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Thin Lizzy chords for A song for while i m away

A Song For While I'm Away chords - Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy chords for A song for while i m away

Guitar chords with lyrics

Album: Vagabonds of the Western World (released: 9/1973)
Lyrics: Provided by www.sing365.com

Hello all Thin Lizzy fans!

I was sitting in my room with my father's 30 year old acoustic and jamming to Thin Lizzy
(as I often do). A chord diagramA augmentedA Song for While I'm away came up, and I thought to myself: "I can play
this song!" So I did, and here's the tab. Its a good "campfire song", if you know what I
mean. Hope you enjoy it! Btw. If you have any comments or corrections to my tab I wount
really care, cause I'm gonna play this tab anyway.

The song itself is quite easy. The guitarist plays this fingerpicking pattern, but I
havent bothered to tab it, because it sounds better if you play the chords (if you only
got one guitar). Thin Lizzy plays the whole thing with a big orchestra (or so it seems)
so they have a full sound, and if you dont play the chords, the sound will be uninteresting
and flat. The 2 riffs I have set up is optional. It sounds just a bit cool if you do them.
Riff1 is really played with 1 guitar and 1 bass, and at one place it is played by some
sort of violin (or something like that).

Riff2 is a riff for the bass guitar, but I like it, so I put it in there.


    A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramBB      A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramA augmentedA     A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramE MajorE
A chord diagramBB|---9-----7-----7-----5-----5-----5---5---5-5-|
A chord diagramG+G|-9-----8---------7-6-----5-----4-------6-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------|

Riff1:                       Riff2:

A chord diagramBB|--------------------------|------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-1--2--2/4--2--1--2/4--1--|------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-2--4--4/6--4--2--4/6--2--|--2---------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------|-----4--2---------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------|-----------4--0---|

Intro x3

E**                             A chord diagramBB
  These words I wrote, play and sing to you
A chord diagramD MajorD                                      A**
  Do not convey the love I brought and bring to you
A chord diagramA minorAm                        E*
  For this is a song for while I'm away
   A*                      A chord diagramE MajorE            (Riff1)
To say all the things I'd love to say

            A chord diagramA5A5       A chord diagramG#5G#5   A chord diagramF#5F#5         A chord diagramE5E5         (Riff2)
You are my life, my everything, you're all I have
           A chord diagramC#5C#5                  A chord diagramB5B5         A chord diagramA5A5
You are my hopes, my dreams, my world come true
A chord diagramF#5F#5   A chord diagramE5E5          (Riff2)
You're all I have
               A chord diagramF#5F#5       A chord diagramG#5G#5     (A chord diagramF#5F#5)   A chord diagramE5E5  (Riff2)
Please heed me now these words I have to say

Intro x3

Now I'm headed for the border
You see this song it ends right at the start
I swore when I was younger
No one would win my heart

Chorus x2

Intro x3

And far away hills look greener still
But soon they'll all slip away
It's then I'll be returning
And I'll be coming home to stay

Fade out while playing chorus.


In the verse:

A*  x02225
A** 577655
A chord diagramBB   799877
A chord diagramD MajorD   x57775
A chord diagramE MajorE   022100
E*  476454
E** x79997

In the chorus:

A chord diagramA5A5  x022xx
A chord diagramB5B5  x244xx
A chord diagramC#5C#5 x466xx
A chord diagramE5E5  x022xx
A chord diagramF#5F#5 244xxx
A chord diagramG#5G#5 466xxx

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