#1
Greetings,

I have a quick question about the Waterboys Tablature for the song: “We are Jonah”. I’ve copied and pasted the tab below for reference.

The line I’m having trouble with is this:

D(v) Eb D(v) Eb D(v) Eb D(v) Eb D(v)

My question is this: What is the small “(v)” refer to? Does it mean use Vibrato and bend from a Dmaj to an Eflat? Or does Mike Scott simply slide the whole chord from a Dmaj to an Eflat back and forth.

The section I’m referring to is in the instrumental section.

Trying figure what the “v” stands for.

Thanks,

Raymond


We Are Jonah by The Waterboys
from the album A Rock In The Weary Land


Tuning:
Standard, EADGBE, with capo 1st fret.


Chord names:
The chord names used relate to standard shapes
and not their pitch when used with the capo.
G 320003
Em 022000
Am x02210
Dsus4 xx0233
D xx0232
Bm x24432
C x32010
Dm xx0231
A x02220
Cm x35543
D(v) x5777x
Eb x6888x
Emsus4 022200


Intro:
G / / / (play 8 times)


Verse:
Em / / / Em / Am / Dsus4 / / / D / / /

Bm / / / Bm / / / Em / / / Em / / /

Am / / / Am / / / Dsus4 / / / D / / /


Em / / / Em / Am / Dsus4 / / / D / / /

Bm / / / Bm / / / Em / / / Em / / /

Am / / / Am / / / Dsus4 / / / D / / /

Dsus4 / / / D / / /


Chorus:
G / / / G / / /

Dsus4 / / / D / / /

C / / / C / / /

Dsus4 / / / D / / /


Verse:


Chorus:
G / / / G / / /

Dsus4 / / / D / / /

C / / / C / / /

Em / / / Em / Am / Dsus4 / / / D / / /


Instrumental:
Dm / / / / / / /

C / / / A / / /

Dm / / / G / / /

Cm / / / D(v) Eb D(v) Eb D(v) Eb D(v) Eb D(v) (rest)


Verse:

Chorus:


Chorus:


Repeat chorus chords twice:


Outro:
G D Emsus4 Em

G / D /

C / G
#2
my best guess is it means vamp. which means you would just play back and forth between them i think.

im really not sure at all though.
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