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    _____________________________
   /                            /
  /  Antony and the Johnsons   /
 /     The Crying Light       /
/____________________________/


In January/February 2010 I went backpacking in South America for two months,
and I brought my mp3 filled up with new music. Some of this music was this
amazing album. After listening to the songs tons of times I couldn't help
transcribing them in my head, and I ended up having a pretty good idea of what
was going on in each song. So this album tab came out very easily.


This tab is mainly - but not only - directed at guitarists!
It is supposed to be an overall scheme for the whole orchestra.

Antony's main instrument IS the piano; and since his playing usually is very
simple and chord-based, it's obvious also to notate the songs as chords.
However, I didn't notate any suggestions for guitar chords on purpose.
The chords rarely suit guitar very well, so I didn't see the point in notating
chord suggestions that would never sound any good anyway.


After all the tabs and chords I've gathered all the lyrics.


Enjoy these wonderful songs!

..and for questions, comments, corrections - just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com!


                                    - Jon Sebastian Frederiksen, 18th /March /10





********************************************************************************


  All songs written by Antony Hegarty (except where noted):

  1.  Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground (Antony & Nick Hegarty)
  2.  Epilepsy Is Dancing
  3.  One Dove (Antony & Barry Reynolds)
  4.  Kiss My Name
  5.  The Crying Light
  6.  Another World
  7.  Daylight and the Sun
  8.  Aeon
  9.  Dust and Water
 10.  Everglade
 11.  My Lord My Love [bonus track]



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1. ______________________________________
  /                                     /
 / Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground  /
/_____________________________________/


 Verse:
 4/4
| D#m | B | F# | F#maj7 |
| D#m | B | F# | F#maj7 |

| C#  | B-5 | F# | C# |
| C#7 | B-5 | F# | C# |



 Verse


 Chorus:
               2/4
||: G#m | F#m | D#m  C# | B :||

| F# | F# |



 Verse


 Chorus


 Strings-Outro
(this can't be really transcribed as chords)



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2. _______________________
  /                      /
 / Epilepsy is Dancing  /  This is androgynous aesthetics at its finest.
/______________________/

(I have consciously excluded the guitar fills from the chord names
 to cherish the simplicity.)



A(1):
 Epilepsy is dancing
 She's the Christ now departing
 And I'm finding my rhythm
 As I twist in the snow

 Eb     Bb     Cm     Eb/Bb  Ab     Bb     Cm     %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+

 Eb/Bb  %      Ab     %      %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+


A(2):
 All the metal burned in me
 Down the brain of my river
 All the fire was searching
 For a waterway home

 Eb     Bb     Cm     Eb/Bb  Ab     Bb     Cm     %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+

 Eb/Bb  %      Ab     %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+



B:
 I cry "glitter is love!"
 My eyes pinned inside
 With green jewels

 Gb     %      Ab     %      Bbm    %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+

 Gb     %      Ab     %      Db     Ab     Bb     %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+



C:
 Hanging like Christmas stars
 From a golden vein

 Ebm    Gb     Cm/G   %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+

 Eb/Bb  %      Abmaj7 %      %      %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+



A(3):
 As I came to a screaming
 Hold me while I'm dreaming
 For my fingers are curling
 And I cannot breathe

 Eb     Bb     Cm     Eb/Bb  Ab     Bb     Cm     %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+

 Eb/Bb  %      Abmaj7 %      %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+


A(4):
 Then I cried in the kitchen
 How I'd seen your ghost witching
 There's a soldering blue line
 Between my eyes

 Eb     Bb     Cm     Eb/Bb  Ab     Bb     Cm     %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+

 Eb6/Bb %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+



D:
 Cut me in quadrants       
 Leave me in the corner  (4x)
 Oh, now it's passing      
 Oh, now I'm dancing     (4x)

 Ab     %      Bb     %      Cm     %      %      %
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+

 Ab     %      Bb     %      Cm     %         7x + 1x, then fade out on Cm
+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+=-=-=-+



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3. ____________
  /           /
 / One Dove  /
/___________/

As typical for the songs off The Crying Light, the arrangement of this song
is very indistinct/blurry/muzzy in its own beautifully easthetic way.
... that's a bitch to transcribe though :D
It's difficult to find any particular things to play, but there IS a little
structure in the haze though! In the bottom of this soundscape, there is a
neat little guitar-figure - in the verses only, that is.


