Catch The Wind

Words & Music by

Donovan Leitch

 

This is the version I play (better key for women).  I have posted a tab of the original key below, as well as other suggestions for keys.

 

A  D(add 2) [vamp for intro]

 

       A                D(add2)      A

In the chilly hours and minutes of uncertainty,

  D(add2)    A                D(add2) E7     A    E

I long to be in the warm hold of your loving mind.

   A            D(add2)          A               D(add2)

To feel you all around me and to take your hand along the sand.

A                     D(add2) E7        A  D(add2)  A

Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

 

When sundown pales the sky

I wanna hide a while behind your smile

And everywhere I’d look your eyes I’d find

For me to love you now would be the sweetest thing

 ‘Twould make me sing.

Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

 

D   F#m    A    B7    E     E7

Dah-dee... (etc.)

 

When rain has hung the leaves with tears

I want you near to kill my fears

To help me to leave all my blues behind.

For standing in your heart

Is where I want to be and I long to be.

Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

 

Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

 

D(add2) = X 0 0 2 3 0

 

this also works well in the key of E: 

E  /  A(add2)  /  B7  /  C#m //  A    C#m  /  E  F#7 /B  B7

...and in the key of C (original key - capo 3, so sounds like Eb):

Cadd9 (x32033) / F6/9 (xx3233) / G7 // F  Am / C  D7 / D  D7

...and also the key of D:

D  / G9  / A  //  G  Bm / D  E7 / A  A7

 

 


Tabbed by Jean-David Blanc (the 15th of december 2005 )

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Chords

 

Cadd9       x32033

F6/9        xx3233

 

Capo 3rd fret (sounding key Eb major).. Donovan’s guitar is slightly tuned down.

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Intro:

 

 

  Cadd9                     F6/9                      Cadd9       F6/9

  :   .   .   :   .   .     :   .   .   :   .   .     :   .   .   :   .   .  

|-----2---2-------2---2---|-----2-----------2-------|-----2---2-------2-------|

|-----2---2-------2---2---|-----2-----------2-------|-----2---2-------2-------|

|-----0---0---0---0---0---|-----1-----------0-------|-----0---0-------0-------|

|-------------------------|-3-------2---0-----------|-------------3-------2---|

|-3-----------------------|---------------------2---|-3-----------------------|

|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

  Cadd9

  :   .   .   :   .   .

|-----2---2-----------2---|

|-----2---2-----------2---|

|-----0---0-----------0---|

|-------------0-h-2-------|

|-3-----------------------|

|-------------------------|

                   In the chilly…

 

 

I’ve just written the bass pattern for the verses.. keep on strumming the chords..

there are some variations from one verse to the other.. I’ll let you figure them out..

 

  Cadd9         F6/9          Cadd9         F             Cadd9         F6/9

  : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .             

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-2-----------|-3-----3-----|-------------|-------------|-------2---2-|-3---2-0-----|

|-------3-----|-------------|-3-----3-----|-------------|-3-----------|-----------3-|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-1-----1-----|-------------|-------------|

 

  Cadd9         G             Cadd9         F6/9             Cadd9      F

  : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-2-----------|-------------|-------2-----|-3-----3-----|-2-----------|-------------|

|-------3---2-|---------0-2-|-3-----------|-------------|-------3-----|-------------|

|-------------|-3-----3-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|-1-----1-----|

 

 

 

  Cadd9         F6/9          Cadd9 F6/9    Cadd9

  : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .  

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------2---3-|-3---2-0-----|-------3---2-|------0h2----|

|-3-----------|-----------2-|-3-----------|-3-----------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

 

In the chilly hours and minutes of uncertainty,

I want to be

In the warm hold of your loving mind

To feel you all around me and to take your hand,

Along the sand

Ah, but I may as well try an’ catch the wind

 

When sundown pales the sky I want to hide a while,

Behind your smile

An’ everywhere I’d look, your eyes I’d find

For me to love you now, would be the sweetest thing

T’would make me sing

Ah, but I may as well try an’ catch the wind

 

  Cadd9         F             Em            F             D/f#          G

  : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|---------0-2-|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------0-----|

|-3-----3-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-1-----1-----|-0-----0-----|-1-----1-----|-2-----2---2-|-3-----------|

               Diddy diddy……………

                             Cadd9

  : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .

|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-2-----3-----|-2-----------|-------------|

|-------------|-------2-----|-3-----3-----|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|

                       When  rain has……

 

Diddy diddy didididdeee

Diddy diddy didididdeee

Dididdeeeee

 

When rain has hung the leaves with tears, I want you near

To kill my fears

To help me to leave all my blues behind

For standing in your heart is where I want to be

An’ long to be

Ah, but I may as well try an’ catch the wind

 

  Cadd9         F6/9          Cadd9         F6/9          Cadd9

  : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . . : . .   : . .

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

|-------------|-------3-----|-------------|-------------|

|-0-----0---2-|-2-----2-----|-------------|-------------|

|-2-----2-----|-3---------3-|-2---3-2-----|-3---2-------|

|-------------|-------------|-----------3-|--------3----|

|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

                                              Ah, but I may…

 

 

 





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