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...HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY... by Van Morrison (1973)
---------------------------................

...........................................
*HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY*
-----------------------

>1. SNOW IN SAN ANSELMO
>2. WARM LOVE
>3. HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY
>4. WILD CHILDREN
>5. THE GREAT DECEPTION
>6. BEIN' GREEN
>7. AUTUMN SONG
>8. PURPLE HEATHER
...........................................


1...SNOW IN SAN ANSELMO... by Van Morrison
--------------------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


Intro:

Em

Verse 1:

Am    G         F     Am   G          F
 Snow in San An-selmo, the deer cross by the lights.
Am   G               F
 The mission down in Old San Rafael;
Dm                      F     Dm                      F
 A madman looking for a fight, a madman looking for a fight.

Verse 2:

Am   G                 F    Am   G         F
 The massage parlour's open; the clientele come and they go.
Am   G             F
 The classic music station;
Dm                                F
 Plays in the background soft and low,
Dm                                F
 Plays in the background soft and low.

Break:

Am  C  G  Bb

Am  G  F (x2), Am

Verse 3:

Am   G                  F        Am   G   F
 The silence 'round the cascades; the ice crisp and clear.
Am      G       F
 The be-ginning of the opera;
Dm                   F    Dm                   F
 Seem to suddenly ap-pear, seem to suddenly ap-pear.

Verse 4:

Am   G                F              Am    G                 F
 The pancake house is always crowded; open 24 hours of every day.
Am          G              F
 And if you suffer from in-somnia;
Dm                         F   Dm                         F
 You can speed your time a-way, you can speed your time a-way.

Verse 5:

Am    G         F
 Snow in San An-selmo,
Am            G                        F
 My waitress, my waitress, my waitress said it was coming down.
Am              G                F
 Said it hadn't happened in over 30 years;
Dm                        F      Dm                    F
 But it was laying on the ground, it was laying on the ground.

Break:

Am  C  G  Bb

Am  G  F (x2), Am


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

   Em      Am      G       F       Dm      C       Bb

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022000  x02210  320003  133211  xx0231  x32010  x13331


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


2...WARM LOVE... by Van Morrison
----------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


Verse 1:

    D
e|----2-0-----0-2-0----|--0----0--2--------|
B|---------3--------3--|-----3-------------|
G|---------------------|-------------------|
D|--0------------------|-------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------0--|
E|---------------------|-------------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 Look at the ivy on the cold clinging wall,

    D
e|----2-0-----0-2-0----|--0----------------|
B|---------3--------3--|-----3-0-3---------|
G|---------------------|-------------------|
D|--0------------------|-------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------0--|
E|---------------------|-------------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 Look at the flowers and the green grass so tall.

    D
e|----2-0-----0-2-0----|--0----0--2--------|
B|---------3--------3--|-----3-------------|
G|---------------------|-------------------|
D|--0------------------|-------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------0--|
E|---------------------|-------------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 It's not a matter of when push comes to shove,

    D
e|----2-0-----0-2-0----|--0-----0--2--0--2--|
B|---------3--------3--|-----3--0--3--0--3--|
G|---------------------|--------------------|
D|--0------------------|--------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 It's just an hour on the wings of a dove.

Chorus 1:

          G    D    G  D
It's just warm love,
          G    D    G  D
It's just warm love.

Verse 2: 

    D
e|--2-0--2-0----0----|--0-2-0--0h2--|
B|--3-0--3-0--3-0-3--|--0-3-0--0h3--|
G|------------2-0-2--|--------------|
D|-------------------|--------------|
A|-------------------|--------------|
E|-------------------|--------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 I dig it when you're fancy dressed up in lace,

    D
e|--2-0--2-0--2-0-2--|--0-2-----2--|
B|--3-0--3-0--3-0-3--|--0-3--0--3--|
G|----0---------0----|-------0--2--|
D|-------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------|-------------|
E|-------------------|-------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 I dig it when you have a smile on your face.

