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The Tower chords

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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: singht@che.und.ac.za (Mr Terence Singh - PG)
Subject: CRD : The Tower - Chris de Burgh

I strum the intro something like this : (all downward strums except
the third chord which is strummed upward). I don't know what chord it is.
As you can see, I'm pretty hopeless at tabulature but I'm sure if you hear 
the song, you can figure what the tab below means! 

There is also another chord which is like a D so I'll call it D*.
It is played by :

---------------------------It starts here---------------------------------

                The Tower - Chris de Burgh

D                                       D* 
A great lord came walking through the forest one morning
        G               D
With a weapon in his hand
Rich was his castle, he lacked for nothing
    G               A
Killing was his plan
        Bm                      F#m
When a white bird flew by, she fell from the sky
  G             D         Em            A               D
Nothing was found, only blood on the ground, she was gone

D                         D*                    G               D
Cursing his fortune, he turned to the forest to kill once again
                              D*                        G            A   
Standing before him was a lovely young woman with her head hung in pain
              Bm                   F#m
When he saw her, his eyes were filled with desire
      G                 D    Em            A
He said "I must have her, she must be mine
                D G A
She will be mine"

D                            D* 
He offered her silver, he offered her gold
            G                D   
But she threw it on the ground
He fell to his knees and he begged her, "Oh please
            G                             D
Come with me, what you wish will be found"
        Bm                          F#m
She said, "Sir, I'll go if you'll put up your bow
    G           D       Em              A
Spare these creatures, leave them in peace
You have no need

          Em         A              D   
But her words were lost in the wind
      G         D           A    
His eyes were fixed on a queen 
     Bm                 F#M     Em      A             D  
And all he saw was a woman but all she was, was a dream
Bm F#m G Bm F#m Em A
   Bm             F#m        Em      A           D             
All he saw was a woman and all she was, was a dream

Other verses :
He took her and bound her with ropes tied around her
To his castle he did ride
In the wood was a bower where stood an an old tower
And he threw her deep inside
And the birds left the sky and a terrible cry 
Brought thunder and lightning, rain falling down
Tears on the ground

All through the days on her face he would gaze
For she was lovely as the spring
No words would she speaketh but leave them in peace
And some sad lament she would sing
One day by the door, through the window he saw
A single white feather lying on the floor
She was there no more

Now that great lord is dying, his cold heart is crying
For the love of a girl
For many an hour he has wept on the tower
For she meant more than the world
One day in the sky a white bird flew by
He lifted his hands, he cried out in pain
Come back again

But his words were lost in the wind
His castle was built upon sand
All he saw was her memory
And all he yearned was her hand
Da  aa
All she was, was a memory
And all he yearned was her hand

------------------------It ends here------------------------------

Any comments/corrections appreciated. I'd also like to know the name of the 
chord D*.


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flatwound 1,408 Jul 26, 2014 04:01 PM

Not sure when this was put up, or if you're still looking for that chord,

XX0222, is Dmaj9, or A6add11

Chordbook.com helps a lot with finding chord names

Good tab also

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MsNikkiThomas 10 Apr 09, 2016 07:51 PM

Chords are accurate, sounds much better played in the key of G (capo on 3rd fret). Sad but beautiful song. :)

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