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Back On Top Album


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...BACK ON TOP... by Van Morrison (1999)
-----------------................

...........................................
*BACK ON TOP*
-------------

>1. GOIN' DOWN GENEVA
>2. PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
>3. IN THE MIDNIGHT
>4. BACK ON TOP
>5. WHEN THE LEAVES COME FALLING DOWN
>6. HIGH SUMMER
>7. REMINDS ME OF YOU
>8. NEW BIOGRAPHY
>9. PRECIOUS TIME
>10.GOLDEN AUTUMN DAY
...........................................


1...GOIN' DOWN GENEVA... by Van Morrison
------------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

A  D7  A  D7
A  E7  D7, A, E7

Verse 1:

      A
Goin' down Geneva,
D7                 A
 Give me a helping hand.
          D7
I'm goin' down Geneva,
                  A
Give me a helping hand.
         E7
It's not easy baby,
D7                   A     E7
 Living on the exile plan.

Verse 2:

A
 Down on the bottom,
D7                      A
 Down to my new pair of shoes.
D7
 Down on the bottom,
                       A
Down to my new pair of shoes.
    E7
I'm down by the lakeside,
D7                      A     E7
 Thinking 'bout my baby blue.

Verse 3:

             A
Last night I played a gig in Salzburg,
D7                      A
 Outside in the pouring rain.
             D7
Last night I played a gig in Salzburg,
                       A
Outside in the pouring rain.
          E7
Flew from there to Montreux,
D7                            A     E7
 And my heart was filled with pain.

Verse 4:

     A
Look out my window,
D7                      A
 Back at the way things are.
     D7
Look out my window pane,
                       A
Back at the way things are.
            E7
Just wonder how,
D7                            A    E7
 How did things ever get this far?

Verse 5:

      A
Vince Taylor, used to live here;
D7                      A
 Nobody's ever heard of him.
      D7
Vince Taylor used to live here,
             A
But nobody's heard of him.
(Ain't that a shame?)
     E7
Just who he was,
D7                  A   E7
 Just where he fits in.

Verse 6:

             A
He was goin' down Geneva,
D7                A
 Give him helping hand.
             D7
He was goin' down Geneva,
                 A
Give him helping hand.
          E7
It wasn't easy,
D7                   A    E7
 Living on the exile plan.

Verse 7:

      A
Vince Taylor, used to live here;
D7                      A
 Nobody's ever heard of him.
      D7
Vince Taylor used to live here,
             A
But nobody's heard of him.
(Ain't that a shame?)
     E7
Just who he was,
D7                  A   A7
 Just where he fits in.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   A       D7      E7      A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02220  xx0212  020100  x02223






2...PHILOSPHER'S STONE... by Van Morrison
-------------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9,
F  Dm, F  Dm,
Gsus4  G, Gsus4  G,
C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9

(x2)

Verse 1:

           C         Cadd9
Out on the highways,
        C       Cadd9
And the by-ways,
      F    Dm, F  Dm
All A-lone.
          Gsus4          G
I'm still searching for,
Gsus4      G      C
 Searching for my home.

          C        Cadd9
Up in the morning,
          C        Cadd9
Up in the morning,
           F    Dm, F  Dm
Out on the road.
       Gsus4          G
And my head is aching,
Gsus4   G         C
 And my hands are cold.

Verse 2:

        C
And I'm looking,
                       Cadd9
For the silver lining,
       C       Cadd9
Silver lining,
       F      Dm, F  Dm
In the clouds.
                  Gsus4  G
And I'm searching for,
                  Gsus4  G
And I'm searching for,
                 C      Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

            C        Cadd9
And it's a hard road,
       C        Cadd9
Its a hard road,
      F  Dm, F  Dm
Daddy-o.
        Gsus4
When my job,
           G    Gsus4  G
Is turning lead,
     C
Into gold.

