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Kasey Chambers - Rattlin' Bones (Tab)
Album: Rattlin' Bones (2008)
Submitter: waynusofuranus (89) on 7/12/08
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RATTLIN' BONES
Written by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson

Shane plays the guitar part with two capos:
The 5/6 capo at the third fret transposes the guitar-friendly
D-chords to the key of F while leaving the 6th-string open to
extend the range of the bass. A second capo at the first fret
allows the 6th-string to be played open sounding an F-note.
The sound can be duplicated with one capo using Drop-D tuning
but requires a fingering shift to play the G-chord.
Alternatively, use a 5/6 capo at Fret-2 dropping the key to E.

4 beats per chord      _ = hold Beat-1
` = 2 beats            . = Csus2 passing chord on Beat-4
(capo at third fret)

INTRO:
D5  `Dsus4  `Dm11  D5  `Dm7  `D7sus4

D5  `Dsus4  `Dm11  D5.  D5.

CHORUS:
D5               D5              A7sus4             D5
Smoke don't rise fuel don't burn sun don't shine no more
D5             D5                 A7sus4           D5
Late one night sorrow come 'round scratching at my door but I
D5               D5            A7sus4               D5
Cut my hands and break my back draggin' this bag of stones 'til they
D5              D5                       `A7sus4  `G5
Bury me down be-neath the ground with the dust and rattlin'

RE-INTRO:
D5   `Dsus4  `Dm11  D5  `Dm7  `D7sus4
Bones
D5  `Dsus4  `Dm11  D5.  D5.

VERSE:
D5               D5           A7sus4            D5
Left my home and left my love caught on a rusty nail
D5            D5              A7sus4            D5
Devil rose up heavy with gold my soul's not for sale then a
D5            D5              A7sus4               D5
Holy man in a house of God he offered me a book of prayer but when I
D5               D5            `A7sus4  `G5         D5
Left my home and left my love I left my  faith back there

CHORUS:
(as before)

RE-INTRO:
(as before)

VERSE:
D5               D5           A7sus4            D5
Shut my eyes and hang my head darkness makes no sound
D5            D5         A7sus4                D5
Climbin' up a bottleneck hurts on the way back down when a
D5                   D5           A7sus4                   D5
Sadness falls on the morning bird wonder what the day will bring but I
D5               D5             `A7sus4    `G5    D5
Shut my eyes and hang my head at least that bird can sing

CHORUS:
(as before)

TAG:
D5
Bones till they
D5_             N.C.                      N.C.
Bury me down be-neath the ground with the dust and rattlin'
(slightly slower)

OUTRO: (a tempo)
D5   `Dsus4  `Dm11  D5  `Dm7  `D7sus4
Bones
D5  `Dsus4  `Dm11  D5.  D5

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

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

CHORDS:                                                5/6 CAPO:
    D5  Dsus4  Dm11  Dm7  D7sus4  A7sus4  G5  Csus2          G5
E|-------------------------------------------------|     E|-----|
B|--3-----8-----3-----6-----3-------3-----3-----3--|     B|--3--|
G|--2-----7-----0-----5-----0-------0-----0-----0--|     G|--0--|
D|--0-----0-----3-----0-----0-------2-----0-----0--|     D|--0--|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0-----3-------0-----------3--|     A|-----|
D|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-------------5--------|   E-2|--3--|

Names are used for identification rather than descr i ption.
D-chords and A-chords are minor in the ensemble.

VERSE/CHORUS:
Basic strumming pattern:
   D5
   1   2   3 + 4 +
E|-----------------| - 1st-string muted
B|-----3-----3-3-3-|                       h = hammer-on
G|-----2-----2-2-2-|                       p = pull-off
D|-----0-----0-0-0-|                       ~ = slight bend and vibrato
A|-----------------|                       d = down-strum
D|-0-------0-------|                       u = up-strum
   d   d   d u d u

TAB shows loudest notes only - all chord-tones may ring.

INTRO:
   D5                Dsus4   Dm11      D5                Dm7     D7sus4
   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----8~----3---3-|-----3-----3-----|-----6~----3---3-|
G|-----2-------0h2-|-----7~----0---0-|-----2-------0h2-|-----5~----0---0-|
D|-----------------|---------0---3---|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|-------------3---|
D|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|

   D5                Dsus4   Dm11      D5          Csus2 D5          Csus2
   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +   1   2   3 + 4 +
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----3---3-|-----3-----3---3-|
G|-------                     -------|-----2-----2---0-|-----2-----2---0-|
D|-------     (as before)     -------|-------------0---|-0-------0---0---|
A|-------                     -------|---------0---3---|-------------3---|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|

Note the one-beat passing chord and moving bass-line in Bar-7-8.

Suggest keeping ring-finger on 2nd-string.
In the changes on Beat-3 the middle-finger waits until Beat-4 to
fret the alternate bass-notes at Fret-3.

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

Banjo part can be played on guitar with 1st-string tuned down to D.
5th-string would be tuned in unison with 3rd-string (same octave)
but it is not played although it sometimes rings. This part adds
the seventh to the D-chords and the minor-third to the A-chords.

TUNING:  5 4 3 2 1
         G D G B D

Played with fingers
(capo at third fret)
INTRO:
   D5                Dsus4   Dm11      D5                Dm7     D7sus4
                                                         D5
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-----------|
B|-----3-------1h3-|------ O /  -----|------ O /  -----|-----3---1-------|
G|-----2-----2-----|------  /   -----|------  /   -----|-------2---2-----|
D|-0-------0-------|------ /  O -----|------ /  O -----|-0-----------3~--|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

VERSE/CHORUS:
   D5                 Asus4              Asus4   G5        D5
   1   2   3 + 4 +    1   2   3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D|-----0-------0---||-----0-------0---||-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|
B|-----3-------1h3-||-----3-------1h3-||-----3-------3---|-----3---1-------|
G|-----2-----2-----||-----2-----2-----||---2---2---0---0-|-------2---2-----|
D|-0-------0-------||-2-------2-------||-2-------0-------|-0-----------3~--|
G|-----------------||-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|

Suggest little-finger on 2nd-string fret-3.

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

Electric guitar adds melodic figures at times hitting a low Eb with
vibrato and sliding up to F. This could be played either in Drop-D
tuning or in the key of G with all strings tuned a whole step down.
In the CMAA performance the player was in Drop-D tuning with a capo
at the third fret which cannot duplicate that low seventh.

Using Double-Drop-D tuning a solo performance can incorporate ideas
from all three instrumental parts.


Waynus Of Uranus
July 2008


April 2011 Corrected Banjo part and added Capo-fret-2 suggestion
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