Arthur McBride and the Sargeant

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Level: Intermediate     Tuning: Csus2 ( CGCGCD )

I love the melody to this traditional song. This is my arrangement inspired by Martin Carthy’s classic rendition. There is a more common version of this tune which is somewhat prettier and more melancholy. But I’ve always felt Carthy’s more aggressive musical reading of it, especially given the nature of the confrontation, seems more appropriate.

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… is an award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist and the 2003 U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion. He combines an eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music with a warm vocal style, tilted sense of humour and down to earth stage presence to provide a refreshing performance experience for music lovers in general. Definitely not just for “guitar geeks”.

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