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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:14 pm 
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Hello,

So far this is the basic version I've worked out for The Last Living Rose on guitar.
Hopefully somebody who is more musical can use this as a template and improve upon it! It's a bit dodgy in places, but its ok for strumming along (and/or wailing along :laugh: ).

The Last Living Rose
[Capo on 5th fret] Standard tuning
Chords used:
Em: 022xxx
G5: 32xxxx
C: x32010
D: xx0232

Verse: Em, G5, C, G5
Up until the ‘fog rolling down behind the mountains’ bit : C G5 C G5
At the end of the word ‘captains’ back to Em G5 C G5
Again at the ‘past the Thames River glistening like gold’ play C G5 C G5
Up to ‘hastily sold’ at which point continuously strum C
On the first ‘nothing’ continuously strum D until after she shouts second ‘Nothing!’
Straight back to Em, G5, C, G5 x 4

For the bridge:
D, C, G5
Let me watch night fall on the river
D, C, G5
The moon rise up and turn us silver
D, C, G5
The sky move, the ocean shimmer
D, C (stay on C...)
The hedge shake
The last living rose
Em, G5, C, G5 (to the end)
Quiver

I haven't worked out the notes being played over the chords at the end, but I may add them if I can. Or as I said, some virtuoso can feel free to sweep in and correct this version!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:19 pm 
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I play it the same way :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:47 pm 
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I play it the same way


Ok good stuff. Have you had any luck figuring out the notes played over the last part?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:05 pm 
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Hmmm I usually figure out and play chords as if I were a folky nerd but I'll try to do that for you ;)


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--7-----------------------------------------------|
D|----10-9-10-9-7----------------------------------|
A|-----------------10-7-8-7------------------------|
E|---------------------------10-12-10-8-8----------|

I think those are the notes. Sometimes you have to repeat some of them in groups of two but the rhythm is easy to learn.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Yay for folky nerds! :wink: Thanks a lot!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:11 pm 
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thanks :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:11 pm 
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Hi all,

I'm a new member of the garden forum ! A french fan of PJ Harvey ! :shades:

Is it possible to have the 'strumming' and rythm for the guitar part of this very cool nice song : the last living rose

A video lesson made by a good guitar player will be a great too ! There is nothing available on youtube or other website.

Thanks a lot for this tab !

A.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:03 pm 
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Thank you for this tab! This is such a fun song to play along to, it may be my favorite on the whole album. I am horrendous at figuring out chords by ear so this is very helpful. I think, just based on watching videos of Polly playing it, that the C is a C/G throughout.


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