Blue Oyster Cult - Perfect Water tab

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From: tgannon@charlie.usd.edu (spideir)

 "PERFECT WATER" (Blue Oyster Cult)
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 --comp. Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser & Jim Carroll (from _Club_Ninja_, 1986)
   -- chords & tabbed Intro "transcr." by tcg, 1994
   -- 4/4 // keys: Bm (D); E (C#m) // Allegro // ...slight flange


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INTRO TAB: to Verse] Em9 Bm [=hold thru=] A "G5" -2-0-----||----------------|---------------|---------------|-----2-0------|| -3---0-3=||===3========--2=|==2====--0-2-3=|===3===========|===--3---0-3==|| -0-----4=||o==4========--2=|==2====------0=|===0===========|===--0-----4=o|| -2-----4=||o==4========--2=|==2====------0=|===0===========|===--2-----4=o|| -------2=||===2========--0=|==0====--------|---------------|-----------2==|| ---------||----------------|-------------3=|===3===========|===-----------|| 3 & 4 & 1 2 3 4 & 1 2 3 & 4 & 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 & 4 &
-------- CHORDS USED, in order of appearance (@/$/% designate different voicings of same chord)-- Bm@: x 2 4 4 3 x A@: x 0 2 2 2 x G5: 3 x 0 0 3 x Em7: 0 2 2 0 3 x D/F#: 2 x 0 2 3 x D: x x 0 2 3 2 C/9: x 3 2 0 3 0 E: 0 2 2 1 0 0 A$: x 0 2 2 2 0 D/9/A: x 0 4 2 3 0 A%: x 0 2 2(2)x B: x 2 4 4(4)x C#m: x 4 6 6(5)x Bm$: x 2 4 4 3 2 -------- LYRICS, CHORDS, & SEQUENCE of PARTS (see below for chord durations)-- INTRO VERSE 1: Bm@ A@ G5 Em7 Perfect water - the dark wind braids the waves-- D/F# G5 D b C9 a Bm@ (Bm@) The crazed birds raid the trees-- Is this our destiny? E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A To join our hands at sea-- and slow - ly E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A sink, and slow - ly think: G5 (G5) [1 1/2-measure chord tacit; ->Em9] This is perfect water, passing over me-- INTRO VERSE 2: Bm@ A@ G5 Em7 D/F# G5 Do you know Jacques Cousteau? Well, they said on the radi - o D b C/9 a Bm (Bm) That he hears bells in random order, deep beneath the perfect water-- E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A Love that is frightening, E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A but still so inviting-- E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A To drown {drown-drown} inside a sound that lay so far underground, E A$ D/9/A And to think--{and to think} And to think {and to think}: G5 (G5) [2-measure chord tacit] This is perfect water, passing over me. LEAD TACIT: ||: A% B C#m :|| <-2x CHORUS: A% B C#m To flow inside the spiral tide, A% B C#m To drown my eyes like a blind ride, A% B C#m A% B C#m And to cross the perils of black water-- A% B C#m A% B C#m It waits for me like mother and daughter-- A% B C#m A% B C#m {A life}A life of perfect order--{A strange}A strange and perfect water-- A% B C#m A% B C#m {A life}A life of perfect order--{A strange}A strange and perfect water-- LEAD TACIT:||:A% B C#m:||<-4x G5 (G5) [1 1/2-measure chord tacit;->Em9] VERSE 3: Bm@ A@ G5 Em7 D/F# G5 D Perfect water-- I dream this dream within the deep and warm b C/9 Gulf Stream, E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A Where two blocks of ice melt into my hands like dice, E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A And I roll {seven} seven on the floor of the sea {seven}-- E A$ D/9/A E A$ D/9/A And I roll {seven} seven on the floor of the sea {seven}-- G5 (G5) [1 1/2-measure chord tacit] And I feel the perfect water, washing over me-- A@ G5 (G5) [2-measure chord tacit] CHORUS [as above, then]: A% B C#m A% B C#m A life! A strange! A% B C#m A% B C#m A life! A strange! LEAD TACIT: ||: A% B C#m :||<-4x-4x G5 (G5) [1 1/2-measure chord tacit, ritard.] A$ Bm$ [hold] [**lyrics based upon version in BOC-L archive: thanks!] -------- Chord DURATION/RHYTHM Schema: VERSE: (hold all chords for indicated duration, except Em9 [see Intro tab]; small letter = single note "bass fill" on A string) Em9 Bm@ A@ G Em7 D/F# G5 3 & 4 & 1 2 3 4 & 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 "1 2 3"[<-triplet quarters] D b C/9* a Bm (Bm) [i.e., hold 2 measures] 1 2 & 3 & 4 1 2 3 & 4 & 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4 ||: E A$ D/9/A :|| (# of repeats varies: see lyrics) 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 G5 (G5) [hold 2 measures] [2-measure chord tacit]** 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4 (1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4) ---- * 3rd Verse: C/9 -->to E chord 4 1 2 3 4 ** 1st Verse: "steal" last 2 beats for Em9 segue to 2nd verse ** 3rd Verse: replace 2-measure tacit with the following-- [1 1/2-measure chord tacit] A@ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 G5 (G5) [hold 2 measures] [2-measure chord tacit] 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4 (1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4) ["triplet" chords (Em7-D/F#-G5) are guesses that "fit," but are open to question: after 4 or 5 days of tryin', decided to get on with my life!] LEAD TACIT/CHORUS: ||: A% B C#m :||(# of repeats varies: see lyrics) 1 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & / / / / / / / / / / [<-strums] -->1st ending: G5 (G5) [hold 2 measures] [1 1/2-measure chord tacit]->Em9 riff 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4 (1 2 3 4 1 2) 3 & 4 -->2nd ending: G5 (G5) [hold 2 measures] [1 1/2-measure chord tacit; ritard.] 1 2 3 4==1 2 3 4 (1 2 3 4 1 2) A$ [hold] Bm$ [hold] 3 4 1234->fermata... [Geez, I might as well have tabbed it. . . .] | --:--tcg )
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