PDF File Download: Meet Joe Black – Walkaway NAF Tab
Original Composer: Thomas Newman
Technical notes: Requires use of cross-fingering and half holing on lowest note. Play on an NAF in the key of A if you wish to accompany the original track.
About: Meet Joe Black is a beautiful film, no doubt due largely in part thanks to Thomas Newman’s gorgeous score. Two tracks on the soundtrack CD, Walkaway and Cold Lamb Sandwich both feature the theme tabbed here. It’s a soft, gentle theme, accompanying William Parish’s (Anthony Hopkins) musings on the meaning of love as he speaks to his daughter in one scene, and Joe Black/Death (Brad Pitt) as he fondly recalls his late wife in another.
On Playing: The range of the NAF wouldn’t quite allow for hitting the first (lowest) note in the actual track, so I just doubled up on the 2nd note. Hitting the half note isn’t too tricky as it’s used when ascending up the scale, so just roll your finger a little off the first hole to hit it. Play it gently and sensitively, it’s a very soothing piece.
Listen to the track on YouTube:
“…love is passion. Obsession. Someone you can’t live without. I say fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy, and who’ll love you the same way back. How do you you find ’em? Well, you forget your head and you listen to your heart. I’m not hearing any heart. Because the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, because if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.”
William Parish, Meet Joe Black