RARE AND PRECIOUS CHAIN

JETHRO TULL-1995-ROOTS TO BRANCHES

 

INTROsingle note E bend to C

 

VERSE ONE- uses fifths C-Db-Bb-C (no 3rds)

 C5                                                         Db bass Eb bass           C5

Rare and precious chain-do I have to tell you , tell you once again?

 

            Ab                  Db                                  C5

Under red lights, on soft nights, it all comes back to you.

 

C5                                                                         Db        Eb                  C5

Rare and precious chain-binds me to your soul round gently pulsing veins.

 

Ab                             Db                          C5

Shackled tight, feel love’s bite coming back to you.

 

 

BRIDGE- uses 4ths with Andy Giddings synth-organ sound

 

          C-Bb-C-Db-C-Bb-C-Bb-Db-Db-Bb-Eb-Db (3 times)  

Bass- F-Eb-F-Gb-F-Eb-F-Eb-Gb-Gb-Eb-Ab-Gb

No gold of fools-no hostage taking-no engagement rules

 

          A-G-A-Bb-A-G-A-G-Bb-Bb-G-C-Bb-G

Bass- D-C-D-Eb-D-C-D-C-Eb-Eb-C-F-Eb-C

To leave you forsaken.

 

 

VERSE TWO- same structure as verse one.

 

Tiny beads of sweat-thin diamond glistening, glistening around your neck.

 

Forgotten rooms, black catacombs, they all come back to you.

 

FLUTE SOLO- short solo that follows the main melody line.

 

BREAK- single notes flute and guitar-   F-E-Bb-bend up to C

 

 

           

RARE AND PRECIOUS CHAIN-PAGE 2

 

BRIDGE 2- same structure as bridge one.

 

No crock of glittering prizes. No sharply worded telegram.

No excuses for the word-weary.

 

No excuses for who I am.

 

 

 

VERSE 3-same structure as verse one with minor variation.

 

It’s a rare and precious chain.

Around your neck I place it , place it once again.

Drawn finger tight, feel love’s bite coming back to you.

Under red lights, on soft nights, it all comes back to you.

Rare and precious chain.

 

Last chord to fade    Db-5 bass with F5 treble ( no thirds )

 

 

Comment: This piece is representative of classic Tull sound using intricate

                  Percussion technique and a minor sounding melody. I have had

                 Some great fun playing this song and I hope you will also.

                 As always, enjoy and play the music of JETHRO TULL.

                 Any corrections or additions gratefully accepted.

PLASMAFLOW PRODUCTIONS – JAMES C. SIPIO

                                                             plasmaflow@aol.com 

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