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...ROADSINGER... by Yusuf Islam (2009)
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*ROADSINGER*
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>1. WELCOME HOME
>2. THINKING 'BOUT YOU
>3. EVERYTIME I DREAM
>4. THE RAIN
>5. WORLD O' DARKNESS
>6. TO BE WHAT YOU MUST
>7. THIS GLASS WORLD
>8. ROADSINGER
>9. ALL KINDS OF ROSES
>10.DREAM ON (UNTIL)
>11.SHAMSIA
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1...WELCOME HOME... by Yusuf Islam
-------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

D  Dsus2 (x3),
F#m  G  Em, D/F#  Em, F#m  Asus4  A,
D  Dsus2 (x3), D

Verse 1:

D                        D7
 Saw a sign on the path;
Em                 D     Dsus2
 "All seekers this way".
D                         F#m
 A fairy sat and laughed;
Em                Bm
 Threw a petal my way.

Chorus 1:

F                Am
 As I neared the bridge,
                   G   C
Two soldiers stood and stared.
G                  D        Em    F#m
 "No one passes by us, up a-head;
Asus4   A              D
 You're welcome here."

Interlude:

D  Dsus2 (x3), D

Verse 2:

D                          D7
 Carried on down the road,
Em             D     Dsus2
 To the market-place.
D                  F#m
 I was still alone,
Em              Bm
 No one knew my face.

Chorus 2:

F                Am
 Then a stranger sang,
                G   C
With voice like the wind.
G                  D      Em    F#m
 Then the hails be-gan to sing;
Asus4  A    D    Dsus2, D
  "Wel-come in."

Bridge 1:

F#m   G     Em
 Time rolls on,
         D/F#            Em
Ain't no good to sit and moan.
F#m   G     Em
 Time rolls on,
    D/F#         Em
And so we travel on.

Chorus 3:

F              Am
 Never did I i-magine,
            G     C
What a dawn would be.
G                  D        Em    F#m
 'Till I opened my eyes, to see;
Asus4   A         D
 It was welcoming me.

Interlude:

D  Dsus2 (x4),
Em  F#m, Asus4  A,
D  Dsus2 (x3), D

Verse 3:

D                      D7
 At the end of my days,
Em         D    Dsus2
 On my way home.
D                    F#m
 I paused a while to gaze,
Em               Bm
 Upon the sacred stone.

Chorus 4:

F                     Am
 There I stood in the middle,
            G  C
Of the holy do-main.
G                     D      Em   F#m
 Then the people came out to say;
Asus4     A       D     Dsus2, D
 "Welcome home, a-gain."

Coda:

F#m   G     Em
 Time rolls on,
    D/F#        Em
And so we carry on.
F#m   G     Em
 Time rolls on,
         D/F#            Em
Ain't no good to sit and moan.
F#m   G     Em
 Time rolls on,
    D/F#         Em
And so we travel on.
F#m   G     Em
 Time rolls on,
         D/F#          Em
Ain't no good to sit a-lone.

F#m    G     Em    D/F#  Em
 (Time rolls on).
F#m    G     Em
 (Time rolls on,
         D/F#            Em
Ain't no good to sit and moan).
F#m    G     Em
 (Time rolls on).


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   D      Dsus2    F#m     G       Em     D/F#    Asus4

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  xx0230  244222  320003  022000  2x0230  x02230

   A       D7      Bm      F       Am      C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02220  xx0212  x24432  133211  x02210  x32010


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


2...THINKIN' 'BOUT YOU... by Yusuf Islam
-------------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

   (F  F/E Dm C  G/B      G)
e|---------1-----------------|
B|--1--1---2--1--3-----------|
G|--2--0---3--0--0-----------|
D|--3--2---0--2--0-----------|
A|------------3--2--2-3-2----|
E|------------------------3--|

Verse 1:

(C)               G     C
 When i hold your hand,
              F       G          C
I could fly a zillion miles with you.
                G      Em
When I see your grace,
          Bb         G          C
I can see your God's words come true.

             F      Em       Am
Every little bird a-bove the haze,
    Dm      E         Am
And fish be-neath the waves,

(with Intro Riff):

           (F    F/E  Dm
Knows about you...
C              G/B  G)
 Wouldn't they do.

