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Horace Andy — Skylarking bass tabs

Horace Andy


Here's the classic Skylarking rhythm, with sensible lyrics warning the kids about the
perils of loafing about. This tab is from the Good Vibes album. The original Studio
One version first appeared on Coxone Dodd's Jamaica Today compilation album but was a
massive hit when it was released as a single in 1972. Also on the 1972 album,

§1 §1 §2 §!

the pattern continues, with {§1 §1 §2 §1}{§1 §1 §2 §1}{§1 §1 §2 §1} etc

Studio One version is one step higher, so begins on A, not A flat.

§1 §1
Skylarking, skylarking
§2 §1
That's what youth do today
§1 §1
Skylarking, skylarking
§2 §1
Before they stand up firm on their feet

§1 §1
Get a likkle work, a likkle work
§2 §1
And earn their bread honestly

Beggin' you a five cent, sir
Beggin' you a ten cent, sir
§2 §1
Cannot help, no, cannot help

§1 §1
So if you all keep on doing what you all are doing
§2 §1
You will end up, up up in jail

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Horace Andy - Skylarking Bass Tab

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