Those Yip and Vera Lynn choruses go through a cycle of E A D A intro: E E A D A E A This old man, he was flesh E A D A They wheeled him in upon a trolley E A Vera Lynn, Vera Lynn E A D A Draw a window on his skin This old man, he was next blindfolded to face the volley Vera Lynn, Vera Lynn Love will come of all our sins Paint it on my tailfin, now Vera Lynn This old man persevered in his mind, he laid with Molly Vera Lynn, Vera Lynn Cleanse us with your healing grin Septicemia always wins Vera Lynn E Coma high A Coma low E A Blood is precious D A Yes or no? G A I believe in surgery E D and thats a fact C E I believe in making it easy I believe in surgery but I never act I believe in making it easy B Easy A Easy G Easy B Easy A Easy G Easy This old man, he was gone he was gone and I was sorry Vera Lynn, Vera Lynn Down I spiral, Down I spin now Vera Lynn
G C G CG Maybe tonight you're aching C A C For someone you're dreaming of A D C Wait till the dawn is breaking A D C Into the arms of love Maybe tonight you're crying Like a poor wounded dove Tomorrow you'll be flying Into the arms of love Maybe tonight you're falling For someone you don't know enough Tell me you'll soon be crawling Into the arms of love Maybe your world is fading It wasn't strong enough Through all the dirt you're wading Into the arms of love
Chords: Dsus9 x00230 DMaj7(add9) x00220 AMaj7 002120 E 022100 Dsus9/C# 040230 Dsus9/B 020230 Asus9 002200 F#m7(sus4) 044200 Asus9(2) 077500 C#m7 046400 Intro: Dsus9 DMaj7(add9) AMaj7 E Dsus9 DMaj7(add9) AMaj7 E The leaves on the table are all turning grey the first time she saw you, she hoped you were gay it's hard to recover when you're the disease Dsus9 Dsus9/C# Dsus9/B Asus9 But I'm ready, I swear it, I'm walking around in my Dsus9 DMaj7(add9) Dsus9 DMaj7(add9) Rail - way shoes Dsus9 DMaj7(add9) E in my Rail - way shoes The ghost of your father is right by your side He's so close to you that he's almost inside He's guiding your hand as he's guiding your limbs but he isn't you and you know you're not him in your Railway shoes in my Railway shoes E F#m7(sus4) Asus9(2) C#m7 E (etc...) Take the train, take the other train mister and standby E (etc...) E F#m7(sus4) Dsus9 Take the train, take the other train honey and ride Madam, I burn for you night after day I'm empty without you and colder than clay The wax on my body is making me cold but I'll never be able to go where I'm told in my Railway shoes in my Railway shoes
These chords are about one half-tone below what they are on the record, but playing "F, Bbm+2, Bb" is a pain, so put a capo on, on the first fret, and pretend it's not there! Am+2 is 032200 E Am+2 E Am+2 A E E7 I was walking home when I heard you knock A There were two of you, it was such a shock E E7 There was one that cried on the telephone A And the other laughed deep inside my bone Am+2 E E7 I can tell you this, when the full moon seed A It be plant in you, then it's what you need E E7 Cause the flower of Love growing in your heart A Will eventually tear your world apart Am+2 E G A G The moon inside gets round and round E G A7 The moon inside gets round E E7 I can tell you this, when the female hand A She contours you, and you're like the sand E E7 And you'd never guess you were in so deep A Till you try to walk, but you just can't creep Am+2 E G A C D E E G A G The moon inside gets round and round E G A7 The moon inside gets round E Am+2 A E E7 Well she takes her time, but she arrives A With her candle stub and her carving knives E E7 Like a pumpkin head, you'll be lit within A And she severs you with a six inch grin Am+2 E G A G The moon inside gets round and round E G E The moon inside gets round A E And round and round and round A C D E And round and round and round and round E G A G The moon inside gets round and round E G E The moon inside gets round
G A Time runs backwards in the end Em A you turn into a child again A D then you're dust Remind yourself what you once were an animal without much fur then you're dust You've got to be yourself, be a man Till the time runs off your hand then you're dust D Em Nobody wakes you D A Nobody can D Em Nobody shakes you D Anymore Walk around and breathe the air you can find it anywhere till you're dust
G D C G F C Serpent at the Gates of Wisdom, curling round a tree G D C G - F C With your eyes so dark and empty looking straight through me G D Bb C How did you get so unwinding, do you know my sin? G D C G F C When you're so close to the answer, why don't you go in? Serpent at the gates of Wisdom, who did you decieve She was weak, but that's no reason for what you did to Eve You're a fool - You broke the stillness. She gave birth to desire Rolling dowen the frozen highwaay like a buring tyre Serpent at the gates of wisdom, where do you belong? Wisdom cannot be transmitted, it keeps you hanging on. Do you really serve the Devil if it's all God's plan? Good and evil need each other. Honey I'm your man. Serpent at the gates of wisdom, like a purple scar Leering at me round the dashboard as I reach my car. I close the door, I start the engine, and I take control. God above and all his angels, have mercy on your soul.
Verse ----- The pattern that is repeated over and over again (with variation in which chord follows which) is : Amin7 A7 A7sus4 The chord just before the chorus is the A7 NOTE: I'm pretty sure these chords are barred Chorus ------ Now this is where Frank and I disagree. I say the chorus is : D Fmaj7 Radio forecast intermitant storms Cmaj7+D Tidal waves that change their forms A7 (open not barred) Yeah Whereas Frank insists that the Fmaj7 is really a Gsus4 - so try playing both versions and see what you think is right.... ;-) Bridge ------ The chords are (in order but not synced with words) : C D F C G A CHORDS : I'll give the barred and open tunnings for the chords NAME BARRE OPEN ====================== EADGBE EADGBE Amin7 575555 xx2010 A7 575655 xx2020 A7sus4 575755 xx2030 C x30210 Cmaj7+D x32030 D xx0232 F 133211 Fmaj7 xx3210 G 230003 Gsus4 330003
A D When I was dead I wore a strong perfume A D When I was dead I didn't leave the room Dm A Dm A And I saw the apples hanging, like moments in the orchard Dm A Dm A B But falling into action, the moment soon is over, no returns A D When I was dead I wasn't interested in sex A D I didn't even care what happened next Dm A Dm A I was free as a penny whistle, and silent as the glove Dm A Dm A I wasn't me to speak of, just a thousand ancient feelings Dm A E G A That vanished into nothing, into love A D When I was dead somebody took my hand A D I couldn't see his face I took his hand Dm A Dm A And the Devil asked me to supper, he said "Careful with the spoons" Dm A Dm A And God said "Oh ignore him. I've got all your albums" Dm A B G A I said "Yes, but who's got all the tunes?" A When I was dead The last A (on the repeat and fade "When I was dead") can be alternated with A+9, which is a hell of a lot simpler than it sounds - it's an ordinary A chord, but with the B string left open (002200), and there may be the occasional Dm in that fadeout, too...