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In The Still Of The Night Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
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Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 20:35:42 -0700
From: Louis Romero 
Subject: f/five_satins/in_the_still_of_the_night.crd

In the Still of the Night
by The Five Satins
Submitted by: L.Romero at lromero@theriver.com

Intro:
C  Am  F  G7 (3x)

       C            Am      F                 G7
In the still of the night I held you held you tight
        C             Am              F            G7
cause I love love you so promise I'll never let you go
                    C       F    C
in the still of the night

Chorus:
        F                              C
 I remember that night in May the stars were bright above
           F                       G                   G7
 I'll hope and I'll pray  to keep your pre-cious lo--ve
     C          Am            F                      G7
well before the light hold me again with all of your might
                    C      F  C  G7
in the still of the night

(instrumental): C-Am-F-G7 (2x),  C  F  C  G7

     C         Am           F                      G7
So before the light hold me again with all of your might
                    C       F    G  (pause)
in the still of the night
                              C     Am   F   G7 (fade out)
in the still .... of .... the night
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majorpunk80 wrote on August 19 2007, 03:43 pm

This tab also works for the Boyz 2 Men version of the song. Capo on the 4th to match it with the B2M CD version. Thanks for the tab!

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adriancrookston wrote on January 30 2009, 12:20 am

Well actually the song is in the right key that the Louis put it in, however, the song recording was sped up slightly resulting in a half step change which was VERY common in Motown and R&B music. If you capo the first fret it will sound nearly perfect if your guitar is perfectly in tune.

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Garyrussell wrote on September 21 2014, 02:00 pm

In actuality the song was performed in F not C by the Five Satins-(F - Dm - Bb -C7) My group performed it hundreds of times to mimic the original Freddie Parris version. This may have been to accommodate the Bb saxophone used, (which would have been played in G. However, as Adrialcooston noted the tape speed was slightly increased either by technical problems of those earlier years or intentionally to increase that falsetto voice. We had to play it in F# to replicate it exactly, much to the chagrin of our keyboard player.

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