Canadee-i-o

(Trad. arr. Nic Jones)
Tabbed by: unknown

CAVEAT: This is not a note-for-note transcription, but will provide the basic riffs and chords for the piece, and you can then smooth out the rough parts yourself.  Also, I haven't figured out the percussive effects i.e., the rhythmic tapping.  I don't know if he's tapping on the guitar body, strings, or floor.  Maybe someone who's seen him play can answer that.  I will say, however, that it is a very difficult piece to learn and play with any semblance to Nic's inimitable style.

 Guitar tuned CGCGCD (low to high). (Note: on the recording, Nic actually tunes down to BbFBbFBbC, where `Bb' denotes B flat.)
 
Chords:  (Note: I have no idea what the proper chord names are, so I mostly identify them by random labels.  Perhaps someone can supply the correct names.)

 

002020    - A
005500    - B
050000    - C
054000    - D
075000    - E
097000    - F
0(10)0000 - G
0(10)9000 - H
00999(10) - I
077777    - J
00007(10) - K
055555    - L

Guitar Intro  (This, or parts of it, repeat throughout the song).
 
      C          E          F        H A
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------2--
C------------0----------0---------0----------0--------------------------0--- 2-0------
G--0-----------0----------0---------0----------0----------------------0----- ----0----
C---------4-----------5---------7----------9-------0-4---5-4--0-----0------- 2--------
G----0/5---------5/7--------7/9-------9/10-------5-----5--------4-5-------5- ---------
C--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------
 
              J                            A          B
D--3--5-----------------7--5---5----------------------------0------------2-3 --5------
C-----------0--7-----7-------5-----0-2-4-5-4-2-2\0----0-------0--0----0----- ---------
G---------0--------7--------------------------------0----5------------------ ---------
C-------0--------7---------------0-----0-----2-----------5----------0------- ---------
G-----5--------7--------5------0---------------------------------5---------- --5------
C--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------
 
 
D------0------------7-9--10--10--10-5--0/2--------------------------2-3/5--- ---------
C----0----7------7--------0----------------0------0--2/4/5\4--2---0--------- --0--7---
G--0-----------7----------0--------------------0---------------------------- 0----7---
C------------7------------0------------0-----0----0-------------2---------0- -----7---
G---------7---------------0-----------------------------------0---------0--- -----7---
C--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------
 
                                                            D        E K
D--------7-9-10-----10-10--5--0/2-----------------------------5--------7---- ----10---
C------7--------------------------0------2/4/5\4--2------0--4---4----5---5-- --7------
G----7------------0-------------------0--------------0------------0--------0 ---------
C--7------------0-------------------0-------------0----2----0--------0------ --0------
G-------------0---------0-----0--------------------------------------------- ---------
C--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------
 
 
        L
D-----------7/5---------5-------------------0---------------------0--------- ---------
C---7----5------5----4-----4--2--0----0--------0--2--0-----0--0-----0--2---- --0------
G-----0-----------5----------------0--5--5--------0----0/2----5-5------0--0/ 2--------
C-----------------------------2-------5-----------2-----------5--------2---- ---------
G--------5-----------5--------0--------------------------------------------- ---------
C--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------
 
 
 
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------
C---------0--------0--------0---------0---------------------------0--------- ---------
G-------0--------0--------0---------0---------------------------0----------- ---------
C-----4--------5--------7--------10----------4---4/5\4\0------0-----0/2----- ---------
G---5--------7--------9--------9---------0-5---5----------4-5-----------0--- ---------
C--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------