The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18087   Message #177188
Posted By: Pinetop Slim
12-Feb-00 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: MD TAB
Subject: MD TAB
MD Tab, short for mountain dulcimer tablature. This is a spinoff from the help for lap dulcimore thread, in case lap dulcimore, mountain dulcimer, hog fiddle and skattling players care to share tunes. The numbered code ain't as much fun as learning by ear, but it might work:
Title: Aura Lee (tune to Love Me Tender, which gets a lot of play around my house on Valentine's Day).
Tuning: Mudcat Ionian (MI for short). Tune the fat string so it's not too loose and not too tight. Sound it at the fourth fret and match the tuning of the other strings to that tone. Code: Number represents fret number, slash (/) means either hold a beat or fill with an out-back strum: 0, 3, 2, 3, 4, 1, 4///
As the black bird in the spring
3, 2, 1, 2, 3///
By the wil-low tree
0, 3, 2, 3, 4, 1, 4///
Sat and piped I heard him sing
3, 2, 1, 2, 3///
Sing of Au-ra Lee
Chorus: 5///, 5///, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5///
Aura Lee, Aura Lee, girl of yel-low hair
5, 5, 6, 5, 4, 1, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3
Sun-light all a-round you came, flow-ers in the air