Song: Steppin In A Slide Zone

Band: Moody Blues
Composed By: John Lodge

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																				I've read a lot of criticism about this song but it's one of my favorites.
Anyway, I hope it's close.

Starts out with cricket sounds, car door slams, car starts and drives away.

Intro: This is on the keyboard but sounds the same on guitar.



    

E---------------            ----------------|
B-2-------------            ----------------|
G------2-4------  4x        -6-----4--------|   4x
D---4-----------            ---4-7----------|
A---------------            ----------------|
E---------------            ----------------|

Keyboard plays behind guitar on this part, mostly repeating 1st four notes above.

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-2-4>(6)====(6)>4-2-4-2------------------2-4vvvv-2-4-2-4-2-4-2-2----------|
D------------------------4-2-4vvvvvvv-------------------------------4vvvvv-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|
G-2-4>(6)====(6)>4-2-4-2-------------------|
D------------------------4-2-4vvvvvvv------|
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

                                                     F#m
E----------------------------------------5---5-7-5-7-9-----------|
B---------------------------5----5-7-5-7---7---------------------|
G---------------4---4-6-4-6---6----------------------------------|
D-4-----4-7-4-7---7----------------------------------------------|
A----7-----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

F#m
I took a ride in a limosine, I took a road I've never been.
I met a stranger along the way, his coat was torn but his eyes were clear.
F#m           Bm    Bm7   Bm   Bm7       Bm    F#m
Standing in a slide zone, step-pin' in a slide zone.
F#m
He told me where a river flows, he showed me how the apple grows.
He told me of a magic street, his face was worn but his eyes were clear.
F#m           Bm    Bm7              Bm   Bm7            Bm    F#m
Standing in a slide zone, I could be step-pin' in   a    slide zone.
Standing in a slide zone, I could be step-pin' through a time zone.
F#m
He went to find a shooting star, around the bend that's where they are.
I went along just for the ride, suddenly I began to smile.
F#m           Bm    Bm7              Bm   Bm7            Bm   F#m
Standing in a slide zone, I could be step-pin' through a time zone.
F#m
The air raced by,there was no sound, we're drifting high above the ground.
And then he said "you will know this place",and then a smile lit up his face.
F#m           Bm    Bm7              Bm   Bm7       Bm    F#m
Standing in a slide zone, I could be step-pin' in a slide zone.
F#m           Bm    Bm7              Bm   Bm7            F#sus4
Standing in a slide zone, I could be step-pin' through a time zo-o-o-one.

Background fill at &
E---5----------5-|
B-----5h7-7-7----|

Lead solo
  F#m    (&)           Bm          F#m  (&)          Bm
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-10-12>(14)===(14)>12-10-12-10--------------10-12vvvv-10-12-10-12-10-12-|
G-------------------------------11-9-11----------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Bm7    F#m                           Bm                F#m
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-10-10--------------10-12>(14)===(14)>12-10-12-10----------------------|
G---------11vvvv------------------------------------11-9-11-------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Keyboard. Clapping hands where indicated by \\

  F#m  \\      \\
E----------5------|
B-7-7--5h7----5-7-|   3x

After 2nd time play this on guitar while keyboard plays 3rd time above.

  F#m                                         Fm  /  F#m
                                              "Slide zone"
E-5----------------------------------5---5-7-5-7-9---------|
B---7-6-5---5-7---5-7----5---5-7-5-7---7-------------------|
G---------6-----6----------6-------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|

F#m
I turned my head and I looked below, and there was something that I know.
Suddenly I began to fall, I looked around and I tried to call.F#m           Bm    Bm7    
        Bm  Bm7       Bm   Bm7          Bm   F#m
Standing in a slide zone, he had me step-pin   in  a  time zone.
Standing in a slide zone,           walking through a time zone.
F#m
Help me please I thought I said, did something happen in my head?
The music came from all around, and I knew what I had found.
F#m           Bm    Bm7          Bm   Bm7           Bm   F#m
Standing in a slide zone,        walk-ing through a time zone.
F#m           Bm    Bm7             Bm  Bm7           F#sus4
Step-pin'in a slide zone, he had me walk-ing through a time zo-o-o-one.

