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Christy Moore chords for Shine on you crazy diamond

Shine On You Crazy Diamond chords by Christy Moore

Christy Moore chords for Shine on you crazy diamond

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

An abridged version of the song which does away with all of the instrumental parts.

Guitar in the video played by Declan Sinnott - Music and lyrics by Gilmour/Waters/Wright

All chords standard open unless indicated below

     A chord diagramEb MajorEb    Em/B   EMaj7/D#  Em7/D   A chord diagramC#dimC#dim
-----x------x---------x--------x------x---
-----6------2---------x--------x------4---
-----5------2---------1--------0------5---
-----0------0---------0--------0------3---
-----4------0---------0--------0------5---
-----6------0---------0--------0------3---

Playing Notes
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As played in the video there is a mix of fingerstyle and strumming but the song can be played to suit the
guitarist's ability...there are a few awkward chords to learn which lifts it above the beginner level.

One key aspect to keep the feel of the song is to include the bass lines - from the A chord diagramG+G chord in the line
"..holes in the sky" runs up 3rd fret A chord diagramG+G (6th string) then fifth string open A chord diagramA augmentedA - 2nd fret A chord diagramBB - 3rd fret C.

Important is the "You were caught in the crossfire" part...this has a decending bass line on the
fourth string. This is a very simple 2nd fret - 1st fret - open string rundown.
Play the bass note just before and after you change chord and to give the decending bass line
maximum effect.

I play the A chord diagramB7B7 after the A chord diagramBB minor chord as a barre at the second fret as I prefer the voicing but the
in the video it is played in the standard open beginner version..try both and play whatever suits you. There
are also a few different inversions of the A chord diagramC#dimC#dim chord that might work well if you find the one shown to
be too awkward to play.

..and yes, for the Floyd fans (like myself), he does change the lyrics in some spots and uses the
original "layer upon layer" rather than "pile on many more years" but the floyd sung this version
live occasionally.

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No Intro - Vocals only for first two lines (You can play the pattern from the 4th line if you prefer to have
accompaniment while singing this part) - No tradional song structure i.e. No chorus - Just three verses.

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Verse 1:

NC
Remember when you were young
NC
You shone like the sun
A chord diagramC majorC     Em/B    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC/GC/G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD
Shine on  you cra-zy  diamond
A chord diagramE minorEm
Now there's a look in your eye
A chord diagramEb MajorEb                      A chord diagramG+G
Like black holes in the sky
A chord diagramC majorC     Em/B    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC/GC/G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD
Shine on you crazy diamond
         Em/B
You were caught in the crossfire
   EMaj7/D#
Of childhood and stardom
Em7/D              A chord diagramA augmentedA
Blown on the steel breeze
A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramC#dimC#dim
Come on you target for faraway laughter
A chord diagramG+G
Come on you 🏷Legend
    A chord diagramB minorBm
You stranger
    A chord diagramB7B7
You martyr
    A chord diagramE minorEm
And shine


Verse 2:

A chord diagramE minorEm
You reached for the secret too soon
A chord diagramEb MajorEb                A chord diagramG+G
You cried for the moon
A chord diagramC majorC     Em/B    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC/GC/G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD7D7
Shine on you crazy diamond
A chord diagramE minorEm
Threatened by shadows at night
A chord diagramEb MajorEb                 A chord diagramG+G
Exposed in the light
A chord diagramC majorC     Em/B    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC/GC/G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD
Shine on you crazy diamond
          Em/B
You wore out your welcome
     Emaj7/D#
With random precision
Em7/D             A chord diagramA augmentedA
you sailed upon the steel breeze
A chord diagramC majorC
Come on you raver
    A chord diagramC#dimC#dim
You seer of visions
A chord diagramG+G
Come on you painter
    A chord diagramB minorBm
You piper
    A chord diagramB7B7
You prisoner
    A chord diagramE minorEm
And shine


Verse 3:

A chord diagramE minorEm
Nobody knows where you are
A chord diagramEb MajorEb                 A chord diagramG+G
How near or how far
A chord diagramC majorC     Em/B    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC/GC/G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD
Shine on you crazy diamond
A chord diagramE minorEm
Pile on layer upon layer
A chord diagramEb MajorEb                 A chord diagramG+G
I'll be joining you there
A chord diagramC majorC     Em/B    A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC/GC/G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramDsus2Dsus2 A chord diagramD MajorD
Shine on you crazy diamond
          Em/B
We'll bask in the shadow
   Emaj7/D#
Of yesterday's triumph
      Em7/D               A chord diagramA augmentedA
We'll sail upon the steel breeze
A chord diagramC majorC
Come on you boy child
    A chord diagramC#dimC#dim
You winner and loser
A chord diagramG+G
Come on you miner
    A chord diagramB minorBm          A chord diagramB7B7
for truth and delusion
    A chord diagramE minorEm
And shine

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