Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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Standard guitar tuning:
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A
D
G
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Capo on 2 fret
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*ASTRAL WEEKS* >1. ASTRAL WEEKS >2. BESIDE YOU >3. SWEET THING >4. CYPRUS AVENUE >5. THE WAY YOUNG LOVERS DO >6. MADAME GEORGE >7. BALLERINA >8. SLIM SLOW SLIDER 1...ASTRAL WEEKS... by Van Morrison
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Intro

G C

Verse 1

G If I ventured in the Cslipstream, G Between the viaducts of Cyour dream. G Where immobile steel Crims crack, G And the ditch in the back Croads stop.

Chorus 1

G Could you Emfind me?G Would you Emkiss a-my eyes? G To lay me Emdown,G in silence; Emeasy, To be Gborn again,C to be Gborn again.C

Verse 2

G From the far side of the Cocean, G If I put the wheels in Cmotion. G And I stand with my arms be-Chind me, G And I'm pushin' on the Cdoor.

Chorus 2

G Could you Emfind me?G Would you Emkiss a-my eyes? G To lay me Emdown,G in silence; Emeasy, To be Gborn again,C to be Gborn again.C

Verse 3

G There you Cgo,G standin' with the look of Cavarice, G Talkin' to Huddie CLedbetter,G showin' pictures on the Cwall. G Whisperin' in the Chall,G and pointin' a Cfinger at me. G There you go, there you Cgo,G standin' in the Csun, darlin', G With your arms be-Chind you,G and your eyes be-Cfore. G There you Cgo,G takin' good Ccare of your boy, G Seein' that he's Cgot clean clothes. G Puttin' on his little Cred shoes, G I see you know he's Cgot clean clothes. G A-puttin' on his little Cred shoes, G A-pointin' a finger at Cme.

Verse 5

G And here I Cam, Gstanding in your Csad arrest; G Trying to Cdo my very best. G Lookin' straight at Cyou,G comin' through, Cdarlin', G Yeah, yeah, Cyeah.

Verse 6

G If I ventured in the Cslipstream, G Between the viaducts of Cyour dream. G Where immobile steel Crims crack, G And the ditch in the back Croads stop.

Chorus 3

G Could you Emfind me?G Would you Emkiss a-my eyes? G To lay me Emdown,G in silence; Emeasy,

Verse 7

To be Gborn again,C to be Gborn again.C To be Gborn again.C In another Gworld, in another Cworld, In another Gtime; got a home on Chigh. G Ain't nothing but a Cstranger in this world, G I'm nothing but a Cstranger in this world. G I got a home on Chigh,G in another Cland, G So far a-Cway,G so far a-Cway. G Way up in the CHeaven, Gway up in the CHeaven. G Way up in the CHeaven, Gway up in the CHeaven. G In another Ctime,G in another Cplace. G In another Ctime,G in another Cplace. G Way up in the CHeaven, Gway up in the CHeaven. G We are goin' up to CHeaven,G we are goin' to CHeaven. G In another Ctime,G in another Cplace. G In another Ctime,G in another Cplace. G In another Cface...

Fad

CHORD DIAGRAMS:

G C Em

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE

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2...BESIDE YOU... by Van Morrison
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Intro

Em D Em C Em Am D

Verse 1

Em Little Jimmy's Dgone,Em away out of the Cbackstreets. Em Out of the window,Am to the fog and rain. D Right on time, right on time. Em That's why broken Arrow, waved his Gfinger down the road, So dark and narrow, in the Emevening. C Just before the DSunday six-bells chime, six-bells chime.

Verse 2

Em And all the dogs are Bmbarkin', Em Way out on the Cdiamond-studded highway, where you Emwander. Am And you roam from your re-Dtreat, and view. Em Way over on the Bmrailroad, Em Tomorrow all the Ctipping trucks will unload to-Emgether. C Every scrapbook stuck with Dglue.

Chorus 1

And I'll stand be-Emside you, Be-Bmsi...de Emyou, Cchi-Emild.Am D To never, never, never wonder why at all, G No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. C To never, never, wonder Gwhy at all, To never, never, to never, never wonder Amwhy, It's gotta Dbe; Emit has to be.

