Into The Mystic chords by Van Morrison

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Into The Mystic | Chords + Lyrics (capo 3)


||: C (Csus2) :|| x6

Verse 1

| C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
We were born before the wind. Also younger than the sun.
| G | G | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
‘Ere the bonnie boat was won, as we sailed into the mystic.

Verse 2

| C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
Hark now, hear the sailors cry. Smell the sea and feel the sky.
| G | G | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic.

Bridge 1

| Em | F | C (Csus2) | C |
Yeah, when that fog horn blows, I will be coming home. Mm-hm.
| Em | F | G | G |
Yeah, when the fog horn blows, I wanna hear it, I don’t have to fear it.

Chorus 1

| C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
And I wanna rock your gypsy soul. Just like way back in the days of old.
| G | G | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
Then magnificently we will float, into the mystic.


| C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
| G | G | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |

Bridge 2

| Em | F | C (Csus2) | C |
When that fog horn blows, you know I will be coming home, ah.
| Em | F | G | G |
And when that fog horn whistle blows, I gotta hear it, I don’t have to fear it.

Chorus 2

| C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
And I wanna rock your gypsy soul. Just like way back in the days of old.
| G | G | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
And together we will float, into the mystic. Come on, girl.


| C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
| G | G | C (Csus2) | C (Csus2) |
Too late to stop now.
| G | G | C |

Into The Mystic Chords: Learn the progressions

Into The Mystic guitar lesson + TAB

To get the chords right for Into The Mystic, you must place a capo on fret 3 and think in the key of C.

The strumming on the original recording is so great that even if we play on our own, we must base our part on this.

However, there’s this amazing bass line as well to consider so here’s the TAB for the original strumming, and with that bass line which when put up an octave indicates a 6 extension.

Into The Mystic chords and TAB, verse strumming with bass line idea.

Apart from this C chord, we only go to a G in the verse and chorus which has the same chords. Members get TAB for this as well, including that bass line being incorporated for the G chord.

The bridge is more adventurous as it climbs from III – IV – I, then when repeated ends on V, like this:

| Em (III) | F (IV) | C (I) (Csus2) | C |
| Em | F | G (V) | G |

Just like with the verse, exactly how to play the bridge is best described using TAB. For example, there are a couple of lovely licks that become really easy once the capo is in place and you’ve got the TAB.

Members look at TAB for these licks as well as how they can be incorporated into a strummed bridge part.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Into The Mystic – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

Into The Mystic is featured on Van Morrison’s best album!

Originally named Into The Misty, perhaps explains the lyric “When that foghorn blows” and all other sea references.

Van Morrison‘s Into The Mystic is off the legendary 1970 album Moondance, perhaps his best album.

Other classic tunes on this release include Crazy Love, And It Stoned Me, Caravan, and of course, the title track, Moondance.

As an integral part of the blue-eyed soul movement, Van the Man is an important figure in the musical exchange between the U.S. and the U.K. which shaped popular culture.

Rolling Stone Magazine placed it at 474 on their Best 500 Songs of All Time list.

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Intermediate Acoustic

There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Into The Mystic.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.

Intermediate Electric

When you can play Into The Mystic's chords, check out these intermediate electric songs as well.

The intermediate electric tunes will help you with learning the CAGED system all over the fretboard, both for chords and pentatonic scales.

Learn these Motown/Soul classics, and you’ll not just improve dramatically but also gain yourself a repertoire.

Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play Into The Mystic's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.

Van Morrison tunes

Van Morrison wrote Into The Mystic.

Starting in his native Northern Ireland with the band Them, Van Morrison’s solo career began with one of the worst record deals in the history of the business.

His best-known tunes include Gloria, Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Crazy Love, Into The Mystic, and Have I Told You Lately.

Van Morrison on the web

Listen to Van Morrison on Spotify.

Motown & Soul

When you can play Into The Mystic, look into these Motown and Soul tunes as well.

Motown & Soul is the best place to start if you want to get better at playing the electric guitar. The harmony is simple and there is room for improvisation.

Learn tunes by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

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