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Sporting Life Blues Tab
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From: Allyn Dimock 
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 1995 12:26:00 -0400
Subject: TAB: v/dave_van_ronk/sporting_life_blues.tab  Yes: it really is /v/

Sporting Life Blues                                     trad. arr Dave Van Ronk

Transcription and data entry by Allyn Dimock with Dave's permission ("sure go
ahead, I stole them all myself" in front of Passim's, fall 1994).  Probably
plenty of mistakes for you to fix: this is a mix of what I scribbled down
while listening, and what fell more naturally under my fingers later.

This version from "Your Basic Dave Van Ronk" Kicking Mule 177 (currently (1995)
available on cassette, no CD re-release yet). See recording for lyric and tune.

Intro and second break:

         1 D
E--------|--------------------------------|-------0-----------3-5s6-|
B-7-8s9--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---6-7-----|-------7---7-------------|
G-7-9s10-|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-------7-5-|-------5---5-------4-5s6-|
D-0------|----------0---------------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|
A--------|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
D--------|-0------------------0-----------|-0-----------0-----------|
  |        |        |         |     |       |     |     |     |

3 G                                  (Gm)             D           B7
E-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------|-------5-----------------|-2---------------2-------|
B-----------------6br-3---|-3---------3-----3-3-5-6-|-----------------0-------|
G-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------4-|-------4---3-------------|-----2-----------2-----1-|
D-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----1-----1-----|
A-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------2-------------|
D-5-----------0-----------|-5-----------5-----------|-0-----------------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |

6 E9          A13           D
E-2---0-------2---0-------|-------2---3-----4-------|-----------------------5-|
B-------------2---2-----3-|-------1---3-----3-------|-10--7-----------8-----7-|
G-1-----------0---0-----2-|-------2---4-----4-------|-----------------6-------|
D-------2-----2-----2-----|-------0-----------------|-------9---7-----7-------|
A-----------0-------------|-------------------------|-------------0-----------|
D-2-----------------------|-0---------------------0-|-------------------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |


Verse (more or less, varies)
1
E--------------------------|-------------------------|-----3-------------3----|
B--------------------------|-------------------------|-----3-------------3---3|
G-------7----------7-7-----|-------------------------|-----4-----4-------4---3|
D-0-----0------7-----7-----|-0-----0-----0-----0-----|-0-----5-----------5----|
A-----------0--------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
D------------------------0-|-----2-----3-----4-----5-|-------------5----------|
  |     |      |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |


E-------------------------|-----------------2-------|-0---------------0-------|
B-------3h5p3-----------3-|-------3---------0-------|-----------------2-----3-|
G-------3-----------3---2-|-------2-----2---------1-|-------------2---------2-|
D-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----1-----1-----|-------2-----2-----2-----|
A-------------------------|-----------2-------------|-----------0-------------|
D-5-----------5-----------|-0-----------------------|-2-----------------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |


E-------2---3-----4-------|-------------------------||
B-------1---3-----3-----3-|-10--------------8-------||
G-------2---4-----4-------|-----7-----------6-------||
D------------(0)----0-----|-------9---7-----7-------||
A-------------------------|-------------0-----------||
D-0-----------------------|-------------------------||
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |

Break

E/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-7-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----|-----7-------7---5-------|
B/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-9-|-10101010101010101010----|---------0---------8-----|
G-------------------------|-------------------------|-----7-7---7-------------|
D-------0-----------0-----|-------0-----------0-----|-5-----------------5-----|
A-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-0-----------0-----------|-0-----------0---------5-|-------------5---------5-|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |


E-----5-3-----5---3-------|-----------------7-------|-----0-----------2-0-----|
B-----3-----3-3---3-3h5-7-|-------7-8-9-10----------|-------3---3-----2-2---3-|
G---------4---4---3-------|-------------------8-----|-----1---4-------0-0---2-|
D-5-----5-----------0-----|-------0-----------9-----|-------------------------|
A-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------0-----------|
D-------------5-----------|-0-----------9---------2-|-------2-----------------|
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |

E-------2---3-----4-------|-------------------------||
B-------1---3-----3-------|-10--------------8-------||
G-------2---4-----4-------|-----7-----------6-------||
D-------------------0-----|-------9---7-----7-------||
A-------------------------|-------------0-----------||
D-0-----------------------|-------------------------||
  |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |

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Dave Van Ronk - Sporting Life Blues Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Sporting Life Blues Tab:

Dave Van Ronk (June 30, 1936 – February 10, 2002) was a folk singer born in Brooklyn, New York, who settled in Greenwich Village, New York City, and was nicknamed the "Mayor of MacDougal Street."

He was best known as an important figure in New York City during the acoustic folk revival of the 1960s, but his work ranged from old English ballads to Bertolt Brecht, rock, New Orleans jazz, and swing. He is often associated with blues but he pointed out at concerts that he actually had only a limited number in his repertoire. He became known for performing instrumental ragtime guitar music, and he was an early friend and supporter of Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Patrick Sky, Phil Ochs and Joni Mitchell, among many others.

Van Ronk died of cardio-pulmonary failure while undergoing post-operative treatment for colon cancer in a New York hospital.[1]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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