Verse 3

Em Way across the Dcountry, where the hillside mountain glide, Em The dynamo of your Csmile, Caressed the barefoot virgin child, to Emwander. Am Past your window, with a Dlantern lit; You held it in the doorway, and you Emkissed..., Against the Bmpointed Island breeze. Em Said your time was Copen; go well, Emon your merry way. C Past the brazen footsteps of the silence, Deasy; You breathe in, you breathe out, you breathe in, you breathe out. You breathe in, you breathe out, you breathe in, you breathe out.

Verse 4

And you're Emhigh... on your Bmhigh-flyin' cloud. Em Wrapped up in your magic Cshroud, As ecstasy sur-Emrounds you;Am this time it's Dfound you. You turn around, you turn around, you turn around, you turn around.

Chorus 2

And I'm be-Emsi...de you, be-Bmsi...de Emyou.C Em Am Oh Ddarlin', to never, never, wonder why at all. G No, no, no, no, no. C To never, never wonder Gwhy at all, To never, never, never wonder Amwhy; it's gotta Dbe, it Emhas to be.

Chorus 3

Em And I'll stand be-si...de you, Be-Bmside Emyou, Cchi-Emld. Am D To never, never, never wonder why at all; I'm be-Emsi...de you. Be-Bmside Emyou, be-Emside you, be-Bmside Emyou, oh Emchild. CHORD DIAGRAMS:

Em D C Am Bm G

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE

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3...SWEET THING... by Van Morrison
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Intro

D Em G A6

Verse 1

D And I will Emstroll the merry way, and jump the Ghedges first.A6 D And I will Emdrink the clear, clean water, for to Gquench my thirst.A6 D And I shall Emwatch the ferry-boats, and they'll get Ghigh.A6 D On a Embluer ocean, against to-Gmorrow's sky.A6 D And I will Emnever grow so Gold again,A6 D And I will Emwalk and talk in gardens Gall wet with rain.A6

Chorus 1

D Oh...sweet thing, Gsweet thing. D My, my, my, my, my Gsweet thing.

Verse 2

D And I shall Emdrive my chariot Gdown your streets and cry;A6 D "Hey, it's Emme; I'm dyna-Gmite, and I don't know why".A6 D And you shall Emtake me strongly Gin your arms, again.A6 D And I will Emnot remember that I Geven felt the pain.A6 D We shall Emwalk and talk in gardens all Gmisty wet with A6rain. D And I will Emnever, never, never, Ggrow so old again.A6

Chorus 2

D Oh...sweet thing, Gsweet thing. D My, my, my, my, my Gsweet thing.

Verse 3

D And I will Emraise my hand up in-Gto the night time sky.A6 D And count the Emstars that's Gshining in your eye.A6 D Just to Emdig it all and not to Gwonder; that's just fine.A6 D And I'll be Emsatisfied not to Gread inbetween the lines.A6 D And I will Emwalk and talk in gardens Gall wet with rain.A6 D And I will Emnever, ever, ever, Gever grow so old again.A6

Chorus 3

D Oh...sweet thing,G sweet thing. D Sugar-baby,G with your champagne eyes, And your saint-like Dsmile. G

Fad

CHORD DIAGRAMS:

D Em G A6

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE

 xx0232  022000  320003  x02222
4...CYPRUS AVENUE... by Van Morrison
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Intro

G C G D

Verse 1

And I'm Gcaught one more time,C up on Cyprus GAvenue.C G C Caught one more time, up on Cyprus GAvenue.C G D And I'm conquered in a car seat; Cnot a thing that IG can doC. G D

Verse 2

I Gmay go crazy,C before that Gmansion on the hill.C G C I may go crazy, before that Gmansion on the hill.C G D But my heart keeps beating faster,C and my feet can't keep Gstill.C G D

Verse 3

G And all the little girls rhyme something, C On the way back Ghome from school.C G G All the little girls rhyme something, C On the way back Ghome from school.C G D And the leaves fall, one by one, by one, by one; C Call the autumn time a Gfool.C G D

Verse 4

Yeah, baby my Gtongue gets tied, C Every, every, every Gtime I try to Cspeak.G Yeah baby, my Ctongue gets tied, Every, every, every Gtime I try to Cspeak.G D And my inside shakes,C just like a leaf on a Gtree.C G D

Verse 5

I think I'll go Gwalking by the railroad, By the rail road with my Ccherry, cherry Gwine.C G I believe I'll go Cwalking by the railroad, With my cherry, cherry Gwine.C G D If I pass the rumbling station, C Where the lonesome engine drivers Gpine.C G D D7 And wait a minute...

