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...BACK ON TOP... by Van Morrison (1999)
-----------------................

...........................................
*BACK ON TOP*
-------------

>1. GOIN' DOWN GENEVA
>2. PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
>3. IN THE MIDNIGHT
>4. BACK ON TOP
>5. WHEN THE LEAVES COME FALLING DOWN
>6. HIGH SUMMER
>7. REMINDS ME OF YOU
>8. NEW BIOGRAPHY
>9. PRECIOUS TIME
>10.GOLDEN AUTUMN DAY
...........................................


1...GOIN' DOWN GENEVA... by Van Morrison
------------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

A  D7  A  D7
A  E7  D7, A, E7

Verse 1:

      A           D7                 A
Goin' down Geneva; give me a helping hand.
          D7                             A
I'm goin' down Geneva; give me a helping hand.
         E7          D7                  A    E7
It's not easy, baby, living on the exile plan.

Verse 2:

A                   D7                      A
 Down on the bottom; down to my new pair of shoes.
D7                                          A
 Down on the bottom; down to my new pair of shoes.
    E7                   D7                      A    E7
I'm down by the lakeside, thinking 'bout my baby blue.

Verse 3:

             A                        D7                      A
Last night I played a gig in Salzburg, outside in the pouring rain.
             D7                                               A
Last night I played a gig in Salzburg, outside in the pouring rain.
          E7                D7                            A    E7
Flew from there to Montreux, and my heart was filled with pain.

Verse 4:

     A             D7                      A
Look out my window; back at the way things are.
     D7                                         A
Look out my window pane; back at the way things are.
            E7  D7                            A    E7
Just wonder how, how did things ever get this far?

Verse 5:

      A                         D7                      A
Vince Taylor, used to live here; nobody's ever heard of him.
      D7                                      A
Vince Taylor used to live here; nobody's ever heard of him.
     E7         D7                  A  E7
Just who he was, just where he fits in.

Verse 6:

             A           D7                  A
He was goin' down Geneva; give him a helping hand.
             D7                              A
He was goin' down Geneva; give him a helping hand.
          E7    D7                  A    E7
It wasn't easy, living on the exile plan.

Verse 7:

      A                         D7                      A
Vince Taylor, used to live here; nobody's ever heard of him.
      D7                                      A
Vince Taylor used to live here; nobody's ever heard of him.
     E7         D7                  A  A7
Just who he was, just where he fits in.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   A       D7      E7      A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02220  xx0212  020100  x02223


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


2...PHILOSPHER'S STONE... by Van Morrison
-------------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9, F  Dm, F  Dm,
Gsus4  G, Gsus4  G, C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9

(x2)

Verse 1:

           C        Cadd9    C       Cadd9  F    Dm, F  Dm
Out on the highways, and the by-ways, all a-lone.
          Gsus4         G  Gsus4      G      C
I'm still searching for,    searching for my home.

          C       Cadd9      C       Cadd9       F    Dm, F  Dm
Up in the morning, Up in the morning, out on the road.
       Gsus4          G  Gsus4   G         C
And my head is aching,    and my hands are cold.

Verse 2:

        C                             Cadd9
And I'm looking for the silver lining,
       C      Cadd9   F      Dm, F  Dm
Silver lining, in the clouds.
                  Gsus4  G                  Gsus4  G
And I'm searching for,    and I'm searching for,
                 C     Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

            C        Cadd9   C         Cadd9  F  Dm, F  Dm
And it's a hard road, it's a hard road, daddy-o.
        Gsus4           G    Gsus4  G     C
When my job, is turning lead,        into gold.

Verse 3:

       C                       Cadd9
He was born in the back street,
            C           Cadd9  F    Dm, F  Dm
Born in the back street, Jelly Roll.
                  Gsus4                   G   Gsus4  G
I'm on the road a-gain, and I'm searching for,
                 C     Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

                  C      Cadd9
Can you hear that engine,
             C         Cadd9   F     Dm, F  Dm
Woah can you hear that, engine drone?
                  Gsus4                   G   Gsus4  G
I'm on the road a-gain, and I'm searching for,
                 C     Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

Solo:

C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9, F  Dm, F  Dm,
Gsus4  G, Gsus4  G, C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9

(x2)

Verse 4:

          C       Cadd9
Up in the morning,
          C       Cadd9
Up in the morning,
                                F    Dm, F  Dm
When the streets are white with snow.
       Gsus4     G       Gsus4     G      C
It's a hard road, it's a hard road, daddy-o.

