Peter Hammill - Your Face on the Street (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

I this song, piano constantly swings between Fm and Bb and back. 
Try it this way (after you have listened to the studio original).


Intro:
Fm Bb Bb Fm Bb

Fm   Bb  Fm7  Fm            Bb
I'd see your face on the street

Bb Fm7 Fm         Bb         Fm(+d) G#
often times as I went on my day to day.
We were never to meet
but a nodding acquaintance had come our way.

I never paid it much mind,
always assumed I'd continue to see you there.
But of the mysteries behind,
all the shadows before us we're unaware.

        Bb     Bb Fm   Bb  Fm   Bb    C      Bb
       Don't swim out too far, for Christ's sake

        Bb    Bb Fm   Bb Fm   Bb    C      Bb
       don't go  in the bar, for Christ's sake

        Bb    Bb Fm   Bb Fm      Bb    C      Bb
       don't get in the car...

My heart skipped a beat                              Don't let down your guard,
when I chanced on a headline that featured you.      don't swim out too far, 
And here's your face on the street,                  don't go in the bar, 
on a poster appealing for any clue...	               don't get in the car...

	You let down your guard for Christ's sake,
	You went in the bar for Christ's sake,
	You got in the car for Christ's sake.	


  C#  C# Fm
What happened?                You swam out too far for Christ's sake, 
Where'd it go wrong?          you went in the bar for Christ's sake,
You're there one moment,      you got in the car...
the next you're gone.

I see your face on the street now
as a ghost apparition, you'll not come home.
So much in life's incomplete -
somehow in your disappearance I felt my own.

                              You swam out too far for comfort
                              you let down your guard forever,
What happened?                you went in the bar, for Christ's sake,
Where'd it go wrong?          you got in the car for Christ's sake,
You're there one moment       you let down your guard forever,
and there you're gone,        you let down your guard.
gone forever just like that
and all the future's fallen flat. 




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