Verse 2:

(C)              G    C
 When I see your eyes,
          F        G      C 
I can see rainbows in the sky.
           G    Em
Being with you,
        Bb     G    C
All who parted re-u-nite.

             F          Em     Am
Every little pearl drop in the clouds,
    Dm        E         Am
And stones be-neath the ground,

(with Intro Riff):

               (F    F/E  Dm
Are waiting for you...
C              G/B  G)
 Wouldn't they do.

Chorus 1:

C             F    F/E  Dm
 Whatever you say,
C                G/B    G/A    G
 Lightens up the burden of the day.
C             F   F/E  Dm
 Whatever you do,
C              G/B     G/A    G
 Makes us ever want to follow you.

C              F
 Whatever they say,
              Am
Whatever they do,
     G           G7
I'll always love you.

Interlude:

(C)  G  C, F  G  C (x2)

Verse 3:

              F     Em   Am
Every burning comet that zooms,
    Dm     E    Am
And angels too...

(with Intro Riff):

           (F    F/E  Dm
Think about you...
C              G/B  G)
 Wouldn't they do.

Chorus 2:

C              F    F/E  Dm
 Thinkin' bout you,
C                G/B      G/A    G
 I could climb a mountain in the dark.
C             F    F/E  Dm
 Listenin' to you,
C        G/B   G/A    G
 Flowers dance in the park.

C              F
 Whatever they say,
              Am
Whatever they do,
      G           G7
We'll always love you.

Chorus 3:

C                   F   F/E  Dm
 The words that you say,
C                G/B    G/A    G
 Lightens up the burden of the day.
C             F   F/E  Dm
 Whatever you do,
C              G/B     G/A    G
 Makes us ever want to follow you.

C              F
 Whatever they say,
              Am
Whatever they do,
     G           G7
I'll always love you.

Outro:

   (F  F/E Dm C  G/B      G)
e|---------1-----------------|
B|--1--1---2--1--3-----------|
G|--2--0---3--0--0-----------|
D|--3--2---0--2--0-----------|
A|------------3--2--2-3-2----|
E|------------------------3--|


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   F       F/E     Dm      C       G/B     G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx3210  xx2010  xx0231  x32010  x20033  320003

   Em      Bb      Am      E       G/A     G7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022000  x13331  x02210  022100  x00030  323000


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


3...EVERYTIME I DREAM... by Yusuf Islam
------------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

E7, A7, E7

Verse 1:

E7            B
 Every time I dream,
              F#
I keep seeing streets and alley ways;
A                             E7
 Places that I've never known.

E7            B
 Every time I dream,
           F#
I am being lifted to a height,
     A                   E7
That I too frightened to go.

Chorus 1:

E                   G
 Then I wake up and find,
               Bm
Everything's a-way, it seems,
A              E7
 One night ago.

Interlude:

E7

Verse 2:

E7            B
 Every time I sleep,
              F#                         A
I keep hoping this would be the night of nights,
                 E7
That I see you a-gain.

E              B
 As I close my eyes,
              F#
Like rims and curtains, slowly rising,
A                    E7
 Upon an empty stage.

Chorus 2:

E                     G
 Then I'm back in the stall,
              Bm
Sitting all a-lone,
                A              E7
Waiting for the show to begin.

Bridge 1:

A      C     E
 Ooh...Ooh...Ooh.
C      A     E    E7
 Ooh...Ooh...Ooh.

Verse 3:

E7            B
 Every time I dream,
              F#
I would often find myself running,
A                          E7
 From a wild pack of lies.

E                B
 'Till I reach a house,
               F#
And I hear the judge upstairs,
    A                         E7
And look for a place to hide.

Chorus 3:

E                 G
 But if I saw you there,
           Bm
I wouldn't dare dream again
A                    E7
 Of opening my eyes.

Outro:

    E7   A7, G, E
Mmm-mmm...


