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Here's the Chords & Tab 4 Hero of Canton

POSTED BY: INARA78
UPDATED: Friday, August 12, 2005 21:05
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Sunday, September 12, 2004 1:10 PM

INARA78


I've read quite a few requests for this
tune, and here's the version I worked
out. Enjoy folks ;-)


THE HERO OF CANTON
(The Man They Call Jayne)

CHORDS
C1 C2 Dm F G1 G2 Am A7
E___0___0___1___1___3___3__0___0__
B___1___1___3___1___0___3__1___1__
G___0___0___2___2___0___4__2___0__
D___2___2___0___3___0___5__2___2__
A___3___3___0___3___2___5__0___0__
E___3___x___x___x___3___x__0___0__


NB: The underline after the Chord
indicates the chord's continuation.

TEMPO: 4/4

INTRO
C1___| C1___|
Jayne. The man they call Jayne...

REFRAIM
C1_____________________________Am______________
He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor.

C1______________________Am_______________
Stood up to the man and gave him what for.

____F______________________G1_____________
Our love for him now ain't hard to explain.

C2__________A7_________G1_____________C2__
The hero of Canton the man they call Jayne.

LINK RIFF
_______________________
_______________________
_______________________
_____________Oh2_______
__3___2___0_______0____
_______________________

VERSE 1
Am_______________________________________
Our Jayne saw the mudders' backs breakin'.

___F_______G2_______Am____
He saw the mudders'lament.

_______________________________
And he saw the Magistrate takin'

______F__________G2___________Am____
every dollar and leavin' five cents.
(SPOKEN:" So he said " )

Dm_______________________Am_____
"You can't do that to my people."
(SPOKEN: "He said " )

Dm______________________________Am__
"You can't crush them under your heel."

__________________________________________________
So Jayne strapped on his hat and in 5 seconds flat

______F______________G2_____________Am___
stole everythin'Boss Higgins had to steal.


REFRAIM
He robbed from the rich
and he gave to the poor.
Stood up to the man
and gave him what for.
Our love for him now
ain't hard to explain.
The hero of Canton
the man they call Jayne.


VERSE 2
Now here is what separates heroes
from common folk like you and I.
The man they call Jayne
he turned 'round his plane
and let that money hit sky.
He dropped it onto our houses
he dropped it into our yards.
The man they called Jayne
he stole away our pain
and headed out for the stars!

REFRAIM
He robbed from the rich
and he gave to the poor.
Stood up to the man
and gave him what for.
Our love for him now
ain't hard to explain.
The hero of Canton
the man they call Jayne.





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Sunday, September 12, 2004 1:14 PM

INARA78


Opps :blush somehow the formatting screwed up big time folks. Sorry.

Just "copy" and "paste" into notepad, an ASCII text editor, or a word-pro in a non-proportional font and it should come out fine :smile


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Sunday, September 12, 2004 1:18 PM

EBONEZER


Wee!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!

-----------------------------------

Four out of five dentists reccomend calling Ebo a girl.

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Sunday, September 12, 2004 2:00 PM

INARA78


Quote:

Originally posted by ebonezer:
Wee!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!

-----------------------------------

you're welcome you're welcome you're welcome


"You can't keep blaming yourself....blame yourself once and move on" Homer Simpson

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Sunday, September 12, 2004 3:52 PM

TMURRIE


Thank-you very much for this I have been waiting forever for someone to figure it out!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:16 AM

INARA78


Quote:

Originally posted by tmurrie:
Thank-you very much for this I have been waiting forever for someone to figure it out!



You're welcome

I'm rather surprised though as there were dozens of requests for this TAB that there hasn't been more respose to this :disapointed: It seemed every time that the Firefly Theme was talked about half a dozen folk would jump in yelling "we want the Hero of Canton". Go Figure :shrug:

Anyway, I hope you two, ebonezer and tmuurie, get good milage out of it and have some fun with it

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 1:51 PM

TRASK43


I just gave it a play and it sounds great thanks for tabbing it out.

www.summer-glau.com

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 12:24 AM

INARA78


Quote:

Originally posted by trask43:
I just gave it a play and it sounds great thanks for tabbing it out.



