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In The Court Of The Crimson King Chords - King Crimson

In The Court Of The Crimson King Chords
In The Court of The Crimson King


Main Theme  ( / = 1 beat, | = Bar line, * = sharp)

|D / / / |C(b5) / C / | Bsus4 / B /| B / / /|

Bass over last bar of B is B C* D* E F* B

     Em              D                C(b5)            B

The rusted chains of prison moons are shattered by the sun.

    Em           D               C(b5)             B

I walk a road, horizons change, the tournament's begun.

    Am          G               Em                  B

The purple piper plays his tune, the choir softly sing;

      Em                  D              C(b5)             D              

Three lullabies in an ancient tongue, for the court of the crimson king.

Main Theme

Flute Solo 


|D / / / |C / / / |D / / / |C / / / |D / / / |C / / / |B / / / |

The keeper of the city keys puts shutters on the dreams.
I wait outside the pilgrim's door, with insufficient schemes.
The black queen chants the funeral march; the cracked brass bells will ring;
To summon back the fire witch to the court of the crimson king.

The gardener plants an evergreen whilst trampling on a flower.
I chase the wind of a prism ship to taste the sweet and sour.
The pattern juggler lifts his hand; the orchestra begin.
As slowly turns the grinding wheel in the court of the crimson king.

On soft grey mornings widows cry, the wise men share a joke;
I run to grasp divining signs to satisfy the hoax.
The yellow jester does not play, but gentle pulls the strings
And smiles as the puppets dance in the court of the crimson king.

This is only a rough sketch to give people a start. The only notes in C(b5) are C, E and F*/Gb

King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind In The Court Of The Crimson King Chords:

King Crimson is a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969.

They have typically been categorised as a foundational progressive rock group, although they incorporate diverse influences ranging from jazz, classical and experimental music to psychedelic, New Wave, hard rock, gamelan and folk music. King Crimson have garnered little radio or music video airplay, but gained a large cult following.[1] Their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, is widely regarded as a landmark in progressive rock. Their later excursions into even more unconventional territory have been influential on many contemporary musical artists.[2]

Throughout the early-1970s, King Crimson's membership fluctuated as the band explored elements of jazz and funk. As the band developed an improvisational sound influenced by hard rock, the band's personnel became more stable in the mid-1970s, before breaking up in 1974. The band re-formed in 1981 for three years, influenced by new wave and gamelan music, before breaking up again for around a decade. Following their 1994 reunion, King Crimson blended aspects of their 1980s and 1970s sound with influences from more recent musical genres, a synthesis which has continued into the 21st century.

King Crimson's membership has fluctuated considerably throughout their existence, with eighteen musicians and two lyricists passing through the ranks as full band members. Fripp, the only constant member of King Crimson, has arranged several distinct lineups, but has stated that he does not necessarily consider himself the band's leader. He describes King Crimson as "a way of doing things",[3] and notes that he never originally intended to be seen as the head of the group.[4]

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