MOONCHILD ( King Crimson )  

  

Written by Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield  
Released on the album: In The Court of the Crimson King (1969) 
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ASCII-Tablature of the acoustic guitar part played by Greg Lake. 
The 1st part is based on an A minor chord with a descending "bass" line ( A - G - F# - F ) and introduces the main riff.  
This fingerstyle version slightly differs from the original, using arpeggios with four notes instead of three.

thumb: x            Hammer on: h             Bend up: )
index: a            Pull off: p              Bend down: (
dirty: b            Slide up: /              Press but don't play: !
ring: c             Slide down: \            Staccato: :
pinky: d            Strum (Arpeggio): ~~~

||:  INTRO

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|   right hand pattern: 
b----------------5a--------------5a--------------5d--------------5d-----|   x - a - b - c  ( 4x )
g------------5a--------------5a--------------5d--------------5d---------|  
D--------7c--------------5a--------------4a--------------3a-------------|   
A-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------------|   
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|   repeat tab 1x
      <         use half barré with your index and pinky          >

START LYRICS  1st and 2nd verse

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|   right hand pattern: 
b----------------5a--------------5a--------------5d--------------5d-----|   x - a - b - c  ( 4x )
g------------5a--------------5a--------------5d--------------5d---------|  
D--------7c--------------5a--------------4a--------------3a-------------|  
A-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------------|   
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|   repeat tab 3x

e--------1a----------------------3c---5a:-------------------------------|   right hand pattern:
b------------1a--------------3b-------5a:----8b:------5a----------------|   x - c - b - a - x - a - b - c  ( 1x ) 
g----------------2b------4d-----------5a:----7a:------5a----------------|   xabc  ( 3x )
D-----0---------------2a---------------------9c:------7c----------------|  
A-------------------------------------0:-----0:-------0-----------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

                  alternative tab  ---1a:----3a:------------------------|
                                   ---1a:----3a:------5a----------------|  
                                   ---2b:----4b:------5a----------------|  
                                   ---0:-----5c:------7c----------------| 
                                   -------------------0-----------------|
                                   -------------------------------------|   you might as well play the open chords

or play chords on the 5th and 7th fret ( d7 / e7 / a )

e----------------1a--------------0--------------------0-----------------|   right hand pattern:
b------------1a---------------0------------------1a------1a-------------|   x - a - b - c  ( 2x ) 
g--------2b---------------0------------------2c--------------2c---------|   x - a - b - c - d - c - b - a  ( 1x )   
D-----0---------------2b-----------------2b----------------------2b-----|
A-------------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--------1a----------------------3c---5a:-------------------------------|   right hand pattern:
b------------1a---------------3b------5a:----8b:------5a----------------|   x - c - b - a - x - a - b - c  ( 1x ) 
g----------------2b-------4d----------5a:----7a:------5a----------------|   xabc  ( 3x )
D-----0---------------2a---------------------9c:------7c----------------|  
A-------------------------------------0:-----0:-------0-----------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------1a--------------0--------------------0-----------------|   right hand pattern:
b------------1a---------------0------------------1b---------------------|   x - a - b - c  ( 2x )
g--------2b----------------0-----------------2d-------------------------|   x - a - b - c - d  ( 1x )
D-----0---------------2b-----------------2c----------------------/------|
A-------------------------------------0---------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

:||  OUTRO

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|   right hand pattern: 
b----------------5a--------------5a--------------5d--------------5d-----|   x - a - b - c  ( 4x )
g------------5a--------------5a--------------5d--------------5d---------|   a ~~~  ( 1x )  
D--------7c--------------5a--------------4a--------------3a-------------|   
A-----0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------------|   
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|   repeat tab 2x

and finish the song with a strummed a chord on the 2nd fret: 002a5d5d5d