There Is a Fountain


                    There Is a Fountain

William Cowper                    Traditional American tune, 
                                arr. Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: D

Lively, joyful

                    Q
E--||------------|--------------------------|
A--||--4:--------|--0--------2--0-----5-----|
D--||--4:--0--4--|--4-----------4-----------|
G--||------------|--------------------------|
           |__|     |        |_ |     |     

          There    is        a  foun-tain


   Q                          Q
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--5--------2--0-----------|--0--------0--2--0--------|
|--------------4-----0--4--|--4-----------------4--0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |        |_ |     |__|     |        |_ |__|  |__|

 filled   with blood drawn  from      Im - man- uel's 


                              Q 
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--0--------2--0-----5-----|
|--2-----------------0--4--|--4-----------4-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |        |_ |     |

   veins,            And     sin -  ners plunged be -


   Q                          Q
|-----------------------0--|--2-----------0-----2-----|
|--5--------2--0-----5-----|--0--------5--------0-----|
|--------------4-----------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |        |_ |     |__|     |        |_ |     |

 neath    that flood lose    all    their guil- ty


                              Q
|-----------------------0--|--2-----------0-----2-----|
|--5-----------------5-----|--0--------5--------0-----|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |        |_ |     |

   stains:           Lose    all    their guil-ty


   Q                          Q
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--5--------2--5-----2-----|--0--------0--2--0--------|
|--------------------------|--4--------4--------4--0--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |        |_ |     |        |        |_ |__|  |__|                                               

   stains        ,  lose     all    their guil - ty


                              Q
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--0--------2--0-----5-----|
|--2-----------------0--4--|--4-----------4-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |        |_ |     |

   stains         ;  And     sin -  ners plunged be -


                              Q
|-----------------------0--|--2-----------0-----2--0--|
|--5-----2-----0-----5-----|--0--------5--------0-----|
|--5-----------4-----------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |        |_ |     |__|    

 neath  that flood   lose    all    their guil-ty


|--------------------||
|--5-----------------||
|--4-----------------||
|--------------------||
   |     |     |

  stains.

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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-4:------- Time 
-4:------- Signature
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Rhythm:
  Q = dotted quarter

Tune: Cleansing Fountain

Meter: CMD

If you can get over the first two lines, which are rather grisly, the lyrics are terrific, too.

If you can't get your fingers to move fast enough for all the chords, don't worry about it, although adding at least some of the chords enhances the tune. The top notes are the melody line.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Cleansing Fountain".


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