Peter Hammill - Faith (chords)


Transcription by Brian Ritchie

[intro: 
 chords:         F#        Bsus4   F#        Bsus4     B     F#
 approx melody:  C# F# C#  E...    C# F# C#  E F# E  B F#...   ]


F#             B
Each moment is precious

F#                      E         Bm
those that I spend with you are a prize -

               F#         Bm     F#
I count myself lucky just being alive

      Bm               E G#m E7 G#m+4-5 [just drop root note of E: Eb D C#]
while you're in my eyes...

    F#                                  B   C#
    Seeing's believing and I believe in you

    F#                                       B   C#
    I can't conceal it, just what I feel for you.
    
    F#                                            E [& drop root: E Eb D C#]
    Seeing's believing, I know that you'll see me through.
    
        F#    Bsus4
        I believe in you
    
        F#     Bsus4
        I have faith in you
    
        F#    Bsus4                                B
        I put my faith in you, faith in you, faith in you.

[I think the middle bit is lovely, and worth duplicating;
so repeat the following twice!  If you listen to the original, 
it's easy to work out whether the transitions are upwards or downwards]

chords: G#m                      C#       G#m
melody: B  B-Bb-G#   B  B-Bb-G#  Bb G Bb  Bb G-Bb
           ^^^^^^^ kinda triplet-ey!         ^^^^ slightly syncopated?
           
chords: G#m                      C#       G#m
melody: B  B-Bb-G#   B  B-Bb-G#  Eb F G#  C# Bb G

[then repeat the intro]

[same as first verse, except for very last chord progression]

Doubt casts its shadow
on every perfect plan that is made
but I'll be beside you
through those dark days -
                           E G#m D F#m C# [same root notes: E Eb D C# C#]
I'll be with you come what may...

[pH adds a tone-upwards transposition in the middle of the 2nd chorus]

    F#                                  B   C#
    Seeing's believing and I believe in you

    F#                                       B   C#
    I can't conceal it, just what I feel for you.
    
    F#                                            E [& drop root: E Eb D C#]
    Seeing's believing, I know that you'll see me through.
    
        F#    Bsus4
        I believe in you
    
        F#    Bsus4
        I have faith in you
    
        G#    C#sus4    [transposition]
        I believe in you
    
    G#                                  C#  Eb
    Seeing's believing and I believe in you

    G#                                       C#  Eb
    I can't conceal it, just what I feel for you.
    
    G#                                            F# [& drop root: F# F E Eb]
    Seeing's believing, I know that you'll see me through.
    
        G#    C#sus4
        I believe in you
    
        G#    C#sus4
        I have faith in you
    
        G#    C#sus4                         C#
        I put my faith in you, faith in you, faith in you.

[and back to the intro again:]

F#           Bsus4
Don't let me down,

F#            Bsus4          B      F#
now that I've fallen completely for you.



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