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25 Or 6 To 4 chords

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  • Includes verse riff, optional power chords, and options for the coda.
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Song: 25 or 6 to 4
Artist: Chicago
Composer: Robert Lamm
Album: Chicago
Tabbed by DJ
29th Aug 2015

A5  = 577xxx    Am    = x02210    F  = 133211    D5  = x577xx
G5  = 355xxx    Am/G  = 302210    C  = x32010    C5  = x355xx
F#5 = 244xxx    D9/F# = 200210    C4 = x33010    B5  = x244xx
F5  = 133xxx    Fmaj7 = 133210    G  = 355433    A#5 = x133xx
E5  = 022xxx    E7    = 022130                   B/A = x04442

The power chord intro riff also works for the brass break,
and on into the verses, and could be used throughout the song,
but for one instrument, alternating between the two riffs as I've
indicated, I think is more interesting.

This bass riff could be added to the last line of the verses:
     F    F                             C
 1.    Sitting cross -legged on the   floor----
 2.     Should I  try   to   do some  more----?
 3.     Twenty    five  or   six  to  four-----
e |--1----1--------------------------|--0-----------|
B |--1----1--------------------------|--1-----------|
G |--2----2--------------------------|--0-----------|
D |--3----3--------------------------|--2-----------|
A |--3----3-------------------0--2---|--3-----------|
E |--1----1---------1----3-----------|--------------|

For the coda, although I recommend the power chord option,
under my tab I have included the chords the brass section plays.

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

[Guitar intro]
    A5            G5            F#5           F5      E5
||: /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/:||[x2]
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

[Brass break]
    Am           Am/G         D9/F#         Fmaj7   E7
||: /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / :||[x2]


[Verse 1]
Am            Am/G             D9/F#    Fmaj7   E7
      Waiting for the break of day,    |  /  /  /  /  |
Am            Am/G             D9/F#    Fmaj7   E7
    Searching for something to say,    |  /  /  /  /  |
Am            Am/G              D9/F#   Fmaj7   E7
    Flashing lights against the sky,   |  /  /  /  /  |
Am            Am/G            D9/F#     Fmaj7   E7
       Giving  up  I close my eyes,    |  /  /  /  /  |
F                                 C   C4 C   G             F
    Sitting cross-legged on the floor,          25 or 6 to 4-----!


[Brass & Lead guitar Break]
    Am           Am/G        D9/F#        Fmaj7  E7
||: /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / :||[x2]


[Verse 2]
Am           Am/G        D9/F#       Fmaj7   E7
    Staring blindly into space,     |  /  /  /  /  |
Am           Am/G            D9/F#   Fmaj7   E7
     Getting up to splash my face,  |  /  /  /  /  |
Am           Am/G             D9/F#  Fmaj7   E7
     Wanting just to stay a - wake, |  /  /  /  /  |
Am           Am/G            D9/F#   Fmaj7   E7
    Wondering how much I can take,    oo,    hoo - hoo!
F                            C    C4 C   G             F
    Should I try to do some more?           25 or 6 to 4-----!


[Wah-wah Guitar solo break]
    Am           Am/G         D9/F#         Fmaj7  E7
||: /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / :|| [x12]

    A5            G5            F#5           F5      E5
||: /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/:||[x2]
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

[Brass break]
    Am           Am/G         D9/F#         Fmaj7   E7
||: /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / :|| [x2]


[Verse 3]
Am           Am/G             D9/F#   Fmaj7   E7
     Feeling like I ought to sleep,  |  /  /  /  /  |
Am           Am/G             D9/F#   Fmaj7   E7
    Spinning room is sinking deep,   |  /  /  /  /  |
Am           Am/G             D9/F#   Fmaj7   E7
    Searching for something to say,   |  /  /  /  /  |
Am           Am/G             D9/F#   Fmaj7    E7
     Waiting for the break of day,    hoo -oo, oo---!
F             C   C4 C    G              F
   25 or 6 to 4,              25 or 6 to 4-----!


[Lead guitar break]
    A5            G5            F#5           F5      E5
||: /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ / / | /_/ /_/ /_/ /_/:||[x2]
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^     ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

[Coda for Rhythm guitar]
   D5            C5             B5             A#5            B/A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  ||

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

Just for completeness, below are the full chords for the coda.
These jazzy chords sound dramatic with the trumpet, sax and
trombone trio, and might even work well on keyboards, but, personally,
the sus5 alternative above works better for a single guitarist.

[Brass Coda]
 Dsus2           Cm9            B6#9           G/A#  G7/A#    B/A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  ||

Dsus2 = xx0230    G/A#  = x10003
Cm9   = x3133x    G7/A# = x10001
B6#9  = x20144    B/A   = x01202

            
            
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