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Carouselambra guitar tab

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Led Zeppelin - Carouselambra

        From the CD 'In Through the Out Door'
                Written by Jones/Page/Plant
                Swan Song  16002 and/or Atlantic  92443-2

        This file is mostly chords. The song is in C, the part I tabbed
out is in D, and the end is in G. Most of it is synth and/or keyboard, so
I have that here too. You can figure out which is keys and which is
guitar. Enjoy.

Jimmy Pena -


 G A A G A A G A A G A A   B C#

Repeat this 8 times:

[x00231] [x02220]
  Dm/A       A

With verse:  [x33211]  [x30210]

  F/C      C
        Sisters by the wayside bide their time in quiet peace,
                await their place within the ring of calm.

  Dm/A     A
        Still stand to turn in seconds of release,
                await the call they know may never come.

 F/C       C
        In times of lightness no intruder dared upon
                to jeopardize the course, upset the run.

 Dm/A      A
        All was joy and hands were raised towards the sun,
                as love in halls of plenty overrun.

[xx0233] [xx0232]
  Dsus4      D
         Ah,  ah,  ah,  ah.

Then 4 times in the same pattern:

[113331]   [133211]
  Bb/F        F

4 times:
  Dm/A     A

  F/C      C
        Still in their bliss unchallenged mighty feast,
                unending dances shadowed on the day.

  Dm/A     A
        Within the wall their dauting formless keep,
                preserved their joy and kept their doubts at bay.

  F/C      C
        Faceless legions stood in readiness to weep,
                just turn a coin, bring order to the fray.

  Dm/A     A
        And everything is soon no sooner thought than deed,
                but no-one seemed to question anyway.

  Dsus4      D
         Ah,  ah,  ah, ah.

4 times:

       Bb/F     F

 Then the keyboard does a little roll which kinda goes like this:

   |:  A~      F G  :|  [Play it four times]

  F/C      C
        How keen the soaring hunter's eye prevails upon the land,
                to seek the unsuspecting and the weak.

  Dm/A     A
        And powerless the fabled sat, too slow to lift a hand,
                toward the foe that threatened them from the deep.

  F/C      C
        Who cares to dry the cheeks of those who saddened stand,
                adrift upon the sea of futile speech?

  Dm/A     A

  Dsus4      D
         Ah,  ah,  ah, ah.

4 times:

       Bb/F     F

 Then the keyboard does that little roll again:

   |:  A~      F G  :|  [Play it four times]

        The keyboard does another thing but I'll list the chords here:

   |:  F     G  Em  :|  [Play it three times]

   |:  A~      F G  :|  [two times]

   |:  F     G  Em  :|  [Play it three times]

   |:  A~      F G  :|  [two times]

   |:  F     G  Em  :|  [Play it three times]

[This is in D]:

[Riff 1] - play it once initially

   Em      D             A       G      C             D


[Back to the key of C]:

[Riff 2]

    A              Cmaj7

[Riff 2] x2

[Riff 2] with lyrics:

        Where was your word, where did you go?
        Where was your helping, where was your bow? Bow.

[Riff 1] x1

[Riff 2] w/ lyrics:

        Dull is the armour, cold is the day.
        Hard was your journey, dark was the way. Way.

[Riff 1] x1

[Riff 2] w/ lyrics:

        I heard the word, I couldn't stay, oh.
        I couldn't stand it another day. Another day, ay, another day,
        Another day.

Keyboard bangs out an A chord, then it plays a G for four measures [final
key switch to G], then A again for four measures.

 Play G:
        Touched by the timely coming, roused from the keeper's sleep,
 Play A:
        release the grip, throw down the key.
 Play D:
        Held now within the knowing, rest now within the peace,
 Play A:
        Take of the fruit, but guard the seed.

 Play D for four measures, then:

   |:   A A   B/A~   :|   [Play this four times]

 Play G for four measures, then A for four measures.

 Play G:
        Held now within the knowing, rest now within the beat,
        take of the fruit but guard the seed.

 Play D for four measures, then:

 Play A:
        Take of the fruit but guard the seed.

 Play D for four measures, then:

      |:   A A   B/A~   :|   [Play this three times]

Repeat until fadeout:
      |:   A A   B/A~    C/A  B/A  :|

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