Mo Ghrá Thú Tabbed by Richard J.M. Fry for Moira Green. (Best student ever) Verbatim, check notes and notations. There is much helpful information for interpreting this song, as well as an English translation for you non-Gaeileg/non- Irish speaking folk. The pronunciation is half the fun, so I'm not going to put that in here, heh. Ms. Fhearraigh's website: http://www.aoife.ie/ *This is quite a simple song Chords used in order: Em: 022000 Am: X02210 D: XX0232 G: 3X0003 Am6sus2: X02202 *This chord is not, by any means, required.* Capo 3 Key: G Minor (Chord are relative to the capo you know the drill.) Intro: Em Am D G Am D Em Am6sus2 Em Am Mo ghrá Thú, a Thiarna D G Mo neart Thú Am D Em Am6sus2-Em Mo ghrá Thú, a Thiarna Em Am D G Mo Dhia Thú mo charraig is mo dhídean Am G D Em Am6sus2 Mo sciath, adharc mo shlánaithe, mo dhún Em Am D G Glaoim ar an Tiarna dar dIeacht moladh Am G D Em Agus déarta mo shaoradh ó mo naimhde Em Am Mo ghrá Thú, a Thiarna D G Mo neart Thú Am D Em Am6sus2-Em Mo ghrá Thú, a Thiarna Em Am D G Go maire an Tiarna, is é mo charraig É Am G D Em Am6sus2 Go raibh Dia mo Shlánaitheoir á mhóradh Em Am D G Thug sé caithréim an dá Rí Am G D Em Agus nocht sé a ghrá dá ungthach Em Am Mo ghrá Thú, a Thiarna D G Mo neart Thú Am D Em Mo ghrá Thú, a Thiarna English Translation: Chorus: I love You, oh Lord You are my strength I love You, oh Lord You are my God, my rock and my shelter My shield, ark of my salvation, my strength I implore the Lord worthy of all praise And I'd like to see myself safe from my (Chorus) May the Lord prosper, He is my rock May God be adored, my Savior He gave victory to the two Kings And showed His love to those He anointed (Chorus) *Notes and Notations* 1. One of my students asked me to tab out this classical Irish hymn, (Psalm 18/Psalm 17 in the Irish bible, David's song to Elohim), which she heard at my NTIF performance, in turn an adaption of Ms. Fhearraigh's adaption found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbJVAsqtudo . What she wanted was the tablature well, I didn't tab it to begin with, so there in lies the rub. 2. This is not a song to be strummed. It is a delicate, quiet ballad that is meant to have the melody played along with the singer, so that is quite difficult to tab out in whole without sheet music. That being said, I have some brief items for how the record and fingerings work out. 3. For the melody whilst handling the G chord, you need to use the 3X0003 figure so as to play the melody with your remaining fingers. I find it easiest to hit the low G with my ring finger, as it also mutes the A string, and finger the high G with my pinky. 4. For the chorus melody, do not use the common Am fingering unless you are confident in your stretching. Instead, use this modified omitted Am chord: Am: X0X5X0 With that, you can play the high note melody on the E string without having to bend your pinky like a contortionist. 5. There are plenty of opportunities do play a Dsus4 to D motion at the end of every chorus and the middle/end of every verse. 6. On the recording, you might hear a subtle Am-Em at the end of every chorus and middle verse. To play this, use an Am6(sus2) chord, but only pluck the four highest strings, as if it were a D chord. 7. Have fun.