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Winter Retreat guitar chords

"WINTER RETREAT"  by Judas Priest
from the album Rocka Rolla

transcribed by the Sultan of Suede (jenglish@agrium.com)


Part of the "Winter" themed portion of the first Priest
album.  A slower song that lends itself extremely well
to acoustic.  I have transcribed this in standard tuning.
Listen to the album to pick up the timing, especially the
tricky closing notes.  I've noted some of the odd chords
at the end of the transcription.  The key to the song is 
the intro and the close.  The song is mostly Am throughout, with improvised D7 thrown in.


intro:  E D (repeat 3x) E/F#/Cmod/E  E  G


Am
Now, winter wind fades from my face

Am
My heart will no longer race

Am
Sun smiling down from the sky

Am                      D7
Melts away ice from my eyes


Am
Warmth...eases back to my soul

Am                     * C/B/Am7/G (repeat 3x) Em
Bitterness shrugs then it goes


* This is where the tricky ending starts.  The steady beat 
of the whole song turns into a descending half-rhythm.  You probably won't pick it up without listening to the record.


Chords: EADGBe
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F#  x443xx
Cmod  332xxx
B  x2001x


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CRD: j/JUDAS_PRIEST/winter_retreat.crd


"WINTER RETREAT"  by Judas Priest
from the album Rocka Rolla

transcribed by the Sultan of Suede (jenglish@agrium.com)


Part of the "Winter" themed portion of the first Priest
album.  A slower song that lends itself extremely well
to acoustic.  I have transcribed this in standard tuning.
Listen to the album to pick up the timing, especially the
tricky closing notes.  I've noted some of the odd chords
at the end of the transcription.  The key to the song is 
the intro and the close.  The song is mostly Am throughout,
with improvised D7 thrown in.


intro:  E D (repeat 3x) E/F#/Cmod/E  E  G


Am
Now, winter wind fades from my face

Am
My heart will no longer race

Am
Sun smiling down from the sky

Am                      D7
Melts away ice from my eyes


Am
Warmth...eases back to my soul

Am                     * C/B/Am7/G (repeat 3x) Em
Bitterness shrugs then it goes


* This is where the tricky ending starts.  The steady beat 
of the whole song turns into a descending half-rhythm.  You
probably won't pick it up without listening to the record.


Chords:	EADGBe
----------------
F#		x443xx
Cmod		332xxx
B		x2001x


Keep rocking!
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