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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 11:15:21 -0800 (PST)
From: "R. McPherson" 
Subject: TAB:  Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day)by Jethro Tull

Thanks to help from storvik@ux4.cso.uiuc.edu we now have:

Title: Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
Artist: (Jethro Tull) Anderson/Barre?
Transcribed By: rjmcpher@uci.edu
Note: CAPO 3rd fret (written as though 3rd fret = open)

Add lots of rhythmic style to the chord playing
from sus2 to major to sus4 forms.

Chord forms named as if played without a capo:

    F  D2 D  D4  D5  A  A2 A4   G   F2
e +-1--0--2---3---5--0--0--0----3---1--|
G |-1--3--3---3---3--2--0--3----0---1--|
B |-2--2--2---2---2--2--2--2----0---0--|
D |-3--0--0---0---0--2--2--2----0---3--|
A |-3 ---------------0--0--0----2---0--|
E +-1----------------------------------|

   meanwhile back in the year one...
   when you belonged to no one
   you didn't stand a chance son
E +-----------------------0-|
G |-----------------------2-|
B |-----0-----------------2-|
D |---2-------------------2-|
A |-3------2--0-----------0-|
E +---------------3--1------|

   if your plans were undone
E +-----------------------2-|
G |-----------------------3-|
B |-----0-----------------2-|
D |---2-------------------0-|
A |-3------2--0-------------|
E +---------------3--1------|

   'cause you were bred for humanity
   and sold to society
   one day you'll wake up in the present day
E +-2---2--0--2-3---------------------3------3-------|
G |-3 --3 -3 -3 3--------------------(3)-------------| (optional?)
B |-2---2--2 -2-2------------------------------------|
D |--------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------320-2--320-2-------|
E +-----------------------------------3------3-------|

   a million generations   removed from expectations
E +1-------------------------1------------------------------|  strum
G |1-------------------------1------------------------------|  chords
B |2-------------------------0------------------------------|  here
D |3-------------------------3------------------------------|
A |3 ------------------------0------------------------------|
E +1--------------------------------------------------------|

   of being who you really want to  be
E +0-2 2 0 2-3-2-0-0----------------0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0----------|
G |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------2-0 2-0 2 3 2 0 2----------| add
B |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------2-2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2----------| rhythmic
D |---------------------------------2-2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2----------| style
A |---------------------------------0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0----------|
E +------------------------------------------------------------|


  skating away
  skating away
  skating away       on the thin
                         ice of the new day    ay e ay ay ay
E +--------------------------------------3-----3-------2--2----|
G |----------------------------------------------------3--3----| add
B |-4--2- 0--2--h2---  -----0-------- --- --- ---0-0- h2- 2----| style
D |-0- 0  0--0--- 0----0-2-4--4-2 0     - -  --   4 4----------|
A |----------------------------------320-2-320 2---------------|
E +--------------------------------------3-----3---------------|

verses: (note: D2-4 indicates D major to sus2 to sus4 etc..)

D5                           D
So as you push off from the shore
D2-4                          A2-4
won't you turn your head once more
and make your peace with everyone

D5                        D
for those who choose to stay
D2-4                    A2-4
will live just one more day
to do the things they should've done

and as you cross the wilderness
suspended in your emptiness
you feel you have to pray

looking for a sign that
the universal mind as
D2-4                            A2-4
written you into their passion play


and as you cross the circle line
while the iceworld sheets behind  (lyrics fuzzy here?)
you're a rabbit on the run

and the silver splinters fly
in the corner of your eye
shining in the setting sun

well do you ever get the feeling
that the stories do their reeling
in the present tense

or that everybody's on the stage
and it seems like you're the only
person sitting in the audience


skating away
skating away
skating away

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