    D
e|--2-0--2-0--2--0-----|--0----0--0h2--|
B|--3-0--3-0--3--0--3--|--0-3--0--0h3--|
G|---------0--2-----2--|----2----------|
D|---------------------|---------------|
A|---------------------|---------------|
E|---------------------|---------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 This inspiration's got to be on the flow,

    D
e|--2-0-2-0-2-0-----|-----------0--2--|
B|--3-0-3-0-3-0--3--|--0-3-0-3--0--3--|
G|--2------------2--|--0-2-0-2--0--2--|
D|------------------|-----------------|
A|------------------|-----------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|

(with Above Riff):

D
 This invitation's got to see it and know;

Chorus 2:

          G    D    G  D
It's just warm love,
          G    D    G  D
It's just warm love.

Bridge 1:

Em
 And it's ever present everywhere,
                                       D
And it's ever present everywhere; that warm love.
Em
 And it's ever present everywhere,
                                       D
And it's ever present everywhere; that warm love.

Middle 8:

A            Bm  A  D
 To the coun-try,   I'm going;
A              Bm A   D
 Lay and laugh in the sun.
A              Bm   A   Bm    F#m
 You can bring your gui-tar a-long,
      Bm        F#m          A
We'll sing some songs, we'll have some fun.

Verse 3: (with Verse Riffs)

D
 The sky is crying and it's time to go home,
And we shall hurry to the car from the foam.
Sit by the fire and dry out our wet clothes,
It's raining outside from the skies up above.

Chorus 3:

            G    D    G  D
Inside it's warm love,
            G    D    G  D
Inside it's warm love.

Bridge 2:

Em
 And it's ever present everywhere,
                                       D
And it's ever present everywhere; that warm love.
Em
 And it's ever present everywhere, and it's ever present everywhere;
     D
That warm love, that warm love, that warm love.

    D
e|-----2-0---0-2-0----|--0--2----------|
B|---------3-------3--|--0--3--0--3----|
G|--------------------|--------0--2----|
D|--0-----------------|-----------0----|
A|--------------------|-----------0----|
E|--------------------|----------------|


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

   D       G       Em      A       Bm      F#m

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  320003  022000  x02220  x24432  244222


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


3...HARD NOSE THE HIGHWAY... by Van Morrison
----------------------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


Intro:

    D
e|--2-3-2-0-2--|--2-3-2-0-2--|--2-3-2-0-2--|--3-2--|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--|--3-3-3-3-3--|--3-3-3-3-3--|--3-3--|
G|--2-2-2-2-2--|--2-2-2-2-2--|--2-3-2-0-2--|--3-2--|
D|--0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0--|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------|

Verse 1:

G    F#m           Em    D
 Hey kids, dig the first takes,
G           F#m           Em      D
 Ain't that some interpre-tation?
G             F#m            D             Bm
 When Sinatra sings, against Nelson Riddle strings,
G     A          D
 Then takes a va-cation.

Chorus 1:

          G    D            G        D
Seen some hard times, drawn some bad lines.
            G    A      (n.C)            G       G/F#  Em  D
No time for shoe-shines... hard nose the highway.

Verse 2:

G           F#m          Em     D
 I was tore down, at the dead's place,
G       F#m         Em     D
 Shaved head at the organ.
G                F#m               D       Bm
 But that wasn't half as bad as it was, oh no,
G  A            D
    Belfast and Boston.

Chorus 2:

          G    D            G        D
Seen some hard times, drawn some bad lines.
            G    A      (n.C)            G       G/F#  Em  D
No time for shoe-shines... hard nose the highway.

Solo:

G  F#m  Em  D (x3), Bm, G  A  D

Verse 3:

G         F#m              Em    D
 Put your money where your mouth is,
G            F#m           Em    D
 Then we can get something going.
G            F#m                          D         Bm
 In order to win, you must be prepared to lose some-time,
    G            A         D
And leave one or two cards showing.

Chorus 3:

          G    D            G        D
Seen some hard times, drawn some bad lines.
            G    A      (n.C)            G       G/F#  Em  D
No time for shoe-shines... hard nose the highway.

          G    D            G        D
Seen some hard times, drawn some bad lines.
            G    A      (n.C)            G       G/F#  Em  D
No time for shoe-shines... hard nose the highway.

Outro:

D, G  G/F#  Em  D

(Repeat to Fade)


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

   D       G       F#m     Em      Bm      A      G/F#

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  320003  244222  022000  x24432  x02220  200033


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


4...WILD CHILDREN... by Van Morrison
--------------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


Intro:

Dmaj7  G

Verse 1:

                Dmaj7    G               Dmaj7  G
We were the war children; Nineteen Forty Five.
                           Dmaj7              Bm7
When all the soldiers came marching home from war;
Em7                  A7            G   Dmaj7
 Love looks in their eye, in their eye.

Verse 2:

G          Dmaj7     G              Dmaj7
 Tennessee Williams; let your inspi-ration flow.
G                  Dmaj7            Bm7
 Let it be around, when we hear the sound,
Em7                          A7                    G    Dmaj7
 When the spring time rivers flow, when the rivers flow.

Verse 3:

G                       Dmaj7
 Rod steiger and Marlon Brando,
G                          Dmaj7
 Standing with their heads bowed on the side.
G       Dmaj7                           Bm
 Crying like a baby, thinking about the time,
Em7                         A7              G    Dmaj7
 James Dean took that fatal ride, took that ride.

Interlude:

Bmaj7  F#maj7 (x3), G#m7  C#7, Bmaj7  F#maj7

Verse 4:

G          Dmaj7     G              Dmaj7
 Tennessee Williams; let your inspi-ration flow.
G                  Dmaj7            Bm7
 Let it be around, when we hear the sound,
Em7                          A7                    G    Dmaj7
 When the spring time rivers flow, when the rivers flow.

Verse 5:

G                       Dmaj7
 Rod steiger and Marlon Brando,
G                          Dmaj7
 Standing with their heads bowed on the side.
G       Dmaj7                           Bm
 Crying like a baby, thinking about the time,
Em7                         A7              G    Dmaj7
 James Dean took that fatal ride, took that ride.

Verse 6:

                Dmaj7    G               Dmaj7  G
We were the war children; Nineteen Forty Five.
                           Dmaj7              Bm7
When all the soldiers came marching home from war;
Em7                  A7            G   Dmaj7
 Love looks in their eye, in their eye.

(Repeat to Fade)


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

  Dmaj7    G       Bm7     Em7     A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0222  320003  x24232  022030  x02223

  Bmaj7  F#maj7   G#m7     C#7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x24342  2x332x  464444  x46464


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


5...THE GREAT DECEPTION... by Van Morrison
--------------------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


Intro:

G

Verse 1:

                    Em       D        C
Did you ever hear a-bout The Great De-ception?
G                                                     Em
 Well, the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run.
G                   Em   D       C
 Have you ever been down to Love City?
Em                                           D            G
 Where they rip you off with a smile, and it don't take a gun.

Verse 2:

G                 Em  C       D
 Don't it hurt so bad in Love city?
G                                        Em
 Don't it make you not want to bother at all?
               G    Em D    C
And don't they look so self righteous,
          Em           D          G
When they pin you up a-gainst the wall?

Chorus 1:

        D                  C
Did you ever, ever see the people,
         Bm                  C
With the tear drops in their eyes?
       D                        C
I just can't stand it, stand it no how,
       Bm               G    (n.C)
Living in this world of lies.

Verse 3:

                    Em       D             C
Did you ever hear a-bout the Rock and Roll singers?
G                        Em
 Got three or four Cadil-lacs.
       G            Em      D           C
Saying power to the people, dance to the music;
Em                    D      G
 Wants you to pat him on the back.

Verse 4:

                      Em       D     C
Have you ever heard a-bout the great Rembrandt?
                      G                 Em
Have you ever heard a-bout how he could paint?
                     G     Em    D       C
And he didn't have e-nough money for his brushes;
         Em             D      G
And they thought it was rather quaint.

Chorus 2:

        D                   C
But you know it's no use re-peating,
        Bm                  C
And you know it's no use to think about it.
              D               C        G (n.C)
'Cos when you stop to think a-bout it; you don't need it.

Verse 5:

                      Em       D     C
Have you ever heard a-bout the great Hollywood motion picture actor,
G                        Em
 Who knew more than they did?
        G          Em     D         C
And the newspapers didn't cover the story;
Em               D       G
 Just decided to keep it hid.

Verse 6:

         Em      D                C
Somebody started saying it was an inside job;
G                     Em
 Whatever happened to him?
G               Em       D           C
 Last time they saw him, down on the bow'ry;
         Em                     D               G
With his lip hanging off an old rusty bottle of gin.

Verse 7:

                      Em       D         C
Have you ever heard a-bout the so-called Hippies?
G                            Em
 Down on the far side of the tracks.
              G        Em       D           C
They take the eyeballs straight out of your head,
         Em                    D        G
Say son, kid, do you want your eyeballs back?

Chorus 3:

        D                  C
Did you ever, ever see the people,
         Bm                  C
With the tear drops in their eyes?
       D                        C
I just can't stand it, stand it no how,
       Bm               G    (n.C)
Living in this world of lies.

Verse 8:

                    Em       D        C
Did you ever hear a-bout The Great De-ception?
G                                                     Em
 Well, the plastic revolutionaries take the money and run.
G                   Em   D       C
 Have you ever been down to Love City?
Em                                           D            G
 Where they rip you off with a smile, and it don't take a gun.

Outro:

                            Em  D  Em
Have you ever heard about...        The Great Deception.


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

   G       Em      D       C       Bm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  022000  xx0232  x32010  x24432


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


6...BEIN' GREEN... by Van Morrison
------------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


*CAPO 2nd FRET*

(Original Key: E)


Intro:

D  Daug  Em7  A7  Aaug

Verse 1:

         D                C#m7
It's not easy bein' green,
                             D                    B7
Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves.
                             Em7
When it could be nicer bein' red, or yellow, or gold,
A7                             D             Em7  A7
 Or something much more colour-ful like that.

Verse 2:

Aaug      D                C#m7
 It's not easy bein' green,
                           D                      B7
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things.
Em7                                             A7
 And people tend to pass you by 'cos you're not standing out,
                                            D   D7
Like sparkles on the water, or stars in the sky.

Bridge 1:

                 Gmaj7
But green is the colour of spring,
                 D                      D7
And green can be cool and friendly like.
                 B7                E7
And green can be big like an ocean,
                             Em              A7 (n.C)
Or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

Verse 3:

Aaug           D                  C#m7
 When green is all there is to be,
                  D          B7
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder, why wonder?
     Em7                     A7             D            Daug  Em7  A7
I am green and it'll do fine, and it's what I want to be.

Solo:

Aaug  D  C#m7, D  B7, Em7  A7, D  D7

Bridge 2:

                 Gmaj7
But green is the colour of spring,
                 D                      D7
And green can be cool and friendly like.
                 B7                E7
And green can be big like an ocean,
                             Em              A7 (n.C)
Or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

Verse 4:

Aaug           D                  C#m7
 When green is all there is to be,
                  D          B7
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder, why wonder?
     Em7                     A7             D            Daug  Em7  A7
I am green and it'll do fine, and it's what I want to be.

Coda:

     Em7                A7   A7             D            B7
I am green and it'll do fine, and it's what I want to be.
     Em7                A7 (n.C)
I am green and it'll do fine, it'll do fine, and it's...
I don't wanna be blue, I just wanna be what I wanna be.

Outro:

D  Daug  D7


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

   D      Daug     Em7     A7     Aaug    C#m7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  xx0332  022030  x02223  xxx221  x46454

   B7      D7     Gmaj7    E7      Em

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x21202  xx0212  3x443x  020100  022000


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


7...AUTUMN SONG... by Van Morrison
------------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


Intro:

Amaj7  Bm7 (x2)

Verse 1:

Amaj7      Bm7              F#7
 Leaves of brown, they fall to the ground,
F7                   G7    G#7       Amaj7
 And it's here, over there; leaves a-bound.

Amaj7           Bm7            F#7
 Shut the door, dim the lights, and relax.
        F7            G7   G#7      Amaj7
What is more; your de-sire,  or the facts?

Chorus 1:

D
 Pitter patter, the rain falling down,
Little glamour, sun coming round.
                                (Amaj7)
Take a walk when Autumn comes to town.

