Van Der Graaf Generator – Man-erg chords

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Van der Graaf Generator - Man-Erg
from the album Pawn Hearts (1971).
Transcribed by Cory (, August 2011

|  F  |  C  |  Dm  |  C  |

F C Dm CThe killer lives inside me: yes, I can feel him move.
F C Dm CSometimes he's lightly sleeping in the quiet of his room,
G C Dm Em Dm C Gbut then his eyes will rise and stare through mine;
C Dm Em Dm C Am Ghe'll speak my words and slice my mind inside.
F C Dm CYes the killer lives
F C Dm CAngels live inside me: I can feel them smile...
F C Dm CTheir presence strokes and soothes the tempest in my mind
G C Dm Em Dm C Gsus Gand their love can heal the wounds that I have wrought
C Dm Em Dm C AmThey watch me as I go to fall
G-well, I know I shall be caught,
F C Dm Cwhile the angels live.
How can I be free? How can I get help? Am I really me? Am I someone else?
Organ plays these chords over the riff after the vocals: (3m41s) Cm Bdim|-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-8-5-8-4-8-| |-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-8-5-8-4-8-|
Cm Bdim|-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-8-5-8-4-8-| |-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-8-5-8-4-8-|
Bbm Fm|-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-8-5-8-4-8-| |-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-8-5-8-4-8-|
repeat riff, slowing downMaybe something like this on the last one: Ao Bb Ao Ab|-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-8-5-8-4---||-7-7-7-7-7-|-6---4-7-4---||-8-8-8-8-8-|-7---5-8-5---||-7-7-7-7-7-|-8---4-7-6---||-----------|-8-------6---||-----------|-6-------4---|
Fm9 Dm#11|----3-----3-1-----1----|----4------4-1-----1----||----1-----1-1-----1----|----3------3-1-----1----||----1-----1-1-----1----|----5------5-1-----1----| x2|-3------3-------3---3--|-0-------0-------0---0--||-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------|
Fmaj9 Dm11|----3-----3-1-----1----|----3------3-1-----1----||----1-----1-1-----1----|----3------3-3-----3----||----2-----2-2-----2----|----2------2-2-----2----||-3------3-------3---3--|-0-------0-------0---0--||-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------|
Fmaj9 Dm11But stalking in my cloisters hang the acolytes of gloom
Fmaj9 Dm11and Death's Head throws his cloak into the corner of my room
Bb+ Bb Bbo F maj9 Dm11|-2--1--0--|-1--3-----3-1-----1----|----3------3-1-----1----||-3--3--2--|-1--1-----1-1-----1----|----3------3-3-----3----||-3--3--0--|-2--2-----2-2-----2----|----2------2-2-----2----||----------|-3------3-------3---3--|-0-------0-------0---0--||-1--1--1--|-----------------------|------------------------||----------|-----------------------|------------------------|and I am doomed...
Fmaj9 Dm11
Fmaj9 Dm11But laughing in my courtyard play the pranksters of my youth
Fmaj9 Dm11and solemn, waiting Old Man in the gables of the roof:
Bb+ Bb Bbo Fmaj9 he tells me truth...
| Fmaj9 | Dm11 | Fmaj9 | Dm11 | | Fmaj9 | Dm11 | Bb Bb+ Bb Bbo | Fmaj9 | | Dm11 | Am | Gm | Dsus D | | Csus C | Bb | A7sus A7 | Dsus D | | Csus C | Bb Bb+ Bb Bbo | F | | C D | D | Eb F | F | | C D | D | Eb Fm Fm Fm A A G | FFF AbAbAb | (4/4, 4/4, 5/4, 2/4) | Bb7 | F
F C Dm CAnd I too, live inside me and very often don't know who I am:
F C Dm CI know I'm not a hero, well, I hope that I'm not damned.
G C Dm Em Dm C Gsus G I'm just a man, and killers, angels, all are these:
C Dm Em Dm C Am GDictators, saviours, refugees in war and peace
F C Dm Cas long as Man lives...
G C Dm Em Dm C Gsus G I'm just a man, and killers, angels, all are these:
C Dm Em Dm C Am G Dictators, saviours, refugees
C Dm Em Dm C Gsus G C Dm Em Dm C Am G <- at this point the diminished riff comes back
C Dm Em Dm C G C Dm Em Dm C Am
Adim Ab A A Gm F F F|--------------4-4-4--5----5----3--1-1-1-||--------------4-4-4--5----5----3--1-1-1-||--5-5-5-5-5---5-5-5--6----6----3--2-2-2-||--4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6--7----7----5--3-3-3-||--------------6-6-6--7----7----5--3-3-3-||--5-5-5-5-5---4-4-4--5----5----3--1-1-1-|
| Ab Ab Ab Bb Bb Ab | Gb Gb E | | D D D F F F | Ebm | | Ebm Ebm Ebm Dm Dm Dm | C#m Cm B | | Bb Bb Bb A A A | Ab G F# | | F
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