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     ______________
    /             /
   /  Duffy      /
  /  Rockferry  /
 / (2008)      /
/_____________/

I decided to transcribe this album, as I simply fell for Duffy's beautiful
voice and these wonderful songs. And I got a great exercise out of it! :)
Normally I'm not into standard pop music, but this caught me by being really
soulful and intelligent music. It wasn't just standard pop music after all.

This music generally is based on chords, so it's obvious also to transcribe it
as chords. But of course, I have also added the essential guitar parts and chord
suggestions! If you find anything is missing somewhere in any song, please mail
me, and I'll add it to the tab!

To make this huge tab a bit easier to see through, I've separated the lyrics
from the chords and gathered them at the end, after the chords.
Each song is also submitted separately on this site, so in the bottom of the
tab, after the lyrics, you can find the link to all the songs' individual tabs.
                                       Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 7th /June /10


                                 and for questions, comments and corrections...
                                          ...just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com!


********************************************************************************


 1. Rockferry             (Duffy, Bernard Butler)
 2. Warwick Avenue        (Duffy, Jimmy Hogarth, Eg White)
 3. Serious               (Duffy, Bernard Butler)
 4. Stepping Stone        (Duffy, Steve Booker)
 5. Syrup and Honey       (Duffy, Bernard Butler)
 6. Hanging on Too Long   (Duffy, Jimmy Hogarth, Eg White)
 7. Mercy                 (Duffy, Steve Booker)
 8. Delayed Devotion      (Duffy, Jimmy Hogarth, Eg White)
 9. I'm Scared            (Duffy, Jimmy Hogarth)
10. Distant Dreamer       (Duffy, Bernard Butler)


********************************************************************************

1. ______________
  /             /
 /  Rockferry  /
/_____________/

This song is wonderfully simple - nothing more than four verses and four chords!
 Chords:
     D    C    G    F
e:---2----0----3----1---:
B:---3----1----0----1---:
G:---2----0----0----2---:
D:---0----2----0----3---:
A:--------3----2----3---:
E:-------------3----1---:



 Intro:
| D | C | D | C |


 Verse:
| D | C | D | C |
| D | C | D | C |

| G | F | G | F |
| D | C | D | C |

| D | C |


 Verse

 Verse

 Verse, on the last two bars, | D | C |, the guitar solo starts, and
        the song continues with repeating | D | C | till fading out.





********************************************************************************

2. ___________________
  /                  /
 /  Warwick Avenue  /
/__________________/


 Intro:
| Bb | Dm | Eb | Gbmaj7 |


 1st Verse:
||: Bb | Dm | Eb | Gbmaj7 :|| 3x

| Bb | Dm | Ab | Gb  F |



 Chorus:
(all the choruses are similar, expect for their endings)

| Bb  Fm7 | Db  Eb | Cm7  Bb7 | Ab  Gm7 |
                 [break]
| Cm7  Gm7 | Fm7 | Eb  |

(1st Chorus-ending)
            2/4
| Dm7  Gm7 | Cm7 |



 Intro


 2nd Verse:
||: Bb | Dm | Eb | Gbmaj7 :|| 2x

| Bb | Dm | Ab | Gb  F |



 Chorus:
(2nd Chorus-ending)
                       2/4
| Dm7  Gm7 | Cm7  Fm7 | Eb | Bb |



 Bridge:
||: Cm  Gm/Bb | F/A | Abmaj7  Gm7 :|| 2x

| Cm | Fm | Ab  Gm | Gb  F |



 Chorus:
(3rd Chorus-ending)
| Dm7  Gm7 | Cm7  Fm7 | Eb  Bb |

| Dm7  Gm7 | Cm7  Fm7 | Eb  Bb ...



