Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Solsbury Hill Tab

ver1
ver1

Interactive

Video

More versions @911Tabs.com
141,833 views 555 this week
5 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
accurate
x 14
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Hey! There's an official Ultimate Guitar app which is ideal
for learning songs when you're away from computer. Get the app
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
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


From: "Kean,John" 

Well, here goes.  There are two different E chord forms,  marked as E(1) and 
E(2), just to confuse you...


Solsbury Hill  - Peter Gabriel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

>From the First Album.

Capo 2nd fret.

7/4 time


Guitar motif:

Beats  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   5   +   6   +   7   +
  ||------------------------------------------------------------||
  ||---3-----5-----2-----------3-----2-----0---------------0----||
  ||*----2---------2-------------2---------1-------1---2-------*||
  ||*------4-------2---------------4-------2-------------------*||
  ||---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0--------||
  ||------------------------------------------------------------||


In addition there is a simple melodic figure played at the start of each bar
throughout the verses over top of the chords:

Beats  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   5   +   6   +   7   +
  ||------------------------------------------------------------||
  ||---2-----------0--------------------------------------------||
  ||*----------------------2---2-------------------------------*||
  ||*----------------------------------------------------------*||
  ||------------------------------------------------------------||
  ||------------------------------------------------------------||



Intro:
 Guitar motif x6


Verse 1:
                          A  E/A  A

                          A  E/A  A
  Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
                          F#m  E/F#  F#m
  I could see the city lights
                               F#m  E/F#  F#m
  Wind was blowing, time stood still
                        A  E/A  A
  Eagle flew out of the night
                        A  E/A  A
  He was something to observe
                           F#m  E/F#  F#m
  Came in close; I heard a voice
                             F#m  E/F#  F#m
  Standing, stretching every nerve
                          Dmaj7  E/D  Dmaj7
  I had to listen; had no choice
                               Dmaj7
  I did not believe the information
  E/D         Dmaj7        F#m
  Just had to trust imagination
     E(1)        Dmaj7
  My heart going boom boom boom
  Dmaj7   E/D  Dmaj7   D         A           Esus4   E(2)
  Son, he said,        grab your things I've come to take you home


 Guitar motif x2


Verse 2:
  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


 Guitar motif x4


Verse 3:
  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 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


 Guitar motif to fade (x12)


Chords:
     A:  x02220      E/A:  x02100
   F#m:  244222     E/F#:  2x2100
 Dmaj7:  xx0222      E/D:  xx0100
  E(1):  022100        D:  xx0232
 Esus4:  0xx455     E(2):  0xx454

comments
print report bad tab
5 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
LastIncarnation wrote on November 1 2004, 12:00 am

I think you are close, but it's not perfect.. The verse chords sound way off. GDG? I don't think so...

0 reply
Greytimothy wrote on December 10 2005, 02:30 pm

This is well done.

LastIncarnation is wrong. The Verse chords are NOT way off. They are GDG EmDEm with the capo on the 4th fret. It just happens quickly.

It does sound better to to play the D chord with the F# on the 4th string instead of the open D. Also, I like to play intro/lick part with a little of the full G chord to give it some bass.

Nice job.

0 reply
orange_juice wrote on September 21 2007, 08:37 pm

just not right man. theres no good tabs of this song anywhere

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!