Alan Parsons Project — Old And Wise

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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 11:15:50 +0100
From: mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it (Maurizio Codogno)
Subject: CHOPRO: _Old and Wise_ (Alan Parsons Project)

{title: Old and Wise}
{subtitle: Alan Parsons Project}
# by Maurizio Codogno
# From album _Eye in the Sky_
# orig. in C
# I know that F#m5 is an oxymoron, since a power chord has no 3rd - but I
# prefer to state it so, because people may choose to play a standard F#m.
# Of course it is not simple to simulate piano chords on a guitar... I hope
# my transcription is not way off.
#
{define: C#m/E base-fret 3 frets 0 x 3 3 2 1}
{define: Am/C base-fret 0 frets x 3 2 2 1 0}
{define: Am/E base-fret 0 frets 0 0 2 2 1 0}
{define: B7sus base-fret 0 frets x 2 2 2 0 2}
{define: D9/F# base-fret 0 frets 2 0 0 2 3 0}
{define: Dm/F base-fret 0 frets 1 0 0 2 3 1}
{define: E/G# base-fret 4 frets 0 3 2 0 1 0}
{define: Em/G base-fret 0 frets 3 2 2 0 0 0}
{define: G/F base-fret 0 frets 1 2 0 0 0 3}
{define: F#m5 base-fret 2 frets 0 2 2 x 0 0}
[F#m][C#m/E][Dmaj7][C#m7][Dmaj7][C#m7][Bm7]
[F#m][C#m/E][Dmaj7][C#m7][Dmaj7][C#m7][Bm7][C#m7][F#m5]
As [F#m]far as my [C#m/E]eyes can [Dmaj7]see[C#m7][Dmaj7][C#m7][Bm7]
There are [F#m]shadows sur[C#m/E]rounding [Dmaj7]me[C#m7][Dmaj7][C#m7][Bm7]
And to [Am]those I left be[E/G#]hind
I [Em/G]wanted you to [D9/F#]know
You've [Dm/F]always shared my [Am/E]deepest thoughts
You [B7sus]follow [B7]where I [Esus]go[E7]

{soc}
And [Am]oh[Em/G] [F] when I'm old and [Am]wise
[Dm] Bitter words mean [Am/C]little to me
[B7sus] Autumn [B7]winds will [Esus]blow right [E7]through me
And [Am]some[Em/G]day [F] in the mist of [Am]time
[Dm] When they asked me [Am/C]if I knew you
I'd [B7sus]smile and [B7]say you we[Esus]re a [E7]friend of [F]mine
And the [G/F]sadness would be [Em7]lifted from my [Am]eyes[Am/G]
[F] Oh [G/F]when I'm old and [A]wise
{eoc}

As far as my eyes can see
There are shadows surrounding me
And to those I leave behind
I want you all to know
You've always shared my darkest hours
I'll miss you when I go

{soc}
And oh, when I'm old and wise
Heavy words that tossed and blew me
Like autumn winds will blow right through me
And someday in the mist of time
When they ask you if you knew me
Remember that you were a friend of mine
As the final curtain falls before my eyes
Oh when I'm old and wise
{eoc}

As [F#m]far as my [C#m/E]eyes can [Dmaj7]see[C#m7][Dmaj7][C#m7][Bm7][C#m7][F#m5]
[F][G/F][Em7][Am][Am/G][F][G/F][A]
{ci: repeat and fade}