          C       Cadd9
Up in the morning,
          C       Cadd9       F   Dm, F  Dm
Up in the morning, out on the job.
                              Gsus4  G
Well, you've got me searching for,
          Gsus4  G                 C
Searching for,    the philosophers stone.

Verse 5:

        C            Cadd9
Even my best friends,
        C            Cadd9       F    Dm, F  Dm
Even my best friends, they don't know.
        Gsus4           G    Gsus4  G     C
That my job, is turning lead,        into gold.

                   C      Cadd9
When you hear that engine,
                   C  Cadd9   F     Dm, F  Dm
When you hear that,    engine drone.
                  Gsus4                   G   Gsus4  G
I'm on the road a-gain, and I'm searching for,
                 C     Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

Solo:

C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9, F  Dm, F  Dm,
Gsus4  G, Gsus4  G, C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9

(x2)

Verse 6:

       C         Cadd9
It's a hard road,
        C            Cadd9       F    Dm, F  Dm
Even my best friends, they don't know.
                  Gsus4          G                     C
And I'm searching for, searching for, the philosophers stone.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   C      Cadd9    F       Dm     Gsus4    G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 032010  x32033  133211  xx0231  320013  320003


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


3...IN THE MIDNIGHT... by Van Morrison
----------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

Bm7  Am (x2)

Verse 1:

       Bm7            Am               Bm7            Am
In the lonely dead of midnight, in the dimness of the twilight.
       Bm7                 Am                   G     D
By the streetlight, by the lamplight, I'll be a-round.

Verse 2:

       Bm7              Am                Bm7             Am
In the sunlight, in the daylight, and I'm workin', on the insight.
        Bm7                Am                      G     D
And I'm tryin' to keep, my game uptight, I'll be a-round.

Chorus 1:

              C  D                                G    G7
And your memo-ry, heard this lonely, lonely music once.
              C  D                          G     D
And your memo-ry, has been haunting me ever since.

Verse 3:

         Bm7               Am
When I'm tryin', tryin' to come down,
      Bm7                 Am
In my world my room keeps spinning round.
        Bm7                        Am                        G     D
And I'm tryin' to get my feet back on the ground; you come a-round.

Solo:

Bm7  Am (x3), G  D

Chorus 2:

              C  D                                G    G7
And your memo-ry, heard this lonely, lonely music once.
              C  D                          G     D
And your memo-ry, has been haunting me ever since.

Verse 4:

       Bm7            Am               Bm7            Am
In the lonely dead of midnight, in the dimness of the twilight.
       Bm7                 Am                   G     D
By the streetlight, by the lamplight, I'll be a-round.

Verse 5:

         Bm7               Am
When I'm tryin', tryin' to come down,
      Bm7                 Am
In my world my room keeps spinning round.
        Bm7                        Am                        G     D
And I'm tryin' to get my feet back on the ground; you come a-round.

Coda:

Bm7              Am
 Da da da da da, da da da da da.
Bm7              Am
 Da da da da da, da da da da da.
Bm7              Am                       G  D, G
 Da da da da da, da da da da da, da da da da.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Bm7     Am      G       D       C       G7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x24232  x02210  320003  xx0232  x32010  323000


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


4...BACK ON TOP... by Van Morrison
------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

Em  C (x3)
Am7  Bm7  Cmaj7 (x2)
Am7  Bm7  G

Verse 1:

Em                           C
 You came to see me when the moon was new.
Em                       C
 Saw you standin' in the pouring rain.
Em                      C
 Left my message on the window pain;

Am7          Bm7      Cmaj7
 Back on the street a-gain,
Am7          Bm7    Cmaj7
 Back on the beat a-gain,
       Am7         Bm7    G
I'm... back on the top, a-gain.

Verse 2:

Em                      C
 Saw me climbing to the top of the hill,
Em                           C
 You saw me meeting with the fools on the hill.
Em                        C
 Learned my lesson, and I had my fill.

