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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
From: "Dexter N. Muir" 

From memory and long-accustomed usage ;-)

Winter Song
Lindisfarne (Alan Hull)
Transcribed for solo (12-string) guitar by
 Dexter N. Muir (D.N.Muir@massey.ac.nz)


Intro: 
  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . .
e 35----5-----|5-------5-5-|53----3-----|3-------3-3-|35----5-----|
B 57----7-----|7-------7-7-|75----5-----|5-------5-5-|57----7-----|
G 46----6-----|6-------6-6-|64----4-----|4-------4-4-|46----6-----|
D 00----0-----|0-------0-0-|00----0-----|0-------0-0-|00----0-----|
A ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
   /                        \                         /

  , . . .', ,  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . ,  , . . .'  , 
e 5------99-5-|53----3-----|3-------3-0-|2-----02--0-|2------23-23|
B 7-------7-7-|75----5-----|5-------5-0-|3-----33--3-|3------33-33|
G 6-------6-6-|64----4-----|4-------4-0-|2-----03--0-|2------22-22|
D 0-------0-0-|00----0-----|0-------0---|0-----00--0-|0-----------|
A ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
               \                               h             h  h


Other Chords (in order of first occurrence):

   F   Gdim  C7  F   Am  Am  C7  F  D  Cm  Gsus4
e--2----2----2---3---2----0---1--0--0---3----3--
B--3----2----1---0---3----0---0--1--2---3----3--
G--2----2----2---0---4----0---0--0--2---3----2--
D--0----0----0---0---4----2---0--2--2---0----0--
A----------------x---2----2---2--3--0---x-------
E----------------3--------0---3---------3-------


Verse 1:
     F                Gdim             C7
When Winter's shadowy fingers first pursue you down the street
         F               Am            Am               C7
And your boots no longer lie about the cold around your feet
       F                   Am           D
Do you spare a thought for Summer whose passage is complete
      F               Gdim            C7
Whose memories lie in ruins and whose ruins lie in heat
     Cm      F   D                (D   Gsus4, F, Gsus4, D)x2
When Winter....      comes howling in.

Verse 2:
When the wind is singing strangely, blowing music through your head
And your rain-splattered windows make you decide to stay in bed
Do you spare a thought for the homeless tramp who wishes he was dead
Or do you pull your bed-clothes higher, dream of Summertime instead,
When Winter....  comes howling in.

Verse 3:
The creeping cold has fingers that caress without permission
And mystic crystal snowdrops only aggravate the condition
Do you spare a thought for the gypsy with no secure position
Who's turned and spurned by village and town and the Magistrate's decision,
When Winter....  comes howling in.

Verse 4:
When the turkey's in the oven and the Christmas presents are bought
And Santa's in his module - he's an American astronaut -
Do you spare a thought for Jesus, who had nothing but his thoughts,
Who got busted - just for talking, and befriending the wrong sorts,
When Winter....  comes howling in.
     Cm     F   D              Intro....
When Winter....  comes howling in.



p.s.  I consider this to be one of the most potent Christian songs ever
written.  I am not Christian myself, but the sentiments expressed apply
universally to all Masters, their followers' attitudes, and their 
remembrance... particularly Verse 4...


Dexter N. Muir         Manufacturing Pilot Plant Technician
D.N.Muir@massey.ac.nz  Department of Production Technology
                       Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

            
            
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