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    _________________________
   / Amy Winehouse          /
  / Love Is a Losing Game  /
 / Back to Black          /
/________________________/

This beautiful, beautiful song is actually not that complicated.
It is built up by three verses. Each verse is introduced by the Fm6(b5), then
it runs for these 16 bars. So this is played 3 times, and the song is through.


 Verses:

||: Fm6(b5) |

  | Cmaj9 | G11 | Fm6 | Cmaj9 |
 
  | Cmaj9 | G11 | Fm6 | Cmaj9 |
 
  | Am | Dm7 | Fm7(13) | Cmaj9 |
 
  | Cmaj9 | G11 | Fm6 | Cmaj9  :|| 3x




 GUITARS
***********
In this song there are two guitars:

Firstly, this is the funky electric guitar panned in the left side:

  Fm6(b5)
|-4^------------------------------|
|-3^------------------------------|
|-4^------------------------------|
|-3^------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


    Cmaj9                             G11
    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
||------7----10-----7----10---710---|-----5-----8-----5-----8---5-8---|
||o-----8-----8-----8-----8---8-8---|-----6-----6-----6-----6---6-6---|
||------9-----9-----9-----9---9-9---|-----5-----5-----5-----5---5-5---|
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  Fm6                               Cmaj9
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
|(8)--5-----8----10---810---810---|-----7----10-----7----10-----5----||
|(6)--6-----6-----9---9-9---9-9---|-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8---o||
|(5)--5-----5----10--1010--1010---|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------o||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||


  Am                                Dm7
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5---|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5---|
|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5---|-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6---|
|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5---|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  Fm7(13)                           Cmaj9
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
|----10-----8----10-----8----10---|-----7----10-----7---------------|
|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9---|-----8-----9-----8---------------|
|-----8-----8-----8-----8-----8---|-----9-----9-----9---------------|
|----10----10----10----10----10---|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  Cmaj9                             G11
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
|-----7----10-----7----10---710---|-----5-----8-----5---------------|
|-----8-----8-----8-----8---8-8---|-----6-----6-----6---------------|
|-----9-----9-----9-----9---9-9---|-----5-----5-----5---------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

  Fm6                               Cmaj9
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
|----10----10----10---810---810---|-7-------7-----7--10-7-----------|
|-----9-----9-----9---9-9---9-9---|-8-------8-----8---8-8-----------|
|----10----10----10--1010--1010---|-9-------9-----9---9-9-----------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


 In the 3rd round it plays this cool little fill in bars 4-5:
 Cmaj9                              Cmaj9
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
|-7----------101010--151515--12---|12----------1212---7-7----10-----|
|-8-----------8-8-8--151515--13---|13----------1313---8-8-----8-----|
|-9-----------9-9-9--171717--12---|12----------1212---9-9-----9-----|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



Secondly, this is the heavily reverbed electric guitar panned in the left side.
The chords are strummed staccato, for the reverb to ring out clearly.

    Cmaj9             G11               Fm6               Cmaj9
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
||------3-----3-----|-----3-----1-----|-----3-----1-----|-----3-----3------||
||o-----5-----5-----|-----1-----1-----|-----1-----1-----|-----5-----5-----o||
||------4-----4-----|-----2-----2-----|-----1-----1-----|-----4-----4------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||

  Am                Dm7               Fm7(13)           Cmaj9
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----3-----1-----|-----3-----3-----|
|-----5-----5-----|-----6-----6-----|-----1-----1-----|-----5-----5-----|
|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----1-----1-----|-----4-----4-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  Cmaj9             G11               Fm6               Cmaj9
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----1-----|-----3-----1-----|-----3-----3-----|
|-----5-----5-----|-----1-----1-----|-----1-----1-----|-----5-----5-----|
|-----4-----4-----|-----2-----2-----|-----1-----1-----|-----4-----4-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



 LYRICS
**********
For you I was a flame, love is a losing game
Five story fire as you came, love is a losing game
One I wished I never played, oh what a mess we made
And now the final frame, love is a losing game

Played out by the band, love is a losing hand
More than I could stand, love is a losing hand
Self-professed, profound, 'til the chips were down
Know you're a gambling man, love is a losing hand

Though  battle blind, love is a fate resigned
Memories mar my mind, love it is a fate resigned
Over futile odds, and laughted at by the gods
And now the final frame, love is a losing game



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