Lindisfarne - Winter Song Chords & Tabs


Winter Song Chords & Tabs

Lindisfarne Chords & Tabs

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Winter Song Tab

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From: "Dexter N. Muir" 

From memory and long-accustomed usage ;-)

Winter Song
Lindisfarne (Alan Hull)
Transcribed for solo (12-string) guitar by
 Dexter N. Muir (

  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . .
e 35----5-----|5-------5-5-|53----3-----|3-------3-3-|35----5-----|
B 57----7-----|7-------7-7-|75----5-----|5-------5-5-|57----7-----|
G 46----6-----|6-------6-6-|64----4-----|4-------4-4-|46----6-----|
D 00----0-----|0-------0-0-|00----0-----|0-------0-0-|00----0-----|
A ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
   /                        \                         /

  , . . .', ,  , . . , . .  , . . . , ,  , . . , . ,  , . . .'  ,
e 5------99-5-|53----3-----|3-------3-0-|2-----02--0-|2------23-23|
B 7-------7-7-|75----5-----|5-------5-0-|3-----33--3-|3------33-33|
G 6-------6-6-|64----4-----|4-------4-0-|2-----03--0-|2------22-22|
D 0-------0-0-|00----0-----|0-------0---|0-----00--0-|0-----------|
A ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E ------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
               \                               h             h  h

Other Chords (in order of first occurrence):

   D   Ddim  D7  G   Bm  Em  G7  C  A  Gm  Dsus4

[ Tab from: ]
Verse 1:
     D                Ddim             D7
When Winter's shadowy fingers first pursue you down the street
         G               Bm            Em               G7
And your boots no longer lie about the cold around your feet
       C                   Em           A
Do you spare a thought for Summer whose passage is complete
      D               Ddim            D7
Whose memories lie in ruins and whose ruins lie in heat
     Gm      G   A                (D   Dsus4, D, Dsus4, D)x2
When Winter....      comes howling in.

Verse 2:
When the wind is singing strangely, blowing music through your head
And your rain-splattered windows make you decide to stay in bed
Do you spare a thought for the homeless tramp who wishes he was dead
Or do you pull your bed-clothes higher, dream of Summertime instead,
When Winter....  comes howling in.

Verse 3:
The creeping cold has fingers that caress without permission
And mystic crystal snowdrops only aggravate the condition
Do you spare a thought for the gypsy with no secure position
Who's turned and spurned by village and town and the Magistrate's decision,
When Winter....  comes howling in.

Verse 4:
When the turkey's in the oven and the Christmas presents are bought
And Santa's in his module - he's an American astronaut -
Do you spare a thought for Jesus, who had nothing but his thoughts,
Who got busted - just for talking, and befriending the wrong sorts,
When Winter....  comes howling in.
     Gm     G   A              Intro....
When Winter....  comes howling in.

p.s.  I consider this to be one of the most potent Christian songs ever
written.  I am not Christian myself, but the sentiments expressed apply
universally to all Masters, their followers' attitudes, and their
remembrance... particularly Verse 4...

Dexter N. Muir         Manufacturing Pilot Plant Technician  Department of Production Technology
                       Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand