Kiss Of Light

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Kiss Of Light - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

From the 'Modern Music' album, an old favourite.

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

| b  bend

| r  relax bend

| pb pre-bend

| D/F# chord/bass note

 

 

Intro, (rhythm guitar...)

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am__________________G__________ 

 

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

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

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

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

A|-3---3---3---3-------x----------|-0---0---0---0------------------|

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

 

 

Intro: (lead guitar...)

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am_____________________________ 

 

e|-15b17~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-15~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~12-|

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

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am_____________________________ 

 

e|-15-12~~~12h15p12p10------------|--------------------------------|

B|--------------------13~~~12h13p12-10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\--|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

Verse:

 

" The... "

 

___C___________________G____________Am__________________G__________ 

 " wo  man of  moon    flew         in  to  my  room    last... "

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

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

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

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

A|-3---3---3---3-------x----------|-0---0---0---0-------x----------|

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

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am__________________G__________ 

 " night...                                                   she... "

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

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

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

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

A|-3---3---3---3-------x----------|-0---0---0---0-------x----------|

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

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am__________________G__________ 

" tortured my  body             and made me feel sorry      'tho I... "

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

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

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

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

A|-3---3---3---3-------x----------|-0---0---0---0-------x----------|

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

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am__________________G__________ 

" thought I was right... "

e|-0---0---0---0-------3----------|-0---0---0---0-------x---x---x--|

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

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

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

A|-3---3---3---3-------x----------|-0---0---0---0-------x---x---x--|

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

 

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

 

 

Chorus:

 

_______D_______________A____________Bm__________________A__________ 

     " Gave me the kiss of          light... "

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

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

G|-x---2---2---2---2---2----------|-4-----------4---4---2---2---2--|

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

A|-x-------------------0----------|-2-----------2---2---0---0---0--|

E|-x------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 

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

 

 

_______D_______________A____________Bm__________________A__________ 

     " Gave me the kiss of          li -   i   -     i    -   ght... "

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

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

G|-----2---2---2---2---2----------|-4-----------4---4---2---x---x--|

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

A|---------------------0----------|-2-----------2---2---0---x---x--|

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

 

_______D_______________A____________Bm__________________A__________ 

     " Gave me the kiss of          light... "

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

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

G|-x---2---2---2---2---2----------|-4-----------4---4---2---2---2--|

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

A|-x-------------------0----------|-2-----------2---2---0---0---0--|

E|-x------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 

 

_______D_______________A___________

     " Gave me the kiss of... "      

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G________________________________Cadd9__________________________ 

 " Light       my       candle      hold       my        hand    I'm... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Em7______________________________D______________________________ 

 " grinning        like       a     fool... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G________________________________Cadd9__________________________

 " spread      your     love        around      my     head     I'm... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Em_____________________________

 " feeling         rather          cruel... "

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

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

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

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

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

E|-0------------------------------|-5----4----3-----3----2----1----|

 

 

 

Repeat intro, verse and chorus sections.  

 

 

Then:

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am_____________________________ 

(keyboard solo...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___C___________________G____________Am_____________________________ 

(keyboard solo...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D___________________A____________Bm_____________________________ 

(keyboard solo...)

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

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

G|-2---2---2---2-------2----------|-4---4---4---4------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___D___________________A____________Bm_____________________________ 

(keyboard solo...)

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

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

G|-2---2---2---2-------2----------|-4---4---4---4-------2----------|

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

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

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

 

 

___D_______________________________________________________________ 

(keyboard solo...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

" She... "

 

___D_______________________________________________________________ 

 " gave  me  the    kiss  of       light      and     all      my... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G___________G___________D_______________________________________ 

 " mirrors are win   -     dows                                she... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

___D_______________________________________________________________ 

 " gave  me  the    kiss  of       light      and     I       don't... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G___________G___________D_______________________________________ 

" know where the time      goes...                             I'm... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Bm_______________________________Bm_____________________________

 "down on  my  knees          it's easy to  see           how.... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___F#m______________________________F#m____________________________ 

" everything has its place...                              ...and... "

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

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

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

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

A|-4---4---4---4---4--------------|-4---4---4---4---4--------------|

E|-2---2---2---2---2--------------|-2---2---2---2---2--------------|

 

 

 

___G_______________G/A______________G/B_____________G/D____________ 

 " mine   is  to   be           her taste  of  the  sea     this... "

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

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

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

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

A|-x---------------0--------------|-2------------------------------|

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

 

 

___D________________________________A______________________________ 

 " mor              -               ning... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Repeat intro, verse and chorus sections... 

 

Ending:

 

 

_______D_______________A____________G_______________D/F#___________ 

     " Gave me the kiss of          light           oh... "

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

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

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

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

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

E|--------------------------------|-3---------------2--------------|

 

 

___Em______________A________________D______________________________ 

 " oh              oh       oh      oh... "

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

B|-0---------------2--------------|-3------------------------------|

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

The woman of moon

Flew into my room last night...

She tortured my body

And made me feel sorry

Though I thought I was right

 

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of...

 

Light my candle,

Hold my hand,

I'm grinning like a fool...

Spread your love around my head

I'm feeling rather cruel...

 

Alone in the dance hall

We spoke of her next incarnation...

I asked what it took

And she gave me a look

Needing no explanation

 

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of...

 

Lightning flashing,

Thunder crashing,

Love is such a thrill...

Re-arrange my holidays

And move in for the kill...

 

She gives me the kiss of light

And all my mirrors are windows...

She gives me the kiss of light

And I don't know where the time goes...

 

I'm down on my knees,

It's easy to see

How everything has it's place...

And mine is to be

Her taste of the sea

This morning...

 

We walked through the towers,

The sky fell in showers,

We caused a sensation...

The future was changed

As we stood in the rain

At the back of the station...

 

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of light

Gave me the kiss of light...

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson.

© Bill Nelson 2020

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