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Ordinary World Chords

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*I combined some of the other tabs I’ve seen for this song to get it all into one easy read.  Credit goes out to those who originally tabbed this song*

        ORDINARY WORLD (Duran Duran)

Here is the easily recognizable guitar melody.  It's done with an
acoustic through most of the song, but the last time it's electric.  
Use a single finger on the high E string and slide it down the string 
when changing frets.

E---12-12-12-12---11-11-11---9-9-9-7-7-----14-14-14-14---12-12-12---|

E---11-11-11-9-9---7-7-0-7-0-7-0-7-0----0-5-0-5-0-5-0-5-------------|

The verses are: C#m (446654) E   (022100) B (224442)

C#m
Came in from a rainy thursday
E        B
on the avenue
C3m                               E       B
thought I heard you talking softly
C#m
I turned on the lights, the tv
E           B
and the radio
C#m                               E     B
still I can't escape the ghost of you

C#m
What is happened to it all?
G#m
Crazy, some say
B                           E
Where is the life that I recognize?
E
gone away

B                         F#m
But I won't cry for yesterday
                      A
there's an ordinary world
        E           B
somehow I have to find
B                        F#m
And as I try to make my way
                  A
to the ordinary world
        A           E
I will learn to survive

 (The rest of the song is the same as above!)

Passion or coincidence
once prompted you to say
"Pride will tear us both apart"
Well now pride's gone out the window
cross the rooftops, runaway
left me in the vacuum of my heart

What is happening to me?
Crazy, some say
Where is my friend when I need you most?
Gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday
there's an ordinary world
somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
to the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Papers in the roadside
tell of suffering and greed
feared today, forgot tomorrow
ooh, here beside the news
of holy war and holy need
ours is just a little sorrowed talk

(Just blowing away)

And I don't cry for yesterday
there's an ordinary world
somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
to the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

every world is my world
(I will learn to survive)
any world is my world
(I will learn to survive)
any world is my world
every world is my world
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Darktangent wrote on December 23 2009, 08:21 pm

The B on avenue, second line, doesn't sound right. I think it's just one or two semitones up from E, either F or F#. Not infront of my piano right now so I can't tell.

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Oversky wrote on June 20 2013, 01:01 am

Something like F sounds more appropriate than B... it can't be B.

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KG6_Steven wrote on March 7 2011, 06:50 pm

Not only is the B wrong, but there are some other chords that don't fit. Nice try, though.

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