Honolulu Eyes
(tabbed as recorded by Jerry Byrd in 1959 using the amazing "C Diatonic tuning")

Listen to Jerry Byrd: Honolulu Eyes

       If you are a steel guitar enthusiast like me, you might be surprised to learn just how much Jerry Byrd loved and used his newly discovered C Diatonic tuning. From studying Jerry's beautiful heart-warming music over the years, I have really come to appreciate the hard work that Jerry invested into his music and the versatile C Diatonic tuning that he discovered. Here goes, have fun and make others happy!

Tablature for non-pedal steel guitar by David J. Stewart

E___9__10__11__12__11__10~9__8~9~8~9__10__9___7__8__~9__8__7__6___
C_________________________________________________________________
B____________________________8~9~8~9__10__9___7__8__~9__8__7______
A______9___10__11__10__9~~___8~9~8~9__10__9_______________________
G___9________________________8~9~8~9__10__9___7__8__~9__8__7______
F____________________________8~9~8~9__10__9_______________________
E_________________________________________________________________
 
 
E___5________________________________________~14__14______________
C______3~4__*~11__10__9__6__7__8__9__10__11__~14__14__14~11~9_____
B_________________________________________________________________
A___4__3~4__*~11__10__9___________9__10__11___________14~11~9_____
G_________________________________________________________________
F________*Use plenty of vibrato at the 11th fret!_________________
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E______~14__10_12_10_______10_12_10_________*12_11_10__9~10~9~10__
C______~14________________________________________________________
B___9_____________________________________________________________
A___9__________________9______________9_____*11_10__9_____________
G___9________________9___9__________9___9______________9~10~9~10__
F___9_____________________________________________________________
E________________________________*Palm Harmonics__________________
 
 
E___10~9__9__7__8__~9__8__7__6____________________________________
C________________________________*9__8__7__6__8~~10~~13~~16__15___
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A___9~~~_____________________5___*9__8__7__6__8~~9~~~13~~16__15___
G_________9__7__8__~9__8__7_______________________________________
F_________________________________________________________________
E___________________*Continue with Palm Harmonics_________________
 
 
E____________________11_~12_11_10__8__9__9__8__7_____9~10_________
C__14~16__13~14__11_______________________________9__9~10_________
B__________________________________8__9__9__8__7__________________
A__14~16__13~14__11__10_~11_10__9_________________________________
G________________________________________9__8__7__9__9~10_________
F__________________________________8__9___________________________
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I also just enjoy playing along oftentimes with Jerry's original recordings.

Come A Little Closer (as played by Jerry using his C diatonic tuning)

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More Song Tabs

Jerry Byrd - 1955

Adventures in Paradise (steel instrumental)

Adventures in Paradise (with vocals)

Adventures in Paradise (a nice rhythm track, Key of D)


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