Canadee-i-o arr Nic Jones

This is a trad song, perhaps best known as this arrangement by Nic Jones from his album Penguin Eggs.

Played in C Modal tuning. I will post a lesson video in the near future. Below is the tab for the song, which is pretty close (though not exactly like) the original. It will get you sounding pretty good! Nic employed a distinctive playing style with different percussive elements which you will have to practice. There are lots of tips in various places online to get help with these.
Canadee-i-o – Trad. Arr Nic Jones

Tabbed by Malcolm Paine   [email protected]
X = percussive tap        / = slide up          v = Vibrato
p = pull off 	            s = percussive snap    
h = hammer on	


Intro
					             
D||---------------------------------------------------------------
C||------0----0----0-----0-----------------0---2-0----------------
G||--x----x----x----x-----x----x------------x--0-0----------------
C||-----4----5----7-----9-----4-/5-4p2p0-------2-2----------------
G||---/5---/7---/9---/10---0-5---------4-5----0-------------------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

      s              Bar5          Bend
D||------------------|--7p5-5-------------------------------------
C||---4h5/7----------|--5--x---0-2-4-5-4------2p0----------0------
G||--x-----0-x-0-0-x-|--------x------------------0-x-2/5-x-0------
C||-------0----------5------0------------0h2---------2/5----------
G||-------------4----------------------------0-------------0------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

      s                      v                 bend  
D||------------------7-9-----10---10------------------------------
C||---4-5/7----------0-0---0-0------7---0--0-2-4-5-4---------------
G||--x-----0-x-0-0-x-----x------x----7/9--x-----------------------
C||-------0----------5-7----------0-----------------0h2-----------
G||-------------4------------9--------------------------0---------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

      s                      v  
D||------------------7-9-----10---10------------------------------
C||---4h5/7----------0-0---0-0------7---0--0-2-4/7----------------
G||--x-----0-x-0-0-x-----x------x----7/9--x-----------------------
C||-------0----------5-7----------0----------------0h2------------
G||-------------4------------9-------------------------0----------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

                      Bar5
D||-----5----7----10---|7p5---------------------------------------
C||----4-4--5-5--7--7--|---5--4-7---2p0----2p0--------------------
G||--x----x----x-----x-|----x-0---x------x-0---x-----x----x-------
C||--------------------5----------------5-----5-----2----4--5-----
G||----5----7----9----------------------2-----2--0-4--0-2--2------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

                                                         
D||--------------------------------------------------------0------
C||----2p0---2p0-----0----0----0-----0-----------------0---2-----
G||--x-0---x-0---x----x----x----x-----x----x------------x--0-----
C||-------5---------4----5----7-----9-----4-/5-4p2p0-------2-----
G||-------2-------/5---/7---/9---/10---0-5---------4-5----0-------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------




Verse
      It’s of a fair and handsome girl
D||---------------------------------------------------------------
C||-------0-------------------------------------------------------
G||--x---0-----x---0--x---0---x---0-------------------------------
C||--------------2-------4-------5--------------------------------
G||---/5--------4-------2-------2---------------------------------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

      She’s all in her tender years
D||---------------------------------------------------------------
C||-------0----------------2--------------------------------------
G||--x---0-x-----0--x----0----x-----------------------------------
C||------------2--------------------------------------------------
G||----/5----4---------0--------/5--------------------------------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

      She fell in love with a sailor boy & it’s true that she loved him well
D||---------------------------------------------------------------
C||-------0----------------------------------0------0-------2-----
G||--x---0-----x---0--x---0---x---0---x----0---x--0----x---0------
C||--------------2-------4-------5--------------------------------
G||---/5--------4-------2-------2--------/5-----5--------0----4---
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

      For to go off to sea with him      like she did not know how
D||---------------------------------------------------------------
C||-------0----------------------------------0------0-------2-----
G||--x---0-----x---0--x---0---x---0---x----0---x--0----x---0------
C||--------------2-------4-------5--------------------------------
G||---/5--------4-------2-------2--------/5-----5--------0--------
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

    She longed to see that seaport town called Canadee-i-o 
                          Bar5
D||------5-----7-----10-----|-7p5---------------------------------
C||-----4-4---5-5---7--7----|-----5-----4-7-4---2p0-------0---0---
G||--x------x-----x------x--|--------x--0-----x-----x-2/5---x-0---
C||-------------------------5-------------------------2/5-----0---
G||-----5-----7-----9-----------------------------------------0---
C||---------------------------------------------------------------

Repeat with various fills in between verses
Repeat intro to finish.

Tags: nic jones, penguin eggs

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Author: MalcolmPaine
Category: Folk
Instrument: Guitar
Views: 17,002
Created: 6 years ago
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