Peter Hammill - Given Time (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

For the chords accompanied by the letters in brackets, the letter replaces the regular 
one, for example F#(c) means that chord sequence f#-a#-c# should become f#-a#-c. 


Intro:
F#(c) F#   E#(a#) E#  Am   Am     
Bbm    F#   Bbm    G#
C#m    F#   C#m    F#   A  F#m (g#)


F#(c)       F#       F#(c)      F#     F#(c)    F#     F#(c)      F#    
There's no time for dull     regrets, no-one    underwrites your debts.

    Bbm           F#              Bbm          G#sus4 
No satisfaction guaranteed, but this much I believe

C#m    F#       A        B        C#m
            we make the lives we lead.
         

Best foot forward, face the day as the moment slips away
like a whisper on the wind; the tide turns as it breaks...
Given time we lead the lives we make.
         

                            G#
  f  g#     f#  f   f#  c#  g#
The curve that we trace in time

               F#
    g#  f# f   f#   c# c#
a shape of our own de-sign.


Bridge: (would be too cynical to provide it this way)
         

 F#(c)    F#    F#(c)    F#   F#(c)    F#       F#(c)     F#       
Say it's  over when it's done did you   learn to touch  someone?

 Bbm          F#        Bbm          G#
Long ago and far away, voices linger on...

 Bbm            F#  
long ago, just yesterday,

 Bbm            G#       Fm     F#
caught in the clay of material need.

       C#m   F#6       C#m   F#6       C#m   F#6
Given time

    C#m            B  C#m
we make the lives we lead.


C#m   F#6     C#m   F#6    C#m   F#6     C#m            B  C#m
                                     we make the lives we lead.

f d# f#     f d# f#


 Bbm   F#    Bbm(start from f)   F#
Given time

    A        B        G#(?)
we make the lives we leave. 




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