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Cavatina Tab
E-|---Author:-Stanley-Myers/John-Williams----------|
B-|---Transcription-by:Christian Liang-------------|
G-|---E-Mail:christian.liang@gmail.com-------------|
D-|---http://www.chrisliang.com--------------------|
A-|------------------------------------------------|
E-|---Enjoy!---------------------------------------|


Cavatina (Theme to the Deer Hunter) by Stanley Myers/ Johan Williams (1930-1993)

Stanley Myers is best known for Cavatina (1970), an evocative guitar piece that served 
the signature theme for Michael Cimino's 1978 film "The Deer Hunter".
The piece had been recorded by classical guitarist John Williams, long before the film 
made it famous. It had originally been written for piano
but at Williams' invitation, Myers re-wrote it for guitar and expanded it.


3/4 Standard Tuning. 67 Total Bars. Play slowly. You will need to be precise in landing 
chords.


Bar 7 is a tough.

[7] VII.................................
E|-----7--9============================-|
B|--10----------------10----------------|
G|--------------9-----------9-----------|
D|--------7*----------------------7*----|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--7==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4  1  3     2     4     2     1
    1     1
R   m  a  m     i     m     i     p
    p     p


Bar[7]
Hold the barre chord on the 7th as tight as possible to double suspend the bass and 
note (High and Low E).
The real difficulty (*) is pressing way down on the barre chord to produce a clear sound 
the D string. Keep practising your left hand grip with your index and the
thumb on the neck.

Bar[41]-[45]
longest span of barred chords. A dark sounding series of arpeggios and some tight 
chords.

------
legend
------
==== suspend/hold note
/ slide
p pull off
h hammer on


----------------------------------------------------------------
Cavatina (Theme to the Deer Hunter) by Stanley Myers (1930-1993)
----------------------------------------------------------------


[1]
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------5-----------------|--------------------5-----------------|
G|--------------4-----------4-----------|--------------4-----------4-----------|
D|--------6-----------------------6-----|--------6-----------------------6-----|
A|--------------------------------------|--7==================================-|
E|--0==================================-|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L         3     1     2     1     3        4     3     1     2     1     3

R   p     i     m     a     m     i        p     i     m     a     m     i


[3]                                        VI..................................
E||-7==================================-|--7==================================-|
B||-------------------5-----------------|--------------------9-----------------|
G||*------------4-----------4-----------|--------------8-----------8-----------|
D||*------6-----------------------6-----|--------6-----------------------6-----|
A||-------------------------------------|--6==================================-|
E||-0==================================-|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     3     1     2     1     3        2     1     3     4     3     1
                                           1
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        a     i     m     a     m     i
    p                                      p


[5] IX.........................................................................
E|--------9============================-|--------------------------------------|
B|--10-12-------------10----------------|--------------------10----------------|
G|--------------9-----------9-----------|--------------9-----------9-----------|
D|--------11----------------------11----|--------11----------------------11----|
A|--------------------------------------|--9==================================-|
E|--9==================================-|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   2  4  1     1     2     1     3        1     3     1     2     1     3
    1     3
R   i  m  a     i     m     i     i        p     i     m     a     m     i
    p

[7] VII........................................................................
E|-----7--9============================-|--------------------------------7-----|
B|--10----------------10----------------|-----------------------------------10-|
G|--------------9-----------9-----------|--------------------8-----------------|
D|--------7-----------------------7-----|--------------7-----------7-----------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------9-----------------------9-----|
E|--7==================================-|--7==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4  1  3     2     4     2     1        1     3     1     2     1     1  4
    1     1                                                              3
R   m  a  m     i     m     i     p        p     i     m     a     m     a  m
    p     p                                                              p


[9]
E|--7==================================-|--------------------------------5p-4--|
B|--------------------9-----------------|--------------------3-----------------|
G|--------------8-----------8-----------|--------------4-----------4-----------|
D|--------9-----------------------9-----|--------6-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--0==================================-|--0==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     3     2     4     2     3              4     2     1     2     4  3

R   a     i     m     a     m     i        p     p     i     m     i     a
    p


[11]II..................................   II..................................
E|--4==================================-|--2===============================-0--|
B|--------------------2-----------------|--------------------2-----------------|
G|--------------2-----------2-----------|--------------2-----------2-----------|
D|--------2-----------------------2-----|--------4-----------------------4-----|
A|--0==================================-|--5==============================-----|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   3     1     1     1     1     1        1     3     1     1     1     3
                                           4
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        a     i     m     a     m     i  a
    p                                      p


