Peter Hammill - Once you called me (chords)

Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan

Playing tips

I have no idea on how to correctly write down the Em(+1-2, 2-3, 3-4) chord. 
This means that you play regular Em chord, adding 1st string 2nd fret + 
2nd string 3rd fret + 3rd string 4th fret fingering combination. Something 
like Em combined with Bm. Other hint is like it is Bm played on 2nd fret 
with 6th string open, and 4th string played not on 4th but on 2nd fret... 
Oh my!

C(add 9)        x 3 2 0 3 0

G  D    G  D    G  D    C

C(add9)                     Em
  I wish that I remembered better. 

         C(add9)                C   Em D
You've grown so fast before my very ey-es. 

     C(add9)                 Em
The woman that you're now becoming 

G          Am               D
  suddenly takes me by surprise. 

    C(add9)                                 Em
I thought that there'd be time and tide a-plenty 

     C(add9)           C     Em  D
to grow into a proper fatherho - od 

    C(add9)                              Em
but underneath our feet the sands were shifting. 

G                  C      G                  Am                D
  You spread your wings,     soon you'll be gone from me for good. 

G   D             C(add9)          D 
      And when I tucked you in at night 

G               D                C(add9) D 
  and swore I'd always love you madly 

G                        D                 C(add9)        D       Em(+1-2, 2-3, 3-4)
  I'd wonder would this be the last time that you'd ever call me "Daddy"? 

A bittersweetnes runs through every memory: 
a daughter's father wants to be so strong, 
then suddenly he's just an ancient relic. 
You spread your wings, you weren't a little girl for very long. 

And if trouble's on its way you know 
I'd lay my life down for you gladly. 
I only wish that I could still remember the last time that you called me "Daddy". 

Once you called me "Daddy". 

         G  D    G
         G  D    G
Oh, my precious girl (x2)

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