Am7        Bm7    Cmaj7
 Learnt it all in vain,
Am7              Bm7   Cmaj7
 Went through it all a-gain.
        Am7         Bm7    G
Now I'm back on the top, a-gain.

Bridge 1:

D                                        C
 Always strivin', always climbing way be-yond my will.
D                                     C
 Same old sensation; isolation at the top of the bill.
D                                        C
 Always seeming like I'm moving, but I'm really going slow.
D                                                    C
 What do you do, when you get to the top and there's nowhere to go?

Verse 4:

Em                            C
 Just how I get there will be anybody's guess,
Em                                C
 With all the so called trappings of success.
Em                             C
 Left all the deadbeats on the top of the hill.

Am7       Bm7     Cmaj7
 Too busy raisin' Cain,
    Am7         Bm7      Cmaj7
I'm back on the street a-gain.
       Am7         Bm7    G
I'm... back on the top, a-gain.

Solo:

Em  C (x3)
Am7  Bm7  Cmaj7 (x2)
Am7  Bm7  G

Bridge 2:

D                                        C
 Always strivin', always climbing way be-yond my will.
D                                     C
 Same old sensation; isolation at the top of the bill.
D                                        C
 Always seeming like I'm moving, but I'm really going slow.
D                                                    C
 What do you do, when you get to the top and there's nowhere to go?

Verse 5:

Em                            C
 Just how I get there will be anybody's guess,
Em                                C
 With all the so called trappings of success.
Em                             C
 Left all the deadbeats on the top of the hill.

Am7       Bm7     Cmaj7
 Too busy raisin' Cain,
    Am7         Bm7      Cmaj7
I'm back on the street a-gain.
       Am7         Bm7    G
I'm... back on the top, a-gain.

Interlude:

Em  C (x3)

Coda:

Am7          Bm7      Cmaj7
 Back on the street a-gain,
Am7          Bm7    Cmaj7
 Back on the beat a-gain.
       Am7         Bm7    G
I'm... back on the top, a-gain.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Em      C       Am7     Bm7    Cmaj7    G       D

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022000  x32010  x02013  x24232  x32000  320003  xx0232


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


5...WHEN THE LEAVES COME FALLING DOWN... by Van Morrison
----------------------------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

Cmaj7  G (x2)

Verse 1:

          Am                         Fmaj7         Cmaj7  G
I saw you standing with wind and the rain, in your face.
             Am
And you were thinking,
                        Fmaj7             Cmaj7  G
'Bout the wisdom of the leaves, and their grace.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
                                                Cmaj7  G
In September, when the leaves come falling down.

Verse 2:

       Am                               Fmaj7               Cmaj7  G
And at night the moon is shinning, on a clear cloudless sky.
             Am                            Fmaj7             Cmaj7  G
And when the evening shadows fall, I'll be there by your side.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
                                                Cmaj7  G
In September, when the leaves come falling down.

Bridge 1:

Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
F                       G                               Cmaj7
 Follow me down, to the place beside the garden and the wall.
Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
       F                G                Cmaj7  G
To the space before the twilight and the dawn.

Verse 3:

        Am                            Fmaj7          Cmaj7  G
Oh, the last time I saw Paris, in the streets in the rain,
         Am                              Fmaj7       Cmaj7  G
And as I walk along the boulevards, with you, once a-gain.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
                                                Cmaj7  G
In September, when the leaves come falling down.

Interlude:

Am  Fmaj7, Cmaj7  G (x2)
Fmaj7  G, Cmaj7  G

(x2)

Bridge 2:

Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
F                       G                               Cmaj7
 Follow me down, to the place beside the garden and the wall.
Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
       F                G                Cmaj7  G
To the space before the twilight and the dawn.

Verse 4:

           Am                            Fmaj7          Cmaj7  G
And as I'm looking at the colour, of the leaves in your hand.
         Am                              Fmaj7         Cmaj7  G
As we're listening to Chet Baker, on the beach, in the sand.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
                                                Cmaj7  G
In September, when the leaves come falling down.

Coda:

G                                Fmaj7
 Oh when the leaves come falling down,
       G                                         Cmaj7
In Sep-tember, when the leaves come falling down.
                             Fmaj7
When the leaves come falling down,
                       G                   Cmaj7
In September, when the leaves come falling down.

