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Words and music: Van Morrison
Album: "Van Morrison's Greatest Hits Vol. II" and "Avalon Sunset"
Tabbed by Justin Kunz: jkunz@smcvt.edu

I tried to put the chords over the lyrics according to how they change.

CHORDS USED:
Em	022000
D/F#	2x023x
G5	3x003x
Bm	x24332
C	x32010
D	xx0232
G	320033

INTRO:   Em  Em  D/F#  G  G  D/F#  Em

Em			D/F#	G
The sun was setting over Avalon
Bm   C			 	        D	  G
	The last time we stood in the West
Em				D/F#	G
Suffering long time angels enraptured by Blake
	        Bm	C			D	G
Burn out the dross, innocence captured again

Em		 D/F#		G
Standing on the beach at sunset
Bm    C				D   G
	All the boats keep moving slow
Em		  D/F#    G	
In the glory of the flashing light
Bm    C		        D	G	    G  D/F# Em D/F#	
	In the evening's glow	     {change fast}

CHORUS
G	        C	G	C          Em
When will I ever learn to live in God?
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?
G		C       G	   C	       Em
He gives me everything I need and more
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?


Em		    D/F#  G
You brought it to my attention
Bm   C			    D	    G
	That everything was made in God
Em			  D/F#		G
Down through centuries of great writings and paintings
Bm   C		      D	  G
	Everything was in God

Em			     D/F#	G
Seen through architecture of great cathedrals
Bm   C			      D     G
	Down through the history of time
Em		D/F#	G
Is and was in the beginning
Bm   C			    D    G
	And ever more shall ever be


CHORUS


G	        C	G	C          Em
When will I ever learn to live in God?
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?
G		C       G	   C	       Em
He gives me everything I need and more
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?


BRIDGE
C	        D/F#
What ever it takes to fulfill His mission
C			G
That is the way we must go
C			D/F#
But you've got to do it in your way
C		      D
Tear down the old, bring up the new


ORGAN SOLO WITH CHORUS CHORDS


Em		           D/F#  G
And up on the hillside it's quiet
Bm    C				         D	     G
	Where the shepherd is tending his sheep
Em				D/F#  G
And over the mountains and the valleys
Bm   C				D   G
	And the countryside is so green

Em			D/F#		   G
Standing on the highest hill with a sense of wonder
Bm    C				   D	      G
	You can see everything is made in God	
Em		        D/F#   G
Head back down the roadside
Bm    C			D       G
	And give thanks for it all



G	        C	G	C          Em
When will I ever learn to live in God?
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?
G		C       G	   C	       Em
He gives me everything I need and more
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?



G	        C	G	C          Em
When will I ever learn to live in God?
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?
G		C       G	   C	       Em
He gives me everything I need and more
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?


G	        C	G	C          Em
When will I ever learn to live in God?
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?
G		C       G	   C	       Em
He gives me everything I need and more
	   C	G
When will I ever learn?

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