Peter Hammill - Red Shift (tabs and chords)


(Improvisation)


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    Once     all the stars in the sky were bright, now they're red and fading
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   Em
   and      all the colours we wore, the shades that we bore have moved

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    And the gold            turns to red              with no time for changes?
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     Em
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     Em
     Red                                                                                  
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   Shift,                                                       
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     it's moving          away                                                               
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    Em
   from me.
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     Em
     Red                                                                                  
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    Shift,                                                       
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     Bm                                    Am
    all moving          away                                        from                                                                
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   me.
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Once, constellations were holy, now darkness 

pervades all the older ones

and in the brunt of implosion, all yesterday's golden

now reddened suns

and hope is a word with no space for blame in.

Red Shift, displaced now in time and relativity,

Red Shift, all moving away from we.

 

(Improvisation)


   Em  F#m   G

So here I    am,     though  I     might    well    be   with   me,    
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   I'm   fall -  ing    down   deep    to    the   rim    of    the    wheel.
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   Em  F#m   G

   Is   it  sham?     Does   the   world   have    a      mean - ing?    
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  The  more that we  know, the grea ter  con  fus ion grows:stars are like a-
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  toms and   a- toms  are  patterns and   pro ba  bly   in   the end  may  be  

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   its all been  a    dream                                               ...etc.

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Time locked in negative matter, 

all theories shatter beneath the weight.

Happy is the man who believes that the world

is a dream and all reason, fate.

And time moves on with no time,

the eye moves on with no rhyme,

and I'm a song in the depth of the galaxies.

Red Shift is taking away my sanity,

Red Shift, all moving away from we ....



(David Jackson soloing)

 

Written by Peter Hammill

Musicians:  

Peter Hammill - vocals, guitars, keyboards
David Jackson - tenor and alto saxophones, flute
Nic Poter - bass
Guy Evans - drums
Hugh Banton - organ, piano, foot & hand bass 
Randy California - electric guitar  

Other credits:  Produced by John Anthony and Peter Hammill
1974 Charisma Records Ltd



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