Solsbury hill

Peter Gabriel


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#From rpaley1@cc.swarthmore.edu (Bob Paley)#Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1993 18:28:39 GMT#Earlier this week I posted a request for Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill",#there. (Thanks everyone!) It turns out that though the chords on "nevada"#Also, the display of the chords over the lyrics was misleading. So, I#'/pub/music/lyrics/g/gabriel.peter/volume.1'....I made some real minor##rather than the second. It makes it sound a lot better! The chords of the#finger-picked, but I do better flat-picking quickly...), and the chords of#phrase. (The vertical bars represent phrases, not actual measures).#Intro:# Section A (1X) Section B (5X) to#
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 GC)(GCG)(DCGC)(G)(DGDGG
                                                       Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
 Em
                I could see the city lights
 Em
          Wind was blowing, time stood still
 G
                 Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
 Em
              Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
 Cmaj7DCmaj7
                           Had to listen had no choice  I did not believe the
information
 DCmaj7
              (I) just had to trust imagination
 DCmaj7
               My heart going boom boom boom
"Son," he said "Grab your things, I've come to take you
home."
Instrumental: Section A (1X), then Section B (1X)
To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Tho' my life was in a rut
'Til I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home."
Instrumental: Section A (1X), then Section B (1X)
When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No on taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" I said "You can keep my things,
they've come to take me home."
etc.....
Bob Paley
rpaley1@cc.swarthmore.edu
Submitted by jkr@ifi.uio.no
SOLSBURY HILL - Gabriel
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Intro: A E
 A
Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
 F#m
I could see the city lights
 F#m
Wind was blowing, time stood still
 AE
Eagle flew out of the night 
 AE
He was something to observe 
 F#m
Came in close; I heard a voice
 F#m
Standing, stretching every nerve
 Dmaj7
I had to listen; had no choice
 EDmaj7Dmaj7
did not believe the information
 EDmaj7Bm9-7
Just had to trust imagination
 EDmaj7
My heart going boom boom boom
Dmaj7 D(Hm) A Esus4 E (D the intro)
Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home
To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a rut
Till I thought of what I'd say
And which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home
When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
So I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll show them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
Hey, I said, you can keep my things they've come to take me home
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Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel)
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Intro:
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 E/BBE/BBGb/B
                  The Rest:
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........................
 BGb/BB-B
                                            Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
 BGb/BB-B
                                               I could see the city lights
 AbmGb/AbAbm-Abm
                                       A wind was blowing time stood still
 AbmGb/AbAbm-Abm
                                               Eagle flew out of the night
 BGb/BB-B
                                                He was something to observe
 BGb/BB-B
                                           Came in close, I heard a voice
 AbmGb/AbAbm-Abm
                                           Standing stretching every nerve
 AbmGb/AbAbm-Abm
                                           I had to listen, I had no choice
 Abm/E
                                     I did not   believe the information
 Gb/EAbm/E-Abm/EAbm/E
                                     I just had   to trust   imagination
 Gb/EAbm/E-Abm/EAbm/Db
                                     My heart going          boom-boom-boom
 Gb/DbAbm/Db-Abm/Db
                         "Son", he said,
 Abm/DbGb/DbAbm/Db
                         "Grab your things, I've come to take you home"
 DbmEbmEDbE/B
                                    (intro)
To keep in silence I resigned,
My friends would think I was a nut,
Turning water into wine,
Open doors would soon be shut,
So I went from day to day,
Though my life was in a rut,
'Til I thought of what I'd say,
Which connection I should cut,
I was feeling part of the scenery,
I walked right out of the machinery,
My heart going boom-boom-boom,
"Son", he said, "Grab your things, I've come to take you home".
(intro)
When illusion spin her net,
I'm never where I want to be,
And liberty she pirouette,
When I think that I am free,
Watched by empty silhouettes,
Who close their eyes, but still can see,
Noone taught them etiquette,
I will show another me,
Today I don't need a replacement,
I'll show them what the smile on my face meant,
My heart going boom-boom-boom,
"Hey", I said, "You can keep my things, they've come to take me home".
(intro to end)
Ending:
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E/B-E/B B, Dbm Ebm E Gb B