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Shapes Of Things Chords & Tabs

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Shapes Of Things Chords

   
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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:50:53 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./y/yardbirds/shapes_of_things.crd

                           "Shapes Of Things"
            (Keith Relf - Jim McCarty - Paul Samwell-Smith)

Intro:

	(eighth-note triplets):

	F
	/ / / /  / / / /

Verse 1:

	(bass over verse chord progression):

	 G                F/D
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------
	-----------------|-----------------
	-----2---3---4---|-5---------------
	-3---------------|-----5---3---1---

	  G
	Shapes
	    F/D              G
	Of things before my eyes
	      F/D            G
	Just teach me to despise
	     F/D                 F
	Will time make man more wise

Verse 2:

	Here
	Within my lonely frame
	My eyes just hurt my brain
	But will they seem the same

Chorus:

	(bass over chorus chord progression):

	 C                 Bb
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------5-3---|-----------3-1---
	-----2---5-----5-|-----0---3-----3-
	-3---------------|-1---------------
	-----------------|-----------------

	C
	  Come tomorrow
	Bb
	   Will I be older
	C
	  Come tomorrow
	Bb
	   May be a soldier
	C
	  Come tomorrow
	Bb
	   Will I be bolder
	(Bb)    D
	Than today?

Verse 3:

	Now
	The trees are almost green
	But will they still be seen
	Where time and tide have been

Verse 4:

	Fallen
	Into your passing hands
	Please don't destroy these lands
	Don't make them desert sands
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/y/yardbirds/shapes_of_things_crd.html ]
[repeat chorus]

Guitar solo:

	[Note: solo is played entirely on G string; other strings not shown]

	   G                         F
	   v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  
	g -------------------------|-10-12-14-16b17----16-14-12-
	                              8th-note triplet ^^^^^^^^

	   G                         F
	   v     v     v     v       v          v     v     v  
	g -14---b16----------------|----15p14p1214-12-14--15--14--
	              16th-note triplet ^^^^^^^^       ^^^^^^^^^^ qtr-note
	                                                          triplet

	   G                         F
	   v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  
	g -15---b17----------10-12-|-8-----10---12b14-12-10--
	                       qtr-note triplet ^^^^^^^^^^^

	   G                         F
	   v     v     v     v       v          v       v         v  
	g -12----------------------|----15p14p1214--121012--1012109---109-
	             16th-note triplets ^^^^^^^^            ^^^^^^

	   G                             F
	   v       v       v     v       v     v     v     v  
	g -7---9-7-5---7-5-4--5--4--5--|-7--9-b10-9--7-------

	   G                         F
	   v     v     v     v        v     v     v     v  
	g ----10-10-12-12-14b15r1412|-14b16------------------
	    8th-note triplet ^^^^^^^

	   G                         F
	   v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  
	G -12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

	     * harmonic w/feedback

	   Bb       D [N.C.]
	   / / / /  /

Verse 5:

	Soon
	I hope that I will find
	Loves deep within my mind
	That won't disgrace my kind

Coda:

	rhythm guitar (quarter notes, doubled with bass; lead guitar
	  plays drone on open G string):

	G
	/ / / /  / / / /     [fade...]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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