Verse 3:

       C
He was born,
                    Cadd9
In the back street,
            C           Cadd9
Born in the back street,
      F     Dm, F  Dm
Jelly Roll.
                  Gsus4
I'm on the road a-gain,
                  G   Gsus4  G
And I'm searching for,
                 C     Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

                  C       Cadd9
Can you hear that engine,
             C         Cadd9
Woah can you hear that,
       F      Dm, F  Dm
Engine drone?
                  Gsus4
I'm on the road a-gain,
                  G   Gsus4  G
And I'm searching for,
                 C     Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

Solo:

C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9,
F  Dm, F  Dm,
Gsus4  G, Gsus4  G,
C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9

(x2)

Verse 4:

          C        Cadd9
Up in the morning,
          C        Cadd9
Up in the morning,
When the streets,
               F    Dm, F  Dm
Are white with snow.
       Gsus4      G
It's a hard road,
       Gsus4      G
It's a hard road,
      C
Daddy-o.

          C        Cadd9
Up in the morning,
          C        Cadd9
Up in the morning,
           F    Dm, F  Dm
Out on the job.
Well you've got me,
          Gsus4  G
Searching for,
          Gsus4  G
Searching for,
                 C
The philosophers stone.

Verse 5:

        C             Cadd9
Even my best friends,
        C            Cadd9
Even my best friends,
           F     Dm, F  Dm
They don't know.
        Gsus4
That my job,
           G     Gsus4  G
Is turning lead,
     C
Into gold.

                   C       Cadd9
When you hear that engine,
                    C  Cadd9
When you hear that,
       F      Dm, F  Dm 
Engine drone.
                  Gsus4
I'm on the road a-gain,
                  G   Gsus4  G
And I'm searching for,
                 C     Cadd9, C  Cadd9
The philosophers stone.

Solo:

C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9,
F  Dm, F  Dm,
Gsus4  G, Gsus4  G,
C  Cadd9, C  Cadd9

(x2)

Verse 6:

       C         Cadd9
It's a hard road,
        C            Cadd9
Even my best friends,
           F     Dm, F  Dm
They don't know.
                  Gsus4  G
And I'm searching for,
          G
Searching for,
                 C
The philosophers stone.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   C      Cadd9    F       Dm     Gsus4    G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 032010  x32033  133211  xx0231  320013  320003






3...IN THE MIDNIGHT... by Van Morrison
----------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

Bm7  Am (x2)

Verse 1:

       Bm7            Am
In the lonely dead of midnight,
       Bm7            Am
In the dimness of the twilight.
       Bm7                 Am
By the streetlight, by the lamplight,
          G      D
I'll be a-round.

Verse 2:

       Bm7              Am
In the sunlight, in the daylight,
        Bm7             Am
And I'm workin', on the insight.
        Bm7                Am
And I'm tryin' to keep, my game uptight,
          G      D
I'll be a-round.

Chorus 1:

              C
And your memo-ry,
D                                  G    G7
 I heard this lonely, lonely music once.

              C
And your memo-ry,
D                          G     D
 Has been haunting me ever since.

Verse 3:

         Bm7               Am
When I'm tryin', tryin' to come down,
      Bm7                 Am
In my world my room keeps spinning round.
        Bm7
And I'm tryin' to get my feet,
     Am
Back on the ground;
           G      D
You come a-round.

Solo:

Bm7  Am (x3), G  D

Chorus 2:

              C
And your memo-ry,
D                                  G    G7
 I heard this lonely, lonely music once.

              C
And your memo-ry,
D                          G     D
 Has been haunting me ever since.

Verse 4:

       Bm7            Am
In the lonely dead of midnight,
       Bm7            Am
In the dimness of the twilight.
       Bm7                 Am
By the streetlight, by the lamplight,
          G      D
I'll be a-round.

Verse 5:

         Bm7               Am
When I'm tryin', tryin' to come down,
      Bm7                 Am
In my world my room keeps spinning round.
        Bm7
And I'm tryin' to get my feet,
     Am
Back on the ground;
           G      D
You come a-round.

