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Pickering/Binau

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NOTES TO MY CHINA DOLLS

 

The song is about:

My daughter and her wife, also symbolizing all gay people: I don't judge their love. I embrace it.

 

Written by: Torben Pickering, Alan Binau

 

Style/feeling/reference:

Organ only song.

 

Drums:

No

 

Percussion:

Tubular bells.

 

Bass:

Fretless bass or maybe synth bass.

 

Guitars:

Ebow.

 

Keyboards:

The organ in the Presbyterian church, recorded down there.

 

Other instruments:

String quartet, multiplied

 

Backing vocals:

Big and lots

 

Solo:

No solo.

 

Lyrics

MY CHINA DOLLS

 

Intro: Ebm

 

Db

That one night, when all is new

Ebm

You came from somewhere else, an odd odd world

Db

That world was not a good one, well not for you

Ebm

Old fashioned like sails, salty and furled

F#

Then you took off, sparks in the night

F#9

Clenching hands together, holding on tight

B

100 miles per hour and then faster you go

D

Going into anywhere

E

Who could know

 

A - D

Love, joy and hope I wish for you, my china dolls

A - D

Some day the world will know and love you too, my china dolls

Bm - E

The ocean seems deep and the sky only blue

C#m – F#m

It all depends on your point of view

G - A - B

But your love is strong and real and true

 

Now you are here, at my window sill

Beautiful and fragile you watch in vain

No movement at all, perfectly still

Can blood run through porcelain?

Take the first step, keep walking slow

Then pick up the pace, no status quo

Now you are running, it’s time to fly

Taking off forever, waving goodbye

 

CAPO ON 4TH FRET:

 

Intro: Bm

 

A  Bm

That one night, when all is new, You came from somewhere else, an odd odd world

A            Bm

That world was not a good one, well not for you, old fashioned like sails, salty and furled

D  D9

Then you took off, sparks in the night, Clenching hands together, holding on tight

G  Bb

100 miles per hour and then faster you go, Going into anywhere

C

Who could know

 

F - Bb

Love, joy and hope I wish for you, my china dolls

F - Bb

Some day the world will know and love you too, my china dolls

Gm – C

The ocean seems deep and the sky only blue

Am –Dm

It all depends on your point of view

D# F G

But your love is strong and real and true

 

A  Bm

Now you are here, at my window sill, Beautiful and fragile you watch in vain

A  Bm

No movement at all, perfectly still, Can blood run through porcelain?

D  D9

Take the first step, keep walking slow, Then pick up the pace, no status quo

G  Bb

Now you are running, it’s time to fly, Taking off forever,

C

Waving goodbye

 

ORIGINAL CHORDS

Am

G Am – G – Am – C – C9 – F-   - Bb

Eb – Ab – Eb – Ab

Fm – Bb –Gm – Cm – Db – Eb –F

 

Em–Em sus4 – EmSus4+7 –Em sus4