Most of these tabs have been collected from the now defunct Unofficial Blue Nile Website. At some point I should make a link to a downloadable version.
Guitar Tablature for Orpheus
David Sylvian - Orpheus Chords Eadd9 -024100 Cmaij7 -x32000 A -x02220 Fmaij7 -133210 E -022100 D -xx0232 Bm -x24432 G -355433 G6 -355430 Bbmaij7 -x13231 Amaij7 -x02120 Am9 -x02200 E7 -020100 A7 -x03030 @ Orpheus Eadd9 Cmaij7 A Fmaij7 E Standing firm on this stony ground Cmaij7 The wind blows hard, pulls these clothes around A I harbour all the same worries as most Fmaij7 The temptations to leave or to give up the ghost D Bm I wrestle with an outlook on life G G6 That shifts between darkness and shadowy light Fmaij7 I struggle with words, for fear that they'll hear Bbmaij7 Amaij7 But Orpheus sleeps on his back, still dead to the world Sunlight falls, my wings open wide There's a beauty here I cannot deny Bottles that tumble and crash on the stairs Are just so many people I knew never cared Down below on the wreck of the ship Are a stronghold of pleasures I couldn't regret But the baggage is swallowed up by the tide As Orpheus keeps to his promise and stays by my side Fmaij7 G6 Tell me - I'd still a lot to learn Fmaij7 G6 Understand - These fires never stop Fmaij7 G6 Believe me - When this joke is tired of laughing Fmaij7 G6 Bbmaij7 Am9 I will hear - the promise of my Orpheus' sing E (E7) Cmaij7 A (A7) Fmaij7 E (E7) Cmaij7 A (A7) Fmaij7 Sleepers sleep as we row the boat Just you, the weather, and I gave up hope But all of the hurdles that fell in our laps Was fuel for the fire and straw for our backs Still the voices have stories to tell Of the power struggles in heaven and hell But we feel secure against such mighty dreams As Orpheus sings of the promise tomorrow may bring. Fmaij7 G6 Fmaij7 G6 Fmaij7 G6 Tell me - I'd still a lot to learn Fmaij7 G6 Understand - These fires never stop Fmaij7 G6 Please believe - When this joke is tired of laughing Fmaij7 G6 Bbmaij7 Am9 I will hear - the promise of my Orpheus' sing
Transcribed 28/04/99 by Mike Garoghan
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Amended 20/05/99 by Marco Bovati