stairway to heaven

Neil Sedaka


A frequent topic of discussion in the tab groups is 'what are the lyrics to
'Stairway To Heaven' about, anyway?'.  Well, the narrator obviously isn't
going to build a *physical* stairway to heaven - for one thing, how could
he move it around without bumping it into everything?  Instead, 'build a
stairway to heaven' is a *metaphor* - like, you know, sometimes words have
two meanings.


                          "Stairway To Heaven"
                   (Neil Sedaka - Howard Greenfield)

Intro:

 F         Dm 
Climb up   way up high
 F         Dm 
Climb up   way up high
 F         Dm 
Climb up   way up high
Bb       C [N.C. (tympani]
/ / / /  /

Verse 1:

 F
Well-a well-a well-a heavenly angel
Dm
I want you for my girl
 Bb
When I kissed your sweet, sweet lips
   C [N.C.]                        B
I knew you were out of this world

Chorus:

 Bb
I'll build a stairway to heaven
 F
I'll climb to the highest star
Bb            G7
I'll build a stairway to heaven
      C7/G        /C        F   [1-3: N.C. (tympani); 4: to coda]
'Cause heaven is where you are

Verse 2:

Well-a well-a well-a over the rainbow
That's where I'm gonna climb
Way up high where the bluebirds fly
I'm gonna love you all the time

[sax solo over verse chords]

[repeat chorus]

Well-a well-a well I gotta be going
Gonna leave the world behind
Every day in a heavenly way
You're gonna drive me outta my mind

[repeat chorus]

Coda:

    (F)  C B
     / / / /
(...are)
Bb            G7
I'll build a stairway to heaven
      C7/G        /C        F   [N.C. (tympani]
'Cause heaven is where you are

  F       Dm
Climb up  way up high  [repeat to fade]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers








































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