Verse 6

G Yonder comes my lady;C rainbow ribbons in her Ghair.C G C Yonder comes my lady; rainbow ribbons in her Ghair.C G D Six white horses and a carriage,C just returning from the Gfair. Baby, Cbaby, baby, Gbaby, baby, Dbabe.

Verse 7

Alone, I'm Gcaught one more time, Way Cup on Cyprus GAvenue,C yes I am, Gyeah. I'm Ccaught one more time, up on Cyprus GAvenue,C wo-Gahh. D And I'm conquered in a car seat, C And I'm looking straight at Gyou. C G D

Coda

G Way up on, way up on, way up on, the avenue of trees. Keep walking down, in the wind and the rain, darling. You keep walking down, when the sun shone through the trees. Nobody, no, no, no, nobody stops me from loving you, baby. So young and bold; fourteen years old. Baby, baby, baby... ooh-ee...

Fad

CHORD DIAGRAMS:

G C D D7

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE

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5...THE WAY YOUNG LOVERS DO... by Van Morrison
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Intro

Am

Verse 1

We Amstrolled through fields all wet with rain, And back along the lane again, There in the Dmsunshine, in the Amsweet summertime. The E7way that young... lovers Amdo.

Verse 2

Am I kissed you on the lips once more, And we said goodbye at your front door, In the Dmnightime, yeah, that's the Amright time. To E7feel the way that young... lovers Amdo.

Chorus 1

C Then we sat on our Gown star, And dreamed of the Cway that we were, And the Fway that we wanted to Ebe. C Then we sat on our Gown star, And dreamed of the Cway that, I was for Fyou and you were for Eme.

Verse 3

Am And then we danced the night away, And turn into each other and say; I Dmlove you, I Amlove you. The E7way that young... lovers Amdo.

Chorus 2

C Then we sat on our Gown star, And dreamed of the Cway that we were, And the Fway that we wanted to Ebe. C Then we sat on our Gown star, And dreamed of the Cway that, I was for Fyou and you were for Eme.

Verse 4

Lovers Amdo, lovers do. Doot doot doot, Dmdo-be-do, Am Doo bee doo bee, doo bee-dee.

Outro

E7 Am

Fad

CHORD DIAGRAMS:

Am Dm E7 C G F E

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE

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6...MADAME GEORGE... by Van Morrison
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Intro

G C D

Verse 1

Down on GCyprus Avenue,C With a Dchildlike vision, leaping Ginto view.C Clicking, Dclacking of the Ghigh heeled show; C Ford and DFitzroy, Madame GGeorge.C D Marching with the Gsoldier boy behind; C He's much Dolder now, with Ghat on, drinking wine. C And that Dsmell of sweet per-Gfume comes drifting through, C The Dcool night air like GShalimar.C D

Verse 2

And outside they're Gmaking all the stops,C The Dkids out in the street, col-Glecting bottle tops. C Gone for Dcigarettes and Gmatches in the shops; C Happy Dtaken, Madame GGeorge.C D C That's when you Gfall, woah, that's when you fall, Yeah, that's when you fall.

Verse 3

When you Gfall into a trance, C Sitting Don a sofa, Gplaying games of chance. C With your Dfolded arms and Ghistory books, you glance; C Into the Deyes of Madame GGeorge.C D

Verse 4

And you Gthink you found the bag; C You're getting Dweaker and your Gknees begin to sag. C In the Dcorner, playing Gdominoes, in drag; C The one and Donly, Madame GGeorge.C D

Verse 5

And then from outside, the Gfrosty window raps, C She jumps Dup and says; Lord have mercy, I Gthink that it's the cops. C And i-Dmmediately, drops Geverything she gots,C D Down into the Gstreet below.C D

Verse 6

And you Gknow you gotta go, C On that Dtrain from Dublin, Gup to Sandy Row. C Throwing Dpennies at the Gbridges down below. C And the Drain, hail, sleet, and Gsnow.C Say good-Dbye to Madame GGeorge. C Dry your Deye for Madame GGeorge, C Wonder Dwhy for Madame GGeorge.C D

Verse 7

And as you Gleave, the room is filled with music; C Laughing, music, Ddancing music, Gall around the room. C And all the little Dboys come around, Walking a-Gway from it all,C D so Gcold.C D And as you're a-Gbout to leave, C She jumps Dup and says; hey love, you for-Ggot your gloves. C And the Dlove that loves, the love that loves, the love that loves, To Glove, the love, that Cloves to love. D

