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Madman Across The Water Chords

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This is my transcription of Elton John's Madman Across the Water from the
Tumbleweed Connection album - this version has a lot of guitar solos.
Questions/Comments . . . ianvomsaal@yahoo.com
Transcribed by: Ian C.T. vom Saal
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Elton John - Madman Across the Water
Chords: C[O32010] D/F#[20023X] E7[020100] D[X00232] D5[X0023X] F[133211] G[320033]
        G(bar)[355433] A(bar)[577655]
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[Intro-1] 4X
A5(X02XXX) Am(X02210) G(320XXX) Em11(12th-FRET HARMONICS) Bm11(7TH-FRET HARMONICS)
              STOP    ARPEGGIATE     (12/12/12/12/12/12)       (7/7/7/7/7/7)
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[Verse-1]  
	 Am   G     F(bar)        C                       D/F#
I can see    very well, there's a boat on the reef with a broken back
	      F     G    Am
And I can see it very well
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[INTRO-1] 2X
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[Verse-2] 
          Am         G            F							
There's a joke and I know it very well,
     C                           D/F#
It's one of those that I told you long ago
        F          G       Am
Take my word I'm a madman don't you know
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[INTRO-1] 2X
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[Verse-3] 
      Am         G                F
Once a fool had a good part in the play
       C                   D/F# 
If it's so would I still be here today
          F             G             Am
It's quite peculiar in a funny sort of way					
               F          G            Am
They think it's very funny everything I say
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[Pre-Chorus]			
C                  G           E7
. . . Get a load of him he's so insane  
	          Am   C  D5    F(bar)G(bar) A(bar) 
Better get your coat dear  it looks-like--rain 
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[Chorus]
C            D            F       G       Am  
  We'll come again next Thursday afternoon
C           D             F        G       Am
  The inlaws hope they'll see you very soon 
 F                                         E7
   But is it in your conscience that you're after
Am                      C       D5    F(bar) G  Am(1st-position for Intro)
  Another glimpse of the madman across the   water
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[Intro-2] Substitute [G-lick] for the harmonics: Arpeggiate the G(320XXX) as
normal, then play an E-note on the 2nd-fret D-string, then the open D-string.
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[SOLO] over Intro-2 - gradually fade back to Intro-1
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[Verse-1]
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[Verse-2]	
    F                    G          Am
The ground's a long way down but I need more
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C                G                       E7
 Is the nightmare black or are the windows painted
               Am    C    D/F#         F(bar)       Am
Will they come again next week  can my mind  really take it
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[Chorus] ----> [Intro-2] ----> [Intro-1] . . . fade
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Transcribed by: Ian C.T. vom Saal
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AllisonsGuitar wrote on March 25 2010, 05:44 pm

Best version by far. This has everything the song needs to be played well. Everything you submit is great. 5-stars ***** I love your version of Matchbox20's Unwell.

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redsox62axe wrote on April 16 2014, 07:43 pm

Great tab great song...Thanks

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IanvomSaal wrote on April 16 2014, 08:30 pm

Hey red . . . if you haven't heard this version (a bit different from my transcription above); the original version with electric guitar parts played by Mick Ronson - killer version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOjdeQqQFA&list=FLqQ_sXx89_sH-ia5xBCGwnw&feature=share&index=7

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