Stills Stephen – Thoroughfare Gap tab

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From Sun May  4 10:06:36 1997
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 17:36:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Thoroughfare Gap by Stephen Stills

Thoroughfare Gap
by Stephen Stills

(Intro:  G   C   G   D   G   C   G   D)

      G                    C            G
Sometimes I Consider My Pace
            D                   G                       C
I'm Reminded Of A Train Gathering Speed
              G                    D
For The Climb To The Pass
                 G                    C
In Whose Shadow It All Really Lies
    G                 D              G
A Small Metal Wagon Approaching
       C                    G             D
The Ever Present Ascending Rise
                             G       C    G   D
To The Southern Mountains
G                   C                  G
Reeling And Snaking And Leaping
    D                    G                        C
It Seems Like It Wants To Come Loose
               G                 D
>From Its Path Cast In Iron
              G                          C
But She Can't Slow Down Now
            G                    D
As The Earth Has Presented
     G                    C
A New Crest To Reach
               G           D
Without Barely A Rest
                  G        C     G    D
>From The Last One
                G                   C                   G
And You Wonder Just What Lies Beyond
                          D                     G
Though You've Been There Before
             C                      G                       D
And Forget About The Effort And The Strain
G               C
Always Ascending
         G                    D
Each Yard Adds A Mile
             G                   C
To The Never-ending Pull
            G                D
Of The Steepening Grade
                G      C   G   D        G    C    G    D
That's Before You
     G            C              G            D
A Valley, A Forest, A Desert, A Stream
                G              C
With An Oversized Bridge
              G                   D
For The Trickle There Beneath
             G                  C
You Remember The Torrent
     G                     D
It Turned To Last Spring
                 G                      C
>From The Snows Melting Fast
               G              D
And The River It Became
           G           C      G      D
In The Summer
    G               C
Perhaps It Is Ruined
               G                   D
>From A Fire That Has Scorched It
      G               C
So Badly That Nothing
        G                     D
Will Grow Without Rain
      G                        C
To Wash Away The Blackened Soil
         G                 D                    G
Now Useless Till Called Upon Again
         C               G                 D
In A Future As Twisted And Far Away
                        G                  C        G       D
As The Next Range Of Mountains
      G             C                 G
So Take It As Far As You See
And Beyond
G                                  C
With Eyes You Don't Use Enough
G               D
Gather Up Strength
      G                    C
As Thoroughfare Gap
           G                  D
Will Await You Forever
G                            C
You're Seeking To Get There
G             D
For Even Before
It's No Matter
No Distance
G                 C      G   Gsus4   G
It's The Ride

from the Stephen Stills album, "Thoroughfare Gap" (1978) and the "CSN Boxed

Submitted by David L'Heureux
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