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   E7      A7      B       F#      A

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022100  x02223  x24442  244322  x02220

   E       G       Bm      C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022100  320003  x24432  x32010


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


4...THE RAIN... by Yusuf Islam
---------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

Em, G  D/F# (x4)

Verse 1:

Em           G          D/F#     Em    G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the rain,
Em           G          D/F#     Em    G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the rain.
Em             G            F#     Bm
 Wonder if the sun is gonna come a-gain.
A     G
 Ooh...
A                   Em
 Things are looking bad,
A      G                                            Bm
 Every-body in the world, in the world's looking so sad.

Interlude:

Em, G  D/F# (x3)

Verse 2:

Em           G          D/F#     Em     G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the storm,
Em           G          D/F#     Em     G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the storm.
Em            G            F#        Bm
 Wonder where all the good weather's gone.
A     G
 Ooh...
A                   Em
 Things are looking bad,
A      G                                            Bm
 Every-body in the world, in the world's looking so sad.

Break:

Em, Bm

Interlude:

Em, G  D/F# (x2), Am

Bridge 1:

Am                   Em              Am          Em
 Tell me if I got to build a boat to carry us to sea,
Am                D                F#m
 Tell me what the shape of it will be.
Bm                     G             Bm            G
 Tell me if it's gonna be a home for every kind of beast,
Bm                     G         D   A
 Tell me who the lucky ones will be...

Am                    Em             Am                    Em
 Tell me if you gotta build a world; what that world would be,
Am                       D               F#m
 If we're gonna build it well enough for thee.
Bm                     G             Bm         G
 Tell me if it's gonna be a home for all humani-ty,
Bm             G            D   A
 Will it be be-lievers with me...
C     G
 Ooh...

Interlude:

Em

Verse 3:

Em           G          D/F#     Em    G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the flood,
Em           G          D/F#     Em    G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the flood.
Em             G             F#      Bm
 Wonder if the water's gonna turn to blood?
A     G
 Ooh...
A                   Em
 Things are looking bad,
A      G                                            Bm
 Every-body in the world, in the world's looking so sad.

Interlude:

Em, G  D/F# (x2)

Verse 4:

Em           G          D/F#     Em    G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the rain,
Em           G          D/F#     Em    G  D/F#
 Everybody's thinking a-bout the rain.

Outro:

Em, G  D/F# (x3), Em


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Em      G      D/F#     F#      Bm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022000  320003  2x0230  244322  x24432

   A       Am      D       F#m     C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02220  x02210  xx0232  244222  x32010


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


5...WORLD O' DARKNESS... by Yusuf Islam
------------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

Dm, C  Dm (x2)

Verse 1:

Dm                C        Dm
 In this world o' darkness,
Dm             A7
 Evil rules by night.
    Dm               C     Dm
But somewhere in the sha...dows,
Bb         C       Dm
 Someone's seeking light.

Interlude:

Dm, C  Dm (x2)

Verse 2:

Dm                C         Dm
 No one knows his neighbour here,
Dm              A7
 No one has the time.
Dm                C      Dm
 No one cares for anyone else,
     Bb              C         Dm
In a world where the sun don't shine.

Interlude:

Dm, C  Dm

Bridge 1:

     Bb   C
Sham-sia...
     Bb   Dm
Sham-sia...

Interlude:

Dm, C  Dm (x2)

Verse 3:

Dm                  C        Dm
 Some sons dream of leaving,
Dm                      A7
 While they're young at heart.
    Dm             C       Dm
But few choose the path to-wards,
    Bb      C        Dm
The land be-yond the dark.

Dm              C       Dm
 Who choose the path to-wards,
    Bb      C        Dm
The land be-yond the dark...

Interlude:

Dm, C  Dm (x2)

Outro:

Dm, Am (x8), Dm


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Dm      C       A7      Bb      Am

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0231  x32010  x02223  x13331  x02210


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


6...TO BE WHAT YOU MUST... by Yusuf Islam
--------------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

C  G/B  Am  C, F  Em  G,
F  E  Am  C, D  F  Am

Verse 1:

C  G/B  Am          C 
 I have joureneyed,
F    Em   G
 End-less miles.
Am    G/B  Am              F      G
 Seen many harbours, where I took rest a while.

