Things Of Stone And Wood - The Yearning Album Chords & Tabs

 

The Yearning Album Chords & Tabs

Things Of Stone And Wood Chords & Tabs

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The Yearning Album Tab

   
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#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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From: mbosb1@MFS02.cc.monash.edu.au (Mark Osborne)

                             THE YEARNING ALBUM
                             ~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~

                           Things of Stone and Wood


        Transcribed - Mark Osborne:     MBOSB1@mfs02.cc.monash.edu.au

                                                    
SONG LIST:                  AVAILABILITY:
~~~~~~~~~~                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Share This Wine                 Yes
Heidelberg                      Yes
Happy Birthday Helen            Yes
Rock This Boat                   No
Wrapped                         Yes
Beg                              No
The Yearning                    Yes
Single Perfect Raindrop         Yes
Rain Fell Down                   No
Barkly St.                       No
In Our Home                     Yes
They Won't Know Why             Yes
Is This Where I Must Lie        Yes
Charlie Scanlon                 Yes

**PLUS**
  ~~~~
My Prayer               - from the 'Happy Birthday Helen' EP
Wildflowers             - from the 'Wildflowers' EP
Across the Grain        "       "       "       "
Frankie Grins           "       "       "       "


If you can fill in some of the gaps above, it would be most appreciated!

CHORDS:
~~~~~~~
D       xx0232
Dsus    xx0233
D9      xx0230
C9      x32033
Csus9   x32013
C       x32010
G5      320033
G       320003
A       x02220
Am      x02210
Asus    x02230
Asus9   x02200
Cm      x35543
Bb      x13331
Eb      x68886
Ab      466544
F       133211
Em      022000


***************************************************************************
        
        SHARE THIS WINE
        ~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood



INTRO: 
~~~~~~
(FILL #1) five times

(FILL #2)   (FILL #3)

G5      (FILL #3)         C         (FILL #3)          

