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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

From: "Simon Forsman" 
Subject: the Corrs...
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 05:26:52 PST

**Only when I sleep**
By the Corrs, from the album Talk on corners.

Figured out by Simon Forsman. 

Some of the chords on this song is kinda odd, and I don't know what
they're called. But on the bottom of this page I'll show you the tabs on
theese chords. And in the end of the verses there's a guitar riff -
check bottom of page.
  The bass is always going B, A, E, A on the verses, but the guitar
sometimes (or always) go to the A6/Db-chord instead of the bass's A. So
if you wanna variate: Instead of the A's on the verses, use the
A6/Db-chord (see tab).
  And instead of the E's on the verses the guitar sometimes goes to some
kind of E/Ab-chord... But if you're only using the guitar and no bass,
you might aswell just play all the ordinary chords. Sounds better.
  There's a riff in the beginning of the song. I'll give you the tab on
that riff (not the entire solo). Just a nice intro...
  m=minor


Intro:
riff 1... Bm... D7... E... Em... A...

Verse 1:
Bm         A           E                         Bm
... You're only just a dream boat, sailing in my head
    A              E                         Bm
You swim my secret oceans, of coral blue and red
     A                E                    (bridge:)G^(see tab)
Your smell is incense burning, your touch is silken yet
                      D                 G^
It reaches through my skin, moving from within
                      riff 2(tab)
And it clutches at my breast...

Chorus:
                     Bm                   D7
But it's only when I sleep, see you in my dreams
                E                        Em         A
Got me spinning round and round, turning upside down
                    Bm                       D7
But I only hear you breathe, somewhere in my sleep
                E                        Em         A
Got me spinning round and round, turning upside down
                     Bm...
But it's only when i sleep...

Verse 2:
        A                E                          Bm
... And when I wake from slumber, your shadow's disappeared
    A                  E                          Bm
You breath is just the sea mist, surrounding my body
    A                   E                    (bridge:) G^(tab)...
I'm working through the daytime, but when it's time to rest...
                D                    G^(tab)
I'm lying in my bed, listening to my breath
                 riff 2(tab)...
Falling from the edge...

Chorus.
But it's only when I sleep...
I see you in my...
...
...              (stick:)G^(tab)             Bm/G#(tab)    A6sus(tab)
... But it's only when I sleep... yeah yeah.... yeah yeeayeaaaaaa
   riff 2(tab)
aaaahh... I'ts only when I sleep...

Flute/violin solo - chords as on chorus.

Lyrics while solo:
Up to the sky, where eagles fly
I'll never die, hawaiian high...

Bridge: It reaches through my skin... (chords as on first verse)

Chorus... and out(same chords as on chorus all the way out):

But it's only when I sleep...
...
...


In bed I lie, no need to cry
My sleeping cry, hawaiian high...
...
Up to the sky, where angels fly
I'll never die, hawaiian high...
...

Tabs:

Riff 1 (on the two high-freq strings):
E -2-2-2-0-...
B -0-2-3-X-... (Land on the Bm-chord)


A6/Db (your pointingfinger on 2:nd fret):
E-2
B-2
G-2
D-2
A-4
E-X


G^:
E-2
B-3
G-0
D-0
A-X (mute with longfinger that's on the lowest E-string's 3:rd fret)
E-3


Riff 2(on the three low-freq strings):
D -2-2-2-X--|
A -1-2-4-4--|
E -X-X-X-2--|


Bm/G# (pointingfinger on 2:nd fret):
E-2
B-3
G-4
D-2
A-2
E-4

A6sus (pointingfinger on 2:nd fret)
E-2
B-3
G-2
D-2
A-0
E-x

That's about it! Enjoy!#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 22:41:42 +0800
From: Shaun Poh 
Subject: c/corrs/only_when_i_sleep.crd


Title : Only When I Sleep
Group : The Corrs
Album : Talk On Corners

Chords : Bm,D,E,Em,A,F# & G

Intro : Bm,D,E,Em,A

Bm     A           E
You're only just a dreamboat

              Bm
Sailing in my head

    A              E
You swim my secret ocean

                  Bm
Of coral blue and red

     A                E
Your smell is incense burning

                     G
Your touch is silken yet

                      D
It reaches through my skin

                G
Moving from within

                   F#(Run)
And clutches at my breast

                             Bm
Chorus: But it's only when I sleep

                        D
        I see you in my dreams

                        E
        Got me spinning round and round

                Em     A
        Turning upside down

                            Bm
        But I only hear you breathe

                        D
        Somewhere in my sleep

                        E
        Got me spinning round and round

                Em     A
        Turning upside down


        But it's only when I sleep


Bm         A         E
And when I wake from slumber

              Bm
Your shadow's disappeared

     A                E
Your breath is just a sea mist

               Bm
Surrounding my body

    A                   E
I'm working through the daytime

                      G
But when it's time to rest

                D
I'm lying in my bed

                G
Listening to my breath

                 F#(Run)
Falling from the edge


(Repeat Chorus)