 Chords
**********
 Intro/Verse:
     Bb   Dm   Eb  Gbmaj7  Ab   Gb   F
e:---6----5----------6-----4----2----1---:
B:---6----6----8-----6-----4----2----1---:
G:---7----7----8-----6-----5----3----2---:
D:---8----7----8-----8-----6----4----3---:
A:---8----5----6-----9-----6----4----3---:
E:---6---------------------4----2----1---:

 Chorus:
     Bb   Fm7   Db   Eb  Cm7  Bb7   Ab  Gm7  Dm7
 :---6-----1--------------3----1----4----3----5---:
 :---6-----1----6----8----4----3----4----3----6---:
 :---7-----1----6----8----3----1----5----3----5---:
 :---8-----1----6----8----5----3----6----3----7---:
 :---8-----3----4----6----3----1----6----5----5---:
 :---6-----1------------------------4----3--------:

 Bridge:
     Cm  Gm/Bb  F/A  Abmaj7  Gm   Fm   Ab   Gm   Gb   F
 :---3-----3-----1-----------3----1----4----3----2----1---:
 :---4-----3-----1-----4-----3----1----4----3----2----1---:
 :---5-----3-----2-----5-----3----1----5----3----3----2---:
 :---5-----5-----3-----5-----5----3----6----5----4----3---:
 :---3-----x-----0-----6-----5----3----6----5----4----3---:
 :---------6-----------4-----3----1----4----3----2----1---:





********************************************************************************

3. _____________
  /            /
 /  Serious   /
/____________/
  

 Chords:
     E6   C#      A   C#m   D*     A#m7  Bm7   E6  C#7   D
e:---9----4--- ---5----4---(7)-- ---6-----7----9----9--------:
B:---9----6--- ---5----5----7--- ---6-----7----9----9----7---:
G:---9----6--- ---6----6----7--- ---6-----7----9---10----7---:
D:---9----6--- ---7----6----7--- ---6-----7----9----9----7---:
A:---7----4--- ---7----4----5--- ---8-----9----7---11----5---:
E:------------ ---5------------- ---6-----7---------9--------:
                    *the top note in bracket 'B' is sometimes
                     strummed, which makes this chord a D6.



 Intro:         2/4
               [break]
| E6 | C# | E6 | C#  |



 Pre-Verse:
| A | C#m | D | A |

 Verse:
||: A | C#m | D | A :|| 4x (shortly hit the A#m7 after the last A)



 Pre-Chorus:
| Bm7 | E6 | C#7 | D |


 Chorus:
| A | C#m | D | A |



 Verse

 Pre-Chorus

 2x Chorus

 ½ Verse

 Pre-Chorus + | D |

 2x Chorus


 Outro Guitar solo:
||: A | C#m | D | A :||, repeat till fade out

 electric guitar, clean
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-9-11-11-11b13r11-9----|
|-----------------7-9-/11-|-----------------------|
|--------7h9--7h9---------|-----------------------|
|---8h9-------------------|-----------------------|

|----------------------------|---------14p13p12----12----------------|
|---10h12--12-12b14-10----10-|---/14------------14----14p13p12----12-|
|----------------------11----|---------------------------------14----|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|

|-------------------|---------------------|
|------/14-------12-|b13r12---14~~\-------|
|-14~---------14----|-------------------7-|
|-------------------|---------------7h9---|
|-------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|

|----------------7--/8-|-9~--------9--7--7-|
|----------------------|-------------------|
|-------5b6--6/7---7/8-|-9~----7/9----7--7-|
|---7h9----------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|

|-5------5----5------------|----------------9--------|
|-----5--------------5-7b8-|r7-5-5~---10b12----------|
|---6------6-----5h6-------|--------------------9h11-|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|

|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------:
|-10-12-12p10----10-12b14b15-10-12-|b14r12--10----10-------------------:
|-------------11-------------------|-----------11----11/9--------------:
|----------------------------------|----------------------11p10p9----9-:
|----------------------------------|------------------------------12---:
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------:





********************************************************************************

4. ___________________
  /                  /
 /  Stepping Stone  /
/__________________/

