Shining Song

From the album "Roll With It", released 1988 on Virgin Records.
Words and Music by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings.
Key of G-major. Time signature 4/4.
Transcription by Hisao Chida

Intro:

C/D - D - Dsus4 - D (x3), C/D - D - C/D

Verse: (0:20-)

C/G       G                 C          G/D
   Baby's eyes - feel them looking at me

C       G            Em(C/E?)        Dsus4
Realize what I would have her see

C    G                Em         Dsus4
Realize how dark this world can be

C          G/B           C       G/D
That's why I better keep shining, shining

C        G/D                 Dsus4
 Keep shining right down the line

[Verse] (0:44-)

Love's a light - it keeps leading us on
When it's right, it'll shine till we're gone
keep it bright out there in the unknown
You know we better keep shining, shining
Keep shining right down the line

Chorus: (1:08-)

          Em      G       G/B      C
Here's my shining song, I hope you can see it

          C/G     G     Em       Dsus4
Here's my shining song, from the heart

          C       G           Em           Dsus4
Here's my shining song, and I know you need it

          C        G          Em           D(add4)
If we keep shining on, we'll never shine alone

[Verse] (1:28-)

Love the night, 'cause that's when I hold you
Feel the might of all the things we do
Oh, the sight when we're both coming through
I love you 'cause you  keep shining, shining
Keep shining right down the line

(Chorus) (1:52-)

Bridge:  (2:12-)

Dsus4    F(addG)                              C      G
So shine - just show the world how bright the world can be

         F(addG)         C        G   Em  Dsus4
Let it shine - so every heart can see

[Verse] (2:32-)

Shining star - lead us on through our lives
You're so far, but your light still arrives
Shining star, shine for all who still cry
It helps to know you're still shining, shining
You're shining right down the line

(Chorus) (2:56-)

Bridge:  (3:16-)

F(addG) - C - G (x2), Em - D, C - G - Dsus4(x4)
(Minimoog solo) (ad lib) Let it shine, let it shine on

(Chorus) (3:55-)

(Minimoog solo)
(ad lib) Here's my shining song (Repeat & Fade Out)

Smiling Phases