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To Cry You A Song guitar chords

TO CRY YOU A SONG 
Words and music by Ian Anderson 
Tablature intrepretation by Bruce Bubier 

Key signature is g minor 
Time signature is 4/4 

Rhythm is NOT indicated in the tablature. 
SL means slide from first to second chord 

play this intro twice 
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              g   g 
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Flying so high,             trying to remember 

                      F      C 
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how many cigarettes did I bring   along? 

                g   g 
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When I get down             I'll jump in a taxicab 
  

                             F      C 
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driving through London town to cry you a song. 
  

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                    F   F   C  g  (hold on this chord for a bit) 
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           C       C  C SL Bd    F  SL g 
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___________5_______5__5____3_____2_____g__________________________ 
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___________3_______3__3____1_____3_____5______________5__4__5_____ 
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It's been a long time                                still shaking my wings 
relationship of chords and words here is only approximate 
  

           C       C  C SL Bd    F  SL g 
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Well I'm a glad bird                             I got changes to ring. 
relationship of chords and words here is only approximate 

          Play this 4 times                then... 
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Improvisation section 

Music just repeats with following stanzas 
  

Closing my dream inside its paper bag. 
Thought I saw angels but I could have been wrong 
Search in my case, 
can't find what they're looking for. 
Waving me through 
to cry you a song. 

It's been a long time 
still shaking my sings 
Well I'm a glad bird 
I got changes to ring. 

Lights in the street 
peeping throught curtains drawn. 
Rattling of safety chain taking too long. 
The smile in you eyes 
was never so sweet before 
I came down from the skies 
to cry you a song.
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov