Select Page
From the High Llamas’ 1999 Snowbug album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

 
VERSE 1:

Amaj7Did no one A6 /9see
Am7The vigil Gmaj7through the night
By Fmaj7candlelight
Not Am7meaning to abuseD6 /A
It’s now a Am7flashback forGdim++C7
A Bmaj7dedicated Emaj7few

 
VERSE 2:

Amaj7We’re historA6 /9y
Am7Consign this Gmaj7estuary
To Fmaj7northern seas
And Am7ornamental shipsD6 /A
It’s Am7now a flashback forGdim++C7
A Bmaj7dedicated Emaj7few

 
CHORUS 1:

Dm7From moon to Mars
The Em7slightest Dm7slip
But now we F#dimrarely +F7make the Emaj7trip

 
VERSE 3:

Amaj7The skyline A6 /9change
Am7May draw them Gmaj7to the park
With Fmaj7pencils sharp
ComAm7peting for a viewD6 /A
It’s Am7almost summer nowGdim++C7
But Bmaj7winter for a Emaj7few

 
CHORUS 2:

Dm7From moon to Mars
The Em7slightest Dm7slip
But now we F#dimrarely+ F7make the Emaj7trip
Dm7A run to space could Em7save the Dm7South
There must be F#dimstuff worth F7seeking +Emaj7out

 
INSTRUMENTAL/BRIDGE:

Amaj7++A6 /9++Am7
Gmaj7Ba ba ba ba Fmaj7ba ba ba ba
Am7Ba ba ba ba baGdim++C7++Bmaj7++Emaj7

 
VERSE 3:

Amaj7The skyline A6 /9change
Am7May draw them Gmaj7to the park
With Fmaj7pencils sharp
ComAm7peting for a viewD6 /A
It’s Am7almost summer nowGdim+C7
But Bmaj7winter for a Emaj7few

 
CHORUS 2:

Dm7From moon to Mars
The Em7slightest +Dm7slip
But now we F#dimrarely +F7make the Emaj7trip
Dm7A run to space could Em7save the Dm7South
There must be F#dimstuff worth F7seeking+ Emaj7out

 
CHORUS 1:

Dm7From moon to Mars
The Em7slightest Dm7slip
But now we F#dimrarely F7make the Emaj7trip

 
OUTRO/FADE:

Amaj7++A6 /9++Am7++Gmaj7++Fmaj7++Am7++Gdim++C7++Bmaj7++Emaj7
Amaj7++A6 /9++Am7++Gmaj7++Fmaj7++Am7++Gdim++C7++Bmaj7++Emaj7
Amaj7++A6 /9++Am7++Gmaj7++Fmaj7++Am7++Gdim++C7++Bmaj7++Emaj7