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The Tide Is High Chords

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Capo
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2nd fret
Song: The tide is high
Artist: Blondie
Album: Autoamerican

Blondie's cover of the 1968 track by The Paragons

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
14th Nov 2016

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in the key of B)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
A   = x02220    Bm7 = x13121    E4    = 022200
D   = xx0232    E7  = 022130    Esus2 = 222100
E   = 022100    E6  = 022120

[Choruses 2,3 & 4, and ending, bass runs]
     E  E7/D E6/C# E/B  E4/A E/G# Esus2/F# E
e |--------------------|--------------------|
B |--------------------|--------------------|
G |--------------------|--------------------|
D |--2----0------------|--------------------|
A |------------4----2--|--0-----------------|
E |--------------------|-------4----2----0--|

********************************************************


[Intro]
     A              D     E
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

     A              Bm7   E
  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :|| [x3]


[Chorus 1]
     A                      D     E
The tide is high, but I'm holding on,
 A                  D     E
I'm gonna be your number one,
 A                      D            E         A
I'm not the kinda girl who gives up just like that,
    D    E
Oh, no--------!


[Verse 1]
      A                                    D       E
It's not the things you do that tease and hurt me bad,
 A                                     D     E
But it's the way you do the things you do to me,
 A                      D            E         A
I'm not the kinda girl who gives up just like that,
    D    E
Oh, no--------!


[Chorus 2]
     A                      D     E
The tide is high, but I'm holding on,
 A                  D     E    D      E
I'm gonna be your number one, number one,
 D      E   E7  E6  E    E4  E  Esus2 E
Number one---------------------!
    |  /   /   /   /  |  /   /   /   /  |


[Verse 2]
  A                     D       E
Every girl wants you to be her man,
 A                                D    E
But I'll wait, my dear, 'til it's my turn,
  A                     D            E         A
I'm not the kinda girl who gives up just like that,
    D    E
Oh, no--------!


[Chorus 3]
     A                      D     E
The tide is high, but I'm holding on,
 A                  D     E
I'm gonna be your number one,
 A                  D     E    D      E
I'm gonna be your number one, number one,
 D      E   E7  E6  E    E4  E  Esus2 E
Number one---------------------!
    |  /   /   /   /  |  /   /   /   /  |


[Bridge]
     A             D     E
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

     A             Bm7    E
  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :|| [x2]
 

[Verse 3]
  A                     D       E
Every girl wants you to be her man,
 A                                D    E
But I'll wait, my dear, 'til it's my turn,
  A                     D            E         A
I'm not the kinda girl who gives up just like that,
    D    E
Oh, no--------!


[Chorus 4]
     A                      D     E
The tide is high, but I'm holding on,
 A                  D     E
I'm gonna be your number one,
 D      E     D     E
Number one, number one,
 D      E   E7  E6  E    E4  E  Esus2 E
Number one---------------------!
    |  /   /   /   /  |  /   /   /   /  |


[Chorus 5]
     A                      D     E
The tide is high, but I'm holding on,
 A                   D    E
I'm gonna be your number one,
      A                     D     E
The tide is high, but I'm holding on,
 A                  D     E
I'm gonna be your number one!


[Chorus 6]
     A                 D          E
The tide is high, I'm  ...holding on,
 A                   D    E
I'm gonna be your number one,
      A                D          E
The tide is high, I'm  ...holding on,
      A                            D          E
I'm gonna be your number one, your ...number one!


[Coda]
     A              D     E
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

     A             Bm7    E
  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  :|| [Repeat]


[Suggestion for ending]
   D              E  E7 E6 E   E4 E Esus2 E     A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / | /  /   /   /  |  /  ||
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