I was so sad to hear that Nick Cave cancelled his tour in 2021 (which had already been postponed in 2020) and that tickets are being refunded. I’d rather hold on to my ticket for a show postponed once more. Look at it to remind myself that there will be live music again some day. Because the pandemic has got to end eventually.
While waiting and hoping, I am lucky to have my guitar teacher Joachim Ribbentrop who will arrange my favorite songs with me for solo guitar / fingerstyle guitar. When Nick Cave announced the tour cancellation I decided it was time to arrange The Weeping Song.
I know there’s lots of folks out there looking for intermediate fingerstyle guitar tabs and lessons because there seems to be a lot of stuff for beginners but not so much after that.
So I arranged this intermediate fingerstyle version of Avalon by Jolson, DeSylva & Rose with my guitar teacher Joachim Ribbentrop (visit his website here). A little inspiration came from the Tommy Emmanuel version, maybe you’ll recognize the part in bars ten to twelve, although I changed it some.
It was Corona time when Grayson Capps began to play his evening porch concerts on Facebook. Such a pleasure! Suddenly something beautiful emerged from the crisis. I was closer to his music than ever.
One of the songs he played is a little corny, I admit, but lovely to listen to and to practice. Who wouldn’t want a long-haired man with a guitar sitting next to them in bed singing „Hold Me Darling“… Here are the guitar tabs: