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Artist: The Zombies
Song: Smokey day
Tabbed by:DJ


Another great track from The Zombies. 
A 'lost' gem, that I think would have fitted in well 
on their classic 'Odessey & oracle' album. 
(a demo version is available on the 'Zombie heaven' CD box set)

A later orchestrated version was also recorded by Colin Blunstone
on his debut solo album 'One year', but I like The Zombies version better.

This transcription is intended to be played fingerstyle,
as there are partial chords in the break.

The chords in the break are quite unusual in popular music of the 60's.
I'm self taught, the chords are my best guess in attempting to name them,
and the shapes are the simplest I could achieve to give some sense 
of the original piece.
Any corrections by the more musically literate are appreciated.

   Am   Am6     Bm6/A   Am(type2)  Am    Am6     Bm6/A   Am(type2)
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /    /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /    /  /  |

  Am   Am6  Bm6/A  Am(type2)           Fmaj7     G6  Asus2  Asus2/G
Smokey day,      ay---------, bring the dust of dusky even - ing,
Fmaj7            G6     Asus2 Asus2/G
      Weave the spell of even -ing...  
F           G            Am    Am6   Bm6/A   Am(type2)
 ...Into patterns of my life!
  Am   Am6  Bm6/A  Am(type2)           Fmaj7   G6  Asus2  Asus2/G
Smokey day,      ay---------, how her perfume still en - trances,
Fmaj7            G6     Asus2 Asus2/G
      Soft se - rene she dan - ces...  
F            G                 Am    Am6   Bm6/A   Am(type2)
 ...Moving sweetly through my life!

  Am   Am6  Bm6/A  Am(type2)          
Smokey day,      ay---------!

         Bb(b5)    Bb/D    Gb7sus4/Db  Bbm/Db
Hear the call of plaintive     voi  -  ces,  
Bb(b5)         Bb/D  Gb7sus4/Db  Bbm/Db
       Dulcet vesper    voi   -  ces,
F7sus4/C       Eb7sus4/Bb        Am    Am6   Bm6/A   Am(type2)
         Calling gently for the night!

  Am    Am6      Bm6/A  Am(type2)       
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

  Am   Am6  Bm6/A  Am(type2)              Fmaj7   G6     Asus2  Asus2/G
Smokey day,      ay---------, your en - chanting light is leav - ing,
Fmaj7         G6     Asus2 Asus2/G
      Silver haze in even -ing,  
F              G           
  And bringing to me peaceful... 

 ...night!                       Bb


Am         =  x02210
Am6        =  x02212
Bm6/A      =  x04434
Am(type 2) =  577555
Fmaj7      =  103210
G6         =  320000
Asus2      =  x02200
Asus2/G    =  302200
F          =  133211
G          =  355433 
Bb(B5)/E   =  xx2330
Bb/D       =  xx0331
Gb7sus4/Db =  x4x45x
Bbm/Db     =  x4x32x
F7sus4/C   =  x3x34x
Eb7sus4/Bb =  x1x12x
Amadd9     =  x07500
Bb         =  688766
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DiddyD wrote on September 2 2012, 05:28 am

My intention for the two bar sequence
Am - Am6 - Bm6/A - Am
was that the first Am is a first inversion shape, and the last Am is a second inversion shape, and should have been shown as Am(type 2)in every case.
For some reason when the site formats some tabs, little details sometimes get missed off.

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DiddyD wrote on October 31 2012, 05:35 am

UG have now fixed their problem with displaying certain slash chords, so this tab now appears as it was when I sent it them.

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