The Bright New Year


Tabbed by Jamie Phillips (jamiephillips22@hotmail.com) Artist: Bert Jansch Track title: The Bright New Year Album: Birthday Blues Tuning: EADGBE A really nice little ditty this one and easy to play, too. There are actually many ways to finger this, I tabbed it as it sounds played to me on the recording. But experiment with the fingers and frets used. It is also possible to play it barred at the 5th fret, and if you find the stretch from the low G to the high B difficult, you can actually play this tune with a capo at the 5th fret if you drop the low E to a D. The rhythm is basically 4/4 with a swing 8th feel. Watch for the bar of 3 in the intro though. The asterisks are a guide. Intro: Beat:* * * * * * * * E||---------------0-------5----0--|-----------1-------0----------| B||-------------------------------|----------------------3----1--| G||-------2--5--------------------|------------------------------| D||-------------------------------|--------------0---------------| A||--0---------------2------------|--3---------------------------| E||-------------------------------|------------------------------| Verse: * * * * * * * E----------------|-------0-------0-------5----0--| B-------0--------|-------------------------------| G----------------|----------5--------------------| D----------------|-------------------------------| A----------------|--0---------------2------------| E--3-------------|-------------------------------| * * * * * * * * E-----------1-------0-------0--|----------------------------------| B----------------------3-------|-------3--1------------3----------| G------------------------------|---------------4----------4----5--| D--------------0---------------|--2---------------0---------------| A--3---------------------------|----------------------------------| E------------------------------|----------------------------------| * * * * * * * * E----------0----7-------5--3----0--|----------------------------------| B-------3--------------------------|-------3--1----4-------3--1-------| G----------------------------------|----------------------------------| D----------------------------------|------------------------------/7--| A--0-------------------------------|--0---------------1---------------| E------------------3---------------|----------------------------------| * * * * * * * * E-------0-------0-------5----0--|-----------1-------0----------| B-------------------------------|----------------------3----1--| G----------5--------------------|------------------------------| D-------------------------------|--------------0---------------| A--0---------------2------------|--3---------------------------| E-------------------------------|------------------------------| * * * * E--------------------|| B-------0------------|| G--------------------|| D--------------------|| A--------------------|| E--3-----------------|| TAB guide: / = slide up from below