Jethro Tull - "Skating away on the thin ice of a new day" from "War Child"
Tab by Judith (judith666@wp.pl)

This is my arrangement done for a single guitar. As I am not too good at chord notations,
I'll leave just a sketch of it. If you have this track,
you'll easily get the point. Feel free to improvise with this arrangement
- this is not strict tab, I've added some things in chorus.
Also, there's no rule about plaing the tune in the instrumental part after:
 "(...)pray.",etc. You can play it all in chords,
or pick a single string melody
 (on the record there are two guitars in this part to make the melody sound louder).
Remember that very important thing is how the right hand works here.
Happy playing!

Capo 3rd fret
Intro

        C             F     A
 E|---------------------------------------|
 H|-------------------------2-------------|
 G|-----------0-------------2-------------| x3
 D|---------2---------------2---let ring--| - hammering (optional) played only once
 A|-----0h3-----3-2-0----3--0-------------|
 E|-------------------3--1----------------|

  "Meanwhile, back in the year one..."
 
 

     C           F     D
 E|--------------------2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2----|
 H|--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
 G|------0-------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
 D|----2---------------0------------------|
 A|--3-----3-2-0----3---------------------|
 E|--------------3--1---------------------|

  "If your pants were undone..."
 
 

     D                  G
 E|--2-2-2-3-3-3-2-0-2--3-3---------3-3---------3-3-----|
 H|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3---------3-3---------3-3-----|
 G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0---------0-0---------0-0-----|
 D|--0--------------------------0-0-0-------0-0-0-------|
 A|-------------------------0---2-2-2---0---2-2-2-------|
 E|---------------------------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3-------|

  "'Cause you were bred for humanity,"
 
 

     D                  G
 E|--2-2-2-3-3-3-2-0 2--5-5---------5-5----------5-5----|
 H|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3---------3-3----------3-3----|
 G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0---------0-0----------0-0----|
 D|--0--------------------------0-0-0--------0-0-0------|
 A|-------------------------0---2-2-2----0---2-2-2------|
 E|---------------------------3-3-3-3------3-3-3-3------|

  "And sold            to society,"
 
 

     D     >              G
 E|--2--|--3-3-3-3-2-0-2--3-3--------3-3--------|
 H|--3--|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3--------3-3--------|
 G|--2--|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0--------0-0--------| small silence, the chord with ">"
 D|--0--|--0---------------------0-0-0----------| is played very loudly.
 A|-----|--------------------0---2-2-2----------|
 E|-----|----------------------3-3-3-3----------|

"..wake up,                 in the present day..."
 
 

     F9                H9
 E|--1--------------|--1----------------|
 H|--1--------------|--1----------------|
 G|--2--------------|--3----------------| play the beat as above
 D|--3--------------|--3----------------|
 A|--3--------------|--1----------------|
 E|-----------------|-------------------|

"A million generations, removed from expectacions of..."
 
 

     D     G        A
 E|--2-2-2-3-3-3-3--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
 H|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2--2-0-2-3-3-2-0-2-2-2--|
 G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
 D|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
 A|--------2-2-2-2--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
 E|--------3-3-3-3--------------------------|

"Being who you really want to be..."
 
 

Chorus:

 E|-(7)(5)(3)(5)--(5)(5)(3)(5)(5)------------|
 H|--5--3--3--3----3--3--3--3--3-------------|
 G|--4--2--0--2----2--2--0--2--2-------------|x2(notes on E1 are optional
 D|--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0-------------|   I play it this way, :)
 A|------------------------------------------|
 E|------------------------------------------|

"Skating away, skating away, skating away..."
 
 

 E|-(7)(5)(3)(5)--(5)(5)------------------------|
 H|--5--3--3--3----3--3-------------------------|
 G|--4--2--0--2----2--2---------0---------------|
 D|--0--0--0--0----0--0---0h2-4---4-2h4p2p0-----| this h/p is done fast
 A|---------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------|

                            "On the thin ice of a new..."
 
 

            C                  G
 E|--------------------------------3-3----------3-3---|
 H|---------1----------------------3-3----------3-3---|
 G|-------0-0----------------------0-0----------0-0---|
 D|-----2---2------0-0h2p0-----0-0-0--------0-0-0-----|
 A|-0h3-----3----3---------0---2-2-2----0---2-2-2-----|
 E|--------------------------3-3-3-3------3-3-3-3-----|
 
   "Day.............................."
 
 

     D                  G   Verse:
 E|--2-2-2-3-3-3-2-0 2--5-5---------5-5----------5-5----|
 H|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3---------3-3----------3-3----|
 G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0---------0-0----------0-0----|
 D|--0--------------------------0-0-0--------0-0-0------|
 A|-------------------------0---2-2-2----0---2-2-2------|
 E|---------------------------3-3-3-3------3-3-3-3------|

                                      "So as you push off from the shore..."
 
 

The rest is similar, you'll find it easily, exept:
              >            >
 E|-----------3-3----------3-3---|
 H|-----------3-3----------3-3---|
 G|-----------0-0----------0-0---|
 D|-------0-0-0--------0-0-0-----| > - these chords are played louder (in original version
 A|---0---2-2-2----0---2-2-2-----|     with electric guitar)
 E|-----3-3-3-3------3-3-3-3-----|

"And as you cross the wilderness,"
 
 

         >
 E|--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0----2-2-2-3-2--5-5--5-5-5-2-----------|
 H|--0-2-2--3-2-0-2-2----3-3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3-3---------|
 G|--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2---2-------|
 D|--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2----0----------0----------------------|
 A|--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------|

"Suspending in your emptiness you feel you have to pray."
 
 

 E|--------3-2--5-5--3p2-(2)---3---------3-3---------3-3--|
 H|------3------3-3--3-3--5-3--3---------3-3---------3-3--|
 G|----2--------2-2--2-2--2-2--0---------0-0---------0-0--|
 D|--0----------0----0---------------0-0-0-------0-0-0----|
 A|------------------------------0---2-2-2---0---2-2-2----|
 E|--------------------------------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3----|
                                          "Looking for a sign,"
 
 

 E|------0-------0----------|
 H|------1-------1----------|
 G|------2-------0----------|
 D|------3-------2----------|
 A|------3-------3----------|
 E|------x-------x----------|

"that the universal mind,"
 
 

     D     G        A
 E|--2-2-2-3-3-3-3--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
 H|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2--2-0-2-3-3-2-0-2-2-2--|
 G|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
 D|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
 A|--------2-2-2-2--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
 E|--------3-3-3-3--------------------------|

"Has written you into the passion play..."

Chorus, etc.
 

Copyright by Judith 2002 1