[13]
E|--2==================================-|--0==================================-|
B|--------------------0-----------------|--------------------0-----------------|
G|--------------0-----------0-----------|--------------0-----------0-----------|
D|--------0-----------------------0-----|--------2-----------------------2-----|
A|--------------------------------------|--3==================================-|
E|--3==================================-|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1                                      3     2                       2
    2
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        a     i     m     a     m     i
    p                                      p

[15]                                       II..................................
E|--0==================================-|--------------2-----------------------|
B|--------------------0-----------------|--------------------------4-----------|
G|--------------2-----------2-----------|--------------2-----4-----2-----------|
D|--------4-----------------------4-----|--------4-----------------------4-----|
A|--2==================================-|--2==================================-|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     4     2           2     4        1     3     1     4     4     3
                                                       1           1
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        p     i     a     i     m     i
    p                                                  i           i


[17] Ending 1
E|--0==================================-|--------------------0-----4-----5----||
B|--------------------------------------|--0-----------0----------------------||
G|--2-----------1-----------------1-----|--------1---------------------------*||
D|--------4-----------1-----2-----------|------------------------------------*||
A|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
E|--0==================================-|-------------------------------------||
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   2     4     1     2     2     1              1                 1     2

R   a     i     m     i     i     m        m     i     m     a     m     i
    m
    p


[19] Ending 2
E|--0==================================-|--0-----------0-----4-----7-----11-/--|
B|--------------------------------0-----|--------0-----------------------------|
G|--2-----------1-----------1-----------|--------------------------------------|
D|--------4-----------2-----------------|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--0==================================-|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   2     4     1     2     1                                1     4     4

R   a     i     m     i     m     a        a     m     a     m     i
    m
    p

[21]IX...................................................................
E|--12=================================-|--12===========================-11p9--|
B|--------------------9-----------------|--------------------9-----------------|
G|--------------9-----------9-----------|--------------9-----------9-----------|
D|--------9-----------------------9-----|--------9-----------------------9-----|
A|--------------------------------------|--9==================================-|
E|--9==================================-|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     1     1     1     1     1        4     1     1     1     1     3  1
    1                                      1                             1
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        a     i     m     a     m     a
    p                                      p                             p


[23]                                       VII.................................
E|--9-----11p12-11----------------------|--------------------------9-----7-----|
B|--------------------11----------------|--------------------9-----------------|
G|--------------------------11----------|--------------8-----------------------|
D|--------------------------------9-----|--------9-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--7==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     3  4  4     3     2     3        1     3     2     4     4     1

R   a     m     a     m     i     i        p     p     i     m     a     m

[25]II..................................   VII.................................
E|--5==================================-|--------------7-----------------------|
B|--------------------2-----------------|--10----------------------7-----------|
G|--------------2-----------2-----------|--------------------8-----------------|
D|--------2-----------------------2-----|--------------7-----------7-----------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------9-----------------------9-----|
E|--2==================================-|--7==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     1     1     1     1     1        4     3     1     2     1     3
    1                                      1           1           1
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        m     p     a     i     m     p
    p                                      p           p           p

[27]
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------0-----2-----|
B|--9==================================-|--------------------3-----------------|
G|--------------------6-----------------|--------------4-----------------------|
D|--------------9-----------9-----------|--------2-----------------------------|
A|--------7-----------------------7-----|--------------------------------------|
E|--0==================================-|--0==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     1     3     2     3     1              1     3     2           1

R   a     i     m     a     m     i        p     i     m     a     m     i
    p


[29]II..................................   V...................................
E|--4==================================-|--5==================================-|
B|--------------------2-----------------|--------------------7-----------------|
G|--------------2-----------2-----------|--------------6-----------6-----------|
D|--------2-----------------------2-----|--------7-----------------------7-----|
A|--0==================================-|--5==================================-|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   3     1     1     1     1     1        1     3     2     4     2     3
                                           1
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        a     i     m     a     m     i
    p                                      p