 Chords:
   Dm(add9)  Dm  Bbmaj7+11  Bbmaj7  Gm   C
e:----0-------------0------------------------:
B:----6------6------3---------3-----3----5---:
G:----7------7------2---------2-----3----5---:
D:----7------7------3---------3-----5----5---:
A:----5------5------1---------1-----5----3---:
E:----------------------------------3--------:



 Intro:
| Dm(add9) | Dm | Dm(add9) | Dm |


 Verse:
||: Dm(add9) | Dm | Dm(add9) | Dm |

| Bbmaj7+11 | Bbmaj7 | Gm | Gm :||


 Chorus:
||: Gm | Dm | C | Gm :||


 Verse

 Chorus

 2x Intro

 2x Chorus

 Chorus (instrumental), repeat till fade out





********************************************************************************

5. __________________
  /                 /
 /  Syrup & Honey  /
/_________________/

Time: 6/8 shuffled
Tempo: Q=67 bpm
*The guitar part is just Bernard Butler improvisating over the chords.


 1st Verse:
| D | D | D | D |

| G | G | D | D |

| D | D | D7 | D7 |

| G | G | D | D |

               [break]
| A7 | A7 | Bm | G |

 9/8      6/8
| N.C.   | N.C.|
3x"Baby" "spend...


| D | D | A7 | A7 |
"me"


 2nd Verse:
| D | D | D | D7 |

| G | G | D | D |

| D | D | D7 | D7 |

| G | G | D | D |

               [break]
| A7 | A7 | Bm | G |

 9/8      6/8               3/8
| N.C.   | N.C.| N.C.| N.C.| N.C.|
3x"Baby" "spend...    me"


 Outro:
||: D | D :|| repeat till fade out





********************************************************************************

6. ________________________
  /                       /
 /  Hanging on Too Long  /
/_______________________/


In this song many of the chords don't come on the beat 1. In such a bar I've
split it up in its 4 beats like this:
  1   2   3   4
| Dm  -   Gm7 Am7 | Am7 |
The dash just means to stay on the chord, of course.


 Chords:
(acoustic guitar tuned down a whole step)

     Dm  Gm7  Am7   F    A7   Bb  G/B  F/A  Dm/F  Db    F+5   F6  C11sus  C7
d:---0----0----2----3----2----0--------------0------- ---3----3-----5-----5---:
A:---0----1----3----0----0----1----2----0----0------- ---0----0-----5-----7---:
F:---0----0----2----0----2----0----2----0----0------- ---1----2-----5-----5---:
C:---2----2----4----0----1----2----2----0----2----1-- ---0----0-----5-----7---:
G:---2----0----2----2----2----3----4----2----2------- ---2----2-----5-----5---:
D:---0--------------3------------------------3------- ---3----3---------------:


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Intro:
||: Dm - Gm7 Am7 | Am7 :|| 4x


 1st Verse:
||: Dm - Gm7 Am7 | Am7 :|| 4x

| F - F Gm7 | Gm7 | A7 - A7 Bb | Bb G/B |


 Interlude:
||: Dm - Gm7 Am7 | Am7 :||


 2nd Verse:
||: Dm - Gm7 Am7 | Am7 :|| 4x

| F - F Gm7 | Gm7 | A7 - A7 Bb | Bb |


 Chorus:
||: Gm7 - F/A Bb | Bb | Dm - Dm/F Dm | Dm :||

  | Gm7 - F/A Bb | Bb  Db |

The chorus actually has a bit more to it than just chords. Notice the fill in
the bar of Bb leading up to the chorus and the two fills in the chorus.
                  Chorus:
  Bb               Gm7 -   F/A Bb   Bb            Dm  - Dm/F Dm   Dm
:-0--------------|-0---0-0-----0--|-------------|-0---0------0--|--------------|
:-1--------------|-1---1-1-0---1--|-------------|-0---0------0--|--------------|
:-0---0---0------|-0---0-0-0---0--|---0---0--0--|-0---0-0----0--|---0---0------|
:-2---0h2-0--0---|-2---2-2-0---2--|---0h2-0--0--|-2---2-2-2--2--|---0h2-0--0---|
:-3---3---2--0h2-|-0---0-0-2---3--|---3---2--2--|-2---2-2-2--2--|---2---2--0h2-|
:----------------|----------------|----------3--|-0---0-0-3b-0--|--------------|



