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Purple Rain Acoustic Chords


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Purple Rain (acoustic)
By: Prince
Tabbed by: Nestor Hernandez
Tuning: Standard

This is an acoustic version of my favorite Prince song.  It’s easier to play because the 
changes are easy.  Enjoy!!!

(capo on 3rd fret)

G	320033
Em	002200
D	xx0232
C	x32010

G                                  Em
   I never meant 2 cause you any sorrow
D                                  C
   I never meant 2 cause you any pain
G					Em
   I only wanted 2 one time see U laughing
D                                                   G
   I only wanted 2 see you laughing in the Purple Rain
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                        G	Em
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
   I only wanted 2 see U bathing in the Purple Rain
                                      G	Em
   I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover
D                                     C
   I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend
G                                     Em
   Baby I could never steal U from another
D                                          G
   It's such a shame our friendship had 2 end
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
                        G	Em
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
   I only want 2 see u underneath the Purple Rain
                                         G		Em
   Honey I know I know I know times R changin'
D                                           C
   It's time we all reach out 4 somethin' new

   That's mean U 2
   U say U want a leader
   But U can't seem 2 make up your mind
   I think U better close it
   And let me guide U 2 the Purple Rain
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
   Purple Rain Purple Rain
   Whew  if U know what I'm singin' about help me and come on raise your hand
   Purple Rain Purple Rain

   I only want 2 see U, only want 2 see U
   In the Purple Rain


   G	Em	D	C
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mattman11362 wrote on September 18 2006, 10:51 am

it works to start with, but in my opinion, the whole joy of the song is the warmth of the chords that his purple badness uses. but it works.
good job.

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pscafidi wrote on January 8 2007, 06:11 am

I totally agree with mattman. If you want it to sound a lot fuller and closer to the song, simply make a few changes in the chords you are already using:
Instead of the A chord use this xO2420 or even this 577600 will give similar results of adding that sweet "9" he's adding to it. If you want to make the Dadd9 chord with an open string, simply play this: XXX0252 or X57975 and you can do the same chord shape with the E chord with the root on the A string or play this: O24100 Great job on getting the frame of the song down,, it just needs a little tweeking.

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stuartbartley wrote on January 9 2007, 06:00 am

hey i just had a lil mess around and it sounds ok if u play

capo at 1st

Asus2 x02200
Fsus4/G 202200
E 022100
Dsus2 xx0230

in between the 2nd and 3rd u slide down e string hittin 2 1 then 0 fret. you need to play it with same slow strum pattern as song!

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