Peter Hammill - The Mercy (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Intro:
F#m   C#  F#m

F#m                            F#m       C#
  What I once thought was everlasting

F#m                         F#m       C#
  all of a sudden been and gone.

F#m               C#m/c#               D                         C#sus4    C#
  It is finished,       it is finished   but mercy's moving us along.

F#m                             F#m       C#
  What can you carry for your brother

F#m                               F#m       C#
  when you can't stand up on your own?

F#m                    C#m/c#
  It's hard to keep up,     it's hard to keep up,

D                            C#sus4    C#
  this part you have to do alone.


G  A  G  A  G  A  G  A


              F#m                         F#m     C#
(lead vocal line)      Each time you make a resolu  -  tion 
(backing vocal line)                                   I get no

                 F#m                                 F#m       C# 
(lead vocal line)            who knows what lies in your intent.
(backing vocal line)    sense                                     of what you 

                 F#m                       C#m/c
(lead vocal line)           There goes the story,        there goes the story  
(backing vocal line)    meant   to say by          way of

                     D                                  C#sus4  C#
(lead vocal line)                  here comes the circular desce   -   ent.
(backing vocal line)    a defence.)


      G         A              G          (A   G) ?
If I say .good night and god bless.

   A            G        A         G    A
I might yet confess I'm hoping to see

           G         A                        
that when daylight breaks 

        G      A           Bm           A   G   F#
I will face a fait accompli.


Bm               A           D     G    F#
  When the time comes I hope I'll say

Bm             A        D     G      F#      F
  this is the moment I must stay my hand in mercy.

Bm           A           D   G    F#
  I don't intend to let you go,

Bm         A              D   G      F#
  I never meant to leave you lonely.

Bm             A        D     G   
  This is the moment I must show

    F#      F
my hand in mercy.


              F#m                        F#m(?)   C#
(lead vocal line)      What I perceived as everlasting 
(backing vocal line)                                                                                    I might be wrong...

              F#m                      F#m                      C#
(lead vocal line)      now I just see as overlong.				
(backing vocal line)                                              you ("just" is heard instead of "you") just still

                 F#m                 C#m/c#
(lead vocal line)         Beyond endurance,       beyond endurance,
(backing vocal line) belong  among  those   hungry to press

                D                                C#sus4 C#
(lead vocal line)          beyond this point you can't carry   on.
(backing vocal line)   on.)

F#m                            F#m       C#
  But I believe what someone told me:

F#m                               F#m       C#
  when we are pushed right to the edge,

F#m                  C#m/c#
  right to the limit,      when it is finished

D                   C#sus4    C#
  it is the me - ercy.


      G         A              G           A        (A   G) ?
So I say "Good night and god bless, sleep tight".

            G        A         G     A
Counting sheep and closing my eyes

         G     A            G        A
I will drift away from the livelong day,

         G     A            G
up the wooden hill slowly climb.

      G         A              G          (A   G) ?
So I say .Good night and god bless, sleep tight..

        G     A           G            A (= f#=b+d+e+f#)   or ~ F# (b)
I must go outside and I might be some time. 




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