 Interlude:
similar to previous


 3rd Verse:
similar to 2nd Verse


 Chorus:
||: Gm7 - F/A Bb | Bb | Dm - Dm/F Dm | Dm :||


 Bridge:
| F | F+5 | F6 | A7 |
                    [break]
| Bb | G/B | C11sus | C7 |


 Breakdown Chorus:
||: Gm7 - F/A Bb | Bb | Dm - Dm/F Dm | Dm :|| 4x


 Final Chorus:
| Gm7 - F/A Bb | Bb | Dm - Dm/F Dm | Dm |

| Gm7 - F/A Bb | Bb | Dm - Dm/F Dm ...





********************************************************************************

7. __________
  /         /
 /  Mercy  /
/_________/

This groovy song is simply a standard blues tune in G, like the chorus,
which is just a standard 12-bar blues round.
In the intro and chorus the Hammond organ goes | G G6 | G7 G6 | during
the many bars of G. Otherwise it's pretty much up to improvisating.
The funny chord in the ending of the breakdown chorus is this:
 e:-----:
 B:--5--: slightly bend
 G:--5--: both of the strings
 D:-----:
 A:-----:
 E:-----:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


 Intro:
| G | G | G | G |


| G | G | G | G |

| G | G | G | G |

| D | C | G | G |


 Verse:
||: G | G | G | G :||

||: D | C | G | G :||


 Chorus:
| G | G | G | G |

| C | C | G | G |

| D | C | G | G |


 Verse

 Chorus

 Breakdown Chorus (strum the chord in the last bar)

 Chorus

 Chorus

 Outro:
||: G | G | G | G :||, repeat till fade out





********************************************************************************

8. _____________________
  /                    /
 /  Delayed Devotion  /
/____________________/

This is really a piano song, so here I've transcribed the piano and bass part:
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/delayed_devotion_guitar_pro.htm

The chords here are notated in Alla Breve, so just count 1-2 for each bar.
After the chords I've suggested a way of playing it on guitar.



 Verse:
||: figure | Do | Cm/Eb | Fm7 |

| Eb/G | Ab | Eb/Bb | % :||



 Bridge:
| Fm7 | % | % | Cm/G |

| Fm7 | % | % | Cm/G |

| Cm | % | % | % |

            [wait]
| Bbm7 | % | Bbm7 | % |



 Chorus:
||: Fm7 | Cm | Ab | Eb/Bb | Fm7 | G/D | Cm/Eb :||

 | Fm7 | Cm | Ab | Eb/Bb | Ab | Eb | % | % |



 Verse

 Bridge

 Chorus (quit the last bar of Eb before moving on)

 Bridge (wait on Bbm7 for 2 bars more)

 Chorus



------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The best sounding way, I have found for guitar, is to play the song in
Drop-D tuning (D A D G B E), and with capo 3rd fret.

 Verse:
    figure        Do   Cm/Eb  Fm7  Eb/G    Ab  Eb/Bb   %
||--0--1--3-----|--1--|--0--|--1--|-----|-----|-----|------||
||o-1--3--5-----|--0--|--1--|--1--|--1--|--1--|-----|-----o||
||--0--2--5-----|--1--|--2--|--2--|--0--|--2--|--5--|--5---||
||--------------|--0--|--2--|--0--|--2--|--3--|--5--|--5---||
||o-------------|--2--|--3--|-----|-----|-----|--7--|--7--o||
||--------------|-----|-----|-----|--2--|--3--|--5--|--5---||

