Van der Graaf Generator - Meurglys III (chords)


The song is very long with a lot of variations. These are only the main riffs. 


Riff 1 and verse 

               .1
E!------------|-------------!
B!------------|-------------!       
G!------------|-------------!
D!------------|-------------!
A!--/7--5--3--|-2-5----2-2--!
E!------------|----5-3--2--0!

               
               .2
E!------------|-----------------!
B!------------|-----------------!       
G!------------|-----------------!
D!------------|----------------1!
A!--/7--5--3--|-2-5----3-----1--!
E!------------|----3-5---1-3----!


Riff 2 (maybe an octave higher)

E!----------------------------!
B!----------------------------!
G!----------------------------!
D!-------5--3h5--33-----------!
A!-/-7-5-------3-----11-22-3--!
E!--------------------------0-!



Bridge 1

E- D  C          (.1)        
If only I could phrase satisfactory words

E- D   C         (.1) 
in conversation, to make my passion heard,

E- D   C         (.2) 
if only....


Bridge 2



.Meurglys III .....

E!-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B!-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G!-------------------------------|-----------------------------9-|
D!--------/5-4---------5---------|-----/5-4----4-4/10-7-----7h9-9|
A!-----------------5-7-------5-7-|--------------------0----------|
E!--0---------------------5-7----|-0-----------------------------|

                             ...there's no-one else 
E!-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B!-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G!-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D!--------/5-4---------5---------|-----4h5-4----------------------|
A!-----------------5-7-------5-7-|------------3v------------------|
E!--0---------------------5-7----|-0------------------------------|

  It's killing me.....

E!-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B!-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G!-------------------------------|-----------------------------9-|
D!--------/5-4---------5---------|-----/5-4----4-4/10-7-----7h9-9|
A!-----------------5-7-------5-7-|--------------------0----------|
E!--0---------------------5-7----|-0-----------------------------|

                            ....there's nothing else... 
E!-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B!-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G!-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D!--------/5-4---------5---------5---|-----4h5-4----------4h5-4-----------|
A!-----------------5-7-------5h7---7-|-----------3v-------------2v--------|
E!--0---------------------5h7--------|-0-----------------------------3-2--|




 Instrumental part 

 Chords: E-|E-|E-|E-|C|B-| 

Guitar and sax impr.  on bridge 2 melody


at about 7.45


E!--15-14v------------|
B!--------------------|
G!--------------------|
D!--------------------|
A!--------------------|
E!--------------------|

 
E!-----15-------14--|-----15-------14--|
B!--13----12-12---12|--13----12-12---12|
G!------------------|------------------|
D!------------------|------------------|
A!------------------|------------------|
E!------------------|------------------|

at the end


E!--15-14-12---17-----|
B!--------------------|
G!--------------------|
D!--------------------|
A!--------------------|
E!--------------------|



RIFF 3 & VERSE 3

Guitar 
   
.Talking in tongues is easy when you know how......

  E -         D           C         B-
E|-0--0-2-3-2-------0-2-0-------------2--3--5--3--3-2-|
B|------------3---3-------1--1-3-5--0--0--0--0--0----|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


Bass & organ 


  E-            D           C           B- -
G|---------------------7------------5----------------------------|
D|-------------------7------------5----------------7-------------|
A|-7---7-77-----5-5---------3-3-----------9---10--------10--10-9--|
E!--------------------------------------7---7----7---7----7------|

at  11.10 

E!--5-3-2--5-3-2-|
B!-5------5------|
G!---------------|
D!---------------|
A!---------------|
E!---------------|

Obbigato on E5


Sax riff at 11.22

E!---------------------|------------------------|
B!-10-9----9--10-9---9-|-10-9----9--12-12-12-12-|
G!---------------------|------------------------|
D!------10---------10--|------10----------------|
A!---------------------|------------------------|
E!---------------------|------------------------|



 bridge 2 again 

 reggae part (instrumental parts chords) 


 / means slide

 v means vibrato


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