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2016 31 Jul

Covering Songs

von: Jochen Siemer Filed under: Blog | TB | Tags: , 1 Comment



„Silver Moon“ from the Album GONE TO EARTH © 1986 David Sylvian


Prelude: G /// G /// – Verse: G /// Em /// Dm / Cm / G /// – G /// Em /// Dm / Cm / C # mj7 G # // – Fm /// Fm /// – Chorus: Em / Bm / Am C G D :|| Em /// Em /// – (chords found by ear, transposed from A flat to G for guitar with a capo on the first fret … -JS)


Lyrics (excerpt): Out upon the open fields / The rain is pouring down / We’re pulling up the sheets again / Against the passing tides of love / Every doubt that holds you here / Will find their own way out / I will build a shelter if you call / Just take my hand and walk / Over mountains high and wide / Bridging rivers deep inside / With a will to guide you on / Your heart will need no one / Those days are gone … / Baby, I can tell you there’s no easy way out / Lost inside of dreams that guide you on / Baby, I can tell you there’s no easy way out / Soon the guiding moonlight will be gone …


Fender equipment, fingerpicking style, two tracks. Nothing perfect, just a sketchy notation of anticipating a precious song that became very familiar over the years and has inhabited my memorizing cells paraciticly like so many others did as well. No worries, won´t charge any parking fee for that, just claim to have a cover of my own. In a way „Silver Moon“ is the only „normal“, somehow „folky“ song on Gone to Earth – an album enriched by the guitar work of Robert Fripp and besides containing sampled quotes of Joseph Beuys and Philosopher J.G. Bennett. Last but not least the voice of young DS with its unique beauty put the cherry on the cake. Years later then the Dead Bees followed.


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1 Comment

  1. Lajla Nizinski:

    Was für ein schönes „Wanderlied“ …

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