Chris De Burgh The Tower chords
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The Tower Words and music: Chris de Burgh Album: Spanish Train and Other Stories (1975) Capo : III Dmaj7: --0222 F#m : 244222 F# : 244322 D Dmaj7 G D A great Lord came walking through the forest one morning with a weapon in his hand Dmaj7 G A Rich was his castle, he lacked for nothing, killing was his plan Bm F#m When a white bird flew by, she fell from the sky G D Em A Nothing was found, only blood on the ground D She was gone D Dmaj7 G D Cursing his fortune, he turned to the forest to kill once again Dmaj7 G A Standing before him was a lovely young woman with her hand hung in pain Bm F#m When he saw her, his eyes were filled with desire G D Em A He said "I must have her, she must be mine. D She will be mine." D Dmaj7 G D He offered her silver, he offered her gold but she threw it on the ground Dmaj7 G A He fell to his knees and he begged her, "Oh please come with me, what you wish will be found" Bm F#m She said, "Sire, I'll go if you'll put up your bow G D Em A And spare these creatures, leave them in peace F# You have no need" Em A D But her words were lost in the wind G D A His eyes were fixed on a queen Bm F#m Em A D And all he saw was a woman but all she was, was a dream Bm F#m G Bm G D Em A Oh Oh Ah Ah DaDaDa DaDaDa Da Bm F#m Em A D All he saw was a woman and all she was, was a dream D Dmaj7 G D He took her and bound her with ropes tied around her, to his castle he did ride Dmaj7 G A In the wood was a bower where stood an old tower and he threw her deep inside Bm F#m And the birds left the sky and a terrible cry G D Em A Brought thunder and lightning, rain falling down D Tears on the ground D Dmaj7 G D All through the days on her face he would gaze for she was lovely as the spring Dmaj7 G A No words would she speak but "Leave them in peace" and some sad lament she would sing Bm F#m G D Em A One day by the door, through the window he saw a single white feather lying on the floor D She was there no more D Dmaj7 G D Now that great Lord is dying, his cold heart is crying for the love of the girl Dmaj7 G A For many an hour he has wept on the Tower, for she meant more than the world Bm F#m G D Em A One day in the sky a white bird flew by, he lifted his hands, he cried out in pain F# Come back again Em A D But his words were lost in the wind G D A His castle was built upon sand Bm F#m Em A D All he has is a memory and all he yearns is her hand Bm F#m G Bm G D Em A Oh Oh Ah Ah DaDaDa DaDaDa Da Bm F#m Em A D All he has is a memory and all he yearns is her hand.