Coda:

Bm7              Am
 Da da da da da, da da da da da.
Bm7              Am
 Da da da da da, da da da da da.

Bm7              Am
 Da da da da da, da da da da da,
         G   D, G
Da da da da.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Bm7     Am      G       D       C       G7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x24232  x02210  320003  xx0232  x32010  323000






4...BACK ON TOP... by Van Morrison
------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

Em  C (x3)
Am7  Bm7  Cmaj7 (x2)
Am7  Bm7  G

Verse 1:

Em
 You came to see me,
         C
When the moon was new,
Em
 Saw you standin',
       C
In the pouring rain,
Em
 Left my message,
       C
On the window pain;

Am7          Bm7      Cmaj7
 Back on the street a-gain,
Am7          Bm7    Cmaj7
 Back on the beat a-gain,
    Am7         Bm7   G
I'm back on the top a-gain.

Verse 2:

Em
 Saw me climbing to,
    C
The top of the hill,
Em
 You saw me meeting with,
    C
The fools on the hill.
Em
 Learned my lesson,
      C
And I had my fill.

Am7        Bm7    Cmaj7
 Learnt it all in vain,
Am7              Bm7   Cmaj7
 Went through it all a-gain,
        Am7         Bm7   G
Now I'm back on the top a-gain.

Bridge 1:

D
 Always strivin', always climbing,
       C
Way be-yond my will.
D
 Same old sensation;
                 C
Isolation at the top of the bill.

D
 Always seeming, like I'm moving,
        C
But I'm really going slow.
D
 What do you do,
When you get to the top
            C
And there's nowhere to go?

Verse 4:

Em
 Just how I get there,
        C
Will be anybody's guess,
Em
 With all the so called,
          C
Trappings of success.
Em
 Left all the deadbeats,
       C
On the top of the hill.

Am7       Bm7     Cmaj7
 Too busy raisin' Cain,
    Am7         Bm7      Cmaj7
I'm back on the street a-gain,
    Am7         Bm7   G
I'm back on the top a-gain.

Sax Solo:

Em  C (x3)
Am7  Bm7  Cmaj7 (x2)
Am7  Bm7  G

Bridge 2:

D
 Always strivin', always climbing,
       C
Way be-yond my will.
D
 Same old sensation;
                 C
Isolation at the top of the bill.

D
 Always seeming, like I'm moving,
        C
But I'm really going slow.
D
 What do you do,
When you get to the top
            C
And there's nowhere to go?

Verse 5:

Em
 Just how I get there,
        C
Will be anybody's guess,
Em
 With all the so called,
          C
Trappings of success.
Em
 Left all the deadbeats,
       C
On the top of the hill.

Am7       Bm7     Cmaj7
 Too busy raisin' Cain,
    Am7         Bm7      Cmaj7
I'm back on the street a-gain,
    Am7         Bm7   G
I'm back on the top a-gain.

Interlude:

Em  C (x3)

Coda:

Am7          Bm7      Cmaj7
 Back on the street a-gain,
Am7          Bm7    Cmaj7
 Back on the beat a-gain,
    Am7         Bm7   G
I'm back on the top a-gain.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Em      C       Am7     Bm7    Cmaj7    G       D

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022000  x32010  x02013  x24232  x32000  320003  xx0232






5...WHEN THE LEAVES COME FALLING DOWN...
----------------------------------------

by Van Morrison
...............

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

Cmaj7  G (x2)

Verse 1:

          Am
I saw you standing with wind,
        Fmaj7        Cmaj7  G
And the rain in your face.
             Am
And you were thinking,
                        Fmaj7
'Bout the wisdom of the leaves,
          Cmaj7  G
And their grace.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
In September,
                                  Cmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down.

