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Thread #10233   Message #2799445
Posted By: PoppaGator
30-Dec-09 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Arthur McBride (from Paul Brady)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Arthur McBride by Paul Brady
Buried in the middle of the "previous thread" mentioned above is a link to this page on Paul Brady's own website:

tab & lyrics for "Arthur McBride"

This is one of only two songs for which Brady provides tabs on this site; the other is his equally-famous version of "Lakes of Pontchartrain."

Brady uses two of the more common alternative tunings for these two songs: Open G ("Spanish") for McBride and Open D ("Vastapol") for Pontchartrain. I've seen others versions of tabs for these two songs using DADGAD and/or other tunings, some claiming to duplicate Paul Brady's arrangements, but think we can trust Mr. Brady himself to have provided us with the real thing.

(Of course, the tabs provide only one verse worth of transcription per song; listen to the recordings to pick up the minor variations that make each verse a little different from the others.)