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"We Three Kings" /
"Journey Of The Magi"
(medley)
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unreleased live
(Bruce Cockburn/Rob Wasserman/Lou Reed/Rosanne Cash, 1992)

written by
John Henry Hopkins ("We Three Kings")
T.S. Eliot ("Journey Of The Magi")

performed by
Bruce Cockburn: guitar
Rob Wasserman: bass
Lou Reed: lyric reading on "Journey Of The Magi"
Rosanne Cash: vocals on "We Three Kings"

Dec 20, 1992
Howard Schwartz Recording Studio, NY
(Christmas with Cockburn)
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        Star of wonder, star of night
        ooohhh

        Guide us through thy perfect light



        A cold coming we had of it
        Just the worst time of the year
        For a journey and such a long journey
        The ways deep
        and the weather sharp
        The very dead of winter

        And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory
        Lying down in the melting snow
        There were times when we regretted
        the summer palaces on slopes
        the terraces, and the silken girls
        bringing sherbet
        Then the camel men cursing and grumbling
        And running away
        and wanting their liquor and women
        And the night-fires going out
        and the lack of shelters
        And the cities, hospital
        and the towns unfriendly
        And the villages dirty and charging high prices
        a hard time we had of it
        At the end we preferred to travel all night

        Sleeping in snatches
        With the voices singing in our ears, saying
        That this was all folly

        Then at dawn
        we came down to a temperate valley
        Wet
        below the snow line, smelling of vegetation
        With a running stream and a water mill
        beating the darkness and three trees on the low sky
        And an old white horse galloped away in the meadow

        Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel
        Six hands at an open door dicing for pieces of silver
        and feet kicking
        the empty wineskins
        But there was no information and so we continued
        and arrived at evening, not a moment too soon
        Finding the place, it was
        you may say
        satisfactory

        All this was a long time ago, I remember
        And I would do it again
        but set down
        This set down
        This
        Were we led all that way for Birth
        or Death?
        There was a Birth, certainly
        We had evidence and no doubt
        I had seen birth
        and death
        But had thought they were
        different
        this Birth
        was Hard
        and bitter agony for us
        like Death
        our death
        We returned to our places
        these Kingdoms
        But no longer at ease here
        in the old dispensation
        With an alien people
        clutching their gods
        I should be glad of another death



        Star of wonder, star of night
        ooohhh

        Guide us through thy perfect light



intro   {Dm7..C/A#}{C/A#...{Dm7..C/A#}{C/A#...
        {Dm7}{Dm7}{D#(onA)/A}{Dm...

        {Dm7..C/A#}{C/A#...{Dm7..C/A#}{C/A#...
        {Dm7}{Dm7}{D#(onA)/A}{Dm...



"We Three Kings"

        {C..

        {F/Dm}{A#/F}{F/Dm}{A#/F}                         (Star ...)
        {F/Gm.Gm.Am}{A#.A#.Am/Gm.Gm.Am}{F/Dm}{D#/Dm...   (Guide ...)



"Journey Of The Magi" (Lou Reed's lyric reading)


        * guitar and bass improvisation (key in Dm)



"We Three Kings"

        {C..

        {F/Dm}{A#/F}{F/Dm}{A#/F}                         (Star ...)
        {F/Gm.Gm.Am}{A#.A#.Am/Gm.Gm.Am}{F/Dm}{D#/Dm...   (Guide ...)




* intro (1st and 6th string downtuned to D)

     {Dm7..      C..       A#...
*1d --7-----8p7--5----7p5--3-------------
 2B --6----------5---------3--------3/---
 3G --5----------5---------3-------------
 4D -------------------------------------
 5A -------------------------------------
*6D -------------------------------------

 {C           / A#...
-------------------------------------------------
--5---5h6---5---3--------------------------------
--5---5-----5---3--------------------------------
--5---5h7---5---3--------------------------------
-----------------------0-0-0-----0-0-0-0--0--0---
-------------------------------------------------

 {Dm7..      C..       A#...
--7-----8p7--5----7p5--3-------------
--6----------5---------3--------3/---
--5----------5---------3-------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
--0----------------------------------

 {C           / A#...
-------------------------------------------------
--5---5h6---5---3--------------------------------
--5---5-----5---3--------------------------------
--5---5h7---5---3--------------------------------
-----------------------0-0-0-0--0--0-------------
-------------------------------------------------

