Peter Hammill - Too Many Of My Yesterdays (chords)


Transcription by Brian Ritchie

[intro: F# (implicit) to G#m: the key phrase is as follows]
E E  F# F#  Bb Bb     B 
B B  C# C#  F# F# G#  G#
                      Eb

               B                         G#m
So many years ago I thought you were the one...

                      B                      F#
who knows when people change, surrender into strangeness,

                  G#m                       F#
adrift upon their lives, encompassed by the past;

                                E
who knows which one becomes the last goodbye?

                             G#m
Don't try to tell me nothing dies.


[same as intro]                G#m                                     G#m
Don't try to tell me nothing's changed, don't try to tell me nothing's new,

                     G#m            E
too many of my yesterdays belong to you.


B                 C#sus4   B           C#sus4
Tell me about it,          talk to me, 

B
I hear it coming, I feel it coming,

                      Ebm
the way you want this thing to be. 

                           E
You're only trading on our memories

                                G#m
don't go and say you still love me.


                    B                        G#m
I shelved my broken heart, I put you from my mind,

                 B                         F#
I got up from my knees, I picked up all my pieces,

                 G#m                       F#
but seeing you again puts shakes into my soul.

                              E
Just when I think I'm finally over you,

                                  G#m
don't come and show me that's not true.


[same as before]
Oh, tell me about it, have your way; I see it coming, I hear it coming,
I know what you're about to say. You've had too many of my yesterdays,
and I don't want to fall again.

[same F# (implicit) - G#min chords as intro; for first two lines,
piano is playing in fifths, given below]

                  v-- drop an octave here
E      E  F#   F# F# F# G# G#     E      E  F#   F# F# F# G# G#
B      B  C#   C# C# C# Eb Eb     B      B  C#   C# C# C# Eb Eb
You're trading on my memories,    you're trading in a  rosy  past;

[and again]
you know I'm lost on stormy seas, but I still stand before the mast,

[now duplicate the intro, but forte]
                            v-- play as G#m             ---v
E    E  F#  F#    Bb  Bb    B      E E     F# F# Bb Bb     B
B    B  C#  C#    F#  F# G# G#     B B     C# C# F# F#  G# G#
beneath the stars and under sail   towards horizons out of true....

E E    F#  F#    Bb Bb    B
B B    C#  C#    F# F# G# G#
Behind the dance of seven veils

            E [chord]
I still see you....

[the rest is as before; song ends on E]
Tell me about it, have your way....

Don't try to tell me nothing's changed, don't try to tell me nothing's new,
too many of my yesterdays are lost in you.



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