The River Bank


Tabbed by Jamie Phillips (jamiephillips22@hotmail.com) Artist: Bert Jansch Track title: The River Bank Album: Crimson Moon Tuning: EADGBE This is a fine example of Berts recent offerings and features electric guitar, percussion and harmonica. But it's also great with just guitar and vocals. Here I've tabbed the verse, chorus, instrumental and ending; the intro is just the 1st part of the verse. He plays the instrumental run quite haphazardly so I tabbed it the best I could - time it freely. Though you'll probably use your own style of flurry in here. The song's in 4/4 with the odd bar of 2/4; the asterisks are a guide to the beats. Rhythm: 4/4 (2/4) Verse: Beat:* * * * * * * * E||--5--------5-----7-------|--8--7-----5-------------| B||-----5-------------------|-----------------5-------| G||--------5-----------5----|--------5-----------5----| D||-------------------------|-------------------------| A||--0-----------0----------|--0-----------0----------| E||-------------------------|-------------------------| * * * * * * * * E-------1h0------3-----0--|-------0---------0----| B-------------------------|-----------------1----| G-------2-----------0-----|-----------------2----| D--0----------------------|-------2--------------| A-------------3-----------|--0---------3---------| E-------------------------|----------------------| * * * * * * * * * * E-------1h0------3-----0--|------------|-------------------------| B-------------------------|-------1----|--0-------------0--------| G-------2-----------0-----|------------|----------0-----------0--| D--0----------------------|-------2----|-------2-----------2-----| A-------------------------|--0---------|-------------------------| E-------------3-----------|------------|--0----------0-----------| 1st time: * * * * * * * * * * * * E-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------| B-----------------------|----------------0--------|--0h-1-----------------| G-----------------------|----------2-----------2--|-----------------------| D-----------------------|-------2-----------2-----|--------2---------2----| A-------2-b3-r2---------|--0----------0-----------|--0----------0---------| E--1---------------3----|-------------------------|-----------------------| 2nd time: Chorus: * * * * * * * * * * * * E-----------------------|-------1h0------3-----0--|-------0--------------| B--0h-1-----------------|-------3-----------------|----------------------| G-----------------------|-------2-----------0-----|----------------------| D--------2--------------|--0----------------------|-------2--------------| A--0----------0----3----|-------------------------|--0---------0----3----| E-----------------------|-------------3-----------|----------------------| * * * * * * * * E-------1h0------3-------|--8--7-----5-------------| B-------3----------------|-----------------5-------| G-------2-----------0----|--------5-----------5----| D--0---------------------|-------------------------| A------------------------|--0-----------0----------| E-------------3----------|-------------------------| * * * * * * * * E-------1h0------3-----0--|-------0--------------| B-------3-----------------|----------------------| G-------2-----------0-----|----------------------| D--0----------------------|-------2--------------| A-------------3-----------|--0---------0----3----| E-------------------------|----------------------| * * * * * * * * * * E-------1h0------3-----0--|------------|-------------------------| B-------3-----------------|-------1----|--0-------------0--------| G-------2-----------0-----|------------|----------0-----------0--| D--0----------------------|-------2----|-------2-----------2-----| A-------------------------|--0---------|-------------------------| E-------------3-----------|------------|--0----------0-----------| * * * * * * * * E----------------------|-------------------------| B-------1----0---------|----------------0--------| G-----------------0----|----------2-----------2--| D----------------------|-------2-----------2-----| A-------3----2---------|--0----------0-----------| E--1--------------3----|-------------------------| Instrumental break: * * * * * * * * * * * * E-------------------------|---------------------|-----------10------------| B--0h-1----5-\3--1--------|-------6-b7----------|--7\-5/-7--------7-------| G-------------------2--0--|---------------------|--7\-5/-7----------------| D-------------------------|--0------------------|--------------------7----| A--0----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------| E-------------------------|---------------------|-------------------------| * * * * * * * * * * * * E----------5------------|--7--0--5-------7p-5----|-------5-------------| B---------------5-------|------------------------|-------6-b7----------| G-------5----------5----|-----------5------------|---------------------| D-----------------------|------------------------|--0------------------| A--0--------------------|------------------------|---------------------| E-----------------------|------------------------|---------------------| * * * * * * * * E-----------10------------|-----------------------| B--7\-5/-7--------7-------|----------9------------| G--7\-5/-7----------------|---------------7-------| D--------------------7----|-------9----------9----| A-------------------------|-----------------------| E-------------------------|--0--------------------| Play freely (and roughly!) E--7--0--4--0--3p-2p-0--------0--------------------------------| B---------------------------------1p0--------------------------| G--------0--------------1p-0-----------2-1----1----------------| D---------------------------------2p0-------2---2--------------| A--------------------------------------3-2--0---0h-1p-0-----0--| E--------------------------------------------------------3-----| E--------------0-2p0-----0----------------------------| B---------------------3-----------------0-----0h-1----| G---------1--------------------------2-----2----------| D-------0-------------------------2-------------------| A-----2------------------------0----------------------| E--0--------------------------------------------------| Ending; play freely E-----------------------2--------2--2------------|| B-----------------------------3-----3------------|| G--2-----0-----0--------------------0------------|| D-----2-----2-----2-----------------2------------|| A--------------------0--------------0------------|| E------------------------------------------------|| TAB guide: h = hammer on, p = pull off / = slide into from below \ = slide down to from above b = bend note up into next note r = release from bend into note