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Shingle song / Peter Hammill
Here's another enjoyable sad song. Play all the F#m and Bm chords on the
first verse without letting the higher (6th) string sound. The other verses -
you shouldn't give a damn, and I didn't check whether Hammill did at all.
The E and Esus4 chords are not played on the 0 position (the end of the
neck) but in the way I show (I hope). You can ignore it if it makes you busy
and just play it on the more comfortable position.
Don't forget to sing it in a VERY low bass voice...
the credit for that, but he deserves it, anyhow...
F#m: 2-4-4-3-2-2 on first verse better do: 2-4-4-3-2-x
Bm: 2-2-4-4-3-2 on first verse better do: 2-2-4-4-3-x
E: x-x-6-4-5-4 or: x-7-9-9-9-x
Esus4: x-x-x-4-5-5 or: x-7-9-9-10-x
You can see in the last light that's graced as dawn
that there's nothing in my heart but pain
as I stand, facing sea, knowing that you're gone
all the elements rage to explain
F#m E Esus4 E F#m
that I should really be on my way;
but there is something
which ensures I must stay.
Beneath the roar of the seething surf,
beneath the caterwaul of scattered call wind
thoughts and gestures unspoken, unheard--
and now the dance of rapture begins
as the waves rush along across the beach:
like you, like your love
forever out of reach.
[Instrumental Verse: - You'll have to figure out the rhythm yourself...]
F#m G#m A G#m A G#m A
Bm A G#m
A G#m A G#m A
Look at the sky, but it's empty now;
look at the sea, it holds nothing but despair.
I raise my eyes, but my head stays bower...
I look to my side, but you're not there.
And I can't get you out of my mind,
no, no, no, no, I just can't get you from my mind.
Have fun and try not to sink down when playing this one.