Whispers and Moans

Crowded House

I'm pretty unhappy with this transcription, so I'm going to do
more work on it, but here's what i have so far. I've had a real
problem pegging the exact chords for the opening -- even after seeing
Neil play this song a few times live. Use those chords which appear
in the intro only during that portion of the song. After that, you
should use the more traditional fingerings unless otherwise indicated.

There are "chords" in this that I don't even know the name of. (if
you do, send them to me at marck@nwu.edu!) I refer to them as G-special(1)
and G-special(2).

To match recording, capo on the first fret (up half-step)


 Dull dull grey, the colour of our times
Cool cool space that I still hope to find
 Far beyond the veil
The sound of whispers and moans    

 Slow time bomb, the clamour of the street
I hear this town it never goes to sleep
And I will catch the taxi driver
 Weeping like a wounded beast

                             ________________________________  ___________
                          |1.                               |2.
                                                                (B II ---)
Chords underneath solo:

E Asus4* Am E D E Asus4 Am B

G G-special(1) G-special(2)
Then I wake up in your room
Share one piece of your life
When tomorrow comes
G-special(1) G-special(2)
We may not be here at all
C D Em A
Without your whispers and moans
C D Em A
Here you come to carry me home
C D E G A E A#+7 Am7 E
Here you come to carry me home

Love that sound, time erase
Tension wheels, cool heels
A#+7 Am7 E
Won't ya come on open the bid before too long

 virtually identical to solo above

I wake up in your room
Share one piece of your life
I'd give anything to be a fly upon the wall
And hear your whispers and moans
I like to hear your whispers and moans
Here you come to carry me home

 Spoken over Em - A - C - D, repeated to fade

We are the mirrors of each other
In a lifetime of suspicion
Cleansed in a moment, a flash of recognition
You gave your life for it
Worth its weight in gold and growing empires
Art collectors and Alans sound investments
Will one day be forgotten, one day be forgotten


E(1) 776xxx [when i refer to E(1) and E(2), i mean the first
G 355xxx version of an E chord which appears in this song,
F#m 544xxx the second version, etc.]
E(2) 076xxx
A#+7 6766xx
Am7 5755xx
C 8(10)(10)8xx
Asus4 x02230
G-special(1) xx5780
G-special(2) xx5680

A A#+7 Am7 C E F#m G
variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
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