"Killiecrankie"
From the Album "Under Cover" by Big Country

This is a traditional Scottish song to a traditional Scottish tune.
The lyrics were altered by Robert Burns in the 18th century.
This arrangement is by Big Country.

Tabbed by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - April 2008

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Guitar solo;

To make this easier to tab and to read I've used the following shorthand;
9 = 9th fret
0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

         F#m               A                  E                 Dmaj7
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|----------------------2-2h4-4---2h4|
G|-----9s1-1---1-3-3h4-1-------------|------9s1-1---1-3-3h4---------4----|
D|9s1-4------4-----------3h4-4-1-4sd-|9s1-4-------4----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

          Bm                  A                     D             E          F#m
E|----2-2h4-4-2h4p2-------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|2h4---------------4-2---2-2h4-2h4p2---2sd-|-------------------2-------------------|
G|----------------------4-------------4-----|-----9s1-1---1-3-4---3h4p3p1h3--9s1rrrr|
D|------------------------------------------|9s1-4------4------------------4--------|
A|------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

 

      A               F#m
Where hae ye been, sae braw ma lad?
      E               Dmaj7
Where hae ye been sae brankie O?
      A               F#m      D
Where hae ye been sae braw ma lad?
    E           Dmaj7
Cam ye by Killiecrankie O?

 

   A                  F#m   D
If you had been, where I hae been
   E               Dmaj7
Ye wouldnae be sae cantie O
   A                 F#m   D
If you had seen, what I hae seen
       E              Dmaj7    F#m
On the Braes of Killiecrankie O

 

  A                 F#m
I faught at land, I faught at sea
   E                Dmaj7
At hame, I faught my auntie O
  A             F#m    D
I met the devil and Dundee
    E              Dmaj7
The Braes of Killiecrankie O

 

   A                  F#m   D
If you had been, where I hae been
   E               Dmaj7
Ye wouldnae be sae cantie O
   A                 F#m   D
If you had seen, what I hae seen
       E              Dmaj7    F#m
On the Braes of Killiecrankie O

 

Guitar solo;

To make this easier to tab and to read I've used the following shorthand;
9 = 9th fret
0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
5 = 15th fret
6 = 16th fret
7 = 17th fret
h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

         F#m               A                  E                 Dmaj7
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|----------------------2-2h4-4---2h4|
G|-----9s1-1---1-3-3h4-1-------------|------9s1-1---1-3-3h4---------4----|
D|9s1-4------4-----------3h4-4-1-4sd-|9s1-4-------4----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

          Bm                  A                     D             E          F#m
E|----2-2h4-4-2h4p2-------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|2h4---------------4-2---2-2h4-2h4p2---2sd-|-------------------2----------------|
G|----------------------4-------------4-----|-----9s1-1---1-3-4---3h4p3p1h3--9s1-|
D|------------------------------------------|9s1-4------4------------------4-----|
A|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

 

       F#m                     A                 E                   Dmaj7
E|----------------------------------------|----2-4--4-2h4p2--2-4-6-4h6p4---4-------------|
B|---------------------------5s7-4h7p4--4-|2s4-------------4-------------7---5-4h5p4---4-|
G|-----9s1-1-3-4-3h4p3p1h3------------6---|------------------------------------------6---|
D|9s1-4-------------------4---------------|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

 

  Bm                     A      
E|-------------------------------------|
B|4b5b4-2-4-2-0h2p0--0-0h2--2-0--------|
G|-----------------1------------4rrrrr-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

 

       D                         E          
E|---9-9h2p9-9h2p9-9h2p9-9h2p9-9h2p9-9h2p9-9h2p9-9h2p9-9-|
B|0s2-------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

 

A                 F#m
Bauld Pitcur, got in a furr
   E              Dmaj7
An Claver's got a clankie O
   A            F#m    D
Or I hae fed, an Athole gled
    E              Dmaj7  
The Braes of Killiecrankie O

 

   A                  F#m   D
If you had been, where I hae been
   E               Dmaj7
Ye wouldnae be sae cantie O
   A                 F#m   D
If you had seen, what I hae seen
       E              Dmaj7    F#m
On the Braes of Killiecrankie O

 

Guitar solo;

To make this easier to tab and to read I've used the following shorthand;
9 = 9th fret
0 = 10th fret
1 = 11th fret
2 = 12th fret
3 = 13th fret
4 = 14th fret
h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
sd = slide down
r = let ring (sustain)

         F#m               A                  E                 Dmaj7
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|----------------------2-2h4-4---2h4|
G|-----9s1-1---1-3-3h4-1-------------|------9s1-1---1-3-3h4---------4----|
D|9s1-4------4-----------3h4-4-1-4sd-|9s1-4-------4----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

 

          Bm                  A                     D             E          F#m
E|----2-2h4-4-2h4p2-------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|2h4---------------4-2---2-2h4-2h4p2---2sd-|-------------------2----------------|
G|----------------------4-------------4-----|-----9s1-1---1-3-4---3h4p3p1h3--9s1-|
D|------------------------------------------|9s1-4------4------------------4-----|
A|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

 

   A                  F#m   D
If you had been, where I hae been
   E               Dmaj7
Ye wouldnae be sae cantie O
   A                 F#m   D
If you had seen, what I hae seen
       E              Dmaj7    F#m
On the Braes of Killiecrankie O

 

   A                  F#m   D
If you had seen, where I hae been
   E               Dmaj7
Ye wouldnae be sae cantie O
   A                 F#m   D
If you had seen, what I hae seen
       E              Dmaj7    F#m
On the Braes of Killiecrankie O

 

Chords:

CHORD | E A D G B E
A     | 0 0 2 2 2 0
Bm    | 2 2 4 4 3 2
D     | 2 0 0 2 3 2
Dmaj7 | 5 5 7 6 7 5
Dmaj7 | 2 0 0 2 2 2
E     | 0 2 2 1 0 0
F#m   | 2 4 4 2 2 2