Am      C       G5


VERSE:
~~~~~~
                          G5
From this chair I see the sun
                         C
Bathe me in shadows of Commission flats.
                              Am
Though the cold does touch my arm,
                   C            G5
I turn to face the fire on telly.


                      G5
A generation with our hands in blood,
                         C
Like all the generations gone before,
                                    Am
And though we thought we learnt our lessons,
                   C             G5
It seems we learnt them too well.


           Am         C         G5
So darling share this wine with me.
                         Am     C         G5
We'll be together on the eve of World War III
                                Em
And will the children that have grown so high
       C                   G5                            C
In the back of our minds - slip through our fingers like oil.


[
(FILL #3)

G5      (FILL #3)         C         (FILL #3)          

Am      C       G5
]

                           G5
I think I must have seen a thousand films
                                  C
Where all the boys come back from Vietnam
                                       Am
And when they said they'd purged their conscience,
                            C
For a second I thought they meant it.


                             G5
So in the congress hear them plead,
                                 C
And try and carve their words in history
                               Am
Though we all fear the loss of life,
                     C              G5
Our leaders fear the rise in global petrol prices.


           Am         C        G5
So darling share this wine with me.
                         Am     C         G5
We'll be together on the eve of World War III
                                Em
And will the children that have grown so high
       C                   G5                           C
In the back of our minds - slip through or fingers like oil.


[Mandolin solo - Accompanied by same chords as verses]


           Am         C        G5
So darling share this wine with me.
                         Am     C         G5
We'll be together on the eve of World War III
                                Em
And will the children that have grown so high
       C                   G5                           C
In the back of our minds - slip through or fingers like oil.


[
(FILL #3)

G5      (FILL #3)         C         (FILL #3)          

Am      C       G5
]

G5      C       Am      C       G5

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~           
           
           FILL #1
e--7--7-7--8--7--10--10-10---7--8--7---5---
B--8--8-8--8--8---8---8--8---8--8--8---8---
G--7--7-7--7--7---7---7--7---7--7--7---7---
D------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------

           FILL #2
e--7--7-7--8--7--10-----
B--8--8-8--8--8---8-----
G--7--7-7--7--7---7-----
D-----------------------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------


           FILL #3
e--12-12---10-10---7-7--
B--12-12---10-10---8-8--
G------------------9-9--
D-----------------------
A-----------------------
E-----------------------


        A word on the fill's - 
                According to Craig at BHP, the G string is played open for
                both FILL's #1 & #2. I'm undecided, though I'm starting to 
                think this may be the case.

**************************************************************************

        HEIDELBERG
        ~~~~~~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Timing: 4/4


A
Well I got your breath,                         [Whole verse is played
                                                 with a palm-muted A, play 
But I do not breathe your politics                FIG #1 repeatedly
                                                 over the top]
While you'd sing 

With eyes so close together

We focus in different directions,

Hey we look the same

But not the same way,

Same way at all.


A A Asus A      C9       G5
A A Asus A      C9       G5
A A Asus A      C9       G5
A A Asus A      C9       G5


A
With summer painted 'cross the sky,

I see this child do laps around his sheltered life
                                                   (Hey  .....

Such lofted dreams fill his head
                   my little one ...)

He thinks he talks with God

He thinks he reads the future
             (Hey ......

Between the red brick and the back fence
my little one .....)


      A                 G5               C9
While father swore that we must hold the shore
            G5
Against the evils in this world,
A         G5
If I must watch this sunset
C9           G5
I vow I will dream of Heidelberg.


A A Asus A      C9       G5

             A A Asus A      C9       G5
We fell
             A A Asus A      C9       G5
From Eden.
                  A A Asus A      C9      G5
We lost our money.


A                  G5              C9
Red flag meets red wine across the Christmas dinner,
  G5                A
I dream inside this shore bound gale that
G5              C9
Takes me to the battlefield,
           G5
Where I'll face my own.

    A                 G5               C9
And father swore that we must hold the shore
            G5            A
Against the evils in this world,
          G5
If I must watch this sunset
C9           G5
I vow I will dream of Heidelberg.

             
             A A Asus A      C9      G5
             A A Asus A      C9      G5
             A A Asus A      C9      G5
             A A Asus A      C9      G5

             A A Asus A      C9      G5
Hey ...........My little one      (etc.)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                FIG. #1
e-------------------------0--------
B---3------3--------3-------3------
G-----2-2----2--------2-2-----2----
D-------------2--------------------
A----------------------------------
E----------------------------------


*************************************************************************

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELEN
        ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~
        
        Things of Stone and Wood


This is the best I can do so far. The chords for the extended chorus at the 
end are possibly wrong - If anyone finds something wrong, tell me - I
want to play it right too. As far as the 'solo'(if thats what you'd call it) 
goes, don't hasle too much about the D note running through it. If you're 
playing in a group, it won't be missed (in fact, I don't think TOSAW worry  
about it much when they play it live anyway). Otherwise you can just get the
bass to play - probably best.

Chords:

D(group) consists of 
Dsus  D  D(9)  D


-INTRO

D       C(9)      G5        C(9)        D(group)

             D(group)
Let's not forget last night,
              C(9)
(Yeah) how we drove along the Yarra,
       G5                C(9)          D(group)
How we sang harmonies to Carole King.
      D
These three years now just gone,
             C(9)
They are the legends of my mind,
        G5                       C(9)                  Dsus  D
We both kneel at these rocks and drink of the memories


D(9)  D     G5
You are the tunes in my head,
    C(9)            Dsus D
The fire in my ribs,                                           .
D(9) D      G5                     C(9)                 G5     G5
You are the voice in my heart that whispers compassion

Happy Bithday Helen.

D       C(9)    G5      C(9)       D(group)

D
We kissed on that bridge that fell down
         C(9)
While we held hands at the Taj,
           G5                        C(9)                    D(group)
We've been stuck in a cave with that bloke who says 'Oi Am',
           D                                         
And when I cried for my cruel heart,
              C(9)
You rubbed my back 'til I felt better,
       G5                    C(9)                     Dsus  D
We ate bread on the lake and yearned for the seasons.


D(9) D      G5
You are the tunes in my head,
    C(9)             Dsus  D
The fire in my ribs,                                       .
D(9) D      G5                     C(9)               G5   G5
You are the voice in my heart that whispers compassion

Happy Bithday Helen.

D       C(9)    G5      C(9)      D(group)

SOLO-

e---3-2-0-------0-2
B---------3---3----
G-----------2------   (Play three times)
D--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A------------------
E------------------


e---3-2-0-------0-2
B---------3---3----
G-----------2------
D--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A------------------
E------------------
           (You are the ...)

            G5
You are the tunes in my head,
    C(9)            Dsus D
The fire in my ribs,
D(9) D      G5                     C(9)
You are the voice in my heart that whispers compassion
            C(9)
You are the storm on the ocean,
    G5
The poems in the trees,
    C(9)                     G5
The smell of the winter that haunts me each Autumn
   C(9)
My everything
           G5
You are my everything    .
           C(9)         C(9) 
You are my everything

Happy Birthday Helen

        [Repeat intro a few times and fade out]

*************************************************************************

        WRAPPED
        ~~~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Timing: 4/4


INTRO:
~~~~~~

