0-|--2-2--0-0--2--0-|--2-2--0-0--
2--0-|
D-|-----------------0-2-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--0--0-|--0-0--0-0--
0--0-|
A-|-------------------0-|-----------------|---------------
1-|---------------1-|
D-|---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------
---|

d-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|
A-|---0-3--0-0--0-0-|
G-|---2-2--0-0--2-2-| then straight onto the ending
D-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-| which is the first two bars played twice...
A-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|
D-|-----------------|

d-|---0--0----0----0---|--------------0-|--0--0----0----0---|--------------
0--|
A-|---0--3p0--0----0---|--------------0-|--0--3p0--0----0---|--------------
0--|
G-|---2--2----2----2---|----0---------2-|--2--2----2----2---|----0---------
2--|
D-|---0--0----3p0--0---|----0h3--0----0-|--0--0----3p0--0---|----0h3--0----
0--|
A-|---0--0----0----3p0-|--0------0h3----|--0--0----0----3p0-|--0------
0h3-----|
D-|--------------------|--0-------------|-------------------|--
0--------------|

and the end 4 bars before the final chords...

d-|-------------0-----|------------0-----|------------0-----|------------
0-----|
A-|-------------0-----|------------0-----|------------0-----|------------
0-----|
G-|----0--------2-2p0-|---0--------2-2p0-|---0--------2-2p0-|---0--------2-
2p0-|
D-|----0h3-0----0-----|---0h3-0----0-----|---0h3-0----0-----|---0h3-0----
0-----|
A-|--0-----0h3--------|-0-----0h3--------|-0-----0h3--------|-0-----
0h3--------|
D-|--0----------------|-0----------------|-0----------------|-
0----------------|

d-|-------------------|
A-|-------------------|
G-|-----2-------------|
D-|--3--4-------------|
A-|--0--0-------------|
D-|-------------------|