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THE TOWER - CHRIS DE BURGH - 

CAPO 5th - I played this without a capo at first and then conformed to the capo 
5th - it depends on the individual style and the octaves you can achieve with your 
vocals - it sounds good either way - a beautiful ballad

C - Em - F - C
 
   C                                     Em
1. A great lord came walking through the forest one morning
            F             C
    with a weapon in his hand
                          Em
     rich was his castle, he lacked for nothing
     F              G
    killing was his plan.
           Am                       Em
    When a white bird flew by, she fell from the sky,
   F               C          Dm             G              C
    nothing was found, only blood on the ground,     she was gone.
 
   C                        Em      
2. Cursing his fortune, he turned to the forest
    F               C
    to kill once again.
    C                         Em      
    Standing before him was a lovely young woman
             F            G
    with her head hung in pain.
            Am                     Em
    When he saw her, his eyes were filled with desire,
        F           C          Dm          G                     
    he said, "I must have her, she must be mine !
                C       - F - G
    She will be mine !"
 
       C                     Em      
3. He offered her silver, he offered her gold,
            F                C
    but she threw it on the ground.
           C                   Em      
    He fell to his knees and he begged her, "Oh please,
          F                             G
    come with me, what you wish will be found."
              Am                      Em
    She said, "Sir, I'll go if you'll put up your bow,
    F           C          Dm             G                   
    spare these creatures, leave them in peace.
                   E
    You have no need.”
  
 
            Dm         G           C
    But her words were lost in the wind,
        F         C           G
    his eyes were fixed on a queen.
     Am                  Em        Dm      G           C
    And all he saw was a woman but all she was, was a dream.
     F   G   E  Am F          C          G   - G7
    Ah ah, ah ah, la la la, la la la, la.
   Am                    Em        Dm      G          C
    And all he saw was a woman but all she was, was a dream.
 
   C                              Em      
4. He took her and bound her with ropes tied around her,
           F             C
    to his castle he did ride.
    C                      Em      
    In a wood was a bower where stood an old tower,
           F               G
    and he threw her deep inside.
             Am                       Em
    Then the birds left the sky and a terrible cry,
            F                C     Dm              G                 
    brought thunder and lightning, rain falling down,
                 C        
    tears on the ground.
 
   C                           Em
5. All through the days on her face he would gaze,
               F              C
    for she was lovely as the spring.
    C                              Em
    No words would she speak but, “Leave them in peace!”
             F                    G
    And some sad lament she would sing.
 
            Am                      Em      
    Oh, one day by the door, at the window he saw
        F          C       Dm           G                    
    a single white feather lying on the floor :
                     C      - F
    She was there no more.
  
 
      G     C                        Em
6. Now that great lord is dying, his cold heart is crying,
            F        C
    for the love of a girl,
    C                       Em
    for many an hour he has wept on the tower,
            F                   G
    for she meant more than the world.
        Am                Em
    But once in the sky a white bird flew by,
        F             C      Dm             G               
     he lifted his hands, he cried out in pain :
                  E
    “Come back again !”
 
            Dm         G              C
    But his words were lost in the wind,
        F          C           G
    his castle was built upon sand.
    Am             Em          Dm       G            C
    All he has is a memory, and all he yearns is her hand.
     F   G   E  Am F          C          G    - G7
    Ah ah, ah ah, la la la, la la la, la.
    Am                 Em          Dm       G           C
    All he has is this memory, and all he yearns is her hand.
 
(orig. = capo 5th)    (Chris de Burgh)
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