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Sister Moon chords

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                              SISTER MOON – Sting

Tabbed by: Tommoid
Email: tomfs53@yahoo.co.uk

This was created with sincere thanks to Claudio. I couldn't have worked this out!
In some parts of the world they use do re me fa so.... rather than C D E F ... so
I don't think anybody understood what he had contributed.
Have a look for Sister Moon Sting on YouTube to hear this in it's full glory.
To play this at the correct pitch you need a capo on the 2nd fret, but I can't
sing as high as Sting,
so this is more comfortable for me, particularly when he goes up an octave at the ends 
gorgeous sax fades in.
I've tried to capture some of the sax solos for the guitar, but you need to listen to 
to get the timing right.
The backing is really subtle, so you have to be very soft and smooth on the guitar.
Em6 to F#m7 is just a matter of turning the finger on the 2nd fret into a barre on the
fret. Very easy!
I haven't tried to transcribe the sax at the end. Too hard.
Instead I've added that mysterious spread chord followed by the plucked harmonic on the 
and E strings
with the little finger just touching them gently above the fifth fret. (Pluck them quite 
back towards the bridge)
May take practice to get a nice high ring.

Enjoy as much as I have!

Tuning: EADGBe (Standard)

Em+9: 024000
Em6:  042000
A7:   002020

Soprano sax intro


Em+9    A7    Em+9        A7

Em+9    A7    Em+9        A7
 Sister moon - will be my guide
Em+9                  A7    Em+9     A7
 In your blue blue shadows - I would hide
                        (Sax fill)  e|---------------------|
                                    G|----------2--H4~~~~~~|(Hammer on)
                                    D|-2-------------------|( or slide)

Em+9         A7   Em+9       A7
 All good people - asleep tonight
Em+9          A7    Em+9             A7
 I’m all by myself -  in your silver light
       (B7 x21202     C7+ x32303  Em6 042000)
        B7             C7+        Em6         A7
I would gaze - at your face - the whole night through
       Em6    F#m7 C7       B7  Em+9     
242222 C7 032310)
I’d go out of my  mind, but for you
       Em6    F#m7 C7       B7  Em+9   A7Em+9 A7
I’d go out of my  mind, but for you

Em+9   A7    Em+9        A7
 Lying in -   a mother’s arms
Em+9        A7    Em+9           A7
 The primal root -  of a woman’s charms
                     (Sax fill)  e|---------------------|

Em+9                  A7    Em+9            A7
I’m a stranger to the sun - My eyes are too weak
Em+9            A7      Em+9                     A7
  How cold is a heart - When it’s warmth that he seeks?

     B7           C7+                Em6         A7
You watch - every night, - you don’t care what I do
       Em6    F#m7 C7       B7  Em+9   A7
I’d go out of my  mind, but for you
       Em6    F#m7 C7       B7  Em+9   A7
I’d go out of my  mind, but for you

(Sax fill)

G#m             C#7        G#m              C#7  
466444   C#7 446464)
   My mistress’ eyes - are nothing like the sun
G#m              C#7            G#m             C#7
   My hunger for her - explains everything I’ve done
   C#m7        D#m7       E           A7    
446454  ->  D#m7 668676)
To howl at the moon - the whole night through
         Em6    F#m7  C7     B7 C#m7  F#7
And they really don’t care if I do
       Em6    F#m7 C7       B7  Em+9   A7
I’d go out of my  mind, but for you
       Em6    F#m7 C7       B7  Em+9   A7
I’d go out of my  mind, but for you

     Sister moon


Ciao Tommoid

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wspiess 10 Jun 24, 2016 02:32 AM

Hey Tommoid,
thank you for this nice pice of Sting-sound. I like the chordprogession. It sounds very good. It's a 5-Star vote to me!

The sound of the Em-chords ccould sound brighter if you put a second 9th tone on the first strig in the second fret in case of Em9. On the Em6 you can uste the second fret on the secend string.
In both cases you add a double 9 / double 6, One on the base and on on the melody strings. So grab your guitar and try...

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