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A Spaceman Came Travelling - Chris de Burgh
  Artist: Chris de Burgh
 Audio Src: willc's Music Library
 Rated: ( 5 )  | 

Standard Tuning - 2/4 Time

Intro:
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   Dm    C       Bb    Dm    F     C
      _     _       _           _     _
   | | | | | |   | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-1-3-1-0-----|---------0-|-1-3-1-0-----|
B|---------3-1-|-3-3-1-3---|---------3-1-|
G|-------------|-----------|-------------|
D|-0-----------|-------0---|-3-----------|
A|-------3-----|-1---------|-------3-----|
E|-------------|-----------|-------------|

   Bb    C   Dm    Am      Bb    Dm 
                _     _       _     _
   | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
e|-------0-|-1-3-1-0-----|---------5-6-|
B|-3-------|---------3-1-|-3-3-1-3-6-8-|
G|---------|-------------|-------------|
D|---------|-0-----------|-------0-----|
A|-1-----3-|-------0-----|-1-----------|
E|---------|-------------|-------------|

   F       C       Bb   Bb    C   Dm
       _       _ 
   |  | |  |  | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|-8-10-8--8--8-8-|---------|-----1-0-|
B|10-11-10-8-10-8-|-6-------|---------|
G|----------------|---------|---------|
D|----------------|---------|---------|
A|----------------|---------|-----1-3-|
E|----------------|-6-----6-|-6-------|

   Dm

   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |
e|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|-3-------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|-0-------|-0-------|-0-------|-0-------|
A|---------|---------|---------|---------|
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|


Suggested Picking Pattern:
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   |   |   |   |
e|-------------*-|
B|---------*-----|
G|-----*---------|
D|-*-------------|
A|-*-------------|
E|-*-------------|
   |
   Root note of chord


Verse 1:
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  Dm            F                 C             Dm   
A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar,
     F              C              Bb               [Lick 1]
Twas light years of time since his mission did start
    Dm     Am         Bb         Dm
And over a village he halted his craft,
       F           C          [Lick 2                      ]
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star.


Lick 1:     Lick 2:
------      ------
   Bb C      Bb    Bb    Bb    Bb C   Dm  
      _
   | | |     |     |     |     |  |   |     |     |     |
e|-----0-| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
B|-3-----| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
G|-------| |-----|-----|-----|----0-|-0h2-|-----|-----|-----|
D|-------| |-3---|-----|-----|-3----|-0---|-0---|-0---|-0---|
A|-1-3---| |-1---|-1---|-1---|-1--3-|-----|-----|-----|-----|
E|-------| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|


Verse 2:
-------
  Dm            F                 C             Dm
He followed a light and came down to a shed,
     F              C              Bb               [Lick 1]
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed,
    Dm     Am         Bb         Dm
A bright light of silver shone round his head,
       F           C          [Lick 2                      ]
And he had the face of an angel, and they were afraid.


Verse 3:
-------
  Dm            F                 C             Dm
Then the stranger spoke, he said "Do not fear,
     F              C              Bb               [Lick 1]
I come from a planet a long way from here,
    Dm     Am         Bb         Dm
And I bring a message for mankind to hear",
       F             C        [Lick 3                      ]
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air. And it went


Lick 1:     Lick 3: (same as Lick 2 except last bar)
------      ------
   Bb C      Bb    Bb    Bb    Bb C   Dm  
      _ 
   | | |     |     |     |     |  |   |     |     |     |
e|-----0-| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
B|-3-----| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
G|-------| |-----|-----|-----|----0-|-0h2-|-----|-----|-----|
D|-------| |-3---|-----|-----|-3----|-0---|-0---|-0---|-----|
A|-1-3---| |-1---|-1---|-1---|-1--3-|-----|-----|-----|-1-3-|
E|-------| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|


Chorus:
------
Dm          Am          Bb          Dm
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La, 
F           C           Bb         [Lick 1]
La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
Dm          Am          Bb          Dm
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
F             C             [Lick 3                       ]
Peace and goodwill to all of men,  and love for the child.

Dm          Am          Bb          Dm
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La, 
F           C           Bb         [Lick 1]
La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
Dm          Am          Bb          Dm
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
F           C               [Lick 2                       ]
oh,         oh,         oh.


Lick 1:     Lick 3: (same as Lick 2 except last bar)
------      ------
   Bb C      Bb    Bb    Bb    Bb C   Dm  
      _
   | | |     |     |     |     |  |   |     |     |     |
e|-----0-| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
B|-3-----| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
G|-------| |-----|-----|-----|----0-|-0h2-|-----|-----|-----|
D|-------| |-3---|-----|-----|-3----|-0---|-0---|-0---|-----|
A|-1-3---| |-1---|-1---|-1---|-1--3-|-----|-----|-----|-1-3-|
E|-------| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|


Verse 4:
-------
  Dm          F                 C             Dm   
This lovely music went trembling through the ground,
     F           C              Bb                 [Lick 1]
And many were wakened on hearing that sound, 
    Dm           Am            Bb         Dm
And travelers on the road, the village they found,
       F             C         [Lick 2                    ]
By the light of that ship in the sky, which shone all around.


Lick 1:      Lick 2:
------       ------
   Bb C      Bb    Bb    Bb    Bb C   Dm  
      _
   | | |     |     |     |     |  |   |     |     |     |
e|-----0-| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
B|-3-----| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
G|-------| |-----|-----|-----|----0-|-0h2-|-----|-----|-----|
D|-------| |-3---|-----|-----|-3----|-0---|-0---|-0---|-0---|
A|-1-3---| |-1---|-1---|-1---|-1--3-|-----|-----|-----|-----|
E|-------| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|


Verse 5:
-------
And just before dawn at the paling of the sky,
The stranger returned and said "Now I must fly, 
When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
       F        C          [Lick 3                        ]
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry". And it went


Lick 1:     Lick 3: (same as Lick 2 except last bar)
------      ------
   Bb C      Bb    Bb    Bb    Bb C   Dm  
      _
   | | |     |     |     |     |  |   |     |     |     |
e|-----0-| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
B|-3-----| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|
G|-------| |-----|-----|-----|----0-|-0h2-|-----|-----|-----|
D|-------| |-3---|-----|-----|-3----|-0---|-0---|-0---|-----|
A|-1-3---| |-1---|-1---|-1---|-1--3-|-----|-----|-----|-1-3-|
E|-------| |-----|-----|-----|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|


Final Chorus:
------------
Dm          Am          Bb          Dm
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La, 
F           C           Bb         [Lick 1]
La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
Dm          Am          Bb          Dm
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
F             C            [Lick 3                        ]
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry.

And I hear La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La, 
La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
Peace and goodwill to all of men, and love for the child.

And it went La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La, 
La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
La, la, la, La, la, la, La, la, la, La,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry.


Outro: 3 first bars of Intro  
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