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Song: Bitters end
Artist: Roxy Music
Composer: Bryan Ferry
Album: Roxy Music

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
2nd Sept 2012

CAPO: 3rd fret (Sounds in the key of F)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
D     = xx0232    A7    = x02020
Bm    = x24432    A7/G  = 302020
Bm/F# = 224432    A7/F# = 202020
G     = 320033    A7/E  = 002020

N.C. = No chords

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[Verse 1]
D                                   Bm
   At last the crimson chord cas - cades,
                       Bm/F#   G
To shower dry cordials with - in,
                                A7
Too late to leap the chocolate gate...

   Pale foun - tains fizz - ing  forth pink  gin!
e|--2-----2-----0-----0-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------3-----3-----2-----2-----|
G|--2-----2-----0-----0-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------4-----4-----2-----2-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2]
D                            Bm
   While destiny prepares to fly,
                          Bm/F# G
The farmyard chorus sings it's wake,
                          A7
Upstanding anthem to the sky...

   Too  soon    to    re  - al - ise  their fate...
e|--2-----2-----0-----0-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------3-----3-----2-----2-----|
G|--2-----2-----0-----0-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------4-----4-----2-----2-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3]
        D                               Bm
            You were the raven of Oc - tober,
(...is ours-------------------, ...is   ours!

  Bm/F#  G                                 A7
            I knew the sign you flew a - round,
...is ours-------------------,   ...is   ours!)

D                               Bm
    Up in the air, so high a - bove me,

Bm/F#   G                        A7
           Never needed to look down!


[Verse 4]
e |------------|
B |------------|
G |------------|
D |------------|
A |--0--2--4---|
E |------------|

D                            Bm
   I never thought I'd be a rover,
Bm/F#  G                         A7     A7 A7/G A7/F# A7/E
         I didn't even look a - round,|  /   /   /   /  |
D                                   Bm
   But now I know you've found a - nother,
Bm/F#  G                              A7
          So will someone please find me?


[Verse 5]
D                                 Bm
    Give now the host his claret cup,
                           Bm/F#  G
And watch madeira's fare - well drink,
                         A7
Note his reaction, acid sharp,
N.C.
  ...Should make the cognoscenti think!
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DiddyD 13,051 Sep 05, 2012 11:00 PM

Looks like UG haven't quite formatted my tab correctly. Where it says a B chord should be Bm/F#. I'll try to see if they can amend it.

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DiddyD 13,051 Oct 29, 2012 05:19 AM

UG have now fixed their formatting problems and my tab looks the way it should now.

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