 Bridge:
  Fm7    %     %    Cm/G        Cm    %     %     %    Bbm7   %    Bbm7   %
|--1--|--1--|--1--|--0--| r  |--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--|--3--|--3--|-3---|-----|
|--1--|--1--|--1--|--1--| e  |--1--|--1--|--1--|--1--|--3--|--3--|-3---|-----|
|--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--| p  |--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--3--|--3--|-3---|-----|
|--0--|--0--|--0--|--2--| e  |--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--3--|--3--|-3---|-----|
|--0--|--0--|--0--|-----| a  |--0--|--0--|--0--|--0--|--5--|--5--|-5---|-----|
|--0--|--0--|--0--|--2--| t  |-----|-----|-----|-----|--5--|--5--|-5---|-----|

 Chorus:
    Fm7    Cm    Ab  Eb/Bb  Fm7   G/D  Cm/Eb
||---1--|--0--|-----|-----|--1--|--0--|--0---||
||o--1--|--1--|--1--|--5--|--1--|--0--|--1--o||
||---2--|--2--|--2--|--5--|--2--|--1--|--2---||
||---0--|--2--|--3--|--5--|--0--|--2--|--2---||
||o--0--|--0--|-----|--7--|--0--|--2--|--3--o||
||---0--|-----|--3--|--5--|--0--|-----|------||

  Fm7    Cm    Ab  Eb/Bb   Ab    Eb    %     %
|--1--|--0--|-----|-----|-----|--0--|--0--|--0--|
|--1--|--1--|--1--|-----|--1--|--1--|--1--|--1--|
|--2--|--2--|--2--|--5--|--2--|--0--|--0--|--0--|
|--0--|--2--|--3--|--5--|--3--|--2--|--2--|--2--|
|--0--|--0--|-----|--7--|-----|--3--|--3--|--3--|
|--0--|-----|--3--|--5--|--3--|-----|-----|-----|





********************************************************************************

9. _______________
  /              /
 /  I'm Scared  /
/______________/

 Chords:
     F#m  E   D  A/C#  Bm  A   E       A   F       A   E  F#m  D
e:-----------------------------0--- ---5---5--- ---0---0---2---2---:
B:---10---9---7---5----3---2---0--- ---5---6--- ---2---0---2---3---:
G:---11---9---7---6----4---2---1--- ---6---5--- ---2---1---2---2---:
D:---11---9---7---7----4---2---2--- ---7---7--- ---2---2---4---0---:
A:----9---7---5---4----2---0---2--- ----------- ---0---2---4-------:
E:-----------------------------0--- ----------- -------0---2-------:



 Intro:
| F#m  E | D  A/C# | Bm  A | E |

| A | F | A | F |


 Verse:
| A | F | A | F |

| F#m  E | D  A/C# | Bm  A | E |



 Verse + | E |


 Chorus:
| A | E | F#m | D |

| A | E | A | E |


 Verse

 Verse

 Chorus


 Final Chorus:
| A | E | F#m | D |

| A | E | F#m | D |

    [fermat]
| A | E    | A...





********************************************************************************

10.____________________
  /                   /
 /  Distant Dreamer  /
/___________________/

 Chords:
   Gsus4  G    Em   C    D    E7   Am
e:---3----3----0----0----2----0----0---:
B:---1----0----0----1----3----3----1---:
G:---0----0----0----0----2----1----2---:
D:---0----0----2----2----0----2----2---:
A:---x----x----2----3---------2----0---:
E:---3----3----0--------------0--------:



 Intro:
||: Gsus4  G :|| 4x


 Verse:
| G | G | Em | Em |

| C | C | G | D |

| G | G | Em | Em |

| C | C | D | D |


 Pre-Chorus:
| Gsus4  G | G | Em | Em |

| C | C | D | D |


 Chorus:
| Gsus4  G | G | E7 | E7 |

| Am | Am | D | D |


 Verse

 Pre-Chorus

 Chorus (repeat as necessary)

-------------------------------------------------------------
 The album version has:
  2 rounds of lyrics
  1 round of Duffy improvising
  1 round of lyrics
  1 round of improvising
  1 round of fullblown strings
  1 round where the strings subside and end on a Dsus4 chord
-------------------------------------------------------------





********************************************************************************
* Lyrics *
**********

1. ______________
  /             /  I think this song is about this girl (Duffy herself?)
 /  Rockferry  /  leaving her town and her boyfriend, heading for something new.
/_____________/  It's about starting over again, beginning on something new.


