Jeff Buckley - Lilac Wine chords version 1

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Lilac Wine

(written by J. Shelton)

LILAC WINE -- Chord Chart and Tab
[Originally posted by Michael Harris, May 20 1996]

** "LILAC WINE" CHORD CHART **

This is my user-friendly chord map to "LW".  It is not too far from John
Pollock's earlier tab of this, but there are some variations,
particularly

the diminished chord and the D7 instead of D.

GmI lost myself on a cool damp night
EbGave myself in that misty light
D7 CmWas hypnotized by a strange delight
D7 GmUnder a lilac tree
GmI made wine from the lilac tree
EbPut my heart in its recipe
Cm(*)It makes me see what I want to see...
D7 GmAnd be what I want to be
Gdim CWhen I think more than I want to think
Cm GmDo things I never should do
Gdim CI drink much more than I ought to drink
Cm G D7Because I brings me back you...
G G7
G G7 C D7 G G7Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
C Dm G C Dm G CLilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
Eb D7Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
D7 Am7 D7Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?
And repeat as necessary. The final progression is just:
G G7 C D7 G G7 Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love
C Cm D7 GI feel unready for my love...
Notes: >The C minor chord marked with the * is actually a bit more involved (complicated?) if you look at the tab, as it has an A in the bass. This actually makes it, I think, an "A minor 7 diminished 5", but don't quote me!! >Diagrams for the G diminished chord and the Am7dim5 are below: alternatively see the tab. >To get the "muted jazzy feel" John Pollock referred to in his post, without being confined to barre chords (which are difficult and also are not what I have tabbed out below for the most part), I suggest using the thumb and fingers of the right (picking) hand rather than a plectrum, to "stroke" the strings.
ChordsE |---|---|-4-|---| |---|---|---|---|B |---|-2-|---|---| |---|-1-|---|---|G |---|---|-3-|---| |---|---|-4-|---|D |---|-1-|---|---| |---|---|-3-|---|A |---|---|---|---| |(1)|---|---|---|E |---|---|---|---| |---|---|-2-|---| 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 6
G diminished Am7dim5 I think [to make this a Cminor, just play the (1) on the 5th string rather than the 2 on the 6th, OK] ** "LILAC WINE" COMPLETE TAB ** This is actually fairly easy and quite fun to play. As best I can figure it, this is what I think is actually played on the "Grace" album. At least, it's pretty darn close... Standard tuning!! (What a shock!) I'm just going to tab out the individual chords, not the rhythm or anything. Y'all can figure that out yourselves. (If you are training your ear, a good exercise is to figure out which chord below goes where in the song.) *Introduction
E--3----------------------------------------|B--3---4---3---4---3---3---4---4---3---3----|G--3---0---5---5---5---3---0---5---5---3----|D--5---5---4---5---4---5---5---5---4---5----|A--5---6---5---3---5---5---6---X---5---5----|E------------------------------5------------|
E---4---------------4--------------------|B---3---5---4---3---3---5---4------------|G---4---5---5---3---4---5---5------------|D---3---5---5---5---3---5---5---5---4----|A-------3---3---5-------3---3---5---5----|E----------------------------------------|
*"Lilac wine..." bit
E---3---3---0---2---3---3---0---1---3---0----|B---0---0---1---1---0---0---1---3---0---1----|G---0---0---0---2---0---0---0---2---0---0----|D---0---0---2---0---0---0---2---0---0---2----|A---2---2---3-------2---2---3-------2---3----|E---3---1---X---X---3---1---X-------3--------|
E---1---3---0-----------------------|B---3---0---1---8---3---5---3-------|G---2---0---0---8---5---5---5-------|D---0---0---2---8---4---5---4-------|A-------2---3---6---5---7---5-------|E-------3---------------------------|
Now, I'll leave the final progression up to you since it's just a variation on the above, and the chord chart I provided gives the essential information. The one variation through the song that might be worth noting is that on the second run through, when we get to "sweet and heady", halfway through the D7 bit, Jeff adds a suspension which should be pretty apparent when you hear it (I'm providing the "rhythm" in the tab below):
E-----2--2--3--3---|B-----1--1--1--1---|G-----2--2--2--2---|D-----0--0--0--0---|A------------------|E------------------|
Happy playing. mh Date: Thu, 15 Jun 1995 13:55:09 +0100 From: John IB Pollock, stu111@central.napier.ac.uk Subject: Lilac wine Corrected Okay I finally got round to doing Lilac Wine : "The reason men drink" Jeff in concert, August 1994 Try and play it with barre chords to give that muted jazzy feel particularly the G G7 bit. As it is fairly jazzy I may have simplifed the harmonies a bit, but try it and see. As normal I make no claims as to accuracy. Lilac Wine [Cover]
GmI lost myself on a cool damp night
EbGave myself in that misty light
CmWas hypnotized by a strange delight
DUnder a lilac tree
GmI made wine from the lilac tree
EbPut my heart in its recipe
CmIt makes me see what I want to see...
DAnd be what I want to be
F#m CWhen I think more than I want to think
Cm GmDo things I never should do
F#m CI drink much more that I ought to drink
Cm DBecause I brings me back you...
G G7
G G7 C D G G7Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
C F G C F G CLilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
EbListen to me... I cannot see clearly
D Am DIsn't that she coming to me nearly here?
And reapeat patterns. and the last bit (the coda? My musical education is sadly lacking)
G G7 C D G G7Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love
C Eb D GI feel unready for my love...
LYRICS I lost myself on a cool damp night Gave myself in that misty light Was hypnotized by a strange delight Under a lilac tree I made wine from the lilac tree Put my heart in its recipe It makes me see what I want to see... And be what I want to be When I think more than I want to think Do things I never should do I drink much more that I ought to drink Because It brings me back you... Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love Listen to me... I cannot see clearly Isn't that she coming to me nearly here? Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love? Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love? Listen to me, why is everything so hazy? Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear? Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love...
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