Verse 2:

       Am
And at night the moon is shinning,
     Fmaj7                Cmaj7  G
On a clear cloudless sky.
             Am
And when the evening shadows fall,
        Fmaj7              Cmaj7  G
I'll be there by your side.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
In September,
                                  Cmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down.

Bridge 1:

Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
F                       G
 Follow me down, to the place,
                          Cmaj7
Beside the garden and the wall.

Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
       F
To the space before,
    G                Cmaj7  G
The twilight and the dawn.

Verse 3:

        Am
Oh, the last time I saw Paris,
       Fmaj7          Cmaj7  G
In the streets in the rain,
         Am
And as I walk along the boulevards,
     Fmaj7       Cmaj7  G
With you, once a-gain.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
In September,
                                  Cmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down.

Interlude:

Am  Fmaj7, Cmaj7  G (x2)
Fmaj7  G, Cmaj7  G

(x2)

Bridge 2:

Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
F                       G
 Follow me down, to the place,
                          Cmaj7
Beside the garden and the wall.

Dm7              Em7
 Follow me down, follow me down,
       F
To the space before,
    G                Cmaj7  G
The twilight and the dawn.

Verse 4:

           Am
And as I'm looking at the colour,
       Fmaj7          Cmaj7  G
Of the leaves in your hand.
         Am
As we're listening to Chet Baker,
       Fmaj7         Cmaj7  G
On the beach, in the sand.
                             Fmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down,
In September,
                                  Cmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down.

Coda:

G                                Fmaj7
 Oh when the leaves come falling down,
       G
In Sep-tember,
                                  Cmaj7
When the leaves come falling down.
                             Fmaj7
When the leaves come falling down,
In September,
         G                   Cmaj7
When the leaves come falling down.

G                             Fmaj7
 When the leaves come falling down.
                          G
In September in the rain,
                                  Cmaj7  G
When the leaves come falling down.
                             Fmaj7
When the leaves come falling down,
                          G
In September in the rain,
                             Cmaj7
When the leaves come falling down.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

  Cmaj7    G       Am     Fmaj7    Dm7     Em7     F

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32000  320003  x02210  x03210  xx0221  022030  133211






6...HIGH SUMMER... by Van Morrison
------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: Eb)


Intro:

Am  F  G, C
F  C

(x2)

Verse 1:

(C)                    Am
 By the mansion on the hillside,
F
 Red sports car comes,
G                 C    F, C
 Driving down the road.
          C/B         Am
And pulls up into the driveway,
F      G             C     F, C
 And a story does un-fold.

Verse 2:

C               C/B          Am
 She's standing by the rhodo-dendrons,
F          G            C      F, C
 Where the roses are in bloom.
                      C/B    Am
Looking out at the At-lantic ocean,
F           G                  C    F, C
 And in her head she hums this tune.

Verse 3:

C
 Thank god the dark nights,
            C/B  Am
Are drawing in a-gain,
F          G                 C    F, C
 'Cos high summer has got me down.
                   C/B    Am
I'll wait till the end of August,
F        G                 C      F, C
 And get off this merry-go-round.

Verse 4:

C                  C/B    Am
 And they shut him out of paradise,
F           G           C        F, C
 Called him Lucifer and frowned.
                  C/B      Am
She took pride in what God made him,
                F
Even before the angels,
                     C      F, C
Shot him down to the ground.

Verse 5:

C                 C/B    Am
 He's a light out of the darkness,
F       G              C     F, C
 And he wears a starry crown.
               C/B          Am
If you see him nothing will shake him,
F          G                      C    F, C
 'Cos high summer has got him low down.

Solo:

Am  F  G, C
F  C

(x2)

Bridge 1:

C                      Dm 
 High summer's got him lonesome,
G                       Am
 Even when he makes the rounds,
           F
(Makes the rounds).

F                           Dm
 There's been no two ways a-bout it;
G                          C    F, C
 High summer's got him low down.

