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From rpaley1@cc.swarthmore.edu (Bob Paley)
Subject: Improved Tab: Solsbury Hill; P. Gabriel
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1993 18:28:39 GMT

Earlier this week I posted a request for Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill",
and a number of folks either sent the "nevada" version or directed me
there.  (Thanks everyone!)  It turns out that though the chords on "nevada"
are basically right, the tab for the instrumental bits weren't even close.
Also, the display of the chords over the lyrics was misleading.  So, I
worked on it in order to improve the tab.  The lyrics come from
'/pub/music/lyrics/g/gabriel.peter/volume.1'....I made some real minor
modifications.  I'll send this to nevada after I've posted it.

The song IS in the key of B, but the capo should be on the FOURTH fret
rather than the second.  It makes it sound a lot better!  The chords of the
instrumental bits tend to be rapidly arpeggiated (perhaps they're
finger-picked, but I do better flat-picking quickly...), and the chords of
the verses are strummed, with some light appregiation prior to each vocal
phrase.  [The vertical bars represent phrases, not actual measures].

Intro:

   Section A (1X)                    Section B (5X)                  to
Verse..
E||--------|-----------|-----------||--------|-----------|----------||---------
B||--------|-0---1---0-|-1---0---3-||--------|-1---3--0--|-1---0--3-||---------
G||----0-2-|--0---0--0-|--0---0--2-||----0-2-|--0-----0-0|--0--0--2-||----0-2--
D||--4-----|---0---2-0-|---2---0-0-||--4-----|---2----0--|---2-0--0-||--4------
A||--------|-----------|-----------||--------|-----------|----------||---------
E||--------|-----------|-----------||--------|-----------|----------||---------
            (G)  (C)(G)  (C) (G)(D)           (C)    (G)   (C)(G)(D)


G     D    G                             G     D     G
                Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
                                        Em     D     Em
                I could see the city lights
                                        Em     D     Em
          Wind was blowing, time stood still
                                        G      D     G
                 Eagle flew out of the night
                                               G      D     G
                 He was something to observe
                                        Em     D     Em
              Came in close, I heard a voice
                                               Em     D     Em
             Standing stretching every nerve
                                        Cmaj7  D        Cmaj7
                           Had to listen had no choice  I did not believe the
           information
               D               Cmaj7
              [I] just had to trust imagination
                D        Cmaj7
               My heart going boom boom boom

              "Son," he said   "Grab your things, I've come to take you
home."

Instrumental: Section A (1X), then Section B (1X)

To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Tho' my life was in a rut
'Til I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
         I've come to take you home."


Instrumental: Section A (1X), then Section B (1X)

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No on taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" I said "You can keep my things,
          they've come to take me home."

etc.....




Bob Paley
rpaley1@cc.swarthmore.edu


Submitted by jkr@ifi.uio.no

        SOLSBURY HILL - Gabriel
        =======================


Intro:  A E


                         A   E   A
Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
                        F#m  E  F#m
I could see the city lights
                              F#m  E  F#m
Wind was blowing, time stood still
                       A   E   A
Eagle flew out of the night
                       A   E   A
He was something to observe
                           F#m   E   F#m
Came in close; I heard a voice
                             F#m   E   F#m
Standing, stretching every nerve
                          Dmaj7
I had to listen; had no choice
  (E)       Dmaj7             Dmaj7
I did not believe the information 
 (E)         Dmaj7         Hm9-7
Just had to trust imagination
   (E)         Dmaj7
My heart going boom boom boom
Dmaj7            D(Hm)     A          Esus4   E       (D the intro)
Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home


To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a rut
Till I thought of what I'd say
And which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home


When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
So I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll show them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
Hey, I said, you can keep my things they've come to take me home


--------------------------------------------------------------------
Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel) 
-----------------------------


Intro:
------
E/B B E/B B Gb/B

The Rest:
---------
	........................
				B Gb/B B-B

	Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
	 			B Gb/B B-B

	   I could see the city lights
				Abm Gb/Ab Abm-Abm
	
  A wind was blowing time stood still	
				Abm Gb/Ab Abm-Abm

	  Eagle flew out of the night
				B Gb/B B-B

  	    He was something to observe
				B Gb/B B-B

       Came in close, I heard a voice
				Abm Gb/Ab Abm-Abm

      Standing stretching every nerve
				Abm Gb/Ab Abm-Abm

      I had to listen, I had no choice
				Abm/E

 I did not   believe the information
 Gb/E  Abm/E-Abm/E		Abm/E

 I just had   to trust   imagination
 Gb/E   Abm/E-Abm/E             Abm/Db

 My heart going          boom-boom-boom
 Gb/Db    Abm/Db-Abm/Db

 "Son", he said, 
 Abm/Db Gb/Db    Abm/Db

 "Grab your things, I've come to take you home"
 Dbm        Ebm          E       Db       E/B

[intro]

To keep in silence I resigned,
My friends would think I was a nut,
Turning water into wine,
Open doors would soon be shut,
So I went from day to day,
Though my life was in a rut,
'Til I thought of what I'd say,
Which connection I should cut,
I was feeling part of the scenery,
I walked right out of the machinery,
My heart going boom-boom-boom,
"Son", he said, "Grab your things, I've come to take you home".

[intro]

When illusion spin her net,
I'm never where I want to be,
And liberty she pirouette,
When I think that I am free,
Watched by empty silhouettes,
Who close their eyes, but still can see,
Noone taught them etiquette,
I will show another me,
Today I don't need a replacement,
I'll show them what the smile on my face meant,
My heart going boom-boom-boom,
"Hey", I said, "You can keep my things, they've come to take me home".

[intro to end]

Ending:
-------
E/B-E/B B, Dbm Ebm E Gb B


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les paul man 11 wrote on September 21 2006, 07:27 pm

good tab

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julius527 wrote on June 26 2013, 07:53 pm

very good tab genial!!!

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