Fan Transcriptions

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Guitar Tablature for The Shining Of Things

The Shining Of Things - David Sylvian

This song is best played by plucking the strings 
using thunb and fingers. The chord chart shows
which inversions I prefer, but you could use whatever
you wish. 


CHORDS

Cm   -x3554x
Bb   -x1333x
Gm7  -3x333x
Eb   -x6888x
Eb/D -x5888x
Ab   -4x654x
Bm   -7x777x
A    -5x543x
Em   -0x998x
D    -x5777x
Dm7  -x5757x
C    -x3555x
Am7  -5x555x
F    -1x321x
G    -3x543x

@ The Shining Of Things


Cm        Bb
  Take My word for it
     Gm7               Eb        Eb/D 
This never should have happened
Cm            Bb    
  What in the world d'ya think
    Gm7      Ab
Got into me

Cm           Bb
  We fire at will
          Gm7               Eb   Eb/D
And as we watch the pieces shatter
Cm              Bb
   We find were closer 
           Gm7       Ab
Than we've ever been 


Bm7             A        Em     D
   She calls my name and I come running
Dm7       C                Gm7          Am7  
   I have lost the voice I listened too
Bm7            A
    And in the blindness 
      Em          D
As my world stops turning
Dm7         C              Bb        Gm7 
   Theres a sadness like I never knew
      F             G
But I still see the shining of things


   Cm  Bb  Bb7 Dm  Abmaij7  F G
e--3---6---4---1---3----------3-
B--4---6---4---3---4--------6-3-
G--5---3---3---2---1--------5-0-
D---------------------------3---
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------


Cm        Bb
   As the morning breaks
     Gm7               Eb        Eb/D
It hardly seems to matter
Cm         Bb
  I hear a shallowness
   Gm7          Ab
In everything I say

Cm                 Bb
  We've played the night out
       Gm7          Eb        Eb/D
In all too familiar fashion
Cm            Bb
  To wear the heart-ache 
        Gm7        Ab
Through another day


   Cm  Bb  Bb7 Dm  Abmaij7  F G
e--3---6---4---1---3----------3-
B--4---6---4---3---4--------6-3-
G--5---3---3---2---1--------5-0-
D---------------------------3---
A-------------------------------
E-------------------------------


Bm7             A        Em     D
   She calls my name and I come running
Dm7       C                Gm7          Am7  
   I have lost the voice I listened too
Bm7            A
And theres a stillness now
     Em             D
The rain's stopped falling

Dm7         C              Bb        Gm7 
   Theres a sadness like I never knew
      F        G                   Cm
But I see the shining of things

Transcribed 10/04/99 by Mike Garoghan
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