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Amanda chords

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                                   AMANDA

                                     by
                                   Boston

             (Notated by Jeff Estefan: jae@explorer.jpl.nasa.gov)

Words & Music by Tom Scholz

[INTRO]  G  C/G  G  C/G


[VERSE 1]
G       C/G              G
Babe, tomorrow's so far away.
        Em                       Bm
There's somethin' I just have to say.
        C
I don't think I could hide
         G/B                Am        G
what I'm feelin' inside - another day
          Dsus4 D
knowin' I love you.


[VERSE 2]
    G      C/G                G
And I, I'm gettin' too close again.
Em                   Bm
I don't wanna see it end.
           C
If I could tell you tonight,
         G/B                      Am        G
will you turn out the light - and walk away
           D        C/D  G/D  D
knowin' I love you?


[CHORUS]
          Em
I'm gonna take you by surprise
    Am7                 D      Dsus4 D D(add9) D
and make you realize, Amanda.
          Em
I'm gonna tell you right away;
        Am7                 D     Dsus4 D D(add9) D
I can't wait another day, Amanda.
          Em
I'm gonna say it like a man
    Am7                    D
and make you understand, Amanda. (second time: Oh, girl.)
  Csus2
I love you. (not sung second time)


[VERSE 3]
G      C/G                   G
And, I feel like today's the day
    Em                       Bm
I'm lookin' for the words to say.
       C 
Do you wanna be free?
        G/B               Am             G
Are you ready for me - to feel this way?
               D       D7sus4
I don't wanna lose ya.


[VERSE 4]
G      C/G                G
So, it may be too soon, I know.
    Em                       Bm
The feelin' takes so long to grow.
   C
If I tell you today
         G/B                Am         G
will you turn me away - and let me go?
               D
I don't wanna lose you.


[INSTRUMENTAL] C/D  G/D  D  Bm
      Em  Am7  D  Em  Am7  D (to chorus)


[BRIDGE] (lead-in: E  Bm7 E Bm7):
E            Bm7
You and I, I know that we can't wait.
            E 
And I swear, I swear it's not a lie, girl.
  Bm7
Tomorrow may be too late.
C              D
You, you and I, girl,
       G       D/F#   Em
we can share a life together.
     Em/D      C   C/B
It's now or never,
      Am         Am/G    D
and tomorrow may be too late.
C/D  G/D       D
Oh. Ooo Oh Ooo Oh.


[FINAL VERSE]
G    C/G               G
And, feelin' the way I do,
        Em                       Bm
I don't wanna wait my whole life through
   Am   Am/G                D
to say  -  I'm in love with you.


"TRICKY" CHORDS:
G          3x0003
C/G        3x2013
G/B        x2x033
Dsus4      xx0233
D(add9)    xx0230
C/D        xx0553
G/D        xx0433
Csus2      x3x03x
D7sus4     xx0213
D/F#       2x023x
Em/D       xx0000
C/B        x22010
Am/G       3x2210

Sounds excellent on a 12-string!

            
            
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Zoso518 154 Aug 28, 2007 11:03 AM

great tab pretty acurate, a little difficult but hey, boston made some pretty hard to play tunes. great job.

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Pierre Lebel 51 Jan 25, 2009 12:47 PM

good job, by the way... it is on a 12 string

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Stratman_69 31 Nov 17, 2009 08:13 AM

Pretty dang close! Not sure about the instrumental part??? I think they start into it on your second part (the E). Have to listen to it but I'm pretty sure. Good job though, man! Yeah, it's a 12-string as well... :)

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