Crystal Gazing

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Crystal Gazing - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

A favourite from the  'Sunburst Finish'  album, another acoustic

track for you and some great lyrics from Bill Nelson.

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| x  Mute note

|(577655) chord shape

| A/D chord/bass note

 

 

Intro: acoustic guitar...

 

 

______Am__________________

 

e|---|-0-------0-------0-------------------------|

B|---|-1-------1-------1--1p0--------------------|

G|---|-2-------2-------2-----2p0-----------------|

D|---|-2-------2-------2--------3p2p0------------|

A|---|-0-------0-------0-------------3p2p0-------|

E|-0-|------------------------------------3p1p0--|

 

 

___F___________________E__

 

e|---------1-----1-1---0--|

B|---------1-----1-1---0--|

G|---------2-----2-2---1--|

D|---------3-----3-3---2--|

A|---------3-----3-3---2--|

E|-1-------1-----1-1---0--|

 

 

Repeat a few times, finish with an Am chord - (x07555)- then...

 

 

Verse:

 

___Am______________E_______________Fmaj7_______________Fmaj9______

" The man who owned the heartache that lived on the stairs... "

e|-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---|

B|-1---1-1-1---1---0---0-0-0---0---1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1---|

G|-2---2-2-2---2---1---1-1-1---1---2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0---|

D|-2---2-2-2---2---2---2-2-2---2---3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---|

A|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2---3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---|

E|-----------------0---0-0-0---0-0-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1---|

                                   t____________________________

 

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

 

 

___D7______________F_______________Am______Am/G____Am/F____E7_____

" passed me in the night, whistling 'memories of you'... "

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B|-1---1-1-1---1---1---1-1-1---1---------1-------1-------1-----3---|

G|-2---2-2-2---2---2---2-2-2---2-------2-------2-------2-------1---|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-3---3-3-3---3-----2-------2-------2---------2---|

A|-----------------3---3-3-3---3---0-------------------------2-----|

E|-----------------1---1-1-1---1-----------3-------1-------0-------|

                   t____________           p       t 

 

___Am______________E_______________Fmaj7_______________Fmaj9______

" I stared, too frightened to move for fear my eyes shone a light... "

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B|-1---1-1-1---1---0---0-0-0---0---1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1---|

G|-2---2-2-2---2---1---1-1-1---1---2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0---|

D|-2---2-2-2---2---2---2-2-2---2---3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---|

A|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2---3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---|

E|-----------------0---0-0-0---0-0-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1---|

                                   t____________________________

 

 

___D7______________F_______________Am______Am/G____Am/F____E7_____

" on the darkness he drew like cloak all around his shoulders... "

e|-2---2-2-2---2---1---1-1-1---1-------------------------------0---|

B|-1---1-1-1---1---1---1-1-1---1---------1-------1-------1-----3---|

G|-2---2-2-2---2---2---2-2-2---2-------2-------2-------2-------1---|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-3---3-3-3---3-----2-------2-------2---------2---|

A|-----------------3---3-3-3---3---0-------------------------2-----|

E|-----------------1---1-1-1---1-----------3-------1-------0-------|

                   t____________           p       t 

 

 

___D_______________A/D_____________G_______________D______________

" and the church on the corner marked the time for the mother... "

e|-2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0-0-3---3-3-3---3-3-2---2-2-2---2-2-|

B|-3---3-3-3---3-3-2---2-2-2---2-2-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-|

G|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-|

A|---------------------------------x---x-x-x---x-x-----------------|

E|---------------------------------3---3-3-3---3-3-----------------|

 

 

___G_______________Cadd9___________D______________________________

" who was giving birth to a child across the hall... "

e|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-|

B|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-|

G|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-|

A|-2---2-2-2---2-2-3---3-3-3---3-3---------------------------------|

E|-3---3-3-3---3-3-------------------------------------------------|

 

 

___D_______________A/D_____________G_______________D______________

" and I waited, half in anger, half in sadness, for an answer... "

e|-2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0-0-3---3-3-3---3-3-2---2-2-2---2-2-|

B|-3---3-3-3---3-3-2---2-2-2---2-2-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-|

G|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-|

A|---------------------------------x---x-x-x---x-x-----------------|

E|---------------------------------3---3-3-3---3-3-----------------|

 

 

___G_______________Cadd9___________B5_____________________________

" to the call for help I had written on the wall... "

e|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-x---x-x-x---x-x-x---x-x-x---x-x-|

B|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-|

G|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-|

A|-2---2-2-2---2-2-3---3-3-3---3-3-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-|

E|-3---3-3-3---3-3-------------------------------------------------|

 

 

(Instrumental section...)

 

___Cmaj7___________________________E______________________________

 

e|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---|

B|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---|

G|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1---|

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

A|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---|

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

 

 

___A_______________________________D/A____________________________

 

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B|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---|

G|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---|

D|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4---|

A|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---|

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

 

 

___E/A_____________________________A______________________________

 

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

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

A|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---|

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

 

 

___Asus4__________________________

 

e|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------|

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

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

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

A|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------|

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

 

 

Repeat from chorus.

 

Repeat instrumental section.

 

Repeat chorus part until...

 

(Ending...)

 

" Listening... "

 

___G_______________Cadd9___________B5______________________________

"to their hearts and the changing of their breath... "

e|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---x---x-x-x---x-x-x---x-x-x---x---|

B|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---|

G|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0---4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4---|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2---4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4-4-4---4---|

A|-2---2-2-2---2-2-3---3-3-3---3---2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---|

E|-3---3-3-3---3-3-------------------------------------------------|

 

Repeat...

 

" listening to their... "

 

___G_______________Cadd9__________________________________________

"...hearts and the changing of their breath... "

e|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-----------------------------------------------|

B|-3---3-3-3---3-3-3-----------------------------------------------|

G|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-----------------------------------------------|

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2-----------------------------------------------|

A|-2---2-2-2---2-2-3-----------------------------------------------|

E|-3---3-3-3---3-3-------------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

The man who owned the heartache that lived on the stairs

Passed me in the night whistling 'Memories Of You'...

I stared, too frightened to move

For fear my eyes shone a light

On the darkness he drew like a cloak

All around his shoulders...

 

And the church on the corner

Marked the time for the mother

Who was giving birth to a child across the hall...

And I waited, half in anger

Half in sadness for an answer

To the call for help I had written on the wall.

 

And the rain fell like jewels

On the heads of all the fools

Who wandered crazed with their souls ablaze for me

And the blessing of the hour

Was the twilight and the tower

With it's golden bell from the bottom of the sea...

 

And the moon through the window

Of the bedroom where lovers slumbered

Made a silver dance of such dust beneath the bed...

And I waited for a moment in the lamplight,

Crystal gazing...

Listening to their hearts

And the changing of their breath.

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson.

© Bill Nelson 2020

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