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house with no door   Peter Hammill

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House With No Door / Peter Hammill

From H to He, Who am the Only One

This can take some time to learn... A good friend of mine, Raviv Raich,  
transcribed the chords, and not me. This is originally for piano, as you know, 
so you'll have to work hard to make it sound OK on a guitar - but Raviv plays
it very good on the guitar, so don't give it up easily!

C     -   x-3-2-0-1-0  the second C (i'm LEAVING there) is:x-3-5-5-5-3
G     -   3-2-0-0-0-3
G7/D  -   x-x-0-7-8-7
Dm7/A -   x-0-0-2-1-1
G6    -   3-2-0-0-0-0
Bb    -   1-1-3-3-2-1
F     -   1-3-3-2-1-1  Somewhere near the end of the song I think the F turns
                       into Fm but I'm not sure where.  Fm  - 1-3-3-1-1-1
C/B   -   x-2-2-0-1-0
C/A   -   x-0-2-0-1-0
C/G   -   3-x-2-0-1-0     -- I prefer to play G instead!
D     -   x-x-0-2-3-2
Dsus5 -   x-x-0-2-3-3

You may play is like this:

   C               G                      G7/D C       Dm7/A   
e -------0-------|------3----|-3-3----0-|-7----3-----|-1-----1-----|-1-1----1--|
b -------1---1---|------0----|-0-0----0-|-8----5-----|-1-----1-----|-1-1----1--|
g -----0-------0-|------0----|-0-0----0-|-7----5-----|-2-----2-----|-2-2----2--|
d ---------------|-----------|----------|-0----5-----|-----------0-|-----------|
a -3-------------|-----------|----------|------3-----|-0-----------|------0----|
e ---------------|-3-------3-|------3---|------------|-------------|-----------|
      There'...    door ........     and  I'm  living  there                 at
 Gm6                   Bb                     F
 night it...     ...the days are....      in-side            

C                       G        G7/D   C      Dm7/A
  There's a house with no door and I'm  living there
   Gm6                           Bb                     F
at nights it gets so cold and the days are hard to bear inside.
C                       G              G7/D  C      Dm7/A
  There's a house with no roof, so the rain  creeps in,
Gm6                          Bb               F    
falling through my head as I try to think out time
C                     C/B              C/A       
I don't know you, you say you know me, that may be so,
                   C/G                         F
                   there is so much that I am unsure of...
C                    C/B                    C/A
You call my name but it sounds unreal, I forget how I feel,
                     C/G                   F
                  my body's rejecting the cure.

                  D   D   Dsus4   D

There's a house with no bell but then nobody calls;
I sometime find it hard to tell if any are alive at all outside.
There's a house with no sound; yes, it's quiet there...
there's not much point in words if there's no-one to share in time.
I've learned my lines, I know them so well, I'm ready to tell,
                     whoever will finally come in
Of the line in my mind that's called in the night, it doesn't seem right
                    when there is that little dark figure running...

There's a house with no door and there is no living there:
one day it became a wall... well I didn't really care at the time.
There's a house with no light, all the windows are sealed,
overtaxed and strained NOW NOTHING IS REVEALED BUT TIME
I don't know you, you say you know me, that may be so,
                   There's so much that I am unsure of...
You call my name but it sounds unreal, I forget how I feel
                  My body's rejecting the cure.....
Won't somebody help me ......?

Have fun!


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