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nights in white satin

Moody Blues


Date: 12 Mar 1993 14:32:16 -0700 (MST) From: Paul Zimmerman  Subject: CRD: Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues   NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN Moody Blues   Em                D       Em                     D   Nights in white satin       never reaching the end C              G          F                    Em   Letters I've written        never meaning to send Em           D            Em                    D   Beauty I'd always missed    with these eyes before C               G         F                  Em   Just what the truth is      I can't say anymore     CHORUS         A               C Cause I love you, yes I love you            Em           D      Em       D Ohhh how I love you     Gazing at people, some hand in hand Just what I'm going through they can't understand Some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend Just what you want to be, you'll be in the end     CHORUS   CHORUS     Peace, love, and soul, Paul Zimmerman
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 1995 15:50:58 -0400 (EDT) From: Douglas French  procul
Nights In White Satin Moody Blues
Slow strum in 3 time:   Am                 G             Am                    G    Nights in white satin,           never reaching the end.  F                  C             Bb                    Am    Letters  I've   written,         never  meaning  to send. Am                 G             Am                    G    Beauty   I've   always missed,   with  these  eyes  before. F                  C             Bb                    Am    Just what  the  truth is,        I  can't  say   anymore.  But I ... 
[Chorus] D                  D             F                     F  Love you.                 Yes, I love you.             Oh how I  Am                 G             Am                    G  Love you......
[Solo, see below]
Gazing at people, some hand in hand. Just what I'm going through they can't understand. Some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend. Just what you want to be, you'll be in the end.   [Chorus] [Chorus] 
============================================================== Solo:           Am                  G E|------|-------------7--8--|-7--------------7--| B|------|-10----------------|----10-8-----10----| G|---9--|-------------------|-------------------| D|------|-------------------|-------------------| A|------|-------------------|-------------------| E|------|-------------------|-------------------|           .        .          .        . 
   F                   E E|-------------------|-------------------| B|-10-8--------8--10-|-9-----------------| G|-------10----------|----------9-----9--| D|-------------------|-------------------| A|-------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|-------------------|    .        .          .        .
   Am                  G E|-------------7--8--|-10-8--7-----8--10-| B|-10----------------|-------------------| G|-------------------|-------------------| D|-------------------|-------------------| A|-------------------|-------------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|    .        .          .        . 
   F                   E  E|-8--7--------7--8--|-7-----------------| B|-------10----------|-------------------| G|-------------------|-------------------| D|-------------------|-------------------| A|-------------------|-------------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|    .        .          .        .
   Am                  F  E|-------------------|-------------------| B|-------------------|-------------------| G|-9--------------9--|-7-----------------| D|-------------------|----10-7-----7--10-| A|-------------------|-------------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|    .        .          .        .
   Am                  F  E|-------------------|-------------------| B|-------------------|-------------------| G|-9--------------9--|-7-----------------| D|-------------------|----10-7-----7--10-| A|-------------------|-------------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|    .        .          .        .
  E|-------------------|-------------------| B|-------------------|-------------------| G|-7-----------9--10-|-9-----------9-----| D|-------------------|----------------10-| A|-------------------|-------------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|    .        .          .        .
E|-------------------|-------------------| B|-------------------|-------------------| G|-7-----------9--10-|-9-----------------| D|-------------------|-------------------| A|-------------------|-------------------| E|-------------------|-------------------|    .        .          .        .
Am     G      Am 
============================================================= I arranged the song in Am using barre chords to match the  original chord centers:
Am: 577555 G:  355433 F:  133211 C:  332010 Bb: x13331  or  688766 
While NIWS is generally played with a strum (on solo  guitar) to imitate the original sleepy sound of the Melotron,  the song can be rearranged slightly for a more delicate sound  using arpegiated chords: 
    Am (barre 5): E||---------------------------|-- B||-------5-----------5-------|-- G||-----5---5-------5---5-----|-- D||---7-------7---7-------7---|--      etc, etc A||-------------7-------------|-- E||-5-------------------------|--
-- Douglas French dfrench@site.gmu.edu
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