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                           TO FRANCE - Mike Oldfield
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Tabbed by: Anne Drury
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: September 18, 2005

Written by: M. Oldfield
CD: "Discovery"     (1984, Virgin Records)
and "Elements: The Best Of Mike Oldfield"   (1993, Virgin Records)


Notes:

h...hammer on
p...pull off
/...slide up
\...slide down
=...hold note


-Tuning: Standard
-the song is in B minor/all lead guitar is in B minor
-bar lines indicate measures of 4/4 time
-Figure 1 is a mandolin and oboe part transcribed for guitar  
-the tab of the 5th intervals throughout the song (verse, chorus,
bridge) is a keyboard part transcribed for guitar  
-the chords are included here, although for most parts of the song they 
aren't played, but are only implied by the other instruments' parts



INTRO:

Figure 1 -     (whole intro is Fig. 1)


            Bm                                A 
Gtr1
 E -------|-------14-19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
 B ----14-|-15-17---------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
 G -16----|------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
 D -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
          |                        |                              |
          |                        |                              |
Gtr2      |                        |                              |
 E -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 B -------|----14-15---------------|----14-15-12=h14p12-----------|
 G ----14-|-16-------16---------14-|-16-----------------14--------|
 D -16----|--------------16--16----|------------------------14-16-|
 A -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -------|------------------------|------------------------------|



             F#m             Bm    A  Bm
Gtr1
 E ----------19--21--------|------------------------|
 B -14-15-17------------14-|-15-17-14---------------|
 G ------------------16----|----------16------------|
 D ------------------------|------------------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|
                           |                        |
                           |                        |
Gtr2                       |                        |
 E ------------------------|------------------------|
 B -------14---------------|----14------------------|
 G -14-16---------------14-|-16----14---------------|
 D ----------14--16--16----|----------16------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|




1ST VERSE:


1 Taking on water,  Sailing a restless sea, From a memo-ry,  A   fan-ta-
2-sy,The wind carries                 Far from the    Don't you know you're
                    into white water,         islands,
   Bm                        A                 F#m       Bm   A  D   E 
E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o|
G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D ---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---2---2-|---2---2---------|---4---6---7---9--|
A -2---2---2---2---|-2---2---0---0---|-0---0-----4---4-|-2---4---5---7---o|
E -----------------|-----------------|---------2---2---|------------------|



CHORUS:


1.  Ne - ver going to    get to France, Mary
2.  Ne - ver going to    get to France, Could a
    F#m   E              D
 E --------------------|------------------|
 B --------------------|------------------|
 G --------------------|------------------|
 D ---11---9----9---11-|---7---7---7---7--|
 A -9----7---11---9----|-5---5---5---5----|
 E --------------------|------------------|


Queen of chance, will they find you?
   new romance ever  bind you?
    E                 F#m
 E -----------------|---------------------|
 B -----------------|---------------------|
 G -----------------|---------------------|
 D ---9---9---9---9-|---11---11---11---11-|
 A -7---7---7---7---|-9----9----9----9----|
 E -----------------|---------------------|



Transition to 2nd verse:  (mandolin transcribed for guitar)

            Bm                                A
Gtr1
 E -------|-------14-19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
 B ----14-|-15-17---------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
 G -16----|------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
 D -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
          |                        |                              |
          |                        |                              |
Gtr2      |                        |                              |
 E -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 B -------|----------7-------------|------------------------------|
 G -------|-7------------9---------|-7--------7---9-9-------------|
 D -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -------|------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -------|------------------------|------------------------------|



             F#m             Bm    A     D    E
Gtr1
 E ----------19--21--------|------------------------|
 B -14-15-17------------14-|-15-17-14---------------|
 G ------------------16----|----------16------------|
 D ------------------------|------------------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|
                           |                        |
                           |                        |
Gtr2                       |                        |
 E ------------------------|------------------------|
 B --------------7---------|-------------7----------|
 G -9--------9-------------|-7-----9----------------|
 D ------------------------|------------------------|
 A ------------------------|------------------------|
 E ------------------------|------------------------|



2ND VERSE:

1.Walking on foreign ground, 
                       like a shadow,  Roaming in far off terri-tor-y
2.Over your shoulder stories unfold,   searching for 
                             You're              sanctuary, You know you're 

   Bm                        A                 F#m       Bm   A   D   E 
E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o|
G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D ---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---2---2-|---2---2---------|---4---6---7---9--|
A -2---2---2---2---|-2---2---0---0---|-0---0-----4---4-|-2---4---5---7---o|
E -----------------|-----------------|---------2---2---|------------------|



Play CHORUS



BRIDGE:


    I       see  a    pic  -  ture,     By    the lamp's  fli  -  cker,
    D                         A                           D       E 
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D ---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
 A -5---5---5---5---|-5---5---4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|-5---5---7---7---|
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



    Is  -  n't  it    strange how       dreams  fade and  shim  -  mer?
    D                         A                           D       E 
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 B -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 D ---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---9---9-|
 A -5---5---5---5---|-5---5---4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|-5---5---7---7---|
 E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



Play CHORUS



BREAK:   (electric guitar)