G                             Fmaj7
 When the leaves come falling down.
                         G
In September in the rain,
                                  Cmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down.
                             Fmaj7
When the leaves come falling down,
                         G
In September in the rain,
                             Cmaj7
When the leaves come falling down.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

  Cmaj7    G       Am     Fmaj7    Dm7     Em7     F

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32000  320003  x02210  x03210  xx0221  022030  133211


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


6...HIGH SUMMER... by Van Morrison
------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: Eb)


Intro:

Am  F  G, C, F  C (x2)

Verse 1:

(C)                    Am
 By the mansion on the hillside,
F                     G                C    F, C
 Red sports car comes driving down the road.
          C/B         Am
And pulls up into the driveway,
F      G             C    F, C
 And a story does un-fold.

Verse 2:

C               C/B          Am
 She's standing by the rhodo-dendrons,
F          G            C     F, C
 Where the roses are in bloom.
                      C/B    Am
Looking out at the At-lantic ocean,
F           G                  C    F, C
 And in her head she hums this tune.

Verse 3:

C                                       C/B  Am
 Thank god the dark nights, are drawing in a-gain,
F          G                 C    F, C
 'Cos high summer has got me down.
                   C/B    Am
I'll wait till the end of August,
F        G                 C     F, C
 And get off this merry-go-round.

Verse 4:

C                  C/B    Am
 And they shut him out of paradise,
F           G            C       F, C
 Called him Lucifer, and frowned.
                  C/B      Am
She took pride in what God made him,
                F                           C      F, C
Even before the angels shot him down to the ground.

Verse 5:

C                 C/B    Am
 He's a light out of the darkness,
F       G              C     F, C
 And he wears a starry crown.
               C/B          Am
If you see him nothing will shake him,
F          G                      C    F, C
 'Cos high summer has got him low down.

Solo:

Am  F  G, C, F  C (x2)

Bridge 1:

C                      Dm
 High summer's got him lonesome,
G                       Am                 F
 Even when he makes the rounds, (makes the rounds).
F                           Dm
 There's been no two ways a-bout it;
G                          C    F, C
 High summer's got him low down.

Verse 6:

C                               Am
 Checked in to the tiny village by the lakeside,
F        G               C   F, C
 Settled down to start a-new.
                  C/B  Am
Far away from the poli-ticians,
F        G           C   F, C
 And the many chosen few.

Verse 7:

C                  C/B      Am
 Far away from the jealousy factor,
F                        G             C    F, C
 And everything that was tearing him a-part.
                  C/B   Am
Far away from the organ grinder,
F         G                     C    F, C
 And everyone that played their part.

Verse 8:

C                  C/B    Am
 And they shut him out of paradise,
F           G            C       F, C
 Called him Lucifer, and frowned.
                  C/B      Am
She took pride in what God made him,
                F                           C      F, C
Even before the angels shot him down to the ground.

Verse 9:

C                 C/B    Am
 He's a light out of the darkness,
F       G              C     F, C
 And he wears a starry crown.
               C/B          Am
If you see him nothing will shake him,
F          G                      C    F, C
 'Cos high summer has got him low down.

Solo:

Am  F  G, C, F  C (x2)

Coda:

C              C/B    Am
 High summer's on the rebound,
F     G                    C    F, C
 High summer's got him low down.
C              C/B    Am
 High summer's on the rebound,
F     G                    C    F, C
 High summer's got him low down.
C              C/B    Am
 High summer's on the rebound,
F     G                    C    F    C
 High summer's got him low down, low down.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Am      F       G       C       C/B     Dm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02210  133211  320003  x32010  x20010  xx0231


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


7...REMINDS ME OF YOU... by Van Morrison
------------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

G  Bm  C, G  D  C, G

Verse 1:

           G       Bm      C
I miss you so much I can't stand it,
              G        Bm          D
Seems like my heart is breaking in two.
             G   Bm             C
My head says no, but my soul de-mands it,
             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you.

Verse 2:

           G        Bm                    C
I miss you so much, in this house full of shadows,
                     G            Bm         D
While the rain keeps pouring down my window, too.
              G    Bm            C
When will the pain recede to the darkness,
                   G     D       C          G
From whence it has come? And I'm feeling so blue.

