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the whole of the moon  Waterboys

Date: Mon, 23 Dec 96 01:16:32 CST
From: Ben Weiss 
Subject: CRD: Waterboys, "The Whole of the Moon"

Words & music: Mike Scott
On: The Waterboys, _This Is the Sea_

INTRO: Basically G C G D  C D C D  G, with some flourishes on the D's.

[progression 1:]
[G]           D       C    G
 I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your hands
C      D       C    D
 I had flashes, but you saw the plan
G                     D               C      D
I wandered out in the world for years, while you just stayed in your
C                D        C D                        G
room / I saw the crescent,  you saw the whole of the moon
C                 G    D
 The whole of the moon

[progression 2:]
         G                                C
You were there at the turnstiles with the wind at your heels
    G                               D
You stretched for the stars and you know how it feels
         Em        D        C
To reach too high, too far, too soon
D                        G
You saw the whole of the moon

[progression 1]
I was grounded while you filled the skies
I was dumbfounded by truth, you cut through lies
I saw the rain-dirty valley, you saw Brigadoon
I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon


[progression 1]
I spoke about wings, you just flew
I wondered, I guessed and I tried--you just knew
I sighed...and you swooned
I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon
The whole of the moon

[progression 2]
The torch in your pocket and the wind at your heels
You climbed on the ladder and you know how it feels
To get too high, too far, too soon
You saw the whole of the moon
     Yeah yeah yeah

        G                         C
BRIDGE: Unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers
        G                                    D
        Trumpets, towers and tenements, wide oceans full of tears
        Em                      D
        Rags, rags, ferryboats, scimitars and scarves
        C                               D
        Every precious dream and vision underneath the stars
    [backing vocals sing "the torch in your pocket" verse]

[progression 2]
Yes, you climbed on the ladder with the wind in your sails
You came like a comet blazing your trails
Too high, too far, too soon
You saw the whole of the moon
C                 G    D
 The whole of the moon

Repeat G C G D

G               C                 G           D
Oh, oh, oh, did you see the whole of the moon

Repeat some more, end on G

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