"Highland Scenery" by Big Country

From the soundtrack of the movie "Restless Natives".
Also on the B-side of "Look Away" 2 x 7" single and the
album "Restless Natives and Rarities".

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - May 2005

For more info about Big Country visit www.bigcountry.co.uk

Comments and corrections welcome!

 

h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

 

Acoustic guitar;

    A           D       E           A        A           D       E           A
E|--------------2-5-2------------------------------------2-5-2---------------------|
B|222-222-5-2-2-3-3-3---------------2-5-2--222-222-5-2-2-3-3-3---------------2-5-2-|
G|222-222-2-2-2-------111-111-4-1-1-2-2-2--222-222-2-2-2-------111-111-4-1-1-2-2-2-|
D|--------------------222-222-1-1-1----------------------------222-222-1-1-1-------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

  F#m         E           D           A
E|---------------------------------------|
B|----0rr-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|--2-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-2--|
D|4-------4-----4-----4-----4-----4---2--|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

Solo 1 (electric guitar);

To simplify this part I've used the following short-hand;

0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
5 = 15th fret
6 = 16th fret
7 = 17th fret

 

      F#m        A      D          F#m    F#m        A      D           A
E|----9-2-9h2p9---------4-7-4h7p4---------4-7-4h7p4-------------------------|
B|0h2----------2-0rr-4h7---------7-4rr-4h7---------7-4rr----0-4-0h4p0---0rr-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------9h1----------1-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Acoustic guitar (no shorthand);

    A           D       E           A        A           D       E           A
E|--------------2-5-2------------------------------------2-5-2---------------------|
B|222-222-5-2-2-3-3-3---------------2-5-2--222-222-5-2-2-3-3-3---------------2-5-2-|
G|222-222-2-2-2-------111-111-4-1-1-2-2-2--222-222-2-2-2-------111-111-4-1-1-2-2-2-|
D|--------------------222-222-1-1-1----------------------------222-222-1-1-1-------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

  F#m         E           D           A
E|---------------------------------------|
B|----0rr-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|--2-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-2--|
D|4-------4-----4-----4-----4-----4---2--|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

 

Solo 1 (electric guitar) (shorthand as above);

      F#m        A      D          F#m    F#m        A      D           A
E|----9-2-9h2p9---------4-7-4h7p4---------4-7-4h7p4-------------------------|
B|0h2----------2-0rr-4h7---------7-4rr-4h7---------7-4rr----0-4-0h4p0---0rr-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------9h1----------1-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Acoustic guitar;

    A           D       E           A     F#m         E           D           A 
E|--------------2-5-2------------------------------------------------------------|
B|222-222-5-2-2-3-3-3---------------2-5-2-----0rr-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
G|222-222-2-2-2-------111-111-4-1-1-2-2-2---2-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-2--|
D|--------------------222-222-1-1-1-------4-------4-----4-----4-----4-----4---2--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 1 (shorthand as above);

      F#m        A      D          F#m    F#m        A      D           A
E|----9-2-9h2p9---------4-7-4h7p4---------4-7-4h7p4-------------------------|
B|0h2----------2-0rr-4h7---------7-4rr-4h7---------7-4rr----0-4-0h4p0---0rr-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------9h1----------1-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Margo's Theme (shorthand as above);

  A E   F#m    D A   E    D     E    F#m  A       E        D   F#m      E   D   E
E|9-2-9-2-9h2p9-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------0-0-2s4-2----2h4-2sd---0h2-0rr-2-2s4-2h4p2------4-2h4p2------------|
G|----------------------4-4--------9h1-------------------4-1-4--------4-1-9-1s3-3-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
         I've never met a robber before.
                 It's like Rob Roy, isn't it.
                          There's one legend that says the heros aren't dead at all,
                                      just sleeping underneath the hills,
                                              and one day they'll come back.
                                                                    Like ghosts?

(no shorthand);

NB. The seagull sounds are produced by scratching the D string with the edge of the
plectrum. Add some delay, reverb, distortion and chorus. Scratch away from the bridge
and at different positions on the string to get different sounds.

  A   E    F#m      D     A           Am        Am        Dm      D       E
E|9rr-12-9-12-9h12p9------17b19b17-----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------10rr--------------13b15b13-----------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------12b14b12-----assorted seagull sounds-------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Something like that.
    Do you believe in ghosts?