A    C D       A     C D       A    C D      A     C D


A             C                D
I watched the lights go out in your eyes,
           C                A
I felt the love seep out of my life,
          C                   D
I saw the truths we etched in stone,
               C              A   C D    A    C D     A    C D     A    C D
I watched them blow away like sand.


A         C             D
I saw the anger in your smile,
            C                  A
I felt your hate still burn on naked flesh,
          C                   D
I saw you swear upon your lie,
             C                       A         C D     A    C D
I kissed the scars and they have burned my lips.

A   C D     A     C D 


C              D             C
You say you've seen it all, 
             D   C
But what can you show,


                  A    C D       A     C D       A    C D
You've got you're hate,
                     A      C D
Wrapped around you.
                  A    C D       A     C D       A    C D
You've got you're hate,
                     A      C D
Wrapped around you.


A           C                  D
I heard the love professed for all,
         C                  A
I saw it locked inside your front door,
             C                  D
I heard your blessings like the sun,
           C                 A     C D     A    C D    A   C D   A  C D
I felt the loathing deep within your touch



C              D
You say you've seen it all,
C            D   C
But what can you show,


                  A    C D       A     C D       A    C D
You've got you're hate,
                  A    C D
Wrapped around you.
                  A    C D       A     C D       A    C D
You've got you're hate,
                  A    C D
Wrapped around you.



[ Instrumental - mainly harmonica 
A       C       D       D     (harmonica starts here
A       C       D       D
A       C       D       D
A       C       D       D
]

A       C D     A       C D     A       C D     A       C D


C              D
You say you've seen it all,
C            D   C
But what can you show,


                  A    C D       A     C D       A    C D
You've got you're hate,
                  A    C D
Wrapped around you.
                  A    C D       A     C D       A    C D
You've got you're hate,
                  A    C D
Wrapped around you.


                  A    C D
You've got you're hate,   
                           A    C D
(You've got you're promises,
                          A    C D
You've got you're promises,
                    A    C D
What are they worth)


                  A    C D
You've got you're hate,   
                           A    C D
(You've got you're promises,
                          A    C D
You've got you're promises,
                    A    C D     A
What are they worth)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        With the riff part of   'A    C D', it usually goes back to a C,
        more as a ghost note than anything - add it in here and there
        if you think it's worth it.


*************************************************************************

        THE YEARNING
        ~~~ ~~~~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood



        In parts of this song, I've broken the chords up into separate
        measures - easier to write, easier to read.
        I've labelled them as such

        A*                       A&&            
e--0--0-0--0--0--        e--0--0-0--0--0---       
B--3--2-2--3--2--        B--0--2-2--0--2---       
G--2--2-2--2--2--        G--2--2-2--2--2---       
D--2--2-2--2--2--        D--2--2-2--2--2---       
A--0--0-0--0--0--        A--0--0-0--0--0---       
E----------------        E-----------------       


        D*                       D&&                                       
e--0--2-2--0--2-----     e--0--2-2--0--2--2--0-2-0-3-2-2-0--
B--3--3-3--3--3-----     B--3--3-3--3--3--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--
G--2--2-2--2--2-----     G--2--2-2--2--2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--
D--0--0-0--0--0-----     D--0--0-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
A-------------------     A----------------------------------
E-------------------     E----------------------------------


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
INTRO -

        A*      A&&       A&&


    A                     D*
The stars will dwarf me,
        D                       A*
And the winds will scatter me,
        A                            D&&       A*
And the earth will have me at last.