C   G/B  Am   C
 On this boat called,
F      Em  G     G7
 "Near and far".
   Am G/B  Am                 F       G        C
To be what you must, you must give up what you are.

Bridge 1:

Dm  E

Dm                       E
 Only a wind of hope, my heart said,
Dm                           E     E7
 Braving mystic oceans to ar-rive.
Am                C                   D7/F#
 Those who do not leave and choose to stay,
F         E     F  G
 Many sur-vive.

Verse 2:

C   G/B Am    C  F  Em    G
 Be you dust, or be you a star.
   Am G/B      Am               F       G
To be what you must, just reach out for what you are.

    C      G/B Am
And though you travel,
F   Em G
 Ma-ny roads.
Am       G/B Am          F            G        (C)
 There's but one way and that's...the one...you chose.

Interlude: (with La's)

C  G/B  Am  C, F  Em  G,
Am  G/B  Am, F  G

C  G/B  Am  C, F  Em  G,
Am  G/B  Am, F  G, Am

Outro:

Am

Am  F, Am  Em (x7), F  C, F  Em

Am  F, Am  Em (x3), F  C, F  Em

Am  F, Am  Em (x2), Am


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   C       G/B     Am      F       Em

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32010  x20033  x02210  133211  022000

   G       Dm      E       E7     D7/F#

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  xx0231  022100  020100  2x021x


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


7...IN THIS GLASS WORLD... by Yusuf Islam
--------------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

D  Cadd9, G/B  Cadd9

Verse 1:

D              Cadd9
 In this glass world,
G/B      Bbdim
 We stop feeling pain.
Am        Em
 Going no-where,
G          D
 We've got everything.

Verse 2:

D              Cadd9
 In this glass world,
G/B         Bbdim
 People who live below.
Am              Em
 Wish they were here,
G             D
 Just looking in.

Chorus 1:

D              Cadd9
 In this glass world,
G/B            Cadd9
 In this glass world.
D              Cadd9  G/B  Cadd9
 In this glass world.

Verse 3:

D              Cadd9
 In this glass world,
G/B          Bbdim
 We bathe by starlight.
Am           Em
 No troubles here,
G              D
 That's on the outside.

Verse 4:

D              Cadd9
 In this glass world,
G/B           Bbdim
 Sittin' with-out a care.
Am          Em
 No need to move,
G             D
 It's way too nice up here.

Chorus 2:

D              Cadd9
 In this glass world,
G/B            Cadd9  G/B, A7
 In this glass world.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   D      Cadd9    G/B    Bbdim

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  x32033  x20033  x1202x

   Am      Em      G       A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x02210  022000  320003  x02223


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


8...ROADSINGER... by Yusuf Islam
-----------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

C

Verse 1:

C                         F             C
 Roadsinger came to town; long cape and hat.
C                 G            C            G            C       F, C
 People stood and stared, then closed their doors, as he passed.
C                              F                  C
 He strolled the empty street; kids banged on tin cans.
C                 G      C      G                       C     F, C
 Then the panting dogs began to bark, as the roadsinger sang.

Chorus 1:

Am                G            D   F                C
 Where do you go, where do you go,  when hearts are closed?
F                 Am                G                     G7
 When a friend be-comes a stranger,  nobody wants to know.
Am                G            D   F                     C
 Where do you go, where do you go,  when the world turns dark,
F                 Am                 G        F         C        F, C
 And the light of truth is blown out, and the roads are blocked?

Verse 2:

C                       F                        C
 He stopped by a stall,  between the barrels and sacks,
C                      G       C      G              C     F, C
 A child's face peeped out and gave a smile, and ran back.
C                     F            C
 Behind a misty glass, on a window-pane,
C                G      C       G            C     F, C
 A little finger drew a perfect heart, and a name.

Chorus 2:

Am                G            D   F                       C
 Where do you go, where do you go,  in a world filled with fright,
F       Am                G                   G7
 Only a song to warm you,  through the night?
Am                G            D   F               C
 Where do you go, where do you go,  after lies are told,
F                 Am                 G         F        C     F, C
 And the light of truth is blown out,  and the night is cold?

