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White Summer (By LED ZEPPELIN)
 
From: marting@qpsx.oz.au (Martin Gregory)
Subject: Re: REQ: White Summer - Jimmy Page


   broadhur@annex.com (Mike Broadhurst) wrote:
>Does anyone have tab for Page's White Summer? I think it's something he 
>originally wrote back in his Yardbird days. I've heard the tune on some 
>Zep bootlegs (Knebworth, I think) and it's pretty cool. If memory serves, 
>Page seques from this open-tuned piece straight into Kashmir. Does this 
>mean Kashmir is also played in an open tuning, or is it another medley of 
>tunes Page plays on his double neck?

White Summer leads into Black Mountainside. (On the Remasters, at least).

I posted this about a month ago. 

Enjoy...  Improve!....

Martin

MartinG@qpsx.oz.au

                          White Summer
                           Jimmy Page

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Notation:

Above the staff:     *    - harmonic
                         - arpegiate chord downwards (high string to low)
                     /    - arpegiate chord upwards (low string to high)
                    0:12  - the time appearing on my CD player at this point

On the staff:       h     - hammer next note on
                    p     - pull next note off
                    b     - bend up to next note
                    r     - release bend down to next note
                    /     - slide up to next note
                         - slide down to next note
                    ~     - bend note up and back

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Tuning:

Tune both E strings down one tone to D
Tune the B string down one tone to A


The introduction....


  0:00
        *     *     *                 *
d-|----12-----7-----5--------------------------------0-----------0------------
a-|----12-----7-----5-----------------------------------------------------3---
G-|----12-----7-----5--------------0-12--------------0-h2-p0-----0-h2-h4------
D~|----12-----7-----5-----0-h2-h4-----------------------------4---------------
A-|----12-----7-----5---------------------------------------------------------
D-|----12-----7-----5--------------------3-b5-~5------------------------------


                                                                  0:16
d-|--0------------------------------------------------------------------------
a-|-----------------0-----------------------------3--------------0------------
G-|--4-p2-p0--2-----2--------0-h2-p0-----0-h2-h4-----4-p2--0--2--2--2-p0------
D~|-----------------0-----------------4--------------------------0--------2-p0
A-|-----------------0--------------------------------------------0------------
D-|-----------------0--------------------------------------------0------------



d-|--------------------------------------------------------4-/5-4-/8-7/1210
a-|-----------------------2---------------------------------------------------
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D~|-----2--------4--------------------2--2-h4-p2-h4-p2-----4-/5-4-/8-7/1210
A-|--3-----3-/5-----5--3--2--------0------------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------------0---------------------------------------------

0:23
     /
d-|-----0--0--0---------------------------------------------------------------
a-|--0--0--------------5-p3-b5-~5-----3-b5-r3-b5-----5-r3---------------------
G-|--2-----4--5--5--------------------------------------------2--4-b5-r4-b5---
D~|--0--------------0---------------------------------------------------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      
d-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
a-|--------------------3--------------0--------------------------3------------
G-|--2-p0-----0-h2-h3-----3-p2-p0-h2--2--------------0--0-h2-h4-----3-p2-p0--2
D~|--------4--------------------------0-----0-h2-h4---------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------0---------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------------------0---------------------------------------


0:39
                           
d-|--4-p0-h4-----4-p0-h4-----4-p0-h4--------0--0--0---------------------------
a-|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0--0--------------5-r3-b5-----3-b5-~5
G-|--2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----4--5--5------------------------
D~|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------------0---------------------
A-|--0-----------0-----------0------------------------------------------------
D-|--0-----------0-----------0------------------------------------------------



d-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
a-|--5-p3-p2-h3-----5-p3-p2-h3-----5-p3-p2-p3-h5-/7-5-----5-p3-p2--3-p2-p0---
G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D~|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 0:50                                             
d-|-----------------------0-----------0-----------0---------------------------
a-|--------------------------------------------3-----------------0------------
G-|--4-p2-p0--4-----------0-h2-p0-----0-h2-h4-----4-p2-p0--2-----2------------
D~|--------------------------------4-----------------------------0------------
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------0------------
D-|--------------3-b5-~~-----------------------------------------0------------


                                                                *
d-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
a-|-----------------------------3--------------0-----------------5------------
G-|-----------0-h2-p0--0-h2-h4-----4-p2-p0-h2--2--------------0--5------------
D~|--0-h2-h4-----------------------------------0-----0-h2-h4-----5------------
A-|--------------------------------------------0------------------------------
D-|--------------------------------------------0--------------------3-h5-~~---


  1:00                                      
d-|--0-----------0-----------0------------------------------------------------
a-|-----------------------3-----------------0---------------------------------
G-|--0-h2-p0-----0-h2-h4-----4-p2-p0--2-----2---------------------------------
D~|-----------4-----------------------------0---------------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------------0---------------------------------
D-|-----------------------------------------0---------------------------------


                                                                   1:12
d-|-----------------------------------------------------------------0---------
a-|-----------------------------------------------------------------0---------
G-|--2-p0--------------------------------0--------------------------2---------
D~|--------2-p0-----2--------4-----5-----9h10-p9--7-h9-p7--5-h7-p5--0---------
A-|--------------3-----3-/5-----5--5----10--------9--------7--------0---------
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


The guts...

 (It gets really fast here....

d-|-----------0-----------0-----------0---------------------------------------
a-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-|-----------0-h2--------0-h2--------0--2--------2--0------------------------
D~|--0-h2-h4--------4-----------4-----------0--0--------2--0-----2-----------4
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------3-----3--3-/5---
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------



d-|-----------------------
a-|-----------------------   ...  in fact, so fast that I can't make
G-|-----------------------        the rest of it out.  :-(  )
D~|--------------3-/4-----
A-|--5--3-p2--0-----------
D-|--------------------0--   



SO ... if you have a good ear, or some means of slowing this down, I'd
be extremely grateful for a clue as to how to get started on this next bit!!!

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Transcribed by Martin Gregory (marting@qpsx.oz.au), 21 Mar 1995,
using tablature-mode.el by Mark R. Rubin.

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