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Thousands are sailing , strumming pattern


(@crazyhorse)
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Hi everybody ,

I love this song so much but can't find the strumming pattern that suits .
Just now , I play it , one downtroke on each chord , but it' boring ...!

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=asbP_uQqEcw


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(@slejhamer)
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A Pogues classic!

For the verses, it's pretty much down-up-down-up strumming, in eighths, with emphasis on the 2nd and 4th beats.
d - u - D - U - d - u - D - U.

The strumming changes in the chorus; Chevron adds some 16th-note strums in the middle of each measure, sort of:

d - u - d - d-u-d-u-d - d - d (stroke direction)
e - e - e - s-s-s-s-e – e - e (duration; e = eighth, s = sixteenth)

Do you have GuitarPro? There's an excellent tab arrangement of that song at Ultimate Guitar.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


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(@crazyhorse)
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Thanks slejhamer , :D
I'm a Pogues fan too , Phil Chevron is also a good singer and his performance of " thousands are sailing " on the double CD
"Bringing it all back home " ( compilation ) is amazing .
Unfortunately , the guitar pro tab is no longer available at Ultimate guitar .


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(@slejhamer)
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Try this:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/p/pogues/thousands_are_sailing_guitar_pro.htm

I hate the pop-ups at that site, but can't complain too much.

If for some reason you can't get it, shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send it to you directly.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


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(@crazyhorse)
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It's ok , I got the GP file , last request : Is the following accurate ?

http://www.abc-tabs.com/cache/tab_fr_3646.htm


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Looks alright to me, but I didn't line it up against the GP version to compare. The GP version is probably more accurate, and incredibly detailed with all the other instruments. If you're just accompanying yourself singing, then the simpler chord chart is probably good enough.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


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(@crazyhorse)
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The simpler is OK to me , It's just to sing along , but the GP is very interesting , I'll try when I'm better at guitar ...!


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