Guitar Tab for Three Hours by Nick Drake

B

B

D

G

B

E

Strum Tuning Reversed

Tuning Map

  • Fret
  • S6
  • S5
  • S4
  • S3
  • S2
  • S1
  • -7
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • C
  • E
  • A
  • -6
  • A#
  • D#
  • G#
  • C#
  • F
  • A#
  • -5
  • B
  • E
  • A
  • D
  • F#
  • B
  • -4
  • C
  • F
  • A#
  • D#
  • G
  • C
  • -3
  • C#
  • F#
  • B
  • E
  • G#
  • C#
  • -2
  • D
  • G
  • C
  • F
  • A
  • D
  • -1
  • D#
  • G#
  • C#
  • F#
  • A#
  • D#
  • 0
  • E
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • E
  • 1
  • F
  • A#
  • D#
  • G#
  • C
  • F
  • 2
  • F#
  • B
  • E
  • A
  • C#
  • F#
  • 3
  • G
  • C
  • F
  • A#
  • D
  • G
  • 4
  • G#
  • C#
  • F#
  • B
  • D#
  • G#
  • 5
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • C
  • E
  • A
  • 6
  • A#
  • D#
  • G#
  • C#
  • F
  • A#
  • 7
  • B
  • E
  • A
  • D
  • F#
  • B

Three Hours - Nick Drake

Found on:
LateNightTales: The Cinematic Orchestra(2010-04-05)
Troubadours of British Folk, Volume 2(1995-11-21)
Second Grace: Alternate Versions and Unreleased Songs
A Day Gone By...
The Ultimate Rarities Volume Two
N. R. Drake, 69.(2014-09-08)
Made to Love Magic(2004-05-24)
Meridian 1970(2005-02-14)
Five Leaves Left(2012)
Fruit Tree(1979-03-09)
Strangely Strange but Oddly Normal: An Island Anthology: 1967-1972(2009)
The Hannibal Sampler(1992)
Cool: Chillout(2009-10-19)
Time Has Told Me, Volume Two(2006)
Private Collection(2011-04-01)
The John Peel Session
The John Peel Session(2014-11)
THREE HOURS


Tuning BBDGBE (low E string down to B, A up to B) 
Capo 3rd Fret
     
This is one of those songs where every bar seems to have something 
different in it. I've tried to transcribe just the major 
variations, as frankly it's far too long already.
     
Intro (timing very free):
     
|----2---0-2-----|--0-------------|--------------|--0-----2-------| 
|----0---0-0-0---|3---2-0---------|--0-----2-----|4---4---------0-| 
|----4---4-4-----|4-4-4-4-----4---|--2-----0-----|--0-----4---4---| 
|------------4---|4---4-4-----4---|--2-----2-----|4---4-----------| 
|--0---0-------0-|----------------|0---0-----0---|0-----0---0-----| 
|----------------|--------------0-|------0-----0-|----------------|
     
|2--2--2-0-2-----|--0-------------|----------------|----- 
|---0--0-0-0---3-|----2---0-------|----0-------2---|----- 
|---4--4-4-4---4-|--4-4---4-------|----2-------0---|----- 
|--------------4-|----4---4---4---|----2-------2---|----2 
|-----0-0----0---|0-----0-------0-|--0---0---0-----|----- 
|----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|-----
     
"Riff A"
     
|----2----(2)---(2)---(2)--------|---- 
|----0-----0-----0-----0---0--0--|0--- 
|----4-----4-----4-----4---2--2--|4--- and continue 
|----4--4--4--4--4--4--4---2--2--|4--- as for 
|0-----0-----0-----0---------0-0-|---- previous bar 
|--0-----0-----0-----0---0-------|--0-
     
"Riff B"
     
|----2---0-2-------0-------------|------------------0-------2-----| 
|0---0---0-0---3-----2---0-------|0-----2---2-----4---4-0---0-0---| 
|4---4---4-4---4---4-4---4-------|2-----0---0-------0---4---4-4---| 
|4-------------4-----4---4-------|2--2--2---2-----4---4-4-----4---| 
|--0---0-----0---0-----0---0---0-|--0---------0---0-------0---0---| 
|----------------------------0---|----0---0-----0---------------0-|
     i         i                        l             l
 r   r         r                  r                     r 
 m             m                  m     m             m m
     
rpt bar and a half of "Riff B" (with obvious rhythm difference at start), 
then:
     
"Riff C"
     
|----2----(2)---(2)---(2)--------|
|----0-----0-----0-----0---------|
|----4-----4-----4-----4---2-----|
|----4--4--4--4--4--4--4-----0---|
|0-----0-----0-----0-----02------|
|--0-----0-----0-----0---------0-|
     
