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Masquerade Chords
"Masquerade" - Berlin (capo 1)

Intro: B - A - Em - B - A - B

Verse:
B                                A
  The painted faces on the street, caricatures of long ago
Em                                  B
  Oh they were young and oh so sweet, down beyond the boulevard
A                               Em  
  Knock on doors and empty halls, and still sometimes remember
B                         B                         
  The masquerade's forever (the masquerade's forever)


Chorus:
B                A
When you see the price they paid
    Em                   B               A   B(let ring) B(let ring)
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade


Verse:
B                               A
  The reeling figures pass on by, like ghosts in some forgotten play
Em                               B
  Beneath the black and empty sky, music plays and figures dance
A                               Em  
  With partners chosen by chance, and still some times remember
B                         B                         
  The masquerade's forever (the masquerade's forever)


Bridge:
D                    C             G         B           A
  They reached for tomorrow, but tomorrow's, more of the same
D                      C              G      B      A      A/E 
  So they reached for tomorrow, but tomorrow never came


Chorus:
B                 A
When you hear the price they paid
    Em                   B               A
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade
B                 A
When you hear the price they paid
    Em                   B               A   B(let ring) B(let ring)
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade



Verse:
B                             A
  One by one and two by two, past eight by tens in shattered frames
Em                               B
  The players try to leave the room, frantic puppets on a string
A                               Em  
  And all the while the music sings, and still sometimes remember
B                         B                         
  The masquerade's forever (the masquerade's forever)
 

Chorus: (repeat as desired)
B                 A
When you hear the price they paid
    Em                   B               A
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade
B                 A
When you hear the price they paid
    Em                   B               A
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade
B                 A
When you hear the price they paid
    Em                   B               A
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade
B                 A
When you hear the price they paid
    Em                   B               A      B(let ring)
I'm sure you'll come and join the masquerade


A/E Chord: e-----
           B-----
           G--2--
           D--2--
           A--2--
           E--0--

 
 
Berlin - Masquerade Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Masquerade tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Masquerade Chords:

The Berlin School of electronic music, or just Berlin School, was a development of electronic music in the 1970s, shaped by Berlin-based artists like Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel. The style is characterized by soaring electric guitar or synthesizer melodies in high-register accompanied by complex, shifting analog sequencer bass lines. The lead soloist's warm, human improvisations were a counterpoint to the cold, robotic precision of the bass-lines. Sound effects such as wind, and washes of Mellotron choir, flute, or strings were often added for color. Experimental or ambient stretches were not rare either, especially as intros. Most works were instrumental, vocals were used sparingly.

Vintage Berlin School tracks typically ran about twenty or thirty minutes, filling one side of a vinyl LP. The genre was so thoroughly identified with the long form that a general shift to shorter pieces in the 1980s seemed to herald the death of the movement. After the coming of the compact disc "retro" artists were no longer limited by the need to flip over a vinyl record. Some newer works run continuously as a single track for almost 80 minutes.

An outgrowth of Krautrock, Berlin School was so named because most of its early practitioners were based out of Berlin, Germany. The genre's identification with space music made it distinct from the more percussive and rhythm-oriented Düsseldorf School which included Can, Cluster, Kraftwerk, and Neu!.

Berlin School was and still is a relatively self-contained style that has not had nearly the impact on music in general that Kraftwerk has had on synth pop and techno, but ambient, electronica, New Age, and trance are partially rooted in Berlin School. The genre is sometimes considered a sub-branch of New Age or ambient, though it predates the widespread usage of both terms.

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