[31]VI...................................
E|--6==================================-|--7==================================-|
B|--------------------7-----------------|--------0-----------7-----------0-----|
G|--------------6-----------6-----------|--------------8-----------8-----------|
D|--------8-----------------------8-----|--------------------------------------|
A|--7==================================-|--6==================================-|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     4     1     3     1     4        3           4     2     4
    2                                      1

R   a     i     m     a     m     i        a     m     i     m     i     m
    p                                      p


[33]
E|--7==================================-|--12=================================-|
B|--------0-----------7-----------0-----|--------------0-----------0-----------|
G|--------------7-----------7-----------|--------0-----------9-----------0-----|
D|--0==================================-|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--8==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   3           1     2     1              4                 2
                                           1
R   a     m     i     m     i     m        a     i     m     i     m     i
    p                                      p


[35]
E|--12----8-----8-----10----10----7-----|--7-----8-----8-----------7-----8-----|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------------10----------------|
G|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--10----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|--9-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--7-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     1     1     3     3     1        1     2     2     4     1     2
    3
    2
    1
R   a     i     m     i     m     i        m     i     m     i     m     i
    m
    i
    p


[37]
E|--12----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G|--9-----5-----5-----7-----7-----4-----|--4-----5-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------------7-----4-----2-----------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------3-----|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     1     1     3     3     1        1     2     4     1     1     2
    1

R   m     i     m     i     m     i        m     i     i     m     i     m
    p


[39]
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------2-----------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------2-----------2-----------|
G|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------2-----------------------2-----|
A|--2-----0-----------------------0-----|--1==================================-|
E|--------------3-----2-----3-----------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1           2     1     2              1     2     3     4     3     2

R   i     i     p     p     p     p        p     i     m     a     m     i

[41]II..................................   III.................................
E|--------------------2-----------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------3-----------------------|--------------------3-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------|--------------3-----------3-----------|
D|--------4-----------------------------|--------3-----------------------3-----|
A|--2-----------------------2-----4-----|--5-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------2-----------------|--4==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     3     2     1     1     3        3     1     1     1     1     1
                      1                    2
R   p     i     m     a     p     p        i     i     m     a     m     i
                      p                    p


[43]I...................................   III.................................
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------3-----------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------4-----------4-----------|
G|--------------------------------------|--------3-----------------------3-----|
D|--3-----------1-----------1-----3-----|--5-----------------------------------|
A|--------1-----------1-----------------|--4==================================-|
E|--2-----------2-----------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     1     1     1     1     3        4     1     2     1     2     1
    2           2                          3
R   m     i     m     i     m     i        i     i     m     a     m     i
    p           p                          p


[45]VI.................................
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------0-----------------|
B|--------------------------------------|--------------0-----------0-----------|
G|--------------------------------------|--4==================================-|
D|--8-----------6-----------6-----8-----|--------2-----------------------2-----|
A|--------6-----------6-----------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--7==================================-|--4==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4     1     1     1     1     4        4     1                       1
    2                                      3
R   m     i     m     i     m     i        m     i     m     a     m     i
    p                                      p


[47]
E|--------------------0-----------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------0-----------0--------2--|--0==================================-|
G|--------------------------------------|--------------------2-----------------|
D|--------2-----------------------2-----|--------------1-----------1-----------|
A|--------------------------------------|--------2-----------------------2-----|
E|--4=======================------------|--2==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   3     1                       1  2     2     3     1     4     1     3

R   p     i     m     a     m     p  m     a     i     m     a     m     i
                                           p


[49]
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------0--------2--|--0==================================-|
G|--------------------2-----------------|--------------------1-----------------|
D|--------------1-----------1-----------|--------------0-----------0-----------|
A|--------2-----------------------2-----|--------2-----------------------2-----|
E|--2==================================-|--0==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   2     3     1     4     1     2  4           2           1           2

R   p     p     i     m     a     p   a    a     i     m     a     m     i
                            p              p


[51]
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------0-----------------|
B|--------2-----------------------------|--------------0-----------0-----------|
G|--------------2-----1-----------------|--------2-----------------------2-----|
D|--------------------------4-----2-----|--2-----------------------------------|
A|--0==================================-|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--2==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L         3     2     1     4     2        2     3                       3
                                           1

R   p     a     m     i     m     i        i     i     m     a     m     i
                                           p


