Piper to the end    (video)

 

††† instrumental intro = verse 1

 

††††††† ††††††††††C††††††††††††† Am††††† F††††††††††† - C††††† †††F††††† C††††† F†† - C

1. When I leave this world behind me,††††to another I will go,

†††††††††††††††† C†††† †††Em††††††††† Am†††††† †††††††††††C††††† F†††† ††††††G

††† if there are no pipes in heaven, Iíll be going down below.

††††††† G††††††††††††††††††††††††† C††††††††† - Am††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††† C††††F††††† - C

††† If friends in time be severed, †††††††††someday we will meet again,

†††††††††††† C††††††† Em†††††††††† Am†††- C†††††† †††F††† †††††††††††††C

††† Iíll return to leave you never,†††††be a piper to the end.†† +Am - F - C

 

†††† ††††††††††††††††C†††††† Am††††† F††††††† - C††††††††††††††† F†††††† C††††††††† F††††† - C

2. This has been a day to die for,††† ††now the day is almost done,

††††††††††† C††††††††† EmAm††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††† †††F††††† ††G

††† up above a quiet seabird turns to face the setting sun.

††† †††††††††††††††G†††††† †††††††††††††††††C†††† - Am††††††††††† †††††F†††††††† †††C†††††† †††F†† - C

††† Now the evening dove is calling, †††and all the hills are burning red,

†††††††††††††† C††††††††† Em†††††††††††††† Am††† - C

††† and before the night comes falling,

††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

††† clouds are lined with golden thread.

 

G†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††C†††††††††††††††††† - F†††††††††††††††††††† ††C†††††††† Am††††† F

††† We watched the fire together, †††††††shared our quarters for a while,

G††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††C††††††††††††††† †††††Am††††††††††††††††††† F†††† ††- G

††† walked the dusty roads together, came so many miles.

 

†† C†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††Am††††† F†††† ††- C††††††††††††††† F††††† ††C††† ††††††F

3. †††This has been a day to die on,†† †††now the day is almost done,

C††††† †††††††††††††††††††- Em††††††††††††Am†††††††††††††††††† C††††††††† ††F††††††† G†††

††† here the pipes ††††††will lay beside me, silent with the battle drum.

†††††††† G†††††††† ††C††††††† ††††††††††††††††- Am††††††††††††††† F††††† †††††C††††††† F†††† - C

††† If friends in time be severed,††† †††someday we will meet again,

††††††††† C††††††† Em†††††††††† Am†††† ††- C†††††††† ††F†† ††††††††††††††C††

††† I return to leave you never,††† ††††be a piper to the end.

 

+instrumental = verse 3 (2x) .....

 

 

††† (Mark Knopfler)