You Set The Scene
(Arthur Lee)

Last Update: 03. oktober 2003

This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.
You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.


                         --- Part I (0:00) ---
   Acoustic guitar [8X]:
         v   v   v   v    
   Bass [enters 5th time]
    v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
Verse 1:
   B7addE [as per intro]
        Where are you walking, I've seen you walking
        Have you been there before?     [cello: A -> F#]
        Walk down your doorsteps, you'll take some more steps
        What did you take them for?
              A             G6                [A: x77650   G6: x55430]
        There's a private in my boat and he wears
         D               C             E
        Pins instead of medals on his coat
                    A            G6
        There's a chicken in my nest and she won't
         D              C            E
        Lay until I've given her my best
        At her request she asks for nothing
        You get nothing in return
        If you want she brings you water
                E                   B
        If you don't then you will burn
[repeat intro riff, 4X w/bass each time]
Verse 2:
   You go through changes, it may seem strange
        Is this what you're put here for?
        You think you're happy and you are happy
        That's what you're happy for
   There's a man who can't decide if he should
        Fight for what his father thinks is right
        There are people wearing frowns who'll screw you up
        But they would rather screw you down
   At my request I ask for nothing
        You get nothing in return
        If you're nice she'll bring me water
        If you're not then I will burn
[repeat intro]
String break [2X]:
   A        G        D        C
        / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /
   1: E                    2: E            Am G
           / / / /  / / / /        / [drum fill] / /
                         --- Part II (2:20) ---
Horn break:
   Fmaj7    Cmaj7      E        G        F  Am G
          / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /
Verse 1:
   Fmaj7                               Cmaj7
        This is the time and life that I am living
                  E                     G
        And I'll face each day with a smile
                 D                                  G
        For the time that I've been given's such a little while
                 D                                G
        And the things that I must do consist of more than style
                      Fmaj7            Am G
        [1: There are places that I am going
         4: There'll be time for you to start all over]
Verse 2:
   This is the only thing that I am sure of
        And that's all that lives is gonna die
        And there'll always be some people here to wonder why
        And for every happy hello, there will be good-bye
        There'll be time for you to put yourself on
[repeat horn break]
Verse 3:
   Everything I've seen needs rearranging
        And for anyone who thinks it's strange
        Then you should be the first to want to make this change
        And for everyone who thinks that life is just a game
        Do you like the part you're playing
Bridge (4:03):
   Fmaj7    Cmaj7        [2X]
          / / / /  / / / /
   Fmaj7       Cmaj7
        I see your picture
        E              Am
          It's in the same old frame
        D         G
        We meet again
   Fmaj7    Cmaj7        [2X]
          / / / /  / / / /
   Fmaj7       Cmaj7
        You look so lovely
        E             Am
        You with the same old smile
         D           G
        Stay for a while
   B              E
            I need you so, oh, oh, oh, oh
        And if you take it easy
             I'm still teethin'
           I wanna love you, but
               Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
   Fmaj7    Cmaj7        [2X]
          / / / /  / / / /
   Fmaj7 Am G
           / / / /
[repeat verse 1]
Coda (5:51):
        This is the time and this is the time and
        C                        E                       G
        It is time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time, time...
   Horns [repeat to fade]:
   D        G
        / / / /  / / / /
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers