• Song:

    flying dutchman

  • Artist:

    Tori Amos

  • Album:


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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From the U.K. single "China"
Transcribed by Justin Solonynka
Corrections and clarifications are completely welcomed
and may be sent to jws5@lehigh.edu or to really-deep-thoughts.

Please Note: Attempting to transcribe piano music into something readable on
e-mail poses difficulties, but with a song like "Flying Dutchman" those
difficulties are multiplied greatly.  To my knowledge, the sheet music has not
been published, and what appears here is what I have figured out by ear.  I
have attempted to make this as complete as I could while making it legible.
In order to save my sanity, I have not transcribed the way (I think) Tori
plays all of the F-C-G vamps, since she varies it almost every time.  By
experimenting with the chords I give for the "main vamp", you should be able
to come reasonably close to the way the song sounds on the recording.


  (F BASS)                (C BASS)
F|F (133211@1) F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F..C |C  C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C..C |
C|C (x32010@1) C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C..Bb|Bb Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)G (320003@1)G..G |
Bb|Bb Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)G (320003@1)G..F |F  F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F..F |

  (G BASS)
  |C  C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C|C (x32010@1) C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C......
  |G  G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G|G (320003@1) G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G...
  |F  F (133211@1)F (133211@1)E (022100@1)E (022100@1)D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)C|C (x32010@1) B (x2444x@1)B (x2444x@1)A (x02220@1)B...


  (F BASS)                (C BASS)                (G BASS)
   F4 (113311@1)     F (133211@1)   F2 (135211@1)  F4C7+4 (113311@1)    F/C (133211@1) C4 (x33010@1)     G7+4     C/G (3x555x@1) G4 (3x0013@1)F|F (133211@1) F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F|F (133211@1) F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F (133211@1)F|C (133211@1) C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C| (x32010@1)C|C (x32010@1) C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C|C (x32010@1) C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C|G (x32010@1) G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G| (320003@1)Bb|Bb Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)Bb|Bb Bb (x1333x@1)name="chord_x1333x@1">Bb A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)F|F (133211@1) F (133211@1)F (133211@1)E (022100@1)E (022100@1)D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)F| (133211@1)
(First time, third measure is repeated.  Second time, follow above measures
with the following:)

   G7+4     C/G (3x555x@1) C5 (x355xx@1)name="chord_xx023x@1">D5 Eb5 (xx134x@1)                 >  >  >
  |C  C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)C (x32010@1)D (xx0232@1)Eb|
  |G  G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)A (x02220@1)Bb|
  |F  F (133211@1)F (133211@1)E (022100@1)E (022100@1)C (x32010@1)D (xx0232@1)Eb|

Eb (x43121@3)    D (xx0232@1)     (D    C)      DHey (xx0232@1)kid, I got a ride for you
Eb (x43121@3)    D (xx0232@1)    (C     D)   Eb (x43121@3)      (Ab Eb)
They say you're brain is a comic book tattoo, and you'll never be
Eb5 (xx134x@1)         D5 (xx023x@1)         C5What (x355xx@1)will you do with your life, oh that's
G5 (355xxx@1)              C2All (x32030@1)you hear from noon 'til night

D (xx0232@1)              GTake (320003@1)a trip on a rocketship, baby
Gb7 (242352@1)                  G(Where) (320003@1)the sea is the sky
Gb7 (242352@1)              GI (320003@1)know the guy who runs the place, and he's
A (x02220@1) G (320003@1)   DOo--ut (xx0232@1)of sight.
F (133211@1)    C (x32010@1)       GFlying (320003@1)Dutchman, are you out there?
F (133211@1)    C (x32010@1)       GFlying (320003@1)Dutchman, are you out there?
F (133211@1)    C (x32010@1)       GFlying (320003@1)Dutchman...

(C-D-Eb riff, as shown above verse one)

Eb (x43121@3)           D (xx0232@1)        (D  C)       DStraight (xx0232@1)suits, they don't understand
Eb (x43121@3)     D (xx0232@1)  (C   D)       Eb (x43121@3)  (Ab Eb)
She tried that one with the alligator boots, but the other side
Drew her in
Eb5 (xx134x@1)         D5 (xx023x@1)           C5Heart (x355xx@1)falling fast, when she left, even the
G5 (355xxx@1)          C2Milky (x32030@1)Way was dressed in black

(repeat chorus)

(G)               F (133211@1)G (320003@1)          F (133211@1)     G(b5)-G5
'Cause they can't see what you're born to be
           F (133211@1)G (320003@1)   D2They (x43141@2)can't see-- me
           F (133211@1)name="chord_320003@1">G          F (133211@1)           G(b5)-G5
They can't be what they can't believe
           F (133211@1)G (320003@1)        D2They (x43141@2)can't see-- what you see...

(Vamp: F C G) 2X

Bb2 (135211@6)                          C2 (x32030@1)              Eb2 (x43141@3)   G4Keep (3x0013@1)the boy spinning in their own little world, Aa--ah, Aa--ah
Bb2 (135211@6)             C2 (x32030@1)              Eb2 (x43141@3)   G4Tie (3x0013@1)him up, so he won't say a word, Aa--ah, Aa--ah
Bb2 (135211@6)                          C2 (x32030@1)              Eb2 (x43141@3)   G4Keep (3x0013@1)the boy spinning in their own little world, Aa--ah, Aa--ah
Bb2 (135211@6)                   C2 (x32030@1)             Eb2 (x43141@3)     G4So (3x0013@1)afraid he'll be what they never were, Aa--ah... ahh

(repeat chorus)

(G)              F (133211@1)C (x32010@1)G (320003@1)                F (133211@1)C (x32010@1)G (320003@1)                F (133211@1)C (x32010@1)G'Cause (320003@1)they can't see... 'Cause they can't see... 'Cause they can't see...
                         F (133211@1)     C (x32010@1)     GAre (320003@1)you still out there?  Oo-ohh, Oo-ohh-ohh... (Oh,)
F (133211@1)             CThey (x32010@1)can't see, they can't see,
GYou (320003@1)know, you know, you're jumping from a high jump
F (133211@1)             CHide (x32010@1)your love, hide your love
GSo (320003@1)many know, you know, but them, they can't see...

(Vamp: F C G) 2X

(Play following piano/violin melody second time over vamp)
F (133211@1)             C (x32010@1)             G/ (320003@1)/ / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /|
D D D C........|..............F|F F F E E D D C|C A A C B A G  |

(Vamp: F C G) 2X, end song on G chord.

justin sol       |       "what you reject can still run your life"
jws5@lehigh.edu  |      from the serpent by jean-claude van itallie
fauna canzona    |         opening night at moravian hub may 5th

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