O Du Mein Holder Abendstern chords with lyrics by Richard Wagner - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Richard Wagner – O Du Mein Holder Abendstern chords

Chords:
Transpose:
[Intro]
Gm F Eb         
Bb Eb D    D7


[Recitative-freely without steady tempo]
Gm G Cm D GmWie Todesahnung, Dämm'rung deckt die Lande,
G Cm D G Bbumhüllt das Tal mit schwärzlichem Gewande;
Dm D D7 Gm Gm6der Seele, die nach jenen Höh'n verlangt,
Dm A Dm Cvor ihrem Flug durch Nacht und Grausen bangt!
(Tremolo picking)
BbDa scheinest du, o lieblichster der Sterne,
Cmdein sanftes Licht entsendest du der Ferne,
F Bbdie nächt'ge Dämmrung teilt dein lieber Strahl,
Dm D A Dund freundlich zeigst du den Weg aus dem Tal.
(End tremolo) A Bm D G [Aria-steady tempo in 3/4]
G G5 Gadd#11 Am Aadd9 Bb D EbO du, mein holder A - bendstern,
Em Emadd2 Em G D D7/C Gwohl grüsst' ich immer dich so gern;
G G5 Gadd#11 Am Aadd9 Bb D Eb vom Herzen, das sie nie verriet,
Em Emadd2 Em G Gadd#4 G Bm/D D Emgrüsse sie, wenn sie vorbei dir zieht,
Em C E7 Am Aadd9 Fadd#11 Fwenn sie entschwebt dem Tal der Er - den,
C Am Bm G Esus Emein sel'ger Engel dort zu werden!
C Cadd#4 B7 Ab Ab7 C# C#mwenn sie entschwebt dem Tal der Erden,
A6 Bbo7 E Esus Esus#4 G Bm/D D Gein sel'ger En-gel dort zu wer - den!
[Outro] Repeat the chords from the first 4 lines of the Aria, but end in G instead of Em. If you feel adventurous, fill the melody line:
e|---------------------------------|B|------3--2-1-----0---------------|G|--0----------------3-----2-------|D|---------------------------5-----|A|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|-----------0---------------------|G|--0------0-------0---------------|D|------4------------0-------------|A|-------------------------3-2-----|E|---------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|------3--2-1-----0---------------|G|--0----------------3-----2-------|D|---------------------------5-----|A|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|--0-----------------4----2-0-----|D|------4--2-0------0--------------|A|---------------4-----------------|E|---------------------------------|
Most of the add#11s and such are just outlining the melody. Feel free to skip them if they are tripping you up. Here are the weird chords I use:
Gm6e|-----3---|B|-----3---|G|-----3---|D|----2----|A|--x------|E|-----3---|
G5e|--x------|B|-----3---|G|--0------|D|--0------|A|----2----|E|-----3---|
Gadd#11e|--x------|B|----2----|G|--0------|D|--0------|A|----2----|E|-----3---|
Aadd9e|--0------|B|--0------|G|----2----|D|----2----|A|--0------|E|--0------|
Emadd2e|--0------|B|--0------|G|--0------|D|------4--|A|----2----|E|--0------|
D7/Ce|---x-----|B|-----3---|G|----2----|D|--0------|A|-----3---|E|--x------|
Gadd#4 (Spelled the same as Gadd#11 but voiced differently)e|--x------|B|--0------|G|--0------|D|--0------|A|------4--|E|-----3---|
Bm/De|----2----|B|-----3---|G|------4--|D|--0------|A|--x------|E|--x------|
Fadd#11e|--x------|B|--0------|G|----2----|D|-----3---|A|-----3---|E|---1—----|
Esuse|--0------|B|--0------|G|-----3---|D|-----3---|A|-----3---|E|--0------|
Cadd#4e|--0------|B|---1-----|G|--0------|D|------4--|A|----2----|E|--x------|
A6e|--0------|B|----2----|G|----2----|D|------4--|A|--0------|E|--x------|
Bbo7e|--0------|B|----2----|G|--0------|D|----2----|A|---1-----|E|--x------|
Esus#4e|--0------|B|--0------|G|------4--|D|-----3---|A|-----3---|E|--0—-----|
The chords here may not be exactly what is in the original Wagner score. I arranged it for guitar by ear and took some liberties. This is one of the most beautiful songs I know of I any style. The song is written for opera, but can work well in a pop setting if done right. I personally refuse to do it in English, but there are some transcriptions out there. I hope you enjoy.
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