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Solsbury Hill Chords

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From rpaley1@cc.swarthmore.edu (Bob Paley)
Subject: Improved Tab: Solsbury Hill; P. Gabriel
The song IS in the key of B, but the capo should be on the FOURTH fret
rather than the second.  It makes it sound a lot better!  The chords of the
instrumental bits tend to be rapidly arpeggiated (perhaps they're
finger-picked, but I do better flat-picking quickly...), and the chords of
the verses are strummed, with some light appregiation prior to each vocal
phrase.  [The vertical bars represent phrases, not actual measures].


   Section A (1X)                    Section B (5X)                  to


            (G)  (C)(G)  (C) (G)(D)           (C)    (G)   (C)(G)(D)

G     D    G                             G     D     G
                Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
                                        Em     D     Em
                I could see the city lights
                                        Em     D     Em
          Wind was blowing, time stood still
                                        G      D     G
                 Eagle flew out of the night
                                               G      D     G
                 He was something to observe
                                        Em     D     Em
              Came in close, I heard a voice
                                               Em     D     Em
             Standing stretching every nerve
                                        Cmaj7  D        Cmaj7
                           Had to listen had no choice  I did not believe the
               D               Cmaj7
              [I] just had to trust imagination
                D        Cmaj7
               My heart going boom boom boom

              "Son," he said   "Grab your things, I've come to take you


Section A (1X), then Section B (1X)


To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Tho' my life was in a rut
'Til I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
         I've come to take you home."


Section A (1X), then Section B (1X)


When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No on taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" I said "You can keep my things,
          they've come to take me home."  
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les paul man 11 10 Sep 21, 2006 03:27 PM

good tab

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julius527 10 Jun 26, 2013 03:53 PM

very good tab genial!!!

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williampohora 10 Oct 16, 2014 05:17 AM

very cool!

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