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Graeme Connors - The Ringer And The Princess (Chord)
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THE RINGER AND THE PRINCESS
Written by Graeme Connors

4 beats per chord              Chart shows basic chord progression.
` = 4 beats                    Standard tuning ignoring '5' and 'sus2'
_ = hold Beat-1                will suit a simplified performance.
Drop-D tuning  DADGBE          Refer to TAB below for picking patterns
(capo at second fret)          and passing chords.

PICK-UP:
D5_
  Everybody called him

VERSE:
G5   `                            D5  `
Dingo  he didn't seem to mind the name  Aboriginal and
A          `                        D5   Dsus2
Asian blood  ran fifty fifty in his veins  with skin like saddle
G5     `                        D5   `
Leather  an inscrutable kind of smile  beneath the brim of his
  A    `                            D5  D5_
A-kubra  he had the dreaming in his eyes  she had a bloodline back to

VERSE:
G5    `                          D5  `
Europe  the boss's daughter Mary-anne  home for Christmas at the
A      `                           D5    Dsus2
Station  from a boarding school in Cairns  with such a perfect face and
G5    `                                  D5  Dsus2
Figure  the boys'd blush when she walked by    behind her back they called her
A       `                                  D5  Dsus2_
Princess  'cos she had the distance in her eyes  oh the Ringer and the

REFRAIN:
G       A                   D   Bm
Princess  the Dingo and the Deer  I'll tell you their
G    A(6)             D5  D5_
Story  if you want to hear  December rain fell with a

VERSE:
G5       `                       D5  `
Vengeance  from a cyclone in the gulf  bone-dry gullies turned to
A     `                            D5  Dsus2 
Rivers  and plains became a sea of mud   so the boss brought everyone to-
G5    `                            D5   `
gether  the family and the station hands  to open gates and knock down
A     `                               D5    Dsus2
Fences  and give the stock a fighting chance  well the Princess she was

VERSE:
G5       `                            D5  `
Out there  riding right alongside the men   leading horses up to
A     `                                D  Dsus2
Safety  tryin' to bring the stragglers in   'til she heard a wild com-
G5    `                           D   `
motion  a little further down the way   a mare was trying to cross a
A    `                                 D  Dsus2
Gully  and its foal was being washed a-way  now the young have always been im-

VERSE:
G5     `                            D5      `
pulsive  the Princess had no second thoughts  she rode her mount into that
A    `                             D    Dsus2
Gully  trying to save the drowning horse  but in the midst of the raging
G5    `                            D5  `
Waters  her pony lost its step and fell  and with her foot caught in the
A      `                             D5  Dsus2
Stirrup  the Princess disappeared as well  Dingo saw the whole thing

VERSE:
G5    `                             D5  `
Happen  and like a man possessed he rode  straight into that swollen
A    `                          D5  Dsus2
Gully  about a hundred yards be-low   and by the time the others
G5       `                             D   D5
Got there  all hope of finding her was gone  'til Dingo staggered from the
A    `                          D5  `
Water  with the Princess in his arms  oh the Ringer and the

REFRAIN:
G       A                   D   Bm
Princess  the Dingo and the Deer  I'll tell you their
G    A                D5  D5_
Story  if you want to hear  now the Princess owns the

VERSE:
G5     `                                 D5  `
Station  her Dad the boss has long since died  and although she never
A      `                       D5  Dsus2
Married  Dingo's always by her side  and still the gossips talk a-
G5       `                      D5   `
bout them  even after all these years  'bout the Ringer and the
A       `                   D5  `
Princess  the Dingo and the Deer  'bout the Ringer and the

TAG:
A       `                   D5  `  `  D5*
Princess  the Dingo and the Deer

================================================================================
TUNING:  6 5 4 3 2 1
Drop-D   D A D G B E

CHORDS:
    D5  G5  A  Dsus2  G   D   Bm  D5*
E|---------------0--------2-------5--|
B|--3---3---2----3----0---3---3---3--|
G|--2---0---2----2----0---2---4---2--|
D|--0---0---2----0----0---0---4---0--|
A|--0---x---0----0----x---0---2---0--|  x = mute
D|--0---5---2.---0----5---0-------0--|  . = Thumb

A(6)
  Violin adds sixth

================================================================================
PICKING PATTERNS
Thumb and finger parts have been separated in the TAB diagrams.

VERSE:
Eighth-notes bass with dyads on the up-beats and a simple syncopation.
A-chord uses an alternating bass note.
   G5                  D5                  A                 Right-hand
   1   +   2 e +       1   +   2 e +       1   +   2 e +     fingering:
E|-----------------| |-----------------| |-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----| |-----3-----3-----| |-----2-----2-----| - middle
G|-----0-----0-----| |-----2-----2-----| |-----2-----2-----| - index
 |                 | |                 | |                 |
D|-----0-------0---| |-----0-------0---| |-----2-------2---| -
A|-----------------| |-----------------| |-0---------------| - thumb
D|-5-------5-------| |-0-------0-------| |---------2-------| -

Full D major chord occasionally rings suggesting that Graeme is holding
the 1st-string at Fret-2. However, he throws in some rudimentary licks
using the open string - denoted Dsus2 in the chart.
Each lick is slightly different - two examples are given.
Right-hand fingers sometimes shift across to play the 1st-string and
other times the ring finger is used.

   Dsus2                             D     Dsus2
   3   + a 4 e +                     3   + a 4 e +
E|-0---------------| - ring      E|-2---------0-----| - middle
B|-------3---------| - middle    B|-------3---------| - index
G|-----------2-----| - index      |                 |
 |                 |              G|-----2-------2---| -
D|-----0-------0---| -           D|-----------------| - thumb
A|-----------------| - thumb     A|----------0------| -
D|-0-------0-------| -           D|-0---------------| -

REFRAIN:
Subtle mood change as the G-chord includes the major third.
Little-finger frets 6th-string ensuring bass rings throughout.
   G                       G6
   1   +   2 e +   3 e +   4 e +
E|---------------------------------|
B|-----0----(0)--------------------|   ( ) = in repeat only.  There may be some
 |                                 |         more treble notes... very quiet!!
G|-----0-------0-------------------|
D|---------0-----------0---0h2-----|
A|-----------------0h2-------------|    h = hammer-on with index finger
D|-5-------------------------------|

Another D-lick requiring the right-hand fingers to shift across.
A/C# is fretted with index-finger barre.
   D                       A/C#
   1   +   2 e +   3 e +   4   +
E|-----2-----------3p2-------------|    p = pull-off
B|-----3-----3-----3-----------2---|
 |                                 |
G|-----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|-----------------------------2---|
A|---------0-------0-------4-------|
D|-0-------------------------------|

Bm is not the usual barre chord
Middle-finger frets the 6th-string then moves to the 2nd-string.
Open 3rd-string occurs as the little-finger reaches for the G-chord.
   B5              Bm      Bm/A
   1   +   2   +   3 e + a 4 e + a
E|---------------------------------|
B|-----0-------0-----3-------3-----|
G|-----4-------4---------4-------0-|
 |                                 |
D|-----4-------4-------4-------4---|
A|-2---------------2--------0------|
D|---------4-----------------------|

TAG:
Slight variation of the D-lick from the refrain
   D
   1   +   2 e +   3 e + a 4 e +
E|-----2-----------3p2-------------|
B|-----3-----3-----3-----3---------|
 |                                 |
G|-----2-------2-------2-----------|
D|---------0-------------------0---|
A|-------------------------0h2-----|
D|-0---------------0---------------|


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