Broadford Bazaar
Ian Anderson
(transcription: Paul Tarvydas, tarvydas@tsctrl.guild.org)
some corrections  by  Håkan Mattsson
Notes:

- Capo 7th fret
- tablature 0 is 7th fret
- chords w/o parentheses are the "normal" guitar chord positions
  played relative to the capo (i.e. most convenient for guitarists)
- chords inside parentheses are the actual chords
- entirely flatpicked
- most chords are "washboard" strummed (just slowly enough that
  distinct notes are heard)

Intro:

   Esus4             Esus4
  (Bsus4)           (Bsus4)
b-|--0--------0--------0--------0--------|--
F#|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|--
D-|--2--------------2--2--------------2--|--
A-|--2-----------------2-----------------|--
E-|--2-----------------2-----------------|--
B-|--0-----------------0-----------------|--

     E              E
    (B)            (B)
b-|--0-----0--------0-----0--------|--
F#|--0--0-----0-----0--0-----0-----|--
D-|--1-----------1--1-----------1--|--
A-|--2--------------2--------------|--
E-|--2--------------2--------------|--
B-|--0--------------0--------------|--
 

   Esus4             Esus4                  E
  (Bsus4)           (Bsus4)                (B)
b-|--0--------0--------0--------0--------|--0--------------|--
F#|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|--0--------------|--
D-|--2--------------2--2--------------2--|--1--------------|--
A-|--2-----------------2-----------------|--2--------------|--
E-|--2-----------------2-----------------|--2--------------|--
B-|--0-----------------0-----------------|--0--------------|--
 
 
 

general playing during verse:

     1     2     3     4     5     6
     Am                G
    (Em)              (D)
b-|--0--------0--------3--------3--------|--
F#|--1-----1-----1-----0-----0-----0-----|--
D-|--2-----------------0-----------------|--
A-|--2-----------------0-----------------|--
E-|--0-----------------2-----------------|--
B-|--------------------3-----------------|--
     Dirty white       caravans
 
 

     1     2     3     4     5     6
     Em                D
    (Bm)              (A)
b-|--0--------0--------2--------2--------|--
F#|--0-----0-----0-----3-----3-----3-----|--
D-|--0-----------------2-----------------|--
A-|--2-----------------0-----------------|--
E-|--2-----------------------------------|--
B-|--0-----------------------------------|--
     down at the road, sailing
 

     1     2     3     4     5     6
     D          Dsus2  D
    (A)               (A)
b-|--2-----------0-----2-----------------|--
F#|--3-----------3-----3-----------------|--
D-|--2-----------0-----2-----------------|--
A-|--0-----------0-----0-----------------|--
E-|--------------------------------------|--
B-|--------------------------------------|--
 

     1     2     3     4     5     6
     D5          D
    (A5)        (A)
b-|--5-----------2--3--2--0--------------|--
F#|--3-----------3-----------3-----------|--
D-|--2-----------2-----------------------|--
A-|--0-----------0-----------------------|--
E-|--------------------------------------|--
B-|--------------------------------------|--
 

 Am          G        Em                 D       D Dsus2 D D5 D
(Em)        (D)      (Bm)               (A)
 Dirty white caravans down narrow roads, sailing.

 Am          G        Em           D       D Dsus2 D D5 D
(Em)        (D)      (Bm)         (A)
 Vivas, Cortinas, weaving in their wake.

      Am             G               C
     (Em)           (D)             (G)
 With hot, red-faced drivers, horns flattened fifths,

 D       D Dsus2 D D5 D
(A)
 wailing,
           G        G/F               C        D
          (D)      (D/E)             (G)      (A)
b-|--------3--------3-----------------0--------2-----
F#|--------0--------0-----------------1--------3-----
D-|--------0--------0-----------------0--------2-----
A-|--------0--------0-----------------2--------0-----
E-|--------2--------2-----------------3--------------
B-|--------3--------1--------------------------------
   Putting trust in blind corners as  they overtake.

          G        D
 And it's "All come willing now,
 C       D
 Spend a shilling now,
 G            C            Em        D
 Stack up the back of your new motor-car."
         G         C            D           Em
 There's home-dyed woolens, and wee plaster Cullins.
     C          D         Esus4 E
 The day of the Broadford Bazaar.
 

 Am         G         Em           D       Dsus2 D D5 D
 Out of the north, no oil-rigs are drifting.
     Am           G        Em          D   Dsus2 D D5 D
 And jobs for the many are down to the few.
 Am           G              C        D
 Blue-bottled choppers, they visit no longer.
      G            G/F                C            D
 Like flies to the jampots, they were just passing through.
 
          G        D
 And it's "All come willing now,
 C       D
 Spend a shilling now,
 G            C            Em        D
 Stack up the back of your new motor-car."
                  G           C
 Where once stood oil-rigs so phallic
             D              Em
 There's only swear-words in Gaelic
    C          D         E      Esus4  E
 To say at the Broadford bazaar.
 

 Am           G           Em           D     Dsus2 D D5 D
 All kinds of people come down for the opening.
 Am           G              Em       D      Dsus2 D D5 D
 Crofters and cotters, white-settlers galore.
     Am        G                C                D
 And up on the hill, there's an old sheep that's dying,
            G             G/F         C         D
 But it had two new lambs born just a fortnight before.

 
          G        D
 And it's "All come willing now,
 C       D
 Spend a shilling now,
 G            C            Em        D
 Stack up the back of your new motor-car."
                                 G                C
 They'll take pounds, francs and dollars from the well-heeled,
    D              Em
 And stamps from the Green Shield.
     C          D         Esus4 E
 The day of the Broadford Bazaar.
 

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Note from Håkan Mattsson

In most (all?) places on the net, the lyrics on one line is:
"With hot, red-faced drivers, horns flattened fists wailing"

But after we received an email from Kip Hardy, I'm convinced that it should be:
"With hot, red-faced drivers, horns flattened fifths wailing"

Explanation from Kip:

The two notes that a car horn sounds are six frets (semi-tones) apart. In music theory that interval is called a "diminished fifth" or in "jazz style" a flat-five, hence "flattened fifth".