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Author
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                           TO FRANCE - Mike Oldfield
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tabbed by: Anne Drury
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: September 18, 2005

Written by: M. Oldfield
CD: "Discovery"     (1984, Virgin Records)
and "Elements: The Best Of Mike Oldfield"   (1993, Virgin Records)


Notes:
 

-Tuning: Standard
-the song is inminor/all lead guitar is inminor
-bar lines indicate measures of 4/4 time
-Figure 1 ismandolin and oboe part transcribed for guitar  
-the tab of the 5th intervals throughout the song (verse, chorus,
bridge) iskeyboard part transcribed for guitar  
-the chords are included here, although for most parts of the song they 
aren't played, but are only implied by the other instruments' parts


[Intro]

Figure 1 
(whole intro is Fig. 1)


              Bm                               
  Gtr1
e|-------|-------14-19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
B|----14-|-15-17---------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
G|-16----|------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
D|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|

  Gtr2      
e|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-------|----14-15---------------|----14-15-12=h14p12-----------|
G|----14-|-16-------16---------14-|-16-----------------14--------|
D|-16----|--------------16--16----|------------------------14-16-|
A|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|



               F#m             Bm    Bm
  Gtr1
e|----------19--21--------|------------------------|
B|-14-15-17------------14-|-15-17-14---------------|
G|------------------16----|----------16------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

                           

  Gtr2                       
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|-------14---------------|----14------------------|
G|-14-16---------------14-|-16----14---------------|
D|----------14--16--16----|----------16------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|


[Verse 1] 

 1 Taking on water,  Sailingrestless sea, Frommemo-ry,   fan-ta-
 2-sy,The wind carries                 Far from the    Don't you know you're
                     into white water,         islands,
    Bm                                       F#m       Bm   
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---2---2-|---2---2---------|---4---6---7---9--|
A|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---0---0---|-0---0-----4---4-|-2---4---5---7---o|
E|-----------------|-----------------|---------2---2---|------------------|



[Chorus]


  1.  Ne - ver going to    get to France, Mary
  2.  Ne - ver going to    get to France, Could a
      F#m               D
e|--------------------|------------------|
B|--------------------|------------------|
G|--------------------|------------------|
D|---11---9----9---11-|---7---7---7---7--|
A|-9----7---11---9----|-5---5---5---5----|
E|--------------------|------------------|


  Queen of chance, will they find you?
     new romance ever  bind you?
                     F#m
e|-----------------|---------------------|
B|-----------------|---------------------|
G|-----------------|---------------------|
D|---9---9---9---9-|---11---11---11---11-|
A|-7---7---7---7---|-9----9----9----9----|
E|-----------------|---------------------|



[Verse 2 transition]
(mandolin transcribed for guitar)

              Bm                                A
  Gtr1
e|-------|-------14-19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
B|----14-|-15-17---------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
G|-16----|------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
D|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|

  Gtr2      
e|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-------|----------7-------------|------------------------------|
G|-------|-7------------9---------|-7--------7---9-9-------------|
D|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------|------------------------|------------------------------|



               F#m             Bm         E
  Gtr1
e|----------19--21--------|------------------------|
B|-14-15-17------------14-|-15-17-14---------------|
G|------------------16----|----------16------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

  Gtr2                       
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|--------------7---------|-------------7----------|
G|-9--------9-------------|-7-----9----------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|



[Verse 2]

1.Walking on foreign ground, 
                       likeshadow,  Roaming in far off terri-tor-y
2.Over your shoulder stories unfold,   searching for 
                             You're              sanctuary, You know you're 

    Bm                                       F#m       Bm    
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---2---2-|---2---2---------|---4---6---7---9--|
A|-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---0---0---|-0---0-----4---4-|-2---4---5---7---o|
E|-----------------|-----------------|---------2---2---|------------------|


[Chorus]
 
[Bridge] 

      I       see    pic  -  ture,     By    the lamp's  fli  -  cker,
                                                          
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
A|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|-5---5---7---7---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



      Is  -  n't  it    strange how       dreams  fade and  shim  -  mer?
                                                          
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---9---9-|
A|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|-5---5---7---7---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

[Chorus]

[Break]
(electric guitar)


Figure 2 -

              Bm                                             A
  Gtr1
e|-------|-------14-(14)/19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
B|----14-|-15-17--------------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
G|-16----|-----------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
D|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|