I'd move to Rockferry tomorrow
And I'd build my house, baby, with sorrow
I'll leave my shadow to fall behind
And I wouldn't write to you, 'cause I'm not that kind

The midnight trains are boarding, all wrap up 8's
I pick my load and filled my truck before it's too late
I leave the stars to judge my every move
I'm not going to think of you or I'll get the blues

Theres no sleep on the journey away from town
A bag of songs and a heavy heart won't make me doubt
I give it all my strength and my mind
I'll make this decision, win all the fights

I'll move to Rockferry tomorrow
And I'd build my house, baby, with sorrow
I'll leave my shadow to fall behind
And I wouldn't write to you, 'cause I'm not that kind

Not that kind
Rockferry



2. ___________________
  /                  /  Usually I have a bit of a complex for overexposed radio
 /  Warwick Avenue  /  hits like this, but I simply can't deny what a lovely
/__________________/  song it is and what a singer Duffy is. I think it's about
                     the determined feeling of a girl meeting her boyfriend for
                    the last time before finally splitting up.

When I get to Warwick Avenue
Meet me by the entrance of the tube
We can talk things over a little time
But promise me you wont stand by the light
When I get to Warwick Avenue
Please drop the past and be true
Don't say we're okay just because I'm here
You hurt me bad but I wont shed a tear

I'm leaving you for the last time baby
You think you're loving, but you don't love me
I've been confused outta my mind lately
You think you're loving, but I want to be free
Baby, you've hurt me

When I get to Warwick Avenue
We'll spend an hour, but no more than two
Our only chance to speak once more
I showed you answers, now here's the door
When I get to Warwick Avenue
I'll tell baby, there we're through

I'm leading you for the last time, baby
You think you're loving, but you don't love me
I've been confused outta my mind lately
You think you're loving, but you don't love me
I want to be free
Baby, you've hurt me

All the days spent together
I wish for better
But I didn't want the train to come
Now it's departed
I'm broken hearted
Seems like we never started
All those days spent together
When I wished for better
And I didn't want the train to come, no

You think you're loving, but you don't love me
I want to be free
Baby, you heard me
You don't love me
I want to be free
Baby you've hurt me



3. ____________
  /           /  I think this sweet song is about a girl, whose boyfriend
 /  Serious  /  can't seem to figure out how to be properly involved in a
/___________/  relationship, which leaves the girl in the middle.

[I always wanted to see
 The colours in your destiny
 I always wanted to know
 If our love will grow]

Serious
Serious

I'm a trophy on your arm
You wear me like a charm, yes you do
An accessory that suits
Your new suede boots, oh

I get a feeling deep down inside
Something just ain't right
I get a feeling that tells me I know
Baby you never show

How you really feel for me
Tell me, can we ever be
Serious?
Serious in love?

A joke on my expense
In front of all your friends all the time
A game you like to play
Leaves me solo every day

I get a feeling deep down inside
Something just aint right
I get a feeling that tells me I know
Baby you never show

How you really feel for me
Tell me, can we ever be
Serious?
Serious in love?
Serious?
Serious in Love?



4. ___________________
  /                  /  I think this dark song is about this girl who simply
 /  Stepping Stone  /  can't give up on this old boyfriend she should have left
/__________________/  long ago. He can't give up on her either, so they both end
                     up holding each other in check.

