Crying To The Sky

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Crying To The Sky - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

Who doesn't love this song?  Bill Nelson channels Jimi Hendrix.

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| b bend

| r relax bend

| pb pre-bend

| rb re-bend

| ~  vibrato/sustain

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

|C#m/G# chord/bass note

 

 

 

Intro: (use thumb for notes on bottom E string, Hendrix style,

throughout song, if you like...)

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

                (lead guitar line in brackets...)

e|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-11-------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-12-------------(-2h4p2h4p2h4p2h4p-etc...)----------------------|

E|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

___E/G#____________________________________________E/G#____F/A____

 

e|-4-----------------------------------------------4-------5------|

B|-5-----------------------------------------------5-------6------|

G|-4-----------------------------------------------4-------5------|

D|-6-----------------------------------------------6-------7------|

A|-7--------------(-2h4p2h4p2h4p2h4p-etc...)-------7-------8------|

E|-4-----------------------------------------------4-------5------|

 

 

___G/B____________________________________________________________

 

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-8--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-10-------------(-2h5p2h5p2h5p-etc...)--------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

Repeat intro chord sequence, then:

 

 

Verse part one: (arpeggiate chords ad lib throughout...)

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

 " Crying   to   the   sky... "

e|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-11-------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-12-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E/G#___________________________________________________________

 " searching   for    a    silver      lining... "

e|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F#m_____________________________A_______________B______________

 " hoping  that  the  clouds   I'm climbing aren't hiding... "

e|-9-------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

B|-10------------------------------10--------------12-------------|

G|-11------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

D|-11------------------------------11--------------13-------------|

A|-9-------------------------------12--------------14-------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

___E___________________________________________________________________

 " rain... "    (lead line in brackets...)

e|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

B|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

G|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

D|-6------(2~~~~~~~~~~/4~~~~~~~~~~~\2)----------------------------|-----|

A|-7--------------------------------------(2~~~~~~~~~~/4~~~~~~~~~~~\2---|~~)

E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

 " Nowhere   left   to   go... "

e|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-11-------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-12-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E/G#____________________________________________________________

 " for  every  show  now  disappoints  me... "

e|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F#m_____________________________A_______________B______________

 " still  the  ghost of love lost haunts me 'til my dying... "

e|-9-------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

B|-10------------------------------10--------------12-------------|

G|-11------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

D|-11------------------------------11--------------13-------------|

A|-9-------------------------------12--------------14-------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E___________________________________________________________________

 " day...

e|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

B|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

G|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

D|-6------(2~~~~~~~~~~/4~~~~~~~~~~~\2)----------------------------|-----|

A|-7--------------------------------------(2~~~~~~~~~~/4~~~~~~~~~~~\2---|~~)

E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|-----|

 

 

(pause:  " I could... ")

 

 

___Bm_____________________________________________________________

 " fly     away... "   (arpeggiate chord...)

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F_______________E_______________A_______________C#m/G#_________

 " over    this    river    of     tears           but I... "

e|-5---------------4---------------5---------------4--------------|

B|-6---------------5---------------5---------------5--------------|

G|-5---------------4---------------6---------------6--------------|

D|-7---------------6---------------7---------------6--------------|

A|-8---------------7---------------7---------------4--------------|

E|---------------------------------5---------------4--------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

 

___Bm_____________________________________________________________

 " think    I'll     stay...                                ...to... "

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F_______________F#m_____________D______________________________

 " face  all  my   troubles  and   fight like a man, I won't... "

e|-----------------9---------------10-----------------------------|

B|-10--------------10--------------10-----------------------------|

G|-10--------------11--------------11-----------------------------|

D|-10--------------11--------------12-----------------------------|

A|-8---------------9---------------12-----------------------------|

E|---------------------------------10-----------------------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

 

___G/B____________________________________________________________

 " fear...                                              love is... "

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-8--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___B______________________________________________________________

 " near... "     (note - chord is B major not minor...)

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-8--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

 " Crying   to   the   sky... "

e|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-11-------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-12-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E/G#___________________________________________________________

 " weeping   like   a   silver     fountain... "

e|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F#m_____________________________A_______________B______________

 " praying    on    the    holy    mountain   that it     won't... "

e|-9-------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

B|-10------------------------------10--------------12-------------|

G|-11------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

D|-11------------------------------11--------------13-------------|

A|-9-------------------------------12--------------14-------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E______________________________________________________________

 " rain... "                    (guitar solo...)

e|-4---------------------------------------12-9h12p9--------------|

B|-5-------------------------------------------------12-9h12p9----|

G|-4-----------------------------------------------------------11-|

D|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Guitar solo...

