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Shapes of Things  The Yardbirds

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:50:53 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers
Subject: ./y/yardbirds/shapes_of_things.crd
"Shapes Of Things"
(Keith Relf - Jim McCarty - Paul Samwell-Smith)
Intro:
(eighth-note triplets):
[F]  
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
Verse 1:
(bass over verse chord progression):
[G]v v v v [F/D] v v v v
 
 -----------------|-----------------
 -----------------|-----------------
 -----2---3---4---|-5---------------
 -3---------------|-----5---3---1---

Sh[G]apes
Of t[F/D]hings before my e[G]yes
Just t[F/D]each me to desp[G]ise
Will [F/D]time make man more w[F]ise
Verse 2:
Here
Within my lonely frame
My eyes just hurt my brain
But will they seem the same
Chorus:
(bass over chorus chord progression):
[C]v v v v [Bb]v v v v
 
 -----------5-3---|-----------3-1---
 -----2---5-----5-|-----0---3-----3-
 -3---------------|-1---------------
 -----------------|-----------------

[C] Come tomorrow
[Bb] Will I be older
[C] Come tomorrow
[Bb] May be a soldier
[C] Come tomorrow
[Bb] Will I be bolder
[(Bb)]Than tod[D]ay?
Verse 3:
Now
The trees are almost green
But will they still be seen
Where time and tide have been
Verse 4:
Fallen
Into your passing hands
Please don't destroy these lands
Don't make them desert sands
( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/y/yardbirds/shapes_of_things_crd.html )
(repeat chorus)
Guitar solo:
(Note: solo is played entirely on G string; other strings not shown)
[G]v v v v [F]v v v v
 
 g -------------------------|-10-12-14-16b17----16-14-12-

8th-note triplet ^^^^^^^^
[G]v v v v [F]v v v v
 
 g -14---b16----------------|----15p14p1214-12-14--15--14--

16th-note triplet ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ qtr-note
triplet
[G]v v v v [F]v v v v
 
 g -15---b17----------10-12-|-8-----10---12b14-12-10--

qtr-note triplet ^^^^^^^^^^^
[G]v v v v [F]v v v v
 
 g -12----------------------|----15p14p1214--121012--1012109---109-

16th-note triplets ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^
[G]v v v v [F]v v v v
 
 g -7---9-7-5---7-5-4--5--4--5--|-7--9-b10-9--7-------

[G]v v v v [F] v v v v
 
 g ----10-10-12-12-14b15r1412|-14b16------------------

8th-note triplet ^^^^^^^
[G]v v v v [F]v v v v
G -12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
* harmonic w/feedback
Bb D (N.C.)
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/]  
Verse 5:
Soon
I hope that I will find
Loves deep within my mind
That won't disgrace my kind
Coda:
rhythm guitar (quarter notes, doubled with bass; lead guitar
plays drone on open G string):
[G]/ / / / / / / / (fade...)
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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