Interlude: (with Mmm's)

C, F, C
C  G  C  G, C, F  C

(x2)

Verse 3:

C                    F           C
 Roadsinger rode on,  to another land,
C                  G       C                G          C     F, C
 Though the people spoke a different tongue;  it under-stand.
C                              F                    C
 They showed him how to share,  and took him by the hand,
C               G       C       G                   C    F, C
 Showed him the path to Heaven,  through the desert sand.

Chorus 3:

Am                G            D   F              C
 Where do you go, where do you go,  to find happi-ness,
F           Am                  G       G7
 In a world filled with hatred,  tears?
Am                G            D   F          C
 Where do you go, where do you go,  if no one cares,
F          Am           G  F            C       F, C
 And every-body's lost,     looking for theirs.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   C       F       G       Am      D       G7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x32010  133211  320003  x02210  xx0232  323000


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


9...ALL KINDS OF ROSES... by Yusuf Islam
-------------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

G  C, G  D, G (x2)

Verse 1:

G
 All kinds of roses,
C
 All kinds of roses.
G                   D          G
 All kinds of roses grow in my garden.

Verse 2:

G
 All kinds of creatures,
C
 All kinds of creatures.
G                       D         G    (D/F#)
 All kinds of creatures run on my land.

Chorus 1:

Em
 All kinds of children,
Am
 All kinds of children.
Em                     Bm          Em
 All kinds of children, play in my yard.
C                  G       D/F#   Em
 So many feelings, so many feel...ings,
D                G
 Flow through my blood.

Interlude:

G  C, G  D, G (x2)

Verse 3:

G
 All kinds of people,
C
 All kinds of people.
G                    D          G
 All kinds of people make up my life.

Verse 4:

G
 All kinds of faces,
C
 All kinds of faces.
G                   D             G    (D/F#)
 All kinds of faces show me their love.

Chorus 2:

Em
 All kinds of lanterns,
Am
 All kinds of lanterns.
Em                     Bm            Em
 All kinds of lanterns, light up the dark.
C                          G    D/F# Em
 But there's only one God, only one  God,
D                  G
 Has a place in my heart.

Interlude:

G  C, G  D, G (x2)

Verse 5:

G
 All kinds of roses,
C
 All kinds of roses.
G                   D          G
 All kinds of roses grow in my garden.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   G       C       D      D/F#     Em      Am      Bm

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x32010  xx0232  2x0230  022000  x02210  x24432


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


10...DREAM ON (UNTIL)... by Yusuf Islam
--------------------------...............

*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*


Intro:

F#m  B, E  C#m, F#m  A, D  A, G (x2)

Verse 1:

F#m    B   E      C#m
 Dream on,  dream on.
F#m    A              D    A     G
 Dream on through the dark-ness.

F#m    B   E      C#m
 Dream on,  dream on.
F#m    A            D      A  G
 Dream on 'till the light...

Interlude:

F#m  B, E  C#m, F#m  A, D  A, G

Verse 2:

F#m    B   E      C#m
 Dream on,  dream on.
F#m    A              D       A  G
 Dream on, 'till it's bright...

F#m    B   E      C#m
 Dream on,  dream on.
F#m    A              D    A     G
 Dream on through the dark-ness.

Outro:

F#m  B, E  C#m, F#m  A, D  A, G (x2), F#m


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   F#m     B       E       C#m     A       D       G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 244222  x24442  022100  x46654  x02220  xx0232  320003


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


11...SHAMSIA... by Yusuf Islam
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*from 'Roadsinger' (2009)*

*INSTRUMENTAL*


Verse 1:

Em  C, Em  Bm
Em  Am, Em  Bm
Em  C, Em  Bm
Em  Am, Em  D
C  G, C  D
Em  C, Em  Bm

Verse 2:

Em  C, Em  Bm
Em  C, Em  Bm, Em
Em  C, Em  Bm
Em  Am, Em  D
C  G, C  D

Outro:

Em  Am, Em  B7
Em  C, Em  Bm,
Em  C, Em


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   Em      C       Bm      Am      D       G       B7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022000  x32010  x24432  x02210  xx0232  320003  021202


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2009
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


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