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Harper Roy - Twelve Hours Of Sunset tab

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Roy Harper "Twelve Hours of Sunset"
Transcribed by Gordon Walker 


Twelve Hours of Sunset

Sweeping skies and breezey greens, can maybe show us what it means,
C                                      Em
To feel the worlds, imagination.
   D                      Em(7)
I'll come and see you yesterday, we'll close our eyes and drift away,
C                                       Em
Can we be real, without escaping?
D                          Em(7)

     Twelve hours of sunset,       six thousand miles.
A6                   Em7     A6                  Em7
     Illusions and movies,            far away smiles.
A6                   Em7     C*  D               Em(7)
     Twelve hours of sunset,  half a day in the skies,
A6                   Em7     A6                  Em7
  (I'll) be with you tomrrow,        as the steel crow flies........
A6                           C*  D                Em(7) time flies......
C*         D          Em          C*         D          Em

I used to think I wasn't mad, but now I know its all I had,
Can hope be lost, or only seeming.
Now that time's turned into space, there's no time to check the pace,
And no-one cares, except for dreaming, (dream.......)

[ Tab from: ]
     Twelve hours of sunset,        twilight sublime,
A6                   Em7     A6                  Em7
     Be with you tomorrow,        backwards in time.
A6                   Em7   C*   D               Em time flies......
C*         D          Em

(o)====o===o    o=====o=o=o    x(o)o======   (o)o========    o=o===o=o=o
 |_|_|_|_1_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|
 |_|_2_|_|_|    |_1_2_|_|_|    |_|_|_1_|_2    |_|_1-1-1-1    |_|_1_|_|_|
 |_3_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_3_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|
 |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|    |_|_|_|_|_|

     C              Em              D             A6             Em7
(C*= first finger
taken off and
put on again
during strumming)

( x=don't play; o=open string; (o)=open string which it doesn't matter
if played by accident but should try not to).

Some of the Em chords may be Em7, and various other fingers can come
and go in the middle of chords (like taking the first finger out of the
D occasionally, like the C* chord above).
I think this is all basically correct.

The key to playing this song is to get the strumming right, especially
in the chorus - you need to listen carefully to the record.
The A6 is essentially one strum from bottom (ie lowest) string to top
(best to miss out the bottom E really), and then the strings plucked
appropriately back down to the middle E (D-string), and then strummed
lightly again (if that makes sense - is anyone following this??!).
It also helps if you have at least one echo-box, and chorus and flange pedals
if you want to do it properly! (Although, I reckon it still holds it's
own as a 'straight' song - s'pose it depends what state of mind you're in
whilst playing it :-)
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