Beyond The Reef
(in C6th tuning with Bb on 6th string)

Tablature for Lap Steel Guitar by David J. Stewart

Watch and hear me play 'Beyond the Reef' on C6th Lap Steel here (another - E9th Pedal Steel)

E_________5_______________________________5__________12__11__10___
C____________7___10________________4~~5______11~~12__12__11__10___
A________________10___12~~13~~12___4~~5______11~~12_______________
G___4__5_________10___12~~13~~12___4~~5___________________________
E________________10___12~~13~~12___4~~5___________________________
Bb____________________12~~13~~12__________________________________
 
 
E_______________________________5_________________________________
C___10_______12___14~~12___10___5__________6~~~9~~~12___10________
A___10__10___12___13~~12___10______________6~~~9~~~12___10________
G_______10______________________5___4__5___5~~~8~~~11________4__5_
E_______10___12___12~~12___10_______4__5________________10___4__5_
Bb________________________________________________________________
 
 
E_______________5___________12__12__11__11___10__10_______________
C___7___6___5___5___11__12____12______11_______10___10____________
A___7___6___5_______11__12____________________________10__________
G_______________________________________________________10___9____
E_________________________________________________________________
Bb________________________________________________________________
 
 
E_______________________5_______11__10__8__5__6_________8__6__5___
C___9__10__9______7~~5________________________________5___________
A_____________________________________________5__5__4_____________
G______________7~~~~~5____9__10___________________________________
E___8__10__8___6~~~~~5__________________________________8__6__5___
Bb________________________________________________________________
 
 
E_________10__8___8__7__6___9~~10_________________8______5________
C___8__9____________________9~~10___10~~7_________________________
A___________________________________10~~7___8~~7~~~_______________
G____________________________________________________4__5__8_9_10_
E_________10__8___8__7__6___________________7~~6~~~_______________
Bb________________________________________________________________
 
 
E______________5__4__3_____3__3__0__1__5___12__11__10_____________
C___10_____________________________________12__11__10__12_________
A___10___2__3___________3__3__3__1__0______12__11__10__12_________
G___10_________5__4__3__3______________5_______________12__4__5___
E___10_________________________________________________12_________
Bb_____________________________________________________12_________
 
 
E___6__5________________6_______5_________________________________
C____________7___5_____6~______5~_________________________________
A_____________________6~~_____5~~_________________________________
G________5_______5___6~~~____5~~~_________________________________
E__________6_____5__6~~~~___5~~~~_________________________________
Bb_________________________5~~~~~_________________________________
 

Here are Several different Rhythm Track versions for Beyond the Reef:


Learn How to Play 'BEYOND THE REEF' from My friend Basil Henriques
(Basil is using a Fender 400 with 9 floor pedals and no knees)

*Although you may not have a pedal steel like Basil uses, you can learn some techniques and ideas from him. Basil is Europe's greatest pedal steel guitar player as far as I'm concerned, and worldwide as far as Hawaiian pedal steel. Barney Isaacs, Jr. was a legendary pedal steel player, having recorded "Hawaiian Steel Magic" with the Jack De Mello orchestra in the 1950's on an old Fender 400 (it wasn't old then) with 9 pedals. There are plenty of used Fenders still out there floating around if you really want one. They are challenging. There's no tablature, You have to figure the instrument out on your own. Once you learn the C6th tuning, then you'll grasp the benefit of being able to raise or lower string 2 a half tone for chord voicing, or lowering strings 4 and 5 to give you a diminished chord. The possibilities are wonderful and things that dreams are made of. Still traditional Hawaiian was and is played on a simple lap steel guitar, using all those wonderful bar slants.


BEYOND THE REEF

Lyrics & Music: Jack Pitman

Beyond the reef,
Where the sea is dark and cold,
My love has gone,
And our dreams grow old.

There'll be no tears
There'll be no regretting,
Will he remember me;
Will he forget?

I'll send a thousand flowers,
When the trade winds blow;
I'll send my lonely heart,
For I love him so.

Some day I know
He'll come back again to me.
'Til then my heart will be
Beyond the reef.

1949


Beyond the Reef using a C# on the 6th string

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