Everything's Turning To White

Paul Kelly

This song can be played in two ways, either is fine. I am not sure which is the preferred method of Paul Kelly himself, I'm sure I'll never find out but that doesn't really matter. I will show what I believe to be the chord progression in the open position and then explain how I play the song with a capo on the 5th fret. There are only 4 chords to the song which makes it a nice eay song to play and sing to. Anyway Here we go. (you'll have to listen to the song for the timing, but it should be easy to pick up.) Everything's Turning To White By Paul Kelly Intro (Pk uses quick changes to dramatise the effect I'll write this as to show that in the song) Verse 1 Late on a Friday my husband went up to the mountains with 3 friends They took provisions and bottles of bourbon to last them all through the weekend One hundred miles they drove just to fish in a stream There's so much water so close to home Verse 2 (Same Chord Progression) When they arrived it was cold and dark, they set up they're camp quickly Warmed up with whisky they walked to the river where the water flowed past darkly In the moonlight they saw the body, of a girl floating face down There's so much water so close to home Chorus 1 Bass String run into the chorus (the individual notes) When he holds me know I'm pretending I feel like i'm frozen inside And behind my eyes, my daily disguise Everything's turning to white Verse 3 (same) It was too hard to tell how long she's been dead The river was that close to freezing But one things for sure, the girl hadn't died very well to judge from the bruising They stood there above her all thinking, the same thoughts at the same time There's so much water so close to home Verse 4 Same as before but first 3 lines spoken not sung So here's what they did, they carried her downstream from their fishing, between two smooth rocks they gently wedges her After all they had come a long way, it was late, and the girl would keep, she was going nowhere They stayed up there fishing for two days, they reported it on Sunday when they came back down There's so much water so close to home Chorus 2 Same as before Verse 5 The newspapers said the girl had been stragled to death, and also molested On the day of the funeral, the radio reported that a young man had been arrested I went to the service a stranger, I drove passed the pake out of town There's so much water, So close to home Chorus 3 Same as before but drawn out to end the song. ** NOTES : ** I hope you can understand the way I have written this and I think it's fairly accurate. To make the sound more like the way PK playes the tune there are little bass runs when changing between chords. All these are are simple progression changes mainly on the root notes of each chord, all of which PK uses in heaps of his songs. Just fool around with them till you find a nice sounding note run for each chord progression. Well now onto the 2nd way to play this tune. I have just started using this way since I got a new capo(my old one was cheap crap). Anyhow without boring you with all changes and lyrics again i'll just show you the chords. With : instead of shape instead of shape Instead of Instead of pretty simple stuff I find the quick chord changes and bass string runs simpler playing it this way. However you can suit yourself.

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