 The guitar-figure:
An acoustic guitar plays this little part in the verses.
Pick the B- and E-strings with your index and long finger,
while picking the bass notes with your thumb.
As notated, repeat each line.

 Em
|---0-----0-----0-----0---|---0-----0-----0-----0---|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|
|-------------------------|-------0-----------------| 2x
|-------------5-----5-----|-4-----------------5-----|
|-------2-----------------|-------------2-----------|
|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|

 Cmaj7
|---0-----0-----0-----0---|---0-----0-----0-----0---|
|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|
|-------------------------|-------0-----------------| 2x
|-------2-----5-----5-----|-4-----------------5-----|
|-3-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------3-----------|

 Bm7/11
|---0-----0-----0-----0---|---0-----0-----0-----0---|
|-----3-----3-----3-----3-|-----3-----3-----3-----3-|
|-------------2-----2-----|-------2-----------2-----| 2x
|-------0-----------------|-0-----------4-----------|
|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 Am7
|---0-----0-----0-----0---|---0-----0-----0-----0---|
|-----1-----1-----1-----1-|-----1-----1-----1-----1-|
|-------------0-----0-----|-------0-----------0-----| 2x
|-------2-----------------|-2-----------2-----------|
|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|



 Intro:
Play the Em-figure 4 times.


 2x Verse


 Chorus:
| F | F | F | F |

| C | C | C | C |

| F | F | F | F |

| C | C | C | C |


 2x Verse


 Chorus


 2x Verse (instrumental)
(Cut away the very last bar of Am7 right before the chorus.)


 2x Chorus


 Outro:
Just play Em till the end.



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4. ________________
  /               /
 / Kiss My Name  /
/_______________/


 Intro:
(The intro just happens to fit perfectly for guitar.)
 6/8
  Bm            Bm            G      (+11)  F#
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------0--2--|-2--2--2-----|
|-----4-----4-|-----4-----4-|-----0-0--0--|-3--3--3-----|
|---4---------|---4---------|---0---------|-4--4--4-----|
|-2-----------|-2-----------|-------------|-4--4--4-----|
|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|-2--2--2-----|



 Verses:
||: D | F#m | G | F#m |

| G | D | Em | F#m :|| 6x



 Bridge:
| Bm | Bm | G | F#m |
| Bm | Bm | G | D |
| Bm | Bm | G | F# |
| F# | % | % | % |



 Finale:
3 verse-rounds, and break on the last F#m,
then 1 verse-round more, again breakdown on F#m, and end the song.



********************************************************************************

5. ____________________
  /                   /
 / The Crying Light  /
/___________________/

 The song is simply this round played 4 times with a few variations.


 4/4
  D       C                           D       Asus2             Am
|-----------------|-----0-----------|-2p0-------------|-----0-----------|
|-----3---------1-|---------1-------|-----3---------0-|---------1-------|
|---2---------0---|---------0-------|-------------2---|---------2-------|
|-0---------2-----|---2-------------|-0---------2-----|---2-------------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------0-------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                  (2/4)
  D/F#    G         F         C
|-----------------|---------|---------------|
|---------0-------|---------|-------1-------|
|-----2-------0---|-----2---|-----0---------| (in the 2nd and 4th round,
|---0-------0-----|---------|---2-----------|  play a 2/4-bar of C more)
|-----------------|---3-----|-3-------------|
|-2-------3-------|-1-------|---------------|


  D       C                           D       Am
|---------------0-|---------0-------|-2p0-------------|-----0-----------|
|-----3-------1---|-----1-----------|-----3-----------|---------1-------|
|---2-------0-----|---0---0---------|---------------2-|---------2-------|
|-0---------------|-2---------------|-0-----------2---|---2---2---------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|---------0-------|-0---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                  (2/4)
  D/F#    G         F
|-----------------|---------|
|---------0-------|---------|
|-----2-------0---|-----2---|
|---0-------0-----|-----3---|
|-----------------|---3-----|
|-2-------3-------|-1-------|

(3/4)         (3/4)         (2/4)     (2/4)     (3/4)
  Em
|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|-------------|
|-------------|---0---------|---0-----|---0-----|---0---------|
|-------0-----|-2---0-------|-2---0---|-2---0---|-2---0-------|
|-----2-------|-----------2-|-------2-|-------2-|-----2-------|
|---2---------|-2-------2---|-2-------|-2-------|-2-----------|
|-0-----------|-----0-------|-----0---|-----0---|-----0-------|