  A                          D*
I weep upon my own grave,
         D              A*
I (will) cry for grief, 
         A             D*
I (will) cry for love,
                D       C(9)
I will cry from guilt.

              G5                   D
And so I must ask the unanswerable.
         G5       C(9)
Why?
           G5                     D
And I must ask the unanswerable.

            D
It's in the hand that heals,
            C(9)         G5
It's in the hand that blesses,
            D
It's in the hand that kills,
            C(9)         G5
It's in the hand that seeks redemption,
D                            C(9)          G5
By gently stroking the bruises of it's fury's crimes.
D               C(9)         G5

            D                  C(9)  G5
This is the search for a god,
            D               C(9)    G5
This is the horror of mortality,
            D                  C(9)     G5
This is the shadow of death tormenting me, 
            D
This is the yearning for more,
    C(9)         G5          D          C(9)    G5
The yearning for more than this,

  D        C(9)  G5
I yearn
  D        C(9)  G5
I yearn
  D        C(9)  G5
I yearn

  D      Asus   A


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There is a high possibility of there being mistakes in the transcription 
of this song - if you find one, please let me know or post up a repaired
version, this is more of a starter than a complete transcription.

*************************************************************************

        SINGLE PERFECT RAINDROP
        ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Timing: 4/4

        During singing, the G chord is played in an arpegio fashion,
        during the viola part it's strummed. I'm not a great fan of
        this song, so I haven't put too much work into transcribing it 
        - sorry if you do like it.

G
Well I wander round this mind amidst the
G
Ruins of a lonely child,
G
I used to think I talked with spirits
G
Now I think I talk with crooks,
G
And I wonder if I ever did
G
Anything good at all.
G
Ever.
G
So I lie awake at night and vow
G
I'm not going to think about.


         C                              G              
I've got self deception tattooed like a flag across my back,
C                                G              
Holding hands with war-mongers I feel I've been betrayed,
C                                G               
Though I dance in luxury without her I'll die of thirst,
        C              G
She's a single perfect raindrop,
C             
When she falls she takes my breath away.


       G
Well I advertise the scars of middle classness
G
Like a shiny piece of junkmail,
G
I've inherited the meanness 
G
Like a dinnerset kept for family gatherings,
G
But she will scream and tell me all the
G
Magic in her magic life,
G
We will laugh at how I'm scared of
G
Everything that moves lest it crash
G
Into me or with me in it.


         C                              G
I've got self deception tattooed like a flag across my back,
C                                G
Holding hands with war-mongers I feel I've been betrayed,
C                                G
Though I dance in luxury without her I'll die of thirst,
        C              G
She's a single perfect raindrop,
C
When she falls she takes my breath away.


C               G
Ah ..... What a dissapointment this would all be
C
Ah ..... What a dissapointment.


                C                              G
'Cause I've got self deception tattooed like a flag across my back,
C                                G
Holding hands with war-mongers I feel I've been betrayed,
C                                G
Though I dance in luxury without her I'll die of thirst,
        C              G
She's a single perfect raindrop,
C
When she falls she takes my breath away.


**********************************************************************

        IN OUR HOME
        ~~ ~~~ ~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


The intro isn't definitive, it's just a guide - I usually play it different
every time. The chords during the verses etc. are played in the same general
fashion.

        INTRO:
        ~~~~~

e-------3-3---2------2---0--0---0---3---3----3---
B-----3-3-----3--3-3-3---1--1---1---3------3-----
G-----0-------2--2-------0----0-----0----0-0-----
D------------------------2----------0----0-------
A---2--------------------3----------2------------
E---3-------3-------------------------3----------


e---3-3----2---2----0---0---0----3-3---0---3-----
B---3-3----3-3------1---1---1----3-3---3---3-----
G---0------2-2------0---0---0----0---0-0---0-----     [REPEAT THROUGH]
D---0----------------------------0---0-----0-----
A---2-------------3---2---0------2---------2-----
E---3----3-----------------------3---------3-----

        