  Gtr2                                    
e|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-------|----14-15-(15)/19--17--------|----14-15-15--------14--------|
G|----14-|-16-----------------------14-|-16------------------------13-|
D|-16----|-----------------------16----|------------------------14----|
A|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|



               F#m               Bm E
  Gtr1
e|----------19/21-21-----17-|-19-21-17-------------|
B|-14-15-17-----------19----|----------19----------|
G|--------------------------|----------------------|
D|--------------------------|----------------------|
A|--------------------------|----------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------|
                             
                             

  Gtr2                         
e|--------------------------|----------------------|
B|-----------------------14-|-15-17-14-------------|
G|-14-13-14-----------16----|----------16----------|
D|----------14----16--------|----------------------|
A|--------------------------|----------------------|
E|--------------------------|----------------------|


[Guitar Solo] 
(acoustic guitar) 
         Bm                                                    A

e|-2-0-|--------------------2h3-2p0-----|------------2=h3p2p0----0------|
B|-----|-3-0-2--0--0-2--3h5---------3p2-|-3-5p3p2p0-----------3-----2-3-|
G|-----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-----|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|



                       F#m              Bm          E
  Gtr1
e|---5--------------------------------|----------0-----2--0-2-3-0-|
B|-5---5-3--2h3p2---------------------|----3--2-----3-------------|
G|----------------4-2--4p2\1-1------2-|-4-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------4--4---|---------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
                                       
                                       
  Gtr2                                   
e|------------------------------------|----2--0--3--2--5--3-------|
B|----------------------------------2-|-3-------------------------|
G|--------------------------------4---|---------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|---------------------------|

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

 
Play FIGURE 1 2x with lyrics below                              
Never going to get to France
Never going to 


Then:  (electric guitar)


              Bm                                            A
  Gtr1
e|-------|-------14-(14)/19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
B|----14-|-15-17--------------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
G|-16----|-----------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
D|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|


  Gtr2                                    
e|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-------|---------------4---2---------|--------------------2---------|
A|-------|-2---------------------------|-2--------5-------------------|
E|-------|-----------------------------|------------------------------|



                 F#m                Bm          E
  Gtr1
e|-----------19/21---21-----17-|-19-21-17---------------------|
B|-14-15-17--------------19----|----------19--------------14--|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------16-----|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
                                
                                

  Gtr2                            
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------2h4-2------|
A|-0---------------------------|-2------4-----5---------------|
E|------------0-------2--------|------------------------------|




      Bm                                             A
  Gtr1
e|-------14-(14)/19--17--------|-------14-14=h15p14-----------|
B|-15-17--------------------14-|-15-17--------------17--------|
G|-----------------------16----|------------------------14-16-|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
                                
                                

  Gtr2                            
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
D|---------------4---2---------|--------------------2---------|
A|-2---------------------------|-2--------5-------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|



                F#m                 Bm             
  Gtr1
e|----------19/21-21-----19-21-|-22-21-17/19------------------|
B|-14-15-17--------------------|------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
                                
                                

  Gtr2                            
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------2h4-2------|
A|-0---------------------------|-2------4-----5---------------|
E|------------0-------2--------|------------------------------|


(lyrics go with staff below)

   -                                              1. Never going to
   get to France                                  2. Never going to  
   -                                              3. Never going to

     Bm                                   F#m  Bm E
e|------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|
B|------7-5---5-----|----------3--5---|-5----------|-----------------o|
G|----------7----6--|-4---------------|------4--2--|------------------|  3x
D|------------------|-----------------|------------|----------2h4-2---|
A|-2----------------|-----------------|------------|-2--4--5---------o|
E|------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|



     get to France                                     Nev-er  going to...
     Bm                                   F#m 
e|------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|
B|------7-5---5-----|----------3--5---|-5----------|------------------|
G|----------7----6--|-4---------------|------4--2--|------------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|------------|---4---6---7---9--|
A|-2----------------|-----------------|------------|-2---4---5---7----|
E|------------------|-----------------|------------|------------------|



e|---0---|
B|---0---|
G|---0---|
D|---x---|    (with tremolo)
A|---2---|
E|---x---|



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

h   hammer on
p   pull off
/   slide up
\   slide down
=   hold note

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

            
            
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