Bbm - City Of Gold tab

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


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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
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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--||----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
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D A|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------17b20—-r17-—15h17p15-----------------|-------------17------17------17------||-----(0)----------------------17b19--14------|--16b17---16b17---16b17---16b17--14--||--0—-(0)---------------------------------16--|-------------------------------------||--0------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
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D|---------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------14\--5--||--17b19—-17-—14h17p14------14----16----------||-----------------------16--------------------||---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|
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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-----||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------|
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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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