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   This file is the author's own work & represents their own
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Date: 3rd Mar 2003     To: Majicat        From: DJ
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            Silent sunlight  by Cat Stevens  (1972)

(Mostly)  waltz time

Verse 1

  Bb F  Bb   F  C   Dm     Bb F   Bb F  C7  F
| /  /  /  | /  / |  /  /   /   | /  /  / | / / / |

 Bb  F   Bb   F     Am                  Bb          C      F
Si-lent sun-light welcome in, there is work I must now be-gin,
 F  A7   Dm          G      C             Am      D7      G   
All my dreams have blown a-way, and the children wait to play,
   G      C       F      Am      Bb             C       Am
They’ll soon re-member things to do, when the heart is young,
 Am      G7       C            C11 C7  F
And the night is done, and the sky is blue!

Verse 2

  Bb F  Bb   F  C   Dm     Bb F   Bb F  C7  F
| /  /  /  | /  / |  /  /   /   | /  /  / | / / / |

  Bb  F   Bb   F    Am                Bb         C     F
Morn-ing song-bird sing away, lend a tune to a-nother day,
  F    C7    Dm         G       C           Am      D7        G
Bring your wings and choose a roof, sing a song of love and truth,
  G     C       F    Am     Bb             C          Am
We’ll soon re-member if you do, when all things were tall,
 Am       G7          C              C11   C7  F
And our friends were small, and the world was new!

Verse 3

  Bb F  Bb   F  C   Dm     Bb F   Bb F  C7
| /  /  /  | /  / |  /  /   /   | /  /  / |

  F     E    F     E    F      G    C     G
| /  /  /  | /  /  / |  /  /   /  | /  /  / |

     C  Bb F  Bb F  C   Dm     Bb F  Bb F  C   F
| /  /   /  | /  /  / |  /  /   /  | /  /  / | /  /  / |

  Bb  F  Bb  F    Am                  Bb            C     F
Sleep-y hor-ses heave away, put your backs to the golden hay,
       F    A7      Dm          G           C
Don’t ever look be-hind at the work you’ve done, 
 C        Am       D7     G         
For your work has just be-gun,
   G     C         F    Am     Bb                  C       Am
There’ll be the evening in the end, but till that time ar-rives,
 Am      G7        C           C11 C7 F       
You can rest your eyes, and be-gin a-gain!
Coda

  Bb F  Bb   F  C    Dm    Bb F   Bb F  C7
| /  /  /  | /  / |  /  /   /   | /  /  / |

  Dm    Bb F  Bb F C7   Dm     Bb F  Bb F  C7  F
| /  /   /  | /  /  / |  /  /   /  | /  /  / | / / / |


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Chords:

     Bb       F        C        Dm      C7        Am       A7
  113331    133211   032010   x00231   032310    002210   002020
  IIMRLI    IRLMII    RM I       MRI    RMLI       MRI      M R  

     G        D7       G7        E      
  320033   x00212    353433    022100
  MI  RL      MIR    IRIMII     MRI



Use these shapes at the end of the verses:
    C        C11      C7
 335553    333333   335353
 IIMRLI    IIIIII   IIRILI



Left hand Fingers:  T= Thumb                
                    I= Index finger
                    M= Middle finger
                    R= Ring finger
                    L= Little finger

NB: These suggested fingerings of the chords are shown as played with the left hand ( i.e. for a right handed player.)

Where a row of ‘I’s is shown this indicates a barre chord and the Index finger lays across all strings at that fret.

 


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