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I finally figured out the correct chords for this great song by The Moody Blues after watching the DVD 
"The Moody Blues a Night at the Red Rocks". Hayward plays a Guild 12 string tuned to open C which makes 
these chord progressions much more playable than other tabs I've seen! Hayward uses his thumb to fret 
the bass notes and uses double barres with thumb and forefinger to fret the Eb, D and F chords 
(eg. F - 550555). I play straight barres across the fretboard (555555) with the index finger. 
The sequence "Why do we never get an answer" with the (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C) Hayward is just playing open 
strings (C) and fretting the C6sus4 (000201) on the offbeats.

The "tw" and "tn" in the chord diagrams are "twelve" and "ten" respectively. I couldn't figure out 
how to indicate the 10th fret up on those types of diagrams. I used http://jguitar.com to name the chords.

Enjoy!

Douglas J. Rathbun
djrathbun@gmail.com
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QUESTION

by the Moody Blues (Justin Hayward)

12 STRING GUITAR IN Open C tuning CGCGCE low to high

[Intro]

C** G7sus4 Cm7sus2 C5add13 
Eb F Eb D Eb F Eb D
Cdim7 Csus4  C (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C) Cdim7    Csus4  C (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C)
Ah Ah.....
Csus4  C (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C)

          Cdim7 Csus4  C (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C) Cdim7    Csus4  C (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C)
Why do we never get an answer when we're knocking at the door?
There's a thousand million questions about hate and death and war.
'Cause when we stop and look around us, there is nothing that we need
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed.

Eb  F (Fsus4/F) Eb D
Ah,-Ah----------Ah-Ah-------- X2

Cdim7 Csus4  C (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C) Cdim7    Csus4  C (C6sus4/C/C6sus4/C)
Ah,       ah,     ah.                     Ah,       ah,     ah.

Why do we never get an answer when we're knocking at the door?
Because the truth is hard to swallow, That's what the war of love is for!

(tempo slow)
C Csus4 C Csus4 C

C   Csus4 Gsus4 F            C*               Dm(b5)             C
It's not  the   way that you say it when you do those things to me,
It's more the way that you mean it when you tell me what will be.
And when you stop and think about it, you won't believe it's true,
That all the love you've been giving has all been meant for you.

            Dm(b5)                       C     Csus4    C
I'm looking for someone to change my life,
            Dm(b5)                 C
I'm looking for a miracle in my life
    C  Csus4 Gsus4 F                           C*
And if you         could see what it's done to me
                   Dm(b5)                        C
To lose the love I knew you'd safely lead me through.

Between the silence of the mountains and the crashing of the sea,
There lies a land I once lived in and she's waiting there for me.
But in the gray of the morning, my mind becomes confused,
Between the dead and the sleeping and the road that I must choose.

I'm looking for someone to change my life,
I'm looking for a miracle in my life
                                       Dm(b5)
And if you could see what it's done to me
                   C                         F
To lose the love I knew you'd safely lead me to
                     C*
the land that I once knew
               Dm(b5)                      C
To learn as we grow old the secrets of our soul.

It's not the way that you say it when you do those things to me,
It's more the way you really mean it when you tell me what will be.

repeat beginning part and fade.

C       000000          C*     004043          Dm(b5) 202021
C**     000tw0tw        G7sus4  000tn0tn       CM7sus2 000707
C5add13 000505          Eb      333333          F      555555
D       222222          Csus4  000001          Cdim7   xx0232
C6sus4  000201          Gsus4   000003         

            
            
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harltommo 10 Mar 07, 2007 11:07 AM

I just wante to say that this tab is fantasic! It's spot on! I've never played in any other tuning before so it took me about half an hour to get there on my 12 string but now i'm there it's superb! Gonna play this for the old man...he loves this song. Cheers Buddy.

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drathbun 103 Mar 07, 2007 04:08 PM

Thanks harltommo! It is amazing how simple some songs are when you finally figure out the altered tuning and/or capo combinations! Just look at Suite: Judy Blue Eyes or anything by Joni Mitchell! Cheers.

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Trevisan 10 Nov 15, 2007 05:33 PM

I used to play this 20 years ago and never realized how far off I was on the twelve string. No wonder it never sounded
right! Thanks!

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