Procol Harum - Wreck Of The Hesperus Chords & Tabs

 

Wreck Of The Hesperus Chords & Tabs

Procol Harum Chords & Tabs

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Wreck Of The Hesperus Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
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                        "Wreck Of The Hesperus"
                     (Matthew Fisher - Keith Reid)

Intro:

	(single drum beat)

	(piano w/bass, acoustic guitar, and drums)

	F                 Eb
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /
	Dm      G7/B      C        C7
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

Verse 1:

	F
	  We'll hoist a hand
	   Eb
	Becalmed upon a troubled sea
	Dm                  G7/B                 C
	   "Make haste your funeral," cries the Valkyrie

	F
	  We'll hoist a hand
	    Eb
	Or drown amidst a stormy sea
	Dm              G7/B                C           C#dim
	   "Here lies a coffin," cries the cemetery, it calls to me

Chorus 1:

	Dm              Bb               C              C#dim
	   And all for nothing quite in vain was hope forever tossed
	Dm                Bb                  C                  C7
	   No thoughts explained, no moments gained, no hope forever lost
	F             F7                  Bb    /A        Gm
	One moment's space, one moment's final fall from grace
	          C7            Bb/C   C7         (F)
	Burnt by fire, blind in sight,    lost in ire

Instrumental break 1:

	(fuzz guitar):
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/p/procol_harum/wreck_of_the_hesperus_tab.html ]
	 F                          Eb
	 v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	-------------|-------5--7--|-8-----------|-------8-10--|
	/7-----------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

	Dm            G7/B           C           C#dim
	 v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	12b14--------|-------------|-12----------|-------------|
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
	-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

Instrumental break 2:

	(orchestra):

	Dm        Bb        C       C#dim
	/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /
	Dm        Bb        C       Em/B C7/Bb
	/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /
	A      C#m/G# A7/G  Gb     Bbm/F Gb7/Fb
	/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /
	Eb                  C
	/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / /

Verse 2:

	We'll hoist a hand
	Becalmed upon a troubled sea
	I fear a mighty wave is threatening me

	We'll hoist a hand
	Or drown amidst a stormy sea
	Come follow after cry the humble, you will surely see

Chorus 2:

	But still for nothing quite in vain was hope forever tossed
	No moments gained, no thoughts explained, no hope forever lost
	One moment's space, one moment's final fall from grace
	Burnt by fire, blind in sight, lost in ire

[repeat instrumental break 2]

Coda [repeat to fade]:

	Dm       Bb       C      C#dim
	/ / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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