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Van der Graaf Generator - Pilgrims 
from the album Still Life (1976).
Updated by Cory 

Intro example:
 Ebmaj7  Fmaj7   Esus4

Verse Line 6 example:
G		        Fmaj7       Gm   D Dsus4  

Bridge voicing examples:
Bb7  Bbdim Adim    Bb7  Bbdim  Adim
---------------| --10----9-----8--|
---------------| --9-----8-----7--|
--7----6----5--| --10----9-----8--|
--6----5----4--| --8-----8-----7--|
---------------| -----------------|
--6----6----5--| -----------------|

Chorus Line 2 example:
Ab	         Fm  	  Bb7 Eb

Ebmaj7  Fmaj7  Esus4

Verse 1:
Sometimes you feel so far away,
distanced from all the action of the play,
unable to grasp significance,
marking the plot with diffident dismay,
Ebmaj7      Fmaj7  Esus4
stranded at centre stage,
G                       Fmaj7       Gm   D Dsus4  
scrabbling through your diary for a lost page:
Ebmaj7 Fmaj7  Esus4
unsure of the dream.

Verse 2:
Kicking a stone across the beach,
aching for love and comfort out of reach;
the way ahead seems to be so bleak,
there's no-one with any friendship left to speak
Ebmaj7 Fmaj7 Esus4
or show any relation
             Gm          Fmaj7   Gm   D Dsus4
between your present and future situations...
Ebmaj7 Fmaj7 Esus4
lost to the dream.

Bb7     Bbdim  Adim   F#          Ab7    Bb 
Away,   away,  away - look to the future day
Bb7            Bbdim   Adim 
for hope, some form of peace
F#         Ab7     Bb
within the growing storm.

Ab                  Gm       Ab           Gm
I climb through the evening, alive and believing
Ab               Fm       Bb7 Eb                   Bb
in time we shall all know our goals and so, finally, home;
Ab               Gm      Ab                 Gm
for now, all is secret - though how could I speak it,
Ab           Fm       Bb7 Eb
allow me the dream in my eye!
          Bb                       Ab
I've been waiting for such a long time
        F#  Ab    Bb
just to see it at last, 
           F#    Ab      Bb
all of the hands tightly clasped,

          F# Ab
all of us pilgrims.

Verse 3:
Walking in silence down the coast,
merely to journey, here hope is the most,
merely to know there is an end;
all of us, lovers, brothers, sisters, friends
Ebmaj7 Fmaj7  Esus4
hand in hand....
Gm      Fmaj7             Gm   D Dsus4
Shining footprints on the wet sand
Ebmaj7 Fmaj7  Esus4
lead to the dream.

Bridge 2:
Bb7          Bbdim     Adim     F#  Ab7 Bb 
The time has come, the tide has almost run   
    Bb7         Bbdim
and drained the deep: 
  Adim       F#  Ab7 Bb
I rise from lifelong sleep.

Chorus 2:
Ab              Gm              Ab
It seems such a long time I've dreamed -
     Gm           Ab
now, awake, I can see
       Fm       Bb7 Eb                Bb
we are pilgrims and so must walk this road,
  Ab           Gm	Ab             Gm	 
unknown in our purpose, alone, but not worthless,
Ab            Fm      Bb7 Eb
and home ever calling us on.
           Bb                  Ab
We've been waiting here for so long,

           F#    Ab        Bb
all of our hands joined in hope,
            F#     Ab     Bb
holding the weight on the rope - 
          F# Ab
all of us Pilgrims.

Sax solo over Chorus chords till end.
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