Interlude:

Amaj7  Bm7 (x2)

Verse 2:

Amaj7          Bm7            F#7
 Little stroll past the house, on the hill.
          F7          G7   G#7      Amaj7
Some more coal on the fire, will do well.

Amaj7             Bm7           F#7
 And in a week or two, it'll be Halloween.
        F7           G7    G#7      Amaj7
Set the page and the stage, for the scene.

Chorus 2:

D
 Little game the children will play,
And as we watch them, while time away.
                               (Amaj7)
Look at me and take my breath a-way, yeah.

Interlude:

Amaj7  Bm7 (x2)

Bridge 1:

C          F        C       F
 You'll be smiling, eyes be-guiling,
C        F           Dm7                 G7
 And the song on the breeze will call my name out,
            Amaj7
And your... dream.

Verse 3:

Amaj7      Bm7           F#7
 Chestnuts roasting, out-side,
F7                           G7  G#7      Amaj7
 As you walk, with your love,     by your side.

Amaj7              Bm7       F#7
 The old accordion man plays, mellow and bright.
F7               G7      G#7               Amaj7
 And you go home, in the crispness, of the night.

Chorus 3:

D
 Little later, friends will be along,
And if you feel like joining the throng,
                                   (Amaj7)
Just might feel like singing Autumn Song.

Interlude:

Amaj7  Bm7 (x2)

Solo:

Amaj7  Bm7, F#7  F7  G7  G#7, Amaj7 (x2), D

Interlude:

Amaj7  Bm7 (x2)

Bridge 2:

C          F        C       F
 You'll be smiling, eyes be-guiling,
C        F           Dm7                 G7
 And the song on the breeze will call my name out,
            Amaj7
And your... dream.

Verse 4:

Amaj7      Bm7           F#7
 Chestnuts roasting, out-side,
F7                           G7  G#7      Amaj7
 As you walk, with your love,     by your side.

Amaj7              Bm7       F#7
 The old accordion man plays, mellow and bright.
F7               G7      G#7               Amaj7
 And you go home, in the crispness, of the night.

Chorus 4:

D
 Little later, friends will be along,
And if you feel like joining the throng,
                                   (Amaj7)
Just might feel like singing Autumn Song.

Outro:

Amaj7  Bm7

(Repeat with Solos and Improvs to Fade)


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

  Amaj7    Bm7     F#7     F7      G7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02120  x24232  242322  131211  353433

   G#7     D       C       F       Dm7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 464544  xx0232  x32010  133211  xx0221


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


8...PURPLE HEATHER... by Van Morrison
---------------------................

*from 'Hard Nose the Highway' (1973)*


Intro:

G, C (x4)

Verse 1:

         G          C    G    C                              G
Well the summertime, has gone, and the leaves are gently tur-nin'.
C                    G        Am                     C
 And my love I wanna take you, to the place, heart-a-yearnin'.
G         C   G
 Will you go, lassie go?

Chorus 1:

C                    G      C                     G
 And we'll all go to-gether, in the wild mountain thyme.
Am                       C
 All around the blooming heather.
G         C   G
 Will you go?

Verse 2:

    G                      G     C                      G
And I will build my love a tower, at the foot of yonder mountain.
C                 G     Am                   C
 And visit by the hour, from a lonely wooden tower.
G         C   G
 Will you go, lassie go?

Chorus 2:

C                    G      C                     G
 And we'll all go to-gether, in the wild mountain thyme.
Am                       C
 All around the blooming heather.
G         C  G
 Come on.

Interlude:

G, C, G  C, G

Piano Solo:

C  G (x2), Am  C, G  C  G

Interlude:

G  C, G

Verse 3:

    G                      G     C                      G
And I will build my love a tower, at the foot of yonder mountain.
C                 G     Am                   C
 And visit by the hour, from a lonely wooden tower.
G         C   G
 Will you go, lassie go?

Chorus 3:

C                    G      C                     G
 And we'll all go to-gether, in the wild mountain thyme.
Am                       C
 All around the blooming heather.
G         C   G
 Will you go,
G       C            G   C
 Lassie go; will you go?

Outro:

G  C

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   G       C       Am

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x32010  x02210


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


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