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Richard Thompson transcription: “Keep Your Distance”

August 28, 2018
Ethan Semone

“Keep Your Distance” from 1991’s Rumour and Sigh  has become a Celtic folk-rock classic over the years having been covered by Julie and Buddy Miller and Patty Lovelace among others.  Starting in the key of E major with a pick and fingers intro and adding mandolin and bagpipes along the way, the song showcases Thompson’s slightly overdriven Strat tone and his sublime baritone voice .  The solo comes in at 2:49 with bagpipe inspired double-stop bends and proceeds to showcase both a Celtic and a Nashville influence.




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Keep Your Distance


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