I remember way back, way back when
I said I'd never wanna see your face again
'Cause you were loving, yes you're loving somebody else
And I knew, oh yes I knew I couldn't control myself
And now they bring you back into my life again
And so I put on a face just like your friend's
But I think you know, oh yes you know what's going on
'Cause the feelings in me, oh yes in me are burning strong

But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own

You used to call me up from time to time
And it would be so hard for me not to cross the line
The words of love lay on our lips just like a curse
And I knew, oh yes I knew they'd only make it worse
And now you have the nerve to play along
Just like the maestro beats in your song
You got your kicks, you get your kicks from playing me
And the less you give the more I want, so foolishly

But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own



5. __________________
  /                 /  I think this song is about a girl who wants her husband
 /  Syrup & Honey  /  to quit spending his time on all the sweet things in life
/_________________/  and instead come back home to love her. I love this song
                    for its simplicity and for displaying Duffy's full vocal
                   potential.

Don't you be wasting all your money on syrup and honey
Because I'm sweet enough
Don't you be using every minute on making a living
Because we've got our love
Listen to me, 1, 2, 3
Baby, baby, baby, spend your time on me

Don't you be out all night long leaving me all alone
Because I, I need your love
Don't spending every day working away
Because I'm waiting for you
Listen to me, 1, 2, 3
Baby, baby, baby, spend your time on me



6. ________________________
  /                       /  I think this song is pretty much straight forward.
 /  Hanging on Too Long  /  It's about this naive girl looking back at her
/_______________________/  foolish attempt to get the relationship going again
                          with some foolish guy she should've left long ago.

It was just my mistake, thinking you cared
It was just my mistake, thinking you'd be there
That you'd be by my side
And that you wouldn't lie
My mistake

It was just my false hope, thinking we'd last, yeah
It was just my false hope, forgot all your pests
All those girls you denied
Smashed up hearts hung out to dry

I know it's wrong hanging on too long
I know it's wrong hanging on too long
But I need to move on
Hanging on too long

I was a fool for you, right from the start, yeah
I was a fool for you, hoping for a spark
For some kind of sign
That you would be mine

I know it's wrong, I do, hanging on too long, ooh
And I know it's wrong, hanging on too long

My heart was clutching
To one fair right
My head was pumping
It could put up a fight

I know it's wrong hanging on too long
I know it's wrong hanging on too long
And I need to move on
I'm hanging on too long

I know it's wrong hanging on too long
And I know it's wrong hanging on too long



7. __________
  /         /  This awesome blues tune together with the music video and the
 /  Mercy  /  lyrics has really given Duffy her image of this 50ies woman,
/_________/  being subjected to a husband, and fighting her sexual instinct.
            I think it's kind of funny to revive such outdated morals, but
           basically pretty senseless. It is supposed to be a play then?

[Hit the beat and take it to the bass now]

Yeah Yeah Yeah [4x]

I love you
But I gotta stay true
My morals got me on my knees
I'm begging, please stop playing games

I don't know what this is, but you got me good
Just like you knew you would
I don't know what you do, but you do it well
I'm under your spell

You got me begging you for mercy
Why won't you release me?
You got me begging you for mercy
Why won't you release me?
I said release me

Now, you think that I
Will be something on the side
But you got to understand
That I need a man
Who can take my hand, yes I do

I don't know what this is, but you got me good
Just like you knew you would
I don't know what you do, but you do it well
I'm under your spell

You got me begging you for mercy
Why won't you release me?
You got me begging you for mercy
Why won't you release me?
I said you'd better release me, yeah yeah yeah

I'm begging you for mercy
Just why won't you release me
I'm begging you for mercy
You got me begging
You got me begging
You got me begging

[The rap part]:
You look at me and think we're the same kind
Cause you don't know what I got and
I'm gonna get more than I'm asking for
But I just don't want to waste my time
You know that I'll be the other girl
Just like there's nothing in this world
I know that I'm gonna get me some
I just don't know where to get it from



8. _____________________
  /                    /  I think this song is about a boy who has been taking
 /  Delayed Devotion  /  too long to make a pass at the girl and perhaps being
/____________________/  too cool before actually showing any feelings. And now
                       he has wasted his chance. This is probably my favourite
                      song off the album for the cool groove and the singing!

