|Author:||Leonard||Latest revision:||September 15, 2022|
|Author’s Notes:||In the studio Cat’s producer Paul Samwell-Smith had to work with a limited string section on a limited budget. Del Newman conducted just 12 strings, just barely enough for a record, who all had to play their parts twice without any modern aids like a click or beat to keep exact pace. Though, with headphones on, you can actually hear one side of the strings getting ever so slightly ahead of the other in the fade-out of the original album mix; the double-tracked acoustic guitar suffers the same fate. Cat later often used the song to open his concerts with, although its purpose on the album is rather closure.|
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"Lilywhite" by Cat Stevens from the original album MONA BONE JAKON (1970) Standard tuning (bass to treble) E-A-D-G-B-E in 4/4 time INTRO C F+9 F2 C C2 F+9 F2 2x |:| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / |:| VERSE 1 (Continue intro sequence for first line of verse.) C F+9 C F+9 C F+9 C C+9 C/G Back u-pon the mended road I pause, taking time to check the dial G F D E And the Lilywhite, I never knew her name | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | F G C/G* G F G E G But she'll be passing my way_________ some-time a-gain INSTRUMENTAL (As Verse 1.) VERSE 2 C F+9 F2 C C2 F+9 F2 | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | C F+9 C F+9 C F+9 C C+9 C/G I raise my hand and touch the wheel of change, taking time to check the dial G F D E Thank the Lilywhite, I never knew her name | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | F G C/G* G F G E G But she'll be passing my way_________ some-time a-gain F G C/G* G F G D She'll be passing my way_________ some-time a-gain OUTRO A* E/A D+9/A E/A Repeat until |:| / / / / | / / / / |:| fade-out. CHORDS (in order of appearance) ====== C F+9 F2 C2 C+9 C/G x32013 xx3213 xx3013 x30013 x32030 332010 xRM-IL --RMIL --R-IL xR--IL -RM-IL RLM-I- G F D E C/G* 3x0003 133211 xx0232 022100 3x2013 R----L TRLMII ---IRM -MRI-- R-M-IL A* E/A D+9/A x07650 x06450 x04230 --RMI- --RIM- --RIM- Chord fingering: T = thumb I = index finger M = middle finger R = ring finger L = little finger Tablature notation: h = hammer-on p = pull-off / = legato slide (gliss) up the fret \ = legato slide (gliss) down the fret ! = accentuate part with great intensity d = downward stroke u = upward stroke