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Lonely Sky  Chris de Burgh

These are the approximate chords I worked out but I don't think that they're
in the same key of the record. So there's lots of room for refinement.
Anyway, here my version :
Lonely Sky - Chris de Burgh (from the album "Spanish Train" - 1975?)
[G]That cold North wind they call La Bize
Is sw[Em]irling 'round about my knees
[C]Trees are crying leaves into the river[D]
I'm hudd[G]led in this French cafe
I ne[Em]ver thought I'd see the day
When wi[C]nter's here and summer's nearly[D] over
Even the b[C]irds have packed up and gone[D]
They're flying s[G]outh with this song[C]
And my l[G]ove, she too has g[C]one
She had to f[D]ly, take care
Chorus :
It's such a lo[G]nely sky
Th[Em]ey'll trap your wings, my love, and ho[Am]ld your flight
Th[d]ey'll build a cage and steal your o[G]nly sky
F[Em]ly away, fly to me, fly when the w[Am]ind is high
I'm sai[D]ling beside you in your lonely sk[D]y
2nd verse :
The old cathedral lights are low
She and I we'd often go
To admire and sometimes kneel in prayer
Lords and ladies lying in stone
Hand in hand from long ago
Though their hands are cold, their love's forever
Even the choir rehearses those songs
For Christmas is not long
And my love, she too has gone
She had to fly, out there
There's a couple other lines here during the fade out part but no new chords.

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skipper2001 (report)

The first Em chord, at "Is swirling round about my knees" should be E major.
Also, the chorus, "I'm sailing behind you in your lonely sky..." should finish on G not D.
I have played this song on many occasions on stage and it always seemed to be popular, far more so than 'Lady in Red' which was very overplayed. A pretty good version though, nearly there but when you play this song, the strum pattern (Or finger picking which is my preference) is what counts as well as playing around with variations of the root chords. Have a go, you might enjoy it!