[53]II......................               II..........I...........
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------4-----0-----------|--------------------------------------|
G|--------2-----------------------2-----|--2-----------1-----------------1-----|
D|--------------4-----------1-----------|--2-----4-----------1-----2-----------|
A|--2==================================-|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--0==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     1     3     4     1     2        1     3     1     1     2     1
                                           1
R   p     m     i     a     m     i        m     i     m     i     i     m
                            p              i
                                           p

                                          CODA
[55]             BAR[3]-[10] then coda    II..................................
E|--------------------0-----4-----5-----|--4==================================-|
B|--0-----------0-----------------------|--------------------2-----------------|
G|--------1-----------------------------|--------------2-----------2-----------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------2-----------------------2-----|
A|--------------------------------------|--0==================================-|
E|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L         1                 1     2        3     1     1     1     1     1

R   m     i     m     a     m     i        a     i     m     a     m     i
                                           p


[57]II...................................
E|--2=============================---0--|--2==================================-|
B|--------------------2-----------------|--------------------0-----------------|
G|--------------2-----------2-----------|--------------0-----------0-----------|
D|--------4-----------------------4-----|--------0-----------------------0-----|
A|--5==================================-|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--3==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     3     1     1     1     3        1
    4                                      2
R   a     i     m     a     m     i  a     a     i     m     a     m     i
    p                                      p

[59]                                       II...................................
E|--0==================================-|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------0-----------------|--5==================================-|
G|--------------0-----------0-----------|--------------------2-----------------|
D|--------2-----------------------2-----|--------------2-----------2-----------|
A|--3==================================-|--------4-----------------------4-----|
E|--------------------------------------|--2==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   3     2                       2        4     3     1     1     1     3
                                           1
R   a     i     m     a     m     i        a     i     m     a     m     i
    p                                      p


[61]II..................................
E|--------------2-----------------------|--0==================================-|
B|--------------------------4-----------|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------2-----4-----2-----------|--2-----------1-----------------1-----|
D|--------4-----------------------4-----|--------4-----------1-----2-----------|
A|--2==================================-|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--0==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   1     3     1     4     4     3        2     4     1     2     2     1
                1           1
R   p     i     a     i     m     i        a     i     m     i     i     m
                i           i              m
                                           p

[63]                                       IV..................................
E|--------------------0-----4-----7-/---|--11-------------12-------------------|
B|--0-----------0-----------------------|--9==================================-|
G|--------1-----------------------------|--9==================================-|
D|--------------------------------------|--9==================================-|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|--9==================================-|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L         1                 1     4        4              4
                                           1
                                           1
                                           1
                                           1
R   m     i     m     a                    p down strum   a

[65]II..................................   II..................................
E|--------------------------------------|--------2--4--2-----------------------|
B|--4--------------5===================-|--5-----------------5================-|
G|--2==================================-|--2==================================-|
D|--2==================================-|--4==================================-|
A|--4==================================-|--2==================================-|
E|--2==================================-|--------------------------------------|
 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
L   4              4                       4     1  3  1     4
    1                                      1
    1                                      3
    3                                      1
    1
R   p down strum   a                       p     i  m  a     i

[67]
E|--0==================================-|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--2-/---4============================-|
D|--4-/---6============================-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--0==================================-|
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L   1
    3
R   a
    m
    i
    p
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About the artist behind Cavatina Tab:

Stanley Myers (October 6, 1930 – November 9, 1993), was a prolific British film composer who scored over sixty films. Born in Birmingham, as a teenager Myers went to the prestigious King Edward's High School in Edgbaston, a suburb of Birmingham.

He is best known for Cavatina (1970), an evocative guitar piece that served as the signature theme for Michael Cimino's 1978 film The Deer Hunter, and for which Myers won the Ivor Novello Award. A somewhat different version of this work, performed by John Williams, had appeared in The Walking Stick. And yet another version had lyrics added. Cleo Laine and Iris Williams, in separate recordings as He Was Beautiful, helped to make Cavatina become even more popular. The piece is far more difficult to play than it looks or sounds. A notable cover of this song was recorded by John Mayer and can be found on seeqpod.

Myers also wrote incidental music for a 1964 serial in the television series Doctor Who, and the theme for the BBC's Question Time.

During the 1980s, Myers worked frequently with director Stephen Frears. His score for Prick Up Your Ears (1987) won him a "Best Artistic Contribution" award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Myers died of cancer in 1993.



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