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Safety Chain Blues

Transcribed by Joakim Lindblad

Riff used in verses:

  G#      G#7   D#         D#7
e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|6---6-6-4---4---|----------------|
A|----------6---6-|----6-6-4---4---|
E|----------------|----------6-----|

G#               G#7          D#           D#7
 Hanging on like hell to the safety chain
G#         G#7           D#         D#7
 Lifebuoy crash lands in pain
G#       G#7    D#       D#7
 All the lovers are in retreat
G#          G#7         D#       D#7
 Out on the edge of the nervous street

Aching aching

So deaf to the call of the wild
Deaf to the first born's whispering plea
Expanding frame the city is in heat
Burning at the edges of the lonely street

E                                 E
 But I want to hold your precious head
E                            B       C#
 I will not leave you nor pretend my friend
Fm                          C
  I wanna hold you till the end


Hey mama didn't know we'd end up here
The snapshot is all tiles and red walls
Down at the squatter's camps they cannot compete
The shepherd has been bound up by his hands and his feet

Piano break:

e|----------------|----------5-4---|------------3---|----------6---4-|
B|--4---7-4---7---|--4---7-4-------|--4---7-4-------|--4---7-4-------|
G|----5-----5-----|5---5-----------|5---5-----5-----|5---5-----------|

E                                 E
 But I want to hold your precious head
E                            B
 I will not leave you nor pretend
E                                 E
 But I want to hold your precious head
E                              B       C#
 We will not seize nor will we bend my friend
Fm                            C
  I'm gonna hold you till the end

D#         F#    B     D#                 F#     B           
 Make love  make peace  make haste it's a slow release
D#            F#     B         D#    F#    B
 Great changes gonna carry you

Make love make peace make haste it's a slow release
Great changes gonna carry you

Make love make peace make haste it's a slow release
Great changes gonna carry you

End on G#.

2nd Tab: Transcribed by Pete Gould

Bass arranged for guitar: Riff A: |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |--6---6-6-4---4--------------------| |------------6----6--6-6-4---4------| |--------------------------7----4---| Piano arranged for guitar: Riff B: |------------------------------------------| |-----------7-------7-----------7---10-9---| |-----8-------8-----------8-------8--------| |--10---10------10-----10---10-------------| |------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------| Guitar part with riff B: (figure out the rythym!!) Riff C: Ab Gb Eb Db |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-6-6-6---4--4-4--8--8-8-8--6-6-6-6-| |-6-6-6---4--4-4--8--8-8-8--6-6-6-6-| |-4-4-4---2--2-2--6--6-6-6--4-4-4-4-| Play Riff C through Verse. Hanging on like hell to the safety chain Lifebuoy crashlands in a vale of tears All the lovers are in retreat Out on the edge of the nervous street Riff B X2 So deaf to the call of the wild Deaf to the first born's whispering plea Expanding frame the city is in heat Burning at the edges of the lonely street Chorus: (Piano arranged for guitar:) I want to hold your precious head |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-8---------8-8-------------8-------| |-9-----9---8-9-8-9--8--8---9-------| |-11---11---------------9--11-------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |------9-----11------9--------------| |-9-11---11------11-----------------| |-----------------------------------| I will not leave you nor pretend |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-8---------8-8---------------------| |-9-----9---8-9-8-9--8--------------| |-11---11---------------11--9-------| |---------------------------7-------| my friend |-----------------------------------| |-------------------------12--------| |-------8--------------10-10--------| |-8-9-8---9--11--9--11----11--------| |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| I'm going to hold you till the end |-----------------------------------| |-----------------------------------| |-8---------8-8-------------8-------| |-9-----9---8-9-8-9--8--8---9-------| |-11---11---------------9--11-------| |-----------------------------------| riff BX2 Riff C with Verse. Hey mama didn't know we'd end up here The snapshot is all tiles and red walls Down at the squatter's camp they cannot compete The shepherd has been bound up by his hand and by his feet Riff BX2 Chorus Eb Gb B Eb Make Love make peace make haste Gb B It's a slow release Eb Gb B Great changes gonna carry you Eb Gb B Eb Make Love make peace make haste Gb B It's a slow release Eb Gb B Great changes gonna carry you Riff B. End

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