Nae problem
I'm glad it works for your style too
I'd been playing diferent versions of "City of New Orleans" and Del Amitri's "Nothing Ever Happens" and the F/G/Am, C/Am and Dm/Am progressions in those tunes struck me as "Cantonish", so shuffling them into the "right" order and filling in the blanks was easy!

I finger-pick it though with a T/1p/T/2s alternating bass string style because I just can not capture that stumming rhythm

I'd give my shuttle keys if someone tabbed that out for dummies

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 1:06 AM

INARA78


A pal has come up with a better final C chord for that last sustained "jaynnnnnnnnnnn" that works really well.

Here it is;

E_3_
B_1_
G_0_
D_2_
A_3_
E_0_

The G note on the first string is held down by the little finger.

Enjoy

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 3:21 AM

FIVEBYFIVE


With all due respect and such:

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!! YAAAAAY!!!

----------------------------
5x5: Alan Tudyk was in 28 Days, not 28 Days Later. There's a difference.
Paladin: So, no wacky zombie with a Hawaiian shirt, then?

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 6:07 AM

SHINYDUDE


Quote:

You're welcome

I'm rather surprised though as there were dozens of requests for this TAB that there hasn't been more respose to this :disapointed: It seemed every time that the Firefly Theme was talked about half a dozen folk would jump in yelling "we want the Hero of Canton". Go Figure :shrug:



Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!

Here's a couple a dozen thank yous from one browncoat. Hope it kinda balances things out for ya.

Seriously though, thanks. I've been trying a few variations myself, yet haven't been quite satisfied by my results.

I'll be in my bunk...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 12:01 PM

TRASK43


Does anyone know where I can download an mp3 of this song I had one on my old computer but I can't remember where I found it.

www.summer-glau.com

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 12:38 PM

FIREFLEW


Good tab :D. Fingerpickery will be duly begun...

Also, does anyone know of any tabs for the incidental guitar music anywhere?

___________________________________
Jayne: "Know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I beat you with till you understand who's in command."

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004 2:51 PM

INARA78


That's more like I expected
Thanks to all

Quote:

Originally posted by trask43:
Does anyone know where I can download an mp3 of this song I had one on my old computer but I can't remember where I found it.



Yeagh, I'd like one too, pity the song on the DVD has dialog over it

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Thursday, September 16, 2004 3:05 AM

FIVEBYFIVE


Excellent tab. BUT...

I found it sounded much better to play it in D rather than C. In C it sounds more like a 'campfire' version of the song, while raising the key a bit made it sound more like the TV version.

----------------------------
5x5: Alan Tudyk was in 28 Days, not 28 Days Later. There's a difference.
Paladin: So, no wacky zombie with a Hawaiian shirt, then?

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Thursday, September 16, 2004 5:56 AM

SHINYDUDE


Quote:

Originally posted by inara78:
That's more like I expected
Thanks to all

Quote:

Originally posted by trask43:
Does anyone know where I can download an mp3 of this song I had one on my old computer but I can't remember where I found it.



Yeagh, I'd like one too, pity the song on the DVD has dialog over it



Here's a site that has both a WAV and MP3 of it, sadly, it's directly from the show so the dialogue is still there , but it better than nothing I guess.

http://www.wavsite.com/television.asp






I'll be in my bunk...

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Thursday, September 16, 2004 11:10 PM

INARA78


Quote:

Originally posted by fivebyfive:
Excellent tab. BUT...

I found it sounded much better to play it in D rather than C. In C it sounds more like a 'campfire' version of the song, while raising the key a bit made it sound more like the TV version.



Do you mean Capo on 2nd or changing the chords?

Personally I capo it on third 'cause I sing it best in Eb. BUT raising the key via capo is one thing, changing the chords is quite different, and to my ear the guitar has a general "fall" between refraim and verse which C to Am chords capture but D to Bm chords do not: they give a general "rise" which the song just ain't got.