 

Solo 2 (shorthand as above);

    A        D       E          A       A          D     E          A
E|-------------9-------------------------------------9--------------------|
B|-------0---0---0----------------0------------0---0---0--------------0---|
G|999-999-99----------------9---9---9---999-999-99--------------9---9---9-|
D|-------------------999-999-99--------------------------999-999-99-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 3 (shorthand as above);

  F#m       E      D         A  
E|9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------|
B|----------2---2--0rr---0-------|
G|-------------------------1-9rr-|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

 

Solo 1 (shorthand as above);

      F#m        A      D          F#m    F#m        A      D           A
E|----9-2-9h2p9---------4-7-4h7p4---------4-7-4h7p4-------------------------|
B|0h2----------2-0rr-4h7---------7-4rr-4h7---------7-4rr----0-4-0h4p0---0rr-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------9h1----------1-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 2 (shorthand as above);

    A        D       E          A       A          D     E          A
E|-------------9-------------------------------------9--------------------|
B|-------0---0---0----------------0------------0---0---0--------------0---|
G|999-999-99----------------9---9---9---999-999-99--------------9---9---9-|
D|-------------------999-999-99--------------------------999-999-99-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 3 (shorthand as above);

  F#m       E      D         A  
E|9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------|
B|----------2---2--0rr---0-------|
G|-------------------------1-9rr-|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

 

Solo 2 (shorthand as above);

    A        D       E          A       A          D     E          A
E|-------------9-------------------------------------9--------------------|
B|-------0---0---0----------------0------------0---0---0--------------0---|
G|999-999-99----------------9---9---9---999-999-99--------------9---9---9-|
D|-------------------999-999-99--------------------------999-999-99-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 3 (shorthand as above);

  F#m       E      D         A  
E|9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------|
B|----------2---2--0rr---0-------|
G|-------------------------1-9rr-|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

 

Solo 1 (shorthand as above);

      F#m        A      D          F#m    F#m        A      D           A
E|----9-2-9h2p9---------4-7-4h7p4---------4-7-4h7p4-------------------------|
B|0h2----------2-0rr-4h7---------7-4rr-4h7---------7-4rr----0-4-0h4p0---0rr-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------9h1----------1-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Solo 2 (shorthand as above);

    A        D       E          A       A          D     E          A
E|-------------9-------------------------------------9--------------------|
B|-------0---0---0----------------0------------0---0---0--------------0---|
G|999-999-99----------------9---9---9---999-999-99--------------9---9---9-|
D|-------------------999-999-99--------------------------999-999-99-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 3 (shorthand as above);

  F#m       E      D         A   F#m       E      D         A
E|9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------|
B|----------2---2--0rr---0-----------------2---2--0rr---0-------|
G|-------------------------1-9rr--------------------------1-9rr-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 2 (shorthand as above);

    A        D       E          A       A          D     E          A
E|-------------9-------------------------------------9--------------------|
B|-------0---0---0----------------0------------0---0---0--------------0---|
G|999-999-99----------------9---9---9---999-999-99--------------9---9---9-|
D|-------------------999-999-99--------------------------999-999-99-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 3 (shorthand as above);

  F#m       E      D         A   F#m       E      D         A
E|9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------|
B|----------2---2--0rr---0-----------------2---2--0rr---0-------|
G|-------------------------1-9rr--------------------------1-9rr-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 2 (shorthand as above);

    A        D       E          A       A          D     E          A
E|-------------9-------------------------------------9--------------------|
B|-------0---0---0----------------0------------0---0---0--------------0---|
G|999-999-99----------------9---9---9---999-999-99--------------9---9---9-|
D|-------------------999-999-99--------------------------999-999-99-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 3 (shorthand as above);

  F#m       E      D         A   F#m       E      D         A
E|9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------|
B|----------2---2--0rr---0-----------------2---2--0rr---0-------|
G|-------------------------1-9rr--------------------------1-9rr-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 1 (shorthand as above);

      F#m        A      D          F#m    F#m        A      D           A
E|----9-2-9h2p9---------4-7-4h7p4---------4-7-4h7p4-------------------------|
B|0h2----------2-0rr-4h7---------7-4rr-4h7---------7-4rr----0-4-0h4p0---0rr-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------9h1----------1-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

Solo 2 (shorthand as above);

    A        D       E          A    
E|-------------9----------------------|
B|-------0---0---0----------------0---|
G|999-999-99----------------9---9---9-|
D|-------------------999-999-99-------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

 

Solo 3 (shorthand as above);

  F#m       E      D         A   F#m       E      D         A
E|9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------9rr-2-9-9---9--------9---------|
B|----------2---2--0rr---0-----------------2---2--0rr---0-------|
G|-------------------------1-9rr--------------------------1-9rr-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

  F#m       E     D         A
E|4rr-7-4-4---4-----------------|
B|----------7---7-4rr-7-4-------|
G|------------------------6-4rr-|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

 

Chords:

CHORD | E A D G B E
A     | 0 0 2 2 2 0
Am    | 0 0 2 2 1 0
Dm    | X X 0 2 3 1
D     | 2 0 0 2 3 2
E     | 0 2 2 1 0 0
F#m   | 2 4 4 2 2 2