Peter Hammill - Cash (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

This song is build on picking the strings up for simple chords like Am, G and C. 
Play the original recording to see how beautifully it is done, and to get the idea of 
the difference between same, for example, "a" letters in the provided passages like 
"a e a d a b c", because this makes difference. As usual in my transcripts, the "-" 
sign denotes quick change between the connected notes, i.e. depicts a shorter note. 
The chords shown above the single notes show base chords in which those single notes 
are picked.


Intro:  Am          C                       Am          G
        a e a d a b c e g f#-a-g-f#-e-d-c-b-a e a d a e G

Am                       C
a e a      d   a   b     c      e   g    e-d-c-b-
   He's a big fish in a little pond,

Am                     C
a c a       d a   b    c   e g    e-d-
   keen on making a splash

Am                    C 
a e a      d  a   b   c  e  g 
  while remaining untraceable.

                                Am             G
f#-a . g  -  f#-e- d -  c . b - a   e a d a e  G
If in doubt he  always pays in cash

Am                          C 
a e a       d    a     b    c        e    g  e-d-c-b-
    Every check-point he's passed through

Am                      C 
a c a      d a    b     c     e g  e-d-
    every record he's smashed

Am                 C 
a e a     d a  b   c     e  g
   has a value in currency.

                                  Am 
f#-a . g  -  f#-e- d  - c   -  b -a   e a d a e
If in doubt he  always takes the cash,

 G          Am           G        Bm                              Am
 d   b d    a e a d a e  G            e-f-e    b c d e f#     b-c-a
simple as that.


BRIGDE:  Am          C             Am          C
         a e a d a b c e g e-d-c-b a c a d a b c e g e-d-

         Am          C                       Am          G
         a e a d a b c e g f#-a-g-f#-e-d-c-b-a e a d a e G

Am                         C 
a e  a     d   a      b    c  e  g  e-d-c-b-
   The surveillance that's onto him

Am                      C 
a c  a        d   a  b  c   e g e-d-
   brings him out in a rash.

Am                       C 
a e a      d    a    b   c e  g
   To maintain his transparency

                                  Am            G
f#-a . g  -  f#-e- d  - c   -  b -a   e a d a e G
if in doubt he  always takes the cash.


Am                       C 
a e a      d   a   b     c   e  g   e-d-c-b-
   He's a big fish in a little pond

Am                     C 
a c a         d    a b c     e g e-d-
    and he's quite unabashed

Am                     C 
a e a       d  a    b  c e g
    in maintaining liquidity.

                                  Am
f#-a . g  -  f#-e .d  - c   .  b -a   e a d a e
If in doubt he  always takes the cash,

 G          Am      G                                                 Am
 d   b d    a e a d a e  G                  f#-g-f#-g-f#-g..... etc.  a
simple as that.


OUTRO: (played in Am)
a e a d  e-d-c-b-a e a d e-d-

a e a d  e-a-g-f#-e-d-c-b- 

a e a d  e-d-c-b-a c a d e-d-

a e a d  e-a-g-f#-e-d-c-b-

a e a d  e-d-c-b-a e a d

G(+e)

a e a d  e-a-g-f#-e-d-c-b- 

a e a d  e-d-c-b-a c a d e-d-

a e a d  e-a-g-f#-e-d-c-b-

Am	




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