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The Tower
Words and music: Chris de Burgh
Album: Spanish Train and Other Stories (1975)

Capo : III
Dmaj7: --0222
F#m  : 244222
F#   : 244322

D                                     Dmaj7                          G             D
A great Lord came walking through the forest one morning with a weapon in his hand
                        Dmaj7               G               A
Rich was his castle, he lacked for nothing, killing was his plan
       Bm                      F#m
When a white bird flew by, she fell from the sky
G           D           Em           A
Nothing was found, only blood on the ground
She was gone

D                       Dmaj7                   G          D
Cursing his fortune, he turned to the forest to kill once again
                          Dmaj7                       G            A   
Standing before him was a lovely young woman with her hand hung in pain
        Bm                     F#m
When he saw her, his eyes were filled with desire
   G            D         Em          A
He said "I must have her, she must be mine.
She will be mine."

D                         Dmaj7                    G               D   
He offered her silver, he offered her gold but she threw it on the ground
                            Dmaj7                              G                         A
He fell to his knees and he begged her, "Oh please come with me, what you wish will be found"
          Bm                      F#m
She said, "Sire, I'll go if you'll put up your bow
    G           D          Em            A
And spare these creatures, leave them in peace
You have no need"

        Em         A           D
But her words were lost in the wind
    G         D          A    
His eyes were fixed on a queen 
    Bm               F#m       Em      A          D  
And all he saw was a woman but all she was, was a dream
Bm   F#m   G   Bm   G      D       Em    A
Oh   Oh    Ah  Ah   DaDaDa DaDaDa  Da
Bm               F#m       Em      A          D             
All he saw was a woman and all she was, was a dream

D                              Dmaj7                                    G             D
He took her and bound her with ropes tied around her, to his castle he did ride
                              Dmaj7                     G                A
In the wood was a bower where stood an old tower and he threw her deep inside
        Bm                       F#m
And the birds left the sky and a terrible cry 
        G           D          Em           A
Brought thunder and lightning, rain falling down
Tears on the ground

D                           Dmaj7                          G             D
All through the days on her face he would gaze for she was lovely as the spring
                              Dmaj7                         G                    A   
No words would she speak but "Leave them in peace" and some sad lament she would sing
    Bm                           F#m             G            D       Em           A
One day by the door, through the window he saw a single white feather lying on the floor
She was there no more

D                                 Dmaj7                        G           D
Now that great Lord is dying, his cold heart is crying for the love of the girl
                        Dmaj7                      G                   A   
For many an hour he has wept on the Tower, for she meant more than the world
    Bm                     F#m              G          D         Em           A
One day in the sky a white bird flew by, he lifted his hands, he cried out in pain
Come back again

        Em         A           D
But his words were lost in the wind
    G          D          A    
His castle was built upon sand
Bm              F#m        Em     A              D  
All he has is a memory and all he yearns is her hand
Bm   F#m   G   Bm   G      D       Em    A
Oh   Oh    Ah  Ah   DaDaDa DaDaDa  Da
Bm              F#m        Em     A             D  
All he has is a memory and all he yearns is her hand.
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