"Can You Feel The Winter" by Big Country
(B Side of "You Dreamer")
 
Tab by Colin Dawson; colin_g_dawson@hotmail.com
November 2004

All corrections and updates welcome!
 
h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide
r = let ring (sustain)

I haven't tabbed the e-bow part that runs through this song as it's very simple to work out.
It's played using a volume pedal to fade the notes in and out.

 
Intro;
(mute strings across the bridge)
  Dm
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----3-----3------7-7-7----------3--------7-7-7----3-----3-|
A|---3-----3--3s5-5-5-5-5-x-x----3----3s5-5-5-5----3-----3--|
E|3h5---3h5-------------------3h5---------------3h5---3h5---|
 

  Dm
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7----------3--------7-7----------3-|
A|3s5-5-5-5-5-x-x----3----3s5-5-5-5-5s8----3--|
E|----------------3h5-------------------3h5---|
 

Verse 1;
  Dm                            Bb
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-|
A|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------3----1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------3--|
E|----------------------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Do you see the paper             rumor going 'round
 

  F                               C
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------3-|
A|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------3--|
E|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Finally they tell us,              time to close us down
 

  Dm                               Bb
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-|
A|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------3----1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------3--|
E|----------------------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  It's a major story,             headlines at the stand
 

  F                               C
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------3-|
A|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------3--|
E|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  What was once our dignity,    so the men bought back
 

  Dm                    Dm
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|------------------3-------------------3-|
A|5rrrrrrrr--------3----5rrrrrrrr------3--|
E|--------------3h5-----------------3h5---|
 

Verse 2;
  Dm                               Bb
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-|
A|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------3----1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------3--|
E|----------------------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Take away the fabric,            make us less than real
 

  F                               C
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------3-|
A|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------3--|
E|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Never let us have the cards,  don't let us deal
 

  Dm                               Bb
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-|
A|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------3----1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------3--|
E|----------------------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Deep in the city,             keep the windows closed
 

  F                               C
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------3-|
A|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------3--|
E|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Don't chance a chill,         or mess your clothes
 

  Bb                               C
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5------3-|
A|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----3--|
E|----------------------3h5-----------------------3h5---|
  Have you any measure what just one of us is worth
 

  Dm                               Bb              C
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------3----1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-------------------------3h5-------------------------------------|
  The wind that comes to chill us off already froze the north

Chorus;

  F                C       Dm           Bb
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|----5---------5-----------------------------------|
D|5s7------5s7-------5s3---3s5-3------3----3h5------|
A|---------------------------------3s5--3h5---------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
  Tell me, can you feel the winter,
 

  F               C        Dm          
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|----5---------5-----------------------------------|
D|5s7------5s7-------5s3---3s5-3------3----3h5------|
A|---------------------------------3s5--3h5---------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
  Feel it cold across your heart
 

  F                C        Dm             Bb
E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|----5---------5-------------------------5---------|
D|5s7------5s7-------5s3---3s5-3------3s7-----------|
A|---------------------------------3s5--------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
  Tell me, can you feel the winter,
 

  C                   Bb        C
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------8--10s13--------------|
G|h7------5------5----7s10----------------------|
D|------------7---------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
  Tearing us apart,             tearing us apart
 

Verse 3;
(same guitar as verse 2)

More than a rumor, there go the rats
It's all been said and done there is no turning back
Farewell grey angels, you chose the sea
Safe out on the waters, it's where you long to be
Have you any measure what just one of us is worth
And the wind that comes to cool us off already froze the north
 

Chorus;
(same guitar as previous chorus)

Tell me, can you feel the winter, feel it cold across your heart
Tell me, can you feel the winter, tearing us apart, tearing us apart

Chorus (again);
(same guitar as previous chorus but goes to C# and Dm at the end)

Tell me, can you feel the winter, feel it cold across your heart
Tell me, can you feel the winter, tearing us apart, tearing us apart

 
  Dm      C                 Dm      C
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------2---------2----------------2---------2-----|
A|-------0h3h5--3--0h3h5--3s5-------0h3h5--3--0h3h5--3s5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
 

Dm     C                   Dm       C
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------2-----5p2--2----------------------------------|
A|-------0h3h5--3------3---3-5------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
 

Solo 1; (play twice);

       Dm    C              Gm    Am
E|-----10-10-10p8--------8--------------------|
B|10h13----------10-8h10----10-10-10p8--------|
G|------------------------------------10-7----|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

