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Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben : Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (BWV 147) Guitar Tablature
From: Paul Zimmerman 

Here is the Drop-D version.

 Timothy Lipetz

        Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring in Gmaj    by J.S.Bach


E||-----------------------0-----|-----3--2--3-----------------|
B||--0--------0--3--1--1-----3--|--3-----------3--0--------0--|
G||-----0--2--------------------|--------------------0--2-----|
D||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A||-----------------------------|-----------2-----------------|
D||--5--------4--------2--------|--5-----------------5--------|

E|--------0--------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--1--3-----3-----0-----0-----|--------------------1--0-----|
G|--------------5-----------0--|-----0--2--------2--------2--|
D|--2--------0--------7--------|--4--------0--4--------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------5--------5--------|--0--------0--------0--------|

E|-----------------------0-----|-----3--2--3-----------------|
B|--0--------0--3--1--1-----3--|--3-----------3--0--------0--|
G|-----0--2--------------------|--------------------0--2-----|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------2-----------------|
D|--5--------4--------2--------|--5-----------------5--------|

                                 1+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E|-----------------------------|-----------3-----------------||
B|-----------0-----------------|-----0--3-----3--0-----0-----||
G|-----7--5-----2--0-----0-----|--0-----------------0-----2-:||
D|--------------------0-----4--|-----------------------------||
A|--7--------------------------|-----------------------------||
D|--5--------5--------0--------|--5-----------------5--------||

  2+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E|-----------3-----------------|
B|-----0--3-----3--0-----0--3--|
G|--0-----------------0--------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
D|--5--------------------------|

(refrain:)

E|--7-----------------8-------|-10----------------10--------|
B|--8----------------10-------|-12----------------12--------|
G|--0--0--------0-----0--0----|--0--0--------0-----0--0-----|
D|--------0--------0--------0-|--------0--------0--------0--|
A|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------5----------------|-----------5-----------------|

E|--8-----------------7-------|--5--------------5---8--7--5--|
B|-10-----------------8-------|-----7--------7---------------|
G|--0--0--------0-----0--0----|--------7--7------------------|
D|--------0--------0--------0-|------------------------------|
A|----------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-----------5----------------|--0--------0---------0--------|

E|--7-----------------8-------|-10-----------------7--------|
B|--8----------------10-------|-12-----------------8--------|
G|--0--0--------0-----0--0----|--0--0--------0-----0--0-----|
D|--------0--------0--------0-|--------0--------0--------0--|
A|----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------5----------------|-----------5-----------------|

E|--5-----7/8---7--------5--------|--3--------------------------||
B|--7-----------------------------|-----------------------0-----||
G|-----7-----------7--------7-----|-----0--------0-----------2--||
D|--------------------7--------7--|--------0--------0----------:||
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------||
D|--0-----------0--------0--------|--5--------5--------5--------||

(repeat ALL the way back to the beginning, then:)

E||-----------------------0-----|-----3--2--3-----------------|
B||--0--------0--3--1--1-----3--|--3-----------3--0--------0--|
G||-----0--2--------------------|--------------------0--2-----|
D||-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A||-----------------------------|-----------2-----------------|
D||--5--------4--------2--------|--5-----------------5--------|

E|--------0--------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--1--3-----3-----0-----0-----|--------------------1--0-----|
G|--------------5-----------0--|-----0--2--------2--------2--|
D|--2--------0--------7--------|--4--------0--4--------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------5--------5--------|--0--------0--------0--------|

E|-----------------------0-----|-----3--2--3-----------------|
B|--0--------0--3--1--1-----3--|--3-----------3--0--------0--|
G|-----0--2--------------------|--------------------0--2-----|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------2-----------------|
D|--5--------4--------2--------|--5-----------------5--------|

                                 1+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E|-----------------------------|-----------3-----------------||
B|-----------0-----------------|-----0--3-----3--0-----0-----||
G|-----7--5-----2--0-----0-----|--0-----------------0-----2-:||
D|--------------------0-----4--|-----------------------------||
A|--7--------------------------|-----------------------------||
D|--5--------5--------0--------|--5-----------------5--------||



  2+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
E|-----------3-----------------|
B|-----0--3-----3--0-----0--3--|
G|--0-----------------0--------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
D|--5-----------------5--------|

E|--1-----------------0--------|-----------------------------|
B|-----3--0--------1-----1-----|--------------------1--0-----|
G|-----------0--2-----------2--|-----0--2--------2--------2--|
D|-----------------------------|--4--------0--4--------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-----------5-----------------|--0--------0--------0--------|
    ^
    this measure sounds odd to me, but I left it as original (tjl)

E|-----------------------0-----|-----3--2--3-----------------|
B|--0--------0--3--1--1-----3--|--3-----------3--0--------0--|
G|-----0--2--------------------|--------------------0--2-----|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------2-----------------|
D|--5--------4--------2--------|--5-----------------5--------|
                                  _
                                          /.
E|-----------------------------|-----------3----------------||
B|-----------0-----------------|-----0--3--0----------------||
G|-----7--5-----2--0-----0-----|--0--------0----------------||
D|--------------------0-----4--|-----------0----------------||
A|--7--------------------------|----------------------------||
D|--5--------5--------0--------|--5--------5----------------||
          ^
          this a C# in original, I think C sounds better. (tjl)

Thanks to Timothy Lipetz for the tab.

             Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by J.S. Bach
      	    
      	    Tab by Tom Barclay ([email protected])

       The piece is in 3/4 time, but it feels more like a 3/8 time.
Almost the entire thing is in triplets like the diagram below.  All of
the notes within each triplet are two spaces apart, and there are four
spaces between triplets, and three triplets per bar.

     _____      _____      _____       _____      _____      _____
    |  |  |    |  |  |    |  |  |     |  |  |    |  |  |    |  |  |
e|--|--|--|----|--|--|----|--0--|--|--|--3--2----3--|--|----|--|--|--|
B|--|--|--|----0--3--1----1-----3--|--3----------0--3--0----|--|--0--|
G|--|--0--2----0----------0--------|--0---------------------0--2-----|
D|--|----------0----------2--------|-------------2----------2--------|
A|--|------------------------------|--2------------------------------|
E|--3------------------------------|---------------------------------|

	   In the few places where the notes are not in groups of three
(example below), each single group of notes has the same time value as
one of the above triplets.

e|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
B|--0---------------1--|--3---------------3--|--1---------------0--|
G|--0------------------|------------------0--|------------------0--|
D|----------4-------2--|--4-------2----------|--2-------4----------|
A|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


Please ignore the dots.  They're the only way I could fool the Bluewave
reader into spacing everything properly.
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