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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: tgannon@charlie.usd.edu (spideir)

 "PERFECT WATER" (Blue Oyster Cult)
 ===============

 --comp. Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser & Jim Carroll (from _Club_Ninja_, 1986)
   -- chords & tabbed Intro "transcr." by tcg, 1994
   -- 4/4 // keys: Bm (D); E (C#m) // Allegro // ...slight flange


 --------                                                           [2nd x:
 INTRO TAB:                                                         to Verse]
 Em9    Bm [=hold thru=]  A               "G5"
 -2-0-----||----------------|---------------|---------------|-----2-0------||
 -3---0-3=||===3========--2=|==2====--0-2-3=|===3===========|===--3---0-3==||
 -0-----4=||o==4========--2=|==2====------0=|===0===========|===--0-----4=o||
 -2-----4=||o==4========--2=|==2====------0=|===0===========|===--2-----4=o||
 -------2=||===2========--0=|==0====--------|---------------|-----------2==||
 ---------||----------------|-------------3=|===3===========|===-----------||
  3 & 4 &      1  2  3 4  &    1 2 3  & 4 &     1  2  3  4   1 2  3 & 4 &

 --------
 CHORDS USED, in order of appearance (@/$/% designate different voicings
                     of same chord)--
  Bm@:   x 2 4 4 3 x
  A@:    x 0 2 2 2 x
  G5:    3 x 0 0 3 x
  Em7:   0 2 2 0 3 x
  D/F#:  2 x 0 2 3 x
  D:     x x 0 2 3 2
  C/9:   x 3 2 0 3 0
  E:     0 2 2 1 0 0
  A$:    x 0 2 2 2 0
  D/9/A: x 0 4 2 3 0
  A%:    x 0 2 2(2)x
  B:     x 2 4 4(4)x
  C#m:   x 4 6 6(5)x
  Bm$:   x 2 4 4 3 2

 --------
 LYRICS, CHORDS, & SEQUENCE of PARTS (see below for chord durations)--

 INTRO
 VERSE 1:
 Bm@          A@          G5                   Em7
     Perfect water - the dark wind braids the waves--
        D/F#      G5    D    B    C9   A   Bm@             (Bm@)
     The  crazed birds raid the trees--        Is this our destiny?
         E        A$   D/9/A   E          A$    D/9/A
     To join our hands   at   sea-- and slow  -  ly
      E          A$    D/9/A    E    A$   D/9/A
     sink, and slow  -  ly    think:
       G5            (G5)   [1 1/2-measure chord tacit; ->Em9]
     This is perfect water, passing over me--

 INTRO
 VERSE 2:
 Bm@              A@              G5                        Em7  D/F#  G5
     Do you know Jacques Cousteau?   Well, they said on the radi  -  o
              D          B   C/9      A   Bm                (Bm)
     That he hears bells in random order,  deep beneath the perfect water--
      E   A$    D/9/A     E          A$    D/9/A
     Love       that is frightening,
           E   A$    D/9/A    E      A$    D/9/A
     but still        so   inviting--
          E                    A$    D/9/A       E         A$    D/9/A
     To drown {drown-drown} inside a sound that lay so far underground,
              E                            A$          D/9/A
     And to think--{and to think} And to think {and to think}:
       G5            (G5)   [2-measure chord tacit]
     This is perfect water, passing over me.

 LEAD TACIT: ||: A%  B   C#m :|| <-2x

 CHORUS:
      A%    B        C#m
 To flow inside the spiral tide,
      A%     B            C#m
 To drown my eyes like a blind ride,
          A%       B     C#m                A%    B   C#m
 And to cross the perils of black water--
     A%        B       C#m                  A%    B   C#m
 It waits for me like mother and daughter--
     A%     B       C#m                 A%        B        C#m
 {A life}A life of perfect order--{A strange}A strange and perfect water--
     A%     B       C#m                 A%        B        C#m
 {A life}A life of perfect order--{A strange}A strange and perfect water--

 LEAD TACIT:||:A% B  C#m:||<-4x  G5 (G5) [1 1/2-measure chord tacit;->Em9]

 VERSE 3:
 Bm@          A@        G5                 Em7     D/F#     G5   D
     Perfect water-- I dream this dream within the     deep and warm
          B      C/9
         Gulf Stream,
             E   A$      D/9/A  E            A$        D/9/A
     Where two blocks of ice   melt into my hands like dice,
            E            A$          D/9/A         E          A$    D/9/A
     And I roll {seven} seven on the floor of the sea  {seven}--
            E            A$          D/9/A         E          A$    D/9/A
     And I roll {seven} seven on the floor of the sea  {seven}--
            G5              (G5)   [1 1/2-measure chord tacit]
     And I feel the perfect water, washing over me--
   A@  G5  (G5)  [2-measure chord tacit]

 CHORUS [as above, then]:
    A%   B  C#m       A%   B  C#m
 A life!         A strange!
    A%   B  C#m       A%   B  C#m
 A life!         A strange!

 LEAD TACIT: ||: A%  B   C#m :||<-4x-4x   G5 (G5)

   [1 1/2-measure chord tacit, ritard.]

   A$  Bm$ [hold]
                   [**lyrics based upon version in BOC-L archive: thanks!]

 --------
 Chord DURATION/RHYTHM Schema:

 VERSE: (hold all chords for indicated duration, except Em9 [see
   Intro tab]; small letter = single note "bass fill" on A string)

 Em9   Bm@         A@          G        Em7  D/F#  G5
 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 4 &  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  "1    2    3"[<-triplet quarters]

 D    B     C/9*         A   Bm            (Bm)   [i.E., hold 2 measures]
 1  2 & 3 & 4   1  2  3  & 4 &  1  2  3  4==1  2  3  4

 ||: E            A$     D/9/A :|| (# of repeats varies: see lyrics)
     1  2  3  4   1  2   3  4

 G5      (G5) [hold 2 measures]     [2-measure chord tacit]**
 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4                     (1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4)

 ----
  * 3rd Verse: C/9         -->to E chord
                4  1 2 3 4

  ** 1st Verse: "steal" last 2 beats for Em9 segue to 2nd verse

  ** 3rd Verse: replace 2-measure tacit with the following--
    [1 1/2-measure chord tacit]      A@
      1   2   3   4   1   2          3  4

     G5      (G5)  [hold 2 measures]    [2-measure chord tacit]
     1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4                     (1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4)

 ["triplet" chords (Em7-D/F#-G5) are guesses that "fit," but are open
     to question: after 4 or 5 days of tryin', decided to get on with
     my life!]

 LEAD TACIT/CHORUS:
 ||: A%   B       C#m                :||(# of repeats varies: see lyrics)
     1  2 & 3 &  4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
     /  / /   /    /    /   /   / / / [<-strums]

 -->1st ending:
 G5      (G5)   [hold 2 measures]    [1 1/2-measure chord tacit]->Em9 riff
 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4                     (1  2  3  4  1  2)          3 & 4

 -->2nd ending:
 G5      (G5)   [hold 2 measures]     [1 1/2-measure chord tacit; ritard.]
 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4                      (1  2  3  4  1  2)

 A$ [hold]    Bm$ [hold]
 3 4         1234->fermata...

                               [Geez, I might as well have tabbed it. . . .]


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