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/ Robert Plant / Fate of Nations (1993) / Calling to You guitar tab

From: holladay@engin.umich.edu (matthew m. holladay)

Here is my second (and probably last) post from Plant's
'Fate of Nations' album.  (Gotta love the cover of that
one).  This is the only song that really got a lot of 
airtime on the radio, so you might even recognize some
of it.  Let me know what you think.

>>>Disclaimer<<<
I don't play violin, so some fairly important parts are
missing.  I would try to tab it from violin to guitar, but
I have no idea how to get a sound out of my Strat that 
sounds anything like a violin.  Thus, I simply left the
violin parts out.  (Hey, we play guitar here anyway, so
who cares.  I think it still sounds okay.)


Robert Plant - 'Calling to You'                                                                               

This is as close as I can get to the intro.
If anyone knows an accurate version, please post it.

Intro rhythm 1
E-|----------5--7------0------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------3---------3--------------5--9---9s10s9--7--9--|
G-|------4-----------------------4--------4-----9---9s10s9--7--9--| Repeat
D-|---2-----------------------------2--2--------9---9s10s9--7--9--|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
Played with Intro rhythm 1 second time (minus last two chords)
E-|--0-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|----(0)---------------------------------------------------------|
G-|-----4b5rb4b5rb4b5rb4---2---------------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------2vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv---------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------0hhhhhhhhh-------|
                                                                               
Intro rhythm 2                                                                               
E-|---------------------------------------------------|
B-|--9--9--9s10s9--7--9----9-9--9--9--9s10s9--7--9----|
G-|--9--9--9s10s9--7--9----9-9--9--9--9s10s9--7--9----|
D-|--9--9--9s10s9--7--9----9-9--9--9--9s10s9--7--9----|
A-|---------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
Played with Intro rhythm 2 (first and only time)
E-|--0--------------------------------------|
B-|----(0)----------------------------------|
G-|-----4b5rb4b5rb4b5rb4----4b5rb4--2--4----|
D-|-----------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------|
                            
Then crash down into the riff that you here over and over again...

E-|------------------------------|
B-|------------------------------|   Repeat this as needed
G-|--1----1----1s2s1----0---1----|   throughout the song, usually
D-|--2----2----2s2s2----0---2----|   adding two quick E's as a pickup 
A-|--2----2----2s3s2----0---2----|   note when this phrase is repeated.
E-|------------------------------|
                                              
    If you have more than one person playing, there is also
    a guitar playing repeated eighth notes on the low E string
    during this part, as well as some subtle strumming on bar
    chords (E,F,D) hidden under this part.

That riff often leads into this part, also the chorus (here I have 
arranged a part played by several guitars into a single approximation)

E-|-------------------|
B-|------2---------2--|
G-|--2-2-2---2--2--2--|  Repeated several times
D-|--2-2-2---2--2--2--|  (4 times in the first case)
A-|--0-0-0---0--0--0--|
E-|-------------------|
                                                                               
The guitar previously playing the low E switches to an A
in that part as well.


Verse - repeat as needed                   

Played very chunky, with a clean accoustic strumming
E chords softly below it
E-|--------------------------|
B-|---------------------8vv--|
G-|--------------2------7vv--|
D-|--------------2------5vv--|
A-|--------------0-----------|
E-|--0----0--3b4-----0-------|
                                                                               
Played over the above at end of verse
E-|-----------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------------|
G-|--7--7--7-9-7-6-7----7--6-7-9----7-6b7rb6b7rb6ss4-2--|
D-|-----------------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
(As I said before: sorry, no violin parts)


Mini Solo (played over eighth notes on the low E)
                                                                               
E-|----(11)b12vvvvv---------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------s14----------------|
A-|-----------------------------12--10--------|
E-|--------------------0----------------12----|
                                                                               
E-|----(11)b12vvvvv----------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------|
D-|------------------------s14-----------------|
A-|-----------------------------12--10---------|
E-|--------------------0----------------12--3b4|

E-|----(11)b12vvvvv---------------------------| I'm not sure what those
B-|-------------------------------------------| other sounds are in the
G-|-------------------------------------------| background here, so I'm 
D-|------------------------s14----------------| not even going to try...
A-|-----------------------------12--10--------|
E-|--------------------0----------------12----|

E-|----(11)b12vvvvv--------s12-12-12-12--s12-12-12-12----|
B-|------------------------s12-12-12-12--s12-12-12-12----|
G-|------------------------s13-13-13-13--s12-12-12-12----|
D-|------------------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------0---------------------------------|
                                                                               
E-|---3-3-------------------------------------------------|
B-|---3-3-------------------------------------------------|
G-|---0-0----------5-5--4---------------------------------|
D-|---0-0----------5-5--4----5-(back into signature riff)-|
A-|----------------3-3--2----5----------------------------|
E-|---3-3--------------------3----------------------------|

Other Mini solo (a Wah helps on this)
E-|----------------------------------------------|
B-|----------------------------------------------|
G-|-13vvvvvv-13b14vvrb13-11vv-11b12vvrb11s9s11sss|
D-|----------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
E-|-------------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------------|
G-|--13vvvvvvvb14vvvvvvvvvb15vvvvvvvvvvsss----|
D-|-------------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------|


That should be all of the guitar parts, just piece them together.
The best way to do it:  Listen to the recording.

Questions, comments, additions, and corrections are welcome.
Have fun...

holladay@engin.umich.edu
--------------------------


Robert Plant albums
2002 Dreamland
1993 Fate of Nations
1988 Now and Zen
1983 The Principle of Moments
Fate of Nations tabs
01Calling to You tabbass tab
0529 Palms tabbass tab
06Memory Song (Hello Hello) tabbass tab
08Promised Land tabbass tab
10Great Spirit tabbass tab

 

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