Beeswing by Richard Thompson

Great song to play, in Dropped D tuning.

As with a lot of great songs, the basic structure of this is pretty simple. Tuning is Dropped D (DADGBE) and I play it with a capo on the second fret, but you can adjust per your vocal range. The song mainly revolves around D, A and G chords, with some descending basslines to link them up. I will try to get tab up, but the music (and I think the tab) are available in the Richard Thompson songbook (Part 2).
Beeswing by Richard Thompson – Simplified Tab
Tabbed by [email protected] 
Dropped D tuning
Capo on 2nd Fret. Chords are approximate for fingering help and refer to the open key (without the capo)


Intro/fill
							 G
||-0h2p0-0---------------------0---2---------------------------------
||--------3p0---0--0-0-0-0-2-3--0---3--3-3--3--3--3--3--3------------
||-------------0--0---0----------0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------------
||----------------------------------------0-----0-----0--------------
||-0---------------------------0---2---------------------------------
||------------5--4---2---2-------------5-----5-----5-----------------
			     t   t
Verse
    I was nineteen..
    I took a job.. 
      D								   A	    G
||------------------------------2------------------------------------
||---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-----2-----3----3--
||----2---0---2---3---2---0---2---2--2---0---2--2-----2-2-0-0-0--0-0-
||-----------0---------------0--------------0--------2---2-0----0---0
||-------2---------------2--------------2-----------0----------------
||---0-----------0---0--------------0----------4----------5----5-----
	
(Repeat x1)

Chorus

She was a fair thing..
She was a lost child..
        Gmaj7/B     D				G	D/A
||-------------------------------------------------------------
||----------3-----------3----3--------------------3-----3------
||---------0-0---0--0--2-2--2-2--0---2-0-0-2-2-0-0-0---0-0-----
||--------4---4-4--0--0----0----0---0---0---0---0---0-0---0----
||-------2-----2--0------------2---0-------0-------------------
||-------------------0----0------------5-------5-----5---------
(Repeat x1 to here  |) 

				D/B	   D
||---------------------------------------------------------------
||-----0------------------3------3-----Then repeat intro---------
||----2-2-0-0--2-2-4-4-0-0-0----2-2------------------------------
||---0-----0----0---0---0---0--0---0-----------------------------
||---------------------2-----------------------------------------
||--4-----2---4----5----------0---------------------------------
h – Hammer on
p – Pull off
t – Use Thumb

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Author: MalcolmPaine
Category: Folk
Instrument: Guitar
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Created: 7 years ago
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