Sleep That Burns

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Sleep That Burns - Be Bop Deluxe

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Tabbed by twilightcapers

 

 

Another favourite from the Sunburst Finish album.  I must admit I'm not sure of the name of that exotic F# chord!

 

Tuning: EADGBe

 

| /  slide up

| \  slide down

| h  hammer-on

| p  pull-off

| ~  vibrato

| +  harmonic

| x  Mute note

|(022100) chord shape

 

Intro: ticking clock, alarm rings...

 

 

___E_______________B___Aadd9___________________________

 

e|-0-0-0-----------7---0---0-------0-------0-------0---|

B|-0-0-0-----------7---0-----0-------0-------0---------|

G|-1-1-1-----------8---6-------6-------6-------6-------|

D|-2-2-2-----------9---7---------7-------7-------7-----|

A|-2-2-2-----------9---7-------------------------------|

E|-0-0-0-----------7---5-------------------------------|

 

 

Repeat, then...

 

 

Verse: chords in brackets...

 

 

___E_(022100)____________B_(799877)_A_(577655)____________________

              A   brass    band is playing...

e|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-7---7-7-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|

B|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-7---7-7-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|

G|-1---1-1-1---1-1-1---1-1-8---8-8-6---6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-|

D|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-9---9-9-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-|

A|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-9---9-9-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-|

E|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-7---7-7-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-|

 

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

 

 

(Continue strumming pattern...)

 

 

 

___F#m_(244222)________B_(799877)___A_(577655)___

           Rehearsing  its          thrills

 

___E_(022100)__________B_(799877)___A_(577655)___

           All half-moon    and     cloudy,

 

___F#m_(244222)________B_(799877)___A_(577655)___

           All   golden and         shrill 

 

 

Chorus:

 

 

___C#m_(x46654)_____________________A_(577655)_____________________

    I've got a sleep that burns...

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

(Continue strumming pattern...)

 

 

___C#m_(x46654)___________A_(577655)_____________

             A sleep that burns...

         Got a sleep that burns...

 

 

 

___Bsus4_(x24400)___________________B_(x2440x)_____________________

  all night...

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Repeat intro, verse and chorus until...

 

 

 

___Bsus4_(x24400)___________________F#7sus4b9_(244000)_____________

 all night...                   all night...

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

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

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

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

A|-2-2-2--------------------------|-4-4-4--------------------------|

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

 

 

Repeat last part until...

 

 

Riff...

 

 

___Aadd9_(x02200)_________________

 

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

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

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

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

A|-0-0-0--------------------------|-0h1h2--------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|---------0h1h2---3~~~~~~~-------|

 

 

 

Play riff twice and then...

 

 

___Aadd9_(x02200)_________________

 

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

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

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

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

A|-0-0-0---------------------------0h1h2---------------0h2h3-------|

E|--------------------------------|--------0h1h2---3-------------2-|

 

 

___Bm_(x24432)_____________________________________________________ 

(listen to song to get the exact strumming pattern...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

(Continue strumming pattern...)

 

 

____Bm__(x24432)____________F#_(244322)__________

I'm sitting in a cafe in paradise

 

____F#7_(244320)____________Bm_(x24432)__________

Naked as a razor, I'm as      loaded as a dice...

 

____Bm_(x24432)__________________D_(xx0232)______

The waitresses all ask me for my price

 

____A_(x02220)______________D_(xx0232)___________

I laugh         and say I'm leaving

 

____A_(x02220)______________D_(xx0232)___________

           And this is only dreaming

 

____A_(x02220)______________Bm_(x24432)__________

         So hold me while I'm screaming...

 

 

 

_____G_(3x0033)_______________________________Bm_(x24432)__________

   Now...!        Is the moment of truth...

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

(Now strum freely...)

 

 

_____________________F#m_(244222)________________

     Your youth is a mask 

 

_____________________G_(355433)__________________

but it's not made to last

 

_____________________Bm_(x24432)_________________

   For we all have a past to out run

 

_____________________G_(320033)__________________

            When the mask comes undone

 

_____________________A_(x02220)__________________

              And we race on and on

 

_____________________Bm_(x24432)_________________

         Through the fiery portals of 

 

___D_(xx0232)____________________________________

   Hell...!

 

 

 

__________________________C_(x32010)_____________

     Go and tell all your friends

 

__________________________Am_(x02210)____________

That you've witnessed the end   of the world in a

 

___Bm_(x24432)____________F#m_(244222)___________

 dream...            in a dream...

 

 

 

(Guitar solo over Bm and F#m chords until...)

 

 

____G_(3x0033)_____________Bm_(x24432)___________

 

 

____D_(xx0232)___________________________________

 

 

 

 

Repeat intro, verse and chorus until...

 

 

 

___Bsus4_(x24400)___________________F#7sus4-9_(244000)_____________

 all night...                   all night...

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

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

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

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

A|-2-2-2--------------------------|-4-4-4--------------------------|

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

 

 

___Bsus4_(x24400)___________________F#7sus4-9_(244000)_____________

(guitar solo over these chords...)

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

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

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

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

A|-2-2-2--------------------------|-4-4-4--------------------------|

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

 

 

___Bsus4_(x24400)__________________________________________________ 

(fade to end...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

A brass band is playing

Rehearsing its thrills

All half-moon and cloudy,

All golden and shrill

 

I've got a sleep that burns

A sleep that burns

Got a sleep that burns all night

 

I'm locked in your dark world

Where hearts hold the keys,

Half-opened, enchanted, half-truth and half dreams...

 

I've got a sleep that burns

A sleep that burns

Got a sleep that burns all night

 

I'm sitting in a cafe in paradise

Naked as a razor, I'm loaded as a dice...

The waitresses all ask me for my price

 

I laugh and say I'm leaving

And this is only dreaming

So hold me while I'm screaming...

 

Now...! Is the moment of truth...

Your youth is a mask but it's not made to last

For we all have a past to out run

When the mask comes undone

And we race on and on

Through the fiery portals of hell...!

 

Go and tell all your friends

That you've witnessed the end

Of the world in a dream...

 

The night winds are howling...

Seducing the trees,

I wake in a cold sweat

With the sheets round my knees

 

I've got a sleep that burns

A sleep that burns

Got a sleep that burns all night

 

I lay in the darkness

With visionless eyes...

Exhausted and reeling...

All heartbeats and sighs...

 

But the sleep still burns, yes, the sleep still burns

Got a sleep that burns all night

 

(sleep is coming, don't you worry) 

 

 

Words & Music by Bill Nelson

© Bill Nelson 2020

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