_______________________________________________________________

 In the 3rd round, the last (confusing!) line is even longer:

(3/4)         (3/4)         (2/4)     (2/4)     (3/4)
  Em
|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|-------------|
|-------------|---0---------|---0-----|---0-----|---0---------|
|-------0-----|-2---0-------|-2---0---|-2---0---|-2---0-------|
|-----2-------|-----------2-|-------2-|-------2-|-----2-----2-|
|---2---------|-2-------2---|-2-------|-2-------|-2-------2---|
|-0-----------|-----0-------|-----0---|-----0---|-----0-------|

(3/4)         (2/4)     (2/4)     (3/4)
  Em
|-------------|---------|---------|-------------|
|---0---------|---0-----|---0-----|---0---------|
|-2---0-------|-2---0---|-2---0---|-2---0-------|
|-----------2-|-------2-|-------2-|-----2-------|
|-2-------2---|-2-------|-2-------|-2---2-------|
|-----0-------|-----0---|-----0---|-----0-------|

_______________________________________________________________

 In the 4th and final round, the very last bar is like this:

(3/4)
  Em
|-----0^------|
|---0-0^------|
|-2---0^------|
|-----2^------|
|-2---2^------|
|-----0^------|



********************************************************************************

6. _________________
  /                /
 / Another World  /
/________________/

This is a very simple song, but it's still one of my favorite Antony songs!
The song consists of nothing more than these four bars repeated over and over:

 A   E   D                         C#m     D
|1---2---3---4---|1---2---3---4---|1---2---3---4---|1---2---3---4---|



Each repetition of the chords matches a line from the lyrics.
The chords follow the syllables all the way, like this:

    A      E     D      C#m           D
  I need another place, will there be peace?



It only varies a bit on the final line when only repeating the first two bars:

          A    E   D
  Another wo___________rld



********************************************************************************

7. _______________________
  /                      /
 / Dayligt and the Sun  /
/______________________/


 Intro:
This is the main string-figure.

 repeat this         end on
:-------------------:-------:
:-------------------:-------:
:--11--12--11---9---:--11---:
:-------------------:-------:
:---9--10---9---7---:---9---:
:-------------------:-------:



 Verse:
"Now I cry for daylight..."

 6/8
| D | F#m | G | D |
| D | F#m | G | A |

| G | D | Em | Bm |
| G | D | Em | A |

(Then dissolve the time signature and run amok on the note [A].)



 Bridge:
(In this case it's easier to just write the chords over the lyrics.)

              Bm
 There was no light
            A#o Bm                                     *A#o = A#m6-5 (x12023)
 Only the white night
                     F#m
 First born when the sun
                        A#o Bm
 Screamed her eyes wide o-  pen
                  Bm
 Daylight in the fields
          A#o  Bm
 Daylight moun-tains
                 F#m
 Fire kisses the floor
                        A#o Bm
 Of the lakes and makes sha-dows



 Extended Verse:

 6/8
| D | F#m | G | D |
| D | F#m | G | A |

| G | D | Em | Bm |
| G | D | Em | Bm |

| G | D | Em | Bm |
| G | D | Em | A | A |

| D  Bm | A | A |



 Outro:
In these final verses (from 4:20) there's only the chord A.



********************************************************************************

8. ________
  /       /
 / Aeon  /
/_______/

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 For the piano intro, check out my guitar pro tab of it.
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/a/antony_and_the_johnsons/aeon_intro_guitar_pro.htm
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This song is just this round of 8 bars repeated. Don't bother counting
the rounds - it's easier to just keep notice of the lyrics.

The guitar part here is recorded by two electric guitars with a little
overdrive. They're playing in unison, and it's one panned in either side,
which creates this massive sound.



 6/8                         4/8       6/8
  Eb            Db            Ab  Eb    Db
|-------------|-------------|-4-------|-------------|
|-------8-----|-------6-----|-4---8---|-------6-----|
|-----8---8---|-----6---6---|-5---8---|-----6---6---|
|---8-------8-|---6-------6-|-6---8---|---6-------6-|
|-6-----------|-4-----------|-6---6---|-4-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-4-------|-------------|

  Fm            Cm            Eb            Eb*
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------9-----|-------8-----|-------8-----|-------8-----|
|----10--10---|-----8---8---|-----8---8---|-----8---8---|
|--10------10-|--10------10-|---8-------8-|---8-------8-|
|-8-----------|-------------|-6-----------|-6-----------|
|-------------|-8-----------|-------------|-------------|


*the guitar in the right speaker often plays a fill around
 here: it's just about strumming this Ebsus4 chord: x6889x



********************************************************************************

9. ___________________
  /                  /
 /  Dust and Water  /
/__________________/


This is just based around the note F, with Antony playing around on top of it.