Verse 6:

C
 Checked in to the tiny village,
Am
 By the lakeside,
F        G               C   F, C
 Settled down to start a-new.
                  C/B  Am
Far away from the poli-ticians,
F        G           C   F, C
 And the many chosen few.

Verse 7:

C                  C/B      Am
 Far away from the jealousy factor,
F
 And everything,
         G             C    F, C
That was tearing him a-part.
                  C/B   Am
Far away from the organ grinder,
F         G                     C    F, C
 And everyone that played their part.

Verse 8:

C                  C/B    Am
 And they shut him out of paradise,
F           G           C        F, C
 Called him Lucifer and frowned.
                  C/B      Am
She took pride in what God made him,
                F
Even before the angels,
                     C      F, C
Shot him down to the ground.

Verse 9:

C                 C/B    Am
 He's a light out of the darkness,
F       G              C     F, C
 And he wears a starry crown.
               C/B          Am
If you see him nothing will shake him,
F          G                      C    F, C
 'Cos high summer has got him low down.

Solo:

Am  F  G, C
F  C

(x2)

Coda:

C              C/B    Am
 High summer's on the rebound,
F     G                    C     F, C
 High summer's got him low down.

C              C/B    Am
 High summer's on the rebound,
F     G                    C     F, C
 High summer's got him low down.

C              C/B    Am
 High summer's on the rebound,
F     G                    C     F
 High summer's got him low down,
    C
Low down.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Am      F       G       C       C/B     Dm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02210  133211  320003  x32010  x20010  xx0231






7...REMINDS ME OF YOU... by Van Morrison
------------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

G  Bm  C
G  D  C, G

Verse 1:

           G       Bm      C
I miss you so much I can't stand it,
              G        Bm          D
Seems like my heart is breaking in two.

             G   Bm             C
My head says no, but my soul de-mands it,
             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you.

Verse 2:

           G
I miss you so much,
Bm                     C
 In this house full of shadows,
                     G
While the rain keeps pouring down,
Bm         D
 My window too.

              G
When will the pain,
Bm             C
 Recede to the darkness,
                   G
From whence it has come?
D        C          G
 And I'm feeling so blue.

Bridge 1:

            C                   Bm
Ain't goin' down no more to the well,
             C
Sometimes it feels like,
D             G     G7
 I'm going to hell.

              C
Sometimes I'm knocking,
              Bm
On your front door,
                 C
But I don't have nothing,
D   C       G
 To sell no more.

Verse 3:

G
 Seems like the spirit,
Bm             C
 Is pushing me onwards,
            G
I'm able to see,
Bm                        D
 Where I tripped and went wrong.

                  G
I'll just have to guess,
Bm                       C
 Where my soul will find comfort.
                  G
And I miss you so much,
D         C          G
 When I'm singing my song.

Solo:

G  Bm  C, G  Bm  D

G  Bm  C, G  D  C, G

Bridge 2:

            C                   Bm
Ain't goin' down no more to the well,
             C
Sometimes it feels like,
D             G     G7
 I'm going to hell.

              C
Sometimes I'm knocking,
              Bm
On your front door,
                 C
But I don't have nothing,
D   C       G
 To sell no more.

Verse 4:

G
 Seems like the spirit,
Bm             C
 Is pushing me onwards,
            G
I'm able to see,
Bm                        D
 Where I tripped and went wrong.

                  G
I'll just have to guess,
Bm                       C
 Where my soul will find comfort.
                  G
And I miss you so much,
D         C          G
 When I'm singing my song.

Verse 5:

           G       Bm      C
I miss you so much I can't stand it,
              G        Bm          D
Seems like my heart is breaking in two.

             G   Bm             C
My head says no, but my soul de-mands it,
             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you.

             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you,
             G  D  C           G
Everything I do re-minds me of you.

