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Graeme Connors - Sicilian Born (Chord)
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SICILIAN BORN
Written by Graeme Connors

4 beats per chord            RIFF RIFF2 WALK LICK are melodic
` = 4 beats                  figures described in TAB below
(capo at fourth fret)

INTRO:
A-RIFF  `  A-RIFF2  `

A-RIFF  `  A-RIFF2  `
                      He was Si-

VERSE:
A             `                    D*                  A
cilian born a fisherman's son came over in twenty-three
A                       `              `                   E-WALK
Worked like a dog for a couple of years  then sent for his fam'ly well he
D                          A6/C#
Worked on the docks and he worked on the railways he
Bm                           A
Worked 'til his back was gone  bought a
D                A6/C#              E*               A-RIFF  `
Semi-detached in Erskineville moved in and paved the lawn      well his

VERSE:
A                   `             D*                   A
Three boys grew and married young blonde and blue-eyed girls and
A                      `                   `              E-WALK
Soon enough there were grandkids comin' to look in on his world and
D                  A6/C#                Bm7                     A
They were fair and blue-eyed too and to him they all looked the same if
   D                   A6/C#
Si-cilian blood flowed through their lives you'd only
E*                    A-RIFF  A-WALK
Know it by their last name      and he

CHORUS:
D                   A                    E                  A
Never talked in his native tongue and he never talked about goin' home and he
D                A                 E                         E-LICK
Told me once the reason why he said  home's not where you're born
E                 `                    A-RIFF  `
  Home is where a man's prepared to die          he out-

VERSE:
A                   `     D*             A
lived his wife Maria  she died in eighty-two
A                     `            `                  E
  And for a long time after he was lost for what to do
D                       A6/C#      Bm7               A
  He'd sit alone at the window and doze the days away  so
D                A6/C#       E*                      A-RIFF  A-WALK
I didn't see him much anymore  unless he happened to wave      still he

CHORUS:
D                   A                    E                  A
Never talked in his native tongue and he never talked about goin' home and he
D                A                 E                         E-LICK
Told me once the reason why he said  home's not where you're born
E                 `                    A-RIFF  A-WALK
  Home is where a man's prepared to die

INTERLUDE:
D  `  A  `  E  `  A-RIFF  `
                            Well I

VERSE:
A                  `             D*                 A
Went up North on a two week spell  about a month ago  and to
A                `             `                       E-WALK
My surprise when I came home I found his place had sold  I
D                          A6/C#  Bm7                 A
Called the other neighbours    to find out where he'd gone they said
D                A6/C#                  E*           A   A-WALK
He packed up and just went back to wher-ever he came from  and he

CHORUS-LONG:  (fade on repeat)
D                   A                    E                  A
Never talked in his native tongue and he never talked about goin' home and he
D                A                 E                         E-LICK
Told me once the reason why he said  home's not where you're born
E                         E-LICK
  Home's not where you're born
E                 `                    A  A-WALK
  Home is where a man's prepared to die     and he

================================================================================

CHORDS:
    A(verse)  D*  E   D  A6/C#  Bm7  A
E|--5---------2---0---2---2------2---0--|
B|--2---------3---0---3---2------3---2--|
G|--2---------2---1---2---2------2---2--|
D|--2---------4---2---0---2------4---2--|
A|--0-------------2-------4------2---0--|
E|----------------0---------------------|

E*
  Ensemble sound is a ii-V-I progression  Bm7 E7 A
  but guitar appears to play E-chord throughout.
A(verse)
  2nd-fret barre is held for the D-chord which also forms
  the basis for the ad lib fills.
  Middle finger reaches down to the 6th-string to continue
  the descending bass-line.

   D         A6/C#     Bm7       A         D         A6/C#     E*
D|-0-------|---------|---------|---------|-0-------|---------|---------|
A|---------|-4-------|-2-------|-0-------|---------|-4-------|-2-------|
E|---------|---------|---------|----2--0-|---------|---------|-----0---|
                                 1 2+3 4                       1 2 3 4

Melodic figures are picked with the thumb and index finger.
E-WALK E-LICK are based on a live performance - they are
not in the original recording.

 A-RIFF             A-RIFF2            E-WALK         A-WALK
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4      1 + 2 + 3 + 4      1  2  3  4     1  2  3  4
E|-----------------||-----------------||-------------||-------------|
B|-2p0---0---2=====||-2p0---0---------||-0-----------||----2--3--5--|
G|-----2-----------||-----2-----2=====||-1--1--2--4--||-------------|
D|-2p0---0---2=====||-2p0---0---------||-2-----------||-------------|
A|-----4-----------||-----4-----4=====||-------------||----0--2--4--|
E|-----------------||-----------------||-0--0--2--4--||-------------|

 E-LICK
   1     2  +  3  +  4  +
E|----------2/.4--4\.2-p0--|  Only the notes indicated
B|-------------------------|  by the dot are picked
G|---------.2/-4-.4\-2-p1--|
D|-------------------------|       === = ringing notes
A|-------------------------|         p = pull off
E|-------------------------|         / = slide

ALTERNATE 'HIGH' RIFF
(actual frets)
   1  +  2  +  3  +  4        1  +  2  +  3  +   4   
E|-13\11-9--11----11/13====||-13\11-9--11----9========|
B|-------------------------||-------------------------|
G|-13\11-10-11----11/13====||-13\11-10-11----10=======|
D|-------------------------||-------------------------|
A|-------------------------||-------------------------|
E|-------------------------||-------------------------|


Waynus Of Uranus
March 2006
 
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