Peter Hammill - Touch and Go (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

Bbm*	a#-c-f
F#*	a#-c-f#


Intro:
{ Bbm*   Bbm    F#*   F# }     x2


Bbm*                          Bbm
  Between the light and the shadow, 

F#*                       F#
  out of the corner of my eye

Bbm*                       Bbm
  I saw your feathers all ruffled, 
  
F#*                  F#
  anticipating the sky...

C#                          G#
  You've got no reason to stay, 

        C#                       F#
day by day your impatience has grown.

     C#                 G#            C#                F#
I'm caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, I know.

     C#
I'm reaching out

     G#               Bbm
but we are touch and go.


Bbm*                    Bbm
  Making a meal of the moment

         F#*                 F#
I might cook up a story or two,

         Bbm*                      Bbm
but the dish of the day's getting colder
  
        F#*                    F#
and I know that, pretty soon, you'll

C#                      G#
  pick up your bed and walk,

C#                      F#  C#
  open your wings and fly away from me

   G#               F#
across the leaden, hammer-headed sky

      C#m                G#
while I can't breathe a word,

                  Bbm
no matter how I try.
         


     C#m
So scared

     C#m
it shows 

      E                C#m
that we are touch and go.

         
I never brought myself to tell you
how you kept all my demons at bay
but my silence came out as indifference
and now my diffidence has driven you away.
You'll be the one with the wings,
I'm going down in flames,
still mouthing out the mystery, my angel, of your name.
How touch and go our tenderness became.


Here, while playing the below two sections, constantly play  a# d#    c# c#, 
almost until the end of the song...


(So scared to show
I know we're touch and go)


...for this last section play a# d#  c c  instead.


So touch and go, 

                    Bbm
so much I can't explain.
         
(So much is unexplained.) 




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