Travellers by Big Country - From the Album "Peace In Our Times"

Tab by Colin Dawson - colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com - August 2004

Updated May 2005 - Subtle changes to Parts 7 and 8.

This is my best shot at getting Stuart's guitar part down in tab
form - comments and corrections welcome!

Travellers is one of these tunes that sounds a lot more difficult
than it really is. Once you get the hang of it, you can play it
at a heck of a speed and it's still quite easy. Listen to the
way Big Country play it live on the BBC Live In Concert CD and
you'll see what I mean.

To make this part easier to tab, I've used;
X for the 10th fret
E for the 11th fret
T for the 12th fret
F for the 14th fret

h=hammer
p=pull
s=slide

 

Intro;
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|---0-0----0-0-|---0-0----0-0-|---0-0----0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|3s5-5--3s5-5--|3s5-5--3s5-5--|3s5-5--3s5-5--|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

 

Alternative Intro (live version)
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|
B|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|---0-0----0-0-|---0-0----0-0-|---0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|3s5-5--3s5-5--|3s5-5--3s5-5--|3s5-3-2-1--|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|

 

 

Part 1
E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3-3--|

 

E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3-3--|

 

Part 2 is much easier to play if you can use
your pinky to play the higher F (D string position 3).
If you're a 3 fingered player, you'll find this pretty
difficult. It's excellent practice to get that pinky
working though.

Part 2
E|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----|
B|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----|
G|-------------|-----0---0-|-------------|-----|
D|-0---0-0---0-|-0-0--3p0--|-0---0-0---0-|-0-0-|
A|--3p0---3p0--|0----------|--3p0---3p0--|0----|
E|1-----1------|--1-3------|1-----1------|--1--|

 

E|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|
G|-0---0-0---0-|-0---0-0---0-|
D|--3p0---3p0--|--3p0---3p0--|
A|-------------|-------------|
E|3-----3------|3-----3------|

 

Part 3
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
G|-00400700400-|-------------|-00500900500-|-------------|
D|5------------|-00400700400-|7------------|-00400700400-|
A|-------------|5------------|-------------|5------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
G|-00400700400-|-------------|-00500900500-|-------------|
D|5------------|-00400700400-|7------------|-00400700400-|
A|-------------|5------------|-------------|5------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

 

Part 4
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
G|-00500900500-|-00400700400-|-------------|-00400700400-|
D|7------------|5------------|-00400700400-|5------------|
A|-------------|-------------|5------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

 

E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
G|-00500900500-|-00400700400-|-------------|-00400700400-|
D|7------------|5------------|-00400700400-|5------------|
A|-------------|-------------|5------------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

 

Part 1
E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3-3--|

 

E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3-3--|

 

Part 2
E|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----|
B|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----|
G|-------------|-----0---0-|-------------|-----|
D|-0---0-0---0-|-0-0--3p0--|-0---0-0---0-|-0-0-|
A|--3p0---3p0--|0----------|--3p0---3p0--|0----|
E|1-----1------|--1-3------|1-----1------|--1--|

 

E|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|
G|-0---0-0---0-|-0---0-0---0-|
D|--3p0---3p0--|--3p0---3p0--|
A|-------------|-------------|
E|3-----3------|3-----3------|

 

Part 5
(See my notes at the top to decode this part of the tab)
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------|
G|-00900T00900|-00400700400|-00E00F00E00|-00400700400|
D|X-----------|5-----------|T-----------|5-----------|
A|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|

 

E|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------|
G|-00900T00900|-00400700400|-00E00F00E00|-00400700400|
D|X-----------|5-----------|T-----------|5-----------|
A|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|

 

Part 6
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------|
G|-00900X00900|-00700900700|-00500700500|-00400500400|
D|X-----------|9-----------|7-----------|5-----------|
A|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|

 

E|------------|------------|------------|------------|
B|------------|------------|------------|------------|
G|-00900X00900|-00700900700|-00500700500|-00400500400|
D|X-----------|9-----------|7-----------|5-----------|
A|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|

 

Part 1
E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3-3--|

 

E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3-3--|

 

Part 2
E|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----|
B|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----|
G|-------------|-----0---0-|-------------|-----|
D|-0---0-0---0-|-0-0--3p0--|-0---0-0---0-|-0-0-|
A|--3p0---3p0--|0----------|--3p0---3p0--|0----|
E|1-----1------|--1-3------|1-----1------|--1--|

 

E|-------------|------|
B|-------------|------|
G|-0---0-0---0-|-0---0|
D|--3p0---3p0--|--3p0-|
A|-------------|------|
E|3-----3------|3-----|

 

Parts 7&8 are the trickiest bits of the song. I'm not
sure whether the tab is quite right as it's difficult
to hear Stuart's guitar with all the other stuff going on.

Part 7
E|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|
G|---------0-2h4p2----0|---------0-4h5p4----0|
D|0h2h3h4s5-------33s5-|0h2h3h4s5-------33s5-|
A|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|

 

E|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|
B|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|
G|-------0-7h9p7----0|9-E-EhT-T-E-T|9hEp9---|--7-9-7h9p7-----0|
D|9hXhEsT-------99sT-|-------------|-----T-T|9----------9-9s7-|
A|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|
E|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|

 

Part 7
E|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---------------------|---------------------|
G|---------0-4h5p4----0|---------0-2h4p2----0|
D|0h2h3h4s5-------33s5-|0h2h3h4s5-------33s5-|
A|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|

 

E|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|
B|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|
G|-------0-7h9p7----0|9-E-EhT-T-E-T|9hEp9---|--7-9-7h9p7-----0|
D|9hXhEsT-------99sT-|-------------|-----T-T|9----------9-9s7-|
A|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|
E|-------------------|-------------|--------|-----------------|

 

Part 8
E|---------|---------|----------|---------|
B|---------|---------|----------|---------|
G|7h9p7---0|--------0|---------0|--------0|
D|-----9sT-|7h9p7----|9hXp9-----|7h9p7----|
A|---------|-----9sX-|-----TsF--|-----9sX-|
E|---------|---------|----------|---------|

 

E|---------|---------|----------|-------|------------|
B|---------|---------|----------|-------|------------|
G|7h9p7---0|--------0|---------0|-------|-0-0----0-0-|
D|-----9sT-|7h9p7----|9hXp9-----|7h9p7--|-----3s5-5--|
A|---------|-----9sX-|-----TsF--|-----9s|X-X---------|
E|---------|---------|----------|-------|------------|

 

Part 1
E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3-3--|

 

E|--------------|---------|-------------|---------3|
B|--------------|---------|-------------|---------0|
G|---0-0----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-|---0-0---0-0-|-0-0-----0|
D|3s5-5--3s5-5--|7-8-3-3--|-------------|---------0|
A|--------------|---------|1s3-3-1s3-3--|3-1------2|
E|--------------|---------|-------------|----3----3|

As a variation on the ending, try sliding the last G chord up
an octave leaving the open strings to ring, and then strike the
chord a second time an octave higher.