Genesis - Can Utility And The Coastliners tab

Can-Utility and the coastliners - Genesis

Tabbed by: Ziyon Amram

Here is a beautiful Genesis piece taken from the album “Foxtrot”, dedicated to legendary
King Canute (hence the “Can-Utility”).

Likewise other Genesis tracks from that era (e.g. The Cinema Show, The Musical Box) this
is also composed of a basic song followed by unrelated instrumental filler before a
closing section.

The transcription below relates to the basic song, written by the band’s guitarist Steve
Originally it’s played on a 12-string which gives it a much greater depth, but a
will do too. Enjoy!

Tuning: Standard

Chord notes:
9 refers to ADD 9th (major or minor) rather than 7th AND 9th marked as 7/9

(Note – same playing appears also on the song bar marked with (*) )

B B9 B Eb B (pause)e|------7----9---7-----|--6-----------7-----------7--|--------------|B|----7----------------|--8--8----8------------7--7--|--------------|G|--8-----8----8----8--|-------8------------8--8--8--|--------------|D|--9--------9---9-----|--8-------8---9--9-----9--9--|--------------|A|---------------------|-----------------------------|--------------|E|---------------------|-----------------------------|--------------|
Part A: D Bb6 C B(addE) The scattered pages of a book by the sea Em7 Em(addG)-Em-A7sus4-A7 Held by the sand, washed by the waves D Asus4 G6 A7sus4 A shadow forms cast by a cloud, D Asus4 G6 A7 Skimming by as eyes of the past, but the B B9 B Eb B (*) rising tide absorbs them effortlessly claiming. D G Asus4-A They told of one who tired of all singing, Bm A Bm A "Praise him, praise him." B Em-Em7-Em6 A7 "We heed not flatterers," he cried, D Asus4 G6 A7sus4-A7 "By our command, waters retreat, D Asus4 G6 A7 Show my power, halt at my feet," B G6 G A7sus4 But the cause was lost, Now cold winds blow. Part B: D F6 Bb Bb6 C Far from the north overcast ranks advance D F6 Bb6 C C7 Fear of the storm accusing with rage and scorn. F Bb6 C7 The waves surround the sinking throne Dm7 C Dm7 C Singing "Crown him, crown him," D Asus4 G6 A7sus4-A7 "Those who love our majesty D Asus4 G6 A7 show themselves!" All bent their knees. Dm7 Ahhhhh…
Dm7 x 3 D7/9 Dm7 x 3 D7/9e|----------|-----3-6-|-1--1--1--0-----0-----|-1--1--1--0----0-----|...|B|-----3-6--|-5-6-----|-1--1--1----1-----1---|-1--1--1----1----1---|...|G|-3-5------|---------|-2--2--2------2-----2-|-2--2--2------2----2-|...|D|----------|---------|-0--0--0--------------|-0--0—0--------------|...|A|----------|---------|----------0-----------|----------0----------|...|E|----------|---------|----------------------|---------------------|...|
That’s actually the end of the main song. The 2-chord riff above turns into full chord and continues through the Mellotron filler on to the next verse… Dm7 x 3 D7/9 But he forced a smile even though Dm7 x 3 D7/9 … Dm7x3 D7/9 His hopes lay dashed where offerings fell (where they fell). Here goes the organ solo then the guitar solo through the closing section… F Fsus4 F Bb6 F Fsus4 F Bb6 "Nothing can my peace destroy as long as no-one smiles." F Fsus4 F Bb6 F Fsus4 F More opened ears and opened eyes, and soon they dared to laugh. Bb C See a little man with his face turning red Bb C Though his story's often told you can tell he's dead. === That's it, hope you liked it. Send me your comments if you have any. Cheers!
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