Artist: Nick Drake, Title: Fruit Tree - BBDGBE

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Nick Drake - Fruit Tree

FRUIT TREE
     
Tuning BBDGBE Capo 5th fret
(i.e. E string tuned down to low B, A string up to higher B)
     


Intro:
     
|--------0-----|------0------
|-----0---0----|---4---4-----
|----2-2---2---|--4-4---4----  (x2)
|--0----0---0-0|-4---4---4---
|2-------2---2-|0---------0--
|--------------|------0------
     
Main Riff:
     
|---0|------0-----|---0|------0-----| 
|--0-|4---4---4---|--0-|4---4-4-----| 
|-2--|-4-4-4-4-4-0|-2--|-4-4-4-4-4-0| 
|----|--------4---|----|--------4---| 
|2---|--0-0-0---0-|2---|--0-0-----0-| 
|----|0-----------|----|0-----------|
                              *  ***
(* - these notes are between beats - I've written them like 
this to save space. Should be fairly obvious from the record.)
     
|---0|------0-----|---0|------0-2---| 
|--0-|4---4---4---|--0-|4---4-------| 
|-2--|-4-4-4-4-4-0|-2--|-4-4-4-4-4--| 
|----|--------4---|----|-----------0| 
|2---|--0-0-0---0-|2---|--0---0-0-0-| 
|----|0-----------|----|0---0-------|
     
Verse:
     
|----------------|----------------|
|---0-------0----|---0-------0----|
|--0-0-----0-0---|--0-0-----0-0---| (x4) 
|-2---2---1---1--|-0---0---2---2--|
|---0--0----0--0-|---0--0----2--2-|
|5------54------4|3------32------0|
     
|---0------0-----|
|--4-4---4---4---|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4-0|
|------4-----4---|
|0-------0-0---0-|
|----------------|
     
"Forgotten while you're here..."

|---7-------5----|---3-------0----|           |--------| 
|--0-0-----0-0---|--0---0---0-4---|           |4---4---| 
|-7---7---5---5--|-3---3---2---4-0| (x2) then |-4-4-4--| 
|---6--6----4--4-|--------------4-|           |--0----0| 
|7------75------5|3--32--20---0---|           |0---0-0-| 
|----------------|----------------|           |--------|
                   *   *         #
     
* - discordant if unaccompanied, though it's what Nick played.
Could perhaps play 2nd fret instead if you want to make it
sound nicer!

# - a 0 1st time to help the left hand move, a 4 second time. 
     
"Safe in the womb...":
     
|---0-------0----|---0------0-----|
|--5-5-----5-5---|--4-4---4---4---|
|-5---5-5-5---5-5|-4---4-4-4-4-4--| (x4) 
|------5-------5-|------4-----4--4|
|0--0----0--0----|0--0----0-0---0-|
|----------------|----------------|
     
[next "forgotten while..." bit as first time, but with last 2 bars 
of main riff tacked on the end]
     
End section (and instrumental bit too)
     
|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|------0------0--| 
|---0----0-------|---0---(0)-0----|---0-------0----|---0-------0--0-| 
|--0-0-----0-0---|--4-4-----4-4---|--2-2-----2-2---|--2-2-----2-2---| 
|-4---4-4-4---4-4|-4---4-4-4---4-4|-3---3-3-3---3-3|-2---2-2-2-----2| 
|---5--5----5--5-|---4--4----4--4-|---3--3----3--3-|---2--2----2----| 
|5-------5-------|4-------4-------|3-------3-------|2-------2-------|
      ("fruit tree, fruit tree"...)
     
|------0------0--|---0------0-----|
|---0-------0--0-|--4-4---4---4---|
|--2-2-----2-2---|-4---4-4-4-4-4--|
|-2---2-2-2-----0|------4--------0|
|---1-------1----|---0------0---0-|
|1-------1-------|0-------0---0---|

(the third bar above seems to be what nick plays, though to get
more of the harmony supplied by the orch part, you could try:)

----------------
------0---------
---0-------0----  instead
--7-------7-7-0-
-6---6-6-6---6-6
3---3---3-------

Very end:
     
     
|--------0-------|--------
|-----------0----|--2---4-
|--0-0-----0-0---|--2---4-
|-4---4---4---4-0|--2---4-
|---5--5-------5-|----0---
|5-------5-------|0-------
     
     
Tabbed by Chris Healey
(thanks to Howard Wright for a couple of tweaks)