 {Dm7}                {Dm7}
---3-----3---5-----5---7-----7---10-\-8---7---
---1-----1---3-----3---6-----6----8-\-6---6---
---2-----2---4-----4---5-----5---10-\-8---5---
------0---------0---------0-------------------
----------------------------------------------
--0-------------------------------------------

 {D#(onA)  / A}       {Dm...
--5-----7p5--3-----2---0------------------
--4----------2-----2---3-------3--3-------
--3----------2-----2---2-----0------------
-----------------------0----------3-------
--0--0-------0-----0----------------------
------------------------------------------


 {Dm7..      C..       A#...
--7-----8p7--5----7p5--3-------------
--6----------5---------3--------3/---
--5----------5---------3-------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

 {C           / A#...
---------------------------------------------
--5---5h6---5---3----------------------------
--5---5-----5---3----------------------------
--5---5h7---5---3----------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------

 {Dm7..               C..        A#...
--------7------7h8p7--5---5h7p5--3-------------
--------6-------------5----------3--------3/---
--------5-------------5----------3-------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
--0--------------------------------------------

 {C           / A#...
-------------------------------------------------
--5---5h6---5---3--------------------------------
--5---5-----5---3--------------------------------
--5---5h7---5---3--------------------------------
-----------------------0-0-0-0-0--0--0-----------
-------------------------------------------------

 {Dm7}                {Dm7}
---3-----3---5-----5---7-----7---10-\-8---7---
---1-----1---3-----3---6-----6----8-\-6---6---
---2-----2---4-----4---5-----5---10-\-8---5---
------0---------0---------0-------------------
----------------------------------------------
--0-------------------------------------------

 {D#(onA)  / A}           {Dm...
--5-----7p5--2h3-------2---0----------------
--4----------2---------2---3----------------
--3----------2---------2---2-----0h2-0h2----
---------------------------0----------------
--0--------------0-----0--------------------
--------------------------------------------




* intro: detailed chord progression for
"{Dm7}{Dm7}{D#(onA)/A}{Dm..." part
(1st and 6th string downtuned to D)

       ______    ______     ______    __________________________
    | /  /  /   /  /  /  | /  /  /   /            /            /   |
     {Dm7     / G(onD)}   {Dm7     / Fsus2(onD).  D#sus2(onD). Dm7
*1d --3---------5----------7--------10------------8------------7---
 2B --1---------3----------6---------8------------6------------6---
 3G --2---------4----------5--------10------------8------------5---
 4D --0---------0----------0---------0------------0------------0---
 5A ---------------------------------------------------------------
*6D ---------------------------------------------------------------

   ________    ______________      ______    ______
| /   /   /   /      /      /  |  /  /  /   /  /  /  |
 {D#(onA)  /  Aaug.  Aaug.  A}   {Dm...
--5-----------3-------------2-----0------------------
--4-----------2-------------2-----3------------------
--3-----------2-------------2-----2------------------
----------------------------------0------------------
--0-----------0-------------0------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------




* "We Three Kings" (1st and 6th string downtuned to D)

     {C..
*1d --2-------5--------
 2B --1-------5--------
 3G --0-------0--------
 4D -------------------
 5A -------------------
*6D -------------------

  Star    of   wonder,       star    of   night
 {F          / Dm}          {A#         / F}
--3-------3----3-------------3------------3-----------
--1-------1----1-------1-----1-------3----1-----------
--2-------2----2-------------2------------2-----------
--3---3--------3---3---------3---3--------3---3---3---
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  ooohhh
 {F          / Dm}          {A#         / F}
--3-------3----3-------------3------------3-----------
--1-------1----1-------1-----1-------3----1-----------
--2-------2----2-------------2------------2-----------
--3---3--------3---3---------3---3--------3---3---3---
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------------------------------------------------------


 {F           /Gm. Gm. Am}  {A#. A#. Am / Gm. Gm. Am}
--3-------3----5-------7-----8-------7----5-------7---
--1-------1----3-------5-----6-------5----3-------5---
--2-------2----3-------5-----7-------5----3-------5---
--2-------2----0-------7-----8-------7----5-------7---
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  Guide   us   through thy  perfect       light
 {F          / Dm}          {D#         / Dm...
--3-------3----3-------------3------------0-----------
--1-------1----1-------1-----4------------3-----------
--2-------2----2-------------3------------2-----------
--3---3--------3---3----------------------0-----------
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*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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