The choir sings an octave of F all the way through the song.
Occasionally an A (the 3rd) is added, sometimes a Bb (the 4th),
and sometimes also a C (the 5th).

That's really all there is to it!



********************************************************************************

10._____________
  /            /
 / Everglade  /
/____________/

This beautiful symphonic piece is based on simple piano chords.
I'm not going to transcribe the full score for this tab, so I'll
just leave you with the chords :)


 A:
| C#m | B | A | G#m |
| F#m | E | D | C# |


 B:
| F# | B | E | B |
| E | G#m |



 A

 B + | C#m | G#7 |



Symphony Finale:
 A
 B
 A (end on the E)



********************************************************************************

11._________________________________
  /                                /
 / My Lord My Love (bonus track)  /
/________________________________/


 Intro:
(vocal)
|-----------------|-----1-4-----3-1-:
|-6-----4-2-----1-|---2-------------:
|-----------------|-3---------------:
|-----------------|-----------------:
|-----------------|-----------------:
|-----------------|-----------------:

(piano)
:-13------------:-13-14-13---------:-13------------:-13-14-13-------:
:----14---------:----------16------:----14---------:----------16----:
:-------15-14---:-------------15---:-------15-14---:----------------:
:---------------:------------------:---------------:----------------:
:---------------:------------------:---------------:----------------:
:---------------:------------------:---------------:----------------:



 Verse:
| Bbm | Gb | Fm | % |

| Ebm | Db  -/C -/Bb | Ab |

| Bbm | Eb |



 Chorus:
||: Db | Ab | Bbm | Gb :|| 2x

| Gb  Fm Ebm |



 Verse (similar to previous)


 Chorus:
||: Db | Ab | Bbm | Gb :|| 4x

| Gb  Fm Ebm | Bbm ...




********************************************************************************

                                     LYRICS

                (all lyrics are copied from the wonderful site songmeanings.net)
********************************************************************************

1. ______________________________________
  /                                     /
 / Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground  /
/_____________________________________/

Her eyes are underneath the ground
I have heard the crying sound
No one can stop you now
No one can stop you now

Her eyes are basking in the sun
No one knows why she did the thing she's done
Ocean, swallow me now
Ocean, swallow me now

In the garden with my mother I stole a flower
With my mother and in her power I stole a flower

I saw six eyes glistening in my womb
I felt you calling to me in the gloom
Rest assured, your love is pure
Rest assured, your love is pure

In the garden with my mother I stole a flower
With my mother in her power I chose a flower



2. _______________________
  /                      /
 / Epilepsy is Dancing  /
/______________________/

Epilepsy is dancing
She's the Christ now departing
And I'm finding my rhythm
As I twist in the snow

All the metal burned in me
Down the brain of my river
All the fire was searching
For a waterway home

I cry "glitter is love!"
My eyes pinned inside
With green jewels
Hanging like Christmas stars
From a golden vein

As I came to a screaming
Hold me while I'm dreaming
For my fingers are curling
And I cannot breathe

Then I cried in the kitchen
How I'd seen your ghost witching
As a soldering blue line
Between my eyes

Cut me in quadrants
Leave me in the corner

Oh, now it's passing
Oh, now I'm dancing



3. ____________
  /           /
 / One Dove  /
/___________/

One dove
You're the one I've been waiting for
Through the dark fall
The nightmares, the lonely nights

I was born
A curling fox in a hole
Hiding from danger
Scared to be alone

One dove
To bring me some peace
In starlight you came from the other side
To offer me mercy

One dove
I'm the one you've been waiting for
From your skin I am born again
I wasn't born yesterday

You were old and hurt
I was longing to be free
I see things you were too tired
That you were too scared to see

One dove
To bring me some peace
In starlight you came from the other side
To offer me mercy



4. ________________
  /               /
 / Kiss My Name  /
/_______________/

Kiss my name
Mama, in the afterglow
When the grass is green with grow
And my tears have turned to snow

