Windmills Of Your Mind (as sung by Sting) (Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman)

Transcribed by Alexander Alabin for Guitar 6 string - Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E) (capo on 1 fret - F-A#-D#-G#-C-F)   .




Em(add2) C/E Round, like a circle in a spiral
F#7/E Like a wheel within a wheel
B7(b9) Never ending or beginning
Em(add2) On an ever-spinning reel
E7/G# Like a snowball down a mountain
E7(b9) Am7 Or a carnival balloon
D7(9sus4) Like a carousel that's burning
D7(b9) Gmaj7(#5) Running rings around the room
Gmaj7 Cmaj7 Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
F#m7b5 Past the minutes of its face
B7(sus4) And the world is like an apple
B7 Ebmaj7/Bb Whirling silently in space
Am7 A#dim7 B7 Like the circles that you find
Em(add2) In the windmills of your mind
(same as the 1st verse)
Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half-forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Em7(9) Keys that jingle in your pocket
E7(b9)/G# Am7 Words that jangle in your head
D7(9sus4) Why does summer go so quickly?
D7(9) D7(b9) Gmaj7(#5) Was it something that you said?
Gmaj7 Dm7 Lovers walk along the shore
G7(9/13) Cmaj7 And leave their footprints in the sand
C#m7b5 Is the sound of distant drumming
F#7(b9) Bm7 Just the fingers of your hand?
Bm/A E7/G# Pictures hanging in a hallway
E7 Am7 In the fragment of this song
D7(9sus4) Half-remembered names and faces
D7(b9) Gmaj7(#5) But to whom do they belong?
G7(9sus4) Cmaj7 When you knew that it was over
F#m7b5 Were you suddenly aware
Em/B That the autumn leaves were turning
B7(sus4) B7 Em(add2) To the color of her hair?

C/E Like a circle in a spiral
F#7/E Like a wheel within a wheel
B7(b9)/E Never ending or beginning
Ebmaj7/Bb On an ever-spinning reel
Am7 F#7(b9/13) As the images unwind
Em/B B7 Like the circles that you find
Em(add2) In the windmills of your mind

Bm7 E7(9sus4) Pictures hanging in a hallway
E7(b9) Am7 In the fragment of this song
D7(9sus4) Half-remembered names and faces
D7(b9) Gmaj7(#5) But to whom do they belong?
G7(9sus4) Cmaj7 When you knew that it was over
F#m7b5 Were you suddenly aware
Em/B That the autumn leaves were turning
B7 Em(add2) To the color of her hair?
C/E Like a circle in a spiral
F#7/E Like a wheel within a wheel
B7(b9)/E Never ending or beginning
Ebmaj7/Bb On an ever-spinning reel
Am7 F#7(b9/13) As the images unwind
Em/B B7 Like the circles that you find
Em(add2) In the windmills of your mind


Round, like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel Like a snowball down a mountain Or a carnival balloon Like a carousel that's burning Running rings around the room Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes of its face And the world is like an apple Whirling silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind (same as the 1st verse) Like a tunnel that you follow To a tunnel of its own Down a hollow to a cavern Where the sun has never shone Like a door that keeps revolving In a half-forgotten dream Or the ripples from a pebble Someone tosses in a stream Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes of its face And the world is like an apple Whirling silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind Keys that jingle in your pocket Words that jangle in your head Why does summer go so quickly? Was it something that you said? Lovers walk along the shore And leave their footprints in the sand Is the sound of distant drumming Just the fingers of your hand? Pictures hanging in a hallway In the fragment of this song Half-remembered names and faces But to whom do they belong? When you knew that it was over Were you suddenly aware That the autumn leaves were turning To the color of her hair? Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel As the images unwind Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind Pictures hanging in a hallway In the fragment of this song Half-remembered names and faces But to whom do they belong? When you knew that it was over Were you suddenly aware That the autumn leaves were turning To the color of her hair? Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel As the images unwind Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind



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* – chords were transposed painstakingly, however, it is almost impossible to reflect ALL keyboard/ensemble voicings, so most appropriate ones were used

** – intros and interludes were not transposed, assuming that if someone is able to play through these changes, he(she) will figure them out.

*** – the original is performed in Fm, for the easiness sake I transposed it to Em, but put the "capo" on the 1st fret, so you also should, if you want to sing along with the recording.

**** - it is highly recommended to play the songs first just with taking the chords on the downbeats (in appropriate places–syllables) and only when comfortable to try it with rhythm patterns etc


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