Bridge 1:

            C                   Bm
Ain't goin' down no more to the well,
             C          D            G    G7
Sometimes it feels like I'm going to hell.
              C                      Bm
Sometimes I'm knocking on your front door,
                 C       D  C        G
But I don't have nothing to sell, no more.

Verse 3:

G                      Bm            C
 Seems like the spirit is pushing me onwards,
            G   Bm                       D
I'm able to see where I tripped and went wrong.
                  G     Bm                      C
I'll just have to guess where my soul will find comfort.
                  G     D        C          G
And I miss you so much, when I'm singing my song.

Solo:

G  Bm  C, G  Bm  D
G  Bm  C, G  D  C, G

Bridge 2:

            C                   Bm
Ain't goin' down no more to the well,
             C          D            G    G7
Sometimes it feels like I'm going to hell.
              C                      Bm
Sometimes I'm knocking on your front door,
                 C       D  C        G
But I don't have nothing to sell, no more.

Verse 4:

G                      Bm            C
 Seems like the spirit is pushing me onwards,
            G   Bm                       D
I'm able to see where I tripped and went wrong.
                  G     Bm                      C
I'll just have to guess where my soul will find comfort.
                  G     D        C          G
And I miss you so much, when I'm singing my song.

Verse 5:

           G       Bm      C
I miss you so much I can't stand it,
              G        Bm          D
Seems like my heart is breaking in two.
             G   Bm             C
My head says no, but my soul de-mands it,
             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you.
             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you,
             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you.

Outro:

C  C/B  C/A, G


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   G       Bm      C       D       G7      C/B    C/A

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x24432  x32010  xx0232  323000  x20010  x02010


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


8...NEW BIOGRAPHY... by Van Morrison
--------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: Eb)


Intro:

C  Am, F  G (x2)

Verse 1:

C                          Am
 See you've got the new bi-ography,
F                       G
 Where did they get the info from?
C                     Am
 Same as before; some so-called friends,
F                  G
 Who claim to have known me then.

Verse 2:

C                               Am
 How come they've got such good memories,
     F               G
When I can't even re-member last week?
C                              Am
 Got to question where they're coming from,
F                                G
 What knowledge of me is it that they speak?

Bridge 1:

   C         Am
So far away, way back when,
    F                         G
The people that claim to have known me then.

Chorus 1:

C                                      Am
 They're not on my wavelength and it's such a shame,
F                           G
 That they have to play the name game.
    C                  Am
The fame game, oh, the name game.
             F                           G
Lord, it's a cryin' shame, Lord, tell me what's to blame?

Verse 3:

C                   Am
 Reinvented all the stories they know,
F                G
 Give them all a different slant.
C                               Am
 What is it that they're really looking for?
F                    G
 Just a hobby on the internet.

Bridge 2:

   C         Am
So far away, way back when,
    F                         G
The people that claim to have known me then.

Chorus 2:

C                                      Am
 They're not on my wavelength and it's such a shame,
F                           G
 That they have to play the name game.
    C                  Am
The fame game, oh, the name game.
             F                           G
Lord, it's a cryin' shame, Lord, tell me what's to blame?

Sax Solo:

C  Am, F  G (x2)

Break:

Am
 If they didn't really know me way back,
             F              G
How can they know me now in any respect?
Am
 It's a pity they don't feel the pain,
          F                       G
That they should pay the price to play, to play...

Chorus 3:

    C                  Am
The fame game, oh, the name game.
             F                           G
Lord, it's a cryin' shame, Lord, tell me what's to blame?

Chorus 4:

C                                      Am
 They're not on my wavelength and it's such a shame,
F                  G
 That they have to play, have to play...
    C                  Am
The fame game, oh, the name game.
             F
Lord, it's a cryin' shame,
              G
Lord, tell me what's to blame? They keep on playin'...

    C                  Am
The fame game, oh, the name game.
             F
Lord, it's a cryin' shame,
              G
Lord, tell me what's to blame? They keep on playin'...
    C                  Am
The fame game, oh, the name game.
             F
Lord, it's a cryin' shame,
              G
Lord, tell me what's to blame? They keep on playin'...