Verse lines 1 and 4:
     
|----2----(2)---(2)---(2)---(2)--|----------------| 
|----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|--0-----0-------| 
|----4-----4-----4-----4-----4---|--2-----2-------| (followed by 
|----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--0|--2--0--2---2---| riff A or C) 
|0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----| 
|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|0-----0-------0-|
     
verse lines 2 and 3:
     
|----2---------------------------|----------------| 
|----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|--0-----0-------| 
|----4-----4-----2-----2-----2---|--1-----1-------| (followed by 
|----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--0|--2--0--2---2---| riff A or C) 
|0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----| 
|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|0-----0-------0-|
     
before 2nd verse: once through Riff B with minor variations at end, then:
     
|2-----0-------------------------|------0---------| 
|--0-----0---3-----2-----0-------|0-------2-------| 
|----4-----4---4-----4-----4-----|--2-------0-----| (then riff A 
|----------------4-----4-----4---|----2-------2---| leads into 
|0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-|0-----0-------0-| next verse) 
|--------------------------------|----------------|
     
after verse 2:
     
|--0-------2-----|--0-------2-----|--------0-----0-|--0-------2-----| 
|4---4-0---0-0---|4---4-0---0-0---|0-----2-----3---|4---4-0---0-0---| 
|--0---4---4-4---|--0---4---4-4---|2-2-----0-----0-|--0---4---4-4---| 
|4---4-4-----4---|4---4-4-----4---|----2-2---2-3---|4---4-4-----4---| 
|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-----0-----0---|0-------0-------| 
|--------------0-|--------------0-|----------------|--------------0-|
     
(rpt 1st 3 bars then)
     
|----------------|----------------|
|--2--4-5-4-2-4--|--2--5--4--4----| (x3: last bar slows 
|----------------|----------------| down and the 1st pair of 
|--2--4-5-4-2-4--|--2--5--4--4----| 4's become 2's, where 
|--0---0-0-0-0-0-|--0---0-0-0-0-0-| it stops) 
|0---0-----------|0---0-----------|
     
(then, in triplet rhythm:)
     
|------2-----2-----|
|---0-----0-----0--|
|--4-4---4-4---4-2-| (x4)
|-4---4-4---4-4---2|
|0-----0-----0-----|
|------------------|
     
"3 hrs from leaving" verse 1st line:
     
|---------|      |-----(0)----------|------2--0--------| 
|---0--0--|      |---0--0-----0--0--|---0--------3--2--| 
|--4-4--4-|      |--2-2--2---2-2--2-|--4-4--4--4--4--4-| 
|-4---4--4| (x4) |-2---2--2-2---2--2|-4---4--4--4--4--4| 
|0--------|      |0-----0--0--------|0-----0--0--0--0--| 
|---------|      |------------------|------------------|
                                          (bar "D")
2nd and 3rd lines:
     
|-----(2)-|      |---------|      |-----(0)-| 
|---0--0--|      |---0--0--|      |---0--0--| 
|--4-4--4-| (x2) |--2-2--2-| (x2) |--1-1--1-| then bar D 
|-4---4--4|      |-4---4--4|      |-2---2--2| 
|0--------|      |0--------|      |0--------| 
|---------|      |---------|      |---------|
     
4th line as 1st but with simplified end. next instrumental bit:
     
|------0-(7)-0-----| 0 0          |---------|---------| 
|---7-----7-----7--| 7 7          |---0--0--|---0--0--| 
|--7-7---7-7---7-7-| 7 6  (same   |--4-4--2-|--4-4--4-| 
|-7---7-7---7-7---7| 6 5 picking) |-4---4--2|-4---4--4| 
|0-----0-----0-----| 0 0          |0--------|0--------| 
|------------------|              |---------|---------|
     
rpt to end of 05670 (playing the (7) this time) then:
     
|---------|      |-----(0)-|      |------1--|      |------0--2--0-----| 
|---0--0--|      |---0--0--|      |---3-----|      |---4-----------4--| 
|--2-2--2-|      |--1-1--1-|      |--0-0--0-|      |--4-4---4-4---4-4-| 
|-4---4--4| (x2) |-2---2--2| (x2) |-3---3--3| (x2) |-4---4-4---4-4---4| 
|0--------|      |0--------|      |0--------|      |0-----------------| 
|---------|      |---------|      |---------|      |------------------|
     
rpt excluding end bar.
     
intro to final verse is Riff B, then bar and a half of Riff B, 
then a couple of Riff C's
     
Final verse as per verse above. Out of final verse:
     
|----2-----2---------------------|
|----0-----0-----3-----2---0-----|
|----4-----4-----4-----4---4-----| (x3) 
|----4--4--4--4--4--4--4---4-----|
|0-----0-----0-----0-----0---0---|
|--0-----0-----0-----0---------0-|
     
|------0---------|------0---------|------1---------|------1---------| 
|0-----0---------|2-----2---------|3-----3---------|3-----3-----3---| 
|2-----2---------|0-----0---------|0-----0---------|0-----0-----0---| 
|2--2------2-----|2--2------2-----|3--3------3-----|3--3------3-3---| 
|0-0-0-0-0---0---|0-0-0-0-0---0---|0-0-0-0-0---0---|0-0-0-0-0---0---| 
|--------------0-|--------------0-|--------------0-|--------------0-|
     
|--0---0---0-------
|4---4---4-------0-
|--0---0---0----4--
|4---4---4-----4---
|0------------0----
|------------0-----
     
Tabbed by Chris Healey. Eventually.

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