Background fill again at (&)
E---5----------5-|
B-----5h7-7-7----|

End solo

  F#m    (&)           Bm            F#m (&)
E-----------------------------------------------|
B-10-12>(14)===(14)>12-10-12-10-----------------|
G-------------------------------11-9-11---------|    2x
D-----------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|

  F#m  ("Slide zone")
E-5-7>(9)===(9)>7-5-7-5--------------[5---------5-]-|
B-----------------------7-5-7--------[--5h7-7-7---]-|
G---------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

  F#m  ("Slide zone")
E-5-7>(9)----------------------------|
B--------5-----5-5-7--7--5-----5-5-7-|
G----------4h6-------------4h6-------|
D------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------|

  F#m  ("Slide zone")                F#m / / /
A--5---------5-------------------------|
B-7---5h7-7-7--------7vvv-7vvv-7vvv----|
G--------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------|

  F#m  ("Slide zone")
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-2-4>(6)===(6)>4-2-4-2----------[2-----------2]--|
D-----------------------4-2-4----[----2h4-4-4---]-|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

  F#m
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G-2-4>(6)>4>(6)===(6)>4-4-2-4-2----------[2-----------2-]-|
D-------------------------------4-2-4----[---2h4-4-4----]-|
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------|

  F#m
E----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-2-4->(6)>4>(6)>4>(6)===(6)>4-4-2-4-2----------[2-----------2-]-|
D--------------------------------------4-2-4----[----2h4-4-4---]-| Fade out.
A----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------|

Notes in [  ] during end solo are background. Listen for them to come in after the last 
and just go right into them.

>( )>         =  Bend to note in ( ) and release.
h             =  Hammer on
===           =  Hold bend
/             =  Slide up from Fm chord to F#m
vvvv          =  Vibrato
\\            =  Clapping hands
E,B,G,D,A,E   =  Guitar strings

F#m        Bm        Bm7        F#sus4 
244222     224432    224232     224422

To go from Bm to Bm7 just lift the little finger off the Bm and return back to
Bm.  Barre all chords.

View Just Lyrics...

I took a ride in a limousine,
I took a road I'd never been.
I met a stranger by the way,
His coat was torn but his eyes were clear.

Standing in a slide zone,
Steppin' in a slide zone.

He told me where a river flows,
He showed me how the apple grows.
He told me of a magic stream,
His face was worn but his eyes were clear.

Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' in a slide zone.
Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' through a time zone.

He went to find a shooting star,
Around the bend, that's where they are.
I went along just for the ride,
Suddenly I began to slide.

Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' through a time zone.

The air raced by there was no sound,
We drifted high above the ground.
And then he said you know this place,
And then a smile lit up his face.

Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' in a slide zone.
Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' through a time zone.

I turned my head and I looked below, Slide zone...
And there was something there I know.
Suddenly I began to fall,
I looked around and tried to call.

Standing in a slide zone,
He had me steppin' in a time zone.
Standing in a slide zone,
Falling through a time zone.

Help me please, I thought I said,
Then something happened in my head.
Music came from all around,
And I knew what I had found.

Standing in a slide zone,
Falling through a time zone.
Steppin' in a slide zone,
He had me falling through a time zone.
Slide zone, slide zone,
Slide zone, time zone.

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    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Threshold / Polydor Song Duration on Album: 5:28 Album Duration: 45:50

    Release Date: 1978

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    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Madacy Song Duration on Album: 5:29 Album Duration: 02:16:27

    Release Date: 1979

    Moods: Epic, Elegant, Intimate, Poignant, Refined, Reflective, Reserved, Wistful, Theatrical

    Styles: Album Rock, Art Rock, British Invasion, British Psychedelia, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Prog-Rock, Psychedelic/Garage

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    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Universal International Song Duration on Album: 5:07 Album Duration: 50:15

    Release Date: 1986

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