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Into The Mystic Chords
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I N T O   T H E   M Y S T I C

			       by Van Morrison

			  from the album "Moondance"

			Chords & Lyrics Transposed by
				 Ryan Harding

			With thanks to  Andrew Jerrim
			Jake Cockcroft, Martin Morrey
			and  Joey  Albert  for  their
			valuable contributions


	We were born before the wind
	Also younger than the sun
	'Ere the bonny boat was won
     Bb                     Eb
	As we sailed into the mystic

	Hark, now, hear the sailor's cry
	Smell the sea and feel the sky
	Let your soul and spirit fly
     Bb          Eb
	Into the mystic.

Gm			       Ab	    Eb
	When that foghorn blows,  I will be comin' home, Mmm hmm hm
Gm			    Ab		  Bb
	When that foghorn blows, I wanna hear it, I don't have to fear it
     Bb     Eb
	And I  wanna rock you gypsy soul
	Just like way back in the days of old
	And magnificently we will float
     Bb          Eb
	Into the mystic

{TWO-SAX SOLO}   Eb ...  Bb ...  Eb

Gm			    Am  Eb
	When that foghorn blows,  you know I will be comin' home
Gm    Ab				    Bb
	And when that foghorn whistle blows,   I've gotta hear it, I don't have
								     to fear it
	And I wanna rock your gypsy soul
	Just like way back in the days of old
	And together we will float
Bb		 Eb
	Into the mystic ............... Come on girl!

{TWO-SAX SOLO}   Eb ...  Bb ...  Eb

	      Eb			Bb     Eb
	........ Too late to stop now-o-ow!...... {THE END}

Original chord fingerings:
Van appears to have used a capo on the 3rd fret so the Eb is played as C, Bb is
played as G, Ab as F and Gm as Em:

	  E A D G B e
Eb chord: 0 3 2 0 1 0

Bb chord: 3 2 0 0 0 3

Ab chord: 1 3 3 2 1 1

Gm chord: 0 2 2 0 0 0

Optional chord fingerings: (without capo)
	  E A D G B e
Eb chord: 6 6 8 8 8 6

Bb chord: 6 8 8 7 6 6

Gm chord: 3 3 5 5 4 3

Ab chord: 4 6 6 5 4 4

If playing the C, G, Em, F shapes with a capo, the fills become easier to play.
For example the intro can be played by playing the C-shape Eb major and hammer-
ing onto the 4th string (D string),  then using the 3rd fret on the same string
to play the final note of the fill.    I personally tend to use the 2nd and 3rd
frets on the treble-e string (string 1) to play the fill leading into the lines
"When that foghorn blows...".  Experiment with it.

As with nearly all of Van's songs, the timing of the lyrics seems free-form and
doesn't tie in with obvious beats in the rhythm.   What's important is that you
sing a word when you feel it's right,  so don't worry if you end up playing the 
chord above one word when you're singing another.   You will probably  want  to 
add a few treble notes to some  of  the  chords  to  match  the  original  tune
(especially the G minor chords).   Unfortunately, most of us don't have two sax
players on hand when we need them, so those gorgeous sax solos will be missing.
That's life I'm afraid.

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