Outro:

C  C/B  C/A, G


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   G       Bm      C       D       G7      C/B    C/A

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x24432  x32010  xx0232  323000  x20010  x02010






8...NEW BIOGRAPHY... by Van Morrison
--------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: Eb)


Intro:

C  Am, F  G (x2)

Verse 1:

C                          Am
 See you've got the new bi-ography,
F                       G
 Where did they get the info from?
C                     Am
 Same as before; some so-called friends,
F                  G
 Who claim to have known me then.

Verse 2:

C                               Am
 How come they've got such good memories,
     F               G
When I can't even re-member last week?
C                              Am
 Got to question where they're coming from,
F                                G
 What knowledge of me is it that they speak?

Bridge 1:

   C         Am
So far away, way back when,
    F                         G
The people that claim to have known me then.

Chorus 1:

C
 They're not on my wavelength,
         Am
And it's such a shame,
F                           G
 That they have to play the name game.

    C                 Am
The fame game, oh the name game.
       Am
Oh the name game,
            F
Lord it's a cryin' shame,
             G
Lord tell me what's to blame?

Verse 3:

C                   Am
 Reinvented all the stories they know,
F                G
 Give them all a different slant.
C                               Am
 What is it that they're really looking for?
F                    G
 Just a hobby on the internet.

Bridge 2:

   C         Am
So far away, way back when,
    F                         G
The people that claim to have known me then.

Chorus 2:

C
 They're not on my wavelength,
         Am
And it's such a shame,
F                           G
 That they have to play the name game.

    C                 Am
The fame game, oh the name game.
       Am
Oh the name game,
            F
Lord it's a cryin' shame,
             G
Lord tell me what's to blame?

Sax Solo:

C  Am, F  G (x2)

Break:

Am
 If they didn't really know me way back,
             F              G
How can they know me now in any respect?

Am
 It's a pity they don't feel the pain,
          F
That they should pay the price,
   G
To play, to play...

Chorus 3:

    C                 Am
The fame game, oh the name game.
       Am
Oh the name game,
            F
Lord it's a cryin' shame,
             G
Lord tell me what's to blame?

Chorus 4:

C
 They're not on my wavelength,
         Am
And it's such a shame,
F
 That they have to,
G
 Play, have to play...

    C                 Am
The fame game, oh the name game.
       Am
Oh the name game,
            F
Lord it's a cryin' shame,
             G
Lord tell me who's to blame?
They keep on playin'...

    C                 Am
The fame game, oh the name game.
       Am
Oh the name game,
            F
Lord it's a cryin' shame,
             G
Lord tell me who's to blame?
They keep on playin'...

    C                 Am
The fame game, oh the name game.
       Am
Oh the name game,
            F
Lord it's a cryin' shame,
             G
Lord tell me who's to blame?
They keep on playin'...

    C                 Am
The fame game, oh the name game.
       Am
Oh the name game,
            F
Lord it's a cryin' shame,
             G
Lord tell me who's to blame?
Keep on, keep on playin'...

Outro:

C  Am, F  G

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   C       Am      F       G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32010  x02210  133211  320003






9...PRECIOUS TIME... by Van Morrison
--------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

G  C  G  D,
G  C  G  D,
C  G.

Chorus 1:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G
 It doesn't matter,
         C
To which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Verse 1:

G
 It doesn't matter,
     C
What route you take,
G
 Sooner or later the,
       D
Hearts going to break.
G
 No rhyme or reason,
   C
No master plan,
G       D        C        G
 No Nir-vana, no promised land.

Chorus 2:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G
 It doesn't matter,
         C
To which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Verse 2:

G                            C
 Say que sera, whatever will be,
G
 But then I keep on,
                    D
Searching for immor-tality.
G
 She's so beautiful,
                   C
But she's going to die some day;
G              D         C        G
 Everything in life just passes a-way.

Chorus 3:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G
 It doesn't matter,
         C
To which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Verse 3:

     G
Well this world is cruel,
         C
With its twists and turns,
         G
Well the fire's still in me,
                D
And the passion burns.
G
 I love you madly,
         C
'Til the day I die,
     G            D
'Til hell freezes over,
        C          G
And the rivers run dry.

