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Meet On The Ledge  Fairport Convention

[G] Or finding [D]better words. [G] These ideas [D]never lasted [A]long.
[F#m*]     [A]  [Em*]          [A]    [F#m]            [Em] [Em7]
The way is up along the road. The air is growing thin.
[G] Too many [D]friends who tried were [G]blown off this [D]mountain [A]with the wind.

[A]Meet on the ledge; we're gonna [Em]meet on the ledge.
[G]When the time is [D]up I'm gonna see all my friends.
[A]Meet on the ledge; we're gonna [Em]meet on the ledge.
[G]If you really [D]mean it, it all comes round again.

[A] [F#m*]     [A]  [Em*]          [A]    [F#m]            [Em] [Em7]
Now I see I'm all alone. But that's the only way to be.
[G] You'll have your [D]chance again;[G] then you can [D]do the work for [A]me.

Meet on...etc.


NB: the F#m and Em marked with a '*' - I'm almost sure that I used to
play a Bm for these two chords, but the F#m and Em sound better just
now. (I have a guitar with me, but not the record). You might like to
stick Bm in there if it sounds better for you.

M.
[--]Martin McCarthy - mmc@ehabitat.demon.co.uk

From rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature Mon Jun 27 09:04:27 1994
From: abostick@netcom.com (Alan L. Bostick)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 1994 02:58:48 GMT
Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature
Subject: Re: CRD: MEET ON THE LEDGE


Martin McCarthy (mmc@ehabitat.demon.co.uk) posts chords to Fairport
Convention's "Meet on the Ledge." He says,

>NB: the F#m and Em marked with a '*' - I'm almost sure that I used to
>play a Bm for these two chords, but the F#m and Em sound better just
>now. (I have a guitar with me, but not the record). You might like to
>stick Bm in there if it sounds better for you.

If you are playing the song in A, the marked chords should indeed be Bm.

Actually, though, on the album, the song is played in B-flat.
(Someone's playing a piano on the track, so it's really not too
surprising.)

Here are the chords of the song, in Bb:

MEET ON THE LEDGE - Fairport Convention
(Richard Thompson, Island Music (BMI))

[Bb]  We [Cm]used to say[Bb]  that, [Cm]come the day,[Bb]  we'd [Gm]all be making [Fm]son[Fm7]gs
[Ab]  Or finding [Eb]better words.[Ab]  These ideas [Eb]never lasted [Bb]long.
  The [Cm]way is up[Bb]  a[Cm]long the road.[Bb]  The [Gm]air is growing [Fm]thi[Fm7]n.
[Ab]  Too many [Eb]friends who tried[Bb]  blown off this [Eb]mountain with the [Bb]wind.

(Short bridge in F major, with guitar figure in descending parallel sixths)

[Bb]Meet on the ledge; we're gonna [Fm]meet on the ledge.
[Ab]When the time is [Eb]up I'm gonna see all my friends.
[Bb]Meet on the ledge; we're gonna [Fm]meet on the ledge.
[Ab]If you really [Eb]mean it, it all comes round again.

[Bb]   [Cm]Now I see[Bb]  I'm [Cm]all alone.[Bb]  But that's the [Gm]only way to [Fm]be.[Fm7]
[Ab]   You'll have your [Eb]chance again;[Ab]  then you can [Eb]do the work for [Bb]me.

Meet on...etc.


Between the chorus and the next verse is a guitar figure backed by the
piano playing in F:

   |-----13-----------11----------10---------8|

|------------------------------------------|
|12/14--------10/12--------8/10--------6/8-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

Which resolves to Bb at the start of the verse.

-- Alan Bostick
abostick@netcom.com

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