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Roads To Moscow chords

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                  Roads to Moscow- Al Stewart






Em+9        Em#5+9
E|-----------|-----------|
B|-----------|-----------|
G|------0----|------0----| repeated
D|----4---4--|----4---4--|
A|--2-------2|--3-------3|
E|0----------|0----------|


Intro solo from Indian Summer live version

6/8 time

(Em+9 Em#5+9 ) x 2

  Em+9                         Em#5+9                  Em+9

E|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14|14h15-12--10h12---7h8p7|----------7| 
B|-12-------------------------|-----------------------|----7-8-10-|
G|11--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------|
D|Rake------------------------|-----------------------|-----------|
A|----------------------------|-----------------------|-----------|
E|----------------------------|-----------------------|-----------|

  Em#5+9          Em+9        Em#5+9               Em+9

E|7h8-7h8p7------|-----------|--------------------|----------|
B|---------10-8-7|--7-8---7--|----7---------------|----------|
G|---------------|9---------9|7h9---9-7h9p7-------|----------|
D|---------------|-----------|--------------10-9-7|7h9-------|
A|---------------|-----------|--------------------|----------|
E|---------------|-----------|--------------------|----------|

  Em#5+9             Em+9        Em#5+9      Em+9       Em#5+9

E|---------------2-5|2h5p2------|-----------|------0---|-----------|
B|-------------5----|-----------|-----------|----------|-----------|
G|---------2-5------|------4-4-4|----2-2-0--|0---------|-----------|
D|-----2-4----------|-----------|----------4|--4-2-----|-----------|
A|-2-3--------------|-----------|-----------|---------2|3s5---2h3p2|
E|------------------|-----------|-----------|----------|-----------|

  Em+9   Em#5+9              Em+9           Em#5+9    Em switch to 4/4

E|------|-------------------|--------0--0-2|2s3--5-7-|7---7-7-7-7-5-3|
B|------|-------------------|--------------|---------|----8-8-8-8-7-5|
G|------|-------------------|--2-2s4-------|---------|---------------|
D|------|--------------2-4-5|--------------|---------|---------------|
A|------|------0-2-3-5------|--------------|---------|---------------|
E|------|0-2-3--------------|--------------|---------|---------------|

       They crossed over... 

E|0-----3-3-3-3-2-0|0-------------| 
B|0-----5-5-5-5-3-0|0-------------| 
G|-----------------|--------------| 
D|-----------------|--------------| 
A|-----------------|--------------| 
E|-----------------|--------------| 

 Em                               D           Em
 They crossed over the border the hour before dawn

 D                           Cmaj7
 Moving in lines through the day

 G                           D                              Am
 Most of our planes were destroyed on the ground where they lay

 Em                    D           Em
 Waiting for orders we held in the wood

 D                          Cmaj7
 Word from the front never came

    G                        D                  Am
 By evening the sound of the gunfire was miles away

 E                                            Fmaj7
 Ah softly we move through the shadows, slip away through the trees

 E                                                      Fmaj7
Crossing their lines in the mists in the fields on our hands and our
knees

C                G     C              G      E
  And all that I ever,    was able to see

                 Am           G          Fmaj7      G            Fmaj7   
Em
 The fire in the air, glowing red, silhouetting the smoke on the breeze

                               D              Em
 All summer they drove us back through the Ukraine

     D                    Cmaj7
 Smolensk and Viasma soon fell

    G                        D                      Am
 By autumn we stood with our backs to the town of Orel

 Em                   D           Em
 Closer and closer to Moscow they come

 D                      Cmaj7
 Riding the wind like a bell

 G                D                          Am
 General Guderian stands at the crest of the hill

E                                             Fmaj7
 Winter brought with her the rains, oceans of mud filled the roads

 E                                                         Fmaj7
 Glueing the tracks of their tanks to the ground while the sky filled
with snow

C               G     C             G        E
 And all that I ever,   was able to see

                 Am           G         Fmaj7      G            Fmaj7
 The fire in the air glowing red, silhouetting the snow on the breeze.

 Am     G      Fmaj7
 Ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhhh    x4

        Am                        G                                 
Fmaj7
 In the footsteps of Napoleon the shadow figures stagger through the
winter

         Am                        G                                    
Fmaj7
 Falling back before the gates of Moscow, standing in the wings like an
avenger

     Am                              G                             Fmaj7
 And far away behind their lines the partisans are stirring in the
forest

             Am                 G                       Fmaj7
 Coming unexpectedly upon their outposts growing like a promise

              Am                                   G
 You'll never know, you'll never know which way to turn, which way to
look

                Fmaj7
   you'll never see us

          Am                                    G
 As we're stealing through the blackness of the night, you'll never know

                Fmaj7
   you'll never hear us

         G                  Fmaj7              E              Fmaj7
 And the evening sings in a voice of amber the dawn is surely coming

     G                     Fmaj7              E               Fmaj7    
Em
 The morning road leads to Stalingrad and the sky is, softly humming

                      D           Em
 Two broken tigers on fire in the night

 D                          Cmaj7
 Flicker their souls to the wind

    G                         D                   Am
 We wait in the lines for the final approach to begin

           Em                          D         Em
 It's been almost four years that I've carried a gun

    D                      Cmaj7
 At home it will almost be spring

     G                        D                       Am
 The flames of the tigers are lighting the road to Berlin

 E                                          Fmaj7
 Ah, quickly we move through the ruins that bow to the ground

     E                                                    Fmaj7
 The old men and children they throw out to face us, they can't slow us
down

C               G     C             G       E
 And all that I ever,   was able to see

                 Am       G       Fmaj7        G          Fmaj7
 The eyes of the city are opening now it's the end of the dream

 Am    G     Fmaj7
 Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh       x4

            Am                             G                             
Fmaj7
 I'm coming home, I'm coming home, you can taste it in the wind the war
is over

       Am                            G                                 
Fmaj7
 And I listen to the clicking of the train wheels as we roll across the
border

          Am                       G                                  
Fmaj7
 And they ask me of the time I was caught behind their lines and taken
prisoner

           Am                        G                                 
Fmaj7
 They only held me for a day a lucky break, I say, they turn and listen
closer

            Am                              G
 I'll never know, I'll never know why I was taken from the line

                Fmaj7
   and all the others

    Am                                G                           Fmaj7
 To board a special train and journey deep into the heart of holy Russia

          G                    Fmaj7                E               
Fmaj7
 And it's cold and damp in the transit camp and the air is still and
sullen

     G             Fmaj7              E                 Fmaj7
 The pale sun of October whispers the snow will soon be coming

       G                  Fmaj7                E                Fmaj7
 And I wonder when I'll be home again, and the morning answers, never

         G                     Fmaj7          E
 And the evening sighs and the steely Russian skies go on

     Fmaj7        F
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MFH/M/ 10 Dec 08, 2013 12:36 PM

AWESOME!!!

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Captaincranky 40 May 31, 2014 12:45 AM

What a wonderful transcription of a great song! Thank you so much!

This song drove me nuts, trying to pick it off the original recording, "Past, Present, and Future". Until after I saw your tab and realized the guitar is tuned down one semi tone, which makes the key Eb minor, instead of the E minor you have written.(All of the chord forms you have listed are correct though).

I have no doubt that this was likely performed live in E minor But if you tune down and play it in Ebm, it's even darker. Which in some perverse way, makes me happier when I try to play it.

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edward.drescher 10 Jun 17, 2015 06:32 PM

so rather than retune the guitar just to verify this, i slapped the capo on the 11th fret and played the chords. golly gee, it worked. sooooo, back to tuning the guitar down a half step...what a pain :D

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