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August Winds Chords

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Lots of beautiful chords underpin this song from Sting’s 2013 The Last Ship album. 

This tune is picked - Sting tends to pick the bass note then two or three higher notes, 
so for each of the chords I’ve indicated just the strings that he picks on the piece - 

I hope that it makes sense!

Standard tuning, Capo 2

Chords
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C      x3505x
Cm9    x3x43x
G/B    x2x03x
Asus   x0x00x
C/G    3x201x
F6     1x201x
C/F    1x021x
Gsus   3x353x
G6     3x343x
E/G#   4x21xx
Am7    x2x01x
F   xx355x
F6(2)  xx353x
Eadd9  x0405x
A7sus4 x0403x
D/F#   2xx23x
D/F    1xx23x
Am     x02210
G6     3x000x
C/E    xx301x
C   x3x01x
Dm7    x57x5x
F      1x32xx

                        
Intro
=====
C   Cm9  x4


Verse 1
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     C   G/B   Asus   C/G   F6   C/F   Gsus   G6
When Au -gust  winds  are   turn-ing
    C       G/B       Asus   C/G     F6   C/F   Gsus4   G6
The fishing boats set out    u-pon   the  sea
  E/G#       Am7       G/B    C    
I watch 'til they sail out of sight
    F2       F6(2)     Gsus4   G6
The winter   follows   soon
  E/G#       Am7      G/B    C    
I watch them drawn in-to the night
    Eadd9    A7sus4   Gsus4 G6
Be-neath the August   moon


Verse 2
=======
C   G/B   Asus   C/G   F6   C/F   Gsus   G6
No  one   knows  I     come here
C    G/B    Asus   C/G   F6   C/F   Gsus   G6
Some things I      don't sha -are
  E/G#     Am7       G/B     C    
I can't ex-plain the reasons why
   F2    F6(2)       Gsus4   G6
It moves me close to tears
   E/G#      Am7    G/B      C    
Or something in the season's change
     Eadd9   A7sus4    Gsus4   G6
Will find me wandering here


Verse 3
=======
    C   G/B   Asus   C/G   F6   C/F   Gsus   G6
And in  my    pub   -lic   mo  -ments
  C        G/B      Asus    C/G         D/F#   D/F
I hear the things I say but they're not me
    G6                E/G#    
Per-haps I'll know be-fore I die
   Am7                C/E
Ad-mit that there's a reason why
  C      F        G6      Dm7    Am   C/G   D/F#
I count the boats re-turning to the sea
  C      F        G6      Dm7    C   
I count the boats re-turning to the sea

G/B    Asus   C/G   F6   C/F   Gsus   G6

Verse 4
=======
    C   G/B   Asus   C/G   F6   C/F   Gsus   G6
And in  my    pri   -vate  mo  -ments
  C        G/B       Asus      C/G       D/F#   D/F
I drop the mask that I've been forced to wear
    G6(2)             E/G#    
But no-one knows this secret me
      Asus      C/E
Where albeit un-consciously
  C      F        G6      Dm7      Am   C/G   D/F#
I count the boats re-turning from the sea
  C      F        G6      Dm7      C
I count the boats re-turning from the sea
Cm9   C     Cm9  C     Cm9   C     Cm9  C    
                 Oooh  oooh  oooh
Cm9  C    Cm9  C    Cm9   C   
     Oooh oooh oooh



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I hope I’ve done it justice!

Kevin O’Brien
Watford
England
July 2014

watfordkev@gmail.com
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Manovski wrote on September 12 2014, 02:20 pm

Thanks a lot! I was waiting for this song since the album came out. Could you, by any chance, turn this into a tab? I think it would be much easier for beginners like myself...

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