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Dimming Of The Day (live version, California 2005)

Richard Thompson

 

Capo 4, Drop D Tuning

 

          G                                  D

This old house is falling down around my ears

      C (1/2)        G (1/2)     D

I'm drowning in the river of my tears

     G                                   D

When all my will is gone you hold me sway

   C (1/2)         G (1 beat)  D (1 beat)    / G C G - /

I need you at the dimming      of the    day

 

    D                                   A7sus2

You pull me like the moon pulls on the tide

    D                                 / A7sus2 - D G /  C

You know just where I keep my better side

 

     G                              D

What days have come to keep us far apart

    C (1/2)        G (1/2)        D

A broken promise or a broken heart

G                                             D

   Now all the bonnie birds have wheeled away

   C (1/2)         G (1 beat)  D (1 beat)    / G C G D /

I need you at the dimming      of the    day

 

/ G - D - / G C G - /

 

D                                     A7sus2

Come the night you're only what I want

D                                 / A7sus2 - D G /  C

Come the night you could be my confident

 

  G                             D

I see you on the street in company

      C (1/2)           G (1/2)             D

Why don't you come and ease your mind with me

     G                              D

I'm living for the night we steal away

   C (1/2)         G (1 beat)  D (1 beat)    / G C G C /

I need you at the dimming      of the    day

   G (1/2)         D (1/2)        G (end on beat 4)

I need you at the dimming of the day

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.