    C                  Am
The fame game, oh, the name game.
             F
Lord, it's a cryin' shame,
              G
Lord, tell me what's to blame? They keep on playin'...

Outro:

C  Am, F  G

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   C       Am      F       G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32010  x02210  133211  320003


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


9...PRECIOUS TIME... by Van Morrison
--------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

G  C  G  D (x2), C  G

Chorus 1:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G                           C
 It doesn't matter to which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Verse 1:

G                       C
 It doesn't matter what route you take;
G                           D
 Sooner or later the hearts going to break.
G                       C
 No rhyme or reason, no master plan,
G       D        C        G
 No Nir-vana, no promised land.

Chorus 2:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G                           C
 It doesn't matter to which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Verse 2:

G                            C
 Say que sera, whatever will be,
G                                       D
 But then I keep on searching for immor-tality.
G                                       C
 She's so beautiful, but she's going to die some day;
G              D         C        G
 Everything in life just passes a-way.

Chorus 3:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G                           C
 It doesn't matter to which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Verse 3:

           G                                    C
Well, this world is cruel, with it's twists and turns,
          G                                   D
Well, the fire's still in me, and the passion burns.
G                            C
 I love you madly, 'till the day I die,
      G            D             C          G
'Till Hell freezes over, and the rivers run dry. Because...

Chorus 4:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G                           C
 It doesn't matter to which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Chorus 5:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G                           C
 It doesn't matter to which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   G       C       D

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x32010  xx0232


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


10...GOLDEN AUTUMN DAY... by Van Morrison
-------------------------................

*from 'Back on Top' (1999)*


Intro:

F  Am, Bbmaj7 (x2)

Verse 1:

        F
Well, I heard the bells ringing,
      Am                              Bbmaj7
I was thinking about winning, in this God forsaken place.
        F
When my confidence was well,
       Am                        Bbmaj7
Then I tripped and I fell, right flat on my face.
        F
Now I'm standing erect,
      Am                            Bbmaj7
And I feel like coming back and the sun is shining gold.
      F
Put a smile on my face,
         Am                        Bbmaj7
Get back in the human race and get on with the show.

Bridge 1:

        C                    Bbmaj7
And I'm taking in the Indian Summer,
        C                   Bbmaj7
And I'm soaking it up in my mind.
            C                       Bbmaj7
And I'm pre-tending, that it's para-dise...

Chorus 1:

                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   C
On a golden Autumn day.

Verse 2:

       F
In the wee midnight hour,
      Am                      Bbmaj7
I was parking my car, in this dimly lit town.
         F
I was at-tacked by two thugs,
    Am                              Bbmaj7
Who took me for a mug and shoved me down on the ground.
         F
And they pulled out a knife,
      Am                       Bbmaj7
And I fought my way up as they scarpered from the scene.
              F
Well, this is no New York street,
               Am                                 Bbmaj7
And there's no Bobby on the beat and things ain't just what they seem.

Bridge 2:

        C                    Bbmaj7
And I'm taking in the Indian Summer,
        C                   Bbmaj7
And I'm soaking it up in my mind.
            C                       Bbmaj7
And I'm pre-tending, that it's para-dise...

Chorus 2:

                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   C
On a golden Autumn day.

Solo:

F  Am, Bbmaj7 (x4)
C  Bbmaj7 (x4)
F  Bbmaj7 (x3), F  C

Verse 3:

          F
Who would think this could happen,
     Am                            Bbmaj7
In a city like this, among Blake's green and pleasant hills?
       F
And we must remember,
      Am                                Bbmaj7
As we go through September, among these dark satanic mills.
           F
If there's such a thing as justice,
        Am                                  Bbmaj7
I could take them out and flog them, in the nearest green field.
       F
And it might be a lesson,
       Am                              Bbmaj7
To the bleeders of the system, in this whole society.

Bridge 3:

        C                    Bbmaj7
And I'm taking in the Indian Summer,
        C                   Bbmaj7
And I'm soaking it up in my mind.
            C                       Bbmaj7
And I'm pre-tending, that it's para-dise...

Chorus 3:

                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.
                   F   Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.

Outro:

(Strings)

F, Bbmaj7 (x8)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   F       Am    Bbmaj7    C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 133211  x02210  x13231  x32010


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)


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