                     D
But it's only when I sleep

          D
Yeah Yeah Yeah

          D
Yeah Yeah Yeah

          F#
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Instrumental - Same chords as the chorus

                         D
It's reaching through my skin

                G
Moving from within

                   F#(Run)
And clutches at my breast........

(Chorus)

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 08:36:13 PDT
From: yan chen fei 
Subject: c/corrs/only_when_i_sleep.crd

Only When I Sleep
The Corrs - Talk On Corners
Transcribbed by Jeffrey Yan
Email : jeffrey_23@hotmail.com

Tablature explanation:-
h = Hammer
p = Pull-off
~ = Vibration
/ = Slide up
\ = Slide down

Intro:
              Bm               D
|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------12p10--|
|---------9-9/11~~---------9-9/11~~--------|
|-9-11/12----------9-11/12-----------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

           E      Em             A
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-11p9-7-7/9-9/11-------7-9-9/11-------|
|-----------------9~~-9----------7~~-9-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


Bm     A           E
You're only just a dreamboat
              Bm
Sailing in my head
    A              E
You swim my secret ocean
                  Bm
Of coral blue and red
     A                E
Your smell is incense burning
                     G
Your touch is silken yet
                      D
It reaches through my skin
                G
Moving from within
                  [Verse 1]
And clutches at my breast

Chorus :
                     Bm
But it's only when I sleep
                D
I see you in my dreams
                E
Got me spinning round and round
        Em     A
Turning upside down
                    Bm
But I only hear you breathe
                D
Somewhere in my sleep
                E
Got me spinning round and round
        Em     A
Turning upside down

But it's only when I sleep

Bm         A         E
And when I wake from slumber
              Bm
Your shadow's disappeared
     A                E
Your breath is just a sea mist
               Bm
Surrounding my body
    A                   E
I'm working through the daytime
                      G
But when it's time to rest
                D
I'm lying in my bed
                G
Listening to my breath
                [Verse 1]
Falling from the edge

[Repeat chorus]

                     D
But it's only when I sleep
          D
Yeah Yeah Yeah
          D
Yeah Yeah Yeah
         [Verse1]
Yeah Yeah Yeah

|-------------|
|-------------|
|----------9--|
|--9-11/12----|
|-------------|
|-------------|

Solo:

 Bm                                          D
|14------------------------------------10-12-14------------|
|---12-12-10-12--12-10-12--12-10-12-14----------12-12-10-12|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

                      E
|------19-17-14-12-10-12-14------------------------|
|12-10----------------------12-12-10-12---12-10-12-|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

                   Em                 A
|------------10-12-14-14/15-14--14\12----------------|
|12-10-12-14--------------------------12-12h14-12----| [Repeat
|-------------------------------------------------14-|  twice]
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


(Up to the sky, where eagles fly)

(I'll never die, hawaiian high)


                         D

It's reaching through my skin
                G
Moving from within
                  [Verse 1]
And clutches at my breast...


[Repeat chorus with fill in]


(In bed I lie, no need to cry)

(My sleeping cry, hawaiian high)

(Up to the sky, where angels fly)

(I'll never die, hawaiian high)

Verse 1 :
|-----------|
|-----------|
|-3/4--6----|
|-3/4--6--4-|
|-1/2--4--4-|
|---------2-|

Fill in :
|-10-9-7-5---8-7-5-4--10-9-7-7--10-9-7-7-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|

Well, this is what I've figured out...
If you have any complaints, question, praises or etc please
feel free to drop me a mail.
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griff1987 wrote on November 19 2003, 12:00 am

the first two transcriptions are bad but the bottom one that has the solos and fills etc is pretty accurate (except the intro)

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säheltäjä wrote on April 21 2008, 01:16 pm

The intro might go somewhat like this:
E|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------------------|
H|-0-2-3-5-7~-0-2-3-5-7~-10/12-10---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------11p9----9-10---------9-10------------|
D|--------------------------------------12-------9-9h10----------------9|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------12--12-10--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Listen to the record for the rhythm and articulation (bends, pull-offs etc).

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