             G5              D
        Your sisters golden hair now falls
          C               G5
        across the bed we called our own
            G5              D
        She holds her fella tight they mock
            C         G5      (*Fill#1)
        the isolation of the night
     Am              C
        Every loving laugh I've known is now a
        G5               D    (*Fill#2)
        match between my lids
     Am             C    Am              D
        The night is long since you have gone
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/things_of_stone_and_wood/the_yearning_album_tab.html ]
        From our home
                      [INTRO]



                G5   D          C    G5
        Can you feel me can you feel me
             G5                 D            C        G5
        As I reach to touch you in the night
            Am             C
        I'd run to you now if I could,
                   G5                 D      (*Fill#2)
        But it's a dream my limbs are still
     Am                 C            Am             D
        The night plays tricks on me since you have gone

        From our home
                      [INTRO]

                  
                
                  G5               D
        So I will hide beneath the whispering trees
             C              G5
        I'll kiss you in my memory
           G5              D
        We walk atop these hills of sand
            C                   G5
        See how you soothe this shaking drunken hand.
          Am                  C
        Beneath the burning sun
                  G5           D   (*Fill#2)
        I felt us melting into one
     Am        C   Am            D
        A year ago when you were here

        In our home
                    [INTRO]

                  G5                    D
        So I will raise my voice to the north-bound wind
               C                G5
        In the morning you will hear me sing
          G5                    D
        A breeze to soothe your fitful rest
               C                    G5
        You'll hold this ghost song to your chest
               Am                C
        You'll cross the desert, cross the seas
              G5              D
        For a second you will lie with me
     Am                   C  Am              D
        You'll lie with me   You'll lie with me

        In our home.
                     [INTRO - no repeat]

*************************************************************************        
                
                                FILLS
                                ~~~~~

        *Fill#1                           *Fill#2
        
        e----------------                 e----3--2---
        B-----1----1-----                 B----3------
        G-----0----0-----                 G----2------
        D-----2----0-----                 D-----------
        A---3----2----0--                 A-----------
        E----------------                 E-----------


**********************************************************************

        THEY WON'T KNOW WHY
        ~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Timing: 4/4


INTRO:
~~~~~~

D   C9   G5       C9       G5

D             C9                  G5
Our eyes will wander across this vacant wall,
                   C9             G5
Stumble across the dusty floor,
D           C9                 G5
And we will hide beneath this blanket full of holes,
                  C9
Through which the cold has crawled
          G5
Its way into our bones
D           C9     G5
And we will fly into the Winter's night,
D              C9          G5
Our tears will crystallise,
D             C9      G5
And they will rain upon the frozen earth
    D                           C9                  G5
And people will smile when they stumble across them shining,
                C9
They won't know why,
                D
They won't know why.


[INSTRUMENTAL]


D
Helby Baby, Tell me can you see,
C9
We're gonna soar, we're gonna be free,
G5
Nothing they can do can touch us now,
C9
Nothing they can do can touch us now.
D
We're gonna soar amongst the universe,
C9
We're gonna be freer than the birds.
G5
We're gonna fly out where the sun won't shine,
C9
Shining down on everyone.


D           C9     G5             C9
And we will fly into the Winter's night,
D              C9          G5      C9
Our tears will crystallise,
D             C9      G5           C9
And they will rain upon the frozen earth
    D                           C9                  G5
And people will smile when they stumble across them shining,
                C9
They won't know why,
                G5         C9
They won't know why.

               G5
They'll feel a glowing in their hearts,
       G5
Feel a glowing in their hearts,

They won't know why,
D
Do do   do  do do
C9
Do do   do  do do 
                G5
They'll feel it shooting up their arms,
                C9
They'll feel it explode across their minds like song.
D
Do do   do  do do 
C9
Do do   do  do do
G5
Do do   do  do do
C9
Do do   do  do do


[INSTRUMENTAL]


D
Do do   do  do do 
C9
Do do   do  do do
G5
Do do   do  do do
C9
Do do   do  do do


D           C9     G5             C9
And we will fly into the Winter's night,
D              C9          G5        C9
Our tears will crystallise,
D             C9      G5           C9
And they will rain upon the frozen earth
    D                           C9                  G5
And people will smile when they stumble across them shining,
                C9
They won't know why,
                D
They won't know why.


D           C9     G5             C9
And we will fly into the Winter's night,
D              C9          G5       C9
Our tears will crystallise,
D             C9      G5           C9
And they will rain upon the frozen earth
    D                           C9                  G5
And people will smile when they stumble across them shining,
                C9
They won't know why,
                D
They won't know why.


***********************************************************************

        IS THIS WHERE I MUST LIE
        ~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~ ~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Timing: 4/4

        The harmonica part of this song is played through a
        'Wah' pedal - I think they sometimes also use a 
        distortion pedal, like in 'Hand Grenade'.

INTRO:
~~~~~~