       Dm    C                  Gm              Am
E|-----10-10-10p8---------8---10h12--10h12p10---10--------|
B|10h13-----------10-8h10--------------------13----13--10-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

       Dm    C              Gm    Am
E|-----10-10-10p8--------8--------------------|
B|10h13----------10-8h10----10-10-10p8--------|
G|------------------------------------10-7h10-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
 
      F     Gm               C
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|-8--10-10-10p8--------8-10s13--10h13--10h13-|
G|---------------10-7h10----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
 
Bb                  Dm
We're all in this together,

Bb                        Dm
If we're in this thing at all

Bb                        Dm
And we don't need to feel better,

         C
When our back's against the wall

        Bb Dm
If it's over,

          Bb Dm
Then it's over

       Bb                 Dm
And we don't need to feel better,

        C
And our back's against the wall
 
        Dm      Bb        F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
     So wave goodbye    to sailor boy,

      Dm       Bb         F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And wave goodbye      to me

      Dm       Bb       F*        C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And let your love be strong for us,

      Dm       Bb     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---5---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------7------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  Beyond the troubled sea
 

        Dm      Bb        F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
     Yeah wave goodbye to sailor boy,

      Dm       Bb         F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And wave goodbye      to me

      Dm       Bb       F*        C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And let your love be strong for us,

      Dm       Bb     C
E|------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5-------5--6--------|
G|5h7-----------7---------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|
  Beyond the troubled sea
 

Solo 1 (play once)

       Dm    C              Gm    Am
E|-----10-10-10p8--------8--------------------|
B|10h13----------10-8h10----10-10-10p8--------|
G|------------------------------------10-7----|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

       Dm    C                  Gm              Am
E|-----10-10-10p8---------8---10h12--10h12p10---10--------|
B|10h13-----------10-8h10--------------------13----13--10-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

       Dm    C              Gm    Am
E|-----10-10-10p8--------8--------------------|
B|10h13----------10-8h10----10-10-10p8--------|
G|------------------------------------10-7h10-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
 
      F     Gm               C
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|-8--10-10-10p8--------8-10s13--10h13--10h13-|
G|---------------10-7h10----------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
 
  Bb                Dm
I hope that you can take it,

  Bb                 Dm
I hope that you come through

      Bb           Dm
For I know what it does to me,

   C
It does much worse to you
 
        Bb Dm
If it's over,

          Bb Dm
Then it's over

    Bb             Dm
For I know what it does to me,

   C
It does much worse to you
 
        Dm      Bb        F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
     So wave goodbye    to sailor boy,

      Dm       Bb         F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And wave goodbye      to me

      Dm       Bb       F*        C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And let your love be strong for us,

      Dm       Bb     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---5---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------7------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  Beyond the troubled sea
 

        Dm      Bb        F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
     So wave goodbye    to sailor boy,

      Dm       Bb         F*     C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And wave goodbye      to me

      Dm       Bb       F*        C
E|---------------------------------------|
B|---5h6----5------------5h6---8---------|
G|5h7-----------7---5h7-----------5------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
  And let your love be strong for us,

      Dm       Bb     C
E|------------------------------------|
B|---5--------------------------------|
G|5h7---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------3-|
A|---------------------------------3--|
E|------------------------------3h5---|
     Beyond the troubled sea
 

Verse 4;
  Dm                               Bb
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-|
A|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------3----1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------3--|
E|----------------------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  More than a rumor,            there go the rats
 
  F                               C
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------3-|
A|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------3--|
E|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  It's all been said and done there is no turning back
 
  Dm                               Bb
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------3---3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3-|
A|--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------3----1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--------3--|
E|----------------------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Farewell grey angels,         you chose the sea
 
  F                               C
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------3-|
A|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------3--|
E|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1------3h5--------------------------3h5---|
  Safe out on the waters,  its where you long to be

  Bb                               C
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------|
D|3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------3---5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5------3-|
A|1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------3----3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----3--|
E|----------------------3h5-----------------------3h5---|
  Have you any measure      what one of us is worth
 
  Dm                               Bb              C
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|
D|7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------3-----------------------------------|
A|5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------3------------------------------------|
E|---------------------x-x-3h5-------------------------------------|
  The wind that comes to cool us off already froze the north

Chords:
CHORD  | E A D G B E
Am     | 5 3 3 x x x
Bb     | x 1 3 3 x x
C      | x 3 5 5 x x
Dm     | x 5 7 7 x x
F      | 1 3 3 x x x
F*     | x x 3 5 6 x
Gm     | 3 5 5 x x x