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Delius Song Of Summer Chords

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Difficulty
Capo
intermediate
2nd fret
Artist: Kate Bush
Song: Delius (Song of summer)
Album: Never for ever
Composer: Kate Bush
Tabbed by: DJ
4th April 2013

Inspired by a Ken Russell's 1968 biographical film,
'Song of summer', based on the memoirs of Eric Fenby.
Fenby strived to transcribe Delius's latter works, by the blind,
paralysed, composer, who was suffering the effects of syphilis.


CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in key of B)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
C#    = x46664
Amaj7 = x02120    Emaj7  = 021100    Emadd9 = 022002
D     = xx0232    A      = x02220    G6     = 355400
E     = 022100    Bm6    = xx4434    C      = x32010
A/C#  = x4222x    C#sus4 = x46674    G      = 320033

Strum the Amaj7 chords, and fingerpick the rest of the chords.

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

[Intro]
  C#
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

[Verse 1]
Amaj7   D
           (De  - li - us!)
Amaj7                     D
 Oo---, he's a moody old man, (De  - li - us!)
Amaj7                     D
'Song of summer' in his hand, (De  - li - us!)
Amaj7                     D
 Oo---, he's a moody old man, (De  - li - us!) 
Amaj7                     D
 In   ...in   ...in his hand, (De  - li - us!)
Amaj7                     D
              ...In his hand! (De  - li - us!)

[Verse 2]
   E     A/C#      E          Emaj7      A        E
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  |   ("Ta, ta - ta!")  |  /  /  |

Emaj7  A                E        Emaj7      A        E
        ("Hummmm!")  |  /  /  |  ("Ta, ta - ta!") |  /  /  |


[Verse 3]
Bm6    C#sus4               Emadd9   C#7sus4
        Oo - oo - oo - oo,            oo - oo -  oo - oo,
        ^    ^    ^    ^               ^    ^    ^    ^
Bm6    Amaj7      G6         Amaj7              C
        De - li - us------,   De - li - us a - mat,
Amaj7            C        G                  Amaj7  D
 Sy - phi - lis, De - us, Ge - ni - us ! Ooo - ah!    (De  - li - us!)


{Chorus]
Amaj7                D
  To be sung of a summer,  (De  - li - us!)
Amaj7                D
       Night on the water, (De  - li - us!)
Amaj7                D
 Oo----,    on the water!  (De  - li - us!)


[Verse 3]
   E     A/C#      E         Emaj7      A       E
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  |   (Ta, ta - ta!)  |  /  /  |

Emaj7  A                      E       Emaj7       A           E
        ("In 'B', Fenby!") |  /  /  | ("Ta, ta - ta-----!")|  /  /  |


[Verse 4]
Bm6    C#sus4              Emadd9   C#7sus4
       Oo - oo - oo - oo,           oo - oo -  oo - oo,
        ^    ^    ^    ^             ^    ^    ^    ^
Bm6    Amaj7      G6         Amaj7              C
        De - li - us------,   De - li - us a - mat,
Amaj7             C       G                  Amaj7  
 Sy - phi - lis, De - us, Ge - ni - us ! Oo - ah---------!


[Chorus]
Amaj7                      Amaj7
 To be sung of a summer,          night on the water,
                   Amaj7                       Amaj7
Oo, on the water!         (Us!)  On the water!
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maguri 25,187 wrote on April 27 2013, 12:09 pm

Very nice!

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