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Journey Of The Magi tab

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Journey Of The Magi - Frank Turner from Poetry Of The Deed

the chords are arppegiated throughout which you can hear
on the record to pick up


   Moses was old,   a chill in his bones. Falling  apart,
  (Odysseus sat tired and alone. He'd always held out
  (Balthazar rode for seven long years, eastwards and
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d--2-----------0~-----0----0---0----0~----2--------2-----|
a--------------2~-----2----2---2----------0--------3-----|
e--------------3~----------------------------------------|

 he knew in his heart     that his time had come.
(against all the doubts) (that he would come home.)
(he followe his star)    (and it brought him here.)
e-----------------3~--------------------------2~--|
b-----------------3~--------------------------3~--|
g-----------------0~--------------------------2~--|
d----------0--2---0~--------------------------0~--|
a-----3-----------2~------------3-2-0-------------|
e-----------------3~------------------------------|


 As he lay in his tent in the hot desert sands. he smiled at how he
(But now he was here, his soul felt estranged. His wife and his dog)
(To a stable in ruins in some backwater town, to a virgin defiled)

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g------0----------0~----------0---0--0---2~--------2--------2----0-|
d------2----------0~----------0---0--0---0~--------2-------------2-|
a-----------------2~----------2---2--2-------------0-------------3-|
e-----------------3~-----------------------------------------------|


  would never see his promised land.
(his son and his Gods, everything changed) - second verse
(no king but a child, too small for a crown) - third verse

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He sang "I could have lived and died an Egyptian prince,
(He sang "I could have stayed and ruled as an Ithican prince
(He sang "I could have lived with my Gods as a Persian prince

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I could have played safe
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 but in the end the journey's brought joys that outweigh the pain."
(2nd and 3rd chorus the same lyric)
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bridge part and 4th verse - listen to song to get picking rhythm

 Paupers and kings, princes and thieves, singers of songs, righters of
 wrongs. be what you believe. So saddle your horse and shoulder your load,
 burst at the seams, be what you dream, and take to the road.

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b--3----3---3-------0~---3~--3~-------3----3--3-|
g--0----0---0-------0~---0~--2~-------0----0--0-|
d--0----2---0--x2---2~---2~--0~-------0----2--2-|
a--2--2h3---2-------2~---3~-----3-2-0-2--2h3--3-|
e--3----3---3-------0~----------------3----3--3-|

            
            
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the onli fleaz 10 Oct 01, 2009 08:21 AM

really good tab, didn't think much of the song before but playing it through has made me appreciate it more... so cheers for a coherent tab

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daveyboro 21 Oct 22, 2009 09:28 AM

Give me the chords!

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