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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: ppalmer@ironwood.cray.com (Pete Palmer)

Formentera Lady
King Crimson
Album: Islands

This one has a bunch of different instruments, but this is my
play-along version.

Intro is done on cello, I believe.  Here are the notes
on guitar an octave higher.  These are also the notes
for the vocal line of the verses.

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4--2--0-----2--0-----------0---------------------------
---------4--------4--0--2-----2------------------------
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Houses iced ..

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4--2--0-----2--0---------------------------------------
---------4--------4--0--2------------------------------
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Cornered by the ...


0------------------------------------------------------
---3--1-----3--1-----------1---------------------------
---------4--------4--0--2-----2------------------------
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Here I wander...


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---3--1-----3--1---------------------------------------
---------4--------4--0--2------------------------------
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Down a sunbaked .... road

(Second verse sounds the same)


Then the bass comes in pulsing endless low A notes 5-x-x-x-x-x.


Chorus (sing along an octave lower):

------5-----7--9-----7-5-7-5--------
5--7-----7-------------------7--5---
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I'll unwind my old strings ...


------5-----7--9-----7-5-7-5--------
5--7-----7--------------------------
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Won't climb any ...


Word painting (sing these or simply repeat "Lofty Early 70's Lyrics"
               to the melody ;^))


Houses iced in whitewash guard a pale shoreline
Cornered by the cactus and the pine
Here I wander where sweet sage and strange herbs grow
Down a sunbaked crumpled stoney road

Dusty wheeels leaning rusting in the sun
Snuff brown walls where spanish lizards run (KC liked these critters!)
Here I'm shadowed by a dragon fig tree's fan
Ringed by ants and musing over man

I'll unwind my old strings 
While the stars shine down
Won't climb any high thing
While the stars shine
Formetera Lady sing your song for me
Formetera Lady sweet lover

Lamplight glows on old guitarsthe travellers strum
Inscense children dance to an indian drum
Here Odysseus charm-ed for dark Cercie fell
Still her perfume lingers still her spell

Time's gray hand won't catch me
While the stars shine down
Untie and unlatch me
While the stars shine
Formentera Lady dance your dance for me
Formetera Lady, dark lover


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
Pete Palmer 
ppalmer@cray.com
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Go, little record go!  - Pixies


            
            
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