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Mother Of Pearl chords

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Song: Mother of pearl
Artist: Roxy Music
Composer: Bryan Ferry
Album: Stranded

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
9th May 2017

[Lead riff]
           E5                         D5
e |------|-------------------|-----------------|
B |------|-------------------|-----------------|
G |------|-------------------|-----------------|
D |--9\--|-----7----9--------|-7-7-----9-------|
A |------|--7----7----10~-7--|-----10-----10\--|
E |------|-------------------|-----------------|

\ = slide down
~ = vibrato

E5 = 0799xx    D  = x57775
D5 = x577xx    A  = x02220
A5 = 577xxx    E  = 079997
B5 = 799xxx    A4 = x02230

N.C. = No chords

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

[Verse 1]
E5             D5        E5                D5    E5
    Turn the lights down,     turn up the music,
              (Way down ....low!)         (Hi as Fi can go!)

         D5           E5
All the gang's here,
       (Everyone you know!)

B5                                   A5
                             It's a crazy scene, oo - hoo!
   (Hey, there! Just look over your shoulder!)

E5            D5      E5                 B5        A5
    Get the picture?     No, no,         yes----!
                                (No, no, no---!)

[Verse 2]
E5          D5           E5
    Walk a tight-rope,
     (Your tight side - line!)

E5               D5       E5
       Such a bright hope,
  (Right  place, right   time!)

E5               D5       E5 
    What's your number?
               (Never you  ...mind!)

E5                                  B5
     Take a powder!
(But hang on a minute! What's that coming 'round the corner?)

                   A5
                   Woo -hoo!
(Woo -oo -oo -oo!)

E5               D5     E5                 B5        A5
    Have you a future?     No, no,         yes----!
                                  (No, no, no----------!)


[Solo break]
  E5                 D5     E5                 D5
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

  E5                 D5     E5                 D5
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

  A5
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

  E5                 D5     E5                 D5
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

  B5           A5           E5
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |


[Piano bridge]
  D            A            E
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |

  D            A            E
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |


[Verse 3]
                D
Well, I've been up all night again,
  A                    E
Party-time wasting is ...too much ...fun,
         D                     A     A4           A
Then I step back thinking of life's inner mean - ing,
         E
And my     ...latest fling,
         D                A
It's the same old story, all love and glory,
         E
It's a pantomime,
             D                     A
If you're looking for love in a looking-glass world,
             E
It's pretty  ...hard to find!


[Verse 4] 
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
A                              E
I wouldn't trade you for a - nother girl,
      D                       A
Di - vine intervention, al - ways my intention,
      E
So I    ...take my time,
             D                    A
I've been looking for something I've always wanted,
          E                       D
But was never mine, but now I've seen that something,
      A                           E
Just out of reach, glowing, very    ...Holy Grail!


[Verse 5]
      D                 A                 E
Oh, mother of pearl, lustrous lady of a sacred world,
       D                      A
Thus, even Zarathustra, a - nother time-loser,
             E                         D
Could be - lieve in you, with every goddess a let down,
       A                     E
Every idol a bring down, it ....gets you down,
           D
But the search for perfection,
      A                    E
Your own predilection goes on, and on, and on, and on!


[Verse 6]
        D
Can - adian Club love,
    A                            E
A place in the country, every - one's ideal,
            D                    A
But you are my favorita, and a place in your heart, dear,
          E 
Makes me   ...feel more ...real!


[Verse 7]
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
A                             E
I wouldn't change you for the  ...whole world,
          D
You're highbrow holy,
      A                       E
With lots of soul, melancholy  ...shimmering,
      D                       A
Ser - pentine sleekness was always my weakness,
        E
Like a  ...simple tune,
    D               A                       E
But no dilettante filigree fancy beats the ...plastic you!


[Verse 8]
      D                      A
Ca - reer-girl cover, ex - posed,
                         E
And another slips right into view,
      D                      A
Oh, looking for love in a looking-glass world,
           E                      D
Is pretty ...hard for you,  few throw-away kisses,
       A                    E
The boomerang misses, spin ...'round, and around,
           D
Fall on feather bed quilted,
  A                             E
Faced with silk softly stuffed  ...eiderdown,
       D
Take refuge in pleasure,
       A                             E
Just give me your future, we'll for   - get your past!


[Verse 9]
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
      A                E
Submarine lover in a   ...shrinking world,
      D
Oh, lonely dreamer,
      A                        E
Your choker provokes a picture  ...cameo,
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
      A                        E
So - so semi-precious in your  ...detached world,
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
A                              E
I wouldn't trade you for a - nother girl!


[Coda]
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
A                              E
I wouldn't trade you for a - nother girl,
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
A                              E
I wouldn't trade you for a - nother girl!
      D
Oh, mother of pearl,
N.C.
I wouldn't trade you for another girl!

            
            
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