Cadence and cascade

King Crimson

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"Cadence and Cascade" King Crimson, from the 1970 album In The Wake of Poseidon Written by Robert Fripp and Peter Sinfeld (lyrics)
(NOTE: This is not from any book, magazine, whatever, so it's not a professional transcription, per se. Still, this sounds pretty good. Please E-Mail any comments to
(YET ANOTHER NOTE: there really is no need for a transcription key; this is a simple accoustic song with no taps, slides, etc. Of course you may add what you like to enhance the song).
(verse) a: (instrumental) b: Cadence and cascade Kept a man named Jade; c: Cool in the shade While his au-dience played. d: Sliding mystified On the wine of the tide e: Stared pale-eyed As his veil fell aside. |-------|-----------|-------|---------|-------|---------|-------| |-----0-|----0-0----|-----2-|---2-2---|-------|---------|-----2-| |-----1-|---1-1-1---|-----2-|--2-2-2--|-----4-|---4-4---|-----2-| |-------|-----------|-------|---------|-----6-|--6-6-6--|-------| |---2---|-2-------2-|---4---|-4-----4-|---6---|-6-----6-|---4---| |-0-----|-----------|-0-----|---------|-0-----|---------|-0-----|
___________________________ |1: |2: | |---9---7---5---|---------| [do one time as intro, second & |--------------.|--2-----.| third times are first verse, then |---9---8---6---|----2----| cut to chorus] |---------------|---------| |-0---0---0--0-.|------4-.| |---------------|---------|
a: Purred, whispered, Rspend us tooS \ 1st b: We only serve for you...S / chorus c: Sad paper courtesan \ 2nd d: They found him just a man / chorus ___________________________________________ |1: |2: |--------4-|--------7-|------------|----------|---------|-------| |-------0--|-------4--|------5----.|----------|---------|-----5-| |------1---|------4---|--4-6---4---|--4-----6-|-4-----6-|-4-6---| |-----2----|-----6----|------------|----7-----|---7-----|-------| |----------|----------|-----------.|------7---|-----7---|-------| |-(0)------|-(4)------|------------|----------|---------|-------|

_________________________________________________________________ 2(cont'd): |-------|----------|-9-7-5-|---7---7---7---------|--------------| |-----5-|----------|-------|--9---9---7--------5-|--------------| |-4-6---|--(piano)-|-9-8-6-|-9---8---7---6-4-6---|---(piano)----| |-------|----------|-------|---------------------|--------------| |-------|----------|-------|---------------------|--------------| |-------|----------|-------|---------------------|--------------|
________________ |2 (cont'd): |-9-7-5--------| |--------------| |-9-8-6--------| (Now go back to verse, alternating picking |--------------| order on arpeggios, etc. Listen to the |--------------| recording for the exact order) |------------- |
[then, without playing the verse ending, play the bridge as chords (mostly) in this order:]
(bridge) [use these chords] F#min7 Amin7 Emin7 Amaj7 __2__ __0__ __0__ __0__ __2__ __1__ __3__ __2__ __2__ __0__ __3__ __1__ __2__ __2__ __0__ __2__ __4__ __0__ __2__ __0__ __2__ __0__ __0__ _____
F#m7 (or Amj7) Am7 Em7 Am7 Caravan hotel where the sequin spell fell, Custom of the game
F#m7 Am7 Em7 Cadence oiled in love lied hand, Cascade
(see below) kissed his name.
[arpeggiate Amaj7 on first ending, then for 2nd ending:]
|-----------| |--0--------| |--1--------| [do verse one more time (instrumental) and cut |----0------| into a final, lyrical chorus: |----2------| |-----------|
Sad paper courtesan They knew him just a man. [fade out with improvised (lots of flute, piano going on) guitar in F#min & G#minor (I think]
[That's it, hope you enjoy. I've been looking for a TAB for this song for awhile, I finally had to do it myself] -Jason Zack

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