(Played on Bass)

G-----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------
A---3-3-3-1-3-----7-7---1-1-------------------------1-
E------------------------------4-4-4-4-4----1-1-1-4---


                                             
                                                **Bass line is played 
This land once scarred                            right through verse**
                                                  
With song suffocates,                              
                                                  
Beneath this deathly sheet of plastic,

That we call our home.

Australia -

What have we done

                                         
Cm  Bb  Cm      Eb      Bb                 **Chords played on                       
Ab      F       Ab  Bb                       amplified steel string - 
                                             continue through verses - 
Cm  Bb  Cm      Eb      Bb                   same rhythm as bass**                     
Ab      F       Ab  Bb                   


The ancient voices

Silenced by the hum,

By the fury of this emptyness,

(It is) A tuneless song sung with precision,

A poem dead without meaning,

(It is) A love that never new passion -

A body without a heart.

What have we done.


                
Cm Bb               Ab                
Is this where I must lie.
   Bb               Cm        Bb        Cm
Is this where I must lie.
   Bb               Ab        Bb
Is this where I must lie.

I have seen the other side.


Cm  Bb  Cm      Eb      Bb
Ab      F       Ab  Bb 

Cm  Bb  Cm      Eb      Bb
Ab      F       Ab  Bb 



The crimes run in our blood,

They shadow every step,

Step lightly my friends,

Won't you paint my face in ochre and truth,

Won't you scar my chest with wisdom,

Won't you fill my head with dreams,

Won't you bury me,

Bury me deep.


Cm Bb               Ab                
Is this where I must lie.
   Bb               Cm        Bb        Cm
Is this where I must lie.
   Bb               Ab        Bb
Is this where I must lie.
Cm
I have seen the other side.


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        CHARLIE SCANLON
        ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Instrumental, 3/4 time.


                        H P               P   H      S
e--------------------------------------------------------
B--3-----1------0---------------------0------------------
G---------------------0-2-0-------0-2---2-0-----0---------
D-----------------------------(0)-----------0-2------------
A---------------------------------------------------4/5--
E--------------------------------------------------------
                                                     / \  
Repeat inside the following chord pattern:            |   (right here)    
                                                      |        
G               D                                     |        
G               D                                     |        
Em              D                                     |        
G               D                                     |        
                                                      |        
The D chord is played on the final slide from the C# to the D on the A string 
This pattern is played three times.


The final riff is slightly different, and played without accompaniment.
                        
                        H          S      P
e--------------------------------------------------------
B--3-----1------0----------------------------------------
G---------------------0-2-0-----------4-2-0------0-------
D-----------------------------(0)-5/7--------0-2---------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------

/----------------\
| LEGEND:        |
| H  - Hammer on |
| S/ - slide up  |
| P  - pull off  |
\----------------/


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-Happy Birthday Helen EP

        MY PRAYER
        ~~ ~~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood



Timing: 3/4


INTRO:
~~~~~~

Play FILL #1 twice.


VERSE:
~~~~~~

**Play (FILL #1) once for each line**


How

I

Remember the day

She danced to the rocks there at Eden

Oh  Oh   Oh  Oh ....                         (BASS ENTERS)


(Play FILL #1 twice)


Still

I

See the man and his tyre

'neath his belly to stop him from drowning

Then he walked on water


(Play FILL #1 twice - This time with an accoustic guitar strumming D
 on the first beat of each bar)

    Am
And we 
                 C
Talked there for hours
      Am
About whether
           C         G
Or not I believed in you
    Am                    C
And so I looked up to the mountains
        Am                          D
And I knew that the dream will live on


(Play FILL #1 twice - continue through verses)



Slumber

On you morning that wakes

The lovers entwined in their small tent

Oh oh oh oh ...



