Cold Wind To Valhalla
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guitar string Tunning DADGAD
Capo 4 in record Minstrel in the Gallery 1975

INTRO
d-|------7--8-7-7-|-----7--7-7-7-|-----7--8-7-7-|-----7--7-7-7-|
A-|---8--8--8-8-8-|-----8--8-8-8-|--8--8--8-8-8-|-----8--8-8-8-|  
G-|---7-----7-7-7-|--7-----7-8-7-|--7-----7-7-7-|--7-----7-8-7-|
D-|---0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-|--0-----0-0-0-|  
A-|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D-|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
    

played with D and Dsus4 (normal tuning!) shapes at 8th fret,

 
later
option A

d-|------7-7---7----|--8--7-7---7--7-|-----7-7---7---|--8--7-7---7-7-|
A-|------0-0---0----|--0--0-0---0--0-|-----0-0---0---|--0--0-0---0-0-|  
G-|------6-6---6----|--6--6-6---6--6-|-----6-6---6---|--6--6-6---6-6-|  
D-|---7----7---7--7-|--7--7-7---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---|
D-|-----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
    subtle change in rhythm with accent (on double notes) moving around


OPTION B

d-|------7-7---7----|--8--7-7---7--7-|-----7-7---7---|--8--7-7---7-7-|  
A-|------7-7---7----|--7--7-7---7--7-|-----7-7---7---|--7--7-7---7-7-|   
G-|------6-6---6----|--6--6-6---6--6-|-----6-6---6---|--6--6-6---6-6-|   
D-|---7----7---7--7-|--7--7-7---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---|
D-|-----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|


i think it sound better OPTION A with the second string free
and it´s easier.........

Break

d-|---0-0--0-0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-|
G-|---2-2--0-2-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-|



VERSES

d-|---0-0-0-2-2-2-3-3-3-5-5-5-|--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-|
G-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-|--7--7-7-7-7-|--0-7--7-7-7-7-|
D-|---------------------------|-----0-0-0-0-|----0----------|
A-|---------------------------|-----0-------|----0----------|
D-|---------------------------|-------------|---------------|
 And ride with     us   young  boooooooooonny laaaaaass ---



d-|----7--7-7-7-7-|----7-7-7-7-7-|
A-|----0-0-0-0-0--|----0-0-0-0-0-|
G-|-0--7--7-7-7-7-|--0-7-7-7-7-7-|
D-|----0----------|----0---------|
A-|---------------|----0---------|
D-|-- ------------|--------------|




d-|---X-X--X-X--X-X-|
A-|---3-3--3-3--3-3-|
G-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|
D-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|    
A-|---3-3--3-3--3-3-|
D-|-----------------|
with    the angels of the



d-|---0-0--0-0----|------------|
A-|---3-3--0-0----|------------|
G-|---0h2--2-2----|------------|    
D-|---0-0--0-0--2-|2h3-2h3-2---|    
A-|---3-3-—3-0----|------------|
D-|---------------|------------|
  night.

      
d-|---0-0--0-0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-|
G-|---2-2--0-2-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-|
A-|---0-0--0-0-|
D-|---0-0--0-0-|



d-|---3-3--3-3--3-3-|
A-|---3-3--3-3--3-3-|
G-|---2-2--2-3--2-2-|
D-|---3-3--3-3--3-3-|    
A-|---0-------------|
D-|-----------------|

Crack wind clatter ---
 
 
d-|---X-X--X-X--X-X-|
A-|---3-3--3-3--3-3-|
G-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|
D-|---0-0--0-0--0-0-|    
A-|---3-3--3-3--3-3-|
D-|-----------------|
flesh         rein

d-|---0-0--0-0----|------------|
A-|---3-3--0-0----|------------|
G-|---0h2--2-2----|------------|    
D-|---0-0--0-0--2-|2h3-2h3-2---|    
A-|---3-3-—3-0----|------------|
D-|---------------|------------|
  bite
 

rest of verses and some riffs----
coming soon


F#m
    on an out-size unicorn.
A                   E                F#m
Rough-shod winging sky blue flight
A                 F#m
on a cold wind  to Valhalla.
E                  C#m                        B7
And join with us please --- Valkyrie maidens cry
                         F#m
  above the cold wind to Valhalla.
(rest the same)


Break fast with the gods. Night angels serve
with ice-bound majesty.
Frozen flaking fish raw nerve ---
in a cup of silver liquid fire.
Moon jet brave beam split ceiling swerve and light
the old Valhalla.
Come join with us  please --- Valkyrie maidens cry
above the cold wind to Valhalla.
The heroes rest upon the sighs of Thor's trusty
hand maidens.
Midnight lonely whisper cries,
``We're getting a bit short on heroes lately.''
Sword snap fright white pale goodbyes in the
desolation of Valhalla.
And join with us please --- Valkyrie maidens ride
empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla

 

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

TRANSCRIPTION BY PACO JIMENEZ (SPAIN) 

thanks to David Smith -for Salamander transcription and tunning

ALL CORRECTIONS ARE WELCOME
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