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Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Chords

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                Sorry seems to be the hardest word - Elton John
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Elton John
Sorry seems to be the hardest word (1976)
(Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
From "Blue Moves"

If you want to get a rough idea of what this tab sounds like,
check it out here: 
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4277470/AUDIOS/EltonJohn_SorrySeemsToBe.mp3

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Capo 3rd fret
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*Turnaround in the verses/choruses
  G     F#m-5 B7sus4
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|3---3---x---0---|
B|0---0---1-0-0-4-|
G|0---0---2---2---|
D|0---0---2---x---|
A|x---x---x---2---|
E|3---3---2-------|

**Transition to chorus
  G       D/F#
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|x---x-----------|
B|0---0-------3-0-|
G|0---0---2-0-2---|
D|0---0---0-------|
A|x---x---x-------|
E|3---3---2-------|

***OUTRO
  Em7     Em6      Emaug   Em       Am(6)   B7       Em7
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|0
B|3---3---2---2---|1---1---0---0---|1-------0-------|3
G|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---2---|2-----------2---|0
D|2---2---2---2---|2---2---2---2---|2---4---1---1---|2
A|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|0-------2-------|2
E|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|0

****INTRO
  Em7     Em6      Emaug   Em       Am         
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 
e|----------------|------------320-|----------------|
B|3---3---2---2---|1---1---0---0---|1---1-----------|
G|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0-------|2---2-12--------|
D|2---2---2---2---|2---2---2-------|2---2-h-2-------|
A|2-------2-------|2-------2-------|0-------0-3-2-0-|
E|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|
  Bsus4   B
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|0---0-----------|
B|0---0---4---4---|
G|4-------4---4---|
D|--4---4-4-4---4-|
A|2-------2-------|
E|----------------|

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SPECIAL CHORDS / VOICINGS

INTRO/OUTRO
          E-A-D-G-B-e
Em7       0-2-2-0-3-x
Em6       0-2-2-0-2-x
Emaug     0-2-2-0-1-x
Em        0-2-2-0-0-x
Bsus4     x-2-4-4-0-0
B         x-2-4-4-4-x


VERSE / CHORUS
F#m7-5    2-x-2-2-1-x
D/F#      2-x-0-2-3-x
Bsus4     x-2-4-4-0-0
B         x-2-4-4-4-x

CHORUS
C/E       x-x-2-0-1-0
B7/D#     x-x-1-2-0(0)
Em/D      x-x-0-0-0-0
A/C#      x-4-2-2-2(0)

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Capo 3rd fret

INTRO**** (see above)
| Em7 Em6 | Emaug Em | Am | Bsus4 B |


VERSE 1
Em                 Em7            Am        
What have I got to do to make you love me
D                        D7      |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |* (see above)
What have I got to do to make you care
Em        Em7               Am        
What do I do when lightning strikes me
D                       D7        |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |* 
And I wake to find that you're not there

VERSE 2
Em        Em7            Am        
What do I do to make you want me
D                     D7   |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |*
What have I got to do to be heard
Em        Em7               Am        
What do I say when it's all over
    D                     D7    | G     D/F# |** (see above)
And sorry seems to be the hardest word


CHORUS
C/E      B7/D#
It's sad,  so sad
Em/D              A/C#
  It's a sad, sad situation
C                Bsus4    B    | Em     F#m7-5  B7sus4 |*
And it's getting more and more absurd
C/E      B7/D#
It's sad,  so sad
Em/D         A/C#
Why can't we talk it over
C                  
Oh it seems to me
C/B    Am             B7sus4 B7      Em
  That sorry seems to be the hardest word

SOLO
| Em Em7 | Am | D D7   | G  F#m7-5 B7sus4 |*
| Em Em7 | Am | D D7   | G  D/F# |(**)


CHORUS
C/E      B7/D#
It's sad,  so sad
Em/D              A/C#
  It's a sad, sad situation
C                Bsus4    B    | Em     F#m7-5  B7sus4 |*
And it's getting more and more absurd
C/E      B7/D#
It's sad,  so sad
Em/D         A/C#
Why can't we talk it over
C                  
Oh it seems to me
C/B    Am             B7sus4 B7      Em
  That sorry seems to be the hardest word


VERSE 3 / CODA
Em                       Am        
What do I do to make you love me
D                    D7    |G      F#m7-5  B7sus4 |* (see above)
What have I got to do to be heard
Em        Em7               Am        
What do I do when lightning strikes me
F#m7-5             B7
What have I got to do
Em                 Am
What have I got to do
     F#m7-5         B7
When sorry seems to be 
           | Em7 Em6 | Emaug Em | Am | B7sus4 B7 | Em7
The hardest word [OUTRO*** (see above)]
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Jason182 wrote on November 13 2010, 12:01 pm

it looks really complicated the way you have write it I'll learn the chords well and I'll rate

+2 reply
maguri wrote on November 13 2010, 12:57 pm

It's not that difficult to play. You'll notice once you try ... Enjoy!

+3 reply
Jason182 wrote on November 21 2010, 06:45 am

Just played the whole thing and I have to say that you have make a great arrangement of this song. Can't thank you enough!

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