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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 28 May 2016 12:12 pm    
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Ron Stanley was looking for some steel tab for George Strait's "You're Something Special To Me". Paul Franklin plays steel on the studio recording although Mike Daily plays it live. Here's a shot at Paul Franklin's steel break which starts just before 2:00 on the original recording.

Here it is on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gesOHyKIqw

Tab is in C6 - I've got a D string on top.
Corrections and slicker ways to play things are always welcome.



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Alexander Rehfeld


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Post  Posted 30 May 2016 2:41 pm    
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Jeff, thanks for your great work! Every tab from you is greatly appreciated Very Happy
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Kyle Everson


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Nashville, Tennessee
Post  Posted 1 Jun 2016 8:30 am    
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here's my interpretation, using pedal 7

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=124209&highlight=
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 1 Jun 2016 10:09 am    
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Thanks for posting, Kyle. P7 opens up a whole new world of cool moves and seems to make more sense for the sound and phrasing Smile Ron Funk just messaged me last nite with a similar recommendation. I think he'll also be posting a full C6 chord chart shortly.
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Jack Stanton


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Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Post  Posted 1 Jun 2016 7:02 pm    
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Kyle,
Your version is much closer to what I'm hearing. And Paul does use his pedals a lot when he plays single note C6th
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Ron Funk


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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 1 Jun 2016 8:48 pm    
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Here's copy of song's chord progression - and also the steel's instrumental solo - as tabbed out by great player & friend to all......Russ Wever.

The chord progression Russ tabbed out for the song reveals where chords / chord inversions are found on C6th neck. Beneficial exercise by itself.




Using P7 to obtain the raises on strings 3 and 4 is integral part of PF's solo. The single note run of 3rd string raised (via P7), then slurred open, then lowered via knee lever in full measures 3 and 4 goes by pretty quickly and will require some practice to master. A great riff to add to one's tool box.




{Minor point of clarification = altho Tab shows top string as a G, it is irrelevant as 1st string is not used in Tab}

This song has to be one of the very few in last 20 years or so that became a radio hit with a C6th steel solo.

Thanks to Russ Wever for tab.
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2016 2:33 am    
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Thanks Ron and Russ...I knew all the notes had to be SOMEWHERE on the neck Smile
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Ron Funk


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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 2 Jun 2016 10:22 am    
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Jeff -

You do a great job on all your tabs. We all appreciate your work. As we know, proper notes can be found in a number of places on fretboard.

Use of P7 in '5 frets up from Open position' yields proper voicing for this song.

Way back when I was Russ's student at Scotty's Music, we'd compare tabs for whatever was current on country radio.
He won most - if not all - of the time!

Russ Wever is due all the credit on this one.
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Randy Schneider


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Hanover, NM USA
Post  Posted 4 Jan 2019 10:24 am    
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Old thread, I know, but I just thought I'd post an updated link to the song since the original link posted is no longer working.

So, if you're looking for the song, maybe this link will work for a while longer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSErnndrNR4

Thanks to all who offered help in the thread. Someday I'm going to learn how to play something - ANYthing - on that C6 neck...
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Dave Campbell


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Nova Scotia, Canada
Post  Posted 4 Jan 2019 1:46 pm    
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i'm glad this thread came back around...it's gold for where i'm at for c6!
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Charley Adair


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Maxwell, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 5 Jan 2019 7:58 pm     You're Something Special
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Jeff Newman had it tabbed in E9th.
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Kyle Everson


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Nashville, Tennessee
Post  Posted 6 Jan 2019 7:56 pm     Re: You're Something Special
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Charley Adair wrote:
Jeff Newman had it tabbed in E9th.


Charley, please post that if you have access to it. If you’ll click on my link above, I tabbed it in E9 also, but that was 11 years ago and I remember it being a little wacky to play at the time. I’d love to learn Jeff’s version!
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Charley Adair


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Maxwell, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2019 4:34 pm     You're Something Special
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Kyle,I'll be out of town until the 27th, when I get back I'll get the info to send the tab. Ok
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