Mudcat Café message #1260973 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23668   Message #1260973
Posted By: PoppaGator
31-Aug-04 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride
Subject: RE: Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride
Paul Brady's website , referenced above by Ed on 25 Apr 04 at 12:29 PM, provides tabs for only two songs: "Arthur McBride" and "Lakes of Pontchartrain."

I recently searched out and found the tab for "Lakes," which is in open D tuning with the capo at the 3rd fret (putting the song in the key of F, right?).

There's another version of tablature for that song, found in many locations all over the web, which is for open G tuning. Needless to say, the open D version on Brady's site seems to be the real thing.

Since the Brady website mentions a capo position for the one song but not for the other, he *probably* plays "Arthur McBride" in the key of G (i.e., open G tuning, no capo).

Mudcatter Brendy's website provides some beautiful-looking tabs. (The two or three oldest links that appear earliest in this thread are outdated, but check out the most recent link to his site). I just got a look at his "McBride" tablature while lurking at work, so I haven't had a chance to try reading/playing them -- wonder how it compares to Brady's own posted tabs?