Subject: Swimming Ground Sent: 8/2/96 12:20 AM Received: 8/2/96 12:49 AM From: Peter.Nixon@uk.origin-it.com To: email@example.com Probably my favourite track of all time, and with definitely the catchiest guitar riff ever, Swimming Ground off 'Up on the Sun' goes something like this. Use reverb and a bit of chorus on the riff, to get the true 'Kirkwood' sound. The intro/riff is all single note stuff, so here's the strings/frets to hit for that;- 1) A2, A2-4 hammer on, B2 A4 A4-6 slide up and down to A2 G4 A2 2) A2, A2-4 hammer on, B2/B2 B3 A4 A2 A2-4 slide A2 Repeat 1), 3) A2, A2-4 hammer on, B2 B3 A4 A2, then up the scale G0/2/4 A2 and start from 1) again. Repeat this whole section, but end on A0 into the C major chord to start the vocal bit as follows; C F C G The sun is hot and beating down, Hot enough to melt the ground, C F G C A little water would do us good, The clouds 'd help us if they could, F (A bar chord at 8) C (E bar at 8) G (A@10) They'd send showers of pouring rain, Make everything wet again, C (E@8) F (A@8) G (A@10) C We could go and float around, In our favourite Swimming Ground. A (Repeated with A bar at 12) Best place I ever found, wasn't close to any town, A Was a little Swimming Ground, Everything just floated around. Then repeat guitar riff, into second verse. Middle bit goes F G A, F G C, F G A, F G and big C back to riff, all chords are A bar chords at frets 8,10,12. The guitar riff takes a bit of practice to get the hang of, vocal bits are fairly easy. Any comments/improvements, send mail to Peter.Nixon@uk.origin-it.com Peter Nixon, London, UK.