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Winter Song 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: "Dexter N. Muir" 

From memory and long-accustomed usage ;-)

Winter Song
Lindisfarne (Alan Hull)
Transcribed for solo (12-string) guitar by
 Dexter N. Muir (D.N.Muir@massey.ac.nz)

  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . .
e 35----5-----|5-------5-5-|53----3-----|3-------3-3-|35----5-----|
B 57----7-----|7-------7-7-|75----5-----|5-------5-5-|57----7-----|
G 46----6-----|6-------6-6-|64----4-----|4-------4-4-|46----6-----|
D 00----0-----|0-------0-0-|00----0-----|0-------0-0-|00----0-----|
A ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
   /                        \                         /

  , . . .', ,  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . ,  , . . .'  , 
e 5------99-5-|53----3-----|3-------3-0-|2-----02--0-|2------23-23|
B 7-------7-7-|75----5-----|5-------5-0-|3-----33--3-|3------33-33|
G 6-------6-6-|64----4-----|4-------4-0-|2-----03--0-|2------22-22|
D 0-------0-0-|00----0-----|0-------0---|0-----00--0-|0-----------|
A ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
               \                               h             h  h

Other Chords (in order of first occurrence):

   D   Ddim  D7  G   Bm  Em  G7  C  A  Gm  Dsus4

Verse 1:
     D                Ddim             D7
When Winter's shadowy fingers first pursue you down the street
         G               Bm            Em               G7
And your boots no longer lie about the cold around your feet
       C                   Em           A
Do you spare a thought for Summer whose passage is complete
      D               Ddim            D7
Whose memories lie in ruins and whose ruins lie in heat
     Gm      G   A                (D   Dsus4, D, Dsus4, D)x2
When Winter....      comes howling in.

Verse 2:
When the wind is singing strangely, blowing music through your head
And your rain-splattered windows make you decide to stay in bed
Do you spare a thought for the homeless tramp who wishes he was dead
Or do you pull your bed-clothes higher, dream of Summertime instead,
When Winter....  comes howling in.

Verse 3:
The creeping cold has fingers that caress without permission
And mystic crystal snowdrops only aggravate the condition
Do you spare a thought for the gypsy with no secure position
Who's turned and spurned by village and town and the Magistrate's decision,
When Winter....  comes howling in.

Verse 4:
When the turkey's in the oven and the Christmas presents are bought
And Santa's in his module - he's an American astronaut -
Do you spare a thought for Jesus, who had nothing but his thoughts,
Who got busted - just for talking, and befriending the wrong sorts,
When Winter....  comes howling in.
     Gm     G   A              Intro....
When Winter....  comes howling in.

p.s.  I consider this to be one of the most potent Christian songs ever
written.  I am not Christian myself, but the sentiments expressed apply
universally to all Masters, their followers' attitudes, and their 
remembrance... particularly Verse 4...

Dexter N. Muir         Manufacturing Pilot Plant Technician
D.N.Muir@massey.ac.nz  Department of Production Technology
                       Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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nope123 10 Mar 01, 2013 04:40 AM

Great tab but your comment regarding the theme of the song is total rubbish. This song is about winter, and particularly the trials of surviving the harsh north-east English winter! Just because it mentions jesus in one half of one verse does not make this a Christian song. If anything Alan Hull was an atheist.

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boolong 12 Dec 20, 2013 05:51 PM

Wrong chords! Version 2 is correct.

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