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City of Gold
BBM (Moore/Bruce/Hanrahan)


Another Bruce/Baker/Moore number (from the album ‘Around the Next Dream’) which is
reminiscent of a classic Cream performance. In this case, think ‘Crossroads’ and you’ll get
general vibe. It’s a standard 12-bar blues in the key of A and is so similar to the 
track that the lyrics and guitar solos could easily be interchanged. The song features
typically muscular guitar work by Gary Moore (Gibson Les Paul & Marshall JTM45) with 
than a passing nod to EC.


Intro


 |--------------------------------[riff 1]------------------------------------|
     A
||------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
||-------------2--(2)-----------------|------------2—-(2)--2------------------|
||--------------—--------5--2---------|-----------------------2---5--2--------|
||o--0--0--3b4p0—-(0)----------3b4----|--0--0--3b4p0—-(0)---------------3b4---|
||------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


   A
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------o||
|------------2--(2)-----------------|------------2—-(2)--2-------------------||
|-------------—--------5--2---------|-----------------------2—--5--2---------||
|--0--0--3b4p0—-(0)----------3b4----|--0--0--3b4p0—-(0)---------------3b4---o||
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------||

Verse 1

      A5            D5                      A[riff 1]
In my home of sand outside the city of gold
          D5                           D7                    A[riff 1]
Where the wind’s so burning hot but my heart remains so cold
             E5
I need to buy myself some answers
        D5                        A[riff 1]
But the truth’s already been sold


Verse 2

       A5
Well I know how to use a razor
D5                             A[riff 1]
Carve my initials in the light
       D5
Yes, I know how to use a razor
D7                             A[riff 1]
Carve my initials in the light
E5                                     D5
Sometimes in the depths of the dark, baby
      D7                A[riff 1]
I can make everything alright


Verse 3

In my home of sand outside the city of gold
Where the wind’s so burning hot but my heart remains so cold
The shelter in your eyes, I dream about it when I die
And thirst for it when I cry

Solo

      A                                D
|-----10b12--8-----------8----------|------------5-------------------------|
|--(0)----------10—(10)-----10\5----|----8b10-------8--5-------------------|
|--(0)------------------------------|---------------------7b9--7--5--------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------7--5--|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


   A
|--------------------------------------------|
|-------5---------------5--8--5--------------|
|-------5-----7p5—-7b9-----------7b8r7p5-----|
|--7-------7------------------------------7--|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--7-—5b6----------------------------2—-2--|
|----------7--5-----------------2h4--------|
|----------------6p5-—3b4------------------|
|--------------------------5p0-------------|


   D
|--------------------------------------------|-------------5-----5-------------------|
|-----5b7r5—-3h5p3---------------------------|-----8b10-------8--5-------------------|
|--(0)--------------5b6—-2h4p2----2----------|----------------------7b9--7--5--------|
|--(0)-------------------------4-----4—-(4)--|--0------------------------------7--5--|
|--------------------------------------------|--0------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|


   A
|---------------5--8--5—-7p5-------5--5------|
|----------5h7--5-------------8b9-----5—-8p--|
|-----5b6------------------------------------|
|--7-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

                                                  E  hold bend
|----------5----------------------5------------|------------------------------------|
|--5-------5-------------------5-----8p5-------|-----------8------------------------|
|-----7b9-----7b9r7p5-----5b6-------------7p5--|--7h9—(9)-----9r7p5-----------------|
|----------------------7-----------------------|---------------------7p5------------|
|----------------------------------------------|--------------------------7p5—-3/9--|
|----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

   D                                A
|----------------------------------|------------5---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------8--5---------------------------|
|----------2--4—-4b5--4—-2h4p2-----|--2p0—-7b9-----------7b9-—7p5-—7p5------------|
|--0—-2h4-----------------------4--|------------------------------------7p5-------|
|--0-------------------------------|-----------------------------------------7p5--|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------14--14--|--16b18—-16b18r16—-14h16p14------14p0--|
|---------------2—-(2)----14h16----------|-----------------------------16--------|
|--3b4--0--------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------3b4--0—-(0)-------------------|---------------------------------------|


   D                                             A
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------17b20—-r17-—15h17p15-----------------|-------------17------17------17------|
|-----(0)----------------------17b19--14------|--16b17---16b17---16b17---16b17--14--|
|--0—-(0)---------------------------------16--|-------------------------------------|
|--0------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------|
|--17--------17--------17--------17--------17--------|
|--17-14-----17-14-----17-14-----17-14-----17-14-----|
|--------16--------16--------16--------16--------16--|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


   D
|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------14\--5--|
|--17b19—-17-—14h17p14------14----16----------|
|-----------------------16--------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|----17b20----17-—15h17p15-----------------------|
|---------------------------17b19—-14h17p14------|
|--0-----------------------------------------16--|
|--0---------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|


   A
|----------------------17----------------------------------------|
|------------------17------20--17--------------------------------|
|--------14/19b21------------------19b21—-19p17--19--17----------|
|--14\2--------------------------------------------------19--17--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                          E
|---------------------19h20p19—-17h19p17------17--|--20b22—---20b22-—20b22—-20b22--|
|-------------17--19----------------------19------|--------------------------------|
|------17h19--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--19---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|


   D
|--(22)------20b22—-20b22r20-—17h20p17---------|
|--------(17)---------------------------20b21--|
|--------(17)----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


   A
|--17------------17----19-17---------17----------------------|
|-----17—20b21------17---------17-20----17—--20p17-------17--|
|--------------------------------------------------19b20-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--19b21r19p17------19b21--17—(17)----(17)\5--|
|---------------19----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

Verse 4

My home of sand outside the city of gold
Where the wind’s so burning hot but my heart remains so cold
The shelter in your eyes, I dream about it when I die
And thirst for it when I cry


Verse 5

My meal of salt on that table of stone
My meal of salt on that table of stone
Your feast’s so sweet while I thirst here all alone


Verse 6

My home of sand outside the city of gold
Where the wind’s so burning hot but my heart remains so cold
I need to buy myself some aspirin
But the truth’s already been sold

Outro

   A                                                A7
|-------5----5-----------------------|--------------5------|--(5)------------5\--0--|
|-------5----5-—8p7------------------|--------------8------|--(8)------------8\--0--|
|-----7b9-------------7p5------------|--5h6---------6------|--(6)------------6\--0--|
|--------------------------7---5--7--|--------------5------|--(5)------------5\--0--|
|--0---------------------------------|----------5---7------|--(7)-------------------|
|------------------------------------|-------0--3---5------|--(5)-------------------|


Transcribed by Dave Hughes (dm_hughes1@hotmail.com) 12 August 2007
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