Chorus 4:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G
 It doesn't matter,
         C
To which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

Chorus 5:

G                 C
 Precious time is slipping away,
G                D
 But you're only king for a day.
G
 It doesn't matter,
         C
To which God you pray;
G         D       C          G
 Precious time is slipping a-way.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   G       C       D

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x32010  xx0232






10...GOLDEN AUTUMN DAY... by Van Morrison
-------------------------................

*from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


Intro:

F  Am, Bbmaj7 (x2)

Verse 1:

       F
Well I heard the bells ringing,
      Am
I was thinking about winning,
        Bbmaj7
In this God forsaken place.

        F
When my confidence was well,
       Am
Then I tripped and I fell,
      Bbmaj7
Right flat on my face.

        F
Now I'm standing erect,
      Am
And I feel like coming back,
        Bbmaj7
And the sun is shining gold.

      F
Put a smile on my face,
         Am
Get back in the human race,
        Bbmaj7
And get on with the show.

Bridge 1:

        C
And I'm taking in,
           Bbmaj7
The Indian Summer,
        C
And I'm soaking it,
         Bbmaj7
Up in my mind.
            C
And I'm pre-tending,
               Bbmaj7
That it's para-dise,

Chorus 1:

(Bbmaj7)            F    Bbmaj7
 On a golden Autumn day,
                   F    Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.

(Bbmaj7)            F    Bbmaj7
 On a golden Autumn day,
                   F    C
On a golden Autumn day.

Verse 2:

       F
In the wee midnight hour,
      Am
I was parking my car,
        Bbmaj7
In this dimly lit town.

         F
I was at-tacked by two thugs,
    Am
Who took me for a mug,
              Bbmaj7
And shoved me down on the ground.

         F
And they pulled out a knife,
      Am
And I fought my way up,
        Bbmaj7
As they scarpered from the scene.

             F
Well this is no New York street,
               Am
And there's no Bobby on the beat,
                 Bbmaj7
And things ain't just what they seem.

Bridge 2:

        C
And I'm taking in,
           Bbmaj7
The Indian Summer,
        C
And I'm soaking it,
         Bbmaj7
Up in my mind.
            C
And I'm pre-tending,
               Bbmaj7
That it's para-dise,

Chorus 2:

(Bbmaj7)            F    Bbmaj7
 On a golden Autumn day,
                   F    Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.

(Bbmaj7)            F    Bbmaj7
 On a golden Autumn day,
                   F    C
On a golden Autumn day.

Solo:

F  Am, Bbmaj7 (x4)

C  Bbmaj7 (x4)

F  Bbmaj7 (x3)
F  C

Verse 3:

          F
Who would think this could happen,
     Am
In a city like this?
              Bbmaj7
Among Blake's green and pleasant hills.

       F
And we must remember,
      Am
As we go through September,
            Bbmaj7
Among these dark satanic mills.

           F
If there's such a thing as justice,
        Am
I could take them out and flog them,
       Bbmaj7
In the nearest green field.

       F
And it might be a lesson,
       Am
To the bleeders of the system,
        Bbmaj7
In this whole society.

Bridge 3:

        C
And I'm taking in,
           Bbmaj7
The Indian Summer,
        C
And I'm soaking it,
         Bbmaj7
Up in my mind.
            C
And I'm pre-tending,
               Bbmaj7
That it's para-dise,

Chorus 3:

(Bbmaj7)            F    Bbmaj7
 On a golden Autumn day,
                   F    Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.

(Bbmaj7)            F    Bbmaj7
 On a golden Autumn day,
                   F    Bbmaj7
On a golden Autumn day.

Outro:

(Strings)

F, Bbmaj7 (x8)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   F       Am    Bbmaj7    C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 133211  x02210  x13231  x32010






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