“Apache” by The Shadows – Tablature for Open GDG Cigar Box Guitars

“Apache” is an instrumental piece written in 1960 by Jerry Lordan. Since it’s inception it has been recorded by numerous artists over the years, including; The incredible Bonjo Band, The  Shadows and The Sugarhill Gang.

The basic melody of the song as interpreted by the Sugarhill Gang was used in Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s 90’s hit, “Jump On It”.

The following tablature was written out to fit with the Shadows version for 3-String Cigar Box Guitars tuned to Open G – GDG.

It is recommended to have a recording of the song ready when practicing, as it will help get the timing down.

 G-2---2----------------2---2-----------------
 D---2---2-4-2-0-2----2---2---2-4-2-0-2-------
 G-----------------2-------------------2------

 G-2-7-2-7-2-4-2-0-2-------2---2--------------
 D-------------------0---2---2---2-4-2-0-2----
 G-----------------------------------------2--

 G--------------------------------------------
 D—--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-2--
 G-5---------5---------5---------5-----------2

 G--------------------------------------------
 D---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-2--
 G-5---------5---------5---------5------------

 G-----0---0-2-4-2-0--------------------------
 D---2---4-----------2------------------------
 G-5------------------------------------------

 G-----0---0-2---2-0-----0---0-2-4-2-0--------
 D---2---4-----0-------2---4------------2-----
 G-5-----------------5------------------------

 G--------------------------------------------
 D—--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-2--
 G-5---------5---------5---------5-----------2

 G--------------------------------------------
 D—--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-2--
 G-5---------5----------5-----------5---------

 G--------------------------------------------
 D—-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-2---
 G-5--------5---------5---------5-------------

 G---2---2-----------------2------------------
 D-2---2---2-4-4-4-4-4-2-0---2----------------
 G--------------------------------------------

 G-2-7-2-7-2-4-4-4-4-2-0-7-0------------------
 D--------------------------------------------
 G--------------------------------------------

 G---2---2-----------------2------------------
 D-2---2---2-4-4-4-4-4-2-0---2----------------
 G--------------------------------------------

 G-----0---0-2-4-2-0--------------------------
 D---2---4-----------2------------------------
 G-5------------------------------------------

 G-----0---0-2-------------0---0--------------
 D---2---4-----0--4-4-4-4----4---4------------
 G-5------------------------------------------

 G-----0---0-2-4-2-0--------------------------
 D---2---4-----------2------------------------
 G-5------------------------------------------

 G--------------------------------------------
 D—--3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-2--
 G-5---------5---------5---------5-----------2

 G--------------------------------------------
 D-------------------------------6-6-6-6-6-5--
 G-1-1-1-1-1-5-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-8--------------

 G---2---2---------2--------------------------
 D-2---2---2-4-2-0----------------------------
 G--------------------------------------------

 

Arranged by Nick Lanciano