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From: [email protected] Daniel S. Fisher

Title : Tales
By: Uriah Heep
From: The Magician's Birthday (1972)

INTRO [w/Pedal Steel Guitar]

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / ...
Am Em G Am Em G Am

VERSE 1

Am Em G
We told our tales as we
Am Em G
sat under mornin's sleepy
Am Em G
sky

Am Em G
Am Em G

Am Em G
With all the colours of the
Am Em G
sunrise shining in our
Am Em G
eyes

Am Em G
Am Em G

F Em G
One, then another with a
F Em G
story of yesterday's
Am Em G
lives

Am Em G
Am Em G

F Em G
or of a lover who had
F Em G
gone in a moment of
Am Em G
strife

[Pedal Steel Guitar solo over the same chords]

VERSE 2

Am Em G
No thought of sleep ever
Am Em G
dwells upon the wise man's
Am Em G
mind

Am Em G
Am Em G

Am Em G
Some task or audience
Am Em G
stealing every moment of his
Am Em G
time

Am Em G
Am Em G

F Em G
Thus we have learned to live while
F Em G
mortal man lies waiting to
Am Em G
die

Am Em G
Am Em G

F Em G
How can we do what must be
F Em G
done in just one short
Am Em G
life?

BRIDGE

C#m
And if you ask, then you should
Ab
know, if you still doubt you should be
F
told, it was not we that made it
Ab
so, it was by those who went
Am
before...

Am Em G
Am Em G

CHORUS
Am Em G
And there you sit tomorrow's
Am Em G
child, so full of love so full of
Am Em G
life, but you must rise to meet the
Am Em G
day, lest you become another
Am Em G
tale, and there you sit tomorrow's ...(repeat CHORUS and FADE)

****

I remember singing this at my high school talent show. That was in 1979 and
I got some very nice complements on it.

DSF




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