Summerday Sands

capo 2 fret

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Tabs added by Håkan Mattsson

Intro (partly used in the song too):

  |-> just touching the strings
  |
  |                   Strum the D chord in between
|-10---2--0h2p0-----2   -----   -------   -------------------
|-12------------3-0-3   -----   -------   ---------------0h3-
|-12----------------2 D -0h2- D -2-4-2- D -------0----------- D
|-12----------------0   -----   -------   -0-2-4-------2-----
|--------------------   -----   -------   -----------3-------
|--------------------   -----   -------   -------------------

|   2     0  2  3 5 5
|   3     3  3  3 3 5
|D  2     2  2  2 2 5
|   0     0  0  0 0 0
|   -     -  -  - - -
|   -     -  -  - - -

  I once met a gi-i-irl with the life in her hands
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intro D(SUS469)* arpeggio D D(sus4)

 D         D(sus4) D5      Am/D*           G(sus4)
I once met a girl with the life in her hands
            D      G(sus4)            D    D(sus4)
and we lay together on the summerday sands.
 D         D(sus4) D5         Am/D*            G(sus4)
I gave her my raincoat and told her, ``Lady, be good!''
                     D        G(sus4)          D(sus4) (repeat part of intro)
And we made truth together, where no one else would.

D                   D(sus4)      D5 Am/D*                 G(sus4)
I smiled through her fingers and ran the dust through her hands ---
                  D     G(sus4)            D
the hour-glass of reason on the summerday sands.
 

|-2-2-0h2p0-------------------0
|-----------0-----------------0
|-------------0-2---2-0-------0 Part of this riff repeated in other places
|-----------------------4-2-0-2
|-----------------------------2
|-----------------------------0

Em                       Cmaj7
We sat as the sea caught fire.
C(add b9)C                 A7
Waited as the flames grew higher
        D D/C D/B D/A
in her eyes.
Em                   Cmaj7
We watched the eagle born ---
C(add b9)C             A7
wings clipped, tail feathers shorn
 D              D/C  D/B  D/Bb  Bb#4
but we saw him rise ---
Bb#4                   D D(sus4)
over summerday sands.

(Rest the same)

Came the ten o'clock curfew.
She said, ``I must start my car.
I'm staying with someone I met last night in a
bar.''
I called from my wave top ---
``At least tell me your name!''
She smiled from her wheelspin
and said, ``It's all the same.''
I thought for a minute, jumped back on dry land ---
left one set of footprints on the summerday sands.

I once met a girl with the life in her hands
and we lied together on the summerday sands.

words and music by Ian Anderson

Am/D = *XX0555
D(SUS469)*=XX0000
 

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