Coda

To say goodbye to Madame GGeorge,C dry your Deye for Madame GGeorge. C Wonder Dwhy for Madame GGeorge,C dry your Deyes for Madame GGeorge. C Say good-Dbye in the wind and the rain, on the Gback street, C In the backstreet, in the Dback street. Say goodbye, say goodbye to Madame GGeorge. C In the backstreet, in the Dback street, in the Gback street. C Down home, down Dhome, in the Gback street, gotta go; C Say good-Dbye, goodbye, good-Gbye. C Dry your Deye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your Geye. C Say good-Dbye to Madame GGeorge, C And the Dloves to love, to love, the Glove. C Say good-Dbye, goodbye, goodbye, good-Gbye, C Ooh..D. G mmm... C Say good-Dbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye to Madame GGeorge. C Dry your Deye for Madame GGeorge,C wonder Dwhy for Madame GGeorge. C The love's to Dlove, the love's to love, the love's to Glove. C Say good-Dbye, good-Gbye.C D Get on the Gtrain, get on the Ctrain, the Dtrain, the Gtrain. C This is the Dtrain, this is the Gtrain. C Woah, say good-Dbye, good-Gbye. C Get on the Dtrain, get on the Gtrain... CHORD DIAGRAMS:

G C D

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE

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7...BALLERINA... by Van Morrison
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Intro

G Gsus4 G Gsus4

Verse 1

G Spread your wings,D7 come on fly awhile. C Straight to my arms; oh, little Gangel child. You know you're D7only,C lonely twenty-two Gstorey block.Gsus4 G And if Csomebody, not just anybody, Wanted to get Gclose to you, for instance, me, baby. D7 All you gotta do is ring the bell, step right up, Step right up, and step right up, balle-Grina. D7 Grab it, catch it, fly it, sigh it, Gtry it,

Verse 2

Well, I Gmay be wrong, D7 But something deep in my heart, tells me I'm right and I don't think so. C You know I saw the writing on the Gwall. When you came D7up to me,C child, you were heading for a Gfall.Gsus4 G But if it Cgets to you, and you feel like you just Gcan't go on; D7 All you gotta do is ring a bell; step right up, And step right up, and step right up, Just like a Gballerina, stepping lightly.

Verse 3

G Alright, well, it's getting late, yes it is, yes it is, D7 And this time I forget to slip into your slumber. C The light is on the left side of your Ghead. D7 And I'm standing in your doorway, And I'm Cmumbling and I can't remember, The last thing that ran through my Gsus4head. G C Here come the man and he say; he say the show must go Gon. D7 So all you gotta do is ring the bell, and step right up and step right up, And step right up, just like a balle-Grina, yeah, yeah. D7 Crowd will catch you, fly it, sight it,G c'mon, die it, yeah. D7 Just like a balle-rina, just like a, just like a, just like a balle-Grina. D7 Get on up, get on up, keep a-moving on little bit Ghigher, baby. You know, you know, you know, get up baby. D7 Alright, a-keep on, a-keep on, a-keep on, a-keep on Gpushing. D7 Stepping lightly just like a balle-Grina. D7 Ooo-we baby, take off your shoes, working on just like a balle-Grina.

Fad

CHORD DIAGRAMS:

G Gsus4 C D7

EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE

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8...SLIM SLOW SLIDER... by Van Morrison
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Verse 1

Slim Slow GSlider; horse you Cride, white as Gsnow.C G Slim Slow CSlider;G horse you Cride, is white as Gsnow. C Tell it everywhere you Ggo.C G

Verse 2

Saw you Cwalking,G down by the CLadbroke Grove, this Gmorning.C G Saw you Cwalking, down by the Ladbroke Grove, this Gmorning.C G C Catching pebbles for some Gsandy beach; you're out of Creach.G

Verse 3

Saw you Cearly this morning, with your brand new boy, and your GCadillacC. G Saw you Cearly this morning, with your brand new boy, and your GCadillacC. G C You're gone for something, and I know you won't be Gback.C G

Verse 4

C I know you're dying, baby, and I know you know it, Gtoo. C I know you're dying, and I know you know it, too. Every time I see you; I just don't know what to Gdo. CHORD DIAGRAMS:

G C

EADGBE EADGBE

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