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Lovers in a dangerous time - BNL
Transcribed by Richard Sibley.
Feel free to email me at richard at vaultworld dot com!
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This is a cover of Bruce Cockburn's song.  A harder song
to find, but it appears on "Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits".
I've seen basic transcriptions for this song, but
nothing as complete as what follows.

Here are the basics of the song.  As always, listen to
the song to understand and hear exactly what is going on.
The transcription may not be exact, but I think it's pretty close.

LEGEND: [Chorus] means "Chorus" is being defined
        (Chorus) means to play the already defined "Chorus"
        {} are used to specify remarks
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Guitar Capo 3
[Intro] {Guitar and bass/cello played at the same time}
[Guitar - Riff 1]
   [G]                 [Am]                [F]                 [F]
E|:-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------:|
B|:-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------:|
G|:-------------------|---------0-0---0---|-----0h2---0---x-x-|-----0h2---0---x-x-:|
D|:---------0---0---0-|-----0h2-----2---2-|---------3---3-x-x-|---------3---3-x-x-:|
A|:-----0h2-------2---|-0-0---------------|-3-3---------------|-3-3---------------:|
E|:-3-3-------3-------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------:|
[Bass/cello part transcribed for guitar]
  [G]     [Am]   [F]  [F]     [G]   [Am]   [F]          [F]       [G]
E|-------|------|----|-------|-----|------|------------|---------|------|
B|-------|------|----|-------|-----|------|------------|---------|------|
G|-------|------|-5~~|~~~----|-7~~~|/9--9-|-9~\7--7~\5-|-5-4-----|------|
D|---5~~-|-7~~~-|----|-----7-|-----|------|------------|-----5---|------|
A|-------|------|----|-------|-----|------|------------|-------3-|------|
E|-------|------|----|-------|-----|------|------------|---------|-3~~~-| 

[Verse 1] {Guitar continues playing Riff 1}
[G]Don't the hours grow [Am]shorter as the days go [F]by
[G]You never get to [Am]stop and open your [F]eyes
[G]One day you're [Am]waiting for the sky to [F]fall
[G]And next you're dazzled by the [Am]beauty of it [F]all

[Chorus] {Guitar continues playing Riff 1}
[G]Lovers [Am]in a dangerous [F]time
[G]Lovers [Am]in a dangerous [F]time

[Verse 2] {Guitar continues playing Riff 1}
[G]These fragile [Am]bodies of touch and [F]taste
[G]This vibrant [Am]skin, this hair like [F]lace
[G]Spirits [Am]open to the thrust of [F]grace
[G]Never a breath[Am] you can afford to [F]waste

(Chorus) x2 {Guitar starts playing variations 
                on the chords similar to Riff 1}

[Bass/cello solo] {Guitar repeat Riff 2 throughout 
                   while bass/cello does lead}
[Guitar - Riff 2]
    |   |     |   |
E|:--------------------:|
B|:-----0h1---0--------:|
G|:---0-----0---0---0--:|
D|:---------------0----:|
A|:--------------------:|
E|:--------------------:|

[bass/cello lead transcribed for guitar] 
   [G]    [Am]   [F]  [F]      [G]  [Am]  [F]     [F]               [G]
E|-------|------|----|--------|----|-----|-------|-----------------|-------|
B|-------|------|----|--------|----|-----|-------|-------------5-6~|~~--8~~|
G|-------|------|----|--------|----|---4-|-4~-2~~|~~-4-5-5h7-5-----|-------|
D|-------|------|----|------2-|-5~~|~~---|-------|-----------------|-------|
A|-------|------|-3~~|~~--3---|----|-----|-------|-----------------|-------|
E|----3~~|-5~~~-|----|--------|----|-----|-------|-----------------|-------|
  [Am]       [F]       [F]  [G]       [Am]      [F]       [F]        [G]...
E|---5~~----|---------|----|---------|---------|---------|----------|-----|
B|~~----5~~-|-8~~-----|----|-5-----5-|---------|---------|----------|-----|
G|----------|------5~~|~~~-|----7----|-7--5--7-|-5--4----|----------|-----|
D|----------|---------|----|---------|---------|-------5~|~~~-------|-----|
A|----------|---------|----|---------|---------|---------|----5---2-|-----|
E|----------|---------|----|---------|---------|---------|----------|-3~~-|

[Verse 3] {Guitar continues chords variations similar to Riff 1}
          {Begin speeding up}
[G]When you're [Am]lovers in a dangerous [F]time
[G]Sometimes you're made to feel as [Am]if your love's a [F]crime
[G]But nothing worth having comes [Am]without some kind of [F]fight
[G]You gotta kick at the [Am]darkness 'til it bleeds day[F]light

(Chorus) x2 {Guitar continues chords variations similar to Riff 1}

[Outro] {Guitar continues chords variations similar to Riff 1}
[G] [Am] [F] [F]
[G]We-eeeeee were lov[Am]ers in a dangerous [F]time [F]
[G]We-eeeeee were [Am]lovers in a daa-[F]aaangerous time [F] Luh-luh-
[G]luuvers  Luh-luh-[Am]luuvers Luh-luh-[F]luuveeeeeeers [F]
{Begin fade}
[G] Uuuuhhhhh-[Am]oooooooooo-[F]oooooooooo [F] Luh-luh-
[G]luuvers in a [Am]dangerous [F]time [F]
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robstock 11 wrote on October 9 2007, 12:08 pm

capo is on 2, not 3.

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Broader06 127 wrote on December 3 2007, 12:40 pm

Right on, man. I've been looking for a decent tab to for playing around the campfire. You got this one spot
on!

Nice work.

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coolboy17 114 wrote on June 27 2012, 06:19 pm

Great tab but for the bass/cello part said it's played on the D and G strings but that doesn't sound right, I did play it on the notes on the A and D strings and it sounded 100% exact so I dunno but I think you got the strings wrong

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