Posted by: daveed | July 2, 2008

“Opened Once” by Jeff Buckley

A few weeks ago I picked up and played my (now aging) guitar. Had been a while, perhaps a year or more, which is the longest I’ve ever gone since I started as a teenager. Even on trips abroad I managed to find one somewhere, in one instance temporarily purloined off an Polish junkie living in Paris.

As for my Washburn, the strings are dull and muted, the body dusty. But when I let this miraculous little song by the late Jeff Buckley ring out, it never matters what state either of us are in.

FIG.1:
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E|------------0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------0--0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------9----9-9-9-9-9-9-----------0------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7------7-7-7-7-7-7---------9--------------------------------------------------|
A|---8--------------------------7---------7------5-------7-7-----7------5-------7-7--|
E|----------------------------8---------8---8--7---7--5--5-5---8---8--7---7--5--5-5--|

FIG.2:
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E|----------0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0----0--0--0----------|
B|----------0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0---------0--0-0-0-0----0--0--0----------|
G|-------4--4-4-4-4---------8--8-8-8-8-------9----9-9-9-9----4--2--1----------|
D|-----2----2-2-2-2-------9----9-9-9-9-----7------7-7-7-7----2--2--2--2h4-----|
A|---4------------------7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

FIG.3:
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E|------------0-0-0-0-0-0-----------0-0-0-------------0--0--0--0----------|
B|---------0--0-0-0-0-0-0-----------0-0-0-------------0--0--0--0----------|
G|-------9----9-9-9-9-9-9--------6--6-6-6---------9---9--9--9--9----------|
D|-----7------7-7-7-7-7-7------7----7-7-7------10----10-10-10-10----------|
A|---8-----------------------5---------------8----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

FIG.4:
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E|----------0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0--------|
B|----------0-0-0-0------------0-0-0-0-------7----7-7-7-7--------|
G|-------4--4-4-4-4---------8--8-8-8-8---------9--9-9-9-9--------|
D|-----2----2-2-2-2-------9----9-9-9-9-----7------7-7-7-7--------|
A|---4------------------7----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

FIG.5:
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E|---------------------------0-0------------------------------0-0-0-0----|
B|---------------------------0-0---------------------------0--0-0-0-0----|
G|-------4-------------------2-2-------------------------9----9-9-9-9----|
D|-----2------2------2-------2-2-----2------2----------7------7-7-7-7----|
A|---4------4---4--2---2--0--0-0---4---4--2---2--0---8-------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
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Responses

  1. Nice! Glad to hear the guitar is back out. And proud that I was there that day to watch you with the Polish junkie! Great memories. Ok, now check this out – you know I still have that Unicum in my apartment?!!! I haven’t had the nerve to throw it out. I should find that Polish guy and let him indulge in it!

  2. My God… I bet you could bury that bottle for a 1000 years and it would still be potable.

    Americans temporarily living abroad acquire the taste for two “you-had-to-be-there” things that no one else can stand: local hooch and local music.

    I plead guilty…


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