Besides that, transposing the link to;
>>D>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bm
E_2____________2__
B_3____________3__
G_2_______0h2__4__
D___3_2_0______4__
A______________3__
E______________3__

Just dosn't work right to my ear, or sound anything like the version on the DVD; it's just too "high", and frankly dosn't "flow" right.

It's all personal taste I suppose but I like what you're calling the "campfire" sound as it fits with a pup sing-along-number which Hero after all is spupposed to be; a pub -sing-along-number done by a busker And as an ex-pub singer and busker it's a bl**dy good one too, which is a tribute to Joss' mastery of the musical vocabulary

On the other hand, there could be others out there who hear as you do 5x5, so how's about tabbing out your D version for them.

Besides, the tune (for TV time reasons) is quite short, it'd be great to extend it by doing a second round modulated up to D I know I'd appreciate a D tab version for that reason.

Wahadya say


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Friday, September 17, 2004 11:21 PM

INARA78


Well, someone who read this thread, or one of the Firefly mailing lists I'm on, has posted these tab/chords to the Fireflywhiki which I'd never heard of before but at first sight looks like a good site

http://www.fireflywikiorg/Firefly/HeroOfCantonChords

So between these pages and the wiki, the favourite song of all true Jayne Fans ought will never again be unfindable. Shiny

Jayne is Firefly's Cordellia - Joss W

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Monday, September 27, 2004 1:14 AM

INARA78


appologies folks

The A7 chord should read Am7
The fingering given is correct; only the name is wrong.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 8:14 PM

SERENITYFOUND


Is the fingering you have for A7 right for Am7? The fingering for A7 on the tab-thingy says
E A D G B E
0 0 2 0 1 0

but I think Am7 is
E A D G B E
0 0 2 2 1 3


If I'm wrong, feel free to tell me! I'm still pretty new at guitar, but that's the way I learned it....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2005 12:36 PM

INARA78


Quote:

Originally posted by serenityfound:
Is the fingering you have for A7 right for Am7? The fingering for A7 on the tab-thingy says
E A D G B E
0 0 2 0 1 0

but I think Am7 is
E A D G B E
0 0 2 2 1 3


If I'm wrong, feel free to tell me! I'm still pretty new at guitar, but that's the way I learned it....



They're both correct, each is an "inversion" of the other; ie; the same notes in a diferent order.

The Am7 used in the tab makes for a smoother and swifter chord change for most folk is all.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2005 12:37 PM

SERENITYFOUND


Thanks for the clarification

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Wednesday, June 1, 2005 5:22 PM

JOHNSMUSICBOX


For the exact chords used in the recording, check out this thread http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=10424

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2005 11:44 PM

INARA78


Raises an interesting point John, which I felf deserved a new thread

http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=10481

Discuss ;-)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 8:11 PM

SKYLARK


This chord progression is different from the one that I figured out, especially in the chorus. Here's what I have:

To get it in the same key as on the show, capo 2.

INTRO
C------------------------C
Jayne. The man they call Jayne...

REFRAIM
---C--------------------------Am
He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor.

------C------------------Am
Stood up to the man and he gave him what for.

----F----------------------G
Our love for him now ain't hard to explain.

----C------------------G------------Am
The hero of Canton the man they call Jayne.


VERSE
----Am------------Em-------------Am
Our Jayne saw the mudders' backs breakin'.

Dm(or Am)--Em--------Am
He saw the mudders'lament.

----Am---------Em---------Am
And he saw the Magistrate takin'

------Dm(or Am)--Em----------Am
every dollar and leavin' five cents. So he said

Dm------------------------Am
"You can't do that to my people."


Dm--------------------------------E(Major)
"You can't crush them under your heel."

---------Am--------------Em--------Am---------Em
So Jayne strapped on his hat and in 5 seconds flat

------Dm(or Am)------Em-------------Am
stole everythin'Boss Higgins had to steal.


END OF LAST CHORUS
--------C------------------G-------------C F C G C
... The hero of Canton the man they call Jayne.



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Friday, August 12, 2005 9:05 PM

DROPPYMCCOOL


I guess it's time to dust of the gorram axe, no that there's something I want to play. Thanks.
Droppy

"This is not a time for extraordinary men."

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