Well, I'm only a child
Born upon a grave
Dancing through the stations
Calling out my name

Kiss my name

Oh, kiss my name
I am trying to be sane
I'm trying to kiss my friends
And when broken, make amends

Kiss my name, the curtains white
The turtle doves embroider light
As I lie, murdered in ground
The rain compacting sodden sound

Of songs I sang the years before
Kiss my name
When it was time to rain
Upon the coal that I became

Won't you kiss my name, oh mama
Won't you kiss my name, baby
Kiss my name



5. ____________________
  /                   /
 / The Crying Light  /
/___________________/

Let I
Shy cry
Under the light
Let I
Cry sight
A child at night

I can
Have courage
To receive your love
I can
Step steps
Follow my blind

Inside
My self
The secret grows
My own
Shelter
Agony goes
The crying light

I was born to adore you
As a baby in the blind
I was born to represent you
To carry your head into the sun
To carve you face into the back of the sun
The crying light



6. _________________
  /                /
 / Another World  /
/________________/

I need another place, will there be peace?
I need another world, this one is nearly gone
Still have too many dreams, never seen the light
I need another world, a place where I can go

I'm gonna miss the sea, I'm gonna miss the snow
I'm gonna miss the bees, miss the things that grow
I'm gonna miss the trees, I'm gonna miss the sun
I'll miss the animals, I'm gonna miss you all

I need another place, will there be peace?
I need another world, this one is nearly gone
Still have too many dreams, never seen the light
I need another world, a place where I can go

Im gonna miss the birds singing all their songs
Im gonna miss the wind, been kissing me so long
Another world



7. _______________________
  /                      /
 / Dayligt and the Sun  /
/______________________/

Now I cry for daylight
Daylight and the sun
Now I cry for daylight
Daylight everyone
Daylight in my heart
Daylight in the trees
Daylight kissing everything
She can see

There was no light
Only the white night
First born when the sun
Screamed her eyes wide open
Daylight in the fields
Daylight mountains
Fire kisses the floor
Of the lakes and makes shadows

Ooh, your dream
Here on the water
Warm the sand
The seagulls calling
Kissed by kindness

You gave me this
Your fire becomes a kiss



8. ________
  /       /
 / Aeon  /
/_______/

Oh aeon
My baby boy
Oh aeon will take care of me

All the stars, your eyes
Raining just for me
Oh aeon will set me free

Oh aeon
My baby boy
Oh aeon will repair me

Oh his heart enjoyed 
Restores eyes alloyed
Carry me through the olden void

Oh aeon
His arms are warm
Oh aeon was never born

Aeon's eyes forlorn
He contains the storm
He's the pasture of my dawn

Oh aeon
My baby boy
Oh aeon will take care of me

Hold my father
For it is myself
Without him I wouldn't exist

Oh aeon
Love my father
For my father is myself

Hold that man
In your tender clutch
Hold that man I love so much



9. ___________________
  /                  /
 /  Dust and Water  /
/__________________/

Love the coal
Love the way you're waiting
I love your kind patience

Dust and water
Water and dust
Water and dust

I know, I know
How ?moon pow?
Did you think I'd leave you here
Forever

Oh, I know, I know
Understand water
Water and dust
Water and dust

?My moon, my moon, my moon?
?How long, my moon?
How long can dust wait
Ask the moon
But ask him soon
Ask him soon

Dust and water
Water and dust
Water and dust

?How long?
Understand water
Water and dust



10._____________
  /            /
 / Everglade  /
/____________/

When I'm floating in the water
And your eyes are lilies all around
When I'm lying sweetly in my bed
The sun plays crystal with my eyes

Then I stop
My body stops crying for home
My limbs stop weeping for home

When I'm peeping in a parlour of trees
And the leaves are winking all around
I'm home, my heart sobs in my veins
But brains they play the softest games

Fingers kiss the string
Mouth taste the blade of everglade
Of everglade



11._________________________________
  /                                /
 / My Lord My Love (bonus track)  /
/________________________________/

The cream pooled cry, gone astray
In the park or on the lawn
My lord, my love
Take care of those you're dreaming of

My sister put it right
My mind, lock me down at night
My lord, my love
Take care of the ones you say you love

When we were children in the hay
We felt your eyes were upon us
My lord, my love
Help me to remember

My sister put it right
My mind lock me down at night
My lord, my love
Take care of the ones you say you love



+--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 12th /February /12
Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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