Hold

That

Breath you shall blow

Sending lovers from here back to Melbourne

Pass them over


Hey-ey ...


    Am
And I 
            C
Felt like a good man
     Am
As I held her
            C        G
There by the stream
    Am                        C
And from a snake so black she fled into my arms
        Am                       D
And I knew the dream will live on



[No chord - spoken]
This is my prayer
Am                C         G
Please forgive me my despair
    Am            C      G
And set my raging spirit free
    Am     C        G      Am
And I will sing for you my prayer


       Am                C
You've laid me in her arms
       Am           C
You've bathed us in summer light
       Am          C
By the look in her eyes
                     D
The dream will live on


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                 FILL #1
      
      H  U U      H U U      H U U
e-----------------------------------------------------------
B---7-8-8-8----7-8-8-8----7-8-8-8--8--7--7------------------
G---7---7-7----7---7-7----7---7-7--7--7--7------------------ 
D---5---5-5----5---5-5----5---5-5--5--5--5------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------


Legend:

H - Hammer on (use pinky)
U - Up stroke

[
(Fill one can also be played as this - Easier but I 
  don't think it's as accurate)

e---2-3-3-3----2-3-3-3----2-3-3-3--3--2--2------------------
B---3---3-3----3---3-3----3---3-3--3--3--3------------------
G---0---0-0----0---0-0----0---0-0--0--0--0------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------
]


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- Following songs from 'Wildflowers' EP;    It's fantastic, BTW.

        WILDFLOWERS
        ~~~~~~~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Timing: 4/4  (may be 2/4 - I never can tell?)



INTRO:
~~~~~~

G5      Csus9      Am        C    


The Piano intro goes something like this:(arranged for guitar)
  
  G5                     Csus9                    Am
         H   P   P   H            H   P   P   H
e--------------------------------------------------------------
B----------1-0----------------------1-0------------------------
G------0-2-----2-0------0-------0-2-----2-0------/7-5----------
D------------------0-2----------------------0-2----------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------

                         C
         H   P   P   H
e--------------------------------------------------------------
B----------1-0-------------------------------------------------
G------0-2-----2-0-----2-------(some funky tinkly stuff)-------
D------------------0-2-----------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------

LEGEND:                        (I know the tab above is wrong - 
~~~~~~~                         I just put it there to give
H - Hammer on                   you guys a starter for working it out.
P - Pull off                    I'll post up if I get anywhere)
/ - slide up



G5                                     Csus9
Across this land everybody settled down
                     Am
To a night of fitful dreams
                C
And strange apparitions
      G5                                 Csus9
As we tossed and turned we saw ourselves exactly as we are
            Am                 C
And not surprisingly we found it frightening


        G5      Csus9      Am        C    
Hey!


               G5
Well you don't choose the place or choose the time
    Csus9
But history's a slippery slide
   Am                                C
Be careful of those nasty drops down to the right
          G5
When your hit it must seem a pretty good choice
    Csus9
For they give all of our malice voice
Am                            C
What do we expect if we won't open our arms


         G5(?)                              Csus9(?)
(Singin' Hey) We're all just earings to the left of our parents
Am                               C
They're all just haircuts to the left of theirs
G5
And we all wonder
        Csus9
"Why do nazis grow like wildflowers!"


       G5
(Hey!) Helen let's ditch the car let's hide
              Csus9
We'll through seeds of doubt at passersby
Am
They will cross onto our side,
      C
We'll sing our songs into the night
      G5
As we cast off all those strange facades
      Csus9
We'll see that we're all uniquely scarred
       Am
By the same hand
            C
Beneath the same smile


         G5                                 Csus9
(Singin' Hey) We're all just earings to the left of our parents
Am                               C
They're all just haircuts to the left of theirs
G5
And we all wonder
        Csus9
"Why do nazis grow like wildflowers!"



G5                                Csus9
Everybody dreams the same visions in the end
  Am                    C
I know, everybody feels trapped and tired
          G5
So if you see a strange door to your right
     C
Then drop your things and run for it



         G5                                 Csus9
(Singin' Hey) We're all just earings to the left of our parents
Am                               C
They're all just haircuts to the left of theirs
G5
And we all wonder
        Csus9
"Why do nazis grow like wildflowers!"

