Caravan


by Utopia
(*1 Intro - see below. Riff continues through verse)

(*2 Verse:)
G
Moses went into the desert Moses came back with the law
A
Jesus went into the desert God only knows what he saw
G
Hitch up your ass and your camel Fill up your skin at the well
A
Roll up your tent, whisper your prayers

Are you ready to ride through hell?

(*3)
Em
Caravan - moving through the night sleeping in the light of day
Em/C
Caravan - spinning through the void on our way to anywhere
Em
Caravan - time is just a joke change is all we understand
Em/C
Caravan - life is a mirage, only a mirage dancing on the desert sand


How I recall all the mountains, how I remember the farm
Oh how I miss the big city, with a pretty girl on my arm
Sell my best friend for some water, cut off my leg for some shade
Sunburn these thoughts from my memory, if I live I will be remade


(Chorus)

(*4)

(*5)
E
The sand is like a razor, slashing at my face
Everyone's in panic but you can't see any place
G
It's a sand storm, taken by surprise
A
Hide beneath your wrappings and cover up your eyes

E
Well I lost my kit and camel, maybe I will die
Feel so lost and helpless and I think I'm gonna cry
G
It's a sand storm, nothing you can do
No one knows if it will last
A B
No one knows if you will make it through


(*6 - instrumental solos:)


It's been so long without water
Vultures are filling the air
Where is that bloody oasis
Must be around here somewhere
Time for some strong meditation
Time for the ultimate change
Time to make peace with your maker
Everything has been prearranged
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(*1: Intro - This one octave lower than it sounds on the record. To play it in the "official" octave, move it up 12 frets, to where your pinky is on the 17th fret.)

E--|--5---5-|-5-----5|- B--|3--32--2|3-32--2-|- G--|--------|-----0--|- D--|--------|--------|- A--|--------|--------|- E--|--------|--------|-


(*2 - In Utopia' arrangement Todd plays the Intro Riff while Roger plays the chords on keybard. Here is a variation that, although not like what you hear on the record, sounds fuller and works better if you're playing solo or have no 2nd harmonic instrument like a guitar or keyboard:)

E--|--0---0-|-0----0-| |--0---0-|-0----0-|- B--|3---2---|3--2----| repeat |3---2---|3--2----|- repeat G--|2---2---|2--2----| these |2---2---|2--2----|- these D--|2---2---|2--2----| 2 bars |2---2---|2--2----|- 2 bars A--|--------|--------| |0---0---|0--0----|- E--|3---3---|3--3----| |--------|--------|-

(*3 - Chorus - this is the guitar part in the recorded arrangement:)
Caravan, moving through the night...

E- - |12- 12- - 10- - |- - - - - 10- 12|- B- - |12- 12- - 10- 12|- - 12- - 10- 12|- G- - |12- 12- - 11- 12|- - 12- - 11- 12|- This pattern plays throughout D- - |- - - - - - - 14|- - 14- - - - - |- the chorus. The bass alternates A- - |- - - - - - - - |- - - - - - - - |- every 4 bars from E to C. E- - |- - - - - - - - |- - - - - - - - |-
(Here is my variation, for solo guitar:)

E--|7-7--7--|-----7-7| |3-3-----|--------|- B--|8-8--7--|-----7-8| repeat |5-5--7-5|--5--7--|- G--|9-9--7-9|--9--7-9| these |4-4--7-4|--4--7--|- D--|9-9--7-9|--9--7-9| 2 bars |5-5--7-5|--5--7--|- A--|7-7--7-7|--7--7-7| |3-3--3-3|--3--3--|- E--|--------|--------| |--------|--------|-
(*4 - Linking riff)

E--|--------|--------|- B--|--------|--------|- G--|--------|--------|- repeat this measure D--|--20--0-|--20--0-|- 2 more times A--|----4---|----4---|- E--|0------0|-0------|-

(*5)
The sand is like a razor...
E--|--------|--------|- B--|--------|--------|-
G--|--97--7-|--97--7-|- repeat this measure D--|--97--7-|--97--7-|- 2 more times A--|--750-5-|--750-5-|- E--|0---0--0|-0--0--0|-

It's a sand storm...
E--|--------|--------|--------|--------|- B--|--320-2-|--320-2-|--320-2-|--320-2-|- G--|--420-2-|--420-2-|--420-2-|--420-2-|- D--|--220-2-|--220-2-|--220-2-|--220-2-|- A--|--------|--------|-------0|--------|- E--|3------3|--------|3-------|--------|-

(*6 - Solos:
(Guitar solo)
E--|--------|--------|--------|- B--|--------|--------|--------|- G--|8-----66|------66|--66--68|- repeat this 3-bar D--|9-----77|------77|--77--79|- pattern 4 times A--|9-----77|------77|--77--79|- E--|7----055|-----055|-055-057|-
(Keyboard solo)

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

E--|--------|--------|--------|--------|- B--|3---2---|2---0---|6-------|4-------|- G--|2---2---|2---2---|6-------|4-------|- D--|4---2---|2---2---|6-------|4-------|- A--|--------|0---0---|4-------|4-------|- E--|3---3---|--------|--------|--------|-

(Drum Solo) (triplets)
/3\/3\
E--|----0---|----0---| -|------|--------|- B--|---0-0--|---0-0--| play this pattern -|------|--------|- G--|--3---3-|--1---1-| 7 times total, -|43----|--------|- D--|-4-----4|-2-----2| then last time -|--4---|--------|- A--|4-------|2-------| all in unison ----> -|---421|--------|- E--|2-------|0-------| -|------|0-------|-


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