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    Default Tabs for obscure Planxty song

    Hi everyone, this is my first post on here, I've been playing Mando for about six months and really loving it. I was wondering if any of you might know where I can get tabs for the Planxty song Yarmouth Town. I can only find the song on YouTube and trying to learn the mandolin part by ear is nigh on impossible for me at this point. Any directions would most certainly be appreciated!

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    Registered User Seatosky's Avatar
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    Default Re: Tabs for obscure Planxty song

    Dont know how much help this is, but i got this with some enthusiastic googling

    It says the rest of the song is just the chords

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    Hmm. That doesn't seem to be the same as the original song. Maybe I'm just too inept to play it correctly? Thanks anyway!

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    Registered User Martin Jonas's Avatar
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    Default Re: Tabs for obscure Planxty song

    That's the problem with tabs -- in the absence of standard notation there is no useful rhythmic information. I haven't tried the tabs linked above, but I can hear from the Youtube video that Andy is indeed playing an intro consisting of a three-bar phrase repeated three times, and then switches to strummed chords. The song is in 4/4, but the tabs have 11 notes in the first bar which need to be fitted into those four beats. Play around a bit with the phrasing to see which notes belong to which beat.


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