G5      Csus9      Am        C    

"Why do nazis grow like wildflowers!"   

G5      Csus9      Am        C          G5
        

*********************************************************************        
        
        ACROSS THE GRAIN
        ~~~~~~ ~~~ ~~~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood 


                              C
        With the frost of the winter
   Am                        G    Csus9  G 
        With the mist from a wave
   G                         C
        With the dust of the wasteland
   Am                G            Csus9   G
        Yeah, I will bathe myself

   G                        C
        Spirit who won't believe
   Am                           G        Csus9  G
        In the wind that has blessed him
   G                         C
        In the wind that has billowed
   Am                    G
        His lung full of song

         C         G           Am      C
        Across the grain, I'll find my way
                 C                G
        From the rock down to the sea
            C       G        Am        C
        And there I pray, my ash will rest
                 C               G
        With the waters fury ....


[Instrumental - same chords as verse's]

         C         G           Am       C
        Across the grain, I'll find my way
                 C                G
        From the rock down to the sea
            C       G        Am        C
        And there I pray, my ash will rest
                 C                          Am
        With the waters fury I shout to the night
                                      G5
        Please let tomorrows sun come shine on me
                    D
        A brand new day ....

   C                               Am
        Everything I think will be sweet
                                   G      G
        Everything I think will be loving
   C                                  Am
        And every word I speak will be true
                                       G     G
        And everything I think will be holy

                            C
        And this hand could hurt
   Am                      G            Csus9  G
        Will sketch out my love for her
                              C
        On her back while she sleeps
   Am
        While the morning wispers of
        G                                
        Every single sacred life in the world

         C         G           Am      C
        Across the grain, I'll find my way
                 C                G
        From the rock down to the sea
            C       G        Am        C
        And there I pray, my ash will rest
                 C               G
        With the waters fury ....  Hey.....

         C         G           Am      C
        Across the grain, I'll find my way
                 C                G
        From the rock down to the sea
            C       G        Am        C
        And there I pray, my ash will rest
                 C               G
        With the waters fury ....


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        FRANKIE GRINS (AT HIS MILLIONTH SIN)
        ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~  ~~ ~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~

        Things of Stone and Wood


Timing: 4/4

            G                         C
When he was young he walked with such gentle steps 
      G                   C
While leaving no trace he thought he was blessed
        G             C            G          G
He said, "I won't do any harm"
    G                                C
His dreams they were filled with the forgiveness of spring
   G                       C
He thanked the sky for any gift
        G                C
He said, "I won't do any harm here"


             Am                             C
But he heard whispers as he walked past the fake gold lights
          G                         C
"You must cheat to succeed there my naive child"
      Am                                 C
As he surrended he thought he did so too easily
G
Frankie cried at his very first lie


G       C       G       C

    G                          C
The lie it was simple and it's produce was great
      G                    C
Guilt twisted it's fingers around his heart
        G                   C           G       G
He said "I did not mean any harm"
         G                         C
But soon ambition replaced all the love he had known
    G                         C
The spring wasn't rebirth but prosperity now
        G                   C
He said "I've not done many things wrong"


             Am                             C
But he heard whispers as he walked past the fake gold lights
          G                     C
"You must steal to stay here my angry young man"
         Am                       C
He said "I shan't be robbed of my labour's toil"
       G
And he did not feel at his hundredth evil


G       C       G       C

             G                   C
Now he hears condemnation in the winds as they creep
G                            C
In through the walls of this castle he's built
        G                       C               G       G
He says "You can't touch me any more"
        G                              C
But the cold and the hate they're just one in his bones
          G                            C
The sweet dreams of the young make him angrier still
             G                                        C
He cautions "When you've done what I've done you will think what I think"

G       G


             Am                             C
But he hears whispers as he walked past the fake gold lights
          G                    C
"You must kill to stay here my angry old man"
       Am                          C
And he looks out with scorn at his colourless world
G                    C
Frankie grins at his millionth sin
G                    C
Frankie cried at his very first lie
       G                   C
And he did not feel at his hundredth evil
    G                    C                      C       C       G
Now Frankie grins at his millionth sin

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