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Lilac Wine

Jeff Buckley

 Gm
 I lost myself on a cool damp night
 Eb
 Gave myself in that misty light
 D7Cm
 Was hypnotized by a strange delight
 D7Gm
 Under a lilac tree
 Gm
 I made wine from the lilac tree
 Eb
 Put my heart in its recipe
Cm(*)
It makes me see what I want to see...
 D7Gm
 And be what I want to be
 GdimC
 When I think more than I want to think
 CmGm
 Do things I never should do
 GdimC
 I drink much more than I ought to drink
 CmGD7
 Because I brings me back you...   

 GG7
 GG7CD7GG7
 Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love          
 CDmGCDmGC
 Lilac wine,       I feel unsteady, like my love
 EbD7
 Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
 D7Am7D7
 Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?

And repeat as necessary.

The final progression is just:

 GG7CD7GG7
   Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love       
 CCmD7G
I feel unready       for my love...

Notes:
>The C minor chord marked with the * is actually a bit more involved
(complicated?) if you look at the tab, as it has an A in the bass. This
actually makes it, I think, an "A minor 7 diminished 5", but don't quote
me!!
>Diagrams for the G diminished chord and the Am7dim5 are below:
alternatively see the tab.
>To get the "muted jazzy feel" John Pollock referred to in his post,
without being confined to barre chords (which are difficult and also are
not what I have tabbed out below for the most part), I suggest using the
thumb and fingers of the right (picking) hand rather than a plectrum, to
"stroke" the strings.

Chords
E  |---|---|-4-|---|              |---|---|---|---|
B  |---|-2-|---|---|              |---|-1-|---|---|
G  |---|---|-3-|---|              |---|---|-4-|---|
D  |---|-1-|---|---|              |---|---|-3-|---|
A  |---|---|---|---|              |(1)|---|---|---|
E  |---|---|---|---|              |---|---|-2-|---|

 23453456
G diminished Am7dim5 I think

(to make this a Cminor, just play the
 1
                                  on
the 5th string rather than the 2 on the
6th, OK)

** "LILAC WINE" COMPLETE TAB **

This is actually fairly easy and quite fun to play. As best I can
figure
it, this is what I think is actually played on the "Grace" album. At
least, it's pretty darn close...

Standard tuning!! (What a shock!) I'm just going to tab out the
individual chords, not the rhythm or anything. Y'all can figure that
out
yourselves. (If you are training your ear, a good exercise is to figure
out which chord below goes where in the song.)

*Introduction

E--3----------------------------------------|
B--3---4---3---4---3---3---4---4---3---3----|
G--3---0---5---5---5---3---0---5---5---3----|
D--5---5---4---5---4---5---5---5---4---5----|
A--5---6---5---3---5---5---6---X---5---5----|
E------------------------------5------------|
E---4---------------4--------------------|
B---3---5---4---3---3---5---4------------|
G---4---5---5---3---4---5---5------------|
D---3---5---5---5---3---5---5---5---4----|
A-------3---3---5-------3---3---5---5----|
E----------------------------------------|


*"Lilac wine..." bit

E---3---3---0---2---3---3---0---1---3---0----|
B---0---0---1---1---0---0---1---3---0---1----|
G---0---0---0---2---0---0---0---2---0---0----|
D---0---0---2---0---0---0---2---0---0---2----|
A---2---2---3-------2---2---3-------2---3----|
E---3---1---X---X---3---1---X-------3--------|
E---1---3---0-----------------------|
B---3---0---1---8---3---5---3-------|
G---2---0---0---8---5---5---5-------|
D---0---0---2---8---4---5---4-------|
A-------2---3---6---5---7---5-------|
E-------3---------------------------|


Now, I'll leave the final progression up to you since it's just a
variation on the above, and the chord chart I provided gives the
essential
information.
The one variation through the song that might be worth noting is that on
the second run through, when we get to "sweet and heady", halfway
through
the D7 bit, Jeff adds a suspension which should be pretty apparent when
you hear it (I'm providing the "rhythm" in the tab below):

E-----2--2--3--3---|
B-----1--1--1--1---|
G-----2--2--2--2---|
D-----0--0--0--0---|
A------------------|
E------------------|


Happy playing.

mh

Date: Thu, 15 Jun 1995 13:55:09 +0100
From: John IB Pollock, stu111@central.napier.ac.uk
Subject: Lilac wine Corrected

Okay I finally got round to doing Lilac Wine : "The reason men drink"
Jeff
in concert, August 1994

Try and play it with barre chords to give that muted jazzy feel
particularly the G G7 bit. As it is fairly jazzy I may have simplifed
the harmonies a bit, but try it and see. As normal I make no claims as
to accuracy.

Lilac Wine (Cover)

 Gm
 I lost myself on a cool damp night
 Eb
 Gave myself in that misty light
 Cm
 Was hypnotized by a strange delight
 D
 Under a lilac tree
 Gm
 I made wine from the lilac tree
 Eb
 Put my heart in its recipe
 Cm
 It makes me see what I want to see...
 D
 And be what I want to be
 F#mC
 When I think more than I want to think
 CmGm
 Do things I never should do
 F#mC
 I drink much more that I ought to drink
 CmD
 Because I brings me back you...

 GG7
 GG7CDGG7
 Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love  
 CFGCFGC
 Lilac wine,      I feel unsteady, like my love 
 Eb
 Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
 DAmD
 Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?

And reapeat patterns.

and the last bit (the coda? My musical education is sadly lacking)

 GG7CDGG7
 Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love
 CEbDG
 I feel unready for my love...

LYRICS

I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree
I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see...
And be what I want to be
When I think more than I want to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because It brings me back you...

Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?

Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?

Listen to me, why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that she, or am I just going crazy, dear?

Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love...


Am Am7 C Cm D D7 Dm Eb F F#m G G7 Gdim Gm
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