Colonel Forbin’s Ascent Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

A chord Ab chord Am7 chord B7 chord Bm chord Bm7 chord C sharp minor chord D chord E chord E7 chord Ebm chord F chord F sharp chord G chord F sharp minor chord C Sharp chord Abm chord Ebdim chord
C Sharp minor 7 chord
F Sharp minor 7 chord
Bbdim chord C#dim chord
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How To Play

Intro: Ab    A (x3)
        C#m7                    F#m7          B7                                 E7
Colonel Forbin stared up at the mountain, and wiped away the beads of sweat that 
glistened on his brow
    F#m                           C#dim  Bbdim
His tired feet were buried in the quag___mire
And his bloodshot eyes saw all that lay between him and fulfillment of his
Ab      A  Ab
       C#m7                           F#m7              B7                         E7
And he felt his fingers wrap around a knotted root, and pull his body upwards to a 
seagreen mossy boulder
       F#m                              C#dim  Bbdim
And he dragged his weary carcass up the moun___tain
       F#m        G          F#m        G
And he climbed so slowly, he climbed so slowly,
 A         F        F#m      D
Ahead (hea-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaa)  (x2)
Random Notes (start on Eflat Page and plays a note while simultaneously playing a note a
half step up,
walking that up the piano for 4 measures and Trey follows)
                                     C#          D                      G
Suddenly he heard the crack of thun__der and the rocks began to crumble overhead
    A                               C#
And tumble down the mountain to the dismal swamp that lay beneath the
D                                        G
Jagged cliffs through which his path had led
        A                                C#           D                                  G
And the earth began to quake beneath his feet and the mighty mountain changed before his eyes
       A                              C#                                  D
And he stood amidst a sea of dust and rocks and stones cascading down the mountain
      G                                  A             C#m7    Bm7
And a thousand birds were headed for the sky, ohhhhhh
           G             A      C#m7   Bm7   G             A                  C#m7  Bm7
The sacred creed will be yours,                 and if you wait 'til tomorrow           
the sacred creed
        F#m        G     F#m           G
Will be yours to devour, yours to seize
       A         F        F#m      D
And to obey (hea-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaa)  (x2)
D    C#m  Bm    F#m  E    D    Ebdim
Whoa-whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa-whoa
E    Ebm  C#m   Abm  F#   E
Whoa-whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa-whoa
____When the
C#m7              n                  F#m7                 B7                       E7
Dust had cleared, the colonel lifted up his head, and was driven to his knees by a 
blazing beam of light
       F#m                              C#dim  Bbdim
And he saw the silhouette that stood be-fore   him
       Am7                                                                Ab
And he bowed in reverence, trembling in the shadow of the mighty legend's    form
C#m7                          F#m7
Icculus, the prophet, stood before his eyes
        B7                              E7                               F#m7
Looking down on Colonel Forbin where he shuddered in the puddles and the muck
                  C#dim  Bbdim
And he quietly addressed him
       F#m      G
And he spoke so slowly, he spoke so slowly,
 A           F        F#m      D
Ahead   (hea-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaa)
   A         F        F#m      D
He said (hea-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaa)
Funky Random Note Piano/Guitar Walkup Again
                                       C#             D
Colonel Forbin, I know why you've come here, and I'll help you on your quest to gain the
G                          A                                C#
Knowledge that you lack, I call upon my faithful friend the mockingbird
   D                                   G
To find and seize the helping book and bring it to your shack
      A                                   C#            D
And a tree of knowledge in your soul will grow, and the helping friendly book will plant 
the seed
      A                                   C#                          D
But I warn you that all knowledge seeming innocent and pure becomes a deadly weapon in 
the hands of
G           A               C#m7    Bm7
Avarice and greed, ohhhhhh
           G             A      C#m7   Bm7   G             A                  C#m7  Bm7  G
The sacred creed will be yours,                 and if you wait 'til tomorrow           
the sacred creed
        F#m        G     F#m           G
Will be yours to devour, yours to seize
       A         F        F#m      D
And to obey (hea-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaaa-eaaaaaa)  (x2)
Ending - C#minor leading into the next song, Fly Famous Mockingbird (Optional)

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