Farewell to the gold by Paul Metsers arr. Nic Jones

How to play Nic Jones' arrangement of this song as on his album, Penguin Eggs (available from Nic's website (www.molliemusicrecords.co.uk).

This is played in Open F tuning: CFCFAC
Nic uses his characteristic percussive technique using the back of his middle finger snapped against the string. I will put up a lesson of this soon, but there are also some good tutorials of this such as that by Sam Carter on YouTube.
Chord tabs: 

Chord names are approximate, based on the open tuning. Tuning CFCFAC
Nic uses his percussive technique using the back of the middle finger. You can see the rhythm on my YouTube version of this song. The link is included in the lesson. 

F
C||---|---|---|---|-•-|
A||---|---|-•-|---|---|
F|O---|---|---|---|---|
C||---|---|---|---|---|
F|O---|---|---|---|---|
C|X---|---|---|---|---|

C/E
C|O---|---|---|---|---|
A||---|---|-•-|---|---|
F||---|-•-|---|---|---|
C|O---|---|---|---|---|
F|X---|---|---|---|---|
C||---|---|---|-•-|---|

G7sus2
C|O---|---|---|---|---|
A|O---|---|---|---|---|
F|O---|---|---|---|---|
C||---|-•-|---|---|---|
F||---|-•-|---|---|---|
C|X---|---|---|---|---|

Dm7
C|O---|---|---|---|---|
A||-•-|---|---|---|---|
F|O---|---|---|---|---|
C||---|-•-|---|---|---|
F||---|---|---|---|---|
C|X---|---|---|---|---|

•= fret here
O= let ring open
X = mute or don’t play string


F        C/E         G7        C/E
Shotover river, your gold it’s waning 
Dm7                  C/E         F
It’s years since the colour I’ve seen 
But it’s no use just sitting and Lady Luck blaming 
So I’ll pack up and make the break clean 

Chorus
C/E             C/E       F       C/E
Farewell to the gold that never I found 
C/E            F                        C/E
Goodbye to the nuggets that somewhere abound 
          F        Dm            F         C/E
For it’s only when dreaming that I see you gleaming 
     Dm           C/E        F
Down in the dark, deep underground
The song is originally by Paul Metsers - though Nic actually recorded it before he did. The original is on Metsers' album 'Caution to the Wind,' recorded in 1981.

Tags: nic jones, paul metsers

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Author: MalcolmPaine
Category: Folk
Instrument: Guitar
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Created: 6 years ago
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