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Purple Rain Chords

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Prince: Purple Rain

Edit: Thanks to some input from user Augie9000, I have made some changes to this 
tab to make it more accurate. I am using a different Eadd9 than he recommended 
though, because it's more efficient with respect to the position of the other 
chords on the neck, and probably more familiar to most players.

Capo 1 for the key that it's played on the album. But sounds great open.

Chords:

Asus2   XX2200
F#m11   202200
Eadd9   022101
D5      XX0235

Intro: Asus2 x4, F#m11 x4, E x4, D5 x1
Verse: Asus2 x4, F#m11 x4, E x4, D5 x1 ~ Asus2 (4), F#m11, E (6), D5 (1)
Chorus: D5 x8, Asus2 x4, F#m11 x4, E x14, Asus2 x1


Asus2                             F#m11
    I never meant to cause you any sorrow
Eadd9                              D5
    I never meant to cause you any pain
Asus2                                F#m11
    I only wanted to one time see you laughing
Eadd9                                               Asus2
    I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain


                       D5
    Purple rain purple rain
D5                     Asus2
    Purple rain purple rain
F#m11                  Eadd9
    Purple rain purple rain
Eadd9                                              Asus2
    I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple rain


                                        Asus2      F#m11      Eadd9
    I never wanted to be your weekend lover
                                     D5
    I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Asus2                                F#m11
   Baby I could never steal you from another
Eadd9                                      Asus2
   It̢۪s such a shame our friendship had to end


                      D5
   Purple rain purple rain
D5                    Asus2
   Purple rain purple rain
F#m11                 Eadd9
   Purple rain purple rain
Eadd9                                             Asus2
   I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain

Asus2                                   F#m11
Honey, I know, I know, I know times are changin'
Eadd9                                      D5
  It's time we all reach out for something new, (that means you too)
Asus2                         F#m11
      You say you want a leader, but you can't seem to make up your mind
Eadd9                                                              Asus2
And I think you better close it and let me guide you to the purple rain

                       D5
    Purple rain purple rain
D5                     Asus2
    Purple rain purple rain

(If you know what I'm singin' about up here, come on raise your hand)

F#m11                  Eadd9
    Purple rain purple rain
Eadd9                                       Asus2
I only want to see you, only want to see you in the purple rain
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twferrill wrote on February 17 2013, 12:35 pm

f#m11 is not a crazy chord. It is right.

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rich.weber wrote on May 22 2013, 10:20 am

With the F#m11 if you are not muting the top two strings (5 and 6) when you play the asus2, the f#m11 won't sound much different. In other words it forces you to play that asus2 correctly. However, if you did skip it, I don't suppose it would sound that bad. Thanks for the kudos though.

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