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Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day guitar tab

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 11:15:21 -0800 (PST) 
From: "R. McPherson" <rjmcpher@ea.oac.uci.edu> 
Subject:  Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day) 
by Jethro Tull 
  

Thanks to help from storvik@ux4.cso.uiuc.edu we now have: 

Title: Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day 
Artist: (Jethro Tull) Anderson/Barre? 
Transcribed By: rjmcpher@uci.edu 
Note: CAPO 3rd fret (written as though 3rd fret = open) 
  
Add lots of rhythmic style to the chord playing 
from sus2 to major to sus4 forms. 

Chord forms named as if played without a capo: 

    F  D2 D  D4  D5  A  A2 A4   G   F2 
e +-1--0--2---3---5--0--0--0----3---1-- 
G |-1--3--3---3---3--2--0--3----0---1-- 
B |-2--2--2---2---2--2--2--2----0---0-- 
D |-3--0--0---0---0--2--2--2----0---3-- 
A |-3 ---------------0--0--0----2---0-- 
E +-1---------------------------------- 

intro: 
   meanwhile back in the year one... 
   when you belonged to no one 
   you didn't stand a chance son 
E +-----------------------0- 
G |-----------------------2- 
B |-----0-0---------------2- 
D |---2-------------------2- 
A |-3----- -2--0----------0- 
E +---------------3--1------ 

   if your plans were undone 
E +-----------------------0- 
G |-----------------------2- 
B |-----0-0---------------2- 
D |---2-------------------2- 
A |-3----- -2--0----------0- 
E +---------------3--1------ 

   'cause you were bred for humanity 
   and sold to society 
   one day you'll wake up in the present day 
E +-2---2--0--2-3---------------------3------3-----+ 
G |-3 --3 -3 -3 3--------------------(3)-----------| (optional?) 
B |-2---2--2 -2-2----------------------------------| 
D |------------------------------------------------| 
A |-------------------------------320-2--320-2-----| 
E +-----------------------------------3------3-----+ 

   a million generations   removed from expectations 
E +1-------------------------1----------------------------+  strum 
G |1-------------------------1----------------------------|  chords 
B |2-------------------------0----------------------------|  here 
D |3-------------------------3----------------------------| 
A |3 ------------------------0----------------------------| 
E +1------------------------------------------------------+ 

   of being who you really want to  be 
E +0-2 2 0 2-3-2-0-0----------------0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--------+ 
G |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------2-0 2-0 2 3 2 0 2--------| add 
B |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------2-2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2--------| rhythmic 
D |---------------------------------2-2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2--------| style 
A |---------------------------------0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--------| 
E +----------------------------------------------------------+ 

chorus: 

  skating away 
  skating away 
  skating away       on the thin 
                         ice of the new day    ay e ay ay ay 
E +--------------------------------------3-----3-------2--2--+ 
G |----------------------------------------------------3--3--| add 
B |-4--2- 0--2--h2---  -----0-------- --- --- ---0-0- h2- 2--| style 
D |-0- 0  0--0--- 0----0-2-4--4-2 0     - -  --   4 4--------| 
A |----------------------------------320-2-320 2-------------| 
E +--------------------------------------3-----3-------------+ 

verses: (note: D2-4 indicates D major to sus2 to sus4 etc..) 

D5                           D 
So as you push off from the shore 
D2-4                          A2-4 
won't you turn your head once more 
                              D2-4 
and make your peace with everyone 

D5                        D 
for those who choose to stay 
D2-4                    A2-4 
will live just one more day 
                                D2-4 
to do the things they should've done 

G 
and as you cross the wilderness 
   A 
suspended in your emptiness 
             D2-4 
you feel you have to pray 

G 
looking for a sign that 
    F2 
the universal mind as 
D2-4                            A2-4 
written you into their passion play 

[chorus] 

and as you cross the circle line 
while the iceworld sheets behind  (lyrics fuzzy here?) 
you're a rabbit on the run 

and the silver splinters fly 
in the corner of your eye 
shining in the setting sun 

well do you ever get the feeling 
that the stories do their reeling 
in the present tense 

or that everybody's on the stage 
and it seems like you're the only 
person sitting in the audience 

[chorus] 

skating away 
skating away 
skating away 

-end
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