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The Tower  Chris de Burgh

CAPO 5th - I played this without a capo at first and then conformed to the capo
5th - it depends on the individual style and the octaves you can achieve with your
vocals - it sounds good either way - a beautiful ballad
[C] [-] [Em] [-] [F] [-] [C]  
1. [C]A great lord came walking through the [Em]forest one morning
with a w[F]eapon in his h[C]and
rich was his castle, [Em]he lacked for nothing
k[F]illing was his [G]plan.
When a [Am]white bird flew by, she f[Em]ell from the sky,
[F] nothing was fou[C]nd, only bl[Dm]ood on the grou[G]nd, she was[C] gone.
2. [C]Cursing his fortune, he t[Em]urned to the forest
[F]to kill once aga[C]in.
[C]Standing before him was a [Em]lovely young woman
with her [F]head hung in [G]pain.
When he [Am]saw her, his eyes were [Em]filled with desire,
he s[F]aid, "I must[C] have her, [Dm]she must be [G]mine !
She will be [C]mine !"[-] [F] [-] [G]
3. He o[C]ffered her silver, he [Em]offered her gold,
but she [F]threw it on the g[C]round.
He fell[C] to his knees and he[Em] begged her, "Oh please,
come w[F]ith me, what you wish will be [G]found."
She said, [Am]"Sir, I'll go if you'll [Em]put up your bow,
[F]spare these [C]creatures, [Dm]leave them in p[G]eace.
You have no nee[E]d.?
But her [Dm]words were [G]lost in the [C]wind,
his [F]eyes were [C]fixed on a q[G]ueen.
A[Am]nd all he saw was a [Em]woman but [Dm]all she [G]was, was a d[C]ream.
A[F]h ah[G], ah[E] ah[Am], l[F]a la la, la[C] la la, la.[G] [-] [G7]
[Am] And all he saw was a [Em]woman but [Dm]all she [G]was, was a [C]dream.
4. [C]He took her and bound her with [Em]ropes tied around her,
to his [F]castle he did [C]ride.
[C]In a wood was a bower w[Em]here stood an old tower,
and he [F]threw her deep i[G]nside.
Then the [Am]birds left the sky and a [Em]terrible cry,
brought [F]thunder and light[C]ning, [Dm]rain falling dow[G]n,
tears on the [C]ground.
5. [C]All through the days on her [Em]face he would gaze,
for she was[F] lovely as the [C]spring.
[C]No words would she speak but, ?[Em]Leave them in peace!?
And some [F]sad lament she would [G]sing.
Oh, one [Am]day by the door, at the [Em]window he saw
a si[F]ngle white [C]feather [Dm]lying on the [G]floor :
She was there no [C]more.[-] [F]
6. Now[G] that [C]great lord is dying, his [Em]cold heart is crying,
for the [F]love of a[C] girl,
[C]for many an hour he has [Em]wept on the tower,
for she [F]meant more than the [G]world.
But [Am]once in the sky a [Em]white bird flew by,
he [F]lifted his han[C]ds, he [Dm]cried out in pa[G]in :
?Come back aga[E]in !?
But his [Dm]words were [G]lost in the win[C]d,
his [F]castle was [C]built upon s[G]and.
[Am]All he has is a[Em] memory, and[Dm] all he y[G]earns is her [C]hand.
A[F]h ah[G], ah[E] ah[Am], l[F]a la la, la[C] la la, la.[G] [-] [G7]
[Am]All he has is this [Em]memory, and [Dm]all he ye[G]arns is her [C]hand.
(orig. = capo 5th) (Chris de Burgh)

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