Peter Hammill - Rubicon (chords)


Chord transcription by Francois Couture, fcouture@abacom.com
(Intro)

Eb - Bbmin7


Eb              Bbm7
I lay down beside you:

            Eb                  Bbm7
I am a unicorn, you a virginal maid,

        Cm              Ebm
and I come in laughing play

Ebm Fm Ebm Ebm Dbm Eb
but, maybe, to be saved.


Eb                      Bbm7        
Peer through the backcloth:

        Eb              Bbm7
I am a character in the play.

            Cm              Ebm
The words I slur are pre-ordained,

Ebm Fm  Ebm Ebm Dbm Eb
we know them anyway.


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Don't change your mind, don't be a fickle friend;

Db                                  Ebm
don't change your mind, don't pretend

    Dbm       Cm
to something false.


Eb              Bbm7        
Open the toy-box :

Eb                          Bbm7
You are Pandora, I am the World.

                    Cm                      Ebm
If you cross the stream, you never can return;

Ebm     Fm    Ebm Ebm Dbm   Eb
If you stay, you'll surely burn.


(instrumental verse)

Eb  Bbm7
Eb  Bbm7
Cm  Ebm
Ebm Fm  Ebm Ebm Dbm


Db                                      B
Don't change your mind, don't come all orchid eyes;

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don't change your mind, don't disguise the fear you feel,

Cm  Bbm->Cm    Eb
it's real,      and you must

            Bbm7
guard your castle well,

                Eb                      Bbm7
for I am the lone wolf and the boar at bay.

                Cm                          Ebm
Grant me your Pax, you know we only live today,

Ebm Dbm Dbm Cm  Cm Bbm->Cm
and on, and on, and into

Eb  Bbm7
    "So long"

            Eb
It takes so long to drown,

                            Bbm7                  Cm 
it takes so very long to choke on the taste you'd spurned.

                                         Ebm
If you cross the stream you never can return,

Ebm Ebm Fm  Ebm     Ebm Dbm Eb
If you stay you'll surely burn.

Ebm Ebm Fm  Ebm     Ebm Dbm Eb
If you stay you'll surely burn.

Ebm Ebm Fm  Ebm     Ebm Dbm Cm
If you stay you'll surely burn.



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