Meet On The Ledge

Fairport Convention

 GDGDA
  Or finding better words.  These ideas never lasted long.
 F#m*AEm*AF#mEmEm7
                                   
The way is up along the road. The air is growing thin.
 GDGDA
  Too many friends who tried were blown off this mountain with the wind.

 AEm
 Meet on the ledge; we're gonna meet on the ledge.
 GD
 When the time is up I'm gonna see all my friends.
 AEm
 Meet on the ledge; we're gonna meet on the ledge.
 GD
 If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

 AF#m*AEm*AF#mEmEm7
                                    
Now I see I'm all alone. But that's the only way to be.
 GDGDA
  You'll have your chance again; then you can do the work for 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))

 BbCmBbCmBbGmFmFm7
   We used to say  that, come the day,  we'd all be making songs
 AbEbAbEbBb
   Or finding better words.  These ideas never lasted long.
 CmBbCmBbGmFmFm7
  The way is up  along the road.  The air is growing thin.
 AbEbBbEbBb
   Too many friends who tried  blown off this mountain with the wind.

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

 BbFm
 Meet on the ledge; we're gonna meet on the ledge.
 AbEb
 When the time is up I'm gonna see all my friends.
 BbFm
 Meet on the ledge; we're gonna meet on the ledge.
 AbEb
 If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

 BbCmBbCmBbGmFmFm7
    Now I see  I'm all alone.  But that's the only way to be.
 AbEbAbEbBb
    You'll have your chance again;  then you can do the work for 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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