Quest For The Harvest Of The Stars

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Quest For The Harvest Of The Stars - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

Slightly untypical track from Bill and the boys this time, from the Modern Music sessions or at least you can find it there as a bonus track on the CD version.

I have tabbed it out in two-bar chunks and I have tried to convey the rhythm of the piece. Enjoy.

 

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| x  Mute note

|(x32033) chord shape

| ~ vibrato or sustain

| b bend

| r release bend

 

 

Intro: (Acoustic guitars, triumphantly...)

 

___D___________________A_______D_______________________A_______D__ 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

___D___________________A_______D_______________________A_______D__ 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Repeat until...

 

Verse:

 

___D___________________A_______D_______________________A_______Bm_ 

 " Many      years     have    passed    me    by         it's...    

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Bm__________________A_______Bm______________________A_______D__ 

"..true... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D___________________A_______D_______________________A_______Bm_ 

 " Many      dreams      have   vanished            from      my..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Bm__________________A_______Bm______________________A_______G__ 

"...view... "

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

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

G|-4-------------------2-2-2---4-4-4-------------------2-2-2---0-0-

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

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

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

 

 

___G___________________Em______A_______________________Em______G__

  " I've chased them all              but there has been no answer... " 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G___________________Em______A_______________________Em______G__

  " 'though I recall                    my innocence and laughter... " 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G___________________Em______A_______________________A_______D__

  " I'm feeling older now            but what comes after this is ... " 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D___________________A_______D_______________________A_______D__ 

"...through? "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Repeat verse section until...

 

" ...give all you've got to what you... "

 

___D___________________A_______D__________________________________ 

"...do "                              (instrumental section begins...)

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

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

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

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

A|---------------------0-0-0-----------------------------------0h2-

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

 

Instrumental section...

 

___Cadd9_(x32033)__G_(320033)____________A7_______________________ 

 

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

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

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

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

A|-3-----------0h1/2-----------2---0-----0-0---0---------------0h2-

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

 

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

 

 

___Cadd9___________G_____________________G________________________ 

 

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

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

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

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

A|-3-----------0h1/2---------------------x-x---x---------------0h2-

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

 

 

___Cadd9___________D_______________Em__________Em_________________ 

 

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

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

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

D|-----2-----------0-----------0h1/2-----------2---------------2p1-

A|-3-----------2h3-----------------------------2------------------|

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

 

 

_______D_________________________________A________________________

 

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

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

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

D|p0---0---0---0-------------------------2-2---2------------------|

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

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

 

Chorus:

 

___D_______________A_______________G___________D__________________ 

   " The ancient quest for meaning draws   me  now "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

___G_______________D_______________G___________A_________Asus2_A__ 

        " over the edge  of  my  hori     -    zon "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D_______________A_______________G___________D__________________ 

    " and all the fields of reason I    must   plough "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G_______________A_______________D______________________________ 

     " to reap the harvest  of the stars "   (guitar solo begins...)

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

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

G|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2---2---2---------------7h9-

D|-0---0-0-0---0-0-2---2-2-2---2-2-0---0---0---0-----------7h9----|

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

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

 

Guitar solo: same rhythm chords as chorus...

 

___D_______________A_______________G___________D__________________ 

 

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

B|------------------------------10b12~~~--10--8~~~~~~-------------|

G|-7~~~~~~~~--9b11r9~~~~~~~---------------------------11p9p7~~~---|

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

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

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

 

 

___G_______________D_______________G___________A_________Asus2_A__ 

 

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

B|-12-10h12p10-8-10h12-10---8------------8-7-12p10p8--10h12-------|

G|----------------------------11-------7--------------------------|

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

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

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

 

 

___D_______________A_______________G___________D__________________ 

 

e|-12b14~~~~~~~-14r12~~~~~~~----12/15~~~~~~14--12-----14h15p14~~~-|

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G_______________A_______________D______________________________ 

 

e|---------------------------10h12h14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\--|

B|-----------12p10p8-10h12h14-------------------------------------|

G|---12p11p9------------------------------------------------------|

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

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

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

 

Repeat Instrumental section. Then...

 

Verse, part two

 

___D_______________A_______________Bm__________Bsus2_______B5_____

       " I see the isle       of   Avalon... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

___G_______________________________Asus4_______A__________________ 

           " so blue, so green and real... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___D_______________A_______________Bm__________Bsus2_______B5_____

      " I feel the smile,  the     victory won... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___Cadd9___________________________Asus4_______A_________Asus2_A__ 

           " by saintly words    I feel... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Repeat chord sequence until...

 

___D_______________A_______________Bm_____________________________

   " here in this land        of   Albion... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

___Cadd9___________________________G______________________________ 

     " two thousand years from you,    two thousand years from you... "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___A_______________________________D_______________________A______ 

  " two thousand years from you I wait.............................. "

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

___G_______________A_______________D_______A_______D______________ 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lyrics:

 

Many years have passed me by it's true

Many dreams have vanished from my view

I've chased them all

But there has been no answer

'though I recall

My innocence and laughter

I'm feeling older now...

But what comes after this is through?

 

Time has traced it's maps across my face

Signs and lines for youth to navigate

Oh, and in the end

There will be no returning

Let's not pretend

No regrets and no yearning

Drink deep and fill your heart

Give all you've got to what you do. 

 

The ancient quest for meaning draws me now

Over the edge of my horizon

And all the fields of reason I must plough

To reap the harvest of the stars

 

I see the Isle of Avalon

So blue, so green and real

I feel the smile, the victory won

By saintly words I feel

 

The broken beat of holy drums...

The flashing eyes of suns...

The chalice fills and overflows

The legend is begun

 

Sail on you pilgrim wanderers

On tides of blessed faith

Here in this land of Albion

Two thousand years from you...

Two thousand years from you...

Two thousand years from you I wait.

 

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2019

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