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Chords: Queen "The Show Must Go On"

Chords: Queen

USER-SUBMITTED TAB

Below is a user-submitted guitar tablature for the song "The Show Must Go On" by Queen, one of several user-submitted tabs to be found on GuitarWorld.com.

For official tabs, be sure to visit alfred.com.

Artist: Queen

Song: "The Show Must Go On"

Album: Innuendo

 

 

 

 

Intro (7 bars):

|Bm Bsus2 |Bsus4 Bm |G G11# |Em/G

|Em7 Em6 |F#sus4 F# |Em|

 

Verse 1 (14 bars):

(A#dim/E) Bm     Bsus2        Bsus4        Bm

    Empty spaces, what are we living for?

          G      G11#        Em/G             G

Abandoned places. I guess we know the score.

Em7       Em6   F#sus4  F#               Em

          Bbdim/E

On and on. Does anybody know what we are looking for?

        Bm   Bsus2    Bsus4            Bm

Another hero. Another mindless crime.

           G       G11#    Em/G        G

Behind the curtain. In the pantomime.

Em7      Em6        F#sus4  F#

    G

Hold the line. Does anybody want to take it anymore?

 

Chorus (8 bars):

(G)              Bm   Bsus2   Bsus4   Bm

The show must go on...

                 G   G11#   Em/G   G

The show must go on...

  Em7               Em6

Inside, my heart is breaking.

   F#sus4        F#             Em

Bm         (N.C.)

My makeup may be flaking but my smile  still stays on.

 

Verse 2 (16 bars):

         C#m     C#sus2         C#sus4       C#m

Whatever happens, I leave it all to chance.

        A         A11#     F#m/A            A

Another heartache. Another failed romance.

F#m7   F#m6     Absus4  Ab

         Cdim/F#

On and on. Does anybody know what we are living for?

            C#m      C#sus2     C#sus4       C#m

I guess I'm learning. I must be warmer now.

             A      A11#       F#m/A        A

I'll soon be turning round the corner now.

   F#m7             F#m6

Outside the dawn is breaking,

    Absus4        Ab              F#m

  Em

but inside in the dark I'm aching to be free.

 

Chorus (8 bars)

 

Guitar break (6 bars):

(Bm) (Bsus2) |Bsus4 Bm |G G11#

G |Em7 Em6 |F#sus4 F# |Em 

|

Ad lib "Yeah", "Ooh", etc.

 

Verse 3 (6 bars):

F           G/F              Em             Am      Cmaj7/G

 My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies.

F              G/F           Em7                  Am

Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die.

 C#m7b5  A7/C# Dsus4        D

I can fly,     my friends.

 

Final Chorus (7 bars):

(D) Bm              Bsus2     Bsus4   Bm

The show must go on. Yeah...

                 G    G11#   Em/G   G

The show must go on.

     Em7                 Em6  F#sus4            F#

I'll face it with a grin. I'm never giving in.

  Em               Bbdim/E

On with the show.

 

Outro (16 bars):

|Bm Bsus2 |Bsus4 Bm |G G11# |Em/G

|

(G)       Em7                Em6

Ooh, I'll top the bill. I'll overkill.

  F#sus4             F#            Em    Em7

 Bbdim/E

I have the find the will to carry on... (with the, on with the)

Em7    Bm   Bsus2...

show.

 

(fade out)

 



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