Figure 2 -

            Bm                                      D         A
Gtr1
 E -------|-------14-(14)/19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
 B ----14-|-15-17--------------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
 G -16----|-----------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
 D -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
          |                             |                              |
          |                             |                              |
Gtr2      |                             |                              |
 E -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 B -------|----14-15-(15)/19--17--------|----14-15-15--------14--------|
 G ----14-|-16-----------------------14-|-16------------------------13-|
 D -16----|-----------------------16----|------------------------14----|
 A -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|



             F#m               Bm A  D  E
Gtr1
 E ----------19/21-21-----17-|-19-21-17-------------|
 B -14-15-17-----------19----|----------19----------|
 G --------------------------|----------------------|
 D --------------------------|----------------------|
 A --------------------------|----------------------|
 E --------------------------|----------------------|
                             |                      |
                             |                      |
Gtr2                         |                      |
 E --------------------------|----------------------|
 B -----------------------14-|-15-17-14-------------|
 G -14-13-14-----------16----|----------16----------|
 D ----------14----16--------|----------------------|
 A --------------------------|----------------------|
 E --------------------------|----------------------|



GUITAR SOLO:  (acoustic guitar)

         Bm                                            D          A

 E -2-0-|--------------------2h3-2p0-----|------------2=h3p2p0----0------|
 B -----|-3-0-2--0--0-2--3h5---------3p2-|-3-5p3p2p0-----------3-----2-3-|
 G -----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 D -----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A -----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 E -----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|



    A                   F#m              Bm    A     D     E
Gtr1
 E ---5--------------------------------|----------0-----2--0-2-3-0-|
 B -5---5-3--2h3p2---------------------|----3--2-----3-------------|
 G ----------------4-2--4p2\1-1------2-|-4-------------------------|
 D -----------------------------4--4---|---------------------------|
 A ------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 E ------------------------------------|---------------------------|
                                       |                           |
                                       |                           |
Gtr2                                   |                           |
 E ------------------------------------|----2--0--3--2--5--3-------|
 B ----------------------------------2-|-3-------------------------|
 G --------------------------------4---|---------------------------|
 D ------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 A ------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 E ------------------------------------|---------------------------|




Repeat BRIDGE


Play CHORUS



Play FIGURE 1 2x with lyrics below                              
Never going to get to France
Never going to 


Then:  (electric guitar)


            Bm                                      D        A
Gtr1
 E -------|-------14-(14)/19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
 B ----14-|-15-17--------------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
 G -16----|-----------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
 D -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
          |                             |                              |
Gtr2      |                             |                              |
 E -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 B -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 G -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
 D -------|---------------4---2---------|--------------------2---------|
 A -------|-2---------------------------|-2--------5-------------------|
 E -------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|



               F#m                Bm    A     D     E
Gtr1
 E -----------19/21---21-----17-|-19-21-17---------------------|
 B -14-15-17--------------19----|----------19--------------14--|
 G -----------------------------|-----------------------16-----|
 D -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------|------------------------------|
                                |                              |
                                |                              |
Gtr2                            |                              |
 E -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------|-------------------2h4-2------|
 A -0---------------------------|-2------4-----5---------------|
 E ------------0-------2--------|------------------------------|




    Bm                                   D            A
Gtr1
 E -------14-(14)/19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
 B -15-17--------------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
 G -----------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
 D -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------|------------------------------|
                                |                              |
                                |                              |
Gtr2                            |                              |
 E -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 D ---------------4---2---------|--------------------2---------|
 A -2---------------------------|-2--------5-------------------|
 E -----------------------------|------------------------------|



              F#m                 Bm    A     D     E     
Gtr1
 E ----------19/21-21-----19-21-|-22-21-17/19------------------|
 B -14-15-17--------------------|------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 A -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 E -----------------------------|------------------------------|
                                |                              |
                                |                              |
Gtr2                            |                              |
 E -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 B -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 G -----------------------------|------------------------------|
 D -----------------------------|-------------------2h4-2------|
 A -0---------------------------|-2------4-----5---------------|
 E ------------0-------2--------|------------------------------|



(lyrics go with staff below)

   -                                              1. Never going to
   get to France                                  2. Never going to  
   -                                              3. Never going to

   Bm                           D  A          F#m A   Bm A  D  E
 E ------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|
 B ------7-5---5-----|----------3--5---|-5----------|-----------------o|
 G ----------7----6--|-4---------------|------4--2--|------------------|  3x
 D ------------------|-----------------|------------|----------2h4-2---|
 A -2----------------|-----------------|------------|-2--4--5---------o|
 E ------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|



   get to France                                     Nev-er  going to...
   Bm                           D  A          F#m A  
 E ------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|
 B ------7-5---5-----|----------3--5---|-5----------|------------------|
 G ----------7----6--|-4---------------|------4--2--|------------------|
 D ------------------|-----------------|------------|---4---6---7---9--|
 A -2----------------|-----------------|------------|-2---4---5---7----|
 E ------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|



 E ---0---|
 B ---0---|
 G ---0---|
 D ---x---|    (with tremolo)
 A ---2---|
 E ---x---|



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(This file is the transcriber's own work and represents 
their interpretation of the song.)
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