It seems you wanna give me, oh, a life time of security
Down on your dying knees I watch you, babe, I watch you plead

But your words come much too late
My love for you has turned to hate
'Cause you've taken too much time
To show me that you're mine

When I drop you boy
You'll need another toy
One that won't stand up for herself
When I knock you down
You'll need another town
Where somebody's gonna talk to you
You just let me wait
Now it's too late
For your delayed, delayed devotion

You try to convince me, oh, about the possibilities
But I know that all your poetry just comes from insecurity

'Cause your actions speak nothing no more
When it's what I've been waiting for
'Cause you've taken too much time
To show me that you're mine

When I drop you boy
You'll need another toy
One that won't stand up for herself
When I knock you down
You'll need another town
Where somebody's gonna talk to you
'Cause you just let me wait
Now it's too late
For your delayed devotion

You played me for a fool for too long
Blinded by your lies I never saw your all
I'm no longer under your spell
Hear it in a song
You can go to Hell

When I drop you boy
You'll need another toy
One that won't stand up for herself
When I knock you down
You'll need another town
Where somebody's gonna talk to you
You just let me wait
And now its too late
For your delayed, delayed devotion



9. _______________
  /              /  I think this song is about this girl who loves her boyfriend
 /  I'm Scared  /  deeply, but is now left alone when he suddenly left her. This
/______________/  is about all walking around alone being reminded of all those
                 small thing she loves.

The blank pages of my diary
That I haven't touched since you left me
The closed blinds in my home
See no light of day

Dust gathers on my stereo
Cause I can't bare to hear the radio
The piano sits in a shaded space
With a picture of your face

I'm scared to face another day
Cause the fear in me just won't go away
In an instant you were gone and I'm scared

Coffee stains on your favourite book
Remind me of you so I can't take a look
The magazines you left on the floor
You won't need them anymore

A towel left hanging on the wall
No sign of wet footsteps in the hall
There's no smell of your sweet cologne
I'm lying here alone

I'm scared to face another day
Cause the fear in me just won't go away
In an instant you were gone and now I'm scared

I'm scared to face another day
Cause the fear in me just won't go away
In an instant you were gone, now I'm scared
In an instant you were gone
I'm scared



10.____________________
  /                   /  The lyrics pretty much states themselves in this song.
 /  Distant Dreamer  /  The string arrangement of the final choruses is really
/___________________/  impressive, cliché or not, this is really a fine piece of
                      "craftsmanship"!

Although you think I cope
My head is filled with hope
Of some place other than here
Although you think I smile
Inside all the while
I'm wondering about my destiny

I'm thinking about all the things
I'd like to in my life

I'm a dreamer
A distant dreamer
Dreaming for hope from today

Even when you see me frown
My heart won't let me down
Because I know there's better things to come, whoah yeah
And when life gets tough
I feel I've had enough
I hold on to a distant star

I'm thinking about all the things
I'd like to do in my life

I'm a dreamer
A distant dreamer
Dreaming for hope from today





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  Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 7th /June /10
  Just mail me at Matinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!

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 1. Rockferry
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/rockferry_ver2_crd.htm

 2. Warwick Avenue
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/warwick_avenue_ver6_crd.htm

 3. Serious
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/serious_ver2_crd.htm

 4. Stepping Stone
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/stepping_stone_ver3_crd.htm

 5. Syrup and Honey
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/syrup_and_honey_ver2_crd.htm

 6. Hanging on Too Long
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/hanging_on_too_long_crd.htm

 7. Mercy
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/mercy_ver3_crd.htm

 8. Delayed Devotion
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/delayed_devotion_ver2_crd.htm

 9. I'm Scared
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/im_scared_ver3_crd.htm

10. Distant Dreamer
www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/duffy/distant_dreamer_ver2_crd.htm

            
            
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