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This song consists of a rhythm guitar part (played by Chris Goss on the studio recording) and one badass lead guitar part (courtesy of Dave Catching) with a Westerny feel to it. I'm tabbing this out on an acoustic guitar, listening to a version from one of Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli's acoustic sets so these lead guitar licks represent that more than the studio. There are many little fills played on the lead guitar throughout this song. I've provided a few of these little riffs but, in my opinion, it's a lot more fun to just improvise along with the rhythm. I've left a scale down below that seems to workout alright to do this.

Standard Tuning

These below are the only two chords in the song and they are repeated over and over and over again.


Rhythm Guitar Bm G|--------------------|---------------------||--------------------|---------------------||-4~--4-4~--4~--4-4~-|---------------------||-4~--4-4~--4~--4-4~-|--5~--5-5~--5~--5-5~-||-2~--2-2~--2~--2-2~-|--5~--5-5~--5~--5-5~-||--------------------|--3~--3-3~--3~--3-3~-| d u d d u d d u d d u d


I like to start out playing the song with the chords above and then jump into this below. A good time to do this is when "one day a ship comes in" is sang for the second time, almost a minute into the song.

Bm G|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-|--3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-||-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-|--4~---4-4~---4-4~---4-4~---4-||-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-|--5~-x-5-5~-x-5-5~-x-5-5~-x-5-||-2~-x---2~-x---2~-x---2~-x---|--5~-x---5~-x---5~-x---5~-x---||-----------------------------|--3~-x---3~-x---3~-x---3~-x---| d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u



Lead Guitar Riffs|---2~--------------||-3-----5--3--5-----||----------------4~-||-------------------||-------------------||-------------------|



|-2-2-2------------||-------5--3--5----||----------------4-||------------------||------------------||------------------|



|---2~-----------------||-3-----5--3h5---------||--------------3b4r3h4-||----------------------||----------------------||----------------------|



|----------||-----3-0~-||-2h4------||----------||----------||----------|



|-5p3----------||-----5-3b4r3~-||--------------||--------------||--------------||--------------|


The numbers at the top of the diagram are the fret numbers starting with "0", which is open-string. The "o" markings are the playable notes for this scale.


C Lydian Scale 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9...E |o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|B |o|o|-|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|G |o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|-|o|o|D |o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|A |o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|E |o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|


And finally...


BmWhen the willow bends towards the end of day GAnd twilight falls again BmTo the funny sound that a blackbird makesGTwilight falls again BmAs no good reason remains, I'll do the same GThinking of you Bm G One day a ship comes in, one day a ship comes in BmBut I can't say how or when G BmBut I know somewhere a ship comes in everyday There is no morphine, I'm only sleeping GThere is no crime to dreams like this BmAnd if you could take something with you GIt would be bright
This song consists of a rhythm guitar part (played by Chris Goss on the studio recording) and one badass lead guitar part (courtesy of Dave Catching) with a Westerny feel to it. I'm tabbing this out on an acoustic guitar, listening to a version from one of Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli's acoustic sets so these lead guitar licks represent that more than the studio. There are many little fills played on the lead guitar throughout this song. I've provided a few of these little riffs but, in my opinion, it's a lot more fun to just improvise along with the rhythm. I've left a scale down below that seems to workout alright to do this.

Standard Tuning

These below are the only two chords in the song and they are repeated over and over and over again.


Rhythm Guitar Bm G|--------------------|---------------------||--------------------|---------------------||-4~--4-4~--4~--4-4~-|---------------------||-4~--4-4~--4~--4-4~-|--5~--5-5~--5~--5-5~-||-2~--2-2~--2~--2-2~-|--5~--5-5~--5~--5-5~-||--------------------|--3~--3-3~--3~--3-3~-| d u d d u d d u d d u d


I like to start out playing the song with the chords above and then jump into this below. A good time to do this is when "one day a ship comes in" is sang for the second time, almost a minute into the song.

Bm G|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-|--3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-3~---3-||-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-|--4~---4-4~---4-4~---4-4~---4-||-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-4~-x-4-|--5~-x-5-5~-x-5-5~-x-5-5~-x-5-||-2~-x---2~-x---2~-x---2~-x---|--5~-x---5~-x---5~-x---5~-x---||-----------------------------|--3~-x---3~-x---3~-x---3~-x---| d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u d d u



Lead Guitar Riffs|---2~--------------||-3-----5--3--5-----||----------------4~-||-------------------||-------------------||-------------------|



|-2-2-2------------||-------5--3--5----||----------------4-||------------------||------------------||------------------|



|---2~-----------------||-3-----5--3h5---------||--------------3b4r3h4-||----------------------||----------------------||----------------------|



|----------||-----3-0~-||-2h4------||----------||----------||----------|



|-5p3----------||-----5-3b4r3~-||--------------||--------------||--------------||--------------|


The numbers at the top of the diagram are the fret numbers starting with "0", which is open-string. The "o" markings are the playable notes for this scale.


C Lydian Scale 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9...E |o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|B |o|o|-|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|G |o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|-|o|o|D |o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|A |o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|E |o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|o|-|o|-|o|


And finally...


BmWhen the willow bends towards the end of day GAnd twilight falls again BmTo the funny sound that a blackbird makesGTwilight falls again BmAs no good reason remains, I'll do the same GThinking of you Bm G One day a ship comes in, one day a ship comes in BmBut I can't say how or when G BmBut I know somewhere a ship comes in everyday There is no morphine, I'm only sleeping GThere is no crime to dreams like this BmAnd if you could