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-9h11p9---------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------11-9h11p9-----------------------------------------------|

A|------------------11-9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\-----|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E/G#___________________________________________________________

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-12b14~~~~~~~~~~-12~~~~~~~~~~~-9h12p9p7h9-----------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------12p11p9--11p9----------|

D|------------------------------------------------11----11p9------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------11p9p7|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

___F#m_____________________________A_______________B______________

 

e|-----12~~~~~~~~~~~~12b14--12b14--12~~9h12p9p7-------------------|

B|---------------------------------------------9h12p9p7-----------|

G|-11p9------------------------------------------------12p11p9--9-|

D|------------------------------------------------------------11--|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E______________________________________________________________

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|------9h12p9-----9h12p9-----9h12p9-----9h12p9-------------------|

G|-11b13------11b13------11b13------11b13------11b13~~~~~~~~~11p9-|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

 

e|--------------------------------------------------------7--7h9/12--|

B|------------------------------------------7-10p9p8-9h10------------|

G|-11~~~~~~~~~~~~----------/6---4-9p8p6-8h9--------------------------|

D|---------------------2---------------------------------------------|

A|-----------------2h4-----------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E/G#___________________________________________________________

 

e|-12-11-9--------------------------------------------------------|

B|---------12-9h10p9--9-------------------------------------------|

G|------------------11--9h11-9------------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------11--9h11p9-----------------------9-|

A|---------------------------------------11\9p7h9p7-------7h9h11--|

E|-------------------------------------------------9p7-7h9--------|

 

 

___F#m_____________________________A_______________B______________

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|------------------------9h12p9---9h12p9---9h11p9----9-----------|

G|-11b13~~r11p9h11--------------11-------11-------11----11b13~~~~~|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E______________________________________________________________

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-11b13~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

" I could... "

 

 

___Bm_____________________________________________________________

 " say goodbye... "

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F_______________E_______________A_______________C#m/G#_________

 " follow    the   sun   and  the  moon            but that would... "

e|-5---------------4---------------5---------------4--------------|

B|-6---------------5---------------5---------------5--------------|

G|-5---------------4---------------6---------------6--------------|

D|-7---------------6---------------7---------------6--------------|

A|-8---------------7---------------7---------------4--------------|

E|---------------------------------5---------------4--------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

 

___Bm_____________________________________________________________

 " be a lie...                                             ...my... "

e|-7-------------------------------7------------------------------|

B|-7-------------------------------7------------------------------|

G|-7-------------------------------7------------------------------|

D|-9-------------------------------9------------------------------|

A|-9-------------------------------9------------------------------|

E|-7-------------------------------7------------------------------|

 

 

___F_______________F#m_____________D______________________________

 " hearts in your  hand    and I'm leading   a  band   full   of... "

e|-----------------9---------------10-----------------------------|

B|-10--------------10--------------10-----------------------------|

G|-10--------------11--------------11-----------------------------|

D|-10--------------11--------------12-----------------------------|

A|-8---------------9---------------12-----------------------------|

E|---------------------------------10-----------------------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

 

___G/B____________________________________________________________

 " blues...                                              just for... "

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-8--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___B______________________________________________________________

 " you... "

e|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-8--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

 " Crying   to   the   sky... "

e|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-11-------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-12-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-9--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E/G#___________________________________________________________

 " searching   for  a     silver       lining... "

e|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F#m_____________________________A_______________B______________

 " hoping  that  the  clouds  I'm  climbing aren't hiding... "

e|-9-------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

B|-10------------------------------10--------------12-------------|

G|-11------------------------------9---------------11-------------|

D|-11------------------------------11--------------13-------------|

A|-9-------------------------------12--------------14-------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E______________________________________________________________

 " rain... "

e|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-5--------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-4--------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-6--------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-7--------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-0--------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

Second guitar solo: (slide octaves up and down...)

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

      (octave...)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 | 1   -   &   -   2   -   &   -   3   -   &   -   4   -   &   -  |

 

___E/G#___________________________________________________________

      (octave...)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|/16~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-14---\13---\11---\9---\8---\6---/8---/9----|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|/14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-12---\11---\9----\7---\6---\4---/6---/7----|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F#m_____________________________A______________B_______________

      (octave...)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-8---/10--/11----13-/16-\13------4---/6---/9----8---\6----4-/6--|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|-6---/8---/9-----11-/14-\11------2---/4---/7----6---\4----2-/4--|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E______________________________________________________________

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|----------------------------------------------------------------|

G|\4~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------11b13~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~11-p9--|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|\2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___A/C#___________________________________________________________

 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------9h12p9-----------------------------------------|

G|-11~~~~~~~~~~~---------11h13p11p9--12p11p9----------------------|

D|---------------------------------11-------11-9---------11p10p9--|

A|-----------------------------------------------11p10p9----------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E/G#___________________________________________________________

 

e|---------12b14~~~12p11p9----------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------12p10p9--------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------11p9p8--9p8---11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___F#m_____________________________A_______________B______________

 

e|-------------------------------------------------------9h12p9h12--|

B|-------------------9h12p9-----9--------------------9h12-----------|

G|-11b13rb13rb13rb13-------11b13---11b13rb13rb13rb13----------------|

D|------------------------------------------------------------------|

A|------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___E______________________________________________________________

 

e|-14-12h14p12-11------9------------------------------------------|

B|-----------------12------9--------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------9----------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------11-----------------------------|

A|-------------------------------------11~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Crying to the sky...

Searching for a silver lining

Hoping that the clouds I'm climbing

Aren't hiding rain...

 

Nowhere left to go...

For every show now disappoints me...

Still the ghost of love lost haunts me

'til my dying day...

 

I could fly away...

Over this river of tears...

But I think I'll stay...

To face all my troubles

And fight like a man

I won't fear... love is near...

 

Crying to the sky...

Weeping like a silver fountain...

Praying on the holy mountain

That it won't rain...

 

I could say goodbye...

Follow the sun and the moon

But that would be a lie...

My heart's in your hand

And I'm leading a band

Full of blues... just for you...

 

Crying to the sky...

Searching for a silver lining

Hoping that the clouds I'm climbing

Aren't hiding rain...

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2020

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