chapel perilous
by glen phillips

tab by michael j talarczyk (glenfan(at)mijit.com)

this tab is based on an mp3 i have of a live show;  the date is marked as
11/28/00.  (probably one of the largo shows, in hollywood.)  i really
couldn't make out all the lyrics, so corrections are welcome.

i use dynamics and performance markings as follows:

{mp}    mezzo piano (soft)
{f}     forte (loud)
{ff}    fortissimo (loudest)
{rall.} rallantando (gradually slow down)


chords:

    - notes in (parentheses) mean either hammer-on/pull-off or slide up
    - strings marked 'x' are not played


             Em               A                D             D11

        E ---------     E ---------     E 0----------   E 0--------
        B ---------     B --2------     B -----4-----   B ----3----
        G ---------     G --2------     G ---2-------   G 0--------
        D --2------     D --2------     D 0----------   D ------4--
        A --2------     A ---------     A x----------   A --------5
        E ---------     E x--------     E x----------   E x--------


              G              D/F#             C              B7

        E ----3----     E --2------     E ---------     E ---2-----
        B ----3----     B ----3----     B -1-------     B ---------
        G ---------     G --2------     G ---------     G ---2-----
        D ---------     D ---------     D ----2----     D -1-------
        A --2------     A ---------     A ------3--     A ---2-----
        E ----3----     E --2------     E x--------     E x--------


          E (add#5)          D->E (just slide two fingers up)

        E ---------     E 0---------
        B -1-------     B ----3--(5)
        G ---------     G --2--(4)--
        D --2------     D 0---------
        A --2------     A x---------
        E ---------     E x---------


licks:

    you can play around with the pulls and hammers from A to A/no3 and D to
    D9 at any time.

    this that weird arabic-sounding scale thing he does in sync with lyrics:

            lick 1

        E ---------------------------------
        B ---------------------------------
        G ---------------------------------
        D --2-4-5-----4-5---4---2-0-0-2----
        A ---------------------------------
        E ---------------------------------

            lick 2

        E ---------------------------------
        B ---------------------------------
        G ---------------------------------
        D --2-4-5-----4-5---4---2-0-0-2----
        A --2-4-5-----4-5---4---2-0-0-2----
        E ---------------------------------


lyrics w/chords:


        Em      A
        /   /   /   /
        {mp}
        Em      D9 (->E7)
        /   /   /   /
        Em      A
        /   /   /   /
        Em      D9
        /   /   /   /


        Em               A
        all my life i've disappeared
        {mp}

        Em                 D9
        tell myself it won't get better

        Em             A
        so my wife you lead me here

        Em
        [lick 2]
        to chapel perilous i enter


        Em      A
        /   /   /   /
        {mf}
        Em      D9
        /   /   /   /



        Em                A
        all the blessings of the world
        {mf}

        Em                 D9
        could not heal the sadness in me

        Em                        A
        [lick 1]
        as poppies in the light unfurl

        Em
        [lick 2]
        so might i, the truth shine in me


        CHORUS:

        Em          A
                    take
        /   /       /   /
                    {f}

        Em          D9
        me          guide my
        /   /       /   /

        Em  Eadd#5  A
        hand        take
        /   /       /   /

        G           D/F#
        me          in
        /   /       /   /


        Em          A
        /   /       /   /
        {mp}

        Em          D
        /   /       /   /



        Em                     A
        the hand that left its mark on me
        {mp}

        Em          D9
        [lick 1]
        is the only hand to heal me

        Em               A
        [lick 1]
        all the gates to paradise

        Em
        [lick 2]
        are barred and bolted, all locked to me


        (CHORUS)


        BRIDGE:  (almost same rhythm as chorus)

        C       B7      Em      D11     C       B7
        {ff}


        Em                          A
        and the mouth that took the breath from me
        {fff}

        Em7                  D9
        and made my tongue a burning desert

        Em             A
        i must kiss so hard it bleeds

        Em      [no chords]
        i will bring the rains to wet it


        (CHORUS)


        Em             [no chords]
        here in chapel perilous
        {mp}

        [no chords]
        kings are made and lies are ended

        [no chords]
        and i will learn to trust my love

        [lick 2]
        until the bonds we severed
                        {rall.....}

        (no chord, free time)
        are mended


        (CHORUS)
        {f}
        {rall last line}