Peter Hammill - Slender Threads (chords)


Taken from "Chameleon in the shadow of the night"

Chord-transcription by  Wolfgang Bechtluft, Germany, 23.08.2002
For comments and corrections write to Bechtluft5@aol.com

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A                                 D
I saw your picture in the evening standard:
A                            D
you were wearing your battle dress.
A                 C
Oh well, I really must confess
A                    D
that I shed a little smile for you-
A                      D
it had really blown my mind.
A                     C
And I wonder, are you still so kind?
H
Are you still so pure?
A#
There are other rhymes around here somwhere,
A#                                   A
but I'm really not too sure how they fit...

A                                          
Oh Jenny, penny for your thoughts, I wonder how you're
D
thinking now;
A                  D     A                      D
I hesitate to visualise: our worlds are much too different,
                     C
that's a sign of the times.
A                   D
But time was when I read your cards
A                                    D
and wrote the numbers for you in the dust;
A                                    D
I can't remember what they were, but anyhow,
   C
I missed the cusp
       H
so, so long and so, good bye.
A#
Do you think I'd recognice you by your hair
                A
or by your mind now?

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Well, we start out together

but the paths all divide

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H:--2--0----2--2--------2--I
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when there are no more crossroads

I open my eyes

             C
and find I'm walking all alone
            H
through the snowy cold.....
           A                                       A/ D
Yes, and I wonder if I'm gonna make it through the night?

A                    D
I'm an author and an actor too,
A                     D
you're a model in the zoo...
A                         D
I'm just thinking on wich side of the bars
     C
am I looking through.
A                   D
If I prophesied and avalanche
A                          D
would you wait and call my bluff
A                       D
If I gave you just this little song
      C
would that be enaugh
   H
to save your life
A#                                    A
or is the knife already turning in my hand?



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